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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

CITY of BOSTON The Funding Update

CITY of BOSTON

The Funding Update

CAPACITY BUILDING, INNOVATION and ECONOMIC MOBILITY

Social Venture Partners, 2/25/2019
SVC tools and resources support early to mid-stage organizations that are working to close the opportunity gap in the greater Boston area. Grantees receive $25,000 a year in general operating support, plus an average of 450 hours of pro-bono consulting. Engagements are renewable annually for a total of up to three years and $75,000.


Bank of America Foundation, 2/22/2019 and 6/28/2019
Funding goal: economic mobility for individuals, families and communities. The Spring RFP has a due date of February 22 and is focused on workforce development, education and basic needs. The Summer RFP has a due date of June 28 and is focused on economic development, affordable housing, revitalization, arts, and the environment.

Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation, 4/10/2019
The Miller Innovation Fund seeks to support projects of up to three years’ duration that support innovations, tools, and practices leading to social and economic systems that work for all. By their very nature, the projects chosen will be experimental in their outlook, seeking to learn from both their successes and mistakes. Prospective applicants must talk with the Miller Foundation program officers, as a required first step.

Citizens Bank Foundation, Rolling
Funding priorities: food insecurity, financial literacy, economic development; direct service to low- or moderate-income populations; sustainability and replicability; addressing unmet needs.


ARTS

New England Foundation for the Arts, 3/1/2019
The National Dance Project provides a package of support that includes up to $45,000 towards the creation of a new work, approximately $10,000 in general operating support, and up to $35,000 to support a U.S. tour.

Children’s Theatre Foundation of America, 3/4/2019
Funding priorities: using drama or theatre in K-12 education; artists working in children’s theatre. The Aurand Harris Grants and Fellowship Fund supports small and mid-sized nonprofit theatres.  Professional theatre artists working in theatre for young audiences may also apply for support in the development of their artistic excellence. Maximum grant: $2,000

HEALTH and EDUCATION


Autism Speaks, 3/1/2019
Funding goals: a) to promote local services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism spectrum disorders; b) to expand the capacity to effectively serve the ASD community; c) to increase the field of national service providers. Local and national grants are available in the range of $5,000.

Weyerhauser Family Foundation, 3/1/2019
The goal of the Children's Initiative is to support direct service programs that create and promote stability, resilience, and healing for children who have witnessed domestic violence.
Maximum grant: $25,000

Office on Violence Against Women, 3/6/2019
The Consolidated Grant supports comprehensive, community-based efforts to develop or expand prevention, intervention, treatment, and response strategies to address the needs of children and youth impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sex trafficking. The grant also funds prevention efforts that engage men and boys as allies to combat violence against women and girls. Grant range: $350,000 to $500,000 over 3 years.Federal grants are subject to availability of funds.

American Medical Association Foundation, 3/8/2019
Community Health grants support programs targeting the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Maximum grant: $60,000; renewable for up to three years.

Health Resources and Services Administration, 3/12/2019
New Access Points grants expand access to affordable, accessible, quality, and cost effective primary health care services to underserved communities and vulnerable populations. Maximum grant: $650,000 per year for 2 years. Federal grants are subject to availability of funds.

NoVo Foundation, 3/22/2019
Education First, in partnership with NoVo, seeks applications for teacher-led and district-level projects in school year 2019-2020 that foster social and emotional skills in students in grades PK-12. Grants range: up to $5,000 to individual teachers or teacher teams; up to $25,000 for district-level projects.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, 3/29/2019
Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success grants will support programs that prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse and its related problems while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at the community level. Funding priority: underage drinking. Award recipients may also use grant funds to target up to two additional priorities, such as marijuana, cocaine, opioids, or methamphetamine. SAMHSA plans to issue 127 grants of up to $300,000 per year for up to 5 years. Federal grants are subject to availability of funds.

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation 7/22/2019
Foundation grant programs include larger investments in three focus areas: Systems and Best Practices, Policy and Advocacy, and Collaboration and Community Engagement. The Momentum Fund provides smaller awards to support communities and organizations pursuing early-stage and innovative age- and dementia-friendly efforts.

