I thank Tumia Romero, Deputy Chief of Staff to Congressman Danny K. Davis, for providing the following grant listings.
Arts and Culture
First Peoples Fund Seeks Native American Artist-Entrepreneurs for Business Leadership Program
One-year fellowships of up to $5,000 as well technical assistance will be awarded to professional Native American artists to help develop their small business skills….
Posted on May 25, 2012
Deadline: September 1, 2012
Children and Youth
Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation Offers Funding for Innovative Services to Benefit Underprivileged Youth
Grants of up to $25,000 are available to nonprofits providing innovative services to help underprivileged youth reach their full potential….
Posted on May 27, 2012
Deadline: July 18, 2012
Kresge, Lumina Foundations Announce Grant Opportunity to Help Ensure Community College Transfer Students Receive Credit for Coursework
Two-year grants of up to $600,000 will be awarded to state education systems and nonprofit partners working to ensure that students who transfer from community colleges to four-year colleges also receive credit and/or a credential for their work….
Posted on May 23, 2012
Deadline: June 27, 2012
Amie’s Place Foundation Offers Support for Programs to Help Keep People and Pets Together During Times of Crisis
LOIs are invited from national organizations that provide direct services to ailing children and adults, veterans, the frail elderly, and women and children fleeing domestic violence who risk losing their pets because no one is there to help them….
Posted on May 25, 2012
Knight Foundation Announces Second Round of News Challenge Media Innovation Contest Focused on Data
Funding will be awarded to individuals as well as organizations (nonprofit or commercial) from anywhere in the world for innovative digital media projects that help unlock the power of data by making it available, understandable, and actionable….
Posted on May 25, 2012
Deadline: June 20, 2012
American Sleep Medicine Foundation Announces Strategic Research Award for Research on Improving Healthcare Delivery
Up to two one-year grants of $75,000 will be awarded to doctors planning and conducting research aimed at improving healthcare delivery in the field of sleep medicine….
Posted on May 23, 2012
Deadline: August 15, 2012
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Invites Nurse Researchers to Apply for Pediatric Cancer Patient Care Grants
Two-year grants ranging in amount between $10,000 and $50,000 per year are available to nurse researchers at all levels of practice for projects to help nurses find better ways to care for children undergoing cancer treatment….
Posted on May 23, 2012
Deadline: August 1, 2012
Nominations Invited for Templeton Prize Honoring “Entrepreneurs of the Spirit”
The Templeton Prize, the largest annual cash award given to an individual, will be presented to a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension….
Posted on May 25, 2012
Deadline: July 1, 2012
American Medical Association Foundation to Award Grants for Grassroots Health Education
The AMA Foundation will award Healthy Living Grants of $8,000 to medical organizations working to provide educational programs that address the dangers of prescription drug abuse….
Posted on May 23, 2012
Deadline: July 16, 2012
Expiring This Month
State Farm Good Neighbor Student Acheivement Grant
State Farm™ is proud to team up with YSA (Youth Service America) to offer grants of up to $1,000 for programs enhancing student achievement through service-learning in K-12 public schools in all fifty US states, the District of Columbia, and in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick. Each grant engages participating teachers and students in a service and learning program that promotes academic achievement, workplace readiness, and stronger communities. The State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grant requires a 12 to 14 week Semester of Service™.
Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2012.
L’Oreal Women of Worth Awards
L’Oreal Paris, a division of L’Oreal USA, Inc., has announced the opening of the 2012 Women of Worth awards nomination period. Now in its seventh year, the Women of Worth program has honored and celebrated sixty women who are making a difference in their communities. L’Oreal Paris encourages people across the United States to nominate a woman they admire for her dedication to volunteerism and charitable efforts. A nominee should have a record of exemplary service within her community and the community at large, be able to demonstrate the impact of her work within her community, be aspirational and inspirational to others, demonstrate commitment to her cause, exemplify leadership, and be non-compensated for the activities for which she is nominated. Nominees must be women, legal residents of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia, consent to be nominated, and be 18 years of age or older at the time of nomination. The nominee’s volunteer activities must have occurred in the continental U.S. and have primarily benefited domestic American needs. All volunteer activities of the nominee must be unpaid and cannot include court-ordered community service; however, nominees who receive a nominal stipend for their service (such as in connection with a national service program) may be eligible. The volunteer activity should have lasted for at least six uninterrupted months and should be ongoing. Nominations may be submitted by individuals and organizations. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. Ten honorees will each receive $10,000 for her charitable cause, and one national honoree will be chosen via a public online vote to receive an additional $25,000 for her charity. All ten honorees will be recognized and the national honoree will be announced at an awards ceremony in New York City.
