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Maine Economic Development Grants:  71 Economic Development Grants for Maine.

Grants to encourage economic development, support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

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Grants to USA Tribes and Advocacy Centers to Serve Young Victims of Abuse and Their Families ...

Deadline 04/08/20

Grants to USA tribes and children’s advocacy centers in eligible communities for programs that serve children who are the victims of abuse, as well as their families. Funding is intended to support the expansion of children's advocacy centers to better address the needs of child victims and their families in tribal commu...

GrantWatch ID#: 188156

Grants to Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont Nonprofits and Agencies for Workforce ...

Deadline 05/15/20

Grants to Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont nonprofit organizations, public agencies, Native American tribes, and State governments in eligible counties for workforce development programs. Funding is intended for infrastructure and project support to reduce unemployment, poverty, and migration.

GrantWatch ID#: 181500

Grants to Maine Nonprofits and Agencies to Assess and Plan Arts and Cultural Programs that W...

Deadline 04/02/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to Maine nonprofits, municipal and county government units, and tribal governments to develop a plan for cultural programming to stimulate community economic development. Applicants must speak with program staff prior to the submission of an application. Funding is intended to help communities and r...

GrantWatch ID#: 153698

Grants to Maine Arts and Cultural Nonprofits and Agencies for Capacity-Building Activities

Deadline 04/02/20

Grants of up to $5,000 to Maine nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and government agencies for capacity-building activities. Applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting a grant application. Funding is intended to address issues such as staff and board development, organizational positioning, financial ...

GrantWatch ID#: 179593

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Startups to Participate in a Brand-Building Pr...

Deadline 04/05/20

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International startup companies to participate in a brand-building program in Ohio. The program provides startups with access to the expert services of mentors and consultants to improve branding, design, and marketing. Participants are required to be full-time and in residence for the dura...

GrantWatch ID#: 180861

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Startup Companies to Relocate to Eligible Regions

Deadline 04/08/20

Grants and in-kind services to USA, Canada, and International startup companies from all industries. Companies must be willing to relocate to eligible regions for at least one year. Funding is intended to improve local economic development, as well as the entrepreneurial vibrancy of the community. Arch Grants does not have...

GrantWatch ID#: 170716

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Eligible States for Programs that Benefit Local Communities

Deadline 04/10/20

Grants to Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont nonprofit organizations for programs and services that benefit communities where the funding source has a business presence. Funding is intended for projects and activities within the focus areas of youth development, community development, a...

GrantWatch ID#: 178391

Grants to Maine Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and Tribes to Support Local Businesses

Deadline 04/15/20

Grants of up to $25,000 to Maine nonprofit organizations, municipalities, schools, and tribal governments for projects to support the launch or expansion of local businesses. Funding is intended to foster economic development, promote community vitality, and benefit local residents.

GrantWatch ID#: 187798
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Contracts for Services to USA Consultants, Companies, and Institutions to Benefit Municipalit...

Deadline 04/17/20

Contracts for services to USA consultants, companies, and institutions to benefit municipalities. Contracts are intended to provide financial management, municipal operations, policy development, and project management services to municipalities. Contracts will benefit municipalities in Connecticut.

GrantWatch ID#: 183991

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Political, Economic, Social, and Civil Rights of People Across ...

Deadline 04/20/20

Grants of approximately $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for programs to protect the cultural, civil, economic, social, and political rights of people across the globe. The Foundation's mission includes pursuing justice and peace and distributing the world's resources equitably. Previous grants have been awarded fo...

GrantWatch ID#: 178726
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Grants to Maine Young Business Owners for Business Development Activities

Deadline 04/23/20

Grants of up to $5,000 to Maine business owners, ages 18 to 29, for business development projects that will contribute to the State's economic growth. Funding is intended for projects that are typically entrepreneurial, but research and economic development projects are also acceptable. Projects must have clearly defined d...

GrantWatch ID#: 179960

Awards to USA Organization Founders Ages 50 and Over to Recognize Positive Change and Signifi...

