GrantStation Insider: March 31, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 13

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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 Landscape Conservation Partnerships
Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund

The Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund, an initiative of the Network for Landscape Conservation, is intended to help accelerate the pace and practice of landscape conservation across the United States. The Fund makes strategic investments in strengthening the collaborative infrastructure and coordination capacity of place-based, community-grounded Landscape Conservation Partnerships. A portion of the Fund is reserved specifically to advance Indigenous leadership in landscape conservation. Grant funds can be used for Partnership coordination roles and/or for costs associated with other collaborative process activities such as convenings, communications, stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, and conservation prioritization. One- or two-year grants of up to $25,000 will be provided. The proposal deadline is April 22, 2022. Visit the Network for Landscape Conservation website to download the 2022 Request for Proposals.

Program Seeks to Benefit Women- and BIPOC-Owned Businesses
MIT Solve: Truist Foundation Inspire Awards

The Truist Foundation Inspire Awards, administered by MIT Solve, aim to identify innovative nonprofit-driven solutions that provide support to develop and sustain racially diverse and/or women-led small businesses in the United States. Support will be provided to organizations driving a new frontier for entrepreneurship across the United States. The focus is on bold solutions that span a range of challenges faced by small business owners, including 1) connecting small business owners and key stakeholders with the relevant experience to improve coordination and knowledge bases within the small business ecosystem; 2) shaping policy that supports small business owners and/or place-based efforts in their geographic areas, including increased access to resources, removal of structural barriers, and access to infrastructure; 3) offering professional development for building specific functional skills for internal staff such as strategic planning, human resources, etc.; 4) assisting with access to capital and financial education; and 5) fostering growth to scale through technical support assistance such as legal aid, fiscal management for sustainability, marketing, etc. Prizes will range from $10,000 for semi-finalists to $250,000 for the first-place winner. Nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. that are piloting a solution or scaling a program are eligible to apply. The application deadline is May 13, 2022. Visit the MIT Solve website to review the FAQs for the Truist Foundation Inspire Awards.

Grants Promote Technology Use by Nonprofits
AWS IMAGINE Grant Program

The AWS (Amazon Web Services) IMAGINE Grant Program supports 501(c) nonprofit organizations in the United States that are using technology to solve the world's most pressing challenges. The goal is to empower nonprofit organizations to prioritize technology as a mission-critical component of their projects and to provide support for organizations pursuing technology-driven goals. The Program accepts proposals for pilot projects, proofs of concept, strategic technology planning, or existing programs that utilize technology in a new or expanded way. Grants of up to $150,000 and in-kind support will be provided in the following two categories: The Momentum to Modernize Award and The Go Further, Faster Award. Round one applications must be submitted by June 1, 2022; round two applications (by invitation only) will be due September 15, 2022. The 2022 application instructions are available on the AWS website.

Organizations Focused on Dog Adoptions Funded
PEDIGREE Foundation

The PEDIGREE Foundation is dedicated to helping dogs in need find loving homes by supporting the good work of nonprofit shelters and dog rescue organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation is offering the following types of grants in 2022: Program Development Grants, ranging from $5,000 to $15,000, support activities that expand the operational capability of organizations to improve dog adoption rates and show success in the following areas: transport, matching, behavior, or foster. The Dogs Rule Grant, a $50,000 grant for two years, is provided for one innovative initiative each year that can be a best practice model for other shelters and rescues to increase dog adoption rates. The application deadline for both of these grant programs is May 8, 2022. (The Foundation also offers Disaster Relief Grants, which have a separate application procedure.) Visit the Foundation's website to download the 2022 grant guidelines.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Leaders Addressing Challenges in California Recognized
James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards

The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize leaders in California whose innovative solutions to critical state challenges improve people's lives, create opportunity, and contribute to a better California. Individuals or pairs working in any field (such as education, health, public safety, housing, economic development, or the environment) or any sector, whether nonprofit, public, or private, may be nominated. The Foundation provides each recipient's organization with a grant of $250,000 to support his or her work benefiting the people of California, and helps recipients share their approaches with policymakers and practitioners. Nominations that reflect the diversity of California's population and regions are especially encouraged. The nomination deadline is April 29, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the Leadership Awards.

