This week in Funding News: The Sudbury Foundation, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Westinghouse Charitable Giving

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

This week features regional grant opportunities including The Sudbury Foundation in Massachusetts, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in Baltimore; the Foundation for the Mid-South in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi; and Westinghouse’s Charitable Giving program across various regions.

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New Funding Opportunities

    1. Sudbury Foundation: Children, Youth, and Families Capacity Building Grant – $$
      Deadline: Concept Paper: March 8; Final Proposals: April 12
      Amount: $5,000 – $100,000
      Eligibility:  Must serve children, youth, and families and work within the foundation’s geographic area of focus in Massachusetts – Acton, Concord, Framingham, Hudson, Lincoln, Marlboro, Maynard, Natick, Stow, Wayland, and Sudbury
      Description: The foundation is now accepting applications for its 2019 Children, Youth, and Families Capacity Building Grant Program. This program is focused on underserved youth who face economic and/or personal barriers to success, and provides proven youth-serving nonprofits within the foundation’s geographic area with funds for capacity-building projects designed to strengthen their core capacities. In the spring 2019 round of funding, the foundation will consider projects that fall within the following tracks: strategic and/or business planning; board or staff development; and fund development plans and systems.
      Complete RFP


    1. Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation: Baltimore New Community Grant Fund- $
      Deadline: Rolling
      Amount: Up to $10,000
      Category: Education, Human Services, Economic Development
      Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations with operating budget under $500,000 serving Baltimore City
      Description: Baltimore City Community Grants Program is a new funding opportunity for small nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income individuals and families in Baltimore City. Through the program, grants of up to $10,000 per year (for a maximum of two years) will be awarded for general operating support, program support, equipment, and capacity-building initiatives (e.g., evaluation and audit costs).
      Complete RFP


  1. Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program:
    Deadline: Open
    Amount:Varies, Based on annual operating budget.
    Category: Education, Community Safety, Environmental Sustainability
    Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organization located within 50 miles of U.S. Westinghouse sites
    Description: Provides financial support to its communities in one or more of its priority funding areas, including education (with a focus on STEM disciplines), environmental sustainability, and community safety and vitality.
    Complete RFP

Funder Spotlight

Foundation for the Mid South, Jackson, MS
Focus Areas: Community Development, Health and Wellness, Education

Arcus believes that respect for diversity among peoples and in nature is essential to a positive future for our planet and all its inhabitants. The mission of the foundation is to achieve social justice that is inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and race, and to ensure conservation and respect of the great apes. Arcus’ Social Justice Program is now accepting applications for LGBTQ funding.

Foundation Directory Profile

Tip, trick or tool of the week

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