Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Martin Luther King Jr. Commission Grant

Grants to North Carolina Agencies and Nonprofits
to Benefit Underserved Low-Income Communities

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

North Carolina Department of Administration

Deadline Date:

11/15/20 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $1,000 to North Carolina local government agencies and nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit underserved, low-income communities. Funding is intended to promote economic and social advancement in rural areas across the state. The goal of the program is to promote an appreciation of the life and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This years’ theme is “all service has purpose,” a topic often addressed and elevated in the teachings of Dr. King.

The Commission is requesting proposals that focus on work or service-oriented activities serving marginalized low-income communities. Activities should focus on youth leadership and training toward jobs and careers that build the economic well-being of these communities. 

Eligible activities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Programs focusing on rural/low-income communities in North Carolina
  • Programs focusing on marginalized communities in NC
  • Programs with groups engaging in vivid engagement
  • Programs with groups engaging in work directly related to the theme.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151103

Estimated Size of Grant:

All funding requests should not be less than $200 and not more than $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Project must be completed within 120 days of designated completion date as documented in the program description.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for a grant, applicant organizations should:
a. Be a local government agency, or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State.
b. Consider collaborating with local partners to increase target reach. The Commission desires to reach geographically diverse groups therefore applicants are encouraged to partner with other organizations within a region such as a local Youth Council, Human Relations Commission, Urban League, or community college to design and implement programs to maximize the number of children and families reached in their region.
c. Include proposal specifics that illustrate how the program will impact 50 or more youth ages 15-30. Programs intended to develop internet-based tools should articulate the potential number of youth likely to engage in the technology.
d. Involve your project development, implementation, evaluation, and budget in your grant proposals.
e. Present a corporate seal if your organization is incorporated. The corporate seal will be required on the contract if application is approved for funding.

All monies must be used to directly fund the project and cannot be used for expenses such as clothing, salaries, entertainment, gifts (to include prizes), or food, per state statutes.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications) must be received in the Department of Administration Office by 5:00 p.m. on November 15, 2020.

Nonprofit organizations must submit a letter of reference with the application. This letter may come from a local government official or the sponsoring agency director and must be signed by that person.

Funds can be dispersed within 30 days after the approval of the contract. Grant recipients can expect funds to be released early 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

You may scan and send your application by email to:

Betty.marrow-taylor@doa.nc.gov
Attn: Betty Marrow-Taylor, Deputy Secretary for Advocacy Programs

Shanon.gerger@doa.nc.gov
Attn: Shanon Gerger, Paralegal

You may mail your application by U.S. Postal Service to:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
NC Department of Administration
1301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1301

You may send your application by overnight delivery to:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
NC Department of Administration
116 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Films

Deadline 02/08/21

Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length film projects. Funding is intended to support projects at any production phase from development through post-production. Priority will be given to applications from early career and emerg

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grants to USA National Nonprofits for Arts Education Services for Youth and Children

Deadline 03/16/21 Conference Date: 02/01/21 LOI Date: 02/16/21

Grants to USA national nonprofits to provide high-quality arts education services and projects for youth and children. Applicants are advised to create or verify the required registrations well in advance of the deadline date, and are requested to submit a letter of int

GrantWatch ID#: 129255

Grants to Canada and USA Eligible Medical Residents to Improve the Health and Well-Being of ...

Deadline 01/27/21

Grants of up to $2,000 to Canada, USA, and Territories eligible medical residents for projects to improve children's health and well-being. Funding is intended to meet the health needs of children with a broad-based community approach. Projects must be led by a pediatri

GrantWatch ID#: 129263

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies and IHEs for Projects to Reduce Serious Neighborhood Crime

Deadline 03/29/21

Grants to USA nonprofits, agencies, Tribes, and IHEs for community-oriented programs to reduce serious neighborhood crime. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended for cooperative projects with law en

GrantWatch ID#: 132213

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Early-Career Psychologist for Child Psychology Rese...

Deadline 06/15/21

Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast

GrantWatch ID#: 132694