Emergency Preparedness Grants for Nonprofits
Emergency Preparedness Grants for Nonprofits in the USA
Looking for emergency preparedness grants for nonprofits in the United States? This compiled list of emergency preparedness grants for nonprofits will help you start finding funding for your 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization today.
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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
NOTE: Prospective grantees should review program area guidelines before inquiring about a particular project. If Foundation staff find that the project fits within the Foundation’s grantmaking priorities, staff will invite a grant proposal. Once invited, grantees should be prepared to work closely with program staff in refining the proposal, often through multiple drafts.
The arts constitute fields of inquiry and production that are distinct from other forms of thought and expression. Accumulated over millennia, our global artistic heritage is a resource for cultural renewal as well as historical understanding. Through performances, objects, and images, artists have long provoked insight and pleasure, and enriched and reflected on human experience. In contemporary society, they stimulate innovation, reinvent media, articulate cultural critique, and work with communities to effect change.
Mission and Goals
The Arts and Cultural Heritage program seeks to nurture exceptional creative accomplishment, scholarship, and conservation practices in the arts, while promoting a diverse and sustainable ecosystem for these disciplines. The program supports the work of outstanding artists, curators, conservators, and scholars, and endeavors to strengthen performing arts organizations, art museums, research institutes, and conservation centers. Alongside our continued commitments to exemplary programs in the performing arts, art history, and conservation, new areas and strengthened emphases include:
- Programs that strengthen the creation and preservation of, as well as scholarship about, new media and multidisciplinary arts
- Initiatives that broaden public access to and understanding of the arts
- Research, training, and recruitment programs that enhance diversity and inclusion in arts organizations
- Collaborations between institutions of higher education and the arts
- Efforts to address vulnerabilities distinctive to the arts, such as the financial health of small arts organizations and emergency preparedness and response
NOTE: We're partnering with local nonprofits that have programs focused on education, the environment, public safety & emergency preparedness, and civic engagement. All grant applications are by invitation only. After reviewing our giving priorities below, if your nonprofit organization fits the eligibility criteria, please email a short description of your program.
Brightening Our Communities
For more than 130 years, we've partnered with local nonprofits and everyday community heroes to brighten our communities and build a better tomorrow, and today Edison International is one of the largest corporate charitable contributors in Southern California.
Last year, we contributed $20 million in funding to support programs that help communities in our service territory shine bright while tackling tough issues, such as improving air quality, increasing access to national parks, and helping kids make a difference in the world by studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
More than 90% of our giving helps underserved residents, including diverse ethnic groups, seniors, people with disabilities, women, gay and lesbian populations, and low-income families.
Our Giving Priorities
We believe education has the power to change lives, communities, and the world. More than 50% of our funding goes toward educational programs designed to help keep kids in school while opening doors to higher education.
We look for education programs that emphasize science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in middle school, high school, and college levels, including tutoring, scholarships, and college-access programs. We also support arts education programs in the middle school and high school levels
Our commitment to protecting the environment began decades ago, and it’s deeply rooted in our corporate culture. We recognize that our operations do have an impact on the environment. To ensure a cleaner world for future generations, we support programs that educate and engage the public in preserving a healthy and sustainable environment, with a focus on programs aimed at students in middle school, high school, and college, and at adults.
Public Safety & Preparedness
Disaster can strike suddenly, anywhere, at any time, and earthquakes pose a real and ongoing threat in the region served by our utility, Southern California Edison.
We're committed to helping families and the community be prepared for natural and human-caused disasters, and our support is focused on programs that emphasize emergency preparedness and electrical safety.
We know that our success hinges on the success of the communities we serve.To help keep our communities strong, we partner with organizations that provide vital services such as workforce development, including transition services for veterans, leadership development and capacity building for local nonprofits.
Teck Community Response Fund
Teck has created a community investment fund for local organizations in areas where Teck operates which are directly involved with COVID-19 response or those directly experiencing impacts from COVID-19.
The Teck Community Response Fund is a community investment fund to support critical social and health initiatives in the areas where Teck operates, including dedicated support for Indigenous communities.
Eligible organizations directly engaged in local COVID-19 response (including those supporting vulnerable community members) or those experiencing significant organizational continuity impacts resulting from COVID-19 may apply to the Teck Community Response Fund for support. The Fund is not available to individuals seeking direct relief for COVID-19 impacts.
Organizations who are registered charities and/or deliver community benefit are eligible to apply for community investment from Teck. To be considered for funding from the Teck Community Response Fund, organizations must demonstrate an intention to use funding in at least one of the following priority areas:
- Community-level COVID-19 and emergency response preparedness and/or health interventions and support for frontline workers.
- Immediate needs of vulnerable community members, including access to access to food, hygiene, housing and other basic needs.
- Access to information, tools and support services to safeguard personal health, safety and resiliency.
- Organizational continuity of charitable and non-profit organizations, especially those delivering essential services
Belvedere Community Foundation
- To preserve and enhance the quality of life in Belvedere.
- To form an endowment fund with contributions from all Belvedere's citizens.
- To provide grants to support projects and volunteers working to enhance the quality of life in Belvedere.
- Preservation and/or enhancement to historically important structures as well as the natural beauty of our surroundings;
- Positive community interaction;
- Educational opportunities, particularly those focused on stewardship of natural resources and awareness of cultural heritage;
- Healthy living, particularly as it pertains to the benefits of an active lifestyle;
- Funds for emergency preparedness and public safety.
Foundations of East Chicago
Foundations of East Chicago
Our Mission is to support local schools, churches, municipal agencies and nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life in East Chicago.
To advance this mission, the Foundations of East Chicago will provide financial support through educational assistance in the form of scholarships; the awarding of grants that are strategic to achieve our objectives and by our service and leadership within the community.
The goals we set for FEC as a result of the 2016-2018 Strategic Plan include three critical community priorities:
- Education/Job Training
- Community Enrichment
Program grants - are annual grants that are directed to support specific programs that meet FEC priorities. Programs must have a definitive plan with measurable outcomes and must have an operational plan that demonstrates potential for success.
The Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) is proud to announce over $500,000 in grant funding to local nonprofits that are making a difference in our community. Grant recipients are selected based on applications submitted during the program grant round that support at least one of FEC’s focus areas:
- Non-school time programs (before/after hours, youth programming)
- Educational advancement and life skills
- Build and improve relationships with schools regarding scholarship and educational opportunities
- New or expanded vocational programs at IVY Tech Community College, Calumet College of Saint Joseph, etc.
- Parent/community development and training (offered by nonprofits)
- ESL Programming
- Adult education/GED
- College Prep
- PCAT, SAT preparation or similar
- Early childhood education/pre-k
- Extended summer programs
- Mentoring and tutoring programs
- Special needs program support
- Awareness and preventative programming
- Teen pregnancy
- Life subsistence
- Food pantry
- Heating assistance
- Senior care
- Day care
- Drug abuse & recovery programs
- Emergency preparedness
- Police/community relations
- Crime watch
- Violence - gang, domestic, child abuse, bullying
- Fine Arts and enrichment programs
- Community & cultural events
- Music and festival support
- Recreational & youth sports