Funding Opportunities

 Marietta Rotary – September 29

The 2017-2018 RCOM grant cycle is now open; please see the RFP  and application for details on submission requirements. Before submitting your proposal, be sure that you have reviewed and meet all of the eligibility requirements.  All submission packets are due electronically by 5:00 pm on September 29. Incomplete and late proposals will not be considered. Finalists will be interviewed by a selection committee during the week of October 23 (location TBA).  Selected project(s) and all applicants will be notified by November 1.

The Foundation will award grants to nonprofit organizations that provide opportunities for children to participate in community-based youth athletic programs and camps that emphasize active lifestyles, especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids. Deadline is Sept 30. Go to Foundation website for more info.
The Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation works to reduce health disparities among children and adults by addressing conditions that lead to poor health outcomes. Its Developing Healthy Places program supports place-based, community-driven efforts to promote health and remove barriers to opportunity for people in low-income neighborhoods.

In the Healthy Housing and Neighborhoods category, support is provided to organizations working to address policies, systems change, and communication to connect health and housing; policies that promote healthy housing and mitigate the impacts of substandard housing; and innovative investments that connect community development, health, and housing. Preliminary applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the website for more information.


Target Field Trip Grants program is intended to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities outside of school. Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.

Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and employed by an accredited K-12 public, private, or charter school in the U.S. that maintains 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply, as long as an Educator, teacher, principal, paraprofessional, or designated staff at the institution is willing to plan and execute a field trip that provides a demonstrable learning experience for students. Visit the website for more info. October 1 deadline

Wish You Well Foundation
The Wish You Well Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the United States. The focus of the Foundation is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Grants generally range from $2,000 to $10,000. Requests may be submitted at any time and are reviewed 4x per year.

The National Endowment for the Arts – The NEA has published guidelines and the application for the next funding round of Our Town, the agency’s primary creative placemaking grants program.

The program offers support for projects in two areas:
  1. Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects: Projects should represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. They also must involve a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000.
  2. Projects that Build Knowledge about creative placemaking: Grants in this category are available to arts and design service organizations and industry or university organizations that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work. Matching grants will range from $25,000 to $100,000.

Complete info available on NEA website.

Youth Service America (YSA) and Disney|ABC Television Group = Youth Service America and Disney are teaming up to inspire kids and families to make a positive impact in their communities through the Disney Be Inspired Summer of Service campaign. Youth, ages 5 to18, can apply for a $500 grant to create a project or expand an existing project using fun summer activities like sports, arts, reading, or being outdoors to make their communities healthier, greener, and stronger. The registration deadline is September 15, 2017; applications will be accepted through September 30, 2017.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NCTM has 3 separate grant opportunities available for educators. Click each link to learn more. Deadline is November 3