Funding Opportunities

Grants for Community Economic Development 
Grants for Healthy Places
Grants for Creative Places
Other Funding Opportunities

Community Economic Development Grants

Oregon Community Foundation Edna E. Harrell Community Children’s Fund - application deadline January 15, 2021 
Supports programs that provide enrichment activities such as summer camps, after-school programs, arts programs, church programs, athletic programs, and activities provided by schools to residents of Baker County and North Powder in Oregon. 

HOPE VI Main Street Grant Program - application deadline January 19, 2021
Provides grants to small communities to assist in the renovation of an historic or traditional central business district, or "Main Street" area, by replacing unused, obsolete, commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units.

Social Justice Fund - application deadline January 19, 2021
Makes grants of up to $5,000 for grassroots activist projects in the US, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources.

PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program - application deadline January 22, 2021
Supports bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development.

Seattle Foundation Neighbor To Neighbor Fund - application deadline January 30, 2021
Supports grassroots efforts that increase engagement, power and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities through community-based organizations in South Seattle, White Center and Kent, Washington. 

Sky Ranch Foundation - application deadline January 31, 2021
Prioritizes organizations who serve troubled youth between the ages of 11-18, particularly those that focus on youth between the ages of 11-15; focus on preventing youth involvement in the criminal justice system, or provide long-term rehabilitation in a residential or alternative setting; and provide comprehensive support services to youth that may include education, job training, enrichment activities, counseling and case management. 

Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation - application deadline January 31, 2021
Community Grants are awarded to qualified nonprofit organizations or entities of state and local government for projects that will positively impact the community in the areas of arts, culture, history, libraries and literacy. Network Community Grants are awarded to nonprofit partners with the proven capacity and expertise to provide programming in multiple rural communities.

Gilroy Foundation Community Programs Grants - application deadline February 1, 2021
Supports programs with the potential to contribute to the agricultural, artistic/cultural, civic, educational, environmental, health, recreational, and technological needs of Gilroy, California and the surrounding area, especially as they relate to the causes of urgent problems rather than merely their effect on society.

AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) and Senior Companion Program (SCP)  - application deadline February 3, 2021 at 5pm ET  

Funds successful applicants that increase the impact of volunteers age 55 and older who provide volunteer service in response to local community needs.The following entities, including those that are current AmeriCorps Seniors grantees, are eligible to apply: Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, local governments, nonprofit organizations and states. 

Herb Block Pathways out of Poverty Grant - LOI deadline February 4, 2021
Focuses on helping needy young people and adults gain a quality education through projects that may include in-school and community-based educational programs, after-school activities, and mentoring programs. For projects serving adults, The Herb Block Foundation seeks proposals to provide literacy education and GED preparation, and to offer vocational training and job placement. 

Crosby-Gannett Fund Grant Program - application due February 12, 2021
Support endeavors that contribute to the betterment and vitality of the Brattleboro, Vermont area, currently focused on efforts that address basic community needs related to the pandemic.

Dietrich Foundation Greenville Fund - application deadline February 12, 2021
Supports cultural, educational and other charitable organizations and projects in the Borough of Greenville in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. 

Dietrich Foundation Conneaut Lake Fund- application deadline February 12, 2021
Supports cultural, educational and other charitable organizations and projects in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania. 

Bank of America Charitable Foundation: Economic Mobility focused on needs of individuals and families - application deadline February 19, 2021
Supports organizations addressing the economic and social conditions that affect an individual’s health, access to community-based health services, crisis-prevention tied to family stabilization programs, and other poverty related issues.

Erie Country Gaming Revenue Authority Special Events Grants - application deadline February 28, 2021
Funds events that take place within Erie County, Pennsylvania are open to the general public, and promote the region economically and culturally. 

Home Depot Built from Scratch
 - first 2021 funding cycle deadline March 26, 2021

Awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans.

