GrantStation Insider: April 7, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 14

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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 New Live Performance Projects
MAP Fund

The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining—and ultimately co-creating—a more equitable and vibrant society. Each year MAP supports original live performance projects throughout the United States that embody a spirit of deep inquiry. MAP has a particular interest in supporting artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the current American landscape. MAP is committed to intersectional anti-racism, and strives to only fund anti-oppressive project language, structures, or content. In 2022, 85 artists (individuals and ensembles) will receive a $25,000 grant for the creation and development of new, live performance projects and a $5,000 unrestricted general operating grant. The application process closes on May 27, 2022. Visit the MAP website to learn more about the 2022 grant cycle.

Large Scale Land Preservation Efforts Funded
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Acres for America

Acres for America, a partnership between Walmart Stores and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), was established to provide urgently needed funding for projects that conserve important large-scale habitats for fish, wildlife, and plants through land acquisitions and perpetual conservation easements. Preference will be given to projects that achieve more than one of the following program priorities: conserve critical habitats for birds, fish, plants, and wildlife; connect existing protected lands to unify wild places and protect critical migration routes; provide access for people to enjoy the outdoors; and ensure the future of local economies that depend on forestry, ranching, wildlife, and recreation. All grant awards require a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services. Nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, tribal governments and organizations, and educational institutions are eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate NFWF regional office to discuss project ideas prior to applying. Pre-proposals are due May 5, 2022; invited full proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2022. Visit the NFWF website to access the 2022 Request for Proposals.

Awards Honor Nonprofits in the United States and Canada
Chick-fil-A: True Inspiration Awards

Chick-fil-A's True Inspiration Awards grant program supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and Canada that are making an impact on their local communities. The program awards grants ranging from $30,000 to $350,000, with a total of $5 million awarded annually. Sixteen organizations will be chosen as category winners for their work in these areas: 1) Caring for People, focused on educational initiatives, including fostering character and leadership development, academic excellence, and community involvement in underserved youth; 2) Caring through Food, addressing hunger and food insecurity facing children and their families; 3) Caring for Communities, focused on housing and other direct services supporting young people and their families; and 4) Caring for Our Planet, for initiatives that show care for the environment and the planet, or that demonstrate environmental stewardship directly related to the other award categories. U.S. nonprofit organizations and Canadian charitable organizations with equivalent status are eligible to apply. The online application deadline is May 20, 2022. In addition, 29 organizations nominated by a Chick-fil-A Operator will be selected as regional winners for their work in one of the four categories; one of these organizations will be selected as the S. Truett Cathy Honoree and the recipient of a $350,000 grant. Visit the Chick-fil-A website to read the FAQs and submit an online application.

Grants Benefit Groups Oppressed by Poverty Nationwide
Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People

The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) participates in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people who are seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression, and injustice. SDOP currently supports groups in the United States who are oppressed by poverty and social systems, want to take charge of their own lives, are organizing to do something about their own conditions, and have decided that what they are going to do will produce long-term changes in their lives or communities. Supported projects must be presented, owned, and controlled by the groups of people who will directly benefit from them. In addition, projects should utilize some combination of the SDOP core strategies to promote justice, build solidarity, advance human dignity, and advocate for economic equity. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the SDOP website to review the funding criteria.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Organizations in Company Communities in the Midwest and West Supported
Union Pacific Foundation: Community Ties Giving Program

The Union Pacific Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities served by Union Pacific Railroad, primarily in the midwestern and western United States. Through the Community Ties Giving Program, the Foundation provides Local Grants to nonprofit organizations that address the following categories: Safety, Workforce Development, and Community Spaces. Local Grants generally range from $2,500 to $25,000. Organizations interested in receiving a grant must complete an online survey to determine eligibility. Grant applications will be accepted through May 31, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website for detailed information about the funding priorities and application process.

Funds for Programs Addressing End-of-Life Issues in New York State
New York State Tribute Foundation

The New York State Tribute Foundation is dedicated to supporting education, outreach, and research programs that advance the public's understanding of end-of-life issues. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in New York State that focus on three core principles: The Knowledge category provides consumer education and research grants to raise public awareness and advance understanding of death, dying, and bereavement. The Charity category supports organizations that enhance the understanding of death, dying, and bereavement. The Education category offers scholarships aimed at increasing the number of new funeral service professionals and to encourage previously licensed funeral directors to return to the profession. Grants in all categories range from $500 to $15,000. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. Invited applications are due May 15 and November 15, annually. Funding guidelines are available on the Foundation's website.

