Grant Funding Opportunities

Grant Funding Opportunities

    • U.S. Communities Working to Advance Better Health Honored
      Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Culture of Health Prize

      The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize elevates the compelling stories of places throughout the country where residents are working together to transform education, jobs, transportation, housing, and more so better health flourishes for all. Up to ten winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories shared broadly, with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the United States. For the purposes of this prize, “a community” is defined as one of the following: county, parish, borough, city, town, village, or other municipality with a publicly elected governing body; federally recognized tribe or a state-designated Indian reservation; Native Hawaiian organization; or region defined as geographically contiguous municipalities, counties, and/or reservations. The deadline for Phase Two applications is December 21, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the call for applications.
    • Grants Promote Cross-Cultural Understanding in Selected Regions
      Laura Jane Musser Fund: Intercultural Harmony Program

      The Intercultural Harmony Program, an initiative of the Laura Jane Musser Fund, promotes mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens of different cultural backgrounds within defined geographical areas through collaborative, cross-cultural exchange projects. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations in the states of Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Wyoming, as well as Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster counties in New York and the Rio Grande Valley, Deep East Texas, and the Brazos Valley regions of Texas, that include members of various cultural communities working together on projects with common goals. These projects must be intercultural rather than focused on just one culture, and must demonstrate tangible benefits in the larger community. The projects must also describe how they include members of the cultural communities actively in the planning and implementation process. Funded projects can be carried out in a number of areas, including the arts, community service, and youth activities. Online applications may be submitted through October 15, 2020. Application guidelines are available on the Fund’s website.
    • Health Initiatives in Utah Funded
      Utah Medical Association Foundation
      The Utah Medical Association Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that strive to promote the health of the citizens of Utah. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that work to improve or support education of physicians and nurses, improve facilities and treatment options, and support public health projects that serve to mitigate or prevent disease. The Foundation is interested in supporting specific projects rather than providing general operating support. The application deadlines are October 15 and April 15, annually.
    • Funds for Efforts to Improve Cancer Care
      Livestrong Solution Grants

      Livestrong is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by cancer and rethinking the full range of cancer care. The Livestrong Solution Grants program supports organizations that are developing cutting edge, inventive, and sustainable solutions to overlooked cancer problems. The program’s focus areas and funding priorities include post-treatment care, patient and caregiver education, comprehensive quality of life services, and streamlining systems and care. The following grant types are offered: Livestrong Acceleration Grants provide annual awards between $5,000 and $20,000. Livestrong Transformation Grants provide a smaller number of multi-year awards between $25,000 and $100,000. The Livestrong Racial Equity Subgrant allocates $50,000 in funding, dedicated to finding lasting solutions that improve the cancer experience for Black Americans. U.S.-based organizations, including nonprofits, for-profits, educational institutions, and healthcare providers, are eligible to apply. Expressions of interest will be accepted from September 1 through October 16, 2020; finalist applications will be due December 7, 2020. Visit the Livestrong website for information on the funding priorities and application process.
    • Funds for Community Organizations in Washington State
      Washington Women’s Foundation: Pooled Fund Grants

      The vision of the Washington Women’s Foundation is to change the course of women’s philanthropy through the power of collective giving. Every year the Foundation awards five large impact Pooled Fund Grants to nonprofit organizations in Washington State. Grants of up to $100,000 are provided—one in each of these funding areas: arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services. The Foundation seeks to support and collectively invest in organizations that are reflective of and embedded in the communities they serve, draw on the strengths and assets of these communities, and are accountable to these communities in order to achieve the long-term goals of increasing equity and reducing disparities. The Foundation invites letters of inquiry from organizations that meet all the following criteria: 1) are focused on providing services to people affected by inequity due to race and/or gender identity, 2) are accountable to the people served, 3) have an understanding of the root causes of the issues facing the people being served, and 4) can demonstrate progress towards reducing disparities and/or achieving more equitable outcomes. While the Foundation does fund programs and projects, including capital projects, organizations are encouraged to apply for general operating and capacity-building support. Letters of inquiry will be accepted through October 29, 2020. Information about the Pooled Fund Grants application guidelines and procedures is available on the Foundation’s website.
    • Organizations Dedicated to Pet Welfare Supported
      Banfield Foundation