The deadline is May 31, 2012.
Roadmaps to Health Prize
The Roadmaps to Health Prize, part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute that aims to show what communities can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work, and play, seeks to recognize and honor the efforts and accomplishments of United States communities working at the forefront of population health improvement. The program is open to all communities in the U.S., large and small, urban and rural. The prize is rooted in the idea that every community is on a unique journey toward better health and that communities’ stories of success are as diverse as their populations. Judges will assess each community individually, looking for tangible signs of improvement relative to current health status and available resources. The award is a place-based prize that will honor whole communities. Only one prize will be given per community, so collaboration on applications within communities is strongly encouraged. For the purposes of the prize, “community” is defined as one of the following: town, city, county, region (such as contiguous towns, cities, or counties), and tribe or tribal community. Applicant communities will select a local entity to submit the application and serve as the primary contact application on their behalf. These “community-designated contact organizations” may be formal or informal entities within a community; examples include but are not limited to businesses, coalitions, government agencies, hospitals or healthcare organizations, local foundations, public health departments, schools, or social service agencies. Each applicant community also will be asked to designate a local governmental or tax-exempt charitable nonprofit entity to accept the $25,000 cash award that comes with the prize, should it win, on its behalf. The community-designated contact organization may serve this role, if eligible. Up to six communities will be honored with the prize in early 2013.
May 31, 2012 is the application deadline.
Global App Challenge to Help Prevent Domestic Violence against Women and Children
In honor of International Women’s Day 2012, the Avon Foundation for Women and the Institute of Medicine have announced a new app challenge called Ending Violence @ Home. The global competition invites teams of individuals from the fields of domestic violence prevention and communications technologies to come together to raise awareness about and to help prevent domestic violence against women and children. Teams from both the United States and abroad are encouraged to register. Mobile- and Web-based apps built on platforms open to the general public are eligible and will be judged based on the integration of evidence-based information, design and usability, creativity and innovation, potential for impact, and transferability to low- and middle-income countries. Apps can focus on primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention. Submissions must be accompanied by a proof of concept statement. For the purposes of the challenge, the term domestic violence includes all forms of intimate partner violence, dating violence, child abuse, and others forms of violence that occur in the home. Teams from any country may compete in the challenge and team members may be from more than one country. At least one team member must work in domestic violence prevention, for example as a researcher, student, or staff member of an advocacy organization. Four prizes totaling $25,000 will be awarded ($10,000 for first place, $7,500 for second, $5,000 for third, and $2,500 for fourth).
The deadline for Team registrations is May 31, 2012.
Captain Planet Foundation
The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is to: promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to: serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools, and inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities. Preferential consideration is given to requests seeking seed funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their projects. (Projects with matching funds or in-kind support are given priority because external funding is a good indicator of the potential for long-term sustainability of the activities.) Captain Planet Foundation will on occasion consider grants up to $2,500. In the event a request exceeds $500 Captain Planet Foundation may choose to fund a portion of the project budget that best fits within the foundation guidelines or contact an applicant for further discussion.
Applications are accepted several times per year: January 15, May 31, and September 30, annually.
