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Funding and Resource Opportunities | January 2021

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Among the work covered by new opportunities this month: addressing structural racism; strengthening democracy; enhancing national forests and grasslands; educating youth in STEM subjects, job training, and literacy; improving the lives of those with spinal cord injuries; building new skateparks; and furthering peace.

Support opportunities are listed chronologically by deadline, with open-deadline appeals at the bottom. Entries highlighted in orange are new this month.

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► For our complete list of COVID-related support opportunities, check this continually-updated list, which also includes discount services.

AWARD opportunities

Global Warming Mitigation Project
Keeling Curve Prize
Deadline: February 10
Ten $25,000 prizes will support innovative climate change solutions in terms of capture and utilization, energy, finance, social and cultural pathways, or transport and mobility. View details.

GRANTS now available

Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation
Addressing Access to Care
Deadline: January 10
Two-year grants are available for projects demonstrating the benefits of new mental healthcare delivery methods or prevention approaches for children and adolescents. View details.

Frontline Solutions / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Elevate Initiative
Deadline: January 11 (initial application), February 12 (full proposal)
Ten grants of up to $300,000 will be awarded to nonprofits committed to social justice and addressing economic disparities resulting from structural racism. View details.

JAMS Foundation / Association for Conflict Resolution
Initiative for Students and Youth
Deadline: January 11 (initial proposal)
Grants support conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with them; see details for this year’s four focus areas. View details.

National Endowment for Democracy
Grant program
Deadline: January 11
Funding is available for nonprofits working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democtratic institutions. View details.

The Impact Fund
Grant program
Deadline: January 12 (letter of inquiry)
Funding is available for nonprofits seeking to advance social justice using impact litigation in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, or poverty law. View details.

► National Forest Foundation
Matching Awards
Deadline: January 13
On-the-ground projects to enhance forest health and outdoor experience in national forests and grasslands are eligible for 1-to-1 match funding. View details.

First Nations Development Institute
GATHER Food Sovereignty Grant
Deadline: January 14
Grants support work in Tribal Food Sovereignty – helping build Native community food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced, and supported by community policies. View details.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Preservation Assistance Grants
Deadline: January 14
Up to $15,000 in support is available to help small- and mid-sized nonprofits improve their ability to preserve and care for humanities collections of all kinds. View details.

Captain Planet Foundation
ecoSolution Grants
Deadline: January 15
Grants of up to $2,500 will support direct costs for youth-led, solution-oriented projects that result in real environmental outcomes. View details.

COPIC Medical Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: January 15
Funding supports initiatives that improve patient safety and quality of care through provider education and training, systems changes, tool development, or other means. View details.

Les Paul Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: January 15
Grants support programs that explore music innovation and engineering, as well as medical research on hearing loss. View details.

► National Trust for Historic Preservation
African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund
Deadline: January 15 (letter of intent), May 3 (full application)
Grants of up to $150,000 will support ongoing efforts to preserve places – landscapes, museums, and other sites – representing African American cultural heritage. View details.  

Department of Agriculture
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields
Deadline: January 21
Projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM fields are eligible for funding. View details.

PeopleForBikes
Community Grant Program
Deadline: January 22 (letter of interest)
Grants of up to $10,000 will support bicycle infrastructure and advocacy projects that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. View details.

Youth Service America / Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
Youth Grants
Deadline: January 22
Youth-led community service or fundraising projects addressing childhood hunger, and engaging at least 25 young volunteers, are eligible for grants of up $500. View details.

National Park Service
Save America’s Treasures
Deadline: January 26
Preservation efforts on behalf of historic properties or collections that convey the nation’s heritage are eligible for funding. View details.

National Endowment for the Arts
Big Read
Deadline: January 27
Nonprofits can apply to be part of the national Big Read initiative, netting them support to lead a community-wide reading and discussion program. View details.

The Skatepark Project
Grant program
Deadline: January 27
Grants of up to $2,500 will support the construction of new, quality skateparks in low-income communities. View details.

