Happy Fourth of July: 10 Grants for USA Nonprofits

In honor of the Fourth of July, GrantWatch is highlighting some grants currently available for USA organizations. Fourth of July is also known as Independence Day, as it recognizes the freedom of the 13 colonies from the British Empire. Specifically, it marks the date of the ratification of the Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration of Independence not only proclaims our freedom from Britain, but it also promises citizens the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Declaration of Independence, 1776

Some Fun Facts about the 4th of July:

  • The declaration of Independence was not signed on July 4th just ratified. It was signed on August 2, 1776.
  • Americans eat 150 million hot dogs on the 4th of July.
  • President Zachary Taylor died on the 4th of July at a holiday celebration. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two signers of the Declaration of Independence also died on July 4th but in 1826.
  • The person to suggest the use of fireworks as a way to celebrate Independence Day was President John Adams.
  • The Star-Spangled Banner, which depicted a battle during the Revolutionary War didn’t actually become the National anthem, until 117 years later.

10 U.S. Nonprofit Grants for Independence Day

  1. Firstly, there are grants to nonprofits for workforce development programs. Funding is to support organizations that focus on learners and workers from BIPOC communities.
  2. There are grants to U.S. nonprofits to improve the lives of injured military veterans and their families. Funding is for therapeutic and recreational activities, career training and education, rehabilitation programs, shelters for the homeless, etc.
  3. Grants are also open to U.S. and territories government agencies to increase the availability of high-speed internet in areas with limited or no access.
  4. In addition, there are grants to U.S., Canada, and International nonprofits for environmental projects that enhance the quality of life in local communities.
  5. Funding is available to U.S. nonprofit organizations, for-profits, and academic and research institutions for projects addressing climate change.
  6. There is also funding for a U.S. nonprofit or tribal entity for health-based programs that benefit communities in rural locations.
  7. Grants are open to nonprofits, community-based organizations, justice system policymakers, and project teams for research related to increasing public safety by reducing community violence.
  8. Additionally, grants of up to $40,000 and in-kind support are available to nonprofits for forest conservation projects in eligible countries.
  9. Grants to U.S. and territories nonprofits, government agencies, tribal entities, and public housing authorities for neighborhood improvement projects.
  10. Grants of up to $5,000 to U.S. nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit animals and their caregivers. Funding is to support senior animals, pet food pantries, veterinary costs, adoption services, medical expenses, and rescue services for senior animals, special needs programs, senior care programs, and spay/neuter programs.

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