GrantStation Insider: February 10, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 6

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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 Nursing-Driven Initiatives in Healthcare
The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of all patients, families, and communities through nursing-driven innovation. The Foundation is currently accepting grant applications through the following programs: The Hillman Emergent Innovation program seeks to accelerate the development of bold, early-stage nursing-driven interventions targeting the health and healthcare needs of marginalized populations. The Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life program seeks to accelerate the development of bold, early-stage nursing-driven interventions targeting the serious illness and end of life needs of marginalized populations. The deadline for letters of intent for these two programs is March 8, 2022. The Hillman Innovations in Care program seeks to advance bold, evidence-based nursing-driven models of care that will improve the health and healthcare of marginalized populations. The letter of intent deadline for this program is March 29, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to download the RFPs for all three grant opportunities.

Grants Promote Social Justice in K-12 Schools
Learning for Justice Educator Fund

Learning for Justice, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), is driven by a passion for social justice, a deep belief that education is the best way to realize this world, and a firm commitment to making sure that every student has the opportunity to learn and thrive. The Learning for Justice Educator Fund provides grants to educators who embrace and embed social justice, anti-bias, and anti-racist principles throughout their classrooms and schools. Educators across the U.S. may apply, with priority given to eligible proposals operating in the SPLC's core states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Applicants must demonstrate how the endeavor addresses one or more of the following key outcomes: restorative discipline, youth civic engagement, and dismantling oppressive narratives. The Educator Fund supports the following types of projects: Classroom Level grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 and School and District Level grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000. The fall semester application deadline is April 1, 2022. The Educator Fund guidelines are available on the Learning for Justice website.

Efforts to Advance Investor and Entrepreneur Diversity Funded
Nasdaq Foundation

The mission of the Nasdaq Foundation is to advance diversity in investor engagement. The Foundation's Quarterly Grant Program strives to accelerate progress in diversifying entrepreneurship and empowering a more diverse group of investors. The focus is on the following two categories: 1) Empower diverse investors with the financial knowledge and confidence they need to share in the wealth that markets can create; and 2) Support diverse entrepreneurs with the resources to strengthen and scale their businesses and contribute to the prosperity of society. In both categories priority is given to organizations offering resources for women and under-represented communities. Grants are reviewed four times per year; the application deadlines are February 28, May 31, August 31, and November 30, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process for the Quarterly Grant Program.

Youth-Led Projects Supported Nationwide
Riley's Way Foundation

The Riley's Way Foundation's Call for Kindness program empowers young leaders throughout the country to use kindness and empathy to create meaningful connections and positive change. The program will provide grants of up to $3,000 to up to 35 youth-led projects in 2022. Funded projects may tackle anything from pressing equity and social justice issues to building meaningful connections in schools or communities. The 2022 special topic will support ten projects specifically focused on mental health. Youth living in the United States, ages 13-22, may enter by essay or video describing a new project, or an improvement to an existing project. Each project is required to have both a partner organization and an adult mentor. Winners will also join a cohort of fellows from across the country to participate in a dynamic leadership development experience. The application deadline is April 1, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to review the Call for Kindness program's guidelines.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Program Aims to Increase Open Space Access in Virginia
Virginia Outdoors Foundation: Get Outdoors

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation is a public organization that is dedicated to preserving open space throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Foundation's Get Outdoors program provides grants for projects that increase equitable access to safe open space in Virginia's communities that have not been adequately served by land conservation programs. Types of support include studies, planning, concept development, capacity building, and infrastructure to enable safe use of or access to public open space, as well as for land acquisition. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000. Applications must be submitted by March 11, 2022. (The Foundation is also offering the Preservation Trust Fund that supports the expansion of access to public open space in Virginia.) Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the funding guidelines for these grant programs.

Funds to Address Community Challenges Across Oregon
Oregon Community Foundation: Community Grants Program

The Oregon Community Foundation's Community Grants Program invests in strengthening the social fabric of the state's communities by responding to emerging and pressing needs. In 2022, priority will be given to organizations that support under-resourced, rural, and marginalized communities disproportionately impacted by social, economic, and/or racial injustices and inequities. Targeted populations include people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, the homeless, the LGBTQIA+ community, people with low incomes, and survivors of domestic violence or child abuse. The Foundation aims to fund a mix of proposals in communities across Oregon and anticipates funding organizations working in a range of fields and addressing an array of challenges. Grants will range up to $40,000, with most grants between $5,000 and $30,000. The application deadline is March 30, 2022. Details about the 2022 Community Grants Program are available on the Foundation's website.

