Nonprofit Funding, Jobs, & Events March 2023
Riley’s Way Foundation’s Call for Kindness
The Call For Kindness offers young changemakers the chance to participate in a dynamic Leadership Development Fellowship and win up to $3,000 in funding for a project of their own that inspires kindness and strengthens their local, national, or global communities. Answer the Call For Kindness by submitting a new or existing youth-led project rooted in Riley’s Way values–kindness, empathy, youth leadership, and inclusive community–that tackles anything from pressing equity and social justice issues to building meaningful connections in your school or community. In addition to our general category, we will select at least 10 projects specifically focused on our 2023 special topic: environmental justice to address the growing need for solutions in this critical space.
Deadline: April 2, 2023 | Learn more >>
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Arts Program for Justice-Involved Youth
OJJDP seeks to support high-quality arts programs for justice-involved youth to reduce juvenile delinquency, recidivism, and/or other problem and high-risk behaviors. This project seeks to support and strengthen collaborations between arts-based organizations and juvenile justice systems to develop, expand, or enhance effective interventions, which may involve emphasizing the unique capability of the art interventions to enhance protective factors and reduce risk factors that lead to justice system involvement, including individual characteristics, social influences, and community conditions.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: April 6, 2023; JustGrants: April 20, 2023 | Learn more >>
Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Drug Free Communities - Support Program
The purpose of this Support Program is to establish and strengthen collaborations to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth, ages 12-18. By statute, the DFC Support Program has two goals:
- Establish and strengthen the collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth (individuals 18 years of age and younger).
- Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance use among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increases the risk of substance use and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance use.
This funding opportunity will fund applicants who have never received DFC funding.
Deadline: April 11, 2023 | Learn more >>
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Reducing Risk for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP will provide funding to communities to support girls age 17 and younger who are at risk of involvement and/or are involved in the juvenile justice system. Funding will support communities to develop, enhance, or expand early intervention programs and/or treatment services for girls involved in the juvenile justice system. The goal of this program is to reduce risk factors and promote protective factors for girls who come in contact with the juvenile justice system, and place them on a path toward success, stability, and long-term contribution to society.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: April 10, 2023; JustGrants: April 24, 2023 | Learn more >>
Office of Violence Against Women’s Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program
The Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 added a new Rural Program purpose area on sexual assault forensic medical examination programs and added improving access to quality sexual assault examinations by trained health care providers to the program’s list of required strategies. Funds under this program must be used for one or more of the following purposes:
- To identify, assess, and appropriately respond to child, youth, and adult victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking in rural communities, by encouraging collaboration among domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking victim service providers; law enforcement agencies; prosecutors; courts; other criminal justice service providers; human and community service providers; educational institutions; and health care providers, including sexual assault forensic examiners;
- To establish and expand nonprofit, nongovernmental, State, tribal, territorial, and local government victim services in rural communities to child, youth, and adult victims;
- To increase the safety and well-being of women and children in rural communities, by-- (A) dealing directly and immediately with domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking occurring in rural communities; and (B) creating and implementing strategies to increase awareness and prevent domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking; and,
- To develop, expand, implement, and improve the quality of sexual assault forensic medical examination or sexual assault nurse examiner programs.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: April 11, 2023; JustGrants: April 18, 2023 | Learn more >>
Office of Violence Against Women’s Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program
This program supports the maintenance and replication of existing successful community-based programs providing culturally specific services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as the development of innovative culturally specific strategies to enhance access to services and resources for victims who face obstacles to accessing more traditional programs. Culturally specific services means community-based services that include culturally relevant and linguistically specific services and resources to culturally specific communities. Culturally specific means primarily directed toward racial and ethnic minority groups, defined as American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts); Asian Americans; Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; Blacks; and Hispanics.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: April 12, 2023; JustGrants: April 18, 2023 | Learn more >>
Office of Violence Against Women’s Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Program
This program supports programs that provide 6-24 months of transitional housing with support services for victims who are homeless or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of a situation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking; and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient. Funds under this program must be used for one or more of the following purposes:
- Transitional housing, including funding for the operating expenses of newly developed or existing transitional housing;
