GrantStation Insider: February 17, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 7

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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 Organizations Serving Military Members
Chairman's Award

Fisher House Foundation and Military Times Foundation are joining together in presenting $250,000 in grants to recognize nonprofit organizations that improve quality of life for service members, veterans, and their families. Eligible applicants to the Chairman's Award (formerly the Newman's Own Award) must be 501(c) nonprofit organizations that support active duty, reserve, or National Guard and/or veterans and their families. Applying organizations will be evaluated on their innovative quality of life improvement plans. In addition to grant funding, each award winner will also receive an advertising package valued at $30,000 from Military Times. The application cycle for 2022 will be open from February 28 to April 28. Visit the Chairman's Award website to submit an application and review the FAQs and eligibility requirements.

Domestic Violence Shelters Funded in Every State
The Mary Kay Ash Foundation: Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

The Mary Kay Ash 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, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to submit an online application.

Grants Available to Aid Elderly Dogs
Grey Muzzle Organization

The Grey Muzzle Organization provides grants throughout the United States to nonprofit organizations for programs designed to improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs. The focus is on animal shelters, rescue groups, sanctuaries, and other nonprofit organizations whose activities include helping senior dogs. Funded programs must benefit senior dogs exclusively, have well-defined goals, and include measurable outcomes. Examples of funded programs include the following: creating or expanding foster programs focused on finding homes for senior dogs, medical care and other programs that increase the potential for senior dogs to be adopted, and helping senior dogs give back to society. Grants generally range from $2,500 to $10,000. The application deadline is March 16, 2022. Information about the grant application process is available on the Grey Muzzle website.

Book Donations for Rural Libraries Nationwide
The Pilcrow Foundation: Children's Book Project

The mission of the Pilcrow Foundation is to provide new, quality, hardcover children's books to rural public libraries across the United States. The Foundation's Children's Book Project supports libraries located in a rural area within the 50 United States that have a limited operating budget and an active children's department. Through the program, a library's local sponsors can contribute from $200 to $400, which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,200 worth of children's books. The Foundation provides a list of over 500 quality hardcover children's books from which grant recipients can select books best suited for their community. The Foundation accepts applications from independent rural public libraries and Native American Tribal libraries as well as libraries that are part of a county, regional, or cooperative system. The application deadlines are April 1 and October 1, annually. Visit the Foundation's website to review the grant guidelines for the Children's Book Project.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Public Arts Installations in North Carolina Supported
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation: Inclusive Public Art

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians. The Foundation's Inclusive Public Art initiative is intended to share stories of diversity, equality, inclusion, and equity as they relate to the people and places of North Carolina, especially those whose stories are often untold or under-told. This initiative aims to diversify the voices included in the decision-making processes about art in public places and is expected to spark healthy dialogue. The community engagement aspect of these grants is just as important as the art installations themselves. Grant amounts will be flexible, with an anticipated range from $50,000 to $200,000+, allowing for projects that encompass grassroots visual storytelling to large-scale iconic public artworks. Proposals must be for permanent public art. (Performance-based work and temporary installations will not be considered.) The deadline for letters of intent is March 25, 2022. Details about the Inclusive Public Art initiative are available on the Foundation's website.

Funds for Youth of Color in Texas
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health: Pathways for Success

The goal of Pathways for Success, an initiative of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, is to increase opportunities for success of transition-age youth of color and their families (TAYCF) in Texas by strengthening their mental health and well-being. Through this initiative, the Foundation intends to fund Black, Indigenous, and/or BIPOC-led organizations with a history of providing culturally responsive programs, resources, and support for TAYCF. The Foundation is particularly interested in organizations that have supported TAYCF during this time of heightened racial injustice, race-related trauma, and the pandemic. Grants of up to $54,000 will be awarded to up to ten Texas-based nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, and/or educational institutions ready to launch or expand existing programs for TAYCF in their communities. Letters of interest are due March 11, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to download the Request for Letters of Interest for the Pathways for Success initiative.

Grants Strengthen Initiatives Serving Wyoming Residents
John P. Ellbogen Foundation

The John P. Ellbogen Foundation works to create change for the benefit of the people of Wyoming through the support of science, education, and charity. The Foundation prioritizes funding for initiatives and activities that serve the state of Wyoming or a region of the state. Occasionally, funding will be granted to particularly innovative or enterprising initiatives and activities that serve only a single community. The Foundation's priority areas include the following: civics education and engagement; education, including early childhood, K-12, and higher education as well as quality teaching; and basic needs, including food, housing, transportation, and healthcare. The Foundation values a systemic approach to problem-solving that recognizes the multidimensional nature of needs and problems as well as solutions. Online letters of inquiry will be accepted from March 21 through March 25, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the grant guidelines.

