Grant Funding Opportunities

    • Funds for Arkansas Organizations Addressing Health Issues
      Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas: Regular Grants Program

      The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is dedicated to creating a state where citizens have access to useful information and needed healthcare services that enable them to lead healthier lives. Through the Regular Grants Program, the Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations and government agencies that positively affect the health of Arkansans. Particular emphasis is given to projects addressing healthcare delivery, policy, and economics. Funded projects must demonstrate strong community, regional, or statewide support, such as co-funding by other organizations or groups. Grants generally range from $5,000 to $150,000. The deadline for submitting online applications is July 15, 2019. (The Foundation also offers a $1,000 mini-grant program from January to March 15 each year.) Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.
    • Grants Strengthen Native-Led Organizations
      Native Voices Rising

      Native Voices Rising (NVR), a project of Common Counsel Foundation and Native Americans in Philanthropy, is designed to support organizing, advocacy, and civic engagement in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. NVR provides general operating support grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to strengthen Native-led organizations that are building community leadership and power to improve the well-being of their communities. Grants focus on a wide range of critical issues, from human and civil rights, to reproductive justice, to environmental health and sacred sites protection. Eligible organizations should be rooted in a Native community, be led by Native people, hold a vision for change that improves the lives of Native community members, engage large numbers of community members to take action together, and seek to improve the policies and rules that impact the community. The application deadline is July 19, 2019. Visit the NVR website to learn more about the application process.
    • Housing Development for Veterans Funded
      Home Depot Foundation: Veteran Housing Grants Program

      The Home Depot Foundation’s Veteran Housing Grants Program awards funding to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans. Grants ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 are available for the physical construction or repair of housing for veterans (hard costs); the grant amount must comprise less than 50% of the total development cost of the project. Rural areas will be considered; however, high priority will be given to large metropolitan areas that have a dense veteran population. Nonprofit organizations that have been in existence at least five years and have a current operating budget of at least $300,000 are eligible to apply. Requests are reviewed three times per year; the upcoming application deadline is July 22, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines and take the online eligibility quiz.
    • Support for Community Collaborations Addressing Health Issues
      The BUILD Health Challenge

      The BUILD Health Challenge is a national program designed to support partnerships between community-based organizations, health departments, and hospitals/health systems that are working to address important health issues in their community. BUILD works to strengthen partnerships that have a shared commitment to reducing health disparities creating opportunities for improved community health, and addressing the influence of social, physical, and economic environments on health behaviors. These social determinants of health, addressed in previously funded projects, have touched upon early childhood development, employment opportunities, and food insecurity and air and water quality, as well as transportation, educational attainment, and housing. Through the third Call for Applications, BUILD will support up to 17 innovative collaboratives across the U.S. working together to address upstream challenges and drive sustainable improvements in community health. Grants of up to $250,000 in funding over two-and-a-half years will be provided. The majority of applicants must be working in cities with populations greater than 150,000. (Applicants from specific regions are exempt from this population requirement.) Round Two applications will be due July 26, 2019.
    • Support for Community College/Human Services Collaborations in U.S. Cities
      Kresge Foundation: Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility for Families

      The Kresge Foundation is launching a new funding opportunity, Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility for Families, to strengthen partnerships between community colleges and human services organizations that connect people with low incomes in cities to critical human service supports and educational pathways that advance social and economic mobility. The program aims to strengthen existing partnerships between community colleges and human services nonprofits that help current and future students secure family-sustaining employment using two-generation approaches. The focus is on solutions that bring together community colleges’ educational pathways, human services nonprofits’ supportive services, and workforce development’s career pathways. The Foundation will award up to eight grants of up to $450,000 each. The application deadline is July 26, 2019. The application packet and FAQs may be downloaded from the Foundation’s website.
    • Support for Dental Care Programs in Wisconsin
      Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation

