Funding and Resource Opportunities | January 2019

January 24, 2019
| by Editor |

This month’s roundup features an opportunity for nonprofit leadership training through Harvard Business School, plus new listings for nonprofits working in STEM education, environmental protection, employment for adults with disabilities, social and educational experiences for people with autism, child well-being, domestic violence relief, and much more.

Motorola Solutions Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Feb. 4
Grants of up to $50,000 will go to programs that best align with three priority areas: STEM education, public safety education, and blended public safety and technology education. Lawrenceville nonprofits are especially encouraged to apply. View details.

Reinvestment Fund / USDA Rural Development
Healthy Food Financing Initiative
Deadline: Feb. 14
Grants from $25,000 to $250,000, plus technical assistance, will go to support healthy food retail projects targeting underserved areas with low- and moderate-income populations. View details.

AmerisourceBergen Foundation
Opioid Resource Grant Program
Deadline: Feb. 15
Grants will go to support organizations in two efforts related to the opioid abuse epidemic: safe disposal of medications and education around opioid abuse prevention, focusing on innovative solutions. View details.

Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Justice Small Grants
Deadline: Feb. 15
Designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks, including public health issues, this program provides up to $30,000 for projects that are associated with at least one qualified environmental statute. View details.

The Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta
HBS Social Enterprise Executive Education Scholarships
Deadline: Feb. 15
Scholarships are available to nonprofit executives for two summer 2019 programs held on the Harvard University campus, Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations and Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management. View details.

Kids Gardening / Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation
Gro More Grassroots Grant
Deadline: Feb. 15
Awards provide up to $1,000 in funding for the development or expansion of youth gardening programs and greenspaces. View details.

Merancas Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Feb. 15
Grants of up to $500,000 will go to capital campaigns and annual campaigns for nonprofits working in one or more of the following areas: social services, health and welfare, children’s education, vocational training, English as a second language, and disaster relief. View details.

MAP Fund
Grant Program
Deadline: Feb. 15
Grants of up to $45,000 will go to support original live performances that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, in particular those that question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy in America. View details.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation / Wells Fargo
Resilient Communities
Deadline: Feb. 19
To help communities prepare for the environmental challenges of the future, grants will be given to support projects in one of two categories: Regional Adaptation through Regional Conservation (up to $500,000) and Community Capacity Building and Demonstration (up to $250,000). View details.

Kessler Foundation
Signature Employment Grants
Deadline: Feb. 22
To help resolve high unemployment and underemployment among individuals with disabilities, grants of up to $500,000 will go to support new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, and social ventures. View details.

National Endowment for the Arts
ART WORKS
Deadline: Feb. 19
Funding of up to $100,000 is available for projects in one of three areas: increasing student knowledge and skills in the arts; strengthening the practice of educators and/or civic leaders who teach art; or ensuring that entire schools, districts, and/or states participate in the arts. View details.

Express Scripts Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Feb. 28
Grants are awarded to nonprofits working to do one of the following: enable access to health and medical services, educate underserved youth, support pharmacy education, serve U.S. military troops and families, aid children and families in need, or provide disaster relief. View details.

Autism Speaks
Grants for Service Providers
Deadline: March 1
Funding programs that provide social and educational experiences for people with autism, grants of up to $5,000 will be given in two categories: The Local Impact Grant Program, supporting local services; and the Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program, supporting innovative community programs for all ages. View details.

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Fund for a Just Society
Deadline: March 15
Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to active campaigns aimed at creating systemic change in the structures that affect the lives of those who have been excluded from resources, power, and the right to self-determination. View details.

Word of Children
2019 Awards
Deadline: March 31
Recognizing individuals making a difference in the lives of children through proven, high-impact programs, grants of at least $50,000 are bestowed in four award categories – Protection, Education. Humanitarian, Health – and at least $25,000 in the award category for Youth. View details.

Action for Healthy Kids
Game On Grants
Deadline: April 5
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to schools for the support of physical activity and nutrition initiatives needed for national recognition as a health-promoting school. View details.

Action for Healthy Kids
School Breakfast Grants
Deadline: April 5
Schools will receive grants of up to $3,000 will go to support increased participation in school breakfast programs, either by launching a pilot program or expanding an existing program. View details.

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: April 15
Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to small organizations (budgets under $500,000)  workings to advance social and environmental justice and create sustainable and just-food systems. View details.

Lawrence Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: April 30
Grants go to organizations focusing on the environment, human services, and disaster relief, as well as other areas, typically in the amount of $5-10,000. View details.

Mary Kay Foundation
Domestic Violence Shelter Grants
Deadline: April 30
Grants will go to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state; last year, four grants went to Georgia organizations. View details.

Georgia Dept. of Administrative Services
Surplus Property Program
Deadline: Open
To redistribute surplus State and Federal property, the Department donates durable goods – including furniture, tools, office and medical equipment, vehicles, and more – to eligible nonprofits, subject to certain restrictions and a service charge. View details.

The Educational Foundation of America
Reproductive Health & Justice Program; Environment Program
Deadline: Open
The Environment Program supports collaborative efforts that will help accelrate the transition to a clean energy economy, especially efforts that bridge climate and democracy. The Reproductive Health & Justice Program supports efforts to improve access to abortion and contraception, especially in Appalachia. View details.

The Kresge Foundation
Human Services Program
Deadline: Open
Grants will go to support the advancement of human services that accelerate social and economic mobility for people with low income in America’s cities, with a focus on groundbreaking ideas and collaboration across multiple sectors. View details.

Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences
Grants program
Deadline: Open
Open to all people and organizations, no-strings-attached awards of $1,000 are granted monthly to support “awesome” projects – which might be novel or experimental, evoke surprise or delight, challenge or inspire – in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more. View details.

Cigna Foundation
World of Difference Grants
Deadline: Open
Grants support projects that help individuals understand the particular health equity challenges affecting them, and that assist them in finding services in their communities that address those challenges. View details.

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