Current Federal and Foundation Grant Opportunities
The Department of State
Funding Opportunity Title: DRL Promotes Worker Rights in Indonesia
Funding Opportunity Number: SFOP0005481
About: The Department of State is soliciting applications for DRL Promotes Worker Rights in Indonesia. The competition is open for projects that seek to advance internationally recognized worker rights (emphasis on freedom of association and collective bargaining) in Indonesia.
Eligibility: "DRL welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGO) and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses. DRL's preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be some occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited. Eligible applicants include all domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit, entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations, who will serve rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder, who meet the RCORP-Planning specifications for the Applicant Organization and Consortium as described below."
Estimated Number of Awards: 1
Anticipated Funding Amount: $700,000
Deadlines: January 25, 2019
The Department of Health & Human Services
Funding Opportunity Title: Rural Communities Opiod Response Program- Planning
Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-19-081
About: The Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program- Planning. The purpose of RCORP-Planning is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural counties at the highest risk for substance use disorder.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include all domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit, entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations, who will serve rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder, who meet the RCORP-Planning specifications for the Applicant Organization and Consortium as described below.
Estimated Number of Awards: 120
Anticipated Funding Amount: Total $24,000,000
Deadlines: January 15, 2019
Funding Opportunity Title: NEA Performing Arts Discovery, FY2019
Funding Opportunity Number: NEAPS1807
About: The National Endowment for the Arts is \ accepting applications for the NEA Performing Arts Discovery, FY2019. NEA’s Performing Arts Discovery program supports U.S. Regional Arts Organizations to undertake performing arts platforms in their region that will showcase the work of U.S. performing artists for presenters based outside of this country, creating new markets for working artists.
Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, U.S. Regional Arts Organizations
Estimated Number of Awards: unknown
Anticipated Funding Amount: Total $100,000
Deadlines: January 15, 2019
Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program
Funding Opportunity Number: SM-19-005
About: The Department of Health and Human Services is currently accepting applications for the Tribal Behavioral Health Program. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth through the age of 24 years.
Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, or consortia of tribes and tribal organizations.
Estimated Number of Awards: 51
Anticipated Funding Amount: Total $12,797,090 (Ceiling $250,000)
Deadlines: January 4, 2019
Department of Commerce
Funding Opportunity Title: 2019 Partnerships for Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery and Conservation
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-PIRO-2019-2005826
About: The Department of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Partnerships for Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery and Conservation, with focus on two priorities, “Priority 1: Conducting outreach and monitoring efforts at seal haul-out locations and providing support for monk seal health and safety responses. Priority 2: Addressing management strategies outlined in the Main Hawaiian Islands Monk Seal Management Plan”.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are individuals, institutions of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, state, local, and Indian tribal governments. Federal agencies and their employees, as well as, Federal instrumentalities (including employees and members)are not eligible to apply.
Estimated Number of Awards: 6
Anticipated Funding Amount: Total $310,000 (Ceiling $125,000)
Deadlines: December 21, 2018
National Science Foundation
Funding Opportunity Title: Partnerships for Innovation
Funding Opportunity Number: 19-506
About: The National Science Foundation is currently accepting applications for Partnerships for Innovation. “Offering researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering funded by NSF the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit.”
Eligibility: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: Academic / Research U.S. institutions; includes universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the United States, acting on behalf of their faculty members; Public or Non-profit, Non-academic U.S. organizations located in the United States that are directly associated with technology transfer activities; Non-profit U.S. organizations located in the United States that partner with an institution of higher education; or A U.S. consortium of 2 or more of the organizations described above.
Estimated Number of Awards: 65
Anticipated Funding Amount: Total $20,000,000 (Ceiling $550,000)
Deadlines: January 17, 2019
Department of the Interior
Funding Opportunity Title: Brown Treesnake Program 2019
Funding Opportunity Number: BTS-2019
About: The Department of Interior is currently accepting applications for the Brown Treesnake Program 2019 Grant. “This discretionary grant is focused on preventing the dispersal of this invasive species on Guam to other geographic areas and funding research in support of population suppression with the ultimate goal of eradication”.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to members of the Brown Treesnake Technical Working Group which includes, but is not limited to, representatives of the governments of Guam, the Commonwealth Northern Mariana Islands, the State of Hawaii, and Federal Agencies, in accordance with 2 CFR 200.
