GrantStation Insider: January 13, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 2

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COVID-19 Related Funding
Opportunities related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Current COVID-19 funding opportunities are available on our website.



National Funding
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Support for Employment Programs Focused on People With Disabilities
Kessler Foundation: Signature Employment Grants

Kessler Foundation's Signature Employment Grants provide support nationally for new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, and social ventures that lead to a generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. For the 2022 grant request for proposals, the Foundation has a special interest in projects that address the intersection of race, class, gender, disability, and poverty within the framework of helping individuals with disabilities obtain employment or re-enter the job market. Funded interventions must reverberate beyond the applying organization; ideas should be innovative within the state, the nation, or the employment field. Grants may range up to $250,000 per year for two years for a maximum of $500,000 total. Applicant organizations must have operating budgets greater than $3,000,000. Nonprofit organizations, public or private schools, and public institutions, such as universities and government agencies, based in the United States or any of its territories are eligible to apply. Online concept applications are due February 22, 2022. Visit the Kessler Foundation's website to review the Signature Employment Grants guidelines.

Operating Funds for Grassroots Groups Nationwide
Clif Family Foundation

The Clif Family Foundation supports nonprofit grassroots organizations that have the ability to engage local groups, positively impact their communities, and focus most of their resources on useful and positive actions. Grants are provided throughout the United States to support innovative groups working to strengthen our food system, enhance equitable community health outcomes, and safeguard our environment and natural resources. Priority is given to organizations that address two or more of the Foundation's funding priorities, demonstrate strong community ties, and operate within viable and clearly defined plans for positive change. Applications are reviewed three times per year; the application deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1, annually. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the grants program and to take the eligibility quiz.

Grants Strengthen Pre-K-12 School Libraries
Snapdragon Book Foundation

The Snapdragon Book Foundation seeks to foster children's literacy by providing support to school libraries serving disadvantaged children. Grants are awarded to public, private, and experimental pre-K-12 schools throughout the United States. In a time when many schools are reallocating their funds to technology and audiovisual equipment, the Foundation hopes to make sure that school libraries are still offering children good books to read. Grants typically range from $2,500 to $10,000. The application deadline is February 13, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to review the application guidelines and FAQs.

Investments Advance Startups Promoting Progressive Change
New Media Ventures

New Media Ventures (NMV) invests in entrepreneurs and activists who are strengthening our democracy, building progressive political power, and/or empowering historically marginalized communities. NMV is mission-driven and aims to invest in startups that are working to advance progressive change in the United States in a variety of fields, including environmental protection, economic equality, racial justice, and a thriving democracy. The primary focus areas are media and narrative, organizing and advocacy, and elections and civic engagement. NMV funding is best suited for early-stage projects or startups (pre-seed/seed stage) for which a one-time investment of $50,000 to $150,000 can make a meaningful difference. NMV typically gives unrestricted grants to nonprofits and makes investments in for-profits (most often via convertible notes). The application deadline is February 15, 2022. Visit the NMV website to submit an online intake form.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Literacy Programs Covering Health Information Supported in Florida
Florida Health Literacy Initiative

The Florida Health Literacy Initiative, sponsored by Florida Blue and managed by the Florida Literacy Coalition, aims to promote health literacy throughout the state by supporting nonprofit organizations and government agencies that offer adult ESOL and/or family literacy services. The objective of the initiative is to help students develop basic literacy and English language skills while gaining information to make informed choices regarding their health and nutrition. Program services must be delivered via classes, small groups, or one-to-one tutoring. Approximately 14 grants of up to $5,000 each will be provided in 2022. The deadline for submitting proposals is February 4, 2022. Visit the Florida Literacy Coalition's website to download the proposal guidelines and application information.

Funds for Organizations in Northern California and Hawaii
The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation

The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Northern California and the state of Hawaii. In 2022, the Foundation will provide grants to organizations that focus on one of the following program areas: Connecting Youth with Nature, Fostering Creativity Through the Arts, Maternal Healthcare Access and Education, and Promoting Healthy Aging Through Social Connection. Requests for invitations (RFIs) for grants ranging between $50,000 and $150,000 will be accepted from February 14 through March 7, 2022. RFIs for grants ranging between $10,000 and $49,000 will be accepted from July 18 through August 8, 2022. (Organizations new to the Foundation are strongly encouraged to apply during the second cycle.) More information about the grant guidelines and application process is available on the Foundation's website.

Grants Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Iowa and South Dakota
The Wellmark Foundation: Matching Assets to Community Health

The Wellmark Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of Iowans, South Dakotans, and their communities. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and government entities that develop, implement, and enhance sustainable projects that 1) increase access to and consumption of nutritious foods, or 2) promote safe and healthy environments in which to be physically active. In 2022, the Foundation will offer the following two grant opportunities: Access to Healthy Foods and Built Environment MATCH Grants of up to $100,000 must be matched 100 percent. The application deadline for this program is February 16, 2022. Access to Healthy Foods MATCH Grants of up to $50,000 must be matched at 50 percent. The deadline for this program is September 21, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to download the 2022 MATCH Grant RFP.

