Funding & Grants Opportunities

Accepted Throughout the Year

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

April

National Environment Education Foundation: Every Day Capacity Building Grants
Application Deadline:
Monday, April 25; Tuesday, July 17; and Monday, November 5, 2018
The National Environmental Education Foundation is dedicated to securing a safer and healthier world for ourselves, our children, and for generations to come. The Foundation’s Every Day Capacity Building Grants, with support form Toyota, offer support to nonprofit organizations, such as “Friends Groups,” whose missions focus on serving our nation’s public land sites, and the improvement and responsible use of those sites. Grants of up to $5,000 are provided to increase organizational effectiveness so that grantees can better conserve public lands. Applying organizations must have been in existence at least two years. The application deadlines for 2018 are April 23, July 17, and November 5. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the program and the online application process.

Newman’s Own Awards Program
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Newman’s Own, Fisher House Foundation and Military Times are joining together in presenting $200,000 in grants to recognize volunteer and nonprofit organizations supporting our nation’s military families. Eligible applicants to the Newman’s Own Awards Program must be comprised primarily of volunteers or be a nonprofit organization, and be working with Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve units, veterans, and their families. Applying organizations will be evaluated on their innovative plans for improving the quality of life for members of the military, veterans, and their families. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided. The application deadline for 2018 is April 25. Visit the program’s website to submit an online application.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Acres for America
Pre-Proposal Deadline:
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Acres for America, a partnership between Walmart Stores and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), was established to provide urgently needed funding for projects that conserve important large-scale habitats for fish, wildlife, and plants through land acquisitions and perpetual conservation easements. Preference will be given to projects that achieve more than one of the following program priorities: conserve critical habitats for birds, fish, plants, and wildlife; connect existing protected lands to unify wild places and protect critical migration routes; provide access for people to enjoy the outdoors; and ensure the future of local economies that depend on forestry, ranching, and recreation. All grant awards require a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services. Nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, Indian tribes, and educational institutions are eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate NFWF regional office to discuss project ideas prior to applying. Pre-proposals are due April 26, 2018; invited full proposals must be submitted by June 28, 2018. Visit the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation website to review the 2018 Request for Proposals.

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants
Application Deadline:
Friday, April 27, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate implements and administers the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants. SAFER grants provide financial assistance to help fire departments increase frontline firefighters. SAFER offers grants to support activities in two activities: 1. Hiring of Firefighters 2. Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters The authority for SAFER is derived from Section 34 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. No. 93-498, as amended) (15 U.S.C. § 2229a). The notice of funding opportunity document provides potential applicants with the details of the requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance for both of these activity areas.

The Mary Kay Foundation: Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
Application Deadline:
Monday, April 30, 2018
The Mary Kay Foundation is committed to ending the epidemic of domestic violence by providing grants to women’s shelters throughout the United States. Each year, the Foundation’s Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program awards grants of $20,000 to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state; remaining funds are distributed based on state population. Applying organizations must offer immediate overnight housing to women and children affected by domestic violence.

Foundation for Financial Planning
Application Deadline:
Monday, April 30, 2018
Nonprofit organizations nationwide to support the delivery of pro bono financial planning to populations who could not otherwise afford or access financial planning services. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $40,000 support programs helping many diverse groups, including active military members and wounded veterans, people with cancer, seniors and family caregivers, domestic violence survivors, general low-income families, etc. Grants are provided to organizations that engage Certified Financial Planner professionals as volunteers, include one-on-one engagements between financial planner volunteers and pro bono clients, and help people in need of financial guidance or in a financial crisis who are underserved by the market and couldn’t ordinarily access quality, ethical advice. Online applications must be submitted by April 30, 2018. Grant guidelines and application information are available on the Foundation’s website.

Voya Unsung Heroes: K-12 Education Grants
Application Deadline:
Monday, April 30, 2018
The Voya Unsung Heroes program provides grants to K-12 educators nationwide that utilize new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning. Full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and classified staff employed by accredited K-12 public or private schools in the United States are eligible to apply. The 100 finalists each receive an award of $2,000. At least one award will be granted in each of the 50 United States, provided one or more qualified applications are received from each state. Of the 100 finalists, three will be selected for additional financial awards of $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000. All awards must be used to further the projects within the school or school system. Applications must be submitted online by April 30, 2018. Visit the Voya Unsung Heroes website to access the application and learn more about the program.

