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Target’s Local Store Giving Grants

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Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Nonprofits, accredited schools, and government agencies can request Target Gift Card donations. The average donation is $25-$50 with a maximum of $500 per year.

Deadline

Year Round

PPE Funding

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Statewide

State

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Grant/Loan Information

The Hawaii State Legislature will provide private or independent medical and dental practices, small hospitals, child, adult or foster care facilities, small businesses, and nonprofits in Hawaii with free PPE. Locally available supplies will be distributed quickly, but it may take up to three months to receive your full order.

Deadline

TBD

Hawaii County Rent and Mortgage Assistance Program

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Hawaii

Local

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Grant/Loan Information

Hawaii Island residents who are at least 18 years old and have lost income or work hours due to COVID-19 can apply, through six participating nonprofits, for up to $1,000 of rent or mortgage assistance per household per month from March to December 2020.

Deadline

TBD

Cigna Foundation’s Healthier Kids For Our Future Grant Program

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Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Cigna Foundation hopes to partner with school systems and surrounding communities and nonprofits to supplement existing mental health programming and help close gaps within and outside the school environment. Up to $65,000 grants per year for two years are available.

Deadline

9/30/2020

Food Sovereignty Tours Scholarship Program

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Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Food Sovereignty Tours offers $50-$600 scholarships to individuals based on need, interest and available funds to provide educational travel opportunities to people from diverse backgrounds and income levels. The goal of the program is to allow recipients to build alliances and learn new innovations and strategies from people around the world working to build food justice and food sovereignty.

Deadline

Unclear

Hawaii County CARES Act Assistance

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Hawaii

Local

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Grant/Loan Information

Hawaii County residents, small business owners and nonprofit organizations can soon apply for CARES Act financial assistance. Required documentation and more information about the program can be found here.

Deadline

TBD

Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops

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Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides funding up to $500,000 for projects that address the sanitary, phytosanitary and technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of US specialty crops. Funds can be used for things like seminars, workshops, study tours, field surveys, pest and disease research, and more. Funding is intended to benefit an entire industry or commodity rather than a specific company or brand. To see previous TASC projects, click here.

Deadline

9/30/2020

FEMA Public Assistance Programs

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Nationwide

State

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Grant/Loan Information

FEMA Public Assistance Programs reimburse eligible applicants for costs associated with emergency protective measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline

TBD

HCRC Emergency Loan Program (HELP)

Loan

Statewide

Local

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Grant/Loan Information

HCRC Emergency Loan Program (HELP) provides short-term bridge loans and term loans between $15,000-$100,000 to non-profits and mission aligned small businesses that are otherwise unable to secure financing but have an immediate need for capital. Funds can be used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, utilities and other operating expenses to allow the organizations to stay open.

Deadline

TBD

Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program

Loan

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program provides loans and grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) to: 


•Help microenterprises startup and growth through a Rural Microloan Revolving Fund. 

•Provide training and technical assistance to microloan borrowers and micro entrepreneurs. 


Funds can be used for: 

•Working capital 

•Debt refinancing 

•Purchasing equipment and supplies 

•Improving real estate

Deadline

Year Round

Open Road Alliance’s Deep Impact Loans

Loan

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Open Road Alliance’s Deep Impact Loans are low-interest, 1-18 month loans up to $250,000 for organizations that deliver vital community services (such as ensuring local food supply chains). If these organizations/businesses closed, the wider community would be harmed.

Deadline

TBD

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative- Education and Workforce Development

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Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative- Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. Funding is available for the following purposes: 

•professional development opportunities for K-14 educational professionals 

•workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges 

•training of undergraduate students in research and extension 

•fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars

Deadline

9/24/2020

CLIF Bar Family Foundation Small Grants

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Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The CLIF Bar Family Foundation provides small grants to 501(c)3 organizations that support one or more of the following objectives:

•Protect earth’s beauty and bounty 

•Create a robust, healthy food system 

•Increase opportunities for outdoor activity 

•Reduce environmental health hazards 

•Build stronger communities

Deadline

10/1/2020

Sea Pact

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Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Sea Pact aims to advance sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture practices through funding projects in four focus areas: Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Target 75 Initiative, Domestic Aquaculture Advocacy, Aquaculture Education, and the responsible joint Sea Pact seafood sourcing policy. Sea Pact accepts LOI year-round.

Deadline

Year Round

County of Hawaii KEEP ON Utility Assistance Program

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Hawaii

Local

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Grant/Loan Information

Hawaii County’s Economic Opportunity Council is providing up to $500 of assistance to workers who meet household income requirements, are at least 18 years old, a resident of Hawaii, and have lost income or work due to COVID-19.

Deadline

TBD

Holomua Hawaii Program

Grant

Hawaii

Local

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Grant/Loan Information

This program funds up to $10,000 in one-time reimbursements to businesses and nonprofits in Hawaii County. COVID-19 related business interruption costs from 3/23/2020 are eligible. Interested applicants can view the program FAQs here, and apply through the participating federal credit unions. Funds can be used to support core operations, safe ongoing and reopening costs, PPE, and training and technical assistance.

Deadline

12/30/2020

Biodynamic Scholarship Fund

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Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Biodynamic Scholarship Fund serves farmers, aspiring farmers, and those interested in learning and developing skills in biodynamics but lack the financial resources to participate in educational opportunities. By providing scholarships to individuals to attend the North American Biodynamic Conference and other events organized by the Biodynamic Association as well as biodynamic workshops or coursework at participating education centers in North America, the Biodynamic Association is making education more accessible for all.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Simply Organic Giving Grant

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Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Simply Organic Giving Fund Grant supports nonprofits that provide people access to healthy, organic food options.

