GrantStation Insider - July 18, 2019

Volume XVIII | Issue 26

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National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Tobacco Control Efforts in the South and Midwest
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Building Capacity to Reduce Tobacco Inequities in the South and Midwest

Building Capacity to Reduce Tobacco Inequities in the South and Midwest, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, seeks to support and engage black community members, persons of lower socioeconomic status, and rural residents in the South and Midwest in order to increase their ability to advocate for stronger, locally or regionally driven tobacco control and prevention policies and practices. Grants of up to $1.5 million will be provided to nonprofit organizations or public entities working with the target populations in the following 13 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Proposals can focus on a single state, on multiple states, or on the entire region. The current funding round will support up to six, two-year projects with the possibility of a second round of funding. The deadline for brief proposals is August 29, 2019; full proposals will be due November 11, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the call for proposals.

Solutions to Promote Better Health in the U.S. and Canada Funded
TD Bank Group: TD Ready Challenge

The TD Ready Challenge, an initiative of the TD Bank Group, is an annual North American initiative that provides up to ten $1 million (CAD) grants to catalyze innovative solutions for a changing world. Grants are awarded to organizations in the United States and Canada that have scalable solutions that will help open doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow. The theme of the 2019 Challenge is Better Health. Support will be provided to organizations that have designed innovative solutions to help improve access to early detection and intervention for diseases, with the goal of helping to increase equitable health outcomes for more people. The focus is on programs, grounded in clinical solutions, that focus on preventative efforts, such as screening, early detection, and intervention innovations, aimed at reducing the onset, development, and severity of chronic disease and other illnesses. The emphasis is on reaching underserved and remote populations (Canada) and/or low- to moderate-income populations (U.S.). The application deadline is August 23, 2019. Visit the TD Bank Group website to learn more about the Challenge.

Grants Address Reentry Issues for Incarcerated Men and Women
The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation: Reintegration/Reentry RFP

The mission of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation is to meet basic human needs while building individual and social resiliency. The Foundation has issued a request for proposals (RFP) addressing Reintegration/Reentry. The focus of this RFP is on projects that will make a substantial difference in the lives of incarcerated men and women after they have completed their sentences. These projects could take place in jail or prison, after incarceration, or both. The Foundation also plans to support research that examines the efficacy of current practices. Single or multi-year proposals ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 will be considered. Applicants may apply for a smaller pilot grant or planning grant with the potential to apply for a larger grant during a future grant cycle. The deadline for letters of inquiry is August 15, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the RFP.

Community Programs for People with Autism Supported
Autism Speaks: Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program

Autism Speaks supports nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide people with autism with social and educational experiences. Through the Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program, Autism Speaks funds innovative community programs for people with autism of all ages. Grants are provided for summer camp programs, adult service programs, adult employment programs, physical fitness and sports programs, and swimming and water safety programs. The application deadline is August 30, 2019. Visit the Autism Speaks website to review the grant guidelines and submit an online application.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Efforts to Prevent and Manage Chronic Diseases in Georgia
Healthcare Georgia Foundation: Direct Services Grant Program

The mission of Healthcare Georgia Foundation is to enable, improve, and advance the health and well-being of all Georgians. The Foundation’s Direct Services Grant Program will award grants to new and existing evidence-based best practice or promising approaches programs that address high burden and costly chronic diseases and underlying risk factors that have proven evidence-based interventions, including Asthma, Cardiovascular Disease, and Diabetes. Programs in both community and clinical settings will be considered. Nonprofit organizations, quasi-governmental organizations, and public health districts in Georgia that target vulnerable populations are eligible to apply for grants of up to $50,000. The Foundation’s Direct Services Grant Program will be accepting applications until 3 p.m. EST on August 9, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application materials and submit an online application.

Grants Encourage Broadband Use in Company Communities
Spectrum Digital Education Grant Program

The Spectrum Digital Education Grant Program supports nonprofit organizations that educate community members on the benefits of broadband and how to use it to improve their lives. Applying organizations must serve communities located in a Spectrum market. Grants are provided for programs focused on families and seniors in diverse, low-income, or minority-based communities. Funded programs should have a lasting, meaningful, and tangible impact (e.g. development of a new digital site or app, expansion of the capacity of a digital learning center, creation of a mobile computer lab, etc.). Grants generally range from $2,500 to $50,000. Applications will be accepted from July 29 through August 23, 2019. Visit the Spectrum Digital Education website to review the selection criteria and grant eligibility.