Support for Historic Preservation in West Virginia's Rural Areas
Preservation Alliance of West Virginia: Saving Historic Places Grant Program

The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV) is the statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation in the Mountain State. PAWV's Saving Historic Places Grant Program provides funding to help communities save the places that matter most to them. In 2022, the Saving Historic Places Grant Program is being expanded through the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant Program, which will support the rehabilitation of historic properties at the national, state, and local level of significance in order to rehabilitate, protect, and foster economic development in rural communities (less than 50,000 population). To qualify for this grant, buildings must either be individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places or listed as a contributing building in a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and public institutions may apply for grants of $10,000 and up. (Individuals and businesses may also apply if they show a public benefit for the project.) The application deadline is March 18, 2022. More information about the Saving Historic Places Grant Program is available on the PAWV website.

Grants for Youth and Health Programs in Arizona, California, and Nevada
Del E. Webb Foundation

The Del E. Webb Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that are located in the states of Arizona, California, or Nevada. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking primarily on child, youth, and health initiatives. Priority is given to projects and programs that offer a pathway to self-sufficiency. The Foundation prefers to fund results-based programs that will impact the future of society by allowing it to reach its maximum potential. The remaining application deadlines for 2022 are March 15, June 21, and September 20. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Support Available for Adaptive Housing for Veterans
Department of Veterans Affairs

The Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant Program encourages the development of new assistive technologies for specially adapted housing. Examples of emerging technologies that could improve home adaptations or enhance a veteran's or service member's ability to live independently include voice-recognition and voice-command operations, living environment controls, and adaptive feeding equipment. The application deadline is March 11, 2022.

Funds Help Small Healthcare Providers
Department of Health and Human Services

The Small Healthcare Provider Quality Improvement Program supports the planning and implementation of quality improvement activities for rural primary care providers or providers of healthcare services, such as critical access hospitals, rural health clinics, or a network of rural health providers. Program objectives include increased care coordination, enhanced chronic disease management, and improved health outcomes for patients. An additional program goal is to prepare rural healthcare providers for quality reporting and pay-for-performance programs. The application deadline is March 21, 2022.



Partner Depot

Grant Writing, The Right Way: Keys to Achieving a Higher Success Rate
Foundation and federal grants accounted for over half a trillion dollars last year. Are you getting your share? Unfortunately, many nonprofits waste time chasing funders, seeing a lower than expected success rate, or receiving less funding than they requested. Does this sound familiar?

Join Foundant Technologies and seasoned presenter, Darian Rodriguez Heyman, as he demystifies grant writing and answers your questions and concerns. Whether you're an experienced grant professional or new to the field, you'll leave with actionable takeaways and GPCI credits!

Learn more and register for this free educational webinar on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 10 am MT.

A Day to Celebrate YOU!
International Grant Professionals Day is Friday, March 11th. Take time to celebrate yourself and all the grant professionals in your life. IGPD increases awareness and celebrates all grant professionals for their beneficial contributions to people, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.



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

How to Get Your Board to Fundraise
Are you looking for ideas on how to equip and motivate board members to be great fundraisers? If so, you may want to attend Productive Fundraising's upcoming webinar, "How to Get Your Board to Fundraise," which takes place on February 23, 2022. This webinar teaches participants how to help their board get over the fear of fundraising and develop the fundraising habit. It also discusses accountability and follow through and provides tools and samples that participants can use to start building a fundraising culture within their board.



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: Seven Strategies to Win More Grants (NEW)
Walking in Our Moccasins is a Native American name, inspired by Chairman Manuel Heart of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, for a process that generated $100 MILLION in new grant funding for his Tribe in six years. It is a new and improved version of a process developed by Beverly Santicola and her grant consulting team 20 years ago that has generated ONE BILLION in grants for their clients. In this one-hour presentation you will hear from the entire Santicola & Company Team: Beverly Santicola and Amanda Shepler (award winning grant writers), Reiner Lomb (strategic facilitator, author of The Boomerang Approach), Anthony Two Moons (art director), Karina Branson (graphical facilitator), and Bernadette Cuthair (Planning Director for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe). Chairman Manuel Heart will also be invited to present on the panel. Walking in Our Moccasins' one hour training session will be highly interactive, including storytelling and visual arts, to inspire and motivate the audience to win more grants for their community. Participants in the course will learn seven strategies to win more grants, innovative project design techniques, and visualization strategies to get more funding partners. While the webinar is specially designed for Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaskan Native peoples, the strategies can be applied to any community group, government agency, or nonprofit organization. The webinar will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022.

