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Supporting Recovery and Resiliency in Latino Communities Baner

Supporting Recovery and Resiliency in Latino Communities

With generous support from the TD Charitable Foundation, NALCAB will provide capacity-building grants of $30,000 and customized technical assistance (TA) to 10 organizations located in the TD Bank footprint. Awardees will also be able to participate in NALCAB facilitated in-person roundtables with housing-related nonprofits in one of four regional convenings. The purpose of this award is to support a network of Latino- and immigrant-serving organizations in building a sustainable pipeline of Latino homebuyers, homeowners, and renters through financial coaching, education, and opportunities that build or preserve individual assets and generational wealth. LEARN MORE & APPLY

Grant Amount: $30,000

Application Deadline: July 24, 2024

Funding Available to Support Creative Placemaking Baner

Funding Available to Support Creative Placemaking

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town program is offering up to $150,000 to integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities over the long-term. The program will support projects that utilize arts, culture, and design to advance local economic, physical and/or social outcomes. LEARN MORE.

Project activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Artist residencies
  • Arts festivals
  • Community co-creation of art
  • Public art
  • Cultural planning
  • Creative business/professional artist development
  • Creative asset mapping, and more

Application Deadline: Part 1 of the NEA Our Town application is due August 1, 2024. Full applications are due August 15, 2024

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CBA Fund

CBA Fund, CBA’s Community Development Financial Institution Intermediary, is excited to announce a new funding opportunity for nonprofit lenders whose headquarters are located in designated CDFI Fund Equitable Recovery Program geographies. CBA Fund will provide up to $150,000 in low-cost loan capital, capacity-building grants of up to $8,000, and technical assistance to organizations to provide accessible, safe, and affordable consumer loans. LEARN MORE & APPLY

Application Deadline: August 16, 2024

T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program Baner

T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program

Through the Hometown Grants Program, T-Mobile is investing $25 million over five years, through 2026, to fund community projects in small towns across the United States. Each quarter, 25 grants of up to $50,000 are provided for shovel-ready projects to build, rebuild, or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in small towns. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, adaptive uses of older and historic buildings into community gathering spaces, improvements to outdoor parks or trails, and technology projects for public libraries. Applications are accepted from elected officials, town managers and employees, tribal leaders, and nonprofit community leaders from small towns with a population of less than 50,000. LEARN MORE & APPLY.

Grant amount: Up to $50,000

Application Deadline: Applications are open on a quarterly basis. The next application deadline is September 30, 2024

 

Cisco Global Impact Cash Grant Program Baner

Cisco Global Impact Cash Grant Program

Cisco’s Global Impact Cash Grant Program provides support to nonprofit and non-governmental organizations around the world with national or multinational operations that address critical social challenges. Supported organizations and programs must focus on one of the following areas:

  • Crisis response, including increased capacity to access clean water, food, and shelter
  • Access to education, with a focus on increasing equitable access to education while improving student performance, engagement, and career exploration
  • Economic empowerment, with a focus on solutions that provide access to the knowledge, skills, and resources that people need to support themselves and their families
  • Climate impact and regeneration, including programs that foster bold climate solutions as well as community education and activation.

Programs must serve an audience greater than 65 percent economically underserved relative to the average standards of the target geography and must use the internet or internet-based communications technology to improve the efficiency and reach of program services. LEARN MORE

Application deadline: None
Geographic scope: United States and internationally

TD Charitable Foundation: Regional Grants Baner

TD Charitable Foundation: Regional Grants

The TD Charitable Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in the communities TD Bank serves, which include specific counties of CT, DE, DC, FL, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, VT, and VA. (A list of eligible counties is available in the online application.)

The Foundation primarily funds programs aligned to one or more of the following areas: better health, with a focus on research, technology, and innovative solutions that improve access to care for all; connected communities, with a focus on increasing access to the opportunities people need to participate and feel a sense of belonging in their community, including arts and culture; financial security, including early learning, income stability, financial literacy, and affordable housing; and vibrant planet, including clean economic growth that supports the transition to a low-carbon economy and activating green spaces. Special consideration will be given to organizations delivering programs that support diverse and historically underserved communities and to programs that support low- to moderate-income individuals with services that improve the quality of life.

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Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a bimonthly basis

Grant amount: The minimum amount is $5,000.

