Thursday, January 31, 2008

Upcoming Grants and City of Miami Announcement

RGK Foundation

Application Deadline: There is no deadline for submitting an electronic letter of inquiry. Foundation staff reviews electronic letters of inquiry on an ongoing basis and typically responds within two days, but asks that applicants allow up to two weeks for a response. The foundation will send an e-mail message to each organization either declining its request or inviting it to submit a formal application packet for further consideration.

Description: The RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of education, community, and medicine/health.

Who May Apply: Grants are made only to nonprofit organizations certified as tax-exempt under Sections 501(c)(3) or 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as "not a private foundation" under Section 509(a).

Funding Amount: While the foundation does award some grants of more than $25,000, the average grant will be under $25,000.
For more information, go to:

US Agency for International Development
South Africa USAID-Pretoria


WHAT: Please join The City of Miami, Mayor Manny Diaz, The Miami NICE partners, Community Leaders and Mr. Jay Hein, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, for the launch of Miami NICE – The City of Miami’s Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Program. This program, funded by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, will provide training, technical assistance and sub-awards to eligible nonprofit, faith-based and community organizations providing services to those most in need in our communities.

WHEN: February 1, 2008, 10:30 - 11:30 am

WHERE: The Library Auditorium at Miami-Dade County Public Library
(Downtown Miami)
Miami Dade Cultural Center, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL
Parking available in the adjacent
Miami-Dade Cultural Center Plaza Garage
50 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33131

This event is open to the public and members of
Faith-based and Community Based Organizations

Miami NICE Partners
(Network for Integration, Compassion and Empowerment)
The City of Miami
City of Miami Mayor’s Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives
Miami-Dade County Office of Strategic Business Management
The Children’s Trust
Center on Nonprofit Effectiveness (C-One)
Alliance for Human Services
Family and Children’s Faith Coalition of South Dade
United Way of Miami-Dade.

For more information, please contact
Denise Wallace, Director of Policy and Legislation.
Office of the Mayor City of Miami
tel. 305.250.5300

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Upcoming Grants

BCA Ten: Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America
The BCA Ten is a national list created by the Business Committee for the Arts, Inc. to recognize businesses of all sizes for their exceptional involvement with the arts. Nomination statements should address how the company supports the arts (e.g., leadership, long-term commitment, impact, addressing community needs, employee and customer involvement, and encouraging other companies to support the arts). Companies, large and small, that support the arts in the United States are eligible to apply. Tax-exempt not-for-profit organizations and companies in the BCA Hall of Fame or companies named to the BCA Ten in 2005, 2006, and 2007 are not eligible. Anyone (individual, arts organization, company employee) may nominate a company for the awards. Application Deadline: March 31, 2008.

Innovation Generation Grants
The Motorola Foundation will provide funding for Innovation Generation Grants to organizations that engage K-12 students and teachers in the U.S. in innovation, science, technology, engineering, and math. Funding priority will be placed on pioneering programs that engage students and teachers in innovative, hands-on activities; teach innovation and creative problem-solving skills; focus on girls and underrepresented minorities; engage Motorola employees as volunteers; take place in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas communities where Motorola has an employee presence; demonstrate measurable outcomes; and are less than two years old. Any U.S. nonprofit organization, school, or school district may apply. Grant applicants may request up to $100,000 each. Application deadline: March 1, 2008.

More Kids in the Woods Program
This agency-wide Forest Service call for proposals for "More Kids in the Woods" projects is part of a continuing effort to improve childrens’ health by reconnecting them with nature. Projects need to engage non-federal partners with at least a 1:1 match. Matching contributions may be in-kind or cash. Award ceiling: $500,000. Project proposals must be submitted to a Forest Service office or field unit by February 15, 2008.

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Non-Profit News for Miami-Dade County

Cat Network Offers Discounted Spay/Neuter Certificates

Cat Network, Inc. has long offerer $25 certificates to spay or neuter cats at participating veterinarians. Through a recent grant award, they are able to offer discounted certificates.

"We are still offering $10 certificates through a grant CN received from
Florida Animal Friend (spay/neuter license plate sales). The purchaser has
to show proof of Medicaid, food stamps, WIC, or Jackson Health, and they may
purchase certificates until CN utilizes all the money from this grant. If
someone has any of the above forms of assistance, they can mail a copy of
their card along with their certificate request; the order will be filled at the
lower cost if funds are available."

