GrantStation Insider: January 12, 2023

Volume XXII | Issue 2

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Special Funding Opportunities
Opportunities related to specific current issues

Current funding opportunities for COVID-19 and Ukraine are available to the public on our website.


National Funding
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Capital Projects Supported at Historic Houses of Worship
National Fund for Sacred Places

The National Fund for Sacred Places, a program of Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, provides support to community-serving congregations in the United States and its territories that are undertaking significant capital projects at their historic houses of worship. Matching grants of $50,000 to $250,000 support the planning and execution of urgent capital projects at historic sacred places that are valued for their cultural importance as well as their role in providing human services, strengthening communities, and revitalizing neighborhoods. Wraparound services including training, technical assistance, and planning support are also provided. Grants of $50,000 to $100,000 require a 1:1 match, while grants over $100,000 require a 2:1 match. Letters of intent are due February 24, 2023. Visit the Fund's website for application guidelines.

Program Helps Innovators Serving U.S. Workers
The Workers Lab: Innovation Fund

Through the 2022/2023 Innovation Fund cycle, The Workers Lab seeks innovators with early-stage ideas centered around making the ways the U.S. serves workers more modern and inclusive. Nearly any type of organization or entity is eligible to apply, including for-profit companies, social enterprises, individual entrepreneurs, cooperatives or other worker-led entities, nonprofit organizations, and projects with a fiscal sponsor but that are not independent organizations themselves. Up to six fellows will be selected to participate in a four-month program providing training, mentorship, and customized support to bring their idea to life and set them up for larger-scale investment. Fellows will receive a stipend of $5,000 per month and will participate in programming for eight to ten hours per month. At the end of the fellowship, at least one and up to three final Innovation Fund winners will receive up to $200,000 to invest in their idea, as well as another full year of mentorship and support. Entrepreneurs of color and women are highly encouraged to apply. Submissions will be accepted through March 27, 2023. Visit The Workers Lab website for more details on the program and to apply online.

Grants Available for Youth Gardens and Greenspaces
KidsGardening: GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant

The GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant, a program of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening, is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States. In 2023, funding will be provided to 160 programs to install new or improve existing youth gardens or greenspaces. Nonprofit organizations, school districts, universities, government entities, and other tax-exempt organizations in the United States and its territories that serve at least 15 youth are eligible to apply. Selected programs will be awarded $500 to start or expand their youth garden or greenspace, and will have the opportunity to apply for an additional $1,000 in funding in specialty award categories focused on programs with greater funding needs, programs that serve a majority of LGBTQ+ youth, and programs led by people of color that serve a majority of youth of color. The application deadline is February 10, 2023. Visit the KidsGardening website to access the online application.

Challenge Aims to Boost Inclusivity of Animal Welfare Organizations
Maddie's Fund: Open Arms Challenge

The Open Arms Challenge, a collaboration of 22 national organizations, aims to encourage animal shelters, foster-based organizations, and public charities focused on keeping pets and people together to pilot new approaches that open doors to new adopters and volunteers and welcome the entire community. With $420,000 in grants available, the goal of this Challenge is to increase inclusivity and provide a welcoming environment for all staff (paid and unpaid) and community members. Welcoming practices that will be considered are those that actively make an organization's culture more open, equitable, and inclusive for the community. U.S.-based government agencies or public charities that focus on dogs and cats and are a member of Shelter Animals Count are eligible to apply. The application window for the Challenge is January 23 to January 30, 2023. Organizations will then prepare for their new welcoming practice from March 1 to March 31, and the challenge period, in which organizations pilot their new practices, will run for the month of April 2023. Visit the Maddie's Fund website for more information.


Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funding Promotes Oral Health in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Northeast Delta Dental Foundation

The mission of the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation is to improve access to and the quality of oral healthcare and education for the public and the dental communities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Support is provided for a range of oral health initiatives, including educational programs enhancing the awareness of good oral health, oral healthcare programs that are preventive in nature, nonprofit dental clinics or centers, education of dental health professionals, research efforts that will improve oral health, and efforts that will improve the dental health workforce through scholarship and loan repayment programs. Applications of $2,000 or less will be considered throughout the year; the upcoming application deadline for requests over $2,000 is February 3, 2023. The online application is available on the Northeast Delta Dental website.

Grants Enhance Economic Security of Colorado Women and Girls of Color
The Women's Foundation of Colorado: Women & Girls of Color Fund

The Women's Foundation of Colorado's Women & Girls of Color Fund invests in and partners with women-of-color-led organizations that are working to advance the economic security of Colorado women and girls of color. The Fund focuses on organizations led by women or girls of color executive directors that are committed to building economic power and dismantling oppressive systems through direct service or community organizing. 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, tax-exempt educational institutions, state/local or tribal government entities, and initiatives working with a fiscal sponsor may apply for the unrestricted grants, which range from $10,000 to $20,000. Applications for the 2023 Rural Women & Girls of Color Fund grant cycle are due February 10, 2023. (Applications for the Front Range focus, including those based in Larimer, Boulder, Broomfield, Jefferson, Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams, and El Paso counties, will be accepted during the summer.) Visit the website of the Women's Foundation of Colorado for more information.

Support Targets Basic Needs and Education in Montana
Town Pump Charitable Foundation

The Town Pump Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and governmental entities in the state of Montana with a focus on meeting the basic needs and education of Montana citizens. Areas of giving include basic needs, education, community assistance, and veterans' needs. Applications are accepted year round. The online application portal is available on the Foundation's website.

