Funding & Grants Opportunities

July

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music – Performance Program
Application Deadline:
Monday, July 1, 2019
Funds are available for General Operating Support for professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that commitment. The program also provides Project Support for exceptionally important activities relating to contemporary American music proposed by professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations that do not normally feature contemporary American music in their programming. Click here for more information.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Call for Proposals to Community-based Archives
Application Deadline:
Monday, July 1, 2019
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites community-based archives in the United States and its territories to submit proposals to fund one or more of the following areas of need:

  • Operational support for the organization, including general support for staff, space, and utilities.
  • Collections care, including storage, cataloging, description, and preservation.
  • Programming and outreach activities, including collecting new materials, and exhibitions, publications, or other uses of the collections.

The 2019 Call for Proposals (CFP) is now open and directed towards community-based archives that represent and serve communities marginalized due to oppression based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, class, sexuality, religion, ability, and/or geographic location. For the purposes of this CFP, community-based archives must demonstrate that community members actively participate in their archival processes, making key decisions about what to collect and how. Click here for more information.

Big Lots Fall-Winter Donation Requests
Application Deadline:
Monday, July 1, 2019
Big Lots invests in partnerships that improve and enrich the lives of families and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. Significant partnership projects and capital requests are by invitation only. Click here for more information.

National Geographic: Middle School Planetary Stewards
RFP Deadline:
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
National Geographic Education is focused on building geographic competency in middle school students and educators in the United States, Mexico, and Canada by fostering an explorer mindset and building understanding, appreciation, and value for the natural and social sciences at the local, regional, and global levels. We believe that students who become explorers set off on a path to lifelong stewardship of the planet. Click here for more information.

ACTA: Living Cultures Grants Program
Application Deadline:
Monday, July 15, 2019
The Living Cultures Grants Program seeks to sustain and strengthen the folk and traditional arts in the state of California with grants of $5,000 to California-based nonprofits, as well as other organizations who work with fiscal sponsors. Click here for more information.

ecoTech Grants
Application Deadline:
Monday, July 15, 2019
The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for its Ecotech Grant program, which supports projects that motivate children through the science, technology, engineering, and math fields while challenging them to re-imagine the way their world can be. Visit their website for more information.

Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge
Application Deadline:
Monday, July 15, 2019
As a part of the Google News Initiative’s $300M commitment to help journalism thrive in the digital age, Google has launched GNI Innovation Challenges to support projects that drive digital innovation and develop new business models. The GNI will fund a set of projects from around the world that meet specified criteria, with the intent of producing learnings and thought leadership that can be shared with the wider industry. Click here for more information.

New York Life Foundation – Grief Reach Grants
RFP Deadline:
Friday, July 19, 2019
The New York Life Foundation has committed $1.25 million up to thirty-seven grants to be given to organizations serving grieving children across the country. The Fall Cycle focuses on Capacity Building Grants to enhance organizational capacity development and effectiveness. Click here for more information.

Pillars Fall 2019 Grants
Letter of Inquiry Deadline:
Friday, July 19, 2019 by 9:59 p.m.
Pillars awards grants to nonprofit organizations working in or closely alongside Muslim communities in the United States. The Pillars Board of Trustees awards grants annually. To be considered for the 2019-20 grant cycle, all organizations should submit a Letter of Inquiry. Then, invited applicants will be asked to submit a full application in Fall 2019. Click here for more information.

The Home Depot Veteran Housing Cycle 3 Grants
Application Deadline:
Monday, July 22, 2019
The Home Depot Foundation’s (THDF) Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans. Awards typically range from $100,000 to $500,000. Organizations or individuals with projects focused on single home construction or repair would not qualify for this program and may be a better fit for our Community Impact Grant programs. Single repair requests should reach out to our National Partners who are already funded to assist qualifying veterans. Click here for more information.

Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation
Letter of Interest Deadline:
Friday, July 26, 2019
Application Deadline: Saturday, September 21, 2019
The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to the fight against HIV and AIDS. Grants are made semi-annually to nonprofit organizations in support of a variety of purposes. Click here for more information.