Kahlert Foundation Support for Organizations in the Mid-Atlantic States and Utah - Grant requests due 1/1, 5/1, and 9/1 annually
Supports nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life and well-being of communities in the states of Maryland and Utah. The Foundation's areas of focus include Health Care, Youth Programs, Education, Veterans, and Human Services. 

Solidaire Movement Infrastructure Fund - application deadline April 23, 2021
Invests in movements that work to dismantle and disrupt extractive, exploitative, and oppressive systems including projects centered on buildings and land, new incorporations or entities, democratic governance structures, expertise and skill building, system development and sustained people power.

Brave Of Heart Fund - application deadline May 15, 2021
Provides financial and emotional support to the surviving family members of frontline healthcare workers and volunteers who lost their lives in the fight against COVID-19.

Life Comes From It - applications taken August - December each year
Supports grassroots movement-building work rooted in lived experience and relationships for restorative justice, transformative justice, and indigenous peacemaking led by communities of color. 

California Rebuilding Fund - rolling deadline
Supports California's small businesses—those with 50 or less full-time equivalent employees and gross revenues of less than $2.5 million—especially when located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. The loans are flexible and are designed to help businesses access the capital and advisory services they need to get through these challenging economic times. 

Housing Assistance Council Homeownership Loan Program - rolling deadline
Provides vital capital to rural housing developers, currently offering 0% interest financing for self-help and 'sweat equity' style housing development for acquisition and/or infrastructure improvements. 

Honor the Earth: Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative - rolling deadline
Awards grants solely to organizations that are led and managed by Native peoples. Priority is given to grassroots, community-based organizations and groups with a lack of access to federal and/or tribal funding resources. 

Immigrant Families Grant - rolling deadline
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is providing financial support to immigrant families who have been left out of the federal government's relief efforts. Immigrants may be eligible to receive a $500 grant to help cover whatever is most pressing in their lives. 

Fund For A Just Society - rolling deadline

Supports non-Unitarian Universalist groups in the U.S. and Canada that meet all 3 of the following criteria: Uses community organizing to bring about systemic change* leading to a more just society; and mobilizes those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power and the right to self-determination; and has an active focused campaign to create systemic change.

IFF Lending - deadlines vary by program area
IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps Midwest communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income populations and people with disabilities in many sectors including health care, education, and affordable and supportive housing. 

FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs - rolling deadline
Solicits applications from applicants in order to provide investments that support construction, non construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works program and EAA program (which includes Assistance to Coal Communities and Nuclear Closure Communities). Funding Opportunity Number: PWEAA2020.

Emergent Fund - rolling deadline
Focuses on grassroots organizing and power building in Black, Indigenous and people of color communities who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious and other forms of discrimination.

De Colores Rapid Response Fund - rolling admission
Supports organizing in U.S. grassroots communities, with a focus on communities of color, poor and working class, and the effects of in-the-moment issues (i.e. Hurricane Maria or #MeToo). 

Oramenta Newson Pre-development Loan - rolling deadline
Funds non-profit developers up to $100,000 per project to help partially cover pre-development costs for affordable housing projects, such as architectural plans and third party reports, required by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) as part of its consolidated request for proposals application.

Presbyterian Mission Agency Grants - rolling deadline
Funds projects that are presented, owned, and controlled by the group of economically poor people who will benefit directly from it.

Community Facilities Fund - Rural LISC - rolling deadline
Offers technical assistance and predevelopment grants to Rural LISC partner organizations in areas with population under 20,000; preference for high poverty or persistent poverty areas.

Rural Business Development Grants - U.S. Department of Agriculture - deadline varies by state
Provide technical assistance and training for small rural businesses with fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue.

Rural Business & Industry Loan Guarantees - USDA - rolling deadline
Offers loan guarantees to lenders for their loans to rural businesses in eligible areas.  

Economic Development Assistance Programs - United States Economic Development Administration -  deadline based on program
Various programs fund eligible entities to enable regional innovation economies to rapidly address the economic, health, and safety risks caused by the coronavirus pandemic through entrepreneurship and innovation.

