GrantStation Insider - March 8, 2018

Volume XVII | Issue 9

National | Regional | Federal | PathFinder | Announcements | Online Education


National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Organizations Serving Military Families Honored
Newman's Own Awards Program

Newman's Own, Fisher House Foundation, and Military Times are joining together in presenting $200,000 in grants to recognize volunteer and nonprofit organizations supporting our nation's military families. Eligible applicants to the Newman’s Own Awards Program must be comprised primarily of volunteers or be a nonprofit organization, and be working with Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve units, veterans, and their families. Applying organizations will be evaluated on their innovative plans for improving the quality of life for members of the military, veterans, and their families. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided. The application deadline for 2018 is April 25. Visit the program’s website to submit an online application.

Grants Strengthen Organizing for Reproductive Justice
Groundswell Fund: Rapid Response Fund

The Groundswell Fund supports a stronger, more effective U.S. movement for reproductive justice by mobilizing new funding and capacity building resources to grassroots organizing and policy change efforts led by low-income women, women of color, and transgender people. Groundswell’s Rapid Response Fund seeks to meet unforeseen needs and opportunities in the struggle to advance and defend social and reproductive justice organizing by women of color and trans people of color. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 are provided to organizations on the frontlines, with emphasis on funding in states and communities where women of color, transgender people of color, and low-income women and trans people-led organizing is under-resourced. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Groundswell website to learn more about the Rapid Response Fund’s guidelines and application process.

Support for Public Lands Friends Groups
National Environmental Education Foundation: Every Day Capacity Building Grants

The National Environmental Education Foundation is dedicated to securing a safer and healthier world for ourselves, our children, and for generations to come. The Foundation’s Every Day Capacity Building Grants, with support form Toyota, offer support to nonprofit organizations, such as “Friends Groups,” whose missions focus on serving our nation's public land sites, and the improvement and responsible use of those sites. Grants of up to $5,000 are provided to increase organizational effectiveness so that grantees can better conserve public lands. Applying organizations must have been in existence at least two years. The application deadlines for 2018 are April 23, July 17, and November 5. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the program and the online application process.

Awards for Young Leaders in the U.S. and Canada
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors inspiring, public-spirited, highly diverse young people from all across the U.S. and Canada. Each year, the Barron Prize honors outstanding young leaders ages eight to 18 who have shown leadership and courage in developing and implementing an extraordinary service project that has made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment. Twenty-five young heroes are honored each year. The top winners – up to 20 young people – each receive a $10,000 cash award to support either their service work or higher education. The remaining young heroes receive a set of gifts and media recognition. The application deadline is April 15, 2018. Visit the Prize’s website for more information.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Grants Promote SNAP for Seniors in Georgia and South Carolina
AARP Foundation: Making SNAP Easy for Seniors

Making SNAP Easy for Seniors, an initiative of the AARP Foundation, is requesting applications from organizations in the states of Georgia and South Carolina to help increase the number of seniors who enroll in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) via the Elderly Simplified Application Process (ESAP). Grants will range from $30,000 to $60,000. Selected enrollment partners in Georgia and South Carolina will work closely with the Foundation and a community of state enrollment partners from other states around the country, participating in regular webinars and conference calls where states can share challenges and lessons learned and technical assistance will be provided. The application deadline is April 30, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Request for Applications.

Neighborhood Improvement Projects in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Funded
Wells Fargo Regional Foundation

The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families living in low-income neighborhoods in Delaware, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania. The Foundation offers the following two competitive grant programs: Neighborhood Planning Grants of $25,000 to $100,000 support intensive 12 to 24 month resident-driven neighborhood planning processes. The application deadline for this program is August 31, 2018. Neighborhood Implementation Grants of $100,000 to $1,250,000 over five years support comprehensive community development projects that target specific neighborhoods. Funded projects must be based on a current resident-driven neighborhood plan. The application deadlines for this program are April 6 and October 19, 2018. Visit the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation website to learn more about both grant programs and to take the eligibility quiz.

Support for Northwest Native Community Programs
Potlatch Fund: Community Building

The Potlatch Fund acknowledges that whether residing on a rural reservation or within a large metropolitan area, nurturing a sense of community is essential to Native people and their identity. Through the Community Building grants program, the Fund provides support to Tribes, Tribal nonprofits, and Native nonprofits based in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The program focuses on initiatives that address the root causes of social, economic, environmental, and racial injustice, with the belief that communities inherently have a wealth of knowledge to address their own issues, given adequate resources. Ideally, this program is envisioned to increase the capacity of individuals and organizations, and enhance the well-being of a community as a whole. Grants range up to $10,000. The application cycle will close on April 11, 2018. Visit the Potlatch Fund’s website to learn more about the Community Building grants program.

