- For these listings, check with the grant or project officer regarding applicant eligibility.
For listings in environmental and energy, see the Current Energy and Environmental Funding Opportunities page.
Peoples Garden School Pilot Program
Deadline: November 8, 2010
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has an opportunity for public and not-for-profit organizations to submit applications for a Peoples Garden School Pilot Program grant competition. FNS has set aside $1 million for this pilot program. One grantee will be selected to enter into a cooperative agreement for the purposes of developing and running community gardens at eligible high-poverty schools; teaching students involved in the gardens about agriculture production practices, diet, and nutrition; contributing produce to supplement food provided at eligible schools, student households, local food banks, or senior center nutrition programs; and conducting an evaluation of funded projects to learn more about the impacts of school gardens. Interested parties should send completed grant applications on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Nov. 8, 2010. To dowload the application or for more info, go to www.fns.usda.gov/fns/outreach/grants/garden.htm.
Grants & Awards from Youth Service America
Youth Service America supports and motivates youth, educators, and service-learning coordinators by distributing more than $1 million dollars in micro grants each year to help support youth-led service and service-learning initiatives. While most of the grants support projects that culminate on Global Youth Service Day in April, funding is also available for projects in the fall. Youth Service America thanks our sponsors who support and underwrite many other grants to increase the quality and quantity of service and service-learning. For a complete listing, see the YSA website at: www.ysa.org/grants.
AETNA Foundation Grants Available
Need funds for an event promoting wellness in your community? This foundation consider applications for sponsorship of fundraising events such as galas and walks; outreach activities (e.g., health fairs); and other community based health and wellness initiatives. For more informaiton and to download guidelines and an application, go the AETNA Foundation website.
RurAL CAP Foundation Grants
Deadlines: April 30, August 30, and November 30
The RurAL CAP Foundation has a focus on low-income people and rural communities. A limited number of small grants are provided by the RurAL CAP Foundation for educational and charitable purposes. The usual grant amount is $500 to $1500 to eligible nonprofit and governmental organizations. It's easy! Begin by referring to the Foundation Guidelines (Word file). Then fill out the application (Word file). Lastly, submit your final report (Word file) after your project is done.
Seventh Generation Fund Grants
Deadline: February 1, Junel 1, and October 1
The Fund directs its small grants and/or technical support, financial management and project facilitation to Indigenous communities and organizations. It is best described as holistic in nature and Native-centered. Mini-grant proposals are for amounts of $500 or less at any time. For more information, go to www.7genfund.org.
Pepsi Refresh Project
Deadline: Monthly Awards
Pepsi is looking for people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact. Look around your community and think about how you want to change it. They accept thousands of ideas each month. To download the toolkit go to: www.refresheverything.com/how-it-works.
Charity Funding for Youth Groups
Applications for funding from the Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers Charity Corporation are reviewed monthly to fund activities for youth groups. For more information, and to download an application, go to: www.alaskatroopermuseum.com/foast.html, or call 279-5050 or 800-770-5050.
$500 Grants Given out Weekly!
Deadline: Rolling basis, active for 2 months
Do you need $500 to further the growth and success of your program or turn your idea into reality? Did you recently create a sustainable community action project, program or organization or have a great idea for helping your community? If you answered "YES!", you're eligible to apply for a Do Something Grant. Best of all - they're given out WEEKLY!
Do you have a project or idea to promote disaster preparedness or offer disaster relief? Are you building houses down in New Orleans, planning an emergency coat drive for families in crisis this winter, or collecting toys for kids who've been through a natural disaster? Then we want to hear from you! See their website for more info at: www.dosomething.org/grants.
Cigna Health Literacy Grants
Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that work with obesity awareness and prevention as well as other health concerns. Additional information is available at the Cigna Foundation website, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mix It Up Grants (youth-led projects)
Applications for this program, sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center award up to $500 to support youth-directed projects that focus on identifying, crossing, and challenging social boundaries in schools and communities. Individuals interested in applying can click here.
Pacific Northwest Organizations Working with Youth
The Charlotte Martin Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth in the areas of athletics, culture, and education. An additional focus of the Foundation is preserving and protecting wildlife and habitat in the Pacific Northwest. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington that address the Foundation's priorities. Online applications may be submitted at any time. Visit their website at www.charlottemartin.org for details on the Foundation's focus areas and online application information.
Creative Ventures Fund
Applications for grants are from the Creative Ventures Fund, administered by the Rasmuson Foundation. They will provide up to $50,000 each in matching support to enrich programs offered by arts and cultural organizations in Alaska. For more information, contact Victoria Lord at the Rasmuson Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska at 877-366-2700.
Pay It Forward Foundation Mini-Grant Program
The Pay It Forward Foundation was established to educate and inspire students to realize that they can change the world, and to provide them with opportunities to do so.
Pay It Forward Mini-Grants are designed to fund one-time-only service-oriented projects that are identified by youth as activities they would like to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community, and that include learning goals for the youth participants. Projects must contain a “pay it forward” focus – that is, they must be based on the concept of one person doing a favor for others, who in turn do favors for others, with the results growing exponentially.
Schools, churches, and community youth groups (with an adult sponsor) may apply for funding. Groups whose members are all over the age of 18 must include work with youth under the age of 18 as part of their projects. Mini-Grants of up to $500 are available. For more information, Email: email@example.com or go the foundation's website.