Deadline Alerts: March 2015

Deadline Alert!

Happy Friday, Funds Fans!  Share far and wide, there’s lots of funding to go around 🙂

NOW OPEN: $10,000 to $15,000.  The Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program is a project of the Waitt Foundation. ROC Grants provide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues and is responsive to conservation opportunities, supports higher-risk ideas at a low financial cost, and engages with small, local NGOs on a global scale.  Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Project funds will be distributed within 2 weeks of funding decisions. More rapid turnaround is possible for highly urgent projects.

NOW OPEN: LOI’s accepted year-round.  Grants range from $25,000 – $75,000.  The Global Fund for Children makes small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with many of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth.  Applicant must be registered with the local or national government as a nonprofit organization.  Full proposals are accepted by invitation only.

March 10th, 2015 Mountain Equipment Co-Op provides a range of granting streams for the following program areas: Land Acquisition (Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000), Capacity Building (Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000) , Advocacy and Awareness (Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000), and Access and Activity. (Grants range from $500 to $15,000).

March 15th, 2015 The Hamber Foundation provides grants for cultural, educational and charitable purposes within the Province of British Columbia. The Foundation prefers to support specific projects rather than contributing to general sustaining assistance or to large capital projects. The Foundation may review major grant proposals from time to time.

March 15th, 2015.  The BC Arts Council is offering several streams of Operating Assistance Grants. Grants range from under $10,000 to over $100,000.  These include:

  • Arts Periodicals
  • Professional Arts Training Organizations Professional Performing Arts Organizations (Dance)
  • Professional Performing Arts Organizations (Music)
  • Professional Performing Arts Organizations (Theatre)

March 16th, 2015  Ploughshares Fund supports organizations and individuals working to build a safe, secure, nuclear weapons-free world. We place very few restrictions on our grant making. There are no geographical limitations to their grants and they DO fund direct lobbying programs. This program will also make grants to individuals. However, this program does not fund the production of films, videos, books, art projects or the research and writing of academic dissertations.  Ploughshares Fund staff may also consider requests for emergency funding on a discretionary basis.

March 16th, 2015 RBC After School Project grants of up to $40,000 are provided by the RBC Foundation to programs for at-risk or underserved communities that offer structured, supervised activities in an environment that provides what RBC has termed the “3 S’s”: safety, social skills and self-esteem. To qualify for a grant, organizations should offer after school activities five days a week and include a variety of programs such as computer instruction, sports, literacy, music and art lessons, nutritional guidance and help with homework.

March 18th, 2015. The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) provides the Mentor-Apprentice Program which supports one-on-one teams of a language mentor and apprentice to complete 300 hours of language immersion work together between June 2015 and March 2016.

March 22nd, 2015   BCAA & United Way Community Child Car Seat Program  The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) and United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) are working in partnership to make child car seats available to non-profit agencies and community groups that work with families with children age nine and under through their Community Child Car Seat (CCCS) Program. The value in child car seats must range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $1,100 per applicant.  Your agency/community program must meet at least one of the following criteria to be eligible: work with families who do not have the resources to purchase a child car seat; transport children age 0-9 as part of your program; operate a child seat loaner program.

March 30th, 2015. Grants range from $25,000+. (est.) AANDC is now accepting submissions for Aboriginal Representative Organization Project Funding for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

March 30th, 2015. The Canada Post Community Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas—community, education and health.  The Foundation’s maximum grant is $50,000. However, in order to fund as many organizations as possible, the majority of its grants are $25,000 or less.

March 31st, 2015. Up to $5000USD. The Tiet Foundation aims to support organizations that maximize impact and create change. Its grant programs seek to support high-impact, low-cost solutions to the world’s toughest problems—in particular, social injustices. It mostly supports projects in the areas of: Social/economic inequalities; Marginalized populations (women, older adults, people with disabilities, LGBTQI, indigenous/native people, refugees/internally displaced persons, etc.)

March 31st, 2015. $1Mil. 2016 TED Prize nominations are now open!  Nominate an individual — or yourself — to envision and execute a high-impact project that can spur global change. The TED Prize winner will have an ambitious wish — and the vision, pragmatism and leadership to turn it into reality.

 Alrighty then.  Ya good to go?