Local Grant Opportunities

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to turn your ideas into reality and make a meaningful difference in your community or beyond?

Grant opportunities offer a gateway to funding and support for individuals and organizations with innovative solutions and ambitious visions. Whether you're passionate about environmental conservation, social justice, education, or technological innovation, there's a grant waiting to help bring your aspirations to life.

These opportunities aren't just about financial assistance; they're about empowering changemakers like you to create positive and lasting impacts in the world.  The Department of Grants & Philanthropy takes pride in participating in the growth of our community and believes that grant opportunities serve as beacons of hope, offering avenues for individuals, organizations, and communities to pioneer solutions, address challenges, and cultivate lasting impact.  This is why we have created this page to share grant opportunities that are available and may apply to your specific needs. 

FD21836 Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and The DICK's Sporting Goods Foundation: Game On-Community Places to Play Initiative - FY 2024

The purpose of this program is to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local athletic spaces for young people ages 6 to 24 by providing funding and technical assistance to nonprofit community-based organizations, including schools and local parks and recreation departments that are collaborating with local nonprofit organizations, working to create and renovate multiuse youth sport spaces in low- and moderate-income communities. Funds will be awarded to outdoor and indoor facilities that enable and demonstrate local community access and usage for all organized youth sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, football, tennis, lacrosse, and volleyball.

https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/game-on/

FD22346 National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC): Environmental Justice - FY 2025 

The purpose of this program is to support youth teams sponsored by school, government, and nonprofit organizations addressing environmental justice challenges and climate needs on a local level that impact the planet now and for future generations. Projects will connect to learning goals, such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), or personal development goals, such as leadership or civic engagement, to provide powerful learning opportunities.

https://nylc.org/youth-as-solutions-impact-areas/