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New Requests for Proposals(Grants People)!

 Arts and Culture

MacArthur Foundation Announces Open Call for Documentary Film Proposals
Grants ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations for the production and distribution of social-issue documentary films intended for a broad audience….

Posted on October 12, 2011
Deadline: December 2, 2011

Innovative Arts Ideas Invited for Second Annual Philadelphia Knight Arts Challenge
The three-year, $9 million initiative will fund the best and most innovative ideas submitted by local organizations and individuals seeking to transform the local community through the arts….

Posted on October 6, 2011
Deadline: October 31, 2011


Children and Youth

AVANCE Announces Call for Proposals to Implement Parent-Child Education Program
Four nonprofit organizations serving low-income Hispanic families will be selected to receive grants of $50,000 to adopt the AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program….

Posted on October 10, 2011
Deadline: December 15, 2011

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Invites Entries From Creative Teens
Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in twenty-eight categories of art and writing and compete for nearly $4 million in awards and scholarships….

Posted on October 9, 2011
Deadline: Various; January 15, 2012

Open Society Foundations’ Youth Initiative Seeks Proposals to Curate Web Pages at
NGOs are invited to submit proposals for up to $10,000 to develop and curate thematic pages on, a new portal and community site that seeks to consolidate knowledge and information on youth policies around the world….

Posted on October 7, 2011
Deadline: Rolling



Save the Redwoods League Offers Funding for Research on Coast Redwood and Giant Sequoia Forest Ecosystems
Grants of up to $15,000 are available to nonprofit organizations working on basic and applied hypothesis-driven research on the biology and ecology of coast redwood and giant sequoia forest ecosystems….

Posted on October 11, 2011
Deadline: November 4, 2011

Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb Invites Applications for Community Garden Grants and Makeovers
Ten nonprofits in the United States and Canada will be selected to receive $5,000 in cash and tools, as well as other support, to help beautify their neighborhoods and develop healthy, sustainable food sources….

Posted on October 8, 2011
Deadline: December 5, 2011

Chesapeake Bay Trust Invites Applications for Awards Program to Honor Individuals for Environmental Efforts
Educators and students who work to engage Marylanders in efforts to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and local waters will be honored with awards and scholarships of up to $5,000….

Posted on October 7, 2011
Deadline: December 16, 2011

Fisheries Innovation Fund Invites Pre-Proposals for Second Grant Round of 2011
Grants totaling up to approximately $2 million will be awarded to individuals, organizations, and non-federal government agencies working to foster sustainable fisheries….

Posted on October 6, 2011
Deadline: November 10, 2011 (Pre-Proposals)



Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Offers Support for Healthcare Payment Experimentation
Ten grants between $100,000 and $500,000 will be awarded to nonprofits and government agencies working to reform local healthcare payment systems….

Posted on October 7, 2011
Deadline: October 27, 2011 (Brief Proposals)

New York State Health Foundation Launches 2012 Special Projects Fund Request for Proposals
One-time awards of up to $1 million will be given to organizations working to benefit the health of New York State residents through projects outside the foundation’s usual priority areas….

Posted on October 6, 2011
Deadline: October 28, 2011 and April 27, 2012 (Online Inquiry Form)


Philanthropy and Voluntarism

Council on Foundations Invites Entries for Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program for Excellence in Communications
Awards will recognize excellence in communications by private and corporate grantmakers; the program has been streamlined from six categories to four (annual or biennial reports, electronic publications, special reports, and Web sites)….

Posted on October 6, 2011
Deadline: December 2, 2011


Social Science

Social Science Research Council Announces New Grant Program on the Study of Prayer
Approximately twenty to twenty-five grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded to scholars working independently or in groups to research practices of prayer….

Posted on October 7, 2011
Deadline: December 1, 2011 (Letters of Intent)