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Grants available in San Diego County
The San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization is now accepting applications for 2018 grants. CECO typically funds tangible items such as equipment, furnishings and other durable goods that directly benefit the population being served by the program. Grant applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Read more...

Boston offers grant to expand access to digital services
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the creation of a $35,000 Digital Equity Fund, which will support the City's goal of ensuring all residents have equal access to digital services. The Digital Equity Fund will provide support to community-based organizations that help Boston residents fully connect and participate in today's media and information landscape. The application deadline for 2017 is November 17, 2017. Read more...

EPA staff told to remove grant applications that mention climate change
Science supporters’ fears since Donald Trump was elected have been confirmed: staffers with political, rather than scientific, backgrounds are rejecting research grants at the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). Read more...

Keep America Beautiful launches Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
STAMFORD, Conn. (Sept. 6, 2017) — Motivated by the need caused by the devastation from Hurricane Harvey and the threat of Hurricane Irma, Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today launched the Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund. Lowe’s, a long-time national sponsor of Keep America Beautiful, has agreed to become a founding member of the fund with a donation of more than $125,000. Initially, donations to the Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund will benefit Keep America Beautiful Affiliates and other partner organizations which serve communities directly affected by Harvey and Irma. The fund will provide immediate and long-term support for initial and ongoing cleanup efforts and to help rebuild vital public spaces: parks, greenways, community gateways, Main Street/downtown areas, open spaces and more. Funds will help improve resiliency physically — as green infrastructure — and socially — to build community. Read more...