January 29, 2024

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 1/26/2024

The Grant Plant routinely reviews funder websites and notices and is pleased to share some upcoming opportunities with you.

2024-2025 Diabetes Prevention, Early Detection, and Management Call for Letters of Intent (LOI), February 1, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to provide or support diabetes prevention, early detection, and management programs. Programs may be related to type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. Population, systems, and individual-level strategies will be considered. The following categories are of particular interest.

  • Diabetes Education and Awareness
  • Capacity and Systems Improvements
  • Public Awareness

More detailed information about the categories of special interest can be found by applying online. Current Diabetes Grantees: Current diabetes grantees should submit an LOI if they intend to apply for diabetes program funding in the 2024-25 grant cycle. Applicants may choose to submit more than one LOI.


2024 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant, Friday, February 9, 2024, at 11:59 pm PT

The GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant, brought to you by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening, is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States. The Grassroots Grants support The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s commitment to GroMoreGood by bringing the life-enhancing benefits of gardens and greenspaces to children across the country. In 2024, 170 programs will receive funding to start or expand their youth garden or greenspace. A total of $100,000 will be awarded.


Bridging Differences Leadership Cohort, February 23, 2023

Are you looking for a supportive community of funders to help you build constructive dialogue and understanding across differences? You’ll get just that with the Bridging Differences Leadership Cohort. The Bridging Differences Leadership Cohort is a facilitated virtual learning experience meeting monthly from April 2024 until November 2024, hosted by the Council on Foundations in partnership with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley (GGSC). This course will support the work of the Council’s Building Common Ground Strategic Pillar. Facilitated by GGSC Senior Fellow Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, the discussions will center on science-backed skills covered in the GGSC’s Bridging Differences online course, which offer research-based strategies for bridging differences with colleagues, peers, and grantees. Along the way, you’ll take in real-world case studies and connect with your peers on challenges, successes, and lessons learned. If you have questions about the Bridging Differences Leadership Cohort, join us on February 13, 2024 between 3:30 and 4:30 ET for open office hours. Council staff will be in the Zoom room to answer your questions.


New York Climate Resilience Grant Program, February 24, 2024, by 11:59 PM

Supporting New York based organizations in tackling climate change. The Climate Resilience Grant Program (CRGP) offers grants of up to $50,000 to non-profit 501(c)(3) conservation and community organizations, municipalities, tribal entities and local and state agencies for projects that contribute to a world where people and nature can thrive. The goal of the program is to support partners in protecting the lands and waters critical for adapting to climate change. TNC has resources to support the conservation of climate resilient lands. As climate change drives ecosystem instability, plants and animals are shifting their ranges northward. TNC’s interactive Resilient Land Mapping Tool identifies the representative, climate-resilient sites needed to sustain biodiversity and ecological functions into the future. This road map of “core forests and connectors” shows where plant and animal species have the best chance to move away from growing climate threats and find new places to call home. Protecting and sustaining these lands collaboratively is critical for a climate resilient future. TNC has also mapped areas that are important for reducing flood impacts and making floodplain and shoreline habitats more resilient for the future. Floodplains, wetlands, beaches, dunes, and bluffs provide multiple benefits such as flood mitigation, aquatic and terrestrial migration corridors, carbon storage and sequestration, habitat provision, improved water quality, sediment transport, and groundwater recharge.


Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program FY 2024 February 28, 2024 at 11:59 pm Eastern

RAISE grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, per statute, for planning or constructing surface transportation infrastructure projects that will improve safety; environmental sustainability; quality of life; mobility and community connectivity; economic competitiveness and opportunity including tourism; state of good repair; partnership and collaboration; and innovation.


WITH Foundation, Next cycle opens March 1, 2024

WITH Foundation was created to provide financial support to organizations that promote comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities. All grant applications should complement this mission and demonstrate how they will accomplish this overarching goal. All applicants must have tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status as a nonprofit organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Proposals must describe an explicit, identifiable need. WITH Foundation is a national grantmaker. While applications from the San Francisco Bay Area may be given preferential consideration, applications from other areas in the United States are NOT excluded.


