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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

For more information, visit: https://www.fundersnetwork.org/partners-for-places/

 


Jan 31 2018

The U.S. Bank Foundation embraces diversity in communities. The U.S. Bank Community Possible platform invests in economic development by supporting efforts to create stable jobs, better homes, and vibrant communities.

Funding Types:

•Program/Project Grants: A Program/project grant is given to support a specific, connected set of activities, with a beginning and an end, explicit objective and a predetermined cost. They consider highly effective and innovative programs that meet the Community Possible grant focus areas.

•Operating Grants: An Operating grant given to cover an organization’s day-to-day, ongoing expenses, such as salaries, utilities, office supplies, etc. They consider operating support requests from organizations where the entire mission of the organizations it’s a Community Possible grant focus area. 

Grant Amount: Grants amounts not specified.

Eligibility: Organizations must have tax-exempt status under IRS section 501c(3) and certify that they maintain a non-discrimination policy.

Due Date: January 31, 2018

For more information, visit: https://www.usbank.com/community/community-possible-grant- program.aspx

 


Mar 05 2018

The Vodafone Americas Foundation has announced its tenth annual Wireless Innovation Project, which offers applicants the opportunity to win up to $300,000 for innovative mobile solutions with potential to solve critical global problems.

The program is designed to recognize the growth taking place in mobile innovation and the potential for mobile and wireless technology to help solve critical social problems around the world. Winners in previous years have received additional funding that has enabled them to further develop and grow their innovations as well as hire talent.

The mobile and wireless solution must have the potential to solve a problem in the areas of access to education, health, access to communication, economic development, and the environment/disaster relief. The project just be a stage of research where an advanced prototype of field/marketing test can occur during the award period, and t technology should have the potential for replication and large- scale impact.

Grant Amount: Awards include: first-place, $300,000, second-place $200,000, and third-place $100,000.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization, university, NGO, or social entrepreneur with a 501(c)(3) status. If you are not a nonprofit, applicant must have a nonprofit partner.

Due Date: March 5, 2018

For more information, visit: http://www.globenewswire.com/news- release/2017/10/10/1143904/0/en/Vodafone-Americas-Foundation-Call-for-Entries-for-Tenth- Annual-Wireless-Innovation-Project.html

 


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