Wild Moon Consulting offers these grant application deadlines as a service to nonprofits. These are only ones that have come across our line of sight. Some are for social justice funders, some are for animal-related organizations and programs, and some are general nonprofit deadlines.
We are focusing on the Combined Federal Campaign in January, but watch for new deadlines and opportunities soon!
Do you see something you’re interested in but you’re not sure if it’s a good fit for your work or organization? I’m happy to help provide a quick, inexpensive assessment for you. Just click here and fill out a Grant Readiness Assessment Request. I’ll get back to you right away.
Deadline for preliminary questionnaires 3/28/18. Sparkplug Foundation
This deadline is for what the foundation calls preliminary questionnaires. The LOI deadline is April 10. If invited to submit a complete application, that deadline is May 1. They also have a fall grant cycle and will post those deadlines in June.
Sparkplug funds “start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education and community organizing.” Their focus right now is on groups organizing around energy and utilities, housing and community resources, and racial injustice including immigration issues. They accept fiscal sponsorships.
Grants average around $5,000 and go up to $10,000, with some around two to three thousand. Note that these are NOT general operating grants and are made for very specific start-up organizations or projects.
Read about the foundation, their guidelines and definitions, and restrictions here: https://sparkplugfoundation.org/.
Deadline 4/11/18. Potlatch Fund Community Building Grants
The Potlatch Fund offers grants to organizations located or serving tribal communities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Montana. They are especially open to applicants that are or will be working to expand awareness of the 2020 Census in native communities. Grants of up to $10,000 are available, and can cover up to 50 percent of the cost of the project or program. In-kind donations may be included to meet the 50:50 match requirement.
Information and application details at http://www.potlatchfund.org/grants/community_building.html.
Deadline 4/18/18. Ben & Jerry’s; Preapplication Deadline
Ben & Jerry’s makes grants up to $25,000 to organizations working in social and environmental justice and on sustainable and just food systems. Applicants must have an annual budget under $500,000. Note that they “only consider proposals from grassroots, constituent-led organizations that are using community-organizing and base-building strategies to accomplish their goals.”
Detailed guidelines and a link to the online pre-application at: benandjerrysfoundation.org/the-grassroots-organizing-for-social-change-program/.
Deadline 4/23/18. National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) Capacity Building Grants
Grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations serving a public land site in the U.S. These are not general support grants, but for specific capacity-building projects that your organization will carry out in collaboration with a “public land site.”
Criteria and application details at https://www.neefusa.org/resource/2018-every-day-capacity-building-grants
Deadline 4/30/18. The Lawrence Foundation
The Lawrence Foundation makes grants to environmental and human services organizations, and to other organizations/areas that catch their interest. Grants are between $5,000 and $10,000, with a few smaller grants. Based on past grants, they like to fund projects but not equipment, capital costs, or indirect costs. They also have a November 1 deadline.
More information, and a link to the Common Grant Application site that they use exclusively, is here: http://www.thelawrencefoundation.org/grants/grant-guidelines/
Deadline 5/1/18. Gene Conley Foundation
This foundation offers grants to organizations in north Texas providing direct services. They fund projects and programs, not direct services, and grants average between $5,000 and $20,000. Applications are through the Wells Fargo portal.
Information and application interface at: www.wellsfargo.com/private-foundations/conley-foundation.
NEW Source for Finding Foundations! Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services
I found this while searching for upcoming deadlines. Many banks offer trust and philanthropic services to their clients and it can be difficult to find out much, if any, information about the foundations they work with. Wells Fargo has a searchable database where you can look up foundations by focus area and geography. Note that if you want to find foundations that fund nationally, you will need to select “all states” in the geographic drop-down menu. This is especially valuable if you are in a state with few funders.
Check out the database here: https://www.wellsfargo.com/private-foundations.
Groundswell Fund, Rapid Response Grants
These grants are designed to make it possible for organizations working to address social and reproductive rights for women of color and trans people of color. These grants are for organizing and policy work, not service projects. Applicants must contact the foundation before applying. More information at https://groundswellfund.org/rapid-response-fund/apply.
PetsMart Grants — Rolling Deadlines
PetsMart has several grant opportunities with rolling deadlines including:
Adoption Partners: organizations that work with local PetsMart stores to participate in adoption events or become an adoption partner
Emergency Relief: organizations that provide assistance during natural or man-made disasters for more than 20 animals at a time
Conferences and Training: funding for staff and volunteers in the animal welfare industry
For information on these and other PetsMart grants, go to https://www.petsmartcharities.org/pro/grants.
Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grants
The Bush Foundation funds the work that leads to community solutions and innovations. Projects must be located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography. Grants range from $10,000 to $200,000. They do accept fiscal sponsorships.
For more information and to apply: https://www.bushfoundation.org/grants/community-innovation-grants.
As of January 9, 2018, the nomination process is still open. But apply or nominate an organization soon!
The Emergent Fund is a foundation formed after the 2016 election that’s a partnership between Women Donors Network and Solidaire Network to raise money and distribute funding to fund under-resourced organizations that are working to address threats to immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-American communities, Black people, LGBT communities, and all people of color.
They are funding two focus areas: emergent strategies to help communities respond to immediate threats and long-term social/economic justice efforts. They don’t have any deadlines, but they do hope to distribute funding within the first 100 days of the new administration, so interested organizations should apply ASAP. Their nomination form is fairly simple and anyone can nominate up to three organizations for funding consideration.
For more information, including details on what they’re looking for, and to find and complete a nomination form, go to www.emergentfund.net and scroll down to the “Nominations” section, which is just past the halfway point under the yellow “donate” block.
Did you know you can search for Federal grants at grants.gov? Head on over and browse around!