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Upcoming Grant Deadlines

    • September 30, 2020
    • (EDT)

    The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education facilitates integration of the arts, in all its forms, into school curricula, specifically addressing children who learn differently.

    The P. Buckley Moss Teacher Grant program provides grants of up to $1,000 to pre-K-12 teachers to be used for art supplies. The purpose of the program is to support new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into education in the school classroom setting, with emphasis on those who learn differently.

    The criteria for being considered for a Teacher Grant is the development and implementation of a “hands-on” visual art learning tool. Visual art is best described as creative works which are primarily visual in nature, such as drawing, painting, sculpting, ceramics, architecture, printmaking, and photography. 

    Note: The Foundation also offers the P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship, which is awarded to high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts. Visit the website for more information. 

    Click here for more information

    • October 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

    The Lisa McGraw Figure Skating Foundation provides support to nonprofit figure skating organizations throughout the U.S. interested in supporting the sport of figure skating.

    Types of support include general operating and project support.

    Application Procedure:

    Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, and the amount of the request. Applicants should also include a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status.


    Contact:

    P.O. Box 627

    Princeton, NJ 08542 - 0627


    • October 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

    Image result for peter j dodge foundation logoThe Peter G. Dodge Foundation supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that help people lead lives free from the effects of alcohol addiction.

    The Foundation's grant program is designed to support increased options, elevated awareness, and facilitated access to recovery from alcohol addiction.

    Support is provided for initiatives that:

    • develop and test new medications and behavioral interventions for alcohol use disorder (AUD);
    • identify the causative roots of AUD;
    • promote a “yes-and,” toolbox approach to AUD recovery that includes multiple strategies and modalities;
    • raise public awareness about AUD signs, symptoms, treatment, and recovery;
    • encourage the growth of innovative and effective local and national programs that promote AUD recovery; and,
    • address local and systemic obstacles to AUD treatment access.

    Support is generally not provided for ongoing support of existing programs that serve a local community. 

    Click here for more information 

    • October 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

    The Toshiba America Foundation is accepting grant applications from K-5 grade school teachers for innovative science or math projects in their classroom.

    The foundation awards individual grants of up to $5,000 to any 6-12 teacher in a public or private nonprofit school in support of a hands-on science or math education project. Funds are intended for project-related materials only. The foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for use in their classrooms.

    Summer projects or afterschool programs will not be considered. Salaries, facility maintenance, textbooks, video production, audio-visual equipment, and education research are not eligible for funding.

    For complete program guidelines, information about past recipients, and application instructions, see the Toshiba America Foundation website.

    Click here for more information


    • October 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

    The objective of the GKV Foundation is to support individual development and related community impact through the use of a range of artistic media such as the visual arts, music, and dance. The targeted programs will be on the wish lists of established not-for-profits; big ideas with great potential but as of yet, unfunded and, by consequence, untested.

    The GKV Foundation supports individual development and related community impact through the use of a range of artistic media, including the visual arts, music, and dance. The goal is that with GKV first-year funding enough measurable results will be achieved to attract sustaining funding from other sources.

    Priority is given to established nonprofits with a big idea that has great potential but that has yet to be funded and therefore is untested.

    In order to be considered for funding, interested organizations must first submit a Letter of Interest. If the LOI is of interest to the foundation and is selected for further consideration, the organization will be contacted via email and invited to submit a more comprehensive proposal.

    It is expected that GKV will invite only two organizations to submit a full proposal for each new planned grant and that fewer than half a dozen new grants totaling between $15,000 and $50,000 will be awarded in this funding round. (The number will be effected by the amount that the foundation allocates to programs where the initial GKV grant showed great promise.) Extensions of grants into subsequent years are part of the foundation’s plan, but the extension will be a fraction of the first-year grant and then only if other grantors can be convinced that the program is worth their investment given first-year results.

    Letters of Interest are due by October 1. 

    Click here for more information on eligibility criteria, a complete description of the submission process, examples of previously funded LOIs, and an FAQ.


    • October 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

    Constellation believes that providing quality educational opportunities and career development are important tools that can help communities succeed long term. To that end, the energy company is accepting grant applications for local community projects designed to inspire students to think differently about energy.

    Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of projects at the grade 6-12 level and of up to $50,000 for projects at the college level. Projects should be team oriented, learning focused, and hands-on, with measurable results that reach a minimum of a hundred students. The project must be located in an area where Constellation does business.

    To be eligible, applicants must be a school, school district, or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

    Click here for more information


    • October 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

    The Toshiba America Foundation is accepting grant applications from K-5 grade school teachers for innovative science or math projects in their classroom.

    The foundation awards individual grants of up to $1,000 to any K-5 teacher in a public or private nonprofit school in support of a hands-on science or math education project. Funds are intended for project-related materials only. The foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for use in their classrooms.

    Summer projects or afterschool programs will not be considered. Salaries, facility maintenance, textbooks, video production, audio-visual equipment, and education research are not eligible for funding.

    For complete program guidelines, information about past recipients, and application instructions, see the Toshiba America Foundation website.

    Click here for more information


    • October 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

    ACM Lifting LivesACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, provides funding to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that promote healing through the power of music.

    Through ACM Lifting Lives, grants support music as therapy programs, including:

    • music programs for special needs schools and camps;
    • music programs for emotional and mental health well-being;
    • music therapy programs in hospices and hospitals;
    • music instruments and music programs for people with disabilities;
    • music therapy programs in retirement homes and nursing centers;
    • musical instruments and music programs for the military; and,
    • music-related relief programs in communities devastated by natural disasters.

    Funds my be used for:

    • music therapy or programs facilitating healing through music;
    • purchase or repair of musical instruments (as it relates to therapeutic programs); and,
    • purchase or repairs of music-related equipment (as it relates to therapeutic programs).

    Grants are not provided to/for:

    • fundraisers or endowments;
    • organizations not based in the United States;
    • purchase of collections;
    • documentaries;
    • recording projects, demo tapes, or performance events for commercial purposes;
    • commercial purposes (such as CD reissues or textbook/A/V package);
    • competitions or any expense associated with competitions;
    • marketing, publicity, or design costs; or,
    • capital campaigns.

    Click here for more information. 

    • October 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

    The Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to improving communities through the embodiment of the moral, ethical, and cultural codes of the game of golf.

    Through facility development, the Foundation strives to make golf and the character-building attributes of the game more accessible by providing multi-purpose prairie style areas that incorporate golf and open land in which to recreate.

    The Foundation has an interest in efforts targeted toward youth and individuals who are disadvantaged or disabled.

    The Foundation only makes grants to golf and golf-related programs and activities.

    Note: The Foundation also offers the Links Across America program, which supports the development of short golf courses that provide affordable golf for youth, families, adult beginners, and individuals with injuries and disabilities. Contact the Foundation for more information.

    Click here for more information

    • October 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

      The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created unprecedented challenges for health and hunger relief organizations. The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation is activating $1.25 million in emergency funding to support organizations on the frontlines of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response. Emergency grants from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation are meant to provide flexible funding for organizations so they can apply for the support they need.

    Applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Please refer to our FAQ or reach out to foundation@dunkinbrands.com for any questions.

    • October 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

     Peace First is launching a rapid response grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated. Rapid response grants are open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world, starting today. Learn more and apply here: https://forms.gle/JjxcPdUHMTpCcttR7


    Click here for more information. 

    • October 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

    Image result for nellie mae foundationThis grant fund will amplify the authentic voices of young people, giving them a seat at the table around decisions that affect their future. Additionally, this fund will focus on building the capacity, power, and voice of youth organizing groups throughout the New England region. 

    Through our grant fund focused on Amplifying Youth Voice, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation is proud to make the following funding opportunity available. Please note that this grant fund is only available to youth organizing groups that have not received funding from the Foundation in the past. Below, you will find details regarding Nellie Mae’s new strategic direction and our Amplifying Youth Voice grant fund, including grant fund background and details, selection criteria, application instructions, timeline, and how to request help or ask questions. 

    RFP now open for this project.

    • October 02, 2020
    • (EDT)

    HomeThe Herb Block Foundation is committed to defending the basic freedoms guaranteed all Americans, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice, and improving the conditions of the poor and underprivileged. The Foundation is also committed to providing educational opportunity to deserving students through post-secondary education scholarships and to promoting editorial cartooning through continued research.

    Applications for the Defending Basic Freedoms program are accepted from organizations throughout the United States.

    Defending Basic Freedoms
    The Foundation seeks proposals to safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, to help eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination, and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public. The Foundation also considers contemporary societal issues that may arise.

    1. Grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 will be considered. Grants will be considered for one year's funding.

    2. No more than 10% of a grant may go to indirect costs (outside of those for general operating support).

    3. Grants cannot be used for lobbying or other partisan purposes.

    Click here for more information 

    • October 15, 2020
    • (EDT)

    THE PRESSER FOUNDATIONThe Trustees of The Presser Foundation created the Special Projects Committee in 1998 to consider requests for grants for innovative and special projects in music. The Grant Guidelines were re-established in 2019 in order to clarify the nature of what is truly special versus normal operations or programming of grantee organizations. Grants are typically between $5,000 and $30,000 annually (grant contribution not to exceed 50% of Special Project’s budget). Special Project grants will be given to music organizations for:

    • Pilot programs and first-time collaborations between existing music organizations and other artistic organizations (the music organization must be the applicant and grant recipient);
    • Significant anniversary celebrations of an organization and not of organizational personnel (must be a quarter century milestone – 25, 50, 75 years, etc.);
    • Initial grant funding for newly established music organizations (within 3 years); and
    • Efforts that the Trustees of the Foundation may encourage or initiate through a request for proposals to the field or to specific organizations (consistent with the Foundation’s Conflict of Interest Policy).

    The Trustees look to fund innovative ideas that advance the love of music in new ways and/or to new communities. Activities that are a regular part of an organization’s operation including annual festivals or other events, and/or larger than normal music productions or programming considered standard repertoire will not be considered for special project funding. Multi-year requests will be considered and should be submitted for projects that are greater than a year in duration. Second grants for subsequent years of a project will not be considered.

    Click here for more information

    • October 15, 2020
    • (EDT)

    Environmental Initiative Program | RiversEdge WestThe LAURA JANE MUSSER FUND would like to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens of different cultural backgrounds within defined geographical areas through collaborative, cross-cultural exchange projects. Projects must be intercultural and demonstrate intercultural exchange, rather than focused on just one culture.

