Thursday, December 30, 2010

HUD Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Grants

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $24 million discretionary grant program for Technical Assistance and Capacity Building under the Transformation Initiative.

The purpose of OneCPD is to provide state government, local government and nonprofit recipients of federal community development, affordable housing, economic development and special needs funding with the assessment tools and technical and capacity building assistance needed to fully understand their local market conditions, to increase their capacity to successfully carry out federal assistance programs while leveraging other public and private resources, and to achieve positive and measurable outcomes. Under OneCPD, technical assistance will involve the delivery of expert statutory, regulatory, and technical support that improves the program knowledge, skills and capacity of CPD’s grantees and their partners. Capacity building efforts will be directed at advancing the efficiency and performance of grantees and their partners (e.g., for-profit and public or private non-profit organizations) in the administration of federal affordable housing, community and economic development and special needs programs, the leveraging of other resources and the furthering of key Departmental objectives, including, but not limited to, energy efficiency and green building. OneCPD will be centrally managed by HUD Headquarters with extensive involvement of the forty-three HUD field offices. Field offices will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of OneCPD, including: establishing the technical assistance and capacity building needs of the grantees based on assessments; negotiating and finalizing the individual work plans with the TA provider(s); achieving specified outcome/performance goals; ensuring the timely submission and approval of TA deliverables; and evaluating the performance of the TA provider(s).

Eligible applicants for OneCPD are: States or units of general local government; a HOME program participating jurisdiction (PJ); public housing authority; public or private nonprofit organization or intermediary, including educational institutions and area-wide planning organizations; Indian tribes; for profit organizations, and a combination of any of the above applying together in a joint application. Eligible applicants for Core Curricula are: public or private nonprofit organizations or intermediaries, including educational institutions and area-wide planning organizations and for profit organizations.

Check out for more information -- CFDA Number(s): 14.259 -- CPD's Transformation Intitiative Technicial Assistance FR-5415-N-30

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

International Grants and Opportunities

End Violence Against Women Grants (Deadline: January 20)The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is accepting applications for its 15th grant cycle (2010) from government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organizations and networks - including non-governmental, women's and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions - and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations. Applications should be centred on supporting implementation of national and local policies, laws and action plans on ending violence against women. The deadline for submissions of applications is 20 January 2011. All applications must be submitted online.

Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants (Deadline: January 31)The Starbucks Foundation is accepting applications from organizations that provide young people a continuum of opportunities to develop creative approaches to address pressing concerns in their communities. Grants are 10,000 to $30,000(USD) on average. Funding will be considered based on numbers of beneficiaries served, geographic reach, organizational capacity, and size of operating budget. Please complete a letter of inquiry for your organization. The Starbucks Foundation will contact you if we'd like to request a full grant proposal. Successful grant applicants will exhibit all of the following qualities: Deliver services to youth, ages 6 - 24; Preference will be given to organizations that focus on young people in the age range of 12 and older, when they are able to take independent action; Provides opportunity to combine learning with action that support communities and further global citizenship; Deliver services, disseminate information, provide training and/or build broad networks; Provide opportunities for Starbucks partners and multiple stores to be engaged in community service. The Starbucks Foundation reviews the submissions on an annual basis; letters of inquiry submitted between October 1, 2010 and January 31, 2011 will be reviewed and considered for the spring 2011 grant round. For more information, visit:

EMpower Youth Development Grants (Deadline: Ongoing) EMpower provides funding to locally led organizations in emerging market countries that are working to improve the lives of marginalized youth through education, health, livelihoods or leadership development. Support is provided for service-related activities as well as organizational capacity-building. Funded organizations must work directly with young people (ages 10-24) to improve their health, education, leadership, or livelihoods and must be based in one of the following emerging market countries: Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, India (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, or West Bengal), Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, or Vietnam. Applicants must have proof of registration as a non-governmental organization in the country where they are seeking support. Letters of inquiry may be submitted year-round. For more information, visit

Monday, December 20, 2010

2011 National Clergy Renewal Program

The Lilly Endowment, an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, seeks to strengthen Christian congregations by providing an opportunity for pastors to step away briefly from the persistent obligations of daily parish life and to engage in a period of renewal and reflection. Renewal periods are not vacations, but times for intentional exploration and reflection, for drinking again from God's life-giving waters, for regaining enthusiasm and creativity for ministry.

