February 26, 2024

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 2/23/2024

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

Frankenthaler Climate Initiative, March 15, 2024

The Frankenthaler Climate Initiative (FCI), established by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in collaboration with RMI and Environment & Culture Partners, is the first nation-wide program to support energy efficiency and clean energy use for the visual arts and the largest private national grantmaking program to address climate change action through cultural institutions. Grants can be up to $100,000, depending on the grant category.


Voices for Healthy Kids: Policy Campaign Grants, March 25, 2024

The 2024 Policy Campaign funding opportunity funds campaigns for public policy change in Voices for Healthy Kids priority areas, including early care and education access, Early Head Start/Head Start appropriations, paid family and medical leave, healthy school meals expansion, sugary drink tax and investment, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) access and expanded benefits, SNAP incentives and produce prescription programs, and water access in schools and communities. Funded campaigns must pursue policy through legislation, regulation, executive order, or ballot initiative. Tribes, subdivisions of a tribe, 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations, and organizations with a fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply. Applicants must have the ability to conduct lobbying activities.


The Imagine Learning Foundation Signature Grant, March 29, 2024 11:59 PT 

The Imagine Signature Grant Program focuses to amplify national or regional non-profit organizations that align with funding priorities. The funding priorities include: student housing insecurity and their basic needs associated with chronic absenteeism from K-12 schools, supporting well-being outside the classroom, or education and community research about the previous topics. Nonprofits can claim more than one funding priority. Funding sizes are from $50,000 to $100,000 per organization with $400,000 or more available in total funds. Grant notifications occur in summer 2024, and grant awards are in July 2024. Eligible nonprofit organizations that serve over 300 youth or located in high-need communities will be prioritized. 



New Schools Venture Fund FY 2024 Opportunity, April 3, 2024 11:59 pm PT 

A venture philanthropy organization that is devoted to building a better education system has $5 million in funding available this year. Alignment to our values includes: innovation, new ideas, community, team, DEI initiatives and financial sustainability. Organizations can receive funding for $150,000 – $250,000 for one year. Funding depends on the stage of the organization or idea. Funding decisions will be made by September 2024. 



USDOT FY24 Safe streets and Roads for All Funding, April 4, 2024 5:00 pm ET 

USDOT announced their Safe Streets and Roads for ALL (SS4A) funding opportunity with a focus on planning, infrastructure, behavioral, and operational initiatives to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets involving all roadway users, including pedestrians; bicyclists; public transportation, personal conveyance, and micro mobility users; motorists; and commercial vehicle operators.  Eligible Applicants include metropolitan planning organizations, political subdivision of a state or territory, federally recognized tribal governments, or A multijurisdictional group of entities described in any of the aforementioned three types of entities. Eligible project types include: developing a comprehensive safety plan, conduct safety planning to enhance action plan, carry out demonstration activities, perform planning, design, and development activities, implement projects and strategies identified in action plan. Funding available up to $580 million is available to implement projects and strategies or $656,687,000, must be awarded for other project types mentioned.  



New Mexico Clean and Beautiful Grant Program, April 5, 2024 5:00 pm MT 

The purpose of New Mexico Clean and Beautiful is to increase litter control in cities, counties, tribal lands, and municipalities throughout New Mexico. The Key Program Details include: end littering, reduce waste, beautify communities, empower youth, and increase program capacity. Eligible organizations include New Mexico municipalities, counties, and Tribal Governments in good standing with New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department are eligible for funding. Entities don’t need to be Keep America Beautiful affiliates to apply. The grant requires a 25% match. 



New Mexico True Destination Forward Grant Program, April 10, 2024 5 pm MT 

The purpose of the Destination Forward Grant Program is to support the development and implementation of tourism infrastructure projects throughout New Mexico. Eligible applicants are local governments including special districts, tribal governments, and municipalities. Private applicants are generally not eligible unless proof of the project’s public benefit is demonstrated and the applicant partners with a public fiscal agent. Objectives include increasing visitation, improving or enhancing the visitor and resident experience, spur economic growth and capacity opportunities for residents, increase national and global recognition of New Mexico as a sustainable tourism destination, and increase positive impacts on the local environment while decreasing negative impacts.  Eligible projects should be “shovel-ready” or “shovel-worthy” projects. Awards range on tiers between $50,000 to $500,000.



Walmart Spark Good Local Grant (Q1), April 15, 2024  

Walmart awards grants to community organizations near their distribution centers or stores. They support eligible organizations that are identified and verified via their Spark Good account system (registration is required). Awards range from $250 – $5,000 per quarter, awards are reviewed quarterly starting on April 15, 2024. Final decisions on applications submitted within each quarter are made prior to the next quarter’s application opening. 



Chamiza Foundation FY 2024 Round 2 Opportunity, May 10, 2024 

Chamiza Foundation provides support for programs that relate directly to some aspect of Pueblo culture and traditional lifeways preservation or continuation. The funding priorities include: language preservation and revitalization programs, traditional architecture, sustainable agriculture and traditional methods, traditional arts and crafts, Tribal history, youth education and leadership, and intercultural exchange and education. Eligible applicants include: New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo Indian tribal communities, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo located in El Paso, Texas, member of the All Pueblo, Council of Governors and the 20th Pueblo, Pueblo community leadership, and Non-Pueblo organizations that serve Pueblo communities. These entities must submit a letter of support from the Governor of the Pueblo as evidence that the community has requested their involvement. 



Bank of America Economic Mobility Grant, June 21, 2024

Bank of America has two opportunities for grants including the Economic Mobility Grant. The focus of this grant is for affordable housing or small business resiliency. The first track is affordable housing emphasizes the importance of safe, reasonable housing for overall well-being. The small business resiliency track helps provide economic growth for local communities with emphasis on entrepreneurship. Awardees are eligible for $2500 – $25,000 in funds. 



Ben & Jerry’s Foundation National Grassroots Organizing Grant Program, Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through October 2024.

The goal of the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation is to further racial equity and social and environmental justice in the U.S. by supporting organizations working at the community level to dismantle discriminatory systems. The National Grassroots Organizing Grant Program offers two-year unrestricted, general operating support grants to small, constituent-led grassroots organizations throughout the United States and its territories. Support is provided to organizations that are led by people working to help themselves and their communities create progressive change through organizing campaigns and movement building efforts aimed at dismantling systems of oppression and the legacies of white supremacy culture. Applicants must be nonprofits with 501(c)3 status (or have a fiscal agent), have an annual operating budget under $350,000, use grassroots, base-building organizing campaigns as the primary strategy for creating social change, and be U.S.-based and U.S.-focused. Grant amounts are up to $30,000 per year, with an average size of $20,000 per year.


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