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Grants to USA Nonprofit Institutions and Agencies for the Professional Development of Librar...

Deadline 03/30/20 LOI Date: 09/27/19

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit institutions and state and local government agencies to enhance libraries through the professional development and training of library employees. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application and should register online several weeks before applying. Funding is ...

GrantWatch ID#: 162207

Grants to New York Nonprofits, Agencies, and Artists for Arts Programs in Nassau and Suffolk...

Deadline 09/20/19

Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 and grants of $2,500 to New York nonprofit organizations, agencies, individual artists, and artists collectives for arts programs and projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Applicants are required to attend a mandatory grant workshop. Emphasis is placed on the artistic merit and quality...

GrantWatch ID#: 175451

Grants to North Carolina Artists in Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, and Columbus Counties fo...

Deadline 09/18/19

Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to North Carolina individual artists and groups of artists in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, and Columbus Counties for professional development. Funding is intended for materials, equipment, new work, and career-development workshops. Eligible disciplines include music composition, visua...

GrantWatch ID#: 147810

Fellowships to Nebraska Individual Artists to Recognize and Support Exemplary Artistic Work

Deadline 11/22/19

Fellowships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Nebraska individual artists to recognize and support exemplary artistic work. Funding is available in the areas of music and sound, choreography, theater and playwriting, and filmmaking and screenwriting. Applicants must be the originator of the work, not an interpreter of the w...

GrantWatch ID#: 175786

Grants to Bay Area, California Nonprofits and Artists for Arts Projects that Promote Collabor...

Deadline 09/20/19

Grants of up to $10,000 to Bay Area, California artists and nonprofit arts organizations for arts projects and programs that promote arts access and training, stability, and collaboration. Funding is intended for projects in the disciplines of music, visual arts, festivals, dance, theater, and literary arts. Applicants mus...

GrantWatch ID#: 177939

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Indian tribes, IHEs, and Agencies to Create Community-Service Senio...

Deadline 09/25/19 Conference Date: 09/18/19

Grants starting at approximately $40,000 to USA and Territories nonprofits, Indian tribes, IHEs, and state and local governments to create and implement community-based projects that utilize volunteer workers, 55 years and older. Funding is intended for volunteer programs with a focus on the following areas of interest: ed...

GrantWatch ID#: 144701

Grants to USA Museums for Capacity Building Activities

Deadline 11/15/19

Grants starting from $5,000 to USA and territories museums and nonprofit organizations applying on behalf of a museum for projects to increase their capacity to serve the public. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for projects that support lifelong lea...

GrantWatch ID#: 148060

Grants to Nebraska Public Libraries to Host Student Internship Programs

Deadline 10/16/19

Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to Nebraska accredited public libraries to host paid internship programs that benefit libraries and communities. The program is intended to introduce high school and college students to the possibility of library work as a career option. In addition, interns provide the host libraries wit...

GrantWatch ID#: 164830

Grants to Nebraska Public Libraries for Reading Programs and Events that Benefit Local Child...

Deadline 09/30/19

Grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 and grants starting at $1,000 to Nebraska public libraries for projects that address the needs of youth and children in local communities. Funding is intended to support reading programs, events, and other opportunities held in local libraries, attended by young people ranging from presch...

GrantWatch ID#: 184409

Grants to Nebraska Public Libraries to Improve Library Services and Programs

Deadline 11/13/19

Grants starting at $500 to Nebraska public and institutional libraries to develop and expand services and programs. Funding is intended to promote education, literacy, and lifelong learning; improve information access; enhance institutional efficiency through resource sharing; ensure the preservation of library collections...

GrantWatch ID#: 186712

Grants to Nebraska Public Library Directors and Personnel to Attend a Professional Conference

Deadline 12/13/19

Grants of up to $500 to Nebraska public librarians, library directors, and personnel to participate in a professional out-of-state conference. The purpose of this grant program is to provide training and continuing education to library personnel, resulting in improved services in public libraries across the State.

GrantWatch ID#: 186713

Grants to USA Libraries, Agencies, Schools, and Nonprofits for Rural Library Improvements

Deadline 12/02/19

Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to USA and territories libraries, agencies, schools, and nonprofits for improvements to rural and small libraries. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for enhancements of school libraries at all educational levels, improving digital access an...

GrantWatch ID#: 184904

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits for Programs that Improve Lives and Strengthen Families in Ko...

Deadline 01/17/20

Grants to Minnesota nonprofit organizations for programs that empower healthy lives, encourage children's success, and advance the stability of individuals and families living in Koochiching County and on the Iron Range (Northern St. Louis County and Eastern Itasca County). An LOI must be submitted prior to applying. Fundi...