Unfortunately, grant funds that allowed for "buy 2 get 1 free" matching certificates for the $25 certificates have run out. However, as Miami-Dade County has recently ended its free spay/ neuter program, this is one of the most cost effective means of spaying strays and adoptable cats.

To join Cat Network, purchase certificates, or make a donation, please visit their website.

If you have an announcement of interest to the Miami-Dade Community, please email me at These announcements will be limited to no more than two per month to respect our subscribers.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Funding Announcement
2008 Princess Grace Awards
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA announces the availability of applications for the 2008 Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting, Dance Performance, Choreography, and Film. The Foundation is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging artists in theater, dance, and film. All Princess Grace Awards applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status at the time of application. Additionally, all applicants (except playwriting) must be nominated by a non-profit organization (school or company) with which they will be affiliated during the grant period (September 2008 - August 2009). Award ceiling: various. Application deadline: March 31, 2008; April 30, 2008; June 2, 2008.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Grants to Aid Children
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)and its global network of local RMHC Chapters provide grants and program services designed to make an immediate, positive impact on children in need around the world. RMHC provides grants to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations whose national or global programs help improve the health and well-being of children. Organizations seeking funding should have a specific program that directly improves the health and well-being of children; addresses a significant funding gap or critical opportunity; has long-term impact in terms of replication or reach; and produces measurable results. Organizations seeking funding should have a broad base of funding support, management capacity to effectively execute the project, and a clear, concise plan for project evaluation with outcome measurement. An applicant must be designated a not-for-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization. U.S. charities must have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status letter on file with the Internal Revenue Service. The RMHC board of trustees is most interested in national or international organizations that have a specific program related to children's health and well-being. Letter of Inquiry Deadline: April 28, 2008 and September 8, 2008.
2008 National Preservation Honor Awards
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting nominations for the 2008 National Preservation Honor Awards. The coveted annual awards recognize singular success in preserving, rehabilitating, restoring or interpreting America's architectural and cultural heritage. Individuals who have been involved in an outstanding preservation project completed in the past three years, or those who know of a corporation, nonprofit organization, public agency, or individual who has helped save a part of America's local or national heritage, are encouraged to submit a nomination. Application deadline: March 1, 2008.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Miami Beach Cultural Grants Period open - Initial consultations coming up!

Application Period Opens: Thursday, January 17, 2008
Please download guidelines and applications at under Grants. Applications are also available from the office of Cultural Affairs, Department of Tourism and Cultural Development at 555 17th Street, Courtyard Entrance, Miami Beach. The Cultural Affairs Program reserves the right to revise published information. Please phone 305-673-7577 ext. 6126 or visit to confirm information, including but not limited to, meeting dates and times. The Office of Cultural Affairs reserves the right to make changes in meetings dates and times as deemed necessary.

Initial Consultations with Applicants
A consultation with Cultural Affairs staff at the Office of Cultural Affairs is required (address listed above). Applicant eligibility and appropriate grant program will be determined during the consultation. Appointments are scheduled on a “first come first serve” basis and must be scheduled at least one week in advance. It is in the best interest of the applicant to schedule this appointment as early as possible in the event that a second consultation review is necessary. Please phone 305-673-7577 ext. 6126 to schedule an appointment. (See table below for initial/final application review windows, deadlines and Panel meeting dates.)
Please note: All organizations must be registered as Lobbyists with the City of Miami Beach City Clerk’s office prior to presenting to the Grant Panelists. Non-profit organizations are exempt from paying the fee but must still register. For more information, please call 305-673-7411 or visit

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Funding Announcement

The Starr Foundation
Application Deadline: The foundation board meets regularly during the year and considers applications on a rolling basis.
Description: The foundation currently has assets of approximately $3.5 billion, making it one of the largest private foundations in the United States. It makes grants in a number of areas, including education, medicine and health care, human needs, public policy, culture, and the environment.
Who May Apply: IRS 501(c)(3) organizations
For more information, go to:

The Max and Anna Levinson Foundation
Application Deadline: April 1 each year
Description: Funding is evenly distributed among three categories, one of which is social concerns, which includes protection of civil rights and immigrants' rights; local economic development and responses to globalization; empowerment of youth; and community health and violence prevention.
Who May Apply: All grants are subject to the restriction and tradition required by the foundation's federal tax exemption as an educational and charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and its status as a private foundation. The foundation does not consider grants for capital programs or traditional charitable programs.
Funding Amount: Grants are currently awarded once a year and are mostly in the $10,000 to $20,000 range.
For more information, go to:

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Funding Announcements: NEA
NEA FY2009 Access to Artistic Excellence
The National Endowment for the Arts encourages and supports artistic creativity, preserves our diverse cultural heritage, and makes the arts more widely available in communities throughout the country. While projects in this category may focus on just one of these areas, the Arts Endowment recognizes that many of the most effective projects encompass both artistic excellence and enhanced access. Support is available to organizations for projects that do one or more of the following: provide opportunities for artists to create, refine, perform, and exhibit their work; present artistic works of all cultures and periods; preserve significant works of art and cultural traditions; enable arts organizations and artists to expand and diversify their audiences; provide opportunities for individuals to experience and participate in a wide range of art forms and activities; enhance the effectiveness of arts organizations and artists; and employ the arts in strengthening communities. The Arts Endowment is particularly interested in projects that extend the arts to underserved populations - those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Eligible applicants include: city, township, county, state, governments; special district governments; independent school districts; public, private, state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); and nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education. Award ceiling: $100,000. Application deadline: March 10, 2008.
NEA Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth, FY2009
The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to providing leadership in arts education by inspiring all young Americans through rich arts experiences. A high quality education in the arts opens a critical gateway to a lifetime of appreciation and engagement. For two reasons, learning in the arts is an indispensable part of American education: children celebrate and participate in their cultural inheritance; and academic and social maturity follow directly from arts education experiences. The Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth category offers funding for projects that help children and youth acquire knowledge and understanding of and skills in the arts. Projects must provide participatory learning and engage students with skilled artists, teachers, and excellent art. Funded projects apply national or state arts education standards. Eligible applicants include: city, township, county, state, governments; special district governments; independent school districts; public, private, state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); and nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education. Award ceiling: $100,000. Application deadline: June 9, 2008.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Special Announcement

2nd Annual FLIPANY Fun Run 5K Run/ Fitness Walk or 10K Run
January 13, 2008
Proceeds benefit: FLIPANY 501 c 3 non-profit
We provide no cost nutrition and fitness programs in your community.
5K and 10K certified courses
Timing by: AccuChip Timing Race
WHERE: North Beach Park—HOLLYWOOD BROADWALK 3501 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood, FL DIRECTIONS: I 95: Exit 21 Sheridan Street go east on Sheridan Street to Ocean Drive (A1A). Cross Ocean Drive into North Beach Park parking lot. Follow signs to FLIPANY Fun Run. COURSE: 5K Run—3.1 miles, USATF certified 10K Challenge—6.2 miles, USATF certified TIMES: Race day registration ………………….. 6:00 - 7:15am
5K Run/WalkStart……………………… 7:20am 10K
Challenge Start …………………………… 7:35am
ENTRY FEE: Registration (all ages) $25.00 Race Day Registration $30.00
AGE DIVISIONS: 5K Run: Male & Female 9 & under, 10-13, 14-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up 10K Run: Male & Female 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over

Monday, January 7, 2008

Upcoming Grants

The Getty Foundation offers its Architectural Conservation Grants to support nonprofit organizations throughout the world in their efforts to preserve buildings, sites, and designed landscapes of outstanding architectural, historical, and cultural significance. Planning Grants assist in the initial development of overall conservation plans. Support is also available for the development of archaeological site management plans. Implementation Grants assist in the actual conservation of a building's historic structure and fabric. Organizations interested in applying should submit letters of inquiry at least two months prior to the April 10, 2008 application deadline. For more info, visit

The Community Foundation of Broward is offers support for organizations whose programs make a difference in Broward County. Preference is given to programs that address gaps in services in at-promise communities or within underserved, disadvantaged populations, use collaborative models, or pursue strategies that address new or emerging needs or approach existing ones more effectively. Proposals are accepted at any time throughout the year. For more info on these and other grants, visit For help in the grantwriting process, visit, click on “Grantwriting Tools for Nonprofits and Hiring a Proposal Writer” in the Grantwriting resource category.

