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.
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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.
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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.
The Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program accepts grants on a rolling basis, with no maximum on the amount requested. The program supports nonprofit organizations with programming targeted to 3 areas of strategic focus:
1. Education with a focus on STEM
These grants support programs that improve knowledge and literacy with a focus in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math among students, teachers and the general public.
2. Environmental Sustainability
These grants support programs that help preserve or restore land, air, water or biodiversity.
3. Community Safety and Vitality
These grants support programs which improve the overall quality of life within a community by supporting initiatives that enhance safety and public well-being.
Visit the Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program website for more information on Grant Restrictions and Proposal Requirements
The Chicago-based Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support emerging visual artists. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and to encourage new modes of thinking about art. The foundation's Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute was created to provide an opportunity for an emerging visual artist (age 25 or older) who needs time and space to explore an idea or start a new project. Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico that includes accommodations and travel stipend.
The Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) supports over 50 residents per year and offers a cohesive, arts-focused environment . The unique space allows residents to be as interactive or private as they prefer. There are no requirements on the work produced during their time at SFAI.
Self-defined under-recognized visual artists who are not currently enrolled in a degree program may submit proposals on their own behalf. Interested artists should apply online by Monday, October 1, 2018. Contact Residency Program Manager Toni Gentilli at (505) 424-5050 or gro.iafs@illitnegt at the Santa Fe Art Institute.
In partnership with the Center for Civic Innovation, A3C presents the Action Accelerator - a week long bootcamp for ideas that use art, hip-hop culture and music to help achieve social justice. The Accelerator honors that fact that creatives have historically been at the core of social justice movements.
A3C Action will select 5 finalists to travel to Atlanta in October for the A3C Action Summit at the A3C Festival & Conference. The finalists will participate in the Action Accelerator to strengthen their business model, revenue model, and the way they talk about their work.
Following the Accelerator, the 5 finalists will pitch their ideas at the A3C Action Pitch Night, competing for $10,000 in cash and other in-kind contributions.
Applicants for the A3C Action Accelerator must apply online by Sunday, July 8, 2018. For eligibility requirements or to apply, click here.
The TD Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic giving vehicle for TD Bank, is accepting applications for its 2018 Housing for Everyone Grants. The foundation plans to award grants to 25 organizations to create, rehabilitate and maintain safe, affordable housing. This year, the Housing for Everyone Grant Competition focuses on the Expansion of Access to Affordable Housing.
The grant competition opens in July and closes in late August 2018. Applicants must be IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt organizations or state/local government entities, and the new or improved housing units must be located in a TD Bank metro market area. Applicants should have a history of developing, maintaining or providing affordable housing or affordable housing services for low- and moderate-income families or individuals. Awards are distributed in November 2018.
Click here for additional eligibility requirements or to start an application. A grant application checklist is also available.
The Skillman Foundation is accepting proposals to provide funding up to $200,000 for a one-year grant to fund collaborative partnerships working to provide learning and development programs for Detroit's youth. With an emphasis on organization's working together, the applicant must partner with at least one other organization, including nonprofits, schools, government agencies, libraries, community centers, etc. The foundation acknowledges the vast amount of organizations in Detroit working to improve outcomes for its youth, and believes that working together will increase positive impacts to the community.
Applicants must provide year-round programming that provides one of the following:
1. Scaled high-quality activities: A high-quality activity provider could partner with an institution to scale that activity across multiple sites throughout the city to expand access to high-quality activity.
2. Deep youth engagement: Two or more providers or a provider and an institution with complimentary youth development and/or academic enrichments could partner to create a continuum of youth development programming for a set of youth who will participate consistently over the course of an academic year and summer.
Applicants must provide services within Detroit, and to Detroit youth. Interested organizations working outside of Detroit may apply when partnering with a local organization. Pre-applications are due July 23, 2018.
Download the full RFP, or visit the website for more information. Applicants are required to register on the Pre-Application Portal.
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) encourages, sponsors and promotes contemporary, experimental art. The Foundation is accepting Emergency Grants applications to provide urgent financial support to visual and performing artists who have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public and not enough time to secure other funding. The grants also help cover unexpected or un-budgeted expenses for projects close to completion that already have exhibition or performance dates already in place.
The Foundation receives about 80 applications monthly, and awards 12-15 grants between $500 and $2,500 each. Applications are received on a rolling basis to meet artists' last minute needs. It is recommended that artists apply 6-8 weeks before your presentation date, but not more than 8 weeks in advance. FCA does not fund projects that have already happened or reimburse expenses already paid.
Visit the FCA website for eligibility requirements and more information on the types of projects that can be funded by the grant.
The Project Athena Foundation is a non-profit foundation helping women survivors of medical or other traumatic setbacks achieve their dreams. Named after the Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War, Athenas are women who are ready to not only survive, but thrive after enduring medical issues and other trauma. Project Athena grants provide travel expenses, coaching, equipment, and most importantly, the encouragement and inspiration needed to help women transition from Survivor to Athlete.
The grant currently covers one of six yearly adventures that provide mental and physical challenges in a non-competitive environment. These adventures help survivors have something to look forward to and a goal to accomplish.
A medical or traumatic set back can be defined as, but is not limited to the follow: