February Grant Resources A quick look at upcoming grants

Advocacy and Social Justice

Open Society Foundations: Communities Against Hate

Deadline: February 15, 2017

  • Eligibility: Applicants’ organizational strengths must include:
  • Positioning in their community as a trusted resource, led by the communities they serve and, responsive and accountable to those communities
  • Commitment to serving persecuted populations and the values of inclusion diversity, fairness, and equal protection
  • Longstanding track record of serving persecuted populations, protecting civil rights, and/or fighting against racism and discrimination
  • Applications from funding intermediaries and coalitions that support organizations responding to incidents of hate are welcome.
  • Projects must be:
  • Responsive to a specific incident, threat or risk, and benefit one or more of the frequently persecuted populations mentioned above
  • Timely, urgent, and concrete – the event or situation the applicant is responding to requires immediate action that is well thought out with a clear set of goals and outcomes that can be achieved within six months
  • Amount: A total of $3,000,000 is available to award non-renewable project grants ranging from $15,000 to $150,000 to community-based organizations for projects of six months’ or one year duration.
  • Link: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/communities-against-hate-20161122
  • Note: The application deadline is February 15, 2017, but applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed weekly. The Foundations aim to notify applicants of funding decisions within 10 days of receipt of a complete application, and it aims to issue a grant letter and payment within another 10 days.
Arts & Humanities

Institute of Museum and Library Services: National Leadership Grants for Libraries

Deadline: February 1, 2017

  • Eligibility: A unit of state or local government or a private nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code and qualify as one of the following:
  • a library or a parent organization, such as a school district, a municipality, a State agency, or an academic institution, that is responsible for the administration of a library
  • a private library or other special library, but only if the State in which it is located determines that the library should be considered a library for purposes of Library Services and Technology
  • an academic or administrative unit, such as a graduate school of library and information science that is part of an institution of higher education through which it would make application
  • a digital library, if it makes library materials publicly available and provides library services, including selection, organization, description, reference, and preservation, under the supervision of at least one permanent professional staff librarian
  • a library consortium that is a local, statewide, regional, interstate, or international cooperative association of library entities that provides for the systematic coordination of the resources of eligible libraries and information centers that work to improve the services delivered to the clientele of these libraries
  • a library association that exists on a permanent basis; serves libraries or library professionals on a national, regional, State, or local level; and engages in activities designed to advance the well-being of libraries and the library profession
  • a library agency that is an official agency of a state or other unit of government and is charged by the law governing it with the extension and development of public library services within its jurisdiction
  • Amount: A total of $5,700,000 will be awarded to 12 organizations as follows:
  • Sparks Grants: up to $25,000
  • Planning Grants: up to $50,000
  • National Forum Grants: up to $100,000
  • Project and Research Grants: up to $2,000,000
  • Link: https://www.imls.gov/nofo/national-leadership-grants-libraries-fy17-2-notice-funding-opportunity
  • Note: The February 1 deadline is for preliminary proposals (required). Invited proposals will be due June 1, 2017.

Arts Midwest: Shakespeare in American Communities

Deadline: February 2, 2017

  • Eligibility: Theater companies that are a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization or unit of state or local government; have produced Shakespeare or classically-based repertoire within the past five years; have a minimum of three years’ experience providing performances and educational activities to middle and/or high schools; and that compensate all professional performers and related or supporting professional personnel at no less than the prevailing minimum compensation.
  • Amount: Up to 40 awards of up to $25,000 each. Applicants must provide a non-federal match of 1:1.
  • Link: http://shakespeareinamericancommunities.org/about/application-process/2017-2018-rfp
  • Note: An optional notice of intent to apply is due December 16, 2016 (not required or binding).

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Field Initiated Projects Program

Deadline: February 8, 2017

President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities: National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

Deadline: February 8, 2017

  • Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, units of state or local government, or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes are able to apply. Organizations must have been operational since January 2013 for a minimum of five years, including 2017; “operational” refers to the operational years of the specific program(s), not the organization’s years of operation, when submitting an application for a program or programs within an organization. Organizations must be in good standing if a federal grant recipient.
  • Amount: Twelve organizations will receive a $10,000 grant and the opportunity to visit the White House and accept the award.
  • Link: http://www.nahyp.org/about/

