Non-Profit Funding, Jobs, + Events for August 2020

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Unitarian Universalist’s Fund for a Just Society
The Fund for a Just Society, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Association, provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that address issues of social and economic justice. The Fund supports organizations that use community organizing to bring about systemic change leading to a more just society; mobilize with those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power, and the right to self-determination; and have an active focused campaign to create systemic change. Consideration is given to projects that are less likely to receive conventional funding because of the innovative or challenging nature of the work or the economic and social status of the constituency.
Deadline: September 30, 2020 | Learn more >>

Cigna's Healthier Kids for Our Future Mental Health Grant
Cigna’s goal is to supplement existing mental health programming, and help close gaps both within and outside the school environment to address loneliness, anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention. They will fund programs that foster collaboration between stakeholders including school administrators and teachers, clinicians, and local and national nonprofits to address mental health and emotional well-being challenges for children. 
Deadline: September 30, 2020 | Learn more >>

Culture of Health Prize
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize elevates the compelling stories of places throughout the country where residents are working together to transform education, jobs, transportation, housing, and more so better health flourishes for all. Up to ten winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories shared broadly, with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the United States. 
Deadline: October 15, 2020 | Learn more >>

The SchoolHouse Connection Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program
The SchoolHouse Connection, a national organization focused on overcoming homelessness through education, is accepting applications for its youth leadership and scholarship program. This opportunity provides scholarships to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program; assists youth with financial aid processes, mental health advocacy and referrals, professional legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance in locating and establishing local contacts for general support and services; builds a stable peer and adult support network for recipients, before, during, and after their college careers, and into their transition into the workforce;  and offers young people meaningful opportunities to engage in advocacy, while providing sustained support services to help ensure graduation and success in life.
Deadline: October 31, 2020 | Learn more >>

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Reimaging Pathways to Employment in the U.S. Challenge
This Challenge seeks the most promising solutions that accelerate pathways to current and future employment across the US. Solutions that focus on non-coastal states, US interior regions, and/or racial justice are encouraged to apply. To that end, MIT seeks solutions that: 1) Drive resources and support to Black, Indigenous, and Latinx entrepreneurs and innovators, who receive a fraction of funding in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, despite their frequent proximity to workforce challenges and the systems-focused solutions needed to solve them, 2) Increase access to high-quality, affordable learning, skill-building, and training opportunities for those entering the workforce, transitioning between jobs, or facing unemployment, 3) Enable learners to make informed decisions about which pathways and jobs best suit them, including promoting the benefits of non-degree pathways to employment,  4) Implement competency-based models for life-long learning and credentialing, and 5) Match current and future employer and industry needs with education providers, workforce development programs, and diverse job seekers.
Deadline: November 9, 2020 | Learn more >>

AIDS United: Relief, Recovery, and Resilience Fund
AIDS United's Relief, Recovery, and Resilience Fund is currently supporting nonprofit organizations that are experiencing challenges meeting the needs of people living with and at risk for HIV and AIDS because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus of the Fund is on access to HIV care, housing, food, etc. Grants of up to $15,000 will be provided to nonprofit organizations in the southern U.S. states, as well as organizations nationwide that serve people who use drugs or communities of color, especially Black communities. 
Deadline: Rolling | Learn more >>

Common Counsel’s Grassroots Exchange Fund 
This fund is a rapid response small grants program designed to support networking and collaboration between grassroots social change and environmental justice organizations throughout the United States. GXF prioritizes grants to small community-based groups seeking to meet face-to-face with other grassroots organizations, to build collaborative campaigns, and to benefit from technical assistance opportunities. 
Deadline: Rolling | Learn more >>

Funders for Girls of Color’s COVID-19 Funding - Love is Healing Fund
The Love is Healing fund seeks to support coalitions and organizations that have been fighting historical inequities and the marginalization of girls of color well before COVID-19—and who are responding now with creativity, care, and urgency. This fund is investing $1 million to address the following priorities focused on the needs of girls and gender expansive youth of color: COVID-19-related advocacy and immediate mapping needs; economic and educational response strategies; interventions to support systems impacted youth or survivors of gender-based violence; preventative or responsive mental, physical and emotional health strategies. The fund will provide one-time grants of up to $25,000 to 501(c)3 organizations (including those with fiscal sponsorship) and coalitions led by womxn or girls of color and/or with primary (demonstrable) mission to reach girls of color, fem(mes), and gender-expansive youth of color based in the United States or U.S. Territories.
Deadline: Rolling | Learn more >>

Free Webinars

Equal Access Rule - National Public Webinar
Youth Collaboratory
September 2, 2020; 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
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Fresh Perspectives: Hiring and Retaining Opportunity Youth
September 2, 2020; 3:30 - 4:30 pm ET
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Digital Evidence in Missing/Abducted Children Cases
September 9, 2020; 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
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Upswell Pop-Up #6
Independent Sector
September 15, 2020; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
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Safety Matters – Helping Families Affected By Substance Use Disorders and Domestic Violence Move From Survivors to Thrivers
NTTAC/Children and Family Futures
September 17, 2020; 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
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Authentic Youth-Adult Partnership in Juvenile Justice
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
September 17, 2020; 2:00 - 4:00 pm ET
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Maintaining a Trauma-Informed Environment During a Crisis: Supporting the Emotional Well-Being of Staff and Youth
September 17, 2020; 3:30 - 5:00 pm ET
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Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers
Fridays from 2:30 - 4:00 PM ET
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Direct Cash Transfers: Centering Youth Empowerment, Racial Justice, & Housing Stability
Point Source Youth
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2SLGBTQIA+ Toolkit to Support Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Homeless Learning Hub
On Demand Training, 2-20 hours
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Program Evaluation for the Homelessness Sector
Homeless Learning Hub
On Demand Training, 8 hours
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COVID-19: Reshaping Social Innovation
Stanford Social Innovation Review & Nonprofit Management Institute
September 22-24, 2020 - Virtual
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Advancing Racial Justice, Equity, and Inclusion for Children and Families
October 6-8, 2020 - Virtual
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Upswell 2020
Independent Sector
October 14-16, 2020 - Virtual
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Virtual Forum on Youth Mentoring Relationships: Moving from Trauma to Healing and Equity
Mass Mentoring Partnership
October 22, 2020 - Virtual
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Dreaming Big Together: Youth Justice Reimagined 
Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ)
November 18-21, 2020 - Virtual
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