Funding News & Grant Support


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Charting a Course for Economic Mobility and Responsible Parenting

Post Date: October 21, 2020
The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) forecasts inviting states and tribes 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. The target populations for these three-year grant projects are teens and young adults ages 13-25, including unmarried parents and those who have not yet started families.

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.

Support for Efforts to Promote Positive Relationships in the U.S. and Abroad

Major League Baseball – Healthy Relationships Community Grants

Application Deadline: September 1 and December 1
The Healthy Relationships Community Grants, an initiative of Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association seeks to address positive relationship health, with self and others. Through this initiative, MLB and MLBPA will jointly award $3 million in funding to U.S.-based nonprofit organizations and global non-governmental organizations over 2020 and 2021. The focus is on three distinct areas: building and improving relationship skills of the next generation as a prevention strategy, building and improving mental health resiliency for vulnerable populations, and strengthening and providing critical services to survivors of domestic violence. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided. Requests will be reviewed quarterly for the next two years.

Suicide Prevention Programs in Alaska Funded

Alaska Community Foundation: GCI Suicide Prevention Grant Program

Application Deadline: July 15, 2020
The Alaska Community Foundation is currently offering the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant Program, which funds projects and organizations whose goal is to reduce the rates of suicide in Alaska and promote mental wellness through strengthened community and personal connections. Grant requests of up to $30,000 are considered, with typical awards ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Preference will be given to programs that are located in rural Alaska or programs that reach rural communities in Alaska (defined as outside of Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau). Nonprofit organizations, as well as tribes, schools, churches, and local government agencies, are eligible to apply.

Funds for Local Nonprofits in Bank Communities

BBVA Foundation

Application Deadline: July 31, 2020
The BBVA Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact in the communities the bank serves in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas. The Foundation provides grants of up to $5,000 through the Small Grants Program to organizations that address one of the following focus areas: community development, education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment and natural resources, and diversity and inclusion. Priority is given to organizations that target individuals or communities with low-to-moderate income levels.

Programs Benefiting Disadvantaged New Jersey Residents Funded

Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation

Application Deadline: August 5 and October 30
The mission of the Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation is to support nonprofit organizations that enrich and improve the quality of life for individuals living in New Jersey. The focus is on encouraging programs that benefit children and adults who are physically, mentally, or economically disadvantaged. The Foundation concentrates on small nonprofit organizations and prefers programs that focus on preventing or solving problems, rather than meeting basic needs. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $15,000.