“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.
The First National Development Institute (First Nations) will be hosting a new “First Nations Knowledge” webinar at noon MT on December 15, 2015, titled “Senior Hunger in Native Communities.” This webinar will address information and data collected from practitioners who work with seniors in Native communities, and also highlight some tribal programs that have been working to decrease food insecurity among seniors. Interested participants will receive webinar access information upon completion of the registration process.
C-SPAN has announced it will be offering a total of $100,000 to students in grades 6-12 through its annual StudentCam national video documentary competition. This competition is intended to encourage students to think critically about issues that affect American communities by creating a short video documentary on a topic related to the 2016 competition theme, “Road to the White House,” and the issue they most want the candidates to discuss during the 2016 presidential campaign. Students may compete individually, or in teams of either two or three members. A total of 150 students/student teams will receive prizes ranging from $250 to $5,000, and 53 teacher advisors will receive prizes ranging from $125 to $750. Entries are due by January 20, 2016, and winners will be announced on March 9, 2016.
In order to help nonprofit organizations maximize their community impact, the Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) Foundation is offering donations through its 2016 Impact Grant Program. This nonprofit technology grant offers 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations a two-year donation of Cornerstone software and services, including unlimited use of Cornerstone’s learning management system (LMS) and access to a range of pro bono business consulting services. Interested applicants are encouraged to participate in an optional informational webinar for this program at 11:00 a.m. ET on January 26, 2016, or at 2:00 p.m. ET on February 4, 2016. Applications are due by 6:00 p.m. PT on March 18, 2016.
Since it was established in 1971, the Spencer Foundation has sought to support high-quality, innovative research with the potential to improve education. Applications are currently being accepted for conference grants, small research grants, and new civics small research grants. These grants are open to principal investigators (PIs) applying in affiliation with a college, university, school district, nonprofit research facility, or nonprofit cultural institution. Applicants for conference grants are due by 4:00 p.m. CT on January 11, 2016, and applications for small research grants and new civics small research grants are due by 4:00 p.m. CT on February 1, 2016.
Emerald Data Solutions, an Atlanta-based tech company, has committed $1 million to support its efforts to integrate coding curriculum into elementary classrooms nationwide. Emerald Data Solutions has initiated a grant program to help underprivileged schools tackle the most difficult parts of implementing coding classes for all of their students. School systems can apply for a grant that will provide a computer science curriculum to teach coding, plus an instructor to help train teachers in using it. As part of this program, an embedded trainer may reside in and work with the target district for an entire year, or an embedded trainer may reside in and work with the target district for one semester and administer follow-up trainings and resources virtually for the second semester. Interested schools must apply by December 31, 2015.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is soliciting applications from public media stations for the “Veterans Coming Home” Content and Engagement Grants. This program is intended to help bridge America’s military-civilian divide by working with community partners to illuminate the nuanced, compelling, and authentic lives of post-9/11 veterans, enrich the public’s understanding of the role of veterans as assets in the community, and engage the public in a new conservation about supporting returning veterans through opportunity. Up to ten awards of $35,000 are expected to be made to public media stations to co-produce local stories and participate in community engagement and promotion efforts in support of a digital docuseries. Applications are due by January 6, 2016.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. is offering one-year grants to artists based on artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal, or both. This program is open to visual artists who are painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. The funding agency encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The American Turkish Society has announced the availability of Moon and Stars Project (MASP) Grants for winter 2016. These grants are designed to encourage the development of Turkey-related art by offering funds for creative arts projects and residencies. Residency awards are made for projects under the auspices of an arts and culture organization in Turkey or the United States. Grants in support of travel and accommodation costs are extended only to projects that will be exhibited in the United States. Applications must be received by January 30, 2016.
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016 Texas Library Association’s Upstart Innovative Programming Award program. This program will reward two Texas libraries that have implemented creative marketing projects and/or promotions to enhance their visibility within their service community, such as library websites, genre promotion, information service, library card sign-up, or any innovative project. Award packages, including a $1,000 check and a plaque, will be made to one school library, and to one other library, such as a public, academic, or special library. Applications must be received by midnight on February 15, 2016.
Artists and cultural and community nonprofit organizations in Miami-Dade County, Florida, are invited to participate in a series of free workshops hosted by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. This series of workshops is intended to introduce and demystify the county’s cultural grant programs. The funding agency’s staff will provide detailed information about grant opportunities, offer examples of strategies and best practices to be competitive, and suggest other resources available for the cultural community. In addition, staff from Miami-Dade County’s Office of Management and Budget, Grants Coordination Division will share important information regarding other grant opportunities, highlight the funding agency’s website, and discuss other resources for nonprofit organizations. Four workshops are scheduled to take place in various locations between December 2015 and January 2016.