      The Banfield Foundation is committed to improving the well-being of pets nationwide through four different grant programs. These programs include Veterinary Medical Equipment Grants, Veterinary Assistance Grants, Pet Advocacy Grants, and Disaster Relief Grants. Applications can be submitted at any time for all of the programs, except Pet Advocacy Grants, which have submission deadlines of October 31 and April 30, annually. Visit the Programs page of the Foundation’s website to apply. For additional information about any of these programs, please email info@banfieldfoundation.org.
    • Legal Services for Women and Girls in Georgia Supported
      Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) Foundation

      The mission of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) Foundation is to encourage philanthropy by women lawyers in Georgia for the benefit of the greater community. The Foundation provides grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to nonprofit organizations in Georgia serving women and children, especially in the legal system. Preference is given to organizations with missions that align with the following guidelines (in order of priority): organizations that provide free legal services to disadvantaged women and girls; organizations that provide free services to disadvantaged women and girls in the legal system; and organizations that provide free services to disadvantaged women and girls. The upcoming application deadline is November 6, 2020. Visit the GAWL Foundation’s website to access the application form.
    • Funds for Public Safety Initiatives in Company Communities
      Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

      The mission of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is to impact the lifesaving capabilities and the lives of local heroes and their communities. The Foundation supports public safety organizations in the communities served by Firehouse Subs restaurants across the country. The Foundation’s areas of interest include the following: Life-Saving Equipment, Disaster Relief, Prevention Education, Support of Members of the Military, and Scholarships and Continuing Education. Public safety organizations, such as fire departments, law enforcement agencies, first responders, EMS organizations, nonprofit organizations, and schools are eligible to apply. Grants generally range from $15,000 to $25,000. Grant applications are reviewed quarterly; the remaining 2020 deadline is November 11. Visit the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation website to access grant FAQs and submit an online application.
    • Grants Enhance Environmental Education for Oregon Youth
      Gray Family Foundation: Environmental Education

      The Gray Family Foundation believes that fostering an understanding and appreciation of our natural world is a crucial part of a child’s education. The Foundation’s Environmental Education grant program supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in Oregon that promote the teaching of environmental education in K-12 environments and increase outdoor experiences for 3rd through 8th grade youth. In 2021, three types of grants will be offered: Equity-Focused Capacity-Building, Youth Field Experiences, and Educator Training and Professional Development. The Foundation is especially interested in supporting opportunities to integrate outdoor spaces into student learning as a method for both engaging students and reducing risk for students and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will range up to $25,000, depending on the grant type. The application deadline is November 13, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the 2021 Environmental Education request for proposals.
    • Funds Available to Improve Museum Services
      Institute of Museum and Library Services

      The National Leadership Grants for Museums program supports projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. This program has five project categories: collections stewardship and access, data and evaluation, digital platforms and applications, diversity and inclusion, and professional development. The application deadline is November 16, 2020.
    • Program Assists Public Housing Residents
      Department of Housing and Urban Development

      The Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Grant Program seeks to assist residents of public and Indian housing in making progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency by removing the educational, professional, and health barriers they face. This program provides support to hire a Service Coordinator who assesses the needs of housing residents and links them to training and supportive services that will enable participants to move along the self-sufficiency continuum. In the case of elderly residents or residents with disabilities, the Service Coordinator links them to supportive services which enable them to age or remain in place. The application deadline is November 19, 2020.
    • Awards Encourage Healthy Aging Worldwide
      Fit for Life Foundation: Fit for Life Awards

