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Funding Opportunities

WHAT'S NEW:  Current Funding Opportunities

Federal Funding Opportunities:

  • Rural Health Network Development Grant Program (RHND) - Office of Rural Health Policy.  Grants to expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services, and enhance the delivery of health care in rural areas. Deadline: December 6, 2013.
  • Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Program - Small Business Administration. The purpose of this Program Announcement is to invite proposals from Public and Private Institutions interested in obtaining funding for continuation of the VWISE National Entrepreneurship Training Program designed to train female veterans and transitioning service personnel interested in starting new small businesses, and current spouses or companions of veteran small business owners interested in expanding/diversifying existing firms. Deadline: December 5, 2014. 
  • Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums - Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Supports projects that address problems, challenges, or needs of broad relevance to museums. These small grants encourage museums to prototype and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide resulting in new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. Deadline: December 2, 2013.
  • Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections - National Endowment for the Humanities. Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting preventive conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections. Deadline: December 12, 2013.
  • National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Program - Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with arts and/or design organizations and artists, seek to: improve their quality of life; encourage greater creative activity; foster stronger community identity and a sense of place; and revitalize economic development. Deadline: January 13, 2014. 
  • The Big Read Grants - National Endowment for the Arts. Eligible applicants include organizations such as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations. Deadline: January 28, 2014.
  • Improving Undergraduate STEM Education - National Science Foundation. National Science Foundation invests in research-based and research-generating approaches to understanding STEM learning; to designing, testing, and studying curricular change; to wide dissemination and implementation of best practices; and to broadening participation of individuals and institutions in STEM fields. Deadline: February 4, 2014.
  • National Digital Newspaper Program - National Endowment for the Humanities. EH is soliciting proposals from institutions to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP is creating a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922, from all the states and U.S. territories. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and will be freely accessible via the Internet. Deadline: January 15, 2014.
  • Collaborative Research - National Endowment for the Humanities.  Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. Deadline: January 7, 2014. 
  • Media Projects - National Endowment for the Humanities.  NEH encourages projects that feature multiple formats to engage the public in the exploration of humanities ideas. Proposed projects might include complementary components that expand or deepen the audience's understanding of a subject: for example, museum exhibitions, book/film discussion programs, or other formats that engage audiences in new ways. Deadline: January 8, 2014. 
  • Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations - National Endowment for the Humanities.  Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. Grants support the following formats: exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other venues; interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions; book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; other face-to-face programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues; and interpretive websites and other digital formats. Deadline: January 8, 2014.

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Private Foundation & Other Funding Opportunities:

  • Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation - Funding to promote sustainable communities through Environmental Solutions for Communities by supporting highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Deadline: December 16, 2013. 
  • National Forest Foundation - Matching Awards Program (MAP), a grant program that provides matching funds for direct on-the-ground and citizen-based monitoring projects benefiting America's National Forests and Grasslands. MAP funds can be used to support conservation and restoration projects benefiting wildlife habitat , recreation, watershed health, and community-based forestry. Deadline: January 14, 2014.
  • Cardinal Health Foundation - Grants to Improve Patient Safety. Grants to hospitals, health systems, community health clinics, and other nonprofit healthcare institutions for programs that improve the efficiency and quality of patient care.  Deadline: December 6, 2013.
  • Annie's School Garden Grants - Grants for Gardens donations to schools and other educational programs that help put children in direct contact with growing real food. Deadline: December 1, 2013. 
  • National Gardening Association - Youth Garden Grant Program.  Funding for youth gardening initiatives. Deadline: December 6, 20143.
  • Wells Fargo Foundation - Community Assistance Fund Grants. Support organizations that keep our communities strong, diverse, and vibrant. Our contributions are primarily directed to arts and culture, education, economic development, health care, and human services. Deadlines: Funding requests are reviewed quarterly; deadlines for each quarter are February 1, May 1, July 1 and October 1.  The Foundation's focus area is selected by employees in an annual community involvement survey; 2013's focus areas are all in the human services area and are as follows:
  • CISCO - Global Impact Cash Grants Program. Cisco's overall approach is to partner with non-profit organizations to identify, incubate, and develop innovative solutions that solve challenging socioeconomic conditions in at least one of the investment areas: critical human needs, access to education, and economic empowerment. Deadline: Applications accepted year-round.
  • Starbucks - Youth Leadership Grants.The Starbucks Foundation is interested in supporting organizations that equip young people ages 15 to 24 years old in the three following areas:Business Savvy: Having the ability to leverage opportunities with integrity and innovation; to make good decisions and achieve results;Social Conscience: Valuing the impact an individual and enterprise can have on the community;Collaborative Communication: Engaging others in an inclusive manner across teams, functions and cultures; ability to leverage new and creative ways of communication. Deadline: Letters of Inquiry accepted November 1, 2013-December 15, 2013. 
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Careers in Nursing Initiative- Funds supporting up to four hundred scholarships of $10,000 each for students from underrepresented groups in nursing or who are economically disadvantaged will be awarded to selected schools of nursing in the United States. Deadline: January 9, 2014.
  • The American Association of University Women Community Action - Grants for Women and Girls Community Action Projects.  Deadline: January 15, 2014. 
  • U.S. Soccer Foundation - School Soccer Program Grants. Deadline: February 1, 2014.
  • Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - Scholarships to talented teen artists and writers in the United States in twenty-eight art and writing categories, including film and animation, video game design, sculpture, photography, fashion design, poetry, journalism, humor, dramatic script, and science fiction. Deadline: Various.
  • Massage Therapy Foundation - Grants to organizations that provide massage therapy to individuals who currently have little or no access to such services. Deadline: April 1, 2014.
  • CoBiz Cares Foundation - Fundnig priorities include Youth Development, Shelter and Crisis Services: organizations that shelter, nurture and develop youth. Include group homes, shelters and orphanages; camps and youth ranches serving the needs of at-risk children; or recreation and youth service organizations.Children's and Family Services: child care, adoption, foster care, family counseling, parenting education, or other advocacy and child welfare services that strengthen families and promote the well-being of children.Food Banks, Food Pantries and Food Distribution. Deadline: December 23, 2013.