GrantStation Insider: June 17, 2021

Volume XX | Issue 24

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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.

Support for Local Community Organizations Throughout the U.S.

The mission of CREATE ACTION is to amplify the efforts of local nonprofit organizations throughout the United States through funding, storytelling, and collaboration with Sony. CREATE ACTION grants are designed to support organizations committed to serving their local communities in areas such as STEAM/academic enrichment, workforce development, and nonprofit services for underserved and under-represented groups. One CREATE ACTION grant will be awarded each month from June 2021 through March 2022. Selected organizations will receive a grant of $50,000, Sony Electronics products, and a custom-created promotional film, as well as other opportunities for collaboration, partnership, and marketing support. The first three application deadlines are June 30, July 29, and August 30, 2021. Grant guidelines and online application information are available on the CREATE ACTION website.

Public Media, Clean Drinking Water, and Animal Welfare Programs 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. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year and full proposals are reviewed quarterly. The remaining proposal deadlines for 2021 are July 9 and September 24. Visit the Foundation's website for application guidelines and forms.

Grants Focus on HIV/AIDS Services, Education, and Research
Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation

The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation is dedicated to the fight against HIV and AIDS. Grant requests from throughout the United States are considered, with particular interest in smaller communities and rural areas. The Foundation supports community-based nonprofit organizations that focus on HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, or research. Grants are provided to developing or established programs, with emphasis on those that provide direct benefit to clients or target audiences. Requests are reviewed two times per year. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is August 6, 2021; invited grant applications will be due September 3, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website to submit an online letter of inquiry.

Pollinator Gardens to Educate Youth Supported
KidsGardening: Little Seeds Pollinator Pals Grant

The Little Seeds Pollinator Pals Grant, presented by KidsGardening and Little Seeds, is designed to support youth garden programs interested in preserving and creating pollinator habitat to help rebuild declining pollinator populations. In 2021, 18 programs will be awarded $500 to support the development of pollinator gardens in communities across the United States. Programs must be planning a new pollinator garden or expanding an existing one designed to teach youth about the importance of pollinators. Nonprofit organizations, public and private schools, and youth programs throughout the country that serve at least 15 youth between the ages of two and 14 are eligible to apply. The application deadline is July 30, 2021. Details about the Little Seeds Pollinator Pals Grant are available on the KidsGardening website.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funds for Community Organizations in 25 States
U.S. Bank Foundation: Community Possible Grant Program

The U.S. Bank Foundation's Community Possible Grant Program invests in efforts to create stable jobs, better homes, and vibrant communities in the 25 states served by the Bank. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that advance the following funding priorities: The Play category focuses on artistic and cultural enrichment and learning through play. The Work category focuses on workforce education and economic prosperity. The Home category focuses on neighborhood stability and revitalization. In 2021, the Foundation is moving to an invitation only application. However, the Foundation does accept letters of interest to identify organizations with unique and innovative programs that fit within its areas of interest. A guidelines document (PDF) for the Community Possible Grant Program, which includes a list of eligible states, is available on the Foundation's website. Online letters of interest may be submitted throughout the year.

Grants Strengthen Native Organizations and Artists in the Pacific Northwest
Potlatch Fund: Resiliency Fund

Potlatch Fund provides grants and leadership development to Native organizations and individuals throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Potlatch Fund's new Resiliency Fund will support Native tribes and organizations, as well as Native artists, who are working to build connections to Indigenous lifeways for healthier communities. Grants will range up to $15,000 for organizations and up to $10,000 for individual artists. General operating support and project support will be provided. The application process will open on June 21, 2021, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all funds are expended. Visit the Potlatch Fund's website to access the guidelines for the Resiliency Fund.

Support for Efforts to Promote Healthy Aging for Michigan Seniors
Michigan Health Endowment Fund: Healthy Aging Initiative

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund is dedicated to improving the health of Michigan residents. The aim of the Foundation's Healthy Aging Initiative is to improve the health and wellness of Michigan's older adults, while reducing the cost of healthcare. In 2021, the Initiative will support work that does one or more of the following: improves the quality of healthcare for older adults, coordinates care in ways that lead to better health outcomes and lower the overall cost of care, and/or supports caregivers of older adults in providing care. Grants will range from $100,000 to $500,000. The deadline for concept papers is July 8, 2021; applications will be due August 10, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website to download the Healthy Aging Initiative 2021 RFP.

