In a nation of over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations all striving for significant change, it can be challenging to find a grant worth the application process. Grants take up plenty of time and resources, and with everything that you and your team need to accomplish on a day-to-day basis, the last thing you need to worry about is where to find a grant and which one to apply for. Not to fret, we want alleviate that stress.
There are a number of grants available throughout the year, but don’t begin blindly applying for grants for the sake of receiving a grant. Take a look at your organization and its community, and make sure that you find a grant that supplements the needs of your organization.
In this article, we will share five upcoming grants that have deadlines approaching rapidly.
OVC FY 2018 Vision 21: Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime
Through this program, project funding will be provided to eligible nonprofit organizations that propose to develop, use, and strategize the use of technology in innovative ways. The program is designed to support nonprofits that “demonstrate innovative strategies to improve response, services and access for victims of crime.” The Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) anticipates giving out 10 awards up to $15 million in total (between $500,000 and $2.25 million each) over the course of a 24-month time period.
The deadline for this grant is June 25.
OVC FY 2018 Building State Technology Capacity
The U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Justice Programs and the OVC are to award funds in excess of $100,000 to Victims of Crime Act Formula State Administering Agencies that will “implement visionary statewide technology programs to enhance victims’ access to services, foster innovation and efficiency in the provision of services, improve the quality of services, and improve the accessibility and responsiveness of victim service organizations.”
The deadline for this grant is July 2.
National Geographic Documenting Human Migrations
With this grant program, The National Geographic is looking to support eligible nonprofit organizations that are taking on impactful projects that seek to increase the understanding and acceptance of migrants and their communities through education and/or storytelling.
Projects should touch the following points through education or storytelling:
- “Document the causes and effects of one or more examples of present-day human migration.
- Document the lives of present-day migrants, their journeys and receiving communities.
- Develop and test out classroom resources, curricula or public outreach materials that aim to increase understanding of the migrant experience and acceptance of migrant communities.”
Grant requests should be less than $30,000 although applicants can request up to $70,000.
The deadline for this grant is July 10.
The AmerisourceBergen Foundation Opioid Resource Grant Program
This grant program aims to create long-term solutions for the current opioid epidemic in the U.S. Interested nonprofit organizations are invited to submit a letter of intent, outlining innovative solutions that address the following areas:
- Safe disposal
- Prevention education
Awarded nonprofit organizations that fit the criteria will receive a grant up to $100,000.
The deadline for this grant is July 31.
The Conservation Alliance Public Lands Defense Fund
The Public Lands Defense Fund was launched in January 2017 from founding companies Patagonia and The North Face. Together, these companies pledged $100,000 annually for the following four years. With this fund, they aim to:
- Defend existing protections for landscapes and waterways on public lands.
- Defend our bedrock conservation laws.
- Oppose the proposed transfer of federal lands to the states or to private hands.
The deadline for this grant is November 1.
If you’d like to learn about more grants and what funders are looking for, check out the Nonprofit Funding Kit.
Nhu Te is editor-in-chief and content director for NonProfit PRO. She is also the editor of DMAW Marketing AdVents. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.