GrantStation Insider: June 30, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 26

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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.

Support for Democracy, Human Rights, and Environmental Initiatives
Wallace Global Fund

The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends. Grants are provided for initiatives at the national and global levels, as well as for significant local or regional programs offering the potential to leverage broader impact. The focus is on nonprofit organizations and non-governmental organizations that are catalyzing significant change in line with one of the following priority areas: Challenge Corporate Power, Defend and Renew Democracy, Protect the Environment, Promote Truth and Creative Freedom in Media, and Advance Women's Human Rights and Empowerment. Online letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Fund's website to learn more about the priority areas and application guidelines.

Education and the Arts Funded
Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation

The Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation was established to support education and the arts. While the Foundation has historically supported nonprofit organizations in Florida and Indiana, requests from around the country are considered. The Foundation primarily supports education, art, and outreach programs and projects. Grants of between $1,000 and $10,000 receive greater consideration. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation's website to access the online application.

Grants Enhance HIV/AIDS Care and Services
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 5, 2022; invited grant applications will be due September 2, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to submit an online letter of inquiry.

Solutions Using Technology to Help the Underserved Supported
Cisco Global Impact Cash Grant Program

Cisco's Global Impact Cash Grant Program supports nonprofit organizations around the globe with national or multinational operations that address social challenges, serve the underserved, and use the internet or internet-based technology to improve the efficiency and reach of program services. Support is provided in the following investment areas: In the education area, the focus is on technology-based solutions that increase equitable access to education while improving student performance, engagement, and career exploration, including K-12 solutions that emphasize STEM, as well as literacy and environmental and climate change education programs. (Support is not provided to schools.) In the economic empowerment area, the focus is on tech-enabled solutions that provide equitable access to the knowledge, skills, and resources that people need to support themselves and their families toward resilience, independence, and economic security, including skills development for job seekers, inclusive entrepreneurship, and banking for the unbanked. In the crisis response area, the focus is on helping overcome the cycle of poverty and dependence and achieve a more sustainable future by supporting organizations that address critical needs of underserved communities. Initial information forms may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Cisco website to take the eligibility quiz and access the initial information form.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funds for Organizations in the Upper Midwest
Otto Bremer Trust

The Otto Bremer Trust seeks to invest in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. The Trust provides grants to organizations whose beneficiaries are residents of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Grantmaking areas of interest include basic needs, community asset building, health and well-being, and restorative and emergency services. Nonprofit organizations and governmental entities are eligible to apply for general operating support, program support, and capital grants. The remaining application deadlines for 2022 are August 11, October 6, and December 1. Application guidelines are available on the Trust's website.

Grants Advance Social Change Efforts of Southern Artists of Color
National Performance Network: Southern Artists for Social Change

Southern Artists for Social Change, a program of the National Performance Network (NPN), provides support to artists and culture bearers of color living, working, and engaging in social change in urban, rural, and tribal communities of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The focus is on civic practice projects that bring Black, Indigenous, or people of color artists and culture bearers into collaboration and codesign with community partners and local residents of color around a community-defined vision. The program supports artists who collaborate with their community members to identify a community challenge or need, imagine a different future, and practice, test, or design approaches toward that future that center racial justice. Individual artists and artist collectives who have demonstrated practice in any discipline may apply for $25,000 project grants. Projects should include at least two community members (individuals, agencies, organizations) as collaborators who share in decision-making. Grants may support any phase of a project, including new initiatives or ongoing work, and a portion of funding should directly support the artist(s). The deadline for letters of intent is July 29, 2022; full proposals will be due September 1, 2022. Visit the NPN website to download the Southern Artists for Social Change Guidelines and Application Instructions and to access the online application.

Programs Enhancing the Quality of Life in Maine Supported
Fisher Charitable Foundation

The Fisher Charitable Foundation provides grants to nonprofit 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. Generally, grants do not exceed $25,000. Application deadlines are February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15, annually. Visit the Foundation's website to download the application form.

Nevada Habitat and Wildlife Conservation Efforts Funded
Dream Tags Charitable Fund

The Dream Tags Charitable Fund, administered by the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada, provides funding for projects in Nevada focused on the preservation, protection, management, or restoration of Nevada's big game and wildlife habitat. Support is provided for projects that improve, protect, or restore habitat, especially for Nevada's big game, and embrace unique opportunities for advancing wildlife conservation in Nevada. Support is also provided to address emergency needs. Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies, nonprofit educational institutions, and governmental entities. Applicants must provide a minimum 25 percent match for funds requested. The deadline for non-emergency proposals is noon on July 29, 2022. Emergency funding requests may be submitted at any time. Visit the Dream Tags website to access the application guidelines and forms.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Grants Promote Employment Efforts
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Jobs Plus Initiative provides support to develop locally-based, job-driven approaches that increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. Program components include employment-related services, financial incentives, and community supports for work. The application deadline is July 29, 2022.

Community Arts Programs Supported
National Endowment for the Arts

Our Town is a creative placemaking grants program that supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts to strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, or social outcomes. These projects require a partnership between local government entities and nonprofit organizations, one of which must be a cultural organization. Projects should also engage in partnership with other sectors, such as agriculture and food, economic development, education and youth, environment and energy, health, housing, public safety, transportation, and workforce development. Applications are due to by August 4, 2022, and to the NEA applicant portal by August 16, 2022.



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

Rules of the Game: The Bolder Advocacy Podcast
Are you interested in engaging in advocacy, but confused about the laws surrounding it? If so, you may want to listen to Rules of the Game: The Bolder Advocacy Podcast. This podcast clarifies the rules and regulations of advocacy for nonprofit organizations. It features attorneys using real examples to demystify these laws to help 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofits be bolder advocates, whether holding elected officials accountable, educating candidates, engaging voters, or lobbying for policy change.



Upcoming Online Education Trainings
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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.



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Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters

National Funding Opportunities

Support for Democracy, Human Rights, and Environmental Initiatives

Education and the Arts Funded

Grants Enhance HIV/AIDS Care and Services

Solutions Using Technology to Help the Underserved Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities

Funds for Organizations in the Upper Midwest

Grants Advance Social Change Efforts of Southern Artists of Color

Programs Enhancing the Quality of Life in Maine Supported

Nevada Habitat and Wildlife Conservation Efforts Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities

Grants Promote Employment Efforts

Community Arts Programs Supported