April Grant Resources A quick look at upcoming grants

Education

Knight Foundation: 360˚ Challenge

The 360˚ Challenge calls for ideas to test, refine, and build out a project that uses immersive storytelling to discover new ways to engage audiences and advance the field of journalism.

Deadline: April 10, 2017

  • Eligibility: The Challenge is open to anyone, from journalists, technologists, entrepreneurs, gamers, software developers and academics, to news organizations, startups, established businesses, nonprofits, and individuals.
  • Amount: A total of $250,000 is available to awards grants that range up to $35,000 each..
  • Link: https://www.knightfoundation.org/challenges/journalism-360-challenge/

United Way of Northern New Mexico: Community Action Fund

Deadline: April 14, 2017

The United Way of Northern New Mexico Community Action Fund supports organizations that address the greatest needs in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties, as identified with County Health Councils. UWNNM will consider proposals that impact one of the following focus areas: Education, Financial Stability, or Health.

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation

The Foundation sponsors proposals that enhance student learning and educational quality, paying particular attention to those that best serve the at-risk and under-funded, including:

  • Curriculum that excites and challenges
  • Inquiry projects that promote reflection and growth
  • After-school programs that enrich and inspire

Deadline: April 15, 2017

  • Eligibility: Academic enrichment grants are available to educators who: are employed by schools and nonprofit organizations (community centers, museums, etc.); have the background and experience to complete the project successfully; have direct and regular contact with students in grades pre-K through 12; work with students from low-income households; and are willing to work in collaboration with the Foundation.
  • Amount: Grants of up to $10,000 per year for up to three years are awarded. Two to five awards are made per program per year
  • Link: http://mccartheydressman.org/
Arts & Humanities Education

Amphion Foundation: Performing Ensembles, Presenters, and Music Service Associations

The Amphion Foundation was established to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, in addition to service organizations.

Deadline: April 1, 2017

  • Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by publicly supported non-profit performing ensembles, presenters, and music service organizations that have a history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music at a high level of excellence. Organizations must have been in existence for at least two years.
  • Amount: Grants range from $1,000-$7,500.
  • Link: https://amphionfoundation.org/amphion-grant-application

National Endowment for the Arts: Challenge America

Challenge America offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

Deadline: April 13, 2017

  • Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes. Organizations must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline.
  • Amount: Grants of $10,000 will be made and require a $10,000 match.
  • Link: http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america/grant-program-description
Advocacy & Social Justice

Con Alma Health Foundation: Multi-Year Grants

The Foundation’s Multi-Year grants will be awarded to support organizations to produce systemic change addressing issues, needs, and challenges in New Mexico. The Foundation’s philanthropic purpose is to improve health and health equity through strategies that address systemic change versus direct services.

Deadline: April 3, 2017

  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and organization applying through a fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply. Activities must occur (or benefit the people) in New Mexico. Organizations must demonstrate the capacity to administer/implement a multi-year project on the required funding scale (e.g., annual organizational budget of at least $150,000, other funding sources, leadership, board support, collaboration, plan for sustainability, evaluation).
  • Amount: A total of up to $200,000 per year for up to three years is available. Awards will range up to $50,000 per year for up to three years. Projects must begin January 1, 2018 and may continue through December 31, 2020
  • Link: http://conalma.org/grantmaking/for-grant-seekers/

Sparkplug Foundation

The Foundation aims to support the development of emerging democratic movements and communities working on issues of local democracy, justice, and sustainable energy in the rebuilding of the U.S. and global economies.Sparkplug gives preference to projects run on small budgets, projects of smallish organizations.

Deadline: April 17, 2017

Community Development/Housing

National Park Service: Route 66 Cost Share Preservation Grants

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is dedicated to preserving the diverse history of U.S. Highway 66. The program provides financial assistance in the form of competitive cost-share grants for the preservation of the most significant and representative buildings, structures, road segments, and cultural landscapes along the length of the Route 66 corridor.

Deadline: April 3, 2017

  • Eligibility: Private individuals and business owners; nonprofit organizations; educational institutions; local government agencies; state government agencies; and tribal government agencies. Cost-share grants are also available for planning, research, and educational initiatives related to the preservation of Route 66.
  • Amount: A total of $90,000 is available for grants ranging from $5,000-$30,000. A 1:1 match is required in non-federal funds or in-kind contributions.
  • Link: http://ncptt.nps.gov/rt66/cost-share-grants/

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Research and Evaluation, Demonstration, and Data Analysis and Utilization

The Research and Evaluation, Demonstrations, and Data Analysis and Utilization program (HUDRD) seeks to inform policy development and implementation to improve life in American communities through conducting, supporting, and sharing research, surveys, demonstrations, program evaluations, and best practices

Deadline: April 11, 2017

  • Eligibility: State governments; county governments; city or township governments; public and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments (federally recognized); Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments; nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; private institutions of higher education; for profit organizations; and small businesses. Applicants must meet the specific requirements and the required qualifications, including expertise in housing and service programs for low-income households, specific knowledge of the HUD programs to be evaluated, and demonstrable experience in the particular research methods and functions needed to undertake each project.
  • Amount: A total of $2,900,000 is available to fund:
  • Link: https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/grants/fundsavail/nofa16/hudrd
Economic Development

Aetna Foundation: Cultivating Healthy Communities (CHC)

The CHC seeks to support communities’ efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play, and pray. It invites proposals that address the social determinants of health and participants’ physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being.