Expiring in June
Creativity and Aging in America Technical Assistance Grant
The National Center for Creative Aging is accepting applications for the MetLife Foundation Creativity and Aging in America Technical Assistance Grant. The program provides grants of $5,000 to develop arts and aging programs in selected communities in the areas of Lifelong Learning, Health and Wellness, and Community Engagement. Each grant will support 1) Mentorship — the selected site will bring one of the MetLife Foundation Leadership Award Winners to provide onsite technical assistance, mentoring senior staff and helping to train staff, partnering organizations, and community members in developing an arts program in their setting; and 2) Best Practice Forum — a half-day forum bringing together programs, organizations, individuals, and community partners dedicated to arts, education, health, social work, and aging in the community. Applicants must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status (organizations operating under the fiscal sponsorship of another agency are not eligible); have an annual organizational budget of at least $150,000; and be a current NCCA Organizational Member. Organizations selected must demonstrate the capacity to develop an arts and aging program in their setting with sustainability of the program as a goal.
June 1, 2012 is the application deadline.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation provides grants for innovative projects in the United States that are designed to empower youth (birth through college-aged) with disabilities to lead productive lives, giving preference to areas where Mitsubishi Electric facilities are located. The MEAF national grants program provides funding to nonprofit organizations that are working toward the full inclusion of young people with disabilities in society. Proposed projects should be national in scope and impact, or model projects that can be replicated at multiple sites. Grants are designed to support innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly in STEM fields. MEAF also will consider projects to create tools that help break down barriers to employment and increase job opportunities for young people with disabilities entering the workforce, including returning veterans. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Proposed projects must develop youth leadership and employment skills, and/or create tools for employers that help break down barriers and increase employment opportunities; present an innovative approach that leads to measurable employment outcomes for youth with disabilities, particularly for careers in science, technology, and environmental fields; be national in scope, or model projects that have a definite plan for national replication; support U.S. youth with disabilities as the main beneficiary; promote the full-inclusion of youth with disabilities alongside their peers without disabilities; and have a well-defined evaluation and replication plan. Preference is given to projects that take place in Mitsubishi Electric community locations, or involve employee volunteers. Grants range from $10,000 to $75,000, for one to three years. The foundation funds six to twelve grants each year.
June 1, 2012 is the deadline.
The Braitmayer Foundation is interested in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are: curricular and school reform initiatives; and preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. The Foundation is pleased to have its grants used anywhere in the United States as seed money, challenge grants, or to match other grants to the recipient organizations. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, multi year grants, nor grants for general operating, endowment purposes or building programs. Unless a small percentage of the total amount requested, normally the Foundation does not make grants for childcare, pre-kindergarten, or after school programs nor for equipment including hardware, software, and books. Presently, the Foundation has two mechanisms for making grants depending upon their size. For grants up to $35,000, applicants should submit a two page Letter of Inquiry describing the proposed project, proposed budget, and proof of 501 (c)(3) status or other tax-exempt ruling letter to the Foundation office by June 1st. By September 1st, the trustees will invite selected organizations to submit full proposals due November 15th. For grants up to $10,000, applicants should submit a three page proposal describing the proposed project, proposed budget, and proof of 501 (c)(3) status or other tax-exempt ruling letter to the Foundation office by June 1st or November 15th. Decisions will be announced by September 1st and March 15th.
Applications must be received by June 1 or November 15, annually.
The intent of the foundation is to support small, community-based organizations working to build bridges between groups of people that differ with respect to age, race, gender, economic resources, and physical or mental ability. A further objective is to fund projects that actively promote social, economic and environmental justice. In recent years, the foundation has made it a top priority to support programs that encourage young people to broaden their experience and contribute to society. Projects that are initiated by young people and those that address the needs of minority and low-income youth are of particular interest to BridgeBuilders. The foundation funds projects throughout the United States; however, it has historically concentrated its giving in Western Pennsylvania. BridgeBuilders does not make grants to individuals, colleges and universities, hospitals, endowments, or capital campaigns. Average annual distributions range from $40,000 to $50,000. Individual grants are typically $2,000 to $5,000.
June 1 and November 1, annually, is the deadline date.
