will continue to serve the nonprofit and small business community during the COVID-19 global crisis.  In addition to posting new COVID-19 Coronavirus funding opportunities, we will continue to update active grants with new extended grant deadlines.  While we are carefully monitoring funding opportunities and updating throughout each day, the situation is dynamic. We ask that all GrantWatch members review the URL listed in the grant posting and all material provided by the funding source prior to submitting applications.

Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
to Address the Basic Needs of Local Residents

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

City of Bloomington Common Council - Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

03/30/20 4:00 PM


Request a Grant Writer

Grants to Indiana nonprofit social services organizations in eligible regions for one-time programs that address the needs of local residents. Priority funding is intended to support basic social services, such as shelter, food, and health care, or other services to residents who are low-moderate income, under 18 years old, elderly, affected with a disability, or are otherwise disadvantaged. Eligible programs must primarily benefit the residents of Bloomington. Grant funding should lead to broad and long-lasting benefits to the community.

The funds should provide a one-time investment that make a significant contribution to the program.This restriction is intended to encourage innovative projects and to allow the funds to address changing community circumstances.  This restriction discourages agencies from relying on these funds from year to year and from using these funds to cover on-going (or operational) costs, particularly those relating to personnel. However, the Committee excepts the following from the one-time funding rule:

  • Pilot projects
  • Projects that need bridge funding – when an agency demonstrates that an existing program has suffered a significant loss of funding and requires “bridge” funds in order to continue for the current year; or
  • Collaborative projects

Please note that the Committee recognizes the growing need for operational funds that do not fit one of the aforementioned exceptions.  For that reason, this year, in addition to accepting applications for operational funds for pilot, bridge, or collaborative programs, the Committee is again accepting applications for operational funds that do not meet one of the exceptions to the one-time funding rule. However, preference will still be given to initiatives that are one-time investments. 

For additional information about funding criteria, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183498

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The application must request a minimum of $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Agencies must submit final claims no later than December 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The City of Bloomington Common Council’s Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee invites social services agencies serving the needs of City of Bloomington residents to apply for 2020 grant funding.

The applicant must be a 501(c)(3), or be sponsored by one. In the event the applicant is sponsored by a 501(c)(3), the sponsoring agency must provide a letter acknowledging its fiscal relationship to the applicant. All new applicants are required to submit 501(c)(3) documentation.

The Committee will not accept applications from agencies two years in a row for the same operational expense.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Technical Assistance meeting for applicants will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Hooker Room (#245).

The Presentation of this meeting will be available after March 17.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due Monday, March 30, 2020, by 4:00 PM.

One application is allowed per agency, unless participating in a collaborative projects. Agencies that are submitting a collaborative application, may submit two applications – an individual application on behalf of the agency and another as part of the collaborative proposal. If submitting an application for a collaborative project, note that applicants must submit a MOU as part of their application.

- March 2, 2020: Solicitations issued and application made available
- March 17: Technical Assistance Meeting (Tuesday, 4:00pm)
- March 30: Applications due (Monday, no later than 4:00pm)
- April 20: Committee Application Review Meeting (Monday, 6:00pm)
- April 30: Agency Presentations (Thursday, 5:30pm)
- May 07: Committee Pre-Allocation Meeting (Thursday, 6:00pm)
- May 11: Committee Allocation Hearing (Monday, 6:00pm) (Agency attendance optional)
- Early June: Agencies sign funding agreements
- June 4: Committee Debriefing Meeting (Thursday, 6:00pm)
- June 17: Council Action on Committee recommendations (Wednesday, 6:30pm)
- June 23: HAND Technical Assistance Meeting for Grantees (Tuesday, 8:30am)

If you have any questions, you can contact the Council Office by phone or call Eric Sader in the Housing and Neighborhood Development Department.

The funds should provide a one-time investment that, through matching funds or other fiscal leveraging, make a significant contribution to the program.

Service Community Assessment of Needs:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to
with the subject “2020 JHSSF Application – [agency name]”

Or deliver or mail applications to the Council office at:
City of Bloomington Common Council
401 N. Morton St.
Bloomington, IN 47404

Eric Sader: 812.349.3577

Council Office: 812.349.3409

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Bloomington

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA State Agencies to Support Volunteerism

Deadline 05/06/20

Grants to USA state agencies to encourage and support volunteerism. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for programs that support, manage, and recruit volunteers. Priority will be given to prog

GrantWatch ID#: 123648

Grants and In-Kind Services to USA Nonprofits and Agencies to Benefit Those with Memory Loss

Deadline 06/24/20

Grants of $10,000 and in-kind services to USA nonprofit organizations and public agencies for programs that address the needs of people with memory loss and dementia. Funding is intended to enable new programming, as well as to provide support for caregivers and familie

GrantWatch ID#: 123719

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA Agencies in Multiple States to Develop Services for Relative Caregivers

Deadline 06/10/20

Grants of $15,000 to eligible USA state agencies to develop new services for supporting caregivers who have taken on the role of surrogate parents to young relatives. Funding is intended to be used over a two-year period to develop the program activities. Priority will

GrantWatch ID#: 124160

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Films in ...

Deadline 06/15/20

Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length films in eligible genres. Funding is intended to support nonfiction films at any production phase from development through post-production. Films should demonstrate effective storytelling

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grants to Indiana Organizations and Artists for Community Arts Projects

Deadline 04/03/20

Grants of up to $2,000 to Indiana arts organizations and individual artists in eligible regions for arts programs that benefit the local community. Funding is intended to support projects that encourage art appreciation by local residents, display ongoing innovation and

GrantWatch ID#: 127897

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/20

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools in Eligible Coun...

Deadline 05/01/20

Grants to Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky nonprofit organizations, state and municipal organizations, and public schools in eligible counties for programs benefiting local communities. Funding is intended to support programs primarily in the areas of education, communit

GrantWatch ID#: 129843

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits and Agencies for Programs that Benefit Residents in Eligible Re...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations and government agencies to benefit local communities in eligible regions. Interested applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support impactful programs and projects that

GrantWatch ID#: 130031