Funding Opportunities this week

Posted On 8 March, 2019


*Support for Community Collaborations Addressing Health IssuesThe BUILD
Health Challenge <>*
The BUILD Health Challenge is a national program designed to support
partnerships between community-based organizations, health departments, and
hospitals/health systems that are working to address important health
issues in their community. BUILD works to strengthen partnerships that have
a shared commitment to reducing health disparities creating opportunities
for improved community health, and addressing the influence of social,
physical, and economic environments on health behaviors. These social
determinants of health, addressed in previously funded projects, have
touched upon early childhood development, employment opportunities, and
food insecurity and air and water quality, as well as transportation,
educational attainment, and housing. Through the third Call for
Applications, BUILD will support up to 17 innovative collaboratives across
the U.S. working together to address upstream challenges and drive
sustainable improvements in community health. Grants of up to $250,000 in
funding over two-and-a-half years will be provided. The majority of
applicants must be working in cities with populations greater than 150,000.
(Applicants from specific regions are exempt from this population
requirement.) The deadline for Round One applications is April 5, 2019;
Round Two applications will be due July 26, 2019. Visit the BUILD website
to download the Call for Applications.

*Book Acquisition Grants Offered to Rural LibrariesThe Pilcrow Foundation:
Children’s Book Project
*The mission of the Pilcrow Foundation is to provide new, quality,
hardcover children’s books to rural public libraries across the United
States. The Foundation’s Children’s Book Project supports libraries located
in a rural area within the 50 United States that have a limited operating
budget and an active children’s department. Through the program, a
library’s local sponsors can contribute from $200 to $400, which the
Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to
$1,200 worth of children’s books. The Foundation provides a list of over
500 quality hardcover children’s books from which grant recipients can
select books best suited for their community. The Foundation accepts
applications from independent rural public libraries and Native American
Tribal libraries as well as libraries that are part of a county, regional,
or cooperative system. The application deadlines are April 1 and October 1,
annually. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information about the
Children’s Book Project.*

*Music, Education, and Community Organizing Efforts FundedSparkplug
Foundation <>*
The Sparkplug Foundation primarily provides grants to start-up nonprofit
organizations or new projects of established nonprofits that are addressing
the fields of music, education, and community organizing. In the Music
category, the Foundation supports emerging professional musicians or
music-development programs. In Education and Teaching, the Foundation funds
projects that deal with “the whole student” and with learning as a
community activity. Through Community Organizing, the Foundation encourages
activist strategies for addressing institutional injustices and for
building a just society. (The Foundation makes a distinction between
service organizations and community organizing; see “Defining Our Terms” on
its website.) The Foundation also provides limited support for projects in
Israel that involve Palestinian communities. The first step in the
application process is to complete the online questionnaire by April 9,
2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review its mission and funding
guidelines, as well as the online application instructions

*Mediation Programs for Ex-Offenders SupportedJAMS Foundation/NAFCM
Mini-Grant Program <>*
The JAMS Foundation/NAFCM Mini-Grant Program supports the development of
innovative and effective programs that can be replicated by community
mediation centers nationwide and serve as a pathway to their sustainability
and growth. The 2019 Mini-Grant Program will focus on conflict related to
employment, education, family, and community involvement for those who are
recently released or scheduled to be released from the criminal justice
system. Mini-Grants of $12,000 for two years will be awarded to five
organizations across the country. Nonprofit organizations, educational
institutions, and public agencies are eligible to apply. The deadline for
Solicitation of Interest responses is April 2, 2019; invited full proposals
will be due June 17, 2019. Visit the NAFCM website to learn more about the
program. (There is a recommended bidders’ conference for applicants on
March 19 at 4 pm ET. To obtain the link for the conference, and register to
attend, please send a notice of interest to

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

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