Funding Opportunities

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Monmouth County Grant for Arts and Culture; Children and Families; Education; Environment, Parks, and Recreation; or Health and Wellness
Grantor: Impact 100 Jersey Coast
Range
: $145,000 (one grant available in Monmouth County)
Deadline:
June 1, 2016
Information Sessions: Eligible applicants are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions:

Thursday, April 21, 8:30 a.m. (FULL)
Project Write Now
25 Bridge Avenue, Suite 130
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Friday, April 29, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Markel Corporation Offices
310 State Route 35
Red Bank, NJ 07701

View additional details.

All information session RSVPs and/or questions should be directed to Betsy McKnight, Non-Profit Outreach Coordinator, Impact 100 Jersey Shore at grants@impact100jerseycoast.org.

AmeriCorps Competitive Grants
Deadline: Typically in May and December
Information Sessions: *Attendance at a technical assistance session is mandatory in order to be considered for funding.* Two technical assistance sessions are currently scheduled:

Tuesday, April 19, 10:00 a.m.
Passaic County Community College
Public Safety Academy, Auditorium
300 Oldham Road,
Wayne, NJ 07470
Thursday, April 21, 10:00 a.m.
Camden County MUA
1645 Ferry Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104

View additional details. Learn more about the application process.

For session details, contact Rowena.Madden@sos.state.nj.us or Ivette.Ramos@sos.state.nj.us


Social Entrepreneur and Enterprise Development - View Complete Guideline
Social Innovation - View Complete Guideline
Grantor
: NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI)
Range: $2,000 - $25,000
Deadlines: May 25, 2016
Information Sessions: *Attendance at a technical assistance session is mandatory in order to be considered for funding.* View the complete schedule of sessions, which run from April 20 through May 6, 2016.


Neighborhood Partners Program - View Details
Grantor: PSEG Foundation
Range: up to $5,000
Deadlines: October


Grant Support to Address Racial Divisiveness in the United States
Grantor: United Way: Fund for Progress on Race in America
Range: Various
Deadlines: To be determined
Goals: Education and awareness about the causes and effects of racial divisiveness. The promotion of social and criminal justice reform for all regardless of race. The elimination of race-based bias and discrimination. Innovative approaches to address racism, including those with a focus on youth organizing.


General Operating Support, Project Grant, and County History Partnership Programs - View Details
Grantor: New Jersey Historical Commission
Range: Various
Deadlines: Various
Goals: To engage diverse audiences and practitioners in the active exploration, enjoyment, interpretation, understanding, and preservation of New Jersey history.



Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: New Jersey Health Initiatives
Range: Up to $200,000
More Information: New Jersey Health Initiatives - Apply for a Grant


Princeton Area Community Foundation: Greater Mercer Grants

Range: Up to $50,000
Deadline: Typically in September

Greater Mercer Grants is a competitive program benefiting residents of Mercer County, New Jersey. The Community Foundation incorporates social justice into its grantmaking by supporting programs and organizations that strive to create opportunity for and with people with the fewest societal resources. We seek to build the strength and capacity of communities, and bring about lasting change over time by both meeting immediate needs and investing in programs and organizations for long term impact. 

Grant Informational Sessions typically held in the months leading up to the deadline.  View the complete guidelines for more details.


The New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD)

Range: Up to $50,000
Deadline: Typically in June

The New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD) is announcing the release of its FY ’15 Grants Request for Proposal. Information on the FY ’15 Direct Service Request for Proposal is now available. There will be 6 technical assistance sessions in the coming weeks.  It is strongly advised that organizations considering to apply for funding send a representative to one of the sessions. The RSVP form will be published on the CHRPD website.  This year’s application will be completed 100% online.  It is very important that you download and review the most recent RFP

Additional questions can be directed to chprd@sos.state.nj.us or 609-943-4990.

For more information, please visit: CHPRD's Application Handbook & Funding Guidelines



The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Range: $5,000 to $60,000
Deadline: Proposal due dates vary for returning and new applicants

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation supports leadership, innovation, and collaboration for a better New Jersey. For nearly 40 years, the Foundation has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions which transcend self interest and promote a sustainable future. They focus on issues critical to our home state of New Jersey, and organizations that have a direct and meaningful impact here. The foundation believes that philanthropy includes not only providing resources, but also connecting leaders across sectors, sharing expertise, and promoting collaboration to help build movements for change around important issues.

