GrantStation Insider: August 4, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 31

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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.

Funding Promotes Public Lands Access in the U.S., Canada, and Europe
Hydro Flask: Parks for All

Hydro Flask's Parks for All program supports nonprofit organizations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe that are focused on building, maintaining, restoring, and providing more equitable access to parks, including outdoor public-access recreational areas, beaches, or coastal areas. Project categories include the creation of new parks, park maintenance and restoration, park access and education, and reducing single-use plastics in parks. Grants of $30,000 to $50,000 are provided for national projects in the U.S. that cover five or more states. Grants of $10,000 to $15,000 are available for regional projects in the Canadian provinces and the U.S. states of Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, and West Virginia. (Grants of $10,000 to $25,000 support projects in selected European countries.) Funded projects must be focused on supporting people's connection with the outdoors for recreation and health benefits. U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) and equivalent organizations that work to build, restore, and maintain public lands, parks, and recreational waterways are eligible to apply. The application deadline for U.S. and Canadian applicants is September 9, 2022; European applicants must apply by September 23, 2022. Visit the Hydro Flask website to access the online eligibility quiz and application.

Projects Improving the Lives of Young Children Supported
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports promising research and development projects to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through seven years, in the United States. The Foundation's goal is to provide seed money to implement imaginative proposals that exhibit the greatest chance of improving the lives of young children on a national scale. Support is provided in the following three areas: Early Childhood Welfare, including projects that seek to perfect child rearing practices and to identify models that can provide creative, caring environments in which all young children thrive; Early Childhood Education and Play, including efforts to improve the quality of 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; and Parenting Education, including programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child rearing differences, pedagogy, and issues of health and prenatal care and diet, as well as programs which provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is September 30, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to access the application guidelines.

Grants Advance Black Leadership in the Education Sector
The 1954 Project: Luminary Awards

The 1954 Project is a philanthropic initiative focused on embracing Black leadership in the education sector in order to fulfill the promise of education for all. The 1954 Project's Luminary Awards support established Black leaders of nonprofit organizations in the education sector with $1 million grants along with professional supports and membership in a community of their peers. Support is provided to leaders whose work addresses one or more of the following areas: Economic Mobility, with a focus on strengthening pathways from education to career to increase Black students' and families' economic mobility; Diversity in Education, with a focus on increasing the number of Black educators and leaders through innovative initiatives and programs; and Innovation in Teaching and Learning, with a focus on creating more effective, equitable, and culturally affirming teaching and learning models to better serve all students. Luminaries must be Black leaders in the number one role (CEO, president, executive director) at a nonprofit or public sector organization with a budget ranging from $500,000 to $6 million and founded in 2019 or earlier. Selected luminaries must intend leadership continuity of 3+ years. Organizations operating at the local, state, regional, and national level are eligible. The application deadline is September 9, 2022. Visit The 1954 Project website to access the online application.

Civil Society, Education, and Environment Initiatives Funded
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is dedicated to promoting a just, equitable, and sustainable society. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations through the following grant programs: The Civil Society program focuses on building vibrant communities where all people can engage in decision-making that affects their day-to-day lives. The Education program funds efforts in the United States to expand learning opportunities and supports for children, particularly those from low- and moderate-income communities. The Environment program supports organizations that protect communities and the ecosystems upon which they depend. Outside the Flint, MI, area, grants are not made for local projects unless they are part of a national demonstration or Foundation-planned network of grants. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. More information about the Foundation's work and guidelines for submitting letters of inquiry are available on the Foundation’s website.


Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Support Provided in Company Communities in the U.S. and Canada
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund

The Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund provides support in U.S. and Canadian communities where Weyerhaeuser has a significant presence or business interest. The Fund's areas of interest include affordable housing; education and youth development; environmental stewardship; human services; civic and cultural growth; workforce development; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Eligible applicants include U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, educational institutions, and government entities as well as Canadian registered charities, provincially registered nonprofit societies, and Canadian municipalities. The application deadline is September 30, 2022. Visit the Weyerhaeuser website to review the funding guidelines and submit an online application.

Funds Available for New England Environmental Conservation Efforts
William P. Wharton Trust

The William P. Wharton Trust supports nonprofit organizations that promote the conservation, study, and appreciation of nature. The Trust's funding objectives in order of priority are as follows: conservation of renewable resources in Massachusetts and New England, including funding the acquisition of land for conservation purposes; management techniques designed to improve environmental quality and species diversity; bird and forestry research and management, especially at the applied level rather than the theoretical or molecular level; and the creation of materials or projects designed to foster an appreciation of and a concern for wildlife and natural systems. Grants are generally less than $15,000. The upcoming deadline for preliminary applications is September 15, 2022. Visit the Trust's website to review the application instructions.

Grants Enhance Oral Healthcare for Illinois Children
Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation: Community Grants Program

The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation supports efforts to improve the oral health of the residents of Illinois. The Foundation's Community Grants Program focuses its grantmaking on programs or organizations benefiting children in the priority areas of oral health education and awareness, and access to oral healthcare, specifically programs that also educate and inform. Nonprofit organizations and public or government entities, such as public schools and health departments, are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. The application process will open in early August, with a deadline of September 9, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to access the Community Grant Program Philosophy and Guidelines.

