As a service to nonprofits, I provide a short list of available grants with some limited information and their deadlines.   If you don’t see anything that is of interest to your organization but need to fund a project, please contact me.   If you need help writing a proposal or need assistance with policy manuals, I can also help with that.   I’ve also reviewed grant proposals for nonprofits that were not accepted to show them how to get better scores for the next attempt.    You can reach me at or 888-441-5830.

Margaret Ring 

Grants List – October

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Award Ceiling: $20,000
For: Providing dental care to underserved children
Eligibility: Dentist-led, community-based programs
Apply at:
Deadline: December 15, 2017

Temper of the Times Foundation: Marketing Environmental Issues
Award Ceiling: $15,000
For: Increasing awareness of environmental issues through print, radio, or television ads, or producing and distributing materials
Eligibility: Nonprofits working to protect the environment
Apply at: Temper of the Times Foundation
Deadline: December 15, 2017

AIDS United Hurricane Relief Grants
Award Ceiling: $15,000
For: Meeting the needs of HIV organizations affected by hurricanes
Eligibility: Nonprofits providing HIV services in the Southern states affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Apply at: AIDS United: HIV Hurricane Relief Effort
Deadline: Applications accepted weekly

Office on Violence Against Women Funding for Abuse in Later Life
Award Ceiling: $400,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Estimated Total Funding: $2,300,000
For: Training and services for criminal justice and other professionals to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking in victims who are aged fifty or over
Eligibility: Nonprofits, coalitions or government agencies, especially those with expertise in violence services or elder services
Apply at:
Deadline: November 8, 2017

Cornell Douglas Foundation Environment Funding
Award Average: $10,000
For: Projects that address environmental health and justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protection, and financial literacy
Eligibility: Nonprofits
Apply at: Cornell Douglas Foundation
Deadline: Applications accepted throughout the year

Laura Jane Musser Fund Rural Initiative Program
Award Ceiling: $5,000 for planning, $25,000 for implementation
For: Strengthening rural towns in economic development, business, arts and humanities, public spaces, and education
Eligibility: Nonprofits and government agencies in communities with populations less than 10,000 in Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Wyoming, and certain counties of Texas
Apply at: Laura Jane Musser Fund: Rural Initiative Program
Deadline: November 2, 2017

Department of Commerce Marine Debris Removal
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Estimated Total Funding: $2,000,000
For: Development and implementation of marine debris removal, assessment and prevention projects
Eligibility: Nonprofit, for-profit and government agencies
Apply at:
Deadline: November 1, 2017

First Nations Development Institute: Native Arts Initiative
Award Ceiling: $32,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
For: Supporting traditional Native arts programs and Native artists, and supporting the intergenerational transfer of knowledge of traditional Native artistic practices
Eligibility: Native-controlled nonprofits and tribal governments in the Upper Midwest, Southwest, and Pacific Northwest
Apply at:
Deadline: October 19, 2017

National Marine Fisheries Service: Species Recovery Grants to Tribes
Award Ceiling: $100,000
For: Development and implementation of management plans, research and public education/outreach for conservation projects for marine species. Priority given to the conservation of Gulf of Maine Atlantic Salmon, white albacore, Cook Inlet beluga whales, Hawaiian monk seals, Pacific leatherback sea turtles, and southern resident killer whales
Eligibility: Federally recognized tribes or organizations with delegated authority to represent them (a similar grant is available for state agencies)
Apply at:
Deadline: November 1, 2017