Power of Three: Get Organized. Get Funded.
Nonprofit organizations make significant impacts in their communities. Many grassroot nonprofits struggle with being heard and considered for support by public and private funders. A key to getting funding often lies in building a strong infrastructure. Through this Power of Three offering, Mindy Muller with Community Development Professionals will teach nonprofit professionals how to get organized and get funded. Join us for all three workshops in the Power of 3 series. (Each workshop may also be taken as a stand-alone learning opportunity.) In the first webinar, Back to Basics, participants will be introduced to the six components of organizational development and how the components integrate into creating a sustainable and healthy nonprofit organization. This session includes an assessment of organization health and offers an opportunity for participants to commit to action items to move the organization forward. In the second webinar, Putting Your Plan to Paper, nonprofit practitioners will learn how to create a culture of planning in order to create a sustainable and healthy nonprofit organization. This session provides a step-by-step guide to developing effective plans for a nonprofit. Whether the nonprofit needs a strategic plan, program impact plan, image management plan, or resource development plan, participants will discover how to pull a team together, brainstorm effectively, develop the vision, and articulate a plan that can be implemented. In the third webinar, Exploring Public Funding, nonprofits will explore opportunities to get the nonprofit funded through federal funding sources. This 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. The deadline to register for the Power of Three is Tuesday, February 15, 2022.

Making Friends With Funders
Make no mistake about it: Grantseeking is a people-driven process. And key to your success is the grantmakers themselves—the people who make the decisions about awards from corporate, foundation, and government sources. But who are these people? How do we connect with them? And what do they want from us, anyway? Being a grantmaker isn't as easy as you might think. In this lively session, veteran grantmaker Maryn Boess pulls from her own grantmaking experience (and that of dozens of other private and public program officers, reviewers, and decision-makers) to give you a realistic, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create funder relationships that are authentic, high-integrity . . . and that work for you. We'll pull back the curtain on the realities of life as a grantmaker—and what your proposal is really up against "on the other side." You'll learn what grantmakers love, what makes them grumpy—and how you can be sure you're delivering what they really, really want, every time! The webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation

Level UP
"A week seldom goes by that I don't get a call for help from a proposal writer needing more information than an article or a webinar provides. The idea behind the Level UP series was born from these conversations. Because we limit the number of participants attending, the instructor can work with each person individually, so they walk away with exactly what they need to move their organizations forward." —Cynthia Adams, GrantStation Founder and CEO

Let's be honest—writing grant proposals can be overwhelming and confusing. If you find yourself stressed out by the process, writing applications that don't get funded, spending too much time writing proposal after proposal, or all of the above, this Level UP course is for you! Over five sessions, Alice Ruhnke, Founder and Owner of The Grant Advantage, will walk you through an entire grant proposal step-by-step, infusing resources to help you integrate the material into your grantseeking efforts. In addition to lecture-based learning, participants will engage with one another through meaningful structured activities and receive feedback on assignments designed to help you develop an organizational background, compelling statement of need, process and outcome evaluation, approach, and budget.

Alice Ruhnke will lead a five-session course, Accelerate Your Proposal Writing Skills, beginning February 23, 2022. Each participant will receive:

  • video documentation of the lectures;
  • expert feedback on a grant proposal;
  • an electronic copy of Mapping the Course: A Practical Approach to Grant Writing;
  • a one-year GrantStation Membership (or a one-year extension of a current Membership); and,
  • a certificate from the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI).

Funding Alerts
More funding opportunities are featured on the GrantStation homepage. Click here to see the grantmakers spotlighted this week!


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National Funding Opportunities
Support for Nursing-Driven Initiatives in Healthcare
Grants Promote Social Justice in K-12 Schools
Efforts to Advance Investor and Entrepreneur Diversity Funded
Youth-Led Projects Supported Nationwide

Regional Funding Opportunities
Program Aims to Increase Open Space Access in Virginia
Funds to Address Community Challenges Across Oregon
Support for Historic Preservation in West Virginia’s Rural Areas
Grants for Youth and Health Programs in Arizona, California, and Nevada

Federal Funding Opportunities
Support Available for Adaptive Housing for Veterans
Funds Help Small Healthcare Providers