GrantStation Insider - May 16, 2019

Volume XVIII | Issue 19

National | Regional | Federal | Partner Depot | PathFinder | Online Education


National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Collaborations Serving Boys and Young Men of Color
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Forward Promise: Partnering with Systems to Disrupt Dehumanization

Forward Promise, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, seeks to strengthen partnerships between community-based organizations that ground their programs for boys and young men of color (BYMOC) in culturally responsive methods and models, and their systems partners. The Partnering with Systems to Disrupt Dehumanization call for proposals will support up to seven organizations to partner with a local or regional youth-serving system to increase the understanding of issues faced by BYMOC in these systems and the historical role of dehumanization by systems, uplift the current disparities that exist in the public system, deepen knowledge of culturally responsive approaches as effective strategies for addressing trauma and promoting healing, devise a plan for working together to test approaches, and identify sustainable opportunities to change the way these systems do business and approach their work with BYMOC. Up to seven organizations will receive a grant of up to $150,000 to support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of partnership efforts between community-based organizations and youth-serving systems such as juvenile justice, child welfare, education, housing, and health provision within their communities. The application deadline is June 6, 2019. Visit the Forward Promise website to review the current call for proposals.

Housing Development for Veterans Funded
Home Depot Foundation: Veteran Housing Grants Program

The Home Depot Foundation’s Veteran Housing Grants Program awards funding to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans. Grants ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 are available for the physical construction or repair of housing for veterans (hard costs); the grant amount must comprise less than 50% of the total development cost of the project. Rural areas will be considered; however, high priority will be given to large metropolitan areas that have a dense veteran population. Nonprofit organizations that have been in existence at least five years and have a current operating budget of at least $300,000 are eligible to apply. Requests are reviewed three times per year; the upcoming application deadline is July 22, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines and take the online eligibility quiz.

Grants Promote Sustainable Native Communities in North America
Honor the Earth: Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative

The mission of Honor the Earth is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Through the Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative, Honor the Earth provides grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to nonprofit Native organizations in the U.S., as well as Canada and Mexico, that are controlled by Indigenous peoples. This initiative supports organizations working in two areas: 1) implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency and weatherization improvements to advance community dignity and energy sovereignty, and 2) creating food security utilizing Indigenous varieties and organic production. All funded projects must include ongoing efforts aimed at restoring Indigenous wisdom and sustainability in Indigenous territories. The application deadline is July 1, 2019. Application guidelines are available on the Honor the Earth website.

Youth Soccer Programs Supported
Target Youth Soccer Grants

Target Youth Soccer Grants support nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies throughout the United States that have soccer programs serving youth 5 to 18 years old. Grants of $1,000 are provided for player registration fees, player and field equipment, and training and professional development for volunteer coaches. Preference is given to programs serving in-need communities. The application deadline is June 15, 2019. Visit the company’s website to submit an online application.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Oral Health Programs in Washington State
Arcora Foundation: Transformation Grants

The Arcora Foundation is dedicated to partnering with Washington communities and boldly transforming systems to improve oral health. The Foundation’s Transformation Grants provide nonprofit organizations throughout the state with needed capital funding to increase access to dental care as well as operational funding to test innovative oral health delivery strategies and address social determinants of health. Funded projects must meet at least two of the following criteria: increase oral health access for high risk populations, include innovative strategies to transform oral healthcare delivery for high risk populations, or seek to address one or more social determinants of health. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is July 1, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.

Grants Address Child Abuse Issues in Texas
Texas Children’s Justice Act

The Texas Children’s Justice Act (CJA) brings together child protection and criminal justice experts to improve the state’s response to cases of child abuse and neglect. For the 2020 funding cycle, CJA is accepting grant applications for programs that will fill an identified gap and contribute to the knowledge base in one or more of the following priority areas: Strengthen Capacity and Better Leverage Existing Resources, Emergency Preparedness: Keeping Children Safe During and After a Natural Disaster, and Improving the Response to Internet Crimes Against Children and Use of Digital Evidence. Nonprofit organizations, state agencies, local governments, and educational institutions are eligible to apply for grants averaging $50,000 to $150,000. Funded programs must address one or more of the CJA priority areas and demonstrate potential for statewide, systems-level improvement. The application deadline is June 10, 2019. Visit the CJA website to review the 2020 Request for Applications.

Support for Organizations Serving Company Communities
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, Hawaii, and South Dakota. The Foundation’s areas of interest include hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. Priority is given to organizations that help needy families transition from poverty to self-sufficiency. Requests are reviewed two times per year; the upcoming application deadline is July 1, 2019. Visit the company’s website to review the funding guidelines and submit an online request.

Youth Organizing and Leadership Initiatives in Connecticut Funded
Perrin Family Foundation: Youth Organizing

The Perrin Family Foundation is committed to supporting the healthy growth and development of young people in under-resourced communities across Connecticut. The Foundation’s Youth Organizing grant program provides grants to nonprofit organizations and groups throughout the state that work to implement social justice through youth leadership and youth organizing practices. Preference is given to small, nascent, or grassroots organizations that engage young people between the ages of 13 and 24. Brief letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding criteria and eligibility guidelines.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Available to Help Communities of Immigrants and Refugees
Department of Health and Human Services

The Ethnic Community Self-Help Program offers support to provide refugee populations with critical services to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society. Support is considered for organizations that are founded and led by a current or former refugee, or a group of current and former refugees and immigrants, primarily for the advancement of refugees. The application deadline is June 18, 2019.

Farmers Markets Supported
Department of Agriculture

The Farmers Market Promotion Program seeks to promote locally and regionally produced agricultural products and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations, including domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. The application deadline is June 18, 2019.



Partner Depot


GPA Conference

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

Philanthropy in China
With growing prosperity in China, the country has also witnessed rapid growth in its philanthropic sector. The report Philanthropy in China, produced by the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, aims to raise awareness on how Chinese philanthropy is growing into a powerhouse for domestic and international development, driven largely by the private sector and a new generation of wealthy philanthropists. The report provides in-depth information on key trends in Chinese philanthropy.



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.

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.

Surviving in Today’s Funding Environment (NEW)
It’s no secret that today’s funding environment is challenging, and changing. This fast paced, practical webinar will discuss the elements of a diversified revenue program, share best practices and keys to success in each of the elements, and answer the question “Why do people give and keep giving?” The webinar will also challenge you to measure the costs and outcomes of your fundraising against national statistics. Jean Block, a nationally recognized consultant and trainer on nonprofit management, board development, and fundraising, will be the presenter. Participants in her trainings say that they gained practical, tried and true new ideas they can put to use immediately. The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019.


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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Collaborations Serving Boys and Young Men of Color
Housing Development for Veterans Funded
Grants Promote Sustainable Native Communities in North America
Youth Soccer Programs Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Oral Health Programs in Washington State
Grants Address Child Abuse Issues in Texas
Support for Organizations Serving Company Communities
Youth Organizing and Leadership Initiatives in Connecticut Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available to Help Communities of Immigrants and Refugees
Farmers Markets Supported