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May 31 2017

Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards Seeking Nominations for Creators or Founders of Social Impact Organizations

The Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards recognizes pioneering individuals who have persevered in their commitment to making the world a better place for women and/or children in the areas of health, education, social reform and esteem. One grand-prize winner and two runners up from among all eligible applications received, based on the following criteria:

•High impact – The nominee’s organization highly impacts low- to middle-income women and/or children in the US and its work has resulted in clear benefits to these populations.

•Innovative & Responsive Approach – The nominee’s organization has an innovative and entrepreneurial approach that addresses a challenge and its vision in a unique way. The organization is also driven by its efforts to identify community needs, and, in response, bui ld programming and services to affect those needs.

•Off the Grid – At the time when nominees are evaluated in this contest, the organization and its programming are not widely known, and are positioned to leverage the funding and/or the visibility provided should it win a Jaffe Award.

•Scalable – The organization can be expanded/replicated and applied to other locations.

•High Caliber of Leadership – The leadership of the nominee’s organization – including the nominee – has the ability to create, advocate, and influence the organization’s vision.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning nominee’s organization, not to the individual nominee in his or her individual capacity. No nominee will receive a prize for personal use and no nominator will receive a prize of any kind in this Contest.

Grant Amount: The grand-prize winner’s organization will receive $100,000 for its program. The organization of each runner up will receive a $25,000 award for its program.

Eligibility: To be eligible, nominees must be legal residents of one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, be at least eighteen (18) years old on the date of nomination in this contest, and the creator or founder of a social impact organization (“Organization”) that:

•Is either (i) a legal entity that has itself received and maintains 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service throughout the entire contest (including, as applicable, the prize fulfillment process) or (ii) holds a formalized, written fiscal-sponsorship arrangement with a legal entity that has received and maintains 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service throughout the entire contest (including, as applicable, the prize fulfillment process) (“Fiscal Sponsor”),

•Is independent and autonomous and must not be substantially supported by, or serve the purpose of promoting, religious or political organizations or beliefs (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Nominee must be the Organization’s principal decision maker in management and development matters. Organizations that were started under the direction of an existing third-party organization (i.e., any entity other than the Organization created by the nominee) do not meet this requirement and are ineligible in this Contest. (Organizations with a Fiscal Sponsor may still be considered autonomous and satisfy this requirement as determined by Sponsor in its discretion.),

Nominee must be a natural person. While nominee must have created or founded an Organization, entities are not eligible nominees in this contest and the Organization itself cannot be nominated. Employees, officers, directors, members, managers, agents, and representatives and family members of such individuals (or people living in the same household whether related or not) of Sponsor, Ascena Retail Group, Inc., and any of their subsidiaries or affiliates (including, but not limited to, The Dress Barn, Inc., Maurices Incorporated, Tween Brands, Inc., Lane Bryant, Inc., Catherine’s, Inc., and ANN INC.), TCC Group, Inc., any other entities participating in the design, promotion, marketing, administration, or fulfillment of this contest, or any of their respective parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates are not eligible to be a nominee. For purposes of this Contest, the term “family member” is defined as spouse, partner, parent, legal guardian, in-law, grandparent, child, or grandchild.

Due Date: May 31, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.jaffeawards.com/jaffe/home.aspx

 


Jun 09 2017

The Legal Services Trust Fund Program of the State Bar of California Accepting Applications for Civil Legal Services for Low-Income Californians

The Legal Services Trust Fund Program of The State Bar of California makes grants to nonprofit organizations that provide free civil legal services to low-income Californians. These funds are allocated among approximately 100 nonprofit organizations in California each grant year. Nonprofit corporations that provide free civil legal services to low-income Californians as their principal purpose and function can qualify to receive grants through the Trust Fund Program as Legal Services Projects. Nonprofits that provide significant levels of legal technical assistance, legal training, or advocacy support to eligible Legal Services Projects can qualify as Support Centers, if these constitute their principal activities.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal services as their principal purpose and function or significant levels of legal technical assistance, training or advocacy.

Due Date: June 9, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/AboutUs/LegalAidGrants.aspx

 


Jun 30 2017

The David Bohnett Foundation Offers Funding to Support Social Activism

The mission of the David Bohnett Foundation is to improve society through social activism. The Foundation supports innovative nonprofit organizations that address the following areas:

•The LGBT Community category focuses on national and Southern California organizations that provide equal rights and protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community.

•The CyberCenters category promotes the development of computer labs at LGBT community centers.

•The Gun Violence Prevention category strives to reduce gun violence through research, advocacy, and community empowerment.

•The Leadership Initiatives category supports the development of the next generation of municipal leaders. The Animal Language category focuses on scientific and academic animal language research.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts are not specified.

Eligibility: All eligible organizations must have a 501(c)(3) IRS designation and must fit within the David Bohnett Foundation planned giving areas as described above. The David Bohnett Foundation does not accept grant applications or inquiries for individuals, videos or other film productions, or organizations outside the US.

Due Date: Letters of Inquiry are due June 30, 2017, and applications are due July 31, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://www.bohnettfoundation.org/applying-for-a-grant/

 


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

 


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

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

 


Dec 31 2017

The County of Riverside Announces Funding for Innovative Programs, Projects and Services

The County of Riverside Purchasing and Fleet Services Department, on behalf of the Community Action Commission (CAC) and Community Action Partnership of Riverside County (CAP Riverside) seeks to fund innovative programs, projects, and services county-wide that address one of four (4) top priorities identified in the 2015 CAP Riverside Community Needs Assessment:

•employment and/or employment training

•cost of living -- safe and affordable childcare, or spaying/neutering services

•access to social services or technology

•safe, quality, after hours/after school community youth programs.

CAP Riverside’s purpose is to support high-impact community initiatives that facilitate the agency’s vision and mission to end poverty in Riverside County. All programs must benefit Riverside County residents living at or below poverty level as per the current Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Income Poverty Guidelines. All proposed programs must focus on moving families out of poverty, build on existing community resources and assets and provide services authorized under the CSBG funding.

Grant Amount: $125,000 is available for each priority area. 

Eligibility:   Programs/services must be sustainable beyond CSBG funding.  CAP Riverside will not fund projects that are solely dependent upon CSBG funding because of lack of funding, thus causing the termination of a program. Proposals for services outside the scope of identified funding priorities and/or service area (Riverside County) will not be considered for funding.  CAP Riverside will not fund construction of facilities, purchase of property or materials for rehabilitation of dwellings.

Applicants may apply for one or more funding priorities (on separate applications); however, only one grant will be awarded to any one applicant.

Due Date: This is an ongoing opportunity.

For more information, please contact: Richard P Strickland, CPPB at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (951) 358-3957