    PRIORITY IS PLACED ON PROJECTS THAT:

    • Include members of various cultural communities working together on projects with common goals
    • Build positive relationships across cultural lines
    • Engender intercultural harmony, tolerance, understanding, and respect
    • Enhance intercultural communication, rather than cultural isolation, while at the same time honoring the unique qualities of each culture

    PROJECTS MUST DEMONSTRATE:

    • Need in the community for the intercultural exchange project
    • Grassroots endorsement by participants across cultural lines, as well as their active participation in planning and implementation of the project
    • The ability of the organization to address the challenges of working across the cultural barriers identified by the project
    • Tangible benefits in the larger community

    LIMITS OF GEOGRAPHY:

    • The geographic areas for these initiatives are Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, and limited counties in New York and Texas. Eligible counties in New York include: Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster counties. Eligible counties in Texas are located in the Rio Grande River Valley (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy counties), Deep East Texas (Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler counties), and the Brazos Valley (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington counties).

    FUNDS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR:

    • Planning (up to $5,000) – These funds may support costs like: consultant or staff time, meeting costs, mailings, secretarial support, refreshments, local travel, childcare, etc. Note: This stage is optional and not a required phase prior to applying for or receiving an implementation grant. If an organization receives a planning grant from the Musser Fund, this in no way implies a commitment on the part of the Musser Fund to provide the organization with any subsequent implementation support after their planning activities are completed.
    • Implementation (up to $25,000) – These funds are available to implement collaborative cross-cultural exchange projects. The projects should result in a tangible outcome within at least the first 18 months.

    Projects will be eligible for either planning or implementation funds during any one grant period.

    PROJECTS ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT:

    Intercultural Harmony projects can be carried out in a number of areas, including (but not limited to):

    • Community service
    • Youth activities
    • The arts

    OUTCOMES SHOULD INCLUDE:

    • A demonstration of intercultural exchange between cultures
    • Increased comfort in interaction between the groups and individual citizens addressed by the project
    • Harmonious shared use of public space and community facilities
    • Continued cooperation by the participants or communities addressed by the project

    WHAT THE PROGRAM WILL COVER:

    • New programs or projects within their first three years
    • The planning or implementation phase of a project

    WHAT WILL NOT BE FUNDED:

    • Capital campaigns or large capital expenses
    • General operating expenses
    • Ongoing program support
    • International travel
    • Cultural competency training (unless it involves multiple cultural groups)
    • Advocacy

    WHO CAN APPLY:

    • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
    • Local units of Government

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Proposals will be accepted starting September 15, 2020and must be submitted online by October 15, 2020. Funding decisions will be announced by February 2021.

    The Laura Jane Musser Fund requires all of its grantees to provide evidence, through current policies or acknowledgement, of their anti-discrimination policies or practices.

    Please construct your application carefully. We suggest you read through the questions and grant inclusions below PRIOR to going to the online application.

    Only complete and qualifying proposals will be accepted.

    To apply online please click here.

    Online Narrative Section:

    1. Need: Provide a synopsis of the need in the community for this intercultural exchange project. Describe the intercultural situation or specific intercultural barriers in your community that the proposed project will address. (Please do not use this space to list demographic data.)
    2. Community Overview: Describe, using qualitative and quantitative descriptions, the cultural identity of your community and the cultural groups who will be impacted by your project.
    3. Community Engagement: Describe the community members and institutions actively involved in this project. Please indicate the intercultural community members and institutions that will participate in the project. Provide an estimated number of participants.
    4. Goals and Activities: Describe the overall intercultural goals of this project and the specific activities planned that will accomplish these goals.
    5. Utilization of Grant: Describe specifically how a grant from the Musser Fund would be used. (Note: Specific line item allocations for Musser grant funds should be included in the project budget attachment.)
    6. Timeline of Activities: Provide the timeline for the activities that includes the schedule and completion date for the project.
    7. Intercultural Process: Describe the process you will use to implement your intercultural project. Describe how the project engages active participation across cultural lines throughout all stages of the project. Please be specific about how the different cultural groups in your project are involved in the planning and implementation.
    8. Organizational Ability: Describe the organization’s planned strategies to address the challenges of working across the cultural barriers identified by this proposal, and engaging people in all stages of the project. Identify the project leader’s qualifications and the specific experience the organization has in this area.
    9. Outcomes: Describe the specific intercultural outcomes expected, and the tangible benefits for the community at large that are expected to result from your project.
    10. Replicability: Please describe any plans for replicating your project or sharing your outcomes.
    11. Previous Grant Update (if applicable): If you have received a Musser grant in the past year, please provide a brief update on the grant.
    12. Diversity Component: Please provide a description of any diversity component of your proposed project.
    13. Anti-discrimination: Please indicate whether your organization has anti-discrimination practices or policies.

    PROPOSAL ATTACHMENTS:

    Personnel Lists: 

    • Staff – Please include a staff list identifying the organization’s leaders and the experience they bring to the organization.
    • Board of Directors – Please include a list of the Board of Directors, their affiliations, and their terms.

    Letters of Support:

    • Please include letters of support from at least two (but not more than four) community members and institutions outlining their support for, knowledge of, and role in your project. These letters should not be from individuals who are paid or unpaid staff, contractors, or Board members of the organization.
    • If you are actively collaborating with another organization as part of your proposed project, please include a letter from that organization describing their role in the project.
    • Please ensure that the letters are signed and, when appropriate, on letterhead. Only letters submitted as a part of the proposal will be considered in the review of your proposal.

    Budgets:

    The following budget attachments must be submitted as pdfs:

    • Organizational Budgets – For the previous year and for the current year. For the previous year, please submit your actual budget expense and revenue detail from the most recently completed year. For the current year, please submit a projected, board approved organizational budget that includes expense and revenue detail, revenue sources, and amounts. If your organization is a very large institution, you may submit departmental information instead.
    • Project Budget – Please provide a complete budget for your proposed project, including expense and revenue detail, also include revenue sources, amounts, and what is secured and what is pending. Include a detailed line item allocation showing how a Musser Fund grant would be used.
    • Balance Sheet – Please provide your organization’s balance sheet from the most recent completed year. If your organization does not create a balance sheet, please upload your organization’s most recent 990 tax form.

    Anti-discrimination Policy:

    • If your organization has a written anti-discrimination policy, please provide it.

    IRS Status or Local Unit of Government Letter:

    • Please include a copy of your 501(c)(3) letter, or if you are a unit of local government, please provide a detailed letter of endorsement for the project on agency letterhead, signed by the lead officer of your unit of government, indicating awareness of and support for this proposed program.


    • October 16, 2020
    • (EDT)

    EPA's Work in the Gulf of Mexico | US EPAThe EPA Gulf of Mexico Division’s Farmer to Farmer Request for Applications has been posted on grants.gov. At the links below you will find the RFA, suggested budget table, the Q&A and a document walking through common application errors. If, after reading the RFA and Q&A, you have any questions, please email GMP-RFP@epa.gov.

    You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.

    Contact Us to ask a question, provide feedback, or report a problem.

    • October 30, 2020
    • (EDT)

    Borealis PhilanthropyThe Racial Equity in Journalism Fund, administered by Borealis Philanthropy, seeks to strengthen the capacity and sustainability of news organizations led by people of color and partners in equity to increase civic engagement for communities of color.

    People of color-led news organizations, in particular those led by Black, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous people, lack the capital and multiple streams of revenue to build infrastructure and resources that ensure their longevity in the field, as well as their ongoing growth and innovation.

    The Fund is committed to the following priorities in its grantmaking focus:

    • nonprofit and for-profit news organizations led by and serving communities of color and organizations dedicated to and experienced in racial equity in media;
    • organizations with a depth and length of commitment to community engagement;
    • emphasis on reaching people of color with content that strengthens the civic discourse/ participation;
    • efforts providing timely and important news to communities who are most underserved including communities of color, low-income communities, rural areas, and immigrant populations; and,
    • organizations developing innovative ways to reach communities they serve with relevant news.

    General support and capacity building grants are provided.

    Click here for more information

    • October 30, 2020
    • (EDT)

    The Quadratec Cares 'Energize The Environment' Grant Program supports nonprofit organizations, community groups, and individuals throughout the country who are pursuing a project designed to benefit the environment.

    Some examples of eligible projects include:

    • trail building or restoration projects;
    • park beautification events;
    • litter prevention initiatives;
    • Earth study missions;
    • sustainable land management activities;
    • community environmental educational projects; and,
    • youth educational engagement events.

    For each funding cycle, one organization, group, or individual will receive a $3,500 grant to be used exclusively towards the stated project.

    Click here for more information

    • October 30, 2020
    • (EDT)

    The State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants Program is committed to helping to build safer, stronger, and better educated communities across the United States.

    Program areas include the following:

    Safety
    The focus is on:

    • auto and roadway safety;
    • home safety and fire prevention;
    • disaster preparedness;
    • disaster recovery; and,
    • teen driver education.

    Community Development
    The focus is on:

    • affordable housing;
    • first-time homeownership;
    • neighborhood revitalization;
    • financial literacy;
    • job training; and,
    • small business development.

    Education
    The focus is on:

    • academic performance improvement programs that impact K-12 students;
    • education initiatives that more directly support underserved individuals (13 years and older), helping them enroll in post-secondary education and obtain the skills and credentials they need to be successful in today’s workforce;
    • service-learning programs that provide students opportunities to connect and apply learning skills from classroom to address unmet needs that exist in their community; and,
    • teacher development programs.

    State Farm does not fund:

    • individuals seeking personal help or scholarships;
    • religious programs;
    • politically partisan programs; or,
    • organizations outside the U.S.

    Click here for more information

    • November 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

    Under Armour Foundation LogoThe mission of the Under Armour UA Freedom initiative is to support and inspire the brave men and women dedicated to serving and protecting our country, every day.

    Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that serve military, first responders, and their families within four core areas:

    • education;
    • activity;
    • mentorship; and,
    • service.

    Click here for more information

    • November 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

    Community – 3M thrives to build inclusiveness, diversity and vibrancy in 3M communities. This is accomplished by supporting programs that assure access to basic needs, prepare youth for life-long success, increase access to quality and diverse arts opportunities, and contribute to global humanitarian relief efforts.

    Community Grant Cycle:

    August – November

    Click here for more information


    • November 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

    USCCB LogoThe Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty in the United States through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education.