Deadline: April 14, 2017

  • Amount: $2,000,000 is available for grants, ranging from $50,000-$100,000 each for the entire project period. A funding request may not exceed 20 percent of an organization’s annual operating budget. Projects can last between 18-24 months, and must start between August 15, 2017 and October 15, 2017.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, and state and local government agencies. Organizations must have operating budgets of at least $250,000.
  • Link: https://www.aetna-foundation.org/grants-partnerships/grants/cultivating-healthy-communities-rfp.html

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Competitive Grants Program (FBMB)

The FBMB program engages producers in improving the United States farm management knowledge and skills by encompassing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences. FBMB supports social and behavioral science disciplines, as well as leadership skills development opportunities.

Deadline: April 17, 2017

  • Amount: A total of $1,350,000 is available to fund four to six grants ranging from $100,000-$500,000. A 100% match is required. The project period is up to three years.
  • Eligibility: State agricultural experiment stations; colleges and universities; university research foundations; other research institutions and organizations; federal agencies; national laboratories; private organizations or corporations; individuals; or any group consisting of two or more of these eligible entities. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.
  • Link: http://bit.ly/2lYiDmQ
Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals

The Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) Program seeks to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD), permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness.

Deadline: April 25, 2017

  • Amount: A total of $9,506,438 is available to make up to 24 awards, ranging up to $400,000 per year for up to five years.
  • Eligibility: Domestic public and private nonprofit entities, including local governments; federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations; public or private universities and colleges; and community- and faith-based organizations.
  • Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-17-009

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Sports Award

The Sports Award recognizes the ways in which sports influence healthy change in communities by helping children maintain a healthy weight; creating safe play environments; eliminating bullying, abuse, and violence; and expanding opportunities for children living in poverty.

Deadline: April 6, 2017

  • Amount: An award of $7,500 may be made in each of the three categories above.
  • Eligibility: Professional sports teams or their foundations; athlete or coach foundations; and nonprofit organizations. Applicants that are not charitable organizations or public entities must apply with an organization that is such an entity.
  • Link: http://rwjf.ws/2lvX3q3
The SINC team has searched high and low for grants that work for you! We've compiled this short list of upcoming grants that we hope helps you find the next grant for your program!
Social Services

National Alliance for Grieving Children / New York Life Foundation: Capacity Building Grants

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) in partnership with New York Life seeks to enhance the overall operations, efficiency, and capacity of organizations serving bereaved youth and their families. Applicants need to demonstrate how the grant will enable them to operate more effectively at an organizational level by addressing their organizational strengths and weaknesses and proposing goals that are achievable in a 12-month period with the funds allocated.

Deadline: April 10, 2017

  • Amount: Grants of $10,000 each will be awarded to up to 10 organizations through this grant cycle.
  • Eligibility: Organizations must: Be a private, nonprofit organization, with tax-exempt status, and not a private foundation, be in operation as a 501(c)(3) for at least one year, request an amount not greater than 20 percent of the organization’s most recent fiscal year actuals, provide 990 tax returns for the past two years (if applicable), currently be serving bereaved youth, have at least one paid staff person
  • Link: https://childrengrieve.org/new-york-life-foundation-grief-reach-capacity-building
  • Note: A Q/A webinar will be held on March 29, 2017 (see the link above to register).
Environment

Patagonia: Environmental Grant Program

Patagonia will help local groups working to protect local habitat, and believes that the individual battles to protect a specific stand of forest, stretch of river, or indigenous wild species are the most effective in raising more complicated issues—particularly those of biodiversity and ecosystem protection—in the public mind. It looks for innovative groups that produce measurable results, and supports efforts that force the government to abide by its own—our own—laws.

Deadline: April 30, 2017

Corporation for National and Community Service: RSVP Expansion Competition

The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

Deadline: April 4, 2017

*Note: Some grants may begin with a Letter of inquiry (LOI) / Pre-Application. Accordingly, funding managers may request full proposals for those projects whose letters indicate a good fit with the philanthropy. Please see website or contact grantmaker office to verify application process and pre-application deadlines.
For questions about these grants, visit the websites referenced throughout the newsletter

Please let us know how we can assist you with the grant process. Happy grant writing!!

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