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Bucks County Association of Realtors. Through the support of SRA and PAR, the Bucks County Association of Realtors recently secured a $200,000 grant to help community members in Bensalem, Bristol Township and Bristol Borough that were affected by the flooding on July 12th.  Qualified applicants can receive up to $1,000 to be used for the monthly mortgage expense on a primary residence or rental housing cost due to displacement from the primary residence because of the flood. If you, or someone you know, is interested in applying, please have them click on the link below for more information on the application process and necessary documents needed.  Applications are due by September 30. Apply here.

The Community Drug Abuse Prevention Grant Program was created to foster parent and community groups in leading grassroots efforts to prevent the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse from harming Pennsylvanians, especially children and young adults. Grant funding is available to help communities provide safe alternatives to drug and alcohol abuse, as well as fact-based education, prevention, or intervention efforts related to drug and alcohol abuse — including the violence and other consequences that these substances can cause. Applications are reviewed by the Office of Attorney General on a rolling basis.

The Nessa Forman, David Forman, Eleanor and Solomon Forman Family Fund, a Designated Fund of Philadelphia Foundation, is pleased to announce the availability of grants to support Greater Philadelphia nonprofits serving young people aged 11 to 18 that offer in-school or out-of-school-time programs that provide training, education and exposure to photography, architectural drawing and architecture or the written arts. Up to 10 grants of no more than $40,000 each will be awarded annually. Learn more and apply!

HealthSpark Foundation is accepting applications to the Innovation Lab Grant Program now through November 1, 2021. Click here to download the full RFP including application guidelines. To register for the grant information session on September 28, please click here. The Innovation Lab provides up to $30,000 in grant funding for projects that will improve how the safety net system functions, such as by

  • reimagining how programs and services can achieve impact;
  • realigning relationships and resources and power structures between funders, service providers, the community, and system users;
  • redeveloping rules and regulations, especially those that embed racial and other disparities;
  • adjust policies and practices to create greater equity or improve service delivery; or
  • addressing problematic cultural norms and incentives in order to achieve greater wellbeing and impact for all people.

In partnership with The Independence Public Media Foundation (IPMF) and the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund, announced grants totaling $2.3 million to community media-makers, journalism, and film with an emphasis on supporting projects led by underrepresented communities and with a commitment to justice. Forty-seven grants were awarded in total, including three grants totaling $160,000 to Montgomery County-based organizations. Learn more about the MontCo organizations funded and the impact in Montgomery County. Stay connected to HealthSpark Foundation’s Voices for Change work! “For far too long, the stories of Black, Indigenous, and people of color; the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer people; the stories of people with disabilities; the stories of immigrants; and the stories of many others are not told or are not told by the people and communities themselves. The lack of their stories, perspectives, and opinions in our public discourse has created, and been part of, a process to devalue their experiences and has led to a lack of public policy, legal protections, and opportunities that recognize their innate humanity and effectively support their ability to thrive.” Voices for Change provides grant support for arts, storytelling, and journalism that lifts up unheard and underrepresented voices with the intention of creating a fairer and more just Montgomery County. A full listing of the grant awards through the open call process is available here.

Home Depot community impact grants: Non-profit organizations are eligible for up to $5,000 in gift cards to obtain tools, materials, and services from Home Depot for projects that support improving housing for veterans, vulnerable, and underserved populations. Applications are due by December 31, 2021.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has announced the availability of up to $24 million in Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) funding for grants and technical assistance to address community violence throughout the Commonwealth. VIP funding is intended to support effective local intervening and preventative measures to stop gun and group violence in areas experiencing high rates of violent crime within Pennsylvania. Community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, local municipalities, district attorneys, and counties are eligible to apply. Eligible entities can submit an initial request for funding utilizing an online SurveyMonkey form between now and October 15, 2021.