    CCHD is committed to supporting groups of low-income individuals as they work to break the cycle of poverty and improve their communities.

    CCHD funds the following categories of projects:

    Community Development Grants
    This program is focused on supporting efforts that demonstrate a commitment to the dignity of the human person. CCHD-funded groups should be led by people living in poverty and work to address the root causes of poverty by nurturing solidarity between the poor and non-poor and facilitating the participation of people living in poverty in decisions that perpetuate poverty in their lives. These grants range between $25,000 and $75,000.

    Economic Development Grants
    This program is focused on Economic Development Institutions (EDIs). EDIs typically are community-based organizations and businesses. They create good jobs and just workplaces, and they develop assets for low-income people that are owned by families and communities. All EDIs supported by CCHD have structures that promote low-income leadership and ownership. These grants range between $25,000 and $75,000.

    Types of support include:

    • general support;
    • project support;
    • seed money;
    • capacity building;
    • technical assistance;
    • planning grants; and,
    • implementation grants.

    Click here for more information

    • November 01, 2020
    • (EDT)

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    FilmWatch grants support curated screening programs at North America-based film festivals, film societies and other film-related organizations. Targeted programs include those that create culturally diverse viewing experiences, promote motion pictures as an art form, provide a platform for underrepresented artists, and cultivate new and dedicated audiences for theatrical film.


    Through the Grants program, the Academy seeks to:

    • Promote diversity
    • Bridge the opportunity divide
    • Attract and engage broad new audiences for theatrical motion pictures 
    • Provide a platform for underrepresented artists, the full range of film genres, and a variety of viewpoints and approaches 
    • Encourage filmmaking as a vocation
    • Illuminate less visible aspects of filmmaking and the film industry through scholarly research, presentations and discussions

    Please keep these principles in mind as you proceed through the application process, as we direct our support toward organizations and programs that are aligned with these principles. 

    We consider programs that seek to:

    • Nurture theatrical motion pictures in all categories and genres, including silent, ethnic (African/Latino/Asian/Native Peoples), LGBT, short, documentary, animated, and experimental films
    • Provide underrepresented filmmakers greater access to audiences
    • Engage and develop new and dedicated film audiences, especially those from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds 

    FilmWatch grants do not fund:

    • Programming centered on the screening of any particular new film
    • Competitions or awards programs
    • The screening of works produced specifically for television or nontheatrical media, or events or programs that focus on such works 
    • Programs targeting children less than 12 years of age
    • Parties, receptions, luncheons, tribute dinners or similar events; hospitality suites and services
    • The development, production or completion of films
    • Capital expenses
    • Administrative, overhead or permanent staffing expenses
    • More than 50 percent of a program’s cost (some exceptions for small programs)
    • Individuals or for-profit companies or organizations
    • Programs at any one institution for more than three consecutive years

    Click here for more information

    • November 02, 2020
    • (EST)

    Application for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2021 – 2022 fiscal year is now opened.

    This program is designed to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the U.S. and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants help Japanese and American/Canadian artists develop a new work, which will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American/Canadian audiences. The grants are made to non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada only. For information on eligibility, grant coverage, review criteria and the application form, please click on one of the links below.

    Deadline for applications is by 5:00 p.m. EST, November 2, 2020. The applications must be received by mail. Applications via email will not be accepted. In case you face significant difficulties in sending the application materials because of the current social situation, please consult with the Japan Foundation, New York for U.S. organizations or the Japan Foundation, Toronto for Canadian organizations well in advance.

    The Japan Foundation PAJ Advisory Committee will review applications in January 2021. Based on the recommendations of the Committee, the final selection of awardees is made by the Foundation’s Headquarters in Tokyo. Results of awards will be notified in April 2021.

    Click Here for More Information 

    The Japan Foundation, New York (for the U.S. applicants)
    Attention: PAJ Program
    1700 Broadway, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10019

    • November 06, 2020
    • (EST)

    The Lenfest Institute for Journalism is inviting applications for its Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) Community Network Grant Program.

    Established to support publishers through trainings, programs, and partnerships, the FJP Community Network works to strengthen communities by connecting people with meaningful journalism. Through the program, grants of up to $25,000 as well as opportunities to connect with industry experts will be awarded in support of efforts that advance that mission. Examples of fundable projects include efforts (by a person or publisher) to build a new business around memberships, report in an underserved community, or build a tool that helps local storytellers find and engage news audiences. Projects are not required to use Facebook tools or products.

    Eligible applicants include for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and individuals working for nonprofit or for-profit organizations.

    Click here for more information

    • November 06, 2020
    • (EST)

    Image result for bright focus foundation logoFounded in 1973, the BrightFocus Foundation funds scientific research worldwide with the goal of defeating Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

    To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting applications for its National Glaucoma Research Grant. Through the program, grants of up to $100,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded in support of pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of glaucoma. Preference will be given pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding that supports the creation of tools that would benefit all investigators in the field, including animal models of disease or cell lines.

    Both U.S. and international researchers are eligible to apply, and postdoctoral fellows may be listed as co-principal investigator.

    Click here for more information

    • November 06, 2020
    • (EST)

    Western Union FoundationThe Western Union Foundation supports efforts to connect underserved populations to the global economy through education and supports humanitarian relief for communities in crisis.

    The Opportunity Beyond Borders program seeks to empower forcibly displaced and marginalized youth to succeed in today's technology-driven economy. Funding is provided for programs that equip these people on the move with the skills in technology and entrepreneurship needed to thrive in the jobs of the future as well as provide other critical support like counseling, career guidance, and scholarships.

    Programs should be focused on supporting:

    • forcibly displaced individuals;
    • young adults aged 14 to 24; and,
    • individuals in the Foundation's top 25 core geographies.

    In order to be eligible, organizations must qualify as a tax-exempt organization in the jurisdiction in which they are located.

    Support is not provided to/for:

    • individuals;
    • political, labor, fraternal, or civic organizations or clubs;
    • political candidates;
    • lobbying organizations;
    • scholastic extra-curricular activities;
    • athletic and academic scholarships;
    • religious organizations;
    • fraternities or sororities;
    • fraternal, veterans, and political organizations (unless for a community outreach program);
    • membership dues;
    • conventions or conferences;
    • insurance premiums, bequests, or life-income trust arrangements or real estate;
    • cumulative donations from several individuals reported as one;
    • in-kind gifts, life income trusts, or real estate; or,
    • gifts in which goods or services were received (such as the purchase of auction items, sports tickets in return for a donation, annual museum passes, etc.).

    Note: Scholarships are also available to help fund post-secondary undergraduate education in the STEM fields and business/entrepreneurship.

    Click here for more information

    • November 06, 2020
    • (EST)

    The DCF supports projects and organizations working to build opportunity so all Delaware residents can overcome barriers to success, benefit equitably, and thrive. Supported capital projects will have a lasting, positive impact on the population or region served by the applicant organization.

    The DCF defines capital as “construction, major renovation or repair of buildings, and/or the purchase of land.” Capital grants typically range from $5,000 to $20,000, with a maximum award of $25,000. Only 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations within the State of Delaware and those outside the state that benefit Delawareans are eligible to apply.


    Click here for more information


    • November 07, 2020
    • (EST)

    Image result for asian cultural council logoThe Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange in the visual and performing arts between the United States and Asia, and between the countries of Asia.

    Grants are made to educational and cultural institutions engaged in projects of special significance to Asian-American exchange. In addition, the Council offers travel grants for individuals (or two collaborators) who need modest financial support for travel of less than one month.

    Fields of interest include:

    • archaeology;
    • architecture;
    • art history;
    • arts administration;
    • arts criticism;
    • conservation;
    • crafts;
    • curation;
    • dance;
    • ethnomusicology
    • film, video, and photography;
    • literature (for projects to and from Japan only);
    • museum studies;
    • music;
    • theater; and,
    • visual art.

    Click here for more information


    • November 11, 2020
    • (EST)

    Image result for new schools venture fundThrough NewSchools Invent, we invest in teams of educators who want to launch new, innovative public schools that prepare young people to finish high school prepared and inspired to create and live the lives they want – good lives, full of opportunity, choices, connection and meaning. These schools will reimagine the learning experience for students, particularly those from underserved communities. NewSchools Invent is a major part of NewSchools’ Innovative Schools portfolio.

    Click here to learn more

    • November 13, 2020
    • (EST)

    Image result for kaboom logoThe mission of KaBOOM! is to create great playspaces throughout the United States through the participation and leadership of communities.

    Build it with KaBOOM! Playground Grants
    This program accepts applications from nonprofit child-serving organizations and municipalities partnering with nonprofits that would benefit from and embrace the process of a community-built playspace partnership. These grants provide the coaching and facilitation of an experienced project manager as staff and community members embark on a five- to 12-week planning process that will result in a transformed community space that includes a permanent play structure and enhancements that will draw youth and the young at heart for outdoor, healthy, fun-filled play.

    Click here for more information

    • November 15, 2020
    • (EST)

    The Presser Foundation is dedicated solely to the support of music and music education.

    Advancement of Music

    The Committee for the Advancement of Music considers requests for grants typically between $2,500 and $50,000 annually for general operating support of music organizations, which perform, present or provide education for classical symphonic, chamber, choral and vocal music.  The Presser Foundation does not support theater, commercial music theater, dance or other non-music productions. Support is provided for general operating support of music organizations in order to advance the cause of music education or otherwise support music philanthropy. Grants are primarily provided to nonprofit music performance, presenting, and educational organizations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania that are located within a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia.

    Click here for more information

    • November 15, 2020
    • (EST)

    LogoThe mission of the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York, is to operate and maintain a workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, provide professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers, and promote programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

    In support of that mission, WSW is accepting applications for its Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Grant.

    The eight-to-ten-week residency is awarded to two emerging women artists who are interested in creating a new artist's book and in teaching young people. Generally, residents dedicate their first month to producing a limited edition artist's book, which is hand-printed and bound in the studio. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance.

    During the second half of the residency, the artist works with young people in WSW’s studios, teaching one to two days/week for three to four weeks, and visiting the students twice in school. Studio space and equipment is reserved for students during program hours, but artists may work at any time outside of AIE.

    The program provides a stipend of $350 per week for up to ten weeks, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the continental United States, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions.

