Below is a listing of funding opportunities that may be applicable for All Stars.  Please click on each title for more detailed information. 

Contact Kathleen if you need any assistance writing your grant proposal for All Stars. You can also download the “Guide to Writing Funding Proposals for All Stars”. This resource provides the most important information about the program and required for successful grant applications. Just copy and paste what you need!

MN Early Childhood, Youth Development and Community Program Grants

“The Sheltering Arms Foundation’s (SAF) mission is to invest in the lives of Minnesota’s children and help them reach their full potential. We fund non-profit organizations and support policies that benefit children and their families who have the least access to resources. SAF envisions a Minnesota that is a vibrant, thriving state where the opportunity gap for children is closed and all children have high-quality lives, including broad and equitable access to the following: (1) childcare and early childhood education, (2) high-quality out-of-school time (OST) programming, (3) mental, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual wellbeing, (4) supportive opportunities for families and communities…”

Funder: The Sheltering Arms Foundation
Eligibility: “IRS classification as a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that is not a private foundation. Located and provide services within the state of Minnesota. Focus on activities benefiting children ages 0-12 and their families who are most vulnerable. Request is for an innovative new program or program expansion.”
Amount: $5,000 – $20,000
Deadline: January 22, 2020

Underserved Middle School Student Afterschool and OST Program Grants

The New York Life Foundation will award 26 grants to out-of-school time programs serving disadvantaged middle school youth through their Aim High grant program. The Aim High program is part of the New York Life Foundation’s ongoing investment in middle school OST programs to help economically disadvantaged eighth-graders reach ninth grade on time and prepared to succeed in high school. The grant program will fund afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, based on a competitive application process…

Funders: The New York Life Foundation and Afterschool Alliance
Eligibility: “This competitive grant program is open to all nonprofit afterschool and summer learning programs that serve middle school students and meet the requirements… Organizations applying for these competitive grants must be 501(c)(3) organizations and will be required to submit their EIN to verify their status.”
Amount: $15,000 – $100,000
Deadline: January 24, 2020

Mini grants available for youth substance use prevention in Maine

Healthy Acadia is spreading the wealth. The organization recently received a $300,000 grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and will be used for Healthy Acadia’s Partnerships for Success initiative, a collaborative effort to prevent substance use in Washington and Hancock counties among youth aged 9 to 20.

Schools, community groups and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for mini grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. These can be either one-time awards or renewable over the five-year span.

Some potential examples for grant projects include a school seeking funding for student activities or a community group that that needs to hire staff to cover a community activity for youth.

For more information or to view the request for proposals, visit or contact McConnell at 255-3741 or or Maria Donahue, project director, at 667-7171 or

Deadline: January 24, 2020

OBX Community Foundation Now Accepting 2020 Grant Applications

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofits for its Community Enrichment Grants Program. The Program is the Community Foundation’s largest and broadest funding opportunity. In 2019 the Community Foundation awarded $280,000 in discretionary grants to 35 local nonprofits. The grants are offered on a competitive basis for any kind of charitable project that benefits the Outer Banks, or any part thereof. Areas of interest include: arts & culture; animal welfare; children & youth; education; the environment; disaster relief & prevention; health; historic interpretation & preservation; and other human services.

Community Enrichment Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout 2020, and will be reviewed and awarded quarterly. Any applications received by Friday, January 31 will have a decision by March 12. Before starting an application for any grant, prospective applicants should first review the criteria online at, and then contact Lorelei Costa at 252-261-8839 to discuss their projects.

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Youth Violence Prevention Rotary grants available in Watsonville, CA

The Watsonville Rotary Club Foundation reminds organizations serving youth in Watsonville that the deadline for grant applications is Jan. 31.

Applicants must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3), be a tax-exempt organization or a school-based program in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, or have a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization as a fiscal sponsor.

Grants support programs that serve the Watsonville/Pajaro Valley community, and generally range from $500 to $2,500, according to a release from Watsonville Rotary. Last year, the Rotary awarded a total of $30,000 in grants to 17 organizations. The areas of interest that will be supported this year include youth violence prevention and educational outreach support.

Applicants interested in requesting support for programs/projects that are invited to review guidelines, eligibility requirements, and download an application at

Deadline: January 31, 2020


Children, Youth and Family Mental Health National Center Program Grant

“SAMHSA is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health. The purpose of this program is to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to increase the access to, effectiveness of, and dissemination of evidence-based mental health services for children, youth and young adults (through age 21) with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED)/Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and their families and to promote the coordination of these services. This Center is a key component of SAMHSA Children’s Mental Health Initiative.”

