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Franklin Research Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: American Philosophical Society

Description: Grants awarded to scholars who have recently received their doctorate in support of travel costs to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research and are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution, and grant funds are not to be used to pay income tax on the award. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus.

Award: Up to $6,000

Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctorate or have published work of doctoral character and quality. Doctoral candidates are not eligible to apply. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad. Foreign nationals not affiliated with a U.S. institution must use the awards for research in the United States.

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2021

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All Disciplines External Grant

Defending Basic Freedoms

Deadline: October 6, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Herb Block Foundation

Description: The Herb Block Foundation is committed to defending basic freedoms, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice, and improving the conditions of the poor and underprivileged. To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting applications for its Defending Basic Freedoms program, which will award grants of up to $25,000 for efforts to safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in the U.S. Bill of Rights, eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination, and help government agencies be more accountable to the public.

Award: Up to $25,000 over a one-year period.

Eligibility: Applicants must be tax-exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Deadline: LOIs due Oct. 6. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Nov. 17, 2021.

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Clif Bar Family Foundation – Small Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Clif Bar Family Foundation

Description: The Clif Bar Family Foundation provides grants in support of grassroots organizations in the areas of the environment, food and agriculture, preventative approach to people’s health, and sustainable community development. Grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Priority will be given to applicants that address two or more funding priorities at the same time (which include strengthening the nation’s food system, enhancing equitable community health outcomes, and safeguarding the environment and natural resources), demonstrate strong community ties, and operate within viable and clearly defined plans for positive change.

Award: unspecified

Eligibility: U.S.-based 501(c)3 organizations

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2021; grants reviewed three times a year, Feb. 1, June 1, Oct. 1

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E2 Energy to Educate Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Constellation

Description: Program offers students from grade six through college opportunities to experience problem-solving of today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges. Grants will be awarded in support of projects designed to enhance students’ understanding of science and technology and inspire them to think differently about energy. Projects should reach at least 100 students and align with the Constellation Energy to Educate Innovation Themes: Equity in Energy, Sustainability as a Lifestyle, and a Sustainable World. See website for more info.

Award: Up to $25,000 for grades 6-12 and up to $50,000 for colleges and universities

Eligibility: Returning awardees may reapply if all prior grant requirements are completed.

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2021

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All Disciplines Grant USC

Arts in Action Grants

Deadline: October 8, 2021 5:00 pm

Source: USC Visions and Voices

Description: USC Arts in Action plants seeds for positive social change by activating intensive arts projects between LA community partners, faculty, and students. Arts in Action supports and creates work that builds upon USC’s commitment to remedying society’s most intractable problems. Projects span a wide range of art forms to address systemic oppression and social issues including homelessness, mass incarceration, the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism, climate change, educational inequity, and multiple forms of violence. Arts in Action projects are often participant-driven, challenging the separation between “artists” and “audiences.” The program prioritizes artwork that grows from a shared process, where the collaborative act of creating the work is a core part of the project’s impact and value. USC faculty and students working with community partners are invited to submit preliminary project proposals for Arts in Action 2022 for projects beginning no earlier than February 1, 2022. These grants will activate community-based projects that address social issues, bring people together, facilitate, dialogue, and create spaces to imagine and design future change. Given continuing uncertainty regarding in-person gatherings in 2022, projects should maintain contingency plans for executing their activities via online or physically distanced formats.

Award: Grant amounts range from $3,000 to $28,000.

Eligibility: Eligible disciplines include the visual arts and design, dramatic arts, cinematic and media arts, music, dance, and architecture. Projects involving multiple art forms are welcome and encouraged. Proposals that include at least one faculty member from one of USC’s six arts schools are encouraged and will be prioritized. Teams comprised of faculty/students from multiple USC schools are encouraged. Projects that centrally involve students are strongly encouraged. Project outputs should include at least one free public-sharing event, and projects should include at least one community partnership. Please see RFP for full guidelines.

Deadline: 5 pm, Oct. 8, 2021

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External Grant Heritage Conservation History / Theory

Craft Research Fund – Exhibition Grant

Deadline: October 4, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Center for Craft

Description: The Craft Research Fund – Exhibition grant is one of four categories that make up the Craft Research Fund, a visionary program dedicated to supporting scholarly craft research in the United States. The grant is intended to support scholarly research and is not for the creation of artwork. Examples of exhibition research might include: addressing work by significant craft artists; presenting a new understanding of the relationship between handmade production and digital technologies; placing American craft in a global context; or other topics that offer fresh perspectives within the field. Grant funds may be used to support research activities including travel for research, commissioning essays for contributors, documentation such as images or rights to use images or text, as part of the research for future exhibitions. 

