Announced Grant Opportunities
Deadline: March 24, 2021
The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) forecasts inviting eligible applicants to submit applications developing interventions to educate teens and young adults about the financial, legal, and emotional responsibilities of parenthood. The primary goal of the grant projects is to leverage the child support program’s expertise on the legal and financial responsibilities of parenting to educate and motivate teens and young adults to postpone parenthood until after they have completed their education, started a career, and entered a committed relationship.
Deadline: January 1, May 1, and September 1
The Kahlert Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life and well-being of communities in the states of Maryland and Utah. Additional support is provided to organizations in southern Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, and Washington, DC. The Foundation’s areas of focus include Health Care, Youth Programs, Education, Veterans, and Human Services. Applying organizations need to demonstrate good leadership and financial stability, and have a minimum history of two years of existence.
Deadline: February 19, 2021
The goal of this program is to increase public safety by reducing recidivism among moderate to high-risk youth following their release from a juvenile residential facility.
Deadline: January 31, 2021
The Sky Ranch Foundation supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and its territories that work with at-risk youth. Preference is given to organizations that 1) serve troubled youth between the ages of 11 to 18, with priority given to programs that focus on youth between the ages of 11 to 15; 2) focus on preventing youth involvement in the criminal justice system, or provide long-term rehabilitation in a residential or alternative setting; and 3) provide comprehensive support services to youth that may include education, job training, enrichment activities, counseling, and case management.
Deadline: January 11, 2021
The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grants for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer conflict resolution education skills from adults to youth. The focus for 2021 is on utilizing conflict resolution education and training to enhance the ability of youth to find their voice and increase feelings of empowerment and safety in the following settings: foster care, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and youth correctional facilities. Grants will range from $15,000 to $40,000.
Deadline: January 15, May 3, and 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.
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.
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.
Deadline: Multiple Dates
The Sunderland Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Arkansas, Idaho, western Iowa, Kansas, western Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, central Texas, and Washington. Some emphasis is given to organizations in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Currently, the Foundation’s main funding areas of interest are the following: higher education, including public and private institutions; human services, including programs for youth and families; arts and culture, including performing arts and museums; and healthcare and hospitals. The Foundation generally awards grants to larger, well-established nonprofit organizations.
The Washington Gas Charitable Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations in the communities the company serves in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, including locations in Maryland and Virginia. The primary areas of emphasis include the following: The Education category focuses on educational activities targeted toward K-12 youth.
Deadline: Multiple Dates
El Pomar Foundation promotes the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado through grantmaking and community stewardship. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Colorado. The Foundation’s areas of interest include health and human services, education, arts and culture, and civic and community initiatives. Operating, program, and capital support are considered. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Online grant application guidelines are available on the Foundation’s website.
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!)
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.
The Premera Social Impact Program supports nonprofit organizations in Alaska and Washington State that address behavioral health issues.(Ed. Note: Might Mind Matters be a useful intervention here?)
A new resource for practitioners, grant writers, and program managers aiming to support and serve youth provides clear, science-based definitions for relevant terminology. The resource defines terms that are commonly used to describe the context, interventions, and outcomes encountered by practitioners serving youth and young adults.
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 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 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.
The Premera Social Impact Program supports nonprofit organizations in Alaska and Washington State that address behavioral health issues. A particular emphasis is placed on funding programs that help historically underserved communities, including people of color and low-income populations. Additional areas of interest include health equity, and the intersection of homelessness and behavioral health. Requests may be submitted throughout the year.
Estimated Post Date: February 24, 2021
The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ Family and Youth Services Bureau announces the availability of funds under the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program. The services are targeted to participants that reside in areas with high rates of teen births and/or are at greatest risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The goals of SRAE are to empower participants to make healthy decisions, and provide tools and resources to prevent pregnancy, STIs, and youth engagement in other risky behaviors.
Estimated Post Date: March 22, 2021
The Administration for Children and Families announces the availability of funding in the form of discretionary, competitive grants to Indian Tribes and tribal organizations to develop and implement projects that educate American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV/AIDS. Projects are also required to implement at least three of six adulthood preparation subjects.
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.