California Consulting Releases Municipal Grants for November 2022

MUNICIPAL GRANTS

November 1, 2022   

This document contains a selection of federal, state, and private grant and loan funding opportunities organized by funding topic. These opportunities are customized for your city, district or municipality. To view links to each topic section in the electronic version of this document, click on the desired category below.

Within each topic section, grants are listed in order by deadline and those which are due continuously. If you are interested in any of the listed opportunities, please contact your Project Manager for more information or to begin your application today!

UPCOMING FUNDING (ALL CATEGORIES)

Bay Area Air Quality Management District: FYE 2023 Charge! Program

Deadline: Tentative deadline is March 3, 2023 at 5:00 PM PT - Set to open November 2022

Amount: Projects must qualify for at least $250,000 in Charge! Program funding. Up to $3 million for one applicant.

Match: Yes - 15%

Eligibility: Nonprofits and public agencies

https://www.baaqmd.gov/funding-and-incentives/businesses-and-fleets/charge

The Charge! Program provides grant funding to offset the cost of purchasing and installing new publicly accessible (multi-family housing located projects are not subject to public accessibility requirements) chargers for light-duty electric vehicles (EVs) at workplaces, destinations, transit parking locations, along transportation corridors, and at multi-family housing facilities. The goal of the Charge! Program is to rapidly expand access to EV charging stations to help achieve the Bay Area’s EV-adoption goals of 90 percent of the overall vehicle fleet by 2050. At the end of 2021, there were more than 266,000 EVs registered to Bay Area drivers. This program is funded through the Air District’s Transportation Fund for Clean Air Regional Fund and other sources depending on funding availability, which provide grants to improve air quality within the nine-county Bay Area by reducing emissions of pollutants from on-road vehicles, and may include additional funding sources as available

 

U.S. Department of Labor: Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), Incarcerated Veterans’ Transition Program (IVTP), and the Homeless Female Veterans’ and Veterans’ with Children Program (HFVVWC) (referred to collectively as HVRP)

Estimated Post Date: January 9, 2023

Estimated Deadline: March 9, 2023

Amount: Up to $500,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, cities, counties, special districts, nonprofits, IHEs, public housing authorities, for-profits, small businesses and tribal governments and organizations

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344019

The intent of the HVRP grant program is to obtain high-quality career outcomes for veterans experiencing homelessness. The Department encourages applicants to propose strategies to achieve economic opportunity, address historical inequities, and provide equitable access and outcomes to marginalized groups. To meet the fluctuations in the population and changing needs of veterans experiencing homelessness, VETS requires grant recipients to provide an array of client-centered services utilizing a case management approach that directly assists homeless veterans and provides critical linkages to a variety of support services available in their local communities.  The HVRP approach is focused on obtaining high-quality career outcomes for the veteran. Veterans are to receive the job training and employment services required to re-enter and be successful in the labor force. To realize long-term benefits for veterans experiencing homelessness, grant recipients must address the complex employment-related requirements and support services necessary to meet the needs of this population. This can be achieved either through direct services or through a robust referral system establishing tools, resources, and partnerships to identify, recruit, prepare, and support veterans experiencing homelessness for employment success. Through one of these methods, grant recipients will provide job placement, job training, job development, career counseling, and resume preparation services among other services to assist with obtaining high-quality career outcomes. The HVRP grant prioritizes ensuring fair and equitable treatment for all workers, providing opportunities for marginalized communities and ensuring accessibility for underserved communities. Grant recipients will be better able to deliver more outcomes that are equitable for marginalized veterans by understanding the inequities that exist and by embedding equity into decision-making processes. Applicants are encouraged to address systemic and programmatic barriers that have created employment and economic inequities for historically marginalized populations, particularly Black, Indigenous, Latinx/Hispanic, Pacific Islander, other people of color, and women.

 

Caltrans: Clean California Local Grant Program

Deadline: Call for projects scheduled for January, deadline TBD April 2023

Amount: Up to $5 million

Match: Possibly - 0% to 50% based on severity of disadvantage of the community surround project

Eligibility: Local or regional public agency, transit agency, federally recognized tribal government. Nonprofit organizations may partner with eligible applicants, as sub-applicants.

https://cleancalifornia.dot.ca.gov/local-grants/local-grant-program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) developed the Clean California Local Grant Program through which funds will go to local communities to beautify and improve local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers to clean and enhance public spaces. Through the combination of adding beautification measures and art in public spaces along with the removal of litter and debris, this effort will enhance communities and improve spaces for walking and recreation.

The goals of the Clean CA Local Grant Program are to:

  • Reduce the amount of waste and debris within public rights-of-way, pathways, parks, transit centers, and other public spaces.
  • Enhance, rehabilitate, restore, or install measures to beautify and improve public spaces and mitigate the urban heat island effect.
  • Enhance public health, cultural connection, and community placemaking by improving public spaces for walking and recreation.
  • Advance equity for underserved communities.

 

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Deadlines: January 12, 2023 (600 applications are accepted each quarter. Once they reach 600, the application window for that specific quarter closes) REMAINING 2023 DEADLINES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY 2023.

Amount: $15,000 to $25,000

Eligibility: Public safety organizations, such as fire departments, law enforcement agencies, first responders, EMS organizations, nonprofit organizations and schools

http://grants.firehousesubs.com/

The mission of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is to impact the life-saving capabilities and the lives of local heroes and their communities. The Foundation supports public safety organizations in the communities served by Firehouse Subs restaurants across the country. The Foundation's areas of interest include:

Life-Saving Equipment The focus is on providing first responders with equipment to improve their life-saving capabilities.

Disaster Relief The focus is on providing assistance and resources after natural and man-made disasters such as fire, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.

Prevention Education The focus is on prevention educational tools to the public about the importance of fire safety, public safety, and natural disaster preparedness in order to prevent disasters in the home and community.

Military and Local Heroes The focus is on organizations that benefit men and women of the military who have served their country in any of the branches of the United States Uniformed Services.

Scholarships and Continued Education The focus is on providing financial resources to accredited organizations to assist individuals pursuing a career in the public safety sector.

 

California Department of Social Services: Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant Program - New Construction and Major Renovation

Deadline: Set to be released November 2022

Amount: TBD

Match: TBD

Eligibility: TBD

https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/child-care-and-development/infrastructure-grant-program#Request

Construction or major renovation of childcare facilities to make structural changes to, extensive alterations of, or to build new child care spaces.

 

California Energy Commission: Food Production Investment Program 2020

Deadline: TBD - Scheduled to release November 2022 with a deadline in February 2023

Amount: $100,000 to $6M

Match: Yes - 35%

Eligibility: Applicants must own or operate one or more food processing facilities that is the site where installation of grant funded equipment will occur.

https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs/food-production-program?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

The goals of the program are to accelerate the adoption of advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at California food processing plants, demonstrate their reliability and effectiveness, help California food processors work towards a low carbon future, and benefit priority populations. The technologies to be funded by this Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO) will help reduce energy costs, maintain product quantity and quality, and reduce GHG emissions associated with food production.

 

California Department of Housing and Community Development: Homekey

Deadline: Closed. May 2, 2022 was previous deadline.

Amount: Capital Award Per Door - $150,000 - $200,000; Operating Award per Unit - $1,000 -$1,400 per Assisted Unit per month

Match: Yes (see guidelines for details)

Eligibility: State, regional and local public entities

https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-and-funding/homekey

Homekey is a statewide effort to sustain and rapidly expand housing for persons experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, and who are, thereby, inherently impacted by COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. Program provides an opportunity for state, regional, and local public entities to develop a broad range of housing types, including but not limited to hotels, motels, hostels, single- family homes and multifamily apartments, adult residential facilities, and manufactured housing, and to convert commercial properties and other existing buildings to Permanent or Interim Housing for the Target Population.

 

California State Library: Building Forward Grant Program

Deadline: TBD

Amount: Up to $10 million

Match: Yes - 1:1

Eligibility: Cities, counties, and library districts on behalf of local library jurisdictions or facilities under their jurisdiction.

https://www.library.ca.gov/grants/infrastructure/

The Building Forward Grant Program is the single largest investment in California’s public libraries in over 20 years. The program addresses life-safety and critical maintenance needs of public library facilities throughout California, prioritized for high poverty areas of the state. Project types requested included, but were not limited to:

  • HVAC & air filtration repair and upgrades
  • Roof replacement and facility repair due to water damage and dry rot
  • Fire suppression systems and related improvements
  • Security system upgrades or repairs

 

CalFire: Wildfire Prevention Grants Program

Deadline: TBD - Previous deadline was February 9, 2022

Workshop: September 29, 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT

Amount: Not specified

Match: No, but encouraged

Eligibility: State and federal agencies, cities, counties, fire protection districts, community service districts, water districts, special districts, nonprofits

https://www.fire.ca.gov/grants/wildfire-prevention/

CAL FIRE’s FP Grants Program provides funding for fire prevention projects and activities in and near fire threatened communities that focus on increasing the protection of people, structures, and communities. Funded activities include hazardous fuels reduction, wildfire prevention planning, and wildfire prevention education with an emphasis on improving public health and safety while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Cal OES - U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

Deadline: TBD – DHS deadline for states is November 15, 2022, awards to be made December 31, 2022

Amount: TBD – California allocated $7.9 million total with 80% of funds to be distributed to local government. State-level grant solicitation likely issued first quarter 2023.

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343579

The goal of SLCGP is to assist SLT governments with managing and reducing systemic

cyber risk. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, applicants are required to address how the following

program objectives will be met in their applications:

  • Objective 1: Develop and establish appropriate governance structures, including developing, implementing, or revising cybersecurity plans, to improve capabilities to respond to cybersecurity incidents and ensure continuity of operations.
  • Objective 2: Understand their current cybersecurity posture and areas for improvement based on continuous testing, evaluation, and structured assessments.
  • Objective 3: Implement security protections commensurate with risk.
  • Objective 4: Ensure organization personnel are appropriately trained in cybersecurity, commensurate with responsibility.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: FY 2023 Street Outreach Program

Estimated Post Date: April 21, 2023

Estimated Deadline: June 22, 2023

Amount: $90,000 to $150,000

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, cities, counties, special districts, school districts, IHEs, nonprofits, tribal governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343709

The Street Outreach Program provides street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to or are at risk of being subjected to sexual abuse, prostitution, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of human trafficking in persons.  These services, targeted in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth making healthy choices and providing them access to shelter as well as basic needs, including food, hygiene packages and information on a range of available services.

 

California Energy Commission: National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Funding Program (NEVI)

Deadline: TBD

Amount: TBD

Match: TBD

Eligibility: TBD

Link: https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2022-09/session-1-national-electric-vehicle-infrastructure-funding-program-pre?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Background:

NEVI provides $5 billion in formula grant funding to the states as part of the 2021 federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). California’s share is expected to be $384 million, allocated over 5 years. The primary policy objective for NEVI is to establish a coast-to-coast network of 500,000 modern, high-powered direct current (DC) fast chargers along the nation’s freeways and highways to enable long-distance travel in zero-emission vehicles.

The NEVI program designates Caltrans as the lead agency for California. Caltrans and the CEC are collaborating on program design and implementation. This workshop will share the structure and requirements that have been developed to implement the grant funding opportunity to deploy high-powered DC fast chargers along California’s corridors.

 

CalFire: Forest Health Research Program

Deadline: TBD - Set to be released September 2022 (Not released as of 10/31/22)

Amount: TBD

Match: TBD

Eligibility: TBD

https://frap.fire.ca.gov/research-monitoring/forest-health-research-grants/

The CAL FIRE Forest Health Research Program supports scientific studies that provide critical information and tools to forest landowners, resource agencies, fire management organizations and policy makers across California on a variety of topics related to forest health and management.

 

CalFire: Urban and Community Forestry Program

Deadline: TBD - Last round was due July 14, 2021

Amount: $150,000 to $1.5 million

Match: All grant types require a cost share (matching) rate of 75/25

Eligibility: Cities, counties, qualifying districts, and nonprofits

https://www.fire.ca.gov/grants/urban-and-community-forestry-grant-programs/

Projects should provide environmental services and cost-effective solutions to the needs of urban communities and local agencies. Benefits of the projects include reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increased water supply, clean air and water, reduced energy use, flood and storm water management, recreation, urban revitalization, improved public health, and producing useful products such as bio-fuel, clean energy, high quality wood and job creation.

 

Strategic Growth Council: Community Resilience Centers (CRC) Program

Deadline: TBD - Round 1 NOFO anticipated release early 2023; Draft guidelines will be released for public comment November 2022 (Previously expected September 2022)

Amount: $25 million available for Round 1, $75 million available for Round 2

Eligibility: TBD

https://sgc.ca.gov/programs/community-resilience-centers/

SGC’s CRC program will fund new construction and upgrades of neighborhood-level resilience centers to provide shelter and resources during climate and other emergencies, such as extreme heat events and poor air quality days. The program will also fund year-round services and ongoing community amenities and programming, such as food distribution and workforce development training, that build overall community resilience. SGC will prioritize community-serving locations across the state, such as schools, libraries, community centers, health clinics, and places of worship.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: Rural Surface Transportation Program

Deadline: TBD

Amount: TBD - $2 billion for entire program FY22-FY26

Match: TBD

Eligibility: State, Regional transportation planning organizations, Local governments, Tribal governments

https://www.transportation.gov/grants/rural-surface-transportation-grant

The Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program will support projects to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of the movement of people and freight, and generate regional economic growth and improve quality of life.

Eligible Uses: Highway, bridge, or tunnel projects eligible under the National Highway Performance Program, Surface Transportation Block Grant Program, or the Tribal Transportation Program; highway freight project eligible under the National Highway Performance Program; highway safety improvement project; project on a publicly-owned highway or bridge improving access to certain facilities that support the economy of a rural area; integrated mobility management system, transportation demand management system, or on-demand mobility services

 

California Department of Parks and Recreation: Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Deadline: TBD. Most likely February 1, 2023 (If State receives federal funding)

Amount: Up to $6 million

Match: Yes - 50%

Eligibility: Cities, counties, tribal governments, JPAs, park districts, special districts with authority to acquire, operate and maintain public park and recreation areas

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30240

Project must be acquisition or development, combination projects are not eligible. Development of recreation features must be for outdoor recreation, not indoor recreation. See list of recreation features in application guide.

 

 

California Department of Parks and Recreation: Habitat Conservation Fund

Deadline: TBD. Most likely March 1, 2023

Amount: No minimum or maximum. $6 million for entire program.

Match: Yes - 1:1

Eligibility: Cities, counties and districts

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21361

Eligible projects include: nature interpretation programs to bring urban residents into park and wildlife areas, protection of various plant and animal species, and acquisition and development of wildlife corridors and trails.

 

California Department of Parks and Recreation: Recreational Trails Program

Deadline: TBD. Most likely March 1, 2023 (If federal funding is received)

Amount: Up to $1.56 million

Match: Yes - 12%

Eligibility: Cities, counties, districts, state agencies, federal agencies and nonprofits with management responsibilities of public lands

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24324

The non-motorized RTP funds recreation trail projects are for pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians that may also serve as non-motorized transportation corridors.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW)

Estimated Post Date: November 21, 2022

Estimated Deadline: January 20, 2023

Amount: TBD. $33 million for entire program

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, special districts, school districts, IHEs, nonprofits and tribal governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341229

The purpose of this program is to train advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students to provide primary care in rural and underserved communities. The program aims to do so by supporting innovative academic-practice partnerships that prepare primary care APRNs for the unique challenges of practicing in rural and underserved communities, thereby increasing access to needed primary care for these populations.

 

CalRecycle: Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $150,000 to $250,000

Eligibility: Local governments, nonprofits, IHEs, solid waste facilities, school districts, tribal entities

https://calrecycle.ca.gov/climate/grantsloans/FoodWaste/

The purpose of this competitive grant program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by establishing new or expanding existing food waste prevention projects (source reduction or food rescue for people) in California to reduce the amount of food being disposed in landfills.

 

CalRecycle: Organics Grant Program

Deadline: TBD (Information tentatively available Winter 2022 with a deadline in Winter 2023)

Amount: Up to $3 million

Eligibility: Local government, for-profits, IHEs, nonprofits, tribal governments

https://calrecycle.ca.gov/climate/grantsloans/organics/

The purpose of this competitive grant program is to further the purposes of the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) and lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing capacity or establishing new facilities in California to reduce the amount of California-generated green materials, food materials, or alternative daily cover (ADC) being sent to landfills.

 

California Department of Parks and Recreation: Outdoor Equity Grant Program (Round 2)

Deadline: TBD – Previous deadline was October 8, 2021

Amount: $20,000 to $700,000

Match: No

Eligibility: All Public Agencies (local, state, and federal government, school districts and educational agencies, joint powers authorities, open-space authorities, regional open-space districts, and other relevant public agencies); Nonprofits (501c3 organizations)

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30443

The Outdoor Equity Grants Program (OEP) will increase the ability of residents in low income urban and rural communities to participate in outdoor experiences at state parks and other public lands. OEP grants will improve the health and wellness of Californians by connecting underserved communities to natural areas throughout California.

 

Caltrans: Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP)

Deadline: Application window currently closed. Will reopen when additional funding is available.

Amount: Based on population, centerline miles and lane miles. Maximum amount is $72,000.

Match: The LRSP funds must be no more than 90% of the total project cost.

Eligibility: Local agencies

https://dot.ca.gov/programs/local-assistance/fed-and-state-programs/highway-safety-improvement-program/local-roadway-safety-plans

A Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) can be a means for providing local and rural road owners with an opportunity to address unique highway safety needs in their jurisdictions while contributing to the success of the SHSP. The process of preparing an LRSP creates a framework to systematically identify and analyze safety problems and recommend safety improvements. Preparing an LRSP facilitates the development of local agency partnerships and collaboration, resulting in a prioritized list of improvements and actions that can demonstrate a defined need and contribute to the statewide plan. The LRSP offers a proactive approach to addressing safety needs and demonstrates agency responsiveness to safety challenges. An LRSP provides a framework for organizing stakeholders to identify, analyze, and prioritize roadway safety improvements on local and rural roads. The process of developing an LRSP can be tailored to local protocols, needs, and issues.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: State of Good Repair and Rail Vehicle Replacement Program

Deadline: TBD.

Amount: TBD

Match: TBD

Eligibility: State and local government

https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/fact-sheet-state-good-repair-and-rail-vehicle-replacement-program

https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/state-good-repair-grants-5337

This program provides financial assistance to transit agencies that operate fixed-guideway and high-intensity motorbus systems for the maintenance, replacement, and rehabilitation of capital assets, including competitive grants for rail rolling stock, as well as for the development and implementation of transit asset management plans. These funds reflect a commitment to ensuring that public transportation operates safely, efficiently, reliably, and sustainably so communities can offer balanced transportation choices that help to improve mobility, reduce congestion, and encourage economic development.

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture: RD Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Program (TECHNOLOGY)

Deadline: Next Round TBA; Expected late Fall 2022

Amount: $50,000 to $1 million

Match: Minimum 15% match from a local source is required

Eligibility: Local government entities, nonprofits, for-profits and tribal governments

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/telecommunications-programs/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants

This grant program helps rural communities acquire the technology and training necessary to connect educational and medical professionals with students, teachers, and patients in rural areas. The intent of the DLT program is to benefit rural areas with populations of 20,000 or less. Funds can be used for Audio video equipment, Broadband, hardware, network components and software, and acquisition of technical assistance.

 

 

California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD): CalHOME Program - Disaster Assistance (LOAN PROGRAM)

Deadline: TBD (Scheduled Release: Fall 2022) (Not released as of 10/31/22)

Amount: See NOFA for details on loan limits

Eligibility: Local jurisdictions, tribal entities and nonprofit organizations in counties impacted by 2017, 2018, and 2020 disasters included in six Federal Disaster Declarations.

https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-and-funding/programs-active/calhome

The following are eligible activities within the CalHome program:

  • First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Assistance
  • Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Assistance
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) or Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADU) Assistance
  • Technical Assistance for Self-Help Housing Projects
  • Technical Assistance for Shared Housing Programs
  • Homeownership Development Project Loans

 

California Strategic Growth Council and California Department of Housing and Community Development: Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (Round 7)

Deadline: TBD - Scheduled Release: January 2023 with March 2023 deadline

Amount: $10M to $50M Eligibility: A Locality, public housing authority, redevelopment successor agency, transit agency or transit operator, Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA), local Transportation Commission, Congestion Management Agency, Joint Powers Authority (JPA), school district, facilities district, University or Community College District. Federally recognized Indian Tribe.

https://sgc.ca.gov/programs/ahsc/

https://sgc.ca.gov/programs/ahsc/resources/

These AHSC program funds will be used for loans or grants, or a combination thereof, to projects that will achieve GHG emissions reductions to benefit all California communities, particularly through increasing accessibility to affordable housing and key destinations via low-carbon transportation, resulting in fewer vehicle miles traveled (VMT) through shortened or reduced trip length or mode shift from Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) use to transit, bicycling or walking. Eligible projects must fall into one of the following three eligible Project Area types: · Transit Oriented Development Project Area type (TOD) · Integrated Connectivity Project Area type (ICP), or · Rural Innovation Project Area type (RIPA)

 

San Joaquin Council of Governments: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)

Deadline: TBD. Not released as 10/31/22

Amount: Up to $100,000

Match: No

Eligibility: Public agencies. A private agency or a non-profit agency can submit a CMAQ project only if it establishes a partnership with a public agency.

https://www.sjcog.org/291/5293/Congestion-Mitigation-Air-Quality-CMAQ

Eligible projects for CMAQ include but are not limited to:

  • Transit Vehicle Engine Retrofits and Vehicle Replacements
  • Street Sweeper and School Bus Engine Retrofits and Vehicle Replacements
  • Transit Service Improvements
  • Traffic Flow Improvements
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

 

PROPOSITION 68 FUNDING

 

Wildlife Conservation Board: Lower American River Conservancy Program (Proposition 68)

Deadline: WCB will solicit grant proposals with the release of a solicitation, which will provide the solicitation schedule, and scoring criteria specific to the solicitation. It is expected that solicitations will be made once a year, at a minimum.

UPDATE: Due to the circumstances regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Wildlife Conservation Board is postponing the release of the 2020 Proposal Solicitation Notice for the Lower American River Conservancy Program until further notice. The Consultation Announcement (PDF) has been updated. The consultation period will remain open until further notice – please contact WCB staff (contact information provided in the announcement).

Amount: TBD

Eligibility: Local agencies and nonprofit organizations with projects improving and enhancing lands within and adjacent to the American River Parkway.

https://wcb.ca.gov/Programs/Lower-American-River

The Program was created to provide a state partner to work cooperatively with local agencies, particularly the County of Sacramento in its role as the Parkway Manager, and nonprofit organizations to help fund projects and provide grants to restore, enhance, interpret, protect, and improve public access to the American River Parkway’s natural, recreational, educational, and cultural resources.

 

Sierra Nevada Conservancy: Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (Proposition 68)

Deadline: Concept proposals are accepted on a continuous basis and considered quarterly. Applicants may be directed to submit a full proposal.

Amount: $25 million for entire program

Eligibility: Public agencies, 501c3 nonprofit organizations, federally recognized Indian tribal governments located within a conifer or mixed-conifer forested area of the Sierra Nevada Region

https://sierranevada.ca.gov/grants-and-funding-sources/applying-for-a-grant/

The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 and the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 allocate funding to the Conservancy for a competitive grant program supporting forest health projects that result in multiple watershed benefits.

 

INFRASTRUCTURE & FACILITIES FUNDING

California Statewide Communities Development Authority: Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (SCIP)

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Financing is for low interest, tax-exempt bonds.

Eligibility: Public agencies

http://cscda.org/Apply-Online/Statewide-Community-Infrastructure-Program

In response to the increasing local agency staff time and budget pressures caused by new commercial, industrial or residential development, CSCDA offers the Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (“SCIP”).

 

USDA Rural Development: Community Facilities Grants & Loans

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies by population & income (typically no larger than $30,000)

Match: Varies by population & income (60% - 80%)

Eligibility: Public bodies (including cities, counties, and local educational agencies); Community-based non-profit corporations; Federally-recognized Tribes

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/CA-CFPrograms.html

Community Facilities Programs provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grants are authorized on a graduated scale. Applicants located in small communities with low populations and low incomes will receive a higher percentage of grants. Examples of essential community facilities include:

  • Health care facilities such as hospitals, medical clinics, dental clinics, nursing homes or assisted living facilities
  • Public facilities such as town halls, courthouses, airport hangars or street improvements
  • Community support services such as childcare centers, community centers, fairgrounds or transitional housing
  • Public safety services such as fire departments, police stations, prisons, police vehicles, fire trucks, public works vehicles or equipment
  • Educational services such as museums, libraries or private schools
  • Utility services such as telemedicine or distance learning equipment
  • Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs or greenhouses

 

WATER, WASTE & ENERGY FUNDING

 

California Department of Water Resources: Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program

Deadline: November 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM PT

Amount: $1M to $20M per basin

Match: Cost share not required. However, additional points will be provided for those who provide Local Cost Share at a minimum of 5% of the total project cost.