Dade Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2008 Safe Passage: Youth Transitioning From Foster Care Initiative. Through this Request for Proposals the Foundation seeks to strengthen the array of community-based programs and resources that are not directly part of - but are working with - the state-funded child welfare system of care (i.e. Our Kids/ contracted Full Case Management Agencies) that are available to serve and support youth in the target population. The initiative will award a limited number of grants up to $30,000 in February 2008 for a grant period of one year. Deadline: December 21. For more info, visit

Education, arts & environment programs: the McKenzie Foundation
The McKenzie Foundation encourages and supports nonprofit programs, primarily in the areas of education, health, human services, and cultural and environmental concerns. Grant support is focused into four initiatives: early childhood development, education, the environment, and arts and culture. Applications are accepted year round. For more info, visit:

The Aqua Foundation for Women is seeking applications for its 2008 grant cycle. The Foundation offers grants of up to five thousand dollars to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBTQ) or GLBTQ friendly organizations for projects that (1) benefit the LBT women's community; (2) promote the awareness of LBT women's issues within the broader community; (3) encourage a positive self-image and understanding among people who are LBT women; and (4) address a priority need or interest identified by the Aqua Foundation for Women from grant cycle to grant cycle. Deadline: January 19, 2008. For more info, visit or contact Laura Steckler, Chair, Grants committee at Ph: 954-829-3037, email:, or contact Vivian Lamadrid, Program Director at Ph: 305-576-aqua (2782) or email:

The Miami-Dade County Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program is accepting applications for fiscal year 2007-2008 to provide financial and technical assistance to qualifying small businesses approved for funding in Miami-Dade County. For more info, contact the district office where your business is located for applications and guideline information or visit

Please contact Lisa at or 305-984-0404 if we may assist you in your grant writing needs.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Upcoming Grants

From Children's Trust:
Tiger Woods Foundation
Grants for Underserved YouthThe Tiger Woods Foundation is accepting applications for grants through its underserved youth grant program. Successful proposals will support projects that provide education and youth development to children ages 5-17, particularly those in urban centers. Average award amounts vary from $2,500-$25,000.
Organizations in existence for at least one year, determined to be tax exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and that are not private foundations as defined in Section 509(a) of the Code may apply.Deadline: Feb. 1, 2008 (First quarter awards). Contact the Tiger Woods Foundation grant program for complete program information.

From Channing-Bette:
Wachovia Foundation -- Community Needs Grants
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Description: The Wachovia Foundation is a private foundation that is funded annually by Wachovia Corporation. The foundation provides grants to eligible 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations in four primary areas:
community development
health and human services
arts and culture.
Who May Apply: To be considered for grant funding, organizations must:
have a nonprofit tax-exempt classification under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code be located or provide service in Wachovia's markets (see Web site for more information)
have broad community support and address specific community needs
demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability
align with one or more of the foundation's focus areas (see above).
For more information, go to:,,139_414_430,00.html

The McKenzie Foundation
Application Deadline: The foundation reviews letters on a continuous basis, and they may be submitted at any time during the year.
Description: The purpose of the McKenzie Foundation is to encourage and support nonprofit programs, primarily in the areas of education, health, human services, and cultural and environmental concerns. Faced with the task of translating these broad-reaching goals into a more focused set of grant guidelines, the board has selected four initiatives that will shape its grant-making for the next few years:
early childhood development
the environment
arts and culture.
Who May Apply: The foundation makes grants only to tax-exempt organizations with 501(c)(3) classification from the Internal Revenue Service. It does not support for-profit organizations or candidates for political office.
For more information, go to:

The Lawrence Foundation
Application Deadline: See program Web site
Description: The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, educational, health, human services, and other causes.
Who May Apply: Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or public schools and libraries, are eligible for contributions or grants.
For more information, go to:

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Featured funder and Correction

Featured Funder

The Joseph H. And Florence A. Roblee Foundation

The Roblee Foundation is dedicated to promoting change by supporting organizations that address significant social issues, improve quality of life, and help individuals fulfill their potential.

Geographic focus: St. Louis, Dallas, North Carolina, and Miami, FL

Range: $1,000 - $15,000; special circumstances up to $30,000

Areas of Interest:
Family Support
(Art as a tool for social change as a minor area)

Two Cycles: Jan 15 and June 15

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

News for NonProfits

FEATURED GRANT -- The Department of Education has issued the Early Reading First Program RFP, which will provide funding to establish or expand initiatives to enhance the early reading skills of preschool age children. There is $116,489,340 available, with grants up to $4,500,000. THE PREAPPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1.

Be sure to check out the great post of Top Books for NonProfits at . It is a review of the best books of 2007 for non-profit organizations and includes topics ranging from Board Development to Sponsorships.