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TALLAHASSEE-LEON COUNTY NONPROFIT GRANT SERVICES PROGRAM

August 5, 2021

Due to the overwhelming number of applications for the Tallahassee-Leon County Nonprofit Services Grant Program, the application window will close on Monday, August 9th, 2021, at 5 p.m.  Complete applications must be submitted prior to the close of the application window to be considered for funding. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee funding. 

Access the portal at TalGov.com or LeonCountyCares.com

If anyone is having any issues with logging into the portal, please have them email [email protected] 

The City of Tallahassee and Leon County Nonprofit Services Grant Program application. The grant program will provide up to $20,000 in one time assistance to local non-profit organizations for the delivery of human services/programming to Leon County residents impacted by COVID-19. The links to the recordings of previous webinars, FAQ and application guide are below.

VIDEO RECORDINGS
June 22, 2021  INFORMATION WEBINAR 

July 20th, 2021 RECORDING (Closed Caption)  Access Passcode: Bh9iPL%D

DOWNLOADS

Frequently Asked Questions - Download the FAQ

Grant Portal and Application Instructions - Download Instructions

INIE is here to help!  For more information or technical support, please contact Lanisha Wetherington at [email protected] or call 850.201.9766.  

   

 

 

 

NOTE: NCF accepts letters of inquiry year-round, and conducts three rounds of grantmaking each year. There are no deadlines for Letters of Inquiry — LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed by NCF staff within 60 days.

The Nathan Cummings Foundation is a multigenerational family foundation, rooted in the Jewish tradition of social justice, working to create a more just, vibrant, sustainable, and democratic society. We partner with social movements, organizations and individuals who have creative and catalytic solutions to climate change and inequality.

Our Focus

Pursuing Justice. For People + Planet. The Nathan Cummings Foundation is a multigenerational family foundation, rooted in the Jewish tradition of social justice, working to create a more just, vibrant, sustainable and democratic society through our grantmaking in the United States and Israel.

We focus on finding solutions to the two most challenging problems of our time – the climate crisis and growing inequality – and aim to transform the systems and mindsets that hinder progress toward a more sustainable and equitable future for all people, particularly women and people of color.

Climate Change + Inequality

Climate Change

From the Paris climate agreement to Puerto Rico, the world has declared the climate crisis one of the greatest challenges in our history. It will take all of our ingenuity and resolve to build an inclusive clean economy that lifts people out of poverty and moves everyone, especially those on the front lines, out of the devastating path we now face. We will address the climate crisis from an equity perspective and hold accountable the entrenched interests that have left our nation’s infrastructure and communities vulnerable and have stalled the energy and economic transformation we need. We’ll invest in solutions at the local, state and national level and join forces with diverse, enlightened leaders to chart a new course for a sustainable future.

Inequality

Millions of Americans face overwhelming obstacles shaped by social hierarchies of race, ethnicity, gender, income, education level or zip code, which restrict their opportunities. In order to address inequality, we will invest in work that reduces implicit bias and discrimination in our public policy, systems and markets. We are particularly concerned about the effects of criminal justice policies and practices on the economic security of hard-working families. With our partners, we seek new and effective pathways to improve quality of life for people and level the playing fields of opportunity. We challenge ideas, policies, practices and systems that perpetuate racial and ethnic stereotypes, criminalize people in poverty, and make it possible for a few to hold a vastly disproportionate share of the nation’s income, wealth and assets.

Our Approach

From our voice, to our grants and our investments, we are using all of our resources to achieve our mission. We are in the business of changemaking, not just grantmaking.

  • Investing in Bold Leaders
    • Our grantees and Fellows are courageous leaders willing to work in new ways, forge unusual and powerful alliances, and push breakthrough ideas that make the ‘impossible’ possible.
  • Using All of Our Assets
    • We are committed to leveraging 100% of our assets toward our mission through impact investing and active ownership strategies.
  • Raising Our Voice
    • How we do our philanthropy is as important as what we do with our philanthropy. We are using our voice, strengthening fields and expanding our networks to increase our impact.