Eligibility:  Public agencies, non-profit organizations, public utilities, tribal governments, mutual water companies; and agencies with an Alternative to a GSP that

are located within eligible COD basins only. Must be located in eligible high and medium priority groundwater basins, including critically over drafted basins.

https://water.ca.gov/work-with-us/grants-and-loans/sustainable-groundwater

Funds can be used for revisions, updates, and/or modifications to a GSP or Alternative to a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) and for funding capital improvement projects outlined in those plans. Funding will be awarded in a competitive manner based upon the scoring criteria

California Department of Water Resources: 2022 Urban Community Drought Relief Funding

Deadline: January 31, 2023, at 5:00 PM PT

Amount: Minimum of $3 million, DWR may establish a maximum award size depending on the applications received and available funds. $85M set aside for disadvantaged communities. Remaining $200M is available to all eligible applicants.

Match: Yes - 25%

Eligibility: Public agencies, public utilities, special districts, IHEs, mutual water companies, nonprofits, tribal governments

https://water.ca.gov/Water-Basics/Drought/Urban-Drought-Grant

These grants are intended to provide water to communities that face the loss or contamination of their water supplies, to address immediate impacts on human health and safety, to secure the future of California’s water supply, and to protect fish and wildlife resources.

 

California Department of Water Resources: Riverine Stewardship Program

Deadline: June 2022 and monthly thereafter; concepts closing date will be the last day of the month. Concepts will be reviewed monthly starting the 1st of following month and monthly thereafter. Starting Aug 2022; Selected candidates that submitted concept applications will be invited to provide a full application

Workshops:

Amount: See guidelines for details.

Match: No

Eligibility: Local public agencies and nonprofits

https://water.ca.gov/Programs/Integrated-Regional-Water-Management/Riverine-Stewardship-Program/Riverine-Stewardship-Grants

The Riverine Stewardship Program, in coordination with the San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program (SJFPEP) and the Urban Streams Restoration Program (USRP), will make funding available for planning and implementation of projects that restore streams, creeks, and rivers to enhance the environment for fish, wildlife, and people through one grant cycle.

 

California Department of Water Resources: Small Community Drought Relief Program

Deadline: There will be no formal proposal solicitation for this Program. Small communities impacted by the drought are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications for funding will be accepted on a first come first served basis until all the funds are awarded, or until December 29, 2023, whichever comes first.

Amount: A total of $192 Million in funding from the General Fund is available for grants under this Program.

Match: Not required but encouraged

Eligibility: Public agencies, public utilities, special districts, IHEs, mutual water companies, nonprofits, federally recognized Indian tribes

https://water.ca.gov/-/media/DWR-Website/Web-Pages/Work-With-Us/Grants-And-Loans/Small-Community-Drought-Relief/Small-Community-Drought-Relief-Guidelines_2021-Final_ay11_v3.pdf

Summary: Eligible projects for the Small Community Drought Relief Program shall be in counties included in Governor Newsom’s state of emergency proclamations for 2021. Any county or jurisdiction included in a future drought proclamation by the Governor or for circumstances for which the SWRCB determines that drought conditions necessitate urgent and immediate action to ensure availability of safe drinking water, to protect public health and safety, will also qualify for funding. To be eligible for the Small Community Drought Relief Program funding, projects must be designed to benefit small communities and rural communities. Eligible projects must address one or more program objectives: 1) hauled water 2) temporary community water tanks 3) bottled water 4) water vending machines 5) emergency water interties 6) new wells or rehabilitation of existing wells 7) construction or installation of permanent infrastructure

 

CEC-Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP)

Deadline: Available until funds are exhausted

Amount: Final rebate amounts are determined by the total eligible project costs. 

Eligibility: Business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe or a government entity

https://calevip.org/incentive-project/southern-california

The Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP) promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure by offering rebates for the purchase and installation of eligible public electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Eligible rebates include up to $70,000 per DC fast charger (DCFC) for installations at new sites and sites with stub-outs and up to $40,000 per DC fast charger for installations at replacement and make-ready sites. Installations in designated disadvantaged communities (DACs) are eligible for rebates up to $80,000 per DC fast charger regardless of installation site type.

 

State Water Resources Control Board: Water Recycling Funding Program (WRFP)

Deadline: Accepting applications via FAAST system on a continuous basis.

Amount: $75,000 (for Planning Grants); $15-$20 Million (for Construction Grants)

Match: 50% (for Planning Grants); 35% (for Construction Grants)

Financing: For Construction applications Interest at 1/2 General Obligation Bond Rate; 30-year term; Allowance following the CWSRF Policy

Eligibility: local public agencies

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/water_recycling/proposition1_funding.shtml

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) provides funding for the planning, design, and construction of water recycling projects that offset or augment state fresh water supplies.  There are two programs within this fund:

  • Planning Grants: The purpose of the planning grant is to assist agencies or regions with completing feasibility studies for water recycling projects using treated municipal wastewater and/or treated groundwater from sources contaminated by human activities.  Only local public agencies are eligible to apply for planning grants.
  • Construction Grants: The Water Recycling Funding Program provides grants and financing to eligible applicants for the construction of water recycling facilities. Construction projects may be funded with grants and low interest financing from a state bond, a CWSRF financing agreement, or combinations of funding sources.  Eligible applicants are local public agencies, nonprofit organizations, public utilities, state & federal recognized Indian tribes, and mutual water companies.

 

California Energy Commission (CEC): ​​Interest Rate 1% ​Loan​ ​Financing for Energy Efficiency & Energy Generation Projects​

Deadline: Applications are funded on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted

Amount: Maximum loan amount of $3 million per applicant

Financing Terms: Loans must be repaid from energy cost savings or other legally available funds within a maximum term of 20 years (including principal and interest).

Eligibility: Cities, Counties, Specials Districts, Public Colleges or Universities

http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/financing/

The CEC is offering loans financing for energy efficiency and energy generation projects for Public Agencies.  Projects with proven energy and/or demand cost savings are eligible, provided they meet the ECAA eligibility requirements. Projects already funded with an existing loan or already installed are ineligible.  Examples of Qualified Projects include the following:

  • Lighting systems
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment
  • Streetlights and LED traffic signals
  • Energy management systems and equipment controls
  • Pumps and motors
  • Building envelope and insulation
  • Energy generation including renewable energy and combined heat and power projects
  • Water and wastewater treatment equipment

 

California Energy Commission: The Energy Partnership Program Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $20,000 of a consultant's costs

Match: Any amount in excess of the $20,000 provided by CEC http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/partnership/index.html

The Energy Partnership Program can conduct an energy audit of existing facilities identify energy saving projects, including: Conduct energy audits and prepare feasibility studies; Review existing proposals and designs; Develop equipment performance specifications; Review equipment bid specifications; Assist with contractor selection; and Review commissioning plans. 

 

State Water Resources Control Board: Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount/Financing: No maximum funding or disbursement limits. Financing Term up to 30 years or the useful life of the project.  Interest Rate is ½ the most recent General Obligation (GO) Bond Rate at time of funding approval.

Eligibility: Any city, town, district, or other public body created under state law, including state agencies

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/srf/

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program offers low cost financing for a wide variety of water quality projects.  The program has significant financial assets, and is capable of financing projects from <$1 million to >$100 million.  Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  1. Construction of publicly-owned treatment facilities: Wastewater treatment; Local sewers; Sewer interceptors; Water reclamation and distribution; Stormwater treatment; Combined sewers; Landfill leachate treatment
  2. Implementation of nonpoint source (NPS) projects to address pollution associated with: Agriculture; Forestry; Urban Areas; Marinas; Hydromodification; Wetlands
  3. Development and implementation of estuary comprehensive conservation and management plans for: San Francisco Bay; Morro Bay; Santa Monica Bay

State Water Resources Control Board: Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: No maximum disbursement limit.

Financing Terms: Interest rates average 2‐3% and 20-year loan.  Public water systems that serve small, disadvantaged communities may be eligible for 0% and 30-year loan.

Eligibility: Community water systems and non-profit, non-community water systems.

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/services/funding/SRF.shtml

DWSRF provides low-interest loans, additional subsidy (principal forgiveness), and technical assistance to public water systems for infrastructure improvements to correct system deficiencies and improve drinking water quality.  The purpose of the DWSRF is to provide financial assistance for the planning/design and construction of drinking water infrastructure projects that are needed to achieve or maintain compliance with federal and state drinking water statutes and regulations. Eligible projects include Planning/design and construction of drinking water infrastructure projects including: treatment systems, distribution systems, interconnections, consolidations, pipeline extensions, water sources, and water meters

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development: Water & Waste Disposal Grant/Loan Program

​Deadline: Continuous

Amount/Financing: Grant amount varies.  Loan has up to 40-year payback period, on a fixed interest rate of 3.125% or lower.

Eligibility: state and local government entities, private nonprofits, federally-recognized tribes in rural areas with fewer than 10,000 people.

http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/water-waste-disposal-loan-grant-program/ca

This program provides long-term low interest loans for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.  Funds may be used to finance the acquisition, construction or improvement of: Drinking water sourcing, treatment, storage and distribution; Sewer collection, transmission, treatment and disposal; Solid waste collection, disposal and closure; and Storm water collection, transmission and disposal

 

ENVIRONMENT, CONSERVATION, AGRICULTURAL & AIR QUALITY FUNDING

 

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: Central Valley Project Habitat & Facility Improvements

Deadline: November 14, 2022

Amount: Up to $40 million

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Cities, counties, nonprofits, special districts and tribal governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343140

The rivers of the Central Valley of California support populations of Fall Run Chinook, Spring Run Chinook, and Winter Run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and Steelhead Trout (O. Mykiss). Water resources development, stream channel manipulations, and other anthropogenic actions have reduced and modified historical salmonid habitats. Gravel is regularly transported from spawning sites on the river and there is less utilizable rearing habitat. Infrastructure entrains juveniles, impairs passage, and increases susceptibility to predation. Relevant purposes of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) include: To protect, restore, and enhance fish, wildlife, and associated habitats in the Central Valley and Trinity River basins of California; To address impacts of the Central Valley Project (CVP) on fish, wildlife and associated habitats; To improve the operational flexibility of the CVP; To achieve a reasonable balance among competing demands for use of CVP water, including the requirements of fish and wildlife, agricultural, municipal and industrial and power contractors.

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP)

Deadline: November 21, 2022

Amount: Up to $5 million

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, special districts, nonprofits, school districts, IHEs, tribal organizations and governments, for-profits, small businesses and individuals

https://www.rd.usda.gov/hbiip

The purpose of HBIIP is to increase significantly the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by expanding the infrastructure for renewable fuels derived from U.S. agricultural products. Funds are for:

  • Fueling stations, convenience stores, hypermarket fueling stations, fleet facilities, and similar entities with capital investments) for eligible implementation activities related to higher blends of fuel ethanol greater than 10 percent ethanol, such as E15 or higher; and biodiesel greater than 5 percent biodiesel, such as B20 or higher; and
  • Terminal operations, depots, and midstream partners, for eligible implementation activities related to higher blends of fuel ethanol greater than 10 percent ethanol, such as E15 or higher, and biodiesel greater than 5 percent biodiesel, such as B20 or higher.

 

CalRecycle: Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) Grant Program

Deadline: December 7, 2022

Amount: Up to $375,000

Eligibility: Cities, counties, special districts, state agencies, qualifying Indian Tribes, and private for-profit entities that fund public works projects located in California

https://calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Grants/TDA/

 The purpose of the grant is to promote the use of tire derived aggregate (TDA) to increase recycling of California-generated waste tires. The Program provides assistance for solving a variety of engineering challenges. TDA is produced from shredded tires, is lightweight, free-draining, and a less expensive alternative to conventional lightweight aggregates.

 

U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: F23AS00032 - 2023 Coastal Program

Deadline: September 30, 2023

Amount: Up to $200,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, nonprofits, school districts, IHEs, tribal governments and organizations

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343706

Geographic focus areas are where the Coastal Program directs resources to conserve habitat for Federal trust species. Projects are developed in collaboration with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. Coastal Program projects must support the missions of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and the Coastal Program, and be based on biological principles and the best available science. The Coastal Program takes an adaptive approach to designing and implementing coastal habitat protection and restoration strategies that anticipate and ameriorate the impacts of climate change and other environmental stressors. Coastal Program habitat improvement projects strive to increase coastal resiliency by improving the ability of coastal ecosystems to adapt to environmental changes and supporting natural and nature-based infrastructure projects to protect and enhance coastal habitats.

 

U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: Partners for Fish and Wildlife FY23

Deadline: September 30, 2023

Amount: Up to $750,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, nonprofits, school districts, IHEs, tribal governments and organizations

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343732

Geographic focus areas define where the program directs resources to conserve habitat for federal trust species. Project work plans are developed strategically, in coordination with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. The program has been in existence since 1987 and has over 30 years of successful delivery. Project selection will seek to align or support the Secretary’s priorities. It also advances the Department of the Interior’s mission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission, and PFW’s mission, promote biological diversity, and based upon sound scientific biological principles. Program strategic plans inform the types of projects funded under this opportunity.

 

CalFire: Wood Products and Bioenergy Business and Workforce Development Grant

Deadline: Quarterly deadlines - June 30, September 30, December 31 and March 31

Amount: $10,000 to $10 million (see guidelines for details)

Match: Yes - See guidelines

Eligibility: Academic institutions, cities, counties, special districts, nonprofits, private entities and tribes

https://www.fire.ca.gov/programs/resource-management/climate-change-and-energy/wood-products-and-bioenergy/

CAL FIRE Wood Products supports the creation of a robust and diversified wood products industry to facilitate the economic and sustainable management of California’s forests. Grant projects shall reduce GHG emissions, strengthen the economy, and improve public health. Grants will create financial incentives for industries to invest in clean technologies, develop innovative ways to process wood products, and support the growth of a strong forest sector workforce.

 

California Air Resources Board (California VW Mitigation Trust): Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Program

Deadline: First come, first served basis

Amount: Up to $2.5 million (depending on project)

Match: Yes - 25%

Eligibility: Individuals, businesses, nonprofits, government entities and Indian Tribes

https://www.californiavwtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/VW_ZEFM_Second_Solicitation_Guidance.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Project categories:

  • Scrap and replace projects that upgrade heavy-lift forklifts, port cargo handling equipment, and airport ground support equipment to new zero-emission technologies;
  • Scrap and repower projects for ferries, tugboats, and towboats that replace engines with new, zero-emission, all-+ technologies; and
  • Shore power installation projects at berths that serve ocean-going vessels.

 

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD): California VW Mitigation Trust - Statewide Funding for California Zero-Emission Class 8 Freight and Port Drayage Trucks

Deadline: Eligible projects awarded on a first-come, first-served basis beginning August 18, 2020 Amount: Maximum funding will not exceed $200,000 per eligible replacement vehicle. Eligibility: Both public and private entities that own and operate eligible vehicles may apply.

https://xappprod.aqmd.gov/vw/zero-emission.html

This category is intended to support the expansion of zero-emission truck availability in the heaviest weight class that have typically relied on diesel technologies.

 

Marathon Petroleum Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits, federal, state or local government entity in communities where company has significant presence

https://www.marathonpetroleum.com/Sustainability/Creating-Shared-Value-and-Opportunity/Marathon-Petroleum-Foundation/

Marathon provides funding for projects in the following categories:

  • Environmental conservation and
  • Public safety

 

CalRecycle: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Loan Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Up to $2 million

Match: 25%

Eligibility: Cities, counties, regional or local sanitation agencies, waste agencies or JPA’s, private, for-profit entities and nonprofit entities

https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/climate/grantsloans/GHGLoans/FY201516/

The purpose of this noncompetitive loan program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by providing loans to expand existing capacity or establish new facilities to process California-generated waste materials into new value-added products.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Bikeway Incentive Program

Deadline: Continuous until funds are exhausted

Amount: Up to $150,000

Eligibility: Municipalities, government agencies and public education institutions located within the boundaries of the District (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties)

http://valleyair.org/grants/bikepaths.htm

The purpose of this program is to fund the construction of new bikeway projects to promote clean air through the development of a widespread, interconnected network of bike paths, lanes or routes and improving the general safety conditions for commuter bicyclists for the benefit of commuter bicycling.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: E-Mobility

Deadline: Continuous until funds are exhausted

Amount: Up to $150,000

Eligibility: Municipalities, government agencies and public education institutions located within the boundaries of the District (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties)

http://valleyair.org/grants/emobility.htm

The District is currently accepting applications for the development or expansion of telecommunications services and electronic technology applications to directly replace vehicle travel by the general public. Funding is available for eligible projects such as video teleconferencing, Internet business transactions, and telework sites. For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Charge Up! Electric Vehicle Charger Incentive Program

Deadline: Continuous until funds are exhausted

Amount: Up to $50,000

Eligibility: Municipalities, government agencies and public education institutions located within the boundaries of the District (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties)

http://valleyair.org/grants/chargeup.htm

The District is currently accepting applications for its Charge Up! Program. This Program provides funding for public agencies, businesses, and property owners of multi-unit dwellings (i.e. apartment complexes, condominiums, etc.) in the San Joaquin Valley to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers. These chargers will support existing EV owners and encourage the growth of the clean technology in the Valley.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Alternative Fuel Mechanic Training

Deadline: Continuous until funds are exhausted

Amount: Up to $15,000

Eligibility: Funding for this program is opened to qualifying agencies that are currently using an alternative fuels program, servicing an alternative fuels system or making the transition to alternative fuels technology in their fleet or infrastructure operations. Government agencies, private companies, or public educational institutions may apply for this grant opportunity. Must be within the boundaries of the District (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties)

http://valleyair.org/grants/mechanictraining.htm

The District is currently accepting applications to develop and advance the education of personnel on the mechanics, safe operation and maintenance of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure. Eligible educational subjects include the following: alternative fuel engines, fueling practices and vehicle fuel systems, fuel station components, operational safety and procedures, technical or mechanic training, or alternative fuel technology overview. For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines.

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Electric School Bus Incentive Program

Deadline: Continuous until funds are exhausted

Amount: Up to $400,000

Eligibility: Applicant must be the school bus owner that is a public school district, JPA or private company contracted with a public school to transport public school children to and from school. Must be located within the boundaries of the District (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties)

http://valleyair.org/grants/electric-school-bus.htm

The Electric School Bus Incentive Program provides monetary incentives for the replacement of existing diesel yellow school buses that transport public school children to and from school with all electric school buses. Eligible applicants are public school districts, Joint Power Authorities (JPA), and privately owned yellow school buses that are contracted with a public school to transport public school children. Applicants must obtain an executed contract from the SJVAPCD prior to the order or purchase of new all electric school bus.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Public Transportation Subsidy and Park & Ride Lots

Deadline: Continuous until funds are exhausted

Amount: Up to $150,000 (depending on category selected)

Eligibility: Municipalities, government agencies and public education institutions located within the boundaries of the District (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties)

http://valleyair.org/grants/publictransport.htm

The District is currently accepting applications to provide public transportation pass subsidies, such as for rail and transit services, and for the construction of park-and-ride lots which connect commuters to alternative transportation measures. Funding provided through this program is intended to encourage commuter rideshare activities as an alternative to single occupant vehicle commutes for daily long-distance travel. For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines.

 

South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD): Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment

Deadline: Not stated

Amount: Discounted equipment. One equivalent operable gasoline- or diesel-powered piece of lawn and garden equipment must be scraped to qualify for incentive funding towards battery electric replacement equipment.

Eligibility: Local governments, school districts, nonprofit organizations

http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs/community/lawn-and-garden-equipment

PROGRAM GOALS: Improve air quality by exchanging older, polluting gasoline- or diesel-powered commercial lawn and garden equipment for new zero emission, battery electric commercial grade equipment for operation within South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) four county region. Special focus will be given to environmental justice (EJ)or disadvantaged communities.

 

California Coastal Conservancy: Santa Monica Bay Restoration Plan (Proposition 12)

Deadline: Open until all funds are exhausted

Amount: $6.9 for entire program

Eligibility: Government agencies and nonprofit organizations

http://scc.ca.gov/files/2018/05/Prop12_SMB_Grant_Solicitation_and_Application_2018.pdf

Regional planning, research, monitoring, and assessments will generally be considered only when directly tied to the furtherance of on-the-ground projects. Projects should meet the goals and objectives in the Prop 12 Santa Monica Bay Restoration Grant Solicitation p. 2 of 5 Conservancy’s Strategic Plan. In addition, project applications should provide information that will enable consideration of any applicable criteria specified in the Project Selection Criteria and Guidelines established by the Conservancy’s board.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Farmer Ag Truck Replacement Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Replacement value of truck

Match: Funding will be provided at 65% of the cost of the eligible replacement truck

Eligibility: Must be in SJVAPCD eligible counties. Agricultural truck owners (see guidelines for more details on eligibility)

http://valleyair.org/grants/FARMER.htm

The FARMER Ag Truck Replacement Program provides incentive funds for the replacement of heavy-duty diesel ag trucks. Funds are provided on a first come, first serve basis and applicants must obtain approval and have a signed, executed contract from the SJVAPCD prior to purchase of new equipment. Any equipment purchased prior to contract execution is ineligible as this is not a rebate program.

CalFire: California Forest Improvement Program

Deadline: Continuous until funds exhausted

Amount: Not specified

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Own between 20 – 5,000 acres of forestland in California. Private owners, government agencies, business, corporation and non-federally owned Native American lands

http://calfire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/resource_mgt_forestryassistance_cfip

The purpose of the California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP) is to encourage private and public investment in, and improved management of, California forest lands and resources. This focus is to ensure adequate high-quality timber supplies, related employment and other economic benefits, and the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of a productive and stable forest resource system for the benefit of present and future generations. The program scope includes the improvement of all forest resources including fish and wildlife habitat, and soil and water quality.

 

California Wildlife Conservation Fund: Habitat Restoration

Deadline: WCB meets four times per year, February, May, August and November. Processing time for applications varies depending on completeness of application and availability of funding. Allow 6 months from submittal to approval.

Amount: Not specified

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Government agencies, State departments, Federal agencies and nonprofit.

https://www.wcb.ca.gov/Applications

Habitat restoration application is for four of the ten programs in the WCB:

  • Riparian Habitat Conservation
  • Inland Wetlands Conservation
  • Ecosystem Restoration on Agricultural Lands
  • Habitat Enhancement and Restoration

Prospective applicants should discuss their projects with WCB staff prior to completing or submitting an application. WCB staff will assist in determining whether or not an application should be submitted and will help in developing product features.

 

Georgia Pacific Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: Varies – Total annual giving $4.5 million

Eligibility: Government entities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations located where company facilities operate: Antioch, San Leandro, Modesto, Madera, Fresno, Santa Fe Springs or La Mirada

https://www.gp.com/community/

The Foundation has identified the following key investment areas:

  • Education
  • Community Enrichment 
  • Environment

 

California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank): California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center

Deadline: Available on a continuous basis

Amount: Loans from $500,000 to $30 million; larger loans with IBank Board approval.

Financing Terms: The interest rate benchmark is Thompson’s Municipal Market Data Index. Maximum 30-year term Open application process.

Eligibility: Any subdivision of a local government, including cities, counties, special districts, assessment districts, joint powers authorities and nonprofit corporations.

http://ibank.ca.gov/infrastructure_loans.htm

The CLEEN Program provides loan financing for public infrastructure projects including, but not limited to: Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy Sector; Energy Storage; Water Sector; Alternative Technologies; Alternative Fuels transportation; Statewide Energy Efficiency Program (SWEEP) and LED Street Lighting Program (LED Program).  Eligible uses of this funding include, but are not limited to: Advanced metering systems to support conversion of master-metered buildings to sub-metering

 

THE ERM FOUNDATION

Amount: $1,000 - $20,000

Deadline: None

Match: No

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

http://www.erm.com/en/about-us/erm-foundation/

The ERM Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the United States that work to create a more sustainable and equitable world. Areas of interest include:

  • low carbon development;
  • conservation and biodiversity;
  • water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH);
  • environmental education; and, 
  • empowering women and girls.

 

ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND EV INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

 

CALeVIP: South Central Coast Incentive Project

Deadline: Continuous until funding is exhausted.

Amount:

  • Level 2 up to $6,000 per connector
  • DCFC up to $80,000 per charger
  • L2 chargers rebate up to $3,500 or 75% of project costs, whichever is less. DACs or LICs get an additional $500. MUDs get additional $2,000.
  • DCFC 50kW-99.99kW – Up to $30,000 or 75% of project cost, whichever is less (DACs/LICs is $40,000).
  • DCFC 100 kW+ up to $60,000 or 75% of project cost (DACs/LICs is $80,000).

