GrantStation Insider: March 17, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 11

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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 Programs Addressing Children’s Bereavement
National Alliance for Children's Grief: Grief Reach

The National Alliance for Children's Grief is dedicated to education, advocacy, and raising awareness about childhood bereavement. The goals of the Grief Reach grant program, administered by the National Alliance for Children's Grief with funding from the New York Life Foundation, are to 1) increase access to bereavement support services in local communities, especially diverse communities; 2) enhance the capacity of organizations providing bereavement support service; 3) expand bereavement support services to address unmet needs; and 4) support communities dealing with grief and loss with tangible resources. There are two focused grant opportunities for the 2022 Spring Grief Reach cycle: Innovations in Grief Support will focus on creative programming in response to the increased need for grief/bereavement support throughout the country. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Grief Support will focus on accessibility and services for all in an authentic framework to ensure a holistic approach, with a special focus on DEI needs. Grants will range from $30,000 to $100,000, depending on the applying organization's annual organizational budget. The application deadline for both grant opportunities is April 11, 2022. Visit the website of the National Alliance for Children's Grief to download the request for proposals.

Efforts to Improve College and Career Success Funded
ECMC Foundation

ECMC Foundation works to improve postsecondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds nationwide. The Foundation concentrates investments in two focus areas: The College Success category aims to increase the number of students from historically and presently underserved backgrounds who persist through and graduate from an institution of higher education with a bachelor's degree. The Career Readiness category aims to improve postsecondary career and technical education outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies are eligible to apply. Letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year; proposals are reviewed by invitation only. Visit the Foundation's website to review the grant criteria and application process.

Grants Promote Clean Energy in Visual Arts Institutions
Helen Frankenthaler Foundation: Frankenthaler Climate Initiative

The Frankenthaler Climate Initiative, launched by Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in partnership with RMI and Environment and Culture Partners, is a national grantmaking program that aims to address climate change through cultural institutions. Support is provided to cultural institutions located in the U.S. or its territories that have visual arts as a key part of their mission. The Initiative funds energy efficiency and clean energy generation projects in the following categories: Scoping Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000, Technical Assistance Grants ranging from $25,000 to $50,000, and Implementation Grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000. Online applications will be accepted from April 3 through April 17, 2022. Descriptions of each grant category and application guidelines are available on the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative's website.

Animal Welfare Organizations Supported
Doris Day Animal Foundation

The Doris Day Animal Foundation is a national grant-giving charity, founded by legendary performer Doris Day in 1978, with a straightforward mission to help animals and the people who love them. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations across the United States that directly rescue, care for, and protect animals, along with programs such as senior pet assistance, spay/neuter, pet food pantries, and emergency disaster relief. Grants generally range up to $5,000. Letters of introduction may be submitted during the months of January, April, July, and October of each year. Visit the Foundation's website to review the grant guidelines and FAQs.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funds for Family Empowerment Projects in Six Southeast States
Charlie's Heart Foundation

Charlie's Heart Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that operate in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia. The 2022 Charlie's Heart Family Empowerment Grant will fund innovative human service projects that empower families to stay together when difficult life circumstances challenge the family structure. The Foundation generally provides grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 for specific program or project expenses. Letters of interest/organizational summaries may be submitted through the link found at Charlie's Heart Foundation's website through April 15, 2022; invited full grant applications will be due by June 15, 2022. Detailed application guidelines are available on the Foundation's website.

Grants Enhance the Health of Utah's Citizens
Utah Medical Association Foundation

The Utah Medical Association Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that strive to promote the health of the citizens of Utah. Grants are provided to improve or support the education of physicians, improve facilities and treatment options, and support public health projects that serve to mitigate or prevent disease. The Foundation is interested in supporting specific projects rather than providing general operating support. The application deadlines are April 15 and October 15, annually. Visit the Foundation's website to access the application form.

Support for Creative Engagement Efforts in the Midwest
Arts Midwest: Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund

Arts Midwest promotes creativity, nurtures cultural leadership, and engages people in meaningful arts experiences that enrich people's lives in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin and the Native nations that share this geography. The Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund, an initiative of Arts Midwest, provides support to arts organizations for rebuilding and re-imagining creative engagement in their communities amidst the challenging uncertainty affecting all corners of the creative sector. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to organizations looking to present two highly engaging activities featuring a performing or visual professional artist. Additional funds are available for projects that present Indigenous performing artists and projects that include accessibility accommodations. The application deadline is April 12, 2022. More information about the GIG Fund is available on the Arts Midwest website.