Emergent Strategies and Social Justice & Economic Justice Grants - Emergent Fund - no publicized deadline
Prioritizes Black, Indigenous, and people of color-led organizations primarily engaged in one of the following activities: coalitions/alliances; mobilization; organizing and advocacy; healing, inspiration, and liberation; access to digital spaces. 

Omidyar Network’s COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund - rolling deadline
Funds national, state, and local advocacy and organizing efforts to address the toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on working families.

Facebook Covid - 19  - rolling deadline
Supports small businesses that have been in business for over a year, have between 2 and 50 employees, have experienced challenges from COVID-19 and are in or near a location where Facebook operates. 

Community Giving Grants - Wells Fargo - rolling deadline
Focuses on organizations that are strategically aligned with funding priorities: housing affordability, small business growth and financial health.

ECMC Foundation - rolling deadline
Serves predominately low-income communities and communities of color, with a focus on organizations that serve students from low-income backgrounds and their families. Existing grantees are eligible to submit a request for up to $10,000 for any costs the organization has incurred or expects to incur as a direct result of the pandemic.

The Public Welfare Foundation - rolling deadline
Current focus areas include: transformative approaches to youth and adult criminal justice reform; Black-led movement building; community-based solutions that reduce the over-reliance on mass incarceration; and storytelling and journalism efforts that reframe the narrative around the U.S. criminal justice system. 

Duke Energy Foundation: Local Impact Grants - rolling deadline
Provides Local Impact Grants of up to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations in the Carolinas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee whose programs focus on one of the Foundation's investment priorities: K-12 Education, Workforce, Nature, and State Strategic Impact. 

Cisco Product Grant Program - rolling deadline
Donates networking technology to qualified nonprofit organizations to help them realize significant gains in productivity, scalability, and cost-efficiency. Grants prioritize the following social investment areas: critical human needs, access to education, and economic empowerment.

Non-Profit Training Resource Fund - TD Bank - rolling deadline
Grants to attend classes/courses for employees of community-based organizations in states on the East Coast which have a mission/focus that promotes one of the following: Affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals; Increased economic (small business) development; Financial literacy for low- and moderate-income youth, individuals or families; After-school or extracurricular programming for low- and moderate-income children.

Strong Communities - Georgia Pacific Foundation - rolling deadline 
Works with community-based programs, service projects and disaster relief efforts located within 30 miles of a Georgia-Pacific manufacturing community, focusing investment in four areas: education, environment, enrichment and entrepreneurship.

Grants for Healthy Places

First Nations Development Institute: GATHER Food Sovereignty Grant - application deadline January 14, 2021 by 5 pm Mountain Standard Time
Targets emerging projects that focus on developing Tribal Food Sovereignty which work to fulfill a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems.

Superior Health Foundation Spring Grants Program - application deadline January 15, 2021
Assists with unmet healthcare needs, health education, and programs and research focused on preventing illness and promoting health in the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan.

Sisters Health Foundation Basic Needs Program - application deadline January 20, 2021
Supports efforts that promote healthy eating and active living, thriving neighborhoods, and better mental health in the Mid-Ohio Valley including Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood counties in West Virginia and Athens, Meigs, and Washington counties in Ohio.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Collaboration and Community Engagement program - application deadline January 22, 2021
Funds efforts that convene, support, and expand health-related collaborations in the New England states that lead to systems/service access and improvement on a larger geographic scale (multiple counties, statewide, or New England-wide) or across multiple sectors. 

Health Forward Foundation Health Communities Program - application deadline January 27, 2021
Supports equitable opportunities to advance healthy eating and active living through policies, systems, and environmental change in Kansas City, Missouri (including portions of Clay and Platte counties), the Missouri counties of Cass, Jackson, and Lafayette, and the Kansas counties of Allen, Johnson, and Wyandotte. 

Clif Bar Family Foundation - applications deadlines February 1, June 1 and October 1 annually
Prioritizes applicant organizations and projects that address the following: Protect Earth's beauty and bounty; Create a robust, healthy food system; Increase opportunities for outdoor activity; Reduce environmental health hazards; Build stronger communities.

