GrantStation Insider - May 17, 2018

Volume XVII | Issue 19

National | Regional | Federal | PathFinder | Online Education


National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Projects Benefiting Women and Girls
Open Meadows Foundation

The Open Meadows Foundation is dedicated to funding projects that are led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities in the U.S. and worldwide. The Foundation supports projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls, reflect the diversity of the community served by the project, and promote building community power. Priority is given to organizations that have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. The Foundation provides grants of up to $2,000 to nonprofit organizations with annual budgets of $75,000 or less. (The Foundation also administers several special funds that are targeted to specific groups or activities.) Proposals for all of the Foundation’s grant opportunities may be submitted between July 1 and August 15, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application guidelines.

Programs Aiding Senior Companion Animals Funded
Doris Day Animal Foundation

The Doris Day Animal Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations across the United States that directly care for and protect animals. Currently, the majority of the Foundation's grants are focused on assisting senior companion animals by addressing issues such as food, care, veterinary costs, and need for adoption. Additional program interests include spay/neuter programs and pet food pantries. Grants generally range up to $5,000. Letters of introduction may be submitted during the months of January, April, July, and October of each year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the guidelines and FAQs.

Grants Promote Youth Running Programs
Road Runners Club of America: Kids Run the Nation Fund

The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is dedicated to supporting the growth of grassroots running clubs, training programs, and running events while promoting the common interests of runners throughout the United States. The Kids Run the Nation Fund, an initiative of the RRCA, supports nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S. that are interested in implementing or currently have a youth running program. Grants of $500 to $1,000 are provided to running clubs and other nonprofit organizations such as parent booster clubs, PTAs, etc. Elementary and middle schools that provide organized after-school running programs are also eligible to apply. Since the goal of the grant program is to have kids running at least once a week for multiple weeks, funded programs should offer more than just one-time events. The grant application deadline is August 1, 2018. Visit the RRCA website to submit an online application.

Leadership Programs for American Muslims Supported
Pillars Fund

The Pillars Fund invests in opportunities to elevate and amplify the leadership, narratives, and talents of American Muslims in civil society, the media, and public discourse. The Fund aspires to put an end to bigotry, xenophobia, and other divisive tactics that keep our nation apart. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address the following issues: Rights, Wellness, Understanding, and Leadership and Institutions. The deadline for letters of inquiry is July 20, 2018. Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about the grantmaking guidelines.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Programs to Improve the Health of South Carolina Mothers and Infants
South Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes: Community Awards Program

The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The South Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes provides grants each year through the Community Awards Program, which supports community-based initiatives that respond to the health concerns of pregnant women and infants throughout the state. Grants of up to $3,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations and government agencies that address the priority areas for South Carolina’s March of Dimes. The application deadline is June 15, 2018. Visit the March of Dimes website to review the priority areas and application guidelines.

Grants Encourage Equality for LGBTQ People in the Northwest
Pride Foundation

The Pride Foundation is dedicated to expanding opportunities and advancing full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The Foundation provides Community Grants to nonprofit organizations that work to enhance the lives of and address the needs of LGBTQ youth, adults, and families who are positively impacting local communities. Grants generally range between $2,500 and $10,000. Applications will be accepted through June 29, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines for the 2018 Community Grants application and process.

Support for Heritage, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Programs in Michigan
Americana Foundation

The Americana Foundation is dedicated to supporting programs that address the sustainable growth and development of American agriculture and community food systems, the conservation of natural resources, and the protection and presentation of expressions of America's heritage. The Foundation focuses on two program areas: The American Heritage category aims to increase educational opportunities for future conservators and curators in the field and to support preservation and presentation of unique collections. The Agriculture and Natural Resources category supports programs that address the growth and development of American agriculture, community food programs, and natural resource conservation in rural and urban landscapes in Michigan. (In the Agriculture and Natural Resources category, requests are accepted only from organizations located in Michigan. In the American Heritage category, requests are accepted from organizations throughout the United States; however, priority is given to organizations in Michigan.) Requests are reviewed quarterly. The upcoming application deadline is July 10, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines and download the grant application form.

