Community Improvement

Civil/Human Rights • Community Improvement • Housing • Youth Programming

RFP Listings:

Russell Sage Foundation—COVID 19 & Systemic Racial Inequality Social Science Research Grants

August 05, 2020

In response to the crises of 2020, the foundation is dedicating its next funding cycle exclusively to research that seeks to improve our understanding of these extraordinary times. The severe consequences of the Covid19-pandemic, including its economic disruptions, and the recent mass protests to combat systemic racial inequality in policing and other institutions have reaffirmed the importance of social science research examining economic, political, racial, ethnic, generational, and social inequalities relevant to public policy and social change. 

TD Bank—The 2020 TD Ready Challenge

August 13, 2020

The TD Ready Challenge is an annual North American initiative, which supports organizations developing innovative solutions for a changing world. Recipients must be organizations that have impactful and measurable solutions focused on helping to open doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow. 

Sorenson Impact Foundation—Equitable and Resilient Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic and Resulting Economic Crisis

August 30, 2020

The Sorenson Impact Foundation (SIF) is inviting potential grant recipients to propose solutions that can contribute to a more equitable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis. SIF is specifically targeting solutions that enable recovery through developing and growing businesses as well as the communities they’re in to equitably rebuild coming out of the current social, health and economic crisis. 

New Earth Foundation—Life's Wellness and Earth's Peace Grants

February 01, 2021

New Earth Foundation seeks to fund innovative projects that enhance life on our planet and brighten the future, furthering peace. Smaller, newer 501(c)(3) organizations are the focus of grants given, so that the foundation’s gift can make a more significant contribution to the work of the recipient organization.  

Russell Sage Foundation - Small Grants in Behavioral Economics

The Russell Sage Foundation offers small grants to support high quality research in behavioral economics and to encourage young investigators (Ph.D. students and recent graduates) to enter this developing field.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. RWJF is interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, RWJF welcomes ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health. 

The Mercatus Center—COVID-19 Response: A Call for Ideas

The Mercatus Center, building on its COVID-19 policy brief series, welcomes proposals for policy briefs, working papers, and articles that address the next round of challenges facing the United States and other countries in the response to the pandemic.  

Michelson 20MM Foundation—Michelson Spark Grant Smart Justice

The Michelson 20MM Foundation’s Smart Justice initiative seeks to leverage higher education as a catalytic force for transforming the lives of system-impacted individuals. Their objective is to ensure that every system-impacted individual has access to education and career pathway services in both detention settings and in their home communities to support their long term success. 

Social Science Research Council—Just Tech Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grants

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), as part of its Just Tech program, seeks proposals from across the social sciences and related fields that address the risks, opportunities, and challenges posed by public health surveillance stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. SSRC specifically encourages proposals that interrogate the role the public and private sectors may play in mitigating or exacerbating the health crisis, the effects of which are already unevenly distributed.