Additional Funding Opportunities
Types of Additional Funding Opportunities
Through support from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation grantmaking, the following opportunities are available.
As the Foundation conducts field scans and studies within its focus areas, special initiatives may arise where organizations are invited to apply for a grant within a specific time frame and with noted objectives. Special Initiatives will be posted below and shared in our e-newsletter. Please note, in some cases, the applications might require submission through a separate community partner instead of directly through the Foundation.
The Foundation may issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for specific programs when needed. RFP opportunities will be posted below and shared in our e-newsletter. Applications may be submitted through the community partners involved or directly through the Foundation, as indicated within the individual RFP.
The Foundation established permanent, annual, endowed Legacy Funds in the areas of Caregiving, Youth Sports, Community Assets and Design & Access at regional community foundations. Opportunities are posted below. Applications are submitted through the individual community foundations.
Current Funding Opportunities
Below are the current funding opportunities for Special Initiatives, Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Legacy Funds within the Foundation’s areas of focus. Please be sure to review the eligible regions, associated deadlines, a description of opportunity and who the funder is that you will be applying through.
|Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds / Multiple||Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan||Southeast Michigan||10/01/2020 - 12/01/2020|
Apply Through: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
|Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds / Multiple||Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo||Western New York||10/01/2020 - 12/01/2020|
Apply Through: Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
|Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds / Youth Sports||Rochester Area Community Foundation||Western New York||10/01/2020 - 12/01/2020|
Support youth sports and recreation activities and related, small-scale capital needs such as equipment or field and stadium needs within the designated counties.
Apply Through: Rochester Area Community Foundation
|Special Initiative / Built To Play Skatepark Grant||Tony Hawk Foundation||Southeast Michigan, Western New York||07/01/2020 - 09/01/2020|
Supports community groups and municipal entities seeking to create free, public skateparks that serve low-income communities.
Apply Through: Tony Hawk Foundation
|Special Initiative / Built to Play – Play Everywhere Design Challenge||KABOOM!||Southeast Michigan, Western New York||07/13/2020 - 09/11/2020|
Grants of up to $80,000 for communities and organizations to create equitable play opportunities with design experts in WNY and SEMI.
Apply Through: KABOOM!