GrantStation Insider: January 19, 2023

Volume XXII | Issue 3

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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.

Funds Strengthen Grassroots Organizing for Structural Change in the U.S.
Arch Community Fund: Transformative Organizing Grants

The Arch Community Fund seeks to strengthen grassroots movements to resist oppression and build towards a more equitable future in the United States. The Fund's Transformative Organizing Grants support transformative organizing for systemic change, with explicit articulation of the values of resistance, community leadership, transformative and anti-capitalist solutions, and intersectionality. The Fund seeks to support grassroots strategies that meet immediate needs and are part of a strategy for long-term structural change. Typically ten to fifteen grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 are made each year, with a focus on general operating support for small grassroots nonprofit organizations, including fiscally sponsored projects. Applicants must be headquartered in the United States. The upcoming application deadline is February 28, 2023. Visit the Fund's website to review eligibility and funding criteria, and to access the online application on the JustFund portal.

Grants Advance Nursing-Driven Healthcare Innovations
The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation is committed to improving the health and healthcare of all people, especially marginalized populations, by advancing nursing-driven innovations that promote equitable, person-centered, and trustworthy care. Support is available to advance nursing-driven models of care that target the needs of marginalized populations through the following programs: The Hillman Emergent Innovation program provides grants of $50,000 to accelerate the development of early-stage nursing-driven interventions that will improve the health and healthcare of marginalized populations. The Hillman Serious Illness and End of Life Emergent Innovation program provides grants of $50,000 to accelerate the development of early-stage nursing-driven interventions focused on serious illness and end of life care for marginalized populations. The Hillman Innovations in Care program provides up to two grants of $600,000 to advance evidence-based nursing-driven models of care that are ready to grow. Letters of intent for all three programs will be accepted from January 17 to February 28, 2023. Visit the Foundation's website for details on each program.

Local Partnerships Building Sustainable Communities Supported
The Funders Network: Partners for Places

Partners for Places, hosted by The Funders Network, aims to enhance local capacity to build equitable and sustainable communities in the United States and Canada. The program provides support to advance collaborative partnerships between a local government sustainability or water department, frontline community partner, and place-based funder, and to support the planning and implementation of urban sustainability and green stormwater infrastructure projects. For this round of funding, two-year grants ranging from $75,000 to $180,000 are available to create or improve the collaborative partnerships and to plan or implement an equitable climate action or green stormwater infrastructure project that addresses frontline community priorities. (One-year grants of $45,000 to $150,000 are only available to partnerships that have previously received a Partners for Places mini grant.) One or more local foundations are required to provide at least a 50% matching grant. The application deadline is February 27, 2023. Visit The Funders Network website to review the round 20 application and resources.

$100,000+ Grants Awarded to New Dance Productions
National Dance Project: Production Grants

The National Dance Project (NDP), a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, supports the creation and U.S. touring of new dance projects. NDP's Production Grants are awarded to 20 new dance projects annually, including $45,000 for the creation of a new dance project, $10,000 in general operating support for the artist or company, and $11,500 for production residency and/or community engagement plans. $35,000 in touring subsidy is reserved to support a U.S. tour of each project. Professional choreographers or companies working with a U.S. organizational partner committed to supporting the development and/or presentation of the proposed new project are eligible to apply. The application will open in early to mid-January 2023, with preliminary applications due March 1, 2023. Preliminary applications are due March 1, 2023.


Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Support Improves Habitats and Water Quality in the Great Lakes Basin
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Sustain Our Great Lakes

The Sustain Our Great Lakes program, administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), is soliciting proposals to benefit fish, wildlife, habitats, and water quality in the Great Lakes basin. The program will award up to $18.7 million in grants in 2023 to improve and enhance stream, riparian, and coastal habitats to benefit species and improve and enhance water quality in the Great Lakes and its tributaries. Funding will be awarded in the following categories: habitat restoration to conserve species and improve water quality, green stormwater infrastructure in Great Lakes communities, invasive species control to protect and enhance restored habitat, and conservation practices and regenerative agriculture on working lands. Individual grant awards will range from $200,000 to $1,000,000. Pre-proposals are due February 14, 2023; invited full proposals must be submitted by April 25, 2023. Visit the NFWF website to review the request for proposals.

Health Projects Funded in CO, IA, IL, and OK
Telligen Community Initiative

The Telligen Community Initiative supports innovative and forward-looking health-related projects aimed at improving health, social well-being, and educational attainment in Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, and Oklahoma. In 2023, applications will be accepted through two requests for proposals: The Healthcare Workforce and Development request for proposals seeks to support a range of solutions and approaches to address the challenges of healthcare workforce shortages and an aging population. The Social Determinants of Health - Strengthening Families and Communities request for proposals supports efforts that advance optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for families, children, and youth. Funding themes include pre-pregnancy and pregnancy (healthy births), school readiness and school health, healthy parenting skill development and strengthening family supports, and adverse childhood experiences prevention and protective factors. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies are eligible to apply for grants of up to $75,000. Applications for healthcare workforce development projects are due March 3, 2023, and applications for social determinants of health projects are due June 16, 2023. The online application portal is available on the Telligen Community Initiative website.

