GrantStation Insider: June 23, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 25

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Special Funding Opportunities
Opportunities related to specific current issues

Current funding opportunities for COVID-19 and Ukraine are available to the public on our website.



National Funding
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Funds for Indigenous Community Solutions in North America
NDN Collective: Community Self-Determination Grant

NDN Collective's mission is to build the collective power of Indigenous peoples, communities, and nations to exercise the right to self-determination while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet. NDN Collective's Community Self-Determination Grant supports Indigenous-led organizations with community-based and community-driven sustainable solutions in the following areas: Defend, including efforts such as protecting and reclaiming lands, water, and natural resources; Develop, including community and economic development and resilience based on sustainable, regenerative principles, climate change solutions, and mitigation; and Decolonize, including efforts focused on intergenerational transmission and continuity of language, culture, ceremonial practices, traditional governance and decision-making structures, and lifeways. Tribes, First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and Indigenous-led nonprofit organizations spanning North America and the post-colonial borders of the United States, Mexico, and Canada (including Hawaii, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) are eligible to apply. Grants of up to $100,000 for up to two years are available. The deadline for submitting letters of interest is August 1, 2022. Invited applications are due October 5, 2022. Visit the NDN Collective website for more information.

Grants Enhance Disaster Response for Animals and Their Owners
ASPCA Disaster Response Request for Proposals

Through the Disaster Response Request for Proposals, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is inviting proposals from disaster response organizations providing direct support to companion animals, equines, and their pet parents in communities at high risk for catastrophic natural disasters. Grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 will fund expenses for capacity building and preparedness for future natural disasters including, but not limited to training, emergency shelter and veterinary equipment and supplies necessary for temporary sheltering, field rescue gear and supplies, animal transport equipment and supplies, pet supply caches for disaster-related community distribution, and generators. Up to $400,000 in total funding is available. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations and governmental entities located within the United States and U.S. territories that are authorized disaster response organizations integrated into a jurisdiction's emergency disaster response. The application deadline is July 18, 2022. Visit the ASPCA website to download the full requirements and to access the online application.

Social Justice Litigation Supported
The Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation

The Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation aims to improve the economic well-being, social conditions, and civil liberties of disadvantaged persons and groups in the United States by supporting nonprofit organizations that undertake systemic litigation. The Foundation provides grants for social justice litigation designed to have a systemic impact in a wide range of areas, including access to benefits, children's rights, disability rights, discrimination, domestic violence, environmental justice, healthcare, homelessness, housing, Native American rights, prisoners' rights, refugee and immigrant rights, voting rights, and veterans' rights. The Foundation seeks to award grants for systemic type cases that will have an impact on a specific area of the law or a legal issue through the establishment of a legal precedent. The grant application must be for a specific case. Grants will be awarded for a currently active case or a case that will be filed by November 1 of the application calendar year (90 days from the August 1 application deadline). The Foundation does not fund the following: cases where the relief sought is for an individual, except if it would involve an important legal precedent addressing a systemic issue; cases in which individuals are being prosecuted for a criminal offense, unless the proposed case raises constitutional issue(s) involving a legal precedent addressing a systemic issue(s); or the filing of an amicus brief. Grants are also not provided for general operating support. The Foundation accepts applications for its grants from June 1 until August 1 for grants to be awarded for the following fiscal year of the Foundation, which is October 1 to September 30. All applications must be completed using the online form found at the Foundation's website. Visit the Foundation's website to review the funding guidelines.

Program Benefits Fire Departments Nationwide
The Leary Firefighters Foundation: Jeremiah Lucey Grant Program

The Leary Firefighters Foundation is dedicated to funding equipment, education, training, and technology for firefighters nationwide. The Foundation's Jeremiah Lucey Grant Program provides funds to paid and volunteer departments in three areas of support: training, with the goal of enhancing the professional development of departments; equipment, with the goal of providing the best equipment to help keep firefighters and the communities they serve safe; and technology, with the goal of ensuring that fire departments update along with technological advances. Grants range from $2,500 to $25,000. Letters of inquiry are due August 15, 2022; the deadline for invited applications is October 1, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to review the grant guidelines.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Support for California Education Collaboratives
California Regional K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant Program

