Grant Opportunities

Yawkey Foundation: Program and Small Capital Grants (US)

Yawkey Foundation: Program and Small Capital Grants (US)


Deadline: 01-Jul-21

The Yawkey Foundation is seeking applications for its Program and Small Capital Grants to support high-impact, strategic, and innovative nonprofit organizations in delivering on their core missions.

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

Program and Small Capital Grants may fund programming, one small project, or a piece of equipment aligned with a nonprofit’s purpose.

These grants are extremely competitive, and the Yawkey Foundation will receive many more compelling Initial Proposals than it will be able to fund.

Initial Proposals should demonstrate an awareness of and alignment to the Yawkey Foundation’s mission and Areas of Giving.

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

Additionally, the most competitive Initial Proposals will reflect a nonprofit’s strong leadership and proven impact in providing direct services and programs for unmet needs in underserved regions aligned with the Yawkey Foundation’s geographic priority areas, including Gateway Cities in Eastern Massachusetts.

Focus Areas

There are four submission periods for Program & Small Capital Grant Initial Proposals, aligned with the specific Area of Giving categories.

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

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Questions Answered on Concept Note

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Top Upcoming Grants for NGOs in 2021 (Uganda)

Top Upcoming Grants for NGOs in 2021 (Nigeria)

Human Services
Funding Information

Grant amounts are up to $100,000, most often paid over one year.
Eligibility Criteria

The Yawkey Foundation seeks to support 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organizations (fiscal sponsors acceptable) making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities through direct programs and services in six priority Areas of Giving: Health Care, Education, Human Services, Youth and Amateur Athletics, Arts and Culture, and Conservation and Wildlife. At this time, the Yawkey Foundation’s primary geographic focus areas are Eastern Massachusetts and Georgetown County, South Carolina.
Note: Eastern Massachusetts includes cities and towns within the following counties: Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Middlesex and Essex.
Ineligible

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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?

Training Video on A Step-wise Guide on Individual Fundraising by Gopal Kumar Jain

The Yawkey Foundation does not fund the following:

Organizations that are not tax-exempt under IRS Section 501(c)3 or 509(a)(3) Type III
Funding for emergency response, events, conferences, sponsorships, advertisements, travel, monuments, memorials, individual requests/benefit
Funder collaboratives, private foundations, and general endowments
Public school districts, public and charter schools, government agencies, community/economic development corporations, political campaigns, lobbying and cause-marketing
Religious organizations for sectarian purposes (but will fund non-religious programs of faith-based organizations)
Athletic programs specific to individual towns, districts or counties.
For more information, visit https://yawkeyfoundation.org/how-we-give/program-small-capital/

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