GrantWatch ID#: 166359

Grants to Kentucky High Schools to Participate in a Poetry Reading Competition

Deadline 09/17/19

Grants to Kentucky high schools to participate in a nationwide poetry reading competition. Participating schools will receive the opportunity to work with professional teaching artists. Teaching artists will hold interactive workshops to help high school students prepare for the competition. Participating schools must inco...

GrantWatch ID#: 162350

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Libraries, and Schools to Improve the Quality of Library...

Deadline 03/30/20 Conference Date: 09/17/19 LOI Date: 09/27/19

Grants starting at $25,000 to USA and territories nonprofit, governmental, and school-based libraries to address significant opportunities and challenges in the archival and library fields. Applicants must complete required registrations and submit a preliminary proposal. Funding is intended to support one of the following...

GrantWatch ID#: 147018

Grants to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Nonprofits and Arts and Cultural Organizations for Arts...

Deadline 09/30/19 Conference Date: 09/17/19

Grants to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania arts and culture organizations for general operating and program support and nonprofit organizations for specific arts and cultural programming. Applicants using a fiscal sponsor must have the organization pre-approved. Funding is intended to support organizations that create, preserve,...

GrantWatch ID#: 184211
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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits for Health, Human Services, Environment, Education, and Community ...

Deadline 10/04/19 Conference Date: 09/18/19

Grants of up to $25,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations for a range of programs and services that meet the needs of local residents. While the majority of funds support activities in Franklin County, special funds are designated for Logan, Fairfield, and Hocking Counties. Program areas broadly include environment, health, ...

GrantWatch ID#: 147455

Grants to Queens, New York Nonprofits and CBOs for Public Arts Projects in the Community

Deadline 10/29/19 Conference Date: 09/18/19

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Queens, New York nonprofits and community-based organizations for public arts projects and events that are accessible to all residents. First-time applicants must attend an application information session. Funding is intended for projects that will strengthen community bonds, increas...

GrantWatch ID#: 174633

Grants to USA Small Museums to Implement Projects in Lifelong Learning, Civic Engagement, an...

Deadline 11/15/19 Conference Date: 09/18/19

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to USA and territories small museums to implement projects that further the organization's priorities and strategic plan. The grant program has the following goals and objectives: to inspire lifelong learning and literacy, to strengthen the capacity of museums, and to address access ba...

GrantWatch ID#: 184387

Grants to Massachusetts Educators, Students, and Individuals to Enhance Public Education in C...

Deadline 09/19/19

Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to Massachusetts teachers, administrators, students, and community members to enhance education in Cheshire and Adams public schools. The purpose of this program is to promote achievement both academically and in the broader community. Possible projects include, but are not limited to...

GrantWatch ID#: 181129

Grants to New York Nonprofits, Local Agencies, and Artists in Eligible Counties for Arts Pro...

Deadline 10/16/19 Conference Date: 09/19/19

Grants ranging from $500 to $5000 and grants of $2,500 to New York nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, and artists in eligible counties for arts projects and programming. Prospective applicants must attend an information session or an individual grant consultation. Applicants located in the following counti...

GrantWatch ID#: 138102

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Capacity Building and Professional Development at ...

Deadline 11/15/19 Conference Date: 09/19/19

Grants starting at $5,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and agencies for institutional capacity building projects at African American museums. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is also intended for professional development opportunities for staff...

GrantWatch ID#: 162642

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits for Transportation, Education, and Workforce Development in West C...

Deadline 09/20/19

Grants of up to $30,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations for projects and programs related to transportation, education, and workforce development in West Chester and Liberty Township. Applicants are required to contact the funding source prior to applying. Grants are intended to improve the quality of life for local reside...

GrantWatch ID#: 159905

Grants to Windsor, Ontario Nonprofits and Individuals for Arts and Cultural Projects and Act...

Deadline 09/20/19

Grants of up to $5,000 to Windsor, Ontario nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and individuals to enhance arts and cultural opportunities for local residents. Applicants must consult with program staff prior to applying. The purpose of this program is to invest in the community’s creative economy. Mission for t...

GrantWatch ID#: 173486

Grants to Washington and British Columbia Nonprofits for Environmental Education and Restora...

Deadline 09/20/19

Grants of up to $15,000 to northwestern Washington and southwestern British Columbia nonprofit organizations, libraries, and schools for conservation projects in the Salish Sea region. Consideration will be given to applications for environmental education projects or restoration projects including an educational research ...

