GrantStation Insider - August 9, 2018

Volume XVII | Issue 29

National | Regional | FederalPathFinder | Online Education


National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Cultural Projects to Engage U.S. Muslims and Non-Muslims
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: Building Bridges Grants Program

The Building Bridges Grants Program, an initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, supports nonprofit organizations in the planning and implementation of projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations in arts- and culture-based experiences designed to advance relationships and understanding for mutual well-being. Proposed projects should offer engaging literary, media, or performing arts experiences to foster relationships and understanding between communities. Grants will range from $25,000 to $300,000 over one to three years. Applying organizations must have annual operating expenses greater than $100,000, of which at least $25,000 is dedicated to arts-related programming. Letters of interest are due August 23, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the Building Bridges Grants Program and to submit an online letter of interest.

Programs Enhancing the Quality of Life in Rural Areas Funded
Foundation for Rural Service Grant Program

The Foundation for Rural Service, established by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues. The Foundation's Grant Program supports local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America, with emphasis on Business and Economic Development, Community Development, Education, and Telecommunications. Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions may apply for grants ranging from $500 to $5,000. (Applying organizations must have a letter of support from an NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association member company endorsing the project.) The application deadline is September 15, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the application information.

Education Grants Promote Diverse Leadership and Innovative Schools
NewSchools Venture Fund

The mission of NewSchools Venture Fund is to reimagine public education through powerful ideas and passionate entrepreneurs so that all children—especially those in underserved communities—have the opportunity to succeed. The Fund’s Diverse Leaders program invests in entrepreneurs with bold ideas to grow, advance, and support Black and Latino leadership in education. Ideas may include efforts to recruit new diverse leaders, accelerate the careers of diverse leaders, create networks of diverse leaders, etc. Nonprofit organizations and social entrepreneurs are eligible to apply for one-year grants ranging from $100,000 to $200,000. The application deadline is September 7, 2018. The Fund’s Innovative Schools program invests in teams of educators planning to launch new nonprofit public schools that prepare young people to finish high school prepared and inspired to create and live the lives they want. Planning grants of $200,000 will be provided; at the end of the planning phase, teams may apply for an investment that would support their first two to three years of operation. The application deadline is November 26, 2018. Visit the NewSchools website to learn more about both programs.

International Theatre Collaborations Supported
Theatre Communications Group: Global Connections

The Global Connections program, administered by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), is dedicated to building bridges between U.S. theatre professionals and their counterparts abroad, identifying theatre professionals who will further the growth of the field, and creating opportunities for the U.S. theatre field to engage in international conversations. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations and individual artists through the following two initiatives: Global Connections: On the Road will award grants of up to $5,000 to foster new relationships with international colleagues that will inspire each other’s work and aesthetics by creating opportunities for cultural exchange. Global Connections: In the Lab will award grants of $10,000 to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the research and development of a theatre piece or explore elements leading up to a full production. The final application deadline for Global Connections Round Six is September 18, 2018. Application guidelines are available on the TCG website.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Environmental Conservation Efforts in New England
The 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: natural areas preservation in Massachusetts and New England, including funding 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 creation of materials or projects designed to foster an appreciation of and a concern for wildlife and natural systems. The upcoming deadline for preliminary applications is September 14, 2018. Visit the Trust’s website to review the application instructions.

Grants Encourage Health Equity for Kansans
Kansas Health Foundation: Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative

The mission of the Kansas Health Foundation is to improve the health of all Kansans. The Foundation’s Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative funds efforts that address the Foundation’s goal of reducing health disparities and promoting health equity in the state. This initiative offers two grant categories: Impact Grants focus on efforts to increase access to care; promote healthy behaviors including decreased tobacco use, physical activity, and healthy food access; encourage educational attainment; and increase community and civic engagement. Capacity-Building Grants focus on efforts to enhance an organization's leadership, management, funding, relationships, communications, programs, and evaluations. Priority is given to organizations targeting Kansans with the greatest need and least access/economic opportunity. Grants in both categories range up to $25,000. The application deadline is September 17, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative request for proposals.

Support for Hawaiian Historic Preservation Projects
Historic Hawaii Foundation: Historic Preservation Grants

Historic Hawaii Foundation (HHF) encourages the preservation of historic buildings, sites, and communities relating to the history of Hawaii. HHF’s Historic Preservation Grants support historic preservation as a mechanism for building community, enhancing Hawaii’s sense of place, and improving societal relationships. Nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout the state may request grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 for rehabilitation or restoration construction projects that preserve the character-defining features of a historic building or site. Following completion of the preservation project, the site or building should be used for a public or community purpose. Grant requests for projects on neighbor islands and in rural communities are strongly encouraged. The application deadline is September 7, 2018. Visit the HHF website to download the Historic Preservation Grants application form.

Native American Arts Programs in the West and Midwest Funded
First Nations Development Institute: Native Arts Initiative

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) supports the perpetuation and proliferation of Native American arts, cultures, and traditions as integral to Native community life. In 2018, First Nations’ Native Arts Initiative is planning to fund approximately 15 Native-controlled nonprofits and tribal government programs located in one of the following regions: Upper Midwest (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin); Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, and Southern California); and the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington). Selected organizations with receive organizational and programmatic resources, including direct grants of $32,000 along with technical assistance and training. To be eligible to apply, organizations must have existing program initiatives in place supporting Native artists and the field of traditional Native arts, as well as a demonstrated commitment to increasing the intergenerational transfer of knowledge of traditional Native artistic practices and perpetuation of traditional Native arts. The application deadline is August 30, 2018. Visit the First Nations website to review the guidelines and submit an online application.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Available for Tribal Public Transportation
Department of Transportation

The Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program supports planning, capital, and, in limited circumstances, operating assistance for tribal public transit services. The application deadline is September 10, 2018.

Program Supports HIV Relief
Department of Health and Human Services

The Ryan White Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program provides funds to jurisdictions with a high incidence of reported cases of AIDS to develop or enhance access to a comprehensive continuum of high-quality, community-based care for low-income people living with HIV. The application deadline is September 21, 2018.



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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Cultural Projects to Engage U.S. Muslims and Non-Muslims
Programs Enhancing the Quality of Life in Rural Areas Funded
Education Grants Promote Diverse Leadership and Innovative Schools
International Theatre Collaborations Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Environmental Conservation Efforts in New England
Grants Encourage Health Equity for Kansans
Support for Hawaiian Historic Preservation Projects
Native American Arts Programs in the West and Midwest Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available for Tribal Public Transportation
Program Supports HIV Relief