GrantStation Insider: June 20, 2024

Volume XXIII | Issue 25

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National Funding
Opportunities available throughout the U.S.


Grants Advance Innovative Solutions to the Opioid Crisis

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts: Opioid Crisis Innovation Challenge 2024

Application deadline: August 8, 2024, for concept notes
Grant amount: Up to $300,000 a year for up to two years
Description: The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) aims to find and foster innovative solutions to ending the nation’s opioid and drug overdose crisis. FORE’s Opioid Crisis Innovation Challenge 2024 will provide grants for innovative projects that explore or evaluate new “outside-the-box” ideas, bring together approaches from several diverse fields, and engage multi-disciplinary, cross-sector teams to solve some of the crisis’ most intractable problems. These problems include the lack of affordability of treatment and payment models that don’t accommodate non-addiction healthcare or the psychosocial services necessary to achieve successful health outcomes, shortages of addiction and behavioral health professionals, and the dearth of social supports for people transitioning from treatment to long-term recovery. Support will be provided for projects focused on innovative solutions to payment models, workforce development, and supporting the transition from treatment to recovery. 

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Initiatives Funded

American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation

Application deadline: September 9, 2024, for preliminary applications
Geographic scope: United States and internationally
Grant amount: $50,000 to $250,000
Description: The mission of the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR) Foundation is to support the prevention and resolution of conflicts by expanding access to alternative dispute resolution in the U.S and internationally. Through its annual grant cycle, the Foundation supports initiatives that utilize alternative dispute resolution to address the following priorities: preventing and reducing violence, with a focus on vulnerable and underserved communities and police/social service partnerships; bridging community conflict, with a focus on civil discourse seeking to mend societal divisions; and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a focus on access to justice.

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Support Benefits the Japanese American Community

JA Community Foundation

Application deadline: Letters of inquiry will be accepted from July 1 to July 31, 2024.
Grant amount: $2,500 to $50,000
Description: The JA Community Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the United States serving the Japanese American and greater Asian American communities. The Foundation is currently focusing funding on the Japanese American community. Support is provided for programs and projects that focus on senior health and services, history, arts and culture, and youth. Grants support new projects and improvements to existing programs.

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Grants Available for Rural Post-Secondary Education Research

ECMC Foundation: Rural Impact Initiative

Application deadline: July 14, 2024
Grant amount: Up to $450,000 over up to three years
Description: The ECMC Foundation’s Rural Impact Initiative aims to enhance understanding of the unique opportunities, assets, and challenges of rural post-secondary institutions and learners in the U.S. and to ultimately increase completion rates and build the capacity of organizations, institutions, and systems to support rural learners. The “Research on Advancing Rural Postsecondary Education” request for proposals will provide support to researchers committed to producing knowledge about rural learners and rural post-secondary institutions. Supported research projects must examine one of three priority areas: college experiences of rural learners with intersecting identities, roles of rural post-secondary institutions, and policies that affect rural post-secondary education. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations registered as a 501(c)(3) or a 509(a)(1), (2), or (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, state government agencies, nonprofit two- and four-year institutions and systems or their affiliated and supporting foundations, and university-affiliated research centers or laboratories. Applicants may also represent partnerships between research teams and organizations, including research-practice partnerships.

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Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

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Funding Promotes Climate Solutions in Georgia

Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grant

Application deadline: July 26, 2024, for letters of introduction
Geographic scope: Georgia
Grant amount: Up to five two-year grants of up to $100,000 per year are available.
Description: Drawdown Georgia is a statewide initiative to identify and scale climate solutions in Georgia. Drawdown Georgia’s Climate Solutions & Equity Grant program seeks to advance climate solutions that prioritize equity across the state. The grants empower under-invested BIPOC communities to scale climate solutions that bring new jobs, environmental benefits, improved public health, and neighborhood investments where they are most needed. Applicants should focus their work on one of ten Drawdown Georgia climate solutions that are ready to implement and expand in Georgia today: alternative transportation, climate-smart agriculture, composting, energy efficiency improvements, food waste reduction, large-scale solar, plant-based diet, rooftop solar, tree planting, and wetlands protection. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, or fiscally sponsored organizations, that are based in the place where the proposed work will occur and that demonstrate commitment to under-invested BIPOC communities are eligible to apply.

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Ohio Nonprofit Organizations Supported

The Kettering Fund

Application deadline: Request summaries for the next grant cycle will be accepted from July 1 to July 31, 2024. 
Geographic scope: Ohio
Description: The mission of the Kettering Fund, which operates as a sub-fund of the Kettering Family Foundation, is to support scientific, medical, social, and educational studies and research carried on within Ohio. Support is provided in the following areas: arts and culture, humanities, education, environment, health/medical, human services, and public and society benefit. (All prospective applicants must communicate their interest in applying and discuss their proposal with Foundation personnel prior to initiating the application process. Email enquiries to  to initiate a conversation.)

