Community of Christ

Human Rights and Diversity

Potential Program Funders

Allstate Foundation focuses its national and local giving in three broad areas: safe and vital communities, economic empowerment, and tolerance/inclusion/diversity.

Ford Foundation has three programs areas of focus: reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creativity, and achievement.

Gill Foundation strives to provide equal opportunity for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The grants are awarded to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied organizations outside major metropolitan areas in states other than Colorado. In Colorado, grants are available by invitation only.

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides information on many funding opportunities for individuals and families offered by the different federal health and human service divisions.

Homeless Shelter Directory provides resources to homeless shelters and homeless service organizations. This includes all resources necessary to help the needy.

JPMorgan Chase Foundation directs the majority of its time, attention, and investment toward specific neighborhoods in cities where they have major operations. These neighborhoods are typically among the most challenged areas of major urban centers, defined by unacceptably high rates of poverty and historic disinvestment. Priority areas are community development: (1) resident-focused programming that addresses workforce development, asset building, and financial literacy and (2) community-focused programming that addresses economic development and affordable housing, education, and arts and culture.

Levi Strauss Foundation around the world focuses on making a difference on three issues: HIV/AIDS, asset building, and workers' rights.

Michigan State University offers a compilation of webpages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to the housing issues. Select "Homeless/Housing” from the left menu bar on the site.

Peace Development Fund works to build the capacity of community-based organizations through grants, training, and other resources as partners in human rights and social justice movements.

Philanthropy News Digest is a service of The Foundation Center and provides up-to-date announcements on requests for proposals (RFPs) in the categories of children and youth, community, disabled, education, environment, health, human services, international affairs, substance abuse, and women.

Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need. Grants areas of focus are criminal and juvenile justice, health reform, and workers' rights.

US Bancorp Foundation giving program is designed to respect the diversity of the communities where they operate. They are actively involved in communities, partnering with local nonprofits to meet specific needs within each community. General priorities include education, affordable housing, self-sufficiency, and economic development.

Wheat Ridge Ministries is an independent Lutheran charitable organization that provides support through GrantsPlus Program. This program funds new health and human care ministries sponsored by congregations, agencies, and emerging nonprofit organizations. Grant awards range from $5,000–$50,000 over 1–3 years.