GrantStation Insider: February 11, 2021

Volume XX | 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 Domestic Violence Shelters Nationwide
The Mary Kay Foundation: Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

The Mary Kay Foundation is committed to ending the epidemic of domestic violence by providing grants to women's shelters throughout the United States. Each year, the Foundation's Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program awards grants of $20,000 to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state; remaining funds are distributed based on state population. Applying organizations must offer immediate overnight housing to women and children affected by domestic violence. The application deadline is April 30, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website and scroll down the page to access the 2021 shelter application.

Diabetes Education, Prevention, and Treatment Funded
Sun Life Team Up Against Diabetes

The Sun Life Team Up Against Diabetes grant program is dedicated to addressing the prevention of diabetes and its related complications. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations throughout the country that focus on the following areas: diabetes prevention, awareness, education, and care; diabetes management; recovery and support from diabetes-related complications; obesity prevention; and nutritional programs, including education, management, and awareness. Grants of $25,000, $50,000, or $100,000 will be provided. The application deadline for 2021 is March 31. Online application information is available on the Sun Life website.

Matching Grants Strengthen Community Projects in the U.S. and Canada
The Funders Network: Partners for Places

Partners for Places, an initiative of The Funders Network, is a matching grant program that creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government leaders, community-led groups, and place-based local or regional foundations. Through the program, national funders invest in local projects to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and the well-being of all residents. The current focus is on sustainable climate action and green stormwater infrastructure applications. For Round 18, grants will range between $25,000 and $75,000 for one-year projects, or $75,000 and $150,000 for two-year projects, with a 1:1 match required by one or more place-based foundations. The application deadline is March 19, 2021. Visit The Funders Network website to download the Invitation to Apply for Round 18.

Efforts to Increase Youth Volunteer Rates Supported
Youth Service America: Youth Service Zone

Youth Service America (YSA) believes that youth, communities, and our democracy thrive when we all work together for the common good. YSA's Youth Service Zone grants offer organizations and schools an opportunity to work in partnership to increase youth volunteer rates in communities across the United States. Collaboratives of three organizations leading efforts in communities, regions, or states are eligible to apply. Each zone will receive a grant of $15,000 ($5,000 to each of the three collaborative leaders) to support program activities. YSA expects to award five grants to statewide zones and five grants to local or regional zones. The application deadline is March 31, 2021. More information about the Youth Service Zone program is available on the YSA website.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funds for Western Organizations Improving Economic Prosperity
Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation

The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities the Bank serves in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The current focus is on organizations working to improve economic prosperity, especially for under-resourced individuals, families, and small businesses. The Foundation provides Community Grants to eligible nonprofit organizations in the following areas: Economically Empowered Individuals, Vibrant Business Ecosystems, and Thriving Communities. Grants range from $3,000 to $10,000. The 2021 application deadlines are March 5, June 4, and September 3. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the Foundation and to download the 2021 Community Grant Guidelines.

Grants Address Rural Arts and Environmental Issues in Selected States
Laura Jane Musser Fund

The Laura Jane Musser Fund will begin accepting applications for the Rural Arts and Environmental Initiative grant programs in February of 2021. The Fund's Rural Arts program assists arts organizations in targeted states that offer artistic opportunities for adults and children in the areas of literary, visual, musical, and performing arts. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to organizations in rural communities with a population of less than 20,000 throughout Colorado, Hawaii, and Wyoming, as well as rural communities in selected counties in Minnesota, New York, and Texas. The Fund's Environmental Initiative program supports projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publicly owned open spaces, while encouraging compatible human activities. Organizations throughout Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Wyoming, as well as organizations in selected counties in New York and Texas, are eligible to apply for planning grants up to $8,000 and implementation grants up to $35,000. Applications for the Rural Arts program must be submitted by March 10, 2021; applications for the Environmental Initiative program must be submitted by March 17, 2021. Visit the Fund's website to access the application guidelines for both programs.

Support for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Georgia
Healthcare Georgia Foundation: Direct Services Grant Program

The mission of the Healthcare Georgia Foundation is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities. The purpose of the Foundation's Direct Services Grant Program is to promote health and well-being and to prevent and manage chronic diseases (asthma, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes) across the lifespan of all Georgians, with emphasis on traditionally marginalized communities. This program supports new or existing evidence-based, best-practice, or promising approaches programs that address high-burden and costly chronic diseases and underlying risk factors that have proven evidence-based interventions. Grants of up to $50,000 will be provided. The online application deadline is March 15, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the Direct Services Grant Program.

