Upcoming Grants Related to Advocacy and Social Justice

 

National Science Foundation: Racial Equity in STEM Education

Deadline: Oct 12, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks to support bold, ground-breaking, and potentially transformative projects addressing systemic racism in STEM. Proposals should advance racial equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development through research and practice. Core to this funding opportunity is that proposals are...


 

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico: The Advancing Social Equity Initiative

Deadline: Aug 31, 2021

The Advancing Social Equity Initiative invites applications for the support of organizational capacity building resulting in impactful work and engagements that advance racial and social justice in Southern New Mexico. The Advancing Social Equity Initiative’s goals are to build the capacity of emerging nonprofits in Southern New Mexico to align with evidence-informed equity models. This...


 

Lumina Foundation: Racial Justice and Equity Fund

Deadline: Sep 2, 2021

Note: The September 2 deadline is for Initial Applications. Those who submit Initial Applications may be invited to submit a full proposal. Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. The Racial Justice and Equity (RJE) Fund is designed to directly support...


 

NDN Collective: Community Self-Determination Grant

Deadline: Aug 31, 2021

Community Self-Determination Grants are intended to support community-based and community-driven sustainable solutions in all three of NDN Collective’s core strategies to Defend, Develop, and Decolonize. Grants are intended to support and invest in the long-term visions and sustainability of Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led organizations, fortifying the self-determination of Indigenous Peoples to create a just, equitable,...


 

Wallace Foundation: Arts Organizations of Color Initiative

Deadline: Aug 13, 2021

Note: August 13​​, 2021 is the deadline for letters for interest. Of those organizations who submit letters of interest, Wallace will invite 50 to submit full grant applications, which will be due October 29, 2021. The Wallace Foundation is seeking eligible arts organizations of color for a new initiative that will explore the question​: “When...


 

Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing: GenPower Labs – Organizing to Win Lab

Deadline: Aug 20, 2021

The Organizing to Win Lab will support a broad range of youth-led and multi-generational organizations addressing the most pressing issues of the moment. This annual grantmaking and capacity building program will cultivate a peer learning community centered on honest reflection and authentic conversations among organizers. The program will include sessions to strengthen assessments of sociopolitical...


 

Sony: CREATE ACTION Grants

Deadline: Jul 29, 2021

The mission of CREATE ACTION is to amplify the efforts of local nonprofit organizations throughout the United States through funding, storytelling, and collaboration with Sony. CREATE ACTION grants are designed to support organizations committed to serving their local communities in areas such as STEAM/academic enrichment, workforce development, and nonprofit services for underserved and under-represented groups....


 

AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants

Deadline: Jul 23, 2021

AmeriCorps State and National grants are awarded to organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of...


 

The Workers Lab: The Innovation Fund

Deadline: Jul 12, 2021

The Workers Lab gives new ideas for workers a chance to succeed and flourish, and invests in innovations that address immediate and structural problems that exist because systems and structures are outdated and were not created with all workers in mind. The Innovation Fund seeks innovators with new ideas about how to transform systems and...


 

Annie E. Casey Foundation: Children and Family Fellowship

Deadline: Aug 20, 2021

The Annie E. Casey Foundation seeks nominations and applications for its Children and Family Fellowship, an intensive executive leadership program, now in its third decade. The Fellowship develops the potential of leaders in public, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations working to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families. The Fellowship explicitly strives to increase the pool...


 

WES Mariam Assefa Fund: Employer Practices

Deadline: Jul 7, 2021

The WES Mariam Assefa Fund seeks proposals to identify new ideas that can drive more inclusive employer practices in the U.S. and improve economic mobility for immigrants and refugees. The Fund’s Employer Practices opportunity will provide grants to organizations to directly engage employers to: * Shift internal talent practices to reduce bias in recruitment and...


 

Herb Block Foundation: Encouraging Citizen Involvement

Deadline: Jun 3, 2021

The Herb Block Foundation is committed to defending basic freedoms, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice, and improving the condition of the poor and underprivileged. Encouraging Citizen Involvement grants seek to help ensure a responsible, responsive democratic government through citizen involvement. Proposals may focus on citizen education and greater voter participation in the electoral...


 

Department of Housing and Urban Development: Education and Outreach Initiative

Deadline: Jun 14, 2021

The Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) is intended to develop, implement, carry out, and coordinate education and outreach programs designed to inform members of the public concerning their rights and obligations under the provisions of the Fair Housing Act. Activities eligible for funding include but are not limited to developing educational advertising campaigns, developing and...


 

Echoing Green Fellowship

Deadline: Apr 20, 2021

Echoing Green fellows are social innovators and visionary leaders who are committed to upending structural oppression and creating change in their communities by founding a new organization that works toward these goals. This is a full-time fellowship that offers leadership development, seed resources, retreats and networking events, and expert partners. Fellows are working across a...


 

Serve New Mexico Formula Request for Applications

Deadline: Apr 30, 2021

The Serve New Mexico Formula Request is for a pool of AmeriCorps national service funding (the Formula pool) that is determined on the basis of a statewide competition and selected by the Serve New Mexico Commission (the Commission). Any application in response to this request is for this statewide Formula pool of funding. Applicants should...