GrantStation Insider: May 5, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 18

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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 Mental Healthcare Solutions for Youth
Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children's Mental Health Innovation Awards

The Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children's Mental Health Innovation Awards program aims to fund mental healthcare solutions for children and young adults across the United States. This program focuses on new or piloted projects from direct-service organizations that will help address the far-reaching challenge of stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues in children and young adults. Projects must tackle specific issues and address unmet needs, with a goal of reducing stigma, increasing access to care, improving equity in mental health, and enabling early identification/prevention or enhancing intervention, especially among disadvantaged and vulnerable populations. Proposed projects can be on a national, regional, or local level; priority will be given to projects that can show feasibility of replicating the service to benefit children and youth in broader communities. Grants of $100,000 will be awarded to five finalists. These organizations will also have the opportunity to showcase their projects to other funders during the awards presentation day. The application deadline is July 15, 2022. Visit the Awards program website for details and to sign up for a briefing session on May 18 where applicants can ask questions about the program.

National and Local Programs Addressing Health Inequities Funded
Anthem Foundation

The Anthem Foundation strives to improve the health of humanity by addressing health inequalities and strengthening communities in America. Over the next three years, the Anthem Foundation will issue requests for proposals to support programs that address health inequities by demonstrating measurable and positive change in three key areas, including Maternal Health, Food As Medicine, and Substance Use Disorder. In all areas, support is provided to national programs promoting scalable and sustainable systemic change as well as local programs in California, Georgia, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Virginia that support socially vulnerable populations with relevant interventions. The application deadlines and guidelines for each focus area are listed on the Foundation's website.

Grants Enhance Youth Justice Reform Efforts
The Annie E. Casey Foundation: Juvenile Justice Reform Projects Led by Young People

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is requesting proposals for projects that address youth justice reform led by youth or young adults who have been involved with the juvenile justice system. Priority areas for projects are restorative justice and practices, prevention practices that divert youth from initial contact with the juvenile justice system, expansion of community-based support for young people already engaged in the juvenile justice system, and solutions identified by youth or community members with direct experience with the justice system. The Foundation is also seeking organizations that have shown a commitment to racial equity and inclusion and that have actively engaged young people and families with justice system experience in its work. Two to four grants ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 will be provided. Nonprofit organizations throughout the country with 501(c)(3) status or with a fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply. The Foundation will hold a conference for potential applicants at 2 pm ET on May 11, 2022. Interested organizations should notify the Foundation of their intent to apply no later than May 18, 2022; the deadline for completed proposals is May 27, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about this grant opportunity and to download the RFP (PDF).

Grassroots Activist Groups Supported

Resist offers support to grassroots groups engaged in activist organizing for structural social and economic change in the United States. General support grants of up to $4,000 are provided to groups who are building movements for justice and liberation and resisting systemic oppression through grassroots organizing, arts and cultural work, and resilience building. Resist's interests include community organizing and anti-racism projects, economic justice, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, labor organizing, and Native American organizing, among others. Requests are reviewed four times per year; the upcoming deadline is June 3, 2022. Application guidelines are available on the Resist website.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funds for Environmental Initiatives in 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 competitive grants to nonprofit organizations through the following programs: The Virginia Program focuses on water quality, land conservation and use, the Chesapeake Bay, environmental education, climate adaptation, and other emerging issues. The application deadlines are June 15 and December 1, 2022. 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 application deadline is June 15, 2022. The Community Conservation Program supports conservation initiatives located within the counties of Craig, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, and Roanoke, and the cities of Salem and Roanoke. The application deadline is January 15, 2023. Visit the Endowment's website for application guidelines for each grant program.

Grants Aim to Improve the Lives of Arizonans
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 7, 2022. Visit the Cardinals' website for more information.

Support for Maine's Animal Welfare Organizations
Elmina B. Sewall Foundation

The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation supports work in Maine to improve the well-being of people, animals, and the environment while fostering relationships that strive for social equity and community resilience. The Foundation provides grants ranging from $15,000 to $40,000 to animal shelters throughout Maine. Additionally, support will be provided to organizations working at the nexus of social services and animal well-being. General operating grants, as well as capital and capacity building project needs, will be considered. Online applications may be submitted through June 1, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the funding guidelines for animal welfare organizations.