Seybert Foundation’s Innovation Grants Program will provide one-time grants for specific research or proof-of-concept purposes, intended for emergent or existing Philadelphia-youth-serving nonprofit organizations wishing to either a) test a bold new approach OR b) pursue a time-sensitive opportunity that could lead to significant change.  The grants will range in size from $20,000-$60,000 for nonprofit organizations serving Philadelphia youth as their primary target population. Seybert defines “primary” to mean that more than 50% of the organization’s overall target population must be Philadelphia youth. Learn more and apply! Proposals are due by October 8.

Temple University’s COVID-19 Trauma-Informed Workforce Initiative Fund specifically targets medically underserved urban, suburban, and rural communities impacted by COVID-19 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This short-term initiative will focus on improving health outcomes among racial and ethnic minority groups, English language learners, and vulnerable populations, including older adults, adults with intellectual and other disabilities or chronic conditions in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Dauphin, and Lancaster counties. Additionally, this fund will prioritize communities that have endured long-standing systemic health and social inequities, such as those who have limited access to healthcare, face discrimination, live in crowded conditions and poverty, experience education, income, or wealth gaps, and work in settings that put them at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure. The ultimate goals of this project are to prevent COVID-19 transmission, increase vaccine access and decrease vaccine hesitancy, and provide the resources communities need to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. This project is being supported by funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration. Applications are open July 1, 2021 and close at 11:59 PM on October 1, 2021 or earlier, when the $3.5 million in funds are fully committed.

United Way of Bucks County in partnership with Penn Community Bank, announced the creation of a coordinated Disaster Relief Fund to help people affected by the July severe flooding and tornadoes in Bucks County. Initial donations include $25,000 from both United Way of Bucks County and Penn Community Bank and $10,000 from both Dow and the Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund. The coordinated Disaster Relief Fund will assist low-income homeowners impacted by the storms who are unable to secure aid from other sources. If you or someone you know needs help, visit our FAQs for weather-impacted residents.

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey celebrates 100 years of service and impact! Read their 19-20 annual report with $14.8 million invested in fighting poverty and expanding opportunity across our region.

The VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn. Apply now for Inclusion Grants for up to $30,000. The preliminary Census information shows marked increases in the Latinx, Asian and Black populations in Montgomery County. The VNA Foundation’s Inclusion Grants are designed to help you increase access to health and human service resources for people of color, immigrants/refugees and English Language Learners in the North Penn region. The Letter of Intent and Application forms are on the online grants portal, and the Foundation will review submissions continually through March 1, 2022.  Enter your username and password and click on “Apply” to access the Inclusion Grant Letter of Intent (LOI) form.  To aid potential partners, the Foundation’s website now has translation capability for Spanish, Korean, Bangla, Chinese and Arabic. Have questions or want to discuss ideas? Learn more about what the LOI will ask here, or contact Diana Doherty anytime.

Fall Program Grants for up to $15,000: If your organization did NOT receive a Spring 2021 Grant for either General Operating or Program support, you may be eligible to apply for a Fall Program grant for up to $15,000. Online applications are due Sept 17.  Contact Diana before applying to be sure you are eligible!

Your Way Home is soliciting Request For Proposal forms from eligible organizations who wish to be considered as a new project in the FY21 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Agencies new to the CoC Grant program are welcome to apply. Learn more and apply here! The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 5:00pm due to Hurricane Ida impact. The CoC Governing Board is requesting proposals for the following four project types in the FY21 CoC Grant Competition:

  1. New Projects: The CoC is eligible for up to $184,234 in the HUD FY21 CoC Grant Competition for new projects.
  2. New Projects That Serve Survivors of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault: The CoC is eligible for up to $552,702 in the HUD FY21 CoC Grant Competition for new projects that serve survivors of DV or SA.
  3. Expansion of Existing CoC-Funded Projects: HUD will allow project applicants to apply for a new expansion project to expand existing projects (renewal projects) that will increase the number of units, persons served, services provided to existing program participants, or to add additional activities to HMIS and SSO-Coordinated Entry projects.
  4. Consolidation of Existing CoC-Funded Projects: Renewal applicants intending to use the consolidation process to combine two or more eligible renewal projects.


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