- Short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payments assistance and assistance with related expenses such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing; and
- Support services designed to enable a minor, an adult, or a dependent of such minor or adult, who is fleeing a situation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking to, (a) locate and secure permanent housing; (b) secure employment, including obtaining employment counseling, occupational training, job retention counseling, and counseling concerning re-entry into the workforce; and (c) integrate into a community by providing that minor, adult, or dependent with services, such as transportation, counseling, childcare services, case management, and other assistance.Participation in the support services shall be voluntary.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: April 17, 2023; JustGrants: April 20, 2023 | Learn more >>
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Mentoring Program
OJJDP seeks to fund national mentoring organizations to enhance and expand mentoring services for children and youth who are at risk or high risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile justice system involvement. This program supports the implementation and delivery of mentoring services to youth populations that are at risk or high risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile justice system involvement. Mentoring services can be one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types. Applicants must initiate mentoring services to youth who are 17 years old or younger at the time of admission to the program. Mentors must be an adult (age 18 or older), or in cases where peer mentoring models are being implemented, an older peer and under adult supervision. Funding is encouraged to support new mentoring matches, but can also support existing mentoring matches through program completion. Eligible applicants include national organizations, defined as organizations that have active affiliates or subawards in at least 45 states.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: April 17, 2023; JustGrants: May 1, 2023 | Learn more >>
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Supporting Vulnerable and At-Risk Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
This program supports the establishment of a pilot demonstration program to develop, implement, and build replicable treatment models for residential-based innovative care, treatment, and services. The primary population served by such pilot programs will include adolescents and youth transitioning out of foster care who have experienced a history of foster care involvement, child poverty, child abuse or neglect, human trafficking, juvenile justice system involvement, substance use or misuse, or gang involvement. Eligible applicants can provide services to vulnerable and at-risk youth up to and including age 25. Funded sites under this initiative will work to accomplish the following objectives:
- Develop, implement, and build replicable treatment models for residential-based innovative care, treatment, and services for youth.
- Increase protective factors to ensure vulnerable and at-risk youth transitioning from foster care, have the skills they need to prevent any further victimization and/or involvement in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: April 19, 2023; JustGrants: May 3, 2023 | Learn more >>
Third Wave Fund’s Own Our Power Fund
The Own Our Power Fund makes one and two-year capacity-building grants for projects that seek to increase the agency that communities have over their organizations by supporting leadership, sustainability, and self-representation. The fund was launched in 2017 to ensure that youth-led reproductive and gender justice organizations are able to grow at their own pace while being led by, funded by, and telling the experiences of their communities. Organizations with an annual budget of up to $500,000 USD are eligible to apply, with a priority on groups located in regions or focused on issues that are philanthropically under-resourced. Other criteria that make organizations eligible include:
- Youth Leadership: Young women of color and/or trans, gender non-conforming, intersex activists, and/or queer youth under 35 are a core part of planning and decision-making processes. Organizations are led by and are accountable to the communities they serve and work to grow new leadership from within those communities.
- Gender Justice Focus: Applicants specifically work toward gender justice and recognize that gender justice will only be achieved by also addressing racial, economic, and disability justice. This gender focus shows up in both political analysis and in programs. A more in-depth definition is included in the application questions.
- Strategies & Activities: Applicants provide a clear plan for their capacity-building project(s) and are able to articulate how their proposed activities increase community members’ ownership over their work, organization, and social movements.
- Potential for Impact & Growth: Applicants’ growth individually and within the gender justice movement will particularly benefit from capacity-building support from Third Wave. Applicants want to expand and deepen their impact and are committed to increasing resilience and sustainability.
Deadline: April 21, 2023 | Learn more >>
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Strategies To Support Children Exposed to Violence
This funding supports the development of coordinated and comprehensive community-based approaches to help children and their families who are exposed to violence build resilience, restore their safety, heal their social and emotional wounds, and prevent future violence and delinquency. Funding can be used to develop and/or enhance support services for children exposed to violence to reduce the adverse impact of violence on youth, families, and communities, and to help family-serving organizations better recognize and help families at risk for exposure to violence. Deliverables should include:
- Convene a multidisciplinary team of stakeholders (existing or newly created) to guide and inform the development of a comprehensive plan to address children exposed to violence.
- Develop and/or enhance an existing comprehensive plan to address children exposed to violence and its impact on community safety by the end of the first year of funding This plan should identify specific communities where services will be implemented based on available data and will be presented to OJJDP for review/ approval.