Looking Out Foundation - application deadline February 1, 2021
Grants to organizations are made to tax-exempt public charities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Program interests include, but are not limited to: disadvantaged youth, public health, women, the environment, the arts, the hungry and the homeless.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation: Healthy Youth, Healthy Community Grant Opportunity - application deadline February 1, 2021
Grants $20,000 each to five selected nonprofit organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) that work with BIPOC youth in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, or New Hampshire to support year-long projects that youth design and implement to improve the overall health and racial equity of their community.

Department of Health and Human Services: Building Communities of Recovery - application due February 15, 2021
Supports the development, enhancement, expansion, and delivery of, recovery support services (RSS) as well as promotion of, and education about substance abuse and addiction recovery.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation First Responder Grants - application due February 17, 2021
Awards grants to nonprofits, public safety organizations, EMS units and schools in the following categories: Lifesaving Equipment; Prevention Education; Scholarships and Continued Education; Disaster Relief; and Support for Members of the Military. 

Robert Wood Johnson Evidence for Action - rolling deadline
Funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health — broadly defined as a culture in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles.

Anthem Foundation: Support for Efforts to Enhance Health of Americans - rolling deadline
Focuses on efforts that positively affect the conditions and social drivers addressed in its Healthy Generations program: healthy hearts, cancer prevention, healthy maternal practices, healthy diabetes prevention, healthy active lifestyles, and mental health.

RWJF Pioneering Ideas - rolling deadline
Seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future — particularly through Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work.

Lead Funding Toolkit - Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Awards five grants of $20,000 each in direct funding and $10,000 in technical assistance to support innovative, community-based organizations working to eliminate lead poisoning.

World of Difference Grants in Community Health Navigation - Cigna Foundation - rolling deadline
Focuses 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. 

Highmark Corporate Giving - rolling deadline
Funds programs in Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia for services that have a compelling potential impact to the health and well-being of individuals, from national organizations seeking support for local programs to grassroots and faith-based organizations. 

Grants forCreative Places

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC): Actos de Confianza - application deadlines, determined by geographic region, are January 27, March 17, and May 12, 2021
Supports Latinx artists, cultural workers, and arts organizations who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 

South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC)’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative Grant - Intent to Apply due February 18, 2021
Supports South Carolina-based mentor-artists who seek to pass on their artistic and cultural knowledge to qualified apprentices and provide apprentices with an opportunity to advance their artistic and cultural knowledge to the next level. The mentor-artist and the apprentice must belong to the same community/folk group. 

Community Arts Foundation of Central Illinois Community Arts Grant - application deadline March 3, 2021
Funds organizations that offer art programs which fall into one of the following six categories: arts education, performing arts, musical and cultural activities, sculpture/visual fine arts for display, riverfront enhancement, and art therapy initiatives.

South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC)’s Arts Education Project Grants - application deadline March 5, 2021
Funds projects and programs that use the arts to meet the educational, developmental and social needs of K-12 students in both traditional arts education settings (schools, arts organizations) and through other organizations that utilize the arts to advance learning in students (social service, health, community, education or other organizations).

Terra Foundation for American Art - deadlines vary by program area
Funds projects that center on art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States, with specific focus areas in exhibitionsacademic programspublicationspublic programsK–12 educationPast/Present, Re-envisioning Permanent Collections, and Art Design Chicago.

Surdna Foundation - grants made by invitation only
Invests in artists of color (through regranting organizations) working with communities of color, as well as researchers and cultural critics of color to interpret and disseminate knowledge about the work of artists.

Voice, Creativity + Culture Grants - The Nathan Cummings Foundation - rolling deadline
Supports arts organizations, religious and spiritually grounded activists and organizations,  storytellers, and spiritual practices with a deep commitment to social justice and desire to shift perspectives by supporting new narratives that nurture empathy.