Lever for Change / W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Racial Equity 2030
Deadline: January 28, 2021 (registration), February 25 (application)
Ideas to transform the systems that uphold inequity are eligible for funding; solutions must embrace racial justice and be co-led by members of communities most affected. View details.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program
Deadline: January 28
Financial assistance is available for diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds, and the species and habitats they support. View details.

Council on Library and Information Resources
Recordings at Risk
Deadline: January 29, 2021
Grants up to $50,000 are available to support nonprofits that are using digital reformatting to preserve rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of scholarly value. View details.

Sky Ranch Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: January 31 (letter of inquiry)
Funding supports work with at-risk youth, particularly those serving clients aged 11 to 18 in avoiding or recovering from involvement with the criminal justice system. View details.

American Honda Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: February 1
Grants of up to $75,000 are available for youth education programs with a focus on STEM subjects, the environment, job training, and literacy. View details.

Clif Bar Family Foundation
Small Grants
Deadline: February 1
Funding available for work protecting the Earth, createing healthy food systems and outdoor opportunities, reducing environmental hazards, and building strong communities. View details.    

► Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Creating Opportunity & Independence
Deadline: February 1 (letter of intent), April 23 (full application)
Grants of up to $100,000 will support services that help improve the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries. View details.

Looking Out Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: February 1
Up to $5,000 for work in any of a number of areas, including disadvantaged youth, health, community development, gender equality, the environment, the arts, and more. View details.

New Earth Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: February 1 (letter of inquiry), May 1 (full application)
Grants are available for innovative projects with the potential to enhance life on the planet, further peace, and brighten prospects for the future. View details.

AmeriCorps Seniors
Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program Expansion Competition
Deadline: February 3
Funds are available for nonprofits that increase the impact of volunteers age 55 and older on local community needs across several priority areas. View details.

Department of Agriculture
Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants
Deadline: February 4
Education nonprofits strengthening the workforce for the food and agriculture sciences industries are eligible to apply for funding of up to $300,000. View details.

The Sapelo Foundation
Social Justice
Deadline: February 15
Supports work advancing social justice for Georgians, prioritizing collaboration, capacity-building, communities of color, and rural communities. View details.

Monarch Butterfly Fund
Small Grants Program
Deadline: March 1
A limited number of grants are available for U.S. nonprofits that support conservation of monarch butterflies or their habitat. View details.

Previously-listed OPEN deadlines

  • Anthem Foundation | Social drivers of health issues. View details.
  • Bob Barker Company Foundation | Reentry post-incarceration. View details.
  • Cornell Douglas Foundation | Environmental health and justice, K-12 financial literacy. View details.
  • Craig Newmark Philanthropies | Grassroots efforts. View details.
  • David Rockefeller Fund | The arts, criminal justice, environment. View details.
  • First Horizon Foundation | Atlanta-area arts and culture, education, leadership, environment, financial literacy, health, human services. View details.
  • The Glaser Progress Foundation | Measuring progress, independent and unheard voices. View details.
  • The Home Depot Foundation | Volunteerism. View details.
  • Kars4Kids | Education, mentoring, youth development. View details.
  • Lyft | Essential goods delivery or client transportation; COVID-related. View details.
  • MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation | Youth baseball and softball. View details.
  • MUFG Union Bank Foundation | Atlanta-area affordable housing, economic development, social and economic justice. View details.
  • National Geographic | Remote learning in science, social studies, or geography; COVID-related. View details.
  • Public Welfare Foundation | Criminal and youth justice system reform. View details.
  • School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network | School-based telehealth programs; COVID-related. View details.
  • The Solutions Project | Transition to clean energy. View details.
  • Wish You Well Foundation | Literacy skills for adults. View details.

► These opportunities have been sourced from Candid’s Philanthropy News Digest, GrantStation, and Grant Gopher, as well as grantmakers’ online notices.

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