- Develop and implement trauma-informed, culturally appropriate approaches along the prevention and intervention continuum that address risk factors and build on protective factors to prevent and reduce the impact of exposure to violence on children and families in the target communities.
- Support the provision of evidence-based mental health services for children who experience trauma and exposure to violence.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: April 24, 2023; JustGrants: May 8, 2023 | Learn more >>
Administration for Children and Families’ Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program
The HTYPE Demonstration Program’s goal is to fund local education agencies (LEAs) as prime recipients to partner with a non-profit to build the capacity of selected schools to provide skills-based human trafficking prevention education for educators, other staff, and students and to establish a Human Trafficking School Safety Protocol (HTSSP) that addresses the safety, security, and well-being of staff and students. Prime recipients will also have the option to implement skills-based human trafficking prevention education for caregivers. The HTYPE Demonstration Program is informed by the public health approach, which focuses on defining and monitoring the problem, identifying risk and protective factors, developing and testing prevention strategies, and ensuring widespread dissemination.
Deadline: April 27, 2023 | Learn more >>
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Enhancing School Capacity to Address Youth Violence
OJJDP seeks to support targeted efforts to address youth violence through implementing evidence-based prevention and intervention efforts in a school-based setting (K–12th grade only). The goals of the program are to (1) reduce the incidence of school violence through improved school safety and climate and (2) prevent youth violence, delinquency, and victimization in the targeted community. This solicitation aims to increase school safety through the development and expansion of violence prevention and reduction programs and strategies. Through this initiative, OJJDP expects applicants to utilize a collaborative approach between schools and community-based organizations (CBOs) to develop and implement these strategies. Funded sites under this initiative will operate from the following three principles:
- Relationships between schools and CBOs require open lines of communication and a shared commitment at the leadership level to accomplish the core goal of increasing school safety.
- Key contributors to youth violence include risk factors within the individual, family, and school/community domains. Funded strategies must address all three to be successful.
- Families are critical partners in dealing with school violence, and their engagement is a critical ingredient for success.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: May 3, 2023; JustGrants: May 17, 2023 | Learn more >>
Office for Victim of Crime’s Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for victims of human trafficking. Applicants are invited to apply under three program purpose areas.
- Purpose Area 1: Developing Capacity to Serve Human Trafficking Victims: The purpose of these awards is to support:
- Victim services organizations that have limited or no prior experience in serving victims of human trafficking, and/or
- Victim service organizations that have limited or no prior experience in receiving direct federal funding to serve victims of human trafficking.
- Purpose Area 2: Enhancing Access to Comprehensive Services for Human Trafficking Victims: Awards will be made to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of serving human trafficking victims with a comprehensive range of direct services. The purpose of these awards is to enhance victims’ access to the diverse services that victims of labor and sex trafficking often require to address their needs.
- Purpose Area 3: Specialized Services for Human Trafficking Victims: Awards will be made to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing a specialized service beyond case management to victims of human trafficking. The goal is to increase the quality and quantity of the identified specialized service to assist victims of all forms of human trafficking.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: May 4, 2023; JustGrants: May 11, 2023 | Learn more >>
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Mentoring for Youth Affected by Opioid and Other Substance Misuse
OJJDP seeks to enhance and expand mentoring services for children and youth impacted by opioids and other drug misuse. OJJDP aims to assist youth and their families negatively affected by opioids and other substances, especially youth in historically marginalized and underserved communities who will benefit the most from prevention and intervention programs. The program's goal is to improve outcomes (such as improved academic performance and reduced school dropout rates) for youth impacted by opioids and other substance misuse through mentoring. There are two categories in this solicitation:
- Category 1: Mentoring Strategies for Youth Affected by Opioid and Other Substance Misuse (Project Sites): The focus of this category is to provide mentoring services as part of a prevention, treatment, recovery and supportive approach for those youth impacted by substance misuse.
- Category 2: Statewide and Regional Mentoring Strategies for Youth Affected by Opioid and Other Substance Misuse: This category supports a broad-based approach to building mentoring program capacity in targeted regions throughout the country to help youth impacted by substance misuse.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: May 4, 2023; JustGrants: May 18, 2023 | Learn more >>
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Promote the Mental Health of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Communities
The purpose of this program is to provide tribes and tribal organizations with the tools and resources to plan and design a family-driven, community-based, and culturally and linguistically competent system of care. “A system of care is a spectrum of effective community-based services and supports for children and youth, with or at risk for mental health or other challenges, and their families, that is organized into a coordinated network, builds meaningful partnerships with families and youth, and addresses their cultural and linguistic needs, in order for them to function better at home, in school, and throughout life.”