Major Grants Aim to Improve Lives in Texas and Surrounding States
Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation: Legacy Grants

In recognition of the Texas Rangers 50th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, the Foundation will fund five $100,000 Legacy Grants to organizations working to improve the lives of children and families in communities across the Rangers' five-state territory of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The focus is on organizations that address education, youth health, athletics (specifically baseball or softball), and military/first responders and their families. Applying organizations must have been in operation for a minimum of three years. Nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities are eligible to apply. Partnerships are highly encouraged. Letters of interest must be submitted by April 30, 2022; invited proposals will be due June 30, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to read more about the Legacy Grants program.

Support for Programs Serving Wyoming's Women and Girls
Wyoming Women's Foundation

The Wyoming Women's Foundation, administered by the Wyoming Community Foundation, invests in the economic self-sufficiency of women and opportunities for girls in Wyoming. The Foundation's current funding priorities include the following: 1) Income and Asset Development, with a focus on programs that help women advance their ability to live at or above the Wyoming Self-Sufficiency Standard for their family composition and county of residence; 2) Mentoring, with a focus on programs that advance confidence and make meaningful connections for women and girls; and 3) Systems Change, with a focus on programs that address the gender wage gap through advocacy and education. Nonprofit organizations in Wyoming that address one or more of these priorities are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. The application deadline is May 16, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to submit an online application.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Program Offers Second Chance for Former Prisoners
Department of Justice

The Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program seeks to help communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by reentry and recidivism reduction. Funding may be used for mentoring programs during incarceration, through transition back to the community, and post-release; transitional services to assist in reintegration, including educational and vocational services, substance abuse disorder treatment, family services, housing, healthcare, and other services; and training regarding incarcerated individuals and victims' issues. Awards are available for rural and non-rural communities. Applications are due to by May 16, 2022. The JustGrants deadline is May 23, 2022.

Digital Humanities Projects Supported
National Endowment for the Humanities

The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. Funding categories include discovery to conduct preliminary research, prototyping to design or create prototypes, and production to produce the final version of the project. Optional drafts are due May 5, 2022. The application deadline is June 8, 2022.



Partner Depot

FREE Live Webinar (hosted by Elevate)

Prospect Research: How to Find Funding
Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 11 AM EST

At Elevate, many of our client teams build grant programs from the ground up—from initial prospect research to writing the first proposal. In this FREE 90-minute training, you will learn:

  • what types of funding are right for your organization;
  • how to build your toolkit of research resources and strategies to find the highest priority prospects;
  • how to develop a cultivation strategy; and,
  • all about tools for tracking prospects and funder relationships.



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

7 Principles of Community-Centric Boards
Are you looking to ensure that your board is responsive to community needs? The article "7 Principles of Community-Centric Boards," written by Vu Le at Nonprofit AF, draws on the Community-Centric Fundraising movement to provide principles for creating a community-centric board that is focused on what's best for the community, not simply what's best to advance missions.



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, April 12, 2022.

FREE: Understanding the Charity Ladder
Understanding the motivation behind giving impacts how we engage and court donors. This webinar offers a deeper insight into why people give and how to motivate them to move up the charity ladder. Understanding the Charity Ladder explores the eight rungs of the ladder outlined by Jewish scholar Maimonides. Givers move from giving begrudgingly and out of obligation, to giving cheerfully, and on to giving anonymously as they climb the ladder. Participants will learn how to integrate the eight principles of the charity ladder to further explore how to reach donors more effectively and intentionally. This webinar is ideal for executive directors, board members, fundraising professionals, or anyone interested in learning about the motivation around giving. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Advanced Storytelling
We all know money talks. The important question is: HOW does YOUR organization talk about money? In this session, Lori L. Jacobwith will dive into the topic of talking about money as a fundraising strategy. You'll learn how to share "mission moment" stories that include your need for support, but don't sound like "begging" for money. The secret tool that makes this an advanced storytelling session is discovering how to share action-causing stories. During this webinar, you will learn what your money story is, learn how to talk about money so it inspires more giving, and learn the best questions to ask so you can gather story nuggets to craft action-causing stories. This webinar will benefit executive directors, and fundraising and communication staff, as well as board members. The webinar will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022.



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National Funding Opportunities
Support for New Live Performance Projects
Large Scale Land Preservation Efforts Funded
Awards Honor Nonprofits in the United States and Canada
Grants Benefit Groups Oppressed by Poverty Nationwide 

Regional Funding Opportunities
Organizations in Company Communities in the Midwest and West Supported
Funds for Programs Addressing End-of-Life Issues in New York State
Major Grants Aim to Improve Lives in Texas and Surrounding States
Support for Programs Serving Wyoming's Women and Girls

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Offers Second Chance for Former Prisoners
Digital Humanities Projects Supported