      The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation is committed to improving the oral health of Wisconsin residents by providing grants to community-based, nonprofit oral health promotion programs throughout the state. The Foundation’s Annual Grant Program offers support to initiatives that provide dental care to the underserved and philanthropic endeavors related to dentistry in Wisconsin. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered for dental supplies and equipment for low-income dental clinics, dental health education programs, and other nonprofit dentistry programs. Proposals must be submitted via email by July 31, 2019. (A letter of endorsement from an officer of the local component dental society is required. Please note that submission of a grant application does not guarantee funding, and the decisions of the Foundation are final.) Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.
    • Social Justice Litigation Efforts Funded
      The Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation

      The Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation aims to improve the economic well-being and social conditions of disadvantaged persons and groups in the United States by supporting nonprofit organizations that undertake systemic litigation. The Foundation provides grants for social justice litigation designed to have systemic impact in a wide range of areas, including civil and human rights, refugee and immigrant rights, human trafficking and domestic violence, low-income housing, children’s rights, disability rights, and disparities in community services and opportunities for economic development. Only legal matters that address systemic legal problems that will have a high impact on a particular area of the law will be considered. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines.
    • Community Programs in Hawaii Funded
      Alexander & Baldwin Kokua Giving Program

      The Alexander & Baldwin Kokua Giving Program creates opportunities to help build vibrant communities, with healthy and fulfilling lives for the people of Hawaii. The program’s areas of interest include the following: health and human services, education, environment and land stewardship, arts and culture, and community development. Applying organizations should have the proven support of the community the organization serves. Upcoming application deadlines are August 1, October 1, December 1, April 1, and June 1 annually. (Applications for requests of $20,000 or greater should be submitted by August 1.) Visit the Alexander & Baldwin website to review the Kokua Giving Program guidelines.)
    • Programs to Enhance Communities in Appalachian OH, PA, and WV Funded
      EQT Foundation

      The EQT Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the communities where the company operates in eastern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania, and northern West Virginia. The Foundation gives priority to programs that address the following areas: The Education category focuses on providing access to programs that enhance proficiency in core academic skills, with emphasis on STEM programs. The Community and Economic Development category promotes the development of livable communities that can attract residential and commercial growth and sustain a healthy local economy. The Environment category supports the preservation of local natural resources as well as activities to minimize adverse impacts on the environment. The Arts and Culture category encourages initiatives that are designed to give communities more exposure to artistic programming, or that promote expanded awareness of the diverse culture and heritage of Appalachia. The Diversity category promotes programs that foster racial diversity. Upcoming application deadlines are  August 1, November 1, and May 1. Visit the company’s website to review the funding priorities and submit an online application.
    • Grants Encourage the Protection of Nevada’s Wildlife Habitat
      Dream Tags Charitable Fund

      The Dream Tags Charitable Fund, administered by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, encourages nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies throughout Nevada to engage state residents in wildlife conservation. The Fund provides grants to support the preservation, protection, management, or restoration of wildlife and its habitat. The focus is on restoring resilience in at-risk Nevada habitats with strategic collaborative projects for sustained impact. Applicants must provide a minimum 25 percent match for funds requested. The application deadline is August 2, 2019. Visit the Fund’s website to download the application form.
    • Youthprise – General Operating Grants in Minnesota
      Youthprise believes in investing in well-managed organizations that are led by the communities they serve and that center youth in decision-making.  Further, in alignment with our mission, Youthprise values organizations that are committed to dismantling structures of oppression that hinder the ability of youth to lead healthy and vibrant lives. Best positioned organizations for general operating support will have a track record for managing operations effectively, efficiently, and producing positive outcomes for youth that increases equity with and for youth in the areas of Learning & LeadershipEconomic Opportunity, and Health and Safety
      Grant range: 10K-20K
      Deadline: August 5, 2019
      https://youthprise.org/general-operating/
    • Support Available to Address Opioids in Tribal Communities
      Department of Health and Human Services

      The Tribal Opioid Response Grants program aims to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment. The application deadline is August 6, 2019.
    • Funds for Communications Solutions Aiding Californians with Disabilities
      Ability Central

      Ability Central, formerly the Disability Communications Fund, supports community-based nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions in California that establish projects and programs designed to benefit the communication needs of Californians with disabilities of all ages. Ability Central’s funding priorities for the upcoming grant program include the following: Training AT and AAC Experts, Facilitating Research and Innovation, and Collaboration and Exchange. Grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be provided. The deadline for letters of intent is August 6, 2019; full grant applications are due October 9, 2019. Visit the Ability Central website to learn more about the funding priorities and the application process.
    • Creative Placemaking Efforts Funded
      National Endowment for the Arts

