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Opportunities throughout the U.S.
Funding Strengthens HIV and AIDS Prevention and Care
ViiV Healthcare: Positive Action Community Grants
ViiV Healthcare's Positive Action Community Grants support community organizations in the U.S. that work to address disparities and close gaps in care for those most affected by HIV and AIDS. Support is provided for community-led efforts to increase engagement in prevention and care, address stigma, and build trust in HIV care among communities most disproportionately impacted by HIV and AIDS. Organizations may request funding for general operating support and special events as well as project support for innovative projects within the focus areas of linkage and engagement, networks, and advocacy. In 2023, support will be provided to nonprofit organizations across the U.S., including Puerto Rico. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Visit the ViiV Healthcare website to download the request for proposals and access the online grantee portal.
Grants Available for Dog Shelter and Adoption Programs
The PEDIGREE Foundation plans to provide over $1 million in grant funding in 2023 to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. with dog shelter and rescue operations. Program Development Grants of $10,000 to $15,000 are provided for programs increasing dog adoption rates in the following categories: transport programs that move dogs from areas of overpopulation to areas where they're more likely to be adopted, foster programs that move dogs temporarily into loving homes while they await adoption, and behavior programs that help with socialization, training, and stress relief so dogs can move beyond behaviors that might hinder their adoption. In addition, one DOGS RULE.™ Grant of $50,000 a year for two years will support an innovative best practice initiative that focuses on increasing dog adoption rates. The application deadline for both grants is April 7, 2023. Disaster Relief Grants for natural disasters, puppy mill seizures, or hoarding situations are available throughout the year. Visit the Foundation's website to review the grant guidelines.
Pro Bono Financial Planning Services Supported
Foundation for Financial Planning
The Foundation for Financial Planning (FFP) provides annual grants to community-based and national nonprofit organizations for programs linking volunteer financial planners to people in need. Eligible programs must engage Certified Financial Planner™ professionals as volunteers, include one-on-one engagements between financial planner volunteers and pro bono clients, and help people in need of financial guidance or in a financial crisis who are underserved by the market and couldn't ordinarily access quality, ethical advice. U.S.-based nonprofits that share FFP's commitment to helping underserved people achieve better financial stability and capability are eligible to apply. Grants generally range from $5,000 to $40,000. The application deadline is April 30, 2023. Visit the FFP website to access the online application portal.
Young Leaders in the U.S. and Canada Recognized With $10,000 Prize
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across the United States and Canada. Each year, the Prize recognizes 25 outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment. The Prize accepts applications from young people that are between the ages of eight and 18, are permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S. or Canada, and are working on an inspiring service project, or have done so within the past 12 months. Winners each receive $10,000 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project. The application deadline is April 15, 2023. Visit the Prize website to submit an online application.
Opportunities for specific geographic areas
Support Benefits Montana Organizations Addressing Pressing Issues
High Stakes Foundation
The High Stakes Foundation supports visionary people and organizations in Montana through grants and program-related investments. Funding is provided for transformational ideas that promote solutions to pressing issues in the fields of civic engagement, conservation, climate change, social justice, leadership, rural economic development, local food systems, and sustainability in Montana. The Foundation primarily provides general operating support grants, typically in the range of $10,000 to $30,000. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2023, for the current grant cycle. Visit the Foundation's website to review the FAQs and to apply online.
Art and Art Education Programs Funded in CT, FL, NY, and DC
Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation: Philanthropic Arts Program
The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation's Philanthropic Arts (P/Arts) Program provides support to nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, Florida, New York, and Washington D.C. to implement or enhance programs utilizing art and art education in daily curricula and early childhood education, and to assist disadvantaged students. Applying organizations must use performing or visual arts education to help enhance and transform outdated public school curricula; motivate and engage children and students; deepen professional development for teachers, professors, and childcare workers; link school and home; use evidence-based, arts-based instruction; and lessen the education achievement gap. Grants range up to $25,000, with an average of $13,000. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation's website for more information on the P/Arts Program.
