GrantStation Insider: June 10, 2021

Volume XX | Issue 23

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COVID-19 Related Funding
Opportunities related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Current COVID-19 funding opportunities are available on our website.



National Funding
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Equipment Support for Rural Fire Departments
Brothers Helping Brothers

Brothers Helping Brothers helps small and rural fire departments throughout the U.S. with equipment needs by donating vital life-saving tools. Equipment grants are provided to fire departments and EMS organizations operating in any of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. Applicant organizations must serve a population of fewer than 10,000 people or have less than 30 employees, a majority of which is volunteer or paid per call personnel. Equipment grants as well as used equipment donations are provided. Requests may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Brothers Helping Brothers website to learn more about the available grant programs.

Youth Service-Learning Programs Funded
Youth Service America: Afterschool Grants

Youth Service America (YSA) supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, YSA will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning in afterschool programs targeting middle and high school aged youth throughout the country. Applying programs must engage a minimum of 50 youth as volunteers in service or service-learning projects during the 2021-2022 academic year. At least 50% of youth engaged must be from low-income, underserved communities. Applicants may work locally, regionally, or statewide. The application deadline is July 30, 2021. Visit the YSA website to learn more about the Afterschool Grants program.

Grants Promote Solutions Using Technology to Help the Underserved Worldwide
Cisco Global Impact Cash Grants

Cisco Global Impact Cash Grants support nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and worldwide with scalable, replicable, and sustainable solutions that use Internet technology to benefit individuals and communities around the world. In the Education category, Cisco supports technology-based solutions and education delivery models that improve student performance and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Economic Empowerment category focuses on programs that encourage employment success, entrepreneurship, and long-term self-sufficiency by providing access to skills, knowledge, and financial products and services via technology-based solutions. Through the Critical Human Needs category, Cisco grants help overcome the cycle of poverty and dependence by supporting organizations that address the basic needs of underserved communities. Organizations can begin the application process at any time. Visit the Cisco website to review the grantmaking criteria and to take the Eligibility Quiz.

Efforts to Advance U.S. Muslim Communities Supported
Pillars Fund

Pillars Fund amplifies the leadership, narratives, and talents of Muslims in the United States to advance opportunity and justice for all. Pillars supports nonprofit organizations working in or closely alongside Muslim communities throughout the U.S. Support is provided to organizations that address one or more of the following issues: Reimagining Public Safety, with a focus on work that strives to end the unjust criminalization of Muslim communities; Promoting Mental Health and Wellness, with a focus on work to build mental healthcare systems that better serve Muslim communities; and Building Civic Power, with a focus on work that supports Muslim leaders and ultimately transforming our democracy to one that serves us all. The deadline for Idea Submission Forms is August 3, 2021. Visit Pillars Fund's website to learn more about the grantmaking guidelines.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funds for Efforts to Address Inequities in Education for Minnesota's Children
Ciresi Walburn Foundation for Children

The Ciresi Walburn Foundation for Children is dedicated to promoting education and equitable opportunities for all of Minnesota's children and youth. The Foundation provides Annual Grants to nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, and K-12 schools that support children and families throughout the state. The Foundation's focus is on funding efforts to eliminate inequities in the educational system, including early learning programs, education policy and advocacy, programs that support educators, high performing K-12 schools, and wrap-around programs focused on children and families in high-needs neighborhoods. The letter of inquiry window will open on June 28 and close on July 30, 2021; invited full proposals will be due October 2, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website for details about the grant priorities and online application process.

Grants Foster 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, 2021. (The Betty Kinsman Fund for arts, culture, and humanities has a separate application process.) Application guidelines for both grant categories are available on the Foundation's website.

Support for LGBTQ Organizations in the Baltimore and DC Regions
BHT Foundation

The BHT Foundation supports nonprofit organizations serving the LGBTQ/SGL and HIV/AIDS communities in the Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC, metropolitan area. The Foundation focuses on organizations that demonstrate positive impact on the community that they serve and the greater LGBTQIA+ communities. This includes organizations that serve typically underfunded or underrepresented groups, organizations that are filling a vital gap or need in community services, and organizations that create community and safe spaces. Specific areas of interest include programs and services that support individuals and groups affected by HIV/AIDS, and programs and services that support LGBTQIA+ youth age 24 and under. Grants of up to $3,000 are provided. The application cycle for 2021 will open on July 7 and close on August 6. Visit the Foundation's website for more information.

