helping those that help others –

grants for nonprofits

Current Listings for Local Grants

Cooper Foundation│Community Grants
Junior League of Waco │Critical Needs │Community Grants│Provisional Projects
Rapoport Foundation│Community Grants
Susan G. Komen Central Texas│Special Health Grant
Waco Foundation Grants │Capital & Program/Operating Grants│Immediate Impact Grants
Waco Foundation’s Capacity Building Mini-Grants

Current Listings for Regional & National Grants

We do not guarantee a listing in every category but we do post new opportunities as we learn about them – be sure to check for updates every week! (New postings will be stated as such in red & each category is listed in due-date order).

Animal Welfare

New! Seed Grants for Local Animal Shelters
Maddie’s Fund: Innovation Grants
The mission of Maddie’s Fund is to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. Maddie’s Fund grants help build and sustain a no-kill nation so shelter dogs and cats can be guaranteed a loving home. The Fund’s Innovation Grants of up to $5,000 are intended to help implement new programs at local shelters and rescue organizations that will advance lifesaving. Applications will be accepted from May 15 through May 22, 2017. Visit the Fund’s website for more information.

Grants Promote Companion Pet Programs
Banfield Foundation
The Banfield Foundation is committed to improving the well-being of pets and communities nationwide. The Foundation’s Pet Advocacy Grants support nonprofit organizations that offer programs designed to keep pets healthy and in loving homes. Priority is given to programs that provide a direct solution to avoid surrender or separation of companion pets from families. Examples of funded programs include the following: basic veterinary care for financially-challenged companion pet owners, programs that help vulnerable populations care for or keep their pets, education programs that relate to keeping companion pets and their people together, and behavior modification programs to correct inappropriate companion pet behaviors so that pets may remain in the home. The application deadlines for this program are April 30 and October 31, annually. (The Foundation’s Veterinary Assistance Grants, Flea/Tick Grants, and Disaster Relief Grants accept applications throughout the year.) Click here for more information about this grant opportunity. (Shared: March 23, 2017)

Arts & Culture

New! Program Funds Digital Humanities Projects
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program supports digital methods or techniques that contribute to the humanities, scholarship about digital culture, and efforts to revitalize or recover existing digital projects. The application deadline is June 6, 2017. Click here for more information on this grant opportunity. (Shared: May 3, 2017)

Grants Promote Robust Community Arts and Culture Programs
Surdna Foundation: Thriving Cultures
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities throughout the United States. The Foundation’s Thriving Cultures program is based on a belief that communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive and prosperous, and benefit from the diversity of their residents. Through the Thriving Cultures program, grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that address one of the following four categories: Teens Artistic Advancement, Artists Engaging in Social Change, Artists and Economic Development, or Community Engaged Design. Online letters of inquiry that focus on these categories are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review detailed program guidelines. (Shared: October 24, 2016)

Support for Entrepreneurial Programs for Artists
Surdna Foundation: Artists and Economic Development 
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities throughout the United States. The Foundation’s Thriving Cultures program is based on a belief that communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive and prosperous, and benefit from the diversity of their residents. Through the Artists and Economic Development funding area, the Foundation supports efforts that provide artists with business training and financial resources that enable them to be, and create, valuable economic assets for their communities. The focus is on nonprofit organizations that operate business and entrepreneurship training programs for artists and cultural organizations, provide financing to artists and artist-centered enterprises, and offer arts and culture-based programs and services that directly engage and support the people who live and work in the area as a strategy for equitable economic development. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the Artists and Economic Development funding area. (Shared December 21, 2015)

Centers for Abuse

New! Domestic Violence Shelters Creating Pet Housing Funded
RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants

RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants enable domestic violence shelters to create spaces to co-shelter survivors and their pets. Grants are intended to bridge a critical gap in funding to help the pet housing project to begin. (Sheltering Animals and Families Together provides a start-up manual for projects.) Grants of up to $6,000 are offered throughout the United States and may be used to pay for building materials and supplies to create co-sheltering for pets at a domestic violence shelter. For quick answers to the most commonly asked questions visit the Safe Housing FAQ page. The final application deadline for 2017 is October 15. Visit the RedRover website to review the funding guidelines. (Shared August 18, 2017)


New! Home Depot Foundation Invites Applications for Community Impact Program
Community Impact Grant

