Funding News; Grant Support; California ACES Grant

Announced Grant Opportunities

Grants Focused on HIV/AIDS Services, Education, and Research

Deadline: August 6, 2021
The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation is dedicated to the fight against HIV and AIDS. Grant requests from throughout the United States are considered, with particular interest in smaller communities and rural areas. The Foundation supports community-based nonprofit organizations that focus on HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, or research. Grants are provided to developing or established programs, with emphasis on those that provide direct benefit to clients or target audiences.

Grants Focused on Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Colorado

Deadline: September 1, 2021
The Buell Foundation supports nonprofit organizations, school districts, and government entities that focus on the positive development of young children in Colorado. Another funding priority is Teen Pregnancy Prevention, which includes support for proven, comprehensive, medically accurate teen pregnancy prevention programs.

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.

Alternate Funding Possibilities

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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