Microsoft Community Skills Program
Microsoft announced its new Community Skills Program that will support Black-led nonprofits that work in the areas of digital skills training and workforce development in Black and African-American communities. Grants up to $100,000 will be awarded to up to 50 nonprofits. Learn more and apply here by September 30 at 5 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).
The Red Backpack Fund, an initiative created by Spanx founder Sara Blakey in partnership with GlobalGiving is making at least 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Majority women-owned and led businesses and nonprofits in the U.S. are eligible for this grant created to help elevate women entrepreneurs. Grantees will receive $5,000, a “lucky” red backpack and an all-access pass to 80+ MasterClass, which includes Sara Blakely’s class on entrepreneurship.
Each month from April to August, GlobalGiving accepted fund applications, however a sixth and final cycle will open in September 2020. The application portal will open at 12 p.m. ET on Sept. 8 and close at 12 p.m. ET on Sept. 15.
For more information, click here: https://www.globalgiving.org/redbackpackfund/
AT&T and Ghetto Film School are looking for TEN EMERGING FILMMAKERS ages 18-24 to document
their experiences at the REVOLT LA & ATL Summits, where we will explore the intersection of media, hip
hop and technology.
AWARDS AND PRIZES
● 5 ATL-based filmmakers and 5 LA-based filmmakers will be selected to join AT&T and Ghetto
Film School at the REVOLT Summit in their city.
● With hands-on training and mentorship from Ghetto Film School and special access and
connections made by AT&T, filmmakers will create a behind-the-scenes featurette about their
experience at the REVOLT Hip Hop Summit and also receive a $1,500 stipend paid by Ghetto
● Finalists will be honorees at an exclusive industry dinner in Atlanta and Los Angeles.
RULES AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS
● Must be between the ages of 18-24.
● Must reside in Atlanta or Los Angeles.
● Must be a GFS Roster member to apply. Not a member? Join for free at:
● Only entries from individuals will be considered.
● The features produced by selected finalists will highlight the current evolving culture and
experience at the center of hip hop, technology and media in both cities with access, authenticity
and insight. Employing some elements of Reality TV / Cinema Verite style, the featurettes will
include observational footage, man-on-the-street interviews and 'confessionals'. GFS will work
with creators from concept development, to production, to post-production.
Applicants must submit a 60 second video sharing why you are interested in the intersection of
media, hip hop and tech.
● Ten semi-finalists will be chosen based on initial applications in each market.
● Semi-finalists will submit a synopsis and production plan for their featurette.
● A judging panel will select five finalists from each city to go into the lab based on originality of
their idea, interpretation of the theme, clarity of submitted document and project feasibility.
● Applications accepted through August 22
● Finalists selected – September
● Atlanta – Pre-Production, training and AT&T Revolt Summit - September 11-14
● Los Angeles – Pre-Production, training and AT&T Revolt Summit - October 23-26
Apply at: https://www.ghettofilm.org/attrevoltsummit
48in48 (a nonprofit organization) connects local nonprofits and skilled marketing and technology professionals who work to build 48 new, professional websites for 48 nonprofits in 48 hours. The nonprofits not only receive a website, but also a fresh marketing strategy.
In honor of Superbowl LIII, 48in48 is kicking off their "Super Service" event. Selected nonprofits take part in 6-10 weeks of marketing, branding, and impact training. The Super Service event features a 48-hour "hackathon" on January 25 - 27, 2019 and will place special focus on sports-related nonprofits (thought any organization is welcome to apply to receive website-building and other services.) The estimated value of services donated is approximately $25,000.
Super Service sponsors will enjoy a Blue Carpet VIP event on Saturday January 26, 2019 with NFL players, corporate executives and government officials. A special guest speaker will close out the weekend.
To apply, follow this link to the Nonprofit Application
For more information, click here
Visit this link to Volunteer
Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities
The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) presents its ArtsCONNECT grants to brings artists to audiences throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The funding is focused on communities underserved by the arts, defined as populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, age, economics, or disability
For a full listing of MAAF's grant opportunities, click here.
The Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development supports the management and operations of small arts and cultural organizations in Chicago and Cook County. The Core Grants program provides up to $15,000 in funding to offered arts and cultural organizations with operating expenses between $50,000 and $800,000. This grant specifically targets organizational development efforts, such as hiring consultants, improving financial systems, diversifying earned revenue, strategic planning and other initiatives.