Legal Services Providers in New Mexico Funded
State Bar of New Mexico: Access to Justice Fund Grant Commission

The State Bar of New Mexico's Access to Justice Fund Grant Commission supports nonprofit organizations that provide civil legal services to low-income residents throughout New Mexico. Both new and ongoing projects that are consistent with the State Plan for the Provision of Civil Legal Services to Low-Income New Mexicans will be considered. Projects that will make legal services available throughout the state, and in rural areas, will be favored. The application deadline is April 18, 2022. Visit the State Bar of New Mexico's website to download the 2022-2023 Request for Proposals.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Support Available to Strengthen Rural Economies
Department of Agriculture

The Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grants program provides support to create and augment high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, support industry clusters, and maximize the use of local productive assets in low-income rural areas. Grant funds may be used to build or support a business incubator facility, provide worker training to assist in the creation of new jobs, train the existing workforce with skills for higher-paying jobs, and develop a base of skilled workers and improve their opportunities to obtain high-wage jobs in new or existing local industries. The application deadline is April 19, 2022.

Program Funds Arts for the Underserved
National Endowment for the Arts

The Challenge America program offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved. The focus is on populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Possible projects include, but are not limited to, arts programming, including commissioning or presentation of artists or artwork; marketing and promotional activities; and organizational planning. Projects may consist of one or more specific events or activities, but should not cover an entire season of programming. The Application for Federal Domestic Assistance/Short Organization Form is due to by April 21, 2022. Applications must be submitted to the NEA applicant portal by May 3, 2022.



Partner Depot

March Membership Drive
All grant professionals who join the Grant Professionals Association during the month of March will receive 15 months of membership for the price of 12! Join before March 31, 2022, and receive three additional months for free!*

*Only applicable for new members. Cannot be combined with any other offer.



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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, March 22, 2022.

Power Writing for Grants . . . and More!
Clear, compelling writing is vital to all your on-the-job writing projects—not just grant proposals. In this fast-paced, hands-on webinar, Maryn Boess will offer a whole host of simple, powerful techniques that will have you writing more clearly, quickly, and confidently right away. Our focus: Presenting your message in a way that makes it as easy as possible for your reader to understand it—so you get the results you want. Topics in the webinar include the big myths and misconceptions that could be sabotaging your writing without your even knowing it, three fundamental strategies for writing so clearly your reader cannot possibly misunderstand your message, key techniques and tools to help you organize your material for maximum impact, ten steps for busting through the deadly 12-12-12 scenario and bringing your writing to life, and figuring out who your readers are, what they need from you, and how you make sure you deliver. BONUS resource: Advice from the top writing pros on editing, proofreading, and revising for professional polish! The webinar will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

Five Essential Storytelling Secrets (NEW)
Why do some stories inspire and others feel boring? Is there a secret to crafting stories that stand out in all the nonprofit communication noise? The short answer: YES! This fast-paced interactive session, presented by Lori L. Jacobwith, Master Storyteller at Ignited Fundraising, will teach you how to craft a story that knocks the socks off your listeners or readers. The webinar will utilize current communication and storytelling examples from your organization and other nonprofits. You'll see first-hand how small changes in crafting and sharing a story have a significant impact in your donor engagement and fundraising revenue. During the webinar, you will learn Lori's five storytelling "secrets" to raise more money, learn how to edit the stories you share to cause a bigger impact, and learn the most overlooked part of storytelling. Executive directors, fundraising and communication staff, and board members will benefit from this session. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.



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Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Programs Addressing Children’s Bereavement 
Efforts to Improve College and Career Success Funded
Grants Promote Clean Energy in Visual Arts Institutions
Animal Welfare Organizations Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Family Empowerment Projects in Six Southeast States 
Grants Enhance the Health of Utah’s Citizens
Support for Creative Engagement Efforts in the Midwest
Legal Services Providers in New Mexico Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Support Available to Strengthen Rural Economies
Program Funds Arts for the Underserved