GrantStation Insider - May 30, 2019

Volume XVIII | Issue 21

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


National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Community Organizing Efforts to Confront Poverty
Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People

The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) participates in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people who are seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression, and injustice. SDOP currently supports groups in the United States who are oppressed by poverty and social systems, want to take charge of their own lives, are organizing to do something about their own conditions, and have decided that what they are going to do will produce long-term changes in their lives or communities. Supported projects must be presented, owned, and controlled by the groups of people who will directly benefit from them. In addition, projects should utilize some combination of the SDOP core strategies to promote justice, build solidarity, advance human dignity, and advocate for economic equity. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the SDOP website to review the grant criteria.

Middle School Geography Projects in North America Funded
National Geographic Education: Middle School Planetary Stewards

National Geographic Education is focused on building geographic competency in middle school students and educators by fostering an explorer mindset and building appreciation for the natural and social sciences at the local, regional, and global levels. The Middle School Planetary Stewards request for proposals (RFP) invites middle school educators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to submit proposals for creative projects that maximize the kind of learning exemplified by the Learning Framework and the Geo-Inquiry Process in classrooms or informal education settings. Eligible projects should address one of the following focus areas: Human Journey, Wildlife, or Changing Planet. Proposed projects may be carried out at various scales—for example, in one classroom or with one group of learners, with a collection of classrooms or groups, in an after-school program, or in an entire school. Applicants may request up to US $15,000, although grants typically range between $5,000 and $10,000. The application deadline is July 10, 2019. Visit the National Geographic website to review the RFP.

Grants Promote Social Justice and Environmental Protection Programs Worldwide
Wallace Global Fund

The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends. Grants are provided for initiatives at the national and global levels, as well as for significant local or regional programs offering the potential to leverage broader impact. The focus is on nonprofit organizations and non-governmental organizations that are catalyzing significant change in line with one of the following priority areas: Challenge Corporate Power, Defend and Renew Democracy, Protect the Environment, Promote Truth and Creative Freedom in Media, and Advance Women’s Human Rights and Empowerment. Online letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about the priority areas and application guidelines.

Native Land Control Initiatives Supported
Indian Land Tenure Foundation

The Indian Land Tenure Foundation is a national, community-based organization serving American Indian nations and people in the recovery and control of their rightful homelands. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, state and local government agencies, and educational institutions that are working in the following strategic program areas: education, cultural awareness, economic opportunity, and legal reform. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the funding guidelines for each program area.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Arkansas Organizations Addressing Health Issues
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, policy, and economics. Funded projects must demonstrate strong community, regional, or statewide support, such as co-funding by other organizations or groups. Grants generally range from $5,000 to $150,000. The deadline for submitting online applications is July 15, 2019. (The Foundation also offers a $1,000 mini-grant program from January to March 15 each year.) Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.

Sponsorships and Grants Enhance Quality of Life in Texas Communities
NRG Retail Charitable Foundation

The NRG Retail Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the quality of life in communities served by Reliant Energy throughout the state of Texas. The Foundation’s areas of interest categories include the following: Community and Economic Development, Education, Environment and Energy Efficiency, and Health and Well-Being. The Foundation gives priority to initiatives that strengthen community involvement and inclusiveness. Applications for sponsorships and grants may be submitted at any time. Visit the Reliant Energy website to review the areas of interest categories and learn more about the application process.

Support for Oral Care Programs in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation

The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation is committed to improving the oral health of Wisconsin residents by providing grants to community-based, nonprofit oral health promotion programs throughout the state. The Foundation's Annual Grant Program offers support to initiatives that provide dental care to the underserved and philanthropic endeavors related to dentistry in Wisconsin. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered for dental supplies and equipment for low-income dental clinics, dental health education programs, and other nonprofit dentistry programs. Proposals must be submitted via email by July 31, 2019. (A letter of endorsement from an officer of the local component dental society is required. Please note that submission of a grant application does not guarantee funding, and the decisions of the Foundation are final.) Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.

Tobacco Use Reduction Efforts in Maine Funded
Maine Cancer Foundation

The Maine Cancer Foundation is dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine. The Foundation is currently accepting proposals for projects that seek to reduce the use of tobacco in Maine. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 will be provided to nonprofit organizations that address one or more of the following focus areas: tobacco cessation for adults, advocacy or policy projects related to tobacco use or second-hand smoke, and projects that address Maine populations disproportionately impacted by tobacco. Proposed projects must include clearly defined goals and measurable results and implement best practices related to reducing tobacco use. The application deadline is July 11, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding criteria.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Grants Available to Improve Workplace Health and Safety
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program offers support to provide training and education programs for employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces, and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Several grant opportunities are available, including Targeted Topic Training, Training and Educational Materials Development, and Capacity Building Developmental and Capacity Building Pilot. The deadline for all current opportunities is July 2, 2019.

Program Works to Reduce Substance Abuse
Department of Health and Human Services

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program provides funding to establish and strengthen collaboration around the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth. The Program also seeks to reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting factors that minimize the risk. The application deadline is July 8, 2019.



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

Engaging Women as Donors
A recent series of reports put out by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy illustrates the essential role that women play when it comes to donating to charitable causes. How can you tap into this research to reach out to female donors? On July 8 and 9 in Indianapolis, IN, the Lilly School is offering the Engaging Women as Donors course, aimed at teaching participants how to build and sustain powerful relationships with women donors.



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.

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.

Prepare to Win!
For the novice, as well as those with some experience, this webinar provides a fresh new approach to grantwriting. The rule for grantwriting is simple: 80% of your time on preparation and 20% of your time on writing. Does your grantwriting process follow this rule? What does that 80% include? How do you build organizational credibility into your request? What should you be doing to strengthen everything from your statement of need to your explanation of the impact the grant award will have? Take the time to re-consider how you present basic documents such as your budget, organizational description, and board and staff bios so they add significant credibility to your request. When that grant application comes across your desk you want to be prepared to win! Join GrantStation’s CEO, Cynthia Adams, who will provide a fast-paced, content rich session with plenty of time to address your questions. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation.

GrantStation shares database profiles of Local, National, Canadian, and International grantmakers with upcoming deadlines each week. Check out the current Funding Alerts for more grant opportunities!



GrantStation 20th Anniversary
GrantStation celebrates 20 years of service to the sector.

Those Early, Exciting (and Painful) Years
Cynthia Adams continues her story, which will resonate with many of you. “There is a challenge that all entrepreneurs have to address when starting a new business. It’s not what you are probably thinking—finding the money for a startup (although that is also somewhat daunting). The real challenge is defining who you want to be as a company, who you will serve, and how you will deliver that product or service. For an entrepreneur to be truly successful you have to feel passionate about what you do.”


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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Community Organizing Efforts to Confront Poverty
Middle School Geography Projects in North America Funded 
Grants Promote Social Justice and Environmental Protection Programs Worldwide
Native Land Control Initiatives Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Arkansas Organizations Addressing Health Issues
Sponsorships and Grants Enhance Quality of Life in Texas Communities
Support for Oral Care Programs in Wisconsin
Tobacco Use Reduction Efforts in Maine Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Grants Available to Improve Workplace Health and Safety
Program Works to Reduce Substance Abuse