Native Language Immersion Initiative Grant, March 4, 2024

First Nations originally launched the Native Language Immersion Initiative (NLII) in 2017 as a three-year project to build on longtime efforts to support the revitalization and perpetuation of Native languages. The NLII program is designed specifically to build the capacity of and support Native language immersion education programs in tribal communities. With generous support from several foundations and numerous individual donors across the U.S., the NLII program has continued beyond the initial investment. Support for the 2024 grant cycle is made possible through funding from the Sunderland Foundation, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc., and the CSAA Insurance Group (a AAA Insurer)and through a generous gift from the Diane Mott Estate. During this funding cycle, First Nations will award 10 grants ranging from $45,000 to $75,000 to build the capacity of and directly support Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs actively advancing Native language immersion programs.


FY25 Cooperative Marketing & Advertising Grant Program​, March 5, 2024

The Cooperative Marketing & Advertising Program (CoOp) is a co-funded, co-branded marketing program aimed at growing New Mexico’s tourism economy together by utilizing the strength of the New Mexico True brand. Through customized media strategies tailored to each awarded partner, the CoOp program guides participants through quality marketing and advertising initiatives that align with the New Mexico True brand in order to achieve effective, optimized results. Eligible entities for the Cooperative Marketing program include local and tribal governments as well as tourism-related non-profit organizations and attractions.

Please Note: The MANDATORY Partner Priorities and Situation Assessment Survey for the FY25 (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025) Cooperative Marketing Grant Program opens February 1, 2024. The application for the FY25 Cooperative Marketing Grant Program will open March 5, 2024.


ArtsCONNECT, March 7, 2024

The tours include performances as well as complementary engagement activities designed to create greater understanding or connections between artists, audiences, and communities.

Two or more located in the mid-Atlantic region who partner to present the same artist/company during the project period can each receive up to 50% subsidy for that artist/company’s compensation plus support for other eligible project expenses. Projects that demonstrate clear mission impact, strong artistry, well-rounded community and artist engagements, and thoughtful and inclusive efforts to engage audiences systemically underserved by the arts are encouraged to apply. Grant support range: Engagement support of up to 50% of artists fees. Maximum of $10,000. Other eligible expenses of up to $2,000 to support direct project expenses. To be eligible for an ArtsCONNECT grant award, presenters must:

  • Be based in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia, and the Native nations that share this geography;
  • Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or be a unit of state or local government or Federally recognized Indian tribal government;


Youth Service America Hershey Heartwarming Young Heroes GYSD Grants, March 10 11:59PM

New for 2024: Projects may address any issue or community need that is important to the youth project leaders and their peers. All proposed projects should engage a diverse group of youth volunteers from different social backgrounds and provide opportunities for those youth volunteers to create meaningful connections with their peers, caring adults, and community partners, while developing social awareness and relationship skills.


National Endowment for Democracy, March 11, 2024

Each year, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes more than 2,000 grants to support the projects of nongovernmental groups abroad who are working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions in more than 100 countries. NED funds only non governmental organizations, which may include civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations. NED encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions. NED does not make grants to individuals, governmental bodies, or state-supported institutions such as public universities.


Shenoy Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Neuroscience (SURFiN), May 1, 2024

Program for undergraduate students from diverse and/or historically underrepresented backgrounds to gain in-person research experience in labs supported by the Simons Foundation’s Autism and Neuroscience division. The goal of this award is to increase diversity and fight inequity. SFARI Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to recruit candidates for this supplement not only at their home institution, but also at historically Black colleges and universities and other institutions with high minority enrollment. The budget is up to $100,000 per year for up to three years.


PENN Entertainment Foundation, Inc. Grant, May 1, 2024

PENN Entertainment Foundation, Inc. grants shall be used to address the broad needs of the residents of the communities in which PENN Entertainment Foundation, Inc. operates or has a business interest, which currently includes the following states: Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.


Maddie’s Fund 2024 Open Arms Challenge! Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The Open Arms Challenge is an opportunity for organizations to pilot a new practice or expand upon a current program that has already been started. The goal of this Challenge is to increase inclusivity and provide a welcoming environment for all staff (paid and unpaid) and community members; and keeping pets with people and animals in their communities when possible. What that looks like is different for every organization. It could be returning voicemails in a timely manner, providing literature in multiple languages or completely rewriting or doing away with the adoption application, to undertaking bias training or choosing new neighborhoods for adoption events. The Open Arms Challenge can be applied to any of your organization’s programs and services. Application window opens February 26 – March 6, 2024.


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