New England Grass Roots Environment Fund

August 23rd, 2012 | Posted by admin in Grants - (0 Comments)

Website: NEGREF.org
Program: to groups working on community level issues
Contact: We are updating our grant application and will introduce the Seed and Grow grant programs in February. It will allow us to (even) better work with community volunteer groups across New England. The new application will be online early February. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Deadlines: SEED grants: rolling deadline & GROW grants: Thursday March 15, 2012
NEGEF’s small grants program provides grants to groups working on community level issues in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Fund interprets the word ‘environment’ broadly and will provide funding for a wide range of activities. Whole systems-thinking is critical to initiatives focused on making our environment better, healthier and more sustainable.
Small grants are intended to support community groups who represent the most exciting energy in the environmental movement that are not being reached by traditional funders.

Google Grants Program

August 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Grants - (Comments Off on Google Grants Program)

Google Grants is a part of the Google for Nonprofits program. Google for Nonprofits is Google’s product offering for the nonprofit sector. As a qualified Google for Nonprofits organization, you will gain access to a variety of different product offerings such as Google Grants.
The Google Grants program empowers over 6,000 organizations to achieve their goals by helping them promote their websites via advertising on Google. Google ads appear when users search on Google. For example when you search for “world poverty” on Google, text ads related to world poverty appear on the right hand side. When you click on one of the ads, you are brought to cialis the website being advertised.

Organizations that receive a Google Grant are awarded an in-kind online advertising account which can be used it in a variety of ways, including general outreach, fundraising activities, and recruitment of volunteers. Google Grants participants have found much success with the program. For example, the US Fund for UNICEF’s e-commerce site, Shop UNICEF, experienced a 43 percent increase in sales over the previous year, while CoachArt – supporting children with life-threatening illnesses through art and athletics programs – has seen a 60 to 70 percent increase in volunteers.

See http://www.google.com/grants/details.html#program

Powered By Service Funding Opportunity

August 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Grants - (Comments Off on Powered By Service Funding Opportunity)

Offers Funding to Seed Youth-Led Service Projects Usher’s New Look, a nonprofit organization founded by entertainer Usher Raymond IV

that supports underprivileged youth in using their talents to become community leaders, has announced the launch of Powered By Service, a new initiative to encourage young people around the world to become involved in addressing the most pressing problems facing their communities — from preventing malaria and stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS to ending gang violence and increasing access to clean water.

Young people all over the world can participate in Powered By Service. Participants will have access to online toolkits and opportunities to apply for financial resources to support their projects. Grants will be awarded for exceptional service ideas.

Powered By Service currently has two grant opportunities available for youth volunteers.

Sponsored by the United Nations Foundation, the “Nothing but Nets” grant is designed to help youth create projects that increase awareness and funds for the purchase 24cialisitalia.com of bed nets to prevent the spread of malaria in Africa. Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Learn and Serve America, the “What’s Your Power?” grant opportunity offers funding for projects that address any issue. Youth are invited to design a project around the cause that interests them. For complete program information, visit the Powered By Service Web site.

Youth Service America Grants

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Invites Applications for J-Serve Grants to Support Projects on International Day of Jewish Youth Service

A limited number of micro-grants of up to $500 each will be awarded for community projects committed to creating service opportunities that bring Jewish teens together to participate in a J-Serve project. Projects that are creative and innovative, especially those that are first-time events in a community, as well as projects conceived and planned by teen project leaders (with adequate adult supervision), will receive preferential reviews. Micro-grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and grants will continue to be awarded as long as funding remains available.

Link to Complete RFP

Deadline: Open

Baseball Tomorrow Fund

August 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Grants - (0 Comments)

Offers Support for Youth Baseball and Softball Programs

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association designed to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball around the world by funding programs, fields, coaches’ training, uniforms, and equipment. Grants are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund supports projects that meet the following evaluation criteria: increase the number of youth participating in baseball and softball programs; improve the quality of youth baseball and softball programs; create new or innovative ways of expanding and improving baseball or softball programs; are able to match funds for programs; provide programs for children aged 10-16; support existing programs that have demonstrated success in providing a quality youth baseball/softball experience; and address opportunities for minorities and women.

Nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations involved in youth baseball programs are encouraged to apply for Baseball Tomorrow Fund grants.

Applicants are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year. Selected applicants are invited to submit a full application. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis.

Visit the Baseball Tomorrow Fund Web site for complete application instructions, deadlines, evaluation criteria, and restrictions.

Deadline: August 13, 2012

The Home Depot Foundation, a philanthropic vehicle of Home Depot, has announced that it is accepting applications for its Community Impact Grants Program from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, public schools, and public service agencies in the United States that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities.
Given the realities of the current housing market, the foundation is prioritizing projects that help military veterans stay in their homes comfortably. More competitive grant proposals will specifically identify projects for veterans and will include housing repairs, modifications, and weatherization work.

Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered: repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income and/or transitional veteran’s housing, or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.); weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional veterans’ housing, or community facilities; and planting trees or community gardens and/or landscaping community facilities that serve veterans. Grants must support work completed by community volunteers in the U.S.

Only registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, tax-exempt public schools, and tax-exempt public agencies in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
Grants of up to $5,000 will be made in the form of Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.

See Complete RFP

Website: www.grassrootsfund.org

Program:  The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) supports volunteer driven community groups working at the local level in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. NEGEF interprets the word ‘environment’ broadly and will provide funding for a wide range of activities. Whole systems-thinking is critical to initiatives focused on making our environment better, healthier and more sustainable. NEGEF Seed and Grow grants are intended to support community groups who represent the most exciting energy in the environmental movement that are not being reached by traditional funders

Contact: Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. You may also call NEGEF staff at 802-223-4622

Deadlines: Seed grants are quick project-focused grants dedicated to help volunteer groups launch and build their newly evolving project(s).The Seed grant program offers grants up top $1,000 and has rolling application deadlines. Grow grants are competitive group development grants dedicated to help established groups increase capacity, collaborate, and leverage impact.Grow grants range from $1,000-$3,500. The Grow grant program has two application deadlines annually, March 15th and September 15th.