GrantStation Insider: May 26, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 21

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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 College and University Collaborative Initiatives
Transformational Partnerships Fund

The Transformational Partnerships Fund (TPF), administered by SeaChange, supports colleges and universities interested in exploring partnerships that could fundamentally improve how they operate and serve students—especially students of color, students from low-income families, and other underserved populations. Catalytic grants of up to $100,000 can be used to engage third-party technical assistance providers knowledgeable in law, finance, governance, fundraising, human resources, and other related fields. These grants may support the exploration of partnerships in many forms, ranging from shared administrative services or consolidated academic offerings on one end of the spectrum, to full mergers on the other. TPF will support explorations across the full continuum of partnerships provided that they have the potential to transform one or more of the institutions in a way that would make a meaningful and positive difference for the students. Partnerships supported by TPF typically involve two or more degree-granting institutions of higher education, including private nonprofit colleges, public universities or systems, community colleges, and (in exceptional situations) for-profit institutions. Grant applications are considered on a rolling basis. Information on submitting an online grant inquiry is available on the TPF website.

Programs for Military Members and Families Funded
Infinite Hero Foundation

The Infinite Hero Foundation is dedicated to combating the most difficult front-line issues—mental and physical—facing returning military heroes and their families. The Foundation provides grants of up to $100,000 to nonprofit organizations offering innovative and effective programs or treatments to active-duty service members, veterans, and/or military families for service-related mental and physical injuries. Grant requests must fall within one of the following categories: physical recovery; brain health, including TBI and PTS; suicide prevention; veteran leadership; or military families. Letters of interest are due July 1, 2022; invited grant applications must be submitted by September 15, 2022. More information about the grant program is available on the Foundation's website.

Grants Strengthen Disability-Led Organizations Nationwide
Borealis Philanthropy: Disability Inclusion Fund

The Disability Inclusion Fund, administered by Borealis Philanthropy, supports organizations in the United States and its territories run by and for people with disabilities to lead transformational change. The Fund gives priority to organizations that are disability-led, with emphasis on Black, Indigenous, people of color, queer and gender non-conforming, and women disability-led organizations. The focus is on work that engages with other social movements and across issues, including racial justice, climate change, immigrant rights, labor rights, etc. Organizations or projects that provide direct services are eligible only if they also engage in community organizing, advocacy, or policy work. General operating and program grants, ranging from $30,000 to $100,000, will be provided. Nonprofit organizations and fiscally-sponsored organizations are eligible to apply. The application deadline is June 30, 2022. Visit the Borealis Philanthropy website to download the request for proposals.

Efforts to Educate the Public About Children's Needs Supported
American Legion Child Welfare Foundation

The mission of the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation is to provide nonprofit organizations with a means to educate the public about the needs of children across the United States. The Foundation supports organizations that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of information about new and innovative programs designed to benefit youth, or through the dissemination of information already possessed by well-established organizations. Grant requests should have the potential to help American children in a broad geographic area. The application deadline is July 15, 2022. Grant application guidelines are available on the Foundation's website.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Competition to Advance Economic Progress for Minority Women in Twenty Metropolitan Areas
JPMorgan Chase: Annual Challenge

The Annual Challenge, formerly known as the AdvancingCities Challenge, is an annual competition offered by JPMorgan Chase that supports promising ideas helping to advance equity and economic opportunity through community-driven solutions that foster collaboration and contribute to systemic, sustainable change. In 2022, the Challenge will support innovative, sustainable solutions designed, led, or implemented by and supporting women of color, including Black, Latina, Indigenous, and/or Asian American and Pacific Islander women. Organizations from 20 metropolitan areas (PDF) are eligible to apply. Three-year grants ranging from $500,000 to $3 million each will be awarded to up to ten individual organizations or partnerships working to catalyze change, drive equitable economic recovery from the pandemic, and tackle enduring drivers of racial and gender wealth gaps. The Challenge aims to make investments in four focus areas that influence wealth building: careers and skills, financial health, small business expansion, and neighborhood development. The Challenge will also fund a subset of projects that advance approaches to improve mental health and wellness as a part of interventions designed to promote economic mobility. The application deadline is June 27, 2022. Visit the JPMorgan Chase website to access the Annual Challenge Call for Ideas and the FAQs.

Social Enterprise Efforts of Minnesota Nonprofits Supported
Propel Nonprofits: Social Enterprise Accelerator Cohort

Propel Nonprofits, with support from Otto Bremer Trust, is offering the Social Enterprise Accelerator Cohort program for Minnesota nonprofits that are developing an earned revenue stream to support the mission of their organization. The goal of the program is to assist nonprofits in the successful launch or growth of a social enterprise, with the long-term goal of building the sustainability of nonprofits. Applications are being accepted from Minnesota nonprofits that have recently launched, or are on the brink of launching, a new social enterprise initiative and want to network with peers and coaches in a cohort setting to refine the business plan and implementation of their project. Selected organizations will participate in training sessions and also receive a planning/implementation grant of $5,000 that can be used to support staff time and for piloting, equipment, or specialized professional services. The application deadline is June 16, 2022. Visit the Propel Nonprofits website to learn more about the Social Enterprise Accelerator Cohort program.