Deadline 04/30/20

Awards of $5,000 and $50,000 to USA and territories individual nonprofit founders ages 50 and older to recognize efforts to create positive social change and impact. The award is intended to acknowledge organizational leaders who use their life experiences to make a difference. Applicants must have started the work at age ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180642

Grants USA, Canada, and International Women Entrepreneurs for Business Development

Deadline 04/30/20

Grants ranging from $100 to $500 to USA, Canada, and International women entrepreneurs for business development. Funding is intended to allow businesses to improve, expand, increase, and strengthen. Applicants will be subject to a public consumer vote and recipients will be expected to mentor future grantees to help them o...

GrantWatch ID#: 186824

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits to Increase Female Participation in Addr...

Deadline 04/30/20

Grants of up to $40,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to address climate change. Funding is intended to train and involve females in addressing environmental issues, increase the representation of women, and create job opportunities for women that elevate them as leaders in environmental solutio...

GrantWatch ID#: 187814
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Grants to USA Music-Related Nonprofits to Develop Promotional Materials that Will Lead to In...

Deadline 05/04/20

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA and territories music-related nonprofit organizations to develop promotional materials such as brochures, websites, and marketing videos. Funding is intended to provide seed money that the nonprofit may use in the development of grant application materials that may be required to secure additi...

GrantWatch ID#: 141225

Grants to USA Tribes for Community Building Efforts

Deadline 05/06/20

Grants to USA tribes for community building efforts. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Focus areas include education, substance abuse, workforce expansion, and veterans and military families. Funding is intended to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic ...

GrantWatch ID#: 170343

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, Agencies, Businesses, and Individuals t...

Deadline 05/07/20

Awards to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, community groups, government agencies, businesses, and individuals for initiatives or projects that have made a significant and lasting impact on communities. Funding is intended to recognize sustainable urban transformations. The Prize seeks to inspire urba...

GrantWatch ID#: 188527
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Accelerator Program for USA, Canada, and International Start-Ups in the Field of Financial T...

Deadline 05/10/20

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International start-up companies to participate in a business accelerator program in a select city in the United States. Applications will be accepted from technology start-ups that demonstrate creativity and innovation in the field of financial services. The Accelerator program takes place...

GrantWatch ID#: 181491

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Agencies to Promote Local Agriculture

Deadline 05/11/20

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments and agricultural businesses, associations, cooperatives, and networks to enhance food markets and businesses, improve agricultural products and direct producer-to-consumer markets, sales, and activities. Required registrations ma...

GrantWatch ID#: 171588

Grants to Maine Nonprofits to Improve the Local Quality of Life

Deadline 05/15/20

Grants of up to $25,000 to Maine nonprofit organizations to improve the local quality of life. Consideration will be given to programs that support economic growth, offer social benefit, or provide for the welfare of children. Eligible areas of funding include arts and culture, humanities, education, environment, health, ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180624

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Quick-Action Projects to Improve Communities

Deadline 05/15/20

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies for quick-action projects to improve local communities. Funding areas include transportation, public spaces, housing, smart cities, and other community elements. Applications are invited for projects that will help the community become more livable. AARP wil...

GrantWatch ID#: 185431
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Grants to USA Researchers for Studies Related to the Labor Market and Quality of Life of Empl...

Deadline 08/17/20 LOI Date: 05/21/20

Grants to USA researchers for studies related to the impact of changing economies for less-skilled workers. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to apply. Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, research should address social, political, economic, or psychological disruptions of the health crisis that affect social and li...

GrantWatch ID#: 173920
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Grants to USA Scholars for Research Addressing Diversity and Immigration, Particularly Due to...

Deadline 08/17/20 LOI Date: 05/21/20

Grants to USA scholars to support research on the economic, political, and social effects of the shifting ethnic and racial composition on the nation. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, research should specifically address political, economic, or psychological disrupt...

GrantWatch ID#: 174368

Grants to USA Scholars for Economics Research in the Context of Social Sciences, Particularly...

Deadline 08/17/20 LOI Date: 05/21/20

Grants to USA scholars for economic research related to psychology, political science, sociology, and other social sciences. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, research should specifically address political, economic, or psychological disruptions of the health crisis ...