The Foundation’s four focus areas together form an integrated framework to advance a healthy planet and democracy.

Racial + Economic Justice

We work to reverse generations of concentrated wealth and racialized power and patriarchy to get to the root causes of inequality and inequity. To advance racial and economic justice, we stand with groups like Color of Change, who speak out for and with those who are marginalized and criminalized. We’re building power, income and wealth for working people through our partnership with organizations like the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Workers Defense Project.

Funding Overview

NCF supports strategies that challenge policies that criminalize low-income people and people of color, stripping families and communities of their humanity and stability. We invest in leaders, organizations and coalitions working to expand economic opportunity and racial justice by eradicating institutional practices steeped in racial hierarchy, discrimination and implicit bias. We partner with those building pathways to greater economic security, inclusion and mobility for all people by promoting business ownership, wealth and asset-building for people in socially and economically excluded communities. Advancing a truly just society requires creative problem solving along with a diverse set of approaches. Strategies that center and elevate the voices, stories and leadership of directly impacted people, along with the use of art, religious or ethical traditions, are critical to fostering positive cultural shifts toward inclusion and pluralism.

Funding Focus

Specifically, we support innovative ideas, strategies, and programs that:

  • Increase Income: Improve working conditions for the most vulnerable communities — people of color, women, immigrants and persons with justice-involved backgrounds – to ensure that all work is fair, safe and equitable.
  • Build Wealth: Build assets and wealth that lead families to greater economic security and mobility, advancing racial, gender, ethnic and economic justice.
  • Disrupt Mass Incarceration: Support critical interventions that reimagine our criminal justice system and overturn policies that disproportionately target low-income people, women and communities of color.
  • Reduce Debt: Support necessary interventions at the intersection of increasing income, building wealth and disrupting mass incarceration — recognizing that the issue of debt (who is burdened and who pays) is central to efforts working to achieve greater economic and racial justice.

Inclusive Clean Economy

We support a just transition to an inclusive clean economy where prosperity and a healthy environment go hand in hand. Partners like the Climate Justice Alliance, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Jobs to Move America and the NAACP Environment and Climate Justice Program are advocating for solutions that bring the environmental and economic benefits of addressing climate disruption and energy use to frontline communities first, not last.

Funding Overview

We support bold leaders who strive to create an inclusive clean economy, sparking an energy and economic transformation that reduces harmful carbon emissions in replicable, scalable and equitable ways. Achieving this requires nurturing a more diverse and inclusive movement that both builds power for frontline communities, and shifts narratives from ones that undermine a clean inclusive economy to ones that feature more voices and hold those in charge accountable. We support investments and multi-sector collaborations that spur sustainable development, inclusive wealth building and job creation. Philanthropic capital is critical, and we work to direct it to underfunded parts of the movement.

Funding Focus

Specifically, we will support innovative ideas, policies and programs that:

  • Build Power: Engage broad and diverse constituencies, mobilize resources and strengthen the movement by supporting frontline leaders advocating for a just and inclusive clean energy economy.
  • Shift Narratives: Amplify religious, cultural, business and community stories and demonstrate that resolving the climate crisis and a sustainable economy go hand in hand.
  • Demonstrate Solutions and Change Market Behavior: Support models that deliver replicable and scalable climate and clean energy sector benefits concurrently with living wage jobs and inclusive wealth building opportunities.

Corporate + Political Accountability

We activate investors and businesses as allies, advocates and leaders on climate and social justice and work to decrease concentrated corporate power and limit corporate influence in our political system. We support partners like Ceres, Open MIC and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and use our standing as an investor to strengthen corporate and political accountability.