The Joyce Foundation Baner

The Joyce Foundation

The Joyce Foundation invests in policies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region, defined as Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. (National public policy efforts designed to have an impact on the Great Lakes states may also be supported.) The Foundation supports policy research, development, and advocacy in the program areas of culture, democracy, education and economic mobility, environment, gun violence prevention and justice reform, and journalism. LEARN MORE

Application deadlines: Grant inquiries are accepted throughout the year. The 2024 deadlines for formal proposals are August 1, and December 2.

Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell Baner

Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell

Bank of America has extended the opportunity for NALCAB network members and the clients they serve to participate in an online course for women entrepreneurs as part of the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell. This program will provide participants, at no cost, with access to the virtual program conducted by Ivy League Cornell faculty.

Participants who complete the 6-course program, offered in English or Spanish will receive a Certificate from Cornell University.  The program is designed for women who are starting, running, or expanding a business.

Courses include:

1. Creating Your Venture: Personal readiness, and client discovery

2. Laying the Legal Building Blocks for Your Venture

3. Assessing and Obtaining Financial Resources for Your Venture

4. Growth Leadership for Female Entrepreneurs

5. Product Development and Digital Marketing

6. Communications, Negotiation and Persuasiveness

 

Click here for Spanish enrollment.(Accepting registraitons)

Click here for English enrollment. (Currently closed; click to be added to waitlist)

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Funding & Resource Roundup

Freed Fellowship – Every month, one $500 grant is awarded to an underrepresented founder in the US to invest in their existing business. No strings attached. No equity required. Grant recipients are also eligible to receive an additional end-of-year grant of $2,500. https://www.freedfellowship.com/grant1

Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program (PepsiCo) – PepsiCo is inviting Latina entrepreneurs who work in food service to apply for eight weeks of personalized expert consultation, including best practices across operations, technology, marketing and digital presence. https://pepsicojuntoscrecemos.com/jefaowned/

Microsoft TechSpark Community Engagement Fellowship Grant – Community organizations focused on creating inclusive economic opportunities will have the opportunity to apply to receive a mix of funding and contextual technical assistance through in-person and virtual support. Awarded organizations will select a member of their team to represent their organization as a TechSpark Fellow. Applicant must be US-based nonprofit. Funding up to $50,000 – https://customervoice.microsoft.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbRzqG-8hAJq1BsU8sgfjznelUQUpCUkJVOTgyTThESk1RTURRR1JUSldUWSQlQCN0PWcu

Minority Business Circle – Supportive network for diverse entrepreneurs in various industries, offering opportunities like grants, loans, significant discounts on essential business products, and a comprehensive step-by-step guide with customized tools to track progress and foster growth. See link for info – https://minoritybusinesscircle.com/

Novae Grants Database – Novae Grants database are intended for small businesses with 6-100 employees, though some are also intended for larger businesses and sole proprietor startups – https://grants.novaegrants.com/

SPUR (Shared Purpose, Unlimited Reach) Pathways – Through an integrated and collaborative approach, Macy’s, Inc. and Momentus will provide access to a range of capital options from microloans to growth capital to equity investments. This represents a commitment to underrepresented businesses and aims to galvanize the retail industry to invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs – https://www.macysinc.com/purpose/spurpathways

Start Path Small Business (Mastercard) – During the 4-month program, startups will have the opportunity to leverage Mastercard’s network and subject matter expertise to uncover product partnerships, scale their companies and power solutions that drive safe, secure and simple experiences. Companies should be in one of following industries: Customer Service, Banking, Security, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Payment Processing, Digital Lending, FinTech – https://developer.mastercard.com/programs/start-path-small-business/ 

Start Small Think Big is a nonprofit that helps small businesses with high potential and limited access to the resources needed to create thriving businesses. They partner with small business owners, providing personalized business support and building connections with local communities.  If you are interested in being considered as a “client” for free services, you can fill out this form https://partner.startsmallthinkbig.org/bofainstitute (for English) or https://partner.startsmallthinkbig.org/bofainstitute-esp (for Spanish)  They also offer free webinars (in Eng and Span).  See this link for their upcoming events: https://www.startsmallthinkbig.org/events-for-small-businesses

Truist NonProfit Grant – The Truist Foundation supports nonprofits with grants that target leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities and educational equity. Quarterly deadlines – https://www.truist.com/purpose/truist-foundation/grant-application

Veterans Business Outreach Center – The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program offers resources to veterans who are interested in starting or growing a small business. There are 22 locations (soon expanding to 35) and they offer workshops, training, counseling, and mentorship opportunities. – https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/resource-partners/veterans-business-outreach-center-vboc-program

