Funding Opportunities

Posted On 2 December, 2018

*Strong Foundation for Environmental Values Accepting Applications for
California Environmental Projects*
*The Strong Foundation for Environmental
One-year grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of environmental
projects situated in California, with a focus on Northern California, the
Central Valley, or the Sierra Nevada, including the entire
California-Oregon Klamath River watershed and the watersheds that arise in
the Sierras and terminate in Nevada’s terminal lakes. The foundation’s
definition of Northern California extends from the Oregon border in the
north down to and ending at the San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Los Angeles, and
San Bernardino county lines in the south. Projects should involve
environmental and conservation efforts, eco-spirituality, grassroots
action, environmental education, capacity building, citizen participation,
collaborative efforts, innovative programs, land acquisition, and/or
planning and training. Climate change programs at the community level are
also encouraged.

*Grants Promote Programs for People with Spinal Cord Injuries in the U.S.
and CanadaCraig H. Neilsen Foundation: Creating Opportunity & Independence
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s funding is dedicated to supporting both
programs and scientific research to improve the quality of life for those
affected by and living with spinal cord injury. The Foundation’s Creating
Opportunity & Independence portfolio supports nonprofit organizations that
develop innovative projects to improve participation and independence for
people living with spinal cord injury throughout the United States and
Canada. Areas of interest include Assistive Technology, Education,
Employment, Independent Living, Rehabilitation, and Arts, Sports, and
Recreation. Letters of intent for one-year Project Grants, ranging from
$25,000 to $100,000, are due January 18, 2019; invited full grant
applications must be submitted by April 30, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s
website to learn more about the application process.

*Community Activities Focused on Urban Birds SupportedCelebrate Urban Birds
Mini-Grant Program <>*
The Celebrate Urban Birds Mini-Grant Program, an initiative of the Cornell
Lab of Ornithology, supports community organizations, educators, and youth
throughout the United States that host neighborhood events that introduce
the public and youth to birds found in urban areas. Examples of eligible
events include bird-activity days at local museums, libraries, or community
centers, as well as art and gardening activities at clubs, schools, or
senior centers. Mini-grants ranging from $100 to $750 are provided.
Organizations working with underserved communities are strongly encouraged
to apply. The application deadline is December 31, 2018. Visit the Cornell
Lab of Ornithology’s website to submit an online application.

*Support for School Sports Programs in 44 StatesCalifornia Casualty Thomas
R. Brown Athletics Grant Program
The California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Program provides
support to public middle and high school sports programs negatively
impacted by reduced budgets in 44 states. (Schools in Alaska, Hawaii,
Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, and Wisconsin are not eligible to
apply.) Grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 may be used to help subsidize
school sports programs in ways such as purchasing new equipment or paying
for competition travel costs. Applications must be submitted by an employee
of the public school who is a current member or referred by a current
member, of the state NEA affiliate or one of the program’s other
participating educator associations. The application deadline is January
15, 2019. Visit the California Casualty website to review the grant
guidelines and submit an online application.

*Kelvin F. Alfaro*
*Anchoring Success *|* Co-Founder*
*559.325.4515*| <> |

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