Oral Health Equity Efforts in Colorado Supported
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation

The mission of the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is to elevate the well-being of all Coloradans by advancing oral health equity. In 2022, the Foundation will focus its grantmaking on the following initiatives: 1) Prevention, with a focus on increasing access to oral healthcare among children under six and pregnant women; 2) Place-Based Access to Care, with a focus on creating community-led efforts in targeted regions to ensure that all individuals have access to affordable and comprehensive oral healthcare; and 3) Workforce, with a focus on increasing diversity in the dentistry workforce serving historically overlooked populations. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies that address one or more of these initiatives are encouraged to apply. Grants will range up to $100,000 per year, for up to three years. The application deadline is May 10, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to review the 2022 grant guidelines.

Grassroots Organizations in the U.S. South and Western Canada Funded
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation: Grassroots Organizing for a Clean Energy, Forest Positive, Socially Just Future

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation works with people and communities to create enduring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world. The Foundation has issued a request for proposals, Grassroots Organizing for a Clean Energy, Forest Positive, Socially Just Future, to grassroots organizations based in the U.S. South or Canada working towards a clean energy and forest-positive future with social justice at its heart. Applying organizations should address one of the following issue areas: 1) forest protection and community land rights; 2) frontline community organizing and power-building around social, environment, or climate justice; and 3) combating extractive energy industries (i.e., oil, gas, bioenergy). Applicants must be headquartered in one of the following U.S. states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, or South Carolina or Alberta or British Columbia, Canada. Organizations led by Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, as well as organizations located in geographically remote locations, are strongly encouraged to apply. Grants of up to $60,000 USD per year for two years will be provided to each organization selected, for a total of $120,000 over two years. Expressions of interest are due April 26, 2022; the deadline for invited proposals is June 7, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to download the Grassroots Organizing for a Clean Energy, Forest Positive, Socially Just Future RFP.

Grants Aim to Reduce Tobacco Use in Maine
Maine Cancer Foundation: Tobacco Prevention and Treatment

The Maine Cancer Foundation is dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine. The Foundation is currently accepting proposals for projects that seek to reduce the use of commercial tobacco in Maine. Grants will be provided to nonprofit organizations that address one or more of the following focus areas: tobacco prevention for youth and/or adults, tobacco treatment for adults, advocacy or policy projects related to tobacco use and/or second-hand smoke, and projects that address Maine populations disproportionately impacted by tobacco. Proposed projects must include clearly defined goals and measurable results and implement best practices related to reducing tobacco use. The maximum request amount is $50,000 per year for two years ($100,000 total). The application deadline is April 29, 2022. The 2022 Tobacco Prevention and Treatment RFP (PDF) is available for download on the Foundation's website.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Workplace Safety Training Supported
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The current opportunity through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program focuses on workplace safety and health training on infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Emphasis areas include training workers and employers in small businesses with 250 or fewer employees; training that focuses on identifying and preventing occupationally related infectious diseases, including COVID-19 in industries with high illness rates, or for frontline workers or susceptible populations; training on OSHA standards that address infectious diseases, including COVID-19 hazards; and training on workplace hazards identified in OSHA special emphasis programs or other priorities associated with infectious diseases, including COVID-19. The application deadline is May 6, 2022.

Funds Available to Promote Local Food
Department of Agriculture

The Local Food Promotion Program supports projects that develop, coordinate, and expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer-to-consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. The program focuses on supporting the processing, aggregation, distribution, and storage of local and regional food products that are marketed locally or regionally, including value-added agricultural products; encouraging the development of value-added agricultural products; assisting with business development plans and feasibility studies; developing marketing strategies for producers of local food products and value-added agricultural products in new and existing markets; facilitating regional food chain coordination and mid-tier value chain development; promoting new business opportunities and marketing strategies to reduce on-farm food waste; responding to changing technology needs in indirect producer-to-consumer marketing; and covering expenses related to costs incurred in obtaining food safety certification and improvements to food safety practices and equipment. The application deadline is May 16, 2022.