GrantWatch ID#: 174369
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Grants to USA Scholars for Research Related to Inequality, Particularly in the Wake of COVID-...

Deadline 08/17/20 LOI Date: 05/21/20

Grants to USA scholars for research that addresses multiple factors contributing to inequality. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, research should specifically address political, economic, or psychological disruptions of the health crisis that affect social and living...

GrantWatch ID#: 175588

Grants to USA Small Businesses to Support the Development of Technologies

Deadline 06/04/20

Grants to USA and territories businesses for the development of new technologies. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Applicants are also advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for the development of technically risky and innova...

GrantWatch ID#: 184701

Grants to USA Small Businesses for High-Risk Technology Research

Deadline 06/04/20

Grants to USA and territories businesses for research to establish the feasibility of commercializing risky technologies. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting an application. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take a few weeks to complete. Funding is intended to allow small busi...

GrantWatch ID#: 184702

Grants to USA, Canada, and International NGOs to Promote Democratic Values

Deadline 06/19/20

Grants averaging $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International nongovernment organizations working to strengthen democratic institutions worldwide and advance democratic goals. Applications are invited from independent, local NGOs for non-partisan programs that seek to accomplish the following goals:

GrantWatch ID#: 179280
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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Programs That Address the Needs of Low- and M...

Deadline 06/26/20

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states to promote social progress and economic mobility in cities and communities served by the funding source. Funding is intended for programs and activities that strengthen communities by promoting affordable housing, revitalization, the arts, and the environment. The go...

GrantWatch ID#: 181432

Fellowships to USA Scholars for High-Level Research and Data Analysis in the Social Sciences

Deadline 06/30/20

Fellowships to USA scholars for a year-long opportunity to analyze and carry out high-level research in the social sciences at the Foundation's New York-based facility. The focus of the research should relate to the Foundation's mission of improving social and living conditions in the United States. The Foundation now dedi...

GrantWatch ID#: 178482
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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Energy Efficiency, Conservation, and Urban F...

Deadline 07/31/20 LOI Date: 07/10/20

Grants to USA nonprofits in multiple States for preserving, restoring, and protecting the natural environment, as well as strengthening the social fabric and physical landscape of local communities. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Priority is given to nonprofits in Alabama, Connecticut, ...

GrantWatch ID#: 171524
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Science, Philosophy, Character Devel...

Deadline 01/15/21 LOI Date: 08/14/20

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations and IHEs for charitable work and innovative projects and research. An online funding inquiry is required prior to submission of a full application. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of science and deep questions facing humankind, character virtue ...

GrantWatch ID#: 171288
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Grants to Maine Small Businesses to Promote Exporting and International Sales

Deadline 09/16/20

Grants of up to $15,000 per year to Maine small businesses to promote exporting and encourage the development of new international sales markets. Funding may be used for international business development, skills development related to exporting, and export marketing assistance.

GrantWatch ID#: 184883
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, IHEs, and Individuals for Economic Developm...

Deadline 09/30/20

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, for-profits, local, tribal, and state government units, IHEs, and individuals for technical assistance and research projects that promote economic development in distressed regions. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several days to complete.

GrantWatch ID#: 184088

Grants to USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico Nonprofit Psychology Internship Programs to Increase A...

Deadline 11/01/20

Grants of up to $15,000 to USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico nonprofit psychology internship programs to increase the number of available internship positions. Grant funds may be used for direct administrative costs, such as stipends and benefits, which are related to the internship slots. Preference will be given for services ...

GrantWatch ID#: 184586

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, Schools, and Churches for Community Programs in El...

Deadline 12/31/20

Grants ranging from $250 to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, K-12 schools, IHEs, and faith-based organizations to support and strengthen communities in the Funding Source's service area. Funding is intended to support locally operating organizations that directly benefit the service area of the f...

GrantWatch ID#: 180906

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and IHEs to Improve K-14 Science Education to Prepare Stu...

