GrantStation Insider: April 20, 2023

Volume XXII | Issue 16

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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.

Grants Address Racial Equity in Economic Opportunity
The Allstate Foundation: Racial Equity Grants

The Allstate Foundation’s Racial Equity grantmaking program provides support to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. The current request for proposals addresses inclusive economic opportunity, with a focus on the following areas: 1) racial equity and inclusivity in the green economy, including career pathways and pipelines; 2) racial equity and inclusivity in implementation of projects and programs related to the American Rescue Plan and American Jobs Plan; and 3) worker-centric policies and opportunities for frontline and essential workers with a racial equity and inclusivity lens. The Foundation expects to award a total of ten grants of $100,000 each. Phase 1 pre-applications are due May 12, 2023. Visit the request for proposal website to take the eligibility quiz and submit a pre-application.

Education and Youth Programs Supported Nationwide
Kars4Kids Small Grant Program

Kars4Kids is a national Jewish nonprofit organization that funds educational and youth programs in communities throughout the United States. The Kars4Kids Small Grant Program provides support, typically ranging from ​​$500 to $2,000, to nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. with a focus on doing work on behalf of children. Areas of interest include education, youth development, and mentorship. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Kars4Kids website to submit an application online.

Funding Strengthens Citizen Education and Voter Participation Projects
The Herb Block Foundation: Encouraging Citizen Involvement

The Herb Block Foundation is committed to defending basic freedoms, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice, and improving the condition of the poor and underprivileged in the United States. The Foundation’s Encouraging Citizen Involvement grant program provides support to nonprofit organizations nationally with the aim of helping to ensure a responsible, responsive democratic government through citizen involvement. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 support projects focused on citizen education and greater voter participation in the electoral process. All projects must be nonpartisan and may not involve lobbying for specific legislation or candidates. Letters of inquiry are due June 1, 2023. Visit the Foundation’s website for information on the application process.

Support Available for Environmental and Climate Justice Organizations
Tides Frontline Justice Fund

The Tides Frontline Justice Fund (FJF) provides grants to groups in the United States representing communities who are living with and fighting against toxic pollution, the fallout from climate disasters, and the looming threat of new and expanding oil pipelines, mines, petrochemical plants, and other dangerous and destructive projects. The FJF seeks to help frontline communities seize the opportunity presented by the recent passage of important federal climate legislation. Support will be provided to grassroots environmental and climate justice organizations that are actively engaged in community-based legal, legislative, or regulatory advocacy to advance environmental and climate justice and leverage this historic moment in federal infrastructure and climate funding to ensure investments are implemented in an equitable and just way. The focus is on groups representing under-resourced Black, Indigenous, and people of color and under-resourced frontline communities. While groups across the country and in Puerto Rico are encouraged to apply, at least 60% of funding in this round will be allocated to chronically underfunded regions in the Southeast, Gulf South and Texas, and Appalachia and the Ohio River Valley. A total of up to $3 million will be provided in grants ranging from $25,000 to $150,000. The application deadline is May 4, 2023. Visit the Tides website to review the request for proposals and FAQs.


Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Arizona Health Initiatives Funded
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement partners with organizations that are transforming health in Arizona. The Foundation’s Discretionary Grants provide support to Arizona-based nonprofit organizations and academic institutions for programs and applied research projects in the following priority areas: chronic health conditions, health equity, mental health, and substance use disorder. Grants range up to $45,000. Letters of interest will be accepted from May 8 to May 31 and August 1 to August 18, 2023. Applications for charitable event sponsorships are reviewed monthly. Visit the Foundation’s website for information on the grant request process.

Grants Promote Climate-Informed Land Stewardship in the Eastern U.S.
Land Trust Alliance and Open Space Institute: Land and Climate Grant Program

The Land Trust Alliance and Open Space Institute’s Land and Climate Grant Program provides support to land trusts, nonprofit organizations, and tribes that conserve and steward land to integrate climate science into land protection and management plans. For the 2023 funding round, $300,000 total will be provided for the development of climate-informed land conservation, stewardship, or communications plans that address one or more of the following issues: habitat resilience, carbon mitigation, or community adaptation to climate impacts such as stronger storms, flooding, drought, fire, or extreme heat. Grants will range from $5,000 to $15,000. Nonprofit organizations and state or federally recognized tribes in the Eastern U.S. states of AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, KY, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, and WV are eligible to apply, while Land Trust Alliance member land trusts and affiliate state land trust associations nationwide are also eligible. Technical support is also available to qualified land trusts. The application deadline is June 8, 2023. Visit the Land Trust Alliance Resource Center website to review the complete request for proposals.

Support Benefits Rural Libraries in Texas
Tocker Foundation: Biannual Library Grants

The Tocker Foundation is dedicated to the support of rural, public libraries in Texas serving populations of 12,000 or less. The Foundation's Biannual Library Grants program focuses on improving, expanding, and extending public library services. Past grants have supported collection development, technology and hardware, programming, furniture and shelving, outreach, and other projects initiated by the community's patrons. The application deadlines are January 15 and June 1, annually. (Applications for Newspaper Digitization Grants and Automation Grants are reviewed throughout the year.) Visit the Foundation's website to review the grant guidelines and application instructions.

