February 16, 2023

Grants Watch: Week ending in 2/10/2023

The Grant Plant routinely reviews funder websites and notices and is pleased to share some upcoming opportunities with you. Contact us if you would like support in preparing a proposal.

First Nations Development Institute. Deadline: February 26, 2023, at 5 pm MT

Gather Food Sovereignty Grant. With the generous support of NoVo Foundation, First Nations’ Gather Food Sovereignty Grants support work contributing to building a national movement that will fulfill a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems. This opportunity targets emerging projects that focus on developing Tribal Food Sovereignty. In this round of the Gather Food Sovereignty Grant, First Nations expects to award up to seven grants averaging $32,000 to support Native American-led food sovereignty work.


Oak Foundation: Learning Differences Programme Request for Proposals. February 27, 2023. 

Oak Foundation’s Learning Differences Programme (LDP) partners with nonprofit organizations that improve education for students with learning differences. Through the Advancing Educational Equity through Student Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health Request for Proposals (RFP), the LDP seeks proposals from U.S.-based nonprofits that aim to develop research, training, or student supports that improve mental health and well-being for students with learning differences. The goal of this RFP is to identify organizations working with students in K-12 education systems in the United States whose work centers on social-emotional learning or mental health and includes a focus on students with learning differences who are furthest from opportunity due to racism and poverty. Grants will range from $250,000 to $750,000 over two to three years. Applicants are encouraged to fill out an intent to respond form, due February 13, 2023.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Deadline to submit LOI: February 28, 2023 at 5 P.M. MT. 

Higher Education Accreditation Grant. To support this goal, ECECD is offering Preschool Development Birth to Five Renewal Grant funds to support 10 IHEs and TCUs in New Mexico to achieve NAEYC higher education accreditation, which provides a mechanism for degree programs to demonstrate their commitment to high-quality early childhood professional preparation through six standards. Expansion of NAEYC accreditation to 10 IHEs will ensure alignment of high-quality coursework, instructional best practices, and support student achievement, recruitment, and retention throughout the state. The total budget for this grant is $200,000 for up to 10 institutions. Each institution will receive a minimum of $20,000, with a potential for a higher amount if funds become available. ECECD is currently accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) through February 28, 2023, at 5 p.m. MT. The NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation Grant Application will open to those who are invited to apply on March 7, 2023, and subject to the availability of funds, will close no later than March 31, 2023. Office Hours for the LOI to answer any questions will be on Wednesday, February 22, at 9-10 a.m. MT. This will include an opportunity to learn more about the NAEYC accreditation process. 


Climate Change AI. Deadline: March 1, 2023 

Innovation Grants. Climate Change AI is a global initiative to catalyze impactful work at the intersection of climate change and machine learning. Through the Innovation Grants program, Climate Change AI supports research projects that leverage AI or machine learning to address problems in climate change mitigation, adaptation, or climate science, or that consider problems related to impact assessment and governance at the intersection of climate change and machine learning. 


Department of State. Deadline: March 22, 2023.  

Through the Leveraging Intersectionality to Ensure Zero Obstruction to Women’s Empowerment funding opportunity, support is provided to civil society organizations working to promote and protect the human rights of women who face intersectional discrimination based on multiple and overlapping social identities. Proposals should be focused on women from marginalized communities who face compounded discrimination and violence, as well as significant barriers to exercising their human rights, fundamental freedoms, and dignity.


NewSchools Venture Fund. March 29, 2023 at 11:59pm PT.

We are excited to launch our $15M funding opportunity on February 15. We are excited to provide a single, unified funding opportunity across our Learning Solutions, Diverse Leaders, Racial Equity and EDge investment areas. (If you are planning or launching a new, innovative school, please fill out this form and our Innovative Public Schools team will reach out with more information later this year.) We’ll do the work to figure out how your idea fits best with our strategy — all you have to do is share a powerful idea with us. Please share your ideas by March 29, 2023 at 11:59pm PT. We accelerate your efforts by providing support in three key areas:

  • Funding: A one-year grant of $150,000 to $250,000, depending on the stage of the organization or idea. After one year, ventures become eligible for additional support.
  • Communities of practice: Opportunities to build relationships with and learn from other leaders who are doing similar work.
  • Management assistance: Access to relevant, timely and customized support from our team and external experts.


AmeriCorps State Request for Applications – Formula Pool. Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023 by 4:00pm MST.