Deadline: May 5, 2023 | Learn more >>
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance, or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness
The purpose of the Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness (TIEH) program is to provide comprehensive, coordinated and evidenced-based services for individuals, youth, and families with a serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED) or co-occurring disorder (COD) who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness (e.g., people exiting jail or prison without a place to live). Epidemiological studies have consistently found that about 25–30% of homeless persons have a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia. Recipients will be expected to:
- Engage and connect the population of focus to behavioral health treatment, case management, and recovery support services;
- Assist with identifying sustainable permanent housing by collaborating with homeless services organizations and housing providers, including public housing agencies; and
- Provide case management that includes care coordination/service delivery planning and other strategies that support stability across services and housing transitions.
Deadline: May 5, 2023 | Learn more >>
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program
The purpose of this program is to improve and expand access to developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate services and supports for transition-aged youth and young adults (ages 16-25) who either have, or are at risk for developing, serious mental health conditions. Award recipients will be expected to identify and provide appropriate behavioral health interventions to transition-aged youth and young adults who are at risk for a serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness. With this program, SAMHSA aims to improve emotional and behavioral health functioning so that this population of youth and young adults can maximize their potential to assume adult roles and responsibilities and lead full and productive lives. Healthy Transition award recipients will accomplish program goals by:
- Creating, implementing, and expanding services and supports that are developmentally appropriate, culturally competent, and youth and young adult driven; involve family and community members (including business leaders and faith-based organizations); and provide for continuity of care and support between youth- and adult-serving systems.
- Improving cross-system collaboration, service capacity, and expertise related to the transition-aged youth through infrastructure and organizational change at the state/territory OR tribe/tribal organization, political subdivision level.
- Implementing public awareness and cross-system provider training (e.g., higher education/community colleges, behavioral health, law enforcement, primary care, education, vocational services, and child welfare).
Deadline: May 8, 2023 | Learn more >>
Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Preventing School Violence: BJA’s STOP School Violence Program
BJA seeks to increase school safety by implementing training that will improve school climate using school-based behavioral threat assessments and/or intervention teams to identify school violence risks among students, technological solutions shown to increase school safety such as anonymous reporting technology, and other school safety strategies that assist in preventing violence. Proposals may include one or more of the following areas:
- Develop and operate technology solutions.
- Develop and implement multidisciplinary behavioral threat assessment (BTA) and/or intervention teams.
- Train school personnel and educate students on preventing school violence, including strategies to improve a school climate.
- Provide specialized training or create specialized non-training policies for law enforcement who work in schools and/or with school-age populations such as school resource officers (SROs) and probation officers.
- Hiring school support personnel such as climate specialists, school psychologists, school social workers, school-based violence interrupters, and others directly supporting the prevention of school violence.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: May 8, 2023; JustGrants: May 15, 2023 | Learn more >>
MIT Solve: Indigenous Communities Fellowship
The 2023 Indigenous Communities Fellowship supports innovators in the U.S. and Canada, including territories, with community-based solutions by and for Indigenous communities that build upon traditional knowledge and technology to meet the social, environmental, and economic goals of Indigenous communities. Solve seeks solutions that:
- Strengthen sustainable energy sovereignty and support climate resilience initiatives by and for Indigenous peoples;
- Support the creation, growth, and success of Indigenous-owned businesses and promote economic opportunity in Indigenous communities;
- Drive positive outcomes for Indigenous learners of any age and context through culturally grounded educational opportunities; and
- Promote culturally informed mental and physical health and wellness services for Indigenous community members.
Solutions do not need to be cross-border or international in scope and can focus on specific Indigenous communities in either country. Each selected Fellow will receive a $10,000 grant and the possibility of receiving additional prize funding.
