October 19, 2017
 
Community, Corp. Foundations Seeking Nonprofit Grant Bids

February 13, 2017 — The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and Cape Cod Foundation are accepting grant requests...Brown Rudnick, Citizens Bank with NECN, and Bank of America are seeking grant proposals from Massachusetts nonprofits...The New England Foundation for the Arts is accepting touring grant applications.

Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts Accepting Grant Requests

The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts, based in Fitchburg, is accepting proposals for grants, generally in the range of $4,000, and $30,000, that address animal welfare and the environment, community development, arts and culture, and health and human services, and nonprofit organizational development.

The grants are not intended to be utilized as a band-aid in organizations that have deep rooted issues that cannot be adequately addressed by a onetime grant. Proposals for grants that do not directly benefit the geographic service area of the Foundation will not be considered

Applications are due Feb. 27. Details.

Cape Cod Foundation Accepting Applications for GALE Grants

The Cape Cod Foundation in Yarmouthport announced that it is accepting grant applications to the Gay and Lesbian Equity (GALE) Fund, which raises awareness and support for issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) community on Cape Cod and the Islands.

The GALE Fund is seeking proposals that include, but are not limited to, activities and programs focusing on: equal/human/civil rights, youth and elders, health care, arts and culture, and education. Programs addressing LGBTQ immigration are also welcomed.

GALE Fund grants typically range from $500 to $3,000, though larger requests for comprehensive proposals are considered. Special consideration is given to projects in which the people who are targeted in the proposal will have a voice in the process, from conception and design to implementation and evaluation

Proposals are due March 17. Details.

Brown Rudnick Foundation Invites Grant Applications from Nonprofits

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation in Boston has issued a request for brief letters of interest from tax-exempt organizations who would like to apply for its 2017-2018 relationship grants.

Relationship grants, which aim to support inner-city education programs in Boston, will commence on Sept. 1, for the upcoming academic year. While financial support is the gateway to the relationship, the foundation noted that it is also interested in ways in which the mission and work of organizations may capture the interest and energy of its board and Brown Rudnick lawyers and staff.

Letters should include a description of the educational proposal, including how the nonprofit's proposal will address the most important needs and improve inner-city education for specific, identifiable individuals, how the nonprofit know it will work and that it is the one to make it work, and what the anticipated cost is to achieve those results, as well as how much funding is needed.

Brief letters are due Feb. 20. Details.

Citizens Bank and NECN Accepting Applications for Champions in Action Program

Citizens Bank and New England Cable News are now accepting applications for the second Champions in Action of 2017, this time in the Violence Prevention category.

Nonprofit organizations focused on addressing underlying conditions that contribute to violence in our communities are invited to apply for the Champions award to be announced in July 2017. The grant will provide financial, volunteer and public relations support.

To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization that serves Massachusetts and addresses the designated social concern, provide verification of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and have a total operating budget of $5 million or less.

Applications are due Feb. 24. Details.

Bank of America Seeking Economic Mobility Proposals

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is accepting proposals for grants for workforce development and education and basic needs that enable economic mobility for individuals and families.

Specifically, the foundation seeks to partner with Massachusetts nonprofits that are addressing the economic continuum, including critical needs (food and shelter) to job skills training, all of which contributes to alleviating poverty and building thriving communities.

Examples of grants that could be funded include:
  • Hunger relief and services for the homeless
  • Youth employment
  • Preparing individuals for meaningful employment
  • Organizations that offer services and benefits, direct or in collaboration with other providers, that addresses employment, asset building, financial coaching, and education
  • Networks, programs, and services that are working to break the cycle of poverty
  • Organizations advancing better money habits through financial education and coaching
Applications are due Feb. 24. Details.

NEFA Accepting Applications for Touring Grants

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), based in Boston, is accepting applications for funding for presenting high quality artists with projects that exhibit strong collaboration between artists and Massachusetts nonprofits that creatively connect the arts to communities and underserved populations in New England.

Projects must include at least three New England nonprofit partners in geographically separate communities from at least two states. Proposals must serve populations who are underrepresented due to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, nationality, geography, language, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, mental and physical status, or age.

Applications are due Feb. 13. Details.

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