Estimated Number of Awards:3
Anticipated Funding Amount: Unknown
Deadlines: March 1, 2019
Department of Agriculture
Funding Opportunity Title: FY19 Farm to School Grant
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FNS-F2S-2019
About: The Department of Agriculture is currently accepting applications for the FY19 Farm to School Grant. A 25% cash or in-kind match is required. The Section 18 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) established a Farm to School program in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools.
Eligibility: The authorizing language specifies the following eligible entities: • Eligible schools; • State and local agencies; • Indian tribal organizations; • Agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers; and • Non-profit entities. Eligible schools are defined as pre-K-12 School Food Authorities (SFAs), non-profit private schools, charter schools, Indian tribal schools, and others that participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs. Eligible SFAs may apply for funding that spans the entire SFA, for a specific group of schools (e.g. only K-5 schools within an SFA), or for an individual school. In the case where an SFA exists, the application must come from the SFA, and only one application per SFA is allowed. F2S Planning & Training: Eligible schools, state and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations, agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers, and non-profit entities are eligible to receive planning and implementation grants. Funding is available to support school-based programs only. If a proposal seeks to increase local foods in the Child and Adult Care Program or the Summer Food Service Program, target sites must be located at an eligible school. If a proposal seeks to target school(s), schools discussed in the project proposal as benefiting from the project must be eligible as defined in section 3.0.
Estimated Number of Awards:105
Anticipated Funding Amount: $7,500,000
Deadlines: December 4, 2018
The Toronto Arts Council
About: The Toronto Arts Council is accepting application for the "Animating Toronto Parks is a component of the Arts in the Parks initiative, managed by Toronto Arts Foundation in partnership with Toronto Arts Council, City of Toronto Arts & Culture Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and community partner Park People. Participation in the Arts in the Parks initiative is a requirement of this program". You must call the Program Manager and share your project idea prior to submission. Awards for small projects are $15,000 and large projects is $25,000.
Eligibility: The grants program provides funding to professional artists, organizations and artist collectives to create and present free arts programming in selected.
Deadlines: December 3, 2018
The Morningstar Foundation
About: The Morningstar Foundation primarily provides grants to the southeast United States. They provide grants in a few different focus areas. These include health research, education, animal rights, and children’s initiatives, and the environment. Applications can be submitted at any time, however the board only meets twice a year to review (June & December).
Eligibility: Grants are made to institutions and organizations with special consideration given to requests from Southeastern United States that qualify under the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as tax exempt 501(C)3 and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes.
Deadlines: Rolling Basis; Board Review in June & December each year (grant must be recieved 45 days before the review)
Sharna and Irvin Frank Foundation
About: provides grants to the greater Tulsa area and some limited grants to Israel. They funThe Sharna and Irvin Frank Foundationd nonprofit organizations operational funds through grants, and focus on supporting smaller, grassroots organizations. Social service, poverty, education, crisis intervention and arts organizations are encouraged to submit an LOI to be considered for a full application. Send in your LOI now to seek and invitation for the April 2019 deadline.
Eligibility: The Foundation funds 501c3 organizations, Geographic areas of funding are limited to the Greater Tulsa area with preference to the City of Tulsa and some limited funding in Israel.
LOI adlines:eDaccepted on rolling basis, Grant deadlines are April and September
Home Depot Foundation
offers community impact grants for up to $5,000. Nonprofits receive the grant in the form of gift cards to purchThe Home Depot Foundation About:ase tools, materials and services to complete a project within 6 months. The primary focus on veteran populations or underserved communities. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services and are required to be completed within six months of approval date.
Eligibility: The Foundation funds 501c3 organizations (recognized and in good standing with the IRS for a minimum of one year, and tax exempt public service agencies in the U.S.
Funding Amount: Up to $5,000
Accepted until December 31, Deadlines:2018
Patagonia Environmental Grants
About: Patagonia accepts Environmental Grants on a rolling basis (check them out for national & international funding opportunities). They support innovative work that addresses the root cause of environmental crisis and seeks to protect both the environment and affected communities.
Eligibility: The Foundation does not fund the following:
- organizations without 501(c)(3) status or a comparable fiscal sponsor
- trail creation, maintenance or restoration
- any dam renovations, human-assisted fish passage infrastructure or hatchery programs
- land acquisition, land trusts or conservation easements
- research, unless it is in direct support of a developed plan for specific action to alleviate an environmental problem
- projects that are solely focused on environmental education
- environmental conferences
- endowment funds
- political campaigns
- green building projects
- bike advocacy, unless the project is in direct support of a climate change solution
- event sponsorships or film festivals
Deadlines: Accepted on a Rolling Basis (one application per fiscal year May 1 - April 30)
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
About: The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation provides grants to support project the serve children living in urban poverty (education, family economic stability, to include microfinance, and childhood health). They serve the US, India, and South Africa. Their range is anywhere from $500 to the millions, generally they will not fund more than 25% of a projects budget and 10% operating expenses. Applicants must complete a eligibility quiz and can submit an initial proposal on a rolling basis.
