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Aug 02 2017

Resist is Accepting Applications for General Support of Grassroots Justice and Liberation Movements

Resist supports people's movements for justice and liberation by redistributing resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world. The foundation funds organizations that:

•organize within communities for structural social and economic change

•work in alliance and coalition with other social justice organizations

•have an intersectional / cross-issue analysis

•are led by frontline communities and/or be in solidarity with frontline communities The foundation does not fund any of the following:

•social service or research projects

•legal defense costs or lawsuit projects not directly connected to a progressive organizing campaign

•material aid campaigns

•individuals

•projects whose primary work is outside the United States

•the development or production of films, videos or radio projects

•publications, media or cultural projects not directly connected to a progressive organizing campaign

•capital campaigns, capital projects, or endowments

•organizations with access to traditional sources of funding

•other foundations or grant-giving organizations

•organizations with annual budgets over $150,000 Grant Amount: Grants of up to $4,000 are available. Eligibility:  Applicants must:

•have an organizational budget under $150,000 per year

•carry out most of their work in the United States

•submit progress reports for all prior Resist grants

•be a nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 status as determined by the IRS, be a federally recognized American Indian tribal government or agency, be sponsored by one of the above, or contact Resist prior to applying.

Due Date: August 2, 2017

For more information, visit: http://resist.org/about/mission

 


Aug 05 2017

The Administration for Community Living Announces Funding for Strengthening Coordinated Transportation Systems for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) seeks to build upon work previously done in this area by promoting continued and expanded engagement in national peer-to-peer networks, furthering the design and implementation of small grants demonstration programs at the community level, strengthening and refining evaluation and continuous improvement processes, and expanding dissemination activities. The goal of this five-year project is to build upon proven models and approaches that can be used by states and communities across the country to involve people with disabilities and older adults in the design and implementation of coordinated transportation systems in ways that successfully make those systems responsive to the needs of these populations. The successful applicant will be expected to build upon the advancements made in this area over the previous five years by continuing to establish and expand the partnerships necessary to ensure full inclusion of persons with disabilities and older adults in transportation policy and program development, further growing and developing peer-to-peer support networks for the purposes of knowledge sharing and capacity building, further stimulating inclusive transportation planning and service provision through the administration of a small grants demonstration program, and developing in collaboration with ACL a detailed evaluation program. Collect and synthesize information relevant to new and emerging practices experienced in the field.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $1,000,000 are available. 

Eligibility:  This funding opportunity is unrestricted.

Due Date: August 5, 2017

For more information, visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view- opportunity.html?oppId=293207

 


Aug 05 2017

The Administration for Community Living Announces Funding for Strengthening Coordinated Transportation Systems for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) seeks to build upon work previously done in this area by promoting continued and expanded engagement in national peer-to-peer networks, furthering the design and implementation of small grants demonstration programs at the community level, strengthening and refining evaluation and continuous improvement processes, and expanding dissemination activities. The goal of this five-year project is to build upon proven models and approaches that can be used by states and communities across the country to involve people with disabilities and older adults in the design and implementation of coordinated transportation systems in ways that successfully make those systems responsive to the needs of these populations. The successful applicant will be expected to build upon the advancements made in this area over the previous five years by continuing to establish and expand the partnerships necessary to ensure full inclusion of persons with disabilities and older adults in transportation policy and program development, further growing and developing peer-to-peer support networks for the purposes of knowledge sharing and capacity building, further stimulating inclusive transportation planning and service provision through the administration of a small grants demonstration program, and developing in collaboration with ACL a detailed evaluation program. Collect and synthesize information relevant to new and emerging practices experienced in the field.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $1,000,000 are available. 

Eligibility:  This funding opportunity is unrestricted.

Due Date: August 5, 2017

For more information, visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view- opportunity.html?oppId=293207

 


Aug 25 2017

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation Invites Applications for Community Improvement Projects

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation invites applications for its Community Partners grant program. This program helps build better communities by providing monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations and municipalities looking for support of high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements. The Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteer program may provide to some grant recipients store volunteers to help supplement the labor of projects. Applicants are encouraged to speak to their local store manager to see if this is a possibility before applying.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $2,000 to $100,000.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be an established 501(c)3 nonprofit organization for two years or a municipality where Lowe’s operates stores and distribution centers.

Due Date: The fall grant cycle begins July 3, 2017 and ends August 25, 2017.

