GrantStation Insider - April 25, 2019

Volume XVIII | Issue 16

National | Regional | Federal | PathFinder | Online Education | Announcements


National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Initiatives to Help Vulnerable Youth Thrive
Andrus Family Fund

The Andrus Family Fund seeks to foster just and sustainable change in the United States by supporting nonprofit organizations that work to remove barriers and create conditions in which the most vulnerable youth can thrive. The Fund focuses its grantmaking on addressing the needs of young people ages 16-24 impacted by foster care and the juvenile justice system. Preference is given to organizations that prioritize the needs of low-income communities and youth of color. Grants are provided in the categories of direct service, policy/advocacy, and community organizing. Letters of inquiry may be submitted through May 17, 2019. Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about the grantmaking guidelines and application process.

Efforts to Promote Citizenship and Voter Participation Funded
The Herb Block Foundation: Encouraging Citizen Involvement

The Herb Block Foundation is committed to defending the basic freedoms guaranteed all Americans, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice, and improving the conditions of the poor and underprivileged. Through the Encouraging Citizen Involvement grant program, the Foundation seeks to ensure a responsible, responsive democratic government. The focus is on projects that promote 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. Nonprofit organizations throughout the United States are eligible to apply. The deadline for letters of inquiry is June 5, 2019; invited proposals must be submitted by August 7, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application procedure.

Grants Strengthen Football and Lacrosse Organizations
The Bill Belichick Foundation

The Bill Belichick Foundation is dedicated to bringing the love of sports, coaching, and teambuilding to the athletic leaders of tomorrow, with a focus on football and lacrosse. The Foundation provides grants of $10,000 to educational institutions and qualifying sports organizations, such as club teams, high school teams and athletic programs, college teams and athletic programs, community athletic centers and fields, and nonprofit athletic programs. Applicants must have been in existence for two years or more, and must illustrate need for funding or plans for growth. The application deadline is June 15, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.

Programs for Rural and Underserved LGBT Populations Supported
Gamma Mu Foundation

The mission of the Gamma Mu Foundation is to make a positive difference in the lives of the LGBT community, primarily in rural and other underserved populations of the United States. The Foundation’s vision is the creation of an environment that promotes health, acceptance, and pride in the LGBT community and a more accepting and inclusive environment for people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Grants are awarded in the following program areas: HIV/AIDS Services, Community Services, and Research and Public Education. The grant application deadline is May 31, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the proposal guidelines and submit an online application.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds Improve Health Outcomes for New York State Residents
Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation supports nonprofit organizations serving low-income individuals, families, and communities in New York State. The Foundation’s Statewide Grants Program offers grants for programs that integrate health and human services to address the social determinants of health with the goal of improving health outcomes. In 2019, the Foundation will prioritize healthcare and human services provided to the following populations: low-income individuals and families; immigrants and migrant workers; veterans; young children (0-3), pregnant women, and new moms; youth and young adults; older adults; persons with special needs; and formerly incarcerated individuals. Grants of $75,000 or greater will be provided. Online letters of inquiry are due May 9, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the Statewide Grants Program.

Grants Enhance Opportunities for Children, Women, and Minorities in Arizona
Cardinals Charities

Cardinals Charities, the grantmaking program of the Arizona Cardinals, supports initiatives designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona. Grant requests of up to $5,000 are preferred, with priority given to grants that support special programs. Nonprofit organizations throughout the state are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted through June 10, 2019. Visit the Cardinals’ website for more information.

Support for Environmental Initiatives in Virginia and Areas of Kentucky and West Virginia
Virginia Environmental Endowment

The mission of the Virginia Environmental Endowment is to improve the quality of the environment by using its capital to encourage all sectors to work together to prevent pollution, conserve natural resources, and promote environmental literacy. The Endowment provides grants to nonprofit organizations for programs conducted in the state of Virginia and in the Kanawha and Ohio River Valleys of Kentucky and West Virginia. The Virginia Program focuses on water quality, land conservation and use, Chesapeake Bay environmental issues, and environmental education. The Kanawha and Ohio River Valleys Program focuses on research, education, and community action on water quality and the effects of water pollution on public health and the environment. The James River Water Quality Improvement Program supports organizations that work to improve the water quality of the James River and its tributaries in Virginia. The deadline for the James River Water Quality Improvement Program is June 15, 2019; the deadline for the Kanawha and Ohio River Valleys Program is December 1, 2019. Applications for the Virginia Program may be submitted by either deadline. Visit the Endowment’s website for application guidelines.

