GrantStation Insider: July 22, 2021

Volume XX | Issue 28

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COVID-19 Related Funding
Opportunities related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Current COVID-19 funding opportunities are available on our website.



National Funding
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Support Nationwide for Organizations Led by People with Disabilities
Borealis Philanthropy: Disability Inclusion Fund

The Disability Inclusion Fund, administered by Borealis Philanthropy, supports organizations in the United States and its territories run by and for people with disabilities to lead transformational change. The Fund gives priority to organizations that are disability-led, with emphasis on Black, Indigenous, people of color, queer and gender non-conforming, and women disability-led organizations. The focus is on work that engages with other social movements and across issues, including racial justice, climate change, immigrant rights, labor rights, racial justice, etc. Organizations or projects that provide direct services are eligible only if they also engage in community organizing, advocacy, or policy work. General operating and program grants, ranging from $40,000 to $100,000, will be provided. Nonprofit organizations, fiscally-sponsored organizations, and for-profit organizations with charitable programs are eligible to apply. The application deadline is August 13, 2021. Visit the Borealis Philanthropy website to download the request for proposals.

Youth Programs to Preserve Native Culture Funded
First Nations Development Institute: Native Youth and Culture Fund

First Nations Development Institute is a Native American-run nonprofit with a mission to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. The First Nations' Native Youth and Culture Fund provides support for projects that focus on youth and incorporate the perpetuation of traditional ecological knowledge, spirituality, and the intergenerational transfer of knowledge systems, resulting in compassion, respect, dignity, reverence for nature, and care for each other and the Earth. Funded projects should focus on one or more of the following priority areas: preserving, strengthening, or renewing cultural and spiritual practices, beliefs, and values; engaging both youth and elders in activities that demonstrate methods for documenting traditional knowledge, practices, and beliefs; increasing youth leadership and youth capacity to lead through integrated educational or mentoring programs; and increasing access to cultural customs and beliefs through the use of appropriate technologies as a means of preserving tribal language, arts, history, etc. Approximately 30 general operating grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 will be provided to Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and community organizations. The application deadline is August 19, 2021. Funding guidelines for the Native Youth and Culture Fund are available on the First Nations' website.

Grants Strengthen Arts Organizations of Color
Wallace Foundation

The mission of the Wallace Foundation is to foster equity and improvements in learning and enrichment for young people, and in the arts for everyone. The Foundation is launching a five-year, $53 million initiative to help arts organizations of color leverage their experience and histories of community orientation to increase their resilience, while sustaining their relevance. The Foundation is seeking to form an initial cohort of ten to 12 organizations who are 1) interested in or planning to make strategic changes using community-oriented approaches; 2) committed to contributing to the research base on the history and current practices of arts organizations of color; and 3) interested in and well-suited to learn from other arts organizations of color. Each grantee in the first cohort will receive five years of funding totaling approximately $2 million to $3 million to develop and pursue efforts to foster strategic change through approaches that leverage their community orientation. Eligible organizations must have been in operation for at least ten years, have an annual budget between $500,000 and $5 million, and focus primarily on engaging the public with the arts. The deadline for expressions of interest is August 13, 2021. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about this initiative.

RFP Focuses on Opioid Use Disorder Prevention Services
Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) is a private, national, grantmaking foundation focused on addressing the opioid crisis. FORE has issued a Request for Proposals for projects that aim to improve, expand, scale, and/or evaluate evidence-based prevention for opioid use disorder targeting vulnerable children and families. The focus is on interventions that take a holistic approach to the needs of families, recognizing that some family members may be in treatment or recovery for opioid use disorder while others would benefit from preventive measures. Of particular interest are approaches that meet children and families where they are—including in schools and during after-school activities as well as in healthcare and community settings. Nonprofit organizations and universities, as well as state, local, and tribal government agencies, may apply for grants of up to $500,000 a year for up to three years. The application deadline is September 20, 2021. The Request for Proposals may be downloaded from FORE's website.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Legal Aid Initiatives in Washington Supported
Legal Foundation of Washington

The Legal Foundation of Washington is dedicated to ensuring access to civil legal aid for all people in Washington. The Foundation offers the following grant programs: Partnership Grants support programs that provide civil legal aid to low-income people in Washington, including volunteer attorney programs and nonprofit organizations focused on impact litigation, policy reform, and systemic advocacy. Race Equity Grants focus on building power within communities that have been historically overlooked and combating the disparate outcomes that racism creates for people of color, particularly in the justice system. Legal aid providers and organizations in partnership with civil legal aid providers are eligible to apply. Letters of intent for Partnership Grants and applications for Race Equity Grants are due August 15, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website for more information about both grant programs.

Funds for Health Programs Impacting South Carolinians
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation: Health Priority Grants

The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation awards grants to health-focused initiatives that directly impact South Carolina's most economically disadvantaged residents. The Foundation's Health Priority Grants categories include the following: Access to Care, Building a Stronger Workforce for Health, Improving the Quality and Value of Health and Health Care, Investing in the Health and Well-Being of SC Children and Families, and Research/Special Projects. Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions throughout the state are eligible to apply. The upcoming deadline for letters of intent is August 18, 2021. (Prior to submitting a letter of intent, organizations should contact the Foundation to discuss the proposed project.) Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the application process.

