GrantStation Insider - March 26, 2020

Volume XIX | Issue 12

COVID-19 | National | Regional | Federal | Tracks to Success | Partner Depot | PathFinder | Online Education | Announcements | Subscribe


COVID-19 Related Funding
Opportunities Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation
The Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation is activating $1.25 million in emergency funding to support organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the health or hunger relief field providing essential services to people impacted by COVID-19. The Foundation plans to review applications on a rolling basis and approve funding as soon as possible. Grants typically range from $5,000 to $25,000, but larger amounts will be considered. Visit the Foundation's website to apply.

Coronavirus Local Response Initiative
Bloomberg Philanthropies has launched the Coronavirus Local Response Initiative to help American mayors respond to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus. Bloomberg Philanthropies will work with partners to identify the needs and lessons learned from cities experiencing the outbreak in real time, which can then be shared with additional cities eager to get ahead of the virus' spread. With public health expertise from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the network will provide mayors with the most up-to-date information on the virus from the Centers for Disease Control and help them understand and act on the most relevant and accurate information available. Mayors will convene virtually and receive coaching on crisis leadership and crisis communications. This initiative is open to all U.S. cities and will accommodate as many participants as possible. Interested mayors and city leaders should email to apply.

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation: Coronavirus Relief Grants
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation provides support in the company's service territory in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Through the Coronavirus Relief Grants program, the Foundation is currently offering $750,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations addressing direct needs related to the pandemic. Grants will be provided to organizations serving local communities to help address immediate human needs and may vary based on unique local needs in a dynamic environment. Priority will be given to eligible nonprofit organizations whose efforts provide direct services to clients impacted by the Coronavirus. The application deadline is April 15, 2020. Application guidelines are available on the Dominion Energy website.



National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Model Programs Addressing Health, Equity, and Climate Change
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions

Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, supports ideas from around the world to help build a Culture of Health in the United States. Through the "Cities Taking Action to Address Health, Equity, and Climate Change" call for proposals, the Foundation seeks to bring the most impactful ideas from across the globe to U.S. cities to address the intertwined issues of health, equity, and climate change. The Foundation is interested in proposals that foster learning and stimulate action in U.S. cities around smart, effective approaches from abroad that mitigate the unequal health risks posed by climate change. Specifically, the Foundation is seeking proposals that explore changes in city planning, policies, and programs that address one or more of the following issues: buildings and energy, land use and urban planning, transportation, waste, food systems and food security, and air quality. Proposals are encouraged from both U.S.-based applicants to adopt a successful approach from outside the United States, and from non-U.S.-based applicants with a successful approach that could work in the United States. The application deadline is April 30, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to review the call for proposals.

Animal Shelter Improvements Funded
American Humane: Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant

The Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant program, administered by American Humane, provides support to nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout the U.S. for shelter expansion or improvement. Grants must be used to increase or improve the quality of care given to animals. Examples of supported projects include animal environment enrichment, equipment for veterinary care or for spay/neuter procedures, kennel or cattery renovation, capital campaigns, and equipment that positively impacts the welfare of animals in the shelter. Grants range up to $4,000. The upcoming application deadline is April 30, 2020. Visit the American Humane website after April 1, 2020, to submit an online application.

Capital Grants for Historic Churches
National Fund for Sacred Places

The National Fund for Sacred Places, a program of Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, provides support to community-serving congregations to aid in the stewardship of their historic facilities. The Fund offers the following types of support: 1) grants for the planning and execution of urgent capital projects at historic churches that are valued for their cultural importance as well as their role in providing human services, strengthening communities, and revitalizing neighborhoods; and 2) training, capacity-building, and technical assistance to ensure that grant-funded projects are successfully planned and implemented. Letters of intent must be submitted by April 22, 2020; full applications will be due July 13, 2020. Detailed application guidelines are available on the Fund's website.

