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Announced Grant Opportunities

Runaway and Homeless Youth Basic Center Program

Deadline: June 21, 202
BCPs provide temporary shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians, been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might otherwise end up in the law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. BCPs work to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. BCPs provide youth under 18 years of age with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care. BCPs can provide up to 21 days of shelter for youth and seek to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements.  Additional services may include: street-based services; home-based services for families with youth at risk of separation from the family; drug abuse education and prevention services; and at the request of runaway and homeless youth, testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

Runaway and Homeless Youth Transitional Living Program

Deadline: June 28, 2021
TLPs implement, enhance, and/or support effective strategies for successful transition to sustainable living for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 and/or pregnant and parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent child(ren). Projects must provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for up to 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, can be extended to 21 months and provide comprehensive services that supports the transition of homeless youth to self-sufficiency and stable, independent living.

Runaway and Homeless Youth Maternity Group Home Program

Deadline: September 30, 2021
MGHs provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter only for pregnant and/or parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent child(ren) for 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, up to 21 months. MGH projects must accommodate the needs and safety of the dependent children to include facility safety standards for infants and children on the premises. MGH services include, but are not limited to, parenting skills, child development, family budgeting, and health and nutrition education, in addition to the required services provided under the Transitional Living Program to help MGH youth realize improvements in four core outcome areas. The MGH combination of shelter and services is designed to promote long-term, economic independence to ensure the well-being of the youth and their child(ren).

Funds for Family Empowerment Initiatives in the Southeast


Deadline: June 1, 2021
Charlie’s Heart Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that operate in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia. The 2021 Charlie’s Heart Family Empowerment Grant will fund innovative human service projects that empower families to stay together when difficult life circumstances challenge the family structure. The Foundation generally provides grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 for specific program or project expenses. Letters of interest/organizational summaries may be submitted through the link found at Charlie’s Heart Foundation website through April 15, 2021.

Efforts to Improve the Health of Montanans Fund


Deadline: June 1, 2021
The Montana Healthcare Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all Montanans. The Foundation’s 2021 Call for Proposals will provide grants to organizations that focus on one of the following areas: Behavioral Health, American Indian Health, and Partnerships for Better Health. The Foundation is offering grants ranging between $10,000 and $50,000 for projects implemented within a 12-month period and grants up to $100,000 for projects implemented within a 12- to 24-month period. Montana-based nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies are eligible to apply.

Support for Impactful Mental Health Solutions for Youth


Deadline: July 2, 2021
The Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health Innovation Awards program aims to fund mental healthcare solutions for children and young adults across the United States. This program focuses on new or piloted projects from direct-service organizations that will help address the far-reaching challenge of stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health issues in children and young adults. Projects must tackle specific issues and address unmet needs, with a goal of reducing stigma, increasing access to care, improving equity in mental health, and enabling early identification/prevention or enhancing intervention, especially among disadvantaged and vulnerable populations. Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to each finalist. These organizations will also have the opportunity to showcase their projects to other funders during the awards presentation day.

Grants Promote Youth Opportunities in Oklahoma and Surrounding States


Deadline: June 30, 2021
The Kerr Foundation primarily provides support to nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma; however, the Foundation also considers requests from organizations in the surrounding states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as organizations located in Washington, DC. The Foundation offers grants to organizations that provide new or enhanced opportunities, particularly for youth, which address the following areas of interest: education, health, arts and culture, and human services. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $50,000. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is April 30, 2021; full applications must be submitted by June 30, 2021. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines and application process.

Grants Foster Statewide Quality of Life in Oklahoma


Deadline: August 2, 2021
The mission of the Sarkeys Foundation is to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma. The Foundation’s major areas of grant support include education, social service and human service needs, and cultural and humanitarian programs of statewide significance. Preference is given to organizations that have been in operation at least three years. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is June 1, 2021. (Interested applicants should speak with a Foundation staff member prior to submitting a letter of inquiry.)

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

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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