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Grants to Northern Canada Teams of Organizations and Individuals to Address Community Needs

Deadline 10/15/18

Grants to Northern Canadian diverse teams of organizations and individuals for programs and projects that address community needs and challenges. Nominated teams should address the root causes, rather than the symptoms of priority issue areas in the Canadian Arctic. Geographically, the impacts of the proposed project must...

GrantWatch ID#: 174884

Grants to Hawaii Nonprofits for Events to Strengthen Native Hawaiian Communities

Deadline 09/21/18

Grants of up to $10,000 to Hawaii nonprofit organizations to host community events to benefit Native Hawaiians. Events must fall under one of the following priority areas: culture, heritage, economic self-sufficiency, education, governance, and health. The purpose of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Community Grants Prog...

GrantWatch ID#: 169588

Grants to Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin Nonprofits for Education, Economic Development, Racial...

Deadline 10/01/18

Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that aim to improve the lives of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington county residents. Funding is currently available for proposals that focus on strengthening education, strengthening neighborhoods, increasing economic opportunities, and promo...

GrantWatch ID#: 173424

Grants to Vermont Municipalities for Community Planning and Revitalization

Deadline 10/01/18

Grants ranging from $2,500 to $22,000 to Vermont municipalities and grants of up to $35,000 to municipal consortia for community planning, development, and revitalization activities. The purpose of this program is to promote the state’s land use goal of maintaining compact urban settlements separated by rural lands. ...

GrantWatch ID#: 174774

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Schools, and Churches for Health, Education, Environment, and...

Deadline 10/03/18

Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and churches for community benefit initiatives in Northwest Ottawa County or the greater West Michigan region. A letter of inquiry is due on February 21, 2018. Funding areas include arts and culture, economic and community betterment...

GrantWatch ID#: 175210

Grants to Mahoning Valley, Ohio Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies to Improve Communities and...

Deadline 10/15/18

Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 and larger grants of over $5,000 to Mahoning Valley, Ohio nonprofits, schools, agencies, and faith-based organizations to improve local communities and neighborhoods. LOIs for grants over $5,000 are due December 1, 2017. Strategic priorities include community revitalization, economic opport...

GrantWatch ID#: 130997

Grants to Matthews, North Carolina Nonprofits for Programs that Generate Local Tourism

Deadline 10/01/18

Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations for programs that will increase tourism in the Town of Matthews. Funding is intended to assist organizations with events that demonstrate potential to meet both long and short-term goals related to attracting out of town visitors. Applicants must demonstrate that their progr...

GrantWatch ID#: 148638

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits for Programs Addressing a Variety of Community Needs

Deadline 09/27/18

Grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to Minnesota nonprofits for programs which may support a wide variety of community needs. Funding is intended to support projects which will encourage communities to use problem-solving approaches that result in more effective, equitable, and sustainable solutions. This grant opportun...

GrantWatch ID#: 173004

Grants to Windsor, Ontario Nonprofits and Individuals for Arts and Cultural Projects and Act...

Deadline 09/21/18

Grants of up to $5,000 to Windsor, Ontario nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and individuals to enhance arts and cultural opportunities for local residents. Applicants must consult with program staff prior to applying. The purpose of this program is to invest in the community’s creative economy. Mission for t...

GrantWatch ID#: 173486

Grants to West Virginia and Maryland Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Counties for Arts, A...

Deadline 09/21/18

Grants starting at $500 to West Virginia and Maryland nonprofits and agencies for charitable programs within the funder's service area. Programs may fall in the areas of parks and recreation, health, animal welfare, libraries and literacy, arts, youth, community and economic development, education, emergency services, gen...

GrantWatch ID#: 175867

Grants to Arkansas Labs, IHEs, and For-Profits to Transfer New Technologies to the Marketpla...

Deadline 09/21/18

Grants of up to $3,750 to Arkansas colleges, universities, laboratories, and public or private enterprises to support the transfer of technological developments to the marketplace. This program supports enterprises in improving and developing processes and products through the transfer of technical solutions to industry-dr...

GrantWatch ID#: 177413

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits for Capital Expenditures to Improve Organizational Capaci...

Deadline 09/21/18

Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to Massachusetts nonprofits in the Greater Boston area or gateway cities to support one-time capital projects that will strengthen organizational capacity. Preference will be given to organizations working in the areas of human services, health, youth development, and economic mobilit...

GrantWatch ID#: 177471

Grants to Connecticut and Rhode Island Nonprofits and Agencies to Benefit Local Communities

Deadline 09/21/18

Grants to Connecticut and Rhode Island nonprofit organizations and government agencies to improve the quality of life in communities served by the funding source. Funds are intended for the following program areas: arts and culture, health and human services, environment, education, economic development, housing, youth rec...

