GrantStation Insider: February 4, 2021

Volume XX | Issue 5

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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.

Senior Social Entrepreneurs Honored
AARP Purpose Prize

The AARP Purpose Prize honors extraordinary individuals 50 years of age and older who use their life experience to make a better future for all. The Prize recognizes those with the passion and experience to create new ways to solve tough social problems. Eligible applicants should be the founder of a nonprofit organization, and must be legal residents of the U.S. or U.S. citizens living abroad who have started their work at the age of 40 or later. Five Purpose Prize winners annually receive $50,000 each and a year of technical support to broaden the scope of the work of their organizations. In addition, up to ten Purpose Prize Fellows will receive $10,000 for their nonprofit organizations in addition to technical support. The application deadline is March 31, 2021. Visit the Purpose Prize website to read the official rules and FAQs, and to access the application form.

Support for Community Programs Serving People With Autism
Autism Speaks: Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program

Autism Speaks supports nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide people with autism with social and educational experiences. Through the Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program, Autism Speaks funds innovative community programs for people with autism of all ages. Grants are provided for summer camp programs, adult service programs, employment programs, physical fitness and sports programs, and swimming and water safety programs. The application deadline is March 5, 2021. Visit the Autism Speaks website to review the grant guidelines and submit an online application.

K-12 School Gardens in the U.S. and Canada Funded
Whole Kids Foundation: Garden Grant Program

The Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to supporting schools and inspiring families to improve children's nutrition and wellness. The Foundation's Garden Grant Program provides funds for edible gardens at K-12 schools in the U.S. and Canada. These grants of $3,000 are awarded to schools as well as nonprofit organizations working with schools. Consideration is given to new or existing garden projects at any stage of development that help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables. Applications will be accepted from February 15 through March 31, 2021, for both U.S. and Canadian projects. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the Garden Grant Program.

Grants Focus on Patient Safety Issues
Doctors Company Foundation

The Doctors Company Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions throughout the country that address patient safety issues. The focus is on patient safety education for healthcare professionals in training and in practice. Consideration is given to projects that develop knowledge, techniques, and tools whose application reduces or eliminates risk of adverse events that cause harm to patients while under care. Patient safety research with clinically useful applications is also supported. Letters of intent are due March 22, 2021; invited full proposals must be submitted by June 21, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the grant application process.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Employment Solutions for New Jersey Residents With Disabilities Supported
Kessler Foundation: Community Employment Grant Program

The Kessler Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities caused by stroke, multiple sclerosis, injuries to the brain and spinal cord, and other chronic conditions. Through the Community Employment Grant Program, the Foundation supports employment solutions that increase employment and career advancement for New Jersey citizens with disabilities. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, transition-to-work for youth and adults, employment-related transportation solutions, vocational training, workplace preparation, and strategies to support recruitment, hiring, placement, and retention. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and governmental entities are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $25,000 to $40,000. The application deadline is February 26, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website to submit an online application.

Funds for the Promotion of Sustainable Forest Communities in Seven States
Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation: Sustainable Forests and Communities Initiative

The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation's Sustainable Forests and Communities Initiative works to promote the creation of environmentally and economically sustainable forest communities in Northern California, Idaho, Minnesota, Western Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin. The Foundation is interested in supporting organizations that work in forested landscapes to enhance the environment, the economy, and the 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 deadline for Stage One Applications is March 1, 2021; invited Stage Two Applications are due August 1, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website to review the Initiative's guidelines.

Grants Enhance the Lives of New Mexican Children and Families
New Mexico Children's Foundation

New Mexico Children's Foundation provides funding to small, community-based nonprofit programs designed to foster the physical, emotional, educational, and social development of New Mexico children and their families. New Mexico continues to struggle with a significant rate of children growing up in poverty that face issues such as food insecurity, a lack of healthcare infrastructure, and education attainment in its communities. Recognizing that most children have a wide range of underserved needs, the Foundation's goal is to help organizations serve as many of those needs as possible. Grants of up to $6,000 are provided to new or existing organizations with strong missions that seek funding to help support or expand their programs. General operating support is also considered. Operating budgets of applicant organizations must be under $300,000. The upcoming application deadline is March 12, 2021. Grant application guidelines can be found by visiting