National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council Grants
Application Deadline:
Monday, April 30, 2018
The National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program supports forestry projects on non-federal public land that have a national or multi-state impact and application.

Department of Justice
Application Deadline:
Monday, April 30, 2018
The Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program supports efforts in persistently distressed neighborhoods that face significant violent and serious crime challenges.

Patagonia Corporate Grants Program
Application Deadlines:
Monday, April 30, 2018 and Tuesday, August 31, 2018
The Patagonia Corporate Grants Program provides support to small, grassroots organizations with provocative direct-action agendas that are working on multi-pronged campaigns to protect the environment in the United States. (Grants are also provided to 21 countries, including Canada, through the International Grants Program.) The focus is on activist groups that are dedicated to protecting local habitats throughout the country. The company is most interested in supporting organizations that work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. Grants typically range from $10,000 to $20,000. The application deadlines are April 30 and August 31, 2018. Visit the Patagonia website to review the program’s grant guidelines.

2018 Shawn Carter Foundation Application
Application Deadline:
Monday, April 30, 2018
The Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. Click here for more information.

May

National Endowment for the Humanities
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The Preservation Assistance Grants program helps institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.

Singing for Change Charitable Foundation
Letters of Interest due Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Singing for Change Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations that inspire personal growth, community integration, and the enhanced awareness that collectively people can bring about positive social change. The Foundation provides grants to progressive, community-based nonprofit organizations nationwide that address the root causes of social problems. The Foundation primarily provides grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for projects that serve children and families, youth empowerment, and disenfranchised groups, with a focus on projects designed to promote self-sufficiency. Priority is given to inclusive, grassroots organizations where Foundation support makes a significant difference. The deadline for letters of interest is May 1, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines and to submit an online letter of interest.

Fund for Wild Nature
Application Deadlines: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and Monday, October 1, 2018
The Fund for Wild Nature provides grants to grassroots nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada for campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity. Priority is given to ecological issues that are not receiving sufficient public attention or funding. Grants, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, are provided for advocacy, litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and similar endeavors. The Fund does not support proposals from organizations with budgets of over $250,000 annually. The application deadlines are May 1 and October 1 of each year. Application guidelines and forms are available on the Fund’s website.

Online News Association: Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, a program of the Online News Association, supports U.S.-based colleges and universities working in teams made up of educators, students, researchers, media professionals, technologists, and designers to provide local news coverage and investigate issues of interest to their community. The focus is on funding experimental projects that encourage collaborative local news coverage and investigations, bridge the academic and professional communities, improve training for students, and generate meaningful lessons for digital news. Up to ten winners will receive up to $35,000 in funding to support local news experiments and also compete for a pool of up to $100,000 in grand prizes for best project and evaluation. The application deadline is May 3, 2018. Visit the Online News Association’s website to learn more about the program.

Department of Justice
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program supports efforts to help people who are reentering communities from incarceration.

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 (The Grassroots Fund has an application deadline every 3 months.)
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is inviting applications to its Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund. The fund supports small grassroots groups in Northern California that are tackling tough environmental problems, including toxic pollution, urban sprawl, sustainable agriculture, climate change, and environmental degradation of rivers and wild places. To be eligible, projects must be implemented in Northern California (which includes the entire Sierra Nevada region, the Bay Area, the Central Valley, the Central Coast, and the North Coast). In addition, organizations must have annual revenues or expenses of $100,000 or less.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Veterans With Disabilities and Members of the Armed Forces Program supports adaptive sports activities for veterans within their home communities, as well as more advanced Paralympic and adaptive sports programs at the regional and national levels.

Department of Agriculture: Local Food Promotion Program
Application Deadline:
Monday, May 7, 2018
The Local Food Promotion Program provides support to increase consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets.

National Park Service: Tribal Heritage Grant
Application Deadline:
Friday, May 11, 2018
The Tribal Heritage Grants program assists Indian tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions.