The California Regional K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant Program aims to help California's economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic while addressing long-standing social and economic inequities in higher education and workforce participation. The Program requires a collaborative to meet all of the following criteria: 1) include at least one K-12 school district, at least one University of California campus, at least one California State University campus, and at least one California Community College district; 2) establish a steering committee of which at least 25 percent of the members shall be local employers; 3) commit to participate in the California Cradle-to-Career Data System; 4) commit to implement at least four of the seven recommendations from the February 2021 Recovery with Equity report to promote student success; and 5) commit to create occupational pathways, including accelerated degree or credential programs that incorporate work-based learning, in at least two of the following sectors: healthcare, education, business management, and engineering or computing. Phase 2, which is for collaboratives that want to engage in further planning and development before applying for a grant, will be open from September 1 through October 3, 2022. Visit the Program's website to learn more about the Phase 2 funding guidelines and application process.

New Hampshire Children's Health Initiatives Funded
New Hampshire Children's Health Foundation

The New Hampshire Children's Health Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of New Hampshire's population, with a focus on its most vulnerable children. The Foundation's funding strategies for Responsive Grantmaking include the following: Healthy Eating/Active Living, which promotes access to affordable foods or safe environments for physical activity; and Oral Health, which promotes oral health for children through age five and pregnant women. Single-year grants of up to $30,000, two-year grants of up to $60,000, and three-year grants of up to $90,000 are provided. Letters of inquiry may be submitted from August 1 through August 15, 2022; invited applications will be due September 30, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the application process.

Grants Foster Opportunity in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi
Foundation for the Mid South

The Foundation for the Mid South was established to bring together the public and private sectors and focus their resources on increasing social and economic opportunity in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The Foundation provides support for solutions that promote education, with a focus on improving high school graduation rates, college preparedness, and life outcomes of students; physical and mental health, with a focus on healthy behaviors to reduce obesity, mental health awareness and access, and access to healthcare resources; financial security, with a focus on programs and information to enable residents to manage their finances effectively and grow their wealth; and community development, with a focus on community enrichment, economic development, and leadership development. Initial grant inquiries may be submitted at any time through the Share Your Ideas form. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the focus areas.

Projects Creating Cross-Sector Solutions Through the Arts Supported in Colorado
RedLine Contemporary Art Center: Arts in Society

The RedLine Contemporary Art Center fosters education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change. Arts in Society, administered by RedLine, encourages cross-sector work through the arts by supporting the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans. The program provides grants ranging in size from $5,000 to $35,000 for projects that utilize the arts as an integral part of creating solutions to civic, social, environmental, and health problems. The focus is on projects that best illustrate artistic excellence, broaden the understanding of the role arts play in society, demonstrate cross-sector work, exhibit cultural relevancy, foster community engagement, and present opportunities for shared learning. Colorado artists, activists, nonprofit organizations, universities, schools, and government agencies are all eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted from July 1 to August 29, 2022. Visit the RedLine website to read the FAQs and submit an online application.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Funds Available for Public Housing Revitalization
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants program supports the development of comprehensive plans to revitalize severely distressed public housing or HUD-assisted housing and the surrounding neighborhood. Communities will develop a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or transformation plan, to achieve the program's three core goals: housing, people, and neighborhood. Housing focuses on replacing severely distressed housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood. People focuses on improving outcomes of households living in the target housing related to income and employment, health, and education. Neighborhood focuses on creating the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets—including safety, good schools, and commercial activity—that are important to families' choices about their community. The application deadline is July 28, 2022.

Program Supports Research on Local Culture and Traditions
Library of Congress

The Of the People: Widening the Path: Community Collections Grants to Organizations program supports contemporary cultural documentation focusing on the culture and traditions of diverse, often underrepresented communities in the United States. These projects will result in archival collections preserved at the American Folklife Center and made accessible through the Library of Congress' website. The major goals of this program are to enable communities to document their cultural traditions, practices, and experiences from their own perspectives while enhancing the Library's holdings with materials featuring creativity and knowledge found at the local level. Grants are also available for projects led by individuals. The application deadline is August 1, 2022.