Eligibility: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

Program Link: https://calevip.org/incentive-project/south-central-coast

Summary: The South Central Coast Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties - with a total of $12 million in available funds over two years.

 

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP): Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project

Deadline: Project opens December 16 for Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers on a first come first serve basis.

Amount: Level 2 (up to $6,000 per connection) or DC Fast Chargers (up to $80,000 per charger). There is no limit to the total amount of rebates an organization can receive, if incentive funding is available. Eligibility: Business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate. Must be located in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

https://calevip.org/incentive-project/peninsula-silicon-valley

Summary: The Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties – with a total of $55.2 million in available funds over four years.

 

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP): Sacramento County Incentive Project

Deadline: Project is open for Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers on a first come first serve basis.

Amount: Level 2 (up to $6,500 per connection) or DC Fast Chargers (up to $80,000 per charger). There is no limit to the total amount of rebates an organization can receive, if incentive funding is available. Eligibility: Business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate. Must be located in Sacramento County.

https://calevip.org/incentive-project/sacramento-county-incentive-project

Summary: The Sacramento County Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure by offering $14 million in rebates for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Sacramento County.

 

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP): Northern California Incentive Project

Deadline: Project is open for Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers on a first come first serve basis.

Amount: Level 2 (up to $7,500 per connection) or DC Fast Chargers (up to $80,000 per charger). There is no limit to the total amount of rebates an organization can receive, if incentive funding is available. Eligibility: Business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate. Funding is displayed in real time for the three counties within the Northern California Incentive Project with a total funding of $4 million across Humboldt, Shasta and Tehama Counties.

https://calevip.org/incentive-project/northern-california

Summary: The Northern California Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in Humboldt, Shasta and Tehama counties – with a total of $4 million in available funds.

 

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP): Central Coast Incentive Project

Deadline: Project is open for Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers on a first come first serve basis.

Amount: Level 2 (up to $6,500 per connection) or DC Fast Chargers (up to $80,000 per charger). There is no limit to the total amount of rebates an organization can receive, if incentive funding is available. Eligibility: Business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate. Must be located in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties.

https://calevip.org/incentive-project/central-coast

Summary: The Central Coast Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties – with a total of $7 million in available funds.

 

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP): San Joaquin Valley Incentive Project

Deadline: Project is open for Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers on a first come first serve basis.

Amount: Level 2 (up to $5,000 per connection) or DC Fast Chargers (up to $80,000 per charger). There is no limit to the total amount of rebates an organization can receive, if incentive funding is available. Eligibility: Business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate. Must be located in Fresno, Kern and San Joaquin Counties.

https://calevip.org/incentive-project/san-joaquin-valley

Summary: The San Joaquin Valley Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in Fresno, Kern, and San Joaquin counties – with over $15.3 million in available funds.

 

TRANSPORTATION AND FLEET FUNDING

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: Advanced Transportation Technologies and Innovative Mobility Deployment (ATTIMD) Program

Deadline: November 18, 2022

Amount: Up to $12 million

Match: Yes - 20% minimum

Eligibility: States, local government, transit agencies, MPOs

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343624

Funding to deploy, install, and operate advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, mobility, efficiency, system performance, intermodal connectivity, and infrastructure return on investment. FHWA intends for these model technology deployments to help demonstrate how emerging transportation technologies, data, and their applications can be effectively deployed and integrated with existing systems to provide access to essential services and other destinations. This also includes efforts to increase connectivity to employment, education, services, and other opportunities; support workforce development; or contribute to increased mobility, particularly for persons with visible and hidden disabilities and elderly individuals.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program

Deadline: November 18, 2022, at 5PM ET

Amount: Up to $2 million

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, public transit agency or authority, MPOs, tribal governments

https://www.transportation.gov/grants/SMART

The SMART program was established to provide grants to eligible public sector agencies to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart community technologies and systems in order to improve transportation efficiency and safety. A SMART grant may be used to carry out a project that demonstrates at least one of the following: 

  • Coordinated automation
  • Connected vehicles
  • Sensors
  • Systems integration
  • Delivery/logistics
  • Innovative aviation
  • Smart grid
  • Traffic signals

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: Thriving Communities Program - Technical Assistance Providers for the Fiscal Year 2022 Thriving Communities Program

Deadline: November 22, 2022

Amount: DOT will determine the amount of funds to be awarded but anticipates a range between $3,500,000 to $6,000,000 for each cooperative agreement. Multiple cooperative agreements are expected, with an aggregate total of approximately $21,000,000.

Match: No

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, state or local governments and their agencies (such as transit agencies or metropolitan planning organizations), Tribes, philanthropic entities, and other technical assistance providers with a demonstrated capacity to develop and provide technical assistance, planning, and capacity building

https://www.transportation.gov/grants/thriving-communities

This solicitation is for eligible applicants to provide technical assistance, planning, or capacity building services to help disadvantaged communities. The goal of the TCP is to ensure disadvantaged communities adversely and/or disproportionately affected by environmental, climate, and human health policy outcomes have the technical tools and organizational capacity to comprehensively plan for and deliver quality infrastructure projects and community development projects that enable their communities and neighborhoods to thrive. The TCP will provide technical assistance, planning and capacity building support to advance transportation and community revitalization activities that benefit disadvantaged populations and communities. The TCP will also support and build local capacity to improve project acceleration, access to and management of federal funding, and deployment of local hiring, workforce development and inclusive community engagement practices (including persons with disabilities and limited English proficient individuals.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: FY22 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Amount: No minimum/maximum

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, special districts, IHEs, nonprofits, small businesses, for-profits

https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=101051

This program funds projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of intercity passenger and freight rail.

Eligible projects:

  • Wide range of capital projects – such as track, station and equipment improvements, congestion mitigation, grade crossings, and track relocation, and deployment of railroad safety technology.
  • Regional rail and Corridor service development plans and corresponding
  • environmental analyses.
  • Safety programs and institutes, including workforce development and training activities.
  • NEW Measures that prevent trespassing and injuries and fatalities associated with trespassing.
  • NEW Research, development, and testing to advance innovative rail projects.
  • NEW The preparation of emergency plans for communities through which hazardous materials are transported by rail.
  • NEW Rehabilitation, remanufacturing, procuring, or overhauling locomotives, provided that such activities result in a significant reduction of emissions.

 

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: Thriving Communities Program (Letter of Interest for Technical Assistance Recipients)

Deadline: December 6, 2022

Amount: DOT is using this LOI process to select at least 30 recipients of comprehensive planning, technical assistance, and capacity building support. Recipients will be composed of coalitions of organizations from a geographic region. Selected recipients will be matched with TCP Capacity Builders to receive support over two years.

Match: No

Eligibility: States, local government, tribal government, MPO, transit agency

https://www.transportation.gov/grants/thriving-communities

The LOI should be completed for applicants applying for technical assistance that will be provided by those agencies selected to become Technical Assistance Providers through the solicitation due November 22, 2022.

TCP Community of Practice Options:

Main Streets: Focused on Tribal and rural communities and the interconnected transportation, housing, community, and economic development issues they face.

Complete Neighborhoods: Focused on urban and suburban communities located within metropolitan areas working to better coordinate transportation with land use, housing, and economic development.

Networked Communities: Focused on those communities located near ports, airports, freight, and rail facilities to address mobility, access, environmental justice, and economic issues.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: FY 2022 and FY 2023 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Competitive Grants for Rail Vehicle Replacement Program (Rail Program)

Deadline: January 5, 2023

Amount: Not specified. $600M for entire program.

Eligibility: States, cities, counties, special districts and tribal governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344012

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $600 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and 2023 Section 5337 State of Good Repair Program funds (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance #20.525) authorized for competitively selected rail vehicle replacement projects. As required by Federal public transportation law and subject to appropriations, funds will be awarded competitively to States and local governmental authorities to assist in the funding of capital projects to replace rail rolling stock.

 

California Air Resources Board: Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE)

Deadline: Currently open. Deadline not specified.

Amount: Voucher program. See Voucher Incentives webpage for specific equipment and voucher amounts: https://californiacore.org/resources/#Voucherincentive

Eligibility: Any off-road equipment user in California is eligible. If you would like to participate, equipment you purchase must be domiciled and operated for at least 3 years in California after the voucher redemption date. Equipment users must also submit activity reports for 3 years.

Program Link: https://californiacore.org/how-to-participate/

Program Summary: The Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) is intended to accelerate deployment of advanced technology in the off-road sector by providing a streamlined way for fleets to access funding that helps offset the incremental cost of such technology. CORE targets commercial-ready products that have not yet achieved a significant market foothold. By promoting the purchase of clean technology over internal combustion options, the project is expected to reduce emissions, particularly in areas that are most impacted; help build confidence in zero-emission technology in support of CARB strategies and subsequent regulatory efforts where possible; and provide other sector-wide benefits, such as technology transferability, reductions in advanced-technology component costs, and larger infrastructure investments.

 

Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP): Incentives for Clean Trucks and Buses

Deadline: Continuous until funding is exhausted.

Amount: Varies. See website.

Eligibility: School buses: School districts, charter schools, JPAs, COEs. See website for details on other programs.

https://californiahvip.org/

California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) plays a crucial role in the deployment of zero-emission and near-zero-emission technologies. HVIP accelerates commercialization by providing point-of-sale vouchers to make advanced vehicles more affordable. Launched by the California Air Resources Board in 2009, the project is part of California Climate Investments. HVIP is the earliest model in the U.S. to demonstrate the function, flexibility, and effectiveness of first-come first-served incentives that reduce the incremental cost of commercial vehicles. Program is vouchers for drayage trucks, public transit buses, public school buses and innovative small e-fleets.

 

South Coast AQMD: 2021 Carl Moyer Program (On-Road Category ONLY)

Deadline: Not specified

Amount: See guidelines Eligibility: Owners of an eligible heavy-duty on-road or off-road project, public or private, that results in cost-effective NOx, PM and/or ROG emission reductions. Diesel heavy duty vehicles with engine model years 2016 or older will be eligible to apply.  The replacement vehicle must be optional low NOx specification or zero emission.  No diesel replacements will be funded.

http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs/business/business-detail?title=heavy-duty-engines&parent=vehicle-engine-upgrades

The purpose of the CMP is to obtain emission reductions of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Particulate Matter (PM10) and Reactive Organic Gases (ROG) from heavy-duty vehicles and other equipment operating in California as early and as cost-effectively as possible. The CMP provides financial incentives to assist in the purchase of cleaner-than-required engine and equipment technologies to achieve emission reductions that are real, surplus, quantifiable and enforceable.

Eligible project types include vehicle replacement and repower/conversion projects; on-road retrofit projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Emergency vehicles, including but not limited to prisoner transport buses and fire apparatus, are exempt from CARB regulations and therefore are eligible for CMP funding.  All on-road projects must generate surplus emission reductions and be fully compliant with all applicable fleet regulations.

 

California Volkswagen (VW) Mitigation Trust

Deadline: First come first served basis

Amount: Up to $3,250,000

Match: Match funding from the applicant is encouraged and required for school bus purchases (at least 5 percent) and all non-government owned purchases (at least 25 percent)

Eligibility: Owners of transit buses, school buses and shuttle buses. Administered by San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, but available statewide.

http://vwbusmoney.valleyair.org/

The Zero-Emission Transit, School and Shuttle Bus Project provides funding for new zero-emission replacement buses for owners of transit, school, and shuttle buses. This project mitigates excess NOx emissions, reduces pollution in disadvantaged and low-income communities, supports advanced technology vehicle and equipment deployments and accelerates the zero-emission transformation of the heavy-duty fleet.

 

 

Bay Area Air Quality Management District: Bikeways, Roads, Lanes and Paths Program

Deadline: Continuous until funding exhausted

Amount: Varies.  An initial allocation of $5 million is available, and funding will be awarded to qualifying projects on a first-come, first-served basis.

Match: None

Eligibility: Municipalities, government agencies, and public educational institutions located within the boundaries of the Air District’s jurisdiction

http://www.baaqmd.gov/grant-funding/public-agencies/bikeways-roads-lanes-paths

In fiscal year ending 2016, up to $3.84 million are available for bicycle parking and bikeway projects. Funding is offered on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds have been spent.  In order to be eligible for funding projects must be included in an adopted countywide bicycle plan, Congestion Management Plan (CMP), or the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Regional Bicycle Plan. Funding is available for the following project types: New Class-1 bicycle paths;

  • New Class-2 bicycle lanes;
  • New Class-3 bicycle routes; and
  • New Class-4 cycle tracks or separated bikeways.

 

California Statewide Communities Development Authority: Total Road Improvement Program (TRIP)

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Local governments leverage their State Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax to finance road improvement projects.

Eligibility: Local public agencies (cities and counties)

http://cscda.org/Public-Agency-Programs/Total-Road-Improvement-Programs-(TRIP)

CSCDA offers a pooled securitization program to assist local agencies in bonding against future payments to obtain funding for more projects today. As a pooled public offering, program participants will benefit from reduced issuance costs and better interest rates as compared to stand alone issues. The program does not require a pledge of the local agency’s General Fund.

 

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD): On-Road Heavy-Duty Voucher Incentive Program (VIP)

Deadline: Continuous until funds are exhausted

Amount: Maximum of $45,000available per truck for replacements and up to $10,000for retrofits

​Match: None

Eligibility: owners/operators with fleets of 10 or fewer vehicles that have been operating at least 75% (mileage-based) in California during the previous twenty four (24) months in the SCAQMD service area​.

http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs/business/business-detail?title=voucher-incentive-program

VIP reduces emissions by replacing old, high-polluting vehicles with newer, lower-emission vehicles, or by installing a retrofit device. The goal of this program is to reduce emissions from in-use heavy-duty trucks in small fleets by retrofitting Engine Model Years 2006 and older or by replacing Engine Model Years 2006 and older with Model Years 2007 (or newer) emissions compliant models.

 

PARKS & RECREATION

 

California Department of Parks and Recreation: Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program

Deadline: Round 6A – September 1, 2022, and Round 6B – December 15, 2022.

Amount: Up to $10 million

Match: Up to 50% of the total project cost can be requested through ORLP - up to the maximum $10 million grant amount allowed in grant funding for a total project cost of at least $20 million

Eligibility: Cities, counties, state agencies, tribal governments, JPAs, park districts, special districts

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

·        Projects must be located in urban cities and towns with at least 30,000 people.

·        Projects must involve land acquisition or development for outdoor recreation.

·        At least 50% of the total project cost must come from an eligible match source.   All non-federal (state, local, or private) sources.

·        The only federal sources that are eligible as match for this program are Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act funding, and Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program (REPI) funding.

·        For Round 6 A and B, ORLP requires applications that already have complete Section 106 and NEPA Environmental documents.

Program Link: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30578

Program Intent: ORLP focuses on communities with little to no access to publicly available, close-by, outdoor recreation opportunities in urban areas. ORLP funds the acquisition or development of new parks, or substantially renovate parks in economically disadvantaged cities or towns of at least 30,000 people. 

 

Polaris Industries: T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program

Deadline: March 1 and September 1 annually

Amount: Up to $10,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits and government agencies (Fire, rescue, and law enforcement organizations are not eligible for this program.)

https://www.polaris.com/en-us/trails-application/

The T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program, an initiative of Polaris Industries, provides support to national, state, and local organizations in the United States to ensure the future of ATV riding. The grant program encompasses two main objectives—promoting safe and responsible riding and preserving access. Funds can be used by organizations for trail development and maintenance projects, safety and education initiatives, lobbying, and other projects to increase and maintain land access.

 

The Skatepark Project

Deadline: Rolling basis and awarded quarterly

Amount: $1,000 to $300,000, with an average of $10,000,

Eligibility: Nonprofits, state and local agencies and public school systems

https://skatepark.org/the-skatepark-project-grants/

The Skatepark Project is dedicated to helping underserved communities throughout the United States create safe and inclusive public skateparks for youth. Grants are provided to organizations that are seeking to build free, public, concrete skateparks in underserved communities. The Foundation primarily supports projects that can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment. Priority is given to projects that are designed and built by experienced skatepark contractors and include local skaters in the planning, fundraising, and design process.

 

KaBOOM!: Build it with KaBOOM!

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $15,000 - Grantees are awarded a $15,000 grant to be used toward the purchase of playground equipment. To supplement the $15,000 KaBOOM! grant, grantees are required to raise a minimum of $9,000 (for a total project value of $24,000) up to a maximum of $35,000 (for a total project value of $50,000) towards the cost of the playground project. This amount does not include the cost for safety surfacing, freight, site preparation, installation supervision and any other non‑playground equipment items.

Match: $9,000 Eligibility: Must be located in San Jose, Los Angeles County, San Francisco, Brisbane, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Oakland or Santa Ana (See other qualified Community Partner requirements)

https://kaboom.org/grants/build_it_with_kaboom#eligibility

A Build it with KaBOOM! grant provides the facilitation and support of an experienced Project Manager as community members embark on a 5–12 week planning process. After selection, all partners will join together for a community Design Day, inviting play experts (the kids, of course) to design their dream playspace.

 

Major League Baseball (MLB-MLBPA) Youth Development Foundation

Deadline: Continuous – Applications are reviewed quarterly by the Board of Directors

Amount: Not specified Eligibility: Nonprofits, public school, municipality, MLB Club or American Indian Tribe. Board is looking for innovative and creative ideas to increase baseball/softball opportunities for youth (20 and under), related experience, committed staff, financial stability, business plan to attract other funders, helping underserved youth.

https://www.mlb.com/baseball-tomorrow-fund/how-to-apply

Summary: Foundation considers requests for a variety of purposes including funding capital projects (e.g., field renovations, baseball/softball programs and education initiatives. Capital projects include: building and renovating fields and practice facilities and installing lighting. Baseball/Softball programs include: in-school/after-school baseball/softball programming, equipment and uniforms, umpire fees, player registration fees and practice facility rental fees. Education initiatives include: programs, exhibits and other learning opportunities that use baseball and softball as its primary focus to promote interest and engagement in the game.

 

Good Sports Equipment Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Youth sports equipment

Match: 10% of total retail value of equipment for shipping

Eligibility: School Districts and organizations directly serving youth between ages of 3-18 in an economically disadvantaged area. Organization must operate an organized sport, recreational activity or fitness program offering consistent and structured opportunity for play to large groups of children.

https://www.goodsports.org/apply/ 

Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. Those awarded will gain access to a catalog of available inventory, which displays the equipment, apparel, and footwear that Good Sports has available at the current time.

United States Golf Association (USGA) and National Alliance for Accessible Golf

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Up to $20,000

Match: Yes – amount not specific

Eligibility: Municipalities, school districts and nonprofit organizations

https://www.accessgolf.org/grants/alliance_grants.cfm

Grants support organizations which provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and enjoy the game of golf and its inherent values. The Alliance and the USGA share the belief that the game of golf is exceptionally well-suited to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in a recreational or competitive activity with participants who have various types of disabilities as well as those who do not have disabilities. We encourage inclusive programming – opportunities that allow participants with disabilities and participants without disabilities to learn and play the game side by side.

 

South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD): Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment

Deadline: Not stated

Amount: Discounted equipment. One equivalent operable gasoline- or diesel-powered piece of lawn and garden equipment must be scraped to qualify for incentive funding towards battery electric replacement equipment.

Eligibility: Local governments, school districts, nonprofit organizations

http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs/community/lawn-and-garden-equipment

PROGRAM GOALS: Improve air quality by exchanging older, polluting gasoline- or diesel-powered commercial lawn and garden equipment for new zero emission, battery electric commercial grade equipment for operation within South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) four county region. Special focus will be given to environmental justice (EJ)or disadvantaged communities.

 

HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUNDING

 

California Department of Housing and Community Development: Permanent Local Housing Allocation Program (PLHA)

Deadline: November 30, 2022

Amount: See NOFA for specific amounts allocated to eligible applicants

Eligibility: See NOFA for list of eligible applicants

https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-and-funding/programs-active/permanent-local-housing-allocation

The PLHA provides funding to local governments in California for housing-related projects and programs that assist in addressing the unmet housing needs of their local communities. The funding supports increasing the supply of housing for households at or below 60% of area median income; providing assistance to affordable owner-occupied workforce housing; assisting persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness; facilitating housing affordability, particularly for lower- and moderate-income households, and more. 

 

California Department of Housing and Community Development: Regional Early Action Planning (REAP 2.0) Grants of 2021

Deadline: Initial application window closes on December 31, 2022. Depending on availability of remaining funds there may be a second competitive Innovative and Integrated Set Aside funding round if there are excess funds at the end of 2022.

Amount: See guidelines

Eligibility: Most of the program’s funding (85 percent, or $510 million) will flow directly to the state’s 18 Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and the MPOs may subgrant a portion of the funds to eligible entities (cities, counties, transit/transportation agencies) in their metropolitan region. The remaining funds are split into a set aside for tribal entities and for eligible entities in smaller counties in non-MPO regions (5 percent, or $30 million), as well as for a Higher Impact Transformative set aside for all eligible entities (5 percent, or $30 million).

Program Link: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/regional-early-action-planning-2021

Program Summary: REAP 2.0 is a flexible program that seeks to accelerate progress towards our state housing goals and climate commitments through a strengthened partnership between the state, its regions, and local entities. REAP 2.0 seeks to accelerate infill housing development, reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT), increase housing supply at all affordability levels, affirmatively further fair housing, and facilitate the implementation of adopted regional and local plans to achieve these goals.

 

Georgia Pacific Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: Varies – Total annual giving $4.5 million

Eligibility: Government entities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations located where company facilities operate: Antioch, San Leandro, Modesto, Madera, Fresno, Santa Fe Springs or La Mirada

https://www.gp.com/community/

The Foundation has identified the following key investment areas:

  • Education
  • Community Enrichment 
  • Environment

 

Amgen Foundation

Deadline: None. Requests reviewed quarterly

Amount: $10,000 to $1,000,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, government agencies and educational institutions. Emphasis in Thousand Oaks and South San Francisco.

https://www.amgen.com/responsibility/amgen-foundation/

The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance science education, improve quality of care and access for patients, and support resources that create sound communities where Amgen staff members live and work.

The Foundation focuses its philanthropy in the following key areas:

  • Science Education The Foundation is committed to raising the value of science literacy on a national and local level. The Foundation seeks to identify programs that provide pivotal hands-on science experiences for students and teachers, as well as programs that support teacher quality and provide professional development in math and science.
  • Community Life The Foundation dedicates substantial resources to strengthening and enriching the community, thereby making it a more desirable place to live and work. The focus is to fund programs that enhance civic engagement by supporting science and education-based initiatives, environmental programs, health and social services, as well as culture and arts in an effort to strengthen and enrich company communities.

 

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $100 - $500,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, and educational institutions in communities served by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

http://www.bnsffoundation.org/

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Foundation provides support in communities in the company's area of operations. The Foundation considers requests falling in the following categories:

  • Civic Services: This area includes organizations which are concerned with the environment and local community issues, such as crime prevention, parks and recreation, diversity and community development.
  • Cultural Organizations: This area includes performing arts, visual arts, fine arts, and museums and other related activities that offer opportunities for underserved children to experience cultural learning events.
  • Educational Institutions: This area includes both public and private education, primarily at the college level. (Grants of an exceptional nature may be made to vocational and non-college schools. Preferably, contributions will be directed toward the improvement of the quality of education.)
  • Health and Human Service Organizations: This area includes hospitals, medical programs, and programs that address chemical dependency treatment and prevention, spouse and child abuse, women's and children's aid, and transitional shelters.
  • Youth Organizations: This area includes Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire, Scouts, Junior Achievement, and similar groups.

 

ANIMAL AND PET FUNDING

 

Walmart Local Community Grants

Deadline: December 31, 2022 (Grant application window opens February 1, 2022)

Amount: Up to $5,000

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations, government entities, K-12 public or nonprofit private school, charter school, community college, state/private college or university or church or other faith-based organization with project that benefits the community at large.

https://walmart.org/how-we-give/local-community-grants

Each year, our U.S. stores and clubs award local cash grants designed to address the unique needs of the communities where we operate. They include a variety of organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services and community clean-up projects. 

 

Banfield Foundation

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time for all of the programs, except Pet Advocacy Grants, which have submission deadlines of April 30 and October 31, annually.

Amount: Varies depending on program

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations. Must wait 12 months after award to apply again.

https://www.banfield.com/banfield-foundation/programs

The Banfield Foundation is committed to improving the well-being of pets nationwide through four different grant programs. These programs include Veterinary Medical Equipment Grants, Veterinary Assistance Grants, Pet Advocacy Grants, and Disaster Relief Grants. 

