Universalist Assn. Opens ‘Just Society’ Competition, Sept. 15 Deadline

grantsFunder: Unitarian Universalist Assn. (UUA); Opportunity: Fund for a Just Society; Funding Focus: Education and social justice; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations (grants are made to non-Unitarian Universalist groups); Funding: Awards range up to $15,000 each (most grants range between $6,000 and $8,000); Deadline: Sept. 15.

Summary: Grants support non-denominational organizations working for social change. UUA supports a range of programs including: civil and constitutional rights; community organizing; environmental justice; capacity building and rural development. These grants help support projects which are less likely to receive conventional funding because of the innovative or challenging nature of the work or the economic and social status of the constituency.

It operates a $10 million annual grant-making program. The majority of grants are made for a period of one year. Organizations with a current UUA grant or those which have failed to comply with reporting requirements or other conditions of a previous UUA grant are not eligible. Grantseekers should start by looking at mission goals in the organization’s guidelines (located on the UUA website). There are no novice set-asides.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/btlckrpuufp@uua.org or 516/627-6576

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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