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The Grants & Funding: Funding Opportunities features sources of government and private funding that are available to support projects or organizations working to end violence against women, or to provide opportunities for individual survivors. Government funding resources includes information on the 26 United States Federal grant-making agencies, portals to federal, local, and state government funding resources. Private funding resources include grants, scholarships, fellowships and/or awards for individual women available from foundations, charities and private trusts. If for any reason you cannot find what you're searching for, please send us a materials request via our online contact form.
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Title: Dyson Foundation's Strategic Restructuring Initiative
Category: CAPACITY BUILDING
Admin Agency: Dyson Foundation
Program: The Dyson Foundation's Strategic Restructuring Initiative supports the collaboration of two or more organizations intent on establishing a continuing relationship in order to increase efficiency and service. Grants will be awarded in four categories: Preliminary Exploration, Planning, Implementation, and Post Restructuring Support.
Award: Awards range from $10,000 to $35,000 each; enhancement grants have no specific monetary range
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, library, or government unit based in the Mid-Hudson Valley (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties); Faith-based organizations and churches may also apply
Letter of Intent Deadline:
Application Deadline: 00/00/0000
Application Guidelines / Submissions: Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. See the website for detailed information.
Website: .Dyson Foundation's Strategic Restructuring Initiative
Title: Maryland Small Grants Program
Category: CAPACITY BUILDING
Admin Agency: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Program: Grants from this program will provide general operating or program support for nonprofit groups in Maryland that offer direct services to poor people who reside in the state. The Maryland Small Grants Program includes all Foundation grantmaking areas: Basic Human Needs & Health; Disabilities; Education, US; General Community Support; Older Adults; and Workforce Development.
Award: awards of up to $50,000 per year for up to two years or a total maximum grant of $100,000
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits in operation for a minimum of 3 years; have an organizational budget of less than $5 million and complete an external financial review; be headquartered in Maryland or provide direct service to residents of the State of Maryland; meet the Weinberg Foundation’s mission of providing direct services to poor and vulnerable populations;request funds for general operating support, program support, or capital projects and submit requests that represent no more than 25% of an organization’s total annual operating budget
Letter of Intent Deadline:
Application Deadline: 00/00/0000
Application Guidelines / Submissions: In order to submit a Maryland Small Grants application, the applicant is required to speak with the Weinberg Foundation program director responsible for the grant making area to which the proposal refers before applying. See the website for detailed information.
Website: Maryland Small Grants Program
Title: 2014 Rochester Small Grants Program
Category: CAPACITY BUILDING
Admin Agency: Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Foundation
Program: The Rochester Small Grants program from the Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the Rochester, NY area.
Award: Grants of up to $25,000 each.
Eligibility: Organizations that are classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are located in Rochester, NY or the surrounding area.
Letter of Intent Deadline:
Application Deadline: 00/00/0000
Application Guidelines / Submissions: Geographic area: New York. Grants are accepted on an ongoing basis with monthly reviews (except for July and August). See the website for detailed information.
Website: 2014 Rochester Small Grants Program
Title: Dyson Foundation's Management Assistance Mini-Grant Program
Category: CAPACITY BUILDING
Admin Agency: Dyson Foundation
Program: The program helps board and staff members and volunteer leaders develop new skills by providing financial support to hire consultants and to help defray professional-development costs. The foundation will finance no more than 80 percent of a project budget. The Dyson Foundation particularly encourages applications from organizations that: have an annual operating budget of less than $1 million; were founded less than 10 years ago; are in transition (e.g., significant growth, changes in staff or board leadership, reorganization, or other similar circumstances); have not received prior mini-grant funding from the Dyson Foundation.
Award: Up to $10,000 each
Eligibility: Organizations classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or library based in Mid-Hudson Valley (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties)
Letter of Intent Deadline:
Application Deadline: 00/00/0000
Application Guidelines / Submissions: Applications are ongoing. See the website for detailed information.
Website: Dyson Foundation's Management Assistance Mini-Grant Program
Title: Otto Bremer Foundation Community Grants
Category: CAPACITY BUILDING
Admin Agency: Otto Bremer Foundation
Program: The Otto Bremer Foundation provides grants to support programs, general operations, capital projects and endowments that benefit communities that are home and neighbors to Bremer banks.
