Nonprofit Funding, Jobs, & Events December 2020

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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. It recognizes young people’s ability to reshape our society, not only politically, but also spiritually and culturally. The Peace Development Funds makes grants for 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 (CNCS): 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 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 >>

Office of Violence Against Women’s Justice for Families Program
Justice for Families Program improves the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. The program supports the following activities for improving the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families affected by the targeted crimes: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; and the provision of resources in juvenile court matters.
Deadline: January 21, 2021 | Learn more >>
Sky Ranch Foundation
The Sky Ranch Foundation supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and its territories that work with at-risk youth. Preference is given to organizations that: 

  • Serve troubled youth between the ages of 11-18, with a priority for programs that focus on youth between the ages of 11-15.
  • Focus on preventing youth involvement in the criminal justice system, or providing long-term rehabilitation in a residential or alternative setting.
  • Provide comprehensive support services to youth that may include education, job training, enrichment activities, counseling, and case management.

Deadline: January 31, 2021 | Learn more >>
The Looking Out Foundation
The Looking Out Foundation is dedicated to empowering those without a voice. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations nationwide that address the ever-changing needs of the human race. Program interests include disadvantaged youth; health; community development; women/gender equality; the environment, including environmental education; the arts; human and civil rights; and the hungry and the homeless. Grants ranging between $1,000 and $5,000 are provided.
Deadline: February 1, 2021 | Learn more >>
Department of Labor’s YouthBuild
Funding for organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. In addition to construction skills training, YouthBuild applicants may include occupational skills training in other in-demand industries. This expansion into additional in-demand industries is the Construction Plus component, a priority in this grant competition. Funding also supports the goal of increasing affordable housing within communities by teaching youth construction skills learned by building or significantly renovating homes for sale or rent to low-income families or transitional housing for homeless families or individuals.
Deadline: February 9, 2021 | Learn more >>

Free Webinars and Trainings

Start a Monthly Donor Program NOW. 7 Reasons why you can’t afford to wait!
January 6, 2021; 3:00pm ET
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Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising
January 7, 2021; 1:00pm ET
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Google Ad Grants 101 – Grow Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence With $10K/Month In Free Ads
January 12, 2021; 1:00pm ET
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How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign
February 9, 2021; 1:00pm ET
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Proposal Writing - What The Pros Know
January 19, 2021; 2:00pm ET
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4th Annual National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness
Point Source Youth
On Demand
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Conversations on the Road to Unlocked!: Investing in Our Children and Our Communities
Safely Home Campaign
On Demand
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Talking to Children about Child Sexual Abuse
National Crime Justice Training Center
On Demand
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Victim-Centered Strategies for Effective Working Relationships
National Crime Justice Training Center
On Demand
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National Day of Racial Healing
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
January 19, 2021
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National Mentoring Summit
January 27 - 29, 2021
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