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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.  

   

Application for Mental Well-being Grants Now Open

Florida Blue Foundation focuses its grantmaking on three strategic Drivers of Health: Food Security, Health Equity and Mental Well-being. By focusing on these Drivers of Health, we will advance the health of individuals, families and seniors while aligning our efforts with community needs and serving as a trusted partner throughout Florida.

The application for the 2021 Mental Well-being grant program is now open. Deadline to submit an application is 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Two application clarification webinars via Zoom are scheduled on July 27, 2021.

The goal of the focus area is to advance mental well-being for families and community members to mitigate the stressors associated with issues that often impact entire families and/or communities. Target issues are:
• Awareness of current mental health status
• Education around mental well-being
• Support in addressing stress, anxiety, loneliness, addiction, etc.

For more information and the link to the application, here

Reminders

Click on the links to learn more about the following items and dates:
2021 Food Security Grant Application
• Deadline to submit application -- August 27

2021 Mental Well-being Grant Application
• Application Clarification Webinars (two) -- July 27
• Deadline to submit application -- September 1

 The Long-term Effects of COVID-19 Webinar-- July 22, 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Growing Resilient Communities Challenge
• Application window open -- July 7 - August 6
• Virtual Regional Pitch Competitions -- September 16 - October 7
• Statewide Challenge -- October 27
• Growing Resilient Communities Well-being Forum -- October 28

Continue to monitor the Foundation's website for updates on funding opportunities and other Foundation news. 

 

Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) 2021-2022 Request For Proposals

 Contingent upon the receipt of federal funding, Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the availability of 2021-2022 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant funding. Proposals are due Friday, August 13, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT.

Volunteer Florida’s VGF program helps organizations to more effectively recruit, manage, support and retain skills-based volunteers. Skills-based volunteering is a strategic type of volunteerism that expands the impact of community organizations by engaging professionals from all industries, matching their experience, talents and education with the needs of nonprofits.

VGF is open to public or private nonprofit organizations, including faith based and other community organizations; institutions of higher education; government entities within states or territories; labor organizations; partnerships and consortia; or Indian Tribes. The FY 2021-2022 VGF program is intended to build capacity that will result in sustainable skills-based volunteer programs. As such, organizations receiving VGF program funds for three (3) years are not eligible for FY 2021-2022 VGF funding.

Volunteer Florida requires that proposals be submitted through an on-line system called Blackbaud that can be found here

General information and steps to submit grant visit www.volunteerflorida.org/grant-opportunities  .

 

Synovus is offering grants to organizations and initiatives that focus on education, needs-based, and health/wellness within Synovus' five-state footprint. Applications are submitted through their online donation application.

Grant amounts range from a minimum of $1,000 to $10,000 and are available from July 1- September 15 for 2022 funding requests. 

Learn more at Corporate Donations - Synovus and Corporate Giving Strategy.

Florida Humanities awards grants – known as Community Project Grants – to nonprofit organizations and public institutions across Florida whose projects strengthen vibrant communities and cultures, promote civic engagement, spark thoughtful community dialogue, and reflect on the human experience across the Sunshine State.

These grants are designed to support a vast array of projects. Applicants can request up to $5,000 for proposed projects, which should involve a humanities scholar(s), attract diverse audiences, bring the public together for discussion and exchange, and be free and open to the public (or not cost prohibitive). Please see the Community Project Grant Application Guidelines for more information.

Learn more at FloridaHumanities.org/grants. Please contact Lindsey Morrison, Grants Director, at [email protected] for more information.
 
2021 Grant Deadlines:
July 21, 2021, at 12:00 pm (noon)
October 12, 2021, at 12:00 pm (noon)

GameTime Cares Customer Assistance Program is offering up to 100% matching funds on playground systems. Applications are submitted through their website online and are administered on a first come first serve basis. Parks departments, schools, nonprofits, or other youth organizations are eligible to apply for Playground Grants

The deadline for this grant is November 2, 2021 and currently only serves U.S. applicants. 

 

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The Nathan Cummings Foundation

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.  Letters of Intent (LOI) are required.  Open acceptance; no deadline.  For more information, visit https://nathancummings.org/apply-for-a-grant/

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).