The Home Depot Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations using volunteers to address the physical needs of their communities.  Through its Community Impact Grants program, the foundation will award grants of up to $5,000 (in the form of Home Depot gift cards that can be used to purchase tools, materials, and services) for projects aimed at repairing, modifying, weatherizing, or otherwise improving low-income and/or transitional housing or community facilities. Priority will be given to programs that use volunteers to serve veterans with home-improvement needs.  For more information, visit their website. (Shared September 9, 2017)

New!  Support for Community-Led Programs Addressing Poverty
Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), established by the Catholic bishops of the United States, is committed to supporting organizations led by low-income individuals as they work to break the cycle of poverty and improve their communities. CCHD’s grant programs include the following: Community Development Grants support nonprofit organizations that nurture the participation of people living in poverty to change structures and policies that affect their lives. At least 50 percent of those benefiting from the applying organization’s efforts must be people experiencing poverty. Economic Development Grants support economic development institutions that include the voice of the poor and marginalized in developing new businesses that offer good jobs or develop assets that will be owned by local communities. Grants range between $25,000 and $75,000. Pre-applications for both programs may be submitted between September 1 and November 1, annually. (Organizations are encouraged to submit their pre-application prior to the November 1 deadline.) Visit the CCHD website for more information. (Shared August 4, 2017)

New!  Program Funds Refugee Employment
Administration for Children and Families

The Refugee Career Pathways Program supports projects helping refugees qualify for licenses and certifications necessary to attain employment and improve self-sufficiency. Allowable activities include case management, training and technical assistance, specialized English language training, and mentoring. The application deadline is August 29, 2017. (Shared August 4, 2017)

New!  Neighborhood Planning Efforts Supported
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants Program supports efforts to improve neighborhood confidence, which in turn sustains the community’s energy, attracts more engagement and resources, and helps convince skeptical stakeholders that positive change is possible. The application deadline is August 28, 2017.  (Shared July 14, 2017)

New!  Grants Enhance Company Communities
BBVA Compass Foundation

The BBVA Compass Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact in the communities the bank serves in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas. The Foundation gives priority to requests that best reflect the following focus areas: community development/financial literacy, education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment and natural resources, and diversity and inclusion. Online applications are due September 29, 2017. (Prior to submitting a grant request, organizations interested in applying are invited to join one of the Charitable Contributions Process Conference Calls/Webinar Presentations to be held on July 21, August 18, September 8, and September 22.) Visit the bank’s website to learn more about the Foundation’s guidelines and application process. (Shared July 12, 2017)

New!  Competition for Urban Innovation
Mayors Challenge

The 2017 Mayors Challenge, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is designed to help hundreds of cities develop ideas that solve the most urgent problems facing cities today. Thirty-five Champion Cities will win up to $100,000 to test their ideas and build local support. The five cities with the best ideas will receive millions to implement their ideas at scale. In addition, innovation experts will visit each of the first 300 cities that sign up for the Challenge to deliver one-day city hall training workshops to accelerate idea development by drawing upon the expertise of the community. All entrants will receive expert guidance to develop their ideas and will join Bloomberg’s cities network, which promotes innovations that work across cities. In order to be eligible for the 2017 Mayors Challenge, cities must be located within the United States, have more than 30,000 residents within the administrative division of the city or urban area, and must have a local government. The deadline to sign up for the competition is August 18, 2017; applications will be due October 20, 2017. Visit the Mayors Challenge website to learn more about the Challenge. (Shared July 12, 2017)

Workforce Development or Basic Needs Provision Grant

BYN Mellon Charitable Giving Program
Applicants must demonstrate impact in workforce development and/or basic needs provision.  To apply for funding consideration, please submit a two-to-three page Letter of Inquiry containing organizational background, a brief description of the program or project, who will benefit from the program, geographic areas served and the requested amount.  Requests are reviewed and awarded throughout the year.  Funding ranges from $10,000 – $500,000. (Shared: June 26, 2017)

Rural Libraries in Texas Supported
Tocker Foundation: Library Grants
The Tocker Foundation is dedicated to the support of rural, public libraries in Texas serving populations of 12,000 or less. The Foundation’s Library Grants program focuses on improving, expanding, and extending public library services. Additional focuses include access through the effective use of technology and the preservation of history through digitization. Application deadlines are January 15 and June 1, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more. (Shared: December 19, 2016)