Lowe’s Gives Foundation: Community Partners
Application Deadline:
Friday, May 11, 2018 & Friday, August 24, 2018
The Lowe’s Gives Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the communities where Lowe’s operates stores and distribution centers throughout the United States. The Foundation’s Community Partners grant program supports nonprofit organizations and local municipalities undertaking high-need projects such as building renovations and upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades, and safety improvements. Grants range from $2,001 to $100,000. Visit the company’s website to review the giving guidelines and to take the eligibility quiz.

Department of Agriculture: Community Connect
Application Deadline:
Monday, May 14, 2018
The Community Connect Grant Program supports efforts to provide broadband Internet in rural, economically-challenged communities where broadband service does not currently exist.

NEW Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
Application Deadlines:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 and Thursday, November 15, 2018
The mission of the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills, and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information. The Foundation provides grants to journalism schools and other nonprofit media organizations, with special preference given to programs focusing on ethics and new media. The Foundation focuses its giving on the following program areas: Investigative Reporting, Professional Development, Oklahoma Journalism, and Special Opportunities. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the grant program and to submit an online letter of inquiry.

Foundation for Improvement of Justice
Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The Foundation for Improvement of Justice works to enhance local, state, and federal systems of justice by rewarding the accomplishments of innovative programs throughout the United States. Each year, awards of $10,000 are provided to up to seven nominees for justice-related programs that have proven to be effective and can serve as models for others. The award categories include the following: legal reform, crime prevention, child protection, speeding the process, effecting restitution, crime victims’ rights, alternative sentencing, reducing recidivism, lowering the cost, and other significant efforts. The program is open to all individuals, programs, and organizations within the United States. The nomination deadline is May 15, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website for nomination guidelines.

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The Look at Agriculture… Organically! Grants, offered by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, are designed to creatively enhance the understanding of organic agriculture for kindergarten through eighth-grade students throughout the United States. Grants of up to $1,000 are provided to educators nationwide to support the integration of organic agriculture into regular classroom instruction. A significant percentage of grant funding will go to teachers in school districts with 50 percent or more students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. The application deadline is May 15, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to submit an online application.

Administration for Children and Families
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development Program supports efforts to provide refugee participants with training and technical assistance in professional childcare, microenterprise development, and financial literacy in order to enable participants to prepare their homes for a child care business operation.

NEW U.S. Department of Agriculture: Veterinary Services Grant Program
Application Deadline:
Friday, May 18, 2018
The Veterinary Services Grant Program provides support to develop, implement, and sustain veterinary services and relieve veterinarian shortage situations in the United States and U.S. Insular Areas.

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance
Application Deadline:
Friday, May 18, 2018
Woman to Woman, a program of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), seeks to improve the quality of care for gynecologic cancer patients by strengthening coping capacities through a patient-to-patient support model. Woman to Woman trains mentors, themselves survivors of gynecologic cancers, to provide emotional support and mentoring through all phases of treatment, recurrence, and recovery. Another key component of Woman to Woman is a patient fund, which offers modest financial assistance to women undergoing treatment and their families. Each grant recipient will receive a one-year grant of either $60,000 for a hospital-based program or $30,000 for a community-based organization. The grant is intended to cover the cost of a part-time Program Coordinator’s salary, program costs, and the patient fund. Hospitals and community-based, nonprofit organizations that serve women with gynecologic cancers are eligible to apply. The application deadline is May 18, 2018. Visit the OCRFA website to download the application guidelines.

Best Buy Community Grants Program
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The Best Buy Community Grants Program provides support to community-based organizations that are located within 25 miles of a Best Buy facility. Grants focus on out-of-school time programs that create access to technology education and tools that teens will need to be successful in their future schooling and careers. Programs should include hands-on learning opportunities and engage the youth, ages 13-18, in experimenting and interacting with the latest technologies to build 21st-century skills. Examples of program activities include computer programming, website design, audio production, robotics, and gaming and mobile app development. The average grant amount is $5,000; grants will not exceed $10,000. Public and nonprofit community-based organizations (e.g., community centers, schools, and libraries) are eligible to apply. Online proposals may be submitted between May 1 and May 31, 2018. Visit the Best Buy website to review the program guidelines and take the eligibility quiz.

