Inland Empire Capaciteria


Time Limited Grant Opportunities

Following is a selection of foundation, federal, state and local grant opportunities that may be relevant to Inland Empire nonprofits. Below is a list of time-limited opportunities that have either been recently released, or those that have upcoming deadlines. To the right is a report containing ongoing opportunities compiled for Inland Empire nonprofits.

Jan 23 2018

The Anthem Foundation supports ongoing community health programs with proven and measurable outcomes, working to fulfill a pledge of $20 million by 2020 to qualified nonprofit organizations with programmatic community initiatives that positively impact social determinants of health.

The foundation invests in traditional and non-traditional problem-solving approaches. These include programs that provide services directly to people and those that change systems that transform health care. Grant requests for capital projects, initiatives, or campaigns will not be considered. The foundation favors initiatives that prioritize obtaining strategic, measurable end results over isolated grant activities. For example, a physical fitness initiative that increases physical activity or improves diet in general as a key goal is less likely to be favored than an initiative that increases physical activity or improves diet as a specific means to reduce BMI for a target population. The gauge for a successful grant is a measurable result that is evident within the grant period.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: To be eligible, nonprofit organizations, must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, operate in California or other states where Anthem conducts business and:

•Not duplicate or significantly overlap the work of public agencies on the federal, state, or local level.

•Serve the community without discrimination on the basis of age, disability, religion, veteran status, race, creed, sexual orientation or sexual preferences, gender, gender identity, or national origin.

•Keep books available for regular, independent outside audit and make the results available to all potential contributors.

•Comply with applicable laws regarding registration and reporting.

•Observe the highest standards of business conduct in relationships with the public. Be able to produce a current list of board directors (including board affiliations with the submitting nonprofit, plus professional titles); a detailed project budget, including annual itemizations, if a multiyear request; current audited financials; and documented confirmation of eligible tax- exemption status.

•Meet the additional criteria on the Eligibility quiz within the grant application.

Due Date: February 23, 2018

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Health and Wellness

Jan 25 2018

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announces funding for the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP). Funds will be awarded to national and regional non- profit organizations and consortia to facilitate and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities on a national, geographically diverse basis through the provision of self-help homeownership housing programs.

Applicants must propose to use a significant amount of SHOP Grant funds in at least two states. SHOP Grant funds must be used for land acquisition, infrastructure improvements, and for reasonable and necessary planning, administration and management costs (not to exceed 20 percent). The construction or rehabilitation costs of each SHOP unit must be funded with other leveraged public and private funds.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $300,000 to $800,000. 

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include public or private non-profit organizations, or a consortium of public or private non-profit organizations, that have the capacity and experience to provide or facilitate self-help homeownership opportunities on a national or regional basis. Grantees must directly undertake eligible SHOP activities and/or enter into a written agreement with one or more non-profit affiliate organizations to carry out eligible SHOP activities. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for or receive awards made under this announcement.

Due Date: January 25, 2018

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Basic Needs

Jan 26 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Offender Reentry Program (ORP) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced adult offenders/ex-offenders with a SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, who are returning to their families and community from incarceration in state and local facilities including prisons, jails, or detention centers (hereafter known as “the population of focus”).

Sentenced adult offenders/ex-offenders are defined as persons 18 years of age or older under the jurisdiction of the criminal justice system who have been sentenced to incarceration as adults.

Applicants are expected to form stakeholder partnerships that will plan, develop and provide a transition from incarceration to community-based SUD treatment and related reentry services. SAMHSA’s interest is to actively support offender reentry stakeholder partnerships so that clinical needs are met and clients are treated using evidence-based practices. By providing needed treatment and recovery services, this program is intended to reduce the health and social costs of substance use and dependence to the public, and increase the safety of America’s citizens by reducing substance use related crime and violence.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range up to $425,000.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities.

Due Date: January 26, 2018

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Health and Wellness

Jan 26 2018

The Office on Violence against Women is seeking applications for the Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations program (Underserved Program). This grant program is designed to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at, and provide victim services to, adult and youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking in underserved populations. Survivors from underserved populations face challenges in accessing comprehensive and effective victim services, whether from the lack of inclusive, culturally relevant services that are accessible and fully can meet their needs, or because of their marginalization due to geographic location, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, racial and ethnic identity, or special needs (such as language barriers, disabilities, alienage status, or age). The result is that survivors from underserved communities often do not receive appropriate services. The Underserved Program supports projects to bridge these gaps. Funds may be used to: develop or enhance population-specific victim services for underserved survivors; develop or enhance outreach strategies to reach underserved populations; build the capacity of population specific organizations to provide services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; build the capacity of mainstream organizations to provide population-specific services; train and educate community partners and the criminal justice system on the needs of survivors from underserved populations; and develop culturally and linguistically appropriate materials for underserved survivors. However, this list is not exhaustive. Population-specific organizations and experts from the relevant underserved communities should be central to development and implementation of the proposed project.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $300,000 are available.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations that are: a) Deaf programs; b) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) organizations; c) religious minority organizations;

d)culturally specific organizations for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts), Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Blacks, or Hispanics proposing projects focused solely on sexual assault; and e) organizations that have received two continuation awards under the Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program (Disability Grant Program).

Due Date: January 26, 2018

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Criminal Justice Prevention and Victim Services

Jan 29 2018

The Partners for Places Program, supported by the Funders’ Network, provides matching grants to build valuable working relationships and projects in local communities, while at the same time increasing the visibility and importance of this work in the local philanthropic community.

Partners for Places is a partnership of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN). The Funders’ Network and USDN believe that sustainability directors are natural allies for community-based foundations. By combining forces, they can become powerful allies to promote more prosperous, livable, and vibrant places. USDN encourages its members and other sustainability directors from the United States and Canada to reach out to their local, place-based foundations to develop project ideas and jointly apply for matching funds from this grant pool. Similarly, the Funders’ Network and investors in Partners for Places reach out to local, place-based foundations to encourage them to develop relationships with local government sustainability directors.

Over the next several years, the Funders’ Network and USDN anticipate this initiative will result in dozens more partnership projects, strong and robust working relationships between local sustainability directors and place-based funders, new sustainability practices and innovations in the community, and new sources of financial support for this work. True sustainability cannot be achieved if any one sector of society bears the burden of growth and development. Through this program, Partners for Places also hopes to encourage a strong emphasis on projects that benefit and engage people of color, people with low incomes, and residents of immigrant and refugee communities in sustainability work in neighborhoods and city-wide.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $25,000 to $75,000. A 1:1 match is required.

Eligibility: The proposal must be submitted by a team of at least two partners who are the sustainability director of a city (municipality) or a county and the local, place-based foundation(s). A sustainability director may include a USDN core or associate member, a member of a USDN-affiliated partner network, or any person who leads a multi-department and community-wide urban sustainability initiative from within a city (municipality) or a county government in the United States or Canada. A local, place-based foundation may include a community foundation or a private or corporate foundation that focuses on a greater metropolitan area. The local match may not be provided by a national investor in the Partners for Places fund. Each city, or county, may only submit one application per Partners for Places investment cycle.

Due Date: January 29, 2018

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