National Endowment for the Humanities: Creating Humanities Communities

Deadline: February 15, 2017

  • Eligibility: Each year, NEH compiles comparative funding data for the preceding year. Based on this data, NEH designates twenty states with the lowest funding levels as “incentive areas” to compete in the Creating Humanities Communities program. Applicants from all U.S. territories with existing humanities councils as well as these states are eligible to apply. New Mexico is an eligible state.
  • U.S. nonprofit organizations with IRS tax-exempt status, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments are eligible to apply (provided that they are located in one of the incentive states or in an eligible territory).
  • Applicants to this program must form collaborative partnerships with at least two and at most five institutions (including the applicant organization). These partnerships may involve organizations such as public libraries, cultural centers, museums, historical societies, colleges (including community colleges) and universities, archival repositories, historic houses, school districts, civic centers, or other cultural entities.
  • Amount: A grant will be offered in one of four amounts of the applicant’s choosing: $30,000, $60,000, $90,000, or $150,000. A one-to-one match is required. The match is divided incrementally over three years.
  • Link: https://www.neh.gov/grants/challenge/creating-humanities-communities
Arts & Humanities Education

Music Guild of New Mexico

Deadline: February 15, 2017

  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations located in New Mexico. Organizations must have a current nonprofit organization registration with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.
  • Amount: Awards range from $500 to $6,000.
  • Link: http://www.musicguildofnewmexico.org/home.html

U.S. Department of Education: Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities—Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel

Deadline: February 6, 2017

U.S. Department of Education: Training and Information for Parents of Children With Disabilities-Community Parent Resource Centers

Deadline: February 6, 2017

Education STEM/Technology

AT&T Teacher Tech Grants

Deadline: February 3, 2017

  • Eligibility: All applicants must be employed full-time as (1) a professor at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program or (2) a Kindergarten-12th grade teacher at an elementary school, middle school, or high school in the United States.
  • Amount: One winner will receive $1,000 in the form of a Visa gift card to be used for technology in the classroom.
  • Link: http://www.attinternetservice.com/tech-teacher-grant.html
Health/Mental Health/Nutrition

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males

Deadline: February 5, 2017

  • Eligibility: Higher education institutions; nonprofit with or without 501(c)(3) status; for profit organizations; governments; independent school districts, Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities, Native American tribal organizations, faith-based or community-based organizations, regional organizations, and non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities.
  • Amount: The number of awards is contingent upon National Institute of Health (NIH) appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Specific award amounts are not specified.
  • Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-428.html#_Section_II._Award_1
  • Note: Applications are accepted three times per year. Other upcoming deadlines are June 5 and October 5, 2017.

The BUILD Health Challenge

Deadline: February 21, 2017

  • Eligibility: The lead applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Assemble a partnership including (at minimum) a hospital or health system, local health department, and nonprofit community organization or coalition of organizations
  • •The participating hospital(s) or health system(s) must demonstrate a 1:1 match met through direct cash support or a combination of cash and in-kind support
  • Focus activity within a delineated zip code(s), census tract(s), or neighborhood(s) experiencing significant health disparities within a city of 150,000 residents or more (applicants from Colorado, New Jersey, North Carolina, areas of central Iowa, and 57 counties in Texas are exempt from this population requirement)
  • Be willing to participate in learning/evaluation activities and convenings, openly sharing challenges, results, and outcomes
  • Amount: A total of 17 awards will be made at $250,000 over a two-year period. Awards will be distributed as follows:
  • Eight awards in cities of 150,000 residents or more
  • Three awards in Colorado
  • Three awards in New Jersey
  • One award in each of the following locations: Iowa, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, and North Carolina
  • Link: http://buildhealthchallenge.org/application/
  • Note: Informational webinars will be held on December 12 or 15 in 2016, and on January 31 in 2017.
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

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Field Initiated Projects Program

Deadline: February 8, 2017

American Kennel Club: Women’s Shelters Grants

Deadline: February 15, 2017

  • Eligibility: (A) a not-for-profit organization that provides temporary or permanent housing for victims of domestic abuse and their pets; or (B) a not-for-profit organization that provides temporary or permanent housing for pets of victims of domestic abuse and has a formal, established working relationship with at least one not-for-profit shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Applicants in category (A) are preferred.
  • Amount: Grants of up to $1,000 per year for up to 3 years are made (maximum of $3,000 over 3 years).
  • Link: http://www.akchumanefund.org/forms/womens_shelters_grant

National Science Foundation: Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Deadline: February 14, 2017

  • Eligibility: Universities; colleges; non-profit, non-academic organizations such as independent museums, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations located in the US that are directly associated with educational or research activities; U.S. commercial organizations, especially small businesses with strong capabilities in scientific or engineering research or education; and state and local governments.
  • Amount: Up to 25 NSF INCLUDES two-year Design and Development Launch Pilot Projects awards will be made, of up to $300,000 each.
  • Link: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf17522
  • Note: The February 14 deadline is for pre-proposals (required). A full proposal will be due May 16, 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

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