GrantStation Insider: February 16, 2023

Volume XXII | Issue 7

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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.

Grants Promote Equity in Food Procurement
GROWING JUSTICE: The Fund for Equitable Good Food Procurement
GROWING JUSTICE is a pooled fund aiming to transform food systems in the U.S. through equitable good food procurement. GROWING JUSTICE seeks to invest in efforts to solidify the leadership, dignity, and power of tribal, Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian, and immigrant people to identify and drive solutions that expand the market for good food from locally or regionally owned and environmentally and economically sustainable farms, ranches, fisheries, and food businesses. Awards of up to $250,000 will support community-led efforts with the most promise to build power for people of color in the food value chain, stabilize and strengthen the efforts of people of color in the value chain to deliver good food to institutions, leverage resources and shift institutional procurement practices to become more equitable and sustainable, seed innovation and grow models for equitable good food procurement across regions and sectors, and support the spread and scale of equitable good food procurement. Visit the GROWING JUSTICE website for more information and to take the eligibility quiz. Grantseekers are encouraged to complete the eligibility quiz by March 1 to receive an invitation to apply. Applications are due March 16, 2023.

Award Strengthens Programs Serving Military and Veteran Communities
Fisher Service Award

The Fisher Service Award, an initiative of Fisher House Foundation and Military Times Foundation, recognizes and celebrates innovative programs that support and strengthen military and veteran communities in the United States. Nonprofit organizations with innovative programs that improve the quality of life for active duty, reserve, National Guard, veterans, and their families are eligible to apply. A total of $250,000 will be divided among the top applying nonprofits, and each award winner will also receive an advertising package valued at $34,000 from Military Times. The application deadline is March 23, 2023. The online application is available at

Efforts Addressing Diabetes Funded
Sun Life Team Up Against Diabetes

The Sun Life Team Up Against Diabetes initiative supports efforts to improve people's health, prevent type 2 diabetes, and help those living with type 1 diabetes. Programmatic support is provided to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the U.S. 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 focused on education, management, and awareness. Organizations may select from three grant options: $25,000, $50,000, or $100,000. Applications are due March 31, 2023. Visit the Sun Life website to access the online application.

Grants Benefit LGBTQ+ Youth in Schools
It Gets Better Project: 50 States. 50 Grants. 5,000 Voices.

The 50 States. 50 Grants. 5,000 Voices. campaign, an initiative of the It Gets Better Project, will provide 50 grants to projects that uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth in schools in all 50 U.S. states. The aim is to support educators, administrators, and LGBTQ+ clubs that prioritize the empowerment and well-being of LGBTQ+ youth while at school. Projects can be school-wide, gender-sexuality alliance, or community projects, and could include such activities as providing LGBTQ+ inclusive training for school staff, building an LGBTQ+ section for books and other resources in the school library, launching a school's first gender-sexuality alliance, providing leadership training for gender-sexuality alliance student leaders, or establishing a student-focused program with a local LGBTQ+ center or nonprofit. Public and charter schools within the United States, Washington D.C., and its territories are eligible. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to at least one middle or high school in every U.S. state, including U.S. territories. Applications are due March 15, 2023. Visit the 50 States. 50 Grants. 5,000 Voices. website for program details and to submit an online application.


Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funding Aims to Transform the High School Experience in New England
Barr Foundation: Meeting the Moment – Transforming the High School Experience

The Barr Foundation is currently offering a new funding opportunity to transform the high school experience. The Foundation seeks to partner with high schools and systems in New England who are ready to embrace a pivotal opportunity to pause, understand the context and student need more deeply, challenge assumptions about how things need to be, and move toward a vision of excellence that students deserve. Up to ten local education agencies (LEAs) will be awarded up to $100,000 for one year of support to engage in a learning, dreaming, and planning process with local stakeholders. Investments may support collaborative work time, facilitation, project management, data collection, and other local needs related to this work. Public LEAs, including districts and charter organizations, serving high school students in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont are eligible to apply. A group or regional consortium of LEAs or schools organized around common goals or interests may also apply. Proposals are due March 15, 2023. Visit the Foundation's website to download the request for proposals.

Colorado Organizations Serving Older Adults Supported
NextFifty Initiative

NextFifty Initiative provides funding aimed at improving the quality of life for older adults and their caregivers, strengthening organizations serving older adults, supporting new and innovative approaches to aging, and reducing ageism. NextFifty Initiative is currently accepting applications through two funding opportunities available to organizations in Colorado: Sudden & Urgent Need Grants of up to $30,000 address one-time, time-sensitive needs for small nonprofit organizations. Flexible Support grants of up to $150,000 assist Colorado organizations in making progress toward improving the lives of older adults while also helping to increase or sustain an organization's capacity to serve older adults. Both funding opportunities opened for applications on February 13, 2023; applications for Sudden & Urgent Need Grants will be accepted until funds are expended, while the deadline for Flexible Support is March 22, 2023. (Additional funding opportunities open to organizations throughout the U.S. will be available in May and June 2023.) Visit the NextFifty Initiative website for details on each program.