    All applications must be physically mailed, with a postmark no later than November 15, to the Women's Studio Workshop:

    Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book Application
    Women’s Studio Workshop
    PO Box 489
    Rosendale, NY 12472

    Click here for more information 

    • November 15, 2020
    • (EST)

    Zonta of Alaska Anchorage is a chartered club of Zonta International, a global service organization of executives in business and the professions working to advance the status of women.

    In support of its mission, Zonta is inviting applications for its Amelia Earhart Fellowship from women of any nationality who are pursuing a PhD. Fellowships of $10,000 are awarded to thirty-five women each year and may be used at any university or college offering accredited postgraduate courses and degrees.

    The program aims to help talented women pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering achieve their educational goals. The fellowship is intended to help these women invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe.

    Women of any nationality pursuing a PhD/doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering are eligible to apply. Applicants must be registered in a full-time PhD./doctoral program when funds are received in September and not be on track to graduate before April.

    Click here for more information

    • November 30, 2020
    • (EST)

    The BoatUS Foundation LogoThe BoatU.S. Foundation is dedicated to being an innovative leader in promoting safe, clean, and responsible boating.

    The Foundation's Grassroots Grants Program provides support to nonprofit organizations for projects that promote safe and clean boating.

    Projects that the Foundation is most interested in funding will include several of the following elements:

    • facilitate behavior changes in the boating community;
    • be unique ideas, either by topic, methods, or delivery mechanism;
    • include extensive outreach efforts to boaters;
    • use technology to educate boaters, including social media and the web;
    • have a widespread reach to recreational boaters;
    • include hands-on work with the boating community; and,
    • have a means to measure the success of the program.

    The Foundation typically does not award grants for the following:

    • capital improvement projects;
    • general operating funds;
    • multi-year projects;
    • lobbying efforts or political action;
    • specialized training or equipment for the recipient group members;
    • projects solely intended to benefit a group's membership;
    • transportation, meals, or lodging; or,
    • purchase of electronic hardware or software, boats, motors, or other boating gear.
    Click here for more information
    • November 30, 2020
    • (EST)

    DNREC LogoWastewater Planning Matching Grants help municipal and county wastewater utilities prepare wastewater projects for funding through Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund.

    Available funding can be used to assist with wastewater planning in general, and for specific project planning and designs necessary to submit a loan application. Grants can also be used to assist municipal and county wastewater utilities continue the process of updating wastewater facility plans, prepare preliminary engineering reports, or conduct planning studies. There is an annual cap on the grants of $100,000 with a maximum of $50,00 per approved application.

    Eligible Projects

    Wastewater project planning, engineering reports, and planning studies.

    Eligible Applicants

    Grant eligibility is limited to municipal and county government wastewater projects.

    Contact

    Greg Pope, P.E

    DNREC Environmental Finance

    97 Commerce Way, Suite 106

    Dover, DE 19904

    302.739.9941

    Documents

    Additional Resources

    Funding Process

    Eligible proposals will be selected for funding by the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council through a grant solicitation process. DNREC Environmental Finance will administer the grant application process and provide technical and financial guidance.

    Funding for projects receiving a grant award in any grant cycle will be capped at $50,000 with a 1:1 cash match requirement.

    A grant informational workshop is held twice a year (July and December) to discuss the particulars of the grant. Grant applications are due approximately the last week of February, May, August and November.

    Click here for more information. 


    • December 01, 2020
    • (EST)

    Image result for american alliance of museums logoThe Museum Assessment Program (MAP), which is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the American Alliance of Museums, is designed to help small and mid-sized museums strengthen operations, plan for the future, and meet national standards through self-study and a site visit from a peer reviewer.

    The program offers five assessments:

    Organizational Assessment
    The emphasis is on helping a museum look at its operations primarily from the perspective of how well activities, resources, and mission align with each other, and with professional ethics, practices, and standards.

    Collections Stewardship Assessment
    The emphasis is on practical, ethical, and strategic collections issues, and activities related to the care and management of a museum’s collections per professional practices and standards. This assessment also looks at collections within the context of the museum’s total operations, plans, and resource allocation.

    Education and Interpretation Assessment
    This assessment helps a museum evaluate how well it is carrying out its educational role and mission. The focus is on meeting core standards for education and interpretation, in addition to looking at a museum's current content delivery vehicles such as its exhibitions, tours, and programs.

    Community and Audience Engagement Assessment
    This assessment focuses on a museum’s awareness and understanding of, and relationship with, its various communities and audiences, and their perception of, and experience with, the museum.

    Board Leadership Assessment
    This assessment is for private non-profit museums with policy-making boards and paid staff which are looking for guidance on how to strengthen their institution and ensure its long-term success through more effective leadership-oriented governance.

    Support consists of up to $4,000 of consultative resources and services.

    Click here for more information

    • December 01, 2020
    • (EST)

    Academy of General Dentistry LogoThe Academy of General Dentistry Foundation is committed to promoting oral cancer awareness, risk factor prevention, and diagnostic training for general dentists.

    The Foundation's grant program supports nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that provide free oral cancer screenings and education to the public, especially underserved communities that lack access to oral healthcare due to geographic or economic hardship.

    Programs should include at least three of the following characteristics:

    • promotes oral cancer prevention and education by offering free oral cancer screenings for the public;
    • uses technology as a means to support and enhance oral cancer risk factor prevention, including web-based public information resources and education;
    • promotes oral cancer prevention and education with a focus on raising awareness in geographically underserved areas;
    • hosts fundraisers with a focus on raising awareness of oral cancer, where participants can get a free oral cancer screening;
    • focuses on the link between viruses and oral cancer such as HPV;
    • includes patient navigation such as service delivery programs; and,
    • has established community partnerships to provide referrals and follow-up care to other programs or facilities.

    Grants are not provided to/for:

    • capital campaigns or annual funds;
    • conferences or special events (e.g. fundraisers, receptions);
    • discretionary or emergency requests;
    • general operational expenses as distinct from program costs (e.g. rent, utility bills, food);
    • individuals or individual research programs.;
    • lobbying and/or political campaigns or endorsements.
    • operating budgets;
    • organization budget shortfalls;
    • goods or services purchased prior to notification of the grant award; or,
    • staff salaries or travel expenses.

    Click here for more information

    • December 01, 2020
    • (EST)

    libraries and autism: we're connectedThe grant honors the groundbreaking work of Meg Kolaya, co-founder of Libraries and Autism: We're Connected and a pioneer in the area of library service to people with autism. It celebrates her contributions in promoting inclusion, connecting libraries and the autism community, and bringing awareness of the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families to the library community.

    The grant is a direct outcome of the Illinois State Library's broad and ambitious project, Targeting Autism: A National Forum on Serving Library Patrons on the Spectrum, and is funded by Barbara Klipper, retired librarian, consultant and trainer, and the author of two important books. Programming for Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ALA Editions, 2014) is a must-have for both new and veteran librarians. Barbara's deep knowledge and experience on the subject makes her guidance on serving these library users and their families invaluable. And her new book, The Secret Rules of Social Networking (AAPC Publishing, 2015), is a one-of-a-kind resource for teens and young adults with ASD or other social skills deficits that outlines the unstated rules that guide relationships in the real world and online as well.

    Click here for more information

    • December 01, 2020
    • (EST)

    The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that provide programs and activities related to bluegrass music.

    Of special interest are programs that involve education, youth, or the elderly, as well as historic preservation efforts.

    In addition to program and project support, the Foundation also supports organizational development efforts.

    Support is not provided to/for:

    • projects that do not primarily involve bluegrass music;
    • annual fundraising;
    • organizational endowment funds;
    • deficit financing;
    • grants to be paid directly to individuals; or,
    • sectarian purposes.

    Click here for more information

    • December 04, 2020
    • (EST)

    Department of Health and Human Services LogoThis Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages applications using community-engaged research methods to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to the community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings. The overall goal is to inform changes and to support efforts to prevent or reduce exposure to harmful environmental exposures and improve the health of a community.

    Click here for more information

    • December 15, 2020
    • (EST)

    JJWatt FoundationThe Justin J. Watt Foundation is dedicated to providing after-school opportunities for middle school-aged children throughout the U.S. to become involved in athletics so that they may learn the character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance, while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers.

    Grants are provided to schools that have:

    • a planned/established after-school sports program for kids in 6th – 8th grades;
    • over 60% of students eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch program;
    • outdated, worn-out uniforms and vital equipment that need to be replaced and will be reused year after year;
    • a secure place to store uniforms and equipment; and,
    • staff, transportation, and space for the after-school program.

    Submissions are taken year round, with a monthly deadline on the 15th. 

    Click here for more information

    • December 17, 2020
    • (EST)

    SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan - Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

    Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

    Click here for Fact Sheet. 

    ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS

    DELAWARE Declaration 16342 (Disaster DE-00024)

    Incident: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) occurring: January 31, 2020 & continuing
    All counties within the State of Delaware; the contiguous Maryland counties of: Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Wicomico, and Worcester; the contiguous New Jersey counties of: Gloucester and Salem; and the contiguous Pennsylvania counties of: Chester and Delaware

    Application Filing Deadline: December 17, 2020

    Disaster Loan Assistance Available:

    Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.

    Credit Requirements:

    • Credit History – Applicants must have a credit history acceptable to SBA.
    • Repayment – Applicants must show the ability to repay the loan.
    • Collateral – Collateral is required for all EIDL loans over $25,000. SBA takes real estate as collateral when it is available.

    SBA will not decline a loan for lack of collateral, but SBA will require the borrower to pledge collateral that is available.

    Interest Rates:

    The interest rate is determined by formulas set by law and is fixed for the life of the loan. The maximum interest rate for this program is 3.750 percent.

    Loan Terms:

    The law authorizes loan terms up to a maximum of 30 years. SBA will determine an appropriate installment payment based on the financial condition of each borrower, which in turn will determine the loan term.

    Loan Amount Limit:

    The law limits EIDLs to $2,000,000 for alleviating economic injury caused by the disaster. The actual amount of each loan is limited to the economic injury determined by SBA, less business interruption insurance and other recoveries up to the administrative lending limit.

    SBA also considers potential contributions that are available from the business and/or its owner(s) or affiliates. If a business is a major source of employment, SBA has the authority to waive the $2,000,000 statutory limit.

    Click here for more information. 

    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    Image result for doordash logoCOVID-19 Financial Assistance Program, DoorDash

    In response to the public health emergency posed by COVID-19, we’re announcing a new COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program for eligible Dashers in United States (including Puerto Rico), Australia, and Canada.

