Grant Opportunities

Louisiana Foundation: Special Project Grants Program (US)

Louisiana Foundation: Special Project Grants Program (US)


Deadline: 1-Sep-21

The Louisiana Foundation is seeking applications for its Special Project Grants Program to support organizations that are looking to increase their community impact. They may focus on any number of issues affecting Louisiana’s health, education, or well-being.

Top Dutch Donors that fund internationally to improve livelihoods in communities

One-time Microgrant for NGO Projects that generate Social Impact. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

$15,000-$25,000 Funding for Women and Children living in Extreme Poverty. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Seed Grant for Grassroots Organizations and Women-led Initiatives. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Grants to support NGOs working to end the HIV Epidemic. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

Fellows will receive Project and Connect Fund to address Water-related Issues

Apply for Project Funding in areas of Art and Culture (Arab Region)

This Call is offering Seed Money to Research Projects in Africa

Global Humanitarian Initiative seeks applications from anywhere in the world

Unrestricted Grants for improving Health Equity and reducing Health Disparities among Vulnerable Communities

New funding for Small NGOs to fight Infectious Diseases

Grants for Innovative Projects to improve Humanitarian Response

Call for empowering Social Entrepreneurs that are working to achieve the SDGs

This US funding will help NGOs to tackle the Challenges of Coronavirus in 2021

USD 1 million Partnership Fund for SDG Impact Projects

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation is committed to making ongoing investments in the work of partners who have made a demonstrated impact on the health and wellbeing of Louisianans. These grants will help their established partners further their important work on behalf of Louisianians in need.

Projects may focus on any number of issues that affect Louisiana’s health and wellbeing, including community health, education and child welfare. They give preference to projects pursuing innovative ideas, as well as projects that reach new and diverse communities.

The ideal Special Projects grant project is:

Top Dutch Donors that fund internationally to improve livelihoods in communities

One-time Microgrant for NGO Projects that generate Social Impact. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

$15,000-$25,000 Funding for Women and Children living in Extreme Poverty. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Seed Grant for Grassroots Organizations and Women-led Initiatives. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Grants to support NGOs working to end the HIV Epidemic. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

Fellows will receive Project and Connect Fund to address Water-related Issues

Apply for Project Funding in areas of Art and Culture (Arab Region)

This Call is offering Seed Money to Research Projects in Africa

Global Humanitarian Initiative seeks applications from anywhere in the world

Unrestricted Grants for improving Health Equity and reducing Health Disparities among Vulnerable Communities

New funding for Small NGOs to fight Infectious Diseases

Grants for Innovative Projects to improve Humanitarian Response

Call for empowering Social Entrepreneurs that are working to achieve the SDGs

This US funding will help NGOs to tackle the Challenges of Coronavirus in 2021

USD 1 million Partnership Fund for SDG Impact Projects

Serving a clearly defined need within the community n Building on the success of a past grant project with the Blue Cross Foundation
Properly staffed by an organization with capacity to complete the proposed project
Designed to make an impact on Louisiana communities over the long term
Planned to achieve specific and measurable outcomes, with thoughtful and objective evaluation built in
Able to communicate the values and impact of their Foundation within the community served
Specifically, these grants are meant to help organizations:

Complete an existing project previously funded by the Foundation; or
Strategically expand current efforts or implement new efforts based on a clear evidence of need and solid data.
Focus Areas

Healthy Eating: Programs that increase access to, knowledge about and use of healthy food and healthy eating
Physical activity: Programs that increase access to, knowledge about and engagement with daily, natural physical activity. Incentive and reward-based programs (virtuous cycles)
Community health: Community Level commitments to tackling health and quality of life issues
Early childhood intervention: Early childhood interventions that help set children, particularly low-income and high-needs children, on a good path educationally, socially-emotionally, health-wise etc.
School-based health: Having schools or educational institutions make improving health outcomes a top priority
Family stability: Programs that support stronger families and family units, providing particularly for low-income kids stability and support
Funding Information

Q&A on ‘Individual fundraising, Donor Engagement, Strategy’

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Questions Answered on Concept Note

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How to Write Proposals on Projects Addressing Climate Change

How to conduct Successful Donor Meetings?

How to Organize Nonprofit Fundraising Events?

Turn your Environmental Project Idea into a Reality with up to €10.000 Grants: Apply Now

How can Short Concept Notes attract Large Funding

How to Plan and Prepare the Budget for a USAID Project Proposal

The fundsforNGOs Guide for NGOs on Corporate Social Responsibility

Top Upcoming Grants for NGOs in 2021 (South Africa)

How to assess Your NGO using the USAID’s Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) Tool

Top Upcoming Grants for NGOs in 2021 (Uganda)

Top Upcoming Grants for NGOs in 2021 (Nigeria)

The maximum amount awarded per grant will be $100,000.
Length of time: Projects lasting up to one year.
Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for any Foundation Grant, your organization must:

Be designated a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the IRS.
The Foundation only gives to nonprofit organizations working for charitable, religious, scientific, literary and other organizations under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).
Be registered and in good standing with the Louisiana Secretary of State.
All organizations must be up-to-date on their filings with the Louisiana Secretary of State.
Check your organization’s status via given website.
Be domiciled in Louisiana
The Foundation only makes gifts to organizations who are based in Louisiana and working for the welfare of Louisianians.
Ineligible

Training Video: How NGOs can use Videos to influence Donors

How NGOs can search, identify and appoint Fundraising Consultants and Grant Writers?

Writing Proposals during Pandemic: A Training Video on Adapting Grant writing during the Coronavirus Pandemic

How NGOs can adopt Donor Prospect Research for Fundraising Success?

Training Video: How to take Lessons Learned from Previous Projects and adapt them for New Proposals

Training Video on Essential Financial Management Skills for NGOs
Training Video: How to Influence Donors through Your Proposals by Cheryl Hooper

Training Video: How to Influence Donors through Your Proposals by Cheryl Hooper

Training Video: Improving your Chances of Success Grant Writing Skills & Tips 2 – Concept Notes by Cheryl Hooper

Training Video: How to develop a Firm Financial Base: Effective Fundraising Planning for NGOs

Training Video: How to use Digital Channels effectively for Fundraising?

Training Video: How to Develop a Branding and Communication Strategy for Successful Fundraising?

Training Video: Grant Writing Skills & Tips for Award Winning Proposals by Cheryl Hooper

New Training Video: How NGOs can develop and maintain Strong Corporate Partnerships

Training Video: How to develop Monthly Targets and Annual Goals in Your NGO Fundraising Plan?

The Foundation does not make grants to the following under any circumstances:

Programs or events outside of Louisiana
Organizations that are not tax-exempt
Political campaigns, candidates, parties or partisan activities
Sectarian, denominational or religious organizations for support of theological functions
Athletes or athletic teams
Beauty pageants
Direct funding of labor, fraternal or veterans’ organizations
Students raising funds for travel to an out-of-state competition
Parent-teacher organizations
Organizations that are in direct competition with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
For more information, visit http://bcbslafoundation.org/grant-programs/grants/specialprojects/

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