Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Funding Opportunities: Washington, D.C.. What about your community? September 2020


Are funding opportunities available in your community similar to those in Washington, D.C. listed below?


From Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles.  Nationally within the U.S. and globally with the World Bank and others.


The funding environment has changed since March 2020 with the start of the COVID-19 crisis.


Your mission & vison for your nonprofit in the U.S.  Must have certain perimeters in place for award and success.  You cannot be a separate island in seeking your funding as in the past.  Your mission & vision and program must be enhanced with some sustainability and resiliency to meet the future demands for your community that you serve.  Addressing disasters, emergencies, and impact of climate change must be a part of your ‘enhanced’ mission & vision.


  • Are you a U.S. IRS 501c3 nonprofit?  Foundation?
  • Do you have a resiliency plan, or business continuity plan?
  • How have you adapted to the COVID-19 crisis, and recovery for 2020?
  • How will you adapt to the extended recovery up to 2022?
  • Are you partnered or practicing Cooperation, Collaboration, Communication, Coordination, Community engagement, and  Partnering (C5&P) with a local or national, or even an international nonprofit organization?            


Is your organization a member of BEMA International. This differs from your individual membership.


Do not consider, ADD BEMA International as your subject matter expert membership association to your grant proposal for your organization.  You’ll be surprised at the response.  Your individual membership takes on a whole new meaning when your organization becomes a member.


Without BEMA International.  You may be just business as usual.


bEMA International


“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today.  We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.  In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late.  Procrastination is still the thief of time.  Life often leaves us standing bare, naked and dejected with a lost opportunity.  This may well be mankind’s last chance to choose between chaos or community.”


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘Where Are We Going From Here:  Chaos or Community’.


Cooperation, Collaboration, Communication, Coordination, Community engagement, and  Partnering (C5&P)            


A 501 (c) 3 organization










Funding Opportunities and resources:

COVID-19 Grant Funds

Supporting Impactful Charities During The COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Available Funds: $5,000

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Available Funds: $15,000

FY 2021 Great Streets Retail Small Business Grant

  • Deadline: 9/28/2020
  • Available Funds: up to $50,000

Funding Opportunities

AWS Imagine Grant Program

  • Deadline: 9/30/2020
  • Available Funds: varies; up to $100,000

Lumina Foundation Grant Program

  • Letter of Inquiry Deadline: 9/30/2020
  • Available Funds: varies

Erie Insurance Giving Network

  • Deadline for requests over $10,000: 11/15/2020
  • Funding Requests $10,000 and under can be submitted for consideration at any time

Grassroots Exchange Fund Updated for COVID19

  • Deadline: 10/5/2020; twice-monthly rolling cycle
  • Available Funds: $1,000

MEAF National Grant

  • Letter of Inquiry Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $10K to $100K/year, for one to three years

American Bar Endowment’s Opportunity Grant Program

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

NOFA Release - Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in the District

  • Deadline: 11/17/2020
  • Available Funds: $75,000

Michael J. Fox Foundation Target Application Program

  • Deadline: 10/22/2020
  • Available Funds: up to $150,000 for 18 to 24 months

Rural Healthcare Grant Program

  • Deadline: 11/13/2020
  • Available Funds: $40M

Center for Craft: Craft Futures Fund

  • Deadline: 10/1/2020
  • Available Funds: $5,000 

District of Columbia Opioid Response (DCOR2) Grant Opportunities

  • Deadline: 10/26/2020
  • Available Funds: varies

General Motors Grant

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

Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation

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

RFA Update - Telemedicine Innovations in Medication Assisted Therapy (“TeleMAT)”

  • Preliminary Questions Deadline: 10/26/2020
  • Available Funds: $250,000

Sparkplug Foundation Grants

  • Preliminary Questions Deadline: 10/5/2020
  • Available Funds: varies




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