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

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Resist Rapid Response Grant
Resist offers $1,000 Rapid Response grants to better meet the needs of frontline groups and organizations. This grant is decided on by Resist staff and generally has a one week turn around. Resist offers Rapid Response Grants for groups and organizations to: (1) Imagine and Build: for groups seeking financial support with training, consultation, healing, cultural work, conflict resolution, and/or restructuring. Examples include (but are not limited to): developing organizing skills, exploration of new strategies,community-led arts, and culture work, board and staff development, fundraising support, and training, computer, and software training, transformative and strategic planning. (2) Resist and Respond: for groups seeking to respond to unforeseen and timely political opportunities with organizing and/or cultural interventions. Examples include (but are not limited to) organizing direct action, creative resistance, and travel to protests in response to a call to action.
Deadline: November 10, 2020 | Learn more >>

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
This program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level. Thus far, it has recognized more than 140,000 young people who’ve made a difference – and inspired countless others to consider how they might contribute to their communities. The Spirit of Community Awards program also honors youth volunteers in countries outside the U.S. where Prudential has a significant presence: Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, India, China and Brazil.
Deadline: December 4, 2020 | Learn more >>

Corporation for National and Community Service: FY 2021 AmeriCorps State and National Grants
The mission of CNCS is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, CNCS has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations (See Section C.1 Eligible Applicants) proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.
Deadline: January 6, 2021 | Learn more >>

Detecting and Preventing Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System 
This initiative supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) by youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. Opportunities for detection and prevention start at early points of contact (e.g., police interaction, the intake interview) and continue through many juvenile justice settings (e.g., pre-trial detention, juvenile or family court activities, court disposition, placement and on-going care in either residential or multiple community settings.) This FOA invites intervention strategies that are designed to be delivered in typical service settings using typically available personnel and resources, to enhance the implementation of interventions that prove effective, enhance their future uptake in diverse settings, and thereby reduce risk of suicide and self-harm in this population.
Deadline: January 8, 2021 | Learn more >>

TD Ready Challenge
The 2020 TD Ready Challenge seeks to provide financial support to organizations that have designed innovative, scalable and/or replicable solutions to help address the pandemic-caused issues faced by communities that are experiencing disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 across North America. Solutions must address at least one (but can address more) of the four interconnected drivers of change of the TD Ready Commitment (Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and/or Better Health).
Deadline: Rolling | Learn more >>

Free Webinars and Trainings

Reframing the Conversation: Offensive and Defensive Communications in the Time of COVID
National Homelessness Law Center
October 7, 2020; 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
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Emotional Inflammation: Discover your Triggers and Reclaim Your Equilibrium During Anxious Times 
Invoking the Pause
October 9, 2020; 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
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Third Thursdays at Three -- Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020 Monthly Webinar Series 
October 15, 2020; 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
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Community Response to High Risk Missing and Sex Trafficking Victims 
October 28, 2020; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm ET
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Understanding Implicit and Explicit Bias 
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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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Strengthening Family Relationships
Keep Connected Institute
October 19-23, 2020 - Virtual
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4th Annual National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness
Point Source Youth
October 20-21, 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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State of the Movement: Advancing Liberation and Equity for All
A Way Home America & True Colors United
November 9, 2020 - Virtual
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2020 National RHY Grantees Training
Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC)
November 17-19, 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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