Suicide Prevention Efforts in Alaska Funded
Alaska Community Foundation: GCI Suicide Prevention Grant Program

The Alaska Community Foundation is offering the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant Program, which funds projects and organizations whose goal is to reduce the rates of suicide in Alaska and promote mental wellness through strengthened community and personal connections. Grant requests of $1,000 to $20,000 are considered, with typical awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Preference will be given to programs that are located in rural Alaska or programs that reach rural communities in Alaska (defined as outside of Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau). Nonprofit organizations, as well as tribes, schools, churches, and local government agencies, are eligible to apply. The 2022 grant cycle will close on June 15. Grant guidelines are available on the Alaska Community Foundation website.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Program Helps Street Youth
Department of Health and Human Services

The Street Outreach Program supports prevention and intervention services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of trafficking in persons. The Program seeks to build relationships between street outreach workers and runaway, homeless, and street youth to move youth into safe and stable housing and prepare them for independence. The application deadline is June 6, 2022.

Funding Supports Environmental and Water Activities
Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Finance Center Grant Program offers support for regional centers that will provide services for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funded water-related activities. The centers will also support multi-environmental media activities. Supported organizations will provide local governments, states, tribes, and non-governmental organizations with eligible services, such as support in administering funds, capacity building, technical assistance, training, reports and studies, tools, and other eligible activities to protect human health and the environment. Additional priorities include maximizing the potential for BIL funds to provide significant benefit to disadvantaged or tribal communities, tackling the climate crisis, and advancing environmental justice and equity. The application deadline is June 17, 2022.



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

Making the Ask: The Artful Science of High-Value Fundraising
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Upcoming Online Education Trainings
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Unless otherwise noted, all Online Education Trainings are webinars,
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Partnership RX
By now we all really understand that thinking and working collaboratively "pays" in many ways for our organizations and the community as a whole. But that doesn't mean creating and sustaining meaningful partnerships is trouble-free—have you noticed? In this lively session Maryn Boess, Founder of GrantsMagic U, explores three powerful, simple tools for understanding what's going on when your collaboration seems to be going wrong, and what to do about it. You'll learn what to expect during a typical collaboration lifecycle, how to head off predictable problems, and what to do if they crop up anyway. You'll learn how to use GrantsMagic U's exclusive "Bottom-Up Logic Model" to diagnose troublesome gaps, overlaps, and misalignments in your internal and external partnerships. And you'll see how our "Collaboration Assessment Checklist" can help you identify where your collaboration is healthy and well—and where it could use a strong dose of tough love and attention. The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

FREE: Tour of the GrantStation Website
Curious to know exactly what resources are at your fingertips when you enter the GrantStation website? Join Jeremy Smith, Director of Communications Technology, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. Jeremy will demonstrate all of the GrantStation features including how to best use the searchable databases of private funders, how to navigate government funding sources, and how to set up and use your personal dashboard. This quick overview is a great way for current Members to ensure that they are getting the most out of their Membership, and for potential Members to see GrantStation in action! The webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

The Low-Down on Executive Summaries and Letters of Inquiry
How do you keep appeals "short and sweet," while still making sure they are complete? This micro-course focuses on the skills needed to break down a large proposal and effectively communicate key information in the form of an executive summary or letter of inquiry. Join Marie Palacios to learn what donors are looking for in these "compact proposal" narratives and what should be reserved for the full proposal or in-person dialogue. In this session you'll learn the difference between an executive summary and a letter of inquiry, key components of an executive summary and a letter of inquiry, quick tips to make sure every sentence packs a punch and gets the donor's attention, and helpful hints on what NOT to include in an executive summary or letter of inquiry. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.



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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Mental Healthcare Solutions for Youth
National and Local Programs Addressing Health Inequities Funded
Grants Enhance Youth Justice Reform Efforts 
Grassroots Activist Groups Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Environmental Initiatives in Virginia
Grants Aim to Improve the Lives of Arizonans
Support for Maine's Animal Welfare Organizations
Suicide Prevention Efforts in Alaska Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Helps Street Youth
Funding Supports Environmental and Water Activities