Welcome to Desire Street’s private webpage to share information we’ve learned about various Grant Opportunities. As far as we know, these are open grants–they are not “by invitation only.” That means the competition will be strong, so make your best effort at winning them!

You’ll also find here helpful info on webinars in Development, Communications, or Grants.

For tips or assistance, don’t hesitate to talk to your Desire Street Coach. If you are aware of opportunities not listed here, please email them to our Manager of Community Engagement (Chris) or our Communications Manager (Diane). We’ll add them to this page.

If there is a special category of grants you’d like us to watch for and post, or if you have other questions or comments, please leave a comment at the bottom of this page.




DEADLINE: OPEN – Wish You Well Foundation  Teaching literacy skills to adults ($200-$10,000)

DEADLINE: OPEN – Major Lead Baseball & Players Assn Program and capital grants to increase participation in and expand access to baseball and softball.

DEADLINE: OPEN – Life Comes From It  Funding for projects and collaborations by organizations involved in restorative justice, transformative justice and indigenous peacemaking

DEADLINE: OPEN – Duke Energy Foundation  Grants of $10k for K-12 Education and Workforce programs.

DEADLINE: Oct 7, 2020 – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Want to speak into healthcare for communities of color? Send your LOI by 10/7 and full proposal by 1/18/21.

DEADLINE: Nov 2, 2020 – Annie’s Grants for (School) Gardens Teach future generations how sustainable food is grown. Helps them think more holistically about their food, their communities, and the planet.

DEADLINE: Nov 6, 2020 – GA Assn for Women Lawyers Grants of $500 – $2000 to nonprofits serving women and children, especially in the legal system.

Webinars and Resources

Mission Increase: Workshops on Annual Fundraising Planning This isn’t about your budget, this is a plan for how you’re going to raise it! This webinar will give you a step-by-step kit to build a plan you can live with and work with year-after-year. Two webinars and a live seminar in the Atlanta area.

Wednesday, October 7, 09:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Virtual ATL, Anywhere
For more details, and to register, click HERE.

Tuesday, October 13, 09:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Virtual ATL, Anywhere
For more details, and to register, click HERE.

Wednesday, October 14, 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM
LoveLifts Village (Jackson Healthcare Campus), Alpharetta
For more details, and to register, click HERE.

Mission Increase: Ensuring Sustainable Generosity with Millennials Millennials are the benefactors of the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of humanity. Learn how to attract, engage and retain them.

NonProfit Storytelling Conference This link goes to the website where there are a lot of great resources for helping you talk about your ministry. Specifically, the link goes to a 23-minute video on “what and how to tell about your COVID-19 experience” by Steven Screen (no kidding, that’s really his name!). He a very clear speaker and right on target with his advice.    

Resource Library for Grant Professionals A free resource from Elevate–providing support for nonprofit leaders, bringing the highest-level grants expertise!

Click for great FREE Webinars coming up! (Provided by Bloomerang)

or check out the  On-demand library of past free webinars — listen when you have time!

Or maybe you have a particular area where you’d like some help? Click here! (You can even just grab the presentation slides if you want a refresher or want to see what’s new.)

Click to register for a free copy of what you need to know about low-cost fundraising software! Tech Impact’s guide to help you find the right software to manage information about your donors. You may also be interested in a free webinar to update you in what’s new since that publication: What’s New in Donor Management Systems OR a free webinar to help you in Selecting a Donor Management System.