GrantWatch ID#: 179483

Grants to Tompkins County, New York Nonprofits to Promote Community Sustainability in Ithaca

Deadline 09/21/18

Grants to Tompkins County, New York nonprofits for programs and projects that promote community sustainability in the City of Ithaca. Interested applicants should contact the Foundation before applying. Community sustainability refers to a community's ability to be socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable. ...

GrantWatch ID#: 179493

Grants to New York Nonprofit Organizations for Programs that Benefit Women and Girls in Herk...

Deadline 09/21/18

Grants averaging $5,000 to New York nonprofit organizations for programs that create opportunities for women and girls in Herkimer and Oneida counties. Funding is intended for opportunities that promote economic, personal, and educational growth for women in the community. Funding is also intended to encourage the adva...

GrantWatch ID#: 182584

Grants to Iowa Communities for Construction Projects and Infrastructure Improvements in Elig...

Deadline 09/21/18

Grants ranging from $15,000 to $75,000 to Iowa communities for construction projects to improve infrastructure in designated areas. Funding is intended to improve the economic and physical health of participating cities and districts. The primary goals of the MSI Challenge grant are: a. Stimulate appropriate buildin...

GrantWatch ID#: 184005

Grants to Greenwood County Area, Kansas Nonprofits for Projects that Address Health, Social ...

Deadline 09/21/18

Grants of up to $700 to Kansas nonprofit organizations in the Greenwood County area for innovative and creative projects that address community needs in the areas of cultural affairs, recreation, education, social services, and health. Funding is intended to provide additional financial support for economic development pro...

GrantWatch ID#: 184204

Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits in Forest County and the Greater Milwaukee Area for Community ...

Deadline 09/22/18

Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations in Forest County and the Greater Milwaukee area to benefit local residents and communities. Funding is intended for programs in the areas of arts, culture, civic, community, economic development, afterschool education, the elderly, environment, health, human services, Native Amer...

GrantWatch ID#: 180679

Grants to Washington Nonprofits and Groups for Programs that Encourage Tourism and Economic ...

Deadline 09/24/18

Grants averaging $2,000 to Washington nonprofits and groups for activities that encourage tourism and economic benefit in the City of Snohomish. Programs may include events and festivals that attract visitors to overnight lodging and distributing and promotion information that welcomes visitors. Activities considered e...

GrantWatch ID#: 148428

Grants to Canada IHE Faculty Members to Partner with For-Profits for the Transfer of Technol...

Deadline 09/24/18

Grants to Canada IHE faculty members to partner with companies, researcher-owned companies, and early-stage investment groups to support the transfer of technology originating from IHEs. This program seeks to support research and development projects demonstrating technology transfer potential. Objective: The objec...

GrantWatch ID#: 160240

Grants to Kentucky Nonprofits, Organizations, and Individuals for Research Projects Related ...

Deadline 09/24/18

Grants of up $7,500 to Kentucky nonprofits, organizations, or individuals for research projects related to local oral history. Topics chosen for research projects should have particular relevance or significance to the State. Funding is intended for travel and subsistence, supplies, stipends, and video history. Applicat...

GrantWatch ID#: 178863

Grants to Kentucky Nonprofits, Organizations, and Individuals to Transcribe Local Oral Histor...

Deadline 09/24/18

Grants of up to $5,000 to Kentucky nonprofits, organizations, and individuals to help record local oral history interviews through cataloging or documentation. Qualified interviews should be on a topic that the funding source considers to be a priority research topic and which are located in Kentucky repositories. Fund...

GrantWatch ID#: 178905

Grants to Kentucky Nonprofits, Organizations, and Individuals to Digitally Protect Oral Hist...

Deadline 09/24/18

Grants of up to $3,500 to Kentucky nonprofits, organizations, and individuals to help digitally protect local oral history interviews. Qualified interviews should be on a topic that the funding source considers a priority research topic or whose media is in threat of information loss or in a state of deterioration. The dig...

GrantWatch ID#: 178906

Grants to Kentucky Nonprofits and Individuals for Oral History Collection Presentations

Deadline 09/24/18

Grants of up to $2,500 to Kentucky nonprofits, individuals, and community-based organizations for presenting oral history collections. Presentation of the oral histories may be through a variety of media, including film, radio, online exhibit, podcast, traditional exhibit, and print publication. Funding Priorities – A...