      Our Town is a creative placemaking grants program that supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts to strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, or social outcomes. Grants.gov applications are due August 8, 2019.
    • Funds for Health Initiatives in the Upper Midwest
      Medica Foundation

      The Medica Foundation, an affiliate of Medica Health Plans, provides competitive grants to nonprofit organizations and government agencies within the company’s service area in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and western Wisconsin. Funding for the Rural Health category supports the essential health-related programming of nonprofit organizations located outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The application deadline is August 9, 2019.
    • Programs to Improve the Health of South Carolinians Funded
      BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation: Health Priority Grants

      The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation is committed to improving the health outcomes for current and future generations of South Carolinians. The Foundation provides Health Priority Grants to support programs that are closely aligned with the following five areas of focus: Access to Care, Building a Stronger Workforce for Health, Improving the Quality and Value of Health and Healthcare, Investing in the Health and Well-Being of South Carolina Children and Families, and Research/Special Projects. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying should contact Foundation staff before submitting a letter of intent by August 14, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the areas of focus and the application process.
    • Support for Efforts to Combat Opioid Misuse
      AmerisourceBergen Foundation: Opioid Resource Grant Program
      The AmerisourceBergen Foundation aims to improve the health and well-being of its patient populations by partnering with organizations to expand access to quality healthcare and provide resources to ensure prescription drug safety. The Foundation’s Opioid Resource Grant Program will provide nonprofit organizations in communities across the United States with grants ranging up to $100,000 to combat the epidemic of opioid misuse. Priority will be given to organizations addressing the following three key areas of focus: safe disposal, education around prevention, and innovative solutions. (Funding requests for treatment, recovery, or treatment-related research will not be considered.) In 2019, letters of intent will be accepted through July 1 through August 15
    • Support for Health Initiatives Serving New Hampshire Children and Families
      New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation

      The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of New Hampshire’s population, especially the vulnerable and underserved. The Foundation’s focus areas for Responsive Grantmaking include the following: the promotion of oral health for children through age five and pregnant women; the prevention of childhood obesity by enhancing places to be active and increasing consumption of healthy food for children up to age five; and the reduction of food insecurity by increasing opportunities for children and families to access affordable, healthy food. Single year grants of up to $20,000 and multi-year grants of up to $60,000 are provided. Letters of inquiry may be submitted from August 1 through August 15, 2019; invited applications will be due September 30, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines.
    • Projects to Enhance Ohio’s Justice System Funded
      Ohio State Bar Foundation 

      The Ohio State Bar Foundation is committed to promoting public understanding of the law and to encouraging improvements in the justice system throughout Ohio. The Foundation’s core values include a commitment to a society served by a fair, impartial, and accessible system of justice. The Foundation’s grant program assists nonprofit organizations with law-related projects that promote the pursuit of justice, or promote public understanding of the rule of law. The application deadlines are February 15 and August 15, annually. (Potential grant applicants are required to participate in a pre-submission conference with Foundation staff prior to completing a grant application.) Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.
    • National Wildlife Refuge Friends Organizations Supported
      National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: National Wildlife Refuge Friends Grant Program

      The National Wildlife Refuge Friends Grant Program, an initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, funds projects that assist organizations in being effective co-stewards of important natural resources within the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Program’s goals are to help Refuge Friends organizations in developing projects, expanding and increasing their capacity, meeting local refuge conservation challenges, and gaining and building community recognition. Grants ranging from $1,500 to $15,000 are provided for capacity building, project support, Friends peer-to-peer coaching, and a special initiative: Public Access Enhancements and Increasing Hunting and Fishing Experiences on National Wildlife Refuges. Proposals must be submitted by August 15, 2019. Visit the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s website to download the 2019 Request for Proposals.
    • Support for Climate Solutions Using Natural Lands
      The Nature Conservancy: Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator

