Curated Funding Opportunities for Wisconsin Community Benefit Organizations

Curated Funding Opportunities for Wisconsin Community Benefit Organizations for the week of Oct 14, 2019

Oct 14, 2019 | Fundraising Opportunities

Support for Efforts to Address Economic Mobility and Poverty – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Voices for Economic Opportunity
Through the Voices for Economic Opportunity challenge, the Foundation seeks to elevate new and diverse voices that can help broaden the conversation about the issues underlying economic mobility in the United States. The focus is on proposals for creative ways to generate awareness of the structural and historic barriers to economic mobility, to communicate that poverty is not just something that happens to other people and everyone is deserving of the chance to move out of it, and to change the predominant misconceptions about poverty in a way that creates the conditions for effective programs and policies to be adopted by the public and private sectors.

Film Festivals and Filmmaker Education Initiatives Funded – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Academy Grants Program
The Academy Grants Program, seeks to inspire imagination and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures. The program is currently accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in two areas: FilmWatch grants support curated screening programs at North America-based film festivals, film societies, and other film-related organizations. Targeted programs include those that create culturally diverse viewing experiences, promote motion pictures as an art form, provide a platform for underrepresented artists, and cultivate new and dedicated audiences for theatrical film. 

Grants Enhance Youth Running Programs  – Saucony Run for Good Foundation
The Saucony Run for Good Foundation helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to nonprofit community organizations that initiate and support youth running programs. Program participants must be 18 years of age or younger. Priority will be given to programs that serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs. Grant requests are reviewed two times per year; the next application deadline is December 15, 2019. 

In-Kind Advertising Support for Nonprofits Worldwide – Google Ad Grants
The Google Ad Grants program supports nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and more than 50 additional countries that help to make the world a better place. Google Ad Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program that harnesses the power of the company’s flagship advertising product, Google AdWords. Through the program, selected organizations receive $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords advertising to promote their missions and initiatives on The program has awarded AdWords advertising to a wide range of nonprofit organizations whose missions range from animal welfare to literacy, and from supporting homeless children to promoting HIV education. Online applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the Google website for program details.

Support for Marketing to Promote Conservation Initiatives – Temper of the Times Foundation
Temper of the Times Foundation promotes the use of standard marketing concepts to increase awareness about wildland conservation and restoration initiatives. Recognizing that organizations working to protect the environment often have limited access to paid media, the Foundation provides funds to underwrite advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the United States. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 may be used to fund the production of print, radio, or television ads; to pay for advertising space or airtime; or to produce or distribute pamphlets, books, videos, or press packets.

Nonprofit Theatres Nationwide Funded – Actors’ Equity Foundation: Theatre Grants
The Actors’ Equity Foundation is dedicated to supporting the professional theatre community, from emerging artists to seasoned veterans, while promoting and investing in theatre and the performing arts. The Foundation’s Theatre Grants support nonprofit theatres across the nation that have an established artistic and administrative track record, a history of fiscal responsibility, and have worked to improve the state of the theatre. 

Grants Advance Reproductive Justice Efforts – Groundswell Fund: Rapid Response Fund
The Groundswell Fund supports a stronger, more effective U.S. movement for reproductive justice by mobilizing new funding and capacity building resources to grassroots organizing and policy change efforts led by low-income women, women of color, and transgender people. Groundswell’s Rapid Response Fund seeks to meet unforeseen needs and opportunities in the struggle to advance and defend social and reproductive justice organizing by women of color and trans people of color. Grants generally ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 are provided to organizations on the frontlines, with emphasis on funding in states and communities where women of color, transgender people of color, and low-income women and trans people-led organizing is under-resourced. 

Journalism Schools and Media Organizations Supported – Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
The mission of the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills, and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information. The Foundation provides grants to journalism schools and other nonprofit media organizations, with special preference given to programs focusing on ethics and new media. The Foundation focuses its giving on the following program areas: Investigative Reporting, Professional Development, Oklahoma Journalism, and Special Opportunities. 



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