Funding Overview

NCF focuses our corporate and political accountability work on efforts to hold corporations accountable for the ways in which they impact progress on racial and economic justice and the creation of an inclusive clean economy. We use our standing as both a grantmaker and an investor to spur greater transparency, drive changes in philanthropic, corporate and government behavior, decrease concentrated corporate power and wealth, and challenge problematic narratives underpinning our economy and markets.

Funding Focus

Specifically, NCF will support organizations working to:

  • Activate Investors: Address inequality and climate change by activating investors to press for increased transparency and drive changes to corporate behavior while challenging the notion that corporations’ primary duty is to their shareholders;
  • Decrease Concentrated Corporate Power: Decrease concentrated corporate power through a focus on antitrust law and competition policy, challenging the dominance of the consumer welfare theory and ensuring that the role of concentrated corporate power in driving inequality is widely recognized;
  • Leverage Corporations as Allies: Leverage businesses as allies and advocates for progress on important social and environmental issues; and
  • Counter Corporate Influence on Government: Highlight and counter undue corporate influence on politicians and regulatory agencies and counter attempts to suppress the role of science and the truth in decision making.

Voice, Creativity + Culture

We aim to shift dominant narratives about race, class, gender and ethnicity and build radical solidarity and empathy through voice, creativity and culture. We support art, media, and cultural criticism that challenge injustice like Firelight Media and the Critical Minded Initiative. We invest in visionaries like the Poor People’s Campaign and Bend the Arc who use faith, spiritual, and cultural practices to seed social transformation and spiritually rooted movements for change.

Funding Overview

We recognize the power of storytelling and the arts to reflect and sustain traditions, languages, history, hopes, dreams and truths across generations. By raising the voices of poets and prophets, artists, spiritual leaders and culture shapers to shift the dominant narratives about race, class, gender and ethnicity, we can expand our collective capacity for radical empathy. We encourage voices and values that challenge imbalanced power dynamics and expand racial and economic justice.

Funding Focus

Through the Voice, Creativity, and Culture portfolio, NCF supports innovative ideas and portfolios that:

  • Artistic Practice: Support arts organizations with a deep commitment to social justice and shift perspectives by supporting new narratives that nurture empathy, understanding and a culture of shared responsibility.
  • Storytelling Strategies: Support different modes of storytelling — journalistic, critical and strategic — that contribute to social justice, hold the powerful accountable, and envision a world with respect and empathy at its core.
  • Moral Action: Support religious and spiritually grounded activists and organizations who advocate for social justice and democratic values and shift perspectives by advancing new narratives of radical empathy and shared responsibility.
  • Spiritual Practices: Support spiritual, cultural, artistic, and contemplative practices that nurture the creativity, resilience, empathy, and healing of activists, organizations, and leaders advancing social change.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website .

Eligibility:

  • Your organization (or your fiscal sponsor) must have a 501(c)(3) or 7871 (Indian Tribal Governments) U.S. Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status
  • The work you are requesting funding for must take place within the United States.
  • Your organization’s policies and practices must provide equal opportunity to all persons, regardless of race or color, religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, familial status, military status or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Types of support that can be requested:
    • Project support
    • General operating support

Ineligibility: 

  • We currently DO NOT accept letter of inquiries for the following programs:
    • 501(c)(4) organizations
    • Academic scholarships
    • Campus or prison education
    • Capital or building campaigns, endowment funds or funding for public spaces
    • Community arts and theater-based projects
    • Congregations/churches 
    • Holocaust-related projects
    • Jewish, Hebrew, or arts education
    • Projects addressing diseases or personal health
    • Social or direct service projects
    • Sponsorships, fundraising events, or galas
    • Individuals (NCF supports individuals through the Fellowship Program)
  • Presently, NCF is not accepting any Letters of Intent or proposals regarding our Israel-related funding as we are in a learning and strategy development phase.

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Deadline: Rolling Basis 

NOTE: The Intel Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals or requests. However, organizations based in the United States may share information about programs that align with the Foundation's strategic focus areas to [email protected].