Healthcare Initiatives Funded in South Carolina
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation: Health Priority Grants

The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation supports projects that aim to promote the health of South Carolinians and to increase access to healthcare for the economically disadvantaged. The Foundation's Health Priority Grants fund programs and initiatives focused on the health priorities of oral health, mental health, diabetes, and social determinants of health. Funding is provided in the areas of access to care, building a stronger workforce for health, improving the quality and value of health and healthcare, investing in the health and well-being of children and families, and research and special projects. The letter of intent for the spring 2023 grant cycle is due February 8, 2023. (Fall cycle letters of intent are due in August.) Applicants should contact Foundation staff to discuss the proposed project prior to submitting their letter of intent. Visit the Foundation's website for information on the application process and to access the online application.


Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Program Seeks to Preserve Native Languages
Department of Health and Human Services

The Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance program provides funding for projects to support assessments of the status of native languages in an established community, as well as the planning, design, restoration, and implementation of native language curriculum and education projects to support a community's language preservation goals. Eligible Native American communities include American Indian tribes, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders. The application deadline is March 31, 2023.

Grants Help Prevent Underage Drinking
Department of Health and Human Services

The purpose of the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth and young adults ages 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. The program aims to address norms regarding alcohol use by youth, reduce opportunities for underage drinking, create changes in underage drinking enforcement efforts, address penalties for underage use, and reduce negative consequences associated with underage drinking (e.g., motor vehicle crashes, sexual assaults). In addition, applicants will build on strategic plans that were developed under a Drug Free Communities award utilizing the strategic prevention framework model, which aims to address underage drinking behaviors. The application deadline is February 17, 2023.


PathFinder: Featured Resource
A library of quality resources designed to help you develop your career path as a grants professional

The Secret Language of Maps: How to Tell Visual Stories with Data, by Carissa Carter
Are you looking to enhance your understanding of data visualization? The book The Secret Language of Maps: How to Tell Visual Stories with Data may help you do just that. This book is a highly visual exploration of diagrams and data that helps the reader understand how maps are part of everyday thinking, how they tell stories, and how they can reframe a point of view. An embedded mystery story about a woman who investigates the disappearance of an old high school friend illustrates how to use different maps to make sense of all types of information. Readers will learn how to gather data, organize it, and present it to an audience.


Upcoming Online Education Trainings
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(FREE) Tour of the GrantStation Website
Curious to know exactly what resources are at your fingertips when you enter the GrantStation website? Join Jeremy Smith, Director of Communications Technology, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. Jeremy will demonstrate all of the GrantStation features including how to best use the searchable databases of private funders, how to navigate government funding sources, and how to set up and use your personal dashboard. This quick overview is a great way for current Members to ensure that they are getting the most out of their Membership, and for potential Members to see GrantStation in action! The webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

The Power of 3: How to Build Your Fundraising Capacity
Fundraising can be a giant "rabbit hole" for many organizations. It's difficult to know where to begin and where to focus your efforts. That's why it's important to identify the fundraising activities that provide the highest return for your time. During this Power of 3 series, Mandy Pearce, owner of Funding for Good, will help you grow your organization's fundraising capacities. In the first webinar, Identifying Needs and Building Budgets, you'll see how the budget deconstruction process works so you can identify gaps and craft realistic projections at the program and organization levels. You'll understand that an effective fundraising plan begins with realistic budgets. The second webinar, Creating a Written Fundraising Plan, will show you how to use essential metrics to develop the right strategies to fully fund your organization. You'll walk away ready to replace fundraising fantasies with fact-driven processes. During the final webinar, How to Optimize Your Income Streams, you'll learn how you can evaluate the high-impact and low-input fundraising strategies that are perfect for your organization. The deadline to register for the series is January 18, 2023. The webinars may also be purchased individually.

Growing Your Grants Readiness
What does it take to be a successful grantseeking organization? Success in grantsmanship involves much more than being able to write a good proposal. As an organization, you must also have the right culture, the right values, the right tools, and the right resources in place to support your grantseeking process and manage your grant-funded programs and services well on behalf of your funder and the community you serve. In this lively, interactive session, Maryn Boess will explain how to lay the groundwork for effective grantsmanship in both your organization's culture and its practices. The webinar will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2023.


GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation

An Introduction to Our Online Education Specialist, David Gates

I started working at GrantStation in March 2022 as the Online Education Specialist. I've always had a passion for teaching so I knew this was a great opportunity to apply my experience in a new domain.

I've been working in online education in various capacities since 2015. I've helped others develop online curricula, trained teachers, and done a lot of teaching myself. Most recently, I worked with business professionals across the world on their data storytelling skills.

Here at GrantStation, I assist in all of our online education programs. I work directly with our world-class presenters to develop programming to help nonprofits acquire the skills they need to succeed. I also host many of our webinars.

Make sure to say "hi" next time you see me in one of our webinars, and please reach out if you have questions regarding our educational offerings or have a suggestion for a topic you'd love to learn more about!

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National Funding Opportunities
Capital Projects Supported at Historic Houses of Worship
Program Helps Innovators Serving U.S. Workers
Grants Available for Youth Gardens and Greenspaces
Challenge Aims to Boost Inclusivity of Animal Welfare Organizations

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funding Promotes Oral Health in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Grants Enhance Economic Security of Colorado Women and Girls of Color
Support Targets Basic Needs and Education in Montana 
Healthcare Initiatives Funded in South Carolina

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Seeks to Preserve Native Languages
Grants Help Prevent Underage Drinking