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.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (Short Title: GBHI). The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD), permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness.
SAMHSA funds will support three primary types of activities:
1.Behavioral health and other recovery-oriented services;
2.Coordination of housing and services that support the implementation and/or enhance the long-term sustainability of integrated community systems that provide permanent housing and supportive services to the target population; and
3.Efforts to engage and connect clients who experience SUDs or CODs to enrollment resources for health insurance, Medicaid, and mainstream benefits programs (e.g. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), etc.).
Grant Amount: Grant amounts of up to $400,000 per year are available.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. SAMHSA seeks to further expand the impact and geographical distribution of its targeted homeless programs.
Therefore, grantees awarded in FY 2015 for Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals – Services in Supportive Housing (GBHI-SSH) and FY 2016 and FY 2017 Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) are not eligible to apply. Additionally, the statutory authority for this program states that these grants must be made to community-based public and private non-profit entities. Therefore, states are not eligible to apply.
Due Date: April 25, 2017
For more information, visit: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-17-009
The National Storytelling Network is accepting applications for the 2017 Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling, an annual award that recognizes the transformational properties of storytelling and the ways storytelling can promote change in individuals and communities. Grants will be awarded in support of model storytelling projects that are service-oriented, hosted by a community or organization, and replicable to some extent in other places and situations. Projects should have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients; inspire excellence in applied storytelling work; and communicate to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling.
Projects may involve various kinds of stories, including traditional tales and myths as well as personal and ad hoc narratives. Although oral storytelling should be central to the project, the work need not be conducted by professional storytellers. Educators, therapists, naturalists, internal or external organizational practitioners, and/or other personnel appropriate to the situation may carry out the project, so long as they can draw on suitable storytelling expertise and experience. Areas of interest include health care, environmental education/activism, community development, law, multicultural awareness, organizational development, leadership, intergenerational initiatives, empowerment of the disabled, substance abuse prevention, and educational curriculum at all levels.
Grant Amount: Grants of $5,000 are available.
Eligibility: Individuals or organizations may apply. Individuals may wish to use a fiscal sponsor. Applicants who are not members of the National Storytelling Network must pay the current membership fee to join the National Storytelling Network before the application will be considered and continue to be members for the term of the funded project.
Due Date: Preliminary proposals are due April 28, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 25, 2017.
For more information, visit: http://www.storynet.org/grants/brimstone.html
Arts and Humanities
The Patagonia Foundation’s environmental grant program supports small, grassroots activist organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and are working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. Grants will be awarded in support of projects that are action-oriented, build public involvement and support, are focused on root causes, and demonstrate a commitment to long-term change. In addition to the corporate grant program, each Patagonia retail store administers a local grants program. Retail store grant applications are accepted year-round.
Grant Amount: Grants of up to $15,000 are available.
Eligibility: The company only funds organizations with 501(c)(3) status or an eligible fiscal sponsor. Grants are not provided for general environmental education efforts; land acquisition, land trusts, or conservation easements; research (unless it is in direct support of a developed plan for specific action to alleviate an environmental problem); environmental conferences; endowment funds; political campaigns; or green-building projects.
Due Date: The two annual deadlines are April 30, 2017 and August 31, 2017.
For more information, visit: http://www.patagonia.com/grant-guidelines.html
Other / Miscellaneous
The J.M. Kaplan Fund is accepting first-round applications for its 2017 J.M.K. Innovation Prize.
Through the biannual program, the foundation will award up to ten prizes to individuals or teams in the U.S. working to address a pressing need through social sector innovation. The prize will provide support for interdisciplinary innovation in the fields of cultural heritage, human rights, the built environment, and the natural environment.
The prize is designed to support high-risk, early-stage ideas that represent a game-changing answer to a clearly identified need; demonstrate an interdisciplinary or hybridized approach, ideally involving at least two of the four areas of interest to the fund; demonstrate the potential to develop an actionable pilot or prototype with prize funding; show potential to scale impact beyond the initial pilot or prototype; and hold out the promise to benefit multiple individuals, communities, or sectors through a clearly articulated theory of change.
Grant Amount: Ten prizes will be awarded. The prize will provide up to three years of support at $50,000 per year, as well as a $25,000 "bank" of funds available for technical assistance or targeted project expenses.
Eligibility: The Fund normally makes grants to organizations in the United States which have tax- exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (and are not private foundations within the meaning of section 107(c)(1) of the code), and to state colleges and universities. The Fund will also consider grant requests from organizations based outside the United States if they have documented equivalent 501(c)(3) status. The Fund does not make grants to individuals.
Due Date: April 28, 2017
For more information, visit: http://www.jmkfund.org/introduction2017-j-m-k-innovation-prize/
The Lawrence Foundation awards both program and operating support grants to nonprofit organizations. The foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes although the foundation’s interests are fairly diverse and may lead the foundation to support other areas on an occasional basis.
Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.
Eligibility: Eligible organizations must qualify for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Other organizations include public schools and libraries, without geographic restriction. The foundation receives more than a thousand grant requests a year and only funds about 5 percent (number, not dollars) of the requests it receives.
International charitable organizations, private foundations, for-profit businesses, individuals, churches, and religious, charter, and magnet schools are not eligible to apply for a grant from the foundation. In addition, grants are not awarded for computer or audiovisual equipment purchases or for music or garden programs (or related equipment). Also ineligible for funding are programs and equipment for physical education, recreation, theater performance, hospices or old age homes, political lobbying activities, and voter registration, as well as dinners, balls, and other ticketed events.
