GrantStation Insider: April 14, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 15

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Special Funding Opportunities
Opportunities related to specific current issues

Current funding opportunities for COVID-19 and Ukraine are available to the public on our website.

 

 

National Funding
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Support for Community Collaborations Addressing Health Issues
The BUILD Health Challenge

The BUILD Health Challenge is a national program designed to advance health equity and racial justice by supporting multi-sector and community-driven partnerships. BUILD awards are designed to support collaborations working to address upstream challenges and drive sustainable improvements in community health, with a specific focus on strengthening partnerships between community-based organizations, hospitals, and health systems. Through the fourth Call for Applications, BUILD will support up to 17 cross-sector and community-driven collaboratives from across the U.S. that are ready to put "Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local, Data-Driven" plans into action. Grants of up to $300,000 in funding over three years will be provided, along with training, capacity building, and networking opportunities. The Call for Applications will open on May 3, 2022, and applications must be submitted by June 30, 2022. Visit the BUILD website to download the Call for Applications.

Women-Led Environmental Arts Projects Funded
New York Foundation for the Arts: Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants

The mission of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower artists across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives. The Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants program, administered by NYFA, will distribute a total of $250,000 in funding to support environmental art projects led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories. The focus is on environmental art projects that inspire thought, action, and ethical engagement. Projects should not only point at problems, but aim to engage an environmental issue at some scale. In addition, projects that explore interdependence, relationships, and systems through Indigenous and ancestral practices are encouraged. Selected projects must benefit the public in some way, and are required to have a free public engagement component by June 30, 2023. Grants will range up to $20,000. The application deadline is June 14, 2022. Details about the program's application guidelines are available on the NYFA website.

Grants Advance Social Change Initiatives Nationwide
Ben & Jerry's Foundation: National Grassroots Organizing Program

The Ben & Jerry's Foundation supports grassroots groups throughout the U.S. and its territories that are led by the people most impacted by the legacies of white supremacy culture as they organize for racial equity, and social and environmental justice. The Foundation's National Grassroots Organizing Program supports nonprofit grassroots, constituent-led organizations across the country that are working to help themselves and their communities create broad systems change through community organizing and movement-building efforts. Priority is given to organizations that are led by and center the leadership and agency of Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color that approach their work using anti-oppression values. General operating support grants of up to $30,000 are provided to organizations with budgets of $500,000 or less. Programs that solely provide direct services to individuals, families, or communities are not funded. Requests are reviewed three times per year; the application deadlines for 2022 are June 15, July 15, and August 15. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the National Grassroots Organizing Program.

Efforts to Engage Youth in Community Service Supported
Youth Service America Partner Grants

Youth Service America (YSA) believes that youth, communities, and our democracy thrive when we all work together for the common good. YSA Partner Grants are intended to help nonprofit organizations and educational institutions across the country increase opportunities and break down barriers to youth participation in community service. YSA Partner Grants include the following: Youth Service Zone Grants, Lead Agency Grants, Afterschool Grants, and ServiceVote Fellows Grants. The application deadline for all four grant opportunities is May 20, 2022. More information about each of the YSA Partner Grants opportunities is available on the YSA website.

 

 

Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funds for Legal Services Providers Aiding California Veterans
American Bar Association's Military and Veterans Legal Center

The American Bar Association's Military and Veterans Legal Center (MVLC) created the competitive ABA Veterans Legal Assistance Grant to support state and local programs to help them meet the legal needs of underserved veteran populations within their communities. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $40,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations that are developing regional solutions for improving local legal services capacity and direct services for the veteran population. In 2022, the MVLC is accepting grant applications from organizations with a project based in California that delivers legal services to veterans primarily in California. Funded projects should focus on meeting the legal needs of underserved veteran populations through community outreach, legal service provider collaboration, identification of legal needs and gaps in services, attorney education, resource consolidation, and/or providing legal services and referrals to veterans. The application deadline is May 31, 2022. Visit the MVLC website to download the ABA Veterans Legal Assistance Grant Request for Proposals.

