Other Funding Opportunities

Racial Justice and Equity Fund - Lumina Foundation - Initial applications are due September 2, 2021, by 5:00 pm EDT
The Lumina Foundation has issued an RFP for its Racial Justice and Equity (RJE) Fund that will support seven to ten organizations with grants of up to $400,000 for as long as two years. The fund is designed to directly support organizations' efforts to eradicate systemic racism and advance equity and justice for those who have experienced racial oppression. The common thread that unites all Lumina RJE grantees is their explicit focus on eradicating systemic racism and working to mitigate and eliminate the entrenched policies, practices, and beliefs that continue to stand in the way of racial equity and justice. In addition, the RJE Fund invests in efforts outside of Lumina’s core strategies that have a meaningful connection to the field of higher education.

Movement Infrastructure - Mosaic - Application deadline is September 10 at 5:00 pm PST
Mosaic will distribute $5,000,000; grants will range between $25,000 and $500,000 to fund projects that advance one or more of six types of field-wide movement infrastructure: communications, leadership development, advocacy tools & training, data & information, relationships & trust, and philanthropic innovation. These projects will support people working to ensure clean air and water, a safe climate, healthy and just communities for all, and thriving natural systems. They must be collaborative by design, engage and benefit multiple stakeholders, and create shared tools that are widely beneficial to movement members.

Seed, Grow, and Younger Leader The New England Grassroots Fund - Application deadline is September 21, 2021
The Fund is offering the following grant programs designed to foster local, volunteer-driven, community-based environmental initiatives in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Seed Grants of $500 to $1,000 help groups launch and build their newly evolving projects. Grow Grants of $1,000 to $4,000 help groups deepen their work by further developing a community vision, lowering barriers to participation, identifying new stakeholders, and working to bring more voices into core decision-making processes. Young Leader Grants of up to $6,000 support groups led by young adults, 15 to 25 years old.

Healthy Homes Production Grant Program Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Application deadline is September 21, 2021
The Healthy Homes Production Grant Program seeks to address multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. Examples of supported direct costs include sampling, testing, and analysis for allergens, carbon monoxide, radon, or other housing-related health and safety hazards; temporary relocation for families and individuals temporarily displaced during hazard remediation; and soft project costs for home remediation. Support is also considered for capacity building, outreach, and evaluation. Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6500-N-44.

Positive Change Project Aura Cacia - The application deadline is September 30, 2021
Aura Cacia's Positive Change Project supports nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that are committed to helping women and girls facing difficult life situations make transformational improvements in their lives. Grants support organizations and programs that enable disadvantaged women and girls to become more stable and self-sufficient; employ strategies to help women and girls live healthfully and purposefully; reinforce positive self-image, self-respect, and self-confidence in women and girls; and create opportunities for women to drive curriculum or programming that can be applied to program development and mentoring other women.

Indian Community Development Block Grant - Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Application deadline is October 25 at 11:59:59 pm Eastern Standard
The objective of the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons of low-and moderate-income. Must be eligible as an Indian tribe or tribal organization. Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6500-N-23

Community Self-Determination Grant - NDN Collective - Applications deadline is October 25, 2021
NDN Collective is providing grants of up to $100,000 per year, with commitments up to two years, to Indigenous-led organizations working in the defense, development, and/or decolonization of Indigenous Peoples and the Planet. The Community Self Determination Grants are intended to strengthen and leverage the long-term financial sustainability of community-based and grassroots organizations. The mission of NDN Collective is to build the collective power of Indigenous peoples, communities, and nations to exercise their inherent right to self-determination while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet.

CREATE ACTION Grants - Sony - rolling deadline through March 2022
CREATE ACTION is seeking grant applicants committed to serving their local communities in areas such as STEM/academic enrichment, workforce development, and non-profit services for underserved and under-represented groups. Selected organizations will receive direct funding, Sony Electronics products and a custom-created promotional film, as well as many other opportunities for collaboration, partnership and marketing support.

Hometown Grants Program - T-Mobile - Applications will be open on a quarterly basis
The T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program is intended to help build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities throughout the United States. Up to 100 towns each year for the next five years will receive community improvement grants of up to $50,000 each. The focus is on providing support to revitalize community spaces in towns with 50,000 people or less that help foster local connections. Elected leaders, town managers and employees, and nonprofit leaders are eligible to submit applications. Requests will be reviewed quarterly.

Communities Transforming Policing Fund - Borealis Philanthropy - rolling deadline
Resources local communities impacted by deadly and discriminatory policing practices to build power, increase police accountability and transparency, and redefine safety by advocating for investment in community-based programs and services as alternatives to police, jails, and prisons. Priority consideration will be given to Black, Indigenous, and people of color-led organizations and organizations led by individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system.

Pollination Project Seed Grant - rolling deadline
Uplifts grassroots changemakers whose work helps build a kinder, more compassionate world in a variety of areas. 

Connect for Success - Mobile Beacon - rolling deadline 
Grants for educators to expand access to technology for students in 50 available cities within Sprint's 4G LTE service area

Financial Literacy Funding - Discover Foundation - rolling deadline
Supports individual and organizations so they can continue the push to promote financial wellness, regardless of whether a project is in the beginning stages or has already achieved success. 

ioby Crowd Resourcing - "in our backyards" - rolling deadline 
Crowdfunding platform to help connect local leaders with support and funding from their communities.

Awesome Grants - The Awesome Foundation - rolling deadline
Autonomous chapters support individual or group projects through out-of-pocket micro-grants, $1,000 or the local equivalent, from the chapter's "trustees," usually given out monthly.