The Dodge Foundation funds Arts, Education, Environment and Media initiatives that are innovative and promote collaboration and community-driven decision making. They listen to the needs of the nonprofit sector by offering sustained and comprehensive technical assistance, and pay careful attention to the public policy environment in which grantees operate. They work with nonprofit, community, government, and business leaders to imagine a better New Jersey.

For more information including upcoming deadlines and application overview, please visit their Frequently Asked Questions.


IBM Impact Grants

Range: Includes consulting services and software
Deadline: Usually June 1

The IBM Impact Grants application cycle is now open. These grants provide consulting expertise and software specifically designed to support educational and not-for-profit organizations in their efforts to serve our communities. The diversity of these grants allows IBM to deliver services and technology that meet the ever changing needs of the not-for-profit sector. More information on the categories is included in the IBM Impact Grant brochure.


The Provident Bank Foundation Signature Grant and Impact Grants Program

Range: $3,500 - $100,000
Deadline: Quarterly

The Provident Bank Foundation has announced a request for proposals (RFP) for a $100,000 grant open to nonprofits located within Provident Bank's service area offering community enrichment programs that drive economic development, contribute to a more well-rounded community experience and provide increased access to information and specialized learning opportunities. This RFP is for the first of up to three $100,000 “Signature” grants -- one in each of its three funding priority areas—community enrichment, education and health, youth & families—that the foundation will make in 2015.

For more information on these grant opportunities, please visit: Provident RFPs.


Community Services Block Grant - RFP for Designation as Community Action Agency - Monmouth County

Grantor: The New Jersey Department of Community of Affairs
Range: The projected funding is approximately $800,000 annually
Deadline: Usually July 30, with mandatory TA session on June 6

Goals:

  • The purpose of this RFP is to designate an agency as the CAA for Monmouth County. This agency will receive CSBG funding to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in Monmouth County and to foster self-sufficiency in individuals and families.
  • The CSBG program provides assistance to local populations, working through a network of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals to become fully self-sufficient.
  • CSBG-funded programs create, coordinate, and deliver a broad array of programs and services to low-income individuals.
  • Agencies receiving funds under the CSBG program are required to provide services and activities addressing
    employment, education, better use of available income, housing, nutrition, emergency services and/or health.

To Apply: Complete the Request for Designation application. CAAs contiguous to Monmouth County are eligible to apply.

For 2014: If applying for the Monmouth County designated CSBG agency, you need to attend the mandatory application meeting which is scheduled for June 6th at 2 pm in the 1st floor conference room at the NJ Department of Community Affairs, 101 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ. Please contact Ethel Henderson by June 4th with the names of people attending the meeting. She will add them to the guest registry so they will be able to attend the meeting. She can be reached at Ethel.Henderson@dca.state.nj.us

All agencies interested in applying must also inform DCA of your intent to apply. You can do that by indicating it on the sign in sheet at the June 6th meeting and/or by emailing csbgprogram@DCA.state.nj.us.


Social Entrepreneur and Enterprise Development (SE2D) Project Funding

Grantor: The New Jersey Office of Faith-based Initiatives (OFBI)
Range: $10,000 to $50,000
Deadline: Usually end of June
Goals:

  • To be a national and international leader in creating a sustainable environment where SEVs flourish and grow.
  • To develop effective social impact financing approaches designed to drive the complete capital market.
  • To enhance the capacity of faith and community based organizations become investment ready and launch promising and potentially transformative community based approaches that solve intractable social issues.

Visit the NJ OFBI website for details


Social Innovation Funding
Grantor: The New Jersey Office of Faith-based Initiatives (OFBI)
Range: $30,000 to $80,000
Deadline: Usually end of June
Goals:

  • Support socially innovative programs that create new pathways in addressing social issues.
  • Seek creative responses to an opportunity recognized, how social value proposition brings value to its target population, has an articulated theory of social change, and that the program is designed to measure for impact.
  • Nurture an environment that allows for the continual implementation of transformative community approaches.
  • The SI grant program is competitive; and it seeks to support awarded projects with patient capital not to exceed 3 years. All contracts will be one year contracts; awarded organizations will submit renewal applications at the end of the contract year.