In the 2011 National Clergy Renewal Program, the Endowment anticipates awarding as many as 150 grants of up to $50,000 each directly to Christian congregations for the support of a renewal program for their pastor. Up to $15,000 of the grant may be used for congregational expenses associated with the renewal program. Deadline for submission of proposals is May 12, 2011. Notification of grant awards will be made in September 2011. Go to for more information.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Funding Alerts 12/16/10

The Ms. Foundation for Women is funding projects to support ending child abuse, with a primary emphasis on organizing and advocacy. Awards range from $20,000-$50,000. A Letter of Intent is due January 20, 2011. Contact Ms. Foundation at or or call 212 742-2300.

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is accepting applications through December 27, 2010, for the 2011 RBFF National Youth Fishing & Boating Initiative, designed to introduce these activities to minorities and underserved communities. For info and an application visit:

Fiskas is offering the 2011 Orange Thumb grant program for Gardening supplies, tools and funding to increase neighborhood beautification. Ten $5,000 awards and one Garden makeover will be funded. Deadline December 31, 2010. Visit Fiskars Website at

Monday, December 13, 2010

Young Adult Internship RFP Deadline Extended

The DYCD Request For Proposals for the YOUNG ADULT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (YAIP) Deadline has been extended to December 22, 2010. If you have proven strategies to re-engage youth who are disconnected from school and work this is for you. After encouraging results from the first three years of YAIP, DYCD is again seeking qualified nonprofit or for-profit vendors to serve disconnected youth through short-term paid internships; placements in jobs, education, or advanced training; and follow-up services.Download the RFPLearn more

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Healthy and active youth

General Mills Foundation 2011 Champions for Healthy Kids grant deadline is December 15, 2010. Programs should help improve the eating and physical activity patterns of young people, 2-18. Fifty (50) $10,000 grants will be awarded to 501c3s. For more info contact Beth Labrador at 800 877-1600 or or visit the General Mills website: http://www.general

Monday, December 6, 2010

Funding for Christian-based programs for children 12 and under

The Grant Deadline for the "Dare to Dream" program under For Kids Only, Inc., is January 6, 2011. According to their website FKO "seeks to fund community-based 501c3 programs with specific spiritual and educational components, geared towards 'at risk' children between the ages of 0 and 12. The January 6th deadline includes summer programming and camps. Funds may be used for educational material, uniforms/t-shirts, school supplies, computers for children, toys, games, and program snacks. The next deadline for fall programming in July 6, 2011. For more information or to complete and mail (no faxes or emails) your application visit the For Kids Only, Inc., website at

Thursday, December 2, 2010

High School Student Leaders Internship Opportunities

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Invites Applications for Student Leaders Program
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Student Leaders Program, a component of the foundation's signature Neighborhood Excellence initiative. The program is open to eligible high school juniors and seniors in selected market areas who are committed to improving their communities.

Selected student leaders participate in a paid eight-week summer internship with a designated local nonprofit organization where they experience firsthand how they can help shape their communities — now and in the future. To enhance their leadership experience, awardees also participate in a six-day, all-expense-paid student leadership summit in Washington, D.C., provided by Bank of America. The nonprofit internship and student leadership summit exposes students to leadership aspects in the civic, nonprofit, and business arenas. The program's goal is to nurture and develop the country's next generation of community leaders.

Five student leaders will be selected from each of the forty-five eligible markets. To be considered for the program, applicants must be a junior or senior in high school (U.S. markets) or enrolled in sixth form/college or college of further education (ages 16 to 18) (UK). Applicants also must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship and be a student in good standing at his or her school.

Visit the Bank of America Web site at for complete program information and application procedures as well as information on obtaining posters to publicize the program.