Grants

Each week, CNE sources three grant opportunities via online research and publishes them to this page. We strive to list a wide range of grants to reflect the diversity of our membership.

 

For additional information on any grant located here, please contact the grant maker directly.

 

If your organization is new to foundation grants, or looking to strengthen and diversify an already existing grant portfolio, be sure to check-out our philanthropy programs and fundraising resources.

 

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Ford Foundation: Sustainable Development Grant

Deadline: Rolling

Funding to support the development of natural resource policies and programs that give poor communities more control over these resources and a stronger voice in decision making on land use and development. It focuses its efforts on poor rural… Read More

Leona Gruber Trust Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Leona Gruber Trust distributes 15 grants per year with an average size of $2,000. Preference is given to organizations with a focus on youth, health care, community, and education.

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Mathers Construction Community Giving Program

Deadline: Rolling

Mathers Construction, a Waynesboro-based industrial construction and development firm, engages in corporate philanthropy addressing a wide range of community needs and initiatives. Nonprofit organizations and fiscal sponsors of individuals and organizations serving the needs of children in the Waynesboro… Read More

Singing for Change Social and Environmental Problem Solving Grants

Deadline: Rolling

SFC offers competitive grants to progressive nonprofit organizations working to address the root causes of a social or environmental problem. Grants will be awarded to projects in one or more of the following areas: Children and Families, Environment, and… Read More

Luce Foundation Theology Program Responsive Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Henry Luce Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for work that advances understanding of religion and theology. The foundation’s Theology program supports projects whose engagements extend into a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on projects that cross… Read More

Gene Conley Foundation Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Gene Conley Foundation awards grants exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. The Foundation distributed 28 grants per year with an average size of $2,000 to… Read More

The Kresge Foundation Human Services Grant

Deadline: Rolling

The Kresge Foundation is seeking to fund organizations that make it a priority to improve the lives of disadvantaged individuals and communities. The Foundation is concentrating its focus in the following areas: (1) Advancing the effectiveness and resilience of… Read More

The Surdna Foundation Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States – communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies and thriving cultures. They seek projects that focus on collaboration, long-term… Read More

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Deadline: Rolling

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing the most talented teen artists and writers in the United States and Canada, has issued a call for entries for the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing… Read More

Steven H. Sandell Grant

Deadline: Rolling

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement research and policy. The program provides opportunities for junior scholars from all academic disciplines to pursue… Read More

Artfully Reimagined ‘Reimagine It’ Grant

Deadline: Rolling

Five percent of eco-friendly, online retailer Artfully Reimagined’s profits go to artists devoted to creating works from recycled objects in the form of ‘Reimagine It’ grants. These unconditional, non-matching awards are made directly to individual artists to help launch… Read More

The KIND Foundation: KIND Causes Monthly Grant Program

Deadline: Rolling

Each month, KIND Causes supports individuals and organizations working to make the world a little kinder with $10,000 grants. Submit your socially impactful cause that helps people in need, and our KIND Causes community will determine which to fund… Read More

Customized Limb Prostheses Program Grant

Deadline: Rolling

The Heather Abbott Foundation envisions a world where individuals who have suffered limb loss through traumatic circumstances can live the lives they want. Because so few of these devices are covered by health insurance companies, the foundation provides assistance… Read More

Japan Foundation New York: Arts & Culture Program

Deadline: Rolling

The Japan Foundation aims to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and the rest of the world. Grants of up to $5,000 will be given to programs that exhibit Japanese arts and culture through performing arts,… Read More

Turn5: Clean Trails Grant Program

Deadline: Rolling

ExtremeTerrain strongly advocates for the responsible recreational use of off-road trails and is happy to launch the Clean Trail Grant Program awarding $250 to qualified applicants.

This program will provide eligible groups the opportunity to apply for a grant to… Read More

Reimagine It Grants

Deadline: Rolling

Artfully Reimagined is offering grants to artists who work with disposable or re-purposed items to create, showcase, and sell their works. These mini-grants range between $100 and $500, and artists are encouraged to apply at any time. Read More

Tinnitus Research Projects Grant

Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017

For more than forty years, the American Tinnitus Association has helped patients understand and manage the “ringing in their ears” and raised resources for advanced tinnitus research. In 2017, ATA will award a grant of up to $50,000 for… Read More

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | Seeking Global Ideas

Deadline: Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks solutions to social isolation through programs which promote positive, healthy social connections and well-being. $2.5 million in is available for this funding opportunity. The deadline for proposals is December 21st, but don’t miss… Read More

Turn5: AmericanTrucks’ Positive Payload Program

Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Designed to benefit non-profit charitable organizations who use and rely on pickup trucks to better the community. $2000 is donated to the charity and $200 to the person who nominated the winning charity. Read More

The Big Read – Community-Wide Reading Programs

Deadline: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program aims to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. To this end, the Big Read is accepting grant applications… Read More

Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law 2018 Human Rights Award

Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University’s Washington College of Law is accepting entries for the 2018 Human Rights Essay Award. The annual award program seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international… Read More

Impact and Innovation Grant Fund

Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Open Society U.S. Programs Drug Policy Project aims to support viable alternatives to mass criminalization and mass incarceration, to strengthen community-driven health services, and to provide resources for interventions made prior to or instead of arrests. To this… Read More

J.M. Kaplan Fund Nonfiction Publishing

Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Through the Furthermore grant program, the J.M. Kaplan Fund supports publication of nonfiction books concerning the arts, history, and the natural and built environment. Grants ranging from $1,500 to a maximum of $15,000 are available twice a year for… Read More

Unitarian Universalist Association Social Responsibility Fund

Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Unitarian Universalist Association is awarding grants to fellow Unitarian organizations across the US that:

  • increase the direct involvement of UUs in service, advocacy, and/or community organizing to create justice in the larger community;
  • link Unitarian Universalists with the larger… Read More
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