    Note: DoorDash partners can find details on our Merchant Financial Assistance Program here.

    How do I qualify?

    You may qualify for up to two weeks of financial assistance* if:

    • You are diagnosed with COVID-19 or put under quarantine individually by a public health agency, and

    • You have been active on the DoorDash platform for at least 60 days and have completed at least 30 deliveries in the last 30 days.

    Click here for more information. 

    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers. We are a community dedicated to making the restaurant industry more hospitable to everyone.

    Restaurant Workers Community Foundation was founded in 2018 to advocate for gender equality, racial justice, fair wages, and healthy work environments in the restaurant industry. In the wake of the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic, RWCF’s full focus is on supporting workers, small business owners, and an industry in crisis.

    Restaurant workers make up 10 percent of America’s workforce, and they are among the country's most vulnerable populations. More than 2.45 million restaurant workers live in poverty, and only 14 percent receive employer-sponsored health benefits.

    As restaurants across the country cut hours, suspend business, and close for good, many restaurant workers will be faced with long-term loss of income. For months to come, they will need help accessing government benefits and mental health services, paying their rent, and feeding their families.

    RWCF has established a Restaurant Workers COVID19 Crisis Relief Fund to:

    Immediately direct money to organizations leading on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community.

    To bolster our impact investing budget to provide zero-interest loans to businesses to maintain payroll during closure or re-open once this crisis has passed.

    To establish a relief fund for individual workers facing economic hardships or health crises as a direct result of COVID-19.

    “Up until now, RWCF has been relatively light on direct pleas for donations, and that was for a reason. We wanted to build a history of successful work before asking people to trust us with their charitable dollars,” said John deBary, RWCF co-founder and board president. “The coronavirus crisis has upended that strategy—we need to start working to help the most vulnerable among us NOW.”

    RESOURCES for RESTAURANTS and WORKERS: RWCF is compiling an extensive list of resources and links related to the COVID-19 Crisis on its website, and, soon, we will collect data (qualitative and quantitative) from affected workers and restaurant owners so that we can work with local and national leaders to address the systemic issues the COVID19 pandemic has exposed.

    Click here for more information. 

    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

     In response to the outbreak, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) has launched the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund to support preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities for those affected and for the responders.

    The Fund and the Needs

    The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund will focus on supporting nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among the most vulnerable populations in order to help build their capacity for response. These will include social service organizations focused on supporting hourly wage earners, workers in the gig economy, immigrant/New American populations, older adults, people with disabilities and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the pandemic.

    CDP is working closely with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to follow what the likely needs will be:

    Supporting healthcare workers: Many public health, low income and other clinics will not have the ability to make significant capital purchases of masks, gowns, gloves and other essential personal protective equipment. These items help prevent the infection of essential medical staff who are at increased risk because of their close contact with people who may be infected.

    Supporting quarantined and especially vulnerable individuals: The use of quarantines is crucial in helping control the spread of any infectious disease, including COVID-19. However, this means individuals are unable to go to work, go shopping for necessities, attend social functions or even see their families in some cases.

    Supporting hygiene promotion activities: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) are key to limiting the spread of any infection, especially those that are spread by close contact. Increasing access to WASH resources will help limit the spread of coronavirus and other infections. Supporting areas with poor access to medical healthcare by supporting healthy populations. This will help limit the spread of all viruses and other infections.

    With these factors in mind, CDP will use contributions to the Fund to address any one of these issues, which will allow CDP to be adaptive in our support. The global nature of this outbreak may result in CDP using COVID-19 response funds both in the U.S. and abroad.

    Click here for more information. 

    For more information on the situation and to learn about available resources, please contact:

    Regine A. Webster, Vice President
    (206) 972-0187
    regine.webster@disasterphilanthropy.org


    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    sagfoundationCOVID-19 DISASTER FUND for SAG-AFTRA Members

    IF YOU NEED HELP, ASK.

    The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has created the COVID-19 Disaster Fund that is now available to eligible SAG-AFTRA members who have been impacted by this pandemic.

    All applications for Emergency Financial Assistance will go to the COVID-19 Disaster Fund. We’ve streamlined our assistance programs into this one fund to expedite resources and services.

    SAG-AFTRA members are eligible to apply to the Fund if they are currently active and paid up on their dues through October 2019.

    The Fund covers members who are in an emergency financial crisis related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to cover basic expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, medical bills and other essential needs.

    The Actors Fund will assist by administering these resources on the ground. All applications are confidential and anonymous. We are already receiving hundreds of requests. Please be patient. We are working as quickly as we can to respond to all applications.

    Other Disaster Resources Available

    HOW TO APPLY.

    Please note: You must review all eligibility criteria, collect your necessary documentation and confirm that you have done so before starting to fill out our online form. Applications without proper documentation will not be processed and you will not be notified.

    • Eligibility Requirements for COVID-19 Disaster Fund for SAG-AFTRA members
    • Please note: Suspended Payment, Terminated, and Fee-Paying-Non-Member (Ficore) are NOT ELIGIBLE to receive assistance from the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.
    • Copy of your current membership card or confirmation by Union membership department – including end date (your membership must be current through October 2019)
    • Most recent bank statement (not printout from ATM)
    • Current lease or mortgage/maintenance

    Click here for more information. 


    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    Image result for the actors fund logoThe Actors Fund is a national human services organization here to meet the needs of our entertainment community with a unique understanding of the challenges involved in a life in the arts. Services include emergency financial assistance, affordable housing, health care and insurance counseling, senior care, secondary career development and more.

    To help our community manage during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with several industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those who have immediate financial needs. To respond to you as quickly as possible we have transitioned to an online application process. Please know that we are experiencing an extremely high volume of requests and ask for your patience during this time.

    Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months. We ask that if you have the resources to cover that period, please wait to apply. These are unprecedented times and we all must steward our resources very carefully.

    Before starting to fill out our online application, you must review the eligibility criteria and be prepared to upload all required documentation. Applications without proper documentation will not be processed and you will not be notified.

    Checklist of required documents for SAG-AFTRA, AEA Curtin Up Fund, AGMA Relief Fund, IATSE Local 798, Musician Union Local 802:

    • Copy of your current membership card or confirmation by union membership department—including end date. You must be a paid up member to be eligible.
    • Most recent bank statement (not printout from ATM)
    • Current lease or mortgage/maintenance
    • Local 802 members must provide proof of work cancellation
    • Please note: Suspended Payment, Terminated, and Fee-Paying-Non-Member (Ficore) are NOT ELIGIBLE to receive assistance from SAG-AFTRA.
    • Checklist of required documents for Jujamcyn Theatre Assistance Funds:
    • Proof that you are current employee of the Jujamcyn Theatre and have been an employee for six months
    • Most recent bank statement (not printout from ATM)
    • Current lease or mortgage/maintenance

    Eligibility requirements for Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance:

    • Current financial need (inability to pay next month’s bills)
    • A minimum of five years of recent entertainment industry employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last five years OR a minimum of 20 years of industry employment with a minimum of 10 years of earnings of at least $5,000
    • Eligibility requirements for dancers—three years of recent dance earnings of at least $2,000 a year

    Checklist of required documents for Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance:

    • Documentation of industry earnings
    • Union earning printouts from Pension and Welfare Departments OR
    • Contracts, pay stubs OR
    • W-2, 1099 forms for professional work only
    • Most recent bank statement (not printout from ATM)
    • Current lease or mortgage/maintenance
    • You should prepare your documents prior to filling out the online application. You will be required to upload your documents at the end of the online application.
    • If your documents are not already available electronically, here are some suggested steps to create an electronic file for your paper documents.
    • Search your app store for Evernote Scannable. This is a free app. There are numerous apps that are available to create electronic files for your paper documents; please use what works for you.
    • Download Evernote Scannable to your phone.
    • When you are ready, open the app and scan documents. You can scan all of the documents one by one into one file. This will create a PDF of your files.

    You will need to create one file for each of these categories:

    • 1 file for documentation of industry earnings (if applying for Actors Fund assistance)
    • 1 file for last month’s bank statement
    • 1 file for current lease or mortgage/maintenance
    • 1 file for union card(s) if applicable

    Please know it is taking up to two weeks to process an application.

    Click here for more information.

    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need. AGMA contracts with The Actors Fund to administer this program nationally as well as to provide comprehensive social services.

    The AGMA Relief Fund is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, administered by The Actors Fund.

    Any AGMA member in good standing is entitled and encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the AGMA Relief Fund. Grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis, based on need.

    AGMA is aware of the major effects resonating in the performance sector regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We are deeply saddened that it is resulting in loss of work and moneys due to theatre closures and travel restrictions. We know that many of our artists, especially soloists, travel extensively and have been affected by this crisis.

    For additional information please contact The Actors Fund at 212.221.7300 or contact the closest regional office.

    Contact Regional Office in New York City
    Phone: 917.281.5919
    Email: intakeny@actorsfund.org


    Click here for more information


    • December 31, 2020
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      Are you an artist working in a craft discipline who has had a recent, serious emergency?   CERF+ was started by artists for artists in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort and has since emerged as the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide. CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Our core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief.

    CERF+ is readiness, relief + resilience for studio artists, ensuring that they are as protected as the work they create.

    Click here for more information. 

    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    If you are a musician who has lost income due to a cancelled gig as a result of the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak, please click here to learn more about Equal Sound's new program invented for this purpose.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Be a human and a musician who had a confirmed gig cancelled due to coronavirus that you are not getting paid for
    • Fill out information
    • Upload your W9 
    • Upload evidence that you had this gig confirmed and then canceled IN A SINGLE PDF
    • Please wait until you've received a payment to apply for another canceled gig.

    Click here for more information.


    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    Created in 1993 to further the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who:

    • Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding
    • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

    Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

    Each month FCA receives an average of 95 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is now $1,600.

    We recommend that artists review all of our eligibility guidelines and FAQs before applying. You may also complete our Eligibility Questionnaire, but please note that the questionnaire is not a substitute for a thorough review of program guidelines.

     Click here for more information.   

    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    MusiCares may grant short-term financial assistance for personal or addiction needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances. Funding may be awarded for needs such as rent, car payments, insurance premiums, utilities, medical/dental expenses, psychotherapy, addiction treatment, sober living, and other personal expenses. Click here for more information. 