Visit the NJ OFBI website for details


Funds for Environmental Programs in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Grantor: Cora L. Brooks Foundation
Range: $1,000 to $20,000
Deadline: December/ January
Goals:

  • Support nonprofit organizations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania that work to alleviate significant ecological problems within the watersheds of the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers.
  • Focus on environmental conservation and restoration within these watersheds, with particular emphasis on environmental protection issues relating to clean water and water-related ecologies.

Visit the Foundation’s website for more information on the application process.


NATIONAL GRANTS

Grants for Street Outreach Program
Grantor: Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children and Families
Range: $90,000 to $200,000
Deadline: Usually May
Goals:

  • The Family and Youth Services Bureau is now accepting applications for the Street Outreach Program.
  • The Street Outreach Program funds organizations that provide street-based services to runaway, homeless and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution or sexual exploitation.
  • These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist youth in making healthy choices and ultimately help them leave the streets.

Visit Grants.gov link for details.


Grants for Basic Center Program
Grantor: Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children and Families
Range: $50,000 to $200,000
Deadline: Usually May
Goals:

  • The purpose of the Basic Center Program is to provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems.
  • The Basic Center Program works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families.
  • The programs provide youth up to age 18 with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care.
  • Most Basic Centers can provide 21 days of shelter for up to 20 youth at a time.
  • There are exceptions for jurisdictions that have different standards for licensing.
  • Basic Centers seek to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements.

Visit Grants.gov link for details.


Grants Address School Library Needs in Communities Affected by Disasters
Grantor: American Association of School Librarians: Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund
Range: $10,000 to $20,000
Deadline: Rolling; applications reviewed monthly
Goals:

  • Support public school libraries in the communities served by Dollar General.
  • Provide grants to preK-12 public schools whose school library programs have been affected by a natural disaster, fire, or an act of terrorism.
  • Schools that have absorbed a significant number of displaced/evacuee students are also eligible to apply.
  • Grants are intended to help replace or supplement books, media, and/or library equipment.
  • Eligible applicants must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store, distribution center, or corporate office.

Visit the AASL website to submit an online application.


Urban Bird Events Supported
Grantor: Celebrate Urban Birds Mini-Grant Program
Range: $100 - $500
Deadline: December
Goals:

  • Support community organizations, educators, and youth throughout the United States that host neighborhood events that introduce the public and youth to birds found in urban areas.
  • Funded events should feature activities involving birds, community service, art, greening, and/or science.
    Eligible events include bird-activity days at local museums, libraries, or community centers, as well as art and gardening activities at clubs, schools, or senior centers.

Visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website to review the application materials.


Grants Promote Latin American Performing Arts
Grantor: Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America
Range: Up to $25,000
Deadline: February
Goals:

  • Promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the richness and diversity of Latin American cultures through the work of its contemporary and traditional performing artists.
  • Provide support to consortia of arts presenters from different cities or states to work collaboratively to bring exemplary performing artists from Latin America to audiences across the United States, with an emphasis on communities that have little access to this work.
  • Presenters must foster an appreciation for the visiting artists’ work and the cultures from which it is derived through public performances and activities that provide opportunities for interaction between the visiting artists and members of the local community.

Visit the Southern Exposure website to download the application guidelines.


Healthy Food Initiatives in Native American Communities Funded
Grantor: First Nations Development Institute: Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative
Range: Average $37,500
Deadlines: Usually December
Goals:

  • Invest in innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.
  • Support projects that increase access to fresh, healthy foods and improve the overall health and well-being of Native children and families.
  • Priority will be given to projects aimed at increasing the availability of healthy, locally-produced foods in Native communities; projects that work to reduce food insecurity; and entrepreneurship programs that create systemic change by increasing community control of local food systems.

Native American-controlled nonprofit tribal organizations and community-based groups committed to increasing healthy food access in rural and reservation-based Native communities are eligible to apply. Visit the First Nations website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.


