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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.

Mar 31 2017

The Hanley Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Substance Abuse Programs

The Hanley Family Foundation supports organizations and programs that advance the prevention , diagnosis, and treatment of alcoholism, chemical dependency, and addictive behavior, including support for related research and education. The foundation accepts pre-proposals on an ongoing basis. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Grant amounts are determined on a project-by-project basis. The organization’s preference is to support operations whose primary focus is to help individuals to recover from, or avoid, substance use disorder. Due to the lack of treatment services, opportunities to support new or expanding programs that will allow more people to seek recovery are particularly attractive to the foundation.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: Eligible organizations must be located in the United States and tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3). Organizations must qualify as public charities as described in Section 509(a)(1), (2) or (3). Letters of inquiry and grant requests must be submitted online.

Due Date: There is no deadline for submitting a Letter of Inquiry, but the foundation’s fiscal year ends May 31, and it conducts two funding cycles each fiscal year. Grant applications received by March 31 will be decided on by May 31, and those received by September 30 will be decided on by November 30.

For more information, visit: http://www.hanleyfamilyfoundation.org

 

Health and Wellness


Mar 31 2017

The Buckminster Fuller Institute Announces the Availability of Funds to Support the Fuller Challenge-to Find Innovative Solutions to Humanity’s Most Pressing Problems

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) announces funding for the 2017 Fuller Challenge. Through the annual program, the institute invites activists, architects, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, scientists, students, and planners from all over the world to submit innovative solutions to some of humanity's most pressing problems.

BFI looks for holistic strategies that demonstrate a clear grasp of big-picture dynamics. If a proposal emphasizes a new design, material, process, service, tool or technology, it is essential that it be part of an integrated strategy that simultaneously addresses key social, environmental, and economic factors. The institute seeks initiatives that tackle urgent needs at a range of scales: from macro-strategies that have the potential for widespread impact to local community-based initiatives with global relevance and replicability. Proposals at any stage of development will be reviewed; nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid initiatives are all eligible

Grant Amount: Grant amount $100,000.

Eligibility: To be eligible:

•Entries must put forth an original idea or synthesize existing ideas into a new strategy that creatively addresses a critical need;

•apply a whole-systems approach to the design and implementation process;

•aim to address multiple goals, requirements, and conditions in a holistic way; 

•factor in critical future trends and needs as well as the projected impacts of project implementation in the short and long term;

•practice environmental responsibility;

•enhance the ability of natural systems to regenerate;

•demonstrate the solution is possible;

•be able to withstand empirical testing and make authentic claims;

•and be able to be adapted to similar conditions elsewhere.

Due Date: March 31, 2017 For more information, visit: http://www.bfi.org/static/email/challenge/2017_Cycle_Dates_Announcement.html

 

Other / Miscellaneous


Mar 31 2017

Buckminster Fuller Institute Issues a Request for Proposals for Innovative Solutions to Humanity's Most Pressing Problems

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) has announced a Request for Proposals for the 2017 Fuller Challenge. Through the annual program, the institute invites activists, architects, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, scientists, students, and planners from all over the world to submit innovative solutions to some of humanity's most pressing problems.

BFI looks for holistic strategies that demonstrate a clear grasp of big-picture dynamics. If a proposal emphasizes a new design, material, process, service, tool or technology, it is essential that it be part of an integrated strategy that simultaneously addresses key social, environmental, and economic factors.

The institute seeks initiatives that tackle urgent needs at a range of scales: from macro-strategies that have the potential for widespread impact to local community-based initiatives with global relevance and replicability. Proposals at any stage of development will be reviewed; nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid initiatives are all eligible.

Grant Amount: Total funding available is $100,000.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include those that demonstrates comprehensive problem solving and anticipatory design.

Due Date:  March 31, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.bfi.org/static/email/challenge/2017_Cycle_Dates_Announcement.html

 

Community Development


Mar 31 2017

IDEA Invites Proposals for Teaching/Learning Impact Grants

IDEA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve learning in higher education through research, assessment, and professional development. To advance these goals, the organization is accepting proposals for its 2017-18 Impact Grants Program, which seeks to promote new knowledge in higher education in the fields of teaching, learning, and campus climate.

The program is designed to support effective student learning by carefully exploring and systematically documenting the efficacy of various teaching practices, learning environments, and institutional policies. Examples of the kinds of projects funded include but are not limited to classroom interventions designed to improve student learning; investigations of student and course characteristics that are related to learning; evaluation of innovative teaching methods; methods for engaging students in online courses; innovative approaches to faculty development that impact student learning; comprehensive approaches to teaching evaluation; innovative approaches to leadership development; and strategies and approaches that improve student well-being.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded. 

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include individual faculty members, professional staff, departments, colleges, or programs. No more than one application may be submitted from the same institution.