    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants must be able to document employment history in one of the following areas:

    • A minimum of five years employment in the music industry
    • Six commercially released recordings or videos (singles)


    Click here for more information.
    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    Musicians FoundationMusicians Foundation is the country’s oldest independent nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to musicians and their families in times of need, crisis or transition.   CV19 Emergency Aid Grant Program to give eligible applicants modest grants up to $200. Partnering organizations, MusiCares, The Actors Fund, and Jazz Foundation of America are also working on assistance programs, so please look into possibilities with each of them.

    As of March 18, 2020 - Note from Musicians Foundations: “In the past 48 hours, we have received an extremely immense volume of applications due to the impact of the coronavirus. At this time, we are placing a hold on all applications so we can best strategize our approach to this situation. Please check back in the coming days and week for updates. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work through this crisis.”

    Click here for more information. 

    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    Sweet ReliefSweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

    Sweet Relief is here to provide immediate assistance and we have created this DONOR-DIRECTED FUND with a limited amount of funds available to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus. Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.

    Click here for more information. 

    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

      The Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund is to assist musicians in our community who are in dire need of financial aid due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where a huge amount of musicians are losing income due to relying on a gig economy.

    An outline of how funds will be used:

    • Artists who have lost a gig due to COVID-19 Precautions can apply. They will let Passim know how much money they might have lost because of a cancelled show.
    • Prerequisite for applying: artists must have played a gig for Passim (or taught in the School of Music) in the last 10 years.
    • Artists will be asked if they have another reliable source of income & what percentage of their income comes through gigging.
    • Artist must be willing to participate in KEEP YOUR DISTANCE Fest and share to their network of fans
    • The ask of the artist must not exceed $500.

    Click here for more information


    • December 31, 2020
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    Image result for M&T Bank logo

    The M&T Charitable Foundation strives to strengthen our communities by providing support for a diverse range of civic, cultural, health and human service organizations through grants, employee volunteerism and in-kind services.

    Our Mission- A Responsibility as a Corporate Citizen

    Healthy communities are the foundation of successful businesses. The M&T Charitable Foundation works in partnership with non-profit organizations that focus on improving the quality of life for our customers, employees and neighbors. Our decisions are made locally, by the people who know their communities best.

    ​​A Foundation for Giving

    The M&T Charitable Foundation offers financial support and resources to many types of organizations, including, but not limited to, those that support:

    • Arts/Culture
    • Civic Affairs
    • Health Care
    • Human Services
    • Education

    Charitable Contributions Guidelines

    All requests received by The M&T Charitable Foundation are reviewed in monthly meetings by local Charitable Contributions Committees.

    In general, The M&T Charitable Foundation does not make grants to:

    • ​Individuals
    • Organizations that lack the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
    • Political organizations, candidates or lobbying efforts
    • Fraternal organizations
    • Sports teams
    • National or international organizations, unless their programs have significant local impact​

    Click here for more information

    • December 31, 2020
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    Image result for pnc logoFoundation Grants

    The PNC Foundation supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support early childhood education and/or economic development.


    Education

    The PNC Foundation supports educational programs for children and youth, particularly early education initiatives that serve low-and moderate-income children (birth through age five), their teachers and families. Priority is given to high quality early childhood education initiatives that meet the criteria established through PNC Grow Up Great, specifically, support school readiness; focus in areas including vocabulary development, social-emotional learning, math, science, and the arts; and include one or some combination of the following:

    • Programming or direct services for children (birth to five years old) in classrooms or community-based settings
    • Parent/caregiver education and engagement; involvement of families in programming related to their child’s early learning
    • Professional development/workforce development for early childhood educators; support for professional learning and skill-development for current and future early childhood educators
    • Volunteer opportunities for PNC employees

    Economic Development

    Economic development organizations, including those which enhance the quality of life through neighborhood revitalization, cultural enrichment and human services are given support. Priority is given to community development initiatives that strategically promote the growth of low-and moderate-income communities and/or provide services to these communities.


    Affordable Housing

    The PNC Foundation understands the critical need for affordable housing for low-and moderate-income individuals. We are committed to providing support to nonprofit organizations that give counseling and services to help these individuals maintain their housing stock; offer transitional housing units and programs; and/or offer credit counseling assistance to individuals, helping them to prepare for homeownership.


    Community Development

    Because small businesses are often critical components of community growth and help foster business development, the PNC Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that (i) offer technical assistance to, or loan programs for, small businesses located in low-and moderate-income areas or (ii) support small businesses that employ low-and moderate-income individuals.


    Community Services

    Support is given to social services organizations that benefit the health, education, quality of life or provide essential services for low-and moderate-income individuals and families. The PNC Foundation supports job training programs and organizations that provide essential services for their families. PNC provides support for early learning and educational enrichment programs for children in low-and moderate-income families as well as for the construction of community facilities that benefit low-and moderate-income communities.


    Arts & Culture

    Support is given for cultural enrichment programs benefitting the community.


    Revitalization & Stabilization of Low-and Moderate-Income Areas

    The PNC Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that serve low-and moderate-income neighborhoods by improving living and working conditions. Support is given to organizations that help stabilize communities, eliminate blight and attract and retain businesses and residents to the community.


    Click here for more information

    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DESEU) Energize Delaware - a nonprofit organization created by the State of Delaware. Through many Energize Delaware programs, Energize Delaware helps Delaware residents, businesses, nonprofits, and local governments save money through energy efficiency. 

    Energize Delaware, through the Empowerment Grant Program will distribute the funds competitively to organizations capable of delivering energy efficiency programs to low income customers over a three-year period. 

    There will be two distinct cycles Large-Scale Grant and Community-Scale Grants. The RFP and information for the grant will be available online at www.empowerdegrant.org 

    Large-Scale Grant 
    The Large-Scale proposals should broadly reach, either in whole or in large part, low income customers of Delmarva. Proposals can be structured like traditional programs or be a new way of helping low income customers save money through energy efficiency. Proposals should not duplicate programs already being offered. $1 million has been allocated for the first proposal period. Large-Scale program applications will be accepted January 28 2020 - April 2, 2020. Click here for more information. 

    Community-Scale Grant 
    RFP Press Release tentatively to be released April 2020. Grant is designed for community-scale projects to serve small municipalities, neighborhoods, or local organizations. Nonprofits and for profits can bid on the RFP and receive up to $100,000. Rolling Application and Grant Award in June 2020. 
    Click here for more information. 

    • December 31, 2020
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    logo.pngMLB & MLBPA COMMIT $3 MILLION TO NONPROFITS FOCUSED ON POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH, RELATIONSHIP SKILLS, AND SUPPORT FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS

    The “Healthy Relationships Community Grant” Will Fund Organizations Providing Critical Services to Vulnerable Populations and Those Affected by Domestic Violence

    Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) today announced a $3 million commitment to the “Healthy Relationships Community Grant,” a joint initiative to provide funding in 2020 and 2021 to organizations that advocate for positive relationship practices through critical services for vulnerable populations and those affected by domestic violence, including relationship management skills for the next generation, programs focused on mental health resiliency among vulnerable populations, and critical career & personal services to survivors of domestic violence.

    U.S.-based nonprofit and global non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can apply for localized support at MLB.com/HealthyRelationships and MLBPLAYERS.com/healthyrelationships throughout the year, with proposals reviewed on a quarterly grant cycle. Nonprofits and NGOs may apply for grants of up to $50,000 for general operating or programmatic funding for one or more of the following categories: Healthy Relationship Practices/Education, Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence, and/or Mental Health Resiliency. Grant applications will be evaluated quarterly based on assessment of the population served, organization strength, impact, partnerships, sustainability of the programs, and more. Additionally, MLB Club charities and Major League Players are encouraged to apply for up to $25,000 as part of a gift matching component of the initiative, with grant evaluations based on documentation of direct funding and commitment to the issue.

    “This program will support deserving organizations working to build and improve the mental health resiliency and relationship skills of those they serve, with a particular focus on youth, and to provide critical services to help domestic violence survivors rebuild their lives,” said Melanie LeGrande, Vice President of Social Responsibility, Major League Baseball. “This effort reflects Baseball’s desire to invest in strategies that can help change the statistics and norms around domestic violence as well as support those who need help and assistance today.”

    “Our players are committed to supporting and promoting healthy relationships,” said Leonor Colón, the MLBPA’s Senior Director of International and Domestic Player Operations. “This initiative will allow us to support organizations that raise awareness of domestic violence, assist survivors and promote mental wellness.”

    Empowering the next generation to understand the components of a healthy relationship is intended as a prevention strategy through this initiative. Organizational efforts supported by grant funding may include public education, with a preference for youth populations, on the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships as it relates to interpersonal violence (e.g., intimate partner, family or teen dating). Examples of education efforts include creating, producing & distributing public service announcements with relevant content and call to action as well as conferences or events focusing on awareness. Funding can also go toward supporting existing, or introducing new, programming on how to break the cycle of violence.

    Efforts toward building and improving mental health resiliency for vulnerable populations may include providing greater access to (a) quality mental health services and wellness programs; (b) preventative programs designed to reduce suicide, suicidal ideations and self-harm; (c) training programs for mental health professionals; or (d) school or community-based interventions.

    Strengthening and providing services to survivors of domestic violence is of critical importance to this grant initiative. Efforts may include (a) capacity building in support of the organizational mission of the nonprofit or NGO; (b) mental health support; (c) professional and life skills workshops as well as additional education and materials to improve employee readiness and workplace development; or (d) advocacy efforts to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

    The joint donation for the “Healthy Relationships Community Grant” represents an ongoing commitment by MLB and the MLBPA to provide support to causes that assist vulnerable populations, which has historically included financial assistance toward disaster relief and recovery as well as human trafficking prevention.

    Click here for more information. 

    Click here for the Healthy Relationships Community Grants Calendar.

    • December 31, 2020
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    wellcareimageThe WellCare Community Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations in the communities throughout the country served by the company through the WellCare Community Foundation and Corporate Sponsorships.

    WellCare Community Foundation
    The Foundation promotes the health and well-being of medically underserved populations and their communities by providing grants to nonprofit organizations that offer critical services.

    Funded organizations must meet one of the following criteria:

    • helps low-income families and underserved populations;
    • works to enhance the health, well-being, education, safety, and quality of life of people in the communities WellCare serves; and,
    • improves the vitality of communities and people under WellCare’s care, from infants to the elderly and people with disabilities to struggling families.

    Grants are primarily provided for program support.

