COVID-19 Emergency Response grants
Several local funders have either created new, emergency funds, or have re-directed current grants to address immediate needs. We will update this list as new sources are available.
Provident Bank Foundation
Deadline: January 22, 2021
Provident Bank Foundation will begin accepting letters of intent to the next cycle of their Major Grant program on January 4.
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations may apply. The Foundation makes grants in three priority areas: community enrichment, education, and health, youth & families.
Community Enrichment: focuses on programs that drive economic development, contribute to a more well-rounded community experience, serve those with special needs, and provide increased access to information and culture
Education: supports innovative programming that expands access to, and improves the quality of, well-rounded educational experiences through strong academic support and curriculum development.
Health, Youth & Families: aim to ensure people of all ages and means have the ability to live healthier, more fulfilling lives, including access to quality healthcare, nutrition and wellness, and mentorship opportunities.
A Major Grant funds projects and/or programs that address one or more of the funding priority areas in a significant way. These projects and/or programs are typically more structured and robust than those supported through PBF’s Community Grants, but of lesser scale than those awarded longer-term Signature Grants.
LOI and applications should clearly identify the target population, the numbers served (not percentages), and the specific impact that success will bring.
Geographic Requirements. Applicants must be based in, serve, and/or demonstrate proposed project impact in at least one of the following geographies:
o New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and / or Warren Counties
o New York: Astoria (Queens)
o Pennsylvania: Lehigh Valley (eastern portion of Lehigh County and southeastern portion of Northampton County) and/or Bucks County
Major Grant LOI Deadlines
Cycle 1: January 4 – January 22, 2021; invited applications will be due by March 19, 2021
Cycle 2: July 1 – July 23, 2021; invited applications will be due by September 17, 2021
The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
January 27, 2021
The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is accepting applications for grants to help veterans’ organizations across Pennsylvania.
Priorities. DMVA’s funding priorities for this grant cycle are veterans’ initiatives focused on areas of need associated with the following:
- Transitional housing initiatives that focus on veterans that are hard to place. Such as, those veterans that are coping with severe mental health diagnoses, substance use, or justice involved veterans.
- Programs that provide long-term relief for homeless veterans in support of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs initiative to end veteran homelessness and address supportive services to address acute and chronic conditions underlying the veteran’s homeless status.
Behavioral Health Initiatives –
- Programs that establish or expand veteran peer support programs within communities such as suicide prevention peers, etc.; or
- Behavioral health training such as suicide prevention and mental health first-aid; S.A.V.E. training, ASIST, or Question, Persuade Refer (QPR) and
- Programs that implement “caring messages” initiatives designed to keep SMVF connected within community.
Veterans’ Courts –
- Initiatives that provide support to county or regional veterans’ courts to include administrative costs, transportation, and mentor training. Grant funding is intended to support rehabilitation for justice involved veterans to best prepare them for reintegration with their communities
Other Programs and Services –
- Programs or services that address unmet or emerging needs of veterans and their families.
- Programs or services that support veterans to prepare for, secure, and maintain employment.
Grants will be considered in the following areas:
- Up to $150,000 is available for new, innovative or expanded programs or services operated by the county directors of veterans’ affairs or the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs. The areas of emphasis for applicants in this category are veterans’ outreach and veterans’ court programs.
- Up to $650,000 in grant funding is available to veteran service organizations with 501(c)(19) status and nonprofit organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans granted 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code. Funding priorities for applicants in this category are homelessness, behavioral health initiatives and veterans’ courts.
Eligible applicants from either category may also submit applications for programs addressing newly identified, unmet or emerging needs of veterans and their families.
Joseph Robert Foundation
April 30, 2021 (LoI)
The Joseph Robert Foundation makes grants in the following focus areas:
- Program, project, or general operating support to non-profit organizations that promote/conduct innovative, experimental, community and/or public art programming, primarily in the visual arts.
- Exhibitions that provide opportunities for emerging or under-recognized artists.
- Interdisciplinary or collaborative programming that includes a visual arts component.
- Program support and general operating support to animal welfare organizations, including, but not limited to, no-kill shelters, sanctuaries, wildlife rehabilitation centers, animal adoption centers, and animal protection organizations.
Environment and Sustainable Resources Management
- Program, research, training and education, and general operating support to environmental organizations that promote sustainable resources management and innovative solutions to environmental problems.
- Programs and projects that work to protect the environment by addressing climate change, pollution, and the use of land and water resources.
- Community-based educational environmental initiatives, as well as community-based projects that enhance the quality of urban life through the development of parks and other environmental endeavors.
The Foundation makes general operating grants and/or program/project grants.
Funding is focused in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
The first step is to submit a Letter of Interest. Deadlines for Letters of Interest are April 30 and October 30.
The Barra Foundation offers Catalyst Fund Grants that support new ideas and initiatives in the early stages of development. The foundation’s fields of interest include arts and culture, education, and health and human services. Initiatives should primarily serve low-income individuals and communities.
Proposed projects should exhibit the following qualities:
- Be new and different. The approach should be unique and with a fresh perspective; it should be different from existing or past solutions.
- Be better. The approach should not just be novel, but potentially better than existing models.
- Be significant. The proposed project should have the potential to make an impact beyond the organization implementing it.
Note: The Barra Foundation will be prioritizing innovative solutions that are responsive to or grow out of the COVID-19 crisis.
Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania. Interested applicants must first submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI); selected applicants are then invited to submit a full proposal.
Letters of Inquiry may be submitted at any time.
Lockheed Martin Foundation
Lockheed Martin Corporation primarily supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and military and veteran causes.
As part of its efforts to educate and inspire tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and mathematicians, Lockheed Martin’s approach to STEM outreach includes support for programs, events and campaigns that focus on student achievement, teacher development, and gender and ethnic diversity.
To help give back to those who give so much for the nation, Lockheed Martin is dedicated to supporting service members with programs that improve their lives and the lives of their families, enhance educational and training opportunities, and honor their selfless duty to our country.
To be considered for grant funding, organizations must:
Have a non-profit tax exempt classification under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, or equivalent international non-profit classification, or be a public elementary/secondary school, or be a qualifying US-based institute of higher education.
Align with one or more of Lockheed Martin’s strategic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and military and veteran causes, or provide support to address the needs of the communities where employees live and work.
Agree to act in accordance with Lockheed Martin’s contribution acknowledgement requirements: organization/grantee will comply with all applicable requirements of the Patriot Act and the Voluntary Anti-Terrorist Guidelines and will not use any portion of the grant funds for the support, direct or indirect, of acts of violence or terrorism or for any organization engaged in or supporting such acts.
Be located or operate in a community in which Lockheed Martin has employees or business interests. Location map: (http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/corporate/documents/Locations-Map-US.pdf)
Demonstrate fiscal and administrative responsibility and have an active, diverse board, effective leadership, continuity and efficiency of administration.
Be limited to one grant per year, except in unusual circumstances.
Support specific programs, not capital (“bricks and mortar”) campaigns such as monuments, memorials or museums. Capital campaigns are approved on an exception basis only by Lockheed Martin’s corporate headquarters.
Grant applications are accepted at any time.