Lots of grant opportunities have come across our desks (er…computer screens) over the last two weeks, and we’ve curated that list to present you with those that look most viable. Here you go:
1) ‘Let’s Play’ Community Construction Grants, from KaBOOM! & Dr. Pepper – Deadline: July 20
You may have seen the organization spoofed on Parks and Recreation, but don’t be mislead: KaBOOM! really does work with communities to build playgrounds in 24 hours, and here’s a great opportunity to team up with their efforts. Eligible applicants for $15,000 awards include municipalities, neighborhood associations, nonprofits, schools, and daycare centers. Criteria include the ability to raise matching funds, demonstrated need, demonstrated capacity to build and maintain the equipment, and a projected positive community impact. Learn more by clicking here.
2) Tourism Cares- Deadline: July 2
This organization is offering up to six awards of $10,000 to tourism-related organizations seeking funds to preserve, restore, or educate visitors about a significant historical, cultural, or natural resource in their community. Eligible sites should be “critical to the interpretation of the local area, or essential to the maintenance of the history or culture of local indigenous peoples.” Apply online here.
3) Civic Data Challenge – Deadline: July 29
The Knight Foundation, in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship, is offering grants to applicants who use innovative techniques of making data related to education, health, safety, civic health, and the economy both useful and visually engaging to both decision-makers and the public. Both individuals and organizations are eligible for participation. Learn more at the Civic Data Challenge website. We’re thinking about taking the challenge; anyone want to join us??
4) Bank of America Charitable Foundation Workforce Development RFP – July 2
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is seeking applications from nonprofits with programs aimed at addressing unemployment. Learn more at this link.