Innovative Organizations in Louisiana and New Mexico Funded
The Frost Foundation

The Frost Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations in the states of Louisiana and New Mexico. The Foundation's areas of grantmaking interest include education, human service needs, and the environment. The Foundation’s efforts are directed primarily to supporting exemplary organizations that can generate positive change beyond traditional boundaries, to encouraging creativity that recognizes emerging needs, and to assisting innovation that addresses current urgent problems. Priority is given to programs that have the potential for wider service or educational exposure than an individual community. The proposal summary deadlines are June 1 and December 1, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application instructions.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Program Supports Safe and Crime-free Communities
Department of Justice

The Community Policing Development Program supports projects that develop knowledge and increase awareness of effective community policing strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement and community partners, and increase the number of law enforcement agencies using proven community policing practices. The application deadline is May 28, 2019.

Veterinary Programs Funded
Department of Agriculture

The Veterinary Services Grant Program seeks to relieve veterinarian shortage situations and support veterinary services. Support is provided to develop, implement, and sustain veterinary services through education, training, recruitment, placement, and retention of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and students of veterinary medicine and veterinary technology. Grants are also made to establish or expand veterinary practices in rural areas. The application deadline is May 29, 2019.



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

Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count
If you want to understand grantmaking from a foundation’s perspective, or help your individual donors achieve the impact they desire, the book Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count may provide you with the insights you are looking for. Written by Phil Buchanan, President of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, this book aims to arm donors with what it takes to do more good more quickly and to avoid predictable errors that lead too many astray.



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.

Forecasting Revenue & Annual Projections (NEW)
If you are the leader of a nonprofit organization, you have almost certainly been asked to predict the future revenue and expenses during the annual budget season. And if you’ve ever been in a cash crunch, you may have wished you’d planned a little more rigorously earlier in the year. At Elevate, we know this task can feel challenging at best, and near-impossible at worst—which is why we want to share our secrets behind the same forecasting and projection process we use to produce forecasting charts for our nonprofit clients. The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

How to Use Stories for Writing Your Grant Proposal (NEW)
Is it possible to use stories in grant proposals? Why would we want to? One of the most important things a story does is help your organization stand out. Research shows that stories are 22 times more memorable than statistics. Sharing a well-crafted story about someone you serve helps to crystallize the impact of your mission. A story puts a face and voice to your work. In this interactive webinar, Lori L. Jacobwith will help you identify multiple ways to share a story before sending the grant request, with the request, and after you’ve received the grant. And yes, we’ll talk about ways to include a story in online grant applications. During this webinar you will (1) learn the difference between a story and a report; (2) identify multiple ways to include stories when submitting a grant proposal; and (3) make a mini-plan for keeping the funders updated by sharing story updates. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

FREE Tour of the GrantStation Website
Join Jeremy Smith, Communications and Technology Director, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. This tour will cover all of the features in, including navigation, search interfaces, and charitable database search criteria. This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects. By using GrantStation’s databases and resource tools, you can begin to develop a successful grantseeking strategy for the next 12 to 18 months. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation.

GrantStation Members: You asked for it ... and here it is!
You can now add “private grantmakers” that are a part of your grant research portfolio but are not included within the GrantStation database to your dashboard (visible only to you). This was a hot request about a month ago and now it’s live!

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Editor: Julie Kaufman
Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Initiatives to Help Vulnerable Youth Thrive
Efforts to Promote Citizenship and Voter Participation Funded
Grants Strengthen Football and Lacrosse Organizations
Programs for Rural and Underserved LGBT Populations Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Capital Funds for Libraries, Educational Institutions, and Hospitals in Targeted States
Grants Enhance Opportunities for Children, Women, and Minorities in Arizona 
Support for Environmental Initiatives in Virginia and Areas of Kentucky and West Virginia
Innovative Organizations in Louisiana and New Mexico Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Supports Safe and Crime-free Communities
Veterinary Programs Funded