March 4, 2024

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 3/1/2024

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

Can’d Aid, Crush It Crusade, Rolling deadline

The Crush it Crusade provides recycling bins, training and the funding needed to help get a recycling program off the ground in your community. Grants are awarded to event-based and ongoing programs. This is a rolling grant, they are accepted at any time. Can’d Aid provides support for organizations to develop the budget and required items for the event or program before you submit the application. Awards range from $5,000 – $10,000. 

Maddie’s Fund, Open Arms Grant Challenge 2024, Registration by March 6, 2024 

Maddie’s Fund announces the Open Arms Challenge. 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. This can be in the form of new programs or updating existing programs for more inclusivity and engagement from the community. Organizations may register during the registration period and demonstrate changes during the month long reporting period. Results from the period will be a deciding factor in the final challenge results and funding awards. Eligible organizations include 501c3, US-based government agency, shelter, foster based organization, animal welfare organization, focus on dogs and cats, and an active participant in Shelter Animals Count program. 

First Nations, Native Arts Initiative Grant, March 27, 2024 5:00 pm MT

The Native Arts Initiative provides direct grantmaking, networking opportunities, and training and technical assistance (TTA). Eligible organizations are Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs. This initiative has geographic requirements: (1) Upper Midwest, (2) Southwest, and (3) Pacific Northwest. The Initiative will provide 15 grants up to $100,000.00 each. Grant Period total is 24 months. 

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, Quarterly Grant, April 4, 2024

Firehouse Subs Foundation is offering quarterly grants. Funding areas include lifesaving equipment, prevention education, scholarships and continuing education, disaster relief, and support for members of the military. Our Mission is to impact the lives of local heroes including first responders, nonprofits and public safety organizations. Eligible organizations include Fire Departments, law enforcement, EMS, municipal & state organizations, public safety organizations, nonprofits and schools are encouraged to apply for lifesaving equipment. Awards range from $15,000 – $35,000. No match required for application. Quarterly applications due at 10 am for the following dates: 

  • Quarter 3 2024: Thursday, April 4, 2024
  • Quarter 4 2024: Thursday, July 11, 2024
  • Quarter 1 2025: Thursday, October 10, 2024 

Genentech, Health Equity Innovation Fund, April 15, 2024 11:59 pm PT

The Genentech Health Equity Innovation Fund invests in individuals, organizations, and communities who use innovative approaches for eliminating health inequalities that have been historically under-resourced. Eligible applicants are: 501(c)(3) organizations, 501(c)(6) organizations, or a U.S. governmental organization (such as public schools, public colleges and universities, public hospitals, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments). Organizations can submit more than one application. We are specifically seeking applications that address inequities in patient outcomes and healthcare workforce experiences across at least one of the therapeutic areas: neuroscience and brain health, oncology, ophthalmology, and cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Grant funding period is anywhere from 18 months to 3 years. Awards are up to $750,000 per project.  

Centers for Disease Control – NCIPC, Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, April 17, 2024 11:59 pm ET

The purpose of the DFC Support Program is to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent youth substance use. Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. Eligible organizations include: Native American tribal governments, 501(c)(3) organizations, special district governments, institutions of higher education, independent school districts, city, county, state or township governments. Award ceiling is $125,000.

FTA, Buses / Bus Facilities Competitive Program and Low / No Emission Program, April 25th, 2024 11:59 pm ET

Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program

Amount of funding available is $390 million, with a minimum of 15% of the amount awarded must be to projects in rural areas (approx. $58.5 million). Applicants can submit to this program alone, or both programs offered. Eligible recipients include states, local governmental authorities, and Native American tribes. Subrecipients can be private, nonprofit organizations engaged in public transportation. Federal share / match have three tiers depending upon program needs. 

Low- or No- Emission Program

Amount of funding available is $1.1 billion, with a minimum of 25% of the amount awarded must be low emission (approx. $276 million). Applicants can submit to this program alone, or both programs offered. Eligible recipients include states, local governmental authorities, and Native American tribes. Subrecipients can be private, nonprofit organizations engaged in public transportation. Federal share / match have three tiers depending upon program needs. 

US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, 2024 Grants to Prevent and Respond to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Sex Trafficking Against Children and Youth Program, April 26, 2024 11:59 pm ET

Priority areas include: advancing equity and tribal sovereignty as essential components of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and expanding economic justice and financial advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Eligible applicants are limited to: nonprofit, nongovernmental entities including community based organizations, population-specific organizations, and culturally-specific organizations such as Urban Indian organizations and Native Hawaiian organizations (other than institutions of higher education); tribal organizations; Indian tribal governments; and units of local government or agencies of units of local government in the United States or U.S. territories. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent to by March 26, 2024, however, if you miss the LOI deadline, you can still apply. The award period is 36 months, average award is $500,000. 

Devasthali Family Foundation, Family Foundation Fund, May 5, 2024  5:00 pm MT 

The Devasthali Family Foundation supports the arts, education, and child hunger in southern New Mexico. The Foundation seeks to invest in new projects and existing projects at eligible organizations. Eligible organizations are nonprofits located in Catron, Chaves, Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, Otero, Sierra & Socorro counties in New Mexico. There are two grant cycles: Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter each calendar year.  

The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, The Dr. Robert Palmer Grant Fund, May 20, 2024 5:00 pm MT

The Dr. Robert Palmer Grant Fund assists nonprofits within Luna County, NM. Projects must be focused on animal services, arts & humanities, capital projects, collaborations and coalitions, direct non-profit services, education, health & wellness, or programs that support Luna County residents. Nonprofits may have a fiscal sponsor if needed. 

The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, The Wellness Fund, May 20, 2024 5:00 pm MT

The Wellness Fund is centered on improving maternal/child health and wellness outcomes in southern New Mexico. Focus should be maternal/child well-being, which can be defined as: education (cognitive, language, or social-emotional learning), direct services, prevention/wellness (emotional, mental, or physical health), programmatic support (includes positive relationship groups that pertain to parents/caregivers and children), social determinants of health (defined as the conditions that influence the places where we live, work, and play–such as our environment, housing, food, education, jobs, etc.). Eligible organizations are nonprofit organizations located in Doña Ana, Hidalgo, Grant, Lincoln, Luna, Otero and Sierra counties of New Mexico.

DOE, Clean Energy Technology on Tribal Lands, May 30, 2024 at 5:00 pm ET

The DOE is investing in Indian tribes’ accessibility to additional energy technology and energy resources. The focus areas include (1) clean energy generating systems and/or energy efficiency measures for tribal buildings, (2) community-scale clean energy generating systems or community energy storage deployment, (3) integrated energy systems for autonomous operation, or (4) powering unelectrified tribal buildings. To be eligible, all proposed projects must have: (1) Completed energy studies and analyses (comprehensive feasibility study and/or energy audit(s) or industrial energy assessment(s)), and (2) Completed development (pre-construction) activities, and design and engineering (except final design and engineering). Awards are up to $25 million for all projects, DOE anticipates awarding 5 to 10 awards total. 


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