Partner Depot

Free E Guide: How to Turn Your Board Members Into Fundraisers
What could your nonprofit accomplish if your board was able to participate meaningfully and consistently in your fundraising efforts? This proven three-step plan is designed to empower nonprofit leaders to turn every supportive board member into a confident, effective fundraising champion. Download Network for Good's free guide to get started!



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

Philanthropy Always Sounds Like Someone Else: A Portrait of High Net Worth Donors of Color
Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) donors represent a transformational force in social change philanthropy. Is your organization looking to connect with these donors? If so, you may want to read Philanthropy Always Sounds Like Someone Else: A Portrait of High Net Worth Donors of Color. Published by the Donors of Color Network, this report presents a qualitative analysis of interviews with 113 high net worth BIPOC donors, conducted over three years in ten cities across the U.S.



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.

Quick Funding Strategies
Nonprofits sometimes need a reboot or refresh to bring in a quick buck. Perhaps the fundraising event fell flat. Staff turnover or expansion may have left you with depleted resources. This webinar, presented by Mindy Muller from Community Development Professionals, offers nonprofit fundraising staff some innovative strategies to overcome an economic pinch with best practices used by nonprofit organizations to create new ways of generating income. This webinar is appropriate for board members, executive directors, volunteers, or others involved in fundraising activities. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

Grant Consulting: Is It Right For You?
Maybe you're exploring options for starting a grant consulting business, or maybe you're already dabbling in consulting and proposal writing and want to know how to turn your side-hustle into a business. If this sounds familiar, you should consider taking this webinar. Where should you start? With so many issues to consider, from marketing to determining services and fee structures, this process can be overwhelming. Let us help you get the ball rolling. This webinar will cover the questions you need to answer before diving in full-time, how to create your initial services list and price points, how working for yourself differs from working for others, and how to diversify your income to create sustainability. If you are ready to explore taking your passion to the next level and learning the details of what’s involved in a grant consulting gig, join Amanda Pearce of Funding for Good for this 90-minute webinar. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Building the "Total Value" Proposal Budget
An A+ proposal budget provides an honest, complete, and clear picture of the total value of everything it takes to do our work successfully. It also stands as an invaluable management and evaluation tool when it comes to running the grant-funded program. So . . . how do we get there from here? That's the question Maryn Boess will explore in this down-to-earth, myth-busting session. Here is what you'll take away from this session: You'll understand the importance of taking a "total value" approach to budget-building, to clearly and compellingly show the value of everything it takes to do our work successfully. You'll learn why the form the grantmaker gives you is (almost always) the wrong tool for planning your budget—and what you can use instead. You'll have the chance to whip out your calculator and try your hand at thinking through some of the "total-value" challenges in our real-life scenario—some are pretty tricky! You'll get a behind-the-scenes view of how grantmakers evaluate your proposal budget and what your budget tells them about your organization. And we'll clear away the confusion around the value of volunteer time, accounting for "match," handling administrative/indirect costs, and other perennially perplexing budget issues. BONUS: In this session, you'll be introduced to GrantsMagic U's exclusive Master Budget Planning Checklist and Worksheet, a powerful planning tool to help you craft a budget that is comprehensive, realistic, and bullet-proof—and that will work for you, your organization, and your grantmaking partners. The webinar will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022.



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National Funding Opportunities
Support for Landscape Conservation Partnerships
Program Seeks to Benefit Women- and BIPOC-Owned Businesses
Grants Promote Technology Use by Nonprofits
Organizations Focused on Dog Adoptions Funded

Regional Funding Opportunities
Leaders Addressing Challenges in California Recognized
Oral Health Equity Efforts in Colorado Supported
Grassroots Organizations in the U.S. South and Western Canada Funded
Grants Aim to Reduce Tobacco Use in Maine

Federal Funding Opportunities
Workplace Safety Training Supported
Funds Available to Promote Local Food