Support for Neighborhood Improvement Projects
State Farm Neighborhood Assist
State Farm Neighborhood Assist aims to help good neighbors throughout the United States take an active role in improving their communities. Submissions are accepted for any cause that would help enhance a local neighborhood. The program has three phases: 1) Individuals submit causes they think deserve a $25,000 grant. 2) The State Farm Review Committee narrows down the submissions to the top 200 and pairs them with nonprofit organizations that can help make them happen. 3) The public votes to select the top 40 causes. Each winning cause that meets all of the entry criteria will receive a $25,000 grant, which is provided to the eligible nonprofit that administers the cause. If the administrators of the cause are not eligible, a qualified nonprofit organization can be selected whom they are associated with to accept the grant on their behalf. The submission process opens on June 2, 2021, and will close when 2,000 submissions have been made. Visit the State Farm Neighborhood Assist website to download the 2021 Submission Guide.
Environmental Grassroots Groups Funded
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice: Small Grants Program
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) is a leading resource for grassroots environmental activism, with a vision for clean, green neighborhoods nationwide. CHEJ's Small Grants Program helps grassroots, community organizing groups build leadership, increase capacity, and provide training and education. The program is designed to especially reach people from low-wealth communities and communities of color who are impacted by environmental harms. Grant activities can include board development, membership outreach, and fundraising efforts. Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $20,000 depending on the size of the applying organization. The second funding round for 2021 will open on May 28, and the deadline will be June 25, 2021. Visit the CHEJ website after May 28 to review the Round 2 guidelines.
Grants Promote Technology Use by Nonprofits
The AWS (Amazon Web Services) Imagine Grant Program supports nonprofit organizations in the United States who are using technology to solve the world's most pressing challenges. The goal is to empower nonprofit organizations to prioritize technology as a mission-critical component of their projects and to provide support for organizations pursuing technology-driven goals. The focus is on proposals for pilot projects, proofs of concept, strategic technology planning, or existing programs that utilize technology in a new or expanded way. Awards will be provided in the following two categories: The Momentum to Modernize Award and The Go Further, Faster Award. Grants of up to $150,000 and in-kind support will be provided. Online applications must be submitted by June 30, 2021. Visit the AWS website to download the 2021 proposal guidelines.
Grants Seek to Enhance Quality of Life in Georgia
Georgia Power Charitable Giving Program
The Georgia Power Charitable Giving Program provides support to nonprofit organizations and programs throughout Georgia that seek to improve the quality of life for the state's residents. The charitable focus areas include improving education, civic and community, environmental stewardship, health and human services, and arts and culture. Grant requests of up to $25,000 are reviewed on an ongoing basis; grant requests greater than $25,000 are reviewed in May, August, and December of each year. Visit the company's website to learn more about the application process.