 

HAZARD MITIGATION FUNDING

 

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES): Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Project maximum is unspecified. $150,000 for single jurisdiction plan, $250,000 for multi-jurisdiction plan. Match: Generally, HMA funds may be used to pay up to 75% of the eligible activity costs. The remaining 25% of eligible activity costs are derived from non-Federal sources Eligibility: States, local communities and tribal governments

https://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/recovery/disaster-mitigation-technical-support/404-hazard-mitigation-grant-program

Funding Priorities:

  • Local Hazard Mitigation Plans (LHMP) updates that will expire within 24 months.
  • All other LHMP updates.
  • Shovel ready projects with a high level of design that can begin construction within 90 days of FEMA approval, in declared counties.
  • Shovel ready projects with a high level of design that can begin constructions within 90 days of FEMA approval, in all other counties.
  • Whole community risk reduction/large critical infrastructure wildfire projects.
  • Whole community risk reduction/large critical infrastructure projects for other hazard types.
  • Wildfire projects in any county.
  • All hazard type projects in any county.
  • Planning related activities.
  • Five percent (5%) Initiative projects.

 

          ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT FUNDING

 

U.S. Economic Development Administration: FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Economic Adjustment Assistance

Deadline: While EDA encourages eligible applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible, EDA strongly advises eligible applicants to submit complete applications no later than March 31, 2022

Amount: $100,000 to $10 million

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Cities, counties, states, special districts, nonprofits, IHEs and tribal governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334743

Program is designed to provide a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. Under this announcement, EDA solicits applications under the authority of the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is flexible and responsive to the economic development needs and priorities of local and regional stakeholders. This is the broadest NOFO EDA is publishing under ARPA and any eligible applicant from any EDA Region may apply. EDA expects to fund a number of projects under this NOFO that support communities negatively impacted by the downturn in the coal economy, supporting transitioning away from coal.

 

T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program

Deadline: Requests reviewed quarterly

Amount: Up to $50,000

Eligibility: Elected leaders, town managers and employees, and nonprofit leaders are eligible to submit applications.

https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/hometown-grants

The T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program is intended to help build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities throughout the United States. Up to 100 towns each year for the next five years will receive community improvement grants of up to $50,000 each. The focus is on providing support to revitalize community spaces in towns with 50,000 people or less that help foster local connections. Examples of eligible projects include revitalizing a town hall, a senior center, a local little league field, a library, or any space where friends and neighbors gather.

 

Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program

Deadline: Rolling

Amount: $10,000

Match: $10,000. Grant funding requires a cash match from the participating municipality or a partnering organization.

Eligibility: Applying organizations must be from communities with populations of 2,500 to 30,000. Applicant organizations must designate a lead organization that must be a local government, 501c3 organization or informal resident-led group.

https://www.communityheartandsoul.org/seed-grants/

Community Heart & Soul is a resident-driven process that engages the entire population of a town in identifying what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it. The Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program provides $10,000 in startup funding for resident-driven groups in small cities and towns across the United States to implement the Community Heart & Soul model. 

 

U.S. Department of Commerce: FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs including CARES Act Funding

Deadline: There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new PWEAA NOFO.

Amount: $100,000 to $30 million Match: Yes - Generally, the amount of an EDA award may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of the project.

Eligibility: (i) District Organization of a designated Economic Development District; (ii) Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes; (iii) State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; (iv) institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or (v) public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State.

https://www.eda.gov/funding-opportunities/

Summary: EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. If you are interested in applying for a project of national impact/scope under the CARES Act; please inquire at RNTA@eda.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Labor: National Dislocated Worker Grants Program Guidance

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $150,000 to $25 million Match: No Eligibility: Eligibility varies depending upon the type of National Dislocated Worker Grant requested. See guidelines for details.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325616

The Department funds two types of DWGs: Disaster Recovery and Employment Recovery. Disaster Recovery DWGs provide funding to create temporary employment opportunities to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts when an area impacted by an emergency or major disaster is declared eligible for public assistance FEMA or is declared as an emergency or disaster of national significance. Employment Recovery DWGs temporarily expand capacity to serve dislocated workers and to meet the increased demand for employment and training services following a qualifying event.

 

TECHNOLOGY AND BROADBAND FUNDING

 

California Public Utilities Commission: California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) Adoption Account

Deadline: January 1, 2023, and July 1, 2023

Amount: Up to $150,000

Match: Yes - 15%

Applicant Eligibility: Local governments, senior centers, schools, public libraries, nonprofit organizations, and community-based organizations with programs to increase publicly available or after school broadband access and digital inclusion, such as digital literacy training programs are eligible to apply for grants.

Eligible Projects: Digital Literacy (DL) Projects- Digital inclusion projects may include digital literacy training programs and public education to communities with limited broadband adoption, including low-income communities, senior citizen communities, and communities facing socioeconomic barriers to broadband adoption.

Program Link: https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/industries-and-topics/internet-and-phone/california-advanced-services-fund/casf-adoption-account

 

California Public Utilities Commission: Local Agency Technical Assistance (LATA)

Deadline: No specified deadline. Application window opened August 1, 2022

Amount: Up to $1 million may be available for each local agency per fiscal year. Applications meeting the Ministerial Review criteria may be approved by Staff and are capped at $500,000. Application requests exceeding $500,000 may be approved by the Commission via Resolution, up to a maximum of $1 million.

Eligibility: Cities, counties, special districts

Program Link: https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/industries-and-topics/internet-and-phone/broadband-implementation-for-california/local-agency-technical-assistance

Summary: Technical assistance grants to reimburse pre-construction expenses in advance of broadband deployment. Funds will reimburse pre-construction expenses to provide broadband connections to unserved and underserved areas. Grants are for pre-construction planning and studies, such as needs assessments, environmental studies, and network designs. Technical assistance may include forming a JPA with another entity or supporting a local agency preparing to provide internet service in the same jurisdiction. Eligible areas contain unserved and underserved households or businesses. Grant recipients will be provided with an authorization to proceed and may request reimbursements after completing technical assistance work products.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT, PUBLIC SAFETY & REENTRY EMPLOYMENT FUNDING

 

National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators: 2023 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Projects

Deadline: November 18, 2022

Amount: Up to $5,000 (reimbursement)

Eligibility: Public agencies, nonprofit organizations, community‐based victim service organizations, faith‐based organizations, tribal organizations, and community coalitions committed to advocating for the rights and services of crime victims

https://navaa.org/community-awareness-project/

Seeking proposals for innovative and collaborative approaches to promoting community‐wide public awareness of the rights and available services for victims of all types of crimes during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 23-29, 2023.

Generally, the types of activities supported with NCVRW CAP funds fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • a public event at which individual members of the general public physically attend in-person (e.g., candlelight vigils, information, or resource fairs, 5k walk/runs, memorial services);
  • mass media advertising (e.g., newspaper, radio, or television ads, billboards, mass transit or movie theatre ads, including social media); and
  • the production, publication, and distribution of printed awareness materials (e.g., brochures, posters, victims’ rights cards, resource directories).)

 

Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC): Proposition 64 Public Health & Safety Grant Program

Deadline: December 2, 2022

Bidder's Conference: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 1:30 PM PT (RSVP by email)

Amount: Up to $3 million

Match: No

Eligibility: Counties and Cities that have not banned both indoor and outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation, or retail sale of marijuana or marijuana products.

http://www.bscc.ca.gov/proposition-64-public-health-safety-grant-program/

The purpose of this grant program is to fund projects that assist with law enforcement efforts, fire protection efforts, or other local projects addressing public health and safety associated with the implementation of the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA).

 

U.S. Department of Justice: Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and/or Assistance

Deadline: Open

Amount: There are no minimum or maximum levels of funding for grant awards. OVC will work with applicants to ensure that the level of funding requested is necessary to meet their unique circumstances and needs.

Match: No

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to state victim assistance programs; public agencies, including federal, state, and local governments, federally recognized Indian tribal governments, public institutions of higher education; and victim service and nongovernmental organizations.

https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/Solicitation.aspx?utm_source=newsfromovc&utm_medium=email&utm_content=response_to_opioid_crisis_5.30.2018&utm_c

This program is designed to supplement the resources and services of entities responding to these acts when a jurisdiction has been overwhelmed after such an incident. AEAP funds can assist with crisis response in the initial aftermath of an event; help victims adapt, restore their equilibrium, and deal with the consequences of the event; and facilitate victim participation in the judicial process. AEAP is also designed to supplement state crime victim compensation administrative agencies that reimburse victims for out-of-pocket expenses related to their victimization. Additionally, training and technical assistance funds are available to identify resources, assess needs, coordinate services to victims, and develop strategies for responding to an event.

 

FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES FUNDING

 

FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program

Deadline: March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 annually

Amount: Not specified Eligibility: Fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local, and community organizations

https://www.fmglobal.com/about-us/our-business/corporate-responsibility/fm-global-fire-prevention-grant-program

The FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program supports a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness, and control efforts throughout the U.S. and internationally. Funded projects include pre-incident planning, fire and arson prevention and investigation, and fire prevention education and training programs.

 

Brothers Helping Brothers

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Varies. Award examples vary between $500 and $13,000

Eligibility: Fire departments and EMS organizations serving a population of less than 10,000 and less than 30 employees with majority as volunteer or paid call

https://www.brothershelpingbrothers.org/

Brothers Helping Brothers helps small and rural fire departments throughout the U.S. with equipment needs by donating vital life-saving tools. Equipment grants as well as used equipment donations are provided.

 

Marathon Petroleum Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits, federal, state or local government entity in communities where company has significant presence

https://www.marathonpetroleum.com/Sustainability/Creating-Shared-Value-and-Opportunity/Marathon-Petroleum-Foundation/

Marathon provides funding for projects in the following categories:

  • Environmental conservation and
  • Public safety

 

Firefighters Charitable Foundation Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies

Match: None

https://www.ffcf.org/fire-departments

Assists fire and disaster victims; and supports

Volunteer Fire Departments.  Grants offered for the following needs/programs: AED (Automatic External Defibrillator); Fire Department Equipment Program; Community Smoke Detector Program; and the Juvenile Fire-setter Prevention and Intervention Program. 

 

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, NUTRITION AND EDUCATION FUNDING

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture: FY23 Farm to School Grant

Deadline: January 6, 2023

Amount: $10,000 to $500,000

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, school districts, nonprofits and tribal governments

https://www.fns.usda.gov/f2s/resources-farm-school-grant-program-applicants

Grants are designed to improve access to local foods in eligible schools, for activities such as:

  • Training;
  • Supporting operations;
  • Planning;
  • Purchasing equipment;
  • Developing school gardens;
  • Developing partnerships; and
  • Implementing farm to school programs.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Deadline: January 6, 2023

Amount: Up to $100,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, school districts, nonprofits, for-profits, small businesses, special districts and tribal organizations and governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340889

This program supports one year of planning and brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to establish and/or improve local capacity in order to strengthen rural community health interventions and enhance care coordination.

 In addition to funding Network Planning programs through the Regular Network Planning track, in FY 2023 the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will also offer an option for applicants to select the Advancing Health Equity (AHE) track. In addition to addressing the three legislative aims of the regular Network Planning program, applicants will select only one of these two tracks. AHE applicants will seek to coalesce community stakeholders to focus on addressing health equity needs and improve health outcomes for underserved members of rural communities.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Overdose Response

Deadline: January 19, 2023

Amount: Not specified - $12M for entire program

Match: No

Eligibility: Domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including community-based organizations, federally recognized tribes, tribal organizations, state, local and territorial governments, and institutions of higher education

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342804

 The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is a multi-year HRSA initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in high-risk rural communities. This funding opportunity, RCORP-Overdose Response, will advance RCORP’s overall goal by supporting immediate responses to the opioid crisis in rural areas.  Over the course of a one-year period of performance, RCORP-Overdose Response recipients will address immediate needs in rural areas through improving access to, capacity for, and sustainability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance use disorder (SUD).  To achieve the purpose of the RCORP-Overdose Response program, applicants must select from a list of allowable activities.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program

Deadline: January 27, 2023

Amount: Up to $750,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, school districts, nonprofits, for-profits, small businesses, special districts and tribal organizations and governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340890

The purpose of this program is to improve and expand access to health care in rural areas by developing new, sustainable rural residency programs or rural track programs (RTPs) that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACMGE), to address the physician workforce shortages and challenges faced by rural communities. This program provides start-up funding to RRPD award recipients to create new rural residency programs that will ultimately be sustainable long-term through viable and stable funding mechanisms, such as, Medicare, Medicaid, and other public or private funding sources.

 

L.B. Research and Education Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $10,000 to $75,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits

Summary: Grants are provided to organizations that address one of the following areas: In the Education category, the focus is on supporting inventive approaches that boost engagement and achievement for populations that face education opportunity gaps tied to poverty, gender, race/ethnicity, trauma, etc. The Foundation values educational approaches that foster independent and critical thinking, activate creativity, and/or offer alternatives to traditional education. Project ideas serving any age group, from early childhood through postsecondary and vocational education are considered. In the Health category, the focus is on addressing health issues that are prevalent among vulnerable populations who face barriers to accessing adequate care. The Foundation has a particular interest in supporting efforts that remove the stigma of mental illness and that increase the awareness of the prevalence of these issues, especially in underserved populations. Priority in both categories is given to proposals that have a specific research or dissemination mechanism in place for the community solution that could lead to positive changes on a regional, national, or global scale.

Contact Information: Interested organizations are invited to email a 400 word or less description of their funding idea to inquiries@thelbfoundation.org. (The Foundation does not currently have a website.)

 

Bob Barker Company Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: $5,000 to $25,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions

http://www.bobbarkercompanyfoundation.org/

The mission of the Bob Barker Company Foundation is to develop and support programs that help incarcerated individuals successfully reenter society and stay out for life. The Foundation supports organizations throughout the U.S. that work with the incarcerated community in order to prepare them physically, spiritually, and emotionally for successful reentry into society. Applying organizations must work with a minimum of 100 incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals each year.

 

Desert Healthcare District

Deadline: LOI – Continuous

Amount: Not specified. $61,000 annual giving

Eligibility: Government agencies and nonprofit organizations in Coachella Valley

http://www.dhcd.org/

The Desert Healthcare District provides grants to nonprofit organizations and government agencies that promote good health in the Coachella Valley of California.

  • Responsive Grants - Community health and wellness services in the development and implementation of new programs and services
  • Sustaining Programs - Critical community health and wellness services provided by an established District partner that is a nonprofit, community-based organization or public agency.
  • Proactive Projects - Leveraging financial, intellectual, and technical resources to identify and alleviate healthcare disparities, address and improve access to health and wellness services, and create environmental change that supports optimal health and a culture of wellness.
  • Mini Grants - This program allows the community to access support for small health initiatives that possibly do not have the capacity for a large program or project.

Joseph Drown Foundation Education & Community Grants

Deadline: Quarterly (April 15th; July 15th; October 15th)

Amount: Varies by application

Match: None

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, government institutions, schools in the Los Angeles area

http://www.jdrown.org/mission/index.html

​​ The Foundation is interested in programs that break down any barrier that prevents a person from continuing to grow and learn​ through grant programs including:

  1. Education: Education programs in K-12, at both public and private schools that seek to solve the existing problems in Los Angeles area schools. Favor is given to those programs directed at talented middle income students who are unable to obtain assistance from sources specifically available to low income students. 
  2. ​​Community, Health, & Social Services: Foundation supports programs that encourage all individuals to reach their fullest potential. The best chance a young person has to reach that goal is to stay in school, inside a functioning family, and outside the juvenile justice system. Programs that deal with issues such as the high drop-out rate, lack of sufficient health care, substance abuse and violence.

 

The Crail-Johnson Foundation: Grant-making Programs​

Deadline: Quarterly.  Education Grants September 1 – September 30; Human Services 

​Grants December 15 – January 15; Health Grants ​April 15 – May 15

​Amount: ​$100 - $45,000

Match: None

Eligibility: The Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations benefiting children, youth, and families in the greater Los Angeles, CA, area. National organizations providing services in Los Angeles are also considered. Occasionally, grants are made to programs and projects that are regional or national in scope, where potential benefits to children and families in Los Angeles can be clearly demonstrated.

http://crail-johnson.org/grant-making/ The Foundation supports programs as a means to address the long-term well-being of children, youth and community. It is through the support of Education, Human Services and Health that the Foundation hopes to assist in providing children, youth and their families with the tools necessary to build a life of quality. Support is exclusively focused on programs that address the needs of economically, socially and physically disadvantaged children. The Foundation supports both proven approaches and innovative programs aimed at systemic change and provides support for new, continuing, or expanding programs.

 

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Deadline: LOI’s accepted throughout the year

Amount: Not specified

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Municipalities and nonprofits

https://hjweinbergfoundation.org/grants/process/

The Older Adults program is the single largest grant making area from this Foundation. These include grants for residential care facilities, such as nursing homes or assisted living residences that are aiming to make their facilities more “home-like.” The Foundations also funds home repair and home modification services for older adults. Community-based facilities, like senior centers and adult day program sites, are also a funded area. Elder homelessness, elder abuse emergency services, caregiver support, promotion of professional long-term care workforce, and economic security programs for seniors are also eligible for consideration for funding.

 

The California Wellness Foundation

Deadline: No LOI deadline

Amount: $120,000 to $200,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, public agencies, religious organizations and tribal governments

http://www.calwellness.org/

The mission of The California Wellness Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education, and disease prevention.

The Foundation pursues the following goals through its grantmaking:

  • to address the particular health needs of traditionally underserved populations, including low-income individuals, people of color, youth, and residents of rural areas;
  • to support and strengthen nonprofit organizations that seek to improve the health of underserved populations;
  • to recognize and encourage leaders who are working to increase health and wellness within their communities; and,
  • to inform policymakers and opinion leaders about important wellness and healthcare issues.

 

The Kresge Foundation: Developing Healthy Places Grants

Deadline: Continuous. Preliminary applications may be submitted at any time.

Amount: Varies by program.  The Foundation's Total Annual Giving is $125,200,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Government entities and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations

http://kresge.org/programs/health/developing-healthy-places

The Kresge Foundation works to reduce health disparities among children and adults by addressing conditions that lead to poor health outcomes. The Foundation’s Developing Healthy Places program supports place-based, community-driven efforts to promote health and remove barriers to opportunity for people in low-income neighborhoods. In the Healthy Housing and Neighborhoods category, support is provided to organizations working to address policies, systems change, and communication to connect health and housing; policies that promote healthy housing and mitigate the impacts of substandard housing; and innovative investments that connect community development, health, and housing.

 

The Kresge Foundation: Human Services Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.

Match: None

Eligibility: government agencies and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations

http://kresge.org/programs/human-services/advancing-effectiveness-human-serving-organizations

The Kresge Foundation works to improve the life circumstances of poor and low-income children and adults and those living in underserved communities. Through the Human Services Program, the Foundation seeks to expand access and opportunity for individuals and families who are vulnerable and low-income by strengthening human services organizations and promoting new responses to challenges in the sector.

 

Stuart Foundation Grant Funding Deadline: Continuous (LOIs may be submitted at any time) Amount: Varies.  Eligibility: school districts, universities, and government entities such as city or county agencies in California http://www.stuartfoundation.org/BecomeOurPartner The Stuart Foundation is dedicated to transforming the public education and child welfare systems so that all youth can learn and achieve in school and life. The Foundation: The Education Systems category invests in coordinated programs, partnerships, and research and policy analysis that help students to learn and achieve in school by developing effective education systems. The Vulnerable Youth in Child Welfare category partners with child welfare agencies to help children and youth in foster care to realize positive outcomes in the following focus areas: safety, permanency, well-being, education opportunities, and youth, family, and community engagement.

 

 

THE ARTS, LIBRARIES AND HISTORICAL PRESERVATION

      

 

 

 

U.S. National Park Service: FY2022 Historic Preservation Fund - Semiquincentennial Grants

Deadline: December 6, 2022

Amount: $15,000 to $750,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, cities, counties, IHEs, nonprofits, tribal governments and organizations

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservationfund/semiquincentennial.htm

The National Park Service’s (NPS) Semiquincentennial Grant Program will support the physical preservation of a broad variety of cultural resources associated with the founding of America as a nation in commemoration of the country's semiquincentennial (250th anniversary). Funded projects will preserve National Register listed, State owned, cultural resources related to the founding of the nation. These grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund physical preservation to National Register listed historic properties including buildings, sites, structures, objects, or historic districts. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match, though match may be considered as a competitive factor.

 

National Park Service: FY2022 Historic Preservation Fund- Save America's Treasures Collection Grants

Deadline: December 20, 2022

Amount: $25,000 to $750,000

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, school districts, special districts, nonprofits, IHEs and tribal governments and organizations

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservationfund/save-americas-treasures-grants.htm

Save America’s Treasures grants from the Historic Preservation Fund provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties and collections. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. The grant program is administered by the National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

 

National Park Service: FY2022 Historic Preservation Fund- Save America's Treasures Preservation Grants

Deadline: December 20, 2022

Amount: $125,000 to $750,000

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, school districts, special districts, nonprofits, IHEs and tribal governments and organizations

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservationfund/save-americas-treasures-grants.htm

Save America’s Treasures grants from the Historic Preservation Fund provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties and collections. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. The grant program is administered by the National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Public Humanities Project

Deadline: January 11, 2023

Amount: Up to $1 million

Match: No

Eligibility: Cities, counties, special districts, nonprofits, IHEs, tribal governments

https://www.neh.gov/grants/public/public-humanities-projects

The purpose of this program is to support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person, hybrid, or virtual programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Deadline: January 12, 2023

Amount: Up to $400,000

Match: No

Eligibility: Cities, counties, IHEs, nonprofits, special districts, tribal governments

https://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-advancement-grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities is accepting applications for the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program. The program supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Deadline: January 12, 2023

Amount: Up to $10,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, cities, counties, special districts, IHEs and tribal governments

https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-assistance-grants-smaller-institutions

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is accepting applications for the Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions program. This program aims to help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. The program encourages applications from small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Cultural and Community Resilience

Deadline: January 12, 2023

Amount: Up to $150,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, special districts, IHEs, nonprofits and tribal governments

https://www.neh.gov/program/cultural-and-community-resilience

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is accepting applications for the Cultural and Community Resilience program. This program supports community-based efforts to mitigate climate change and COVID-19 pandemic impacts, safeguard cultural resources, and foster cultural resilience through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experience. The program prioritizes projects from disadvantaged communities in the United States or its jurisdictions, and NEH encourages applications that employ inclusive methodologies.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Climate Smart Humanities Organizations

Deadline: January 17, 2023

Amount: Up to $300,000

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Cities, counties, states, nonprofits, IHEs, special districts and tribal governments

https://www.neh.gov/program/climate-smart-humanities-organizations

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Challenge Programs is accepting applications for the Climate Smart Humanities Organizations program. This program supports comprehensive assessment and strategic planning efforts by humanities organizations to mitigate physical and operational environmental impacts and adapt to a changing climate. Projects will result in climate action and adaptation planning documents or similar detailed assessments including prioritized, measurable actions and their expected outcomes. Proposals must address how strategic planning for climate change will increase the organization’s resilience and support its work in the humanities over the long term. Projects are financed through a combination of federal matching funds and gifts raised from third-party non-federal sources.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities

Deadline: February 2, 2023

Amount: Up to $150,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, IHEs, special districts and nonprofits

https://www.neh.gov/program/dangers-and-opportunities-technology-perspectives-humanities

This program supports research that examines technology and its relationship to society through the lens of the humanities. NEH is particularly interested in projects that examine the role of technology in shaping current social and cultural issues.

 

The Pilcrow Foundation: Children’s Book Project

Deadline: April 1 and October 1, annually

Amount: Through the program, a library's local sponsors can contribute from $200 to $400, which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,200 worth of children's books. 

Eligibility: Libraries located in rural areas with limited operating budget and an active children’s department. The Foundation accepts applications from independent rural public libraries and Native American Tribal libraries as well as libraries that are part of a county, regional, or cooperative system.

https://thepilcrowfoundation.org/childrens-book-project/

The mission of the Pilcrow Foundation is to provide new, quality, hardcover children's books to rural public libraries across the United States. The Foundation provides a list of over 500 quality hardcover children's books from which grant recipients can select books best suited for their community.

The CARESTAR Foundation

Deadline: LOI can be submitted online at any time

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Public agencies and nonprofits

https://carestarfoundation.org/funding-guidelines/

Foundation was founded in 2017 as a result of the sale of the air ambulance company CALSTAR (California Shock Trauma Air Rescue), and honors this legacy of lifesaving work in the field of emergency and prehospital care. CARESTAR's mission is to improve health outcomes for all Californians by applying a racial equity lens to fund and advocate for improvements to the emergency response system. CARESTAR supports innovative programs, projects, and organizations that will build knowledge, strengthen partnerships and programs, and advance critical policies towards a more equitable, unified, and compassionate system of emergency and prehospital care.

