ACB Funding Opportunities


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13th Social Justice $5,000 - $25,000 The Foundation’s Defending Basic Freedoms grant program provides support to nonprofit organizations nationwide that seek to safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, to help eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public. The Foundation also considers support for contemporary societal issues that may arise. Herb Block Foundation: Defending Basic Freedoms
15th Childhood Obesity $10,000 The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to nonprofit community organizations that initiate and support running programs for youth. Program participants must be 18 years of age or younger. Priority will be given to programs that serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs. Saucony Run for Good Foundation
15th Education $500 The Air Force Association's (AFA) Educator Grant Program is designed to promote aerospace education activities in classrooms from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Each year 40 grants of $500 are provided to K-12 classroom teachers throughout the United States for innovative aerospace projects. Examples of funded activities and items include classroom science or technology demonstration kits, science and technology software for K-12 use, supplies for making flying objects, etc. Air Force Association: Educator Grant Program
17th Education Gardening $500 - $2,100, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing inspiration and support for parents and educators who are gardening with children, awards Youth Garden Grants to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any U.S. nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of three and 18 is eligible to apply. Youth Garden Grants
28th Social Justice $2,500 - $10,000 The funding priorities include organizing to shift power, working to build a movement, dismantling oppression, and creating new structures. Priority is given to new or emerging organizations; efforts that have difficulty securing funds from other sources; community organizations working on climate change issues at the local policy level; groups that have a genesis in Occupy, MeToo, or Movement for Black Lives; collaborative peace initiatives led by women; or issues that are not yet recognized by progressive funders.  Applying organizations must have an annual budget of $250,000 or less. Peace Development Fund: Community Organizing Grants
14th Conflict Resolution Undisclosed The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grants for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) skills from adults to youth. The emphasis for 2019 is on programs that promote reduction in youth bullying and violence and an increase in the development of conflict resolution education skills with youth for their application in and out of school with friends and other classmates as well as at home with siblings and other family members. The possible contexts for projects include community organizations, alternative education, online education, charter schools, after-school programs, juvenile justice facilities, etc. JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative
15th EcoTech $2,500 The Foundation is offering ecoTech Grants to schools and nonprofit organizations for the purpose of encouraging educators and students to explore the role technology can play in designing and implementing solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges. ecoTech Grants are specifically offered to engage children in inquiry-based, STEM-related projects that leverage technology and use nature-based design to address environmental problems in local communities. Captain Planet Foundation
22nd LGBTQ $200,000 The Arcus Foundation is dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. Applying organizations should address one or more of the following three goals: increased safety for LGBTQ people, increased LGBTQ-affirming protections, and increased inclusion and acceptance of LGBTQ people. Grants of up to $200,000 for a maximum of two years will be provided. Arcus Foundation: United States LGBTQ Social Justice Program
31st Music Education $2,500 Grants are provided to high-quality sustainable music instruction programs on the frontline to improve access to music education. The focus is on programs that bring music back into communities and schools and get kids playing as early and as frequently as possible. Cash grants averaging $2,500 and product donations are provided. (The Foundation prefers not to provide funding for the purpose of purchasing equipment or instruments.) D’Addario Foundation
15th Performing Arts $10,000 - $45,000 The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining—and ultimately co-creating—a more equitable and vibrant society. Each year MAP supports original live performance projects throughout the United States that embody a spirit of deep inquiry. MAP has a particular interest in supporting artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the current American landscape, including issues of class, sexual orientation, gender, generation, religious affiliation, and other aspects of cultural difference. (During the month of November, MAP offers support to applicants who would like staff to read and respond to a project description draft prior to submitting an application.) Visit the MAP website to download the 2019 Application Guide. MAP Fund
15th Opioid Misuse $100,000 Priority will be given to organizations addressing the following three key areas of focus: safe disposal, education around prevention, and innovative solutions. (Funding requests for treatment, recovery, or treatment-related research will not be considered.) In 2019, letters of intent will be accepted from January 1 through February 15 and July 1 through August 15. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Opioid Resource Grant Program guidelines. AmerisourceBergen Foundation: Opioid Resource Grant Program
11th Arts $10,000 The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications from small and midsize organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. National Endowment for the Arts

These grants have rolling deadlines
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Education &
Youth Development
$500 - $2,000 The Kars4Kids Small Grant Program provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to make a difference in the areas of education and youth development. Kars4Kids Small Grant Program
Multiple Unspecified The purpose of this program is to help communities address economic and social challenges and to navigate the complex global economy. JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Multiple Unspecified The purpose of this program is to support charitable organizations working to make a lasting difference in the lives of United States armed forces members and their families.  Efforts that address mpoverished families and children in underserved communities and support for civic/safety organizations or local community events and organizations that promote inclusion will also be considered. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation
Education $100,000

The purpose of this program is to support high-performing alternative education models in anticipation that their successful strategies will become common practice in all schools. The focus of this program is educational reform and supporting academic programs throughout the country that offer families alternatives to underperforming public schools.
Letters of inquiry must be submitted online at

The Louis Calder Foundation
  Donated Goods The purpose of this program is to support charitable organizations by providing them with donated goods that they in turn provide to people in need. Awarded goods must be given to the ill, needy, or youth populations that the applicant organization serves, or to assist in the administration of the applicant's projects. Examples of goods are electronics and office items, mattresses, clothing, toys. Good360
Organic Agriculture Unspecified

The purpose of this program is to support and promote the growth of organic and sustainable agriculture. The program will fund projects that include researching, developing, teaching, or promoting organic agriculture.

Simply Organic
Contact Program Staff for application

(800) 437-3301

Multiple Unspecified The purpose of this program is to create positive change in the communities where the Carnival brands operate through empowering youth, enhancing education, and strengthening families. Carnival Foundation
Sports and Leadership $1,000-$5,000 The purpose of this program is to support young people by engaging them in sports-related activities that promote active and healthy lifestyles as well as leadership and growth opportunities. LIDS Foundation
Family Literacy $2,000-$10,000 The focus of the Foundation is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Wish You Well Foundation

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