National Grant Programs

Grant Programs Now Open 

The Otto Bremer Trust Emergency fund supports nonprofits and other community organizations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana, that are impacted by and responding to the pandemic. Requires an initial inquiry.

The Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Fund: a newly established fund for nonprofits, small businesses,  innovators at colleges and universities, and entrepreneurs to address urgent social issues raised during the COVID-19 crisis. Funding range is $10,000 – $100,000. Deadline is June 5.

The Red Backpack Fund is for women-owned or women-led small businesses or nonprofits. This is a monthly opportunity to apply for a $5,000 grant. The next granting round is June 1-8.

Grantmakers for Girls of Color has announced the ‘Love is Healing Response Fund’ to address immediate impacts of COVID-19 on girls and gender expansive youth of color. These one-time grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations led by women or girls of color will be awarded on a rolling basis from May through November.

Mosaic COVID-19 Rapid Response Infrastruture RFP for environmental organizations. Grant funds available to individual nonprofit grassroots organizations and networks (specifically those addressing environmental justice and environmental protection) to fund tools, technology, training and related resources. Priority given to small organizations. Deadline 1, May 22; Deadline 2, June 12; Deadline 3, July 2.

USDA Grants for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production. Planning and implementation grants to expand efforts of farmers, gardeners, citizens, government, schools, and other entities that address food access, farm business startup, and policies to support urban agricultural production. To learn more, click here.