May 13, 2024

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 5/10/2024

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


Western Mining Action Network, IEN-WMAN Mining Mini-Grant Program, June 1, 2024

We recognize that mining activity often has detrimental impacts to all aspects of community and cultural well-being and we encourage projects that strive to protect the environment, ecosystems, cultural resources, and community health from mining impacts. Program distributes over $200,000 per year in $4,000 USD grants to Indigenous communities and non-profit grassroots organizations across the U.S. and Canada. Our goal is to give at least 50% of the Mini-Grants to Indigenous communities. 


Department of Justice, FY24 Mentoring for Children of Incarcerated Parents, June 10, 2024 

OJJDP seeks to support services for mentoring organizations that specifically work with the children of incarcerated parents (COIP) population. This program supports the implementation and delivery of mentoring services for COIP. Eligible applicants include: independent school districts, Native American tribal organizations, or nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status. Anticipated awards are 4 total. Award ceiling is $400,000. 


Department of Justice, FY24 Enhancing School Capacity To Address Youth Violence, June 10, 2024 

OJJDP seeks to support targeted efforts to address youth violence in a school-based setting (K–12th grade only). OJJDP seeks to increase school safety through the development and expansion of evidence-based and promising violence prevention and reduction programs and strategies to support school climate. OJJDP expects applicants to utilize a collaborative approach between schools and community-based organizations (CBOs) to develop and implement these strategies. Expected number of awards is 23 with a funding ceiling of $1,000,000 each. No match required. 


US Department of Housing and Urban Development, FY2024 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants, June 10, 2024  

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which focus on directing resources to address three core goals: Housing, People and Neighborhood. To achieve these core goals, communities must develop and implement a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan. The Transformation Plan will become the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families. The maximum grant award is $500,000. 


NM Funders Collaborative, educate2elevate, June 12, 2024 @ 5 pm MT

The 2024 e2e grant is focused on providing funding that supports issues of food security within educational settings/institutions.  Awards will focus on holistic, innovative approaches to ensuring students and their families have sustainable access to healthy foods and meal preparation. Applicants from nonprofit organizations and public education institutions are preferred. Applicants must be serving students and their families in Central New Mexico: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia and/or Torrance counties. While funding amounts vary based on contributions throughout the year, past grants have ranged from $25,000 – $45,000. 


Department of Health and Human Services, FY2024 Competitive Personal Responsibility Education Program, June 24, 2024

The purpose of this program is to support projects that educate youth, between the ages of 10 and 19 years, and pregnant and parenting youth under age 21, on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV/AIDS. Projects are also required to implement at least three of the following six adulthood preparation subjects: healthy relationships, adolescent development, financial literacy, parent-child communication, educational and career success, and healthy life skills. Expected Number of Awards is 34. Awards range from $250,000 – $450,000. 


The Latham Foundation for the Promotion of Humane Education, FY2024 Grants, June 28, 2024

Humane education’s message of kindness and respect is open to all who will learn and apply these principles in their own lives and communities. Therefore, while requests from nonprofit organizations will have priority, all are welcome to apply. Core Principles alignment includes: 

1-Kindness to Animals builds compassion and empathy for other living creatures. This is the first and truly foundational step that supports all the other steps above it.

2-Kindness to Each Other is another important step, guides the interaction between people of the same family or social group.

3-Kindness to Other People guides the interaction between people of different families or social groups when they meet in a common place.

4-Kindness to Our Country encourages national common respect for the laws of one’s own nation, traditions, and political structure.

5-Kindness to Other Nations encourages respect for other nations and their unique laws and traditions.

6-Kindness to The World shows respect for the whole world, for other nations collectively living their varied lives. 

Grants are not to be used for capital projects and equipment, publications, employee training, conference registration or travel. Also, Latham cautions applicants about applying for funds for salaries, as we do not guarantee grants continuing past the initial grant period. 


Robin Hood, AI Poverty Challenge, July 16, 2024

Robin Hood’s AI Poverty Challenge aims to identify breakthrough solutions that deliver results and inspire more efforts to use the powerful capabilities of AI in service of expanding upward mobility from poverty. Solution categories include education, financial empowerment, and workforce. The Challenge is broad – it is open to nonprofits, for-profits and government agencies based anywhere in the United States, and both new ideas and existing solutions are welcome.  Awards from the Competition Sponsor of up to $100,000 each for up to nine (9) Finalists and $1 million each for up to three (3) Awardees. Registration is required and the deadline is June 26, 2024 at 5 pm ET. Application is due July 16, 2024 by 5pm ET.


National Endowment for the Arts, Our Town, August 01, 2024

Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, we support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities over the long term. Projects should demonstrate a specific role for arts, culture, and design as part of strategies for strengthening local communities, ultimately centering equity and laying the groundwork for long-term systems change tailored to community needs and opportunities. All applications are submitted by one organization and require one partner organization. The applicant/partner pair must include 1) a nonprofit organization and 2) a local government or quasi-government entity. Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount. 


Truth Initiative, Tobacco / Vape-free College Program, Rolling

The Truth Initiative Tobacco/Vape-Free College Program is offering grants of up to $20,000 to colleges and universities to support the adoption and implementation of a 100% tobacco/vape-free policy. Grantees of the Tobacco/Vape-Free College Program receive guidance through webinars, in-person training and one-on-one consultations throughout the grant period. Colleges and universities that do not have a 100% tobacco- and vape-free policy can apply for grants of up to $20,000. Colleges and universities that have smoke- or tobacco-free policies that do not include e-cigarettes may still apply. To combat the vaping public health crisis, Truth Initiative is offering grants of up to $10,000 to higher education institutions to strengthen their 100% smoke or tobacco-free policies by adding e-cigarettes. 



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