Wells Fargo Homeownership Counseling Grant Program
Submission Period:
Monday, July 1, 2019 – Tueday, July 30, 2019 (decisions made by November 30, 2019)
Wells Fargo’s Homeownership Counseling Grant Program (HCGP) provides financial resources to local nonprofit housing organizations to create affordable and sustainable homeownership opportunities for low-to-moderate income (LMI) people. The grant program focuses exclusively on homebuyer counseling, homebuyer education, and foreclosure prevention activities. All grants are reviewed by a local Wells Fargo Housing Philanthropy charitable giving manager and committee for final funding decision. Click here for more information.

Partners for Places Request for Proposals
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Partners for Places is a matching grant program that enhances local capacity to build equitable and sustainable communities in the United States and Canada. The fund does this by requiring local government and local foundation partnerships, and by pairing national and local philanthropic funding sources. These one-to-one matching awards support the planning and implementing of urban sustainability and green stormwater infrastructure projects. Click here for more information.

August

MacArthur Foundation: 100&Change
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. 100&Change is open to organizations and collaborations working in any field, anywhere in the world. Proposals must identify a problem and offer a solution that promises significant and durable change. Each application will be evaluated on the following criteria: impactful, evidence-based, feasible, and durable. Applications may be submitted from April 30 to August 6, 2019. Visit the 100&Change website for details about the competition and application information.

AmerisourceBergen Foundation: Opioid Resource Grant Program
Letters of intent will be accepted from July 1, 2019 through August 15, 2019

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 from January 1 through February 15 and July 1 through August 15. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Opioid Resource Grant Program guidelines.

California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Application Deadlines:
Thursday, August 15, 2019; Monday, October 28, 2019
The California Wildlands Grassroots Fund, administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, supports activists and organizations working to protect wildlands and habitat throughout the state. Priority is given to geographic or issue areas that have not received significant financial support in the past, including rural communities and other regions without easy access to financial and political support. Grants of up to $7,500 are provided to small nonprofit organizations as well as activists with a sponsoring organization. Applying organizations must have annual expenses and income of $150,000 or less. Requests are reviewed quarterly; the remaining application deadlines for 2019 are May 15, August 15, and October 28. Online application guidelines are available on the Rose Foundation’s website.

NEW Cornerstone Conservation Grant
Application Deadline:
Thursday, August 15, 2019
The AAC Cornerstone Conservation Grant, powered by REI, formally launched in 2011 with the goal of funding projects to improve, conserve, and protect local climbing resources across the country. Grants range from $1,000 to $8,000, depending on the size and scope of project. Click here for more information.

October

Seventh Generation Fund
Proposal Deadline:
Friday, October 11, 2019
The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to promoting Indigenous peoples’ self-determination and the sovereignty of Native nations. The Fund supports projects that focus on community organizing, issue advocacy, cultural revitalization, strengthening Indigenous knowledge systems and practices, and Native leadership development. Click here to visit the Seventh Generation Fund website for more information.

December

The Home Depot: Community Impact Grants
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grants Program provides support to nonprofit organizations and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve their communities. The program focuses on support for organizations that serve veterans in local communities, as well as organizations that serve diverse and underserved communities. Click here for more information.

Accepted Throughout the Year
Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis after a thorough and selective review process.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF), a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, is dedicated to promoting the growth of youth baseball and softball in the United States and throughout the world by funding programs that encourage youth participation in the game. Grants may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. Grants average around $40,000. Nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and school districts involved in youth baseball or softball are eligible to apply. Grant applications are due January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1, annually. Visit the BTF website to learn more about the grant criteria and application process.

Beneficial State Foundation Sponsorships
Requests may be sent throughout the year. Must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event.

The Beneficial State Foundation Sponsorship Program supports nonprofit organizations in the communities the bank serves in California, Oregon, and Washington. Event sponsorships of up to $1,000 are provided to organizations that are engaged in transformative social and environmental work. Visit their website for more informartion.

