Non-Profit Funding, Jobs, + Events for November 2020

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The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
This program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level. Thus far, it has recognized more than 140,000 young people who’ve made a difference – and inspired countless others to consider how they might contribute to their communities. The Spirit of Community Awards program also honors youth volunteers in countries outside the U.S. where Prudential has a significant presence: Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, India, China and Brazil.
Deadline: December 4, 2020 | Learn more >>

Gardening Programs for Youth Funded, a national nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for kids to play, learn, and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder. They offer inspiration and support to educators and families by way of grants, original educational resources, and by cultivating a community of practice. Any nonprofit organization, public or private school, or youth program in the United States or US Territories planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply for this funding opportunity. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability. 
Deadline: December 18, 2020 | Learn more >>

Community Organizing Grants Program
The Peace Development Fund makes grants to community based organizations working for social justice. It believes that the change in values needed to establish a more just and peaceful world can come about only if it is strongly rooted in local communities that value the importance of building movements to create systemic social change. These are communities that view everyone, especially young people, as a vital force in the transformation of society. We recognize young people’s ability to reshape our society, not only politically, but also spiritually and culturally. It funds: organizing to shift power, working to build a movement, dismantling oppression, and creating new structures. 
Deadline: December 30, 2020 | Learn more >>

Corporation for National and Community Service: FY 2021 AmeriCorps State and National Grants
The mission of CNCS is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, CNCS has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations (See Section C.1 Eligible Applicants) proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.
Deadline: January 6, 2021 | Learn more >>

Detecting and Preventing Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System 
This initiative supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) by youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. Opportunities for detection and prevention start at early points of contact (e.g., police interaction, the intake interview) and continue through many juvenile justice settings (e.g., pre-trial detention, juvenile or family court activities, court disposition, placement and on-going care in either residential or multiple community settings.) This FOA invites intervention strategies that are designed to be delivered in typical service settings using typically available personnel and resources, to enhance the implementation of interventions that prove effective, enhance their future uptake in diverse settings, and thereby reduce risk of suicide and self-harm in this population.
Deadline: January 8, 2021 | Learn more >>

Youth Conflict Resolution Education Efforts Funds
The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grants for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer conflict resolution education skills from adults to youth. The focus for 2021 is on utilizing conflict resolution education and training to enhance the ability of youth to find their voice and increase feelings of empowerment and safety in the following settings: foster care, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and youth correctional facilities. 
Deadline: January 11, 2021 | Learn more >>

TD Ready Challenge
The 2020 TD Ready Challenge seeks to provide financial support to organizations that have designed innovative, scalable and/or replicable solutions to help address the pandemic-caused issues faced by communities that are experiencing disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 across North America. Solutions must address at least one (but can address more) of the four interconnected drivers of change of the TD Ready Commitment (Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and/or Better Health).
Deadline: Rolling | Learn more >>

Free Webinars and Trainings

Driving Equity in Mentoring: What White Leaders are Learning and Unlearning
November 16, 2020; 11:45 am ET
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How to Set Your Nonprofit Up to Social Media Fundraising Success
November 18, 2020; 3:00 pm ET
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2020 Vision for Youth Justice Launch Event
Visionary Freedom Fund
December 3, 2020; 1:00 pm ET
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Girls of Color and the Abuse to Prison Pipeline
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
December 9, 2020; 3:00 pm ET
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Career Preparation & Success with Young Men of Color
December 15, 2020; 2:30 pm ET
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Start Your 2021 Grant Strategy Off Right!
December 15, 2020; 1:00 pm ET
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Sustaining and Adapting Volunteer Engagement in Our New Reality
Sterling Volunteers
On Demand
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Family Well-Being and Child Welfare Services Against the Backdrop of COVID-19
On Demand
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PUSH Film on HR2Housing Free/Reduced Price Screening & Discussion
Miami Law Human Rights Clinic & Partners
November 13, 2020; 3:00 pm ET - Virtual
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Southern Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness
Point Source Youth
November 17, 2020 - Virtual
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2020 National Runaway & Homeless Youth Grantees Training (open to public and young people)
Runaway & Homeless Youth Training & Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC)
November 17-19, 2020 - Virtual
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Dreaming Big Together: Youth Justice Reimagined
Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ)
November 18-21, 2020 - Virtual
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Living United for Racial Equity and Social Justice
November 19, 2020 - Virtual
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Western Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness
Point Source Youth
December 8, 2020 - Virtual
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National Mentoring Summit
January 27 - 29, 2020 - Virtual
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