Foundation Grants List 12/25/2019

Grant Recommendations

Welcome! Here are this week’s recommended foundations. These grants will be for various types of organizations, so they may not always be a perfect fit for you. However, there will be some that are. We also offer customized grant research reports that offer grants researched specifically for your organization, provide you with all of the submission requirements, deadlines, and a researched recommended request amount so that you can put your best effort forward when you apply.

This week’s focus is on Social Justice Programs. Some of the deadlines may have passed, but you can keep this information for their next funding cycle.

Causality

Causality will begin accepting applications for their Brand Grant on October 7, 2019. This program offers full and matching service grants to help organizations who need it most access their services at no or low cost.
 
The services consist of developing dynamic and sustainable communications elements to elevate your brand and enhance your ability to serve.
 
The Causality Brand Grant is a services grant that encompasses the full range of brand marketing and creative services that they provide on a regular basis:
* Brand development (logo design, logo refresh, messaging)
* Marketing materials (brochures, newsletters, annual reports)
* Fundraising communications (mailers, capital and annual fund campaigns)
* Web site design and development, email marketing and social media integration
 
A full grant recipient receives branding/marketing services at no cost for the services requested. They award a minimum of one full grant per granting period.
 
A matching grant recipient receives branding/marketing services at half the cost of the services requested. The organization is required to fund half the value of the services requested. Funding can come from the organization or from other sources. Many grant recipients have utilized the matching grant opportunity for outside funding-allowing them to receive the full scope of services at no cost to their organization.
 
Please note: No funding is provided. Grants are fulfilled with services provided by Causality to the receiving organization. These services do not include out of pocket expenses.
 
This program is open nationwide.

Equitable Resources Foundation, Inc.

Equitable Resources Foundation, Inc. supports programs that directly touch the community and its residents, rather than fundraising initiatives designed to support general operating expenses.
 
The grantmaker has identified the following areas of interest:
 
Arts & Culture
Support for local initiatives that are designed to give communities more exposure to artistic programming, or that promote expanded awareness, understanding and appreciation of the diverse culture and heritage of Appalachia. 
 
Examples: Museums and cultural centers; art, music and literature programs; academic and community programs exposing audiences to the history and culture of indigenous people
 
Community & Economic Development
Encourage the development of diverse, livable communities that can attract and retain residential, commercial and industrial growth to sustain a healthy local economy. 
 
Examples: community sustainability programs; festivals and other local traditions; food banks; volunteer fire departments; volunteerism and community service
 
Diversity
With an emphasis on racial diversity, the EQT Foundation supports programs that foster inclusion and promote the diversity of communities.  
 
Examples: programs that support inclusive communities; programs specifically geared toward minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ, etc.
 
Education
Provide students with access to programs that promote proficiency in core academic skills – particularly those related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Includes programming that helps students effectively prepare to compete in the workforce, have greater choices and make positive social and economic contributions in their communities. 
 
Examples: Development and implementation of STEM-based curriculum and programs; technical and literacy training; computer and science camps; career planning and preparation
 
Environment
Support the preservation of natural resources and encourage residents and businesses to employ accepted conservation techniques and activities to minimize adverse impacts on the environment. 
 
Examples: Community gardens; wildlife and watershed conservation; environmental education; preservation and restoration of green spaces 
 
Giving is focused in areas of company operations in Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The foundation does not provide support for religious organizations.
 
Interested applicants should download the application form and mail proposal and application form to foundation
 
Application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.
 
Write for application:
EQT Foundation
Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation Manager
625 Liberty Avenue, 25th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Open Technology Fund

The Open Technology Fund is accepting applications to the Internet Freedom Fund.
 
The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF’s primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks.
 
Core issues 
* Access to the Internet
* Awareness of privacy and security threats
* Privacy enhancement
* Security from danger or threat online
 
Objectives
* Research
* Technology development
* Advocacy
* Training
 
Addressed problems
* Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
* Blocking, filtering, or modification of political, social, and/or religious content (including apps)
* Technical attacks against government critics, journalists, and/or human rights organizations (Cyberattacks)
* Government practices that hold intermediaries (social networks or ISPs) liable for user content
* Physical intimidation, arrest, violence (including device seizure or destruction), and death for political or social reasons
* Prohibitive cost to access the Internet
* Pro-government manipulation of online discussions (propaganda, imitation content, and/or sockpuppets)
* Policies, laws, or directives that increase surveillance, censorship, and punishment
* Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication
* Localized or nationwide communications shut down or throttling (Blackouts)
 
Ideal applicants are making use of, support, or develop open and accessible technologies promoting human rights and open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks.
 
In addition, the following criteria must be met:
* Individuals of all ages irrespective of nationality, residency, creed, gender, or other factors, with the exception that OTF is not able to support applicants within countries that the United States has trade restrictions or export sanctions as determined by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC);
* Non-profit organization/non-government organization, including U.S.-based NGO, PIO, or foreign NGO;
* Non-profit university or research institution in any country;
* For-profit organization or business in any country;
* Consortia of multiple people or organizations with one individual or organization designated as the lead applicant;
* Have demonstrated experience administering successful projects, preferably targeting the requested program area, or similarly challenging program environments where OTF reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations;
* Ideal applicants should not duplicate or simply add to efforts supported by other USG funding programs;
* Ideal applicants must not reflect any type of support for any member, affiliate, or representative of a designated terrorist organization, whether or not elected members of government.
 
This program is open nationwide.