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OCS, Community Economic Development Projects

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) will solicit applications to award approximately $12.3 million in Community Economic Development (CED) discretionary award funds to Community Development Corporations (CDC) for well-planned, financially viable, and innovative projects to enhance job creation and business development for individuals with low income. With funds starting at $100,000 up to $800,000.

Deadline

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

USDA, Forest Service, Inflation Reduction Act, Forest Landowner Support

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

Encompasses cost share and payment incentives for forestry practices and supports participation of underserved landowners and small-acreage landowners (owning less than 2,500 acres) in emerging private markets for climate mitigation or forest resilience.

Deadline

Wednesday, August 21st, 2024

Hawaiʻi Peopleʻs Fund, Maui Aloha: The Peopleʻs Response

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This fund is dedicated to providing a safe and trusted conduit to move kōkua quickly in support of community organizers and organizations already engaged in this work, on the ground. Funds raised through this effort will move critical resources to past, present, and future community partners committed to nurturing our beloved community through this storm.

Deadline

USDA, Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program helps eligible communities prepare, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water.  Grants are also awarded when a significant decline in the quality and quantity of water is imminent.

Deadline

EDA, USDOC, FY 2021-2023 Economic Development Research and Evaluation (R&E) and National Technical Assistance (NTA) programs

Grant

Nationwide

EDA, USDOC

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Grant/Loan Information

EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive merit basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in order to provide investments that support research and technical assistance projects under EDA’s R&E and NTA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

Deadline

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Grant

Grant

National

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Supporting the outdoor enthusiast, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative’s mission is to provide practical support for efforts that promote safe, responsible use of OHVs, educate the public on proper recreational land use and wildlife conservation practices, and protect appropriate and sustainable access to public lands.

Deadline

ongoing

Google AD Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Google Ad Grants shows your message to people searching for nonprofits like yours.  Raise awareness, attract donors, and recruit new volunteers using Google search ads.


Deadline

None

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The foundation supports movements, organizations and individuals pursuing justice for people and the planet. They are focused on solutions that address the climate crisis and growing social inequality. See if you’re eligible for a grant by taking their eligibility quiz on the website linked below.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Harold K.L. Castle Foundation

Grant

Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations working in one or more of our three strategic priority areas in Hawai’i: Public Education Redesign and Enhancement (pre-K – 12th grade), Nearshore Marine Resource Conservation (for waters surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands), Strengthening the Communities of Windward Oahu.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

‘Eleu Grants for Disaster Relief and Recovery

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides grants up to $2,500 to fund community disaster response efforts on Hawaii island. Nonprofits providing assistance with food security, among other causes, are eligible to apply.

Deadline

TBD

Cooke Foundation

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Cooke Foundation supports worthy endeavors in the community that the family feels will make a significant difference in the betterment and welfare of the people of Hawaii. To see the list of 2020 grantees, click here.

Deadline

ongoing

The Coca-Cola Foundation

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Coca-Cola Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that empower women, protect the environment, and enhance communities through education, youth development and other community and civic initiatives. In 2019, 375 donations and grants were awarded to a variety of organizations including agricultural-related organizations; see the list here.

Deadline

Year Round

DBEDT Grant Writing Assistance

Grant

Statewide

State

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Grant/Loan Information

DBEDT provides grant writing technical assistance to nonprofit organizations with projects that are readily implementable. Projects must exhibit components that incorporate community economic development benefit and show sustainability with the ability to create and maintain jobs in the community. Grants up to $5,000 are eligible for grant writing technical assistance, provided a cash match of 25% of the technical assistance request.

Deadline

TBD

COVID-19 Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant Program

Grant

Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program enables non-profits, local businesses, and public entities engaged in humanitarian efforts to be matched with workers who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. The grant provides fully subsidized workers for select COVID-19 disaster recovery job positions, for up to one year (2080 hours). 

Deadline

TBD

Western IPM Center Planning Grant

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This grant provides up to $15,000 of funding to develop or update crop profiles, pest management strategic plans, integrated pest management strategic plans, evaluations or other planning and evaluation documents. Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis and up to $75,000 of funding is available in 2020-2021.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Omron Foundation

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Omron Foundation provides $250-$100,000+ grants to nonprofits for a one year program that helps meet people’s basic needs, including food needs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

The Pollination Project Daily Grant Program

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Pollination Project provides $1,000 to community-driven grassroots initiatives that empower individuals and inspire others. If the project fits their criteria, any project worldwide that moves towards a better world is eligible. Individuals, informally organized groups and organizations and formally registered or incorporated not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. The annual budget for applicants must be less than $50,000, and the total cost of the project that funding is being requested for must be less than $40,000. The group or organization must not have paid staff of any kind, and cannot do any work that promotes or advocates for animal agriculture.This program will not fund anything relating to the consumption of animal products, beekeeping, or synthetic or chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or fungicides. This program also provides non-financial support through training, peer support groups, and access to other opportunities and funders.

