Upcoming Funding Opportunities


Boost Café – Funding Opportunities
Deadlines Vary for Each Opportunity

BOOST Collaborative is a unique, purpose‑driven organization committed to supporting those serving youth in the out‑of‑school time hours by providing quality professional development, opportunities for networking & partnerships, and leadership training.

Boost Café offers information in regards to funding opportunities throughout the nation. These opportunities provided vary from age groups, subject, also the amount of funding. They provide information for grants, scholarships, awards, and contests. 


San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 5

The San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship program provides scholarship opportunities for local students to help pursue their educational goals and achieve their higher education dreams. The San Diego Foundation continues to find ways to increase educational opportunity and attainment for local students, particularly from underserved communities.


Opportunity Scholarship for Locked-Out DREAMers
Deadline: January 31

The Opportunity Scholarship for DREAMers is to help students who live in states where they effectively have no access to college. Either because they face paying out-of-state tuition or because their state will simply not admit them into its universities. These states are identified as locked-out states.
The Opportunity Scholarship Award will cover your tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals at one of our Partner Colleges up to a maximum of $80,000 for a bachelor’s degree.


2019 Community Seed Grant Program
Deadline: January 18

The UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, in collaboration with the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and Dra. Monica Salinas, invite proposal submissions for the 2019 Equity Center Community Seed Grant.

At least 12 $5,000 grants will be awarded to support local community-based organizations in their work to improve health in vulnerable, local population groups. 


Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation 2019 Youth Grant
Deadline: February 15

YSA (Youth Service America) and Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation are in search for the best ideas from young people about how they can help end childhood hunger in their communities. One in six children in America is at risk of hunger. This is a problem that can be solved, and kids are a part of the solution!

Grants of up to $400 are available for youth leaders ages 5-25 across the U.S. to turn their ideas into action and make an impact on the issue of childhood hunger. 


Family Justice Center (FJ) Program
Deadline: December 31, 2020

The purpose of this program is to support emerging family justice centers (FJCs) across California. FJCs will provide services to victims of one or more of the following: 

  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Elder or dependent adult abuse
  • Human trafficking

A total of $1.2 million is available to support awards of up to $400,000 through this program



Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evidence for Action

Is your team interested in supporting research development, but not able to support it on your own? RWJF is looking for a team of people to link organizations working in and with communities with strong research partners.

$700,000 in funding is available to support a “matching team” to link organizations working in and with communities with strong research partners to rigorously evaluate the health impacts of program or policy interventions.


Youth for Safety and Justice Fund

The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing has launched The Youth for Safety and Justice Fund, a rapid response fund that will provide $1,000-$5,000 mini-grants to youth-led organizations to support young people organizing for safety and justice. The Fund will focus on efforts that employ a racial justice lens and connect gun violence to other forms of systemic violence and we hope to support the connection of young people across race and class to build unity and broader political power.


EducationFIRST Grant Awards
Social Emotional Learning Innovation Fund

NoVo Foundation, in partnership with Education First and supported by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, aims to seed teacher-led projects and district-wide projects that foster social and emotional (SEL) skills in students in grades PK-12. This funding is for both new initiatives and expansion/continuation of existing projects. NoVo Foundation are offering up to $5,000 grant awards for teacher-led SEL projects for the 2018-19 school year, as well as up to $25,000 grant awards for district projects that span multiple schools in the 2018-19 school year.


National and Community Service: $532 Million in AmeriCorps Funding
Deadline: Varies

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently announced $532 million in AmeriCorps funding to help national and local organizations, faith-based groups, and educational institutions respond to the most critical issues facing communities in the U.S. This funding will engage Americans in service across all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. To learn more, click here


US Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program
Deadline: Ongoing

The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to local educational agencies and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting state standards. Projects must be designed to help students meet its state’s physical education standards by undertaking instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition and at least one of the authorized physical fitness activities. Learn more here. 


KaBOOM! Grants for Outdoor Play
Deadline: Varies

KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization dedicated to promote balanced and active play for underprivileged kids, offers various grant opportunities to help communities support their playspace projects. Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis with monthly deadlines. For more information, click here