Grants for Social and Environmental Problems

Posted by Singing for Change on June 20, 2016

Singing for Change Accepting LOIs for Social and Environmental Problems

Singing for Change was created by Jimmy Buffett in 1995 and initially was funded with contributions from his summer concert tour. Since then, SFC has offered competitive grants to progressive nonprofit organizations working to address the root cause of a social or environmental problem.

Grants will be awarded to projects in on or more of the following areas:

1) Children and Families: Grants are awarded to programs that foster family self-sufficiency and stability. Individual therapy is not funded, nor are therapeutic or recreational camps or wish-fulfillment programs.

2) Environment: Grants are awarded to programs that teach people practical, everyday methods of conservation, protection, and the responsible use of natural resources. Efforts to protect individual species or animals are not usually funded by SFC.

3) Disenfranchised Groups: SFC defines ”disenfranchised groups” as people who have been marginalized in society because of their low levels of skill, education or income, people with disabilities, and people who are homeless.

Priority will be given to organizations that keep their overhead low, include community members in their planning, and collaborate with other groups to find innovative ways of solving common problems. SFC aims to advance the common good by empowering people to thrive and strengthen and sustain vibrant, diverse communities.

Grants, which range in size from $1,000 to $10,000, s are only awarded to nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, or to organizations that have a fiscal sponsor with that status.

Letters of interest may be submitted at any time and are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Singing for Change website.

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