Small Grants Available for Alabama Environmental Education Efforts
Legacy Environmental Education Grant Program

The mission of Legacy is to be Alabama's primary source for science-based, environmental information and education, while cultivating a legacy of environmental stewardship for generations to come. Legacy's Environmental Education Grant Program provides grants of up to $2,500 to nonprofit organizations for environmental education efforts in Alabama. The focus is on helping to create environmentally responsible citizens through education. The application deadline is March 14, 2023. Visit the Legacy website to download the application form.

Funds Target Homelessness in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin
Edina Realty Foundation

The Edina Realty Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the communities the company serves throughout the state of Minnesota and in western Wisconsin. The Foundation focuses on organizations that support homeless individuals, children, and families as well as homelessness prevention programs. Examples of funded programs include those that provide food, housing, emergency shelter, medical care, and education or job readiness training. Applications may be submitted at any time to the Foundation's representative at the local Edina Realty office. Visit the Foundation's website to access the grant application form.


Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Preservation of Battlefields Supported
National Park Service

The American Battlefield Protection Program: Preservation Planning Grants support planning, interpreting, and protecting battlefields and sites associated with armed conflicts by providing financial assistance to eligible entities to realize their own desired preservation outcomes at these sites of collective violence. Eligible project proposals must focus on battlefields and other sites associated with armed conflicts that shaped the growth and development of the United States. The application deadline is March 15, 2023.

Grants Available for Wetland Protection
Environmental Protection Agency

The goal of the National Wetland Program Development Grants is to increase the quantity and quality of wetlands in the United States by conserving and restoring wetland acreage and improving wetland condition. Eligible projects include those that develop or refine state, tribal, territory, or local government wetland programs as a whole, or individual components of those programs. The application deadline is March 27, 2023.


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

11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2023
Are you looking to keep up with the latest developments in the field of philanthropy? If so, you may want to check out the new report by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University titled 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2023. This report features eleven articles, each of which explores a current trend in philanthropy for 2023 and beyond. It covers topics including, but not limited to, the rise of collaborative funding, disaster philanthropy, racial equity, nonprofit unionization, and efforts to move philanthropic money more quickly.


Upcoming Online Education Trainings
Live Webinars

Unless otherwise noted, all Online Education Trainings are webinars,
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Working With Community Banks
Community banks can support your nonprofit's mission and the community you serve. Most nonprofit organizations are not intentional when choosing a banking institution. However, asking the right questions of your local banks can make your community stronger. For example, when the Paycheck Protection Program launched, did your bank proactively reach out to alert you about how to complete the application? Many banks did. And while this was not a requirement of banks, having a relationship can help you when the unexpected happens or new opportunities arise. During this TargetED, Alice Ruhnke will help you build relationships with your community banks. The webinar will be held on Monday, February 20, 2023.

(FREE) Tour of the GrantStation Website
Finding the funds needed to fulfill your mission is a never-ending challenge for all nonprofits. Whether you're part of an established nonprofit constantly searching for new funding to expand your programs, or you're a one-person development office, which means you need to do it all, GrantStation can work for you because it is designed to help nonprofit organizations of all sizes get funded. During this live demo and Q&A session, Jeremy Smith, Director of Communications Technology, and Kerry Glauser, Senior Research Specialist, will show you how you can use GrantStation to complete your grant research quickly and get high-quality results. You'll see how you can find and vet funding opportunities in a quick, streamlined fashion, so you and your staff can focus on what's most important—serving your community. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

(FREE) Impact Capital and the Spectrum of Social Enterprises
Growing your nonprofit requires innovation. But many organizations hesitate to try something new because they fear how it will affect finances. To overcome this, you need new ways of thinking about raising capital to help you fund the good work you do, which means you should explore all the funding sources that are available for your organization. For example, nonprofits with earned-revenue (i.e., social enterprises) can often access impact capital and non-traditional funding sources to scale their programs and projects. But what if you don't consider your organization a social enterprise? You still may be able to access impact capital—because social enterprises fall onto a spectrum. It's not always black and white. Taking the time to understand where your organization fits on this spectrum will allow you to determine whether your organization is a good fit for non-traditional funding sources. During this free webinar, Paul Wright will help you understand different social impact models. You'll explore the spectrum of social enterprise components which you can apply to your own organization and programs, so you can determine whether you have the opportunity to access non-traditional funding sources. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.


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Editor: Ashlyn Simmons
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Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters

National Funding Opportunities
Grants Promote Equity in Food Procurement
Award Strengthens Programs Serving Military and Veteran Communities
Efforts Addressing Diabetes Funded
Grants Benefit LGBTQ+ Youth in Schools

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funding Aims to Transform the High School Experience in New England
Colorado Organizations Serving Older Adults Supported
Small Grants Available for Alabama Environmental Education Efforts
Funds Target Homelessness in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Federal Funding Opportunities
Preservation of Battlefields Supported
Grants Available for Wetland Protection