GrantStation Insider: April 29, 2021

Volume XX | Issue 17

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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 Efforts to Ensure a Just and Sustainable Future
Wallace Global Fund

The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends. Grants are provided for initiatives at the national and global levels, as well as for significant local or regional programs offering the potential to leverage broader impact. The focus is on nonprofit organizations and non-governmental organizations that are catalyzing significant change in line with one of the following priority areas: Challenge Corporate Power, Defend and Renew Democracy, Protect the Environment, Promote Truth and Creative Freedom in Media, and Advance Women's Human Rights and Empowerment. Online letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Fund's website to learn more about the priority areas and application guidelines.

Youth Running Projects Funded
Saucony Run for Good Foundation

The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to nonprofit community organizations that initiate and support youth running programs. Program participants must be 18 years of age or younger. Priority will be given to programs that serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs. Grant requests are reviewed two times per year; the next application deadline is June 15, 2021. Visit the Saucony website and select "Charitable Foundation" to access information about the application process.

In-Kind Advertising Program for Nonprofits in the U.S. and Abroad
Google Ad Grants

The Google Ad Grants program supports nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and more than 50 additional countries that help to make the world a better place. Google Ad Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program that harnesses the power of the company's flagship advertising product, Google AdWords. Through the program, selected organizations receive $10,000 per month through in-kind AdWords advertising to promote their missions and initiatives on The program has awarded AdWords advertising to a wide range of nonprofit organizations whose missions range from animal welfare to literacy, and from supporting homeless children to promoting HIV education. Online applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the Google website for program details.

Grants Promote Racial Equity in Education
NewSchools Venture Fund: Racial Equity

The NewSchools Venture Fund supports and invests in promising teams of educators and entrepreneurs with the vision and skills to reimagine learning. The Fund's Racial Equity funding opportunity will support innovators of color throughout the U.S. with bold ideas to advance racial equity in education. Leaders who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply: 1) identify as a person of color, 2) have an idea focused on advancing racial equity in pre-K-12 education that does not fall into one of the Fund's three existing investment areas, and 3) lead an organization that is in the early stage of development. Grantees will receive funding as well as management assistance to support the development of their ideas. The application deadline is June 4, 2021. Visit the NewSchools website to learn more about the Racial Equity funding opportunity.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Health and Human Services Initiatives in New York State Supported
Mother Cabrini Health Foundation: Statewide Grants Program

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 support for initiatives that integrate health and human services to address the social determinants of health with the goal of improving health outcomes. In 2021, 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 may be submitted from April 29 through June 4, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the Statewide Grants Program.

Funds for Bird Habitat Protection in Selected States
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation

The ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation program, a partnership between ConocoPhillips, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, provides grants to improve habitat quality and quantity for both migratory and non-migratory bird populations. The program will award grants to protect, restore, or enhance grassland, wetland, sage-steppe, and coastal habitats for birds; and to conduct avian research or monitoring. Projects must occur within landscapes found from the northern slope of Alaska through to the north-south axis of the central United States, including the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. Priority states include Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. Approximately $1,300,000 will be available in 2021, with grants ranging from $50,000 to $250,000. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply. The pre-proposal deadline is May 27, 2021; full proposals will be due on July 19, 2021. Visit the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation website to review the 2021 Request for Proposals.

Grants Strengthen Oral Health Projects in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio
Delta Dental Foundation: Community Mini-grants Program

The mission of the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) is to develop and enhance partnerships and programs to improve health equity in oral and overall health. In 2021, through its Community Mini-grants Program, the DDF will provide small grants of up to $5,000 to support programs that promote or provide oral healthcare and initiatives in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Focus areas include programs designed to increase dental access to underserved and high-risk populations, provide educational programming on the importance of oral health and how it relates to overall health, and identify and reduce health disparities related to oral and overall health. Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2021. Visit the DDF's website to learn more about the Mini-grants Program.

Support for Programs Aiding Arizona's Children, Women, and Minorities
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 that have the greatest impact while addressing the most critical needs. Nonprofit organizations throughout the state are eligible to apply. Online applications will be accepted through June 15, 2021. Visit the Cardinals' website for more information.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Program Supports Career Opportunities for Refugees
Department of Health and Human Services

The Refugee Career Pathways Program supports projects that help refugees qualify for licenses and certifications necessary to attain employment and improve self-sufficiency. This program requires a partnership with at least one educational institution (e.g., a university, college, community college, or other institution with expertise in career and technical education) to facilitate career opportunities in ways that supplement, rather than supplant, existing services. Allowable activities include, but are not limited to, case management, training and technical assistance, specialized English language training, and mentoring. The application deadline is June 1, 2021.

