Pollination Project Giving Seed Grants to Social Change Projects

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$1,000 startup grants are provided to individual change makers and projects that promote compassion around the world. When starting a new social change venture, it can be overwhelming to think about how to use $1,000 in a strategic way that benefits your project. The Project’s goal is to provide you with a little seed funding that can really make a difference to your project over the long term. Once you submit your application, it takes a minimum of 6 weeks to get an answer. (Note: This grant focuses on start-ups and may even help pay fees to apply for 501(c)3 status.) https://thepollinationproject.org/funding-guidelines-for-grants/

Free Webinar Alert! How to Successfully Participate in Cause Awareness and Giving Days

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Date: Tuesday, July 11
Time: 1pm EDT (New York)/10am PDT (Vancouver)
Presented by: Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good
Cost: Free

The rise of social media has also given rise to online giving on cause awareness and giving days. The urgency of a campaign occurring on a certain day inspires individuals to donate, but only if your nonprofit prepares in advance and creates an online campaign that taps into the impulsivity of cause awareness and giving day donors. To help your nonprofit prepare and launch a successful cause awareness day and/or giving day online campaign, this webinar will discuss:

  • How to create and launch a 5-week cause awareness and giving day campaign.
  • How to successfully follow-up with donors and supporters in the days after the campaign.
  • The importance of having a landing page or microsite for your campaign.
  • The role of social media graphics and infographics in your campaign.
  • How to build a team of ambassadors and influencers to help promote your campaign.
    Learn more and register here – http://grantgopher.com/Grant-Viewer/ItemID/1772

The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

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Seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborations with academic research centers, prevention research centers, teaching hospitals, and Native American Tribes and Tribal organizations to reduce significant health disparities impacting minorities and disadvantaged populations through the implementation of evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact. Non-profit organizations are eligible. The program will serve residents in counties disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; reduce the impact of serious mental illness and improve screening for serious mental illness at the primary care level for children, adolescents and/or adults; and reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among disadvantaged children and adolescents. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294060

Shade Structure Grant

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The American Academy of Dermatology’s shade structure program awards grants in the amount of $8,000 each for the purchase of permanent shade structures designed to provide shade and ultraviolet (UV) ray protection for outdoor areas. The AAD also provides a permanent sign to be displayed near the shade structure that promotes the importance of sun safety. The AAD receives support for this program from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co. (Must have been teaching sun safety for at least a year and have a referral from a dermatologist.) https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/programs/shade-structure-program/eligibility-application

Eileen Fisher Activating Leadership Grant Program for Women and Girls

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Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations for programs designed to activate leadership qualities in women and girls. This initiative is particularly interested in programs that bring about self-discovery and personal transformation; help women and/or girls find their inner strength and trust their intuition; and address any phase of a woman’s and/or girl’s life. Only online submittals are accepted. Grants will be provided for general support and seed funding for grassroots organizations. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply. Award Ceiling: $5,000.
Deadline: 6-30-2017

https://www.eileenfisher.com/grants/activating-leadership/grant-guidelines/

Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Players Association Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF)

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BTF is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association to support programs for youth baseball and softball. The mission of BTF is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball throughout the world by funding programs, fields, coaches’ training, and the purchase of uniforms and equipment to encourage and maintain youth participation in the game. Grants are designed to be sufficiently flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities. The funds are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment. These grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. All applicants must first submit a letter of inquiry. BTF provides grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) and tax-exempt organizations (i.e. municipalities, school districts) in both rural and urban communities. Average grant amount: $40,000. Deadline: 7-1-2017

http://web.mlbcommunity.org/programs/baseball_tomorrow_fund.jsp?content=overview

American Honda Foundation Grants

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One-year grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to youth education projects with a specific focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects and the environment. To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit charitable organization classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or a public school district, private/public elementary, or secondary school. If an organization’s gross revenue is $500,000 or more, it must also be able to provide two years of audited financial statements examined by an independent CPA. Eligible Organizations are nonprofit charitable organizations with 501(c) (3) status or a public school district, and private/public elementary and secondary schools as listed by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Quarterly deadlines: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Award Ceiling: $75,000 over a one-year period. Deadline: 8-1-2017

http://www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant

Mental Health Screening for Children

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The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborations with academic research centers, prevention research centers, teaching hospitals, and Native American Tribes and Tribal organizations to reduce significant health disparities impacting minorities and disadvantaged populations through the implementation of evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact. Non-profit organizations are eligible. The program will serve residents in counties disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; reduce the impact of serious mental illness and improve screening for serious mental illness at the primary care level for children, adolescents and/or adults; and reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among disadvantaged children and adolescents. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294060

Voices for Healthy Kids

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The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are working to create a culture of health through Voices for Healthy Kids. The program advances “coordinated state, local, and tribal public policy issue advocacy campaigns focused on healthy eating and active living, and will utilize the American Heart Association’s proven advocacy capacity to drive meaningful and widespread policy change.”  A series of new grant opportunities will focus on efforts in schools, community, and out-of-school/early care and education. Applications should support one Voices for Healthy Kids Policy Lever.  For more information (deadline, July 21st. )       http://voicesforhealthykids.org/grant-opportunities/