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

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Funding

TD Bank Group: TD Ready Challenge
The TD Ready Challenge, an initiative of the TD Bank Group, is an annual North American initiative that provides support to catalyze innovative solutions for a changing world. Grants are awarded to organizations in the United States and Canada that have impactful and measurable solutions that will help open doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow. The theme of the 2020 Challenge focuses on addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically for communities that are experiencing these impacts disproportionately. Funded solutions must also address at least one of the four interconnected drivers of change of the TD Ready Commitment: Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities, and Better Health. Grants will range from $350,000 to $1 million (CAD).
Deadline: August 13, 2020 | Learn more >>

NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions, Remote Opportunity Rapid Response
This call for proposals (PDF, 1 page) seeks an innovative program, opportunity, or product capable of reaching a diverse set of students, with specific focus on underserved and/or underrepresented students in STEM and helping to minimize the inequities faced by communities without ready access to information and communication technology. Proposers shall amplify or create an innovative remote or distance learning program, opportunity, or platform/project to reach K-12 students (in a proposer-identified range of grades) using relevant NASA content during the 2020-2021 school year and/or in summer 2021 and continuing beyond. Projects are required to partner with a NASA Center or other entity and shall be aligned with NASA-themed space exploration, aeronautics, space science, Earth science, and/or microgravity, in context of the NASA Communication themes. The NASA Office of STEM Engagement invites proposals from museums, science centers, planetariums, NASA Visitor Centers, youth-serving organizations, libraries, and other eligible nonprofit institutions.
Deadline: August 13, 2020 | Learn more >>

Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) seeks to facilitate and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities on a national, geographically diverse basis through the provision of self-help homeownership housing programs. Homebuyers must be low-income and must contribute a significant amount of sweat equity towards the development of the SHOP units. Funds must be used for land acquisition, infrastructure improvements, and reasonable and necessary planning and administration costs.
Deadline: August 18, 2020 | Learn more >>

The Lewis Prize for Music’s Accelerator Awards
Accelerator Awards are open to Creative Youth Development (CYD) music organizations seeking to influence youth-serving systems so all young people have access to learning, creating, and performing experiences that reflect their culture and identity. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. Its vision is for every young person, regardless of who they are or where they live, to have the opportunity to access music programs from a young age. They believe this can only be achieved through equitable systems change. The Lewis Prize for Music aims to award ambitious organizations and leaders who are already strengthening young people through rigorous and diverse music programs and influencing systems so all young people can develop greater agency over their lives and contribute positively to their communities.
Deadline: August 21, 2020 | Learn more >>

Merck for Mothers: Safer Childbirth Cities
The Safer Childbirth Cities initiative, launched by Merck for Mothers, aims to support community-based organizations in U.S. cities with a high burden of maternal mortality and morbidity. The focus is on implementing evidence-based interventions and innovative approaches to help these cities become safer—and more equitable—places to give birth. Funded efforts should strive to close the divide between medical and community-based solutions so that pregnant women and new mothers receive the support they need for a healthy pregnancy, safe childbirth, and lifelong well-being. Grants of up to $1 million over two to three years will be provided. Proposals are welcome from community-based nonprofit organizations in U.S. cities with a minimum population of 100,000. (City or state health departments, other government entities, and hospitals or health systems are not eligible to apply.) Geographies of particular interest include Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington, DC; however, organizations outside of these locations are also welcome to apply.
Deadline: August 24, 2020 | Learn more >>

Corporation for National & Community Service's Senior Corps RSVP
Established in 1971 and now one of the largest senior volunteer programs in the nation, RSVP offers a diverse range of volunteer activities that serve communities to create measurable impact, benefit volunteers through the service experience, and create community capacity. Senior Corps RSVP engages Americans over the age of 55 in volunteer service that meets national and community needs and delivers lasting, meaningful results. With this NOFO, CNCS intends to fund successful applicants that increase the impact of volunteering as a response to local community needs.
Deadline: September 1, 2020 | Learn more >>

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 >>

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

Supporting Youth Peers During COVID-19 
youth.gov
August 3, 2020; 10:30 am - 11:30 am ET
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Impact & Trauma Of Racism 
PsychU
August 4, 2020; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
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Continuing to Provide Quality Mental Healthcare Remotely During COVID-19
Mental Health America
August 5, 2020; 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm ET
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TED Talks with Educators
MENTOR
August 5, 2020; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
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Regrounding Our Response Series: Session 1 - Stages of Change
Maryland ROTA
August 6, 2020; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
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Understanding Doubled Up
National Center for Homeless Education
August 6, 2020; 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
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Upswell Pop-Up #5
Independent Sector
August 11, 2020; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
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Virtual Mentoring for Schools
MENTOR
August 12, 2020; 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
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Regrounding Our Response Series: Session 2 - Adverse Childhood Experiences
Maryland ROTA
August 13, 2020; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
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Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services
National Center for Homeless Education
August 18, 2020; 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
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Increasing Youth-Voice in the Workplace: A Youth-Led Discussion
MENTOR
August 19, 2020; 3:30 - 4:30 pm ET
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Regrounding Our Response Series: Session 3 - Social Determinants of Health
Maryland ROTA
August 20, 2020; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
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Corporate Social Responsibility Mentoring Showcase
MENTOR
August 26, 2020; 3:30 - 4:30 pm ET
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Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Students Experiencing Homelessness
National Center for Homeless Education
August 26, 2020; 2:00 pm - 3:00pm ET
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Capacity Building Strategies for Smaller Mentoring Organizations
MENTOR
August 27, 2020; 1:00 - 2:15 pm ET
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Regrounding Our Response Series: Session 4 - Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) as Overdose Prevention
Maryland ROTA
August 27, 2020; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
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Fresh Perspectives: Hiring and Retaining Opportunity Youth
MENTOR
September 2, 2020; 3:30 - 4:30 pm ET
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Regrounding Our Response Series: Session 5 - Drug User Health Framework
Maryland ROTA
September 3, 2020; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
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Teen Matters - Meeting The Needs Of Adolescent Youth
NTTAC/Children and Family Futures
September 17, 2020; 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
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COVID-19, the Economy, and the Nonprofit World
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
OnDemand Forum
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Understanding and Coping with Trauma & Building Resiliency
youth.gov
Archived Replay
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Events

Nonprofit Management Institute 2020: COVID-19: Reshaping Social Innovation
Stanford Social Innovation Review
September 22-24, 2020 - Virtual
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Dreaming Big Together: Youth Justice Reimagined 
Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ)
November 18-21, 2020 - Washington DC
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Jobs

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