Our Priorities

Promoting Stem Education

We believe in the power of knowledge and technology to transform lives and enable people to solve problems with purpose.

Opportunity for All

A strong foundation in math, technology, science, and computer engineering can empower young people with skills and confidence to launch a life of learning, career success, and contributions to society. We are targeting our work on STEM education to advance gender and racial equity, with a commitment to expand technology access to fuel human potential in every community.

Intel® She Will Connect

The Intel® She Will Connect initiative connects middle school girls to hands-on technology experiences that inspire them to become innovators and encourage their interests in technology, engineering, and computer science. Through new partnerships and collaborations, we are expanding the program across the U.S. and into other countries.

WiSci STEAM Camps

Women in Science (WiSci) Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) camps—developed through a partnership between Intel, the U.S. Department of State, and the United Nations Girl Up campaign—aim to bridge inequity gaps in technology. The Intel Foundation supports the camps, where Intel volunteers use Intel Future Skills curriculum and enable girls around the world to experience robotics, drones, coding, AI, leadership training, mentorship, and friendship.

Responding to Humanitarian Crises and Natural Disasters

We form strong partnerships and take collective action to support social justice, respond to humanitarian crises, and provide disaster relief.

Making It Count

We match employees’ donations to support communities when crises occur, and provide options for employees to make their donations count where and when they are needed most. Our goal is to achieve specific outcomes and long-term impact. 

Battling COVID-19

The Intel Foundation donated $4 million toward COVID-19 relief programs focused on education, health, community development, and economic support. In addition, the Foundation matched $2 million donated by Intel employees, who also generously contributed their time and energy to serve communities throughout the pandemic.

Taking A Stand For Racial Justice

To help address social injustice and promote anti-racism, the Intel Foundation initiated “Standing on the Sidelines Is Not an Option,” a $500,000 employee donation match campaign supporting the National Urban League, the Center for Policing Equity, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Amnesty International.

Rebuilding After Disasters

Through spotlight donation campaigns, the Foundation provides relief and matches employee contributions to help rebuild communities hit by floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, or other natural disasters. In 2020, for example, employees and the Foundation provided an outpouring of support for communities hit by wildfires across the Western U.S.

Amplifying Employee Generosity

The Intel Foundation amplifies the impact of employees’ contributions to communities around the world.

Uplifting Communities

Our employees generously donate their skills, technology expertise, funds, and millions of hours of service to tackle environmental challenges, improve education, and help uplift people. Through grants and matching programs, the Intel Foundation ignites and fosters employees’ passion for philanthropy and desire to help solve global challenges.

Donation Matching

The Foundation matches charitable donations of US Intel employees and retirees to eligible nonprofit organizations or schools, up to $10,000 annually per employee. This program helps communities rise while increasing employees’ ability to support the causes they care about most.  

Volunteer Matching

We extend the impact of volunteerism by donating $10 per volunteer hour to qualified nonprofits and schools where Intel employees and retirees donate at least 20 hours of service in a year. This program helps to recognize employees and give them an opportunity to earn money for organizations that are meaningful to them.

Seed Grants

The Intel Foundation awards seed grants of up to $5,000 to support employee-initiated community service projects. Projects are selected based on their originality, potential impact, and expected outcomes.

Volunteer Heroes

Each year, 10 Intel super volunteers each receive a $2,500 grant for the charitable organization or school of their choice. One overall winner, chosen from among these 10 finalists, receives an additional $7,500 grant for his or her designated organization.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website .

Eligibility:

  • The Intel Foundation supports a variety of eligible non-governmental, non-profit and academic organizations. 
  • The Intel Foundation supports both U.S. and international organizations.
  • The Intel Foundation focuses primarily on the communities where Intel employees live and work, but also has the capacity to fund organizations in places where Intel Corporation does not operate.