Operating Grants Enhance Problem Solving in Three Midwest States
Bush Foundation: Ecosystem Grants
The Bush Foundation provides support in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography, with the goal of inspiring and supporting creative problem solving within and across sectors to make the region better for everyone. The Foundation's Ecosystem Grants fund organizations that are creating the environment needed for organizations and leaders to solve problems. Support is provided to organizations that other organizations and leaders within the region rely heavily on to: provide critical data and analysis, advance public awareness and policy, spread great ideas and build capacity, and build and support leadership networks. Grantees should work across a variety of issues, or on one of three specific issues: supporting the sovereignty of Native nations, spreading student-centered learning, or using art to solve community problems. Nonprofit organizations and government entities may apply for up to $450,000 over three years in operating support. Applications will be accepted from March 14 to April 13, 2023. Visit the Bush Foundation website for more information on the Ecosystem Grants.
Funding Provided in Oklahoma and Surrounding States
The Kerr Foundation
The Kerr Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma; however, the Foundation also considers requests from organizations in the surrounding states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as organizations located in Washington, DC. The focus is on organizations, programs, and institutions that provide new or enhanced opportunities, particularly for the young, in the areas of education, arts and culture, health, and human services. Grants are awarded on a dollar for dollar challenge basis for capital (including equipment), program, and operating support. Letters of inquiry must be received by April 30, 2023, and invited applications are due June 30, 2023. Application guidelines are available on the Foundation's website.
Opportunities from the U.S. government
Program Supports Arts for Youth in the Justice System
Department of Justice
The Arts Programs for Justice-Involved Youth initiative supports high-quality arts programs to help reduce juvenile delinquency, recidivism, or other problem and high-risk behaviors. Arts programs may include, but are not limited to, visual arts, performing arts, filmmaking, and literary arts. Goals include developing or expanding high-quality community-based art programs for justice-involved youth in underserved areas, and developing or expanding high-quality, culturally relevant, and responsive art programs for justice-involved racial and ethnic minority youth. Applications are due to grants.gov by April 6, 2023. The JustGrants deadline is April 20, 2023.
Funding Available for Sports for Disabled Vets and Armed Forces Members
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Adaptive Sports Grant Program provides grants to eligible adaptive sports entities to plan, develop, manage, and implement programs to provide adaptive sports activities for veterans and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities. Eligible activities include instruction, participation, and competition in adaptive sports; training and technical assistance to program administrators, coaches, recreation therapists, instructors, VA employees, and other appropriate individuals; and coordination, Paralympic classification of athletes, athlete assessment, sport-specific training techniques, program development (including programs at the local level), sports equipment, supplies, program evaluation, and other activities related to the implementation and operation of the program. The application deadline is April 11, 2023.
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Are you interested in promoting legal empowerment in your community? If so, you may want to apply to participate in the U.S. Legal Empowerment Leadership Course, which will be held by the Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU Law in New York in October 2023. This course will bring together 45 to 50 community organizers, activists, lawyers, researchers, and students in the U.S. to gain a foundational understanding of legal empowerment, learn and build community with one another, and explore actions relevant to justice struggles. Applications must be submitted by April 3, 2023.
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Capital Campaigns: Building Momentum With Grants
You'll likely encounter many challenges throughout a capital campaign. Raising funds for multimillion-dollar projects such as new buildings requires a strategic, multidimensional effort. That's why it's vital to build and maintain momentum throughout the entire process. Grants can play a vital role in building this momentum. They can help you boost your credibility, increase campaign participation, and meet your campaign goals. During this webinar, Kevin Wallace and Carlyn Schulzke of CampaignCounsel.org will draw on over 20 years of experience to show you why grants are such an important tool during your capital campaign. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.
How to Optimize Your Income Streams
Are you tired of working so hard to raise so little money? Or maybe you're burned out from relying on those make-or-break fundraising events? If so, you need to optimize your fundraising. In order to raise more money in less time, you must identify the high-impact and low-input fundraising strategies that are perfect for your organization. Join Amanda Pearce, owner of Funding for Good, as she helps you spend less time and energy on events and fundraising while still generating results. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
Innovate and Grow: Raising Impact Capital
Do you have challenges raising general operating funds? Or are you always trying to find ways to make grantors excited about supporting your programs? Earned-revenue models can help you bridge these funding gaps. However, many nonprofits hesitate to develop innovative solutions due to concerns about finding even more funds to develop and scale a program. Fortunately, you can access non-traditional forms of funding and partnerships to grow the scale and impact of earned-revenue streams. For example, there are over 1,500 mission lenders in the United States who seek to support projects that impact and benefit their communities. During this webinar, Paul Wright will help you identify the types of alternative funding sources that are aligned with your organization's needs. The webinar will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
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