Funding Resources


Featured Funding Opportunities 

National Endowment for Humanities has 39 grant opportunities.

NEH offers a variety of grant programs to individuals and organizations that do the highest quality work to promote the humanities.  Grants range from capacity building to research and development.  Visit their website for more information. 

National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) is offering a funding opportunity to support the development and coordination of a national-state/territorial/tribal-local network of public and community-based organizations that will disseminate COVID-19-related information; disseminate effective response, recovery and resilience strategies; and ensure service linkages for racial and ethnic minority, rural and disadvantaged communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.  For more information and application, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326613

 

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.

The Red Backpack Fund - Sara Blakely Foundation

Since its inception, Spanx and The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation have been dedicated to elevating and supporting women through entrepreneurship. Knowing the ripple effect that empowering women can have to strengthen neighborhoods, cities and countries, The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis.

Thank you for your interest in The Red Backpack Fund. The first round of applications were open from April 6 at 12pm ET through April 12 at 11:59pm ET. Final grant recipients will be notified by the week of May 11. Each month, we will accept additional applications. The portal will open for applications again on May 4, June 1, July 6, and August 3.

Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.  This grant is the perfect opportunity for organizations that serve "women and girls" and provide programs for entrepreneurship. For more information, visit https://www.globalgiving.org/redbackpackfund/

Alkermes COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Alkermes COVID-19 Relief Fund will support nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. that address the comprehensive needs of people affected by addiction, mental health issues, or cancer. The Fund will focus on programs that address the challenges that patients, caregivers, and family members face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonprofit organizations NOT engaged in the practice of healthcare may apply. The application deadline is May 20, 2020.  To apply, visit here

Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium (SBGWC)
The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium (SBGWC) is a collective of funders, activists and community leaders working to advance the movements for Black girls and women in the Deep South. We are offering an immediate funding opportunity to support Black girls and women and the people who rely on them. The SBGWC COVID-19 fund will rapidly deploy resources to organizations that support Black girls and women in the South that may be experiencing financial crisis or uncertainty due to the coronavirus outbreak.  For more information, click here
If you have questions about the online application email us at [email protected].
Who Can Apply?
  • The Southern Black Women and Girl's Consortium funds Black girls and black girl-serving organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia

  • Applications from individuals, coalitions, organizations, and groups are encouraged

  • If you are a Black Girl Joy Challenge applicant look at the guides in our toolkit for easy directions 


Booz Allen Foundation: Innovation Fund

The Booz Allen Foundation has established a $1 million Innovation Fund to help nonprofits, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators at colleges and universities, and startups and small businesses harness the power of data, technology, and diverse intellectual capital to improve COVID-19 relief efforts and make a difference. We want to surface the most innovative solutions and empower the individuals and organizations behind those solutions to drive their development and implementation.

The Foundation is accepting applications from April 30 through June 5, 2020. Nonprofits can apply for grants of up to $100,000. Individuals, teams of individuals, and eligible for-profit organizations can apply for microgrants of up to $10,000. Certain eligibility requirements apply. Through the Innovation Fund, the Foundation is specifically targeting solutions and projects that will build lasting community resilience through protecting vulnerable populations and frontline workers or providing for the safe return to work.

If you have an idea for a solution or are involved with a project that’s already making a difference, apply for an Innovation Grant today and partner with us to make change that counts.

How To Apply:  Applications for Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Grants are open from April 30 to June 5, 2020. Applicants should be prepared to answer a brief set of questions about how your solution or project will solve an urgent social problem or build community resilience in the wake of COVID-19.

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 

Adira Foundation: Fast Track Response 

The Adira Foundation will support nonprofit organizations based in the U.S. that provide emergency-response, direct-service programs to the Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease communities. Supported organizations should provide a direct service, tool, or resource to address a concern exacerbated or caused by the current COVID-19 public health emergency.

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. 

ECLA Domestic Hunger Grants
ELCA Domestic Hunger is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). ELCA World Hunger's Domestic Hunger Grants accompany congregations and their partners throughout the United States and the Caribbean as they draw on the strengths of communities to address local issues such as food security, clean water, housing, job readiness, human rights, policy change, leadership development, and more. Together, these ministries are part of a comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger—for good. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and be able to demonstrate an established relationship with an ELCA congregation. Organizations may register to apply through May 8, 2020; the application cycle will be open through June 1, 2020. Visit the ELCA website to review the funding guidelines

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund
The Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund provides direct financial assistance to musicians in the U.S. who have lost work as a result of Corona-related event cancellations. The Fund will pay out a maximum of $500 per gig.  Learn more and apply.

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.

Florida Humanities Community Project Grant
Apply for the Florida Humanities Community Project Grant.  Application due April 15, 2020.  This established Florida Humanities Council grant does not coincide with the recent $75 million funds for coronavirus relief.

 

FY 2020 AmeriCorps Planning Grants
Volunteer Florida announces $300,000 in funding to support Florida’s communities. Organizations can apply to receive up to $75,000 to address critical community need caused by COVID-19. This grant opportunity is to support AmeriCorps Planning Grants of up to $75,000.00 each to be awarded to up to four eligible organizations. AmeriCorps Planning Grants offer a one year (12 month) period for an organization to develop an evidence based or evidence informed AmeriCorps program concept in response to COVID-19. Organizations receiving AmeriCorps Planning Grants are expected to submit an application for operational AmeriCorps grant funding in the subsequent grant year.

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). 

National Endowment for Humanities 
The National Endowment for Humanities has received millions to award to nonprofits.  Be creative and submit your grant.

“Our federal agency will work around the clock to ensure that these vital funds immediately reach large and small cultural organizations, as well as educators, curators, scholars, filmmakers, and other humanists,” said NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede.

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.

 

 

Southern Black Girls: COVID-19 relief for Southern Communities
The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium (SBGWC) is a collective of funders, activists and community leaders working to advance the movements for Black girls and women in the Deep South. We are offering an immediate funding opportunity to support Black girls and women and the people who rely on them. The SBGWC COVID-19 fund will rapidly deploy resources to organizations that support Black girls and women in the South that may be experiencing financial crisis or uncertainty due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Small Business Administration Extended Disaster Loans
SBA is collecting the requested information in order to make a loan under SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to the qualified entities listed in this application that are impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

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

Writer's Emergency Fund
The Writers’ Emergency Fund supports the literary community at a time when the health and livelihoods of so many are at risk. Grants of $500 to $1,000 will be based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Fund is open to professional writers based in the United States, including fiction and nonfiction authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, translators, and journalists.