Deadline

Year Round

Rural Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program

Loan

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

RMAP provides loans and grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations to help micro-enterprises start and grow through training and technical assistance and a rural micro loan revolving fund. Nonprofits and institutes of higher education are eligible to become a MDO.

Deadline

Unclear

Cornell Douglas Foundation

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Cornell Douglas foundation aims to provide small grants to organizations that advocate for environmental health and justice, encourage stewardship of the environment, and further respect for the sustainability of its resources. This grant program provides $15,000-$50,000 grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Deadline

Year Round

Target’s Local Store Giving Grants

Grant

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

C&C of Honolulu Household Hardship Relief Fund Program

Grant

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

GenYOUTH Nutrition Grants

Grant

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

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

EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

Grant

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

National Endowment for the Humanities, Cultural and Community Resilience

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

The Cultural and Community Resilience program supports community-based efforts to mitigate climate change and COVID-19 pandemic impacts, safeguard cultural resources, and foster cultural resilience through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experience. The program prioritizes projects from disadvantaged communities in the United States or its jurisdictions, and NEH encourages applications that employ inclusive methodologies. With funds up to $150,000.

Deadline

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

USDA, Rural Utilities Service, Disaster Water Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

Works to assist communities by awarding grant funds to qualified entities for expenses related to water infrastructure systems in designated areas that were impacted by events that occurred during CY 2022 and were recognized through Presidentially Declared Disasters.

Deadline

Rolling

Hawaii Community Foundation, Maui Strong Foundation

Maui

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Maui Strong Fund is providing financial resources that can be deployed quickly, with a focus on rapid response and recovery for the devastating wildfires on Maui. HCF is working in close collaboration with state and county leaders, nonprofit organizations, and community members to get an understanding of the quickly evolving priorities. Funding will support evolving needs, including shelter, food, financial assistance, and other services as identified by our partners doing critical work on Maui.

Deadline

Laura Jane Musser Fund

Grant

Nationwide

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Grant/Loan Information

The Laura Jane Musser Fund assists public or not-for-profit entities to initiate or implement projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publicly owned open spaces while encouraging compatible human activities. The Fund’s goal is to promote public use of open space that improves a community’s quality of life and public health, while also ensuring the protection of healthy, viable, and sustainable ecosystems by protecting or restoring habitat for a diversity of plant and animal species. Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations (organizations with fiscal sponsors are not eligible); Local units of Government.

Deadline

Open Applications from February 15th through March 15th, 2023

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area.

Deadline

Open

Fire Prevention Grant Program

Grant

National

FM Global Fire Prevention Grant

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Grant/Loan Information

FM Global is pleased to offer financial support to organizations working to combat fire. Through our Fire Prevention Grant Program, fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations can
apply for funding to support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts, including pre-incident planning, fire prevention education/training and arson prevention/fire investigation.

Deadline

March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31

Change Happens Foundation Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The top three areas of focus for the Change Happens Foundation grantmaking are: Science, The Environment, and Education. They support activities that are charitable, educational, literary, or scientific.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Kokua Giving Program

Grant

Hawaii

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The A&B Kokua Giving program is focused on Hawaii charities and works to support its communities through broad-based giving including, but not limited to, the following categories: health & human services, education, community, culture & the arts, and environmental & land stewardship. Please submit your application at least 60 days prior to your event or project deadline.

Deadline

Quarterly

Dowling Community Improvement Foundation

Grant

Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This foundation provides funding for projects that preserve historic sites, use native plant materials in landscaping, incorporate energy conserving and green characteristics, and support a variety of cultural and educational efforts. The foundation takes a special interest in education, the environment, youth sports programs, and Native Hawaiian cultural programs.

Deadline

Unclear

Safeway Nourishing Neighbors Grant

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Nonprofits that work in hunger, youth and education, veteran services, health and human services, and diversity and inclusion may apply for $1,000-$2,500 of funding under the Safeway Nourishing Neighbors Grant.