Suicide Prevention Initiatives in Alaska Funded
Alaska Community Foundation: GCI Suicide Prevention Grant Program

The Alaska Community Foundation is offering the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant Program, which funds projects and organizations whose goal is to reduce the rates of suicide in Alaska and promote mental wellness through strengthened community and personal connections. Grant requests of up to $20,000 are considered, with typical awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Preference will be given to programs that are located in rural Alaska or programs that reach rural communities in Alaska (defined as outside of Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau). Nonprofit organizations, as well as tribes, schools, churches, and local government agencies, are eligible to apply. The 2021 grant cycle will close on July 30. Grant guidelines are available on the Alaska Community Foundation website.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Pool Safety Supported
Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Pool Safely Grant Program aims to prevent drowning and drain entrapments of children in pools and spas by providing funding to state and local governments to support drowning prevention education and enforcement of pool safety regulations. At least 50% of funding must be used to hire and train enforcement personnel for implementation and enforcement of standards under the state or local swimming pool and spa safety law. The remainder of funds may be used to educate pool construction and installation companies and pool service companies about the standards; educate pool owners, pool operators, and other members of the public about the standards and about the prevention of drowning or entrapment of children using swimming pools and spas; and defray administrative costs associated with such training and education programs. The application deadline is July 19, 2021.

Funds Available for Rural Workforce Development
Department of Labor

The Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) program seeks to create economic prosperity, gainful employment, and high-quality career outcomes for workers who reside in the Appalachian and Delta regions, enabling them to remain and thrive in these communities. The program supports projects addressing the employment and training needs of the local and regional workforce, created in collaboration with community partners and aligned with existing economic and workforce development plans and strategies. The application deadline is July 21, 2021.



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Register for the 2021 GPA Annual Conference!
Registration is now open for the 2021 GPA Annual Conference! The Grant Professional Association's Annual Conference attracts over 1,000 grant professionals for a three-day conference full of learning and networking opportunities. Grant professionals come together to exchange strategies, solutions, resources, and more. From early-career to advanced/master, the professional development sessions are designed to raise your skillset to the next level. Check out the agenda and breakout sessions offering something for all areas of the grant profession.



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

Lightning in a Bottle: Building Lasting Growth From Viral Moments
With information moving at lightning speed, how do you adapt communications and fundraising to the moment? A report commissioned by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and the LeadersTrust, in collaboration with NEO Philanthropy, discusses how to leverage "lightning in a bottle" moments to build long-term power and sustainable organizations. The report Lightning in a Bottle: Building Lasting Growth From Viral Moments may be downloaded from the Fund's website. Those interested in delving deeper into the topic can also register for Nonprofit Quarterly's upcoming webinar, featuring a panel discussion with the report's author.



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.

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.

The Power of 3: Capital Campaigns With
Is a capital campaign in your future? You're not alone, as 74% of nonprofits recently indicated they were in a campaign or planning one. These three webinars, presented by Kevin Wallace and Carlyn Runnels of, are designed to help your nonprofit organization understand and prepare for the process of raising big dollars for capital projects. The first webinar, Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?, will help you ask and answer six questions vital to preparing for the pre-campaign process and the campaign itself. In the second webinar, Essential Capital Campaign Preparations, learn about the pre-campaign steps of needs assessments and feasibility studies, what to expect from these tools, and how they can help you understand the financial capacity of your organization and its donors. The third webinar, The Stages and Challenges to Expect During a Capital Campaign, will help you understand the five phases typical to most capital campaigns and the stages and challenges that come with each phase. These webinars can be taken together to methodically build your organization’s readiness to take on a capital campaign or as stand-alone learning opportunities. Executive directors, development directors, and board leaders from a broad range of nonprofit organizations will benefit from these 90-minute presentations. The deadline to register for the Power of 3 is Wednesday, July 14, 2021. The webinars will be held on July 14th, July 29th, and August 12th.

Leading in Challenging Economic Times (NEW)
As the executive director, director of operations, chief financial officer, or senior leader of a nonprofit organization, you have a difficult job balancing the demands of programmatic achievement, fundraising, long-term strategic planning, and managing people. In times of economic distress, your job becomes even more difficult as your focus shifts from growth to sustaining the current budget. By using a risk-based approach to leading, you can make your job easier. In this session, Dr. Anthony Silard will begin by examining the key characteristics of successful leaders in tough economic times. You will then learn some innovative fundraising strategies and design creative new ways to leverage resources for your cause. You will also find out how effective leaders manage people with fewer resources, adopt a healthy relationship toward risk, keep staff morale high in the face of cutbacks, and leverage financial resources and board involvement in a tough economy. The webinar will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021.



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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Local Community Organizations Throughout the U.S.
Public Media, Clean Drinking Water, and Animal Welfare Programs Funded
Grants Focus on HIV/AIDS Services, Education, and Research
Pollinator Gardens to Educate Youth Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Community Organizations in 25 States
Grants Strengthen Native Organizations and Artists in the Pacific Northwest
Support for Efforts to Promote Healthy Aging for Michigan Seniors
Suicide Prevention Initiatives in Alaska Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Pool Safety Supported
Funds Available for Rural Workforce Development