BoatU.S. Foundation: Grassroots Grants
Letters of intent may be submitted throughout the year

The goal of the BoatU.S. Foundation is to be a leader in boating safety and environmental education and outreach, with the purpose of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of the nation’s waterways, and keeping boating a safe, accessible, and enjoyable pastime. The Foundation’s Grassroots Grants Program supports local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations, as well as boating clubs and student groups, that develop innovative projects to promote safe and clean boating on local waterways. Past topics have ranged from PSAs on the effects of boating under the influence to hands-on education about the effects of marine debris. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided. Letters of intent may be submitted throughout the year. Online application guidelines are available on the Foundation’s website.

Cigna Foundation: World of Difference Grants
Online requests may be submitted at any time.

The Cigna Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for individuals everywhere to achieve the best possible health. The Foundation’s World of Difference Grants focuses on health equity, helping people overcome barriers to their health and well-being related to factors such as ethnicity, race, gender, age, geography, or economics. To encourage Health Equity, the Foundation is currently seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations engaged in improving Community Health Navigation. These grants support projects within the United States and internationally that help individuals understand the particular health equity challenges affecting them, and that assist them in finding services in their communities that address those challenges. Online requests may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.

Doris Day Animal Foundation
Letters of Introduction may be submitted during the months of January, April, July, and October of each year

The Doris Day Animal Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations across the United States that directly care for and protect animals. Currently, the majority of the Foundation’s grants are focused on assisting senior companion animals by addressing issues such as food, care, veterinary costs, and need for adoption. Additional program interests include spay/neuter programs and pet food pantries. Grants generally range up to $5,000. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the guidelines and FAQs.

Educational Foundation of America
Project and program ideas for all three categories may be submitted at any time

The Educational Foundation of America was established to preserve the lifelong altruistic commitment of its founders. The Foundation is currently accepting project and program ideas that address the following categories: The Environment Program supports collaborative efforts that will help to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy, especially efforts that bridge climate and democracy. The Make Democracy Work Program supports initiatives that will help to increase access to the ballot box in Florida and North Carolina. The Reproductive Health and Justice Program supports state-based organizations that will help to improve access to abortion and contraception across the United States, with a particular focus on Appalachia. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more.

Emergent Fund
Fund will make grants on a rolling basis throughout 2018.
The Emergent Fund was established after the 2016 election to help move quick resources to communities that were and continue to be under attack by federal policies and priorities – immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-American communities, Black people, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color. The Fund focuses on grassroots organizing and power building in communities of color who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious, and other forms of discrimination. Grants are considered for the following: 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 efforts seeking long-term social justice and economic justice in a political and social climate that seeks to dismantle such efforts. Visit the Fund’s website to submit an online application.

Groundswell Fund: Rapid Response Fund
Fund will make grants on a rolling basis.
The Groundswell Fund supports a stronger, more effective U.S. movement for reproductive justice by mobilizing new funding and capacity building resources to grassroots organizing and policy change efforts led by low-income women, women of color, and transgender people. Groundswell’s Rapid Response Fund seeks to meet unforeseen needs and opportunities in the struggle to advance and defend social and reproductive justice organizing by women of color and trans people of color. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 are provided to organizations on the frontlines, with emphasis on funding in states and communities where women of color, transgender people of color, and low-income women and trans people-led organizing is under-resourced. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Groundswell website to learn more about the Rapid Response Fund’s guidelines and application process.

Indian Land Tenure Foundation Grants
Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year
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.

Kaiser Permanente Grants & Investments
Applications may be submitted throughout the year

Kaiser Permanente provides support to nonprofit organizations that focus on community health in the locations the provider serves, including communities in California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The funding priorities include the following: Community Health Initiatives, Safety Net Partnerships, and Subsidized Care and Coverage. It is particularly important for applying organizations to note how they will address social determinants of health and the elimination of health disparities and inequities. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Kaiser Permanente website to complete the eligibility questionnaire and submit an online application.