      The Fit for Life Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people in aging societies worldwide. The Foundation’s Fit for Life Awards support nonprofit organizations and social enterprises that pioneer impactful solutions for life-long health, fitness, and independent mobility. The mission and activities of applying organizations must directly address healthy aging for older (65+ years) or middle-aged people (45+ years). The Foundation is looking for innovative programs that display a clear vision, are focused on beneficiaries’ needs, and are both sustainable and scalable. Three grants of US$100,000 will be awarded and will be disbursed over three years. Applicants must be legally registered as a nonprofit organization or social enterprise in their country/countries of operation. The application deadline is November 23, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the Fit for Life Awards program.
    • Innovative Organizations in Louisiana and New Mexico Funded
      The Frost Foundation
      The Frost Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations in the states of Louisiana and New Mexico. The Foundation’s areas of grantmaking interest include education, human service needs, and the environment. The Foundation’s efforts are directed primarily to supporting exemplary organizations that can generate positive change beyond traditional boundaries, to encouraging creativity that recognizes emerging needs, and to assisting innovation that addresses current urgent problems. Priority is given to programs that have the potential for wider service or educational exposure than an individual community. The proposal summary deadlines are December 1 and June 1, annually.
    • Matching Funds for Park Friends Groups in New York State
      Parks & Trails New York: Park & Trail Partnership Grants

      Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) is dedicated to improving health, the economy, and quality of life through the use and enjoyment of green space across New York State. PTNY’s Park & Trail Partnership Grants program provides matching grants to nonprofit Friends organizations that support New York State parks, trails, public lands, and state historic sites. The following four types of grants are available: Capacity and Organizational Effectiveness Grants of up to $50,000, Step-Up Grants of up to $7,500, Professional Development Grants of up to $100,000, and Stewardship and Public Access Capacity Grants of up to $75,000. The application deadline is December 3, 2020. (Professional Development Grants require the submission of a letter of inquiry by October 9, 2020.) Visit the PTNY website to learn more about the grant categories and the application procedure.
    • Carbon-Reducing Initiatives in U.S. Communities Supported
      The Love Beauty and Planet Project

      The Love Beauty and Planet Project supports changemakers who are making a difference in their communities or in underserved communities throughout the United States. Funded projects must provide carbon avoidance, reduction, or sequestration as the primary objective of the project. Grants of $1,000 to $20,000 will be provided to projects that fall into one or more of the following categories: plastics, waste, emissions, and climate justice. Nonprofit organizations, individuals, and for-profit companies are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2020. Visit the Project’s website to learn more about the grant categories and application process.
    • Funds for Historic Preservation Efforts in Hawaii
      Historic Hawaii Foundation: Historic Preservation Grants

      Historic Hawaii Foundation (HHF) encourages the preservation of historic buildings, sites, and communities relating to the history of Hawaii. HHF’s Historic Preservation Grants support historic preservation as a mechanism for building community, enhancing Hawaii’s sense of place, and improving societal relationships. Nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout the state may request grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 for rehabilitation or restoration construction projects that preserve the character-defining features of a historic building or site. Following completion of the preservation project, the site or building should be used for a public or community purpose. Grant requests for projects on neighbor islands and in rural communities are strongly encouraged. Requests are reviewed three times per year: February 1, June 1, and October 1.
    • Support for Pacific Northwest Environmental Initiatives
      The Lazar Foundation

      The Lazar Foundation is dedicated to supporting innovative and strategic projects that protect the environment in the Pacific Northwest, including Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The Foundation’s specific grantmaking areas of interest include the conservation of large, biologically significant terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; the preservation of biological diversity; initiatives that broaden the environmental movement; and projects that strengthen the capacity of the environmental movement’s ability to develop, shape, and communicate its message. Letters of interest may be submitted at any time; invited full proposals are due April 1 and October 1, annually. Application guidelines are available on the Foundation’s website.
    • ONGOING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
    • Student Behavioral Health Programs Funded
      School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network

