Published on Monday July 22nd, 2013
By Andrea M. Meek


The Grantwell has compiled a list of several recent and ongoing funding opportunities focusing on community development and improvement.

If you are an individual or organization working to improve your local community, you may be interested in the following grant opportunities:

The Stanislaus Community Foundation is accepting applications to its Catalyst Fund Grant Program. Catalyst grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to non-profit organizations serving Stanislaus County in California. The grants will provide seed funding for projects in alignment with the foundation's five program areas of arts and culture, youth, health and human services, the environment and neighborhoods and communities.
Deadline: August 2

The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) is accepting letters of inquiry for its Native Land Recovery Efforts grants. The foundation "provides funding to Indian nations to support various aspects of land recovery with a focus on reacquiring alienated federal lands." Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.
Deadline: August 5

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is accepting proposals for its Combining Financial Education and Asset Building program. The program aims to "increase the availability of sound financial education and savings programs to help low and moderate income people build financial assets for long-term economic well-being." Up to $80,000 in grants will be awarded to organizations serving the San Mateo and/or Santa Clara counties.
Deadline: August 2

Bush Foundation's Native Nation Rebuilders Program aims to "increase the vitality of Native communities by supporting their self-determined nation-building strategies." Applications are currently being accepted for the two-year training program, which strengthens the leadership skills and nation-building knowledge of emerging leaders in the twenty-three Native nations served by the foundation.
Deadline: August 15

TD Charitable Foundation is accepting applications from non-profit organizations for its 'Housing for Everyone' grants. The 2013 competition is focusing on Neighborhood Revitalization and Stabilization, and application should state "the ways in which funding will revitalize and stabilize neighborhoods that have been adversely impacted by recent events through the creation or re-creation of affordable, clean, and safe housing units." Twenty-five grants of $100,000 will be awarded to eligible organizations with the best applications.
Deadline: August 30

If you are interested in applying for these or other grants, please visit our services page or contact us on how we can help.