Deadline 02/04/21

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, high schools, and institutions of higher education to improve K-14 science education in eligible disciplines to prepare students for the workforce. Funding is intended to support the preparation of teaching methods and learning materials to encourage increasing numbers of students to ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180249
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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 inclusive clean economy. The Foundation’s four focus are...

GrantWatch ID#: 123756
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for Economic Development in Economically Distre...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofits, government agencies, IHEs, tribes, and district organizations to support economic development, attract private investments, and create jobs in economically distressed regions throughout the country. Funding is intended to leverage existing assets and to support creative approaches to supporting ec...

GrantWatch ID#: 146555

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Tribes, and Agencies to Strengthen American Indian Communities

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, tribes, and government agencies to benefit American Indian nations through land-related initiatives. Program areas include cultural awareness, legal reform, education, and economic opportunity. The Foundation works to ensure that American Indian people recover and maintain control ove...

GrantWatch ID#: 154595

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Professional Development for Employees

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $1,000 to USA nonprofits, schools, and agencies in areas where the funding source operates for professional development opportunities for employees. The purpose of the program is to provide courses and classes that will enhance organizational capacity. Eligible organizations must be located within a TD Bank...

GrantWatch ID#: 155787

Grants to USA Grassroots Organizations to Promote Social and Environmental Justice

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA grassroots organizations working to promote environmental justice and social change. This program supports organizations seeking to further their mission through collaboration and networking with other grassroots organizations. Priority will be given to small, community-based groups seeking to meet face-to-fa...

GrantWatch ID#: 156908
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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Education and Training, Environment, Civics, and Public Health P...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants typically ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 to USA nonprofits in communities in which the funding source does business for programs in education, environmental awareness, civic and community development, and public health. The funding source aims to support programs for financially disadvantaged populations. Proposals ...

GrantWatch ID#: 158578
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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Culture, Arts, Environment, and Technology

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for initiatives in the areas of culture, arts, environment, and technology. Within each of these areas, the Foundation places a special emphasis on education. While consideration may be given to proposals in other areas, the Foundation seeks to apply its technological, financial, and h...

GrantWatch ID#: 160389
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs to Strengthen Economically Distressed Regions

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, IHEs, government agencies, tribes, and district organizations to develop and implement regional economic development plans and strategies, with an emphasis on economically distressed areas. Applicants are advised to create or verify the required registrations well in a...

GrantWatch ID#: 162016

Internships to USA, Canada, and International Individuals to Volunteer in Israel

Deadline Ongoing

Internships to USA, Canada, and International individuals to travel to Israel and gain experience (usually volunteering) in a field of the applicant's choice. Interns will spend 25 to 40 hours per week in their placement, with the rest of the time free for personal exploration. This program enables interns to live and obse...

GrantWatch ID#: 162018

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Progress Measurement, Animal Advocacy, and Independent Media

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that seek to build a more sustainable, just, and humane world. Specific funding areas include measuring human progress, animal advocacy, and independent media. Though the Foundation currently supports projects in Global HIV/AIDS, it is not currently accepting any other AID...

GrantWatch ID#: 162166

Grants to USA, India, and South Africa Nonprofits to Benefit Children Living in Urban Poverty

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, India, and South Africa nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that have a direct, positive impact on children living in urban poverty. Funding will specifically be provided for proposals that focus on the areas of education, children's health, and/or family economic stability. Rather than ran...

GrantWatch ID#: 162173
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Grants to USA and Israel Organizations for Social Change Projects Focusing on Health, Human ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Israel organizations for programs and projects that promote social justice and human rights. Funding is intended to support social change projects that specifically focus on the areas of health and mental health, human rights, educational opportunity, Jewish life, and strengthening Israeli democracy. ...

GrantWatch ID#: 162198

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Economic, Environmental, and Social Justice Programs

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for community programs and initiatives that promote environmental, economic, and social justice. Grants may be used for projects, general support, and collaborative efforts, as well as to build capacity for organizations working in the Foundation's areas of interest. The Foundation sup...

GrantWatch ID#: 162470