Grants Promote the Sustainability of Forest Communities in Seven States
Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation: Sustainable Forests and Communities Initiative

The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation's Sustainable Forests and Communities Initiative promotes the creation of environmentally and economically sustainable forest communities in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, northern California, western Montana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The Foundation is interested in supporting organizations that work in forested landscapes to enhance the environment, the economy, and community. Projects that implement integrated approaches in these areas and enhance market valuation of forest ecosystem services are favored. Grants generally average $25,000 or less. The Stage 1 application deadline is March 1, 2023. Visit the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation's website to read the 2023 program guidelines and information on how to apply.

Funding Provided for Health Initiatives in States Served by CareSource
CareSource Foundation

The CareSource Foundation funds programs that improve health outcomes and conditions for low-income, underserved populations in the states CareSource serves, including Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Priorities include supporting health education and promoting healthy habits; improving maternal, infant, and child health; neighborhood and downtown redevelopment in the Dayton, OH, region; and strengthening the capacity of a diverse health and 21st century workforce. Grant requests are reviewed on an ongoing basis, though grants of $100,000 or more must be reviewed by the Foundation's board, which generally meets three times a year in the spring, summer, and fall. (The Foundation is also currently offering the Florida Northwest Grant Challenge to support community-based organizations focused on addressing the needs of children and youth in complex care. The application deadline for the Grant Challenge is February 8, 2023.) Visit the Foundation's website for application guidelines and to access the online form.


Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Support Benefits Victims of Domestic Violence
Department of Justice

The Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth (ages 11 to 24) victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault by providing funds for comprehensive direct legal services to victims in legal matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. Priority areas for funding include advancing racial equity as an essential component of ending sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; strengthening efforts to prevent and end sexual assault, including victim services and civil and criminal justice responses; and improving outreach, services, civil and criminal justice responses, prevention, and support for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking from underserved communities, particularly LGBTQ and immigrant communities. The deadline is February 21, 2023. Applications are due to JustGrants by February 23, 2023.

Program Funds Arts for the Underserved
National Endowment for the Arts

The Challenge America program offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved. The focus is on populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Possible projects include, but are not limited to, arts programming, including commissioning or presentation of artists or artwork; marketing and promotional activities; and organizational planning. Projects may consist of one or more specific events or activities, but should not cover an entire season of programming. Applications are due to by April 27, 2023. Applications must be submitted to the NEA applicant portal by May 16, 2023.


Partner Depot

$7 million in grants available through TD Charitable Foundation's Housing for Everyone. Apply today!
The 17th annual Housing for Everyone grant program will award a total of $7 million to nonprofit organizations providing rental assistance, restoring affordable housing units, and/or increasing organizational capacity to do the above. This program supports TD's longstanding commitment to help people live with greater financial confidence through its corporate citizenship platform, the TD Ready Commitment. Through the TD Ready Commitment, TD is targeting $775 million towards community giving by 2030 across four drivers of change—Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities, and Better Health—to open doors to a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.


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Upcoming Online Education Trainings
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Unless otherwise noted, all Online Education Trainings are webinars,
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(FREE) Should I Hire a Grant Professional or Do It Myself?
As your grant programs grow, you have an important decision to make: Should you hire an external grant professional or do the work yourself? This isn't always an easy choice. It can be hard to effectively evaluate both the benefits and drawbacks. During this free TargetED, Alice Ruhnke will help you weigh each option so your organization can move forward with a decision. You'll learn the pros and cons of working with an external grant professional versus doing the work "in house," the key questions to consider to help you make a sound decision, why you can't just write the cost of the grant professional into the proposal, and the best practices when working with external consultants or building your own team. The webinar will be held on Monday, January 23, 2023.

How to Make Your Meetings Count
Disorganized meetings are a waste of time. And time is one of the most valuable resources for your organization, because wasted time could be spent helping you achieve your mission. While meetings are a natural and necessary part of conducting business, they often fail to accomplish what they were intended to achieve. The end result? Your staff, board, or volunteers experience "meeting dread." During this session, Mindy Muller will challenge you to get the most out of your meetings. With a little order and intentional planning, your meetings will be productive and become an organizational asset. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

Launch Your Nonprofit Consulting Career: Find Your Niche
One of the hardest things about your first few years of consulting will be deciding what services you want to offer clients. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. Many individuals who are starting out in consulting approach their clients with a leftover "employee" mentality instead of operating as a business owner. They let their clients dictate the work and take most jobs that are pitched to them, without taking time to consider narrowing in on the work they want to do. But when you offer a wide variety of services, you will inevitably spend your time creating materials and products and developing experience in areas that you may not use again for a long time. During this session, Stephanie Sample will show you how you can actually save time and increase profitability in your consulting business by developing a specific menu of services your firm will offer from the beginning. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.


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National Funding Opportunities
Funds Strengthen Grassroots Organizing for Structural Change in the U.S.
Grants Advance Nursing-Driven Healthcare Innovations
Local Partnerships Building Sustainable Communities Supported
$100,000+ Grants Awarded to New Dance Productions

Regional Funding Opportunities
Support Improves Habitats and Water Quality in the Great Lakes Basin
Health Projects Funded in CO, IA, IL, and OK
Grants Promote the Sustainability of Forest Communities in Seven States
Funding Provided for Health Initiatives in States Served by CareSource

Federal Funding Opportunities
Support Benefits Victims of Domestic Violence
Program Funds Arts for the Underserved