Funding News; Grant Support; California ACES Grant

Announced Grant Opportunities

PNC Foundation

The PNC Foundation supports educational programs for children and youth, particularly early childhood education initiatives that meet the criteria established through PNC Grow Up Great. Specifically, PNC Grow Up Great grants must:

  • Support early education initiatives that benefit children from birth to age five; and
  • Serve a majority of children (>50%) from low- to moderate-income families; and Include one or a combination of the following:
  • direct services/programs for children in their classroom or community;
  • professional development/workforce development for early childhood educators;
  • family and/or community engagement in children’s early learning

The grant focus must include math, science, reading, vocabulary building, the arts, financial education, or social/emotional development. Visit the website to find a PNC Foundation in your region.

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Support for Organizations in Bank Communities in ID, MT, OR, SD, WA, and WY

Deadline: Year-Round
The First Interstate BancSystem Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in communities served by First Interstate in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. (A list of company locations is available on the bank’s website.) The majority of the Foundation’s grants are focused on alleviating poverty by assisting low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Specific areas of interest include financial education and youth programs. The first step in the application process is to submit a letter of inquiry to the local branch of the bank. Selected organizations will be invited to fill out an online grant application.

Grants to Promote Successful Reentry for Incarcerated People

Deadline: Multiple Dates
The mission of the Bob Barker Company Foundation is to develop and support programs that help incarcerated individuals successfully reenter society and stay out for life. The Foundation supports organizations throughout the U.S. that work with the incarcerated community in order to prepare them physically, spiritually, and emotionally for successful reentry into society. Applying organizations must work with a minimum of 100 incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals each year. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions.

Support for Environmental and K-12 Financial Literacy Programs

Deadline: Year-Round
The Cornell Douglas Foundation is dedicated to advocating for environmental health and justice and K-12 financial literacy.
(Ed. Note: This could help you implement Money Habitudes!)

Support for Nonprofit Organizations in Nine Western States

Deadline: Year-Round
The Kampe Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Emphasis is given to programs that make a measurable difference in the lives of low- and moderate-income individuals and communities.

Fund for Teachers

Deadline: Year-Round
Grants of $5,000 to $10,000 are awarded for professional development. Fund for Teachers is unique in that it awards grants for professional development based on the principle that the teacher knows what they need to grow as an educator. These grants are self-designed and allow teachers to create their own professional development opportunities based on what is most beneficial to their teaching. The Fund for Teachers application encourages educators to think about their objectives and motivations and the impact their particular plan of action will have on students.

The Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant

Deadline: Year-round
The Bush Foundation provides Community Innovation grants of $10,000 to $200,000. Community Innovation grants may be awarded to 501(c)(3) public charities or government entities (including schools). Coalitions or collabrotives are eligible to apply, but only one organization may receive the grant. The grant supports communities that have identified a problem and want to implement a solution while engaging the community and other organizations.

Grants Benefit Vermont Youth-Serving Organizations

The George W. Mergens Foundation

Deadline: Year-Round
The George W. Mergens Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that serve the youth of Vermont. The goal of the Foundation is to foster a sense of well-being, curiosity, and empowerment in the lives of youth so that they are best equipped to meet the challenges of the future. The Foundation’s grant categories include the following: Education and Training, Enrichment Activities, Recreation, and Health and Wellness. Youth-serving nonprofit organizations based in Vermont may submit grant applications throughout the year.

Forecasted Opportunities

Targeting Priority Populations and Areas with Replication of Effective Programs for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Estimated Post Date: January 14, 2022
The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) anticipates the availability of FY2022 funds to support cooperative agreements for eligible entities to replicate programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors. Anticipated funds will be used to target specific populations and/or priority areas with effective programs and supports to complement and enhance replication of effective programs in order to have the greatest impact on reducing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Research Grants

Estimated Post Date: January 14, 2022
OPA anticipates the availability of funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) research projects and research-to-practice translation centers. The grants will make significant contributions to the teenage pregnancy prevention field by resulting in improved curricula development and delivery strategies, reduction of disparities among participants, and better data collection and analysis related to program effectiveness. The research grants will primarily consist of secondary data analyses or small research projects to explore new questions in teenage pregnancy prevention that improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of pregnancy prevention programs for adolescents or young adults, and/or reduce disparities, by age, gender, race/ethnicity, or setting. The research-to-practice translation centers will synthesize and translate existing research into practice for health promotion and development of positive assets that will lead to adoption of healthy behaviors and ultimately help to reduce teen pregnancy. The centers are expected to evaluate or assess the research, best practices, approaches, or strategies in a priority protective factor area and make that information easily accessible to health providers, caregivers and others working with youth to prevent teen pregnancy.

Additional Funding Possibilities

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds

$122 Billion in ESSER Funding is available for schools obligated through 2023.This opportunity for communities and schools to partner together is a rare one-time funding opportunity to provide needed relief from adult and student trauma surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. Watch a special Dibble webinar explaining these unique funds and ask your local school district how you can support their ESSER plans to address Mental Health and Social and Emotional Learning.

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Not for Profit Hospital (NFP) Funds

All NFP hospitals have an obligation to the IRS to provide some form of community benefit work. There are designated funds to provide community programming that aligns with the needs shown by the hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This information is collected every three years and publicly posted. By researching your local NFP’s CHNA results, you may find opportunities to partner with their community benefit program to deliver teenage programs. Examples include classes for expecting or parenting teens, mental health support, nutrition courses, and more.

Questions to ask your local NFP Tip Sheet

Or, read this case study to see how one NFP in Arkansas funded their program for Love Notes

Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Partnerships

Blue Cross has partnerships with communities in each U.S. State. There are ongoing funding opportunities and grants to deliver improvement for community health. Learn more about the opportunities near you.

Despite your best efforts, you’ve just learned that your federal grant proposal was not funded or your grant non-continued. Bummer. We’ve been there too. After an appropriate amount of time to grieve, time to roll up your sleeves and get back to it! The youth you serve need relationship education. But how? Join Kay Reed and Aaron Larson in this webinar just for Dibble clients to explore alternative funding possibilities. California ACES grant was just announced, see below for this new opportunity.

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