Cigna Foundation, Rolling
Community Health Navigation grants support projects that help individuals understand their health equity challenges, and assist them in finding services in their communities that address those challenges. Past grants have ranged from $103,000 to $130,000.

ENVIRONMENT and ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


City of Boston Neighborhood Services, 3/1/2019
Love Your Block mini-grants support projects to improve public community spaces that make the city more vibrant, sustainable, and safe. Grants range from $700 to $3,500.

Blooming Prairie Foundation, 3/1/2019
Grants promote innovative ideas, practices and procedures in the area of organic and natural foods in order to further the health of the people, the health of the environment and cooperative ideals.

US Department of Transportation, 3/4/2019
INFRA grants support create opportunities for all levels of government and the private sector to fund infrastructure, using innovative approaches to improve the necessary processes for building significant projects, and increasing accountability for the projects that are built.

Boston Department of Neighborhood Development, 3/13/2019
Partners with Nonprofits grants support agencies with public facilities by making funds available to assist them in making necessary repairs.

Boston Office of Workforce Development, 3/15/2019
Community Development Block Grant–Public Services grants support services for low-income
individuals and families with a goal of moving them out of poverty towards economic security.The RFP will be available online on 2/8/2019.

New England Grassroots Environment Fund, 3/15/2019 
Grow grants of up to $3,500 will be awarded to established groups that are ready to expand the scope of their work to create and maintain healthy, just, safe, and environmentally sustainable communities.

US Commerce/Economic Development Administration, 4/4/2019
Seeking applications for the 2019 Regional Innovation Strategies program under two funding categories:
The i6 Challenge awards up to $750,000 for projects that increase regional capacity to accelerate the translation of innovations, ideas, intellectual property, and research into products, services, companies, and jobs. Seed Fund Support grants provide up to $300,000 for projects that create, launch, or expand equity-based seed funds or that create networks and tools that enable capital to flow into high-growth startups in all parts of the U.S.

Captain Planet Foundation, 7/15/2019
ecoTech™ grants were created to combat the notion that students needed to choose between “the screen” or “the green” and to encourage educators and students to explore the role technology can play in designing and implementing solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges.

MassDevelopment, Rolling
Commonwealth Places is designed to advance community-driven placemaking in downtown and neighborhood commercial districts in Massachusetts. Crowd-funded contributions can be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000 from MassDevelopment if certain conditions and timelines are achieved. Any member of the community can propose a project but it must have the support of at least one local public or non-profit sponsor. 

PUBLIC INTEREST

True Colors, 3/1/2019
The True Colors Fellowship offers up to five young people ages 18-24 the unique opportunity to execute a six-month project that contributes to a more inclusive world in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, queer, and questioning young people are included and affirmed in their identities. Fellowship themes: Advocacy, Research, Innovation, Event Production.

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust, 3/1/2019 (Camp Scholarships; otherwise Rolling)
Funding focus: health. Examples of funded projects: oral health, special needs, blind, deaf and learning disabled, elderly, children's homes, youth organizations, youth and family services, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, and summer enrichment programs/camps. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Unitarian Universalist Funding Program, 3/15/2019
Grants are made to non-Unitarian Universalist groups that 1) use community organizing for systemic change that leads to a more just society; 2) mobilize those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power and the right to self-determination; and 3) have an active, focused campaign to create systemic change.
Grants range from $6,000 to $15,000.

Baseball Tomorrow Fund, 4/1/2019
Grants may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment. Eligible grant recipients can purchase top-quality equipment and uniforms at significantly discounted prices from Major League Baseball licensees and preferred providers.

Herb Block Foundation, 6/5/2019
The Encouraging Citizen Involvement grant supports non-partisan activities that advance citizen education and lead to greater voter participation in the electoral process. Maximum grant: $25,000. The focus of the Defending Basic Freedoms grant is to help eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination, to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public, and to help safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in our Bill of Rights. Maximum grant: $25,000

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