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Friday, October 14, 2022

City of Boston Funding Update

 

CITY of BOSTON

The Funding Update



AmeriCorps, 11/14/2022

State and National American Rescue Plan Planning Grants provide support to develop programs that will engage AmeriCorps members community problem-solving. 

Institute of Museum & Library Sciences, 11/15/2022
Museums for America has three project categories: Lifelong Learning, Community Engagement and Collections Stewardship and Access. Max award: 250,000.


Federal funding opportunities are continuously updated on grants.gov


STATE GRANTS

Executive Office of Public Safety & Security, 10/28/2022
Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative grants will fund six programs, and a
Technical Assistance Provider to work with Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative grantees.

Executive Office of Health & Human Services + Department of Public Health, 11/10/2022
Grants from the Strong Communities Initiative will support community-based gun violence prevention and intervention programs.

Department of Early Education and Care + Children’s Capital Fund, 12/8/2022
The Early Education & Out of School Time Capital Fund will award grants ranging from $200,000 to $500,000 to large group childcare for critical infrastructure improvements. EEC will host virtual information sessions on 10/25/2022 at 11AM and 10/27/22 at 6:30PM. 


Scroll down to "Important Links" on CommBUYS to see Newly Posted Bids.


CITY OF BOSTON GRANTS


Office of Public Safety, 1028/2022
Youth Development Fund grants support nonprofits providing positive violence intervention, prevention, and response services throughout the City of Boston. Max award: $60,000.

Public Health Commission, 11/4/2022
Requesting vendor proposals to conduct an assessment and develop a workplan to improve the health of LGBTQ+ citizens of Boston.

Public Facilities Commission + Mayor’s Office of Housing, 11/7/2022
The Grassroots Open Space Program makes land and funding available specifically for the development of open space projects such as community gardens, urban farms, food forests, and passive open space. These awards are intended to assist nonprofit neighborhood initiatives to create more access to locally sourced food and increase community education on urban farming. Share your email address to receive full details of the Request for Proposals.


Bids are updated continuously on the City of Boston Supplier Portal.


FOUNDATION GRANTS

National Grid Foundation, 10/31/2022
Competitive awards support nonprofits that focus on ​​Education and Environment. Awards range from $5,000 - $20,000

Sony, 10/31/2022
CREATE ACTION grants support STEAM/academic enrichment, workforce development, and nonprofit services for underserved and under-represented groups. One grant will be awarded each month through March 2023. Grantees will receive a $50,000 USD grant to continue and expand the organization's work, $50,000 in Sony electronics products to support their mission, and a Sony-produced short film telling the organization's story.

Lalor Foundation, 11/1/2022
The Anna Lalor Burdick Program funds initiatives that bring women information and access to reproductive health care, contraception, and pregnancy termination in order to help broaden and enhance their options in life. Grants range from $10,000 to $35,000.

Sweet Adelines International, 11/1/2022
Music education grants support barbershop education and performance opportunities for young women.

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, 11/1/2022
Grants support youth leadership and efforts to increase employment opportunities for youth and veterans with disabilities. Awards range from $10,000 to $100,000 per year for up to 3 years.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development, 11/1/2022
Funding categories: Community Development and Economic Development. Grants range from $25,000 to $75,000.

Edwin S. Webster Foundation, 11/1/2022
Funding categories: capital, projects or general operating. Priorities: hospitals, medical research, education, youth agencies, cultural activities, and programs addressing the needs of minorities.

Anna B. Stearns Charitable Foundation, 11/1/2022
Funding focus: independence and self-sufficiency for women, children and youth, with emphasis on prevention rather than remediation. Funding categories: education, job training, social services, economic self-sufficiency, and community organizing.

Aaron Copland Fund for Music, 11/1/2022
The Supplemental Program supports music service organizations, education and residency organizations, library and archive organizations, and radio and TV organizations. Funding categories: general operating and special projects

Prudential, 11/3/2022
Emerging Visionaries are people ages 14 to 18 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, creating Financial Solutions and Societal Solutions. A total of 25 winnersamong both categories will receive $5,000 each. One Financial Solutions winner will receive an additional $10,000 award. One winner of either category will also receive the $5,000 Prudential Employees' Choice Award.

Highland Street, 11/3/2022
Community Impact Consulting is available to address strategic issues for Massachusetts nonprofits. Expertise includes 1) Fundraising/Development Planning; 2) Strategic Plan Development; 3) Strategic Communications; 4) Accounting and Financial Planning. 

Wallace Foundation, 11/4/2022
Funding focus: adolescents (ages 11 to 19) who face systemic or structural challenges; and also learning and development opportunities for youth beyond the traditional classroom. Average award: $200,000 for one year, along with peer learning and technical assistance. 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 11/7/2022
Milton & Phyllis Berg Respite Care grants (up to $6,000) are available to nonprofit member organizations, to provide scholarships to families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. 

First Nations Development Institute, 11/10/2022
The Native Youth and Culture Fund is accepting proposals from Native-led nonprofits and organizations, for youth opportunities that support the perpetuation of traditional knowledge and spirituality, and intergenerational transfer of knowledge. Awards will range from $5,000 to $20,000 

Actors' Equity Foundation, 11/30/2022
Modest grants are available to 501c3 nonprofit theatres. 

W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Open
Funding categories include Thriving Children, Working Families, and Equitable Communities.

Boston Celtics United + VistaPrint + NAACP, Open
Grants ($25,000) are available to Black-owned small businesses in the New England States and parts of Connecticut, that demonstrate impact on their greater community. Additional growth and marketing resources are available.


Check the Funding Update Archives for back issues with open deadlines.


THE RESOURCE TABLE


AVOID "MISSION CREEP"
Edited from a copyrighted post at
The Grantsmanship Center


The scenario
New funding is announced - but the focus may be only marginally related to the organization's mission. 

Whether because of projected budget deficits, pressure from above, or economic influences, the grantwriter is driven to create a proposal that "fits" what the funder wants but isn't a great 'fit' for the organization.

The result
A proposed program that will shift the organization away from its original mission. The organization has begun to "chase the money."
And mission creep has begun.

Here are seven steps to help your organization avoid mission creep and become proactive in grantseeking.



NONPROFIT BUDGETS: HOW TO GET STARTED

Courtesy of Nonprofit Finance Fund

Good budgets help nonprofit leaders better understand their organization and its mission, communicate resource needs and goals, and pave the way toward equity. If you're just getting started, this new video series is for you.



GETTING SUPPORT LETTERS

Grantwriters and Program Planners: The best time to reach out for a letter of support is when you have confirmed the role of collaborators in your application. Ideally, that would be two weeks before the “last minute”.


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