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 are updated.

Are you looking for more research support than our weekly listing? Do you want help writing and submitting a competitive application for one of the opportunities listed below, or another opportunity you identified? Please contact our team to see how we can help you meet, and exceed, your grant revenue goals for your organization.

Are you a grantmaker 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 January 15, 2018

The Herb Block Foundation – Pathways Out of Poverty

Deadline: February 7, 2018

The Foundation is committed to defending basic freedoms, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice and improving the condition of the poor and underprivileged.

Applicants for the Pathways Out of Poverty Program must be located in /and or provide services in the greater Washington, DC region which we define as the District of Columbia, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and the city of Alexandria in Virginia and Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties in Maryland.


AstraZeneca – Connections for Cardiovascular Health

Deadline: February 28, 2018 (Applications don’t open until February 5, 2018)

In support of its overall mission to improve health, the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation launchedConnections for Cardiovascular HealthSM (CCH), a program with the mission of improving cardiovascular health in the United States.

CCH provides grants to U.S.-based nonprofit organizations engaged in charitable work at the community level in the United States in support of the program’s mission. Since its inception in 2010, the Foundation’s CCH program has funded programs providing innovative, community-based approaches to improving cardiovascular health across the United States. CCH-funded programs use culturally appropriate approaches with measurable outcomes to address specific unmet needs of communities across the country, especially underserved communities.


Hanley Family Foundation

Deadline: March 31, 2018

The Foundation supports organizations whose primary focus is to help individuals to recover from, or avoid, substance use disorder.

Due to the lack of treatment services, opportunities to support new or expanding programs that will allow more people to seek recovery are particularly attractive to HFF.


Baseball Tomorrow Fund

Deadline: April 1, 2018

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply.

Government Grants – Week of January 15, 2018

OVW FY 2018 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program Solicitation

Deadline: February 21, 2018

Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program supports community-based organizations in providing culturally relevant services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.


OVW FY 2018 Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program

Deadline: February 22, 2018

The Campus Program encourages a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services for victims and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. The funding supports activities that develop and strengthen trauma informed victim services and strategies to prevent, investigate, respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.


NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Project Grants under the U.S. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Deadline: March 12, 2018

The objective of the Fiscal Year 2018 NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Grants solicitation is to provide federal financial and technical assistance to habitat restoration projects that both meet NOAA’s mission to restore coastal habitats and support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) (https://www.glri.us/actionplan/pdfs/glri-action-plan-2.pdf) goal to protect and restore habitats to sustain healthy populations of native fish species in the eight U.S. Great Lakes states (New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota). NOAA delivers funding and technical expertise to restore Great Lakes coastal habitats.


Environmental Education Local Grants Program — Solicitation Notice for 2018

*All regions have open solicitations on Grants.gov – Link is to just one region.*

Deadline: March 15, 2018

The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program in Region 02 is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental and conservation issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.


Drug-Free Communities

Deadline: March 29, 2018

The DFC Program was created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-20). The DFC Support Program has two goals: 1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth*. 2. Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. *For the purposes of this FOA, “youth” is defined as individuals 18 years of age and younger.


Previously Highlighted Opportunities

Foundation Grants – Week of January 8, 2018

AccessLex – Unsolicited Grant Program

Deadline: January 31, 2018 (LOI)

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 Donaghue Foundation

Deadline: February 5, 2018 (LOI)

For the 2018 cycle, the Foundation welcomes all topics that relate to improving the health of elders in care facilities but is particularly interested in receiving letters of intent on the following topics:

  • The treatment of substance abuse and dependency or other mental health conditions other than delirium and dementia
  • Healthcare decisions by conservators or guardians and their effects on residents of care facilities
  • Interventions that improve oral health
  • Interventions that reduce disparities in health status

Researchers applying for this grant must identify a stakeholder in the care delivery or policy arena with whom they will either consult or collaborate and who is willing to work with the researcher to develop a research product that may be readily used to improve care or quality of life.


Signature Employment Grants

Deadline: February 18, 2018

Signature Employment Grants are awarded nationally to fund new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, or social ventures that lead to the generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. Preference is given for interventions that overcome specific employment barriers related to long-term dependence on public assistance or advance competitive employment in a cost-effective manner. Signature Grants are not intended to fund project expansions or bring proven projects to new communities, unless there is a significant scale, scope, or replicable component. Innovation lies at the core of all Signature Employment Grants. We define innovation as a new idea or process that will improve systems to increase employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Innovation can often improve systems already in place. Innovation requires careful analysis of the needs of individuals served: identifying the idea, program, service, or workflow necessary to promote employment.


Government Grants – Week of January 8, 2018

Office of Violence Against Women (numerous opportunities just released!)

OVW FY 2018 Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program Solicitation

Deadline: February 15, 2018

The goal of the SAS Culturally Specific Program is create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by culturally specific organizations, which are uniquely situated to respond to respond to the needs of sexual assault victims within culturally specific populations.


