GrantStation Insider: May 12, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 19

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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 Senior Living Workforce Enhancement Strategies
Kendal Charitable Funds: Promising Innovations Grant

The Promising Innovations Grant, a program of the Kendal Charitable Funds, supports improvements in serving older adults that are reflective of a pioneering spirit in the field of aging. The 2022 program will support organizations that address the issue of national workforce shortages that are straining the U.S. healthcare system. Proposals should address the needs surrounding this issue through creative and replicable strategies in the senior living industry or related services field that 1) retain members of the current workforce through positive work experiences; 2) recruit and nurture new members of the senior living workforce; 3) build future employment opportunities and career pathways; and 4) promote positive images of employment opportunities and careers in senior living. Grant funding will not exceed $50,000 and will extend no longer than a two-year period. The deadline for letters of intent is June 10, 2022; invited proposals will be due August 5, 2022. Visit the Kendal Charitable Fund's website to learn more about the Promising Innovations Grant.

Competition Benefits Asian American and Pacific Islander Organizations
Gold Futures Challenge

Gold Futures Challenge, offered by Asian American Futures and Gold House, is an online grant competition to benefit Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations in the United States. The Challenge will award ten prizes ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations for projects that ensure that AAPI communities are seen, heard, empowered, and united. The prize amounts will be determined by public vote from a pool of ten finalists chosen by the Challenge's Selection Committee. Preference is given to organizations that serve historically underrepresented communities; organizations, leaders, or communities who are often overlooked by traditional forms of philanthropy; communities with less access to power and opportunity; and/or causes that are harder to fund. The applying organization's work can be in a particular neighborhood, community, city, county, region, or state, or can have a national impact. The application deadline is June 30, 2022. Competition guidelines are available on the Challenge's website.

Stringed Instrument Programs for Youth Funded
Classics for Kids Foundation

The mission of Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high quality instruments. The Foundation is offering matching grants to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations serving at-risk and rural youth throughout the United States to help purchase stringed instruments including those from the violin family, guitars, and ukuleles. Grants will not exceed 50% of the total instrument cost. Requests are reviewed quarterly; the upcoming application deadline is June 30, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website for more information about the grant program.

Grants Address Native American Self-Determination and Sovereignty
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples

The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to promoting Indigenous peoples' self-determination and the sovereignty of Native nations. The Fund's vision for community renewal and revitalization is an approach that is responsive and respectful, keeping in mind the uniqueness of each Indigenous community. The following types of grants are currently being offered: Community Vitality; Thriving Women; Flicker Fund; and Land, Water, and Climate. Grants will range from $500 to $50,000, with an average of $10,000 to $25,000. Requests are reviewed quarterly; the upcoming application deadline is June 7, 2022. Visit the Fund's website to access the guidelines for each grant program as well as the online application.

 

 

Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Organizations Serving Families and Children in Company Communities Supported
Big Lots Foundation

The Big Lots Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of families and children in the communities the company serves throughout the United States, with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. The Foundation's areas of interest include hunger, housing, healthcare, and education, with emphasis on organizations serving women and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise. In addition, Big Lots associates volunteer thousands of hours in local communities. Requests are reviewed two times per year; the upcoming application deadline is July 1, 2022. Visit the company's website to learn more about the funding guidelines and to submit an online request.

Funds for School-Based Mental Health Programs in Ten States
School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network: School-Based Mental Health Implementation Grant

School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network (SBHSN) supports under-resourced public and public charter schools to implement and expand access to quality behavioral health and general pediatric services on school campuses to children living in rural and urban communities. SBHSN's School-Based Mental Health Implementation Grant program is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations, local education agencies, charter school management companies, and public and charter schools in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. Grants are intended to help organizations and schools to implement and expand mental health program services on local school campuses. The application deadline is June 28, 2022. Details about the School-Based Mental Health Implementation Grant program are available on the SBHSN website.

Grants Focus on Protecting New England's Forests and Rivers
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: New England Forests and Rivers Fund

The New England Forests and Rivers Fund, administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), is dedicated to restoring and sustaining healthy forests and rivers that provide habitat for diverse native fish and wildlife populations in the six New England states, as well as Lake Champlain, St. Lawrence River, and Upper Hudson watersheds in New York. The Fund will award approximately $2.3 million in grants, ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 each, to 12 to 15 organizations during the 2022 funding cycle. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, tribal governments and organizations, and educational institutions. The proposal deadline is July 14, 2022. Visit the NFWF website to review the New England Forests and Rivers Fund 2022 Request for Proposals.

Support for Community Organizing Efforts in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming
Social Justice Fund Northwest: Rural Community Organizing Grant

Social Justice Fund Northwest is dedicated to working at the frontlines of social change in the Northwest U.S. The Rural Community Organizing Grant is open to grassroots community organizing projects in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, with priority given to organizations in rural, small town, and reservation communities. Priority will also be given to organizations with budgets under $500,000 and organizations with at least 51% leadership from Black, Indigenous, or people of color communities. One-time grants of $15,000 will be provided. The application deadline is May 31, 2022. Visit the Fund's website to apply for the Rural Community Organizing Grant.

 

 

Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Funds Available to Help Disadvantaged Groups in Rural Areas
Department of Agriculture

The Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant offers support to provide technical assistance to socially disadvantaged groups in rural areas. Examples of technical assistance include feasibility studies, business plans, strategic planning, and leadership training. Cooperatives and cooperative development centers are eligible to apply. The application deadline is June 13, 2022.

Program Assists Low-Income and ESL Taxpayers
Department of the Treasury

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program supports the development, expansion, or continuation of low-income taxpayer clinics. The focus is on representation, education, and advocacy for taxpayers who are low-income or speak English as a second language. Program evaluation criteria include the qualifications, training, and supervision of the clinic staff, students, and volunteers; the amount of time devoted to the program by clinic staff; the comprehensiveness of services to be provided; procedures for ensuring the confidentiality of taxpayer information; procedures for monitoring and evaluating program results; publicity and outreach plans; organizations identified within the community for collaboration to achieve outreach to the identified audience; and the dates and days and hours of clinic operation. The application deadline is June 16, 2022.

 

 

Partner Depot


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Do you know you need a system to manage donor information, communicate with your community, launch peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, create fundraising reports, host events, and collect donations online—but haven't been able to persuade your board to invest in software? Use these talking points to demonstrate the value and importance of nonprofit fundraising software and get your board on board with technology.

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

What's the Giving Pledge? A Philanthropy Scholar Explains
Have you heard of the Giving Pledge, but aren't sure exactly what it entails? The article "What's the Giving Pledge? A Philanthropy Scholar Explains" might help to shed some light on this topic. Published on The Conversation, this article provides a brief overview of what the Giving Pledge is and why it matters.

 

 

Upcoming Online Education Trainings
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Unless otherwise noted, all Online Education Trainings are webinars,
are 90 minutes in duration, and are scheduled to begin at 2 PM Eastern Time.

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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Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Senior Living Workforce Enhancement Strategies
Competition Benefits Asian American and Pacific Islander Organizations
Stringed Instrument Programs for Youth Funded
Grants Address Native American Self-Determination and Sovereignty

Regional Funding Opportunities
Organizations Serving Families and Children in Company Communities Supported
Funds for School-Based Mental Health Programs in Ten States
Grants Focus on Protecting New England's Forests and Rivers
Support for Community Organizing Efforts in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available to Help Disadvantaged Groups in Rural Areas
Program Assists Low-Income and ESL Taxpayers