    WellCare Corporate Sponsorships
    WellCare considers sponsorships from a wide range of nonprofit organizations and encourages creativity and innovation.

    Specifically, WellCare considers sponsorships that:

    • create value for WellCare;
    • provide participation and/or volunteer opportunities for WellCare associates;
    • create unique and memorable experiences for WellCare members; and,
    • support the local communities WellCare serves.

    Grants are generally not provided to/for:

    • organizations that do not align with WellCare’s mission or values;
    • individuals;
    • religious organizations (including church restorations);
    • labor, fraternal, or veterans organizations (including fraternal orders of police/firefighters)
    • political organizations or projects;
    • operating deficits;
    • governmental or quasi-governmental public agencies or organizations;
    • endowments;
    • trips or tours, including transportation costs;
    • payment on bank loans;
    • private foundations or trusts;
    • historic preservation;
    • public or private education institutions;
    • organizations that have a primary function or project of advocacy, lobbying, or litigation;
    • organizations that practice or promote discriminatory, exclusionary, or partisan policies; or,
    • organizations that have or create a perceived or actual conflict of interest with WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

    Click here for more information

    • December 31, 2020
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    Urgent Action FundUrgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, a sister-fund of the Urgent Action Fund - AfricaUrgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights - Asia and Pacific, and the Urgent Action Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean, is a women’s fund that protects, strengthens, and sustains women and transgender human rights defenders at critical moments. 

    The Fund offers Rapid Response Grants to women and transgender human rights defenders in Central Asia, the Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus, Russia, Turkey, the United States, and Canada.

    Grants of up to $8,000 are provided in the following categories:

    • Security Grants
      These grants provide support when the safety and security of women or trans* human rights defenders, activists, organizations are threatened due to their human rights work.
       
    • Opportunity Grants
      These grants provide support when there is an unexpected moment or opportunity for advocacy or mobilization that may result in advancements for women’s and LBTQI’s rights, such as changes in legal decisions, policy and laws, or a shift in public attitudes and practices in their local context.

    Grant proposals must fit the following criteria:

    • women/trans people must be the primary decision-makers in the organization, group, or action;
    • the actions proposed will promote the advancement of women’s or trans human rights using nonviolent tactics or strategies;
    • the specific event or situation the organization is responding to was unanticipated, and actions must happen quickly to be effective; and,
    • the group has the support of others involved in women’s human rights or related fields, locally or globally.

    Grants are not provided to/for:

    • individual requests without an organization or network affiliation;
    • cisgender male-led organizations or networks;
    • natural disaster relief;
    • long-term development aid or charity assistance;
    • annual operating costs; or
    • bridge funding (to fill a funding gap).

    Click here for more information

    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    The Varian Medical Systems Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that offer information and services involving the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. The Foundation focuses on particular programs that address the role of radiation therapy in treating cancer.

    Examples of supported programs include the following:

    • Patient Education
      The Foundation supports materials and events developed by nonprofit organizations and patient advocacy groups to increase understanding of cancer and its treatments. This includes funding for website development, printed materials, and other information programs.
       
    • Medical Seminars and Symposiums
      The Foundation supports education for the medical community to learn about advanced technology for the treatment of cancer with radiation therapy.
       
    • Research
      The Foundation also considers requests for support of scientific research projects that are intended to improve the state of the art of radiation therapy. Projects can include clinical or basic research.

    Grants are not provided to/for:

    • applications that are in any way associated with planned, current, or past purchases, or the recommendation to purchase, any Varian Medical Systems, Inc. products or services;
    • local chapter programs already supported by Varian at the national level (National Survivor's Day, Relay for Life, etc.);
    • endowments or endowed chairs;
    • capital campaigns for new buildings or major equipment purchases;
    • sporting or entertainment events;
    • for-profit organizations;
    • school extra-curricular activities or clubs;
    • individual requests for personal needs or projects;
    • walk-a-thons, telethons, or similar fundraisers;
    • religious or political organizations; 
    • requests for promotional items; or,
    • advertising programs.

    Click here for more information

    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    The Winslow Foundation is dedicated to establishing global ecological balance. The Foundation funds organizations throughout the U.S. and U.S.-based organizations that work globally.

    The Foundation's areas of interest include climate change, slowing population growth, biodiversity and habitat preservation policy (not for individual parcels of land), and toxics, using movement building and grassroots organizing, public education and communications, science, and environmental law related to climate change.

    Application Procedure:

    Interested applicants should submit a brief letter of inquiry to the Foundation. If there is sufficient interest in the information submitted, a proposal will be requested. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.


    Contact:

    Ellen Marshall

    Executive Director and Foundation Secretary

    P.O. Box 270388

    Louisville, CO 80027


    • December 31, 2020
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    The Stockman Family Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in order to advance the knowledge and practice of conservation of artistic property in the museum and university domain.

    The Foundation funds projects in the areas of art conservation and art conservation education.

    The Foundation seeks to:

    • support specific conservation projects involving artistic property;
    • encourage the acquisition and development of conservation equipment and laboratory facilities; and,
    • provide opportunities for people dedicated to teaching those interested in the field of art conservation.

    Application Procedure:

    Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, and the amount of the request. Applicants should also include a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status. Email is the preferred method of correspondence.


    Contact:

    Attn: Harvey S. Stockman, Jr.
    4475 North Ocean Boulevard 5-B

    Delray Beach, FL 33483

    hstockman@comcast.net


    • December 31, 2020
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    The Taco Bell Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in company communities that empower youth to channel their passions and achieve their dreams by providing meaningful resources and experiences through impactful programs.

    Funded programs must:

    • empower youth (ages 16 to 24) to discover and eventually pursue their career or educational pathways, including financial literacy resources, mentorship and job skill experiences, college readiness programming, creativity and social innovation experiences, and direct financial assistance; and,
       
    • allow youth to participate in a program or experience that includes real-world, hands-on learning, and is interactive with students, professors, mentors, or career professionals.

    Note: The Foundation also offers the Live Más Scholarship, a program aimed at empowering the nation’s next generation of dreamers, innovators, and creators, those whose passions don’t fall into the conventional “academic” or “athletic” qualifying categories of traditional scholarship programs. Visit the website for more information. 

    Click here for more information

    • December 31, 2020
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    The Lenore G. Tawney Foundation supports the visual arts with a focus on craft media, including fiber art.

    Grants are primarily provided to art museums and professional art education organizations that strive to increase public access to and knowledge about the visual arts and to assist learning opportunities for emerging artists.

    The Foundation support visual arts exhibitions, publications, and special projects, as well as programs that award scholarships and fellowships for professional art education.

    Grants are not provided to individuals.

    Application Procedure

    Grants are made on an invitational basis; however, letters of inquiry are welcome.

    Click here for more information

    • December 31, 2020
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    The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation supports AIDS service organizations in the U.S. and Malawi, with a focus on direct care and prevention education. (Other international grants are by invitation only.)

    The Foundation supports organizations that deliver direct care and services to people living with HIV and AIDS, often to the most marginalized populations. The Foundation also provides funding for HIV prevention education and advocacy programs throughout the world, including existing organizations creating new and innovative techniques that help spread awareness of HIV prevention and treatment to targeted communities.

    The Foundation has three priority areas:

    • Youth HIV Education and Prevention;
    • Quality of Life Care for Children and Families affected by HIV and AIDS; and,
    • Mental Health Wellness and Support for Women affected by HIV and AIDS.

    Supported agencies must have at least three years experience in delivering HIV/AIDS programs.

    The Foundation does not fund the following:

    • projects that are not HIV/AIDS specific;
    • salaries or benefits;
    • general operating or administrative expenses;
    • endowments;
    • annual campaigns;
    • research;
    • capital campaign requests;
    • startup costs;
    • intermediary "pass-through" organizations;
    • direct financial assistance to individuals;
    • for-profit entities;
    • costs of producing films, videos, theatrical productions, art exhibits, or books;
    • universities, hospitals, or governmental agencies; or,
    • conferences expenses.

    Note: The Foundation's international funding is currently focused only on the southern region of Malawi.

    Click here for more information

    • December 31, 2020
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    Thoma FoundationThe Carl and Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation recognizes the power of the arts to challenge and shift perceptions, spark creativity, and connect people across cultures.

    The Foundation accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations for academic programs, exhibitions, lectures, symposia, and publications that provide promising new insights into the fields of art which the Foundation collects, including Digital and Electronic Art, Spanish Colonial Art, Post-War Painting and Sculpture, and Japanese Bamboo.

    Click here for more information

    • December 31, 2020
    • (EST)

    The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to improving the quality of education by supporting programs and building partnerships with nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    Grants are provided to support the development and implementation of programs.


    Application Procedure:

    Application guidelines may be requested from the Foundation through email.

    Click here for more information

    • December 31, 2020
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    The mission of the Waitt Foundation is to protect our oceans from the impacts of overfishing by facilitating the creation of marine protected areas, engaging stakeholders to improve management of fisheries, fostering sustainable solutions, and raising public awareness of the problem.

    The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations through the Rapid Ocean Conservation Small Grants Program, which provides grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging marine conservation issues.

    The focus is on marine protected areas and sustainable fishing.

    Sub-themes include:

    • scientific research, including natural science or social science projects;
       
    • policy, including opportunistic projects around unique public policy windows, such as preparation of policy analysis and support of experts’ efforts to inform decision makers on upcoming government actions;
       
    • management, including enforcement and infrastructure support; and,
       
    • communications, including raising public awareness and engaging stakeholders, such as advertising by nonprofit groups around public policy moments.

    Funds cannot be used for event sponsorships (e.g. conferences or workshops).

    Note: The Foundation periodically issues requests for proposals (RFPs) targeting specific issues.

    Click here for more information

    • December 31, 2020
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    The Edna Wardlaw Charitable Trust supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.

    The Trust's areas of interest include:

    • environmental justice;
    • social justice;
    • human rights;
    • peace initiatives; and,
    • reproductive rights.

    Application Procedure

    Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, and the amount of the request. Applicants should also include a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status.


    Contact:

    c/o SunTrust Bank
    P.O. Box 4655

    Atlanta, GA 30302


    • December 31, 2020
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    The Waste Management Charitable Giving Program is committed to making communities safer, cleaner, and better places to live and work. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations in communities in which the company operates. (A map of company locations is available on the Waste Management website.)