Funding for Community and Civic Engagement
W.K. Kellogg Foundation funding for community and civic engagement
Funding is available for programs that focus on educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, racial equity, and community and civic engagement. Submission of application is on a rolling basis. For more information about this grant opportunity click here(Shared: July 26, 2016)

Initiatives That Promote an Equitable and Sustainable Society Funded
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The mission of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is to support efforts that promote a just, equitable, and sustainable society. The Foundation provides grants through the following four programs: The Education program works to increase access to high-quality educational opportunities and to support systemic change to increase and improve the pathways to education and work. The Civil Society program seeks to strengthen philanthropy and the nonprofit sector as vital vehicles for increasing civic engagement and improving communities and societies in the U.S. and internationally. The Environment program promotes efforts of an engaged citizenry working to create accountable institutions, sound public policies, and appropriate models of development that protect communities and the diversity and integrity of ecosystems. The Flint Area program supports efforts that strengthen quality of life and economic vitality and opportunity in the Foundation’s home community of Flint, MI. Each of these four programs has clearly stated guidelines. Grantseekers are strongly encouraged to visit the Foundation’s website to review this information before submitting online letters of inquiry, which are considered throughout the year. For grant guidelines and procedures, click here. (Shared: July 11, 2016)

Sustainable Economic Development Initiatives Funded
Surdna Foundation: Strong Local Economies Program
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities throughout the United States. The Foundation’s Strong Local Economies Program supports the development of robust and sustainable economies that include a diversity of businesses and access to quality jobs. The Foundation aims to create opportunities for upward economic mobility among communities that have experienced historical economic barriers, including low-income people, communities of color, women, and immigrants. The three main categories of work in this program area include the following: Business Development and Acceleration, Equitable Economic Development, and Job Quality and Career Pathways. Nonprofit organizations may submit online letters of inquiry at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines for each category in the Strong Local Economies Program(Shared: June 8, 2015)

Support for Organizations Serving Low-Income Needs
Walmart Foundation State Giving Program
The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations at the state and regional level throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico for programs that give individuals access to a better life. There are four funding cycles per year; nonprofit organizations in each state have two opportunities per year to apply. Applications will be accepted in all four funding cycles for programs within the scope of one of the following Focused Giving areas: Career Opportunity or Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating. Organizations seeking funding for programs outside of the Focused Giving areas, and whose programs address the unmet needs of underserved low-income populations, can apply in cycles three and four only. Grants range from $25,000 to $250,000, with an average size of $40,000. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the State Giving Program. (Shared: February 17, 2015)

Disabled│Elderly│Mental Health

New! Support for Organizations Serving Seniors
Kendal Charitable Funds: Promising Innovations
Kendal Charitable Funds is dedicated to supporting improvements in serving older adults that are reflective of a pioneering spirit in the field of aging. In 2017, the program is seeking proposals that support aging in place and combat isolation of older adults through engagement in purposeful and meaningful ways within the greater community, designed to affirm their value and connectedness. Letters of intent must be submitted by May 19, 2017; invited proposals will be due on August 4, 2017. Click here for more information. (Shared: April 24, 2017)



Grants Enhance Opportunities for People With Disabilities
The Milbank Foundation
The primary mission of the Milbank Foundation is to integrate people with disabilities into all aspects of American life. The Foundation’s current priorities include consumer-oriented projects that enable people with disabilities to lead fulfilling, independent lives; innovative policy research and education on market-based approaches to healthcare and rehabilitation; improving and expanding quality health services, especially palliative care; and education and training of health and rehabilitation professionals. Nonprofit organizations may submit letters of inquiry throughout the year. For more information, click here(Shared: September 12, 2016)


New! Applications for Program Development and Evaluation
Brady Education Foundation
The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement/opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with poverty.
To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting stage-one applications for projects related to the development and evaluation of programs that are consistent with a strength-based approach and show promise of being feasible, effective, and sustainable. Click here to read more or to apply. (Shared October 5, 2017)

New! Black and Latino Leadership in Education Initiatives Supported
NewSchools Venture Fund: Diverse Leaders

