Funding

Intergenerational Funding Opportunities

The Connection, Health, and Equity Through Food Program (CHEF Program), sponsored by Hannaford stores and administered by the Maine Council on Aging, provides funding to increase older adults’ equitable access to food and social connections in their communities. Support will be provided to nonprofit organizations, municipalities, faith groups, tribal governments, and educational institutions for programs operating in or near communities served by a Hannaford store in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Eastern Massachusetts, and Upstate New York. Grants will support programmatic infrastructure, expansion of current programming, and the launch of innovative, new programming that supports the food and social connection needs of older people. There will be three grant cycles in 2024. The upcoming deadline is February 16, 2024. The second grant cycle will run from April 1 to May 31, 2024. Learn more.

The Wallace Foundation‘s mission is to foster equity and improvements in learning and enrichment for young people, and in the arts for everyone, in the United States. The Foundation is currently inviting arts service organizations founded by, for, and with communities of color to propose research projects that answer important questions related to the arts communities they serve. The Foundation expects to fund field studies for six to eight arts service organizations, whose studies collectively will bring definition, depth, breadth, and perspective about the nature of the ecosystem of arts organizations founded by, with, and for communities of color. The deadline for letters of intent is February 23, 2024 and for full proposals is May 20, 2024. Learn more.

The Department of Agriculture‘s Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program – Produce Prescription Program presents the opportunity to bring together stakeholders from distinct parts of the food and healthcare systems and to foster understanding of how prescribing fresh fruits and vegetables might improve the nutrition and health status of participating households. The Program supports projects that aim to demonstrate and evaluate the impact of prescribing fresh fruits and vegetables on the improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, the reduction of individual and household food insecurity, and the reduction in healthcare use and associated costs. The application deadline is February 28, 2024. Learn more.

The Eisner Foundation‘s New York City grant applications are now open. Nonprofit organizations with intergenerational efforts operating in one or more of New York’s five boroughs are encouraged to apply no later than February 28, 2024. Site visits will be scheduled in April, and grant determinations will be made in June. Learn more.

The AARP® Purpose Prize® award is a one-of-a-kind national award that honors people age 50-plus who are using their life experience to make a better future for us all. The award recognizes nonprofit founders with $50,000 for their organizations and a year of supports and resources to help broaden their impact. Examples of current supports include one-on-one leadership coaching for founders, data and evaluation consulting, succession planning, prospectus development, social media and branding support, and more. Applications are due February 29, 2024. Learn more.

The Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to improving children’s health and wellness through their nutrition. The Foundation’s Garden Grant Program provides support to schools and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada to turn outdoor spaces into hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food, spark their curiosity, and support classroom curriculum. Grants of $3,000 support new and existing edible educational gardens at K-12 charter and public schools, K-12 private schools with nonprofit status, and nonprofit organizations (registered charities in Canada) that serve children in the K-12 grade range. To be eligible to apply, the school or organization must engage at least ten children on a regular basis and grow edible plants in the garden. Applications will be accepted from February 1 to March 1, 2024. Learn more. 

Life Comes From It is a grantmaking and movement-building circle that supports grassroots work led by people of color in the United States. Funding is provided for projects and collaborations led by people of color that focus on restorative justice, transformative justice, Indigenous peacemaking, and land-based projects. The aim is to support work committed to replacing criminalization and incarceration with alternative approaches to address violence and repair harm, and prioritizing peacemaking development and Indigenous initiatives led by Native people. Grants are typically unrestricted and for general operating costs. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or organizations with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply. Application deadline: None for introductions. Learn more.

The Challenge America program offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved. The focus is on populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Possible projects include, but are not limited to, arts programming, including commissioning or presentation of artists or artwork; marketing and promotional activities; and organizational planning. Projects may consist of one or more specific events or activities, but should not cover an entire season of programming. The Grants.gov deadline is April 25, 2024 and the applicant portal deadline is May 14, 2024. Learn more.

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