Place-Based Initiative Grants - Kresge Foundation - deadlines as listed on the Current Funding Opportunities page
Supports initiatives that c
reate the greatest opportunity for deep cross-team collaboration within The Kresge Foundation and collaboration with external foundation partner, while also demonstrating well-formed Creative Placemaking practices. 

Emergency Grants - Foundation for Contemporary Arts - rolling deadline
Offers immediate assistance to artists who have suffered financial losses as the result of a project cancelation or postponement due to COVID-19.

Funds for Texas Organizations Improving the Quality of Life - The Meadows Foundation - rolling deadline
Distributes funds to qualified public entities or 501(c)(3) charities serving the people of Texas in one or more of the following areas: Arts and Culture, Civic and Public Affairs, Education, Health, Human Services. 

Other Funding Opportunities

Raiders Foundation Community Investment Grant Program - application deadline February 1, 2021
Provides funding to Nevada-based nonprofit organizations doing important work in the community; prioritizes military and veteran affairs, youth development, and youth football.

Jewish Women's Foundation of New Jersey - Letter of Intent due February 5, 2021
Provides funding to nonprofit organizations based in New Jersey that offer gender-based programs that recognize that women and girls have unique needs and interests.

James R. Thorpe Foundation Youth Funding - application due February 15, 2021
Supports organizations located in and serving the City of Minneapolis and its western suburbs working to create opportunities for middle school and high school age youth that help them achieve productive and independent lives, with focus on the needs of economically disadvantaged and at-risk youth.

Solidaire Black Liberation Pooled Fund - application deadline February 26, 2021
Funds both long-term anchor movement partners working towards Black Liberation as well as smaller, innovative, start-up organizations who are rounding out the broader ecosystem of Black-led movement building. 

The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation - application deadline February 28, 2021
Grants up to $50,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for capacity building and to support services that assist disadvantaged individuals. Funding is intended for initiatives that will make a significant impact on the lives of those in need, including helping disadvantaged youth and homeless individuals, as well as supporting the adoption of orphans and foster children.

Phillips Fund for Native American Research program - application deadline March 1, 2021
Provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada.The organization prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received their doctorate. 

NAFCM/ JAMS Foundation Mini-Grant Program - application deadline March 15, 2021
Supports the development of innovative and effective programs that can be replicated by community mediation centers nationwide and serve as a pathway to their sustainability and growth.

Craig Newmark Philanthropies - rolling deadline
Supports public charities that further organizational priorities of trustworthy journalism, voter protection, women in technology, veterans and military families. 

Pollination Project Seed Grant - rolling deadline
Uplifts grassroots changemakers whose work helps build a kinder, more compassionate world in a variety of areas. 

Nathan Cummings Foundation - rolling deadline
Focuses on finding solutions to the climate crisis and growing inequality – particularly for women and people of color.

Connect for Success - Mobile Beacon - rolling deadline 
Grants for educators to expand access to technology for students in 50 available cities within Sprint's 4G LTE service area

Financial Literacy Funding - Discover Foundation - rolling deadline
Supports individual and organizations so they can continue the push to promote financial wellness, regardless of whether a project is in the beginning stages or has already achieved success. 

Seed Grants New England Grassroots Environmental Fund - rolling deadline
Supports community-based volunteer-driven environmental projects in 
CT, ME, MA, NH, RI or VT.

ioby Crowd Resourcing - "in our backyards" - rolling deadline 
Crowdfunding platform to help connect local leaders with support and funding from their communities.

Elevation 1:1 IT Match - Elevation - rolling deadline 
Matches every dollar a nonprofit invests in Elevation’s in-house web and media solution services.

Rural Water & Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program - USDA - rolling deadline 
Provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.

Awesome Grants - The Awesome Foundation - rolling deadline
Autonomous chapters support individual or group projects through out-of-pocket micro-grants, $1,000 or the local equivalent, from the chapter's "trustees," usually given out monthly. 

Last Updated on Friday, January 15, 2021 03:45 PM