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Funding Alert

Friday, May 8, 2020

Issue 7

For all current District Government agency grant opportunities, visit the District Grants Clearinghouse


COVID-19 Grant Funds

New Opportunities:


Theatre Washington Taking Care COVID-19 Emergency Relief

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Available Funds: $500 per award


Global Giving The Red Backpack Fund

  • Deadline: Round 1 - 5/12/2020
  • Available Funds: $5,000 per award


The NEA Foundation: COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants

  • Deadline: 5/28/2020
  • Available Funds: $5,000 per award


Existing and Closing Soon:

Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Available Funds: $60B


Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Progam (PPP)

  • Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Available Funds: $310B


Hello Alice COVID-19 Business for All

  • Deadline: 7/16/2020
  • Available Funds: $10,000 per award


Wherewithal Recovery Grant

  • Deadline: rolling
  • Available Funds: $1,000 per award


Artist Relief Grants

  • Deadline: Cycle 2 - 5/21/2020
  • Available Funds: $5,000 per award


Borealis Philanthropy Disability Inclusion Fund: Rapid Response Fund

  • Deadline: 5/6/2020
  • Available Funds: $200,000, grant request


Omidyar Network COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund

  • Deadline: 4/22/2020
  • Available Funds: $50,000


One Fair Wage Emergency Fund

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Available Funds: Varies


Funding Opportunities

Volunteer Engagement

Volunteer Generation Fund

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: $75,000; awards up to $7,500



 NIH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

  • Deadline: varies by agency
  • Available Funds: varies


Human Services

New Initiatives Benefiting LGBTQ+ Youth Supported

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $75,000



FY 2020 and FY 2021 Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $1.3M; awards up to $200,000


Community Improvement/Development

New Household Water Well Program

  • Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • Available Funds: $5M


Public Safety

Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Program

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: $35M


Social Services

New Program Helps Domestic Violence Victims and Their Pets

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: $2,000,000; award up to $400,000


Social Justice

FY 2020 Emergency Transitional Pet Shelter Housing and Assistance Grant Program

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: $2M; awards up to $400,000


Model Justice Efforts Recognized

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $10,000


Youth Engagement

OJJDP FY 2020 Comprehensive Anti-Gang Programs for Youth

  • Deadline: 5/26/2020
  • Available Funds: $6.53M; awards up to $500,000


Food Nutrition

USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program (FINI)

  • Deadline: 5/18/2020
  • Available Funds: $41.5M; awards range from $100,000 - $500,000


Resource Development

Inner City Innovation Hubs

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $2.8M; awards up to $700,000



Evaluation of Health Promotion and Prevention Programs for Blood Disorders

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $8.2M; awards range from $150,000 - $500,000


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions

  • Deadline: 5/28/2020
  • Available Funds: $3M


Arts and Humanities

New NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations

  • Deadline: 5/11/2020
  • Available Funds: awards up to $300,000


Voice, Creativity + Culture

  • Deadline: rolling
  • Available Funds: Varies


ArtWriters Grant Program

  • Deadline: 5/20/2020
  • Available Funds: awards up to $50,000


Capacity Building

New Digital Undivided: The Doonie Fund

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Available Funds: $100 per award


Education Materials for Professional Organizations Working on Efficiency and Renewable Energy Developments (EMPOWERED)

  • Deadline: 5/12/2020
  • Available Funds: $4.5M


Finnovation Lab: FINNOVATION Fellowship Program

  • Deadline: 4/26/2020
  • Available Funds: $2,000 per award



Fund for Environmental Journalism: 2020 RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS

  • Deadline: rolling
  • Available Funds: $2,500 per individuals or $5,000 for team or news outlet projects


Science and Technology

Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems

  • Deadline: 5/14/2020
  • Available Funds: $8.5M


Natural Resources

FY 2020 Modern Multistate Conservation Grant Program

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $5M; awards range from $100,000 - $1,000,000



National League for Nursing: Nursing Education Scholarship Awards

  • Deadline: 5/18/2020
  • Available Funds: $8,000 per award



New Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) Challenge Grants

  • Deadline: 5/18/2020
  • Available Funds: $11M


Juvenile Justice

OVSJG FY21 Consolidated Justice Grants

  • Deadline: 5/27/2020
  • Available Funds: varies


FY21 Show Up, Stand Out (SUSO)

  • Deadline: 6/2/2020
  • Available Funds: $615,000


Financial Support

Grants Strengthen Pro Bono Financial Planning Services

  • Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Available Funds: $40,000


Want to donate to an Emergency Response Fund?


DC Education Equity Fund

  • Funding: varies


COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

  • Funding: Varies


CDP COVID-19 Response Fund

  • Funding: Varies


Restaurant Workers Relief Fund

  • Funding: Varies


Thrive Market COVID-19 Relief Fund

  • Funding: Varies


Chefs for America

  • Funding: Food and Meals


Emergency Fund for Tipped and Service Workers

  • Available Funds: varies


LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund

  • Funding: $100M


COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

  • Available Funds: varies


Groundswell Fund

  • Funding: varies


Emergent Fund: People's Bailout

  • Funding: Over $500,000


Capacity Building Resources

New NFTE Career Relaunch: Free, Short-Term Online Program

Coronavirus Pandemic Resources for Domestic Workers

SheaMoisture Women of Color E-Learning Hub


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Federal Grants

 Save Small Business Initiative

Candid: Foundation Center + GuideStar

Pro Bono Center

Serve DC, the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships, is the DC State Single Point of Contact (SPOC). If you need to obtain a SPOC ID number, contact Tyler Giles at [email protected]

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