GrantStation Insider - March 12, 2020

Volume XIX | Issue 10

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National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Programs to Enhance Outdoor Experiences
The North Face Explore Fund

The North Face Explore Fund supports nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that are working in innovative ways to increase participation in the outdoors and to protect our environment. Competitive grants are made in the following categories: The Creating a Community of New Explorers category focuses on programs that introduce underrepresented communities to outdoor adventures in potentially new and interesting ways. The Protecting Our Wild Places category focuses on programs that work to protect our natural ecosystems and our ability to continue to enjoy them. Across both categories, programs with strong outdoor engagement in activities such as skiing, kayaking, backpacking, etc. are preferred. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000. Applications will be accepted through April 8, 2020. Visit the Fund's website to learn more about the program categories and application process.

Grassroots Civic Engagement Initiatives Funded
Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Craig Newmark Philanthropies was created by craigslist founder Craig Newmark to support and connect people and drive broad civic engagement. It works to advance grassroots organizations that are "getting stuff done" in areas that include the following: trustworthy journalism and the information ecosystem, voter protection, gender diversity in technology, and veterans and military families. Online applications may be submitted at any time. For more information, please visit

Gift Card Donations Promote Volunteering in Local Communities
The Home Depot Foundation: Community Impact Grants Program

The Home Depot Foundation's Community Impact Grants Program provides support to nonprofit organizations and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve their communities. The program focuses on support for organizations that serve veterans in local communities, as well as organizations that serve diverse and underserved communities. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. Requests will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 31, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to submit an online application.

Grants Encourage Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in U.S. Schools
Action for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids is a nonprofit organization mobilizing school professionals, families, and communities to take actions towards increasing healthy eating habits and physical activity and building healthier schools where kids thrive. Action for Healthy Kids makes grants to schools to help them accomplish their student wellness goals. Applications are currently being accepted through the following programs: Game On Grants provide funding, support, and resources for schools to increase physical activity and nutrition initiatives while promoting students' social emotional learning. Game On: Social Emotional Health Grants support schools serving military families in implementing school-based programs and practices that explore the mind-body connection between physical and emotional health and help to develop resiliency in students. Pre-K-12 schools in all states are eligible to apply for both types of Game On grants. Parents for Healthy Kids Grants provide funds and support to parents or parent groups for physical activity or nutrition projects led in partnership with schools. Schools with greater than 50% of students eligible for free or reduced-priced meals may receive priority, as well as schools located within 15 miles of an ALDI store. Eligible states include AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV. The application deadline for all programs is April 3, 2020. Visit the Action for Healthy Kids website to review the Grant Instruction Guide for each type of grant.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Census Participation Efforts in Kentucky Supported
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky: Preparing Kentucky for the 2020 Census

Through the Preparing Kentucky for the 2020 Census Request for Proposals, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will provide support to nonprofit organizations and government agencies for efforts to improve 2020 Census participation throughout the state. The focus is on engaging Kentucky's hard-to-count populations, undercounted groups, or geographies as well as communities with historically low response rate characteristics. Activities and projects may include, but are not limited to, outreach, education, communications, special events, and community mobilization specifically aimed at increasing the self-response rate to the census in communities across Kentucky. Grants will range up to $5,000. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 30, 2020. The Request for Proposals is available on the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's website.

Funds for Asthma Home Visiting Services in California
Center at Sierra Health Foundation: California Department of Health Care Services Asthma Mitigation Project

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation was awarded the California Department of Health Care Services Asthma Mitigation Project contract. This statewide program will provide grants as well as technical assistance and evaluation services to local health departments, medical providers, and community-based organizations throughout the state of California. Grants of up to $500,000 per project will fund organizations providing culturally and linguistically appropriate asthma home visiting services to individuals with poorly controlled asthma, with a focus on low-income communities and communities of color that have disproportionate rates of asthma. The emphasis is on attaining three outcomes: improvement in asthma self-management, decreased exposure to environmental triggers, and improved asthma outcomes. The application deadline is April 28, 2020. Visit the Center's website to download the 2020 Request for Proposals.

Grants Aim to Protect Coastal Areas of the U.S.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: National Coastal Resilience Fund

The National Coastal Resilience Fund, an initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, plans to award approximately $31 million in grants to create and restore natural systems in areas that will both increase protection for communities from coastal storms, sea- and lake-level changes, inundation, and coastal erosion and also improve valuable habitats for fish and wildlife species. The Fund will invest in projects in four focus areas: Community Capacity Building and Planning, Project Site Assessment and Preliminary Design, Project Final Design and Permitting, and Restoration and Monitoring. Eligible projects must be located within the coastal areas of U.S. coastal states, including the Great Lakes states, and U.S. territories. Pre-proposals are due on April 8, 2020; the deadline for invited full proposals is June 25, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the National Coastal Resilience Fund.