Support for Artists and Arts Organizations in New York State
Creatives Rebuild New York

Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) is a three-year, $125 million investment in the financial stability of New York State artists and the organizations that employ them. CRNY will provide guaranteed income and employment opportunities for artists whose primary residence is in New York State through the following two programs: The Artist Employment Program will fund employment for 300 artists working in collaboration with community-based organizations across New York State. Participating artists will receive a salary of $65,000 per year plus benefits and dedicated time to focus on their artistic practice. Community-based organizations will receive $25,000 to $100,000 per year to support their collaborations with these artists. The Guaranteed Income for Artists program will support 2,400 artists with $1,000 per month for 18 months. The program aims to help artists meet their basic needs outside of traditional grantmaking. Artists of 18 years of age and up who are residents of New York State and have financial need are eligible to apply. These two programs will work to alleviate unemployment of artists, continue the creative work of artists in partnership with organizations and their communities, and enable artists to continue working and living in New York State under less financial strain. The application deadline for both programs is March 25, 2022. Visit the CRNY website to access the guidelines for each program.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Funds Available to Enroll Children in Health Insurance Programs
Department of Health and Human Services

The Connecting Kids to Coverage HEALTHY KIDS 2022 Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements program seeks to reduce the number of children who are eligible for, but not enrolled in, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and to improve retention of eligible children who are enrolled in the programs. Past recipients have implemented a variety of outreach and enrollment strategies aimed at educating families about the availability of Medicaid and CHIP, identifying children likely to be eligible for these programs, and directly assisting families with the application and renewal process. The application deadline is March 28, 2022.

Program Supports Messaging About Community Forests
Forest Service

The Urban and Community Forestry 2022 Challenge Cost Share Grant Program focuses on creating a national innovative messaging campaign for the Urban and Community Forestry Program that raises awareness of the critical and urgent need to plan, grow, and manage urban forests to benefit all. Using various forms of emerging media, supported organizations must develop a digital relationship to engage citizens in understanding trees and urban forests as a vital part of a community's health and security. Successful messages will be inclusive and resonate with various cultural and sociodemographic groups and geographical areas. The messaging campaign should also address national priorities of environmental and climate justice. The application deadline is April 8, 2022.



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

The Philanthropy 50
In 2021, America's top 50 donors gave over $27 billion to their favorite causes. To find out who these donors are, and where they directed their gifts, check out The Philanthropy 50, created by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. This tool lists America's 50 biggest donors for a given year, with information on past lists going back to the year 2000. Users can sort results by name, amount donated, source of wealth, location, and top cause. Those interested in a deep dive into the most recent results can also check out The Chronicle's analysis of 2021's top donors.



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
Curious to know exactly what resources are at your fingertips when you enter the GrantStation website? Join Jeremy Smith, Director of Communications Technology, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. Jeremy will demonstrate all of the GrantStation features including how to best use the searchable databases of private funders, how to navigate government funding sources, and how to set up and use your personal dashboard. This quick overview is a great way for current Members to ensure that they are getting the most out of their Membership, and for potential Members to see GrantStation in action! The webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Make Money: NEW Nonprofit Revenue Streams
Are you looking to diversify your revenue stream? Would you like to increase organizational sustainability by creating recurring, predictable revenue streams for general operating expenses? In this 90-minute training Stephanie Sample, Founder and CEO of Sample Consulting Studio, will introduce social enterprise for nonprofits. She will walk you through the process of identifying organizational assets, strategically selecting an asset to monetize, and developing a business plan around your core competencies. Topics covered will include how to identify and monetize your organizational assets, examples of successful nonprofits with social enterprises, components of a social enterprise business plan, how your social enterprise impacts your nonprofit mission, and tax repercussions for nonprofit organizations who generate revenue through social enterprise. You will walk away with a list of your organization's monetizable assets, examples of nonprofits that create their own revenue, examples of nonprofits that launched social enterprises in the pandemic, a format for starting the conversation about social enterprise at your organization, and inspiration and insight into potential revenue streams. The webinar will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

Putting Your Plan to Paper
Creating a culture of planning is vital to creating a sustainable and healthy nonprofit organization. Ever heard the phrase . . . "If it's not in writing, it doesn't exist. If it IS in writing, we have to do it." This webinar, presented by Mindy Muller from Community Development Professionals, presents a step-by-step guide to developing effective plans for your organization. Whether you need a strategic plan, program impact plan, image management plan, or resource development plan, you’ll discover how to pull a team together, brainstorm effectively, develop the vision, and articulate a plan that can be implemented. This webinar is appropriate for board members, executive directors, managers, or nonprofit practitioners. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation

Level UP
GrantStation’s new Level UP series limits the number of participants attending, enabling the instructor to work with each person individually, so all participants walk away with exactly what they need to move their organizations forward.

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).

Cynthia Adams will lead a four-session course, One Project: One Strategy, beginning March 11, 2022. Each participant will receive:

  • one-on-one consulting with Cynthia Adams to help develop a funding strategy;
  • a polished letter of inquiry that can be modified for various funders;
  • video documentation of the lectures; and,
  • a one-year GrantStation Membership (or a one-year extension of a current Membership).

Staff Update
GrantStation is pleased to announce the promotion of Juliet Vile to Vice President of Operations and Administration. Juliet will continue with, and expand upon, her responsibilities within GrantStation, including company operations management, business and finance (including accounting and taxation), human resources, partner programs, and The State of Grantseeking.

Funding Alerts
Interested in GrantStation's funder profiles? View the weekly Funding Alerts to see profiles of grantmakers currently accepting applications.


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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Organizations Serving Military Members
Domestic Violence Shelters Funded in Every State
Grants Available to Aid Elderly Dogs
Book Donations for Rural Libraries Nationwide

Regional Funding Opportunities
Public Arts Installations in North Carolina Supported
Funds for Youth of Color in Texas 
Grants Strengthen Initiatives Serving Wyoming Residents 
Support for Artists and Arts Organizations in New York State

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available to Enroll Children in Health Insurance Programs
Program Supports Messaging About Community Forests