Friday, November 21, 2014

FW: Publications, Learning, and Funding

From our colleagues at USDA-Rural Development.


Happy Thanksgiving!!




25th annual Community Foundation Week with the release of our most recent report, A New Anchor Mission for a New Century: Community Foundations Deploying All Resources to Build Community Wealth, authored by Democracy Collaborative Senior Fellow Marjorie Kelly and Community Development Associate Violeta Duncan.





Webinar: Learn how community foundations are building community wealth, December 4th, 2014, 2PM-3:30PM EST

Marjorie Kelly and Violeta Duncan will present and discuss the findings of their new Democracy Collaborative report, A New Anchor Mission for a New Century: Community foundations deploying all resources to build community wealth, with experts from the field.  To register -


EPA Webinars on FY 2015 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Application Guidelines/Requests for Proposals, December 4th – 2-4pm Eastern

EPA will conduct a webinar addressing the Grant Application Guidelines/Request for Proposals (RFP)

This webinar will provide an overview of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grant Application Guidelines/Request for Proposals (RFP) and competition.  Prospective applicants will be provided an opportunity to ask questions and gain useful information for submitting a strong proposal.  Changes from the FY14 EWDJT competition will also be covered.
Call-in number: (866) 299-3188, conference code: 2025662772#

To join the meeting, please go to the following link:




Chesapeake Bay Trust Accepting Proposals for K-12 Environmental Programs - DEADLINE: January 16, 2015

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of school-based activities that provide meaningful watershed educational experiences and teacher professional development in the Chesapeake Bay region....


Big Read Accepting Grant Applications for Community-Wide Reading Programs - DEADLINE: January 28, 2015

Seventy-five grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations for community-wide reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences....


American College Health Foundation Seeks Applications for Student Mental Health Award - DEADLINE: January 31, 2015

A single grant of up to $2,500 will be awarded in of support efforts to promote and improve the quality of mental health care for college students....


Sidney Hill Foundation Invites Nominations for 2015 Hillman Prize - DEADLINE: January 30, 2015

Prizes of $5,000 will be awarded for investigative journalism and commentary in the public interest that exemplify sound news judgment, resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skilled storytelling, and social impact....


Independent Sector Accepting Nominations for Gardner Leadership Award -DEADLINE: January 30, 2015

The annual award is presented to an American whose leadership in or related to the nonprofit community at the international, national, or regional level has been transformative....


Lawrence Foundation Accepting Proposals for Environmental, Education, and Human Services Projects - DEADLINE: April 30, 2015

The foundation currently awards program and operating grants to U.S.-based nonprofits working in the areas of the environment, education, human services, disaster relief, and other issue areas....


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