Grant Opportunities — Oct. 27, 2017
A curated list of grantmaking opportunities for Central Valley CBOs/Nonprofits.
Support for Programs to Encourage Healthy Pregnancies for Women in California
March of Dimes California: Community Grants Program
March of Dimes California is offering Community Grants of $10,000 to $50,000 for projects that improve access to care, services, or education for pregnant women, interconception women, and women of childbearing age. In 2018, priority will be given to the following counties or populations in California: 1) Alameda, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Santa Clara counties; 2) racial/ethnic populations with high disparities in preterm birth rates; and 3) women with a history of prior premature birth. Projects must encourage women to space pregnancies at least 18 months apart, increase use of progesterone for women with a history of prior preterm birth, and/or increase use of low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia. The application deadline is November 27, 2017. Visit the March of Dimes California website to learn more about the Community Grants Program.
Support for Programs to Reduce Diabetes and Hypertension
AMA Foundation: Community Health Grants
The Community Health Grants program, an initiative of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation, supports innovative programs targeting the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Grants are provided to community-based organizations such as free health clinics that offer services to vulnerable and underserved populations, including residents of inner cities and rural areas. Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $60,000 and are renewable for up to three years. Nonprofit organizations in the continental U.S. that have been in existence at least three years are eligible to apply. The application deadline is December 20, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the program’s guidelines and to register for a Pre-Submittal Webinar.
Shakespeare Productions Reaching Middle and High School Students Funded
Shakespeare in American Communities
Shakespeare in American Communities, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, aims to reach middle and high school students in underserved schools throughout the United States with high quality, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays. This program supports Shakespeare productions of artistic excellence and merit that give students exposure to a live performance. These performances may be held in the theater company’s facility, a school, or a community venue, but must be conducted in partnership with schools. Matching grants of $25,000 will be awarded to up to 40 theater companies to support performances and related educational activities for middle and high school students from a minimum of ten schools. Intent to apply emails will be accepted through December 15, 2017; the application deadline is February 8, 2018. Visit the Shakespeare in American Communities website to review the 2018–2019 Request for Proposals.
Grants Promote Native American Control of Reservation Lands
Indian Land Tenure Foundation
The Indian Land Tenure Foundation is a national, community-based organization serving American Indian nations and people in the recovery and control of their rightful homelands. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, state and local government agencies, and educational institutions that are working in the following strategic program areas: education, cultural awareness, economic opportunity, and legal reform. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the funding guidelines for each program area.
Golf Programs for People with Disabilities Supported
National Alliance for Accessible Golf
Accessible Golf Program Grants, administered by the National Alliance for Accessible Golf and funded by the United States Golf Association, support nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions in their efforts to make the game of golf more accessible to people with disabilities. Priority is given to inclusive programming — opportunities that allow participants with disabilities and participants without disabilities to learn and play the game side by side. Grants of up to $20,000 are provided to assist with core golf program costs such as adaptive golf clubs and bags, golf course access, and transportation of participants to and from programming. Requests may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Alliance’s website to download the grant guidelines.
Funds Available for Food Programs
Department of Agriculture
The Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program provides support to meet the food needs of communities and low-income individuals; promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and meet specific state, local, or neighborhood food and agricultural needs. The application deadline is December 4, 2017.
Reading Programs Supported
National Endowment for the Arts
The NEA Big Read seeks to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Support is provided for dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read book selection. The application deadline is January 24, 2018.