Requests For Proposals-Human/Social Services

Call of Duty Endowment Invites Nominations for 2014 Seal of Distinction Awards


The Call of Duty Endowment is a nonprofit organization that aims to identify and fund best-in-class organizations to place twenty-five thousand veterans in jobs by the end of 2018. To that end, the endowment is inviting nominations for its 2014 Seal of Distinction awards. Established in 2013, the annual program recognizes nonprofit veterans support organizations that demonstrate the highest levels of effectiveness in connecting recent military veterans with meaningful career opportunities.

In addition to receiving the endowment’s seal of distinction, selected organizations will be awarded unrestricted grants of $30,000 , as well as operational advice and support, with the opportunity to receive additional restricted funding to encourage further growth.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP


Home Depot Foundation Offers Grants to Support the Housing Needs of Military Veterans


As part of its Celebration of Service initiative to ensure that every United States military veteran has a safe place to call home, the Home Depot Foundation is inviting community groups to apply for a Celebration of Service grant through its Community Impact Grants Program.

Community Impact grants support a range of activities, including repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income and/or transitional veteran’s housing or community facilities; weatherizing and other efforts to increase the energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional veterans’ housing or community facilities; and planting trees or community gardens and/or landscaping community facilities that serve veterans. Grants must support work completed by local volunteers in U.S. communities and must specifically benefit veterans.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be provided in the form of Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, and services.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP


William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Issues Request for Proposals for Projects That Address Homelessness


The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has issued a Request for Proposals in support of projects that proactively address the problems faced by homeless individuals.

The fund will award grants in support of initiatives that seek to correct circumstances contributing to homelessness, as well as initiatives designed to help eradicate the condition of homelessness in the long term. Programs must include education or job training, as well as job placement and retention counseling, and provide evidence-based support services to help remove barriers to self-sufficiency for homeless individuals. Other support services may include mental health and substance abuse support; life skills, parenting, and/or personal budgeting training; and post-program participant follow up.

To be eligible, applicants must be a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization located in one of the foundation’s geographic focus areas (Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, New York, or Pennsylvania); be able to document a record of past success in program delivery; and have a demonstrated, quantifiable track record of delivering support services that get homeless individuals on a pathway to stabilization and self-sufficiency.

In addition, applicants must be able to define the key measurables, benchmarks, and accountability standards for project participants and demonstrate the ability to track and record long-term outcomes for program effectiveness and sustainable change.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP


May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Announce 2014-18 Funding Priorities

DEADLINE: OPEN (Letters of Inquiry)

The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust supports organizations which offer opportunities that enrich quality of life, promote self-sufficiency, and otherwise assist individuals in achieving their highest potential.

Following the release of a new strategic plan for 2014-18, the trust has announced that it will focus its grantmaking to support organizations and projects that benefit children and youth who are or have been in the foster care system; adults over age 60; military veterans and their families; and adults and youth with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities who are in the process of transitioning to adulthood living.

The trust is accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) from organizations whose mission match the trust’s funding interests and qualifications, and that fulfill the trust’s Alignment and Eligibility criteria. To be eligible, organizations must serve populations living in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, and Washington, as well as British Columbia, Canada.

Funding requests will be considered on an open basis, with decisions typically announced between four to six months following receipt of an LOI.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

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