      School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network (SBHSN) supports under-resourced public and charter schools to implement and expand access to quality behavioral health and general pediatric services on school campuses to children living in rural and urban communities throughout the U.S. SBHSN offers the following funding opportunities: Community Grants are designed to bring highly skilled clinicians into schools, after-school programs, and youth summer programs to assist personnel and other adults who interact with youth in both school settings and local communities. Nonprofit organizations with a proven track record of providing intervention or prevention services on school campuses are eligible to apply. Grants of up to $100,000 may be awarded; each awarded grant requires a 40% cost-sharing match. Principal Grants provide up to $5,000 per academic year to principals of K-12 schools in selected states, as well as a mental health professional to support student behavioral health services on campus. Applications for both programs may be submitted at any time.
    • Solar Energy Assistance for BIPOC Organizations
      Honnold Foundation: Community Fund

      The Honnold Foundation envisions a world where all people have equal access to energy and live in balance with the environment. The Foundation’s Community Fund supports solar PV installations for community-based nonprofit organizations with Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) leadership in the most polluted places in the United States, with a focus on Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Shreveport /Bossier City, LA; Baltimore, MD; Detroit, MI; New York City, NY; Newark, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Memphis, TN; Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston, TX; and Washington, DC. Organizations outside these focus areas are also welcome to apply, including those in U.S. territories. Applying organizations should have an annual budget under $1.5 million and provide community services that enrich peoples’ lives, ensure basic needs are met, or reduce environmental impact. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the Community Fund.
    • Fund for Investigative Journalism: Coronavirus Rolling Grant for U.S. Freelancers
      The Fund for Investigative Journalism’s Coronavirus Rolling Grant for U.S. Freelancers provides grants to U.S.-based freelance investigative journalists working on stories on the coronavirus that break new ground and expose wrongdoing in the public or private sector. Grants of up to $10,000 will be made on a rolling basis for freelance investigative projects that have a strong U.S. angle involving American citizens, government, or business. Proposals written for ethnic media as well as those submitted by journalists of color and involving the impact of the coronavirus in U.S. ethnic communities are encouraged. Proposals are reviewed as they are submitted.
    • William G. and Marie Selby Foundation
      The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Sarasota County, FL, and its bordering counties of Charlotte, DeSoto, and Manatee. The Foundation is currently focusing its grantmaking on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation is accepting grant requests for information technology and capital improvement projects that are specifically related to operational issues attributable to COVID-19. Requests are reviewed on a rolling basis.
    • Grants Benefit Adult Literacy Programs Nationwide
      Wish You Well Foundation

      The primary focus of the Wish You Well Foundation is to support nonprofit organizations in the United States that teach adults the literacy skills they need to communicate, grow, and thrive within their communities. The Foundation’s focus is on the development and expansion of new and existing adult literacy and educational programs. Grants generally range from $200 to $10,000. Requests may be submitted at any time and are reviewed by the Foundation’s Board on a rolling basis. Visit the Foundation’s website to review a list of funded organizations and to download the Donation Request Form.
    • Grants Promote Post-Secondary Education Initiatives
      ECMC Foundation
      The ECMC Foundation works to improve post-secondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds nationwide. The Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: The College Success category aims to increase the number of students from historically and presently underserved backgrounds who persist through and graduate from an institution of higher education with a bachelor’s degree. The Career Readiness category aims to improve post-secondary career and technical education outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds. The Foundation is giving priority to requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies are eligible to apply. Letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year; proposals are reviewed by invitation only. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant criteria and application process.
    • Support for Social Justice Struggles Nationwide
      Emergent Fund