For more information, visit: https://newsroom.lowes.com/apply-for-a-grant/

 


Sep 15 2017

The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Accepting Applications for Community Organizing

The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUAC) is accepting proposals from non- Unitarian Universalist groups in the U.S. and Canada for community organizing campaigns aimed at creating systemic change in the economic, social, and political structures that affect the lives of those who have been excluded from resources, power, and the right to determination.  Through the Fund for a Just Society, UUAC supports projects that are less likely to receive conventional funding because of the innovative or challenging nature of the work or the economic and social status of the constituency. Priority is given to active, specific campaigns to create change in the economic, social, and political structures that affect their lives. The applying organization’s infrastructure, including leadership, membership and systems of accountability should be developed by the time of the application.

Grant Amount: The maximum grant award is $15,000, and most grants will range between $6,000 and $8,000.

Eligibility: UUAC does not fund social services, educational programs, or advocacy projects, or for re- granting, equipment purchases, capital campaigns, politically partisan efforts, educational institutions, medical or scientific research, or cultural programs. The organization will consider funding for films, publications, or curricula if they are an integral part of a strategy of collective action for social change. UUAC does not fund individuals.

Due Date: September 15, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.uufunding.org/fund-for-a-just-society.html

 


Dec 29 2017

The Economic Development Administration Accepting Applications for Investments in Economic Development

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is seeking applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $100,000 to $3,00,000

Eligibility: Eligible organizations include: 

•City and County governments

•Native America tribal governments and organizations

•Nonprofits

•Others

Due Date: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information, visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view- opportunity.html?oppId=290874

 


Dec 29 2017

The Nathan Cummings Foundation Accepting Applications for Inclusive Clean Economies, Racial and Economic Justice, Corporate and Political Accountability, and Arts and Culture

The Nathan Cummings Foundation is committed to creating a more just, vibrant, sustainable and democratic society. Grants focus on finding solutions to the climate crisis and growing inequality and aim to transform the systems and mindsets that hinder progress toward a more sustainable and equitable future for all people, particularly women and people of color.

The Foundation invests in four focus areas:

•Accelerating a just transition to a more inclusive clean economy, where communities on the front lines are creating solutions to the climate crisis and where prosperity for all people is not at odds with a healthy environment. 

•Advancing racial and economic justice, by unlocking markets that have excluded generations from economic opportunity, reforming systems that criminalize and lifting up new models of democratic inclusion.

•Increasing corporate and political accountability, spurring greater transparency and more democratic systems and structures.

•Harnessing the transformative power of the arts, contemplative practice and religious traditions to change hearts and minds by amplifying the voices, creativity and culture that can build empathy, nurture compassion and shift narratives about race, class, gender and ethnicity, who has power and how we value the planet.

Grant Amount: Grant amount not specified.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants must be 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Due Date: Letters of Inquiry are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed within 60 days.

For more information, visit: http://nathancummings.net

 


Dec 29 2017

Third Wave Provides Rapid Response Funding for Youth Activism and Gender Justice Programs

Third Wave’s Mobilize Power Fund is a rapid response fund that supports the leadership of young women of color, trans, gender non-conforming, queer, and intersex youth under 35 in social movements. The fund may support actions against criminalization and violence, urgent community organizing or direct action, unanticipated legislative or ballot initiative campaigns, leadership training or participatory action research, healing and healing justice work, legal or bail fees, marches or rallies. These actions should specifically address patriarchy, transphobia, homophobia, gender inequity, or gender-based violence, racial justice, economic justice, immigration justice, reproductive justice, health and HIV/AIDS justice, trans/intersex/queer justice, disability justice, healing justice, anti- violence and/or anti-criminalization work.

Campaigns, efforts, or organizations must be led by the communities they serve and be responsive and accountable to those communities. The event or situation must be unanticipated and require urgent or timely action that is well thought out with clear goals and desired outcomes.

Grant Amount: Grant awards of up to $3,000 are available. Larger grants may be made on a case-by- case basis.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be organizations with budgets under $500,000 and that are based in areas with limited access to philanthropic resources are prioritized. Organizations do not need a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or a fiscal sponsor to receive funding. Third Wave strongly encourages grassroots organizations, groups, and collectives led by and for young people of color and low-income communities to apply.

Due Date: Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed the 15th day of the month.

For more information, visit: http://thirdwavefund.org/mobilize-power-fund.html

 


Dec 31 2017

The Home Depot Foundation Invites Applications for Volunteer Projects Focused on Community Enhancement

The Home Depot Foundation supports designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. The primary goal of the program is to provide grants and volunteer opportunities to support the renovation, refurbishment, retrofitting, accessibility modifications, and/or weatherization of existing homes, centers, schools and other similar facilities. Grants must support work completed by community volunteers in the U.S. and projects must be completed within six months following notification that the grant has been awarded.

Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered:

•Repairs, refurbishments, and modifications specific to ADA compliance or safety regulations to low-income and/or transitional housing, or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.)

•Weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional housing, or community facilities 

•Engage community members as volunteers to help other veterans in their community through service projects focusing on the renovation, repair and improvement of homes and other properties

Grant Amount: Grants are solely given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services up to $5,000.

Eligibility: Organizations who have received funding through The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grant Program must wait 12 months after notification of award before applying for additional grants through this program. Organizations must be in existence for at least one year. Organizations should be willing to submit stories and pictures of the project upon completion.

The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grant Program does not make grants to support the following:

•Nonprofit organizations that have been in existence for less than one year

•Churches and religious organizations whose improvement project primarily serves their congregation and not the overall community

•Scholarships or other direct support to individuals or families

•Fraternal, political, labor, athletic or social organizations, civic clubs, candidates or projects

•Fundraising sponsorship or prizes for events such as conferences, festivals, dinners, sports competitions, art exhibits, fundraisers (e.g. dinners, walks/runs/relays, golf tournaments and auctions)

•Requests for The Home Depot’s Kids Workshop kits and/or aprons

•Capital campaigns, endowments or endowed chairs

•Film, music, television, video or media production projects or broadcast underwriting

•Goodwill advertising or marketing

•Any other support that does not meet the IRS’s definition of a charitable purpose

Due Date: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis through December.

For more information, visit: https://corporate.homedepot.com/grants/community-impact-grants

 


Dec 31 2017

The Wallace Global Fund Supports Progressive Social Movement Initiatives

The Wallace Global Fund seeks to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends. Grants are provided for initiatives at the national and global levels, as well as for significant local or regional programs offering the potential to leverage broader impact.

Grants focus on nonprofit organizations and non-governmental organizations that are catalyzing significant change in line with one of the following priority areas: Challenge Corporate Power, Defend and Renew Democracy, Protect the Environment, Promote Truth and Creative Freedom in Media, and Advance Women’s Human Rights and Empowerment.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Due Date: Online letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time.

For more information, visit: http://wgf.org/grants/

 


Dec 31 2017

The Economic Development Authority Seeking Applications for Economic Development Strategies

The Economic Development Authority solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities, including communities and regions that have been impacted, or can reasonably demonstrate that they will be impacted, by coal mining or coal power plant employment loss, or employment loss in the supply chain industries of either. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $100,000 to $3,000,000.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include:

  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Special district governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
  • City or township governments
  • State governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Due Date: There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity.

For more information, visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view- opportunity.html?oppId=294771

 


Dec 31 2017

JP Morgan Chase Accepting Applications for Programs which Support Financial Capability, Small Business Development, Affordable Housing and Workforce Readiness

JPMorgan Chase believes that the company has a fundamental responsibility to help clients and our communities navigate a complex global economy and address their economic and social challenges. JPMorgan Chase works with community partners to create pathways to opportunity by supporting workforce development, financial capability, small business development and community development in the regions where they do business.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. JPMorgan Chase does not fund certain organizations and activities regardless of tax status. See website below for further detail.

Due Date: Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, visit: https://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Corporate- Responsibility/grant-programs-us.htm

 


Dec 31 2017

The Walmart Foundation Accepting Applications for Hunger Relief, Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Economic Empowerment for Women, and Career Opportunities

The Walmart Foundation is accepting applications through its Community Grant Program for local nonprofit organizations within the service area of individual Walmart stores. Grants will be awarded in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, and/or career opportunities.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range up to $2,500.

Eligibility: To be eligible, an organization must hold current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), (4), (6) or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code; be a recognized government entity: state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes; be a K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large.

Due Date: December 31, 2017

For more information, visit: http://giving.walmart.com/apply-for-grants/local-giving-guidelines

 


Dec 31 2017

The Public Welfare Foundation is Accepting Letter of Inquiry to Support Transformative Change Efforts

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change.

The three focus areas include:

1.Criminal Justice Program: Supports groups that are working to end over-incarceration of adults in the U.S. while also aiming to reduce racial disparities. 

2.Juvenile Justice Programs: Supports groups working to end the criminalization and reliance on incarceration of youth in the U.S.

3.Workers’ Right Program: Supports policy and system reforms to improve the lives of low-wage working people in the U.S., with a focus on securing their basic legal rights to safe, healthy and fair conditions at work.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts are not specified.

Eligibility: Private, nonprofit U.S. based organization, with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and which is not a private foundation are eligible.

Due Date: Letters of Inquiry are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Selected organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal.

For more information, visit: http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/faqs/#submitting-an-loi

 


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