Funds Available for Environmental Justice Efforts in Underserved Communities
Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program seeks to improve the environment and public health conditions of low-income communities and communities of color through the advancement of racial equity and environmental justice. The current emphasis is on COVID-19 impacts, as well as climate and disaster resiliency. This program provides support to community-based organizations in their efforts to collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical service providers, and academia) as they develop community-driven solutions that address environmental or public health issues for underserved communities. The application deadline is June 1, 2021.



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

Letting Go: How Philanthropists and Impact Investors Can Do More Good by Giving Up Control
Are you interested in learning about new models of philanthropy? If so, you might want to read Letting Go: How Philanthropists and Impact Investors Can Do More Good by Giving Up Control, by Ben Wrobel and Meg Massey. This book tells the story of funders who have chosen to cede decision-making power to people with lived experience of the problem at hand. The stories range from a global foundation run by and for feminist activists, to a neighborhood loan fund controlled by working-class residents of color.



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.

Making Friends With Funders (NEW)
Make no mistake about it: Grantseeking is a people-driven process. And key to your success is the grantmakers themselves—the people who make the decisions about awards from corporate, foundation, and government sources. But who are these people? How do we connect with them? And what do they want from us, anyway? Being a grantmaker isn't as easy as you might think. In this lively session, veteran grantmaker Maryn Boess pulls from her own grantmaking experience (and that of dozens of other private and public program officers, reviewers, and decision-makers) to give you a realistic, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create funder relationships that are authentic, high-integrity . . . and that work for you. We'll pull back the curtain on the realities of life as a grantmaker—and what your proposal is really up against "on the other side." You'll learn what grantmakers love, what makes them grumpy—and how you can be sure you're delivering what they really, really want, every time! The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Budgeting to Fully Fund Your Overhead (NEW)
This webinar will identify the building blocks of a strong budget and explain how nonprofits can easily raise the dollars needed to cover overhead costs. Amanda Pearce will discuss how proper budgeting will propel grant proposals to success and how to use messaging to raise these much-needed funds. You’ll see how to accurately describe, budget, and properly package your programs and projects to effectively secure funds from diversified funding streams. In this session you'll learn how to write a realistic budget for your organization, programs, and projects; the three items most budgets are missing; steps to diversifying your funding streams; how to express needs to prospective donors in ways that will ignite their passion to support your work; and the top three metrics you should analyze regularly from your budget. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

FREE: Live Chat With the Experts (NEW)
Do you have a burning question around grantseeking? Is your grantseeking track record just so-so? Are you finding it harder and harder to instill some urgency into your grant requests? Tap into 70 years of proposal writing experience by joining CEO and Founder of GrantStation, Cynthia M. Adams, and Alice Ruhnke, Founder of The Grant Advantage, a progressive, innovative grants consulting business, as they answer a myriad of questions from participants in this no-cost, live chat. Cynthia will share her in-depth experience at finding the right grantmaker for a given program or project, as well as developing strategic and creative approaches to help organizations secure funding. Alice will draw from her years of helping nonprofit organizations unleash their strengths to embrace tomorrow's opportunities. She has raised over $39 million writing federal, state, foundation, and corporate proposals and has overseen the awarding and monitoring of federal funds to nonprofit organizations throughout West Virginia. Cindy and Alice will be online to share their wisdom, wit, and experience as they answer your questions about the art of grantseeking. Hosted by GrantStation's Jeremy Smith, Director of Communications Technology and a 15-year GrantStation veteran, this will be a lively, engaging 90 minutes of Q&A. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.



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National Funding Opportunities
Support for Efforts to Ensure a Just and Sustainable Future
Youth Running Projects Funded
In-Kind Advertising Program for Nonprofits in the U.S. and Abroad
Grants Promote Racial Equity in Education

Regional Funding Opportunities
Health and Human Services Initiatives in New York State Supported
Funds for Bird Habitat Protection in Selected States
Grants Strengthen Oral Health Projects in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio
Support for Programs Aiding Arizona’s Children, Women, and Minorities

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Supports Career Opportunities for Refugees
Funds Available for Environmental Justice Efforts in Underserved Communities