Arts and Conservation Programs in Maine Funded
Onion Foundation

The mission of the Onion Foundation is to encourage conservation and stewardship of the natural environment and to promote music and the arts in the state of Maine. The Foundation provides grants for Maine-based projects in the areas of the environment and the arts. The Foundation's Environment grantmaking focuses on the conservation of land and water as well as the connection between people and nature. In the Arts focus area, the Foundation shows a commitment to paying artists, supporting arts organizations, and connecting people with the arts. The Foundation offers two types of grants: The Spring 2021 grants cycle will be open from February 3 to March 3, 2021; applications for the Fall cycle will be accepted from September 1 to September 30, 2021. Discovery Grant applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis from mid-January through November 30, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about eligibility, funding priorities, grant details, and how to contact staff.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Preservation Funds Available
National Park Service

The Preservation Technology and Training Grants program provides support to create better tools, materials, and approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections. Funding is available for innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources, specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs, and how-to videos, mobile applications, podcasts, best practices publications, or webinars that disseminate practical preservation methods or provide better tools for preservation practice. The application deadline is March 15, 2021.

Program Supports Workforce Training for the Incarcerated
Department of Labor

The Pathway Home program seeks to provide incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities or local or county jails with workforce services prior to release. The program also seeks to continue services after release by transitioning the participants into reentry programs in the communities to which they will return. These projects ensure that transitioning offenders are prepared to meet the needs of their local labor markets with the skills valued by employers. The application deadline is March 16, 2021.



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

Align, Don't Hustle: Syncing Your Fundraising Career With Your Personal Values
Are you a professional fundraiser looking to work for an organization that reflects your core values? If so, you may want to attend Bloomerang's free upcoming webinar "Align, Don't Hustle: Syncing Your Fundraising Career With Your Personal Values." Held on Thursday, February 25, 2021, this webinar will show you how to identify the ideal organization with values that align with your fundamental beliefs and lifestyle. It will explain how to identify your "why" and how it motivates you in your career and personal life, how to employ strategies to create the culture that is right for you, how to create a plan that aligns your values with your career, and more.



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
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.

Nonprofit Leadership in the Digital Age (NEW)
Have you ever asked yourself why you choose every day to spend less time interacting with people in person and more time sending and receiving brief digital messages while sitting alone behind a pixilated screen? As we furiously type into our keypads in search of the Holy Grail—an empty inbox—our happiness dissolves. On a team level, our cohesion and team unity has also decayed as we engage in "efficient" online team dialogues that serve mostly to generate reduced morale, polarization, and silos. Never in human history have we been in contact with so many people and connected with so few. In this session, Dr. Anthony Silard will help you identify the inner motivations stimulated in our technology age that often steer you away from meaningful connections with others and toward an empty, isolated existence. Emphasizing the role of nonprofit leaders as attachment figures, Anthony will then help you design strategies to leverage the benefits of technology while not allowing it to continue distracting you from what you most value. Participants will be able to identify the basic tenets of attachment theory and their implications for nonprofit leadership; discuss how to develop healthy, secure attachments with their team members so they can focus on their work rather than their relationship with the leader; outline personalized intrapersonal strategies so they can direct their use of technology rather than allowing it to direct them; identify the effects of technology-mediated communication on the role of leaders and the development of trust with followers in nonprofit organizations; and discern the relationship between attachment and the emotion competencies of nonprofit leaders. The webinar will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation

Free Webinar Hosted by TechSoup and GrantStation
Grant Writing in 2021: What's Different and What's the Same?

2020 was quite a year! There was not much "business as usual" and we all had to adapt to new ways of doing things. Nonprofit organizations were significantly impacted by the epidemic and not only suffered from a lack of funds, but also saw an increase in people needing services. How do we move forward in our grant writing strategies in 2021? During this webinar, find out about trends in giving, what has changed, and what remains the same so you can weather the storm and continue providing important, mission-driven services.

Register here to join the webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT.

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National Funding Opportunities
Support for Domestic Violence Shelters Nationwide
Diabetes Education, Prevention, and Treatment Funded
Matching Grants Strengthen Community Projects in the U.S. and Canada
Efforts to Increase Youth Volunteer Rates Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Western Organizations Improving Economic Prosperity
Grants Address Rural Arts and Environmental Issues in Selected States
Support for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Georgia
Arts and Conservation Programs in Maine Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Preservation Funds Available
Program Supports Workforce Training for the Incarcerated