Serve DC Funding Alert: Funding Opportunities for September 11, 2020

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Funding Alert: September 11, 2020 Issue


We know how important it is to have access to capital to support mission critical operations.

The Funding Alert, a free, bi-weekly resource produced by Serve DC, highlights grant opportunities and resources for community-based, faith-based, 501 (c) (3) nonprofits, and District government agencies. In response to the District’s current public health emergency, the Funding Alert also includes coronavirus (COVID-19) related funding opportunities!

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New funding opportunities and resources:


COVID-19 Grant Funds


COVID-19 Business for All Grant

  • Deadline: 9/25/2020
  • Available Funds: up to $50,000 each


Schmidt Futures - Futures Forum on Learning: Tools Competition

  • Deadline: 9/18/2020
  • Available Funds: up to $2M in awards


GlobalGiving: The Red Backpack Fund

  • Deadline: 9/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $5,000


FSMB Foundation COVID-19 State Response Grants

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 10/1/2020
  • Available Funds: varies


Update - Faith Based Organizations: Connecting DC Residents with Behavioral Needs to Clinical Services and Treatment During COVID-19

  • Deadline: 9/28/2020
  • Available Funds: up to $100,000


Funding Opportunities

RFA Release - Tree Canopy Restoration

  • Deadline: 9/30/2020
  • Available Funds: range $1.3M


Food, Water and Local Community Investments

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 9/25/2020
  • Available Funds: varies


Healthier Kids For Our Future: Food Insecurity Grant

  • Deadline: 9/30/2020
  • Available Funds: varies


RFA Release – FY 2021 Homeless LGBTQ Youth Extended Transitional Housing Program

  • Deadline: 9/25/2020
  • Available Funds: up to $600,000


Defending Basic Freedoms

  • Letter of Inquiry Deadline: 10/6/2020
  • Available Funds: varies


Fund for a Just Society

  • Deadline: 9/30/2020
  • Available Funds: Up to $15,000


Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact

  • Deadline: 9/30/2020
  • Available Funds: $100,000


Healthier Kids For Our Future: Mental Health Grant

  • Deadline: 9/30/2020
  • Available Funds: varies


Research Seed Money Application

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 9/21/2020
  • Available Funds: up to $50,000


Tikkun Olam Grant Program

  • Deadline: 9/14/2020
  • Available Funds: up to $5,000 


Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants to Institutes

  • Deadline: 9/25/2020
  • Available Funds: up to $100 per award


RFA Release - Ward 7 & 8 2021 Microbusiness Dream Grants

  • Deadline: 9/30/2020
  • Available Funds: Awards up to $10,000


TREE Fund: John Z. Duling Grant Program

  • Letter of Inquiry Deadline: 9/15/2020
  • Available Funds: varies


Capacity Building Resources

Quality of Life Grant – Technical Assistance Webinar

  • September 16