Women and Minority Business Owner Down Payment Grant (Bank of America) –  Non-repayable grant is for up to $25,000 on SBA owner occupied commercial estate loans for business locations within select opportunity zones (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles) Program may expand based on pilot. – https://promotions.bankofamerica.com/smallbusiness/downpaymentgrant

Bridge built by Citi Loan Program Baner

Bridge built by Citi Loan Program

Bridge built by Citi is a platform connecting small businesses seeking loans with over 65 community banks, CDFIs, and Minority Depository Institutions. There are no digital-only lenders on the platform, and no technology integration is required. Bridge’s lenders are able to respond to requests for capital for a wide range of debt financing, from working capital loans to commercial mortgages.

All NALCAB members are invited to refer small businesses seeking capital that are not able to be served by local markets to submit an application through the platform, to receive term sheets from potential lenders. In addition, NALCAB member CDFIs offering small business loans between $100,000 and $10,000,000 are invited to join this free platform to increase their reach.

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Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Baner

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation supports nonprofit organizations helping people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice in 11 southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. With the aim of advancing racial equity and social and economic justice, the Foundation supports collaborative, multi-strategy, place-based work focused on democracy and civic engagement, economic opportunity, and supportive policies and institutions. Funding may be used for general operating support, project support, “glue” support for networks of grassroots and partner organizations, and organizational development. Organizational summaries are accepted throughout the year.

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Change Machine + Kaiser Permanente Financial Health Initiative Baner

Change Machine + Kaiser Permanente Financial Health Initiative

Change Machine + Kaiser Permanente have partnered to support nearly 200 nonprofits to accelerate their missions and drive impact through financial coaching. Selected nonprofits will use Change Machine’s technology platform to train and equip social service practitioners in financial coaching so that they can provide these services to their clients. Financial coaching includes: financial goal setting and budgeting; establishing and increasing savings; addressing debt; and connecting people to safe and affordable banking products. Funding from Kaiser Permanente supports training program implementation, allowing social service organizations to provide these programs sustainably.

Location requirements: Practitioners from California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, & Washington state.

CLICK HERE for more details & application instructions.

Citizens Bank Corporate Giving Baner

Citizens Bank Corporate Giving

Citizens Bank Corporate Giving seeks to support opportunities for significant and measurable community impact. Corporate contributions support nonprofit organizations in the geographic areas in which Citizens has a retail bank branch presence, including Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, upstate New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Funding areas of interest include fighting hunger and reducing food insecurity; supporting financial literacy programs that provide individuals and businesses with the tools needed to be fiscally healthy; and strengthening communities through economic development, job training, and small business development. Funding is focused on projects that serve diverse, underserved populations and neighborhoods and demonstrate strong results. Sponsorship support is also available, as well as grants through the Citizens Philanthropic Foundation for organizations in the Metro New York and New Jersey areas. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Citizens website to submit an online application. Grants support programs that:

  • Teach Money Management by supporting financial literacy programs that provide individuals and businesses with the tools needed to be fiscally healthy.
  • Strengthen Communities through economic development, job training and small business development.
NALCAB Loans & Loan Guarantees Baner

NALCAB Loans & Loan Guarantees

Did you know that NALCAB offers loans for nonprofit member lenders and member organizations that work in affordable housing? In addition, we offer loan guarantees for small business and real estate loans.

CLICK HERE to learn more about our loan products.
CLICK HERE to learn more about our Small Business Loan Guarantee.

 

To schedule a consultation, contact us at: impactinvesting@nalcab.org

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Additional Funding Sources

Grant Station offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grant-seeking process.

Philanthropy News Digest from Candid publishes Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and notices of awards as a free service for US-based nonprofit and grantmaking organizations.

Grants.gov a searchable database of federal funding programs and grants currently available.

NACEDA – National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations showcases funding opportunties in various areas of community development.

Candid maintains a comprehensive database on US and global grant-makers and their funding opportunities. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.

 

NALCAB is committed to securely reviewing all submissions with the upmost attention and will provide feedback within 30 to 60 days of the application close date.
NALCAB supports organizations at all levels of capacity and its programs are intentionally designed for partners to benefit from peer learning and engagement opportunities with experts and organizations in the NALCAB Network. To learn more about NALCAB and its Network, we recommend visiting our mission, strategy and programs pages.