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Funding Opportunities




Deadline to Apply

The Atkinson Foundation

The Foundation provides support for nonprofit, education, or church organizations providing direct services to the residents of San Mateo County, California, and for international programs of U.S. nonprofits providing services in Mexico or Central America. Grant topics include enrichment activities, daycare, and health education.




Learn more and apply by November 1 here.

National Park Service

Eligible U.S. state and local government agencies and federally recognized Indian tribes are invited to submit proposals for matching grants to support projects that would acquire or develop public land for outdoor recreation purposes located within or serving Census-delineated "urbanized areas": places with a population of 50,000 or more people that are densely settled.

The maximum is $750,000

Apply by September 14, 2018

California Wellness Foundation

A healthy neighborhood includes clean air, safe drinking water, access to healthy food, and parks and other spaces for community gatherings and recreation. But people in underserved communities often live, work, and play in unhealthy environments. Cal Wellness seeks to ensure that community residents are engaged in civic life so that effective systems, infrastructures and resources are in place in low-income communities to address long-standing inequities in the distribution of resources and assets. While there are many other elements that go into creating a healthy neighborhood, the issues Cal Wellness has chosen to prioritize are environmental justice, equitable access to healthy food, and park equity for low-income communities.


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