Ineligibility:

  • The Intel Foundation does not support or fund issues that are designed to influence:
    • elections,
    • public policy,
    • legislation, or
    • government regulation.
  •  The Intel Foundation does not make donations of any type of equipment.

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Grantmakers for Girls of Color  

Girls and young women of color live at the intersections of sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression that prevent their full participation in our country’s future. Yet new research is helping us to better understand the barriers they face, while opening up new pathways for partnership and shared progress.  While we are now pausing review of new fund inquiries until mid-August, all organizations that meet the qualifications are invited to submit an interest form for consideration for an invitation to apply for a grant. For more information on the criteria to apply to the fund please see our G4GC Love is Healing COVID-19 Response Fund FAQ.  Visit Grantmakers for Girls of Color website for more information. 

Tallahassee Action Grants

TAG, Tallahassee Action Grants, Inc. seeks to improve the quality of life in Tallahassee and the surrounding area by providing financial and other support to various nonprofit organizations in the community.  To learn more and apply, visit Tallahassee Action Grants.

Mellon Foundation 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports a wide range of initiatives to strengthen the humanities, arts, higher education, and cultural heritage.  Organizations in those fields can consult descriptions of the Foundation's areas of grantmaking to determine whether a project fits within the Foundation's programmatic interests and priorities.  Learn more. 

$1.7 Billion in Cash, Debt Committed To Stabilize Nonprofits

Five foundations have committed to increase their payouts $1.7 billion within the next three years — mostly through issuing debt versus spending from endowments — to help stabilize nonprofits impacted by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and social injustice.

The foundations participating in today’s announcement, followed by their anticipated commitment, are:

  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, up to $100 million;
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, $100 million; and,
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $200 million.

Learn more here. 

CRA Now Accepting Grant Submissions

The City of Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has authorized $385,000 to help fund the Fiscal Year 2020 and 2021 Promotional & Special Event Grants and the Large Event Grant Programs. The Greater Frenchtown/Southside (GFS) and Downtown (DT) Promotional/Special Event Grant Program has been approved for a total of $85,000 with $50,000 allocated for the GFS District and $35,000 allocated for the DT District. The FY2020 GFS, FY2021 GFS and FY2021 DT Large Event Grant Programs have been approved for $100,000, respectively. Events of the four programs must take place within the applicable CRA District for which the application is submitted.  Learn more information about the CRA grant and submission. 

Need help with applying for the Payroll Protection Plan?  Then contact a fellow nonprofit organization, Florida Community Loan Fund for assistance.  https://fclf.org/paycheck-protection-program

The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides potentially forgivable loans for nonprofits with 500 or fewer employees.

We are pleased to announce that Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF) is partnering with the Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) with the capacity to bring up to $10 million in PPP loans to Florida nonprofit organizations. This partnership brings together FCLF’s knowledge and experience with lending to Florida nonprofits, and CRF's experience as an SBA-qualified lender.

Florida nonprofit organizations can now apply for an SBA Paycheck Protection Program loan through FCLF’s nonprofit SBA lending partner, CRF. Important to note:

  • You do not need to be an existing FCLF borrower to apply (spread the word!)
  • Loan applications of any size are welcome
  • We serve the entire state and our program is open to any nonprofit organization based in Florida.

 Emergent Fund

There are two types of efforts we support, which distinguish an Emergent Fund grant from thousands of other worthy projects and organizations:

  • Efforts that support emergent strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions. This includes resisting new or amplified threats and building power to move a proactive agenda.

  • Efforts seeking long-term social justice and economic justice in a political and social climate that seeks to dismantle such efforts.