Farmers Insurance: Dream Big Teacher Challenge
Proposal Deadline:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Thank America’s Teachers, an initiative of Farmers Insurance honors the inspiring work that teachers do in classrooms throughout the country every day. Through Thank America’s Teachers, the Dream Big Teacher Challenge will award five $100,000 grants to fund K-12 teachers’ educational visions for their classrooms and communities in 2018. (Thank America’s Teachers also provides $2,500 grants to teachers throughout the year.) The Dream Big Teacher Challenge contest funds programs like an outdoor learning center, an accessible playground for special needs students, and a student mentorship program with local business leaders. Visit the Farmers Insurance website to review the contest rules.

NEW National Endowment for the Humanities: Common Heritage
Application Deadline:
Thursday, May 31, 2018
The Common Heritage program seeks to preserve local heritage for future generations. The program supports both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of outreach through community events.

American Psychiatric Association Foundation: Helping Hands Grant Program
Application Deadline:
Thursday, May 31, 2018
The American Psychiatric Association Foundation is dedicated to advancing public understanding of mental illnesses. The Foundation’s Helping Hands Grant Program was established to encourage medical students to participate in community service activities, to raise awareness of mental illness and the importance of early recognition of illness, and to build medical students’ interest in psychiatry and working in underserved communities. The program provides grants of up to $5,000 to medical schools for mental health and substance use disorder projects that are created and managed by medical students, particularly in underserved minority communities. Funded projects can be conducted in partnership with community agencies or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities. Applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2018. Application guidelines and forms are available on the Foundation’s website.

June

NEW Union Pacific Foundation: Community Ties Giving Program
Eligibility Deadline:
Friday, June 1, 2018
The Union Pacific Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities (Fresno) served by Union Pacific Railroad, primarily in the midwestern and western United States. Through the Community Ties Giving Program, the Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that address the following categories: Safety, Workforce Development, Community Spaces, and Local Needs. Grants generally range from $2,500 to $25,000. Organizations interested in receiving a grant must complete a survey to determine eligibility by June 1, 2018, which is also the last day that eligible organizations may submit an online application. Visit the Foundation’s website for detailed information about the funding priorities and application process.

NEW Toshiba America Foundation
Application Deadlines:
Friday, June 1, 2018 and Thursday, November 1, 2018
The Toshiba America Foundation is dedicated to promoting quality science and mathematics education in our nation’s K-12 schools. The Foundation provides grants through the following two initiatives: Grants for Grades K-5 Science of up to $1,000 are provided to teachers in public or private schools to help them bring innovative hands-on projects into their classrooms. The application deadline is October 1, annually. Grants for Grades 6-12 are provided to teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Requests for grants of up to $5,000 may be submitted throughout the year and are reviewed quarterly. The annual application deadlines for large grants of $5,000 or more are June 1 and November 1, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website for details about each of the grant programs.

The Herb Block Foundation: Encouraging Citizen Involvement
Letters of Inquiry Deadline:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The Herb Block Foundation is committed to defending the basic freedoms guaranteed all Americans, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice, and improving the conditions of the poor and underprivileged. Through the Encouraging Citizen Involvement grant program, the Foundation seeks to ensure a responsible, responsive democratic government. The focus is on projects that promote citizen education and greater voter participation in the electoral process. All projects must be nonpartisan and may not involve lobbying for specific legislation or candidates. Nonprofit organizations throughout the United States are eligible to apply. The deadline for letters of inquiry is June 5, 2018; invited proposals must be submitted by August 8, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application procedure.

