Mellon Foundation


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is the nation’s largest supporter of the arts and humanities. Since 1969, the Foundation has been guided by its core belief that the humanities and arts are essential to human understanding. The Foundation believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity, and that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom to be found there. Through our grants, we seek to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive.

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Funding opportunity for Public interest – German based software projects

Bis zu 47.500 € Förderung für gemeinwohlorientierte Softwareprojekte – bis 30. September auf bewerben!

Der Prototype Fund unterstützt einzelne Programmierer*innen und kleine Teams dabei, ihre innovativen Projektideen vom Konzept bis zum Prototyp umzusetzen.Wir fördern Public Interest Tech mit Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung: Mit einer Anschubförderung von bis zu 47.500 € pro Projekt sowie Coachings, Vernetzung und Beratung unterstützen wir innovative Ansätze mit gesellschaftlichem Mehrwert.

Das können Tools für mehr Datensicherheit, Software-Infrastruktur für systemübergreifende Zusammenarbeit, Anwendungen zur Datenanalyse oder Civic-Tech-Projekte sein, die die Beziehung zwischen Staat und Bürger*innen positiv verändern. Der Förderzeitraum startet am 1. März 2022.

Growers Grants for Black and People of Colour

 “over £29,000 in grants to Black people and people of colour who are either interested in getting into growing, investing in their already established allotment or back garden, investing in their learning and training or their projects/businesses. We have different grants available for Black growers and growers of colour to either take that first step or have that helping hand.”

Applications open Friday 20th August 00:00
Applications close Sunday 12th September 23:59

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US focused opportunity

Mosaic is a national grantmaking initiative strengthening the field-wide movement infrastructure that supports people working to ensure clean air and water, a safe climate, healthy and just communities for all, and thriving natural systems. By supporting movement infrastructure – vibrant connections and indispensable shared tools across the environmental field – Mosaic seeks to equip organizations and advocates to achieve the most important environmental victories.

In this second annual RFP, Mosaic will distribute $6M to fund projects that advance one or more of six types of field-wide movement infrastructure: communications, leadership development, advocacy tools & training, data & information, relationships & trust, and philanthropic innovation. Projects must be collaborative by design, engage and benefit multiple stakeholders, and create shared tools that are widely beneficial to movement members as opposed to narrowly focused on one or a small number of organizations.

Mosaic also welcomes proposals that advance other infrastructure needs beyond those outlined in our areas of focus. Letters of inquiry are due by Friday, September 10, 2021, at 5:00 pm PST.  For more information on this grant opportunity, please see below and our RFP & FAQ.