GrantStation Insider: May 21, 2020

Volume XIX | Issue 20

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COVID-19 Related Funding
Opportunities Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

International Association for Volunteer Effort: COVID-19 Response Fund
The International Association for Volunteer Effort's COVID-19 Response Fund will focus on supporting global volunteer leadership organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among the most vulnerable populations in order to help build their capacity for response. These will include organizations focused on youth, older adults, people with disabilities, and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health, and economic impacts of the pandemic. Applications for grants of up to $500 are currently being accepted.

Eos Foundation: Community-Wide Emergency Children's Meals Grant Program
Through the Eos Foundation's Community-Wide Emergency Children's Meals Grant Program, Massachusetts school districts are eligible to apply for emergency grants of up to $10,000. Funds may be used for equipment and supplies necessary to increase the numbers of meals served, including mobile and delivered meal solutions. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund: COVID-19 Response Grants
The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is offering immediate support to communities in Connecticut responding to current events related to COVID-19. Support could include crisis response that addresses the physical, social, and emotional well-being and safety of those most affected by racism and poverty. Applications are currently being accepted.

For more grant opportunities, visit our COVID-19 Related Funding page.



National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Suicide Prevention Efforts
Cardinal Health Foundation: Zero Suicide Collaborative

The Cardinal Health Foundation strives to help build healthier communities, where all people have the opportunity to live healthy lives and share their perspectives and experiences. Through the Zero Suicide Collaborative request for proposals (RFP), the Foundation is seeking proposals from hospitals and healthcare organizations that are ready to commit to the utilization of the Zero Suicide framework and the provision of safer care for suicidal patients and support for clinical staff, with a focus on suicide prevention. The Foundation will strategically partner with the Zero Suicide Institute to provide funding, training, and expert support for grantee organizations. The Foundation anticipates providing two-year awards of up to $50,000 a year to 16 organizations prepared to implement the Zero Suicide framework and deliver safer suicide care. The application deadline is June 24, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to download the RFP.

National Programs Addressing the Media, Drinking Water, and Animal Welfare Funded
Park Foundation

The Park Foundation is dedicated to the support of education, quality media, and the protection of the environment. The Foundation's national grantmaking addresses the following program interests: In the Media category, support is provided for public interest media that raises awareness of critical environmental, political, and social issues to promote a better informed citizenry in the United States. The Environment category considers efforts that work to ensure that the country's drinking water is clean, affordable, and accessible and is protected and managed as a public necessity. The Animal Welfare category focuses on nationally significant programs to ensure the humane treatment of domestic animals and the protection of endangered wildlife and wildlife in captivity. Both letters of inquiry and full proposals are reviewed quarterly; the remaining proposal deadlines for 2020 are July 10 and September 25. Visit the Foundation's website for application guidelines and forms.

Grants Promote Financial Health Programs for Government Employees
State and Local Government Financial Wellness Grants Program

The State and Local Government Financial Wellness Grants Program, administered by the National Association of State Treasurers Foundation and its partners, will provide support to state and local governments that have the interest and capacity to develop and offer a financial wellness program to their employees. This program is seeking proposals that will reach the intended employees in one or a combination of formats, and that will raise awareness, improve knowledge, and change their employees' financial wellness behaviors. Grants can be used to expand programming already offered, to establish new programs, to work with third-party vendors to reach the public sector workforce, or to reach a wider audience through other quality programming. Grant amounts range up to $100,000, depending on the number of employees reached. Proposals are encouraged from any local or state governmental entity of any size and from any part of the United States, including the U.S. territories. The application deadline is July 15, 2020. Visit the National Association of State Treasurers Foundation's website to download the request for proposals.