Funds for Literacy Programs in California
Dr. Seuss Foundation

The Dr. Seuss Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in California that address literacy issues. The mission of the Foundation is to be a catalyst for improved literacy, broadly conceived, through strategic partnerships and investments. The focus is on improving literacy and learning as these are essential to succeeding in the multi-layered worlds of the arts and humanities, health and well-being, animal welfare, and the environment. Grants of $10,000 and more are considered. The upcoming grant cycle opens July 1, 2022, and the deadline for letters of inquiry is August 1, 2022; invited proposals will be due September 15, 2022. Detailed information on the grant process is available on the Foundation's website.

Efforts to Enhance the Health of Arkansans Supported
Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas: Regular Grants Program

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is dedicated to creating a state where citizens have access to useful information and needed healthcare services that enable them to lead healthier lives. Through the Regular Grants Program, the Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations and government agencies that positively affect the health of Arkansans. Particular emphasis is given to projects addressing healthcare delivery, healthcare policy, and healthcare economics. Funded projects must demonstrate strong community, regional, or statewide support, such as co-funding by other organizations or groups. Grants range from $5,000 to $150,000. The deadline for submitting online applications is July 15, 2022. (The Foundation also offers a mini-grant program from January to February 15 each year.) Visit the Foundation's website to access the application information for the Regular Grants Program.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Funds Promote Microenterprises for Refugees
Department of Health and Human Services

The Refugee Microenterprise Development Program seeks to promote refugee economic integration by supporting the development, expansion, or sustainability of refugee-owned microbusinesses. The focus is on assisting refugees in establishing microenterprise businesses through the provision of grants and loans and training and technical assistance, and assisting refugees in building credit history or repairing their credit scores. The application deadline is June 27, 2022.

Program Supports Good Food Choices for Low-Income Consumers
Department of Agriculture

The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program Competitive Grants Program supports projects intended to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by providing incentives at the point of purchase among income-eligible consumers participating in the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Program priorities include, but are not limited to, direct-to-consumer sales marketing; providing locally or regionally produced and fresh fruits and vegetables, especially those culturally appropriate for the target audience; providing services to underserved communities or communities where the majority of residents are racial/ethnic minorities, living below the federal poverty line, or are in rural or remote areas; supplemental services in high-need communities, including online ordering, transportation between home and store, and delivery services; and food retailers that are open for extended hours and most or all days of the year. The application deadlines are June 30, 2022, and March 15, 2023.



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

Reimagine Recovery
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended society in countless ways. Reimagine Recovery, a recent report by the Ford Foundation, offers a detailed vision of the recovery from the pandemic, beginning in the places people work and live and extending to the largest global stages. It asks questions such as: What's possible when everyone can fully participate in society and has the opportunity to shape their lives? What's possible when we follow the lead of leaders and organizations building solutions for—and with—historically excluded communities? What's possible when we shift our old ways of operating and include equity in our execution of every policy and cultivation of every movement?



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.

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.

Building a Grantseeking Calendar for 2022-2023
Developing a strategic approach for each project or program (even general operating expenses) that needs funding will, simply put, result in a higher rate of success. Join GrantStation's CEO, Cynthia Adams, in this information-packed training focused on a step-by-step process to help you develop your grantseeking calendar for 2022-23. With so many unknowns when it comes to fundraising, having a strong grantseeking plan in place is essential to keeping your organization financially healthy. Our learning objectives for this training are to identify tools and resources to help build a solid grantseeking program, develop a grants research process that is both consistent and efficient, consider different strategic approaches to funding each program or project, and develop a plan of action in order to secure the funds needed. If you are concerned about your fundraising plan for the coming year to 18 months, consider developing a solid, grantseeking approach that will provide reliable income for the foreseeable future. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Writing Federal Grant Proposals
The federal government is increasingly interested in funding the important work done by community and faith-based groups throughout the country. Every year the government releases millions of dollars to help nonprofit organizations serve their communities. During this webinar, Alice Ruhnke will talk about how to identify federal grant opportunities, and she'll outline the major elements of grant applications required by most federal agencies. Resources to help your organization through the government grantseeking process will also be discussed. The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022.



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National Funding Opportunities
Support for College and University Collaborative Initiatives
Programs for Military Members and Families Funded
Grants Strengthen Disability-Led Organizations Nationwide
Efforts to Educate the Public About Children's Needs Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Competition to Advance Economic Progress for Minority Women in Twenty Metropolitan Areas
Social Enterprise Efforts of Minnesota Nonprofits Supported
Funds for Literacy Programs in California
Efforts to Enhance the Health of Arkansans Supported

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Promote Microenterprises for Refugees
Program Supports Good Food Choices for Low-Income Consumers