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Grants Enhance Texas Public Libraries

Ladd and Katherine Hancher Library Foundation

Application deadline: August 30, 2024
Geographic scope: Texas
Grant amount: $2,000 to $40,000
Description: The Ladd and Katherine Hancher Library Foundation supports public libraries serving the state of Texas. Applying libraries must serve a population of 50,000 or less and be accredited by the Texas State Library. Projects are evaluated on the level of educational contribution to the community. (Funding will not be considered for normal operating expenses, salaries, or employee benefits.)

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Efforts Improving the Quality of Life in Maine Funded

Fisher Charitable Foundation

Application deadline: February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15, annually
Geographic scope: Maine
Grant amount: Up to $25,000
Description: The Fisher Charitable Foundation provides grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Maine. The Foundation welcomes proposals that offer creative solutions to community problems or take advantage of opportunities that will have a favorable impact on the quality of life for a number of people. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, arts and culture, children and youth, community development, education, environment, health, and social services.

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Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

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Program Supports STEM Learning Opportunities

National Science Foundation

Application deadline: August 9, 2024
Description: The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program supports applied research and development that provides pre-kindergarten to high school students with equitable and inclusive access to robust, rigorous, and effective learning opportunities using technology integral to a high-quality education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Proposed ITEST projects are expected to engage students in technology-rich learning to develop disciplinary or transdisciplinary STEM content knowledge, including skills in data literacy and evidence-based decision-making and reasoning; prioritize the full inclusion of groups who have been underrepresented or underserved, including, but not limited to, Blacks and African Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanics and Latinos, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, people with disabilities, neurodiverse students, and women in the STEM/ICT workforce; motivate students to pursue appropriate education pathways to technology-rich careers; and leverage strategic and community partnerships to expand education pathways in communities through public and private partnerships and collaborations.

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Funds Available to Assist Low-Income Homeowners

Department of Agriculture

Application deadline: July 29, 2024
Description: The Rural Housing Preservation Grant program provides grant funds to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. In addition, the program assists rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to very low- and low-income persons.

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Partner Depot
Offers from our valued partners

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A library of quality resources for nonprofit leaders and grant professionals


Raise 2024

Are you a fundraising professional looking to expand your knowledge of the field? If so, you might want to attend this year’s Raise conference. Taking place in Nashville, TN, from September 9 to 10, 2024, this conference enables participants to learn from fundraising experts, interact with amazing speakers, network with others in the field, and receive CFRE credits for attending.


Online Education
Upcoming live webinars

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Develop Proposals to Enhance Arts and Culture

Webinar date: June 25, 2024, 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern Time
Description: Arts and culture nonprofits foster creativity and build vibrant communities. However, securing the necessary funding through grants remains a formidable challenge for many organizations. In this focused webinar, Alice Ruhnke will share knowledge and tools tailored for organizations dedicated to promoting arts and culture in their communities. This session is perfect for grantwriters, fundraisers, program staff, or leaders of organizations building more creative communities through arts and culture who want to improve their grants success.


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(FREE) Your Guide to GS: Features, Tools, & Updates

Webinar date: June 26, 2024, 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Description: Finding the funds needed to fulfill your mission is a never-ending challenge for all nonprofits. During this live demo and Q&A session, Jeremy Smith, Director of Communications Technology, and Kerry Glauser, Director of Research, will show you how you can use GrantStation to complete your grant research quickly and get high-quality results. You’ll see how you can find and vet funding opportunities in a quick, streamlined fashion, so you and your staff can focus on what's most important—serving your community.


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(FREE) Read Between the Lines: How to Read a Request for Proposals

Webinar date: July 8, 2024, 2:00 to 2:45 PM Eastern Time
Description: While each funder’s application guidelines will look different from those of other funders, usually they are not that different. Most funders ask for essentially the same things in their guidelines, also commonly called a request for proposals (RFP), a funding opportunity announcement (FOA), or a request for applications (RFA). The key to success is understanding exactly what funders are looking for and knowing how to tailor information to each specific funder’s format so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel for each application. During this TargetED, Alice Ruhnke will outline how to read an RFP and set up your responses to meet each grantmaker’s instructions.


GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation

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Funding Spotlights

Have you visited our homepage this week? Additional local, national, Canadian, and international funding opportunities are featured there weekly! Current opportunities include Hanger Foundation (U.S. national), SAFE Credit Union: Community Impact Program (U.S. local: specific counties in California), GLOCAL Foundation of Canada: CANConnect Diversity Microgrants (Canada national), and Berggruen Institute: Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture (global).

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National Funding Opportunities
Grants Advance Innovative Solutions to the Opioid Crisis
Alternative Dispute Resolution Initiatives Funded
Support Benefits the Japanese American Community
Grants Available for Rural Post-Secondary Education Research 

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funding Promotes Climate Solutions in Georgia
Ohio Nonprofit Organizations Supported
Grants Enhance Texas Public Libraries
Efforts Improving the Quality of Life in Maine Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Supports STEM Learning Opportunities
Funds Available to Assist Low-Income Homeowners