Nursing-Driven Interventions for Vulnerable Populations Supported
Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families through nursing-driven innovation. The Hillman Foundation has recently issued the following two Requests for Proposals: The Hillman Emergent Innovation Program seeks to accelerate the development of bold, nursing-driven interventions targeting the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ people, people experiencing homelessness, and rural populations. The Hillman Serious Illness and End of Life Emergent Innovation Program seeks to accelerate the development of bold, nursing-driven interventions targeting the unmet serious illness and end of life needs of vulnerable populations. Up to five grants of $50,000 each will be provided in both programs. The application deadline is April 27, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about each grant opportunity.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds Promote Racial Equity in the Washington, DC, Region
Meyer Foundation

The Meyer Foundation invests in solutions in the greater Washington, DC, community, including surrounding locations in Maryland and Virginia, that shift systems toward racial equity—when race no longer predicts access, opportunities, how one fares, or who thrives. The Foundation applies a systems approach to achieve a just, connected, and inclusive greater Washington by supporting work that seeks to 1) address the root causes of racial disparities in housing, education, and economic well-being; 2) shift the conditions, policies, practices, priorities, culture, and power to create systems that are equitable and inclusive; and 3) build the power and leadership of the people most directly affected by inequity based on the unique context of their experiences. Grants typically range from $10,000 to $60,000, with a focus on general operating grants. Online Interest Forms may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation's website to download the Grants Guide.

Grants Empower Organizations in the State of Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area
Gerbode Foundation

The Gerbode Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations that work to cultivate social change and creativity in the San Francisco Bay Area of California and the state of Hawaii. The Foundation's program areas include the following: The Advancing Truth program area seeks to elevate the voices of truth to counter misinformation, and partners with organizations that use media and new technologies as tools to inform and engage the public on critical issues. The Justice program area seeks to advance justice for populations that are currently experiencing trauma and persecution. The Environment program area promotes conservation of open space, water quality, and environmental justice. Letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year. (The Special Awards in the Arts Program supports the creation of new works in dance, theater production, and music composition in the San Francisco Bay Area. This program has a separate application process.) Details about each of the Foundation's program areas are available on the Foundation's website.

Significant Support for a Georgia Nonprofit Aiding Women and Children
Ribbons of Hope - Invest in Women

Ribbons of Hope - Invest in Women is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of women and children. Each year Ribbons of Hope awards one $100,000 grant to a nonprofit organization in Georgia that promotes education, health, economic independence, social well-being, or human rights for women and their children. The grant can be used for special projects or capital improvements that can be sustained by the organization after the grant allocation. Applying organizations must have been in operation at least three years and have an annual operating budget of $500,000 or more. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2020. Visit the Ribbons of Hope website in April to download the 2020 application guidelines and form.

Programs to Improve the Health of New Mexican Children Funded
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico: Healthy Kids, Healthy Families

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families, an initiative of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, supports nonprofit organizations throughout the state that work to improve the health status of children. The focus is on projects that address nutrition education, physical activity, disease prevention and management, or safe environments. The grant application cycle will be open from April 15 through May 31, 2020. Visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico website and scroll to the bottom of the page to access the application information for the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Available for Re-Entry Programs
Department of Justice

The Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Reduction Strategies (CAREERRS) Program is designed to help communities establish education, vocation, and job training programs in their correctional systems that address employment challenges facing incarcerated youth and adults re-entering those communities and the workforce. Emphasis is given to programs that offer strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, education, workforce development, and re-entry service providers. The application deadline is April 27, 2020.

Transportation in Economically Distressed Areas Supported
Department of Transportation

The Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE) Program supports projects that address the transportation challenges faced by areas of persistent poverty. The focus is on project planning, engineering and technical studies, and financial planning to improve transit services in areas experiencing long-term economic distress. The Program also supports coordinated human service transportation planning to improve transit service or provide new services such as rides to opioid abuse recovery and treatment. The application deadline is May 4, 2020.



Tracks to Success
Feature articles focused on a particular grantmaker or philanthropic trend.

Feeling Unprepared for Your Capital Campaign? Focus on These 5 Essential Elements
by Kristina Carlson
I attended a fundraising conference where a friend and fellow fundraising consultant presented a session on the 15 essentials to launch a capital campaign. The title made my heart skip a beat. Running a thriving fundraising program while trying to orchestrate a multi-million-dollar capital campaign can be so stressful. I had to learn more, so I tracked my colleague down.



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.

Community Foundations Nationwide Launch Coronavirus Relief Efforts
Is your organization looking for funding to cope with COVID-19 related challenges? If so, the article "Community Foundations Nationwide Launch Coronavirus Relief Efforts" is a useful resource. Put out by the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative, this article outlines a number of community foundations across the United States that have established COVID-19 relief funds.



