Funding & Grants Opportunities

AmerisourceBergen Foundation: Opioid Resource Grant Program
Letters of intent will be accepted from January 1, 2019 through February 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.

MAP Fund Grant Application
Application Deadline:
Friday, February 15, 2019
The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining—and ultimately co-creating—a more equitable and vibrant society. Each year MAP supports original live performance projects throughout the United States that embody a spirit of deep inquiry. MAP has a particular interest in supporting artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the current American landscape, including issues of class, sexual orientation, gender, generation, religious affiliation, and other aspects of cultural difference. Up to 40 grants ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 will be awarded in the upcoming grant cycle. The application process opens on December 3, 2018, and closes on February 15, 2019. (During the month of November, MAP offers support to applicants who would like staff to read and respond to a project description draft prior to submitting an application.) Visit the MAP website to download the 2019 Application Guide.

The Strong Foundation for Environmental Values
Application Deadline:
Friday, February 15, 2019
One-year grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of environmental projects situated in California, with a focus on Northern California, the Central Valley, or the Sierra Nevada, including the entire California-Oregon Klamath River watershed and the watersheds that arise in the Sierras and terminate in Nevada’s terminal lakes. The foundation’s definition of Northern California extends from the Oregon border in the north down to and ending at the San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino county lines in the south. Projects should involve environmental and conservation efforts, eco-spirituality, grassroots action, environmental education, capacity building, citizen participation, collaborative efforts, innovative programs, land acquisition, and/or planning and training. Climate change programs at the community level are also encouraged.

Disabled Veterans National Foundation: Capacity Building Grants
Letter of Intent Deadline:
Monday, February 18, 2019
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded, physically or psychologically, after defending our safety and our freedom. The Foundation’s Capacity Building Grant Program is intended for nonprofit organizations throughout the country that offer support to veterans and disabled veterans alike. These grants of up to $25,000 are awarded to organizations that are addressing the mental and physical recovery of veterans in unique ways. Visit their website for more information.

Dollar General Adult Literacy Grants
Application Deadline:
Thursday, February 21, 2019 by 10:00 p.m. CST
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and libraries that offer literacy programs in communities served by Dollar General in 44 states. The Foundation provides support through the following grant programs: Adult Literacy Grants support nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance. Family Literacy Grants support family literacy service providers that combine parent and youth literacy instruction. Summer Reading Grants help nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs for students who are new readers, below grade level readers, or readers with learning disabilities. Visit the Dollar General Literacy Foundation website for more information.

USA Today: A Community Thrives
Application Deadline:
Thursday, February 28, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EST
In support of this mission, the company is accepting applications to its A Community Thrives program. Through the program, grants totaling $2 million will be awarded in support of ideas focused on helping a particular neighborhood or region strengthen its sense of community, with priority given to ideas focused on traditionally underserved populations. Past recipients have submitted ideas in the arts, health and wellness, and education (though grants are not limited to those areas). Visit their website for more information.

As You Sow Grants
Grant Proposal Deadline:
Thursday, February 28, 2019
The mission of As You Sow is to promote environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. The As You Sow grant program supports nonprofit organizations throughout the state of California that address toxics reduction, environmental education, protection of communities, and enforcement. Priority is given to proposals in the following areas: enforcement of California state consumer- and environment-related laws; education of consumers about the risks of toxic exposure and their right to know what goes into consumer products; and toxics education, reduction, and protection in underrepresented and underserved communities. Visit the As You Sow website for more information.

Ausitm Speaks: Grants for Service Providers
Application Deadline:
Friday, March 1, 2019
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Through the following Grants for Service Providers, Autism Speaks funds programs that provide people with autism with social and educational experiences: The Local Impact Grant Program supports local services throughout the U.S. that enhance the lives of those affected by autism spectrum disorders. Visit the Autism Speaks website for more information.

Blooming Prairie Foundation Grants
Application Deadline:
Friday, March 1, 2019
The Blooming Prairie Foundation is dedicated to promoting innovative ideas and practices in the area of organic and natural foods in order to further the health of the people, the health of the environment, and cooperative ideals. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide that conduct any of the following activities: developmental, research, and educational efforts in the organic industry and the cooperative community; the development of organic and natural products; and cooperative development in the natural products industry. Visit the Blooming Prairie Foundation website for more information.

Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation: Children’s Initiative
Application Deadline:
Friday, March 1, 2019
The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation’s Children’s Initiative provides support to direct service programs throughout the United States that create and promote stability, resilience, and healing for children who have witnessed domestic violence. Eligible programs must provide direct, age-appropriate services to children up to 14 years of age who have witnessed domestic violence, include a plan for an outcome-based assessment of the program activities, enhance the relationship between the child and parent or primary caregiver, and be a new program (within the first year of development). Visit the WFF website for more information.

Seventh Generation Fund
Proposal Deadline:
Friday, March 1, 2019; 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.

New England Foundation for the Arts: National Dance Project Production Grant
Application Deadline:
Friday, March 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST
The National Dance Project (NDP), a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, is widely recognized as one of the country’s major sources of funding for dance. NDP’s signature approach invests in artists to make new work and provides grants to the organizations that present those works on tour in their communities. Visit the NEFA website for more information.”>Children’s Theatre Foundation of America – Aurant Harris Grants & Fellowships
Application Deadline:
Monday, March 4, 2019
The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America’s grantmaking focus is on theatre for children and youth, the utilization of drama or theatre in education for children grades K-12, and development opportunities for theatre artists working in the area of children’s theatre in the United States. The Foundation’s Aurand Harris Grants and Fellowship Fund supports small and mid-sized nonprofit theatres that are engaged in a new initiative for a particular company or a new original play for children and youth. Visit the CTFA website for more information.

Hillman Innovations in Care Program
Application Deadline:
Monday, March 4, 2019
The goal of the Hillman Innovations in Care Program, an initiative of the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation, is to advance leading-edge, nursing-driven models of care that will improve the health and healthcare of vulnerable populations. The program seeks to support patient- and family-centered approaches that challenge conventional strategies, improve health outcomes, lower costs, and show potential for national replicability. The Foundation specifically seeks proposals that address the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations in the following areas: Maternal and Child Health, Care of the Older Adult, and Chronic Illness Management. Visit their website for more information.

The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship
Application Deadline:
Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8:59 GMT
The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA), an initiative of New America, will support organizations in states and cities throughout the country that are collaborating to expand participation in high-quality youth apprenticeship programs and strengthening equitable outcomes for students, employers, and communities. Visit the PAYA website for more information.

The Jim Henson Foundation: Artist Grants
Letter of Intent Deadline:
Monday, March 11, 2019
The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. Visit their website for more information.

CommunityWINSSM Grant Program
Application Deadline:
Friday, March 22, 2019
The CommunityWINS (Working/Investing in Neighborhood Stabilization) Grant Program, administered by the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and funded by Wells Fargo, supports local nonprofits in promoting long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for their community. The awards recognize outstanding mayoral-based initiatives that can assist their city in promoting economic growth and aim to share these best practices to assist other cities in developing local programs in their market. Visit their website for more information.

America’s Promise Alliance: Power of Youth Challenge
Application Deadline:
Sunday, March 31, 2019
The Power of Youth Challenge, an initiative of America’s Promise Alliance, invites youth from across the country to bring positive change to their communities by leading social service projects. Teams made up of at least three young people, ages 13 to 18, will have access to a mini-grant of up to $250, with the amount determined by project needs. Teams who complete their projects will be eligible to apply for an accelerator grant of up to $5,000 to grow their projects over the next year. Visit the America’s Promise Alliance website for more information.

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants
Application Deadline:
Sunday, March 31, 2019
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers Mini-Grants of up to $500 to public schools, public libraries, and public preschool and Head Start programs in the United States and its territories. The Foundation accepts proposals for creative, innovative projects that give teachers and librarians a unified, flexible way to meet Common Core goals as well as offer students a fun experience, a sense of achievement, and a source of pride. Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants have funded projects in all disciplines, at all grade levels, and of all sizes. Visit their website for more information.

CLIR Digitizing Hidden Special Collections
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives, a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), is intended to help digitize and provide access to collections of rare or unique content in cultural heritage institutions. Click here for more information and resources related to the application process.
NEW 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.
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.

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.