      The Emergent Fund supports grassroots organizing and power building in communities of color throughout the United States who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious, and other forms of discrimination. Grants are provided to develop innovative strategies to transform our country. The focus is on the following two types of activities: 1) efforts that support emergent strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions, including resisting new or amplified threats and building power to move a proactive agenda; and 2) efforts seeking long-term social justice and economic justice in a political and social climate that seeks to dismantle such efforts. Requests may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Fund’s website for application details.
    • Peace First’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants
      Peace First’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants program is a coaching and grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19. Project ideas range from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated. Rapid response grants are open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world. The application form is available here.
    • CcHUB Funding and Design Support for COVID-19 Projects
      Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) is providing research and design support, via their Design Lab, for COVID-19 related projects. These include, but are not limited to, projects in the following areas: educating the public and ensuring the right information reaches even remote locations; support for the infected and the most vulnerable in society; local production of essential medical supplies; and support for the food value chain, from producers to consumers, in the event of movement restrictions. Projects can be focused on a particular African country, the African continent, or the world at large. Organizations and individuals working on a project or with project ideas, with the capability to build out the solution with available resources from CcHUB, are encouraged to fill out this form.
    • Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge
      The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is seeking proposals that develop innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis using collaboration among journalists and newsrooms across state lines or national borders. Priority is given to proposals that focus on systemic, under-reported issues underlying the coronavirus crisis; use data-driven or interdisciplinary approaches to reporting on coronavirus; and hold the powerful accountable. This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    • Coronavirus Local Response Initiative
      Bloomberg Philanthropies has launched the Coronavirus Local Response Initiative to help American mayors respond to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus. Bloomberg Philanthropies will work with partners to identify the needs and lessons learned from cities experiencing the outbreak in real time, which can then be shared with additional cities eager to get ahead of the virus’ spread. With public health expertise from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the network will provide mayors with the most up-to-date information on the virus from the Centers for Disease Control and help them understand and act on the most relevant and accurate information available. Mayors will convene virtually and receive coaching on crisis leadership and crisis communications. This initiative is open to all U.S. cities and will accommodate as many participants as possible. Interested mayors and city leaders should email coronavirusresponse@bloomberg.org to apply.
    • Grants Empower Organizations in the State of Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area
      Gerbode Foundation

      The Gerbode Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations that work to cultivate social change and creativity in the San Francisco Bay Area of California and the state of Hawaii. The Foundation’s program areas include the following: The Advancing Truth program area seeks to elevate the voices of truth to counter misinformation, and partners with organizations that use media and new technologies as tools to inform and engage the public on critical issues. The Justice program area seeks to advance justice for populations that are currently experiencing trauma and persecution. The Environment program area promotes conservation of open space, water quality, and environmental justice. Letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year. (The Special Awards in the Arts Program supports the creation of new works in dance, theater production, and music composition in the San Francisco Bay Area. This program has a separate application process.) Details about each of the Foundation’s program areas are available on the Foundation’s website.
    • Funds Promote Racial Equity in the Washington, DC, Region
      Meyer Foundation

      The Meyer Foundation invests in solutions in the greater Washington, DC, community, including surrounding locations in Maryland and Virginia, that shift systems toward racial equity—when race no longer predicts access, opportunities, how one fares, or who thrives. The Foundation applies a systems approach to achieve a just, connected, and inclusive greater Washington by supporting work that seeks to 1) address the root causes of racial disparities in housing, education, and economic well-being; 2) shift the conditions, policies, practices, priorities, culture, and power to create systems that are equitable and inclusive; and 3) build the power and leadership of the people most directly affected by inequity based on the unique context of their experiences. Grants typically range from $10,000 to $60,000, with a focus on general operating grants. Online Interest Forms may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Grants Guide.
    • Support for Youth and Environmental Initiatives in Hawaii and Oregon
      The Healy Foundation

      The Healy Foundation is dedicated to building community and supporting the environment and youth in the states of Hawaii and Oregon. Grants are provided in the following areas of interest: youth education (up to age 25), youth advocacy, reduction of childhood poverty, climate change mitigation, and protection of ecosystems. The Foundation’s unrestricted grants range up to $50,000. Nonprofit organizations working in Hawaii or Oregon may submit a letter of inquiry at any time throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines and online application procedure.
    • Support for Community Organizing Efforts to Confront Poverty
      Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People
      The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) participates in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people who are seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression, and injustice. SDOP currently supports groups in the United States who are oppressed by poverty and social systems, want to take charge of their own lives, are organizing to do something about their own conditions, and have decided that what they are going to do will produce long-term changes in their lives or communities. Supported projects must be presented, owned, and controlled by the groups of people who will directly benefit from them. In addition, projects should utilize some combination of the SDOP core strategies to promote justice, build solidarity, advance human dignity, and advocate for economic equity. Applications may be submitted throughout the year.
    • Sponsorships and Grants Enhance Quality of Life in Texas Communities
      NRG Retail Charitable Foundation

