Funding Opportunities

Funds Promote Drug-Free Communities

Centers for Disease Control

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program funds the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. Examples of supported strategies include limiting access to substances, changing the culture and context within which decisions about substance use are made, and shifting the consequences associated with youth substance use. The application deadline is April 3, 2020. Read on

Program Brings the Arts to the Underserved

National Endowment for the Arts

The Challenge America program offers support to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, such as those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. Applications must be submitted to grants.gov by April 9, 2020. The deadline for submissions to the NEA applicant portal is April 21, 2020. Read on

Local Parks and Community Centers in the U.S. Supported

HomeServe Cares Foundation

The HomeServe Cares Foundation’s “Caring for Community” grant program supports nonprofit organizations and local government agencies that aim to help communities in the United States improve the quality of life for their residents. In the current funding round, the Foundation will provide grants valued at up to $20,000 each for projects that are intended to enhance local parks and community centers. Supported projects should emphasize one or more of the following areas: upgrades to existing facilities to accommodate residents with disabilities, refurbishment or replacement of equipment and facilities to ensure the safety of visitors, improvements to community centers or spaces aimed at inclusion and/or resident engagement, and establishment of new projects aimed at uniting communities through shared spaces. The application deadline is March 24, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website to submit an online application. Read on

Program Supports Community Service

Corporation for National and Community Service

Day of Service Grants offer funding for both the September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The purpose of the September 11th grant funding is to mobilize more Americans to engage in service activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy. The purpose of the MLK grant funding is to mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday as a day of service in communities, to encourage those who serve on this holiday to make a long-term commitment to community service, and to bring people together to focus on service to others. The application deadline is March 25, 2020. Learn more

Seniors Tackling Social Problems Recognized

AARP Purpose Prize

The AARP Purpose Prize honors extraordinary individuals 50 years of age and older who use their life experience to make a better future for all. The Prize recognizes those with the passion and experience to create new ways to solve tough social problems. Eligible applicants should be the founder of a nonprofit organization, and must be legal residents of the U.S. or U.S. citizens living abroad who have started their work at the age of 40 or later. Five Purpose Prize winners annually receive $50,000 each and a year of technical support to broaden the scope of the work of their organizations. In addition, up to ten Purpose Prize fellows will receive $5,000 for their nonprofit organizations and a year of technical support. The application deadline is March 31, 2020. Visit the Purpose Prize website to read the official rules and FAQs, and to access the application form. Learn more

Funds Available to Address School Violence

The STOP School Violence Grant Program seeks to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence. This program’s objective is to increase school safety by implementing training, school threat assessments, or intervention teams to identify school violence risks among students; technological solutions such as anonymous reporting technology that can be implemented as a mobile phone-based app, a hotline, or a website in the applicant’s geographic area to enable students, teachers, faculty, and community members to anonymously identify threats of school violence; or other school safety strategies that assist in preventing violence. The application deadline is March 3, 2020. Learn more.

Announcing the Housing Affordability Breakthough Challenge

In an exciting new collaboration, Enterprise and Wells Fargo have teamed up to create the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge – a bold initiative designed to spark innovations that transform creative housing affordability ideas into real solutions. Read more

Support for Creative Placemaking Strategies in U.S. Communities

Kresge Foundation: Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods

Deadline to apply is 1/31/20

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Funding Opportunities

Funds Promote Drug-Free Communities

Centers for Disease Control

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program funds the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. Examples of supported strategies include limiting access to substances, changing the culture and context within which decisions about substance use are made, and shifting the consequences associated with youth substance use. The application deadline is April 3, 2020. Read on

Program Brings the Arts to the Underserved

National Endowment for the Arts

The Challenge America program offers support to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, such as those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. Applications must be submitted to grants.gov by April 9, 2020. The deadline for submissions to the NEA applicant portal is April 21, 2020. Read on

Local Parks and Community Centers in the U.S. Supported

HomeServe Cares Foundation

The HomeServe Cares Foundation’s “Caring for Community” grant program supports nonprofit organizations and local government agencies that aim to help communities in the United States improve the quality of life for their residents. In the current funding round, the Foundation will provide grants valued at up to $20,000 each for projects that are intended to enhance local parks and community centers. Supported projects should emphasize one or more of the following areas: upgrades to existing facilities to accommodate residents with disabilities, refurbishment or replacement of equipment and facilities to ensure the safety of visitors, improvements to community centers or spaces aimed at inclusion and/or resident engagement, and establishment of new projects aimed at uniting communities through shared spaces. The application deadline is March 24, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website to submit an online application. Read on

Program Supports Community Service

Corporation for National and Community Service

Day of Service Grants offer funding for both the September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The purpose of the September 11th grant funding is to mobilize more Americans to engage in service activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy. The purpose of the MLK grant funding is to mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday as a day of service in communities, to encourage those who serve on this holiday to make a long-term commitment to community service, and to bring people together to focus on service to others. The application deadline is March 25, 2020. Learn more

Seniors Tackling Social Problems Recognized

AARP Purpose Prize

The AARP Purpose Prize honors extraordinary individuals 50 years of age and older who use their life experience to make a better future for all. The Prize recognizes those with the passion and experience to create new ways to solve tough social problems. Eligible applicants should be the founder of a nonprofit organization, and must be legal residents of the U.S. or U.S. citizens living abroad who have started their work at the age of 40 or later. Five Purpose Prize winners annually receive $50,000 each and a year of technical support to broaden the scope of the work of their organizations. In addition, up to ten Purpose Prize fellows will receive $5,000 for their nonprofit organizations and a year of technical support. The application deadline is March 31, 2020. Visit the Purpose Prize website to read the official rules and FAQs, and to access the application form. Learn more

Funds Available to Address School Violence

The STOP School Violence Grant Program seeks to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence. This program’s objective is to increase school safety by implementing training, school threat assessments, or intervention teams to identify school violence risks among students; technological solutions such as anonymous reporting technology that can be implemented as a mobile phone-based app, a hotline, or a website in the applicant’s geographic area to enable students, teachers, faculty, and community members to anonymously identify threats of school violence; or other school safety strategies that assist in preventing violence. The application deadline is March 3, 2020. Learn more.

Announcing the Housing Affordability Breakthough Challenge

In an exciting new collaboration, Enterprise and Wells Fargo have teamed up to create the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge – a bold initiative designed to spark innovations that transform creative housing affordability ideas into real solutions. Read more

Support for Creative Placemaking Strategies in U.S. Communities

Kresge Foundation: Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods

Deadline to apply is 1/31/20

Learn more