Each month, we curate a roundup of grants focused on various impact areas and causes. This month we’re featuring four foundations supporting social impact organizations with rolling deadlines.
🌊 The National Geographic Society Level I and Level II Grants
The National Geographic Society supports research, exploration, and conservation projects that aim to protect our planet. If you’re involved in environmental or scientific endeavors, these grants could be a game-changer. There are two grants offered, Level I Grants offer up to USD $20,000 for one-year (or two for tech projects), are for individuals seeking career enhancement, mentorship, and network expansion, except for existing National Geographic Explorers; Level II Grants provide access to higher funding levels and support innovative projects with potential for significant impact, lasting up to two years, and do not require prior National Geographic Society grant recipients. If interested in either of these funding opportunities, apply here.
🌄 Patagonia Corporate Grants
Patagonia’s Corporate Grant program supports grassroots activist organizations engaged in direct-action agendas and strategic, multipronged campaigns aimed at environmental preservation and protection, with a particular focus on local groups dedicated to safeguarding habitats and frontline communities through innovative actions. They prioritize organizations that address root causes and demonstrate a commitment to long-term change, seeking out innovative groups with specific goals, objectives, action plans, and measurable success indicators; grant proposals are subject to review and decision by an employee-grants council. Explore their application details here.
📖 The Knight Foundation Communities Fund
The Knight Foundation fosters engaged, inclusive, and equitable communities, particularly in the 26 cities where the Knight brothers owned and operated newspapers, by investing in initiatives such as downtown and neighborhood revitalization, public space enhancement, economic opportunity advancement, and the promotion of “Smart Cities” for responsive decision-making that aligns with residents’ evolving needs in our increasingly digital age. Submit a letter of inquiry and learn where the Knight Foundation offers funding here.
📢 The Ford Foundation’s JustFilms Grant
The Ford Foundation’s JustFilms initiative supports documentary filmmakers and projects addressing urgent social issues. JustFilms invites applications from creators and organizations for their grant program, offering support to artist-driven film and new media storytelling projects that passionately explore dimensions of inequality. To apply click here.