Youth Soccer Programs in Company Communities Funded
Target Youth Soccer Grants

Target supports nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies, with emphasis on the communities where the company's stores are located. Target Youth Soccer Grants offer support for player registration fees, player and field equipment, and training and professional development for volunteer coaches. Grants of $1,000 are provided on behalf of each Target store and distribution center in the U.S. to nonprofit organizations, schools, or government agencies that have soccer programs serving youth five to 18 years old. The application deadline is June 30, 2018. Visit the company’s website to submit an online application.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Available to Help Homeless and Runaway Youth
Administration for Children and Families

The Street Outreach Program offers support to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution, sexual exploitation, and trafficking. The application deadline is June 20, 2018.

Program Helps Improve Veteran Housing
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program provides support to modify or rehabilitate veterans’ primary residences or to provide organizations with technical, administrative, and training support in connection with those services. The application deadline is June 25, 2018.



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

2018 Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference on Philanthropy
The 2018 Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference on Philanthropy will discuss the concept of disruption. It will examine the effect that pervasive inequality has in disrupting social cohesion both in economic terms and due to the unequal access to education, opportunities, and those factors that facilitate social mobility. In addition, the conference will present those who, through their groundbreaking work, attempt to disrupt this cycle of inequality and bring about change both on a local and global level. Book now to reserve your place at this free conference, which will be held from June 21 to June 23 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece.



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.

Writing Capacity Building Grants
Developing a capacity building grant request requires a specific approach which is distinct from the application process for operating or program grant requests. During this presentation, Alice Ruhnke will walk participants through the introduction, needs statement, objectives, and evaluation components of capacity building grant requests, using "real life, real time" examples of what funders are looking for. The webinar is appropriate for individuals who have a basic understanding of grant fundamentals and would like to apply those concepts specifically to capacity building grants. Participants will receive the power point presentation and the notes upon completion of the webinar. The webinar will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018.

The Invisible Yellow Line: Nonprofit Governance
Who 'owns' your nonprofit? The line defining the governance responsibility of board and staff is often hard to see. This fast-paced webinar will help to clarify that line using a football metaphor that everyone can understand. You've seen that yellow line that appears on the screen when you watch a football game. When you apply that line to the key roles of board and staff, it provides an easy way to discuss governance roles and helps to open lines of communication so both teams work compatibly toward the same goal - serving you organization's mission. Jean Block, the webinar presenter, is the author of "The Invisible Yellow Line ™ - Clarifying Board and Staff Roles." She will share easy, practical examples of best practices in board and staff roles in governance, including the board's responsibilities to the Three Duties and how the CEO can support the board in its governance role. The webinar is a great basic review for the novice and a refresher for the experienced nonprofit volunteer or chief executive. The webinar will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Funding the Fight Against Poverty in North America
Poverty in all of its many forms is a huge issue facing nonprofits throughout North America. Cynthia M. Adams, GrantStation CEO, is offering a webinar for those of you working to reduce, even eliminate, poverty in your region. The webinar will focus on the current funding trends around this issue and the grantmakers who are determined to help you in the work you do. In addition, this webinar will cover the types of collaborations happening around the poverty issue and how you might develop your own partnerships. Whether you're working with children, single or low-income parents, indigenous cultures, recent immigrants, the disabled, the elderly, or any population mired in poverty, this webinar will help you think about creative, new ways to engage funders in your important work. The webinar will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018, and will be helpful to those working in the area of poverty in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.


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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Projects Benefiting Women and Girls
Programs Aiding Senior Companion Animals Funded
Grants Promote Youth Running Programs
Leadership Programs for American Muslims Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Programs to Improve the Health of South Carolina Mothers and Infants
Grants Encourage Equality for LGBTQ People in the Northwest
Support for Heritage, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Programs in Michigan
Youth Soccer Programs in Company Communities Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available to Help Homeless and Runaway Youth
Program Helps Improve Veteran Housing