GrantWatch ID#: 184053

Grants to Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofits and Agencies to Promote Local Tourism

Deadline 09/25/18

Grants to Northeastern Pennsylvania nonprofits and local government branches for projects that will bolster local tourism. Funding may be used for special events or exhibits, marketing and promotion, historic preservation projects, and navigation aids to assist visitors. Grants should contribute to tourism in Sullivan, Sus...

GrantWatch ID#: 174528

Awards to USA Communities to Recognize Efforts to Improve the Health of Local Residents

Deadline 01/17/19 Conference Date: 09/25/18 LOI Date: 11/01/18

Prizes of $25,000 and other award benefits to USA and territories local governments, tribes, regions, and nonprofits representing communities that have prioritized health. Initial applications are due prior to the final deadline. Funding is intended to recognize communities that have come together around a commitment to he...

GrantWatch ID#: 175672

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits and Government Agencies to Benefit Chilkat Valley Area Residents

Deadline 09/26/18

Grants of up to $6,000 to Alaska nonprofit organizations, local and tribal government agencies, schools, and faith-based organizations for a wide range of programs and projects that benefit those living and working in the Chilkat Valley area. Funding will be provided for proposals that address a broad range of community n...

GrantWatch ID#: 173090

Grants to Alaska Individuals with Mental Disabilities and Disorders for Small Business Creat...

Deadline 09/26/18

Matching grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to Alaska qualifying individuals with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, substance-related disorders, brain injuries, Alzheimer's, and dementia to start, expand, or acquire small businesses. The purpose of this program is to encourage self-employment opportunities thr...

GrantWatch ID#: 176762

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits to Revitalize Commercial Districts in Eligible Areas

Deadline 11/02/18 Conference Date: 09/26/18

Grants of $75,000 to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations to retain, expand, and attract retail stores to eligible commercial districts in Wards 4 and 5. Funding is intended to encourage the revitalization of declining commercial districts and strengthen and unify the commercial corridor. Section 1: Funding Opportuni...

GrantWatch ID#: 184235

Event Sponsorships to Oregon and Washington Nonprofits that Address Childhood Poverty

Deadline 09/27/18

Event sponsorships of up to $500 to Oregon and Washington nonprofit organizations that focus on breaking the cycle of childhood poverty. Applications are invited from organizations serving Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah Counties, Oregon; and Clark County, Southwest Washington. Criteria: -Alignment with UWCW mis...

GrantWatch ID#: 149175

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs to Promote Small Business Entrepreneur...

Deadline 09/27/18

Grants to Erie County, Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, universities, local government authorities, and business investment companies to encourage small business development across the County. Funding is intended to help create new jobs, improve employee retention, initiate and expand Beehives on campuses and in other...

GrantWatch ID#: 150887

Grants to Wyoming Nonprofits for Education, Economic and Community Development, Health, and ...

Deadline 09/27/18

Grants to Wyoming nonprofits and organizations for projects that create sustainable change in local communities. Priority areas of funding include economic well-being, education, early childhood, family, health, and community. The Foundations seeks to empower the people of Wyoming to lead healthy lives in thriving communit...

GrantWatch ID#: 166048

Grants to California Businesses for Product Development Using Recycled Rubber Materials

Deadline 09/27/18

Grants starting at $25,000 to California businesses for the development and manufacturing of products using recycled rubber tires and related materials. Funding through this program is intended to reimburse businesses that use crumb rubber or substitute crumb rubber for virgin rubber, plastic, or other raw materials in pro...

GrantWatch ID#: 172941

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits and Agencies to Improve the Quality of Life in the St. Joseph-B...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants starting at $5,000 to Michigan nonprofits and governmental organizations for projects that will improve the lives of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor community residents. Funding is intended for projects that align with the following areas of focus: health, education, and economic and community development. Within thes...

GrantWatch ID#: 136433

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Health and Human Services, Community, an...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants of up to $5,000 to Virginia nonprofits to support programs that benefit residents, especially low-income working families, in the Roanoke and New River Valleys. Proposals may fall in the areas of health and human services, community and household economy, and arts and culture. Geographic eligibility includes Bot...

GrantWatch ID#: 147603

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits in Lake and Geauga Counties for Programs that Address Community Nee...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations serving Lake and Geauga Counties for projects that address significant community issues. Funding will be awarded to programs in the areas of jobs and economy, inclusion, housing and neighborhoods, health, environment, and education and youth development. The Lake-Geauga Fund RFP ...

GrantWatch ID#: 158020

Grants to Alberta and Saskatchewan Charities for Education and Health Projects in Eligible C...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants of up to $10,000 to Alberta and Saskatchewan charitable organizations for education and healthcare projects that will benefit eligible communities. Funding is intended to improve the lives of the residents in the following communities: Marengo, Gaudin, Viking, Stoughton, Willingdon, and Crossfield. Funds will onl...