The mission of NewSchools Venture Fund is to reimagine public education through powerful ideas and passionate entrepreneurs so that all children – especially those in underserved communities – have the opportunity to succeed. The Fund’s Diverse Leaders program invests in entrepreneurs with ambitious ideas focused on advancing Black and Latino senior leadership in education. Ideas may include efforts to attract, recruit, develop, retain, and/or place diverse senior leaders. While priority is given to early-stage ventures, NewSchools will also consider investing in existing organizations launching new initiatives. Nonprofit organizations and social entrepreneurs are eligible to apply for one-year grants ranging from $75,000 to $150,000, depending on the stage of the organization or idea. The application deadline is September 15, 2017. Visit the NewSchools website to learn more about the Diverse Leaders program. (Shared August 11, 2017)

New!  Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Invites LOIs
Early Childhood Welfare, Education and Parental Education
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports innovative, creative projects and programs with potential to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age.
The foundation provides funding in the areas of early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education.
Click here to view full RFP.  (Shared August 4, 2017)

New!  Community Efforts Led by Girls and Women of Color Funded 
NoVo Foundation: Advancing Adolescent Girls’ Rights

The mission of the NoVo Foundation is to foster a transformation from a world of domination and exploitation to one of collaboration and partnership. The Foundation’s Advancing Adolescent Girls’ Rights initiative will provide support to community-based organizations led by girls and women of color across the United States. The focus is on movement-building efforts with and for girls that include 1) direct work with girls of color at the local and grassroots level that creates space for connection and healing and spaces for consciousness raising and where their leadership is supported, and/or 2) work that responds to the structural harms and systemic barriers girls of color face through organizing, advocacy, base-building, and narrative-shaping efforts. Successful applicants will be led by the constituencies they serve, be local in scope, and have an operating budget between $150,000 and $2 million. Letters of inquiry must be submitted by August 11, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about becoming a Community Grantee Partner. (Shared July 14, 2017)

New! Capacity Building Grants for Youth Activist Organizations
Third Wave Fund: Own Our Power Fund

The Third Wave Fund supports youth-led gender justice activism to advance the political power, well-being, and self-determination of communities of color and low-income communities in the United States. Third Wave’s Own Our Power Fund provides capacity-building grants of up to $25,000 for projects that address leadership, sustainability, and self-representation. The focus is on helping communities most impacted to lead the work, developing sustainable revenue models and fundraising strategies, and harnessing the power of communities to tell their own stories. Priority is given to organizations that are committed to building the power and leadership of young people under 35 to achieve structural change. Grassroots organizations with an annual budget of up to $200,000 that are 501(c)(3)s or are fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization may apply. The application deadline is July 25, 2017. Visit the Third Wave website to review the funding guidelines. (Shared July 12, 2017)

New! Lyle Spencer Research Awards Program

The Spencer Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from investigators for its Lyle Spencer Research Awards program.  Grants of up to $1 million will be awarded to support intellectually ambitious large-scale education research projects.

To be eligible, principal investigators and co-PIs must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. In addition, the PI must be affiliated with a college, university, school district, nonprofit research facility, or nonprofit cultural institution that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded.  Click here for more information. (Shared July 12, 2017)

New! Grants Enhance Programs for Young Children
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that offer programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age. The Foundation’s areas of interest include the following: The Early Childhood Welfare category supports programs that research best child rearing practices and identify models that can provide caring environments to ensure all children thrive. The Early Childhood Education and Play category focuses on improving the quality of both early childhood teaching and learning through the development of innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments. The Parenting Education category promotes programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child rearing differences, and health, prenatal care, and diet, as well as programs that provide support to parents. The Foundation’s goal is to serve as an incubator for new, innovative projects and research that will have a nationwide impact. In that regard, the Foundation does not provide grants for the revision or implementation of existing programs or research, or for capital equipment, such as playgrounds. Letters of inquiry are due September 30, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process. (Shared July 7, 2017)

K-12 Parent-School Collaborative Projects Funded
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Program

The Toolbox for Education Grant Program, offered by Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, provides grants of up to $5,000 to public K-12 schools, as well as school parent-teacher groups associated with public schools, throughout the United States that develop projects to encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit. Preference is given to funding requests that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor), landscaping, or cleanup projects. The Fall 2017 grant cycle will open on August 7. Visit the program’s website during the grant cycle to submit an online application. (Shared June 26, 2017)