GrantWatch ID#: 178867

Grants to Middle Atlantic Nonprofits for Health Programs in Public Libraries

Deadline 09/20/19

Grants of up to $19,500 to USA nonprofit organizations in the Middle Atlantic Region for programs to integrate a national health research project into existing health programming. Funding is intended for programs to be adapted for audiences in public libraries. Eligible Middle Atlantic states include Delaware, New York, Ne...

GrantWatch ID#: 186772

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits for Programs that Benefit the Residents of Marlborough

Deadline 09/21/19

Grants of up to $6,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for a range of programs and activities that benefit residents of Marlborough. Previous grants have supported a historical society, a youth club, the public library, basic needs programs, schools, literacy programs, and local preschool programs. The Foundation'...

GrantWatch ID#: 160537

Grants to North Carolina K-12 Teachers for Innovative Student Learning Projects

Deadline 09/23/19

Grants to North Carolina K-12 teachers for creative, classroom-based projects that positively impact student learning. Funding is intended to provide learning opportunities in a variety of areas including art, music, reading, history, science, information technology, and career-planning. At North Carolina’s electric ...

GrantWatch ID#: 171966
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Grants to California Nonprofits for Digital, Audio, and Film Media Projects Related to Humani...

Deadline 11/01/19 Conference Date: 09/23/19

Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to California nonprofit organizations for humanities-oriented media documentary projects. Funding is available for the research and development or production stages of digital, audio, and film media projects that document California in all its complexity.

GrantWatch ID#: 159854

Grants to Ely, Minnesota Arts Nonprofits to Present Quality Fine Arts Activities

Deadline 09/25/19

Grants to Ely, Minnesota nonprofit arts organizations for high-quality fine arts activities that will enhance the cultural and aesthetic environment of the city and surrounding area. Funding is intended for, but not limited to, activities such as special projects, presentations, exhibits, arts education and residencies, te...

GrantWatch ID#: 128234

Grants to La Vista, Nebraska Nonprofits for Arts and Culture, Education, Human Services, and ...

Deadline 09/26/19

Grants to La Vista, Nebraska nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that improve the local quality of life. Funding is intended for programs in the areas of arts and culture, public safety, education, elderly care, and community. Past grants have been awarded to a local library, a senior center, a community cent...

GrantWatch ID#: 170403

Grants to Alberta Nonprofits to Benefit Residents Through Legal Services, Law Reform, and Edu...

Deadline 10/15/19 LOI Date: 09/26/19

Grants to Alberta nonprofits for projects in legal knowledge and education, law reform, law libraries, the administration of justice, and/or the provision of legal services. Potential applicants must speak with Foundation staff and submit a draft application before applying. The Foundation supports the following efforts...

GrantWatch ID#: 177507

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic Opportunity and Education

Deadline 09/26/19

Grants ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 to California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington nonprofit organizations for economic opportunity and education. Grants will be given in areas where the funding source has a business presence and are intended for currently in-place and direct-service programming in local communitie...

GrantWatch ID#: 178873

Grants to Alaska Individuals, Nonprofits, and Agencies in Eligible Areas for Financial Assis...

Deadline 09/26/19

Grants of up to $2,500 to Alaska individuals and grants of up to $10,000 to Alaska nonprofit organizations and agencies for financial assistance and community benefit projects in the funding source's service area, which includes Eagle River, Matanuska, and Susitna. Individuals must demonstrate financial need. Organizations...

GrantWatch ID#: 179603
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Grants and In-Kind Donations to Ontario Nonprofits for Education, Environment, Health, and Y...

Deadline 09/27/19

Grants and in-kind donations to Ontario nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for community benefit programs in the areas of education, youth, healthcare, and the environment Funding is intended to support local communities and to improve the quality of life for residents in the Funding Source's service area.

GrantWatch ID#: 147606

Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits for Programs to Benefit the Latino Community

Deadline 09/27/19

Grants ranging from $500 and $1,500 to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations for programs that will improve and enrich the lives of the local Latino community. Previous funding has supported after-school activities, mentoring, private school scholarships, and ESL lessons.

GrantWatch ID#: 169986

Grants to Washington Nonprofits for Community Services in Eligible Areas

Deadline 09/27/19

Grants starting from $500 to Washington nonprofit organizations for community benefit initiatives in the Burbank area, or the counties of Benton or Franklin. Previous grants have funded literacy programs, arts and cultural venues, child and family services, domestic violence services, health organizations, wildlife educati...

GrantWatch ID#: 172863

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Academics, Writers, Scholars, and Artists for ...

Deadline 09/27/19

Fellowships of $75,000 to USA, Canada, and International academics, scholars, journalists, creative writers, and visual artists whose work will benefit from access to a collection in New York City. The goal of this fellowship is to promote dynamic conversations about literature and scholarship.