 

The Lisa Libraries

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Book donation - organizations should cover shipping and handling costs

Eligibility: Organizations that work with families in underserved areas throughout the United States

http://lisalibraries.org/

The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with families in underserved areas throughout the United States. Support is provided to organizations in low-income or underserved areas that need a small library, need to rebuild or add to a library, or serve children who would benefit by being given new books to take home. Previously supported libraries include libraries at daycare centers, prison visiting areas for children of incarcerated parents, and after-school programs. Donation of books from The Lisa Libraries is free; however, recipient organizations should cover the shipping and handling costs.

 

Georgia Pacific Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: Varies – Total annual giving $4.5 million

Eligibility: Government entities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations located where company facilities operate: Antioch, San Leandro, Modesto, Madera, Fresno, Santa Fe Springs or La Mirada

https://www.gp.com/community/

The Foundation has identified the following key investment areas:

  • Education
  • Community Enrichment 
  • Environment

 

ECMC Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing Amount: Not specified Eligibility: Nonprofits, educational institutions and government agencies

https://www.ecmcfoundation.org/

The ECMC Foundation works to improve post-secondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds nationwide. The Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: The College Success category aims to increase the number of students from historically and presently underserved backgrounds who persist through and graduate from an institution of higher education with a bachelor's degree. The Career Readiness category aims to improve post-secondary career and technical education outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds. The Foundation is giving priority to requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS FUNDING

 

Walmart Local Community Grants

Deadline: December 31, 2022

Amount: Up to $5,000

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations, government entities, K-12 public or nonprofit private school, charter school, community college, state/private college or university or church or other faith-based organization with project that benefits the community at large.

https://walmart.org/how-we-give/local-community-grants

Each year, our U.S. stores and clubs award local cash grants designed to address the unique needs of the communities where we operate. They include a variety of organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services and community clean-up projects. 

 

International Paper Foundation: Environmental Education & Literacy Grants

Deadline: Quarterly (February 1, April 1, August 1, and October 1, annually)

Amount: $100 - $100,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, government entities, and school districts

http://www.internationalpaper.com/company/regions/north-america/ip-foundation-usa/apply-for-a-grant

The foundation's primary focus areas include the following:

  1. Environmental Education: The Foundation supports programs that help both younger and older generations understand a sustainable approach balancing environmental, social, and economic needs. Examples of supported programs include:
    • science-based programs targeting children;
    • outdoor classrooms at schools or in communities;
    • outdoor science programs tied to forestry, air, or water; and,
    • education-based programs that promote recycling, tree planting, and composting initiatives.
  2. Literacy: The Foundation addresses literacy through support of programs that:
    • enhance availability of reading materials at school and community libraries;
    • enhance reading skills of children and adults; and,
    • teach English as a Second Language (ESL).

 

 

Kress Conservation Grant Program

Deadline*: March 1, September 1, December 1 - Annually

​Amount: ​Generally, $10,000-$25,000

Match: Case by case basis – the foundation will review the detailed budget to see if any elements are particularly suited for their support

Eligibility: non-profit institutions with 501(c) 3 status, based in the United States, including supporting foundations of European institutions

www.kressfoundation.org/grants/conservation/ The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies.  Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.

 

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

Deadline: May 10 and November 10, annually

Amount: $1,000 - $20,000

Match: No

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

https://www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org/application-guidelines

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation provides support to community-based nonprofit organizations throughout the United States for whom a small amount of money can make a big difference.

The Foundation will consider requests to support the following: museums; cultural and performing arts programs; schools; hospitals; environmental and wildlife protection activities; educational and skills training projects; programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; and, other community-based programming.

 

The Black Family Foundation

Deadline: Contact the foundation for application deadlines.

Amount: $2,500 - $55,000

Eligibility: Non-Profits

Contact: 1540 East Lake Road, Suite 300, Erie, PA 16511     

814-870-7705

The Foundation supports: Community and economic development; civic affairs, including leadership development and social entrepreneurship; education; environment, including climate change and sustainability; science; and social services, including social justice and social change.

 

Waste Management Charitable Giving Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organization or public organizations where any donations requested will be used exclusively for public purposes.

http://www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp

Healthy thriving communities depend on involved citizens, organizations and corporate partners for momentum. We lend our support and services to causes that promote civic pride, economic development and revitalization. Every community has its own challenges, and we strive always to be part of problem-solving initiatives. WM is most motivated to support programs that support environment, environmental education, and causes important to the areas they operate.

 

NONPROFIT/COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION FUNDING

 

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: Central Valley Project Habitat & Facility Improvements

Deadline: November 14, 2022

Amount: Up to $40 million

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Cities, counties, nonprofits, special districts and tribal governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343140

The rivers of the Central Valley of California support populations of Fall Run Chinook, Spring Run Chinook, and Winter Run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and Steelhead Trout (O. Mykiss). Water resources development, stream channel manipulations, and other anthropogenic actions have reduced and modified historical salmonid habitats. Gravel is regularly transported from spawning sites on the river and there is less utilizable rearing habitat. Infrastructure entrains juveniles, impairs passage, and increases susceptibility to predation. Relevant purposes of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) include: To protect, restore, and enhance fish, wildlife, and associated habitats in the Central Valley and Trinity River basins of California; To address impacts of the Central Valley Project (CVP) on fish, wildlife and associated habitats; To improve the operational flexibility of the CVP; To achieve a reasonable balance among competing demands for use of CVP water, including the requirements of fish and wildlife, agricultural, municipal and industrial and power contractors.

 

Panera Bread Foundation

Deadline: November 14, 2022

Amount: $25,000 to $150,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations within 25 miles of a Panera location) who provide access to programs for at-risk, underserved, or historically underrepresented children and youth. Qualified organizations are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving predominantly children and youth of color, ages 10-18, that have a new or existing program focused on college readiness, skills building, workforce or leadership development, post-high school planning, or mentorship.

https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/panera-foundation.html

The Panera Bread Foundation's mission is to support and strengthen communities by investing in underserved and at-risk children and youth to become leaders.

 

National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators: 2023 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Projects

Deadline: November 18, 2022

Amount: Up to $5,000 (reimbursement)

Eligibility: Public agencies, nonprofit organizations, community‐based victim service organizations, faith‐based organizations, tribal organizations, and community coalitions committed to advocating for the rights and services of crime victims

https://navaa.org/community-awareness-project/

Seeking proposals for innovative and collaborative approaches to promoting community‐wide public awareness of the rights and available services for victims of all types of crimes during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 23-29, 2023.

Generally, the types of activities supported with NCVRW CAP funds fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • a public event at which individual members of the general public physically attend in-person (e.g., candlelight vigils, information, or resource fairs, 5k walk/runs, memorial services);
  • mass media advertising (e.g., newspaper, radio, or television ads, billboards, mass transit or movie theatre ads, including social media); and
  • the production, publication, and distribution of printed awareness materials (e.g., brochures, posters, victims’ rights cards, resource directories).

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP)

Deadline: November 21, 2022

Amount: Up to $5 million

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, special districts, nonprofits, school districts, IHEs, tribal organizations and governments, for-profits, small businesses and individuals

https://www.rd.usda.gov/hbiip

The purpose of HBIIP is to increase significantly the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by expanding the infrastructure for renewable fuels derived from U.S. agricultural products. Funds are for:

  • Fueling stations, convenience stores, hypermarket fueling stations, fleet facilities, and similar entities with capital investments) for eligible implementation activities related to higher blends of fuel ethanol greater than 10 percent ethanol, such as E15 or higher; and biodiesel greater than 5 percent biodiesel, such as B20 or higher; and
  • Terminal operations, depots, and midstream partners, for eligible implementation activities related to higher blends of fuel ethanol greater than 10 percent ethanol, such as E15 or higher, and biodiesel greater than 5 percent biodiesel, such as B20 or higher.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: FY22 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Amount: No minimum/maximum

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, special districts, IHEs, nonprofits, small businesses, for-profits

https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=101051

This program funds projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of intercity passenger and freight rail.

 

The Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation

Deadline: December 2, 2022

Amount: $10,000 to $50,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit academic institutions, healthcare institutions, and organizations

https://pva.org/research-resources/education-foundation/

Foundation funds innovative educational projects in the United States and Canada that benefit veterans and others living with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D), as well as their families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Funding is provided in the following project categories: Consumer, Caregiver, and Community Education; Professional Development and Education; Research Utilization and Dissemination; Assistive Technology; and Conferences and Symposia. Supported projects should improve the quality of life for individuals with SCI/D, educate consumers about the consequences of and complications associated with SCI/D, improve the knowledge and skills of SCI/D healthcare professionals, and prevent the occurrence and complications of new SCI/D.

 

U.S. National Park Service: FY2022 Historic Preservation Fund - Semiquincentennial Grants

Deadline: December 6, 2022

Amount: $15,000 to $750,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, cities, counties, IHEs, nonprofits, tribal governments and organizations

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservationfund/semiquincentennial.htm

The National Park Service’s (NPS) Semiquincentennial Grant Program will support the physical preservation of a broad variety of cultural resources associated with the founding of America as a nation in commemoration of the country's semiquincentennial (250th anniversary). Funded projects will preserve National Register listed, State owned, cultural resources related to the founding of the nation. These grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund physical preservation to National Register listed historic properties including buildings, sites, structures, objects, or historic districts. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match, though match may be considered as a competitive factor.

 

CalRecycle: Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) Grant Program

Deadline: December 7, 2022

Amount: Up to $375,000

Eligibility: Cities, counties, special districts, state agencies, qualifying Indian Tribes, and private for-profit entities that fund public works projects located in California

https://calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Grants/TDA/

The purpose of the grant is to promote the use of tire derived aggregate (TDA) to increase recycling of California-generated waste tires. The Program provides assistance for solving a variety of engineering challenges. TDA is produced from shredded tires, is lightweight, free-draining, and a less expensive alternative to conventional lightweight aggregates.

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program

Deadline: December 8, 2022

Amount: Up to $225,000

Match: No

Eligibility: State agricultural experiment stations; colleges and universities; university research foundations; other research institutions and organizations; Federal agencies; national laboratories; private organizations, non-profit organizations, foundations, or corporations; individuals; or any group consisting of two or more entities

https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/funding-opportunities/food-agriculture-service-learning-program

The purpose of the Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program is to increase the knowledge of agricultural science and improve the nutritional health of children. The Program supports projects that bring together stakeholders from the distinct parts of the food system to increase the capacity for food, garden, and nutrition education within host organizations or entities, such as school cafeterias and classrooms, while fostering higher levels of community engagement between farms and school systems. All projects must involve underserved rural or urban communities and facilitate a connection between elementary schools and secondary schools with agricultural producers in the local and regional area.

 

Saucony Run for Good Foundation

Deadline: December 15, 2022 (Reviewed twice annually)

Amount: Up to $10,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit community organizations that initiate and support running programs for kids 18 years of age and younger

https://www.saucony.com/en/about-us/

The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Supported programs should utilize running participation for health and well-being in children, serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs, and demonstrate inspiration in improving the lives of children through running.

 

National Park Service: FY2022 Historic Preservation Fund- Save America's Treasures Collection Grants

Deadline: December 20, 2022

Amount: $25,000 to $750,000

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, school districts, special districts, nonprofits, IHEs and tribal governments and organizations

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservationfund/save-americas-treasures-grants.htm

Save America’s Treasures grants from the Historic Preservation Fund provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties and collections. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. The grant program is administered by the National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

 

National Park Service: FY2022 Historic Preservation Fund- Save America's Treasures Preservation Grants

Deadline: December 20, 2022

Amount: $125,000 to $750,000

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, school districts, special districts, nonprofits, IHEs and tribal governments and organizations

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservationfund/save-americas-treasures-grants.htm

Save America’s Treasures grants from the Historic Preservation Fund provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties and collections. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. The grant program is administered by the National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

 

Walmart Local Community Grants

Deadline: December 31, 2022 (Grant application window opens February 1, 2022)

Amount: Up to $5,000

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations, government entities, K-12 public or nonprofit private school, charter school, community college, state/private college or university or church or other faith-based organization with project that benefits the community at large.

https://walmart.org/how-we-give/local-community-grants

Each year, our U.S. stores and clubs award local cash grants ranging from $250 to $5,000. These local grants are designed to address the unique needs of the communities where we operate. They include a variety of organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services and community clean-up projects. 

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Deadline: January 6, 2023

Amount: Up to $100,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, school districts, nonprofits, for-profits, small businesses, special districts and tribal organizations and governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340889

This program supports one year of planning and brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to establish and/or improve local capacity in order to strengthen rural community health interventions and enhance care coordination.

 In addition to funding Network Planning programs through the Regular Network Planning track, in FY 2023 the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will also offer an option for applicants to select the Advancing Health Equity (AHE) track. In addition to addressing the three legislative aims of the regular Network Planning program, applicants will select only one of these two tracks. AHE applicants will seek to coalesce community stakeholders to focus on addressing health equity needs and improve health outcomes for underserved members of rural communities.

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture: FY23 Farm to School Grant

Deadline: January 6, 2023

Amount: $10,000 to $500,000

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, school districts, nonprofits and tribal governments

https://www.fns.usda.gov/f2s/resources-farm-school-grant-program-applicants

Grants are designed to improve access to local foods in eligible schools, for activities such as:

  • Training;
  • Supporting operations;
  • Planning;
  • Purchasing equipment;
  • Developing school gardens;
  • Developing partnerships; and
  • Implementing farm to school programs.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Public Humanities Project

Deadline: January 11, 2023

Amount: Up to $1 million

Match: No

Eligibility: Cities, counties, special districts, nonprofits, IHEs, tribal governments

https://www.neh.gov/grants/public/public-humanities-projects

The purpose of this program is to support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person, hybrid, or virtual programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Deadline: January 12, 2023

Amount: Up to $400,000

Match: No

Eligibility: Cities, counties, IHEs, nonprofits, special districts, tribal governments

https://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-advancement-grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities is accepting applications for the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program. The program supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Deadline: January 12, 2023

Amount: Up to $10,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, cities, counties, special districts, IHEs and tribal governments

https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-assistance-grants-smaller-institutions

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is accepting applications for the Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions program. This program aims to help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. The program encourages applications from small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant.

 

 

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Cultural and Community Resilience

Deadline: January 12, 2023

Amount: Up to $150,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, special districts, IHEs, nonprofits and tribal governments

https://www.neh.gov/program/cultural-and-community-resilience

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is accepting applications for the Cultural and Community Resilience program. This program supports community-based efforts to mitigate climate change and COVID-19 pandemic impacts, safeguard cultural resources, and foster cultural resilience through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experience. The program prioritizes projects from disadvantaged communities in the United States or its jurisdictions, and NEH encourages applications that employ inclusive methodologies.

 

Mockingbird Foundation

Deadline: January 15, 2023 (Initial inquiries)

Amount: $100 to $10,000

Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits

https://mbird.org/grants/apply/

The Mockingbird Foundation provides grants to schools and nonprofit organizations in the United States that focus on music education for children, an area of importance to the Phish fan community. The Foundation is particularly interested in projects that foster creative expression in all musical forms, and encourages applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies. Music education may include the provision of instruments, equipment, texts, and office materials, as well as the support of learning space, performance space, and instruction. The Foundation generally targets programs for children up to 18 years of age, but will consider programs that benefit college students, teachers, or adult students. The Foundation gives priority to programs that benefit disenfranchised groups, including those with low skill levels, income, or education; those with disabilities or terminal illnesses; and those in foster homes, hospitals, prisons, or other remote or isolated situations.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Climate Smart Humanities Organizations

Deadline: January 17, 2023

Amount: Up to $300,000

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Cities, counties, states, nonprofits, IHEs, special districts and tribal governments

https://www.neh.gov/program/climate-smart-humanities-organizations

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Challenge Programs is accepting applications for the Climate Smart Humanities Organizations program. This program supports comprehensive assessment and strategic planning efforts by humanities organizations to mitigate physical and operational environmental impacts and adapt to a changing climate. Projects will result in climate action and adaptation planning documents or similar detailed assessments including prioritized, measurable actions and their expected outcomes. Proposals must address how strategic planning for climate change will increase the organization’s resilience and support its work in the humanities over the long term. Projects are financed through a combination of federal matching funds and gifts raised from third-party non-federal sources.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Overdose Response

Deadline: January 19, 2023

Amount: Not specified - $12M for entire program

Match: No

Eligibility: Domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including community-based organizations, federally recognized tribes, tribal organizations, state, local and territorial governments, and institutions of higher education

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342804

 The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is a multi-year HRSA initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in high-risk rural communities. This funding opportunity, RCORP-Overdose Response, will advance RCORP’s overall goal by supporting immediate responses to the opioid crisis in rural areas.  Over the course of a one-year period of performance, RCORP-Overdose Response recipients will address immediate needs in rural areas through improving access to, capacity for, and sustainability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance use disorder (SUD).  To achieve the purpose of the RCORP-Overdose Response program, applicants must select from a list of allowable activities.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program

Deadline: January 27, 2023

Amount: Up to $750,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, school districts, nonprofits, for-profits, small businesses, special districts and tribal organizations and governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340890

The purpose of this program is to improve and expand access to health care in rural areas by developing new, sustainable rural residency programs or rural track programs (RTPs) that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACMGE), to address the physician workforce shortages and challenges faced by rural communities. This program provides start-up funding to RRPD award recipients to create new rural residency programs that will ultimately be sustainable long-term through viable and stable funding mechanisms, such as, Medicare, Medicaid, and other public or private funding sources.

 

Herb Block Foundation: Pathways out of Poverty

Deadline: February 2, 2023

Amount: $5,000 to $25,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.herbblockfoundation.org/grant-programs/pathways-out-poverty

This program will focus on helping needy young people and adults gain a quality education. For projects serving youth, The Herb Block Foundation seeks proposals which focus on improving student achievement and healthy development of young people. Projects may include in-school and community-based educational programs, after-school activities, and mentoring programs. Programs designed to increase high school graduation rates are encouraged to apply.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities

Deadline: February 2, 2023

Amount: Up to $150,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, IHEs, special districts and nonprofits

https://www.neh.gov/program/dangers-and-opportunities-technology-perspectives-humanities

This program supports research that examines technology and its relationship to society through the lens of the humanities. NEH is particularly interested in projects that examine the role of technology in shaping current social and cultural issues.

 

U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: F23AS00032 - 2023 Coastal Program

Deadline: September 30, 2023

Amount: Up to $200,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, nonprofits, school districts, IHEs, tribal governments and organizations

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343706

Geographic focus areas are where the Coastal Program directs resources to conserve habitat for Federal trust species. Projects are developed in collaboration with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. Coastal Program projects must support the missions of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and the Coastal Program, and be based on biological principles and the best available science. The Coastal Program takes an adaptive approach to designing and implementing coastal habitat protection and restoration strategies that anticipate and ameriorate the impacts of climate change and other environmental stressors. Coastal Program habitat improvement projects strive to increase coastal resiliency by improving the ability of coastal ecosystems to adapt to environmental changes and supporting natural and nature-based infrastructure projects to protect and enhance coastal habitats.

 

U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: Partners for Fish and Wildlife FY23

Deadline: September 30, 2023

Amount: Up to $750,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, nonprofits, school districts, IHEs, tribal governments and organizations

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343732

Geographic focus areas define where the program directs resources to conserve habitat for federal trust species. Project work plans are developed strategically, in coordination with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. The program has been in existence since 1987 and has over 30 years of successful delivery. Project selection will seek to align or support the Secretary’s priorities. It also advances the Department of the Interior’s mission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission, and PFW’s mission, promote biological diversity, and based upon sound scientific biological principles. Program strategic plans inform the types of projects funded under this opportunity.

 

California Department of Water Resources: Small Community Drought Relief Program

Deadline: There will be no formal proposal solicitation for this Program. Small communities impacted by the drought are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications for funding will be accepted on a first come first served basis until all the funds are awarded, or until December 29, 2023, whichever comes first.

Amount: A total of $192 Million in funding from the General Fund is available for grants under this Program.

Match: Not required but encouraged

Eligibility: Public agencies, public utilities, special districts, IHEs, mutual water companies, nonprofits, federally recognized Indian tribes

https://water.ca.gov/-/media/DWR-Website/Web-Pages/Work-With-Us/Grants-And-Loans/Small-Community-Drought-Relief/Small-Community-Drought-Relief-Guidelines_2021-Final_ay11_v3.pdf

Summary: Eligible projects for the Small Community Drought Relief Program shall be in counties included in Governor Newsom’s state of emergency proclamations for 2021. Any county or jurisdiction included in a future drought proclamation by the Governor or for circumstances for which the SWRCB determines that drought conditions necessitate urgent and immediate action to ensure availability of safe drinking water, to protect public health and safety, will also qualify for funding. To be eligible for the Small Community Drought Relief Program funding, projects must be designed to benefit small communities and rural communities. Eligible projects must address one or more program objectives: 1) hauled water 2) temporary community water tanks 3) bottled water 4) water vending machines 5) emergency water interties 6) new wells or rehabilitation of existing wells 7) construction or installation of permanent infrastructure

 

U.S. Economic Development Administration: FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Economic Adjustment Assistance

Deadline: Per grants.gov, “While EDA encourages eligible applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible, EDA strongly advises eligible applicants to submit complete applications no later than March 31, 2022”

Amount: $100,000 to $10 million

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Cities, counties, states, special districts, nonprofits, IHEs and tribal governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334743

Program is designed to provide a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. Under this announcement, EDA solicits applications under the authority of the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is flexible and responsive to the economic development needs and priorities of local and regional stakeholders. This is the broadest NOFO EDA is publishing under ARPA and any eligible applicant from any EDA Region may apply. EDA expects to fund a number of projects under this NOFO that support communities negatively impacted by the downturn in the coal economy, supporting transitioning away from coal.

 

 

 

Wells Fargo Builds

Deadline: The application submission period is open from January 2nd until annual Wells Fargo Builds funding is fully committed.

Amount: Varies between $15,000 and $80,000, depending on number of volunteer team hours

Eligibility: Nonprofit housing organizations

https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/corporate-responsibility/community-giving/housing-philanthropy/index

The Wells Fargo BuildsSM program provides financial support to eligible 501(c)(3) public nonprofit housing organizations when Wells Fargo team members help build, renovate, paint, or repair a home for low-to-moderate income households.

 

Looking Out Foundation

Deadline: February 1 and August 1, annually

Amount: $1,000 to $5,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.lookingoutfoundation.org/

The Looking Out Foundation is dedicated to empowering those without a voice. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations nationwide that address the ever-changing needs of the human race. Program interests include disadvantaged youth; public health; community development; women/gender equality; the environment, including environmental education; the arts; human and civil rights; and the hungry and the homeless.

 

Doris Day Animal Foundation:

Deadline: LOI’s may be submitted in January, April, July and October annually

Amount: Up to $5,000

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations

https://www.dorisdayanimalfoundation.org/

The Doris Day Animal Foundation is a national charity, founded by legendary performer Doris Day in 1978, with a straightforward mission to help animals and the people who love them. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations across the United States that directly rescue, care for, and protect animals. There is a special focus on programs benefiting senior pets and the people who love them. Additional program interests include spay/neuter programs and pet food pantries. 

 

CalFire: Wood Products and Bioenergy Business and Workforce Development Grant

Deadline: Quarterly deadlines - June 30, September 30, December 31 and March 31

Amount: $10,000 to $10 million (see guidelines for details)

Match: Yes - See guidelines

Eligibility: Academic institutions, cities, counties, special districts, nonprofits, private entities and tribes

https://www.fire.ca.gov/programs/resource-management/climate-change-and-energy/wood-products-and-bioenergy/

CAL FIRE Wood Products supports the creation of a robust and diversified wood products industry to facilitate the economic and sustainable management of California’s forests. Grant projects shall reduce GHG emissions, strengthen the economy, and improve public health. Grants will create financial incentives for industries to invest in clean technologies, develop innovative ways to process wood products, and support the growth of a strong forest sector workforce.

 

Fund for Wild Nature

Deadline: Applications are accepted beginning six weeks prior to the annual application deadlines of May 1 and October 1.

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Grassroots organizations

https://fundwildnature.org/

The Fund for Wild Nature supports grassroots organizations and innovative conservation efforts in the United States and Canada that meet emerging needs for protecting biodiversity and wilderness. Small grants are provided for North American campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity. The Fund gives special attention to ecological issues not currently receiving sufficient public attention and funding. Examples of funded activities include advocacy, litigation, public policy work, and similar endeavors.

 

Big Lots Foundation

Deadline: January 1 and July 1, annually

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.biglots.com/corporate/community/support

The Big Lots Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of families and children in the communities the company serves throughout the United States, with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. The Foundation's areas of interest include hunger, housing, healthcare, and education, with emphasis on organizations serving women and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise. In addition, Big Lots associates volunteer thousands of hours in local communities.