Breast Cancer Education Efforts in Florida Supported
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation: Education Grants

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer through its Research, Education, and Direct Service Grants in the state of Florida. The Foundation's Education Grants provide support for nonprofit organizations that help to educate women to be proactive advocates for their own breast health. The current focus is on grants of up to $5,000 for projects in a single county and up to $10,000 for projects in multiple counties that offer breast cancer education in one-on-one or small group settings, or through virtual technology, to reach as many people as possible. The application postmark deadline is March 15, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website to review the 2021 priority areas for Education Grants and download the instructions and application form.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Funds Available to Preserve Historic Sites in Underrepresented Communities
National Park Service

The Historic Preservation Fund: Underrepresented Community Grants program works toward diversifying the nominations submitted to the National Register of Historic Places. Projects include surveys and inventories of historic properties associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register, as well as the development of nominations to the National Register for specific sites. The application deadline is March 31, 2021.

Program Promotes Nutrition for Low-Income Households
Department of Agriculture

The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program seeks to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers participating in SNAP by providing incentives at the point of purchase. This program brings together stakeholders from various parts of the food and healthcare systems to foster understanding of how they might improve the health and nutrition status of households. The focus is on offering incentives through the purchase of fruits and vegetables and supporting nutrition educational opportunities. Training and technical assistance are also available. Applications are due by March 16, 2021.



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

Cain Nonprofit Solutions Blog
Do you work in the arts and culture sector? Are you looking for a bit of inspiration to help guide your organization during the coming year? If so, you might want to visit the Cain Nonprofit Solutions Blog. This blog is a resource for great articles, interviews, trends, and free tools for arts and culture nonprofits. Recent articles have covered topics such as the next round of Paycheck Protection Program relief, trends in grantwriting for 2021, and SEO optimization for arts and culture websites.



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.

Strategic Planning 101
This course offers a step-by-step guide on how to develop a strategic plan for a nonprofit organization. Discover how to pull the right team together, brainstorm effectively, develop the vision, and articulate a plan that can be implemented over time. Mindy Muller, President/CEO of Community Development Professionals, LLC, will review the key concepts of external and internal vision, mission, and core values and how those concepts set the foundation for identifying activities for the next three to five years. Participants will be challenged to develop action items to apply learned concepts within their respective organizations. During this webinar, participants will 1) understand the need for planning for long-term sustainability; 2) identify concepts of vision, mission, core values, and strategic plan and application toward long-term growth and sustainability; 3) acquire knowledge of methodology to develop a long-term strategy for the organization; and 4) recognize the value of the planning team and how to convene the right team for the organization. The webinar will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

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 16, 2021.

Fundraising for the Future: Get Grants (NEW)
In this 90-minute training, Stephanie Sample, Founder and CEO of Sample Consulting Studio, will introduce a concept called futures thinking and explore how it can directly increase grant revenue streams. She will also identify how COVID-19 has changed funding practices and demonstrate how your grant proposal writing, nonprofit storytelling, and communication with funders can evolve to attract and retain funding. The following topics will be covered: how to examine potential outcomes by identifying trends and new funding patterns, increasing your ability to adapt quickly in the present; how futures thinking applies to increasing grant revenue streams; a quick checklist to identify where your organization spends its mental energy: past, present, or future; and communication with funders in the COVID-19 era. You will walk away with real time exercises to expand innovative thinking, examples of nonprofits that pivoted and attracted more grant revenue during the pandemic, examples of current open RFPs that indicate a new culture of funding, an increased ability to identify nascent trends and be the first to respond, and examples of scenario-based grant projections to present to leadership teams. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.



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National Funding Opportunities
Senior Social Entrepreneurs Honored
Support for Community Programs Serving People With Autism
K-12 School Gardens in the U.S. and Canada Funded
Grants Focus on Patient Safety Issues

Regional Funding Opportunities
Employment Solutions for New Jersey Residents With Disabilities Supported
Funds for the Promotion of Sustainable Forest Communities in Seven States
Grants Enhance the Lives of New Mexican Children and Families
Breast Cancer Education Efforts in Florida Supported

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available to Preserve Historic Sites in Underrepresented Communities
Program Promotes Nutrition for Low-Income Households