GrantStation Insider - July 12, 2018

Volume XVII | Issue 27

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


National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for U.S. Artists Attending International Festivals
USArtists International

USArtists International, administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that American artists can enhance their creative and professional development through participation at international festivals. Support is available to American dance, music, and theater ensembles, as well as solo artists with fiscal sponsors, that have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets. Grants of up to $15,000 are provided towards support of artist fees, travel, housing, per diem, shipping, and visa preparation. The upcoming application deadlines are September 7 and November 30, 2018, and April 3, 2019. Application guidelines are available on the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website.

Programs to Enhance the Lives of Young Children Funded
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that offer programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age. The Foundation's areas of interest include the following: The Early Childhood Welfare category supports programs that research best child rearing practices and identify models that can provide caring environments to ensure all children thrive. The Early Childhood Education and Play category focuses on improving the quality of both early childhood teaching and learning through the development of innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments. The Parenting Education category promotes programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child rearing differences, and health, prenatal care, and diet, as well as programs that provide support to parents. The Foundation's goal is to serve as an incubator for new, innovative projects and research that will have a nationwide impact. In that regard, the Foundation does not provide grants for the revision or implementation of existing programs or research, or for capital equipment, such as playgrounds. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is September 30, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.

Grants to Protect Coastal Areas in the U.S.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: National Coastal Resilience Fund

The National Coastal Resilience Fund, an initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, strengthens natural infrastructure to protect coastal communities while also enhancing habitats for fish and wildlife. In this inaugural year, the Fund will invest in conservation projects that restore or expand natural features such as coastal marshes and wetlands, dune and beach systems, oyster and coral reefs, forests, coastal rivers, and barrier islands that minimize the impacts of storms and other naturally occurring events on nearby communities. Projects must be located within the coastal areas of U.S. coastal states, including the Great Lakes states, and territories. Project Planning and Design grants will range from $100,000 to $250,000; Project Implementation grants will range from $500,000 to $3,000,000. The application deadline is August 7, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the Request for Proposals.

Youth Environmental Education Projects Supported
Project Learning Tree: GreenWorks!

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is a national environmental program for educators and their students in grades pre-K-12. GreenWorks! is the service-learning component of PLT that provides grants of up to $1,000 to PLT trained educators who assist students in the implementation of environmental improvement projects. Students help design projects to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment. These projects make a difference in young people's sense of responsibility toward their communities, and in their understanding of their relationship to the environment. The funds can be used by students to initiate recycling programs at their school, conserve water and energy, establish school gardens and outdoor classrooms, improve a forest, restore a natural habitat, etc. The application deadline is September 30, 2018. Visit the PLT website to learn more about the application process for GreenWorks! grants.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Affordable Housing Initiatives on the East Coast
TD Charitable Foundation: Housing for Everyone Grant Competition

The TD Charitable Foundation is dedicated to sustaining the well-being of the communities served by the bank in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The Foundation’s 2018 Housing for Everyone grant competition focuses on the Expansion of Access to Affordable Housing. Support will be provided for programs that provide access to safe, clean, physically accessible affordable housing units for families, individuals, the elderly, new Americans, veterans, people with disabilities, women, and youth. The competition will also fund programs that educate and assist individuals in finding permanent or transitional housing opportunities that meet their needs. Twenty-five grants of $125,000 will be awarded to the best applications received. The application deadline is August 31, 2018. Visit the bank’s website to review the FAQs and submit an online application.

Grants Promote Healthy Beverages for Native Children in Minnesota and Washington
The Notah Begay III Foundation: Water First!

The Water First! grant opportunity, administered by the Notah Begay III Foundation, supports Native American communities working to improve the health of children in Minnesota and Washington. Applications will be accepted from tribes and Native-led organizations in those states that specifically focus on the reduction of sugar-sweetened beverages and increase the consumption of healthy beverage alternatives (such as water, breastfeeding, indigenous teas, etc.) for Native children. One-year grants of $15,000 will be provided for either a community health assessment or program implementation (based off previous work done on this issue). The application deadline is August 15, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Water First! Request for Applications.

Programs for At-Risk Colorado Youth and Families Supported
AJL Charitable Foundation

The AJL Charitable Foundation is committed to helping at-risk Colorado youth and families by supporting educational and humanitarian programs that provide the tools to help them succeed in life. The Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations and activities in the education and human services fields. Organizations with budgets under $5 million are eligible to apply. Letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year; the upcoming deadline for invited proposals is September 28, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the letter of inquiry guidelines.