Support for Racial Equity in Health and Economics in the DC Region
Consumer Health Foundation

The mission of the Consumer Health Foundation is to advocate for racial justice and racial equity through programs and investments that advance health and economic justice in low-income communities and communities of color in the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland, and northern Virginia. Support is provided for the organizing of low-income patients/clients, workers, community members, and immigrants and their engagement in advocacy. Organizations that use advocacy strategies with a racial equity lens at the local, state, and regional levels to create positive social changes are also supported. The application deadlines vary by location: Montgomery County and Prince George's County, MD, and northern Virginia: April 24, 2020; the District of Columbia: June 24, 2020; and two or more jurisdictions in DC, Maryland, and Virginia: July 3, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to review the 2020 Request for Proposals in English or Spanish.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Telehealth Efforts Supported
Department of Health and Human Services

The Telehealth Network Grant Program seeks to enhance telehealth networks in order to deliver 24-hour emergency department consultation services to rural providers without emergency care specialists. The Program aims to promote rural tele-emergency services with an emphasis on tele-stroke, tele-behavioral health, and tele-emergency medical services. The application deadline is April 13, 2020.

Funds Available for Workforce Training for the Incarcerated
Department of Labor

The Pathway Home program provides incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities or local jails with workforce services prior to and after release. These grants are job-driven and build connections to local employers that will enable transitioning offenders to secure employment. The application deadline is April 15, 2020.



Partner Depot

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

Nonprofits Are Messy
Are you a nonprofit professional looking to expand your knowledge on a wide range of issues? If so, you may want to listen to the Nonprofits Are Messy podcast on your way to work. Hosted by Joan Garry, this podcast features discussions on the most pressing issues facing nonprofit leadership, tackling topics such as the overhead myth, the best way to run special events, how to make a big fundraising ask, board-staff relations, 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, March 17, 2020.

The Integrated Fundraising Model: Creating a Sustainable Fundraising Program (NEW)
The key to sustainability for any growing nonprofit is a structurally strong fundraising program—built on best practices, responsive to change, and created with a sensitivity to the unique culture of the organization. When we evaluate high-impact fundraising programs, we find they share five common traits that comprise what we call the Integrated Fundraising Model. These essential five characteristics, all within reach and accessible to every organization, are strategy, board leadership, culture, stewardship, and accountability. During this presentation Jen Pendleton, CFRE, from Aly Sterling Philanthropy, will discuss how your fundraising plans should integrate/compliment the strategic plan; how leadership, organizational culture, and board "buy-in" really impact your bottom line; and the significance of fundraising systems (that aren't just technology). We will also contemplate if stewardship and accountability are the end of the process…or just the beginning. Are we thinking about it all wrong? Join us to learn about the Integrated Fundraising Model and take home the tools to begin the process of integration immediately. This presentation is for nonprofit leaders (board members, executive directors, and fundraising execs) and anyone who wants to strengthen their fundraising program through big picture strategy. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

LIVE Workshop: Dashboard Design—Build Easy-to-Follow Dashboards for Your Nonprofit's Leaders
"I'm the Executive Director and I report to the board. I tried an Excel style dashboard but it needs improvement." "I struggle to adapt dashboards for different audiences. When I ask a stakeholder what type of data they need to drive decision-making, they practically shrug their shoulders and leave it up to me. I make the best decisions I can and hope for the best." "I want to design scorecards and corporate KPI reports that people are interested in reading." Does this sound familiar? If so, our Dashboard Design online workshop may be for you. In this 90-minute workshop, which focuses on building static one-page handouts or dashboards inside of spreadsheet programs like Excel, you'll see sample dashboards from organizations like yours. Ann K. Emery will share the story behind each dashboard so that you can learn about the dashboard's audience and goals. For example, some of the dashboards were designed to track progress towards goals. Other dashboards were designed to help organizations compare their different program areas. You can decide which elements of each dashboard would be most applicable to your own work. Then, we'll build a static dashboard inside of Microsoft Excel. These dashboards will live inside of Excel and get shared with stakeholders as PDFs through email or as printed handouts during meetings. The webinar will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation.

International Grant Professionals Day
We have partnered with the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) to celebrate the sixth annual International Grant Professionals Day on March 13, 2020. International Grant Professionals Day increases awareness internationally of the work grant professionals perform as administrators, consultants, managers, grantmakers, and grantwriters.

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 Programs to Enhance Outdoor Experiences
Grassroots Civic Engagement Initiatives Funded
Gift Card Donations Promote Volunteering in Local Communities
Grants Encourage Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in U.S. Schools

Regional Funding Opportunities
Census Participation Efforts in Kentucky Supported
Funds for Asthma Home Visiting Services in California
Grants Aim to Protect Coastal Areas of the U.S.
Support for Racial Equity in Health and Economics in the DC Region

Federal Funding Opportunities
Telehealth Efforts Supported
Funds Available for Workforce Training for the Incarcerated