Community Economic Development Grants

Erie Country Gaming Revenue Authority Special Events Grants - application deadline February 28, 2021
Funds events that take place within Erie County, Pennsylvania are open to the general public, and promote the region economically and culturally. 

Peoples Bank Foundation Grant - application deadline March 1, 2021 
Funds Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky based organizations serving their community in the area of Human Services, Arts and Culture, Youth and Education or Economic Development. 

Community Grant Fund - MGM Resorts Foundation - application deadline March 5, 2021
Funds agencies, projects, and programs in Michigan, Washington Metropolitan Area, and New Jersey that provide services in the areas of affordable housing, economic opportunity/workforce development, education K-12, family services, food insecurity, health and wellness, homelessness, services for seniors, and services for veterans and military families.

POWER Initiative - Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) - application deadline March 12, 2021
Supports efforts to create a more vibrant economic future for coal-impacted communities by cultivating economic diversity, enhancing job training and re-employment opportunities, creating jobs in existing or new industries, and attracting new sources of investment.

Human Services Initiatives - William G. McGowan Charitable Fund - application deadline March 15, 2021
Focuses on projects that address homelessness through areas areas including mental health, stabilized housing, food security, education, and/or job training and placement toward a living wage.

Small Business Growth & Recovery Fund - NCRC and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) - application deadline March 19, 2021
Offers awards up to $20,000 each, which do not need to be repaid, to U.S.-based small businesses, accompanied by complementary training and mentorship for business owners; priority given to small businesses owned by people of color, women, and veterans as well as those in lower-income communities.


Built from Scratch
 - Home Depot - first 2021 funding cycle deadline March 26, 2021

Awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans.

Support for Organizations in the Mid-Atlantic States and Utah - Kahlert Foundation - Grant requests due 1/1, 5/1, and 9/1 annually
Supports nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life and well-being of communities in the states of Maryland and Utah. The Foundation's areas of focus include Health Care, Youth Programs, Education, Veterans, and Human Services. 

Joyce Foundation - application deadline April 7, 2021
Focuses specifically on advancing racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region and/or within the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Program areas are Culture, Democracy, Education & Economic Mobility, Environment, and Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform.

Movement Infrastructure Fund - Solidaire - application deadline April 23, 2021
Provides long-term scaffolding for movement organizations that support resistance through systems and tools and/or build transformative futures through agency and scale. Examples include starting or expanding a community-owned broadband initiative; building out communications tools or staff to advance narrative or culture change; intervening on cases against corporations or the government with progressive legal assistance; expanding organizers in rural places; security training and equipment purchases; or campaigns for local housing solutions.

California Rebuilding Fund - rolling deadline
Supports California's small businesses—those with 50 or less full-time equivalent employees and gross revenues of less than $2.5 million—especially when located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. The loans are flexible and are designed to help businesses access the capital and advisory services they need to get through these challenging economic times. 

Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative - Honor the Earth - rolling deadline
Awards grants solely to organizations that are led and managed by Native peoples. Priority is given to grassroots, community-based organizations and groups with a lack of access to federal and/or tribal funding resources. 

Immigrant Families Grant - rolling deadline
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is providing financial support to immigrant families who have been left out of the federal government's relief efforts. Immigrants may be eligible to receive a $500 grant to help cover whatever is most pressing in their lives. 

Fund For A Just Society - rolling deadline

Supports non-Unitarian Universalist groups in the U.S. and Canada that meet all 3 of the following criteria: Uses community organizing to bring about systemic change* leading to a more just society; and mobilizes those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power and the right to self-determination; and has an active focused campaign to create systemic change.

Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs - EDA - rolling deadline
Solicits applications from applicants in order to provide investments that support construction, non construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works program and EAA program (which includes Assistance to Coal Communities and Nuclear Closure Communities). Funding Opportunity Number: PWEAA2020.

Emergent Fund - rolling deadline
Focuses on grassroots organizing and power building in Black, Indigenous and people of color communities who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious and other forms of discrimination.

De Colores Rapid Response Fund - rolling admission
Supports organizing in U.S. grassroots communities, with a focus on communities of color, poor and working class, and the effects of in-the-moment issues (i.e. Hurricane Maria or #MeToo). 

Presbyterian Mission Agency Grants - rolling deadline
Funds projects that are presented, owned, and controlled by the group of economically poor people who will benefit directly from it.

Community Facilities Fund - Rural LISC - rolling deadline
Offers technical assistance and predevelopment grants to Rural LISC partner organizations in areas with population under 20,000; preference for high poverty or persistent poverty areas.

Economic Development Assistance Programs - United States Economic Development Administration -  deadline based on program
Various programs fund eligible entities to enable regional innovation economies to rapidly address the economic, health, and safety risks caused by the coronavirus pandemic through entrepreneurship and innovation.

Community Giving Grants - Wells Fargo - rolling deadline
Focuses on organizations that are strategically aligned with funding priorities: housing affordability, small business growth and financial health.

Local Impact Grants - Duke Energy Foundation - rolling deadline
Provides Local Impact Grants of up to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations in the Carolinas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee whose programs focus on one of the Foundation's investment priorities: K-12 Education, Workforce, Nature, and State Strategic Impact. 

Cisco Product Grant Program - rolling deadline
Donates networking technology to qualified nonprofit organizations to help them realize significant gains in productivity, scalability, and cost-efficiency. Grants prioritize the following social investment areas: critical human needs, access to education, and economic empowerment.

Non-Profit Training Resource Fund - TD Bank - rolling deadline
Grants to attend classes/courses for employees of community-based organizations in states on the East Coast which have a mission/focus that promotes one of the following: Affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals; Increased economic (small business) development; Financial literacy for low- and moderate-income youth, individuals or families; After-school or extracurricular programming for low- and moderate-income children.

Strong Communities - Georgia Pacific Foundation - rolling deadline 
Works with community-based programs, service projects and disaster relief efforts located within 30 miles of a Georgia-Pacific manufacturing community, focusing investment in four areas: education, environment, enrichment and entrepreneurship.