    The funding areas of interest include the following:

    • Environment
      The company supports organizations and programs that preserve or enhance natural resources. Specific focus areas include reducing dependence on fossil fuels and conserving and maintaining wetlands, wildlife habitats, and green spaces for people's enjoyment.
       
    • Environmental Education
      The company supports environmental education programs targeted at middle and high school students, including environmental and science-related projects, science fairs, Earth Day projects, and others.
       
    • Community
      Local company facilities are proactive in identifying charities located in the immediate community that they serve and in many cases may have predetermined which organizations they will be supporting in a given year.

    The company targets its support to specific projects or programs that enhance the scope of services offered by an organization. The company also offers in-kind support and product donations. Preference is given to organizations which have a broad base of funders and employee involvement.

    The company prefers not to financially support operating costs, capital campaigns, or multi-year requests.

    Grants are not made to/for:

    • organizations without a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status or that do not use funds received exclusively for public purposes;
    • individuals;
    • religious organizations, unless the project benefits the community, such as a soup kitchen that is housed in a church;
    • political candidates or lobbying organizations;
    • endowments or foundations;
    • travel by groups or individuals;
    • anti-business groups;
    • organizations with limited constituency, such as fraternal, labor, or veterans groups; or,
    • organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or gender.

    Click here for more information

    • December 31, 2020
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    Image result for a little hope logoA Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one.

    To be considered, applicants must e-mail (no telephone calls) the name of their program, website address, names of executive director and program director, and the location of the program. No other information is needed or will be processed. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers.

    Grant award amounts are based on the scope and budget of the project.

    Introductory e-mails are accepted year round. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application.

    Click here for more information

    • December 31, 2020
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    The mission of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal, or both.

    The foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. Applications are encouraged from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time and can be used by the applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living (including medical) expenses.

    The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in a professional artistic venue such as a gallery or museum.

    The foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, computer artists, or any artist whose work primarily falls into these categories. In addition, it does not make grants to students or for academic study or to pay for past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to other cities, personal travel, or to pay for the costs of installations, commissions, or projects ordered by others.

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    • December 31, 2020
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    Smith Richardson FoundationThe mission of the Smith Richardson Foundation is to contribute to important public debates and to address serious public policy challenges facing the United States and ensure the vitality of its social, economic, and governmental institutions. It also seeks to assist with the development of effective policies to compete internationally and to advance U.S. interests and values abroad.

    The foundation's Domestic Public Policy Program supports projects that aim to help the public and policy makers understand and address critical challenges facing the United States. To that end, grants will be awarded for research on and the evaluation of existing public policies and programs, as well as projects that inject new ideas into public debates. In previous years, grant amounts have ranged between $25,000 to $104,000.

    To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

    Concept papers will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

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    • December 31, 2020
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    CERF+The Craft Emergency Relief Fund is a national nonprofit organization that provides small grants of up to $3,000 to professional craftspeople who have experienced a recent career-threatening emergency such as illness, accident, fire, or natural disaster.

    (Other services provided by the organization include referrals to craft suppliers who have agreed to offer discounts on materials and equipment to craftspeople eligible for CERF funds, and booth fee waivers in partnership with certain craft show producers.)

    Applicants must be a professional artist working in a craft discipline (e.g., woodworkers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, glass artists, potters, and furniture makers) who has suffered a recent career-threatening emergency and is a legal resident of the United States.

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    • December 31, 2020
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    Veterans of Foreign Wars is accepting applications from military service members who have been deployed in the last six years and have run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other military-related activity. Since the program's inception, Unmet Needs has distributed over $6.75 million in assistance to more than 4,300 qualified military families, with nearly half of those funds going directly toward basic housing needs.

    The program provides financial assistance of up to $1,500 to assist with basic life needs in the form of a grant — not a loan — so no repayment is required. Eligible expenses include housing and vehicle payments; utility or phone bills; food and incidentals; children's clothing, food, diapers, school, and childcare; and medical bills, prescriptions, and eyeglasses.

    The hardship must be the result of deployment, a military pay issue, or military-related illness or injury (not civil legal, domestic, misconduct, or any other issue that is the result of spousal separation or divorce; or financial mismanagement by self or others, or due to bankruptcy).

    To be eligible, the applicant must be a service member or eligible dependent listed under the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

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    • December 31, 2020
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    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation seeks to support fundamental research that addresses issues of rules, norms, and governance of the internet and digital platforms. Recent research, policy debates, and public controversies have highlighted the absence of uniform consensus on the norms, rights, and responsibilities that should govern digital services, in particular social media.

    The convergence of these questions has drawn attention to less-developed issues in law and research that demand further scrutiny from a range of perspectives. Some of these issues include harms associated with online content, censorship, free speech, data ownership, antitrust and competition, private rights of action, and effective regulatory approaches when confronted with quickly-evolving technologies.

    Long one of the largest independent funders of journalism, the Knight Foundation has begun to explore these issues through a range of grantmaking activities aimed at the sea change in how society is informed in the digital age.

    To that end, the foundation seeks to support efforts that advance research – both theoretical and empirical – on topics related to governance and the rights and responsibilities of individuals, commercial interests, nongovernmental organizations, and government in the digital era. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    Content — The rights and responsibilities of users of services, as well as the rights and responsibilities of social media companies and digital service providers, with regard to content. This includes issues of content moderation, content liability, algorithmic content generation and optimization, as well as actual or potential harms and benefits associated with digital/platform services.

    Market — How to understand the digital services and social media marketplaces, including theories of competition, empirical work on the nature of these markets, and issues of market concentration and power.

    Regulation — Regulatory response, including new regulatory theories and specific regulatory proposals. The foundation’s interest comprises laws and rules; jurisdictional questions regulatory infrastructures within government, specific commercial concerns, and civil society (consumers and nongovernmental actors); and regulatory enforcement.

    The foundation will consider proposals in the areas of research and pedagogy (including course relief to enable faculty research, publication development, collaborative research efforts, research assistant(s), symposia, workshops or other convenings, legal clinics or other innovative pedagogy that engages students in these topics, and data acquisition); faculty; and fellowships (postdoctoral fellows, visiting fellows).

    The foundation invites Letters of Interest of no more than three pages that address the following: What is the research objective? Why is it significant in understanding the future of Internet governance? What activities are to be funded? What is the budget (if multiyear, include a complete budget by year)? Who is the principal investigator(s), with emphasis on previous ad rem research.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the call will remain open until otherwise indicated.

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    • December 31, 2020
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    The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. Click here for organization's website

    This program has no deadlines.

    The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment.

    The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

    Applicants should be aware that this is a grant program, and that each application is considered on its merits within the criteria of the program. While we attempt to provide assistance to as many applicants as we can, the filing of an application is not, nor should it be perceived as, a guarantee of funding.

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    • December 31, 2020
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    The It Happened to Alexa Foundation is an organization founded by the parents of a rape survivor, whose purpose is to help support other survivors and parents through the trauma of the criminal trial in the hopes that more women will go through with prosecution in order to put these perpetrators behind bars.

    The mission of the Foundation is to empower survivors of rape and sexual assault and to facilitate the prosecution of their offenders by providing financial, emotional, and advocacy assistance to the survivors and their supporters at the time of trial.

    The Foundation provides travel assistance for up to two family members or close friends to be able to attend a court trial with their loved one who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault. The Foundation recognizes the undue financial burden imposed on the victim and family, and offers assistance to defray costs of transportation and housing, so that the victim’s support person can attend and take part in the criminal justice proceedings and be with them at this most difficult time. The Foundation seeks to encourage sexual assault victims to report any sexual assault to law enforcement and promote effective prosecution of sex crimes.

    Rape victims who reside in the U.S. and who are about to testify in the criminal trial are eligible to apply for a grant to cover the expenses of a support person or persons who will accompany the rape/sexual assault victim to court. (The district attorney's office typically covers the cost for a rape survivor to return to the jurisdiction for a criminal trial.)

    Qualified support persons include parents, guardians, or other family members or close friends of the survivor. The trial venue must be over 60 miles from the residence of the support persons in order to qualify.

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    • December 31, 2020
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     Cares, the philanthropic division of U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, provides product donations to nonprofit organizations that serve underprivileged children throughout the United States.

    The focus is on the following priorities:

    • partnerships with nonprofit organizations whose primary focus is helping underprivileged children;
    • nonprofit organizations that aid families following natural disasters;
    • holiday and back-to-school giving programs for underprivileged children;
    • animal humane societies and other animal-related charitable organizations;
    • programs linked to the company's Strategic Philanthropic Partners; and,
    • in-kind donations where the company's products and expertise can be best utilized.

    JAKKS Cares does not support:

    • lobbying and political organizations;
    • commercial businesses;
    • individual requests; or,
    • organizations that resell product donations.

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    • December 31, 2020
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    The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need. The Foundation looks for carefully defined points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change.

    The Foundation's funding priorities include the following:

    Criminal Justice
    This program supports groups that are working to end the overincarceration of adults in the United States while also aiming to reduce racial disparities. In particular, grants are provided to state-based groups that are working to:

    • reduce state incarceration levels and racial disparities through reforms in sentencing, charging, and supervision policies and procedures; and,
    • advance the redirection and prioritization of state and local resources toward targeted investments that support system-involved individuals in their communities, through research and strategic thought leadership.

    Youth Justice
    This program supports groups working to advance a fair and effective community-based vision of youth justice, with a focus on ending the criminalization and incarceration of youth of color. In particular, grants are provided to groups that are working to:

    • advance state policies that dramatically restrict youth incarceration, abandon the prison model, and adopt community-based approaches for youth in the juvenile justice system;
    • end the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth in the adult criminal justice system; and,
    • support innovative strategies to counter structural racism in the juvenile justice system, with a particular focus on front-end reforms.

    Special Initiative: Civil Legal Aid
    A targeted cluster of grants is awarded through the Foundation's Special Initiative to strengthen core elements of the national legal aid infrastructure, including innovations for better and more effective service delivery. (Grants awarded through this initiative are by invitation only.)

    Special Opportunities
    This program supports projects reflecting the Foundation's mission and underlying values, including its longstanding commitment to racial equity and justice. 

    President's Discretionary Fund
    This fund offers very small grants to advance the Foundation's mission. (Grants awarded through this initiative are by invitation only.)

    The Foundation provides both general support and project-specific grants.

    Grants are not made to/for:

    • individuals;
    • scholarships;
    • direct services; or,
    • international projects.
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