GrantWatch ID#: 173018

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Financial Literacy, Arts, Health, Human Serv...

Deadline 09/27/19

Grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to Washington, Arizona, Oregon, and California nonprofits to benefit communities within the funding source’s service area. Requests will be considered in the areas of education, housing, the arts, health and human services, financial literacy, and economic self-sufficiency. Additiona...

GrantWatch ID#: 173454
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Grants to Wisconsin Organizations for Health Education, Outreach, and Access

Deadline 09/27/19

Grants to Wisconsin organizations for community-based or statewide health programs focused on prevention, education, and outreach. Priority will be given to evidence-based health initiatives led by member physicians or for pilot projects that demonstrate measurable outcomes in increasing health equity in Wisconsin. Primari...

GrantWatch ID#: 173567

Grants to Illinois and Iowa Nonprofits, Schools, and Libraries in the Quad Cities Area for E...

Deadline 09/27/19

Grants to Iowa and Illinois nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries to support charitable activities within the funding source’s Quad Cities service area. Program categories include education, healthcare, social services, arts and culture, and workforce and economic development. In general, grants shall be made f...

GrantWatch ID#: 178168
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Grants to Washington DC Metropolitan Area Nonprofits for Short-Term and Small Financial Needs

Deadline 09/27/19

Grants of up to $1,000 to Washington, DC metropolitan area nonprofit organizations for unexpected needs that are short-term or on a smaller financial scale. Funding is intended to assist organizations in fulfilling their operations or missions, with preference shown to literacy focused programs.

GrantWatch ID#: 179944
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Grants to Kansas Nonprofits to Benefit the Manhattan and Keats Communities

Deadline 11/22/19 LOI Date: 09/27/19

Grants to Kansas nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for Manhattan residents or support recreational development in the town of Keats. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application Examples of eligible request categories include the arts, historical preservation, childca...

GrantWatch ID#: 179991

Awards to USA and Canada K-12 Teachers for Exceptional Instruction in Latin, Greek, or Classi...

Deadline 09/27/19

Awards of $500 to USA and Canada K-12 teachers to recognize outstanding classroom instruction of Greek, Latin, or classics. Nominations are invited on behalf of individuals demonstrating excellent teaching practices. Nominations may be made by an administrator, a colleague, a former student, or any member of the Society of...

GrantWatch ID#: 181424

Grants to Kansas Libraries to Purchase Copies of Literature with Kansas-Related Themes

Deadline 09/30/19

Grants to Kansas public, private, academic, and school libraries for the purchase of new books that are thematically connected to the state or written by a Kansan author. Funding is intended to promote literacy, access to library materials, and lifelong learning throughout the state. Qualifying libraries will be reimbursed...

GrantWatch ID#: 148684
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Grants to Story County, Iowa Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools for Education, Health, Enviro...

Deadline 09/30/19

Grants of up to $6,000 to Story County, Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies, including schools, libraries, universities, and volunteer fire departments, to enhance the quality of life in local communities. Program areas include, but are not limited to, education, arts, culture, humanities, animals, environ...

GrantWatch ID#: 172752

Grants to Georgia Nonprofit Organizations for Public Humanities Programming

Deadline 09/30/19

Grants of up to $2,000 to Georgia nonprofit organizations, museums, IHEs, libraries, and historical societies for cultural programming to strengthen communities through shared experiences and dialogue. Examples of projects include exhibitions, walking and driving tours, digital tours, lecture and public seminars, literary ...

GrantWatch ID#: 175394
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Grants to New Mexico Libraries and Nonprofits to Enhance Library and Information Services

Deadline 09/30/19

Grants of up to $1,000 to New Mexico libraries of any type and library-associated nonprofit groups to enhance library services throughout the state. Funding may be used to develop and maintain collections, enhance information access technology, and improve library programs.

GrantWatch ID#: 179549
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Grants to Wyoming Library Employees for Professional Development Opportunities

Deadline 09/30/19

Grants of up to $1,750 to Wyoming employees of public and publicly accessible libraries to support continuing education activities. Funding may be requested for courses, conferences, seminars, workshops, and certifications. Additionally, individuals may request funding for a substitute worker so that library operations may...

GrantWatch ID#: 179570
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Grants to Canada Nonprofits in Eligible Regions to Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Comm...

Deadline 09/30/19

Grants of $2,500 CAD to Canada nonprofit organizations in eligible territories for programs that improve the lives of residents in rural communities. Organizations must be nominated by local farmers, who may consider recommendations made by local community members. Winners may include educational organizations, 4-H clubs, ...

GrantWatch ID#: 179771