Youth Economic Opportunities
Citi Foundation Youth Economic Opportunities

The foundation supports programs designed to increase the number of low-income youth who complete post secondary (college-level) education, gain skills to enhance employability, become employed, or start their own income-generating business. Special emphasis is directed toward programs that link education goals with leadership skills training, professional networks, and onramps to employment.  Awards range from $10,000-$1M.  Applications are accepted by invitation only. (Shared June 26, 2017)

Education Grant Program

Spectrum Digital Education Grant Program

A philanthropic initiative designed to support nonprofit organizations that educate community members on the benefits of broadband and how to use it to improve residents’ lives.  Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that provide digital education in form of financial grants, PSAs, workshops, and webinars.  To be eligible, applicants must serve communities located in a Spectrum market and be a U.S. nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.  Applications will be accepted between June 30 and August 11, 2017. (Shared June 26, 2017)

Grants Offer Children’s Books to Rural Libraries
The Pilcrow Foundation: Children’s Book Project
The mission of the Pilcrow Foundation is to provide new, quality, hardcover children’s books to rural public libraries. Through the program, a library’s local sponsors can contribute from $200 to $400, which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,200 worth of children’s books. The application deadlines are March 1, May 1, and October 1, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information about the Children’s Book Project. (Shared: January 11, 2017)


New! Tree Species Restoration Supported
The Oak Hill Fund: Diminished Tree Species Grants
The Oak Hill Fund believes that restoring native tree species will directly improve our natural ecosystems, as well as our society. The Fund supports the following efforts: active restoration of diminished continental U.S. forest species (examples include Eastern Hemlock, Balsam Fir, American Chestnut, and Longleaf Pine); protection of native tree habitat through forest land preservation (can include property easements, as well as creation of newly preserved lands through either state/federal acquisition); and science-based research, seed orchard development, and other associated expenses involved in species restoration. Online letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Fund’s website for more information (Shared: May 15, 2017)

Funds for U.S. Environment Efforts 
Cornell Douglas Foundation
The Cornell Douglas Foundation is dedicated to advocating for environmental health and justice, encouraging stewardship of the environment, and furthering respect for sustainability of resources. The Foundation provides grants averaging $10,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address one or more of the following areas of interest: environmental health and justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protection, and financial literacy. Introductory letters are reviewed throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website for information on developing and submitting an introductory letter. (Shared: April 10, 2017)

Grants Promote Grassroots Wilderness Protection Efforts
Fund for Wild Nature
The Fund for Wild Nature provides grants to grassroots nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada for campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity. Priority is given to ecological issues that are not receiving sufficient public attention or funding. Grants, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, are provided for advocacy, litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and similar endeavors. For more information, click here(Shared: April 5, 2017)

Support for Urban Infrastructure Efforts
Surdna Foundation: Sustainable Environments Program
The Surdna Foundation’s Sustainable Environments Program works to overhaul our country’s outdated and crumbling infrastructure with an approach that will foster healthy, sustainable, and just communities. By focusing on urban areas and their surrounding suburbs, the Foundation seeks solutions that connect and improve these infrastructure systems in ways that maximize positive impacts and minimize negative environmental, economic, and social consequences. The four main categories of work in this program area include the following: Sustainable Transportation Networks and Equitable Development Patterns, Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, Urban Water Management, and Regional Food Supply. Nonprofit organizations may submit online letters of inquiry at any time. For more information, and to apply, click here(Shared: October 3, 2016)

Food & Housing Needs

New! Fair Housing Efforts Funded
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Fair Housing Initiatives program assists people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination. Current opportunities include the Organizations Initiative, the Education and Outreach Initiative, and the Private Enforcement Initiative. The application deadline is September 18, 2017. Visit US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s website for more information.  (Shared August 17, 2017)

New! Support for Healthy Housing Policy Development
The Kresge Foundation: Developing Healthy Places 

The Kresge Foundation works to reduce health disparities among children and adults by addressing conditions that lead to poor health outcomes. The Foundation’s Developing Healthy Places program supports place-based, community-driven efforts to promote health and remove barriers to opportunity for people in low-income neighborhoods. In the Healthy Housing and Neighborhoods category, support is provided to organizations working to address policies, systems change, and communication to connect health and housing; policies that promote healthy housing and mitigate the impacts of substandard housing; and innovative investments that connect community development, health, and housing. Preliminary applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application guidelines. (Shared July 7, 2017)

