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

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Honor the Earth: Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative
The mission of Honor the Earth is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Through the Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative, Honor the Earth provides grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to nonprofit Native organizations in the U.S., as well as Canada and Mexico, that are controlled by Indigenous peoples. This initiative supports organizations working in two areas: 1) implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency and weatherization improvements to advance community dignity and energy sovereignty, and 2) creating food security utilizing Indigenous varieties and organic production. All funded projects must include ongoing efforts aimed at restoring Indigenous wisdom and sustainability in Indigenous territories.
Deadline: July 20, 2020 | Learn more >>

Pillars Fund
Pillars Fund is dedicated to amplifying the leadership, narrative, and talents of American Muslims. Pillars aspires to put an end to bigotry, xenophobia, and other divisive tactics that keep our nation apart. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address the following issues: Rights, with a focus on social and policy change efforts that protect and expand the human and civil rights of us all; Wellness, with a focus on the growth and nurturing of whole, healthy American Muslim communities; and Understanding, with a focus on amplifying American Muslim voices and creating a deeper understanding of American Muslims.
Deadline: August 1, 2020 | Learn more >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as long as funds are available. | Learn more >>

Free Webinars

Psychological First Aid 
Johns Hopkins University
Free 4 week Online Course, Begins week of June 28
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The Intersections of Harm Reduction, COVID-19, and Youth Homelessness
Point Source Youth
July 1, 2020; 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
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Effective Practices Summer Webinar Series: Trauma-Informed Family and Community Engagement - Putting Research into Practice
July 1, 2020; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
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Secondary Trauma & Traumatic Stress: Cognitive Signs and Symptoms and How to Mitigate
NTTAC/The Innocent Justice Foundation
July 2, 2020; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
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Mind Matters - Lesson One: Self-Soothing
Dibble Institute
July 8, 2020; 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm ET
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Cultural Responsiveness After-School and Out-of-School Time Training
Mass Mentoring
July 9, 2020; 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
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Secondary Trauma & Traumatic Stress: Emotional Signs and Symptoms and How to Mitigate
NTTAC/The Innocent Justice Foundation
July 9, 2020; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
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Upswell Pop-Up #4
Independent Sector
July 14, 2020; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
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Inspire, Engage, and Cultivate Excellent Employees for Mentoring Programs
Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series
July 16, 2020; 1:00 - 2:15 pm ET
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Secondary Trauma & Traumatic Stress: Behavioral Signs and Symptoms and How to Mitigate
NTTAC/The Innocent Justice Foundation
July 16, 2020; 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
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Aligning Nonprofit Management Teams and Boards During a Crisis - Live Q&A
Blue Avocado
July 23, 2020; 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
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Secondary Trauma & Traumatic Stress: Worldview Signs and Symptoms and How to Mitigate
NTTAC/The Innocent Justice Foundation
July 23, 2020; 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
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Mapping Your Capital Campaign During the COVID-19 Crisis
July 30, 2020; 2:00 - 2:45 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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2020 Nationwide Virtual Town Hall on Ending Homelessness
National Alliance to End Homelessness
July 15, 2020 - Virtual
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Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation 
National Center on Sexual Exploitation
July 18-28, 2020 - Live Broadcast
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State of the Movement to End Youth Homelessness 2020: Strengthening Our Shared Strategy Toward Liberation 
A Way Home America, Youth Collaboratory
July 23-24, 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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