Award: Up to $15,000

Eligibility: Proposals welcome from museum, non-profit gallery, and independent curators. Applicants must be 18 years or older. Organizations must limit staffing/overhead costs to 15% of total budget ask. Applicants may not apply for both the project grant and exhibition grant in the same year. See website for full details.

Deadline: Oct. 4, 2021

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External Grant Heritage Conservation History / Theory

Craft Research Fund – Project Grant

Deadline: October 4, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Center for Craft

Description: The Craft Research Fund – Project Grant is one of four categories that make up the Craft Research Fund, a visionary program dedicated to supporting scholarly craft research in United States.  The grant is intended to support scholarly research and is not for the creation of artwork. Examples of exhibition research might include: addressing work by significant craft artists; presenting a new understanding of the relationship between handmade production and digital technologies; placing American craft in a global context; or other topics that offer fresh perspectives within the field. Grant funds may be used for research related expenses including travel, honoraria for contributors, salary for independent researchers, and/or support documentation such as images or rights to use images or text, as part of the research yet to be completed.

Award: Up to $15,000

Eligibility: Proposals welcome from academic researchers and independent scholars 18 years of age and older.

Deadline: Oct. 4, 2021

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California Resilience Challenge

Deadline: September 13, 2021 5:00 pm

Source: Bay Area Council Foundation

Description: The California Resilience Challenge is a statewide effort, led by businesses, utilities, and a diverse range of partners, to build local and regional climate resilience and to support a shared vision for a resilient California in the face of increasing climate threats. The Challenge is providing grants for diverse, replicable and innovative climate change adaptation planning projects across California. These projects will reflect California’s diverse geography and showcase leadership in climate change adaptation. Eligible projects will consist of planning projects that are targeted at improving local or regional resilience to one or more of the following four climate challenges and water and air quality impacts of the foregoing: drought, flooding, including from sea level rise, extreme heat and increasing frequency of hot days, and wildfire. Please see RFP for full details.

Award: $100,000-200,000

Eligibility: California-based non-government organizations, including community-based organizations, representing under-resourced communities are encouraged to apply, as are local California public entities that represent under-resourced communities. See website for more info on eligible applicants. and communities.

Deadline: 5 pm PT, Sept. 13, 2021

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All Disciplines External Grant

Graham Foundation Individual Grants

Deadline: September 15, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Graham Foundation

Description: For individuals, the Graham Foundation’s priorities are to: provide opportunities to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth at crucial or potentially transformative stages in their careers; support their efforts to take positions, develop new forms of expression, and engage debate; help them communicate their work in the public realm and reach new and wider audiences; and support new voices by giving priority to first-time applicants.

There are two types of grants for which individuals may apply: Production & Presentation Grants and Research & Development Grants. Production and Presentation grants assist individuals with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to publications, exhibitions, installations, films, and new media projects. Research and Development Grants assist individuals with seed money for research-related expenses such as travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other development costs. Please see website for full details. 

Award: Production and Presentation Grants: up to $20,000 but likely to be less; Research and Development Grants: up to $10,000 but likely to be less.

Eligibility: Individuals eligible to apply; collaborative projects by individuals eligible for funding; individuals may apply for only one grant per year; and applicants who have received prior Graham Foundation support must have satisfied all grant requirements before applying again.

Deadline: inquiry form – Sept. 15, 2021

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California Environmental Grassroots Fund

Deadline: November 1, 2021 5:00 pm

Source: The Grassroots Fund is a pooled re-granting fund supported by about 20 funding partners with the Rose Foundation serving as host and trustee.

Description: The California Environmental Grassroots Fund supports small grassroots groups across California that are tackling tough environmental problems including toxic pollution, urban sprawl, sustainable agriculture, climate change, environmental degradation of our rivers and wild places, as well as, of our communities and our health. Guided by a board of community activists and veteran funders, the Fund’s mission is to bridge a significant gap between grassroots environmental groups and the traditional funding patterns of organized philanthropy by awarding small grants to small organizations that are underserved by most foundations’ funding strategies. Issues supported include but are not limited to environmental health & justice, land management & urban sprawl, habitat & wilderness protection, sustainable forestry, water resources, agriculture, sustainability, and pollution. 

Award: Up to $5,000

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria: project impact must be within California; organization must have annual income/expenses of $100k or less; and applicants may be a nonprofit, be fiscally sponsored by another nonprofit, or ask for fiscal sponsorship from the fund. See website for full eligibility details.

Deadline: The Grassroots Fund has an application deadline every three months. Applications must be submitted by 5 pm on the deadline date of: Feb. 1, May 1, Aug. 1, and Nov. 1. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or official holiday, then submissions are due at 5pm on the next business day.