Due Date: April 30, 2017
For more information, visit: http://www.thelawrencefoundation.org/grants/grant-guidelines/
Other / Miscellaneous
The goal of the Mary Kay Foundation is to eliminate domestic violence. As part of this effort, the foundation makes grants to organizations in the United States that operate emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence.
Grant Amount: Total funding available is $1,000,000.
Eligibility: Only applicants operating an emergency shelter (immediate overnight housing) for victims of domestic violence are eligible for a grant. Applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Due Date: April 30,2017
For more information, visit: http://www.marykayfoundation.org/Pages/ShelterGrantProgram.aspx
Criminal Justice Prevention and Victim Services
The Archer Charitable Foundation supports a broad range of philanthropic purposes in the arts and culture, health and social services with an emphasis on child welfare.
•Demonstrate the potential significant and long-term impact achieved by funding their program or project,
•Communicate a clear plan for timely implementation,
•Promote volunteer participation and citizen involvement,
•Address relevant issues and identify legitimate problems affecting the respective community in which such organization provides its programs and services,
•Demonstrate that the project cannot be4 accomplished without external funding, and
•Exhibit effective and resourceful fundraising practices, such as matching grants and contributions from other donors, benefiting both the organization and the community.
Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations with audited financial statements that are not classified as private foundations.
Due Date: April 30, 2017. Pre-Application Summary, include a cover letter and any other materials or information that you believe will assist the Foundation in evaluating your request. Please mail five sets of all preliminary application materials (i.e., cover letter, Pre-Application Summary, and support materials) to the Foundation.
For more information, visit: http://thearcherfoundation.org/grant-information
Other / Miscellaneous
The Anna Allor Burdick (ALB) Program seeks to empower young women through education about healthy reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life. The program focuses particularly on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding sexual and reproductive health, including comprehensive and unbiased information on contraception and pregnancy termination. The Foundation is interested in programs serving young women who are disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, lack of comprehensive sex education,
hostile public policy, or other factors leading to inadequate sexual and reproductive health. The ALB Program is particularly interested in supporting new programs or initiatives, or innovations in successful programs. Programs at new or small organizations, including those with a grassroots base, that are capable of delivering excellent services will also be considered.
The ALB Program typically does not support general operations, ongoing programs, or existing staff positions. Programs should:
•have a comprehensive approach to SRH education that includes unbiased information on all options
•include novel ideas or innovative methods of delivering information
•define clear goals and intended outcomes as well as a feasible plan to assess impact and success
•be exemplars for replication if successful
•be economically sustainable if successful
Programs that incorporate advocacy or policy change, consistent with IRS 501(c)(3) status, are of particular interest.
Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $10,000 to $35,000.
Eligibility: Applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code and defined as “not a private foundation” under section 509(a) of the Code.
Due Date: Concept letters are due May 1, 2017.
For more information, visit: The Allor Foundation Accepting Applications for Reproductive Health Education
Health and Wellness
The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its 2017 Greater Value Portfolio grant program. Through the program, the foundation will award three-, four-, and five-year grants for projects with an innovative approach to achieving a higher-value healthcare system. The goal of the program is to test new approaches and tools that organizations can readily use to improve the value of the health care they provide to their patients and communities.
Eligible topics include strategies that significantly increase the value of traditionally high-cost procedures through mechanisms such as medical tourism or specialty treatment certs; methods or approaches that reduce routine treatments, tests, and screenings for patients for whom the potential harms 9including financial) outweigh potential benefits; efforts to provide consumers with the tools to make decisions about their health care that are based on value in addition to other patient-centered factors; strategies that encourage providers and their patients with serious illness to engage in difficult conversations about preferences and trade-offs related to alternative treatment options; efforts to identify, highlight, and resolve structural disincentives to greater value or inefficiencies with systems or across healthcare settings; the creation of economic models that address current financial disincentives for systemic change (ie., paying for current programs with future savings or paying for social determinants of health with the savings from lower clinical services); and worthy, inexpensive clinical interventions that are currently underused.
Grant Amount: Grant of up to $600,000.
Eligibility: The program is open to investigators at tax-exempt organizations in the United States.
Due Date: Letters of Intent must be received no later than May 1, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by July 31, 2017.
For more information, visit: http://donaghue.org/wp-content/uploads/Greater-Value-Grant- Announcement-2017.pdf
Other / Miscellaneous
The Conservation Alliance, a group of outdoor businesses that seeks to protect threatened wild places in North America, seeks to protect the waterways and wildlands on which its customers recreate and wildlife thrives. Grants will be awarded for projects that seek to secure permanent and quantifiable protection of a specific waterway or wildland. Priority will be given to landscape-scale projects that have a clear benefit for habitat. In addition, campaigns should engage grassroots citizen action in support of the effort and have a clear recreational benefit.
Grant Amount: Grants of up to $50,000 available.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization. However, before applying for funding, an organization must be nominated by one of the alliance's member companies.
Due Date: To be eligible, nominations must be received no later than May 1, 2017. Upon review, selected nominees will be invited to submit a full proposal by June 1, 2017.
For more information, visit: http://www.conservationalliance.com/funding-criteria/
Other / Miscellaneous