Support for Veteran Housing Initiatives
Home Depot Foundation: Veteran Housing Grants Program
The Home Depot Foundation’s Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the development and repair of multi-unit veteran housing facilities. Awards ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 support new construction and rehabilitation/repair of single-family or multifamily housing, permanent supportive housing, or transitional housing. The upcoming application deadline is June 23, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information. (Shared: May 3, 2017)

Initiatives Connecting Health and Housing Funded
The Kresge Foundation: Developing Healthy Places
The Kresge Foundation seeks to help communities overcome the economic and social disadvantages that contribute to poor health so that all Americans have the chance to enjoy productive, self-determined lives. The Foundation’s Developing Healthy Places program supports place-based, community-driven efforts to promote health and remove barriers to opportunity for people in low-income neighborhoods. In the Healthy Housing and Neighborhoods category, support is provided to organizations working to address policies, systems change, and communication to connect health and housing; policies that promote healthy housing and mitigate the impacts of substandard housing; and innovative investments that connect community development, health, and housing. Preliminary applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application guidelines. (Shared: June 9, 2015)


New!  Grants Address HIV/AIDS Issues and Social Justice in the South
AIDS United: Southern HIV Impact Fund

The Southern HIV Impact Fund, a new initiative of AIDS United, aims to address the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The initiative will address the needs of individuals and communities affected by HIV in three primary areas: prevention; care and support; and policy, advocacy, and movement building. To maximize efforts and impact, the focus is explicitly on increasing cross-sectional work among traditionally HIV-focused organizations and those with little or no prior HIV experience, but with a history of working to advance social justice and/or civil rights. Organizations working in the intersecting fields of racial and social justice, gender equality and reproductive rights, LGBTQ, immigration, detention and mass incarceration, among others are well-positioned to positively impact the social determinants of health that have significant implications for people living with or at risk for HIV in the South. Organizations are eligible to apply for funding up to $100,000. The application deadline is September 29, 2017. Visit the AIDS United website to download the Request for Proposals.  (Shared August 25, 2017)

New!  Healthcare Excellence Honored Nationwide
Henry Schein Cares Medal

The Henry Schein Cares Medal recognizes excellence in expanding access to healthcare for the underserved nationwide. Applying nonprofit organizations must demonstrate that their submitted program has expanded access to healthcare for the underserved in a novel and innovative way that is measurable and quantifiable. Emphasis will be placed on access to healthcare for children (birth to age 18), although all efforts to expand access to care will be considered, including those involving companion animal health. Programs must demonstrate potential for replication and large-scale impact. Three finalists will be selected among applicants from each of three fields: oral health, animal health, and medicine. In each category, a gold, silver, and bronze medalist will be chosen. Each medalist will receive a cash award in the following amounts: $15,000 for gold, $10,000 for silver, and $5,000 for bronze. In addition to the cash awards, each finalist will receive $10,000 worth of product from Henry Schein, Inc. The application deadline is October 5, 2017. Visit the Henry Schein website to learn more about the application process. (Shared August 18, 2017)

New!  Projects Focusing on Health Challenges Supported
Cigna Foundation: World of Difference Grants

The Cigna Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for individuals everywhere to achieve the best possible health. The Foundation’s World of Difference Grants focus on health equity, helping people overcome barriers to their health and well-being related to factors such as ethnicity, race, gender, age, geography, or economics. There are two different types of World of Difference Grants: Community Health Navigation grants support projects within the United States that help individuals understand the particular health equity challenges affecting them, and assist them in finding services in their communities that address those challenges. Community Wellness grants support projects outside the United States that help individuals understand their health challenges and learn how to make healthy choices through information and services made available to them where they work. Online requests for both grant programs may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process. (Shared July 14, 2017)

New!  Support for Breast Health Education and Services
Avon Breast Health Outreach Program

The mission of the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP) is to link medically underserved women and men to breast health education and screening services. Grants are available to community-based nonprofit organizations and healthcare agencies in the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Avon BHOP supports non-medical expenses incurred by funded programs to link underserved women with free or low-cost breast cancer screening services and follow-up care. Grant funds will be awarded to around 55 organizations in this funding cycle. The majority of the grants will range from $30,000 to $60,000, with an average of $45,000. To ensure that smaller community-based organizations receive funding, at least 40% of the grants will be awarded to organizations with operating budgets under $5,000,000. Projects in Avon Walk Cities as well as states with high breast cancer incidence or morbidity are of special interest; however, BHOP attempts to distribute funds throughout the entire U.S. The application deadline is August 25, 2017. Visit the BHOP website to download the request for applications. (Shared July 12, 2017)

