Nonprofit Funding, Jobs, & Events January 2024

Youth Collaboratory
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AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities
AmeriCorps is the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps provides opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds to serve their country, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, and improve lives and communities. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve directly with nonprofit organizations to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. AmeriCorps provides support to organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities through funding and people power. Learn more >>
Deadlines for each Funding Opportunity: 

  • FY 2024 AmeriCorps VISTA Request for Concept Papers - March 28, 2024
  • FY 2024 AmeriCorps State and National Native Nations Grants - April 5, 2024

Citi Foundation’s Global Innovation Challenge: Homelessness
The Citi Foundation’s 2024 Global Innovation Challenge (“Challenge”) seeks to provide catalytic funding to community organizations (working in select communities where Citi has a presence) working in novel ways to address homelessness. The Foundation invites proposals from community organizations either piloting or scaling a solution that directly impacts the lives of individuals, families and communities at risk of or experiencing homelessness. These ideas could include, but are not limited to: 

  • Piloting or scaling a solution that seeks to enhance the current emergency shelter system, such as apps or platforms that connect individuals with available shelters in real time. 
  • Piloting or scaling a program that embeds financial coaching, counseling and/or assistance to low-income individuals or families seeking to secure stable housing.
  • Piloting or scaling a program that prioritizes stable housing as the first step, followed by connecting individuals and communities to additional support services such as medical services, mental health services, counseling or job training.

Deadline: Registration deadline: February 13, 2024, Application Deadline: February 29, 2024 | Learn more >>

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s FY2023 Youth Homelessness System Improvement (YHSI) Grant 
The funding supports selected communities in either improving existing or establishing and implementing a response system for youth homelessness. The grants will focus on systemic change to either improve or create response systems for youth homelessness by funding projects that create and build capacity for Youth Action Boards; collect and use data on at-risk youth and youth experiencing homelessness; develop strong leaders within a community; and improve the coordination, communication, operation, and administration of homeless assistance projects to better serve youth, including prevention and diversion strategies. Communities may either establish or improve existing response systems for youth homelessness through the following objectives:  

  • Improve the capacity of youth in the community: Developing peer support models, including training, project design, and implementation; creating Youth Action Board training, including government rules, leadership, and other skills; community training and outreach on how to work with youth and integrate youth leadership in an authentic way.
  • Establish partnerships: Bringing together system partners who also work with youth who are living in unstable housing. This could include partnerships with Tribes and cultural organizations in the community, K-12 schools, higher education, juvenile justice, child welfare, employment services, etc.  
  • Improve the centralized or coordinated assessment system also known as the Coordinated Entry Systems (CES).
  • Improve data collection and use between systems that work with youth at-risk of and experiencing homelessness.
  • Assess, address, and improve equity in youth homeless response systems.

Deadline: February 15, 2024 | Learn more >>

Whole Kids Foundation’s Garden Grant Program
Whole Kids knows that the more kids know and feel connected to their food, the more curious they become about how things grow or taste, and the more willing they are to try new foods. This is why they believe in edible garden learning spaces! The Garden Grant program provides a $3,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible educational garden located at either a K–12 School or non-profit organization (501(c)(3) in the US/Registered Charity in Canada) that serves children in the K-12 grade range. 
Deadline: March 1, 2024 | Learn more >>

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Anti-Trafficking Leadership, Innovation, and Sustainability Project
The ATLIS Project is an opportunity for the Office on Trafficking in Persons' (OTIP) National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) to provide specialized technical assistance and capacity-building support to survivor-led anti-trafficking organizations, collaborations, and community groups (henceforth "programs") to increase their impact in their respective communities. The ATLIS Project's goal is to alleviate barriers by providing stipends for innovative projects and access to capacity-building resources. This project will also facilitate opportunities for connection, helping to establish supportive relationships and rapport across the anti-trafficking field.

Programs are invited to submit a project application that introduces a new activity for or approach to preventing, protecting, or serving individuals with lived experience in or increased risk for trafficking.
Deadline: March 30, 2024 | Learn more>>

TD Bank’s Housing for Everyone Competition
Building on the goals of the TD Ready Commitment to help people achieve financial security, Housing for Everyone supports not-for-profit organizations (in the competition’s eligible geographic regions) that provide affordable housing and wraparound services to aid individuals and families access affordable, stable housing situations. The 2024 Housing for Everyone competition will award $7 million to support Affordable housing with services to support independent living for marginalized community members. Grants ranging from $150,000−$250,000 will be made available to eligible organizations. The most competitive proposals will be those that best demonstrate positive impact for the most disadvantaged populations. 
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Free Webinars and Trainings

Welcome to the New State Index on Youth Homelessness
National Homelessness Law Center and True Colors United 
February 7, 2024 (Eastern and Central) and February 8, 2024 (Mountain, Pacific, and Hawaii)

Recognizing and Supporting Immigrant Origin Students
Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring
February 8, 2024
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Building Courage and Vulnerability in Men and Boys
Greater Good Educators
February 13, 2024
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Wellness & Resilience in Mentoring
February 22, 2024
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2024 Federal Funding Landscape
Youth Collaboratory
February 22, 2024
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Building Your Program: Empowering Grassroots Mentoring Pt. 2
May 16, 2024
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Building Your Program: Empowering Grassroots Mentoring Pt. 3
September 19, 2024
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Elevate 2024
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
February 27-29, 2024
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Creating Meaningful Change
Child Welfare League of America
April 17-20, 2024
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Executive Leadership Institute
Social Current
May 13-17, 2024
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