Fundraising Opportunities

Funding Opportunities for the Week of May 2
Curated Funding Opportunities for California and Wisconsin Nonprofits working to advance the common good.

Support for Local Archives in Marginalized Communities
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Scholarly Communications program will fund community-based archives that represent and serve marginalized communities. Grants will fund one or more of the following areas of need: operational support for the organization, including general support for staff, space, and utilities; collections care, including storage, cataloging, description, and preservation; and programming and outreach activities, including collecting new materials, and exhibitions, publications, or other uses of the collections. Eligible community-based archives must demonstrate that community members actively participate in their archival processes, making key decisions about what to collect and how.

Mental Health Programs Run by Medical Students Funded
The American Psychiatric Association Foundation’s Helping Hands Grant Program encourages medical students to participate in community service activities, to raise awareness of the mental illness and the importance of early recognition of illness, and to build medical students’ interest in psychiatry and working in underserved communities. The program provides grants of up to $5,000 to medical schools for mental health and substance use disorder projects that are created and managed by medical students, particularly in underserved minority communities.

Grants Promote Community Bike Park and Pump Track Projects
The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program offers to fund important and influential projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided for bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride.

Youth Community Service Projects Supported
Karma for Cara Foundation’s Microgrant Program supports youth volunteerism and community service efforts. Youth 18 years of age or younger may apply for grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities.

Support for Organizations in Bank Communities in Wisconsin and California, and other states
The Flagstar Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the communities served by Flagstar Bank in California and Wisconsin, as well as Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The Foundation’s grant categories include Apprenticeship and Workforce Readiness, Arts and Culture, and Financial Capability. The Foundation is especially interested in supporting nonprofit organizations that serve ethnic groups, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and veterans.