Deadline: May 9, 2023 | Learn more >>
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Supporting Effective Interventions for Youth With Problematic or Illegal Sexual Behavior
The goal of this program is to prevent sexual reoffending by youth with problematic or illegal sexual behavior, promote healing, and provide services for victims and families/ caregivers. This program will assist applicants in developing comprehensive, multidisciplinary approaches to provide a continuum of intervention and supervision services for youth with problematic or illegal sexual behavior; and treatment services for child victims and their families/caregivers. Program objectives include:
- Improve family and system responses for youth with problematic or illegal sexual behavior as well as child victims and their families/caregivers.
- Increase protective factors in targeted youth to prevent sexual reoffending or continued problematic sexual behavior.
- Enhance existing community/system response by filling identified gaps in service provision/programming.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: May 11, 2023; JustGrants: May 25, 2023 | Learn more >>
Office for Victims of Crime’s Preventing Trafficking of Girls
This program supports prevention and early intervention services for girls who are at-risk of, or are victims of, sex and/or labor trafficking. Services may be provided to girls and young women up to and including age 25. Project sites will:
- Replicate and scale-up prevention and early intervention programs that have been rigorously evaluated and/or have been shown to be effective or promising and/or have a documented track record of producing successful outcomes for participants.
- Implement or enhance efforts to identify and provide comprehensive, trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate, and culturally responsive services.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: May 16, 2023; JustGrants: May 23, 2023 | Learn more >>
Administration for Children and Families’ Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities Demonstration (VHT-NC) Program
Program’s goal is to directly fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to Native American (i.e., American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and/or Pacific Islanders) adults and minors who have experienced a severe form of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, through the provision of direct services, assistance, and referrals. The following activities are required under the VHT-NC Demonstration Program:
- Provision of comprehensive, culturally and linguistically responsive case management to Native Americans who have experienced sex and labor trafficking;
- Outreach efforts to increase identification of Native Americans who have experienced sex and labor trafficking; and
- Public awareness activities for the local community and organizations that may encounter individuals who have experienced sex and labor trafficking.
Deadline: June 30, 2023 | Learn more >>
Administration for Children and Families’ Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach (DVHT-SO) Program
The goal of the DVHT-SO Program is to fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and local capacity to deliver services to domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended through victim outreach, identification, case management, direct services, assistance, and referrals. Under the DVHT-SO Program, the following activities are required:
- Comprehensive case management and services to adults and children who have experienced human trafficking; and
- Outreach to increase identification of adults and children who have experienced sex and labor trafficking.
The DVHT-SO Program is informed by a whole-family approach that focuses equally and intentionally on services and opportunities for individuals who have experienced human trafficking and their immediate family members living within their households. OTIP encourages community partnerships, meaningful engagement of individuals who have experienced human trafficking, and hiring qualified professionals from the communities being served under the DVHT-SO Program. Recipients will undergo a 12-month project implementation period to establish partnerships, on-board new staff, and develop a victim service protocol and a sustainability plan. Clients must receive direct services and assistance through the DVHT-SO Program during the 12-month project implementation period. In addition, there is a statutorily mandated 25 percent match (cash or in-kind) requirement for each budget period.
Deadline: June 30, 2023 | Learn more >>
Free Webinars and Trainings
2023 National Prevention Roundtable
Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center
April 5, 2023
Intersection of Kinship Care and Culture: African & Caribbean Communities in America
Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network
April 12, 2023
Developing and Partnering with Youth Advisory Councils to Inspire and Enhance Youth Justice Policy and Practice
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
April 12, 2023
Fill Your Cup: Changemakers Recharge
April 25, 2023
Advocacy and Power for a Just Nation
June 20, 2023
How to Build a Culture of Accountability and Advance Racial Equity
Stanford Social Innovation Review
April 4, 2023
Transforming Vision into Action: Annual Forum
National Youth Employment Coalition
April 4-7, 2023
April 25-26, 2023
Global Intergenerational Conference
July 26-28, 2023
- Shelter Coordinator & Various Other Positions | Youth Services of Tulsa | Tulsa, OK
- Case Workers & Various Other Positions | Youth Services System, Inc. | Wheeling, WV
- Family Support Specialists & Various Other Positions | Waypoint | Manchester, NH
- Director of Training, Talent Development and Culture & Various Other Positions | Valley Youth House | Bethlehem, PA
- Executive Assistant/Human Resources Coordinator & Various Other Positions | The PLACE | Colorado Springs, CO