Community Economic Development(CED) Projects
For Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Community and Economic Development (CED) program, administered by the Office of Community Services (OCS) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), will provide approximately $27 million in grants ($800,000 maximum per project) to Community Development Corporations (CDCs) for projects designed to address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through the creation of employment and business opportunities. CED funding may be used to provide technical and financial assistance in order to create sustainable new employment and business opportunities for recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other low-income individuals whose income level does not exceed 125 percent of the Federal poverty level. This year, in coordination with the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI), the CED program will provide up to $10 million of this funding to CDCs for CED projects located in food deserts and designed to improve access to healthy, affordable foods.
June 5, 2012 is the application deadline.
Primary and Behavioral health Care Integration (PBHCI) Grants
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grants. The purpose of this program is to establish projects for the provision of coordinated and integrated services through the co-location of primary and specialty care medical services in community-based mental and behavioral health settings. The goal is to improve the physical health status of adults with serious mental illnesses (SMI) who have or are at risk for co-occurring primary care conditions and chronic diseases, with the objective of supporting the triple aim of improving the health of those with SMI; enhancing the consumer’s experience of care (including quality, access, and reliability); and reducing/controlling the per capita cost of care. A total of $35 million is available tofund 32 grants of up to $400,000.
Applications are due by June 8, 2012.
Sum Life Rising Star Awards
The United States subsidiary of Sun Life Financial, Inc. has announced that it is accepting applications for the Sun Life Rising Star Award program from nonprofit organizations that advocate for youth from underserved communities. Now in its third year, the Rising Star program is designed to address low high school graduation rates in large urban school districts by providing financial resources and education to students and nonprofit organizations committed to increasing success for students in high school and beyond, as well as to promote financial literacy as a means to achieve life-long financial wellness and stability. This year, Sun Life Financial expanded the program to seven cities, from five in 2011, and will award grants and scholarships to outstanding students and nonprofit organizations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and South Florida. Each winning organization will receive a $50,000 grant, and as part of the application process each organization will nominate an exemplary student for a $5,000 Sun Life Rising Star scholarship toward financing a college education. In addition to monetary support, the program will provide winning organizations with educational curriculum and other resources to increase financial literacy among students. To be considered for a grant, organizations must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, promote skills that directly translate to educational success in high school to students under the age of 21, and be aligned with a secondary or postsecondary educational institution. College scholarship nominees must be high school seniors actively involved in an organization that shares the Sun Life Rising Star Awards’ mission, plan to pursue postsecondary education, exhibit leadership qualities, and demonstrate a strong commitment to their communities. Nominated students are required to submit an essay on how financial education contributes to future success.
June 13, 2012 is the deadline.
Applied Materials Foundation
Applied Materials and the Applied Materials Foundation make grants to selected organizations and programs whose goals are closely aligned with the Company’s values and interest. They direct approximately 50% of grants to the area of Education, 25% to Civic Engagement, 10% to Arts & Culture, and 15% to environmental awareness and sustainability. Grants are made for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years based upon results. Applied Materials and the Foundation do not award grants for general operating expenses.
Applied Materials and the Foundation will review grant requests semi-annually, with the deadlines of January 15 and June 15.
Assets for Independence
Assets for Independence (AFI) provide five-year grants to organizations and agencies that enable low-income individuals and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency by accumulating economic assets. Grantees provide financial literacy training to participants and help them save earned income in special matched bank accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). IDAs enable low-income and low-wealth families to accumulate savings for long-term assets such as a home, a business, or higher education and training. Eligible grantees include community-based nonprofits and State, local and Tribal government agencies and others, such as community development financial institutions and credit unions. A total of $18 million is available to fund 50 – 60 awards.
Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. EST on March 15, June 15, and November 1 annually.