Additional considerations:

  • Emergent work: New solutions responding to rapidly changing conditions in the current political environment

  • Visionary and Power Building: Seeks transformational systemic changes rooted in social and economic justice. Develops community power through organizing and/or leadership development (including through new tools), direct action, and/or cultural work

  • Leadership from affected communities

  • Intersectional Analysis: Engages multiple identities and multi-racial alliance building as core to theory of change

  • Endorsed: Recommended by a member of the Nominations Network

  • Right size of need: The level of Emergent Fund support is appropriate to the work

Proposals can be ideas, collaborations, campaigns, or organizations, whether or not they are fully formed; don't worry about your notes being perfect or comprehensive.   For more information, visit https://www.emergentfund.net/covid-19 

De Colores Rapid Response Fund
As the outbreak of COVID-19 presents growing and unprecedented challenges for organizers nationwide, the De Colores Rapid Response Fund, designed for strategic intervention in movement moments like this, offers grants of $500 to $1,000 to grassroots organizations working to make positive community interventions through strategic, organizing-focused approaches, especially in marginalized communities of color and working class communities. 

Florida Blue Foundation

Our commitment to making a positive impact in the community is firmly rooted in our core company value to help people and communities achieve better health. Working in partnership with nonprofit organizations, the Florida Blue Foundation addresses critical issues in local communities, opening new windows of opportunity to better enable our neighbors to reach their potential.

Build Healthy, Strong Communities encompasses applications for programs and support related to improving education/literacy, especially birth through 5; health and human services; arts and culture; and community development.

To request support for your program, please click on the following link:
Build Healthy, Strong Communities Application
Once your application is received, our review team will rank it against our criteria and respond within 60 days. Please click on the links below for more helpful information about our charitable giving program.

MusiCares: COVID-19 Relief Fund
To help address the concerns of the music industry during this time, MusicCares has expanded their services to include lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gigs or performances due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. Music industry professionals may apply for basic living assistance (rent or mortgage). 

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund

The One Fair Wage Emergency Fund is providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers, and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive. At the moment, the Fund is prioritizing tipped workers, gig workers and service workers in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. However, they are currently taking applications nationally and are actively raising money to support workers in all states as soon as possible.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds a wide array of research and initiatives to help address some of America’s most pressing health challenges.

Stimulus Funds Administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration
There are three funding options available to small businesses and nonprofit organizations through the SBA. :

  1. Paycheck Protection Program
  2. Economic Injury Disaster Loan
  3. Economic Injury Disaster Advance Loan

US Department of Labor

The US Department of Labor is offering National Dislocated Worker Grant funding to address the emergency response to COVID-19. U.S. Department of Labor Employment Recovery Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) provide resources to states and other eligible applicants to respond to major economic dislocations, such as large, unexpected layoff events that cause significant job losses

LyftUp COVID-19 Community Grants

The LyftUp COVID-19 Community Grants program provides support to organizations in the U.S. Through the Essential Deliveries program, organizations that need delivery services for essential goods—such as groceries, medical supplies, auto parts, and home necessities—are matched with Lyft drivers, who can carry the deliveries out. Additionally, in collaboration with 500+ community partners, Lyft is helping provide essential services, including trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, healthcare appointments, etc., to those in need. Requests may be submitted at any time.

Awesome Tallahassee
Awesome Tallahassee gives a $1000 grant, each month, to “people doing awesome things in our community.” If you have a great idea for the Tallahassee area apply for a grant today! The application deadline is the 15th of each month and they typically meet the following Wednesday to review grant applications. If you applied and your project was not selected, please feel free to reapply. They only review applications from the current month’s applicant pool. Also, don’t hesitate to contact them if you would like feedback on your application.
If you have any questions about applying for a grant or becoming a trustee you can e-mail them at, [email protected]

Costco Wholesale
Costco Wholesale’s primary charitable efforts specifically focus on programs supporting children, education, and health and human services in the communities where we do business. 

Donation and Grant Eligibility Guidelines
To apply for Costco support, organizations must meet the following general requirements:

  • Must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
  • Focus on supporting children, education, and/or health and human services
  • Monetary requests only

Costco accepts and reviews funding requests throughout the year on a rolling basis, and organizations are eligible to submit one application per fiscal year (Sep-Aug).