 

Wells Fargo Charitable Contributions Program

Deadline: January 3 - September 30, annually

Amount: Varies; typically around $50,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

http://www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/index.jhtml

The Wells Fargo Charitable Contributions Program supports nonprofit organizations that address vital community needs and issues in the communities served by the bank.

  • community development, including affordable housing and homebuyer education, workforce development, financial literacy, and economic development;
  • education, including higher education and K-12 education;
  • human services, including childcare, healthcare, and basic needs;
  • the environment, including green economy and clean technologies, natural resources, and endangered species; and,
  • arts and culture, including performing arts and museums; and,
  • civic engagement.

 

ProLiteracy: Literacy Opportunity Fund

Deadline: Quarterly - January 3, April 1, July 1 and October 1 annually

Amount: $3,000 to $6,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.proliteracy.org/Literacy-Opportunity-Fund

ProLiteracy works to change lives and communities through the power of literacy in the belief that a safer, stronger, and more sustainable society starts with an educated adult population. Through the Literacy Opportunity Fund, ProLiteracy provides support to nonprofit adult literacy programs across the country. General operating grants are intended to help programs effectively serve adult students. Eligible operating expenses include salaries, technology, supplies, teacher stipends, equipment, space rental, etc. Applications may also focus on a particular project or new programming effort.

 

Kress Conservation Grant Program

Deadline*: January 15, April 1, and October 1

​Amount: ​Generally, $10,000-$25,000

Match: Case by case basis – the foundation will review the detailed budget to see if any elements are particularly suited for their support

Eligibility: 501(c) 3 organizations

www.kressfoundation.org/grants/conservation/ The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies.  Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.

 

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation: Reintegration/Reentry RFP

Deadline: LOI’s are due January 15 and August 15 annually. Grant Applications are due September 15 and February 15 annually

Amount: $10,000 to $200,000 (single or multi-year)

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations

https://www.rapoportfdn.org/whatwefund

The mission of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation is to meet basic human needs while building individual and social resiliency. The focus is on projects that will make a substantial difference in the lives of incarcerated men and women after they have completed their sentences. These projects could take place in jail or prison, after incarceration, or both.

 

Captain Planet Foundation

Deadline: ecoSTEM Kits, ecoSolution Grants, and ecoTech Grants: January 15 and July 15, annually Project Learning Garden: December 31, annually

Expected Notification Date: mid-March to late September

Match: No Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools

https://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/

The Captain Planet Foundation supports giving the next generation of environmental stewards by providing hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities; inspiring youth and communities to become agents of change for their environment; and, serving as a catalyst for education that uses the environment as a context for applied and STEM learning.

 

ALDI Smart Kids Program

Deadline: Between February 1 and December 15 annually

Amount: $100 to $5,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, public agencies, K-12 schools, and faith-based organizations

https://corporate.aldi.us/en/corporate-responsibility/aldi-smart-kids/

The ALDI Smart Kids Program supports nonprofit organizations, public agencies, K-12 schools, and faith-based organizations that promote kids being active and healthy in the communities where ALDI stores are located. Grants and ALDI gift cards are provided to local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing, and the arts.

 

Honda USA Foundation

Deadline: October 31st, annually (window opens September 1st, annually)

Amount: $25,000 to $100,000 Eligibility: 501c3 organizations, public school districts and private/public elementary and secondary schools

https://csr.honda.com/longform-content/honda-usa-foundation-funding/

Mobility Award: Awards will be given to programs that provide the joy of mobility by removing barriers and expanding access for youth with disabilities and/or critical illnesses. Examples are therapeutic or recreational camps, comprehensive care programs and/or programs that provide modifications and/or accommodations for youth with limited mobility. Environment Award: Programs that educate youth and communities on how to build a sustainable future through environmental education and conservation initiatives, with an emphasis on water, air and land. Examples are education and conservation programs that restore marine ecosystems, reduce air pollution and safeguard land in its natural form.

 

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Deadline: June 7, September 7, December 7 (annually)

Amount: $500 to $50,000

Eligibility: See guidelines for details on eligibility

https://7genfund.submittable.com/submit

The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to promoting Indigenous peoples' self-determination and the sovereignty of Native nations. The Fund's vision for community renewal and revitalization is an approach that is responsive and respectful, keeping in mind the uniqueness of each Indigenous community. The following types of grants are currently being offered: Community Vitality; Thriving Women; Flicker Fund; and Land, Water, and Climate.

 

Indigenous Environmental Network / Western Mining Action Network: Grassroots Communities Mining Mini-Grant Program

Deadline: February 1, June 1, and October 1 annually

Amount: $3,000

Eligibility: Community-based organizations and tribes or tribal programs in the U.S.

https://wman-info.org/programs/mini-grant-program/

The focus is on projects that strive to protect the environment, ecosystems, and community health from mining impacts. Requests must be project-specific for needs such as scientific/technical/legal assistance, organizing and outreach, development of campaign materials, etc.

 

Anthem Foundation: Substance Use Disorder

Deadline: January 31, annually

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://anthem.foundation/for-grantseekers

The Foundation is emphasizing programs that promote equity in mental health, particularly for people with substance use disorders. We are focusing on programs that include prevention, crisis response, and harm-reduction strategies and reduce barriers to trauma-informed approaches.

 

Anthem Foundation: Food as Medicine

Deadline: May 31, annually

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://anthem.foundation/for-grantseekers

The Foundation is emphasizing programs that specifically address health-related social needs, promote equity by reducing the number of food-insecure individuals, and create access to nutritious foods that help combat chronic conditions.

 

Anthem Foundation: Maternal and Child Health

Deadline: August 31, annually

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://anthem.foundation/for-grantseekers

The Foundation is emphasizing programs that specifically work to create equity in maternal healthcare by addressing racial disparities, biases, barriers to care, and health-related social needs. The programs should drive specific, measurable maternal/child health outcomes.

 

Cliff Bar Family Foundation: Small Grants Program

Deadline: Applications are reviewed three times per year; the application deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1, annually. 

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants

The Cliff Bar Family Foundation supports nonprofit grassroots organizations that have the ability to engage local groups, positively impact their communities, and focus most of their resources on useful and positive actions. The Foundation supports innovative small and mid-sized groups working to protect the Earth’s beauty and bounty, create a healthy food system, increase opportunities for outdoor activity, reduce environmental health hazards, and build stronger communities.

 

Clif Family Foundation

Deadline: February 1, June 1 and October 1, annually

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://cliffamilyfoundation.org/grants-program

The Clif Family Foundation supports nonprofit grassroots organizations that have the ability to engage local groups, positively impact their communities, and focus most of their resources on useful and positive actions. Grants are provided throughout the United States to support innovative groups working to strengthen our food system, enhance equitable community health outcomes, and safeguard our environment and natural resources. Priority is given to organizations that address two or more of the Foundation's funding priorities, demonstrate strong community ties, and operate within viable and clearly defined plans for positive change.

 

Looking Out Foundation

Deadline: February 1 and August 1 annually

Amount: $1,000 to $5,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.lookingoutfoundation.org/

The Looking Out Foundation is dedicated to empowering those without a voice. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations nationwide that address the ever-changing needs of the human race. Program interests include disadvantaged youth; health; community development; women/gender equality; the environment, including environmental education; the arts; human and civil rights; and the hungry and the homeless.

 

American Airlines Giving Program

Deadline: February 15 and August 15 annually

Amount: Not specified

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the communities that American serves, specifically the airline's hub cities of Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Charlotte, NC; Tulsa, OK; Philadelphia, PA; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; and Washington, DC.

http://a.hub.aapubs.com/en/ju/community

The focus is on organizations whose missions aim to aid children, communities, and military service members.

 

AmerisourceBergen Foundation: Opioid Resource Grant Program

Deadline: LOI’s accepted between January 1 through February 15; and July 1 through August 15

Amount: Up to $100,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

https://www.amerisourcebergen.com/abcnew/foundation

The AmerisourceBergen Foundation aims to improve the health and well-being of its patient populations by partnering with organizations to expand access to quality healthcare and provide resources to ensure prescription drug safety. 

 

California Wildlands Grassroots Fund

Deadline: February 15, May 15, August 15 and October 28 annually (Reviewed quarterly)

Amount: Up to $7,500

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://rosefdn.org/calwildlands

The California Wildlands Grassroots Fund, administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, supports activists and organizations working to protect wildlands and habitat throughout the state. Priority is given to geographic or issue areas that have not received significant financial support in the past, including rural communities and other regions without easy access to financial and political support.

 

Access Fund: Climbing Conservation Grant Program

Deadline: March 1 and August 1 annually

Amount: Up to $4,000

Eligibility: Local climbing groups, governmental agencies, conservation organizations, and land trusts, as well as individuals who wish to sponsor a local project

https://www.accessfund.org/take-action/apply-for-a-climbing-conservation-grant

The Access Fund's Climbing Conservation Grant Program supports projects that preserve or enhance climbing opportunities and conserve the climbing environment throughout the United States. The focus is on projects that demonstrate local climber support, collaboration with land managers, and a commitment to long-term change. 

 

Polaris Industries: T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program

Deadline: March 1 and September 1 annually

Amount: Up to $10,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits and government agencies (Fire, rescue, and law enforcement organizations are not eligible for this program.)

https://www.polaris.com/en-us/trails-application/

The T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program, an initiative of Polaris Industries, provides support to national, state, and local organizations in the United States to ensure the future of ATV riding. The grant program encompasses two main objectives—promoting safe and responsible riding and preserving access. Funds can be used by organizations for trail development and maintenance projects, safety and education initiatives, lobbying, and other projects to increase and maintain land access.

 

Gannett Foundation Media Grants

Deadline: March 1 and October 1 annually

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits and tax-exempt 4-year universities

https://www.gannettfoundation.org/media.htm

The mission of the Gannett Foundation Media Grants program is to support media training, technological advances in the industry, and the study of journalism at the college level, with particular attention to the First Amendment and its responsibilities. The Foundation particularly favors programs or projects that benefit the regions in which Gannett does business and that seek to encourage diversity in newsrooms and in coverage. Priority is given to programs encouraging college students to enter the field of journalism and innovative national and regional training programs for current journalists. 

 

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Deadline: March 1, July 1 and September 1, annually

Amount: Unspecified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://warholfoundation.org/

The purpose of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is the advancement of the visual arts. The Foundation fosters innovative artistic expression and the creative process through its support of cultural organizations that, in turn, support artists and their work. Grants are provided for curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other relevant activities. Proposals that highlight women, artists of color, and under-represented practitioners are encouraged. The Foundation has designated one of its grants, The Wynn Kramarsky Freedom of Artistic Expression Award, to recognize the work of organizations with a deep-seated commitment to defending the First Amendment rights of artists.

 

Fansler Foundation

Deadline: March 31 (annually)

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits operating in the Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Merced, Madera, or Mariposa Counties.

https://fanslerfoundation.com/

Foundation is interested in organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • Directly benefit developmentally challenged or socioeconomically disadvantaged children that are infant through eighteen years of age.
  • Have goals and objectives that are clearly stated.
  • Have a broad base of funding support.
  • Have demonstrated the ability to respond to the needs of specific groups of children in a manner that yields measurable results.

 

Classics for Kids Foundation

Deadline: Quarterly – March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31

Amount: Instruments

Match: 50%

Eligibility: K-12 schools and nonprofits

https://classicsforkids.org/

The mission of the Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high quality instruments. The Foundation is offering matching grants to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to help purchase stringed instruments. Grants will not exceed 50% of total instrument cost.

 

The Pilcrow Foundation: Children’s Book Project

Deadline: April 1 and October 1, annually

Amount: Through the program, a library's local sponsors can contribute from $200 to $400, which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,200 worth of children's books. 

Eligibility: Libraries located in rural areas with limited operating budget and an active children’s department. The Foundation accepts applications from independent rural public libraries and Native American Tribal libraries as well as libraries that are part of a county, regional, or cooperative system.

https://thepilcrowfoundation.org/childrens-book-project/

The mission of the Pilcrow Foundation is to provide new, quality, hardcover children's books to rural public libraries across the United States. The Foundation provides a list of over 500 quality hardcover children's books from which grant recipients can select books best suited for their community.

 

Adams Legacy Foundation Deadline: LOI due annually on April 15 and October 15

Amount: $5,000 to $20,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit or educational institutions in Southern California, emphasis on Los Angeles, Orange and Santa Barbara counties

http://www.adamslegacyfoundation.org/

The Foundation's current focus is on the power of nature as a source of renewal, delight, education, nourishment, healing, and hope for individuals, families, and the community.

  • education;
  • art and architecture;
  • conservation of land and wildlife;
  • food and clean water systems; and,
  • re-integration of military personnel into civilian life.

 

Banfield Foundation

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time for all of the programs, except Pet Advocacy Grants, which have submission deadlines of April 30 and October 31, annually.

Amount: Varies depending on program

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations

https://www.banfield.com/banfield-foundation/programs

The Banfield Foundation is committed to improving the well-being of pets nationwide through four different grant programs. These programs include Veterinary Medical Equipment Grants, Veterinary Assistance Grants, Pet Advocacy Grants, and Disaster Relief Grants. 

 

Croul Family Foundation

Deadline: LOI’s due April 30 annually

Amount: $1,000 to $50,000

Match:

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Orange County

The Croul Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Orange County, CA.

The focus is on organizations that are engaged in improving K-12 educational outcomes as well as organizations that assist the homeless and economically disadvantaged.

Grants support the following:

  • food banks and shelters; and,
  • educational opportunities for the economically disadvantaged.

 

 

Fender Play Foundation

Deadline: Applications accepted October 15 through May 1, annually

Amount: Donation of stringed musical instruments

Eligibility: Nonprofits or schools

https://fenderplayfoundation.org/

The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Descriptions regarding the specific imperfections of each instrument will be available to selected programs.

To qualify as a music instruction program, participants must be learning how to make music.

 

The Fund for Wild Nature

Deadline: May 1 and October 1 annually

Amount: $1,000 to $3,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits (The Fund does not support proposals from organizations with budgets of over $250,000 annually)

https://fundwildnature.org/

Organization provides grants to grassroots organizations for campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity. Priority is given to ecological issues that are not receiving sufficient public attention or funding. Grants are provided for advocacy, litigation, public policy work, and similar endeavors.

 

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

Deadline: May 10 and November 10, annually

Amount: $1,000 - $20,000

Match: No

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

https://www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org/application-guidelines

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation provides support to community-based nonprofit organizations throughout the United States for whom a small amount of money can make a big difference.

The Foundation will consider requests to support the following: museums; cultural and performing arts programs; schools; hospitals; environmental and wildlife protection activities; educational and skills training projects; programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; and, other community-based programming.

 

Lois Lenski Covey Foundation

Deadline: Through September 1st, annually

Amount: $500 to $3,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.loislenskicovey.org/bookmobile-grants/

The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation is dedicated to advancing literacy and fostering a love of reading among underserved and at-risk children and youth. The Foundation's Bookmobile Grant Program provides support to nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. and its territories that operate a lending bookmobile that travels into neighborhoods populated by underserved youth. These grants are for purchasing books published for young people, preschool through grade eight, and cannot be used for administrative or operational uses.

 

General Motors

Deadline: September 30th annually

Amount: Not specified Eligibility: 501c3 organizations

https://www.gm.com/content/dam/company/docs/us/en/gmcom/company/Corporate_Grantmaking_Guidelines.pdf

Supports programs and initiatives aligned with the following strategic focus areas: STEM education, community development or vehicle and road safety

 

 

 

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative

Deadline: September 30th and December 15th

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Support is provided to nonprofit and tax-exempt groups, including clubs and associations, public riding areas, outdoor enthusiast associations, land conservation organizations, and communities with an interest in protecting, improving, expanding, or maintaining access for safe, responsible, and sustainable use by motorized off-road vehicles.

https://yamahaoai.com/

The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative's mission is to provide practical support for efforts that promote safe, responsible use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs), educate the public on proper recreational land use and wildlife conservation practices, and protect appropriate and sustainable access to public lands. Examples of funded projects include land management and conservation, trail development and maintenance, safety and education, and outdoor recreation.

 

Life Comes from It

Deadline: Letters of introduction may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed from August to December of each year Amount: Up to $25,000

Eligibility:  Nonprofits

https://www.lifecomesfromit.org/

Life Comes From It is a grantmaking circle that supports grassroots movement-building work for restorative justice, transformative justice, and indigenous peacemaking. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that offer approaches to address violence and repair harm rooted in community solutions. The focus is on investing in leaders of color committed to doing movement-building work. Two categories of grants are offered: Individual Projects and Networks, Convenings, and Collaborations.

 

T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program

Deadline: Requests reviewed quarterly

Amount: Up to $50,000

Eligibility: Elected leaders, town managers and employees, and nonprofit leaders are eligible to submit applications.

https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/hometown-grants

The T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program is intended to help build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities throughout the United States. Up to 100 towns each year for the next five years will receive community improvement grants of up to $50,000 each. The focus is on providing support to revitalize community spaces in towns with 50,000 people or less that help foster local connections. Examples of eligible projects include revitalizing a town hall, a senior center, a local little league field, a library, or any space where friends and neighbors gather.

 

Park Foundation

Deadline: Continuous (LOIs are accepted at any time and full proposals reviewed quarterly)

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Not specified

https://parkfoundation.org/

The Park Foundation is dedicated to advancing a more just, equitable, and sustainable society and environment, both nationally and in its local Ithaca, NY, community. The Foundation's national grantmaking focuses on the following program interests: democracy, including a broad array of initiatives intended to strengthen the foundation of democracy and good governance; civic participation, with priority on support for state base organizations educating and mobilizing voters, national and state groups protecting voters' rights and election integrity, and groups thwarting attempts to suppress participation; media, including public interest media that raises awareness of critical environmental, political, and social issues; the environment, with a focus on ensuring drinking water is clean, affordable, and accessible and protected and managed as a public necessity; and animal welfare, with a focus on nationally significant efforts to advance the protection and conservation of wildlife.

 

 

 

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Deadline: Continuous (LOI)

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.mott.org/

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is dedicated to promoting a just, equitable, and sustainable society. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations through the following grant programs: The Civil Society program focuses on building vibrant communities where all people can engage in decision-making that affects their day-to-day lives. The Education program funds efforts in the United States to expand learning opportunities and supports for children, particularly those from low- and moderate-income communities. The Environment program supports organizations that protect communities and the ecosystems upon which they depend. Outside the Flint, MI, area, grants are not made for local projects unless they are part of a national demonstration or Foundation-planned network of grants.

 

Progressive Multiplier

Deadline: Continuous (LOI)

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Grantees must be U.S.-based nonprofits and subsidiaries with 501(c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s, projects housed in these entities, or LLCs in which a 501(c)(3) or (c)(4) are the only members. Applicants should have an operating budget of $500,000 or more and do some form of domestic policy, legal advocacy, or civic engagement, or be a media organization.

https://progressivemultiplier.fund/

The Progressive Multiplier seeks to grow the revenue generation capacity of progressive organizations to help build a progressive movement in the U.S. Progressive Multiplier provides nonprofits in progressive program areas with paths to quickly build their mass market revenue generation capacity and ensures that investment is available to meet the sector's growing need. Progressive Multiplier offers grants for experimentation in revenue generation, as well as recoverable grants and loans to scale revenue generation projects, to organizations working in the areas of human rights and social justice, the environment, and realizing democracy.

 

Gerbode Foundation

Deadline: Continuous (LOI)

Amount: $2,500 to $100,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits in Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties)

https://www.gerbode.org/

The Gerbode Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations in Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area. Program areas include Advancing Truth, with a focus on organizations that use media and new technologies as tools to inform and engage the public on critical issues, as well as influence change in current policies and practices that cause harm to individuals, communities, and the environment; Justice, with a focus on advancing justice for populations that are currently experiencing trauma and persecution due to factors including the color of their skin, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, language spoken, or religious beliefs; and Environment, including conservation, preservation, and environmental justice. (The Special Awards in the Arts Program, which has a different application process, supports the creation of new works in dance, theater production, and music composition in California.)

 

NBA Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits serving a minimum of 25 youth annually across their programs in NBA markets

https://nbafoundation.nba.com/

The mission of the NBA Foundation is to drive economic opportunity in the Black community by funding programs that generate successful transitions from school to meaningful employment for Black youth. The Foundation supports national and local organizations, with priority given to those operating in NBA markets, which promote school-to-career employment opportunities, including job readiness, skill training, job placement, and career advancement for Black youth ages 14 to 24.

 

 

D'Addario Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing (LOIs - Invited applications will be provided an email link to submit full application)

Amount: Average grant is $2,500

Eligibility: Nonprofits providing music education

https://foundation.daddario.com/grants/

D'Addario Foundation's focus is on organizations trusted by the communities they serve that are executing immersive and enduring music education and youth development programs. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations that offer free or affordable instrument instruction, address a need in the community served, and provide frequent instruction where students are participating multiple times per week throughout the year, and for as many years as possible throughout their primary and secondary education.

 

California Air Resources Board: Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE)

Deadline: Currently open. Deadline not specified.

Amount: Voucher program. See Voucher Incentives webpage for specific equipment and voucher amounts: https://californiacore.org/resources/#Voucherincentive

Eligibility: Any off-road equipment user in California is eligible. If you would like to participate, equipment you purchase must be domiciled and operated for at least 3 years in California after the voucher redemption date. Equipment users must also submit activity reports for 3 years.

Program Link: https://californiacore.org/how-to-participate/

Program Summary: The Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) is intended to accelerate deployment of advanced technology in the off-road sector by providing a streamlined way for fleets to access funding that helps offset the incremental cost of such technology. CORE targets commercial-ready products that have not yet achieved a significant market foothold. By promoting the purchase of clean technology over internal combustion options, the project is expected to reduce emissions, particularly in areas that are most impacted; help build confidence in zero-emission technology in support of CARB strategies and subsequent regulatory efforts where possible; and provide other sector-wide benefits, such as technology transferability, reductions in advanced-technology component costs, and larger infrastructure investments.

 

Public Welfare Foundation

Deadline: LOIs can be submitted throughout the year

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.publicwelfare.org/

Foundation supports nonprofit organizations nationwide that are advancing a new, transformative system of justice with the core values of racial equity, economic well-being, and fundamental fairness for all. For Fiscal Year 2022, the Foundation's funding strategies include the following: The Until We Are All Free strategy focuses on organizations that work to dismantle the structures that have caused generations of harm to people of color in the United States, local community members of color that build cross racial solidarity and community power, and communities who bear the brunt of the mass incarceration crisis and advance efforts to reinvest back into those communities.

 

Boat U.S. Foundation: Grassroots Grants Program

Deadline: Continuous (LOI)

Amount: Up to $10,000

Eligibility: Local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations, boating clubs, environmental organizations, and student groups, that develop innovative projects to promote safe and clean boating.

https://www.boatus.org/grants/

The goal of the Boat U.S. Foundation is to be a leader in boating safety and environmental education and outreach, with the purpose of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of the nation's waterways, and keeping boating a safe, accessible, and enjoyable pastime. Past topics have ranged from PSAs on the effects of boating under the influence to hands-on education about the effects of marine debris.

 

Companioning Grievers Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Up to $1,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.companioninggrieversfoundation.org/

The Companioning Grievers Foundation supports nonprofit organizations doing the sacred work of supporting grievers, individuals impacted by a loss, and individuals wanting to serve as caregivers. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations in the continental U.S. serving individuals, couples, and/or families impacted by loss. Eligible organizations must have net assets less than $2 million. The Foundation also offers scholarships to individuals seeking counseling services for support around grief and loss, as well as grants to laypersons and mental health professionals pursuing educational trainings to further their knowledge and skillset to serve those struggling with grief and loss.

 

David Rockefeller Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

http://www.drfund.org/

The David Rockefeller Fund aims to foster and embody a more just, creative, and flourishing world. The Fund currently provides support in three program areas: The Arts Program focuses on cultivating, showcasing, and disseminating the stories of innovative art for social change, particularly efforts that demonstrate how artistic practice can affect broad communities and advance social, economic, and ecological justice. The Climate Program focuses on efforts to support bold, science-based leadership on equitable climate solutions, including efforts to address intersecting climate, gender, and racial justice inequities; accelerate and expand movements to keep coal, oil, and gas in the ground; and accelerate the shift of whole regions to affordable clean energy. The Justice Program focuses on supporting bold new ideas and policy proposals for transforming U.S. detention and incarceration policy, including efforts to advance decarceration policies and ensure more humane policies within detention systems.

