The Arca Foundation

Since 1952, the Arca Foundation has worked to promote social equity and justice and has helped to support initiatives that affect public policy on a range of critical issues, while remaining committed to the belief that access to knowledge, vigorous public education and citizen engagement are essential to democracy. The Arca Foundation supports organizations and projects that work to advance economic and racial justice, an inclusive democracy, peace and security, human rights, and a clean environment.

Programs supported will work towards strategic initiatives that fulfill the following criteria:

  • Engage diverse, impacted communities in organizations that put people on the front lines of social change.
  • Educate the public about policies that advance the greater good.
  • Promote transparency and access to information.
  • Strive for structural, game-changing reforms.

For more information on the Arca Foundation’s grant process, click here!

Deadline: February 1, 2018 at 5:00pm EST
Amount: Up to $50,000. More may be requested if program shows need.


Office on Violence Against Women: Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). Created in 1995, OVW implements the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and all the subsequent legislation, as well as providing national leadership on issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Since its inception, OVW has supported a multifaceted approach to responding to these crimes through implementation of grant programs authorized by VAWA. By forging state, local, and tribal partnerships among many important members of the community, OVW grants help provide victims across their life span with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives, while improving communities’ capacity to provide justice for victims and hold offenders accountable.

The OVW has authorized this grant program to develop and implement outreach strategies and provide victim services to adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations. Grant funds are used to for the following initiatives; 

  • Provide enhanced services to underserved populations
  • Build the capacity of both mainstream organizations and organizations serving underserved populations to provide culturally appropriate and inclusive services
  • Increase training and outreach activities targeted at organizations providing services to underserved populations.

For more information on the grant program, follow this link!

Deadline: January 26, 2018
Amount: Up to $300,000


America’s Promise Alliance’s Healthy School Fund

Every young person deserves a foundation of health to be able to grow and thrive. Yet good health is out of reach for many young people. That’s why America’s Promise Alliance seeks to bolster health at one of the most critical intersections of youth and their communities: school. America’s Promise Alliance believes that when communities have healthy schools, young people will experience greater health, achieve better academic outcomes, and in turn, positively impact the entire community. By increasing the number of healthy schools, communities can create the conditions for every child to have a healthy, successful life.

America’s Promise is leading this effort as part of the Together for Healthy and Successful Schools initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The initiative is a collective effort to better understand the dynamics in diverse schools and communities that foster or stand in the way of creating healthier school environments. As a part of this initiative, America’s Promise seeks to activate and align existing and new stakeholders at both the local and national levels to build demand for healthy schools.


The Bush Foundation's Community Innovation Grants

There is a lot of work that happens in between identifying a community problem and implementing a new breakthrough solution. This is especially true if you want to engage your community, make the most of existing assets and work collaboratively with other organizations along the way. That is why the Bush Foundation aims to aid with that process with their Community Innovation grants, which are funds that support the work that it takes to create a community innovation.

The Bush Foundation looks to you to identify and define your community. This could be a geographic community, or it could be a community of common interest or racial/cultural identity. The Foundation Board does not prioritize specific issues and instead are open to projects that address all sorts of community needs. Projects can be at various stages of the innovation process including identifying the need, increasing collective understanding of the issue, generating ideas, or testing and implementing solutions. Proposals can focus on one area or span multiple stages.

Amount: $500-$200,000.
Deadline: N/A

Click here to apply and to learn more!


The Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship

The Udall Foundation is looking for qualified candidates for its Native American Congressional Internship Program. The program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process, in order to understand first-hand the relationship between Tribal and federal government. The internship is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, and lasts for 10-weeks. Highlights of the program include being surrounded by a community of 12 American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate, and law students who live and work in Washington, D.C., during the summer, access to a network of American Indian professionals and alumni who work on behalf of tribal nations, as well as housing, a living allowance, transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and an educational stipend of $1,200. Eligible Native youth will meet the following criteria:

  • Commitment to a career related to tribal public policy or supporting tribal communities;
  • Leadership, public service, integrity, and consensus building;
  • Knowledge and skills applicable to a federal agency or congressional office;
  • Academic achievement; and
  • An understanding of the Udall legacy, demonstrated through the application essay.

For more information about the program or to apply, click here!

About Us

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BGCA Mentoring

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BGCA Native Services Unit
Dallas Service Center
2107 N. Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75080

Direct: 972-581-2374