FEDERAL - Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
DEADLINE: October 11, 2012
DESCRIPTION: Grants to recruit and train senior citizens, who will in turn perform community service. RSVP volunteers help organizations expand services, build capacity, develop partnerships, leverage resources, create sustainable projects, and recruit and manage other volunteers. Grant funding partially covers expenses to operate an RSVP project, such as staffing, supplies, volunteer stations, and training of staff and members. Projects may use RSVP grant funds to conduct volunteer recruitment and recognition and to reimburse volunteers for service-related travel.
CNCS will host technical assistance calls to answer questions about this funding opportunity, including information on RSVP, how to apply for the grants, and the new performance measures. Calls will take place on September 18th, September 26th, and October 2nd. Call details and registration information are available here
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations
Email: 2013RSVP@cns.gov Phone:
FOUNDATION - The Fledgling Fund
DEADLINE: Letters of inquiry due September 17, 2012
The Fledgling Fund seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities by supporting innovative media projects that target entrenched social problems. The Fund's creative media initiative provides grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. for film and other media projects that engage key audiences in efforts to affect positive social change. Grants typically fall in the following broad areas:
- Environmental Justice, Girls'
- Empowerment and Women's Leadership, Health and
- Wellness, Economic Justice and Systemic Poverty,
- Educational Experiences, and the Justice System.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit organizations
FOUNDATION - Target
DEADLINE: October 1, 2012
DESCRIPTION: The Target Field Trip Grants program provides funds for K-12 field trips to give students throughout the country the opportunity to explore more of the world outside the classroom. Over 5,000 grants of up to $700 each will be awarded to educators, teachers, and principals who are employed by accredited K-12 public, private, or charter schools only. (Parents, PTOs, after-school programs, Pre-K centers, and other nonprofit organizations are not eligible to
apply.) Types of eligible trips include art, science, and cultural museum visits; community service and civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may be used from January 2013 until the end of the school year to cover trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.
ELIGIBILITY: Educators, teachers, and principals who are employed by accredited K-12 public, private, or charter schools.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2012
DESCRIPTION: The Safeway Foundation supports nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with their four priority areas:
- Hunger Relief
- Health and Human Services
- Assisting People with Disabilities
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit organizations. All organizations funded by The Safeway Foundation must serve the community where Safeway operates stores.
DEADLINE: September 28, 2012
DESCRIPTION: The goal of the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism is to improve the quality of life for people and families affected by autism spectrum disorder. The priorities of the Foundation include supporting nonprofit organizations that help families who need assistance in caring for their children with autism spectrum disorder, and funding education and advocacy initiatives for all individuals with autism. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts; Vermont, New Hampshire; Rhode Island; Maine; Connecticut; New York; New Jersey; San Diego County, Los Angeles County and Orange County; select Canadian Provinces including Alberta, British Columbia & Ontario National Educational and Advocacy Programs