OVW FY 2018 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking

Deadline: February 16, 2018

The Transitional Housing Program makes grants to programs to provide 6-24 months of transitional housing with support services for victims who are homeless, or in need of transitional housing, as a result of a situation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking; and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient.


OVW FY 2018 Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (formerly known as the Arrest Program)

Deadline: February 27, 2018

This program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by encouraging partnerships between state, local, and tribal governments, courts, victim service providers, coalitions and rape crisis centers, to ensure that sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are treated as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system and community-based victim service organizations.


Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families

Forecasted Deadline: May 27, 2018

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to fund demonstration projects that support the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies that embrace proactive efforts to build on the strengths of families, including those at high risk for child maltreatment, and enhance the capacity of communities to address the well-being needs of families before more formal intervention is warranted. The five-year projects will address site specific issues in order to reduce the number of referrals to the public child welfare agency.


Stand Down Grants

Deadline: December 31, 2020 (Rolling deadline)

Stand Down grant funds must be used to enhance employment and training opportunities or to promote the self-sufficiency of homeless veterans through paid work. Veterans experiencing homelessness do not always have access to basic hygiene supplies necessary to maintain their health and appearance. Lack of shelter limits their ability to prepare for and present themselves at job interviews or be contacted for follow-up. Basic services such as showers, haircuts, attention to health concerns, and other collaborative services provided at SD events can give participants a greater sense of self and an opportunity to improve their chances of securing and maintaining employment.Each year, VETS sets funds aside from the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) budget activity to award SD grants. Stand Down funding is a non-competitive grant awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until available annual funding is exhausted. VETS will continue to accept applications and process when additional funds become available.The maximum amount that can be awarded, per applicant for a geographic area, in a fiscal year (October 1 – September 30) is $7,000 for a one-day event and $10,000 for a multi-day event. Grants may be awarded to multiple organizations that conduct SD events in the same general area so long as there is no commingling of federal funds.


Previously Highlighted Opportunities

Foundation Grants – Week of January 1, 2018

Tony Hawk Foundation

Deadline: January 10, 2018

Since its inception, the Tony Hawk Foundation has sought to foster lasting improvements in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth. Through special events, grants, and technical assistance, the Foundation supports recreational programs focusing on the creation of public skateboard parks in low-income communities, and other causes in the U.S. and overseas. The Foundation favors projects that have strong community involvement, grassroots fundraising, and a base of support from the skaters, parents, law enforcement, and local leaders.


Delta Dental – Brighter Futures Grant Program

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Each year, the Delta Dental Foundation provides financial support through its Brighter Futures Community Grants program to various community organizations and programs which promote/provide oral health care for children and/or adults.

This year, the DDF will be providing $150,000 to support programs that focus on adult and/or children’s oral health.

  • Brighter Futures Community Grants program is limited to a maximum of $5,000 per grant.
  • Grants must be dedicated to local not-for-profit programs designed to promote oral health in Michigan, Indiana and/or Ohio.
  • Of particular interest are programs designed to promote/improve the oral health of underserved or at-risk populations and to those which have an oral health education component.


Arthur Vining Davis Foundation – Private Higher Education Grants

Deadline: February 16, 2018 (LOI)

Private Higher Education grant proposals will be considered in the following general areas:

  • Leadership development for faculty, students, and senior leaders
  • Interfaith literacy and leadership for curriculum, student, and faculty research
  • Environmental stewardship and sustainability in research, curriculum, and experience
  • Student and faculty intellectual inquiry, including faculty development and support for student – faculty undergraduate research
  • Diversity, inclusion, and support for underserved education constituencies

Government Grants – Week of January 1, 2018

Assistance to Firefighter Grants

Deadline: February 2, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grants Programs Directorate is responsible for the implementation and administrations of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The program guidance document provides potential applicants with the details of the requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance for eligible activities.

*There are numerous webinars being offered about the AFG funding opportunity for free from FEMA this week and next, be sure to attend!*


Save America’s Treasures – Preservation (Construction) Projects

Deadline: February 21, 2018

Save America’s Treasures grants from the Historic Preservation Fund provide preservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. The grants are administered by the National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


Save America’s Treasures – Collections

Deadline: February 21, 2018

Save America’s Treasures grants from the Historic Preservation Fund provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic collections. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. The grants are administered by the National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


NEH – Summer Seminars and Institutes

Deadline: February 22, 2018

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes grants broaden and deepen understanding of the humanities in supporting professional development programs, specifically designed for a national audience of K-12 educators or college and university faculty. The programs provide one- to four-week opportunities for participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to explore a variety of topics relevant to K-12 or undergraduate education in the humanities. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes • focus on the study and teaching of significant texts and other resources; • provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching; • contribute to the intellectual growth of the of participants; and • build lasting communities of inquiry. An NEH Summer Seminar or Institute may be hosted by a college, university, learned society, center for advanced study, library or other repository, cultural or professional organization, or school or school system.



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