GrantStation Insider - January 30, 2020

Volume XIX | Issue 4

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National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Programs Aiding Traumatized Youth
Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation Children's Initiative

The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation's Children's Initiative provides support to direct service programs throughout the United States that promote resilience, stability, and pyscho-social health for youth ages 12 and above who have been traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences. Eligible programs must directly serve youth who have been significantly traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences, offer age-appropriate therapeutic interventions, provide services that go beyond crisis intervention, include a plan for evaluating program effectiveness, enhance the relationship between the child and at least one significant adult, be a new program or a new therapeutic component to an existing program, and use trauma informed practices. The average grant size is $30,000 or less. The deadline for Stage One Applications is March 1, 2020; invited Stage Two Applications will be due by August 1, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.

Disaster Preparedness Efforts Funded
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Resilient Communities

The Resilient Communities program, an initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with support from Wells Fargo, aims to help communities in the United States and its territories, prepare, strengthen, and bounce back more quickly after a disaster. In 2020, grants will be offered in the following three categories: The Adaptation through conservation projects category will support projects that help prepare for fire, floods, droughts, and/or sea-level rise nationwide. The Community capacity building and demonstration projects category will support projects that help communities understand, organize, and take action to address risks and opportunities through improved resilience brought about by enhanced natural features and capacity building. (Grants in this category can take place anywhere in the U.S., but should address multiple cities and communities.) The Adaptation focused on affordable housing and small businesses category will support projects that advance scalable, nature-based resilience solutions benefiting affordable housing and/or small businesses in communities vulnerable to impacts from natural disasters. Grants will range from $100,000 to $500,000, depending on the category. Nonprofit organizations, local and state government agencies, and federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply. The pre-proposal deadline is February 18, 2020; invited full proposals must be submitted by April 28, 2020. Visit the NFWF website to review the request for proposals.

Grants Promote the Creation and Touring of Dance Works
National Dance Project: Production Grants

The National Dance Project (NDP), a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, is widely recognized as one of the country's major sources of funding for dance. NDP's signature approach invests in artists to make new work and provides grants to the organizations that present those works on tour in their communities. The program provides a package of support that includes up to $45,000 towards the creation of a new work, approximately $10,000 in general operating support, and up to $35,000 to support a U.S. tour of the work. Production Grants are highly competitive and are awarded to around 20 dance projects each year. The upcoming preliminary application deadline is March 2, 2020; invited applications will be due June 1, 2020. Visit the New England Foundation for the Arts website to review the funding criteria and access the application forms.

Initiatives Addressing Organic Products and Cooperative Ideals Supported
Blooming Prairie Foundation

The Blooming Prairie Foundation is dedicated to promoting innovative ideas and practices in the area of organic and natural foods in order to further the health of the people, the health of the environment, and cooperative ideals. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide that conduct any of the following activities: developmental, research, and educational efforts in the organic industry and the cooperative community; the development of organic and natural products; and cooperative development in the natural products industry. The application deadline is March 1, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to review the grant guidelines.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Organizations in New England Advancing Racial Equity in Education
Nellie Mae Education Foundation: Supporting Organizations Led by People of Color

The mission of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation is to champion efforts that prioritize community goals that challenge racial inequities and advance excellent, student-centered public education for all New England youth. The Foundation has issued a request for proposals through the Supporting Organizations Led by People of Color grant fund. This grant fund will support a cohort of 15 community-based organizations led by people of color who are working with communities of color serving parents, youth, and educators around transforming barriers to racial equity in public education. Three-year grants of up to $300,000 for general operating costs will be provided. Eligible organizations must be located in one of these communities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island, or be an Indigenous-led and -serving organization located anywhere in New England. The application deadline is February 27, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to download the request for proposals.

Grants Strengthen Health Projects in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma
Telligen Community Initiative

The mission of the Telligen Community Initiative (TCI) is to support innovative and forward-looking health-related projects aimed at improving health, social well-being, and educational attainment. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies serving communities in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma. TCI's funding priorities include the following: Health Innovation, Social Determinants of Health/Health Equity, and Healthcare Workforce Development. The letter of interest deadline for applicants in Colorado and Oklahoma is February 28, 2020; the deadline for Illinois and Iowa applicants is June 12, 2020. Visit the TCI website to download the 2020 Request for Proposals.

Support for Professional Development Opportunities for East Coast Organizations
TD Charitable Foundation: Non-Profit Training Resource Fund

The Non-Profit Training Resource Fund, an initiative of the TD Charitable Foundation, provides grants to charitable organizations for employees to attend approved classes and courses that will enhance job performance. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to organizations within the TD Bank market area on the East Coast that focus on affordable housing, economic development, financial literacy, or after-school and extracurricular programming. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis in 2020 and will be reviewed monthly. Visit the TD Bank's website to review the application guidelines.