      The NRG Retail Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the quality of life in communities served by Reliant Energy throughout the state of Texas. The Foundation’s areas of interest categories include the following: Community and Economic Development, Education, Environment and Energy Efficiency, and Health and Well-Being. The Foundation gives priority to initiatives that strengthen community involvement and inclusiveness. Applications for sponsorships and grants may be submitted at any time. Visit the Reliant Energy website to review the areas of interest categories and learn more about the application process.
    • Native Land Control Initiatives Supported
      Indian Land Tenure Foundation

      The Indian Land Tenure Foundation is a national, community-based organization serving American Indian nations and people in the recovery and control of their rightful homelands. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, state and local government agencies, and educational institutions that are working in the following strategic program areas: education, cultural awareness, economic opportunity, and legal reform. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.
    • Grants Promote Social Justice and Environmental Protection Programs Worldwide
      Wallace Global Fund

      The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends. Grants are provided for initiatives at the national and global levels, as well as for significant local or regional programs offering the potential to leverage broader impact. The focus is on nonprofit organizations and non-governmental organizations that are catalyzing significant change in line with one of the following priority areas: Challenge Corporate Power, Defend and Renew Democracy, Protect the Environment, Promote Truth and Creative Freedom in Media, and Advance Women’s Human Rights and Empowerment. Online letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about the priority areas and application guidelines.
    • Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative
      The purpose of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, a joint initiative of the Collins Foundation, MRG Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, Pride Foundation, and the Oregon Community Foundation, is to create a coordinated funding approach to address urgent and emerging issues impacting immigrants and refugees in Oregon, and to support local organizations responding to these issues. Grants support projects that provide legal information, services, and representation for immigrants and refugees; outreach and education about policies, programs, services, and preparedness; information gathering, research, and analysis on immigration and refugee issues; basic human needs for immigrants and refugees; and community organizing, civic engagement, and advocacy. Most awards through the Collaborative are under $50,000 and decisions are generally made within four weeks; small requests of up to $4,000 with a one-week turnaround are also considered. Visit any of the participating funders’ websites to learn more about the Collaborative and to download the application form.
    • Support for Conservation Efforts in New England and Upper New York State
      Fields Pond Foundation

      The primary mission of the Fields Pond Foundation is to provide financial assistance to nature and land conservation organizations that are community-based and that serve to increase environmental awareness by involving local residents in conservation issues. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the six New England states and upper New York State that request one of the following: project grants for trailmaking and other enhancement of public access to conservation lands, rivers, coastlines, and other natural resources; land acquisition for conservation; assistance in establishment of endowments as a means of funding stewardship of conservation areas; and support for related education programs and publications as components of a land protection project. Grant applications may be submitted throughout the year. Application guidelines and forms are available on the Foundation’s website.
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, foundation deadlines in Minnesota, http://tinyurl.com/j7x5ac8
    • Programs Aiding the Homeless in Minnesota Funded
      Edina Realty Foundation

      The Edina Realty Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the communities the company serves throughout the state of Minnesota and in western Wisconsin. The Foundation focuses on organizations that support homeless individuals, children, and families as well as homelessness prevention programs. Examples of funded programs include providing safe shelter, food, and clothing; promoting education and job readiness; aiding families facing financial crisis; and providing outreach medical care. Requests may be submitted at any time to the Foundation Representative at the local Edina Realty office.Visit the Foundation’s website to download the grant application form.

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