Funding Overview. On February 12, 2023, the Serve New Mexico Commission released its Request for Applications (RFA: #23-631-7004-00076), based on AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2023–2024 Program Year. The 2023 “Formula” competition is to request applications to establish AmeriCorps programs throughout the State of New Mexico to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service. This funding competition is called “Formula” because AmeriCorps uses a population-based formula to distribute AmeriCorps program funding to each state. The Commission’s application and review process is designed to identify and determine which programs will be funded with these formula funds. See RFA 23-631-7004-00076 (below) for Program Year 2023–2024 funding priorities. All interested applicants must submit a Notification of Intent to Apply and Readiness Checklist form as well as the Agency-Specific W-9 by Friday, March 1, 2023 by 5:00pm Mountain. Applications from eligible applicants are due Friday, March 31, 2023 by 4:00pm Mountain. See RFA 23-631-7004-00076 (below) for details.Important application dates:

  • Informational Meeting will be held on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 11:00 am Mountain via webinar. This webinar will include: AmeriCorps Basics, Program Management and Design, Budget Development, Performance Measurement.
  • Submission of the Notice of Intent to Apply/Readiness Checklist and Agency-Specific W9 is required to be eligible for this competition and is due on Friday, March 1, 2023 by 5:00pm Mountain by email to David.Chene@dws.nm.gov.
  • Deadline to submit Written Questions: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Response to Written Questions: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • The deadline for Full Applications is Friday, March 31, 2023 by 4:00pm MST. The application process requires online submission via eGrants.


Gamma Mu Foundation. Deadline: March 31, 2023. 

The mission of the Gamma Mu Foundation is to make a positive difference in the lives of the LGBT community, primarily in rural and underserved populations of the United States. The Foundation envisions a society that promotes individual and overall LGBT community acceptance, inclusivity, health, and pride for all people. Goals.  The Foundation allocates resources in support of the following major goals:

  • ensuring the ongoing support of LGBTQ health[2] and social service organizations;
  • enhancing the community through support of projects identifying the Foundation as a source of support for the LGBTQ community;
  • increasing the grantee’s organizational capacity and resources to assure continued program viability after Foundation support terminates; and
  • giving priority consideration to proposals that provide services in rural and/or underserved communities.

Program Areas.  Grants are awarded in the following program areas:

  • HIV/AIDS Services.  These are services and programs benefiting individuals, caregivers, and families directly impacted by HIV/AIDS. It also includes HIV prevention and education programs.
  • Community Services.  These are services and programs that support LGBTQ sub-populations, e.g., youth, seniors, victims of domestic abuse, etc.
  • Research and Public Education.  These are services and programs aimed at helping to make the world a more hospitable place for people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Foundation’s objective is to award grants that are tied specifically to a new or ongoing project within the recipient organization.  The Foundation does not consider it a priority to provide awards for general operating funds regardless of the worthiness of the organization’s mission.


HCAI Fund (Health Care Advocates International LLC).  Grant applications will be accepted January 1 – March 31 and July 1 – September 30.

The HCAI Fund, the charitable program of Health Care Advocates International LLC, seeks to grow the number of organizations that share HCAI’s mission to end discrimination and promote healthy lives for the LGBTQ+ community. The Fund provides financial support for these groups, particularly those that address basic needs, safety and wellness, stigma and discrimination, equality, and education. 


Council on Library and Information Resources. The application for the tenth funding cycle runs from January 17 – April 19, 2023. 

Recordings at Risk, a national regranting program administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with funding from the Mellon Foundation, supports the preservation of rare and unique audio, audiovisual, and other time-based media of high scholarly value through digital reformatting. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 cover the costs of preservation reformatting for fragile or obsolete time-based media content by qualified external service providers. 


The Tri-County Community Group (TCCG). Deadline: July 28th, 2022. 

TCGG provides funding to small, community-based non-profit programs designed to support the resilience and health of communities affected by the Pattern Energy wind projects in Torrance, Guadalupe and Lincoln counties, New Mexico. Grants from the TCCG are intended to strengthen communities and help them address unmet needs in order to prepare for a changing world. The Western Spirit Wind Projects of Pattern Energy have supplied the initial funding to TCCG for this grant-making opportunity.  We hold fiscal sponsorship with The New Mexico Foundation, which will support our grant-making process. We share with them the goal of strengthening communities. This year Granting priority is dedicated to environmental issues, especially water/watershed related. The Tri-County Community Group funds are available to local government and non-profit entities within Torrance, Guadalupe, and the northern portion of Lincoln counties affected by the Western Spirit Wind Projects.  (If your group does not have a 501c3 status, you may apply with the umbrella of a local fiscal sponsor, such as a church.) For this initial funding up to $25,000 will be allocated to one project in each of the following counties: Guadalupe, Torrance, Lincoln. TCCG will notify applicants by August 28th, 2022.


Cisco. Deadline: Rolling.

Cisco’s Global Impact Cash Grant Program supports nonprofit and non-governmental organizations worldwide that address a significant social problem. Grants ranging up to $75,000 are provided to organizations and programs that focus on at least one of the following investment areas: crisis response, access to education, economic empowerment, and climate impact and regeneration. For education, crisis response, and economic empowerment proposals, support will also be considered for proposals that address environmental sustainability within the context of these investment areas. 


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