Below please find a few opportunities that may be of interest.

Funding Opportunities

  • Bader Philanthropies, Inc. is issuing a Request for Proposals for agencies interested in working with key community stakeholders to engage in using technology (such as transportation) to reduce social isolation, increase social and community engagement and improve quality of life for adults in rural communities. The deadline to apply is October 18, 2019.
  • The AARP Foundation Funding Opportunity: Improving Social Connectedness & Food Security in Older Adults. The focus is on projects showing evidence that low-income older adults who participate in the proposed project experience improved social connectedness or increased food security. Both RFAs will support nonprofit organizations with projects that fall under Direct Service, Research, Education, Outreach, and Field-Building. The deadline to apply October 18, 2019.
  • The TD Bank Charitable Foundation Is Offering Housing For Everyone Grants in the communities served by the bank in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The Foundation’s 2019 Housing for Everyone grant competition focuses on “refurbishing to increase affordable rental housing.” Support will be provided for programs that provide access to safe, clean, physically accessible affordable housing units for families, individuals, the elderly, new Americans, veterans, people with disabilities, women, and youth. The deadline to apply October 25, 2019.
  • The Jean Griswold Foundation is offering grants for programs that enhance the quality of life for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities who choose to age in place. The Foundation offers support to organizations located within a 25-mile radius of Griswold Home Care offices in 29 states. The Foundation’s funding priorities focus on programs that provide services such as home delivered meals; transportation; friendly visitors; home chores and repairs; hospice; and respite and caregiver support. The Foundation also supports local community and grassroots organizations that provide other programs and services with the intent of helping those of limited financial means to age in place. The deadline to apply October 31, 2019.
  • The Department of Veteran Affairs – Highly Rural Transportation Grants: The VA is offering a grant for transportation of veterans in highly rural areas (VA-HRTG-NEW-2019). It is for potential first time grantees and is a grant-based program that helps Veterans in highly rural areas travel to VA or VA-authorized health care facilities. This program provides grant funding to Veteran Service Organizations and State Veterans Service Agencies to provide transportation services in eligible counties. The deadline to apply, October 31, 2019.
  • Annie’s Grants for Gardens are provided to K-12 school gardens nationwide to help children start thinking more holistically about their food, their communities, and the planet. Grants may be used to purchase any supplies for an edible garden, such as plants, seeds, raised beds, fencing, wheelbarrows, greenhouses, and drip irrigation systems. New applicants may apply for grants of $3,000; returning applicants are eligible for one of three $5,000 grants. Public, charter, and private schools, as well as school districts and nonprofit organizations supporting a school garden, are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply, November 1, 2019.
  • Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program: This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and meet community, reservation or regional challenges. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline of the food, agricultural or natural resource sciences. The deadline to apply, November 1, 2019.
  • Housing and Urban Development, Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant ProgramThe Choice Neighborhoods program helps communities transform neighborhoods by redeveloping severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted housing and catalyzing critical improvements in the neighborhood, including vacant property, housing, businesses, services and schools. The deadline to apply, November 4, 2019
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking seek proposals for creative, scalable, strategic new ways to generate awareness of the structural and historic barriers to economic mobility; to communicate that poverty is not just something that happens to other people and everyone is deserving of the chance to move out of it; and to change the predominant misconceptions about poverty in a way that creates the conditions for effective programs and policies to be adopted by the public and private sectors. The deadline to apply November 13, 2019 11:30AM PST.
  • Rural Health Network Development Planning Program: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy offers the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (“Network Planning”). The purpose of the Network Planning program is to assist in the development of an integrated health care network, specifically with network participants who do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts. Network Planning goals are: (i) to achieve efficiencies; (ii) to expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) to strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. The deadline to apply, November 29, 2019
  • The National Rural Health Information Clearinghouse ProgramHealth Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is offering a grant up to $2,500,000 for domestic organizations (which includes faith based, community based, and tribal) with the goal of improving population health in rural areas. The deadline to apply, December 2, 2019.
  • Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program: The purpose of the Delta Program is to support organizations located in the eight Delta States (Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee) to promote the planning, implementation, and development of health care networks to (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. The program provides resources to help rural communities develop partnerships and jointly address health problems that affect the Delta region. The deadline to apply, December 6, 2019
  • Home Depot Foundation Community Impact Grants offers grant awards up to $5,000 to 501c designated organizations (recognized and in good standing with the IRS for a minimum of one year) and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services and are required to be completed within six months of approval date. The deadline to apply, December 31, 2019.
  • Walmart local community grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S. The grants range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $5,000. The deadline to apply, December 31, 2019.
  • The AmeriCorps State and National Grants (Healthy Futures) is offering a grant toward organizations (faith-based, rural intermediaries, etc.) seeking to reduce and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse. The deadline to apply, January 8, 2020.
  • Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture Hispanic-Serving Institutions – Education Grants Program (USDA-NIFA-HSI-006951). Grant range is $50,000 – $1,000,000. The purpose of the HSI Education Grants Program is to encourage innovative teaching or education proposals with potential to impact and become models for other institutions that serve underrepresented students, at the regional or national level. The deadline to apply, January 30, 2020.
  • CIGNA World of Difference Grant Program: Community Health Navigation Grant is offering a grant between $50,000-$150,000 with the goal of providing an opportunity for everyone to achieve the best possible health. All organizations are eligible to apply and the application process is Rolling.