Intergenerational Funding Opportunities

Next50 is a private foundation working toward creating a world that values aging. Next50’s Changing Aging program supports economic well-being for older adults in the United States and the organizations that serve them through systems-level and programmatic innovations in three priority areas: ending ageism, advancing digital equity, and supporting aging in place. Next50 will support a wide range of initiatives including research, start-ups, pilot projects, direct services, policy, and more. Applicants must incorporate an aspect of advancing equity for marginalized or geographically underserved communities. Applications will be accepted from July 1 to July 31, 2024. Learn more.

Advancing State Implementation of the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers. ACL is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $2 million to support statewide implementation of the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers. ACL will award four cooperative agreements to state units on aging (SUA) to undertake a range of activities in response to this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO). Each project will be fully funded for a period of 24 months with one, 24-month budget of up to $490,000. Each grantee will be expected to focus on implementing at least three (3) of the five goals of the Strategy, as determined by the state’s needs and priorities. Applications are due Tuesday, August 6, 2024. Learn more.

Game On-Community Places to Play, an initiative of The DICK’s Sporting Goods Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), provides funding and technical assistance to community-rooted organizations working to create and renovate multi-use youth sport spaces for youth in under-resourced communities across the country. Special consideration will be given to proposals that demonstrate how their capital projects will support youth development programming. Youth development program services should include, but are not limited to, life skills workshops, civic engagement and leadership, workforce development, and academic support. Nonprofit community-based organizations, schools, and local parks and recreation departments working in collaboration with local nonprofits are eligible to apply. Application deadline: September 5, 2024. Learn more.

The Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund aims to support youth and intergenerationally led organizations shaping the responsible technology movement. U.S.-based organizations can apply for work that is national or international. Groups based outside the United States can receive funding if they have an affiliation with a U.S.-registered 501(c)(3) organization. Grants are available to youth and intergenerationally led organizations working in the responsible tech space on topics like artificial intelligence (AI), mental health and well-being, and climate change. New grantees can apply for grants up to $75,000 and Returning grantees can apply for grants up to $150,000. Applications close Friday, 09 August at 11:59 pm PT. Learn more.

The T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program is investing $25 million over five years, through 2026, to fund community projects in small towns across the United States. Each quarter, 25 grants of up to $50,000 are provided for shovel-ready projects to build, rebuild, or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in small towns. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, adaptive uses of older and historic buildings into community gathering spaces, improvements to outdoor parks or trails, and technology projects for public libraries. Applications are accepted from elected officials, town managers and employees, tribal leaders, and nonprofit community leaders from small towns with a population of less than 50,000. Applications are open on a quarterly basis. The next application deadline is September 30, 2024. Learn more.

The Foot Locker Foundation Community Empowerment Program, offered by LISC and Foot Locker, Inc. through the Foot Locker Foundation, provides grant funding to support local nonprofit community-based organizations in 13 cities whose programs advance opportunities for youth in underserved communities. Eligible cities include Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Francisco, CA; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Baltimore, MD; Detroit, MI; Newark, NJ; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Dallas and Houston, TX; and Washington, DC. Grants ranging from $25,000 to $75,000 are available to support current youth programming, create new programming, or extend existing programming, while grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 support capital improvement projects that enhance the impact of youth programming. The application deadline is September 30, 2024. Learn more.

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin supports conservation and environmental education projects in Wisconsin. The Go Outside Fund provides funding that helps connect pre-K-12 youth to outdoor, nature-based learning experiences. Teachers or partner organizations may apply for funding of $100 to $500 to cover costs that facilitate getting kids outside and hands-on with nature, such as purchasing field supplies or paying for transportation, substitute teachers, or educator costs. Go Outside Fund application deadlines are September 30 and December 31. Learn more.

Walmart’s Spark Good Local Grants aim to address the unique needs of the communities where Walmart operates in the United States. Grants are provided to organizations that operate locally and directly benefit the service area of local facilities in U.S. communities where Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs, and distribution centers are located. Grants support a variety of organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services, and community clean-up projects. Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations; state or local government entities, including law enforcement or fire departments; K-12 public or nonprofit private schools, charter schools, and higher education institutions; and churches or other faith-based organizations with a proposed project that benefits the community at large, such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and clothing closets. Applications are accepted quarterly during the following periods: August 1 to October 15, and November 1 to December 31, 2024. Learn more.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to