Support for Educators Encouraging a Diverse Democracy
Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants

The mission of Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy. Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants support educators who embrace and embed anti-bias principles throughout their schools. These grants, ranging from $500 to $10,000, support projects that promote affirming school climates and educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy. Projects will be funded on three levels: school, classroom, and district. Educators nationwide in public or private K-12 spaces, as well as in alternative schools, therapeutic schools, and juvenile justice facilities are eligible to apply. Applications may be submitted at any time. In addition to the Educator Grants, Teaching Tolerance is currently accepting applications through its Future Voters project for grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to support school community members and students in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi to host voter registration drives at their schools and in their communities. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through September 15, 2020. Visit the Teaching Tolerance website to access the funding criteria, guidelines, and FAQs, and the online application.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Western Wisconsin
Otto Bremer Trust

The Otto Bremer Trust is dedicated to building healthy, vibrant communities—places where basic needs are met, mutual regard is prized, and opportunities for economic, civic, and social participation are within everyone's reach. The Trust provides grants to nonprofit organizations whose beneficiaries are residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, or western Wisconsin, with priority given to communities or regions served by Bremer Bank. The focus is on supporting initiatives in the following broad categories: basic needs, community asset building, health and well-being, and restorative and emergency services. (There are separate focus areas for organizations serving the Minnesota/St. Paul metropolitan region.) The upcoming application deadline is June 30, 2020. Visit the Trust's website to learn more about the grant guidelines.

Grants Enhance Services for People in Need in the Southeastern U.S.
The John and Polly Sparks Foundation

The John and Polly Sparks Foundation is a Christian-based foundation that supports nonprofit organizations in the southeastern United States, with emphasis on Florida and Georgia. The Foundation's goal is to provide support to organizations that help individuals help themselves during times of significant need. The Foundation's areas of interest include medical research and care for the treatment, prevention, and cure of mental illness, especially as it relates to infants and for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse; housing for children and adults; relief during times of crisis; and assistance with health and aging issues. The application deadline is July 1, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to review the grant guidelines and online application procedures.

Support for Historic Preservation and Wildlife Rehabilitation in Oregon and Southern Washington
The Kinsman Foundation

The mission of the Kinsman Foundation is to encourage the enjoyment of life through traditional Oregonian and American values. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in Oregon and southern Washington that address the following priority areas: The Historic Preservation grant category supports the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction of historic buildings, structures, and related sites. The Wildlife Rehabilitation grant category primarily supports wildlife rehabilitation programs offering urgent care to injured and orphaned wildlife native to Oregon and Washington. Small Grant requests of up to $5,000 are accepted throughout the year. Conventional Grant requests of over $5,000 must be submitted by August 1, 2020. (The Betty Kinsman Fund for arts, culture, and humanities has a separate application process.) Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the application guidelines.

Habitat Protection Initiatives in the Appalachian Region Funded
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program

The Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program, an initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), is offering grants to restore and sustain healthy forests, rivers, and streams that provide habitat for diverse native bird and freshwater aquatic populations in the Appalachian region of Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The overall goal of this program is to improve the quality and connectivity of forest and freshwater habitat in order to increase the distribution and abundance of fish, birds, and other wildlife. Approximately $2 million will be awarded this year, with grants ranging from $50,000 to $200,000. The proposal deadline is June 25, 2020. Visit the NFWF website to review the 2020 Request for Proposals.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Available to Develop Rural Residency Programs
Department of Health and Human Services

The Rural Residency Planning and Development Program supports the development of new rural residency programs in a variety of fields, including family medicine, internal medicine, public health and general preventive medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology. The program seeks to address the physician workforce shortages and challenges faced by rural communities. The application deadline is June 30, 2020.

Humanities Projects for the Public Supported
National Endowment for the Humanities

The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history. The program supports projects in three categories: exhibitions, interpretive programs at historic places, and humanities discussions related to "A More Perfect Union": NEH Special Initiative Advancing Civic Education and Commemorating the Nation's 250th Anniversary. The application deadline is August 12, 2020.



Partner Depot

Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference
GPA's Annual Conference brings over 900 grant professionals together for an event full of learning and networking opportunities. Grant professionals gather to exchange strategies, solutions, resources, and more. With almost three days of learning, growing, and finding inspiration, attendees are equipped with a year’s worth of support for their daily responsibilities as grant professionals.

