GrantStation Insider - June 13, 2019

Volume XVIII | Issue 23

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


National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Environmental Justice Capacity Building Efforts
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice: Small Grants Program

The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) is a leading resource for grassroots environmental activism, with a vision for clean, green neighborhoods nationwide. CHEJ’s Small Grants Program helps grassroots, community organizing groups build leadership, increase capacity, and provide training and education. The program is designed to especially reach people from low-wealth communities and communities of color who are impacted by environmental harms. Grant activities can include board development, membership outreach, and fundraising efforts. Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $20,000 depending on the size of the applying organization. The application deadline is July 16, 2019. Visit the CHEJ website to download the Small Grants Program guidelines.

Rural Design Workshops and Training Opportunities Offered
Citizens' Institute on Rural Design

The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) is intended to empower local citizens to capitalize on unique local and regional assets in order to guide the civic development and future design of their own communities. For 2019, the CIRD program consists of two different opportunities. Through the Workshop Communities track, up to three communities will be selected to host an on-site rural design workshop. The workshops will bring together local residents and leaders from nonprofits, community organizations, and government agencies to develop actionable solutions to the community’s specific design challenge. Each workshop includes a $10,000 stipend to the host community. Through the Learning Cohort Communities track, up to 20 rural communities (in addition to the three communities selected for on-site design workshops) will be selected to participate in a Learning Cohort. Rural community leaders from government, nonprofits, local businesses, and civic organizations will be invited to gather together for learning, training, and support to make their community’s vision a reality. The application deadline for both tracks is July 22, 2019. Visit the CIRD website to download the Call for Applications.

ATV Safety and Trail Access Programs Funded
Polaris Industries: T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program

The T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program, an initiative of Polaris Industries, provides support to national, state, and local organizations in the United States to ensure the future of ATV riding. The grant program encompasses two main objectives—promoting safe and responsible riding, and preserving access. Funds can be used by organizations for trail development and maintenance projects, safety and education initiatives, lobbying, and other projects to increase and maintain land access. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the country. (Fire, rescue, and law enforcement organizations are not eligible for this program.) Requests are reviewed two times per year; the upcoming application deadline is September 1, 2019. Visit the Program’s website to review the grant guidelines and submit an online application.

Grants Strengthen Grassroots Community Organizing for Social Justice
Life Comes From It

Life Comes From It is a grantmaking circle that supports grassroots movement-building work rooted in lived experience and relationships for restorative justice, transformative justice, and indigenous peacemaking. Grants of up to $25,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations that offer approaches to address violence and repair harm rooted in community solutions. The focus is on investing in leaders of color committed to doing movement-building work. Two categories of grants are offered: Individual Projects; and Networks, Convenings, and Collaborations. The application deadline is August 12, 2019. Visit the Life Comes From It website to review examples of funded projects and to learn more about the application process.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Organizations Serving Arizona Youth and Military Members Supported
Arizona Coyotes Foundation

The Arizona Coyotes Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of life throughout Arizona communities by supporting nonprofit organizations that provide services to children and service men and women. The Foundation is dedicated to health and wellness programs that stimulate the growth of youth sports and programs that encourage teamwork skills while building future leaders. Support is provided in the following areas: healthcare, education, cultural arts, and sports. The 2019 Grant Cycle will be open between July 1 and July 31. Visit the Foundation’s website in July to review the grant guidelines and submit an application.

Funds for Organizations Advancing Racial Justice in Maine
Maine Initiatives: Grants for Change Program

Maine Initiatives cultivates social, economic, and environmental justice through grants and other support to grassroots nonprofit organizations in Maine communities. Maine Initiatives’ Grants for Change Program funds community-based nonprofit organizations throughout the state working to advance racial justice in local communities or statewide. Grants of $25,000 will be provided to up to ten organizations for general operating support over three years. Priority will be given to organizations that address one or more of the following areas: 1) work led by and in service to Native American/Wabanaki and Black/African-American communities in Maine; 2) work being done on institutional, structural, and systemic expressions of racial injustice and racial inequity; and 3) work being done to strengthen community building, community organizing, grassroots advocacy, and policy change as central strategies for advancing racial justice and equity. The application deadline is July 19, 2019. Visit the Maine Initiatives website to review the Grants for Change Program’s guidelines.

Grants Promote Historic Preservation and Wildlife Rehabilitation in Oregon
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, 2019. (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.

Support for Senior Services in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and DC
Impact1890—A National Lutheran Program

Impact1890—A National Lutheran Program provides grants to nonprofit organizations, including congregations and community-based programs, that support seniors aging in place in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Grant proposals must address at least one of the following critical needs faced by seniors: navigating and accessing healthcare and social services; chronic disease management; dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and memory loss; social isolation; transportation; and housing. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $22,000. The proposal deadline is July 31, 2019. Visit the Impact1890 website to learn more about the Program and how to submit an online proposal.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Humanities Projects Funded
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. Optional drafts are due July 3, 2019. The application deadline is August 14, 2019.

Support Available for Downtown Housing Projects
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The HOPE VI Main Street Program provides grants to small communities to assist in the renovation of historic or traditional central business districts, or "Main Street" areas, by replacing unused, obsolete commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units. The application deadline is July 30, 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.

Reactivating Lapsed Donors
Are you looking to bring back former donors to your organization? Blackbaud’s webinar “Reactivating Lapsed Donors” discusses how to bring lapsed donors back into the fold by creating an engagement strategy based on relationship rebuilding. The webinar takes place on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.



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.

Prepare to Win: A Fresh New Approach to Grantwriting
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 reconsider 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.

Securing In-Kind Donations: And Making Them Work for You!
Understanding how donations of products and services can help leverage grant awards and strengthen your bottom line is one of those overlooked pieces of a funding strategy. In this webinar, Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation, will walk you through how to build a strong in-kind contributions program, the types of contributions you can secure, and how to use these donations to leverage grant support. The webinar, which is fast paced and full of information about in-kind gifts and the sources that are providing them, is a must for almost any organization, regardless of size. The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

FREE Tour of the GrantStation Website
Join Jeremy Smith, Communications and Technology Director, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. This tour will cover all of the features in, including navigation, search interfaces, and charitable database search criteria. This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects. By using GrantStation's databases and resource tools, you can begin to develop a successful grantseeking strategy for the next 12 to 18 months. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 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.

“It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over”
Visit our Anniversary page to read “It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over,” the newest installment in our comic series following the adventures of The Non-Profiteers. You’ll also find information about our special events, learn how to enter our free Membership contest, hear from our founder and community partners, and more!


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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Environmental Justice Capacity Building Efforts
Rural Design Workshops and Training Opportunities Offered
ATV Safety and Trail Access Programs Funded
Grants Strengthen Grassroots Community Organizing for Social Justice 

Regional Funding Opportunities
Organizations Serving Arizona Youth and Military Members Supported
Funds for Organizations Advancing Racial Justice in Maine
Grants Promote Historic Preservation and Wildlife Rehabilitation in Oregon 
Support for Senior Services in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and DC

Federal Funding Opportunities
Humanities Projects Funded
Support Available for Downtown Housing Projects