Grants Enhance Local Football Fields in NFL Markets
NFL Foundation Grassroots Program
The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, administered by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and funded by the National Football League Foundation, provides matching grants to nonprofit neighborhood-based organizations and middle or high schools to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields. Field Surface Grants of up to $250,000 are available to help finance the resurfacing of community, middle school, or high school football fields. General Field Support Grants of up to $50,000 are available for capital projects not associated with the actual field surface, such as the installation or refurbishment of bleachers, concession stands, lights, etc. A smaller number of grants of up to $100,000 will be available to help finance the resurfacing of a community, middle school, or high school football field utilizing natural grass/sod surfaces. All applying organizations must be located within NFL Target Markets and serve low- to moderate-income areas within those markets. A list of eligible communities is included in the Request for Proposals (RFP). The application deadline is May 31, 2022. Visit the LISC website to access the 2022 RFP.

Major Support for an Effort to Aid Georgia's 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/or their children. The grant may 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 for at least three years with a consistent operating budget of $500,000 or more annually. Applications must be submitted by May 27, 2022. The 2022 grant guidelines and application form may be downloaded from the Ribbons of Hope website at www.ribbonsofhope.net.

Projects to Improve New Mexican Children's Health 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 through May 13, 2022. 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

Program Supports Improved Mental Health Outcomes for Young Children
Department of Health and Human Services

The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program seeks to improve outcomes for children from birth up to 12 years of age by developing, maintaining, or enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services. These services include programs for children at significant risk of developing, showing early signs of, or having been diagnosed with a mental illness, including serious emotional disturbance (SED) or symptoms that may be indicative of developing SED in children, including children with a history of in-utero exposure to substances such as opioids, stimulants, or other drugs that may impact development. The Program also supports multigenerational therapy and other services that strengthen positive caregiving relationships. The application deadline is May 17, 2022.

Environmental Justice Efforts Supported
Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Justice Small Grants Program works to improve the environment and public health conditions of tribal governments, low-income communities, and communities of color through the advancement of racial equity and environmental justice. The immediate goals of the Program are to support underserved communities through some of the initial steps of understanding, addressing, and developing solutions to local environmental and public health issues. Long-term, the Program seeks to help build the overall capacity of communities with environmental justice concerns and help them create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future. The application deadline is May 20, 2022.

 

 

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

Donor-Advised Fund Account Patterns and Trends (2017-2020)
Are you looking to understand more about the mysterious world of donor-advised funds (DAFs)? If so, you may want to read the newest report by the Donor Advised Fund Research Collaborative, titled Donor-Advised Fund Account Patterns and Trends (2017-2020). This report draws on account-level data from 13,000 donor-advised fund accounts to examine differences among these accounts, account-level patterns of money coming in (contributions) and money going out (grants), differences in giving by fund size, and changes in DAF giving over time.

 

 

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: 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.

FREE: Secure Funding During Organizational Transitions
In this free 60-minute webinar, Stephanie Sample will address how to prepare your grants program for organizational transitions. Together we will explore tools and strategies for maintaining funding during a proposal writer or executive director transition. Topics covered include how to maintain grant funding during a proposal writer transition, how to maintain grant funding during an executive director transition, how to navigate communication with foundations during an executive director transition, how to build relationships with new funders during a leadership transition, and how to secure documents and systems to ensure deadlines are met during transition. Takeaways include resources for preparing your grants program for a planned leadership transition, a road map for prioritizing grant actions in the wake of an unexpected transition, examples of successful communications with funders during transitions, and three anonymous funder perspectives on grantmaking during leadership transition. This webinar is designed for nonprofit professionals, staff managers, executive directors, and board members. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

 

 

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National Funding Opportunities
Support for Community Collaborations Addressing Health Issues
Women-Led Environmental Arts Projects Funded
Grants Advance Social Change Initiatives Nationwide
Efforts to Engage Youth in Community Service Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Legal Services Providers Aiding California Veterans
Grants Enhance Local Football Fields in NFL Markets
Major Support for an Effort to Aid Georgia's Women and Children
Projects to Improve New Mexican Children's Health Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Supports Improved Mental Health Outcomes for Young Children
Environmental Justice Efforts Supported