Support for Oral Health Initiatives in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Northeast Delta Dental Foundation

The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation is dedicated to improving the access to, and the quality of, oral healthcare and education for the public and the dental communities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Grants are provided for programs that enhance the awareness of good oral health, with a particular focus on children, the elderly, the indigent, or other populations with identified oral health needs. Priority is given to oral health programs that are preventive in nature and are aimed at decreasing the incidence, prevalence, and severity of dental disease. Grant requests of up to $1,000 are considered throughout the year; the upcoming application deadline for grants of $1,000 to $5,000 is February 4, 2022. Detailed application guidelines are available on the Foundation's website.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Funds Available for Rural EMS Training
Department of Health and Human Services

The Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant program provides support to recruit and train EMS personnel in rural areas, with a particular focus on addressing mental and substance use disorders. Supported activities include courses for certifications, training to meet government requirements and to maintain licenses and certifications, acquisition of emergency medical services equipment, and purchase of the opioid overdose antidote Naloxone and training for EMS personnel on its use in emergency opioid overdose situations. The application deadline is February 14, 2022.

Air Quality Monitoring Supported
Environmental Protection Agency

The Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring for Communities program provides support to conduct ambient air monitoring of pollutants of greatest concern in communities with environmental and health outcome disparities stemming from pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is available for community and local efforts to monitor their own air quality and to promote air quality monitoring partnerships between communities and tribal, state, and local governments. The application deadline is February 25, 2022.



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

How We Give Now: A Philanthropic Guide for the Rest of Us
Philanthropy can be more than writing a check and claiming a tax deduction. Lucy Bernholz's book How We Give Now: A Philanthropic Guide for the Rest of Us looks at the everyday ways that people can give their money, their time, and even their data to help communities seek justice. It takes readers on a tour of the often-overlooked worlds of participatory philanthropy, learning from a diverse group of forty resourceful givers.



Upcoming Online Education Trainings
Live Webinars

Unless otherwise noted, all Online Education Trainings are webinars,
are 90 minutes in duration, and are scheduled to begin at 2 PM Eastern Time.

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 18, 2022.

12 Ways to Attract and Grow Major Donor Gifts
In this 90-minute webinar, Stephanie Sample will introduce the concept of futures thinking: How to examine potential outcomes by identifying trends and increasing our ability to adapt quickly in the present. Stephanie will then explore how futures thinking can help your organization prepare to identify and receive support from major donors. She will also discuss how your nonprofit storytelling, digital footprint, and donor communications can attract and retain major donor funding. Topics covered include how futures thinking applies to increasing major donor revenue streams; signals of the future: major donors giving six and seven figure gifts to nonprofits; and communication with major donors in the COVID-19 era. You will walk away with real time exercises to expand innovative thinking, examples of nonprofits that attracted major donor gifts in the pandemic, examples of current wealth identification platforms and tools to locate major donors, and an increased ability to identify new signals and trends in the realm of major donor giving. This training will benefit executive directors, development directors, or major gifts officers who are charged with soliciting from high net worth individuals. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

The Power of 3: How to Create and Lead an Emotionally Resonant Nonprofit Organization
What is unique about the nonprofit sector in terms of how leaders express their emotions? Based on the latest cutting-edge research on emotional intelligence and emotional labor along with his research on the emotion norms in nonprofit organizations, Dr. Tony Silard will help you develop your abilities as an emotionally intelligent nonprofit leader. In Emotionally Intelligent Nonprofit Leadership, Dr. Silard will provide a foundational understanding of emotionally intelligent nonprofit leadership and will help you build emotion regulation and management abilities. In Lonely At the Top and Bottom and Trauma Informed Nonprofit Leadership, we will apply emotional intelligence toward two highly challenging emotions frequently experienced by nonprofit leaders, their staff, and volunteers as well as the clients they serve: loneliness and secondary trauma. This deep exploration of how nonprofit leaders effectively regulate and express their emotions and manage the emotions of the people they lead will benefit those in leadership positions or those looking to grow their leadership skills. Join us for all three workshops in the Power of 3 series. (Each workshop may also be taken as a stand-alone learning opportunity.) The deadline to register for all three is Thursday, January 20, 2022.



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Copy Editor: Ashlyn Simmons
Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Employment Programs Focused on People With Disabilities
Operating Funds for Grassroots Groups Nationwide
Grants Strengthen Pre-K-12 School Libraries
Investments Advance Startups Promoting Progressive Change 

Regional Funding Opportunities
Literacy Programs Covering Health Information Supported in Florida
Funds for Organizations in Northern California and Hawaii
Grants Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Iowa and South Dakota
Support for Oral Health Initiatives in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available for Rural EMS Training
Air Quality Monitoring Supported