Award: Varies
Eligibility: Organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(s) of the Internal Revenue Code and government entities, whose beneficiaries are residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, or Wisconsin. Priority will be given to communities that are homes and neighbors to Bremer banks.
Letter of Intent Deadline:
Application Deadline: 4/9/2014; 8/6/2014
Application Guidelines / Submissions: See the website for detailed information.
Website: Otto Bremer Foundation Community Grants
Title: The Mitzvah Fund for Good Deeds
Category: CAPACITY BUILDING
Admin Agency: Baltimore Community Foundation
Program: The Foundation provides mini-grants to nonprofit organizations to facilitate their work in neighborhoods and schools when funding is not available from other sources.
Award: Grants ranging from $250-$2500 will be awarded.
Eligibility: 501(c) nonprofit organization or organization with a fiscal agent serving the Baltimore area; have a total budget of less than $150,000; and apply for a project with a budget of no more than $10,000 to be eligible.
Letter of Intent Deadline:
Application Deadline: 00/00/0000
Application Guidelines / Submissions: Geographic area: Baltimore city and/or County. See the website for detailed information.
Website: The Mitzvah Fund for Good Deeds
Title: 2014 Atherton Family Foundation Grant - HI
Category: CAPACITY BUILDING
Admin Agency: Atherton Family Foundation
Program: The Foundation makes grants for programs and projects that benefit the people of Hawai`i. The fields of greatest interest are arts, culture, and humanities; community development; education; environment; health; human services; spiritual development; and youth development.
Award: Varies
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or organizations may apply through a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status.
Letter of Intent Deadline:
Application Deadline: 7/1/2014; 10/1/2014
Application Guidelines / Submissions: See the website for detailed information.
Website: 2014 Atherton Family Foundation Grant
Title: Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Violence
Category: CHILDREN
Admin Agency: US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Program: NIJ is seeking multidisciplinary research and evaluation proposals examining children exposed to violence in the following topic areas: the identification, characteristics, correlates, and consequences of poly-victimization; factors that impact a child’s ability to cope with exposure to violence, with a particular interest in examining factors that may actively promote resilience and thus decrease or prevent criminal justice involvement; and criminal or juvenile justice system responses to children identified as witnesses to or victims of violence and trauma across a broad range of violence exposure.
Award: Total available funding is $1million for multiple awards.
Eligibility: Eligible entities include: states, territories, units of local government, Native American tribal governments, nonprofit and for profit organizations, tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, tribal institutions of higher education, and certain qualified individuals.
Letter of Intent Deadline:
Application Deadline: 4/25/2014
Application Guidelines / Submissions: See the website/announcement for detailed information.
Website: Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Violence
Title: 2014 Children and Youth Grant - CO
Category: CHILDREN
Admin Agency: LibertyGives Foundation
Program: The selected giving theme for the LibertyGives Foundation is to support causes benefiting underprivileged and at-risk youth in Colorado, focused on proactive and preventative services.
Award: LibertyGives is currently accepting proposals for funding from $1,000 to $150,000 from public charitable organizations focused on this theme.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organizations and be based in Colorado.
Letter of Intent Deadline:
Application Deadline: 6/30/2014
Application Guidelines / Submissions: See the website for detailed information.
Website: 2014 Children and Youth Grant
Title: 2014 Innovation Grant - CA, DC, MA, MD, WI
Category: CHILDREN
Admin Agency: The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation
Program: The foundation supports unusual or untested programs or services that help needy youths reach their full potential. Innovative services RMYF has funded include the following: ~An incentivized youth savings program, ~An intensive weekend tutoring program for at-risk students, ~A dynamic and innovative leadership development program serving at-risk girls, ~A strategy for providing talented, experienced teachers with support, incentives and a professional environment to help make teaching in low-performing schools a viable long-term employment option.
Award: Grants up to $25,000
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations located in the metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, Madison, Wis., Milwaukee, San Francisco, and Washington.
Letter of Intent Deadline:
Application Deadline: 4/30/2014
Application Guidelines / Submissions: See the website for detailed information.
Website: 2014 Innovation Grant