“Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!
The National CGIC Initiative supports local multidisciplinary teams in their efforts to prevent violent crime by identifying perpetrators, linking criminal activities, and identifying sources of crime guns for immediate disruption, investigation, and prosecution. These multidisciplinary teams will create GCICs, based on the Denver, Colorado, CGIC model. The NRTAC will provide communities with training and technical assistance from law enforcement, investigative and prosecution experts, forensics experts, technologists, and academic experts who will share unique insights to prevent and reduce violent crime committed with firearms. Law enforcement agencies may request technical assistance from this program by emailing the funding agency.
This program will distribute $500,000 in prizes to charities across the country to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the founding of Newman’s Own Foundation. The winner of the competition will receive $150,000 in funding, and an additional ten grand prize winners will be selected. Over $100,000 will be distributed via weekly challenges. The competition will run from November 21, 2017, to January 3, 2018. Interested charities must apply online to compete.
This program recognizes an educator who takes the lead role in making communities safer. Eligible applicants are fire and life safety educators who work for a local fire department or fire marshal’s office, use NFPA educational programs and materials in a consistent and creative way, and demonstrate excellence and innovation while reaching out to the community with NFPA materials. The educator of the year will receive a $1,000 honorarium and travel to Las Vegas for the funding agency’s Conference and Expo, registration to attend the Conference and Expo, and $1,000 for his or her local fire department to support public education activities. Applications must be mailed or faxed to the funding agency by February 9, 2018.
This program will establish new look-alike service delivery sites under the funding agency’s Health Center Program to provide comprehensive primary health care services to underserved and vulnerable populations. Eligible applicants are public and nonprofit entities complying with requirements of the Health Center Program. Health centers may provide services to communities at large, or specifically to migrants, the homeless, and public housing recipients. Applications must be submitted online and will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Science on Screen supports creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. The program will provide funding to U.S.-based nonprofit art house cinemas and museums with film program interests in implementing such projects. Applications must be mailed or emailed to the funding agency by July 20, 2018.
The Halle Foundation supports new and innovative projects that promote knowledge and friendship between the people of Germany and those of the United States. Organizations may submit a one-page letter of request outlining their projects. Preference will be given to new projects or initiatives. Letters of request must be mailed to the funding agency and will be reviewed in the next meeting of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees meets in the winter, spring, and fall of each year.
This program provides donations of dental hygiene supplies to improve oral health in Arizona. A typical Smile Bag will consist of one toothbrush (infant, junior, youth, or adult), toothpaste (youth or adult), floss, and a plastic carry bag to hold these items. Oral health instructions, screenings, or other dental health services should also be provided with the distribution of supplies. Eligible applicants for the program are schools, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, Indian tribes, government agencies, or charitable programs serving communities within Arizona. Each organization may only apply once. Donation requests must be emailed or faxed to the funding agency.
This program provides awards to Oklahoma communities in 23 categories of community and economic development. Awards will showcase enthusiasm, creativity, and responsibility toward increasing revenue and creating jobs for local business districts. Awards will recognize excellence in organization, promotion, design, and economic vitality. Awards will be provided during the funding agency’s annual banquet, along with an additional “Main Street Community of the Year Award.” Nomination forms must be mailed to the funding agency and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 26, 2018.
This program provides Utah communities with the opportunity to be designated as Recycling Market Development Zones, which focus on recycling as an economic development tool. Businesses within zones will be incentivized to use recycled materials in their manufacturing processes and create new products for sale. Zone designations will also benefit businesses and individuals that collect, process, and distribute recycled materials. Applications for zone designation may be submitted at any time.
This program will support both initial collection surveys and follow-up programs at New Jersey museums. Funding may be used for surveys and evaluations of environmental conditions; artifact conditions; storage arrangement and collection management processes; and documentation systems, processes, and intellectual access. Follow-up projects may include evaluation of collections or projects, aid in disaster preparedness and response, evaluation of moves, and scopes of work. Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations located in New Jersey, that make their artifact collections available in New Jersey and that do not receive primary funding from a governmental entity. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be mailed to the funding agency.
This program will provide awards of $500 to 30 Texas public educators to help teachers improve the learning environment for students. Awards may be used toward projects, learning platforms, software, and more. Applicants must be public school teachers in the state of Texas. Applications must be emailed, faxed, or mailed to the funding agency and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2018.
The LISC/ESPN Home Court Program provides nonprofit and neighborhood-based organizations and middle and high schools with financing and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local basketball courts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Houston, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; or Los Angeles, California. Awards of up to $25,000 will be provided through this program. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by January 31, 2018.