Community Development Funding

Grants with Hard Deadlines

Rural Business Development Grant - U.S. Department of Agriculture - Deadline 2/28/24 - Funding Opportunity Number: RDBCP-RBDG-2024
Provides business opportunity grants and business enterprise grants for use in funding business and community projects that serve rural areas. Nonprofit entities that primarily serve rural areas are eligible to apply.

Capital Magnet Fund - Community Development Financial Institutions Fund - Deadline 4/16/2024
Provides funds to Community Development Financial Institutions and qualified non-profit housing organizations to finance affordable housing, as well as related economic development and community service facilities. The objective of this grant program is to attract private capital investment in metropolitan, rural, and economically distressed communities.

The Nathan Cummings Foundation Grant Program - The Nathan Cummings Foundation - Deadline 4/30/2024
Provides funding for grants and program-related investments aligned with the interconnected goals of racial justice, economic justice, and/or environmental justice. Organizations that address any of these areas are eligible to apply.

 
Resource Hubs

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
- U.S. Department of Agriculture - Open Year Round
Provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses. Community-based non-profit corporations, public bodies, and federally-recognized tribes are eligible to apply.

FY 2023 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs - U.S. Department of of Commerce - Rolling Deadline - Funding Opportunity: PWEAA2023
Provides support for economic development activities most useful to a community based on its needs and circumstances, from planning and technical assistance to construction of infrastructure. Public and private non-profit organizations or associations acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State are among the eligible applicants.

Federal Resource Hub for Small Businesses America's SBDC and Association of Women's Centers
Consolidates COVID-19 information and resources from multiple federal agencies in one place. The website also features a tool to help small business owners and entrepreneurs connect with advisors and mentors who can offer free, one-on-one local support.

Grants with Rolling Deadlines

Grants Enhance Communities in the Upper Midwest - Otto Bremer Trust - Multiple Grant Cycles a Year
Seeks to support the continued growth of healthy, vibrant communities in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Provides general operating, program, and capital grants to nonprofit organizations and governmental entities to improve lives in the region. Supports programs to address housing, food security and hunger, wellness and healthcare, literacy, youth, and workforce training and more.

Norman Foundation Grants
 
- Norman Foundation - Rolling Deadline
Supports community programs and initiatives that promote environmental, economic, and social justice. Funds may be used for projects, general support, and collaborative efforts, as well as to build capacity for organizations working in the Foundation's areas of interest.Priority is given to organizations with annual budgets of under $1 million.

The Kazanjian Foundation Grant Program - The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation - Deadline September 10th & October 10th annually
Current funding interests include, but are not limited to, economic education initiatives to underrepresented and underserved communities  and entrepreneurship education.

Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program - HUD - Rolling Deadline, Non-competitive
Allows local governments and states to leverage up to 5 times their current CDBG grant into federally guaranteed loans large enough to pursue physical and economic revitalization projects capable of redeveloping entire neighborhoods. Public investment such as Section 108 loans can spur private economic activity, providing the resources or the confidence that private firms and individuals may need to invest in distressed areas. HUD’s Financial Management Division provides 1-on-1 Technical Assistance for interested borrowers.

Truist Foundation Grants - The Truist Foundation - Rolling Deadline
Supports sustainable development of programs focused on building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. Capital campaign requests may be considered if in alignment with foundation priorities.

Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs - U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration - Rolling Deadline - Funding Opportunity Number: PWEAA2020
Supports 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).

Community Possible Grant Program - The US Bank Foundation - Rolling Deadline
Grants to non-profit organizations in 25 states served by the Bank that advance the following funding priorities: artistic and enrichment learning, workforce education and economic prosperity, and focusing on neighborhood stability and revitalization. This year, the Foundation is moving to an invitation only application; however, it will accept letters of interest to identify organizations with unique and innovative programs that fit within its areas of interest.

Grant Program - Community Heart & Soul - Rolling Deadline 
Provides $10,000 in startup funding for resident-driven groups in small cities and towns with populations of 2,500 to 30,000. Requires a $10,000 cash match from the participating municipality or a partnering organization.

Fund For A Just Society - Unitarian Universalist Foundation - Rolling Deadline
Supports groups that meet all 3 of the following criteria: 1) uses community organizing to bring about systemic change* leading to a more just society; 2) mobilizes those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power and the right to self-determination; 3) has an active focused campaign to create systemic change.

Rapid Response & Community Protection Resources - Emergent Fund - Rolling Deadline
Focuses on grassroots organizing and power building in BIPOC communities that 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). 

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

Community Giving Grants - Wells Fargo - Rolling Deadline
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. 

Product Grant Program - Cisco - 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
Professional education grants for employees of community-based organizations on the East Coast that focus on affordable housing, economic development; financial literacy, and after-school or extracurricular programming.

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.

Citizens Bank Corporate Giving -
Citizens Bank Foundation - Rolling Deadline 
Programs focused on one of three funding areas: reducing hunger, financial literacy, and local economic development. Available to nonprofits in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, upstate New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.