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New RFPs


Agriculture / Food

Farm Credit East Accepting Applications for AgEnhancement Grant Program

Posted: September 25, 2016
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Grants of up to $8,000 will be awarded to help organizations promote awareness of and strengthen agriculture, commercial fishing, and the forest products industry in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Vermont....

Arts / Culture

Lighthouse Works Accepting Applications for Artist Fellowships

Posted: September 28, 2016
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The program provides housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance, and a stipend of $1,500 to help defray the costs of shipping materials, the purchase of art supplies, and other expenses incurred in making art in a remote location....

Puffin Foundation Issues RFP for Social Justice Arts Projects

Posted: September 26, 2016
Deadline: December 16, 2016

Grants will be awarded to individual artist-activists and arts organizations seeking to enrich and inform the public on important subjects such as the environment, social justice, and civil rights....

Children / Youth

Civil / Human Rights



Human Services

International Affairs / Development

Journalism / Media

Medical Research

HDI Seeks LOIs for 2016 Gund-Harrington Scholar Awards

Posted: September 22, 2016
Deadline: October 14, 2016 (Letters of Intent)

Three-year grants of up to $900,000 will be awarded in support of innovative research efforts that contribute to the prevention and treatment of and/or a cure for blindness….

Mental Health

Philanthropy / Voluntarism

Women / Girls

Dining for Women Giving Circle Invites Letters of Intent

Posted: September 28, 2016
Deadline: October 24, 2016 (Letters of Intent)

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of grassroots programs in developing countries that empower women and girls living in extreme poverty....