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 deadlines that you can apply for before the end of the year.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Strengthening Childcare Models that Advance Women’s Economic Power Grant
This grant opportunity addresses the global childcare crisis, which has left approximately 350 million children and families without access to necessary care, disproportionately affecting women. This lack of childcare restricts women’s workforce participation and productivity. The grant aims to support evidence-based testing of childcare models in South Asia and Africa that empower women by offering paid work opportunities, reducing the burden of unpaid care, supporting women’s leadership pathways, and shifting gender norms related to work and caregiving. Proposals are encouraged to improve children’s outcomes, demonstrate sustainability, and have the potential to influence broader system changes. Funding of up to $400,000 USD per project over a maximum of 3 years is available for eligible initiatives. Explore application details here.
Open Initiative Grants
Currently the Lilly Endowment is offering three open initiative grants. Gift VIII is tailored to assist community foundations in fortifying their financial resources, leadership competencies, and strategic program development for long-term sustainability. The Religion and Cultural Institutions Initiative encourages museums and cultural organizations to present precise depictions of religion’s role. Additionally, the College and Community Collaboration initiative facilitates partnerships between Indiana colleges and universities and local stakeholders to enhance their respective communities. If interested in any of these funding opportunities, apply here.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity Grant
The Evidence for Action grant places a priority on conducting research to assess targeted interventions that hold the promise of mitigating and combating the adverse effects of structural and systemic racism while enhancing health, well-being, and equity outcomes. To apply, click here.
Open Grant Proposals
The Mellon Foundation provides grants to a diverse range of institutions and initiatives, including colleges and universities, arts and cultural organizations, conservation efforts, humanities research, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and projects in the public policy and advocacy sectors. These grants are intended to advance the humanities, arts, and higher education while promoting cultural understanding and knowledge. Submit a letter of inquiry and learn where the Mellon Foundation offers funding here.