Awards Honor Nonprofit Revenue Efforts in Five States
The Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Award

The Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Award recognizes nonprofit organizations in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, and North Dakota that have created impactful initiatives to generate sustainable streams of revenue. Each submission will be evaluated on the following categories: Creativity, Implementation, Impact, Sustainability, and Overall Impression. One Grand Prize of $10,000 will be awarded in each participating state. All 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the participating states are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted through August 13, 2021. Visit the Eide Bailly website to learn more about the Award guidelines and application process.

Grants Promote Oral Health in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation

The Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) Foundation is committed to improving the oral health of Wisconsin residents by providing grants to community-based, nonprofit oral health promotion programs throughout the state. The Foundation's Annual Grant Program offers support to initiatives that provide dental care to the underserved and philanthropic endeavors related to dentistry in Wisconsin. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered for dental supplies and equipment for low-income dental clinics, dental health education programs, and other nonprofit dentistry programs. Proposals for the 2022 grant program must be submitted via email by September 15, 2021. (A letter of endorsement from an officer of the local component dental society is required. Please note that submission of a grant application does not guarantee funding, and the decisions of the Foundation are final.) Visit the WDA Foundation's website to access the 2022 application.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Program Helps Health and Safety Workers
Department of Health and Human Services

The Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program supports health professions and nursing training activities to reduce and address burnout, suicide, mental health conditions, and substance use disorders and promote resiliency among healthcare students, residents, professionals, paraprofessionals, trainees, public safety officers, and employers of such individuals in rural and underserved communities. Program objectives include planning, developing, operating, or participating in health professions and nursing training activities; creating and advancing protocols and system-wide approaches; developing innovative sustainability practices and models; reducing financial barriers to healthcare students, residents, professionals, paraprofessionals, trainees, public safety officers, and employers of such individuals; and addressing the disproportionate burden of burnout, suicide, mental health conditions, and substance use disorders among these professionals in rural and medically underserved communities. The application deadline is August 30, 2021.

Funds Strengthen Humanities Organizations
National Endowment for the Humanities

The Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants program seeks to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities. The program supports two types of projects. Capital project support is available for the design, purchase, construction, restoration, or renovation of facilities for humanities activities. Digital infrastructure support is available for the maintenance, modernization, and sustainability of existing digital scholarly projects and platforms. Optional drafts are due August 17, 2021. The deadline for full applications is September 28, 2021.



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

Grantsmanship: Program Planning and Proposal Writing, by Norton Kiritz and Barbara Floersch
Would you like to sign up for a training program with The Grantsmanship Center, but find yourself short on time? Luckily, you can study at your own pace by purchasing the same textbook used by the Center for the Grantsmanship Training Program, Essential Grant Skills, and Competing for Federal Grants programs. The book Grantsmanship: Program Planning and Proposal Writing, by Norton Kiritz and Barbara Floersch, is a comprehensive guide to planning and developing grant proposals. The New York Times referred to the book as "the grant seekers bible" because for more than 40 years it has set the standard for the grant development field.



Upcoming Online Education Trainings
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Unless otherwise noted, all Online Education Trainings are webinars,
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FREE: Tour of the GrantStation Website
Curious to know exactly what resources are at your fingertips when you enter 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 27, 2021.

Essential Capital Campaign Preparations
Do your plans pencil out? Do you have the horsepower to get through? Before you start to raise funds, it is important to assess what your organization should build and what it can sustain. For most, this includes a needs assessment followed by a feasibility study. A needs assessment examines operations and programs to determine your current and future capacity and demand, and the external factors that will impact both. A feasibility study will help you determine the financial capacity of your organization and its donor prospects. In this webinar you will learn to identify why you might need these formal assessments, understand what data is gathered to establish needs and feasibility, and know what you should come away with from these assessments. Find out what to expect during these pre-campaign preparations from real-world examples as well as how to get the most out of the preparations. There also will be time for your questions. The webinar will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

FREE: Five Things to Do NOW to Increase Fall Fundraising Results (NEW)
The attention span of your donors is shorter than ever. They are certainly NOT thinking about year-end giving right now. But YOU must think about it to meet or exceed your fundraising goals. Join fundraising culture change expert Lori L. Jacobwith for a fast-paced, fun webinar to jump-start your fall fundraising results. Spend 90 minutes to learn (or remind yourself and your team) about five powerful actions to take that aren't time consuming but yield HUGE results. During this webinar you will learn the difference between fundraising and fund development and whose job each is, understand the power of one simple action to increase revenue up to 40%, and learn why year-end fundraising doesn't start in Q4 and what to do about it. The session will benefit development and communication staff, executive directors, board members, and other volunteers. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.



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National Funding Opportunities
Support for Disability-Led Organizations Nationwide
Youth Programs to Preserve Native Culture Funded
Grants Enhance Animal Sheltering and Adoption Efforts 
RFP Focuses on Opioid Use Disorder Prevention Services

Regional Funding Opportunities
Legal Aid Initiatives in Washington Supported
Funds for Health Programs Impacting South Carolinians
Awards Honor Nonprofit Revenue Efforts in Five States
Grants Promote Oral Health in Wisconsin

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Helps Health and Safety Workers
Funds Strengthen Humanities Organizations