Funds for Social Change Efforts in the Pacific Northwest
Social Justice Fund Northwest

Social Justice Fund Northwest is a member-funded foundation working to strengthen grassroots efforts in the broad-based movement for progressive, systemic social change throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. The Fund's Giving Project Grants provide general operating funds to support the day-to-day operations of grassroots community organizing groups working on struggles for justice, equity, and liberation. Grants are typically for $10,000 per year for one or two years. The following programs have upcoming 2018 deadlines: August 23 for Environmental Justice Grants, September 6 for Gender Justice Grants, and September 13 for Black Led Organizing Grants. Nonprofit organizations and tribal governments are eligible to apply. Organizations that are not incorporated or fiscally sponsored may also be eligible to apply after consulting with the Fund’s staff. Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about each grant program and to review the application process.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Program Supports Work Skills and Service Learning for Youth
Department of Labor

YouthBuild offers funding for organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services for at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, who are performing meaningful work and service to their communities. The application deadline is September 18, 2018.

Funds Available to Address Homelessness
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Continuum of Care Program seeks to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness, and provides support to re-house homeless individuals and families, promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by the homeless, and optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. The application deadline is September 18, 2018.



Partner Depot

Top International Grants Conference Opens Registration
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PathFinder: Featured Resource
A library of quality resources designed to help you develop your career path as a grants professional.

The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World (2nd Edition)
With the rapid pace social and political change, coming up with a strategic plan for your nonprofit organization may seem more daunting than ever. The book The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World (2nd Edition) may be just what you are looking for. It introduces the concept of “Real-Time Strategic Planning,” a process that engages an organization’s staff and board in a program of systematic readiness and continuous responsiveness, helping nonprofits to identify, understand, and act on challenges and opportunities as they arise. The newly revised second edition is now available for pre-order.



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.

The Invisible Yellow Line: Nonprofit Governance
Who 'owns' your nonprofit? The line defining the governance responsibility of board and staff is often hard to see. This fast-paced webinar will help to clarify that line using a football metaphor that everyone can understand. You've seen that yellow line that appears on the screen when you watch a football game. When you apply that line to the key roles of board and staff, it provides an easy way to discuss governance roles and helps to open lines of communication so both teams work compatibly toward the same goal - serving you organization's mission. Jean Block, the webinar presenter, is the author of "The Invisible Yellow Line ™ - Clarifying Board and Staff Roles." She will share easy, practical examples of best practices in board and staff roles in governance, including the board's responsibilities to the Three Duties and how the CEO can support the board in its governance role. The webinar is a great basic review for the novice and a refresher for the experienced nonprofit volunteer or chief executive. The webinar will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Funding the Fight Against Poverty in North America
Poverty in all of its many forms is a huge issue facing nonprofits throughout North America. Cynthia M. Adams, GrantStation CEO, is offering a webinar for those of you working to reduce, even eliminate, poverty in your region. The webinar will focus on the current funding trends around this issue and the grantmakers who are determined to help you in the work you do. In addition, this webinar will cover the types of collaborations happening around the poverty issue and how you might develop your own partnerships. Whether you're working with children, single or low-income parents, indigenous cultures, recent immigrants, people with disabilities, the elderly, or any population mired in poverty, this webinar will help you think about creative, new ways to engage funders in your important work. The webinar will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018, and will be helpful to those working in the area of poverty in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.

The Golden Key to Successful Grant Requests
The need statement is arguably the most important part of a grant proposal. Uncover the most effective methods for documenting the need, as well as ways to use that information to engage the reader, by joining GrantStation's CEO, Cynthia Adams for this webinar! Ms. Adams will share how to call attention to the problem or need facing your organization or community, and how to take that information and create a sense of urgency so the grantmaker feels compelled to act now. This webinar is fast-paced and full of new ideas and usable resources, as well as numerous examples of need statements taken from winning grant proposals. The webinar will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2018. All levels of grantwriters are encouraged to attend.


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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for U.S. Artists Attending International Festivals
Programs to Enhance the Lives of Young Children Funded
Grants to Protect Coastal Areas in the U.S.
Youth Environmental Education Projects Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Affordable Housing Initiatives on the East Coast
Grants Promote Healthy Beverages for Native Children in Minnesota and Washington
Programs for At-Risk Colorado Youth and Families Supported
Funds for Social Change Efforts in the Pacific Northwest

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Supports Work Skills and Service Learning for Youth
Funds Available to Address Homelessness