The Grant Professionals Association invites you to join us in November at the highlight of the year for the grant industry!



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

2020 Points of Light Conference
Are you looking to gain some professional inspiration while social distancing? If so, you are in luck, as this year's Points of Light Conference has transitioned to an online format. Held from June 10 to 12, 2020, this conference brings together nonprofit, government, business, and civic leaders to collaborate and share the knowledge and resources needed to galvanize the power of people to create change. The new online format opens the opportunity for global access to knowledge and best practice sharing relevant both prior to and through recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.



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.

LIVE Workshop: Tracking Restricted Grants in QuickBooks (DESKTOP Version and ONLINE Version)
Do you receive grants that are restricted in some way? Do you struggle to complete grant spending reports at the end of these grants? Do you spend hours going through transactions and payroll reports trying to figure out which expenses were paid from a grant? And what about grants with a budget by account that must be adhered to? By simply setting up a few things, you can easily get a profit and loss statement for each of your restricted grants (compared to budget if you'd like). See reports for your grants all on one screen and in real time. All of this and more can be easily tracked right in your QuickBooks software! We are very excited to have Gregg Bossen, a CPA specializing in nonprofits, deliver one of his most popular webinars exclusively for us. In this webinar, Gregg will show you how you can easily track restricted grants in QuickBooks. Topics include how and where to set up your grantors, how to enter grant revenue, how to point expenses to a grant, how to allocate payroll to a grant, how to enter grant budgets, how to generate and memorize reports on your grants, and how to deal with future year grants received this year that make it look like you made more money than you did. Don't miss this opportunity! You will be VERY glad you joined us. The webinar for the DESKTOP version will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The webinar for the ONLINE version will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020.

Writing Capacity Building Grants
Capacity building grants are unique. While many best practices in writing operational or program grant requests apply to developing capacity building grant requests, there are some critical differences that need to be addressed to create the strongest application possible. During the 90-minute webinar, Alice Ruhnke will define and discuss the fundamentals of capacity building grant requests, highlight the key components that differ from "regular" grants, and outline ways to identify funders who provide capacity building grants. Throughout the session, common mistakes in writing capacity building grant requests will be discussed and remedied. This 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. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

How Social Service Agencies Can Win National Funding (NEW)
Does your social service agency want to win grants from national funders? It is important to understand that not every agency is set up to deliver what national foundations want when they make grants for social services. Because almost all social service work is local or regional in nature, national funders look to local philanthropy to support those efforts. Instead, national funders tend to see their role differently: they're generally looking to contribute to the knowledge base, advance innovation, or scale promising solutions. With this in mind, social service agencies seeking national funding need to ask themselves specific questions about what they are doing that other organizations can learn from and replicate. (And if it is worth it, given that their ongoing programs are what most need funding.) In this webinar, Alayna Buckner, CEO and Founder of Elevate, will address these types of questions, and offer strategies to help your organization plan programs that attract attention and interest from national funders. Elevate works with many social service clients that attract these investments, and Alayna will share the patterns and insights they've gleaned from seeing what wins funding (and what doesn't). The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020.



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COVID-19 Related Funding
International Association for Volunteer Effort: COVID-19 Response Fund
Eos Foundation: Community-Wide Emergency Children’s Meals Grant Program
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund: COVID-19 Response Grants

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Suicide Prevention Efforts
National Programs Addressing the Media, Drinking Water, and Animal Welfare Funded
Grants Promote Financial Health Programs for Government Employees
Support for Educators Encouraging a Diverse Democracy 

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Western Wisconsin
Grants Enhance Services for People in Need in the Southeastern U.S.
Support for Historic Preservation and Wildlife Rehabilitation in Oregon and Southern Washington
Habitat Protection Initiatives in the Appalachian Region Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available to Develop Rural Residency Programs
Humanities Projects for the Public Supported