April 1, 2024

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 3/29/2024

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


Kubota, Hometown Proud, April 12, 2024 11:59 PM CT

Kubota’s Hometown Proud 2024 brings community based projects an opportunity for funding. Kubota is investing 20 awards in local projects throughout the US including an opportunity for voting for your favorite proposal. Awards are between $50,000 – $10,000.  Each nonprofit is allowed one entry. Nominated project must be within a 50-mile radius of an authorized Kubota dealer. Deadline for application is April 4, 2024 at 11:59 p.m CT.



FHL Bank Dallas, Capacity Building and Growth Grant Pilot, April 17, 2024 5:00 PM

FHLB is piloting their new Community Development Financial Institution in order to increase nondepository CDFIs’ ability to support affordable housing, community economics, and small businesses. Eligible applicants must include: 

  • Located in the Bank’s District of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico or Texas
  • Certified as a CDFI by the U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund 
  • Focused on affordable housing, small businesses or community economic development 
  • Able to provide financial statements, audited if available 

Over $3 million dollars are available for non depository CDFIs that are members of FHLB in Dallas. Letter of Inquiry must be submitted to FHLB in Dallas by April 17, 2024 at 5:00 PM.



First Nations Development Institute, Strengthening Tribal Co-Management and Co-Stewardship, April 18, 2024, 5 PM MT 

First Nations has announced it’s Stewarding Native Lands Program which supports Tribal co-management and co-stewardship. This is in response to the Joint Secretarial Order 3403 from the Federal Government. This grant provides Tribes with the opportunity for planning and capacity building activities. First Nations intend to award 5 grants totaling $75,000 each award for eligible Tribes.



Los Alamos Community Foundation, Nonprofit Capacity Building Grant, April 30, 2024 5:00 PM

Los Alamos Community Foundation is seeking nonprofits interested in applying for their capacity building grant. Eligible applicants are any organization providing services and located in Los Alamos County, NM. Each application can request up to $5,000. Grants should focus on increasing the financial sustainability of the organization. Deadline for application is April 30, 2024. 



First Nations Development Institute, Native Farm to School, April 30, 2024

First Nations Development Institute’s Nourishing Native Foods and Health Program has a new food sovereignty project called Native Farm to School. It is a youth-centered program that is partnered with the USDA. The project incorporates traditional foods, practices, languages, land stewardship, and Indigenous knowledge into their education programs. It will also provide access to healthy foods and education for Native youth. Awards will be up to $25,000 per application.



CareQuest Institute, School-Based and School-Linked Initiatives to Improve Oral Health, May 1, 2024 

The CareQuest Institute for Oral Health has announced their School-Based and School-Linked Initiative which is due on May 1, 2024. The initiative is for schools seeking to make oral health education, screening, assisted referrals and preventative services part of their curricula. Eligible organizations include schools operating in the United States and a public entity or nonprofit organization categorized as a 501(c)(3). Anticipated projects to be funded are 10 at approximately $125,000 each. School-based and school-linked oral health programs are designed to address access barriers for high-risk children to prevent dental decay and improve overall health and academic success.



NEA Foundation, Learning and Leadership Grant, May 1, 2024 

NEA Foundation’s Learning & Leadership grants provides grants to individuals seeking in-depth professional development and groups seeking more general professional development opportunities. Grantees must be a member of the NEA or their partner organization must be. The Learning & Leadership grants are intended for educators seeking additional resources for professional learning to be then implemented in their classroom. Grant funds may also be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation or technology. Grantees will be awarded $5,000 to spend on professional development.



First Nations Development Institute, Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship, May 7, 2024 

First Nations Development Institute started the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship in 2019. This fellowship will give Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers the funding, connections, and resources to build their existing knowledge, passion and drive to achieve their personal and/or community goals. This self-directed program is available for 10 fellowships. Possible avenues of knowledge could be: agriculture, food systems, youth leadership development, natural resource management, climate change, economic development, journalism, language and cultural revitalization, traditional and contemporary arts. Both emerging and experienced knowledge holders are invited to apply.



Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA), May 13, 2024

The Department of Education has announced the Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program. The program has two priorities: (1) expand postbaccalaureate educational opportunities for, and improve the academic attainment of, Hispanic students; and (2) expand the postbaccalaureate academic offerings as well as enhance the program quality in the institutions of higher education that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students and helping large numbers of Hispanic and low-income students complete postsecondary degrees. Applicants to an institution of higher education must offer a post baccalaureate certificate or post baccalaureate program.



Newman’s Own Foundation, Food Justice for Kids Prize, June 11, 2024

The Newman’s Own Foundation has opened the Food Justice for Kids Prize opportunity. The priorities for the grant  include: (1) Indigenous Food Justice and (2) Nutrition Education and School Food. Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) charities, federally recognized tribes, Indian tribal governments, US public schools and school districts, or US government entities. Upcoming webinar is on April 9, 2024, 3pm ET. Awardees will be able to participate in a learning cohort in addition to receiving $50,000 each year for two years. 



Saucony Foundation, Run for Good, June 15, 2024

Saucony’s Run for Good Foundation focuses on running programs at schools to combat childhood obesity. It is committed to reversing the effects by providing participants fitness programs in areas that are not traditionally exposed to these programs. Grants are open to all community nonprofit organizations that initiate and support running programs for kids. Programs are awarded between $5,000 – $10,000 depending upon the program type.



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