Funds Advance Community Organizing in the Midwest
Needmor Fund

The mission of The Needmor Fund is to work with others to bring about social justice. The Fund’s Core Grants Program provides general operating support to groups engaged in community organizing in the Midwest—specifically Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Fund seeks to support groups that organize primarily low- and moderate-income people; have a multi-issue agenda that reflects an intersectional approach to addressing issues associated with race, economic justice, and equality; demonstrate a commitment to long-term base building; are democratically run and consist of a dues-paying membership base; have developed a power analysis and a plan for challenging the dynamics of power within their communities; engage in direct action and have demonstrated the ability to win victories of increasingly larger scale; have a vision to continually build and aggregate power; and are well managed and engage in strategic planning. Applications will be accepted from May 1 to June 30, 2023. Visit the Fund’s website to apply online.


Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Workforce Readiness for Youth Supported
Department of Labor

The Workforce Pathways for Youth demonstration grants program supports national out-of-school-time organizations that serve historically underserved and marginalized youth ages 14 to 21. These grants place an emphasis on age-appropriate workforce readiness programming to expand job training and workforce pathways for youth living in rural areas, including soft skill development, career exploration, job readiness and certification, and work-based learning opportunities and other work experiences, such as summer jobs, year-round job opportunities, and pre-apprenticeships and Registered Apprenticeships. Funding also supports partnerships between workforce boards and youth-serving, out-of-school-time organizations. The application deadline is May 19, 2023.

Funds Available for Suicide Prevention
Department of Veterans Affairs

The Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program supports community-based suicide prevention efforts to meet the needs of veterans and their families through outreach, suicide prevention services, and connection to VA and community resources. Grants are awarded to organizations that provide or coordinate suicide prevention services for eligible individuals at risk of suicide and their families. Priority may be given to organizations that focus on areas with limited access to medical services, in rural communities, on tribal lands, in U.S. territories, in areas with a high number or percentage of minority veterans or women veterans, or in areas with a high number or percentage of calls to the Veterans Crisis Line. The application deadline is May 19, 2023.


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

Beyond the Glass Cliff: Reimagining Executive Transitions in the Sector
Leadership of the nonprofit sector is undergoing a sea change. As Monica Kalra Varma, CEO and President of BoardSource, points out in her recent article, “Beyond the Glass Cliff: Reimagining Executive Transitions in the Sector,” “The nonprofit ecosystem is currently experiencing a series of leadership transitions, with many historically white-led organizations, including BoardSource, transitioning to BIPOC executives.” Varma’s article examines how nonprofit boards and funders can support leadership transitions for these organizations to set up BIPOC leaders for success.


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(FREE) Tour of the GrantStation Website
Finding the funds needed to fulfill your mission is a never-ending challenge for all nonprofits. Whether you're part of an established nonprofit constantly searching for new funding to expand your programs, or you're a one-person development office, which means you need to do it all, GrantStation can work for you because it is designed to help nonprofit organizations of all sizes get funded. During this live demo and Q&A session, Jeremy Smith, Director of Communications Technology, and Kerry Glauser, Senior Research Specialist, will show you how you can use GrantStation to complete your grant research quickly and get high-quality results. You'll see how you can find and vet funding opportunities in a quick, streamlined fashion, so you and your staff can focus on what's most important—serving your community. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Logic Models . . . More Than Extra Work
Logic models are more than a passing fad. Unfortunately, they're often viewed as a lot of work and "separate" from the grant proposal development process. But logic models are more than just extra work: They are an incredibly diverse tool that can make your organization stronger and more effective. During this webinar, Alice Ruhnke will make logic models much less mysterious by showing you how you already use them everyday. You'll discover how logic models can help you quantify those "hard to measure" outcomes that tell your organization's true story. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

Building a Grantseeking Calendar for 2023-2024
There are two distinct paths you can take when trying to secure grant support for your organization. You can either apply for opportunities that come across your desk, or you can develop a strategic approach for each project or program (even general operating) that needs funding. Join GrantStation's Founder and Corporate Advisor, Cynthia Adams, in this information-packed, fast-paced training focused on a step-by-step process to help you develop your grantseeking calendar for 2023-24. With so many unknowns when it comes to fundraising, having a strong grantseeking plan in place is essential to keeping your organization financially healthy. The webinar will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023.


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National Funding Opportunities
Grants Address Racial Equity in Economic Opportunity
Education and Youth Programs Supported Nationwide
Funding Strengthens Citizen Education and Voter Participation Projects
Support Available for Frontline Environmental and Climate Justice Organizations

Regional Funding Opportunities
Arizona Health Initiatives Funded
Grants Promote Climate-Informed Land Protection Plans in the Eastern U.S.
Support Benefits Rural Libraries in Texas
Funds Advance Community Organizing in the Midwest

Federal Funding Opportunities
Workforce Readiness for Youth Supported
Funds Available for Suicide Prevention