Support for Social Justice Issues
Grantor: Public Welfare Foundation
Range: $500 to $1M
Deadlines: Usually February and June
Goals:

  • Support efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need nationwide.
  • Bring about systemic changes that can improve lives.
  • Target the following issues:
    • The Criminal Justice program supports organizations that are seeking to reduce incarceration rates of adult offenders in the U.S.
    • The Juvenile Justice program focuses on organizations working to end the criminalization and over-incarceration of youth.
    • The Workers’ Rights program supports organizations that promote policy and system reforms to improve the lives of low-wage working people.

Detailed guidelines for each of the grant programs are available on the Foundation’s website.


US Artists International
Grantor: Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Range: $1,000 to $10,000
Deadlines: Usually in December and April.
Goals:

  • Ensure that the impressive range of the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that American artists can enhance their creative and professional development through participation at important international festivals. 
  • Support American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists that have been invited to perform at significant international festivals anywhere in the world outside of the United States and its territories.

Eligibility details and application guidelines are available on the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website.


Global Impact Cash Grants
Grantor: Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility
Range: $1,000 to $10,000
Deadlines: Usually in December and April.
Goals:

  • Support nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and worldwide that provide assistance to underserved populations and leverage technology solutions to improve the reach, efficiency, and impact of services.
  • Education: Supports technology-based solutions and education delivery models that enable children to master knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
  • Economic Empowerment: focuses on programs that provide technology-based solutions to underserved populations transitioning from education to workforce, or re-entry to workforce.
  • Critical Human Needs: Cisco grants help overcome the cycle of poverty and dependence by supporting organizations that address the basic needs of underserved communities, with a focus on clean water, food, and shelter.
  • Funded programs in all categories must have high potential for replication in multiple environments, and a clear path for long-term sustainability. Organizations can begin the application process at any time.

Visit the Cisco website to learn more about the grantmaking criteria and to take the Eligibility Quiz.


The Conservation Alliance
Grantor: The Conservation Alliance
Range: Up to $50,000
Deadlines: Nominations usually in November; full request due in December
Goals:

  • Support grassroots citizen-action groups and their efforts to protect wild and natural areas in North America where outdoor enthusiasts spend their time.
  • Secure permanent protection of a specific threatened wild place or waterway for its habitat and recreational values.
  • The Alliance is not looking for mainstream education, restoration, or scientific research projects, but rather for active campaigns.

Before applying for funding, an organization must first be nominated by one of the Alliance's member companies. Grant criteria and application guidelines are available on the Conservation Alliance website.


The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Grantor: Prudential
Range: Up to $5,000
Deadlines: Usually in November
Goals:

  • Honor young people in grades 5-12 who are volunteering in their communities.
  • Local Honorees are selected in November and from these winners two State Honorees are chosen in each state and the District of Columbia. State Honorees receive an award of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, for national recognition events. Out of the State Honorees, ten National Honorees are selected to receive an additional award of $5,000 as well as a $5,000 grant for a nonprofit organization of their choice.

Youth who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of application are eligible to apply. Visit the Prudential website for online application information.


GOVERNMENT GRANTS

Funds Available to Advance STEM Education
Grantor: National Science Foundation
Range: $20,000,000 to $27,000,000
Deadlines: January and November
Goals: Provide support to advance new approaches to the design and development of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning in informal environments.


Analyze Maternal and Child Health Policies 
Grantor: Department of Health and Human Services
Range: $200,000
Deadlines: Usually in November
Goals: Supports analyses of policy changes to improve access, quality, and integration of healthcare and services for maternal and child health populations.


Expand Sharing of Environmental Information
Grantor: Environmental Protection Agency
Range: $500,000
Deadlines: Usually in November
Goals: Support developing the capabilities that organizations need to actively participate in the Environmental Information Exchange Network, which is a way to report data electronically, share information, and integrate both regulatory and non-regulatory environmental information.


Museum Advancement
Grantor: Institute of Museum and Library Services 
Range: $5,000–$150,000
Deadlines: Usually in December
Goals: Strengthen the ability of museums to serve the public more effectively by supporting high-priority activities that advance their missions, plans, and strategic goals and objectives.


Program Supports Education about Organ Donation
Grantor: Department of Health and Human Services
Range: $250,000
Deadlines: Usually in December
Goals: Provides support to educate the public about the need for solid organ donation and to encourage deceased donation decisions, documentation, and family discussions.