GrantWatch ID#: 161374
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Fellowships to USA Individuals for the Development of Technological Innovations that Promote...

Deadline 09/28/18

Fellowships of $30,000 to USA early-career, technologically savvy innovators to develop ideas that will advance social change. The Fellowship is intended to support projects that advance causes in progressive politics and social justice, as well as transformative media and technology initiatives. Special interest is sh...

GrantWatch ID#: 162765

Grants to Southeastern Arizona Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies for Education, Health, and ...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants to Arizona nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies to benefit Graham and Greenlee Counties by improving the quality of life, education, and health of local residents. The Foundation is offering two grants, each with a different focus. The Nonprofit Grant benefits organizations that offer programs r...

GrantWatch ID#: 167713

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits for Community Benefit in the Greater Danbury Area, Southbury...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants of up to $10,000 to Connecticut nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs in the areas of affordable housing, arts and culture, community and economic development, education, and health and human services. Funding is intended to strengthen and promote healthy communities where the Funding Source does...

GrantWatch ID#: 173075

Grants to Oswego County, New York Nonprofits and Agencies for Arts, Education, Environment, C...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants to Oswego County, New York nonprofit organizations and other tax-exempt organizations, such as governmental subdivisions, for programs and projects that benefit local residents. Applicants must schedule a meeting at least two weeks before the deadline. Grants will only be given to proposals that have a focus on the...

GrantWatch ID#: 174759

Grants to Allendale, Michigan Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools for Environment, Education, ...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants to Allendale, Michigan nonprofit organizations, government units, and educational and religious institutions to benefit the local community. Prospective applicants must contact the Foundation prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support programs and services in the areas of Arts and Culture, Ec...

GrantWatch ID#: 174926

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Housing, Education, Health and Wellness, and...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit local residents in the areas of Southern Nevada, Michigan, Maryland (DC, MD, VA), and Biloxi and Tunica, Mississippi. Programs may fall in the areas of education, housing, health and wellness, veterans, and senior services. A complete list of eligible focu...

GrantWatch ID#: 175538

Grants to Arkansas Local Governments for Preliminary Evaluations of Tourism Projects

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants of up to $15,000 to Arkansas counties and incorporated cities to support tourism attraction feasibility studies. Funding will support research conducted with the goal of determining the potential and possibility of specific tourism attractions within the county or city boundaries. The feasibility study must incl...

GrantWatch ID#: 176585

Grants to Illinois and Iowa Nonprofits in the Quad Cities Area for Education, Health, Arts, ...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants to Iowa and Illinois nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and libraries to support charitable activities within the funding source’s Quad Cities service area. Program categories include education, healthcare, social services, arts and humanities, and workforce and economic development. The Mo...

GrantWatch ID#: 178168

Grants to Coopersville, Michigan Nonprofits for Arts, Education, Environment, Health, and Com...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants to Michigan nonprofits in the Coopersville area for programs that focus on environment, arts and culture, education, economic and community betterment, and health and human services. Interested parties must contact program staff before applying. Funding also supports units of government, educational institutions, an...

GrantWatch ID#: 179265
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Grants to Trumbull County, Ohio Nonprofits, Schools, Agencies, and Churches for Health Progr...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants to Trumbull County, Ohio nonprofits, schools, churches, and agencies for innovative projects in the areas of hospice care and education, the needs of cancer patients and their families, diabetes treatment and prevention, orthopedic care and support, and programs designed to improve the quality of women’s and chil...

GrantWatch ID#: 179354

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits and Businesses to Increase Tourism in Clearfield County

Deadline 10/26/18 LOI Date: 09/28/18

Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations and businesses for projects, attractions, and events to encourage tourism in Clearfield County. The first round of applications is due September 28, 2018. Funding may be used for website design and improvements, tourism promotion, and signage. Applicants must use the media...

GrantWatch ID#: 179647

Grants to Iowa and Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies for Arts, Human Services, Education, and...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants to Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies for activities that benefit the Scott County community. Program areas include economic development, arts and culture, human services, and education. Proposal Categories: -Economic Development: pro...

GrantWatch ID#: 179933

Grants to Kentucky Family Farms for Environmentally Sustainable Infrastructure and Equipment

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants of up to $10,000 to Kentucky family farms to improve the energy efficiency of existing farm facilities and equipment. The purpose of this program is to help agricultural operations within the state become more profitable and sustainable through strategic investments. Eligible Investments and Exclusions: 1. E...

GrantWatch ID#: 183657