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Suzette's Letter May 1, 2015

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE is offering funding to schools, state and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations, agricultural producers, and nonprofits in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. Planning grant applications are due 5/20/2015. Click here for guidelines and instructions.

THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE is offering grants to nonprofit and public agencies for an Americorps youth internship specifically targeting youth that have been adjudicated in the juvenile justice system. This program will give disconnected youth (at least 17 but under 25 years old) the opportunity to participate in a national service program and provide them with meaningful mentoring while they are serving. Deadline: 5/20/2015. Click here to visit the program website for details.


Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program - Application deadline: May 21, 2015
Provides funding to community-based, outreach education and extension programs at land-grant colleges and universities that provide individuals and families based in rural areas with information on health, wellness, and prevention. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture


Ribbons of Hope Seeks Applications From Organizations That Benefit Women and Girls - DEADLINE: May 31, 2015

A grant of $100,000 will be awarded to a nonprofit organization working to promote the well-being and future prospects of women and girls....

2015 SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Application

The U.S. Small Business Administration is thrilled to announce a second round of the Growth Accelerator Fund contest. In 2015, they will again be awarding $50,000 prizes to the winners of the contest. New this year, special consideration will be given to any accelerator models which support manufacturing and the White House Power Initiative. The main premise of the competition is to ensure that a diverse set of entrepreneurs from all walks of life have the opportunity to participate in our innovation economy, so the SBA encourages applicants that fill geographic, industry, and economic gaps in the accelerator and entrepreneurial ecosystem space, as well as those run by or that support women or other underrepresented groups. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2015.  Learn more

BusinessUSA's Access Financing Wizard

To help you identify what government financing programs may be available to help you start or expand your business, check out the "Access Financing" Wizard from BusinessUSA. In a few quick steps, this wizard will guide you to government resources to access financing for your business! Learn more


Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Regional Artist Fellowships - DEADLINE: June 15, 2015

Grants of $20,000 will be awarded to enable Native artists in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, or Wisconsin to create new works with the potential to transform their communities....

Chesapeake Bay Trust Accepting Mini-Grant Proposals for K-12 Environmental Education Programs - DEADLINE: June 12, 2015

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to schools in the Chesapeake Bay watershed area that provide meaningful educational experiences, teacher professional development, and programs that advance environmental literacy ....

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) / State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Hard-to-Reach Beneficiary Project - Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 30, 2015; Geographic Coverage: National
Application deadline: Jun 14, 2015
Funds to develop a plan that can be used by the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) and State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) programs to better serve hard-to-reach populations.
Sponsor: Administration for Community Living


National Minority Aging Organizations - Technical Assistance Centers Consortium - Letter of Intent (Optional): May 18, 2015; Application deadline: Jun 15, 2015
Grants to increase the efficiency of the National Minority Aging Organizations (NMAO) Technical Assistance Centers Program to disseminate culturally competent health promotion and disease prevention information.
Sponsor: Administration on Aging

Environmental Health Services Support for Public Health Drinking Water Programs to Reduce Drinking Water Exposures - Application deadline: Jun 22, 2015
Offers funding to state and local health departments to identify and address drinking water issues and reduce exposures associated with drinking water contamination, especially in communities and populations using small drinking-water systems (e.g. private wells, springs, cisterns, tankered water). Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


ACS Invites Nominations for Women Chemists Committee Rising Star Award - DEADLINE: June 30, 2015

The annual prize, which includes a $1,000 travel stipend, recognizes up to ten women scientists who are approaching the midpoint of their careers and have demonstrated outstanding promise....


$3 Million Available to Coal-impacted Communities under White House POWER Initiative

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has announced the availability of $3 million in planning assistance to communities impacted, or which may be impacted, by contractions in the coal economy. These funds are made available as part of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative, a new interagency effort to assist communities negatively impacted by changes in the coal industry and power sector.