Deadline

Year Round

Nutrien Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Nutrien supports community initiatives that are aligned with their goals of sustainable agriculture and food solutions, environmental footprint, and diversity and inclusion. They hope to invest in places where Nutrien does business- Nutrien has a location in Hilo.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program hopes to fund projects that influence health equity by addressing the future of food, evidence, social interaction, or work. Preference will be given to nonprofits. Projects should increase opportunities for everyone to live the healthiest life possible no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make. View previously funded projects here.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Rural Development Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) Funding

Grant/Loan

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

SECD promotes regional economic and community strategic planning in rural America through supporting multi-jurisdictional or multi-sectoral projects. There are a variety of SECD programs relating to community facilities, water and waste disposal, business and industry, rural business development, and broadband service. All programs are now streamlined under one application.

Deadline

Varies

Legacy Land Conservation Program

Grant

Statewide

State

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides grants to community organizations and government agencies that strive to purchase and protect land that shelters exceptional, unique, threatened and endangered resources. This program purchases land and conservation easements and pays the debt service on state financial instruments for the protection of multiple resources including agricultural land. State agencies, counties and nonprofit land conservation organizations many apply. A 25% match is required.

Deadline

Year Round

Western IPM Center Special Issues Grant

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This Center offers special issues grants up to $5,000 for time-sensitive one-year integrated pest management projects that cannot wait until the next regular grant cycle.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This foundation provides grants to support quality learning experiences for children, help families obtain stable, high quality jobs, and insist that all communities are vibrant, engaged, and equitable. They invest in efforts that increase access to fresh, local health food and improve nutrition for children and families in early child care settings, schools, and communities. This foundation reviews grant proposals throughout the year. To view previously funded projects in Hawaii, click here.

Deadline

Year Round

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s Small Grants Program

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This Foundation provides grants to small community-based organizations that provide critical services to vulnerable individuals and families. Funding requests can be for operating, program, or capital grants, with the maximum funding amount being $50,000 per year over two years. Proposed projects must align with the foundation’s funding priorities of housing, health (including nutrition and food access), jobs and education.

Deadline

Year Round

Egg-Tech Prize

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides funding towards technology projects that determine a chick’s sex before it hatches to prevent male chick culling.

Deadline

Unclear

Costco Wholesale Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Costco supports 501(c)(3) organizations that support children, education, and/or health and human services. They accept funding requests throughout the year on a rolling basis. Organizations may submit one application per fiscal year.

Deadline

Year Round

Sea Pact

Grant

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

Biodynamic Scholarship Fund

Grant

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

The Healy Foundation

Grant

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 provides long-term low-interest loans for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage and solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas that are otherwise not able to obtain commercial credit. Most state and local governmental entities and private nonprofits are eligible to apply.

Deadline

Year Round

Emergent Fund

Grant

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

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

U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, WaterSmart Cooperative Watershed Mangement Program Phase I 2023

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

Seeks proposals for Phase I activities to develop a watershed group, complete watershed restoration planning activities, and design watershed management projects.

Deadline

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2024

Maui Mutual Aid Fund

Fund

Maui

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

A local effort, the Maui Mutual Aid Fund is run by volunteers looking to get funds and support to residents who have been displaced and vulnerable residents, such as kūpuna (elderly), those with physical disabilities, renters, and individuals without insurance. The Maui Mutual Aid Fund is distributing resources to people with physical disabilities, those who are underinsured or uninsured and renters.

Deadline

Hawaii Energy, EmPower Grant

Grant

Statewide

State

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Grant/Loan Information

High energy prices, perhaps now more than ever, mean reducing your electricity costs could be crucial to keeping your small business or nonprofit open here in Hawaii. An EmPOWER grant could help with just that as you continue to navigate the challenges of today’s economy. All grant applications will be competitively reviewed. Submitting a grant application does not guarantee being awarded a grant. Any grant awards will be disbursed after project completion as a reimbursement once all required documentation has been submitted, verified and approved by Hawaii Energy. 

Deadline

Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG)

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

The purpose of the program is to promote economic development and job creation projects through the awarding of grant funds to eligible entities. Applications will compete in two separate categories, business opportunity grants, and business enterprise grants, for use in funding various business and community projects that serve rural areas.

Deadline

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Nonprofits, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, County governments, City or township governments, Private institutions of higher education, and State governments.

T-Mobile Hometown Grant

Grant

National

T-Mobil

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Grant/Loan Information

T-Mobile is committing up to $25 million over the next 5 years to support small towns across America by funding community projects.  Projects are up to $50,000


The T-Mobile Hometown Grants program will help fund projects to build, rebuild, or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in your town. For example, this might include the town square pavilion, a historic building, an outdoor park, a ball field, or a library-- every town has places where friends and neighbors connect.