 

The Skatepark Project

Deadline: Rolling basis and awarded quarterly

Amount: $1,000 to $300,000, with an average of $10,000,

Eligibility: Nonprofits, state and local agencies and public school systems

https://skatepark.org/the-skatepark-project-grants/

The Skatepark Project is dedicated to helping underserved communities throughout the United States create safe and inclusive public skateparks for youth. Grants are provided to organizations that are seeking to build free, public, concrete skateparks in underserved communities. The Foundation primarily supports projects that can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment. Priority is given to projects that are designed and built by experienced skatepark contractors and include local skaters in the planning, fundraising, and design process.

 

The Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Varies

Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Los Angeles County. Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)

https://borchardfoundation.org/how-to-apply-for-a-grant/funding-guidelines

Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation offers grants that support education and science in Los Angeles County. The foundation has five priority areas of funding.

  • Elimination of poverty
  • Youth development
  • Health and medicine
  • Education
  • The arts
  • The environment

 

Emergent Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: No set grant sizes. Generally, range between $10,000 to $30,000

Eligibility: Grassroots organizations

https://www.emergentfund.net/

The Emergent Fund supports grassroots organizing and power building in communities of color throughout the United States who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious, and other forms of discrimination. Grants are provided to develop innovative strategies to transform our country. The focus is on the following two types of activities: 1) efforts that support emergent strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions, including resisting new or amplified threats and building power to move a proactive agenda; and 2) efforts seeking long-term social justice and economic justice in a political and social climate that seeks to dismantle such efforts.

 

Bob Barker Company Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: $5,000 to $25,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions

http://www.bobbarkercompanyfoundation.org/

The mission of the Bob Barker Company Foundation is to develop and support programs that help incarcerated individuals successfully reenter society and stay out for life. The Foundation supports organizations throughout the U.S. that work with the incarcerated community in order to prepare them physically, spiritually, and emotionally for successful reentry into society. Applying organizations must work with a minimum of 100 incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals each year.

 

Climate Emergency Fund (CEF)

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: $1,000 to $100,000

Eligibility: U.S. organizations and individuals

https://www.climateemergencyfund.org/grants

CEF supports organizations and activists who are transforming climate politics. CEF's areas of grantmaking include the following: Protesting Climate Silence on TV supports activists who are pressuring the media to tell the truth about the climate emergency. Climate Emergency Campaigning supports the vanguard of the climate movement, in policy as well as in tactics. Back to the Streets supports youth activists and organizations to recapture their momentum and get safely back to protests and public demonstrations. Building Movement Infrastructure makes strategic investments in building a climate emergency ecosystem.

 

Bob Woodruff Foundation: NFL Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://bobwoodrufffoundation.org/nfl-grants/

The Bob Woodruff Foundation, in partnership with the National Football League (NFL), offers NFL Grants, which support nonprofit organizations with programs that help our service members, veterans, and their families and caregivers thrive. The focus is on the evolving needs of the military/veteran community in the current pandemic, with special emphasis upon food insecurity, housing and homelessness, mental health, and employment. The Foundation encourages all prospective applicants to consider current guidelines for safe delivery of programs.

 

L.B. Research and Education Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $10,000 to $75,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits

Summary: Grants are provided to organizations that address one of the following areas: In the Education category, the focus is on supporting inventive approaches that boost engagement and achievement for populations that face education opportunity gaps tied to poverty, gender, race/ethnicity, trauma, etc. The Foundation values educational approaches that foster independent and critical thinking, activate creativity, and/or offer alternatives to traditional education. Project ideas serving any age group, from early childhood through postsecondary and vocational education are considered. In the Health category, the focus is on addressing health issues that are prevalent among vulnerable populations who face barriers to accessing adequate care. The Foundation has a particular interest in supporting efforts that remove the stigma of mental illness and that increase the awareness of the prevalence of these issues, especially in underserved populations. Priority in both categories is given to proposals that have a specific research or dissemination mechanism in place for the community solution that could lead to positive changes on a regional, national, or global scale.

Contact Information: Interested organizations are invited to email a 400 word or less description of their funding idea to inquiries@thelbfoundation.org. (The Foundation does not currently have a website.)

 

The CARESTAR Foundation

Deadline: LOI can be submitted online at any time

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Public agencies and nonprofits

https://carestarfoundation.org/funding-guidelines/

Foundation was founded in 2017 as a result of the sale of the air ambulance company CALSTAR (California Shock Trauma Air Rescue), and honors this legacy of lifesaving work in the field of emergency and prehospital care. CARESTAR's mission is to improve health outcomes for all Californians by applying a racial equity lens to fund and advocate for improvements to the emergency response system. CARESTAR supports innovative programs, projects, and organizations that will build knowledge, strengthen partnerships and programs, and advance critical policies towards a more equitable, unified, and compassionate system of emergency and prehospital care.

 

Life Comes From It

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Up to $25,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.lifecomesfromit.org/

Life Comes From It is a grantmaking circle that supports grassroots movement-building work for restorative justice, transformative justice, indigenous peacemaking, and land-based healing. Grants are provided to organizations that offer approaches to address violence and repair harm that are rooted in community solutions. The focus is on investing in leaders of color doing movement-building work based on lived experience and relationships. Two categories of grants are offered: Individual Projects and Networks, Convenings, and Collaborations.

 

Brothers Helping Brothers

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Varies. Award examples vary between $500 and $13,000

Eligibility: Fire departments and EMS organizations serving a population of less than 10,000 and less than 30 employees with majority as volunteer or paid call

https://www.brothershelpingbrothers.org/

Brothers Helping Brothers helps small and rural fire departments throughout the U.S. with equipment needs by donating vital life-saving tools. Equipment grants as well as used equipment donations are provided.

 

Cisco Global Impact Cash Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/csr/community/nonprofits/global-impact-cash-grants.html

Cisco Global Impact Cash Grants support nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and worldwide with scalable, replicable, and sustainable solutions that use Internet technology to benefit individuals and communities around the world. In the Education category, Cisco supports technology-based solutions and education delivery models that improve student performance and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Economic Empowerment category focuses on programs that encourage employment success, entrepreneurship, and long-term self-sufficiency by providing access to skills, knowledge, and financial products and services via technology-based solutions. Through the Critical Human Needs category, Cisco grants help overcome the cycle of poverty and dependence by supporting organizations that address the basic needs of underserved communities.

 

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP): Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project

Deadline: Project opens December 16 for Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers on a first come first serve basis.

Amount: Level 2 (up to $6,000 per connection) or DC Fast Chargers (up to $80,000 per charger). There is no limit to the total amount of rebates an organization can receive, if incentive funding is available. Eligibility: Business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate. Must be located in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

https://calevip.org/incentive-project/peninsula-silicon-valley

Summary: The Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties – with a total of $55.2 million in available funds over four years.

 

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP): Sacramento County Incentive Project

Deadline: Project is open for Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers on a first come first serve basis.

Amount: Level 2 (up to $6,500 per connection) or DC Fast Chargers (up to $80,000 per charger). There is no limit to the total amount of rebates an organization can receive, if incentive funding is available. Eligibility: Business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate. Must be located in Sacramento County.

https://calevip.org/incentive-project/sacramento-county-incentive-project

Summary: The Sacramento County Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure by offering $14 million in rebates for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Sacramento County. $7.7 million in rebates is available for Level 2 EV chargers, and $6.3 million is available for DC fast chargers.

 

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP): Northern California Incentive Project

Deadline: Project is open for Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers on a first come first serve basis.

Amount: Level 2 (up to $7,500 per connection) or DC Fast Chargers (up to $80,000 per charger). There is no limit to the total amount of rebates an organization can receive, if incentive funding is available. Eligibility: Business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate. Funding is displayed in real time for the three counties within the Northern California Incentive Project with a total funding of $4 million across Humboldt, Shasta and Tehama Counties.

https://calevip.org/incentive-project/northern-california

Summary: The Northern California Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in Humboldt, Shasta and Tehama counties – with a total of $4 million in available funds.

 

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP): Central Coast Incentive Project

Deadline: Project is open for Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers on a first come first serve basis.

Amount: Level 2 (up to $6,500 per connection) or DC Fast Chargers (up to $80,000 per charger). There is no limit to the total amount of rebates an organization can receive, if incentive funding is available. Eligibility: Business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate. Must be located in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties.

https://calevip.org/incentive-project/central-coast

Summary: The Central Coast Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties – with a total of $7 million in available funds.

 

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP): San Joaquin Valley Incentive Project

Deadline: Project is open for Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers on a first come first serve basis.

Amount: Level 2 (up to $5,000 per connection) or DC Fast Chargers (up to $80,000 per charger). There is no limit to the total amount of rebates an organization can receive, if incentive funding is available. Eligibility: Business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate. Must be located in Fresno, Kern and San Joaquin Counties.

https://calevip.org/incentive-project/san-joaquin-valley

Summary: The San Joaquin Valley Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in Fresno, Kern, and San Joaquin counties – with over $15.3 million in available funds.

 

Borealis Philanthropy: Communities Transforming Policing Fund

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $15,000 to $30,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://borealisphilanthropy.org/ctpf2021loi/

The Communities Transforming Policing Fund, administered by Borealis Philanthropy, works to resource local communities impacted by deadly and discriminatory policing practices to build power, increase police accountability and transparency, and redefine safety by advocating for investment in community-based programs as alternatives to police, jails, and prisons. Priority consideration will be given to Black-, Indigenous-, or People of Color (BIPOC)-led organizations; organizations led by individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system; ongoing campaigns in jurisdictions with timely opportunities for change; and organizations who do not receive significant support from national foundations.

 

California Volkswagen (VW) Mitigation Trust

Deadline: First come first served basis

Amount: Up to $3,250,000

Match: Match funding from the applicant is encouraged and required for school bus purchases (at least 5 percent) and all non-government owned purchases (at least 25 percent)

Eligibility: Owners of transit buses, school buses and shuttle buses. Administered by San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, but available statewide.

http://vwbusmoney.valleyair.org/

The Zero-Emission Transit, School and Shuttle Bus Project provides funding for new zero-emission replacement buses for owners of transit, school, and shuttle buses. This project mitigates excess NOx emissions, reduces pollution in disadvantaged and low-income communities, supports advanced technology vehicle and equipment deployments and accelerates the zero-emission transformation of the heavy-duty fleet.

 

Boat U.S. Foundation: Grassroots Grant Program

Deadline: LOIs may be submitted throughout the year

Amount: Up to $10,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits, boating clubs, environmental organizations, and student groups, that develop innovative projects to promote safe and clean boating

https://www.boatus.org/grants/

The goal of the BoatU.S. Foundation is to be a leader in boating safety and environmental education and outreach, with the purpose of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of the nation's waterways, and keeping boating a safe, accessible, and enjoyable pastime. Past topics have ranged from PSAs on the effects of boating under the influence to hands-on education about the effects of marine debris.

 

The Lisa Libraries

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Book donation - organizations should cover shipping and handling costs

Eligibility: Organizations that work with families in underserved areas throughout the United States

http://lisalibraries.org/

The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with families in underserved areas throughout the United States. Support is provided to organizations in low-income or underserved areas that need a small library, need to rebuild or add to a library, or serve children who would benefit by being given new books to take home. Previously supported libraries include libraries at daycare centers, prison visiting areas for children of incarcerated parents, and after-school programs. Donation of books from The Lisa Libraries is free; however recipient organizations should cover the shipping and handling costs.

 

 

 

Union Bank Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Not stated

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations

https://www.unionbank.com/about-us/social-responsibility

Foundations' focus is on affordable housing, economic development, stewardship and sustainability.

 

Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program

Deadline: Rolling

Amount: $10,000

Match: $10,000. Grant funding requires a cash match from the participating municipality or a partnering organization.

Eligibility: Applying organizations must be from communities with populations of 2,500 to 30,000. Applicant organizations must designate a lead organization that must be a local government, 501c3 organization or informal resident-led group.

https://www.communityheartandsoul.org/seed-grants/

Community Heart & Soul is a resident-driven process that engages the entire population of a town in identifying what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it. The Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program provides $10,000 in startup funding for resident-driven groups in small cities and towns across the United States to implement the Community Heart & Soul model. 

 

Solidaire

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: $20,000 to $200,000

Eligibility: Organizations or groups must have an organizational budget under $3mil. Grants can support C3, C4, LLCs, and other vehicles.

https://solidairenetwork.org/

Solidaire Network moves money quickly and generously, and courageously advocates to repair the harms of society’s and philanthropy’s disinvestment from Black, Indigenous, immigrant and other communities leading from the margins. There are three programs available:

  • Movement Infrastructure Fund -The Movement Infrastructure Fund will provide long-term scaffolding for movement formations and organizations
  • Black Liberation Pooled Fund - The Black Liberation Pooled Fund invests in a robust ecosystem of Black-led social change organizations.
  • Janisha R. Gabriel Movement Protection Fund - As part of the Black Liberation Pooled Fund, Solidaire Network will allocate $2 million for movement protection to honor Janisha R. Gabriel and support the urgent and immediate needs of movement leaders facing threats of violence and a heightened risk of danger due to the current political climate in the United States.

 

Kars4Kids Small Grant Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: $500 to $2,000

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations

https://www.kars4kidsgrants.org/

Kars4Kids is a national Jewish nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping children develop into productive members of communities throughout the United States. The Kars4Kids Small Grant Program provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to make a difference in the areas of education, mentoring, and youth development.

 

Cornell Douglas Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing Amount: $15,000 to $50,000 Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://cornelldouglas.org/

The Cornell Douglas Foundation is dedicated to advocating for environmental health and justice, encouraging stewardship of the environment, and furthering respect for sustainability of resources. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address one or more of the following areas of interest: environmental health and justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protection, and K-12 financial literacy.

 

The Glaser Progress Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Not specified Eligibility: 501c3 organizations

http://www.glaserprogress.org/

The Glaser Progress Foundation aims to build a more just, sustainable, and humane world by supporting nonprofit organizations with a national focus and a strong history of success and recognized leadership within its field. The Foundation is currently accepting application letters in the following program areas: The mission of the Measuring Progress program is to build a better future by improving our understanding and measurement of human progress. The Independent Media program works to strengthen democracy by fostering independent voices and giving voice to the world's silent majority.

 

Public Welfare Foundation

Deadline: LOI may be submitted throughout the year

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.publicwelfare.org/

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need by investing in nonprofit organizations that are advancing a new, transformative system of justice with the core values of racial equity, economic well-being, and fundamental fairness for all. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations nationwide whose missions are directly related to transforming the criminal and youth justice system in the U.S. The grantmaking categories include the following: 1) organizations developing innovative, transformative approaches to youth and adult criminal justice reform; 2) Black-led movement building focused on dismantling the structures that have caused generations of harm to Black people, building power amongst local Black community members, and advancing efforts to reinvest in communities; 3) organizations focused on investing in community-based solutions that reduce the over-reliance on mass incarceration; and 4) reframing the narrative and fostering greater transparency and urgency around the U.S. criminal justice system through storytelling, journalism, etc. (The Foundation also offers targeted grantmaking for organizations in the jurisdictions of Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, and Oklahoma as well as Jackson, MS; Milwaukee, WI; and Washington, DC, that address adult and/or youth criminal justice.)

 

MUFG Union Bank Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Not specified Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the communities where the bank has operations

https://www.unionbank.com/about-us/social-responsibility

The MUFG Union Bank Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the communities where the Bank has operations in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. The Foundation awards grants to organizations that expand access to economic opportunity in low- and moderate-income communities, specifically in the following areas: Affordable Housing, Economic Development, and Stewardship and Sustainability.

 

The Kampe Foundation: General Grants

Deadline: Ongoing (LOI)

Amount: $1,000 to $7,500

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in 9 western states (including California)

https://kampefoundation.org/general-grants

The Foundation's General Grants are provided to organizations that address one or more of the following program areas: healthcare and education for special populations (youth, people with disabilities, low-income populations, and senior citizens); Christian ministry, ethics, and social justice; science and engineering; and sustainable agriculture and environmental issues. 

 

 

David Rockefeller Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

http://www.drfund.org/

The David Rockefeller Fund aims to foster and embody a more just, creative, and flourishing world. The Fund currently provides support to nonprofit organizations nationally in three program areas: The Criminal Justice Program focuses on supporting bold new ideas and policy proposals for transforming U.S. detention and incarceration policy. The Environment Program focuses on funding new ideas, initiatives, and policy breakthroughs in support of bipartisan U.S. climate leadership. The Arts Program focuses on cultivating, showcasing, and disseminating the stories of innovative art for social change.

 

Smart & Final Charitable Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Not specified Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.smartandfinal.com/donation-request

The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life in the communities the company serves in Arizona, California, and Nevada. The Foundation's areas of interest include health and wellness, education, hunger relief, disaster relief, and team sports and youth development. Requests may be submitted throughout the year. 

Note: Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation will be slower to respond to requests submitted through smartandfinal.com. We will be temporarily expanding our response time past 60 days and apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Third Wave Mobilize Power Fund

Deadline: Proposals accepted all year and reviewed monthly

Amount: Up to $10,000 for individual organizations and up to $20,000 for coalitions and partnerships

Eligibility: Grassroots organizations, groups, and collectives without 501(c)(3) status are encouraged to apply.

https://www.thirdwavefund.org/mobilize-power-fund.html

Third Wave Fund supports youth-led gender justice activism to advance the political power, well-being, and self-determination of communities of color and low-income communities in the United States. Third Wave's Mobilize Power Fund provides grants for urgent organizing and activism led by young cis women of color, low-income youth, or queer, trans, and intersex youth of color around the country who are taking on this country's most challenging issues.

 

The Solutions Project: Fighter Fund

Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time

Amount: $500 to $15,000

Eligibility: Ideal grantees are tax-exempt organizations, either 501(c)(3) or (c)(4), that:

  • Are governed by the communities in which they serve
  • Mobilize marginalized communities
  • Have the capacity to leverage resources from additional funders
  • Are experimenting with innovative tactics to activate constituencies.

https://thesolutionsproject.org/grants/

The Solutions Project is dedicated to accelerating the transition to clean energy for all. The Solutions Project's Fighter Fund is a rapid response grantmaking program that provides support to pivotal frontline leaders accelerating the transition to clean energy in the United States. The Fund's interest areas include the following: local and state policy work supporting a just transition to 100% clean energy and a regenerative economy; fossil fuel infrastructure resistance; indigenous organizing and indigenous-led movements; transparent, cleaner, and democratically controlled rural electric cooperatives; and community-led clean energy demonstration projects in need of seed capital. 

 

Circle for Justice Innovations: Strategic Opportunities Support Rapid Response Fund

Deadline: Rolling basis

Amount: $2,500 to $5,000

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations

https://www.cjifund.org/apply-for-grants

The Strategic Opportunities Support (SOS) Rapid Response Fund has always provided flexible and immediate funding to organizations responding to changing political landscapes and working to build collective power at critical junctures. Grants currently support organizations that responds to opportunities or dangers affecting the health, safety, or human rights of incarcerated and directly impacted people based on COVID-19 policies or practices.

 

The William G. Irwin Charity Foundation

Deadline: The Foundation trustees meet to review proposals approximately every two months. The trustees usually evaluate proposals received four weeks prior to a meeting date.

Amount: $25,000 to $300,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in California and Hawaii

The Foundation is particularly interested in proposals involving:

  • arts and culture, including performing arts;
  • children and youth, including at-risk youth and child abuse prevention;
  • community projects;
  • education, including, higher, primary/secondary, and private education;
  • health, including hospitals and medical projects;
  • hunger and homelessness; and,
  • veteran services.

Attn: Dianna Deeley 235 Montgomery Street Suite 711

San Francisco, CA 94104

415-362-6954

 

Matson Foundation

Deadline: Committee meetings to review requests are generally held every five to seven weeks. Note: Requests for event support should be submitted no later than 90 days prior to the event.

Amount: Varies. Total annual giving is $2 million

Eligibility: Charitable and community organizations (West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska and Guam)

https://www.matson.com/community/index.html

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • maritime environment and ocean resource conservation;
  • education, including preschool through university, STEM programs, and transportation careers training and development;
  • human services, including community health and safety needs;
  • arts and culture, including learning centers/libraries, cultural identity, and historic presence; and,
  • civic and community programs, including volunteerism, clean-ups, and events.

 

Emergent Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Not specified Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.emergentfund.net/

The Emergent Fund supports grassroots organizing and power building in communities of color throughout the United States who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious, and other forms of discrimination. Grants are provided to develop innovative strategies to transform our country. The focus is on the following two types of activities: 1) efforts that support emergent strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions, including resisting new or amplified threats and building power to move a proactive agenda; and 2) efforts seeking long-term social justice and economic justice in a political and social climate that seeks to dismantle such efforts.

 

 

 

Marathon Petroleum Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits, federal, state or local government entity in communities where company has significant presence

https://www.marathonpetroleum.com/Sustainability/Creating-Shared-Value-and-Opportunity/Marathon-Petroleum-Foundation/

Marathon provides funding for projects in the following categories:

  • Environmental conservation and
  • Public safety

 

Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Deadline: None

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://craignewmarkphilanthropies.org/

Craig Newmark Philanthropies was created by craigslist founder Craig Newmark to support and connect people and drive broad civic engagement. It works to advance grassroots organizations that are "getting stuff done" in areas that include the following: trustworthy journalism and the information ecosystem, voter protection, gender diversity in technology, and veterans and military families. 

 

Glaser Progress Foundation

Deadline: Not specified

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations

http://www.glaserprogress.org/application/index.asp

The Glaser Progress Foundation aims to build a more just, sustainable, and humane world by supporting nonprofit organizations with a national focus and a strong history of success and recognized leadership within its field. The Foundation is currently accepting application letters in the following program areas: The mission of the Measuring Progress program is to build a better future by improving our understanding and measurement of human progress. The Independent Media program works to strengthen democracy by fostering independent voices and giving voice to the world’s silent majority.

 

U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA): FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

Deadline: There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new PWEAA NOFO.

Amount: $100,000 to $3 million

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Cites, counties, special districts, state governments, private, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321695

EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.

 

Guitar Center Music Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Product Donation ($10-$30 per item shipping reimbursement fee required) Up to 8 instruments

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations and public schools

https://guitarcenterfoundation.org/grants/grants-info/

The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available. Traditional instruments include string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards and voice.

 

CalRecycle: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Loan Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Up to $2 million

Match: 25%

Eligibility: Cities, counties, regional or local sanitation agencies, waste agencies or JPA’s, private, for-profit entities and nonprofit entities

https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/climate/grantsloans/GHGLoans/FY201516/

The purpose of this noncompetitive loan program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by providing loans to expand existing capacity or establish new facilities to process California-generated waste materials into new value-added products.

 

Major League Baseball (MLB-MLBPA) Youth Development Foundation

Deadline: Continuous – Applications are reviewed quarterly by the Board of Directors

Amount: Not specified Eligibility: Nonprofits, public school, municipality, MLB Club or American Indian Tribe. Board is looking for innovative and creative ideas to increase baseball/softball opportunities for youth (20 and under), related experience, committed staff, financial stability, business plan to attract other funders, helping underserved youth.

https://www.mlb.com/baseball-tomorrow-fund/how-to-apply

Summary: Foundation considers requests for a variety of purposes including funding capital projects (e.g., field renovations, baseball/softball programs and education initiatives. Capital projects include: building and renovating fields and practice facilities and installing lighting. Baseball/Softball programs include: in-school/after-school baseball/softball programming, equipment and uniforms, umpire fees, player registration fees and practice facility rental fees. Education initiatives include: programs, exhibits and other learning opportunities that use baseball and softball as its primary focus to promote interest and engagement in the game.

 

KaBOOM!: Build it with KaBOOM!

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $15,000 - Grantees are awarded a $15,000 grant to be used toward the purchase of playground equipment. To supplement the $15,000 KaBOOM! grant, grantees are required to raise a minimum of $9,000 (for a total project value of $24,000) up to a maximum of $35,000 (for a total project value of $50,000) towards the cost of the playground project. This amount does not include the cost for safety surfacing, freight, site preparation, installation supervision and any other non‑playground equipment items.

Match: $9,000 Eligibility: Must be located in San Jose, Los Angeles County, San Francisco, Brisbane, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Oakland or Santa Ana (See other qualified Community Partner requirements)

https://kaboom.org/grants/build_it_with_kaboom#eligibility

A Build it with KaBOOM! grant provides the facilitation and support of an experienced Project Manager as community members embark on a 5–12 week planning process. After selection, all partners will join together for a community Design Day, inviting play experts (the kids, of course) to design their dream playspace.

 

Cisco Global Impact Cash Grants

Deadline: None

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/csr/community/nonprofits/global-impact-cash-grants.html

Cisco Global Impact Cash Grants support nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and worldwide with scalable, replicable, and sustainable solutions that use Internet and network technology to benefit individuals and communities around the world. In the Education category, Cisco supports technology-based solutions and education delivery models that improve student performance and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Economic Empowerment category focuses on programs that encourage employment success, entrepreneurship, and long-term self-sufficiency by providing access to skills, knowledge, and financial products and services via technology-based solutions. Through the Critical Human Needs category, Cisco grants help overcome the cycle of poverty and dependence by supporting organizations that address the basic needs of underserved communities. 