NEW Communities Thrive Challenge
Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Communities Thrive Challenge, a program of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is open to charitable organizations that are working to expand economic opportunity for low-income and financially insecure people and communities in the United States. The focus is on nonprofit programs, businesses, organizing or advocacy models, technologies, economic development strategies, or other approaches that deliver significant and consistent results in any of the following areas: Better Work, Skills Development and Opportunity Matching, Financial Security, and Economically Vibrant Communities. As many as ten organizations will receive a $1 million grant, as well as assistance and an opportunity to share their stories on a national stage. Twenty finalists that do not become a grantee will receive $5,000 in recognition of their work. Applying organizations must have an annual operating budget of $200,000 or more in FY2018 and FY2017. The registration deadline is June 12, 2018; online applications must be submitted by June 19, 2018. Visit the Challenge’s website to review the FAQs and learn more about the application guidelines.

Brookdale Foundation Group: Relatives as Parents Program
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The Brookdale Foundation Group works to advance the fields of geriatrics and gerontology and to improve the lives of senior citizens. The Foundation’s Relatives as Parents Program provides support for the creation or expansion of services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting when the biological parents are unable to do so. Funded programs must include supportive services to relative caregivers and the children they are raising, with emphasis on families that are not in the formal foster care system. Programs must also include regular ongoing support and educational or social groups for relative caregivers and the children in their care. Up to 15 programs will receive a seed grant of $15,000 ($10,000 and $5,000 respectively), contingent on progress made during year one and potential for continuity in the future. Nonprofit organizations from throughout the country are eligible to apply. (State agencies in selected states may also apply.) The application deadline is June 13, 2018. Visit the Brookdale Foundation Group’s website to download the guidelines and application forms.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists
Proposal Deadline:
Thursday, June 21, 2018
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in cooperation with its partners, is offering an initiative to connect youth to the outdoors by providing support for conservation education and employment programs. This initiative, Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists, supports organizations that are creating innovative educational opportunities and job experiences for youth and young adults. These opportunities encourage young people, particularly urban, tribal, and minority youth, to engage with the natural world and discover career opportunities available in conservation. The program invests in two focus areas: Category One engages pre-K-12 students through approaches that integrate in-class and out-of-class experiences in conservation literacy and stewardship. Category Two supports young adults in paid conservation corps and conservation-focused internships to connect young adults to the outdoors through conservation employment programs. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and state and local government agencies are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $30,000 to $150,000. Visit the NFWF website to review the 2018 Request for Proposals.

Brookdale National Group Respite Program
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The Brookdale Foundation Group works to advance the fields of geriatrics and gerontology and to improve the lives of senior citizens. The Brookdale National Group Respite Program awards seed grants to service providers that plan to offer new, dementia-specific Group Respite or specialized Early Memory Loss (EML) programming to participants, along with support to caregivers, in order to help individuals remain in their communities. All funded programs must provide a day program for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, which is limited to those who are cognitively impaired. Grants of $10,000 will be provided in year one, renewable for $5,000 for the second year, based on an evaluation of first year’s activities and potential for future continuity of the program. The application deadline is June 27, 2018. Visit the Brookdale Foundation Group’s website to download the guidelines and application form.

NEW Fund for Shared Insight: Listen for Good
Application Deadline:
Friday, June 29, 2018
Fund for Shared Insight is a funder collaborative working to improve philanthropy by elevating the voices of those least heard. Through their signature grantmaking initiative, Listen for Good (L4G) they invite nonprofits and funders to join them in building high-quality feedback loops, a systematic and rigorous way to listen to, and respond to, the people nonprofits serve. To participate in L4G, a nonprofit must be customer-facing, have a minimum annual budget of $500,000, and be nominated by an existing or new funder. In the Spring 2018 funding round, grantees will receive $30,000 over 18 months, half covered by Shared Insight, half by the nominating funder. Applications will be accepted through June 29, 2018. Visit Shared Insight’s website to learn more and to join their mailing list.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation: Fund for Economic Mobility Initiatives in Bank Communities
Application Deadline: Friday, June 29, 2018
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation works to advance pathways to economic mobility in order to build thriving communities. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that serve specific states and regions. In 2018, the Foundation will issue two requests for proposals that address the following focus areas: The Economic Mobility Focused on the Needs of Individuals and Families category provides support for workforce development and education as well as addressing basic needs. Applications will be accepted from January 29 through February 23, 2018. The Economic Mobility and Social Progress Focused on the Needs of the Community category provides support for affordable housing, community revitalization, arts, and the environment.