      The Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator grant program, administered by The Nature Conservancy, supports projects with potential to substantially increase the use of natural climate solutions throughout the United States. The focus is on helping to kick-start innovative and scalable approaches to capturing greenhouse gas emissions by using natural and working lands. The program strives to support and develop a portfolio of proven approaches and mechanisms to deploying natural solutions that landowners, state and federal governments, corporations, and other climate leaders can efficiently implement on a broad scale. Priority will be given to projects representing novel approaches for scaling climate solutions in a range of natural and working lands (forests, agricultural lands, grasslands, and wetlands) and geographies. Grants will range from $50,000 to $250,000. Online intent to apply forms should be submitted prior to the full proposal application deadline of August 16, 2019. (There will be another request for proposals issued in early 2020.) Visit The Nature Conservancy website to learn more about the grant guidelines and application process.
    • Support for Local Football Fields in NFL Markets
      NFL Foundation Grassroots Program

      The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, administered by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and funded by the National Football League Foundation, provides support for nonprofit neighborhood-based organizations and middle or high schools to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields. Matching Field Surface Grants of up to $250,000 are available to help finance the resurfacing of community, middle school, or high school football fields. General Field Support Grants of up to $50,000 are available for capital projects not associated with the actual field surface, such as the installation or refurbishment of bleachers, concession stands, lights, etc. All organizations applying for funds must be located within NFL Target Markets and serve low- to moderate-income areas within those markets. A list of eligible communities is included in the Request for Proposals (RFP). The application deadline is August 30, 2019. Visit the LISC website to download the RFP.
    • Grants Promote Contemporary Visual Arts
      The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

      The purpose of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is the advancement of the visual arts. The Foundation fosters innovative artistic expression and the creative process through its support of cultural organizations that, in turn, support artists and their work. Grants are provided for curatorial programs at museums, artists’ organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, artists’ residencies, and other relevant activities. Proposals that highlight women, artists of color, and under-represented practitioners are encouraged. The Foundation has designated one of its grants, The Wynn Kramarsky Freedom of Artistic Expression Award, to recognize the work of organizations with a deep-seated commitment to defending the First Amendment rights of artists. The next postmark deadline for proposals is September 1, 2019.
    • Funds to Improve the High School Principal Pipeline in Massachusetts
      Barr Foundation: Strengthening School Leadership in Massachusetts

      The Barr Foundation’s Education program seeks to dramatically increase teacher and leader capacity in order to support and sustain high-quality personalized high schools that put success within reach of all students across Massachusetts. The Foundation’s current request for proposals (RFP), Strengthening School Leadership in Massachusetts, offers an opportunity for groups of schools in Massachusetts to strengthen approaches to school leadership. Priority will be given to applicants that serve a significant number of high-needs students. Grants of $100,000 to $200,000 will support nine months of planning resulting in the development of a feasible, effective plan to strengthen the local or regional principal pipeline. In addition, the Foundation will provide grantees with technical assistance and facilitate collaborative learning sessions with all grantees in the cohort. Single Massachusetts public school systems and partnerships of Massachusetts schools are eligible to apply. Applicants must span a total of at least three public high schools across all schools, but may also include schools across the K-12 spectrum. Proposals must be submitted by September 10, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the RFP.
    • Book Acquisition Grants Offered to Rural Libraries
      The Pilcrow Foundation: Children’s Book Project

      The mission of the Pilcrow Foundation is to provide new, quality, hardcover children’s books to rural public libraries across the United States. The Foundation’s Children’s Book Project supports libraries located in a rural area within the 50 United States that have a limited operating budget and an active children’s department. Through the program, a library’s local sponsors can contribute from $200 to $400, which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,200 worth of children’s books. The Foundation provides a list of over 500 quality hardcover children’s books from which grant recipients can select books best suited for their community. The Foundation accepts applications from independent rural public libraries and Native American Tribal libraries as well as libraries that are part of a county, regional, or cooperative system. The application deadlines are October 1 and April 1, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information about the Children’s Book Project.
    • 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. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the application form.
    • 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.
    • 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. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application instructions.
    • ONGOING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
    • 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. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the funding guidelines for each program area.
    • 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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