Due Date:  March 31, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.ideaedu.org/giving/idea-impact-grants/

 

Education / Job Training


Mar 31 2017

Finish Line Youth Foundation Announcing Funding for Programs and Facilities Improvements

The Youth Foundation is a philanthropic outlet for Finish Line to make a difference in the lives of youth in the communities it serves. The Youth Foundation provides programmatic grants for programs that give children the opportunity to participate in community-based youth athletic programs and camps that emphasize active lifestyles, especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids.  The Youth Foundation’s Legacy Grants fund new facilities improvements and/or renovations to existing buildings, grounds, and property. The foundation typically considers the potential impact of the program/project and the number of people who will benefit, an organization's fiscal responsibility and management qualifications, and the ability of an organization to obtain necessary additional funding to implement a program or project and to provide ongoing funding after the term of the grant is expired. Additionally, programs should be operating near Finish Line stores.

Grant Amount: Programmatic Grants range up to $5,000 and Legacy Grants up to $75,000.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations with audited financial statements that are not classified as private foundations.

Due Date: Proposals accepted on a quarterly basis. First application period grants are due March 31, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://www.finishline.com/store/corporate/gadgets/guidelines.jsp

 

Youth / Children and Families


Mar 31 2017

Finish Line Youth Foundation Invites Applications for Youth Athletic Programs and Camps

The Finish Line Youth Foundation, the charitable arm of athletic products retailer Finish Line, provides funding to youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged children and those with special needs. To that end, the foundation administers three grant programs: Programmatic grants, Legacy grants, and Founder's grants.

1.Programmatic Grants: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in support of community-based athletic programs and to established camps that teach active lifestyle and team-building skills.

2.Legacy Grants: Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to support new facilities improvements and/or renovations to existing buildings, grounds, and property.

3.Founder's Grants: Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for emergency needs that may be keeping the organization from providing current services, such as a natural disaster or other unforeseen fiscal circumstance.

Grant Amount: Grants range from $5,000 to $75,000 based on the type of grant award as specified above.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization that provide opportunities for kids to participate in community-based youth athletic programs or a camp that emphasizes active lifestyles, especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids. Priority will be given to organizations or programs located near Finish Line retail stores.

Due Date:  March 31, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.finishline.com/store/corporate/gadgets/guidelines.jsp

 

Health and Wellness


Mar 31 2017

Sun Life Team Accepting Applications for Diabetes Education and Awareness Programs

The Sun Life Team Up Against Diabetes grant program is dedicated to addressing the prevention of diabetes and its related complications. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations throughout the country that focus on the following areas: diabetes prevention, awareness, education, and care; diabetes management; recovery and support from diabetes-related complications; obesity prevention; and nutritional programs, including education, management, and awareness.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility:  Eligible organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3).

Due Date: March 31, 2017 For more information, visit:

http://www.sunlife.com/us/About+us/Our+community+involvement/Team+Up+Against+Diabetes? vgnLocale=en_CA

 

Health and Wellness


Mar 31 2017

Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Giving Programs.

The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in the following target giving areas:

•Youth Development and Education area focuses on programs that create opportunities for early childhood and K-12 youth that fulfill their educational experience, promote their well- being, and inspire them to reach their full potential.

•Economic Opportunity area focuses on organizations that promote stability in neighborhoods through assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals and families.

Grant Amount: Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000 depending on the type of grant award.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization within the communities the bank serves in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

Due Date:  March 31, 2017

For more information, visit: https://www.umpquabank.com/umpqua-life/community-giving/

 

Other / Miscellaneous


Mar 31 2017

The Build-A-Bear Foundation Announces Funding to Inspire Kids to Help Others

The Build-A-Bear Foundation supports programs designed to promote health and wellness of children and families; care and welfare of animals; and literacy and education. Build-A-Bear Foundation issues grants to qualifying non-profits with programs that embody the values of H.E.A.R.T.:

•H- Help your community

•E- Empower yourself and others

•A- Accept what makes you and others unique

•R- Respect animals and the world around you

•T- Team up to do more

Grant Amount: Grants range between $1,000-10,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must be incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

Due Date: All grant requests must be submitted online between January 1 and March 31, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/workshop/Charitable%20Donations/3100023/10500018#

 

Other / Miscellaneous


Mar 31 2017

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Announces Availability of Funds for Public School and Libraries Mini Grants

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation supports projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community. The program funds educators in support of special activities and events for their students outside the standard curriculum. Projects funded in the past include murals, pen pal groups, quilts, theater productions, newspapers and other publications, intergenerational activities, and programs that bring disparate communities together.  

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $500 are available. 

Eligibility:  U.S. Public schools and public libraries are eligible to apply. Preschool head start programs also are eligible.  Only one application from each library or school will be considered. 

Due Date:  March 31, 2017 

For more information, visit: http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/ezra-jack-keats-mini-grant-program-for-public-libraries-public-schools/ 

Education / Job Training