Grants Further Oral Health for Kansans
Delta Dental of Kansas: Community Dental Health Grants

Delta Dental of Kansas works to increase access to dental care for underserved populations, build the capacity to provide dental care, increase public awareness of oral health, and promote the prevention of oral disease throughout the state. Delta Dental provides Community Dental Health Grants for community-based programs designed to improve oral health, with special consideration given to programs that focus on low-income children and senior citizens. Grants are available for new initiatives, new components of existing programs, start-up funding, or one-time events. Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and Tribal organizations are eligible to apply. The application deadline is April 9, 2018. Visit the Delta Dental of Kansas website to download the application materials.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Available to Target Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional-Aged Youth, and Their Families program supports services for people with substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. The application deadline is April 10, 2018. 

Program Helps Homeless Youth
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program supports the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness, and sharing that experience with and mobilizing communities around the country toward the same end. The application deadline is April 17, 2018.



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

How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Next Fundraising Campaign
Do you have an upcoming gala, fun run, or other fundraising event that you are looking to promote? CharityHowTo’s webinar “How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Next Fundraising Campaign” may be just what you are looking for. This webinar outlines the steps for promoting a fundraising event with tools like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Participants will learn how to create a fundraising theme that stands out, how to turn event registrants into event promoters, and how to create a social media plan for what to post before, during, and after their fundraising campaign.



GrantStation Announcements

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International Grant Professionals Day - March 9, 2018

GrantStation has partnered with the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) to announce the fourth annual International Grant Professionals Day on March 9, 2018. International Grant Professionals Day increases awareness internationally of the work grant professionals perform as well as celebrates the work of grant professionals, who serve as administrators, consultants, managers, grantmakers, and writers.

Every day, grant professionals work diligently, usually behind the scenes, to seek grant opportunities, administer projects, and implement important programs for the benefit of society’s disadvantaged and underserved people. These talented professionals are dedicated to providing the highest standard of ethics, quality program development, thoughtful project implementation, and wise financial stewardship. Often, those standards extend beyond the mere financial and include capacity support, long term solutions to challenges, fundraising assistance, expert project management, sustainable programming, and so much more.

pie chartPlease Contribute Your Experience to the
Spring 2018 State of Grantseeking™ Survey

The resulting – free – State of Grantseeking Reports can tell you a reasonable level of funding to expect for an organization based on median awards by organizational budget, location, and mission (benchmarks you can really use). And, it can give you a leg up on the competition through awareness of trends, months or even years before other reports reflect the data. Please join thousands of others who find value in the reports by completing this survey and offering your insights for the upcoming report. The survey ends March 31, 2018.



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.

Logic Models: More Than Just Extra Work!
Logic models are not a passing fad. If you need to create a logic model for your program, but don't know where to start, this webinar is for you! Using the Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach from the United Way of America, Alice Ruhnke will demonstrate why logic models are critical for program planning and evaluation. During this webinar, you will learn how to create and use a logic model to help you improve services and your impact on your community. Executive directors, program managers, and grantwriters from a broad range of nonprofit organizations will benefit from this 90-minute presentation. This webinar will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

FREE: Turbo Start Your Grants Program for 2018
Do you want to establish a comprehensive, structured grants program to fund your work? During this 30-minute sneak peek at the upcoming Power of 3 series, GrantStation CEO Cynthia Adams will show you how you can turbo-start your grantseeking efforts. First, in Re-Imagine Your Proposals, she will cover all the prep work that needs to happen before you begin writing grant requests, and how to build the "credibility" factor into these documents. She'll talk a bit about impact planning, and developing a strong case for support. Second, in Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team, she will cover how to keep that grant pipeline full by creating an outstanding grantseeking team. This step-by-step webinar is full of great ideas and an easy to use process for the recruitment and management of your team. Third, in Building a Powerful Grants Strategy for 2018-2019, she takes you through the process of developing a powerful grantseeking strategy, including the tools and resources you will need. We hope you join us for this free introductory webinar. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Online Workshop: Great Graphs - Tell Your Nonprofit's Story with Data Visualization
Visualizing data through charts, tables, and diagrams helps you deliver bite-sized information that viewers will understand at a glance and retain for the long run. In this workshop, Ann K. Emery will walk you through a step-by-step design process so you can apply critical thinking skills to your own projects. First, you'll learn how to customize your visualization for your audience. Second, you'll learn how to choose the right chart for your message. You'll see familiar friends like pie charts and bar charts as well as new options like waffle charts, Sankey diagrams, tree maps, social network maps, and visual timelines. Third, you'll declutter your visuals, reinforce your branding with custom color palettes and typography, and increase accessibility by ensuring that your visuals are legible for people with color vision deficiencies. Finally, you'll learn to tell a story through saturation and annotation. This webinar will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018. View a sample graph makeover at


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

National Funding Opportunities
Organizations Serving Military Families Honored
Grants Strengthen Organizing for Reproductive Justice
Support for Public Lands Friends Groups
Awards for Young Leaders in the U.S. and Canada

Regional Funding Opportunities
Grants Promote SNAP for Seniors in Georgia and South Carolina
Neighborhood Improvement Projects in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Funded
Support for Northwest Native Community Programs
Grants Further Oral Health for Kansans

Federal Funding
Funds Available to Target Substance Abuse
Program Helps Homeless Youth