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As a service to members and the community, we created this Opportunity Board to share Philanthropy Network members' requests for proposals (RFPs), award nomination notices and other opportunity announcements. Members are encouraged to send their submissions to amy@philanthropynetwork.org with details including program/opportunity description, qualifications, application instructions, deadlines, and contact information.

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS / LOIs / GRANT APPLICATIONS  

  • New Century Trust Willing Hands Grants (deadline 5/26/17)
CAPACITY BUILDING / FELLOWSHIPS/ AWARDS / ETC.
  • GSK IMPACT Awards for Greater Philadelphia (intent to apply due 4/7/17; deadline 5/5/17)
  • Fund for Shared Insight Listen for Good Grants (deadline 5/26/17)
  • 2017 National Philanthropy Day Call for Nominations (deadline 5/31/17)
  • Compass Pro Bono Consulting for Nonprofits (deadline 6/12/2017)


REQUESTS for PROPOSALS / GRANT APPLICATIONS 

New Century Trust Willing Hands Grants

New Century Trust understands that the world is changing quickly, necessitating more responsive funding to fill funding gaps, facilitate community organizing and promote smart solutions to growing community need. Therefore, this year, NCT is using the Harper Fund for the Willing Hands to creatively support “change agents” that advance the economic and political equality of women. 

NCT is specifically interested in funding organizations and/or individuals who are not satisfied with the status quo. They have a clear vision for the change they want to see; are knowledgeable about how to facilitate the change; are open to learning and improving their approach; and are willing to build the relationships they need to make the change stick.

NCT realizes that these grants are small and will not necessarily create widespread change. However, every great idea has to start somewhere, and NCT can work with you to help scale the idea should it prove effective. Individuals may be awarded grants up to $1,000.  Organizations may be awarded grants from $2,000-$4,000. Grantees will be asked to submit a report at the end of the grant period.

Eligibility

Organizations that are designated as 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4)

Individuals who have projects of artistic merit (e.g. femme street artists, writers, etc.)

Deadlines:

Proposals are due at 5pm on May 26th. Notifications will take place in late June/early July.

Learn more.


CAPACITY BUILDING / AWARD NOMINATIONS / ETC. 

GSK IMPACT Awards for Greater Philadelphia 

The Philadelphia Foundation and GSK are pleased to announce the opening of applications for this year's GSK IMPACT Awards for Greater Philadelphia. This annual awards program is marking its 21st year in Greater Philadelphia and will honor up to ten local nonprofit organizations with $40,000 each in recognition of their exceptional achievements in contributing to a healthier Greater Philadelphia. 
 
The GSK IMPACT Awards honor effective nonprofits that are working hand-in-hand with the community to make neighborhoods healthier. The GSK IMPACT Awards program is one of several charitable programs GSK offers in the U.S. as part of a commitment to building healthier communities and a healthier America. 

GSK is proud to partner with The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) in the administration of the awards. GSK also partners with TPF on GSK Opportunity Scholarships and on the collective "Get HYPE Philly!" initiative
 
Eligibility For An IMPACT Award
Eligible organizations include small and mid-sized nonprofits with existing programs that have demonstrated results; that are operating in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and/or Philadelphia counties; and that address at least one of the following factors that affect health:
  • Diet & Exercise
  • Education
  • Housing & Transit
  • Employment
  • Community Safety
  • Family & Social Support

View additional criteria and apply.

 
Application Procedure
Organizations must register their intent to apply online by Friday, April 7, 2017.

Interested applicants are invited to participate in one or two conference calls being held on Tues. March 21 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. ET (click to add to calendar) or Tues. March 28 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. ET (click to add to calendar.) 

Completed applications are due Friday, May 5

For questions, contact GSKIMPACTAwards@philafound.org
 

Fund for Shared Insight Listen for Good Grants

Listen for Good is a grant initiative of Fund for Shared Insight that seeks to help nonprofits build the practice of high-quality feedback loops with their clients, the people they serve. Nonprofits receive funding and technical assistance to implement a simple, yet systematic and rigorous, feedback loop with clients. Listen for Good is available to nonprofits across issue areas, populations, budget levels, and geography anywhere in the U.S. In order to engage more funders in supporting beneficiary feedback efforts and using the data to inform their work, Listen for Good is structured as a co-funding opportunity.
   
To participate in L4G, a nonprofit must be nominated by a funder. If the nonprofit(s) a funder nominates is selected to participate, the nominating funder will contribute $15,000 of the $45,000 grant total for each nonprofit selected. Grantees will receive a grant of $45,000 over two years: $30,000 paid the first year and $15,000 the second year. They will also receive technical assistance from a team we’ve assembled to help them design and implement high-quality feedback loops. This initiative launched in 2016, and awarded 46 grants in its inaugural year. In 2017, Listen for Good is expanding the number of grants to 75, and to do that we need your help!

Proposals from funder-nominated nonprofits will be accepted until Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Interested funders: Please click here for more information.
 
Potential nominating funders can also learn more by joining our informational webinars:

  • Friday, April 7, 9:00 AM Pacific/12:00 PM Eastern  Register here
  • Friday, April 21, 11:00 AM Pacific/2:00 PM Eastern Register here

Fund for Shared Insight funders: Shared Insight has 12 core funders, 5 sidecar/project funders, and 23 Listen for Good co-funders. The core funders of Shared Insight are: the Rita Allen Foundation, Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, The JPB Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Liquidnet, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation.


2017 National Philanthropy Day Call for Nominations

The Association of Fundraising Professional-Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC) is now accepting nominations for its annual premier awards program: National Philanthropy Day. The National Philanthropy Day luncheon recognizes outstanding philanthropic achievement by individuals and organizations - those who do good for good's sake.

AFP-GPC welcomes nominations of individuals, foundations and corporations, new generation philanthropists, lifetime achievement philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, youth philanthropists and professional fundraisers who exemplify the spirit of philanthropy in our community. 

The 2017 nomination ballot is now available online. The submission deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 2017. If you have any questions about the awards process or nomination form, please contact Kyle Fernley, at (215) 564-3484 (x2224) or kfernley@fernley.com. Please note only completed applications will be accepted.

 


Compass Pro Bono Consulting for Nonprofits

Compass provides strategic pro bono consulting services to Philadelphia-area nonprofits. Compass uses teams of volunteers, most of whom have an MBA from a top business school, to provide consulting assistance in the areas of: Board Development, Funding Strategies, Strategic Alignment, and Strategic Partnerships & Collaborations.

NONPROFIT ELIGIBILITY
Compass clients must meet the following criteria:

• Have 501(c)3 status;
• Minimum of three paid staff members and minimum budget of $750,000;
• Offer services that specifically benefit the Greater Philadelphia community;
• Not promote a specific religion, or religious or political beliefs.

PROSPECTIVE CLIENT INFORMATION SESSION – MAY 2, 2017
Information session for prospective clients to learn:

• How the Compass program works
• What kind of project would be best for your organization
• How to apply for a Compass project and get selected


Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Meeting location: Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
200 South Broad Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102

RSVP by April 28th to Margaret Dodd at mdodd@compassdc.org.

PROCESS

• Application available on our website April 14th with a June 12, 2017 deadline
• Compass announces final client selections in August
• Projects run September through May


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Visit Compass’ website at www.compassphilly.org, or contact Executive Director, Beth Dahle at (610) 745-3223 or bdahle@compassphilly.org