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:
National foundations can be sources for larger and more prestigious funding, though the time and effort required to establish the necessary relationships can be daunting – especially when you don't know whether you even stand a chance of being noticed.
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits - Nonprofit University course: National Foundation Relations focuses on the relationship-building practices that drive deep, meaningful partnerships between nonprofits and foundations. National Foundation Relations will provide current, relevant, actionable insight into the spectrum of foundations with national scopes, your readiness to pursue relationships with them, and the mechanics of nationwide grant-making.
Course: National Foundation Relations
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: The Georgia Center for Nonprofits
100 Peachtree St, Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30303
Click here to learn more or to register (Registration is required).
By popular demand, we will offer our first Saturday course in the metro-Atlanta area in 2018. In response to busy professionals, stay-home parents, entrepreneurs and others who are unable to attend weekday courses, we are will kick off our first weekend short-class in July.
Saturday workshops throughout 2018 will examine a variety of topics critical to organizations and individuals active in philanthropy or who aspire to be. Centered on fundraising and development, grant research and proposal writing, these courses will provide learning opportunities for seasoned nonprofit professionals and those new to the sector.
The initial course will be a 2-hour learning opportunity, centered on Government Grants and Contracts:
Course: Winning Government Grants
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA - Perimeter Area
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Gannett Company, Inc. is a leading media and marketing, owning USA TODAY and 109 local media organizations in 34 states and Guam. The Gannett Foundation offers grants typically ranging between $1,000 and $5,000 via its Community Action Grant Program.
The Community Action Grant Program supports organizations and programs whose mission matches the Foundation's broad giving priorities. These include:
Applicants should submit funding proposals to their local newspaper or TV station (find contacts here)
Proposals must be received by August 17, 2018. Visit the Foundation's website for the grant application form, eligibility guidelines and specific instructions on what must be included in your submittal.
The Georgia Power Foundation - the charitable giving vehicle for Georgia Power, receives on-going applications for charitable support up to $25,000. The Foundation supports organizations and programs located throughout the state of Georgia, or programs that serve Georgia residents. The grants support 5 areas of focus:
Applicants may apply for grants over $25,000, which must be voted on by the Foundation board in May, August and December. Organizations may receive grants once per year, but may reapply annually.
For more information or to apply for a grant, click here.
*Health and human services programs are largely supported by the Foundation through the United Way and Salvation Army programs.
DeKalb County's Office of Grants and Human Services Administration (OGHSA) has announced its 2018-2019 Human Services Grant Program. These grants provide funding to non-profit organizations with a successful track record of providing services to DeKalb County residents.
Grant funding generally addresses one or more of the following areas:
Interested non-profits should attend the OGHSA grants meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Central DeKalb Senior Center, 1346 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033.
The Human Services Grant Program is competitive and the total number of awards allotted each year is based on the availability of funds. Grants are typically due around the end of July each cycle. Click here for a list of DeKalb's nonprofit partners.
The Call of Duty Endowment is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation that helps veterans find high quality careers and raises awareness of the value vets bring to the workplace. Nonprofits may apply for Seal of Distinction recognition, which is accompanied by a $30,000 grant and the potential for additional restricted funding, advice, and support.
Seal of Distinction grant applicants must:
For more information or to apply, click here.
The Bill Belichick Foundation is now accepting applications for its $10,000.00 grant program. The stipend will help fund athletic organizations needing financial support. The foundation focuses on football and lacrosse programs across the country that utilize coaching and teambuilding to support athletic leaders of the future.
To apply, applicants:
The D'Addario Foundation's annual grant program is accepting 2018 applications. Funding up to $2,500 is available to support programs that bring music back into communities and schools. The Foundation's objective is to get children playing an instrument as early and as frequently as possible, believing the transformative power of music can drive positive social change . Grant funds are focused on providing music instruction in high-need communities.
Nonprofits that have not previously applied to the foundation must begin the process by completing a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) detailing how the funds will be used, why it's needed and how many children will be served. LOI's are due by July 31, 2018. Funding awarded in this cycle will be made available in the first quarter of 2019.
Preference is given to private nonprofits as opposed to school music programs - however in-school music programs may still submit a letter of inquiry.
Click here to review the online LOI form, or visit the grant website for more information.
The online grant application for the Ribbons of Hope $100,000 grant is open - and due no later than June 4, 2018. Georgia organizations or agencies who wish to apply should seek support for projects or programs that will enrich or enhance the lives of women and/or children in the following areas: health; education; economic independence; social well-being; or human rights.
Eligible organizations will have established 501(c)3 status prior to June 2015, be able to provide 3 years of financial records and have an annual operating budget of $500,000 or greater. Funds requested should be in support of a capital project or program which can be sustained beyond the $100,000 grant award.
Ribbons of Hope - Invest in Women was formed by women executives and community leaders who decided to combine their passion to empower women by pooling their resources. The group of at least 50 women contributors donate $2,000 each annually to fund a $100,000 grant.
The 2018 grant application is open through June 4, 2018, with site visits for selected finalists to occur in the fall and final award made in November 2018.
For more information, or to apply, visit the Ribbons of Hope website.
The Clif Bar Family Foundation is accepting applications for its small grants program to fund general operating expenses or project related expenses for organizations or projects which take a holistic approach to its priority funding areas including:
The application deadline is June 1, 2018. Click here for more information or to apply.