The National Endowment for the Arts has opened its Challenge America Fast-Track grant process. Funding provides support to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that bring the arts to underserved populations. This includes populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. (Note: Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved)
Challenge America grants:
To learn more:
GRANT PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
HOW TO APPLY
Arts Midwest promotes creativity, nurtures cultural leadership, and engages people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people’s lives. The organization promotes performing, visual, and literary arts and leadership development initiatives that provide opportunities for communities large and small to engage with arts and culture.
As part of its mission, Midwest Arts invites organizations to apply for a Touring Fund grant, which provides funding to entities that contract artists/ensembles to perform in their own or a community venue. The Touring Fund supports engagements that occur between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020 in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Emphasis is placed on Counties that are NOT listed as a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) according to U.S. Census data.
Applicant requests must support engagements that include the following:
Applicants must submit the application form by Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Only one application will be accepted per organization. For more information, click here.
Founded in 2013 in, the Recovery Village treats addition through a network of rehabilitation facilities that offer comprehensive treatment. Through various programs including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and sober housing accommodations, Recovery Village has helped thousands of men, women and adolescents from all over the United States recover from mental illness and addiction. As part of its commitment to provide educational opportunities, a $1,000 scholarship is being offered to students pursuing a medial-related course of study.
Ideal candidates are passionate about health care and counseling and may have compelling personal experiences with substance abuse or mental illness. Applicants must submit a short essay, 500 words or less, describing their interest in substance abuse and mental disorders.
America Walks has opened its 2018 Community Change Grants, providing funding for community projects that "increase walking and benefits of walkability in communities, work to grow the walking movement by engaging people and organizations new to the efforts, and take steps towards creating a culture of inclusive health. " Successful projects will support walking as transportation, health, and recreation.
Applications are submitted online, and are due November 2, 2018. Funds will be awarded in December 2018 and should be used in 2019.
Click here for the online grant application or here for more information.
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta's "A Place to Perform" initiative provides grants to nonprofit arts organizations to help them find and secure performance space solutions for public performances. Grants support arts organizations throughout the 23-county metro-Atlanta region. (Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Hall, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton. )
Grant funds may be used for venue rental costs, equipment, venue-related technician, box office and front of house fees, but may not be used to pay artistic or production costs.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of supporting the communities they serve, the First Horizon Foundation (the charitable foundation of Capital Bank and First Tennessee) is launching a 25 Years of Giving Video Contest. The video contest not only celebrates the Foundation's giving history, but also introduces the Capital Bank Foundation to organizations in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
The 60-second video contest will be held from June 25 – Aug. 1, 2018. Previous grant recipients, as well as nonprofits that would like to be considered for foundation funding, may submit videos that illustrate how a grant from the foundation has helped or could help the community. Videos must be uploaded by midnight on August 1st, CST.
Key grant dates:
The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham is accepting applications for one-year grants ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. Funding will be granted to organizations that strengthen the economic security of women, with an emphasis on single mothers and their children. The fund awards grants to organizations that use two-generation, collaborative efforts that will impact Greater Birmingham’s five-county metropolitan area: Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker.
Applying organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a public educational institution or a governmental entity. Interested applicants should attend the upcoming grant information session on August 8, 2018. Deadline to submit is August 31, 2018. For more information, click here.
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative of Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. The Fund awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs (age 10-16) and facilities. Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply. The fund encourages growth of the game in new and emerging markets and to communities in which baseball and softball is not offered.
Use of funds:
Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis with deadlines Oct 1st, Jan 1st, Apr 1st and July 1st. Click here to learn more. The typical grant range is between $7,500 and $20,000, but larger amounts of funding have been awarded for special projects.
Borealis Philanthropy announced the re-launch of its Immigration Litigation Fund (ILF), which supports impact litigation efforts challenging immigration enforcement policies and practices that are inhumane, unjust, and unlawful. The fund will also support advocacy, convenings, organizing, and communications related to impact litigation efforts.
The ILF is a national funder collaborative whose goal is "to ensure that the nation’s immigration enforcement system is fair, humane, and prioritizes the civil and human rights of those vulnerable to deportation." Since its launch, the ILF has provided more than $3 million in funding to over 60 grantees. The ILF is a collaborative effort of the Ford Foundation, JPB Foundation, NoVo Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Reis Foundation, and Anonymous Donors.
Interested applicants should carefully review ILF Funding Priorities, FAQs and contact to Borealis staff at ILF@borealisphilanthropy.org to discuss the project BEFORE submitting an application.