New Requests for Proposals (RFP’s)

Arts and Culture

Entries Invited for Council on Foundations’ 44th Annual Film & Video Festival
Films selected to participate at the festival must have received full or partial funding for production, distribution, and/or outreach from a private, community, operating, or corporate foundation; a corporate giving program; or a donor network….

Posted on May 24, 2010
Deadline: June 25, 2010

Foundation for Jewish Culture Offers Support for Completion of Jewish Documentary Films
Grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded to U.S. directors or producers working on original documentaries that explore the Jewish experience through fresh perspectives….

Posted on May 20, 2010
Deadline: July 27, 2010

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Announces Mobilizing the Community Through the Arts Grant Program
Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to nonprofits, arts organizations, and arts programming organizations using an arts-based approach to address community issues such as land stewardship, social justice, or education….

Posted on May 20, 2010
Deadline: May 28, 2010 (Eligibility Self Evaluation Tool)

Creative Capacity Fund Offers Professional Development Grants for Artists and Arts Organizations in San Francisco and Los Angeles
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to arts administrators and individual artists in the Bay Area and Los Angeles pursuing professional development activities….

Posted on May 20, 2010
Deadline: Monthly

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Invites Nominations for Leadership Awards
The Distinguished Public Service Award and the Gary Young Award recognize individuals who have displayed exemplary leadership of state arts agencies and regional arts organizations….

Posted on May 20, 2010
Deadline: July 16, 2010

Community Improvement/Development

SEVEN Fund Announces Third Annual Open Enterprise Solutions to Poverty Request for Proposals
Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to think-tanks, economists, professors, and other individuals for their efforts to find a solution to poverty through scientific research….

Posted on May 21, 2010
Deadline: October 15, 2010 (Initial Proposals)

Global Competition Seeks Essays on Faith-Based Enterprise Solutions to Poverty
Awards of $5,000 will be given to individuals who have written first-person narratives describing enterprise solutions to poverty that are faith-based, faith-inspired, or utilize interfaith efforts….

Posted on May 21, 2010
Deadline: October 15, 2010

Environment

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Invites Applications for Native Plant Conservation Initiative
Grants will be awarded to nonprofits and local, state, or federal government agencies working on plant conservation projects related to the effects of climate change….

Posted on May 21, 2010
Deadline: July 1, 2010 (Pre-proposals)

Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Call for Proposals for Active Living Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Rapid response grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to nonprofits working on time-sensitive studies of emerging or anticipated changes in physical activity-related policies or environments related to children and adolescents….

Posted on May 21, 2010
Deadline: July 1, 2010

Human Services

M·A·C AIDS Fund Accepting Grant Applications for Housing Services and Programs
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to organizations working to provide food, nutrition, or housing services to people living with HIV and AIDS….

Posted on May 21, 2010
Deadline: June 15, 2010

Journalism/Media

UNITY Invites Journalists of Color to Apply for New Entrepreneurship Program
A $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation will make it possible for journalists of color to participate in a series of two-day “boot camps” featuring training, one-on-one mentoring, and a competition for start-up funding….

Posted on May 22, 2010
Deadline: Various

Philanthropy and Voluntarism

PARSA Community Foundation Announces Mehrgan 2010 Grant Cycle to Support Persian Causes
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to nonprofits that support Persian/Iranian causes; the foundation has expanded its funding scope to humanitarian work, environmental conservation, academic fellowships, and much more….

Posted on May 25, 2010
Deadline: June 15, 2010 (Letter of Inquiry)

Independent Sector Invites Nominations for American Express NGen Leadership Award
One nonprofit leader under the age of 40 will be honored for his or her transformative, measurable impact within the nonprofit or philanthropic community….

Posted on May 24, 2010
Deadline: June 14, 2010

Entries Invited for 2011 Nonprofit Collaboration Prize
Awards of up to $150,000 will be given to nonprofits that have made the greatest impact through collaborative, innovative responses to challenges or opportunities….

Posted on May 23, 2010
Deadline: July 16, 2010

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Offers Conference Scholarships to Young Philanthropic Leaders of Color
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to help young philanthropic leaders of color attend a conference, gathering, or training of their choice for the purpose of professional development….

Posted on May 20, 2010
Deadline: June 18, 2010

Third Sector New England Announces Second Round of 2010 Capacity Building Fund Grants
Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to networks of five or more groups working to bring about a positive community impact in Rhode Island or Massachusetts….

Posted on May 19, 2010
Deadline: June 24, 2010 (Letters of Intent to Plan)

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