September Funding Round Up: 5 Potential Grant Opportunities for Your Nonprofit

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September Funding Round Up: 5 Potential Grant Opportunities for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit organizations all over the world are fighting for change in the name of social good, and a great way to help these nonprofits reach their goals is by applying for grant funding. 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 rapidly approaching deadlines.

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Grassroots Organizing for Change Program

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation is looking to award one-year grants up to $25,000 for grant proposal projects aiming to address the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. The foundation believes that “true change occurs when underlying, systemic forces are understood and addressed.” The Grassroots Organizing for Change Program supports nonprofits that embody that message.

The deadline for this grant is Oct. 15.

FY 2019 Marine Fisheries Initiative

The National Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southeast Region, is aiming to award five grants of at least $25,000 each—with an award ceiling of $525,000. NMFS is looking for grant proposals on research and development projects for its Marine Fisheries Initiative Program that optimizes the fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and off the states of the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. These projects should involve the U.S. fishing industry and should include fishery biology, resources assessment, socio-economic assessment, management and conservation, selected harvesting methods, and fish handling and processing.

The deadline for this grant is Oct. 23.

Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities

The National Park Service is seeking grant proposals to the National Register of Historic Places or National Historic Landmark program or an amendment to an existing National Register or National Historic Landmark, which includes underrepresented communities. The grants are intended to “support the survey, inventory and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among other National Historic Landmarks.”

The National Park Service will award 12 grants up to $50,000. The deadline for this grant is Nov. 1.

The Walmart Foundation National Giving Program

The Walmart Foundation National Giving Program will give away grants $250,000 and above to nonprofit organization operating on a national scale for program ideas that make a big impact in their communities. The foundation has given awards to nonprofits such as Feeding America, Growing Power, the American Heart Association and Dress for Success.

Strengthening the Ministry of Health’s Capacity to Sustain and Expand Quality of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services for People Living in Vietnam

With this program, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) aims to identify innovations to improve the health system to ensure quality and affordability for those diagnosed with HIV living in Vietnam. The United States President’s Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) brings significant challenges with its goal to support two regions in Vietnam to achieve 90:90:90 in 2020 and its shift away from providing direct delivery service to the country, which includes maintaining national case-finding activities, treatment access, retention and quality in addressing reduced funding for HIV programs.

This grant is aimed at supporting the Vietnam government achieve epidemic controls in these select regions. The CDC is awarding up to $6 million for this initiative.

The deadline for this grant is Oct. 8.

Nhu Te is editor-in-chief and content director for NonProfit PRO. She is also the editor of DMAW Marketing AdVents. Reach her at


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