Justice-Related Programs in Ohio Funded
Ohio State Bar Foundation

The Ohio State Bar Foundation is committed to promoting public understanding of the law and to encouraging improvements in the justice system throughout Ohio. The Foundation's core values include a commitment to a society served by a fair, impartial, and accessible system of justice. The Foundation's grant program assists nonprofit organizations with law-related projects that promote the pursuit of justice, or promote public understanding of the rule of law. Along with regular grants, the Foundation also offers the Racial Justice Initiative, which supports projects that address systemic racism that hinders the pursuit of justice for historically marginalized communities in Ohio. The application deadlines are February 15 and August 15, annually. (Potential grant applicants are required to participate in a pre-submission conference with Foundation staff prior to completing a grant application.) Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the application process.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Funds Help Create Jobs for Low-Income Individuals
Department of Health and Human Services

The Community Economic Development Projects program supports innovative projects to enhance job creation and business development for low-income individuals. The program seeks to address objectives such as decreasing dependency on federal programs, chronic unemployment, and community deterioration in urban and rural areas. The application deadline is July 12, 2021.

Opportunity Promotes STEM Equity
National Science Foundation

The Racial Equity in STEM Education program supports bold, ground-breaking, and potentially transformative projects addressing systemic racism in STEM. Proposals should advance racial equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and workforce development through research (both fundamental and applied) and practice. The program seeks proposals led by, or developed and led in authentic partnership with, individuals and communities most impacted by the inequities caused by systemic racism. The upcoming deadlines are July 13 and October 12, 2021.



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

2021 State of Civil Society Report
A new report by CIVICUS entitled the 2021 State of Civil Society Report analyzes how contemporary events and trends are impacting on civil society and how civil society is responding to the major issues and problems of the day. This is the tenth edition of the report, which focuses on civil society action and developments in 2020, looks back over ten years of civil society activity, and highlights key ideas for action in civil society in 2021 and beyond. The report covers topics such as the global struggle for racial justice, democracy under the pandemic, and demands for economic and environmental justice.



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 of QuickBooks)
Do you receive grants that are restricted in some way? Do you struggle to complete grant spending reports at the end of a grant? Do you spend hours going through transactions and payroll reports trying to figure out which expenses were paid for 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 P&L 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 and president of QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits, deliver one of his most popular webinars exclusively for us! During this webinar, you will learn how and where to set up your grantors, how to enter grant revenue, how to point expenses 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 much more money than you did. Don't miss this opportunity. You will be VERY glad you came!. The webinar for the DESKTOP version of QuickBooks will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The webinar for the ONLINE version of QuickBooks will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

The Flexible Nonprofit Leader (NEW)
The buzzword "empowerment" sounds appealing to most leaders and managers, as does the idea of enabling their employees to feel a sense of ownership in their work. Why? The opposite—micro-management—results in high turnover and frustration all around the office, including for you. Unfortunately, most of the good will around empowerment falls to the wayside once deadlines come into view and the pressure mounts. The strategies Dr. Anthony Silard will share with you in this session, if practiced correctly, will provide you with the key to your own prison cell, as you will be able to stop doing everything yourself. How? By finally rising to the leadership challenge of getting others to do the work you want them to by making it their own. In this cutting-edge session, you will learn how to create an internal system in your organization that puts some weight behind these high ideals. You will also learn about the relationship between flexibility and self-confidence, and have the opportunity to make some revealing discoveries about how this relationship plays out in both your personal and professional life. The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

FREE: Tour of the Website
Curious to know exactly what resources are at your fingertips when you enter the GrantStation website? Join Kevin Peters, Senior Research Specialist and Technical Associate, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. Kevin will demonstrate all of the GrantStation features including how to best use the searchable databases of private funders, how to navigate government funding sources, and how to set up and use your personal dashboard. This quick overview is a great way for current Members to ensure that they are getting the most out of their Membership, and for potential Members to see GrantStation in action! The webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.



GrantStation Announcements
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Editor: Julie Kaufman
Copy Editor: Ashlyn Simmons
Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters

National Funding Opportunities
Equipment Support for Rural Fire Departments
Youth Service-Learning Programs Funded
Grants Promote Solutions Using Technology to Help the Underserved Worldwide 
Efforts to Advance U.S. Muslim Communities Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Efforts to Address Inequities in Education for Minnesota’s Children
Grants Foster Historic Preservation and Wildlife Rehabilitation in Oregon and Southern Washington
Support for LGBTQ Organizations in the Baltimore and DC Regions
Justice-Related Programs in Ohio Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Help Create Jobs for Low-Income Individuals
Opportunity Promotes STEM Equity