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This week in Funding News: Kresge Foundation, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, The Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (DJBJA); and the Brookdale Foundation

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance hosts its first national convening, MBK Rising! in Oakland, CA on February 19, 2019. Please credit “The Obama Foundation” when posting. The photographs may not be manipulated in any way, and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement by the Foundation, President Obama, or Mrs. Obama without the Foundation’s prior written consent.

Welcome to Issue #12 of Funding News Weekly for April 11th—your weekly connection to funding opportunities, tools, and grant makers that meet your mission. These curated opportunities represent potential investments and partnerships for MBK Communities to support strategies and initiatives for boys and young men of color.

Grant opportunities this week include: Kresge Foundation grant award to improve housing affordability and health outcomes in cities; significant investment by the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention in a grant award to support victims of gang violence and their families; a Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program grant by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (DJBJA); and the Brookdale Foundation grant to develop or expand services for grandparents or other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting.

New Funding Opportunities

    1. Kresge Foundation:  Improve Housing Affordability, Health Outcomes in U.S. Cities $$$$
      Deadline: May 7, 2019
      Amount: $400,000 ($200,000 per year)
      Category: Community Improvement, development and Health
      Geographic Area: National
      Eligibility: City/township governments; state and county governments; special district governments; and non-profit organizationsDescription: Kresge Foundation seeks to identify and accelerate community-led policy and system changes that reduce displacement, segregation, and gentrification; support innovative funding strategies that better connect housing and health sectors; and recognize multi-sectoral partnerships that preserve and increase the supply of stable housing as a crucial way to improve health, well-being, and health equity in low-income communities. To be competitive, proposals should address social determinants of health; have a strong community and equity focus; include partners from the health and housing fields (and ideally partners from additional sectors); and incorporate community-level engagement and decision-making at the policy and/or practice level focused on solutions to one or more health and housing issues.

      Complete RFP: https://kresge.org/library/request-proposals-advancing-health-equity-through-housing 
    2. Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention:  Supporting Victims of Gang Violence Grant Program $$$$
      Deadline: June 10, 2019  
      Amount: Up to $320,000 – 10 awards maximum
      Category: Youth, Family, Law, Justice and Legal Services
      Geographic Funding Area: National

      Eligibility: State governments, County governments, City or township governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) and Nonprofits

       Description:
      The purpose of this program is to support the efforts of communities to promote justice and healing for juvenile victims and their families as well as witnesses that have been affected by gang violence in their community. Under this initiative, organizations working closely with the criminal justice system will provide comprehensive victim assistance services to ensure that youth (and their families) impacted by gang violence are not further traumatized and have adequate supports to feel safe in their community. This may include emergency crisis response, referrals for services, post-trial notification, and liaison services during the legal process. In addition, similar services will be provided to youth witnesses of gang violence.

      Complete RFP: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/fundingopps/fy18yhdp
    3. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (DJBJA):  Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program $$$$
      Deadline: June 11, 2019
      Amount: Up to $1M
      Category: Employment, Labor and Training
      Geographic Funding Area: NationalEligibilityNative American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status
      education).Description: The purpose of this program is to support the efforts of communities to promote justice and healing for juvenile victims and their families as well as witnesses that have been affected by gang violence in their community. Under this initiative, organizations working closely with the criminal justice system will provide comprehensive victim assistance services to ensure that youth (and their families) impacted by gang violence are not further traumatized and have adequate supports to feel safe in their community. This may include emergency crisis response, referrals for services, post-trial notification, and liaison services during the legal process. In addition, similar services will be provided to youth witnesses of gang violence

      Complete RFP: https://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2019/GangSupport.pdf
    4. Brookdale Foundation: RFP for Relatives as Parents Program $$
      Deadline: June 12, 2019Amount: $15,000

      Category: Children/Youth; Human Services

      Geographic Funding Area: National

      Eligibility: 501(c)(3) status organizations

      Description: Established in 1996, the program aims to develop or expand services for grandparents or other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting when the biological parents are unable to do so. Through the program, up to fifteen programs will receive seed grants of up to $15,000 to start a new program or expand current services in response to caregiver needs.

      Complete RFP: http://www.brookdalefoundation.org/

Funder Spotlight: The San Francisco Foundation

My BrotherÕs Keeper Alliance hosts its first national convening, MBK Rising! in Oakland, CA on February 19, 2019. The Obama Foundation is providing these photos for personal use only. Please credit “The Obama Foundation” when posting. The photographs may not be manipulated in any way, and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement by the Foundation, President Obama, or Mrs. Obama without the Foundation’s prior written consent.

 

 

The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. The Foundation invests in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant cities. The Citi Foundation’s “More than Philanthropy” approach leverages the enormous expertise of Citi and its people to fulfill its mission and drive thought leadership and innovation.  

 

One of the Foundation’s signature programs, the Community Progress Makers Fund, aligns with the vision and mission of My Brother’s Keeper.  Launched in 2015, the Community Progress Makers Fund helps organizations build better cities. The $20 million multi-year initiative supports high-impact community organizations that are driving economic opportunities in their communities.  Meet the 2018-2019 Community Progress Makers to learn about their vision and what progress looks like to them.  What is most impactful about this grant opportunity is the investment in leaders as change agents for their community.  In the coming months, the grant opportunity will open once again.

For more information, please consider signing up for updates directly from Citi on upcoming grant opportunities.  To access this funder’s profile, click here.

Tip, trick or tool of the week

Earlier this year, Mentor released a guide that provides practical tips to support the development of relationships that encourage young men to explore expressions of masculinity that promote  healthy decision making, self-development, and care for others. The guide provides mentors and other caring adults with specific tools, a discussion guide, and key behaviours to model that can help our young men redefine manhood for themselves.

Please click here to access this timely and important guide on the increasingly high-profile topic of toxic masculinity.  

This is an especially relevant issue for us at MBK Alliance, because you may recall that Gillette released a commercial earlier this year about this same topic. At MBK Rising! Damon Jones, Vice President of Global Communications & Advocacy at Procter & Gamble, shared insights on the creation of that commercial, which sparked a national conversation on how to raise boys

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