Kresge Foundation: Arts and Culture Program – Local Systems
Applications may be submitted throughout the year

The Kresge Foundation’s Arts and Culture Program seeks to build strong, healthy cities nationwide by promoting the integration of arts and culture in community revitalization. The Local Systems focus area funds organizations that infuse creativity into comprehensive community development and urban planning practices. Support is provided for cross-sector and cross-disciplinary projects that embed arts, culture, and community-engaged design into municipal governments and departments and in other non-arts disciplines and sectors. Priority is given to projects that take root in economically distressed communities and ensure that residents with low incomes contribute to, engage in, benefit from, and are empowered by activities. Collaborations of multiple partners from different sectors (public/private) and disciplines (arts, health, environment, human services) are eligible to apply. Online applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the Local Systems focus area.

Kresge Foundation: Human Services Program
Online applications may be submitted throughout the year

The Kresge Foundation’s Human Services Program supports the advancement of human services to accelerate social and economic mobility for people with low income in America’s cities. One of the program’s focus areas, “Advancing innovative, multi-sectoral policy solutions in human services,” supports efforts to change the way the human services sector operates through testing, disseminating, and advocating for policy-driven approaches to improving social and economic mobility. The focus is on helping groundbreaking ideas enter the mainstream at the state and national level and encouraging collaboration across multiple sectors, including the public sector, private sector, and nonprofit sector. Nonprofit organizations and government entities are eligible to apply. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information.

The Milbank Foundation Grants
Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year
The primary mission of the Milbank Foundation is to integrate people with disabilities into all aspects of American life.

The Nathan Cummings Foundation Grants
Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year
The Nathan Cummings Foundation is committed to creating a more just, vibrant, sustainable, and democratic society. The Foundation is currently focused on finding solutions to the two most challenging problems of our time – the climate crisis and growing inequality.

National Alliance for Accessible Golf Grants
Requests may be submitted throughout the year
Accessible Golf Program Grants, administered by the National Alliance for Accessible Golf and funded by the United States Golf Association, support nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and education institutions in their efforts to make the game of golf more accessible to people with disabilities.

Third Wave Mobilize Power Fund
Proposals accepted all year and reviewed monthly.

The Third Wave Fund supports youth-led gender justice activism to advance the political power, well-being, and self-determination of communities of color and low-income communities in the United States. Third Wave’s Mobilize Power Fund provides grants for urgent organizing and activism led by young women of color, low-income youth, or queer, trans, and intersex youth of color around the country who are taking on this country’s most challenging issues. Grants range up to $5,000 for individual organizations and up to $15,000 for coalitions and partnerships. Grassroots organizations, groups, and collectives are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to organizations with budgets under $500,000 that are based in areas with limited access to philanthropic resources. Proposals are accepted all year and reviewed monthly. Visit the Third Wave website to learn more about the application process.

Pop Culture Collaborative: Pop Up Rapid Response Grants
Requests may be submitted at any time by nonprofit organizations, for-profit, and individuals.

The Pop Culture Collaborative represents an innovative hub for high impact partnerships and grants designed to help organizations and individuals leverage the reach and power of pop culture for social justice goals. Pop Up Rapid Response Grants are designed to help organizations working to build movements, drive campaigns, produce stories, and leverage media and entertainment mediums to drive positive narrative and social change in popular culture. Funded projects must impact, support, or engage at least one of these community groups: people of color, immigrants, refugees, or Muslims. Examples of funded projects include public events and private retreats; tool and resource prototypes; network and partnership building; story, narrative, and strategy design process; and creative content including short film/video, concerts, music recordings, etc. Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000. Requests may be submitted at any time by nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and individuals. Visit the Collaborative’s website to learn more about the Pop Up Rapid Response Grants program.

Wish You Well Foundation
Requests are reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Wish You Well Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the United States. The focus of the Foundation is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Grants generally range from $2,000 to $10,000. Visit the Foundation’s website to submit an online Donation Request Form.