Deadline

Quarterly for 5 through 2026

Clif Family Foundation Operational Support Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Provides operational support for non profit programs that strengthen our food system, enhance equitable community health outcomes and safeguard our environment and natural resources. Applications are reviewed three times a year; the deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1.


Deadline

rolling

McInerny Foundation

Grant

Hawaii

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Supports organizations benefiting the people of Hawaii. Grants are awarded in six major fields: arts and culture, community, education, environment, health and rehabilitation, and human services.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Makana Aloha Foundation

Grant

Maui

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Makana Aloha supports secular organizations that directly improve the Maui community in the areas of Public Education, the Arts, Healthcare, Animal Welfare and Environmental Conservation. In conservation, they support sustainable energy and agriculture alternatives that help preserve the natural integrity of Maui and its culture.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Bank of Hawaii Foundation

Grant

Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This foundation provides funding for programs and projects which provide significant impact within low and moderate income communities. Projects that focus on community development, human services, education, arts and culture, and other critical need community initiatives will be prioritized.

Deadline

Quarterly

HawaiiUSA Foundation Grants

Grant

Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Nonprofits that focus on improving the lives of the less fortunate and directly impact and support the children of Hawaii are eligible to apply for HawaiiUSA Foundation Grants. Projects should have broad community support and address specific community needs.

Deadline

Year Round

Andrew Family Foundation Junior Board Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program supports nonprofits that: (1) work to advance youth education in traditional academics and the arts, and (2) raise awareness about the importance of living sustainably and in harmony with the environment. Well-established organizations with five or more years of operating experience and a budget less than $5 million are encouraged to apply.

Deadline

Unclear

Honor the Earth

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program awards $1,000-$5,000 grants to nonprofit organizations that are led and managed by Native peoples, with priority given to grassroots, community based organizations and groups that lack access to federal funding. Eligible projects should support and forward the development of culturally-based, indigenous solutions to climate change based on relocalizing food and energy economies, as well as foster restoration of traditional knowledge. Grant funds must be used to create food security through organic production or implement renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative- Education and Workforce Development

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. EWD invites applications in five areas: professional development for agricultural literacy; training of undergraduate students in research and extension; fellowships for predoctoral candidates; fellowships for postdoctoral scholars; and a brand-new program for agricultural workforce training. Deadlines vary for each program area; please refer to the RFA for more details.

Deadline

Varies

Center for Science in the Public Interest Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

CSPI is accepting applications for a variety of programs including:

  • Programs that strengthen the nutrition and public health impacts of SNAP

  • Programs that ensure healthy, equitable restaurant kids' meals and school meals for all students

  • Programs that extend restaurant menu disclosures to improve nutritional quality of restaurant purchases

Deadline

Varies

Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program deploys urgent funding to support research and outreach in response to emerging or unanticipated threats to the nation’s food supply or agricultural systems. FFAR makes rapid grants through ROAR for research related to response, prevention or mitigation of new pests and pathogens. ROAR’s one-year funding fills urgent research gaps until traditional, longer-term funding can be secured.

Deadline

Year Round

The David Lucile & Packard Foundation

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This Foundation provides grants to tax-exempt charitable organizations to conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being. Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation is one of their funding priorities. To apply, please submit an inquiry here.

Deadline

Year Round

Frances R. Dewing Foundation

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This foundation funds projects related to early childhood education, specifically for children 6th grade and below. 501(c)(3) organizations may apply for grants that directly benefit children. Previously awarded projects include the creation of an outdoor classroom, an urban wildlife curriculum summer camp, and a hands-on discovery zone. This fund does not support grants for operating expenses, capital campaigns, scholarship, or general funds. Applications are reviewed two times a year: April 1 and October 1.

Deadline

Biannually

Seed Savers Seed Donation Program

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides a free variety of 50 seed packets to organizations and gardens in need. Community and educational groups who will freely share the harvest or save seed for other in need are eligibly to apply. Nonprofits, schools, community gardens, seed libraries, and educational programs may also apply. There is a $15 shipping and handling charge for each seed donation.

Deadline

Year Round

Alexander & Baldwin Kokua Giving Program

Grant

Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program supports Hawaii charities through providing funding for health and human services, education, community, culture and the arts, and environmental and land stewardship. Grant decisions are made bi-monthly, and applications must be submitted at least 60 days before the event or project deadline.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Grant

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

Food Sovereignty Tours Scholarship Program

Grant

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

FEMA Public Assistance Programs

Grant

Nationwide

State

/

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

/

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

ReFED COVID-19 Waste Solutions Fund

Grant

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

Google Ad Grant

Grant

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

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