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March 11, 2021

Funders & Funding

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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.

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.

Keystone Communities Program. The KC program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors that jointly support local initiatives such as the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities; social and economic diversity; and a strong and secure quality of life. The program allows communities to tailor the assistance to meet the needs of its specific revitalization effort. Communities may wish to consider designation through the KC program as a Keystone Main Street, Keystone Elm Street, Keystone Enterprise Zone, or Keystone Community. Designation is an opportunity for targeted investment and development including the identification of specific needs for investment and/or development and the design and implementation of a strategy to address those needs. Designation applications are accepted at all times. Competitive funding applications are accepted July 1 through August 31.

MontcoStrong 2021 Non-Profit Resiliency Grant Program. Montgomery County is pleased to announce the opening of a new grant program to support nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Applications will open at noon on July 19 and close at noon on August 10, 2021. There are several differences from the previous MontcoStrong nonprofit grant program administered in 2020. Most notably, the types of organizations that are eligible, the eligible use of funds, and the amount of grant dollars an organization can apply for have changed. Learn more and share!

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 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 is very proud to launch its Inclusion Grant program as of July 1, 2021. Inspired by the health access inequities exposed or exacerbated by the “dual pandemics” of COVID-19 and racial injustice, and in response to numerous one-on-one conversations with grantee partners, the VNA Foundation’s Inclusion Grants are for specific projects designed to increase access to health and human services for under-resourced people of color, immigrants & refugees, and/or English Language Learners in the North Penn region. Inclusion grants will provide up to $30,000 per organization in multi-year project funding, with additional Research Grants available for up to $2500. The process is intentionally flexible with no hard deadlines, and the Foundation will accept and review Letters of Inquiry on a rolling basis from July 1, 2021 through March 1, 2022, communicating with applicants at every step along the way. To learn more, please visit here.


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