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.

The Power of 3—Capital Campaigns With (NEW)
Is a capital campaign in your future? You're not alone, as 74% of nonprofits recently indicated they were in a campaign or planning one. These three webinars, presented by Kevin Wallace and Carlyn Runnels of, are designed to help your nonprofit organization understand and prepare for the process of raising big dollars for capital projects. The first webinar, Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?, will help you ask and answer six questions vital to preparing for the pre-campaign process and the campaign itself. In the second webinar, Essential Capital Campaign Preparations, learn about the pre-campaign steps of needs assessments and feasibility studies, what to expect from these tools, and how they can help you understand the financial capacity of your organization and its donors. The third webinar, The Stages and Challenges to Expect During a Capital Campaign, will help you understand the five phases typical to most capital campaigns and the stages and challenges that come with each phase. These webinars can be taken together to methodically build your organization’s readiness to take on a capital campaign or as stand-alone learning opportunities. Executive directors, development directors, and board leaders from a broad range of nonprofit organizations will benefit from these 90-minute presentations. The deadline to register for the Power of 3 is Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

The Power of 3—Storytelling With Lori L. Jacobwith
Do you wish there was a simple tool to help you raise more money? Would you like to know exactly what to talk about to encourage your community to do more and give more? During the upcoming Power of 3 series, Lori L. Jacobwith, an internationally-recognized master storyteller, will take you on a deep dive into the world of using storytelling to raise more money. You'll learn the science behind why storytelling is the most powerful communication tool you can use. Lori will also walk you through a step-by-step process on how to write and share stories that raise significantly more money. First, in How to Find and Craft Powerful Stories, you'll learn the key questions to ask others to help you uncover powerful stories. You'll also receive a template to use when you begin to build your story. Second, in Advanced Storytelling, you'll learn about the power of transparency when telling your money story. What you discover in this session may change how you talk about your fundraising needs forever. Third, in The Power of Visual Storytelling, you'll learn why adding visuals to your storytelling will help your fundraising messages stand out and increase gift size. Join us for all three workshops in the Power of 3 series or as stand-alone learning opportunities. The deadline to register for all three is April 9, 2020.

LIVE Workshop: Tracking In-Kind Contributions in QuickBooks (DESKTOP and ONLINE Versions)
Do you get in-kind contributions of stuff (computers, furniture, food, clothing, household items for clients, auction items, etc…)? What about services (IT help, advertising, graphic design, professional services, rent, etc….)? In-kind gifts are an important way nonprofits receive support from donors and are REQUIRED to be booked by nonprofits. More than that, they can frequently count towards meeting the matching requirements of traditional grants and when booked more accurately reflect the true cost of running your nonprofit. Figuring out what can be booked, how to value them, and how to get them into your QuickBooks file can be challenging. If you receive in-kind donations of either stuff or services, then this webinar is for you! We are very excited to have Gregg Bossen, a CPA specializing in nonprofits and president of QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits, deliver one of his most popular webinars exclusively for us! In this webinar, we will first explore everything you ever wanted to know about in-kind Gifts but didn't know who to ask. Topics include the following: What kinds of goods and services received can I book as in-kind gifts? What are the rules for when I can book services received? How do I determine the value I book? How do I book these things in QuickBooks? What am I required to report to the donor? Don't miss this opportunity! You will be VERY glad you came! The webinar for the DESKTOP version of QuickBooks will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The webinar for the ONLINE version will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation.

COVID-19 Related Funding
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COVID-19 Related Funding
Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation
Coronavirus Local Response Initiative
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation: Coronavirus Relief Grants

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Model Programs Addressing Health, Equity, and Climate Change
Animal Shelter Improvements Funded
Capital Grants for Historic Churches
Nursing-Driven Interventions for Vulnerable Populations Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds Promote Racial Equity in the Washington, DC, Region 
Grants Empower Organizations in the State of Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area 
Significant Support for a Georgia Nonprofit Aiding Women and Children
Programs to Improve the Health of New Mexican Children Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available for Re-Entry Programs
Transportation in Economically Distressed Areas Supported