Other funding opportunities


RURAL LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) created the Community Facilities Fund to provide capital to help develop and improve essential community facilities in rural areas. Rural LISC utilizes this fund to provide permanent and construction-to-permanent financing for rural community facilities, including health care centers, hospitals, educational facilities, and other nonprofit and public facilities in rural communities with populations under 20,000. Deadline: ongoing. Click here for more information.

THE HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION’S COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS PROGRAMprovides support to nonprofit organizations and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve their communities. The program focuses on support for organizations that serve veterans in local communities, as well as organizations that serve diverse and underserved communities. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. Deadline:  requests will be accepted on a rolling basis through 12/31/2019. Visit the Foundation’s website here to submit an online application.


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES is offering funding through  The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Program.  This program provides support to strengthen organizational capacity to respond to the changing healthcare landscape and increase access to high-quality HIV primary healthcare services for low-income, uninsured, and underserved people living with HIV. Deadline:  3/22/2019. Click here to review program guidelines.

ACTION FOR HEALTHY KIDS is offering funding through School Grants for Healthy Kids, an initiative of Action for Healthy Kids, to K-12 schools for school breakfast and physical activity programs. The following grant programs are being offered in 2019: School Breakfast Grants of $1,000, $2,000, or $3,000 will be provided to K-12 schools nationwide to introduce or expand a school breakfast program. Game On Grants of $1,000 will be provided to schools in selected states to improve or introduce new nutrition and physical activity programs. Parent-Led Grants of $1,000 will be provided to parents or parent groups in selected states to revamp or introduce fitness, nutrition, and other wellness programs so that all students have access to healthy choices. Deadline:  4/5/2019 for all three programs. Visit the Action for Healthy Kids website here to learn more about the programs and application process.


FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION is offering Newman’s Own Awards to organizations working to improve quality of life for military members and their families, including programs for job training, housing, caregiver support, and mental health.  Deadline: 4/25/2019.  Click here to visit the website for more information and to apply.

Opioids/Substance Abuse

USDA is offering grants to improve access to opioid treatment in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies.  Deadline: 4/15/2019.  Click here for application materials.

Other Opportunities

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY is offering funding through The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.  The program provides support to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to assist in increasing the number of firefighters to help communities meet industry minimum standards and attain 24-hour staffing to provide adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards. Deadline: 3/22/2019.  Click here to learn more about this program and to apply.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE is offering funding through The Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program.  The program supports the rehabilitation of rural historic properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Applicants must make subgrants for physical preservation projects. Deadline is 4/1/2019.  Click here for more information and to apply.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS is offering grants through Challenge America to support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Matching grants are for $10,000. Deadline: 4/11/2019.  Click here for program guidelines.

USDA Community Connect Broadband Grant Program is offering grants to communities without broadband service to provide residential and business services and connect facilities, such as police and fire stations, healthcare, libraries, and schools.  Deadline: 4/15/2019.  Click here to review funding guidelines.

DRUCKER INSTITUTE is accepting applications for Drucker Prize for Nonprofits.  An award of $100,000 will be given to a single nonprofit organization engaged in creative work that is driving exceptional industry achievements.  Deadline:  4/30/2019.  Click herefor an application.

RETIREMENT RESEARCH FOUNDATION, one of the nation's first private foundations devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues, is offering a request for proposals for efforts that improve access to quality, community-based and long-term services and supports.  Deadline: 5/1/2019.  Click here to review program guidelines.

(Info reprinted from www.lisc.org/rural)