Nonprofit Healthcare Providers in Rural Alaska Funded
Alaska Community Foundation: Premera Rural Health Care Fund

The goal of the Premera Rural Health Care Fund, administered by the Alaska Community Foundation, is to support projects that will help Alaska nonprofits provide access to quality health care in rural Alaskan communities. Grants of up to $100,000 will be provided for medical and dental equipment, technology and vehicles, and ancillary equipment for emergency services, as well as facility renovations, restorations, and furnishings. Community health centers, outpatient clinics, critical access hospitals, and sole community hospitals that are located in rural and remote locations of Alaska are invited to apply. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Detailed information about the Fund, and online application information, is available on the Alaska Community Foundation's website.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Program Supports Opioid Alternatives
Department of Health and Human Services

The Emergency Department Alternatives to Opioids Demonstration Program seeks to develop and implement alternatives to opioids for pain management in hospitals and emergency department settings. Interests include developing targeted treatment approaches, training providers and other hospital personnel, developing or continuing strategies to provide alternatives to opioids, disseminating evidence-based practices, and seeking consultations with physicians, emergency departments, and other relevant staff who have implemented evidence-based and best practices to alternatives to opioids for pain management. The application deadline is March 17, 2020.

Funds Available to Help Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
Department of Agriculture

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program supports education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives to help beginning farmers and ranchers with entering, establishing, building, and managing successful farm and ranch enterprises. Priorities include basic livestock, forest management, and crop farming practices; innovative farm, ranch, and private nonindustrial forest land transfer and succession strategies; entrepreneurship and business training; technical assistance to help beginning farmers or ranchers acquire land from retiring farmers or ranchers; financial and risk management training, including the acquisition and management of agricultural credit; natural resource management and planning; diversification and marketing strategies; curriculum development; mentoring, apprenticeships, and internships; resources and referrals; farm financial benchmarking; agricultural rehabilitation and vocational training for veteran farmers and ranchers; farm safety and awareness; and food safety and recordkeeping. The application deadline is March 19, 2020.



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

How Much Should I Ask For? 10 Points of Consideration for Foundation Grantees
When approaching a foundation for the first time, it's essential to determine the right amount for that initial grant request. Nonprofit Quarterly's article, "How Much Should I Ask For? 10 Points of Consideration for Foundation Grantees" seeks to draw back the curtain on the inner workings of at least some private foundations, and to encourage prospective grantees to put time into homework as they develop a budget ask.



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.

Exploring Public Funding (NEW)
Community nonprofits often struggle to compete with larger organizations for public dollars. This webinar, presented by Mindy Muller, is an opportunity to arm nonprofits with the information needed to make an informed decision about whether or not to pursue these funding options. The webinar will review the structure of public funding from the federal level to the state and local levels, as well as the process of considering the pros and cons of pursuing public funding. Participants will learn more about tapping into public funds, the request for proposal process, and how to prepare, qualify, and apply for public funds. Federal requirements to consider before pursuing public dollars, like OMB Circulars, the Davis-Bacon Act, and environmental reviews, will also be covered. Finally, participants will learn tips on competing for public funds with excellence. Attendees will learn about public funding streams, including federal, state, and local funding; develop strategies to make intentional decisions about pursuit of public funding; acquire an awareness of additional mandates required when using federal funds; and learn about the common request for proposal funding structure. This session is excellent for nonprofits looking to explore public funding as well as experienced proposal writers looking for a refresher. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Grantwriting 101
If you are new to grantwriting, this webinar is for you! During this 90-minute webinar, Alice Ruhnke, founder and owner of the Grant Advantage, will teach you how to use a Program Planning Framework to plan your grant applications so they tell a strong, consistent story. As we go through the Framework, each section of a typical grant application will be highlighted with information on what funders are looking for and tips on how to write that section. By the time the webinar is over, you will (1) understand what funders are looking for in grant applications; (2) be able to decipher confusing grant-related terminology; (3) have a usable system to connect all the pieces of an application together; and (4) have strategies to infuse your organization's strengths in your proposal to make it strong and competitive. The webinar will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

FREE: Tour of the GrantStation Website
Join Jeremy Smith, Communications and Technology Director, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. This tour will cover all of the features in, including navigation, search interfaces, and charitable database search criteria. This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects. By using GrantStation's databases and resource tools, you can begin to develop a successful grantseeking strategy for the next 12 to 18 months. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.



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Editor: Julie Kaufman
Copy Editor: Ashlyn Simmons
Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Programs Aiding Traumatized Youth
Disaster Preparedness Efforts Funded
Grants Promote the Creation and Touring of Dance Works
Initiatives Addressing Organic Products and Cooperative Ideals Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Organizations in New England Advancing Racial Equity in Education
Grants Strengthen Health Projects in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma
Support for Professional Development Opportunities for East Coast Organizations 
Nonprofit Healthcare Providers in Rural Alaska Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Supports Opioid Alternatives
Funds Available to Help Beginning Farmers and Ranchers