Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Community-Based Participatory Research Projects

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Academic Institutions
for Research Projects Addressing Social Change

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Sociological Initiatives Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/16/21 Midnight PST

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $20,000 to USA and Territories nonprofit organizations and academic institutions for research projects addressing social change. Priority will be given to projects promoting racial justice and equitable legal practices including projects on racism, classism, xenophobia, exploitation, and gender bias, or the violation of human rights and freedoms. Research that furthers language learning and behavior and its intersection with social and policy questions is also supported.

The Foundation supports research that focuses on improving services and systems and increasing positive social and physical conditions through:

  • Policy development
  • Placement and shaping of the policy agenda
  • Policy adoption or implementation
  • Policy blocking
  • Increasing advocacy capacity and political influence
  • Shaping public sentiment
  • Addressing challenges related to language and literacy

Language issues include literacy, language loss and maintenance, language policy, language and national security, bilingualism, language and gender, language and law, language disabilities, language and health, language and education, different language cultures, and second language acquisition.

In the context of social and racial inequality dating back centuries, the Foundation supports projects that address institutional rather than individual or behavioral change. It seeks to fund research and initiatives that provide insight into sociological and linguistic issues that can help specific groups and or communities expand opportunities and challenge injustices.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 129311

Estimated Size of Grant:

Amount: $10,000 – $20,000

Term of Contract:

Projects typically take two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For nonprofits, grants are restricted to organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as “not a private foundation” under section 509(a).

SIF also welcomes applications from academic institutions and other qualified organizations wishing to sponsor research projects by individual scholars or practitioners.

Some examples of desired applicants are:
- Community-led academic partnerships
- Advocacy or community groups that conduct research that can withstand challenge in academic and policy arenas
- Academics allied with a constituency through their research

The Sociological Initiatives Foundation does not make grants directly to individuals for any purposes.

No awards are made for dissertation research, honoraria or political purposes.

The Foundation does not provide operating support or capital grants.

Generally, the Foundation will not consider proposals that:
- Represent the work of a lone academic without an ongoing partnership with a community organization
- Do not demonstrate the capacity or intent to carry out bona fide research, as indicated by either a past track record or a credentialed researcher partner
- Are led by government/municipal agencies
- Result only in reports, publications, websites, gatherings, films, theatrical productions, concerts, conferences, or the like that are not part of a larger explicit social change strategy
- Only evaluate existing programs. Program evaluation is not a priority.
- Request funds for operating support or capital grants

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: August 16, 2021

Short concept proposals are due on August 16th. A limited number of concept applicants are then invited to submit full proposals in November. An analysis of past grant recipients has shown that projects typically take two years, so applicants should think in terms of such a timeline.

Guidelines:
http://www.sifoundation.org/guidelines/

How to Apply:
http://www.sifoundation.org/how-to-apply-on-line/

FAQs:
http://www.sifoundation.org/faqs/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=gma

Please direct all inquiries to:

Foundation Office
The Sociological Initiatives Foundation
c/o Prentice Zinn, Administrator
GMA Foundations
2 Liberty Square
Boston, Massachusetts, 02110-1006 USA
V 617-391-3091

e-mail pzinn@gmafoundations.com

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to New Jersey Agencies, Nonprofits, IHEs, and Libraries to Support the Arts in Eligib...

Deadline 09/24/21

Grants to New Jersey governmental units, nonprofit organizations, IHEs, and libraries to promote and support the arts in eligible locations. Funding is intended for public arts events and activities. Eligible nonprofit arts organizations may request funding for general

GrantWatch ID#: 124619

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits for Educational Programs that Benefit Disadvantaged Children ...

Deadline 09/30/21

Grants to Minnesota nonprofit organizations for education-related programs and projects that improve the lives of low-income, underserved, and disadvantaged children and youth. Funding is intended to support efforts to eliminate disparities in education for these target

GrantWatch ID#: 124989

Grants to Montana Nonprofits and Agencies for Projects to Reduce and Prevent Pollution

Deadline 10/29/21

Grants of up to $30,000 to Montana nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects to reduce and prevent pollution throughout the state. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for the design a

GrantWatch ID#: 125323

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits for Public Programs that Promote the Humanities in Local Commu...

Deadline 01/15/22 LOI Date: 11/15/21

Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs that promote the humanities in local communities. Certain applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to a full grant application. All applicants are advised to contac

GrantWatch ID#: 125447

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits for Community Benefit Programs Primarily to Support Youth

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for community benefit initiatives. A letter of intent must be submitted prior to submitting a full proposal. Priority is given to addressing the needs of low-income youth, children, and their families. The funding source s

GrantWatch ID#: 125830

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to New York and Pennsylvania Families Caring for a Child with Cancer to Offset Treatm...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to New York and Pennsylvania families living in eligible areas and caring for a child with cancer to offset expenses related to the child's cancer treatments. Funding is intended to cover costs not covered by health insurance, including travel costs, housing, and

GrantWatch ID#: 125904

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to Arizona Nonprofit and Faith-Based Organizations to Address Community Needs

Deadline 10/22/21

Grants of up to $50,000 to Arizona nonprofit and faith-based organizations for programs that address community needs. Focus areas include arts and education, children and families, and older adults. Priority will be given to applicants serving low-income or underserved

GrantWatch ID#: 126185