Grants

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency – Opioid Misuse Prevention | Claneil FoundationResist Foundation | Burning Man | Baseball Tomorrow Fund |

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency – Opioid Misuse Prevention

Deadline: November 15, 2018
Website: https://www.pccdegrants.pa.gov/Egrants/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency is accepting applications to the Opioid Misuse Prevention Project.

This is a prevention project that aims to provide supports to middle-school youth and their families to prevent the onset of substance abuse. The long-term goal is to prevent opioid abuse later in life by providing participating youth with the skills and knowledge to avoid beginning to use any substances and to seek pro-social opportunities instead.

This five-and-a-half-year project is seeking applicants to be one of ten sites across the Commonwealth to pilot this approach. Applicants will form local community partnerships between one or more School Districts; local non-profit prevention providers; and their Single County Authority to implement a multi-tiered prevention strategy.

This strategy includes:

  • The provision of the evidence-based program LifeSkills Training (LST) to middle/junior high school youth in conjunction with;
  • The simultaneous provision of the evidence-based program Strengthening Families 10-14 (SFP) to the families of these same youth;
  • The development/expansion of community partnerships using a risk-focused strategic planning approach to develop a public health promotion and education campaign; and
  • Training of the community at-large on the Social Development Strategy public health model, the foundation of the Communities That Care model.

Claneil Foundation

Deadline: December 1, 2018
Website: http://www.claneilfoundation.org/what-we-fund/community-fund

The Claneil Foundation will begin accepting letters of inquiry on November 1. The Foundation’s mission is to support effective individuals and organizations committed to improving the health of families and communities through advancements in health and human services, a sustainable food system, education and the protection of our environment.

Organizations applying for funding should address at least two of the three interrelated issues described below.

  • Food: To support a sustainable food system that promotes healthy communities and equity at all stages of production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management.
  • Health: To improve the health of communities by supporting programs that address the health and overall well-being of individuals and families.
  • Environment: To improve the natural and built environments, to enhance people’s relationship with the environment, and to increase awareness of the importance of natural resources and environmental health.

Grants are made to organizations located in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and/or Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania.

Resist

Deadline: December 7, 2018
Website:  https://resist.org/grants/programs

Resist is a foundation that supports people’s movements for justice and liberation. The foundation redistributes resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world.

The foundation currently is accepting applications for General Support, Multi-Year, Accessibility, and Rapid Response grants.

1) General Support: Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to groups that are building movements for justice and liberation and resisting systemic oppression through grassroots/cultural organizing, art-making, and resilience building. General support grants are awarded by a panel of previously funded Resist grantees. Groups are funded based on the strength of their overall application. Groups can only be funded once per twelve-month period.

2) Multi-Year: Open only to current grantees who meet the above requirements and have been fully funded twice in the past five years, multiyear funding consists of three years of full funding ($4,000), starting with the year the multiyear application is submitted.

3) Accessibility: Resist is committed to supporting projects that enable all people to participate in the movement for justice and liberation. Resist will fund the additional costs of making projects or events more accessible to community members with specific accessibility needs. Accessibility grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded.

4) Rapid Response: Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to meet the needs of frontline groups and organizations. Rapid Response grants are decided on by Resist staff and generally have a one-week turn around. Resist offers Rapid Response grants to groups and organizations seeking financial assistance for training, consultation, healing, cultural work, conflict resolution, and/or restructuring as well as those seeking to respond to unforeseen and timely political opportunities with organizing and/or cultural interventions. Examples include but are not limited to organizing direct action, creative resistance, and travel to protests in response to a call to action.

See the Resist website for complete program guidelines, detailed eligibility requirement, and application instructions.

Burning Man

Deadline: December 19, 2018
website: https://burningman.org/

The Black Rock Arts Foundation and Burning Man’s Art Department have come together to form Burning Man Arts. As part of that transition, the Black Rock Arts Foundation’s Grants to Artists Program has become the Burning Man Global Art Grants program.

Letters of inquiry will be accepted for this program beginning November 14.

The program funds highly interactive, community-driven works of art that prioritize community involvement in their development, execution and display. We fund art that is accessible to the public, civic in scope and prompts the viewer to act. We like art that can be experienced in more ways than visually – art that is touched, heard or experienced as well as viewed.

What is ‘interactive’ art?

  • Art that requires human interaction to complete the piece.
  • Art that involves the community and the audience in its creation, presentation and display.
  • Art that prompts the viewer to act.
  • Art that can be experienced in more ways than visually. We are fans of art that is can be approached, touched, heard or experienced, as well as viewed.
  • Art that prompts people to interact with one another.
  • Art that responds to participants and to its environment.
  • Art that causes people to reflect on the larger community.
  • Art that challenges the viewers’ traditional perspective on art.
  • Art that belongs to the public and exists for the benefit of all.

Individuals, groups, and established 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are all eligible to apply. There are no geographical restrictions; the foundation supports projects worldwide.

This grant program DOES NOT fund any work for the annual Burning Man event in Black Rock City, NV. A separate LOI is needed for requesting an honorarium for an artwork at Black Rock City.

Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than December 19, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals which will be due by February 13, 2019.

Baseball Tomorrow Fund

Deadline: January 1, 2019
Website: https://www.mlb.com/baseball-tomorrow-fund/how-to-apply

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities.  The funds may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. Grants are intended to provide funding for incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities.

Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply. To date, an average of 150 requests are received annually; approximately 20 percent are awarded grants. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis.

  • Grants are intended to provide funding for incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities.
  • The funds may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs.
  • Grants are designed to be flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities.

BTF does not specify a maximum grant award, but the average is approximately $40,000. Generally, at least 50 percent of the total cost of the project should be committed by other sources of funding; however, the higher the ratio of matching funds, the better chance an application will be successful.