Deadline

9/30/2020

Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grants

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Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This grant aims to establish job accelerators with related programming that creates high-wage jobs in distressed rural communities, accelerates the formation of new businesses, strengthens regional economies, and helps rural communities identify and maximize local assets and connect to regional opportunities and industry clusters. RISE grants are provided on a first come, first serve basis. Examples of previous projects include an innovation center providing vocational and educational resources to help broaden the local aquaculture industry. Funds may be used for construction, the purchase of a building, equipment and costs associated with the job accelerators. It has a $500,000 minimum and $2 M funding cap. Click here to listen to the RISE listening session and here to view the presentation slides. The RFP will open in Fall 2020.

Deadline

TBD

Rural Development Guaranteed Loan Program

Loan

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

The Rural Development Guaranteed Loan Program allows guaranteed lenders to approve and make covered loans with 180-day loan payment deferrals until September 30, 2020, without agency approval as long as they notify USDA Rural Development in writing.

Deadline

9/30/2020

Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program

Loan

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

The Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program aims to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. Examples of agricultural-related projects are community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs, and greenhouses.

Deadline

Year Round

Feed the Hunger Fund

Loan

Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Feed the Hunger Fund provides 6.5%-8.5% $5,000-$250,000 loans for anyone involved in the food industry, particularly marginalized communities with sustainable businesses.

Deadline

Year Round

ReFED COVID-19 Waste Solutions Fund

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Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The ReFED COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund provides $50,000 grants to quickly deliver vital funding to organizations that can rapidly scale food waste reduction and hunger relief efforts.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Full Calabash Fund

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Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Full Calabash Fund supports local farmers, ranchers, and food producers by providing food to community members in need. Community-based nonprofit organizations and community meal preparation services can receive this funding. At least 50% of funds must be used to purchase locally grown, raised, harvested, or value-added products. Funding can also be used to support general operating expenses and indirect costs.

Deadline

Applications available soon

Google Ad Grant

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Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Google offers up to $10,000 of in-kind advertising on Google Search every month for nonprofits to create text ads through Google for Nonprofits.

Deadline

Year Round

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

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Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation donates orchards to community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, and hunger relief sites. The organization provides high-quality fruit trees and shrubs, equipment, on-site orchard design expertise and oversight, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training and manuals. Nonprofits, NGOs, public schools, or government entities may apply. At least 15-20 trees must be planted. Recipients must own the planting site, have a long-term lease, or work with a nonprofit/government entity that owns the planting site with a long-term usage agreement.

Deadline

Year Round

C&C of Honolulu Household Hardship Relief Fund Program

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Oahu

Local

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Grant/Loan Information

This program offers up to $2,000 per month plus $500 additional per month financial relief to Oahu households facing hardship due to COVID-19. Eligible uses include rent, mortgage, certain utilities, a DHS-recognized childcare providers.

Deadline

TBD

Hawaii Energy's Energy Relief Grant

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Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Hawaii Energy’s Energy Relief Grant offers up to $25,000 of reimbursable funding for energy efficiency projects such as new energy efficient equipment. Recipients must either be nonprofits; have obtained relief funding from the EIDL, PPP, or Hawaii/Maui/Honolulu County funds; or be a Hawaii Energy-defined group such as small businesses. A second round of funding will open in October 2020 with a deadline of November 30, 2020.

Deadline

9/30/2020

OCIA Research/Educational Micro Grant

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Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

$500-$3,000 research or educational micro-grants are available to fund projects relating to organic agriculture. Applications are reviewed every March 15th and November 15th.

Deadline

11/15/2020

Rural Business Development Grant

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Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

The Rural Business Development Grant provides technical assistance and training to small rural businesses with fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue. There are two types of grants: enterprise grants and opportunity grants. Towns, communities, state agencies, nonprofits, and institutes of higher education may apply.

Deadline

Unclear

GenYOUTH Nutrition Grants

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Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides grants of up to $3,000 per school to supply resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19. Principals, nutrition managers, district school nutrition directors, and district superintendents are able to apply.

Deadline

Unclear

The Healy Foundation

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Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Healy Foundation offers nonprofits in Hawaii grants up to $50,000 for projects that address the protection of ecosystems, climate change mitigation, reduction of childhood poverty, or youth advocacy and education.

Deadline

Year Round

Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees

Loan

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program aims to improve access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and rural businesses. These loans can be used for projects relating to drinking water, sewers, waste disposal, storm water disposal, etc.

Deadline

Year Round

Emergent Fund

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Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Emergent Fund supports strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions. They look to fund projects that support community development through long-term economic or social justice.

Deadline

Year Round

EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

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Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

There are two programs that applicants can receive funding from under the EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program: 

1) The EDA’s Public Works program, which helps distressed communities build, design, or engineer critical infrastructure and facilities to promote economic development and regional prosperity. 

2) The EDA’s Economic Adjustment Assistance program accepts applications for projects in rural and urban areas that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects.

Deadline

Year Round

Supplemental Aquaculture Funds

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Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

Sea Grant programs can apply for these funds for a range of activities. Some examples of activities include: 

•education or communication activities 

•joint regional aquaculture research competitions 

•joint regional/topical aquaculture extension positions 

•competitive exploratory aquaculture program development 

•aquaculture extension

Deadline

11/3/2020

Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

The Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program provides funding for rural projects through local utility organizations. USDA provides zero-interest loans to local utilities which they, in turn, pass through to local businesses (ultimate recipients) for projects that will create and retain employment in rural areas. The ultimate recipients repay the lending utility directly. The utility then is responsible for repayment to USDA.

Deadline

Year Round

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