Successful applications will enable affected communities to develop detailed strategies to diversify their economies, create jobs in new or existing industries, attract new sources of job-creating investment, and/or how to provide a range of workforce services that result in industry-recognized credentials for high-quality, in-demand jobs. Funding will be available until expended or until September 30, 2015.

For more information, please contact your EDA state representative. To apply for this funding, please follow instructions hereRead more


Suzette's Letter April 24, 2015

Phoenix Society for Burn Victims Accepting Applications for 2015-16 Phoenix Education Grant - DEADLINE: May 30, 2015

Through the annual program, the society provides scholarships of up to $4,000 to burn victims who are attending college or a technical school....


Chambers of Commerce Invited to Start Young Entrepreneur Academies - DEADLINE: May 30, 2015

The thirty-week program teaches students in grades 6-12 how to generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their own companies....


William T. Grant Foundation Accepting Nominations for 2015 Scholars Program - DEADLINE: July 8, 2015

Grants of up to $350,000 will be awarded to projects aimed at improving our understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes....


National Alliance for Grieving Children Invites Applications for Child Bereavement Programs - DEADLINE: July 31, 2015

Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded for programs that bring grief support services to youth from ethnically diverse or low-income communities not served by existing bereavement programs....


Home Depot Foundation Offers Grants to Support the Housing Needs of Military Veterans - DEADLINE: September 1, 2015

Grants of up to $5,000 in the form of Home Depot gift cards will be awarded to volunteer-driven projects aimed at helping veterans stay in their homes comfortably....

Captain Planet Foundation Offers Grants for Hands-On Environmental Education Activities - DEADLINE: September 30, 2015

Grants of up $2,500 will be awarded in support of high-quality educational programs that help children and youth understand and appreciate our world through hands-on learning experiences aimed at improving the environment in their schools and communities....

Creating a strong future for rural America.

At CHS we recognize we wouldn’t have the success we have today without our rural communities. For us, giving back is essential to our business.
The CHS Foundation supports education and leadership development in rural America through funding of adult education and leadership programs and is open to innovative and collaborative approaches to address emerging issues and opportunities in rural communities. But our efforts don’t stop at financial contribution. Our employees are active volunteers, many of them participating in the CHS Day of Service program that gives eligible employees paid time off for volunteering. Our CHS Service Center employees raise the equivalent of more than 3 million meals for food banks across the nation through their annual Harvest for Hunger drive. Click here to learn how to apply. Questions about funding for your community program? Call 1-800-814-0506 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JP Morgan & Chase – Applications due – ongoing

Four areas of focus – job readiness, financial capability, small business development, and affordable housing. To be considered for support, a potential grantee must first submit an online Letter of Inquiry. You will receive an automatic electronic notification after the Letter of Inquiry has been successfully submitted. We will notify you whether or not we are able to consider your proposal for funding at this time.

Technology for Social Good, JP Morgan & Chase link for application – Applications due ongoing

Technology is a powerful tool. Technology can transform nonprofits, helping them to work smarter and achieve more. However, for many nonprofit professionals, technology is a source of confusion and frustration. As part of our commitment to giving back to our communities, Technology for Social Good is a firmwide program focused on harnessing the technology strength and skill of our employees to develop solutions that benefit the social sector. Technology for Social Good supports local nonprofits and socially responsible businesses through various initiatives. We have several programs which help connect the needs of the social sector to our staff of skilled technology volunteers. The in-kind technology assistance provided by our teams affords organizations the opportunity to reallocate funds to other efforts that support their missions.

Source Reduction Assistance

Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) awards are issued annually, subject to Congressional appropriation and the quality of proposals received. Applications Due May 28, 2015.

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued Request for Proposals stating that EPA’s Regional Pollution Prevention (P2) Program Offices collectively anticipate having approximately $1,200,000 in total grant funds in Fiscal Year 2015 to

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Homeless VETS

VETS Announces Availability of $4 Million under the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project; Proposals Due by May 12

The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service has announced that a total of $4 million is available to provide an estimated 2,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them successfully

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