Funding & Grants Opportunities

April
NoVo Foundation: The Life Story Grant
Application Deadline:
Friday, April 19, 2019
The NoVo Foundation is dedicated to catalyzing a transformation in global society, from a culture of domination and exploitation to one of equality and partnership. The Foundation is offering The Life Story Grants, an initiative to address sexual exploitation by funding system-focused strategies in the United States that help close on-ramps into commercial sexual exploitation while building many more exit ramps. Click here for more information.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.: PRO Neighborhoods CDFI Competition
Proposal Deadline:
Monday, April 22, 2019
Partnerships for Raising Opportunity in Neighborhoods (PRO Neighborhoods) is a $125 million, five-year initiative to provide communities with the capital and tools they need to support locally-driven solutions and address key drivers of inequality across the country. The PRO Neighborhoods Competition will make investments up to $5 million to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that come together with a comprehensive, strategic vision for the community. Click here for more information.

National Alliance Grieving Children Spring Cycle
Application Deadling:
Monday, April 22, 2019
The goal of Grief Reach, administered by the National Alliance for Grieving Children with funding from the New York Life Foundation, is to provide support for bereavement programs in order to expand their reach to underserved youth under the age of 25. In 2019, Grief Reach is offering the following two programs: Community Expansion Grants, ranging from $15,000 to $100,000, fund program expansion to include bereaved youth not currently served by existing services. A total of 50% of the children served must be from low-income families or from minority communities. The application deadline is April 22, 2019. Visit the National Alliance for Grieving Children’s website to learn more about each grant program.

Newman’s Own Awards
Application Deadline:
Thursday, April 25, 2019
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. Click here for more information.

Network for Landscape Conservation: Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund
Pre-Proposal Deadline:
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. ET
The Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund, an initiative of the Network for Landscape Conservation, is intended to help accelerate the pace and effective practice of place-based, collaborative landscape conservation across the United States. The Fund specifically seeks to build critical capacity and forward momentum in landscape conservation partnerships by supporting the key building block activities and collaborative processes that move partnerships forward. For the 2019 grant cycle, the Catalyst Fund will consider proposals in two categories: The General Catalyst Fund application process is open to all eligible landscape conservation partnerships in the United States. The Indigenous Community Catalyst Fund application process is open to all eligible landscape conservation partnerships that are Indigenous-led and primarily serving Indigenous communities. One- or two-year grants of $10,000 to $25,000 will be provided. The pre-proposal deadline is April 26, 2019; full proposals will be due July 1, 2019. Visit the Network for Landscape Conservation website to download the Requests for Proposals for both categories.

Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation
Application Deadline:
Monday, April 29, 2019
The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families through nursing-driven innovation. The Hillman Foundation has recently issued the following two Requests for Proposals: The Hillman Emergent Innovation Program seeks to accelerate the development of bold, nursing-driven interventions targeting the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ people, people experiencing homelessness, and rural populations. The Hillman Serious Illness and End of Life Emergent Innovation Program seeks to accelerate the development of bold, nursing-driven interventions targeting the unmet serious illness and end of life needs of vulnerable populations. Up to five grants of $50,000 each will be provided in both programs. The application deadline is April 29, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about each grant opportunity.

Foundation for Financial Planning Grants
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The mission of the Foundation for Financial Planning is to help people take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community with people in need. The Foundation awards grants to community-based organizations and 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 fund programs helping many diverse groups, including active military members and wounded veterans, people with cancer, seniors and family caregivers, domestic violence survivors, 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, 2019. Grant guidelines and application information are available on the Foundation’s website.

NEW J.M. Kaplan Fund: Innovation Prize
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The J.M.K. Innovation Prize, an initiative of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, supports social entrepreneurs across the United States who are spearheading game-changing solutions to our society’s most pressing challenges. Specifically, the Prize seeks to support innovation in the following fields: Heritage Conservation, with a focus on conserving the places that communities care about most; Social Justice, with a focus on supporting just alternatives and reforms to the criminal justice and immigration systems; and Environment, with a focus on protecting natural resources and reducing the impacts of climate change. Up to ten Prizes will be awarded to nonprofit organizations or mission-driven for-profit organizations. Each Prize will provide a cash award of $150,000 over three years, plus $25,000 for project expenses. The deadline for first round applications is April 30, 2019. Visit the J.M. Kaplan Fund’s website for more information on the J.M.K. Innovation Prize.

The Mary Kay Foundation: 2019 Shelter Grant Application
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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. Click here for more information.

PEDIGREE Foundation
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The PEDIGREE Foundation is dedicated to helping dogs in need find loving homes by supporting the good work of nonprofit shelters and dog rescue organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation offers the following types of grants: Operation Grants of up to $1,000 may be used for expenses that help increase the organization’s dog adoption rate. Program Development Grants, ranging from $5,000 to $10,000, support activities that expand the operational capability of an organization to improve dog adoption rates. The Dogs Rule Grant, a two-year grant of $100,000, is provided for one innovative initiative each year that can be a best practice model to increase dog adoption rates. The application deadline for all of the grant programs is April 30, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the 2019 grant guidelines.

Voya Unsung Heroes
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The Voya Unsung Heroes program provides grants to K-12 educators nationwide with effective and innovative projects that improve student 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, 2019. Visit the Voya Unsung Heroes website to access the application and learn more about the program.

May
NEW Kresge Foundation RFP: Advancing Health Equity Through Housing
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EST
The Kresge Foundation is dedicated to promoting human progress by helping to improve the lives of low-income people living in America’s cities. The Foundation has issued a request for proposals, Advancing Health Equity Through Housing, which seeks to identify multi-sector solutions that improve health outcomes by addressing housing stability, affordability, and quality through policy and practice changes. Visit their website for more information.

NEW Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces program provides support to plan, develop, manage, and implement adaptive programs. Supported activities include instruction, participation, and competition in adaptive sports; training and technical assistance to program administrators, coaches, recreation therapists, instructors, VA employees, and other appropriate individuals; and coordination, Paralympic classification of athletes, athlete assessment, sport-specific training techniques, program development, sports equipment, supplies, and program evaluation.

NEW California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Application Deadlines:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019; 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 Foundation for Improvement of Justice
Application Deadline:
Friday, May 17, 2019
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 17, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website for nomination guidelines.

NEW Kendal Charitable Funds: 2019 Promising Innovations
Letter of Intent Deadline:
Friday, May 17, 2019
Kendal Charitable Funds, via the Lloyd Lewis Fund for Promising Innovations, is seeking ideas that can enhance the lives of an aging population through services and research. They are interested in developing new understandings and awareness of issues and opportunities in support of this initiative. They will give priority to projects that have significant potential for change and replication. To learn more about Kendal Charitable Funds and the Lloyd Lewis Fund for Promising Innovations, including prior funded projects, visit our website.

Union Pacific Community Ties Giving Program
Application Submission Period:
Monday, April 1, 2019 – Friday, May 31, 2019
The Union Pacific Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities served by Union Pacific Railroad, primarily in the midwestern and western United States. Through the Community Ties Giving Program, the Foundation provides Local 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.

June

Seventh Generation Fund
Proposal Deadline:
 Friday, June 7, 2019; 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.

July
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.
August
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.
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.

NEW 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.