Eligibility: United States, South Africa, India. Generally does not fund: individuals, medical research projects, event fundraisers, lobbying, and endowments.
Funding Amount: 25% of project budget and 10% overhead
Deadlines: Rolling Application
The Columbus Foundation
About: The Columbus Foundation provides grants through the Dorothy E. Ann Fund for organizations serving deaf and hard of hearing children and youth in Central Ohio. Applications must be less than 5 pages.
Eligibility: Serving Deaf and hard of Hearing in the Central Ohio Region
Funding Amount: Average is $1,000- $5,000
Deadlines: December 15, 2018
The WAITT Foundation
About: The WAITT Foundation The WAITT Foundation provides $10,000 grants (occasionally $15,000 is awarded) through their Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grant Program. They support higher-risk ideas at a low financial cost, and engages with small, local NGOs on a global scale. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The themes they support are scientific research, policy, management and communications.
Eligibility: The Project must support sustainable fishing and/or MPAs as elaborated in the program focus section. Applicants need not hold advanced degrees, but must demonstrate a commensurate level of experience and expertise. Applicants must have and maintain legitimate affiliation with an academic institution or NGO for the duration of the grant project. ROC grants should constitute the sole or primary source of funding for the proposed project, not serve as complementary funding for larger, more costly projects. Spending of grant funds must commence within 1 month of granting, and be completed within 6 months. Funds cannot be used for event sponsorships (e.g. conferences, workshops).
Funding Amount: Average $10,000
Melville Charitable Trust
About: The Melville Charitable Trust funds sustainable solutions to end homelessness. The Foundation encourages accepts letters of inquiry on their website, on a rolling basis. Their focus area is the state of Connecticut and policy programs at the national level. Their funding targets capacity building of service providers, transformation of public and private systems, increase political and civic will and investment, and build leadership in the field.
Eligibility: Note that we do not provide funding for: local initiatives outside of our home state of Connecticut, direct support to individuals or scholarships, religious organizations for religious purposes, general fundraising drives or events, organizations without tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and “not a private foundation” under section 509(a) of the Code, or organizations that do not comply with our non-discrimination statement.
Funding Amount: Unspecified
Deadlines: LOI accepted on a rolling basis
The Cleveland Foundation
About: The Cleveland Foundation accepts grant applications under $200,000 on a monthly basis and must be received by the 15th of each month for funding consideration the following month. The fund an array of priorities to include: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Leadership and so much more. They serve the greater Cleveland Ohio area.
Eligibility: The Cleveland Foundation is the community foundation serving Greater Cleveland, including Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. The Foundation makes most of its grants to tax-exempt private agencies classified as IRC 501(c)(3) organizations/public charities. Some grants are also made to government agencies.
Funding Amount: $200,000 (max)
Deadlines: On-going (15th of each month for consideration of funding the following month)
Open Your Heart Funding
About: Open Your Heart Funds initiatives to serving homeless and domestic violence survivors in Minnesota. Agencies with hunger relief programs and emergency shelters in Minnesota can apply. Their priorities are to give where the need is greatest, serve front end of the continuum focusing on people who are currently homeless or hungry, preference for projects that either increase the number of people served or improve the quality of service to participants.
Eligibility: Agencies must serve hungry or homeless Minnesotans as the agency’s primary function. Agencies must have 501(c)3 status OR be recognized as tax exempt by the IRS (i.e. schools, units of government or tribal governments) OR use a fiscal agent with 501(c)3 status.
Funding Amount: Average Grant is $7,000
Deadlines: September 1st (Additional deadlines: Nov 1, Mar 1, May 1, & Jul 1)
The Summerlee Foundation
About: The Summerlee Foundation provides grants for two focus areas; Animal Protection and Texas History.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) public charity; located in the United States, Canada, Mexico or the British Isles; Sancturary organizations for captive animals must be accredited or verifited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries; National Register Status may be required for proposals pertaining to historic preservation.
Funding Amount: $5,000 - $1,000,000 (Average Awards Range between $20,000 - $30,000)
The Awesome Foundation
About: The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time.
Eligibility: That you are awesome and have an awesome project idea
Funding Amount: $1,000