Colorado Social Justice Organizations Supported
Chinook Fund

Chinook Fund seeds community-led, systemic change by mobilizing resources for and trusting in grassroots social justice organizations across Colorado. Over 34 years of social impact, Chinook Fund has distributed $4 million to over 390 organizations. Honoring its racial justice commitment, 90 percent of the Fund's grantee groups have been led by Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color. Successful applicants must be based in communities facing injustice or oppression; have democratic leadership, decision-making, and organizing that is led by and accountable to people most directly impacted by the issue or injustice; demonstrate that the work can lead to permanent progressive change for their community; be engaged in efforts to dismantle privilege and oppression within their organization and community; and have an annual budget of $350,000 or less. Priority is given to organizations that are engaging in community organizing as well as to work that is collaborative, risk-taking, and strategic. Grants range from $4,000 to $10,000 and are selected by community members in The Giving Project. The upcoming application deadline is September 15, 2022. Visit the Fund's website for application guidelines.


Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Funds Available to Improve Tribal Road Safety
Department of Transportation

The Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund supports projects in Native America that address the prevention and reduction of death or serious injuries in transportation-related incidents, such as motor vehicle crashes. The focus is on strategies, activities, and projects on public roads that are consistent with a transportation safety plan and that correct or improve a hazardous road location or feature, or address a highway safety problem. Program categories include transportation safety plans; data assessment, improvement, and analysis activities; systemic roadway departure countermeasures; and infrastructure improvements. The application deadline is September 15, 2022.

Habitat Protection on Private Land Supported
Fish and Wildlife Service

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative and grant agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources. Priorities include complementing activities on National Wildlife Refuge System lands, improving habitat for species at risk and federally designated species, and supporting five-year strategic plans to identify focal species and focal areas in which to invest limited resources. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through September 30, 2022.


Partner Depot

Grant Writing Is a Team Activity
Are your grant writing strategies sustainable? No matter how skilled or seasoned, a single grant professional cannot successfully manage this monumental and critical process alone over time. And simply providing occasional input and formal approval to submit is not enough to ensure competitiveness and prevent burnout. Grant writing needs to be a team activity!

Join Foundant Technologies and grant writing expert Diane H. Leonard as she explains how to create a grant team with a shared vision and the ability to continuously improve!

Learn more and register for this free webinar on August 25, 2022, at 10 am MT.

Apply to TD Charitable Foundation's Ready Challenge Grant Competition
TD Bank is inviting nonprofit and charitable organizations across its North American footprint that are working on solutions to help disproportionately affected communities address the impacts of climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy to apply for a TD Ready Challenge grant. For the 2022 TD Ready Challenge, TD Bank will award a maximum total of ten grants of either CDN $1 million or USD $1 million each, depending on the country of residence of the applicant. Eligible organizations are invited to apply by August 11th.


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

Philanthropy: From Aristotle to Zuckerberg, by Paul Vallely
Are you interested in the history of philanthropy and how this ties into the modern era? If so, you may want to read Philanthropy: From Aristotle to Zuckerberg, by Paul Vallely. This book is an exploration of historical and contemporary philanthropy which examines how the super-rich are silently and secretly shaping the world. It looks at the successes and failures of philanthrocapitalism, evaluates its claims and contradictions, and asks tough questions of top philanthropists and leading thinkers.


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.

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. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 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, August 16, 2022.

Program Designs That Pack a Punch
Before you overcommit your time or dollars, join Marie Palacios, with Funding for Good, for a masters class focused on program/project design. In this session you will gain the knowledge and tools needed to design programs/projects that are both effective and efficient. Learn best practices to grow mission-focused programs that generate awareness, impact, capacity, and community support. This webinar will engage participants in the program design process from A-Z to ensure you have addressed key questions, budgeting, and program impact goals. At the end of this session, you will be able to understand key components of the program/project design process; evaluate potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing your program; craft SMART Program Goals and Objectives; implement best practices and strategies to grow mission-focused programs; and access free tools to support your program development initiatives. This webinar is recommended for nonprofit business owners, executive directors, program managers, mission/ministry leaders, and board members. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.


GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation

The Ins and Out of Grant Writing for Nonprofits
GrantStation President Alice Ruhnke will be speaking on the upcoming panel hosted by NXUnite called "The Ins and Out of Grant Writing for Nonprofits."

The panel will take place August 11, 2022, at 12:00 pm (EDT). Register now!

You will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Check out the other panelists.

During this panel you will hear about:

  • how to create an actionable grantseeking strategy;
  • how you can tailor your proposal to different grants; and,
  • how to write a competitive grant proposal.

Funding Alerts
More funding opportunities are featured on the GrantStation homepage. Click here to see the grantmakers spotlighted this week!


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National Funding Opportunities
Funding Promotes Public Lands Access in the U.S., Canada, and Europe
Projects Improving the Lives of Young Children Supported
Grants Advance Black Leadership in the Education Sector
Civil Society, Education, and Environment Initiatives Funded

Regional Funding Opportunities
Support Provided in Company Communities in the U.S. and Canada
Funds Available for New England Environmental Conservation Efforts
Grants Enhance Oral Healthcare for Illinois Children
Colorado Social Justice Organizations Supported

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available to Improve Tribal Road Safety
Habitat Protection on Private Land Supported