GrantStation Insider - May 2, 2019

Volume XVIII | Issue 17

National | Regional | Federal | PathFinder | Online Education


National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Local Archives in Marginalized Communities
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Scholarly Communications Call for Proposals

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Scholarly Communications program has issued a call for proposals to community-based archives in the United States and its territories that represent and serve marginalized communities. Grants will fund one or more of the following areas of need: operational support for the organization, including general support for staff, space, and utilities; collections care, including storage, cataloging, description, and preservation; and programming and outreach activities, including collecting new materials, and exhibitions, publications, or other uses of the collections. Eligible community-based archives must demonstrate that community members actively participate in their archival processes, making key decisions about what to collect and how. Grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 will be provided to organizations with an annual operating budget of no more than $1 million. The proposal deadline is July 1, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the call for proposals.

Mental Health Programs Run by Medical Students Funded
American Psychiatric Association Foundation: Helping Hands Grant Program

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation is dedicated to advancing public understanding of mental illnesses. The Foundation’s Helping Hands Grant Program was established to encourage medical students to participate in community service activities, to raise awareness of mental illness and the importance of early recognition of illness, and to build medical students’ interest in psychiatry and working in underserved communities. The program provides grants of up to $5,000 to medical schools for mental health and substance use disorder projects that are created and managed by medical students, particularly in underserved minority communities. Funded projects can be conducted in partnership with community agencies or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities. Applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2019. Application guidelines and forms are available on the Foundation’s website.

Grants Promote Community Bike Park and Pump Track Projects
PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program

The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program offers funding for important and influential projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the United States. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided for bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. As part of PeopleForBikes’ efforts to get more children and youth on bikes, the fall 2019 grant cycle is dedicated to supporting bike park and pump track projects only. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development; city or county agencies or departments; and state or federal agencies working locally. Letters of interest for the fall 2019 grant cycle will be accepted from June 17 to July 26, 2019; full applications will be due October 18, 2019. Visit the PeopleForBikes website to review the grant guidelines for the fall 2019 cycle.

Youth Community Service Projects Supported
Karma for Cara Foundation: Microgrant Program

Karma for Cara Foundation’s Microgrant Program supports youth volunteerism and community service efforts throughout the United States. Youth 18 years of age or younger may apply for grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Funded projects include turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground, and helping senior citizens get their homes ready for winter. It is the Foundation’s intent that grants fund the nuts and bolts of projects so stipends, facility rentals, and transportation costs are not funded. Application deadlines are quarterly throughout the year, and the remaining deadlines for 2019 are July 1 and October 1. Visit Karma for Cara Foundation’s website to apply online.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Awards Foster Regional Food Consumption on New England College Campuses
Henry P. Kendall Foundation: New England Food Vision Prize

The New England Food Vision Prize, an initiative of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, helps New England college and university food service directors launch bold and innovative ideas to strengthen the region’s food system. The Prize is designed to support ideas that result in higher procurement of regional food by institutions, more regional food on campus menus, and increased demand for regional food by students while on campus and beyond the campus as alumnae. All college and university dining services programs in New England are eligible to apply. Prize teams must consist of at least two dining service programs at college or university campuses, with one institution serving as the lead applicant. In 2019, as many as six teams will receive awards of up to $250,000 each. The deadline for letters of interest is June 1, 2019; invited proposals will be due September 1, 2019. Visit the Kendall Foundation’s website to learn more about the Prize guidelines.

Funds for LGBTQ+ Initiatives in the Pacific Northwest
Pride Foundation

The Pride Foundation fuels transformational movements to advance equity and justice for LGBTQ+ people in all communities across the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Pride Foundation’s Community Grants program supports nonprofit organizations and projects that work to enhance the lives of LGBTQ+ youth, adults, and families in the region. Priority is given to organizations and projects that reduce growing disparities and inequities within the LGBTQ+ community; promote structural and institutional change that eliminates barriers to opportunities for LGBTQ+ people; address critical issues that threaten the safety, livelihood, and well-being of LGBTQ+ people; expand the level of engagement with LGBTQ+ people and their allies; and/or cultivate an interconnected LGBTQ+ movement. Grants generally range between $1,000 and $10,000. Applications will be accepted from May 1 through June 28, 2019. Visit Pride Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines for the Community Grants application process.

Grants Strengthen Sports Programs for Youth in the Washington Capital Region
Washington Nationals Dream Foundation

The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation is committed to developing community partnerships across the Washington Capital Region. The Foundation provides support through Delta Dream Grants, sponsored by Delta Air Lines. For 2019, Sport-Based Youth Development Grants will be offered for out-of-school-time programs that provide K-12 students with programming and experiences using sports as a vehicle for positive outcomes. Selected organizations will receive grants of $5,000 to $15,000. Delta Dream Grants of up to $10,000 will also support the creation and renovation of youth baseball fields. The application deadline is July 5, 2019. Visit the Nationals website for information about submitting an online application.

Support for Organizations in Bank Communities in Five States
Flagstar Foundation

The Flagstar Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the communities served by Flagstar Bank in California, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Foundation’s grant categories include Apprenticeship and Workforce Readiness, Arts and Culture, and Financial Capability. The Foundation is especially interested in supporting nonprofit organizations that serve ethnic groups, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and veterans. Requests are reviewed quarterly; the remaining application deadlines for 2019 are June 30, September 30, and December 31. Visit the Flagstar Bank website to learn more about the Foundation’s funding guidelines and application process.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Program Helps Disadvantaged Rural Groups
Department of Agriculture

The Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant program offers support to provide technical assistance to groups in rural areas. Socially-disadvantaged groups include those whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of their identity as members of a group without regard to their individual qualities. The application deadline is June 3, 2019, for electronic applications, and June 7, 2019, for paper applications.

Pool Safety Funded
Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Pool Safely Grant Program provides support for drowning prevention education and enforcement of pool safety requirements. The aim is to prevent drowning and drain entrapments of children in pools and spas. The application deadline is June 5, 2019.



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

You Are Already a Mentor
Are you an experienced grant professional looking to give back to the field? If so, you may want to start out by reading “You Are Already a Mentor,” which provides information on the Grant Professional Association’s Mentor Match Program, including answers to common questions asked by potential mentors. Grant professionals interested in becoming a mentee will also benefit from reading the article.



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.

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.

Branding Your Application (NEW)
Does your brand belong in your grant application? How does having a clear brand save you time and increase your chances of being awarded a grant? How hard is it to create a clear brand? Branding is your shortcut—it’s the words, phrases, and images that give people instant recognition of who you are. While ‘brand’ might seem like a word that only applies to corporations, your nonprofit has one, whether you think it does or not. In this interactive webinar, Ara G. Beal of Storybook Foundry will share what you need to know about nonprofit branding and grantwriting. Additionally, she’ll guide you through two of the Storybook Foundry’s tools to clarify and unify your brand. You’ll identify words to avoid and words to use in all of your communications and learn how to compile your most compelling testimonials. The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019.


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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Local Archives in Marginalized Communities
Mental Health Programs Run by Medical Students Funded
Grants Promote Community Bike Park and Pump Track Projects 
Youth Community Service Projects Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Awards Foster Regional Food Consumption on New England College Campuses
Funds for LGBTQ+ Initiatives in the Pacific Northwest
Grants Strengthen Sports Programs for Youth in the Washington Capital Region
Support for Organizations in Bank Communities in Five States

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Helps Disadvantaged Rural Groups
Pool Safety Funded