 

National Science Foundation: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $50,000 to $1.2 million

Match: No

Eligibility: Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities. -Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) - Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges)

https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf19603

In today’s increasingly networked, distributed, and asynchronous world, cybersecurity involves hardware, software, networks, data, people, and integration with the physical world. Society’s overwhelming reliance on this complex cyberspace, however, has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities that defy existing cyber-defense measures; corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals continue to suffer cyber-attacks. Achieving a truly secure cyberspace requires addressing both challenging scientific and engineering problems involving many components of a system, and vulnerabilities that stem from human behaviors and choices.

 

Wallace Global Fund

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits

http://wgf.org/

The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends. Grants are provided for initiatives at the national and global levels, as well as for significant local or regional programs offering the potential to leverage broader impact. The focus is on nonprofit organizations and non-governmental organizations that are catalyzing significant change in line with one of the following priority areas: Challenge Corporate Power, Defend and Renew Democracy, Protect the Environment, Promote Truth and Creative Freedom in Media, and Advance Women’s Human Rights and Empowerment. 

 

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

Deadline: Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

https://nathancummings.org/our-focus/

The Nathan Cummings Foundation is rooted in the Jewish tradition and is committed to creating a more just, vibrant, sustainable, and democratic society. The Foundation is currently focused on finding solutions to the two most challenging problems of our time—the climate crisis and growing inequality. The Foundation invests in the following four focus areas that together advance the vision of a healthy planet and a healthy democracy: Inclusive Clean Economy; Racial and Economic Justice; Corporate and Political Accountability; and Voice, Creativity, and Culture.

Beneficial State Foundation Sponsorship Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Up to $1,000 for event sponsorship

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

http://beneficialstate.org/sponsorships/

The Beneficial State Foundation Sponsorship Program supports nonprofit organizations in the communities the bank serves in California, Oregon, and Washington. Event sponsorships of up to $1,000 are provided to organizations that are engaged in transformative social and environmental work. Focus areas include affordable housing and multi-family housing; arts, culture, and community building; beneficial financial services; economic, business, and job development; making, manufacturing, and production; social justice; environmental sustainability; health and well-being; and healthy food. 

 

 

 

 

 

South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD): Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment

Deadline: Not stated

Amount: Discounted equipment. One equivalent operable gasoline- or diesel-powered piece of lawn and garden equipment must be scraped to qualify for incentive funding towards battery electric replacement equipment.

Eligibility: Local governments, school districts, nonprofit organizations

http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs/community/lawn-and-garden-equipment

PROGRAM GOALS: Improve air quality by exchanging older, polluting gasoline- or diesel-powered commercial lawn and garden equipment for new zero emission, battery electric commercial grade equipment for operation within South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) four county region. Special focus will be given to environmental justice (EJ)or disadvantaged communities.

 

California Coastal Conservancy: Santa Monica Bay Restoration Plan (Proposition 12)

Deadline: Open until all funds are exhausted

Amount: $6.9 for entire program

Eligibility: Government agencies and nonprofit organizations

http://scc.ca.gov/files/2018/05/Prop12_SMB_Grant_Solicitation_and_Application_2018.pdf

Regional planning, research, monitoring, and assessments will generally be considered only when directly tied to the furtherance of on-the-ground projects. Projects should meet the goals and objectives in the Prop 12 Santa Monica Bay Restoration Grant Solicitation p. 2 of 5 Conservancy’s Strategic Plan. In addition, project applications should provide information that will enable consideration of any applicable criteria specified in the Project Selection Criteria and Guidelines established by the Conservancy’s board.

 

U.S. Department of Justice: Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and/or Assistance

Deadline: Open

Amount: There are no minimum or maximum levels of funding for grant awards. OVC will work with applicants to ensure that the level of funding requested is necessary to meet their unique circumstances and needs.

Match: No

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to state victim assistance programs; public agencies, including federal, state, and local governments, federally recognized Indian tribal governments, public institutions of higher education; and victim service and nongovernmental organizations.

https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/Solicitation.aspx?utm_source=newsfromovc&utm_medium=email&utm_content=response_to_opioid_crisis_5.30.2018&utm_c

This program is designed to supplement the resources and services of entities responding to these acts when a jurisdiction has been overwhelmed after such an incident. AEAP funds can assist with crisis response in the initial aftermath of an event; help victims adapt, restore their equilibrium, and deal with the consequences of the event; and facilitate victim participation in the judicial process. AEAP is also designed to supplement state crime victim compensation administrative agencies that reimburse victims for out-of-pocket expenses related to their victimization. Additionally, training and technical assistance funds are available to identify resources, assess needs, coordinate services to victims, and develop strategies for responding to an event.

 

Public Welfare Foundation

Deadline: LOI’s are accepted on a continuous basis

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations

http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/program-guidelines/

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change. We focus on three program areas: Criminal Justice, Youth Justice and Workers’ Rights.

BCM Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $10,000 to $250,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits, primarily in Los Angeles County with emphasis on Whittier

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • arts and culture, including arts education and museums;
  • children and youth, including at-risk youth;
  • education, including libraries; and,
  • human services, including food banks.

Contact Info:

Attn: James D. Shepard 8152 Painter Avenue Suite 201

Whittier, CA 90602 - 3757

jbcm1897@gmail.com

562-696-0338

 

Cheeryble Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $100 to $34,000 Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Southern California with an emphasis on Santa Barbara

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • arts and culture, including museums;
  • children and youth;
  • education, including libraries;
  • the environment; 
  • health; and,
  • human services.

Attn: Zora Charles c/o Singer Burke Zimmer, LLP 6345 Balboa Boulevard Suite 375

Encino, CA 91316

 

Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $100 to $185,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, primarily the Los Angeles area

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • arts and culture, including the performing arts and museums;
  • community development;
  • education;
  • health; and,
  • social services.

Contact Info:

Attn: Kathy Eberly Ovitt c/o Levitt Properties 106 Quarry Road

Hamburg, NJ 07419

Whole Foods Market Community Giving Program

Deadline: None

Amount: Varies

Eligibility: Nonprofit and educational organizations

https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/caring-communities/community-giving

Examples of the types of organizations supported include:

  • education, including school support organizations, after-school organizations, etc.;
  • community and culture, including arts organizations, museums, parks, etc.;
  • human interest, including elder care, children and youth, homeless assistance, etc.; and,
  • environmental issues, including organic food and farming, natural wildlife protection, green living, etc.

 

Desert Healthcare District

Deadline: LOI – Continuous

Amount: Not specified. $61,000 annual giving

Eligibility: Government agencies and nonprofit organizations in Coachella Valley

http://www.dhcd.org/

The Desert Healthcare District provides grants to nonprofit organizations and government agencies that promote good health in the Coachella Valley of California.

  • Responsive Grants - Community health and wellness services in the development and implementation of new programs and services
  • Sustaining Programs - Critical community health and wellness services provided by an established District partner that is a nonprofit, community-based organization or public agency.
  • Proactive Projects - Leveraging financial, intellectual, and technical resources to identify and alleviate healthcare disparities, address and improve access to health and wellness services, and create environmental change that supports optimal health and a culture of wellness.
  • Mini Grants - This program allows the community to access support for small health initiatives that possibly do not have the capacity for a large program or project.

 

The A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Total annual giving $646,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Orange County

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • arts and culture;
  • children and youth;
  • education;
  • health; and,
  • social services.

Contact Info:

17772 Cowan

Irvine, CA 92614

949-242-5050

 

The Cirila Fund

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $100 to $36,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Orange County

The Fund's areas of interest include:

  • arts and culture;
  • children and youth;
  • the environment;
  • health, including reproductive health; and,
  • social services.

Contact Info:

c/o M. Blank and Company, Inc. 23705 Birtcher Drive

Lake Forest, CA 92630

949-830-5231

 

Segerstrom Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $4,000 to $120,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Orange County The Foundation's primary focus is on the performing and visual arts and social services.

Contact Info:

Attn: Nancy West 3333 Bristol Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

714-546-0110

Stantec Community Investment Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

https://www.stantec.com/en/about/community-engagement

Priority is given to funding programs in the following areas:

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and Wellness

 

Rockwell Collins Charitable Contributions Grant

Deadline: Under $20,000 deadline is ongoing

Amount: Varies

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

https://www.rockwellcollins.com/Our-Company/Corporate-Responsibility/Community-Overview/Charitable-Giving.aspx

Rockwell Collins giving priorities include education with an emphasis in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and arts and culture with an emphasis on youth development. We believe that by strengthening the quality of education and providing opportunities for youth involvement and leadership, we are helping students prepare for the future.

 

Cigna Foundation World of Difference Grants

Deadline: Online requests may be submitted at any time

Amount: Not specified

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

http://www.cybergrants.com/cignagiving/?WT.z_nav=about-us%2Fcorporate-responsibility%2Fcigna-foundation%3BBody%3BCollaboration%20Innovation%3A%20World%20of%20Difference%20Grants

The Cigna Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for individuals everywhere to achieve the best possible health. The Foundation’s World of Difference Grants focus on health equity, helping people overcome barriers to their health and well-being related to factors such as ethnicity, race, gender, age, geography, or economics.

 

Thornton Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $900 to $50,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County, with emphasis on San Marino

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • arts and culture, including museums and music;
  • civic affairs;
  • education, including libraries and higher education;
  • health; and,
  • historic preservation.

Contact Information:

Charles B. Thornton, Jr.

1220 Virginia Road

San Marino, CA 91108 - 1054

626-795-8604

 

Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Deadline: None (Submit LOI)

Amount: $5,000 to $150,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in San Francisco and Alameda Counties

https://haassr.org/

The mission of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund is to help build a healthy, just, and vibrant society in which people feel connected to and responsible for their community.

The Arts The purpose of this area is to enable Bay Area residents to realize the full potential of the arts to build cross-cultural understanding and enrich individual lives.

Economic Security The purpose of this area is to help low-income working individuals and families achieve upward mobility and economic security.

Education The purpose of this area is to help ensure that public school students furthest from opportunity are in schools and classrooms with exceptional teachers.

Jewish Life  The purpose of this program is to foster a vibrant, inclusive Jewish community in the Bay Area, one that offers opportunities for engagement in Jewish life and that encourages participation in the broader pluralistic society.

Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $100 to $150,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Southern California

Funding priorities include, but are not limited to:

  • arts and culture;
  • children and youth, including at-risk youth;
  • the environment;
  • health;
  • human rights:
  • Jewish causes and services;
  • social services, including services for the homeless; and,
  • women's issues, including reproductive rights.

Attn: Matthew Irmas 11911 San Vicente Boulevard Suite 351

Los Angeles, CA 90049

shoshana.himmel@gmail.com

310-476-0261

 

Dorene and Lee Butler Family Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $500 to $72,500

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Southern California

The Foundation's areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • children and youth;
  • education;
  • the environment;
  • seniors;
  • social services;
  • women; and,
  • veterans.

Attn: Lisa Butler Herring, Executive Director 1725 20th Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

 

California Community Foundation

Deadline: Varies by program

Amount: Not specified (annual giving is $179 million)

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County

https://www.calfund.org/nonprofits/grant-opportunities/

  • Education Pipeline
  • Health
  • Youth Empowerment: BLOOM (Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men)
  • Housing and Economic Opportunity
  • Smart Growth
  • Immigrant Integration

 

The Eisner Foundation

Deadline: None – Submit LOI year round

Amount: $10,000 to $300,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the Greater Los Angeles Area

http://eisnerfoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant/

The mission of the Eisner Foundation is to identify, advocate for, and invest in high-quality and innovative programs that unite multiple generations for the betterment of communities. The Foundation funds programs that bring traditionally segregated generations together to generate innovative solutions to issues of inequality, access, and justice.

 

John Gogian Family Foundation

Deadline: Requests reviewed twice per year. (see website)

Amount: $20,000 to $35,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County

https://www.gogianfoundation.org/grants-program-info/grant-guidelines/

The Foundation supports organizations that provide services and solutions for:

  • developmentally disabled adults and children;
  • vulnerable seniors; and,
  • abused, neglected, and disadvantaged youth.

The Foundation funds organizations that provide services to abused and neglected youth who are living in out-of-home placement or with a pending threat of out-of-home placement.

Pacific Western Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $500 to $25,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles and San Francisco area

https://www.pacificwesternbank.com/community-giving

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • Catholic churches, schools, and organizations;
  • homelessness;
  • human services; and,
  • seniors.

 

Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $500 to $100,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County

http://rmpf.org/grantmaking/how-to-apply/

The Foundation's focus areas include the following:

  • Education
  • Human Services
  • Civic and Cultural
  • Health

 

Southwest Gas Corporation Foundation

Deadline: Not specified

Amount: $100 to $10,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Barstow, Big Bear and Victorville

https://www.swgas.com/en/charitable-giving

The Foundation makes small grants the following areas:

  • Health and Welfare
  • Youth and Education
  • Civic Responsibility and Community
  • Environment
  • Arts and Culture

 

Kinder Morgan: KM Foundation Education Grants

Deadline: The 10th of every other month beginning in January. (July 10, September 10)

Amount: $1,000 - $5,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Public schools, private schools, and 501(c)(3) nonprofits

http://www.kindermorgan.com/community/km_foundation.cfm

 

The Kinder Morgan Foundation believes that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders, and our mission is to provide them with opportunities to learn and grow. Our goal is to help today's science, math and music students become the engineers, educators and musicians who will support our diverse communities for many years to come. To accomplish this goal, we fund programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in the many cities and towns across North America where Kinder Morgan operates.  Focus areas include: Academic programs, including tutoring as well as Arts education programs.

 

 

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Deadline: LOI’s accepted throughout the year

Amount: Not specified

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Municipalities and nonprofits

https://hjweinbergfoundation.org/grants/process/

The Older Adults program is the single largest grant making area from this Foundation. Even better: there are no deadlines, and the Foundation accepts Letters of Inquiry (LOI) on a rolling basis and reviews them weekly. There are several different categories of grant making in this program. These include grants for residential care facilities, such as nursing homes or assisted living residences that are aiming to make their facilities more “home-like.” The Foundations also funds home repair and home modification services for older adults. Community-based facilities, like senior centers and adult day program sites, are also a funded area. Elder homelessness, elder abuse emergency services, caregiver support, promotion of professional long-term care workforce, and economic security programs for seniors are also eligible for consideration for funding.

 

 

 

Mobil Beacon: Connect for Success Student Access Donation Program

Deadline: Accepted throughout the year

Amount: Up to 25 laptops and 4G LTE hotspots with free 4G LTE high-speed internet service for 12 months

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: School or university in one of the 50 eligible cities in U.S. (California: Chico, Fresno, Palm Springs, Santa Rosa, Yuba City)

http://www2.mobilebeacon.org/connect-for-success-application

Mobile Beacon's Connect for Success Student Access Donation Program was created to offer schools in 50 cities across the United States the laptops and mobile Internet access they need to help students struggling to keep up. The program makes it possible for K-12 schools and higher education institutions in Sprint's 4G LTE service area to provide students without Internet access at home with the tools, connectivity, and hardware they need to complete homework assignments, access educational resources at home, and keep up with their peers. Schools can request up to 25 laptops and 4G LTE hotspots with free 4G LTE high-speed Internet service for 12 months. 

The Ahmanson Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $500 to $1,000,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

http://theahmansonfoundation.org/

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • the arts and humanities;
  • education at all levels;
  • healthcare and medicine; and,
  • human services, including homelessness and underserved populations.

 

Amgen Foundation

Deadline: None. Requests reviewed quarterly

Amount: $10,000 to $1,000,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, government agencies and educational institutions. Emphasis in Thousand Oaks and South San Francisco.

https://www.amgen.com/responsibility/amgen-foundation/

The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance science education, improve quality of care and access for patients, and support resources that create sound communities. The Foundation focuses its philanthropy in the following key areas:

  • Science Education
  • Community Life

 

Angell Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $500 to $150,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

https://angellfoundation.org/

The Foundation's areas of interest include the following:

  • Education as Opportunity The Foundation funds organizations that support students from underserved communities in successfully completing post-secondary degrees or certificates that lead to meaningful careers. The focus is on students ages 14-26 from populations that are traditionally underserved and experience the greatest disparity in post-secondary credential attainment beyond high school: low-income students, foster youth, students of color, young men of color, and first-generation college students.
  • Food Equity The Foundation funds a small cohort of hunger relief organizations that strive to meet the immediate food needs of underserved communities. Simultaneously, the Foundation offers grants to broader efforts that promote equitable, sustainable food systems and educate the public-at-large about the reality of communities struggling with food insecurity.
  • Transformational Leadership The Foundation funds efforts that provide opportunities for people to engage in processes that transform the way they think, especially in how to use their skills, talents, and influence to make a positive impact within their communities and organizations. Additionally, the Foundation funds programs that encourage those in leadership positions to develop practices and habits that will enable them to sustain their effectiveness and resilience over time. More specifically, funding goes toward leadership trainings, skills-based workshops, and reflective retreats for individuals and organizations.

 

Armand Hammer Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $500 to $100,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, primary focus in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties

3501 Via Real

Carpinteria, CA 93013

310-996-6805

The Foundation's areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • arts and culture;
  • children and youth;
  • civic affairs;
  • education;
  • health; and,
  • social services.

 

Boeckman Charitable Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $500 to $35,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, primarily in Los Angeles metropolitan area

15505 Roscoe Boulevard

North Hills, CA 91343

818-787-3800

The Foundation's areas of interest include

  • children and youth;
  • Christian churches and organizations;
  • education;
  • human services;
  • mental health; and,
  • services for the blind.

 

Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $5,000 to $300,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles area

http://www.dohenyfoundation.org/

The Foundation's areas of interest includes education, medical, religion (Roman Catholic faith), health and welfare and aiding the needy.  

The GUESS? Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $5,000 to $50,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, primarily in Los Angeles area

https://shop.guess.com/en/foundation/

The mission of the GUESS? Foundation is to pursue social, health, and educational opportunities that enhance the well-being, development, protection, and assistance to men, women, and children. The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • education;
  • AIDS research and treatment;
  • children and youth; and,
  • the protection of the environment.

 

Mark H. and Blanche M. Harrington Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $200 to $225,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, emphasis in Southern California

c/o Citizens Business Bank, Trustee P.O. Box 2549

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729 - 2549

626-405-8335

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • arts and culture;
  • Christian organizations;
  • children and youth, including at-risk youth;
  • education;
  • the environment;
  • health, including hospitals;
  • historic preservation; and,
  • social services.

 

Bonner Family Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $300 to $35,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Fresno Area

Attn: Ms. Kaye B. Cummings 565 East Mallard Circle

Fresno, CA 93720

kayebc@sbcglobal.net

559-434-5061

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • arts and culture, including music programs;
  • public radio and television;
  • arts education projects in elementary schools; and,
  • teacher training in the arts.

 

The California Wellness Foundation

Deadline: No LOI deadline

Amount: $120,000 to $200,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, public agencies, religious organizations and tribal governments

http://www.calwellness.org/

The mission of The California Wellness Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education, and disease prevention.

The Foundation pursues the following goals through its grantmaking:

  • to address the particular health needs of traditionally underserved populations, including low-income individuals, people of color, youth, and residents of rural areas;
  • to support and strengthen nonprofit organizations that seek to improve the health of underserved populations;
  • to recognize and encourage leaders who are working to increase health and wellness within their communities; and,
  • to inform policymakers and opinion leaders about important wellness and healthcare issues.

 

The Sence Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $500 to $10,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Central California

1020 East Mineral King Avenue

Visalia, CA 93292

559-625-1588

The Sence Foundation primarily provides support to nonprofit organizations in California, with emphasis on Central California.

The Foundation's areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • health, including research, and hospitals;
  • education, including higher education; and,
  • children and youth.

 

Pop Culture Collaborative: Pop Up Rapid Response Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: $5,000 to $30,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit

http://popcollab.org/grants/grants-recipients/rapid-response-grants/ 

The Pop Culture Collaborative represents an innovative hub for high impact partnerships and grants designed to help organizations and individuals leverage the reach and power of pop culture for social justice goals. Pop Up Rapid Response Grants are designed to help organizations working to build movements, drive campaigns, produce stories, and leverage media and entertainment mediums to drive positive narrative and social change in popular culture. Funded projects must impact, support, or engage at least one of these community groups: people of color, immigrants, refugees, or Muslims. Examples of funded projects include public events and private retreats; tool and resource prototypes; network and partnership building; story, narrative, and strategy design process; and creative content including short film/video, concerts, music recordings, etc.

 

United States Golf Association (USGA) and National Alliance for Accessible Golf

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Up to $20,000

Match: Yes – amount not specific

Eligibility: Municipalities, school districts and nonprofit organizations

https://www.accessgolf.org/grants/alliance_grants.cfm

Grants support organizations which provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and enjoy the game of golf and its inherent values. The Alliance and the USGA share the belief that the game of golf is exceptionally well-suited to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in a recreational or competitive activity with participants who have various types of disabilities as well as those who do not have disabilities.

 

Adidas: Corporate Giving Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies; cash donations or in-kind

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

https://www.adidas-group.com/en/sustainability/reporting/policies-and-standards/

Corporate Giving will be provided selectively and focuses on the following areas of engagement: 1) Sports within a social context; 2) Kids and Youth; 3) Education o Preventive Health Projects (preferably sports-related); 4) Relief efforts adidas supports projects which show sustainable benefits to the communities where we live and operate.

 

Waste Management Charitable Giving Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Not specified

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organization or public organizations where any donations requested will be used exclusively for public purposes.

http://www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp

Healthy thriving communities depend on involved citizens, organizations and corporate partners for momentum. We lend our support and services to causes that promote civic pride, economic development and revitalization. Every community has its own challenges, and we strive always to be part of problem-solving initiatives. WM is most motivated to support programs that support environment, environmental education, and causes important to the areas they operate,

Xerox Foundation Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $1,000- $5,000

Match: None Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

http://www.xerox.com/about-xerox/citizenship/xerox-foundation/enus.html

The Xerox Foundation supports: Education/Workforce Preparedness, Science/Technology, Employee/Community Affairs, and Environmental Affairs. Program Areas include Adult Literacy, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Family Services, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology, and Vocational.

 

Kenneth A. Lester Family Foundation: Community Grants

Deadline: Continuous – LOI submitted and approved prior to application submission

Amount: $5,000 to $25,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Public charity organization in Orange County or Marin County

http://lesterfoundation.org/grants/

The focus of the Foundation’s community grants will be to support parks, recreational programs and facilities, museums, theaters, art centers or other developments that will offer people greater lifestyle opportunities, and to encourage their involvement in the civic affairs of their community.

The Annenberg Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $10,000 - $100,000

Match: No

Eligibility: Nonprofit agencies - Primarily the five-county greater Los Angeles region

https://www.annenberg.org/

The Foundation provides grants in the following programmatic areas:

  • education;
  • arts, culture, and humanities;
  • the environment;
  • military veterans;
  • civic and community;
  • health and human services; and,
  • animal welfare.

 

The Black Family Foundation

Deadline: Contact the foundation for application deadlines.

Amount: $2,500 - $55,000

Match: No

Eligibility: Nonprofits

Contact: 1540 East Lake Road, Suite 300, Erie, PA 16511     

814-870-7705

The Foundation supports: Community and economic development; civic affairs, including leadership development and social entrepreneurship; education; environment, including climate change and sustainability; science; and social services, including social justice and social change.

 

The Haskell Fund

Deadline: None

Amount: $300 - $12,000

Match: No

Eligibility: Nonprofits with emphasis on Southern California

Contact:

Attn: James Sekerak 1111 Superior Avenue Suite 700

Cleveland, OH 44114

216-363-6481

The Fund supports food distribution programs, youth services, secondary and higher education, arts and culture.

 

Wish You Well Foundation®

Deadline: None

Amount: $200- $10,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

Match: No

https://www.wishyouwellfoundation.org/

The primary focus of the Wish You Well Foundation is to support nonprofit organizations in the United States that teach adults the literacy skills they need to communicate, grow, and thrive within their communities. The Foundation's focus is on the development and expansion of new and existing adult literacy and educational programs.

 

THE ERM FOUNDATION

Amount: $1,000 - $20,000

Deadline: None

Match: No

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

http://www.erm.com/en/about-us/erm-foundation/

The ERM Foundation supports organizations that work to create a more sustainable and equitable world. Areas of interest include:

  • low carbon development;
  • conservation and biodiversity;
  • water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH);
  • environmental education; and, 
  • empowering women and girls.

 

The A/H Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: Up to $21,000 Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County

c/o Rosen & Company CPAs 15545 Devonshire Street, Suite 210

Mission Hills, CA 91345

818-920-9888

Funding focus areas include:

  • animal welfare;
  • community development, including safety issues;
  • education;
  • health, including cancer, medical research, and services to wounded veterans; and,
  • Jewish organizations;

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