Funds for Health Programs in Company Communities
Anthem Foundation

The Anthem Foundation is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals and families in the communities in the 25 states that Anthem serves. The Foundation believes that targeting preventable health concerns by making strategic charitable choices will help create a healthier generation of Americans. The Foundation’s grantmaking focus is on initiatives that positively affect the conditions addressed in its Healthy Generations program: heart health, cancer prevention, prenatal care, diabetes prevention and management, and healthy active lifestyles. The Foundation also supports behavioral health efforts and programs that benefit people with disabilities. The upcoming application deadline is September 1, 2017. Visit the Anthem website for eligibility guidelines and to access the online application system. (Shared June 26, 2017)

Grants Enhance HIV/AIDS Organizations Nationwide
AIDS United: Sector Transformation
AIDS United is dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States. Sector Transformation, an initiative of AIDS United, supports HIV/AIDS service organizations nationwide that are navigating the challenges to service sustainability posed by shifts in funding, implementation of healthcare reform, and scientific advances in HIV treatment and prevention. Grants of up to $50,000 are available for transformational projects.Organizations led by and focused on serving women, people of color, and transgender communities are strongly encouraged to apply. The upcoming deadline for letter of inquiry forms is May 29, 2017; invited proposals are reviewed quarterly. Click here for more information. (Shared: April 10, 2017)

National Healthcare Initiatives Funded
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and healthcare of all Americans. The Foundation works with a diverse group of dedicated people and organizations to address problems at their roots and to help make a difference on the widest scale, particularly for the most vulnerable among us. Grants are awarded for projects in the United States and U.S. territories through Calls for Proposals that target specific health issues. In addition, grants are provided in response to unsolicited proposals that explore the potential of cutting-edge ideas and trends to transform health and healthcare and advance a national culture of health. Unsolicited proposals are reviewed throughout the year; Calls for Proposals have specific deadlines. Visit the Foundation’s website for a list of current Calls for Proposals and detailed information on submitting unsolicited proposals. (Shared: September 8, 2014)

Historical Foundations│Museums│Libraries

New!  Support Available to Preserve Civil Rights History
National Park Service

The African American Civil Rights Grant Program provides support to document, interpret, and preserve sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the Twentieth Century. The application deadline is September 29, 2017.  Visit the National Park’s website for more information. (Shared August 17, 2017)

Program Supports the Preservation of Community Heritage
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Common Heritage program supports both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of outreach through community events that explore and interpret these materials as a window on a community’s history and culture. The application deadline is June 1, 2017. For more information click here(Shared: April 24, 2017)

Nonprofit Needs

In-Kind Advertising Support for Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide
Google Ad Grants
The Google Ad Grant
s program supports nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and overseas that help to make the world a better place. Google Ad Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program that harnesses the power of the company’s flagship advertising product, Google AdWords. Through the program, selected organizations receive $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords advertising to promote their missions and initiatives on The program has awarded AdWords advertising to a wide range of nonprofit organizations whose missions range from animal welfare to literacy, and from supporting homeless children to promoting HIV education. Online applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the Google website for program details. (Shared: February 17, 2015)


Bicycle Infrastructure and Advocacy Initiatives Funded
PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program
The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program offers funding for important and influential projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the United States. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided for bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. Letters of interest for the fall 2017 grant cycle will be accepted from June 12 to July 21, 2017; full applications will be due October 13, 2017. Visit the PeopleForBikes website for more information. (Shared: April 19, 2017)

Golf Programs for People with Disabilities Funded
National Alliance for Accessible Golf
Accessible Golf Program Grants, administered by the National Alliance for Accessible Golf and funded by the United States Golf Association, support nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions in their efforts to make the game of golf more accessible to people with disabilities. Priority is given to inclusive programming – opportunities that allow participants with disabilities and participants without disabilities to learn and play the game side by side. Grants of up to $20,000 are provided to assist with core golf program costs such as adaptive golf clubs and bags, golf course access, and transportation of participants to and from programming. Requests may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Alliance’s website to download the program guidelines.  (Shared: August 25, 2014)