July 1, 2024

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 6/28/2024

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


Community Self-Determination, Deadlines: Grant Application Closes July 17, 2024, 5pm CST. Registration closes July 15, 2024 at 5pm CST. Note that you must register by the deadline to apply.

The Community Self-Determination grant program invests in the self-determination of Indigenous people working in their community to Defend, Develop, and Decolonize; fortifying self-determined efforts to create a just, equitable, and sustainable world for all people and Mother Earth. Significant, flexible, multi-year funding may include the infusion of general operating support, power building, capital and holistic support for comprehensive initiatives and specific programs. Community Self-Determination Grants are intended to support, strengthen and invest in the long-term visions, sustainability, and building of collective power of Indigenous Tribal Nations, Pueblos, tribal communities, grassroots movements and Indigenous-led organizations. While we consider national efforts, we intentionally prioritize grassroots, community-based efforts and solutions. Climate and Indigenous justice are at the heart of the intent behind the Community Self-Determination Grant.



New Mexico Outdoor Learning Start-Up Grant, Deadline: July 19, 2024, 4:00 pm MST

This RFA is designed to promote innovation in the critical area of outdoor learning by expanding access to outdoor learning and environmental education programs for New Mexico students. Competitive grants are available to New Mexico PreK–12 public school districts or state-chartered charter schools, a group of public schools (consortium of schools), regional educational cooperatives, and single public schools in partnership with a community outdoor learning or environmental organization, to operate, expand, and sustain outdoor learning programs.




YSA Afterschool Service-Learning Experience Program, Deadline: July 21, 2024

YSA is thrilled to announce an exclusive opportunity for afterschool professionals to enhance their skills in engaging youth in meaningful service-learning projects. Here’s what you can expect from this opportunity:

  • Free Online Service-Learning Course: In collaboration with Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, we’re bringing you a cutting-edge online course designed to empower after school educators and support professionals. Led by Scott Ganske, YSA Vice President of Education, this Designing and Implementing a Meaningful Service-Learning Experience course will equip you with the tools and knowledge to guide your students through impactful service-learning projects. Plus, your registration fee is covered!
  • Stipend for Professional’s Time: We value your dedication, so we’re offering a $100 stipend for your time spent completing the 15-hour course.
  • Project Implementation Grant: Upon course completion, you’ll receive a $200 implementation grant to bring your service project to life. With two technical assistance calls, resources, and reporting support, we’re here to ensure your project’s success every step of the way.

Afterschool Grants | Youth Service Amerihttps://ysa.org/grants/afterschool/ca (ysa.org)


Clif Family Foundation, Deadline: August 1, 2024, 11:59 pm PST

The Clif Family Foundation was established in 2006 to support grassroots groups with inspiring ideas. The foundation invites applications for its Operational Support grants program, which help cover daily operating costs and specific projects. Priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate strong community ties, operate within viable and clearly defined plans for positive change, and address two or more funding priorities at the same time: strengthening the food system, enhancing equitable community health outcomes, and safeguarding the environment and natural resources.



National Endowment of the Arts Our Town Grant Program, Deadline (Part I): August 1, 2024, 11:59 pm EST

Our Town is the NEA’s creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities over the long term. Our Town projects engage a wide range of local stakeholders in efforts to advance local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes in communities. Competitive projects are responsive to unique local conditions, develop meaningful and substantive engagement in communities, center equity, advance artful lives, and lay the groundwork for long-term systems change. Applicant organizations must have completed at least 3 years of arts programming prior to the application deadline. All applications are submitted by one organization and require at least one partner organization. The applicant/partner pair must include 1) a nonprofit organization and 2) a local governmental or quasi-governmental entity. If neither of the partners is an arts, design, or cultural entity, then an additional arts, design, or cultural partner is also required. See Grant Program Details below for more information about the required partnership. Funding is not available in this category for individuals or applications submitted by a fiscal sponsor.




Mine Health and Safety State Grants, Deadline: August 20, 2024

One of the Secretary of Labor’s goals for the U.S. workforce is to build a modern, inclusive workforce. As outlined in the Department’s FY 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, strategic goal 2 is to “Ensure Safe Jobs, Essential Protections, and Fair Workplaces.” MSHA’s role in accomplishing this objective is to “prevent fatalities, disease, and injury from mining, and secure safe and healthful working conditions for America’s miners.” The Secretary of Labor, through MSHA, may award grants to state, tribal, and territorial governments (including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) to assist them in developing and enforcing state mining laws and regulations, improve state workers’ compensation and mining occupational disease laws and programs, and improve safety and health conditions in the nation’s mines through Federal-State coordination and cooperation.



The National Credit Union Foundation, Deadline: August 20, 2024

The Foundation has $173,000 in available funding for credit unions of any asset size that have a desire to build programs designed to support children in foster care by establishing basic knowledge in budgeting, credit, and banking solutions prior to their aging out of care. Eligible credit unions will have the ability to open savings accounts and checking accounts for this demographic while also providing timely financial literacy and wellbeing information for youth in preparation for aging out of the foster care system. Credit unions can apply by using the links below. Once applications are received, assessed, and approved, the Foundation will divide available funding amongst qualified participants.



Dennis Friends Foundation, Deadline: August 31, 2024

The mission of the Dennis Friends Foundation (DFF) is to fund initiatives that promote, support, and provide for the effective, loving, compassionate well-being of dogs, cats and horses. DFF funds programs that promote a focused goal of keeping animals at home with their loving families.  Applications should include program metrics used by the organization to measure success.  Programs and/or projects should fit into one of the following four categories: 1. Spay and Neuter 2. Services for Emergency Veterinary, Food, and Care Services 3. Programs that Support Humane Animal and Human Bonds 4. Animal Services Organizational Planning and Capacity Building. Grant request amounts will be reviewed in three categories: up to $5,000, Up to $25,000 and over $25,000.  Generally, DFF funds programs that directly benefit dogs. DFF does not fund political advocacy or lobbying programs.



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