Funder: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Eligibility: Domestic public and private non-profit entities.

Amount: Up to $3,000,000

Deadline: February 4, 2020

Domestic/Dating and Sexual Violence on Campus Support Services and Prevention Program

“The Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program (Campus Program) encourages a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services and support for victims, and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. The funding supports activities that develop and strengthen trauma-informed victim services and strategies to prevent, investigate, and respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus.”

Funder: Office on Violence Against Women

Eligibility: Private institutions of higher education, public and state controlled institutions of higher education.

Amount: Up to $750,000

Deadline: February 12, 2020

Healthcare Foundation of La Porte 2020 Cycle 1 Grants

Grant applications with be accepted from FridayJanuary 3, 2020 until Friday, February 21 at midnight. 

However, if grant request exceeds $25,000, a Letter of Intent (LOI) is required and must be received before Friday, January 17.  To access a LOI application go to HFL’s grant portal at

HFL is a not for profit, independent, private foundation dedicated to empowering our residents to live healthy and well in and around La Porte to become one of Indiana’s top 10 healthiest communities by 2030. HFL envisions partnering with many types of community organizations through thoughtful grantmaking to work together toward that vision.

Strategic Grants

Grants of any amount that address specific board-approved major community needs with a defined impact on health and wellness.

Goals for Healthy Children include:

  • Improving education about tobacco and drug usage and their consequences.
  • Increasing safety in homes and schools.
  • Increasing access to mental healthcare for children.
  • Increasing the number of children and parents making informed decisions about good childhood health and its lifelong benefits.

Goals for Healthy Minds include:

  • Increasing access to treatment for mental health issues and substance abuse.
  • Decreasing drug and tobacco usage.

Responsive Grants: for Healthy La Porte are:

  • Expanding successful existing programs that improve the health and wellness of the residents of the City of La Porte and surrounding areas.
  • Attracting new initiatives to attend health and wellness needs identified within the City of La Porte and surrounding areas.
  • Creating collaborations to better attend health and wellness needs identified within the City of La Porte and surrounding areas.

Deadline: February 21, 2020

Family Support, Substance/Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Education, Addiction

“The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Family Support Technical Assistance Center (Fam-CoE). SAMHSA recognizes both the critical role families play in addressing mental and substance use disorders and the toll such disorders take on families across the country. The Fam-CoE will focus on training and education of the general public and healthcare practitioners on the importance of family supports and services and the integration of these services into mental and substance use disorder treatment programs. The Fam-CoE will also provide much needed resources and education directly for families.”

Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Eligibility: Domestic public and private non-profit entities.

Amount: Up to $800,000

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2020

United Way announces grant opportunity: Seeks proposals for substance abuse prevention, de-stigmatization

The United Way of the Wabash Valley, Indiana is soliciting proposals to expand prevention programs that focus on understanding the risks of substance use and/or programs that help to de-stigmatize substance use disorders through educational programs or campaigns.

United Way is making available up to $100,000 in funding to be provided over two years. Applicants will be allowed to apply for up to a maximum of $25,000 (per year) for investment in 2020 and 2021.

Organizations interested in applying can find the full request and all proposal documents on the United Way website at

Deadline: Letters of intent, the first step in the application process, are due February 28, 2020

School Violence, Safety, Child/Youth Welfare, Education

The FY 2019 Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence. The program’s objective is to increase school safety by implementing training and school threat assessments and/or intervention teams to identify school violence risks among students; technological solutions such as anonymous reporting technology that can be implemented as a mobile phone-based app, a hotline, or a website in the applicant’s geographic area to enable students, teachers, faculty, and community members to anonymously identify threats of school violence; or other school safety strategies that assist in preventing violence.

Funder: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education), city or township governments, county governments, special district governments, independent school districts, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), others.

Amount: Up to $500,000

Deadline: March 3, 2020

Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships For Success

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success grants. The purpose of this grant program is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse and its related problems, while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at the community and state levels. The program is intended to address one of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities. Recipients will identify the primary problematic substances in their jurisdictions, and develop and implement strategies to prevent the misuse of these substances among youth and adults.

SAMHSA plans to issue up to 92 grants of up to $1,000,000 per year for up to 5 years

Application Due Date: Friday, March 6, 2020

Child Welfare, Education, Health, Mental Health

“We accept proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two basic purposes:

  • To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and
  • To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society.”

Funder: The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation

Eligibility: “Grants are awarded only to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations.”

Deadline: July 15, 2020