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Senior Corps RSVP Funding Opportunity

“The RSVP program engages adults age 55 and over in a wide range of activities that meet community needs. One of three signature programs of Senior Corps, RSVP has more than 40 years of experience engaging older adults in volunteer service to help nonprofits and public agencies build their capacity and expand their impact.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is pleased to release its Fiscal Year 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity for Senior Corps RSVP program grants.

Funding will go to organizations that engage volunteers in one of six CNCS focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

Eligible applicants for these funding opportunities include: 

  • Nonprofit organizations (including community based and faith-based organizations);
  • Tribal organizations;
  • Public agencies (including state and local agencies)
  • Government-recognized veterans organizations

Click here for full text of the RSVP funding notice for available geographic service areas.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent to Apply by Friday, August 8, 2014. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 9, 2014, by 5 p.m. ET. Successful applicants will be notified by February 2015.

Further Information 

A series of technical assistance calls have been scheduled to help you determine how an RSVP grant might best support your mission.  Also, a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ} document may already answer some of your questions.”  Here are the dates for calls and FAQ documents.”

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Animal Welfare Organization Grants, Greg Biffle Foundation

Animal Welfare Organizations Supported
Greg Biffle Foundation
The Greg Biffle Foundation supports nonprofit humane societies, spay/neuter clinics, and no-kill animal shelters throughout the United States. Grants are awarded for spay/neuter initiatives, vet care/medical supplies, pet supplies, and operating expenses. (Applying organizations must address the needs of cats and dogs; applications from equine or wildlife rescue groups are not accepted.) Grants of up to $5,000 are provided. The application deadline is August 29, 2014. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the application form.

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Grants for Access To Historical Information, National Archives and Records Administration

Program Supports Access To Historical Information
National Archives and Records Administration
The Access to Historical Records program supports archival repositories in preserving and processing primary source materials, with emphasis on the creation of online tools that facilitate the public discovery of historical records. The application deadline is August 27, 2014.

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Junior League of Waco & Provisional Project Volunteers

Does your organization have a project that could use a group of organized and dedicated volunteers?

Each year, the Junior League of Waco invests in a Provisional Project that benefits a local nonprofit and gives its provisional members a unifying volunteer experience. Recent projects have included building an age-appropriate playground for young children at AVANCE Waco, creating an herb garden at the HOT Urban Gardening Coalition’s training farm, creating an autism specialty room at University High School, and renovating the Child Protective Services family visitation rooms.

Click here for Project Guidelines and Provisional Project Application.

Projects must:

  • Begin in September 2014 and be completed by April 2015.
  • Directly impact low-income children or young families in the greater Waco area. We are especially interested in projects that impact children age 0-3 and/or their parents. Projects that do not focus on either or both of these groups will not be considered.
  • Have a budget that does not exceed $2,000. While additional funds may be available, the project must be completed within this budget. Any additional funds will go to non-essentials supplies.
  • Provide at least 5-10 hours of service for each Provisional member (with approximately 40 Provisionals, this could mean 200-400 “woman-hours”).
  • Allow members to work together to meet a common goal (e.g., include group work days).

Hurry and apply! The application deadline is June 30, 2014.

Provisional Project One-Pager (2)Provisional Project Application (May 2014)

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Junior League of Waco & Provisional Project Volunteers

Does your organization have a project that could use a group of organized and dedicated volunteers?

Each year, the Junior League of Waco invests in a Provisional Project that benefits a local nonprofit and gives its provisional members a unifying volunteer experience. Recent projects have included building an age-appropriate playground for young children at AVANCE Waco, creating an herb garden at the HOT Urban Gardening Coalition’s training farm, creating an autism specialty room at University High School, and renovating the Child Protective Services family visitation rooms.

Click here for Project Guidelines and Provisional Project Application.

Projects must:

  • Begin in September 2014 and be completed by April 2015.
  • Directly impact low-income children or young families in the greater Waco area. We are especially interested in projects that impact children age 0-3 and/or their parents. Projects that do not focus on either or both of these groups will not be considered.
  • Have a budget that does not exceed $2,000. While additional funds may be available, the project must be completed within this budget. Any additional funds will go to non-essentials supplies.
  • Provide at least 5-10 hours of service for each Provisional member (with approximately 40 Provisionals, this could mean 200-400 “woman-hours”).
  • Allow members to work together to meet a common goal (e.g., include group work days).

Hurry and apply! The application deadline is June 30, 2014.

Provisional Project One-Pager (2)Provisional Project Application (May 2014)

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Job Creation Projects Funded, Department of Health and Human Services

Job Creation Projects Funded, Department of Health and Human Services – The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) will award up to $17.9 million in Community Economic Development (CED) discretionary grant funds to Community Development Corporations (CDC) for well-planned, financially viable, and innovative projects to enhance job creation and business development for low-income individuals. The application deadline is July 21, 2014(Posted: June 10, 2014)

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Foster Care Adoption Programs Supported, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Foster Care Adoption Programs Supported, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption – The mission of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is to dramatically increase the number of adoptions of children waiting in the U.S. foster care system. The Foundation offers the following two grant programs for organizations in the United States: General Adoption Grants support new ideas and proven programs that focus on foster care adoption in the United States. Funded programs must have national impact or include a plan for national replication. Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Grants help public and private adoption agencies hire adoption professionals to implement proactive, child-focused recruitment programs targeted on moving America’s longest-waiting children from foster care into adoptive families. Requests for both programs may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about each grant program. (Posted: June 10, 2014)

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Spay/Neuter Grant Programs, PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities Accepting Applications for Spay/Neuter Grant Programs

POSTED: June 9, 2014
DEADLINE: Open

Grants of up to $100,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded to nonprofits, government entities, and educational institutions conducting high-impact spay/neuter programs targeting pet and free-roaming cat populations in specific geographic areas. Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, a pre-determination or decision letter from the IRS, and at least twelve months of financial records after date of incorporation; or government, law-enforcement, tribal entities, or educational institutions with a budget for animal care/control. PetSmart Charities typically does not provide funding to private foundations.

Find out more!

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Free Library Workshop – Introductory to Grantsmanship

Library Workshop

Brand new to the concept of grantsmanship and need some quick pointers on the topic? The Grants Resource Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library and Waco Foundation will host a brief proposal writing and budgeting basics workshop on Saturday, July 19, 2014.foundation center

This INTRODUCTORY program will provide a brief overview on how to prepare for, write, and package a request for funding (non-governmental).

Date: July 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Central Library, 1717 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701
Cost: Free!

To register please email Kim Salome Klimt at KimberlyS@ci.waco.tx.us or Nicole Wynter atNWynter@wacofoundation.org.

 

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Get2gether Neighborhood Challenge Matching Grant – up to $2,000!

Win a matching grant for your neighborhood up to $2,000!

The Center for a New American Dream is now accepting applications for the 2014 Get2gether Neighborhood Challenge. The challenge is a great way to get organized and bring your ideas to life. New Dream will help your team raise funds for a project to improve your neighborhood and will match the funds raised by each selected team up to $2,000.

The deadline to submit your application is June 30, 2014. Finalist projects that are selected will be announced on August 1, 2014, and each selected project will have until September 15, 2014 to raise funds toward the matching grant. Matching grants will be awarded on October 1, 2014.

The proposed project must be focused on building a local economy, on greening your community, or be linked to a sharing system. It should be replicable in other areas around the country and must be completed on or before April 30, 2015.

Please follow this link herein to obtain additional information for this exciting opportunity!

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