Support for New England Communities to Create a Portrait of High School Graduates
Barr Foundation: Building a Community-Driven Portrait of a High School Graduate

The Barr Foundation seeks to select up to 20 communities across New England to receive funding and technical assistance to build locally-driven portraits of their high school graduates. Through the development and use of a portrait of a graduate, high schools can embrace a robust definition of student success that ensures students are fully equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in college, career, and the community. Over a one-year period, grantees will each facilitate a local Working Team to lead the planning and research effort, deeply engage a range of stakeholders, participate in a cohort learning community, work with national experts, and visit at least one national example to inform and inspire their vision development. Selected communities must serve students in one of the six New England states, work with at least one high school, include a minimum of 100 high school students, and include a high school population that is at least 50% high needs students. Grants will range from $50,000 to $250,000. Local education agencies (LEAs) and nonprofit community organizations are eligible to apply. The application deadline is August 30, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the request for proposals.

Programs Focusing on Social Determinants of Health in 25 States Funded
Anthem Foundation

The Anthem Foundation is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals and families in the communities in the 25 states that Anthem serves, as well as Washington, DC. The Foundation believes that targeting preventable health concerns, and addressing the social determinants that can impact them, will help create a healthier generation of Americans. The Foundation’s grantmaking focus is on initiatives that positively affect the conditions and social drivers addressed in its Healthy Generations program: healthy hearts, cancer prevention, healthy maternal practices, healthy diabetes prevention, and healthy active lifestyles. The Foundation also supports behavioral health programs that benefit people with disabilities. The upcoming application deadline for Program Grants is August 9, 2019. Information about Program Grants is published at on the “Request Funding” page along with the most up-to-date eligibility guidelines.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Low-Income Housing for Seniors Supported
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program provides funding for the development and ongoing operation of supportive rental housing for very low-income persons, aged 62 years or older. The program seeks to expand affordable housing opportunities that are physically designed and that have a robust set of services that will allow seniors to live independently and age in community. The application deadline is August 28, 2019.

Funds Help Threatened and Endangered Species
Fish and Wildlife Service

The Recovery Implementation program provides support to secure information about endangered, threatened, or candidate species; to aid in the recovery of these species; to avert listing of species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act; and to help conserve the ecosystems upon which these species depend. The application deadline is September 3, 2019.



Partner Depot

Securing Local Business Support Through Grants and In-Kind Donations
How does your organization identify and secure resources—cash and in-kind donations—from your community? Is local business support an untapped source for funding your cause?

Attend The Art of Securing Local Business Support, an educational webinar by Cynthia Adams, Founder and CEO of GrantStation, and learn how to:

  • Understand the current trends in corporate giving
  • Apply these trends to your advantage at the local level
  • Assess your internal needs before you begin solicitations
  • Implement helpful guidelines when making the ‘ask’
  • Utilize the 4 key steps to building a strong corporate solicitation program

This 90-minute complimentary educational webinar is sponsored by Foundant Technologies.

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Date: Tuesday, July 30
Time: 11am Pacific / 12pm Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern - 90 minutes



PathFinder: Featured Resource
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Bloomerang Blog
Are you interested in learning more about the world of fundraising? If so, you may want to check out the Bloomerang Blog, which provides expert insights for nonprofits and fundraisers. Recent articles have focused on topics such as improving donor relations, boosting online giving, and building a fundraising team.



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FREE: The 2019 State of Grantseeking: Benchmarks and Trends for Your Organization (NEW)
The State of Grantseeking™ reports spotlight recent developments in funding so your organization can be more strategic in its grantseeking. Which types of grantmakers are more likely to fund my organization? How much time and staff should I devote to grantseeking, and how do I determine where to invest these resources? What is a reasonable level of funding to expect for my organization? What are the recent trends in grantseeking that my organization should know? The webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Spiff Up Your Annual Campaign (NEW)
Is your annual campaign becoming stale? Could you use 50+ great new ideas? Sure, it’s easier to just update the same old message and format, but spiffing up your annual campaign is likely to generate more enthusiasm and response from regular donors. This webinar will share easy and practical ways to enliven your campaign, from setting goals to measuring results, from getting the envelope opened to creating messaging that packs a punch. We’ll also examine some new twists on the same old giving methods. This webinar will be presented by Jean Block, a nationally recognized consultant and trainer on nonprofit management, board development, and fundraising. Participants in her trainings say that they gained practical, tried and true new ideas they can put to use immediately. The webinar will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

FREE Tour of the GrantStation Website
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GrantStation Announcements
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Editor: Julie Kaufman
Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Tobacco Control Efforts in the South and Midwest
Solutions to Promote Better Health in the U.S. and Canada Funded
Grants Address Reentry Issues for Incarcerated Men and Women
Community Programs for People with Autism Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Efforts to Prevent and Manage Chronic Diseases in Georgia
Grants Encourage Broadband Use in Company Communities
Support for New England Communities to Create a Portrait of High School Graduates
Programs Focusing on Social Determinants of Health in 25 States Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Low-Income Housing for Seniors Supported
Funds Help Threatened and Endangered Species