Weekly Listing of Nonprofit Grant Opportunities

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Weekly Listing of Nonprofit Grant Opportunities


Each week, our team spends hours researching the latest private foundation, and state and federal government foundation opportunities, in order to provide our clients with the most up-to-date research and forecast for their grant calendar, as part of their proactive grant seeking strategy.

We share unique, private foundation, grant opportunities and government funding opportunities here weekly.  Each Monday the funding opportunities is updated.

Are you looking for more research support than our weekly listing?  Looking to create a proactive grant seeking strategy of your own? Please contact our team to see how we can help you meet, and exceed, your grant revenue goals for your organization.

Are you a grant maker looking to have your funding opportunity listed? Please contact our team with the details of your funding opportunity and due date so it can be published the following Monday.

Foundation Grants – Week of July 17, 2017

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism 

Deadline: September 29, 2017

The priorities of the Foundation are to meet families’ needs along the way by ensuring (1) Access to Services (2) Active Lifestyles and (3) Adult Independence.

The average grant size will be in the $10,000-$20,000 range.

Requests for multi-year grants (up to three years) only apply to previous Flutie Foundation Grant Recipients.


Kids Run the Nation Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Since 2007, the Road Runner’s Club of America and Kids Run the Nation ha​ve assisted running clubs, schools, and community nonprofits interested in implementing or currently hosting youth running programs.

This small grant program is funded by restricted contributions​ and no funds are used to for administrative ​purposes. Your contribution to the Kids Run the Nation Fund will help bring the joy of running to kids nationwide and encourage then to live a healthy life.


Nordstom Cares Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Nordstrom is pleased to donate 1% of all our Gift Card sales, including amounts added to existing Gift Cards, to qualified nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Our annual donation is based on Gift Card sales, including those sold at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Nordstrom.com and authorized retailers, from February 1 through January 31 of the following year. These funds are used to support Nordstrom-directed grants.


Government Grants – Week of July 17, 2017

Hospital-Based Adoption Support Services

Deadline: August 4, 2017

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to award one 18-month discretionary grant to improve hospital-based adoption support services for pregnant and expectant mothers through training of hospital-based adoption support service providers, doctors, and staff who provide pregnancy or adoption information and referrals, using an existing infant adoption awareness training curriculum. The funded project will train these designated staff in accordance with best practice guidelines specific to infant adoption awareness training in providing adoption information and referrals to pregnant women on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in nondirective counseling.


Refugee Career Pathways Program

Deadline: August 29, 2017

Through the RCP Program ORR will provide funding to implement projects assisting refugees to qualify for licenses and certifications necessary to attain employment and improve self-sufficiency. Allowable activities will include case management, training and technical assistance, specialized English language training, and mentoring. Grantees may also provide refugee participants with financial assistance for costs related to the establishment or re-establishment of credentials, such as obtaining educational credits or enrollment in required certification programs.


Advancing Informal STEM Learning

Deadline: November 6, 2017

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.


Previous Highlighted Grant Opportunities

Foundation Grants – Week of July 3, 2017

ACCESSLEX – Unsolicited Grants – Round 2

Deadline: July 31, 2017

To be considered for funding, a proposal must seek to improve directly, or, in the case of research-oriented proposals, develop data, facts or conclusions that further the understanding of:

  • Improving access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Increasing the affordability and financing options for students pursuing legal education; and,
  • Enhancing the value and relevance of legal education.


The Retirement Research Foundation

Deadline: August 1, 2017

The Retirement Research Foundation is one of the first private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues.  RRF’s Responsive Grants program supports projects that have a significant focus on older adults, ages 65 and over, in the following areas: Advocacy, Direct Service, Research, and Professional Training and Education.


Avon Breast Health Outreach Program

Deadline: August 25, 2017

The Avon BHOP encourages programs to implement evidence-based strategies to increase
utilization of breast cancer screening. In addition to reducing out-of-pocket expenses by linking
clients with free or low-cost screening services, these strategies include:

  • Use of client reminders (letters, postcards, or phone calls); small media (videos,
    brochures or newsletters);
  • One-on-one education (in person or by phone, in clinical or non-clinical settings);
  • Removal of structural barriers though the provision of transportation, mobile screening,
    flexible hours, language interpretation or translation and/or childcare assistance).


Government Grants – Week of July 3, 2017

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants Program

Deadline: August 28, 2017

HUD is making available up to $5,000,000 for Planning Grants, including Planning and Action Grants.1. Planning Grants are two-year grants that assist communities with severely distressed public or HUD-assisted housing in developing a successful neighborhood transformation plan and building the support necessary for that plan to be successfully implemented.2. Planning and Action Grants are three and a half year planning grants that pair planning with action.


New York State – NYSERDA – REVitalize

Deadline: September 11, 2017

NYSERDA requests proposals from Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that serve or otherwise
represent LMI communities or EJ areas who need technical assistance in the planning of a communityscale clean energy project. For the purpose of this funding opportunity, a CBO is defined as a public or private nonprofit organization that provides programs or services to address energy, environmental, housing, health, education, or other human service needs at the local level for the benefit of residents of LMI communities or EJ areas; or otherwise represents the communities in an organizing or advocacy role.


Integrated HIV Surveillance and Prevention Programs for Health Departments

Deadline: September 13, 2017

The FOA promotes and supports improving health outcomes for persons living with HIV through achieving and sustaining viral suppression, and reducing health-related disparities by using quality, timely, and complete surveillance and program data to guide HIV prevention efforts. These goals are in accordance with the national prevention goals, HIV Care Continuum, and CDC;s High-Impact HIV Prevention (HIP) approach. The integration of these programs allows each jurisdiction to operate in unison and maximize the impact of federal HIV prevention funding.

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