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2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey
Are you curious about how nonprofit organizations are faring in the wake of the pandemic? The Nonprofit Finance Fund's 2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey is a widely cited barometer of U.S. nonprofits' programmatic, operational, and financial health. This year's report is based on data, stories, and advice collected from over 1,100 nonprofit leaders across the nation about the impact of the past two years, from the pandemic to events that activated calls for racial 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.

FREE: What Nonprofits Need to Know About Smart Tech
Smart tech is becoming embedded in nonprofit work freeing up staff to focus on donor retention, program innovation, and better work-life balance. Learn what's needed to reinvent work and achieve transformative impact with an ethical and human-centered approach to adopting smart tech. In their book, The Smart Nonprofit, Beth Kanter and Allison Fine use "smart tech" as an umbrella term for advanced digital technologies that make decisions for people. It includes artificial intelligence (AI) and its subsets and cousins, such as machine learning, natural language processing, smart forms, chatbots, robots, and more. During this webinar, Beth Kanter and Allison Fine will provide an overview of what smart tech is and does, inspiring use-cases, and why it is important for nonprofits to integrate it carefully into their organizations. They will also offer a framework for successfully using smart tech that includes staying human-centered, preparing your people and organization for implementing smart tech, and staying knowledgeable and reflective. They will also share tips for broad stakeholder engagement, including senior leadership, in the planning and implementation of smart tech. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

Exploring Social Entrepreneurship
This webinar will give participants an introduction to the concept of social enterprise and how to employ business principles to make social change. Mindy Muller, President/CEO of Community Development Professionals, LLC, will discuss using social enterprise to raise funds within nonprofits, as for-profit businesses, and how to create a business to employ the hardest to serve residents of a community. This training is appropriate for people interested in launching a mission-driven business, nonprofits considering raising money through social enterprise, or others interested in learning more about applying business principles in mission-driven work. Participants will have the opportunity to develop working knowledge of concepts of social enterprise and entrepreneurship, learn various business structures of social enterprise, and explore how to increase organizational impact through deployment of social enterprise constructs. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

FREE: Tour of the GrantStation Website
Join Jeremy Smith, Director of Communications Technology, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. Jeremy 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, July 19, 2022.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation

An Introduction to Our CEO
On June 1, 2022, I became the CEO of GrantStation. Although my friend and mentor, Cynthia Adams, is stepping away from day-to-day leadership of GrantStation, she will remain as the Chair of the Board of Directors for GrantStation and as a trusted advisor.

Since joining GrantStation over 12 years ago, I have had the opportunity to work in or with all facets of the business. It is an honor to take the helm of this vibrant, growing company, in conjunction with Alice Ruhnke, President, and David Preis, Senior VP of Members Services and Technology.

While I am energized about new opportunities, there are many things that will remain unchanged as we at GrantStation look to the future:

  • Our mission: We are dedicated to creating a civil society by assisting the nonprofit sector in its quest to build healthy and effective communities.
  • Our commitment to our Members: We believe in providing nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, religious organizations, and independent grant professionals with quality online tools for grantseeking.
  • Our appreciation for our partners: We respect and admire the hundreds of program and promotion partners with whom we have formed strong relationships over the years.
  • Our belief that GS Membership should be affordable, on purpose—the tools for grantseeking success should not be priced out of reach.
  • Our investment in our research staff, who carefully vet each grantmaker profile to create a database of thousands of potential funders that are accepting inquiries.
  • Our dedication to new technology, as we continue to look for ways to add to your GrantStation experience, from the GS dashboard to the Benchmarker tool.
  • The "personal touch" of our customer service staff, who answer phone and email inquiries with alacrity.

And, I am interested in you—your ideas and opinions on grantseeking, online education, tools for success, and ways in which we can better serve you. Feel free to contact me at Here's to another 22 years of GrantStation!

Ellen Mowrer

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National Funding Opportunities
Funds for Indigenous Community Solutions in North America
Grants Enhance Disaster Response for Animals and Their Owners
Social Justice Litigation Supported
Program Benefits Fire Departments Nationwide

Regional Funding Opportunities
Support for California Education Collaboratives
New Hampshire Children’s Health Initiatives Funded
Grants Foster Opportunity in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi
Projects Creating Cross-Sector Solutions Through the Arts Supported in Colorado

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available for Public Housing Revitalization
Program Supports Research on Local Culture and Traditions