Comprehensive Support Services for Families Affected by Substance Abuse and/or HIV/AIDS
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children’s Bureau (CB), announces the availability of competitive grants authorized by the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988, as amended. These grants will be awarded to eligible applicants for activities and services that are designed to increase well-being, improve permanency, and enhance the safety of infants and young children who have been exposed to a dangerous drug or have been exposed to HIV/AIDs and/or at risk of being placed in out-of-home care as a result of the parent(s)’ substance abuse or HIV status. The purposes of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) are as follows: to develop and implement programs of comprehensive community-based support services for infants and young children, particularly those who have been perinatally exposed to a dangerous drug, those with, or who have been perinatally exposed to, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or those who have a life-threatening illness or other special medical need, and their natural families, including older siblings; to evaluate the implementation and outcomes of these comprehensive support services; and to develop these programs as identifiable sites that other States/locales seeking to implement comprehensive support services for this target population can look to for guidance, insight, and possible replication. Applicants are encouraged to have a coordinated or collaborative infrastructure in place that can enhance the project’s capacity to meet a broad range of needs for families involved in substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDs issues. Applicants are encouraged to test targeted approaches to substance and HIV/AIDs issues affecting the family (including older siblings) and the applicant may choose to focus the project’s efforts on a particular point along the continuum of services form prevention treatment to aftercare services. Funds may be used for services that are consistent with the proposed grant proposal and may include, but not be limited to, work with: family-based substance abuse treatment services; early intervention and preventative services; child and family counseling; referrals to mental health services; and/or parenting skills training. When considering a service approach and anticipating program outcomes, applicants should carefully review the full announcement and consider the programmatic and evaluation related activities. To successfully increase well-being, improved permanency, and enhanced safety for children affected by substance and/or HIV/AIDs, the applicant might consider implementing evidence-based, evidenced-informed, and/or trauma-informed practices or other effective treatments. Additionally, the applicants should provide evidence that these interventions are an appropriate fit for the characteristics and needs of the targeted service population and that the treatments services are feasible based on the capacity and resources available.
June 22, 2012 is the application deadline.
Afterschool Awards (Scholarship)
The Afterschool Awards is a nationwide contest spotlighting after school achievements for Elementary, Middle School and Junior High students. IZOD, JCPenney and NOW Music have teamed up to bring students a chance to turn their afterschool passion into cash for their future education. Students are invited to enter Afterschool Awards between now and June 25th for a chance to win up to $10,000 in scholarship money! Students can enter in up to four categories: Sports, Community Service, Science and Music & Arts to show everyone what they’ve got going on after the bell rings! Last year’s winners were a wave-catching surfer, a fund-raising philanthropist, a star mathlete and a pop-lock dancer!
June 25, 2012 is the deadline.
Community-Based Participatory Research(CBPR) Initiative in Reducing and Eliminating Health Disparities: Planning Phase
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites applications for this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to plan the development of effective interventions using community based participatory research (CBPR) approaches. Support will be provided to develop and strengthen partnerships between researchers and health disparity communities to plan and pilot interventions for a disease or condition to reduce health disparities. A total of $10 million is available. Grants w2ill be awarded at a maximum of $250,000 each.
Letters of intent are due May 27, 2012 and full applications are due June 27, 2012.
Mario Savio Young Activist Award
The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture Fund is accepting nominations for the annual Mario Savio Young Activist Award. The award is presented each year to a young person (or persons) with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action. The recipients should have demonstrated leadership ability, creativity, and integrity. Preference will be given to candidates who have not been widely recognized and do not have personal privilege or a strong institutional base of support. To be eligible, nominees must be between the ages of 16 and 26; engaged in activism for social change related to peace, human rights, economic or social justice, or freedom of expression; working within the context of an organization, social movement, or larger community effort; and considered by others within that context as an inspirational leader or motivating force. The nominees’ work must be based in the United States. Anyone may nominate a candidate, including members of the general public. The award carries a cash prize of $6,000, to be divided equally between the prize-winner and an organization of his or her choosing. The award will be presented at an award ceremony in Berkeley, California (travel expenses paid).
June 30, 2012 is the deadline.
2012 Community Grants
Pioneer Hi-Bred Community Giving supports projects that demonstrate cooperation with other community-based programs, have broad-based funding and address community needs. The foundation encourages programs that involve their customers, growers, employees and improve rural communities. There’s an emphasis on giving for projects which have backing of Pioneer employees (including volunteers), and past giving has included health projects addressing farm safety or various medical conditions such as muscular dystrophy, and organizations such as Easter Seals.
June 30, 2012 is the deadline.