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We hosted a free webinar last year about CFA grants, Tips & Tricks for Successful CFA Applications*, in partnership with Aubertine & Currier Architects, Engineers, & Surveyors, PLLC.

The webinar was full of tips and reminders to help you be competitive in the New York State Consolidated Funding Application grant funding cycle. Those same tips are still critical to follow in the 2016 application round so we are making the information available to you again.

You can download the pdf of the workshop slides at no charge here.

You can download the recording of the webinar at no charge here.

The New York State CFA (Consolidated Funding Application) application and process timeline was announced with the application being formally released via the Grants GatewayThe application deadline is July 29, 2016.

Now it is time for all nonprofits, for profits, and other eligible organizations to look at the resource guide and determine which funding opportunities are suited to their own priorities.

What are some of the key things that all grant seeking organizations need to keep in mind during the CFA process regardless of whether a nonprofit or for-profit?

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**This session is not endorsed by, organized, or created by the State of New York or any affiliated department.

Presented By: Diane H. Leonard, GPC

GPA Approved Trainer

Grant Professionals Association

Approved Trainer



The live session has ended.

You can download the pdf of the workshop slides at no charge here.

You can download the recording of the webinar at no charge here.

Price: Free (This webinar is generously sponsored by DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC and Aubertine & Currier Architects, Engineers, & Land Surveyors, PLLC.)

Duration: 45 Minutes

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The Carrefour Foundation

Deadline: Rolling

The Carrefour Foundation acts against inequalities that are directly or indirectly linked to food and eating. In its daily efforts to combat food-related exclusion, the Foundation comes to the aid of those experiencing great hardship by organising and coordinating donations and collection campaigns of mass consumption products. The Foundation supports the development of social grocery stores and agricultural production and also promotes the food and catering professions. Finally, to encourage healthy eating and a balanced diet, the Foundation implements a number of nutrition programs.

Grants for water projects in Africa

Deadline: Rolling

The African Water Facility (AWF) awards grants of between €50,000 and €5,000,000 to water projects that need financial and technical help for implementation, or to meet the strict criteria expected by development partners and the global investment community.


Deadline: Rolling

Chiquita gives to programs that:

  • Promote healthy living, particularly programs that educate children on nutrition and/or help them to lead healthier lives through nutrition and/or physical activity.
  • Support environmental and social programs that advance responsible and sustainable business practices.

The Literacy for Life Fund

Deadline: Jun 1, 2014 for fall programs, Oct 1, 2014 for winter programs

The Literacy for Life Fund supports family literacy programming in Manitoba. The fund, a partnership between The Winnipeg Foundation, Literacy Partners of Manitoba and Winnipeg Public Library, provides grants of up to $4,000 for intergenerational literacy programs in libraries and community centres across the province. Since it was established in 2003, the fund has provided more than $850,000 to a wide range of literacy initiatives.

Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program

Deadline: June 10, 2014

The grant themes are “Biodiversity Conservation” and “Global Warming Countermeasures” that are serious and urgent issues for conserving the earth environment.

Applications for following two categories of grants are accepted. One is for overseas project grant, targeting the activities in overseas, conducted by groups based in Japan or foreign groups collaborating with Japanese groups. The other is domestic project grant, targeting community-based activities in Japan.

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants

Deadline: July 1, 2014

The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund will support activities in three key areas:  1) Arts and Arts Access, 2) Arts Education,  3) Arts and Cultural Heritage.  SEMAC encourages applicants to research and develop projects that incorporate two or more of the key areas with an emphasis on creating lasting partnerships among regional nonprofit arts organizations and other nonprofit groups.


Farmland Protection Implementation Grants 

Deadline: July 14, 2014

This grant opportunity is being offered to enable eligible applicants to implement projects with owners of viable agricultural lands that are at risk of conversion to non-farm uses, specifically for: (i) perpetual conservation easements, or (ii) incentive payment agreements.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program 

Deadline: May 30, 2014

Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) awards grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts.

Small Business Development Centers

Deadline: Jul 17, 2014

The purpose of this Program Announcement is to invite proposals for funding from entities currently funded by SBA as a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lead Center.

American Indians Into Medicine

Deadline: Jun 13, 2014

The purpose of the Indians into Medicine Program (INMED) is to augment the number of Indian health professionals serving Indians by encouraging Indians to enter the health professions and removing the multiple barriers to their entrance into practice serving Indians. The existing Indians into Medicine (INMED) grant program at the University of North Dakota has as its target population Indian Tribes primarily within the States of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana. A college or university applying under this announcement must propose to conduct its program among Indian Tribes in states not currently served by the University of North Dakota INMED program.


The Arcus Foundation

Deadline: Rolling

The long-term survival of humans and the great apes is dependent on how we respect and care for each other and our shared natural resources. The Arcus Foundation seeks to improve respect for and recognition of the rights and value of the great apes and strengthen protection from threats to the apes and their habitats. In 2013, Arcus awarded 44 grants totaling $10,037,365 to organizations working to conserve and protect the great apes.

Westinghouse Electric Company

Deadline: November 14, 2014

Schools and teachers who want their students to learn more about STEM through a hands-on project should apply for this grant. The grant money will be used to fund the project based on the guidelines below under the projects considered for funding.

Wounded Warrior Project

Deadline: May 19, 2014

With the number of wounded service members returning home to their communities increasing every day, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is excited to have an opportunity to support other veteran-serving nonprofit organizations to ensure that every service member, veteran and their family member is recognized and their reintegration needs are supported. WWP Program Grants allow us to work with various organizations to better serve wounded service members, veterans and their family members and provide programming that meets the needs of our population in specific geographic regions of the country where existing services are limited.

Grants for Gardens

Deadline: June 2, 2014

Annie’s offers Grants for Gardens donations to schools and other educational programs that help build school gardens. Since 2008, we’ve helped fund to more than 270 gardens, because we believe that gardens help connect kids to real food.

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