GrantStation Insider: August 13, 2020

Volume XIX | Issue 31

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COVID-19 Related Funding
Opportunities Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Seoul Innovation QuickFire Challenge: Healthcare in the New Normal
Johnson & Johnson Innovation—JLABS, in collaboration with Seoul Metropolitan Government, Korea Health Industry Development Institute, and Janssen Korea Ltd., is launching the Seoul Innovation QuickFire Challenge for Healthcare in the New Normal. The Challenge seeks the best ideas aiming to address and enable potential healthcare solutions in the post-COVID era. Interests include health technologies, e-health platforms, rapid diagnostics for rare diseases, companion diagnostics for oncology, and smart systems for vaccine distribution and patient adherence. Up to two innovators will receive up to KRW150,000,000 (approximately US$125,000). The application deadline is August 31, 2020.

Chicago Foundation for Women: COVID-19 Community Response Grants
The Chicago Foundation for Women's COVID-19 Community Response Grants will provide modest short-term funding to nonprofit organizations in the Chicago, IL, region that are community-based and are in the position to rapidly move resources into the communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will range up to $7,500. The application deadlines are August 26, October 7, and December 2, 2020.

United Way of Palm Beach County: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Recovery Grant
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Recovery Grant program, administered by the United Way of Palm Beach County, will provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach and Martin counties in Florida whose staff, services, and clients have been impacted by this disaster. Priorities include emergency food, shelter, and basic needs; expansion of service capacity for direct services; access to healthcare services; technology to enable organizations to provide services; and reimbursement of lost revenue. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more grant opportunities, visit our COVID-19 Related Funding page.



National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Grassroots Movement-Building Work
Life Comes From It

Life Comes From It is a grantmaking circle that supports grassroots movement-building work for restorative justice, transformative justice, and indigenous peacemaking. Grants of up to $25,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations that offer approaches to address violence and repair harm rooted in community solutions. The focus is on investing in leaders of color committed to doing movement-building work. Two categories of grants are offered: Individual Projects and Networks, Convenings, and Collaborations. Letters of introduction may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed from August to December of each year. Visit the Life Comes From It website to review examples of funded projects and to learn more about the application process.

Programs to Enhance Children's Development 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 projects that seek to perfect child rearing practices and to identify models that can provide creative, caring environments in which all young 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. In addition, programs located outside the U.S. are not funded. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is September 30, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the application process.

Grants Promote Wilderness Conservation in the U.S. and Canada
Fund for Wild Nature

The Fund for Wild Nature provides grants to grassroots nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada for campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity. Priority is given to ecological issues that are not receiving sufficient public attention or funding. Grants, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, are provided for advocacy, litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and similar endeavors. The Fund does not support proposals from organizations with budgets of over $250,000 annually. The application deadlines are May 1 and October 1 of each year. Application guidelines and forms are available on the Fund's website.

Music, Education, and Community Organizing Supported
Sparkplug Foundation

The Sparkplug Foundation primarily provides grants to start-up nonprofit organizations or new projects of established nonprofits that are addressing the fields of music, education, and community organizing. In the Music category, the Foundation supports emerging professional musicians or music-development programs. In Education and Teaching, the Foundation funds projects that deal with "the whole student" and with learning as a community activity. Through Community Organizing, the Foundation encourages activist strategies for addressing institutional injustices and for building a just society. (The Foundation makes a distinction between service organizations and community organizing; see "Defining Our Terms" on its website.) The Foundation also provides limited support for projects in Palestine and in Israel that involve Palestinian communities. The first step in the application process is to complete the online questionnaire between September 15 and October 5, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to review its mission and funding guidelines, as well as the online application instructions.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Colorado Wildlife Habitat Restoration Projects
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Restoration and Stewardship of Outdoor Resources and Environment Colorado Program

The Restoration and Stewardship of Outdoor Resources and Environment (RESTORE) Colorado Program, administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), focuses on the restoration, enhancement, and expansion of wildlife habitat throughout the state of Colorado. In 2021, RESTORE Colorado is offering up to $2.5 million to fund projects focusing on the following habitats and statewide priorities: river corridors, riparian areas, and wetlands; eastern Colorado grasslands; sagebrush rangelands; big game winter range and migration routes; and forestland projects in specific geographies. Priority will be given to projects that implement conservation practices directly on-the-ground or which increase organizational capacity to implement conservation activities. The proposal deadline is October 29, 2020. Visit the NFWF website to download the 2021 RESTORE Colorado request for proposals.

Grants for Hunger Relief Efforts in Eleven Eastern States
Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the communities served by Food Lion stores in Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Grants are provided to hunger relief organizations operating within a 20-mile radius of a Food Lion store. The Foundation's focus is on reducing the number of children at risk of hunger by helping feeding agencies increase their "fresh" capacity so families can put nutritious meals on their tables. The upcoming application deadline is September 15, 2020. Visit the company's website to submit an online application.

Support for At-Risk Youth Programs in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
Silver Family Foundation

The Silver Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington that work with at-risk youth. The Foundation focuses on transformative youth development programs that offer in depth, long-term investments and opportunities for motivated, low-income youth. Priority is given to programs that have measurable results in the following areas: mentoring school-age youth; providing academic intervention to help students achieve benchmark reading and successfully transition to, and complete, high school; and preparing students for college and career through college preparatory programs and retention efforts. Letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year; invited proposals are due March 31 and September 30, annually. Visit the Foundation's website to review the grant guidelines.

Capital Funds for Organizations in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
Mabee Foundation

The Mabee Foundation provides funding for nonprofit organizations in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Foundation's grant categories include Educational, Medical and Health, Social and Humanitarian Services, and Cultural and Religious. Grants are made only toward building and facility construction and renovation projects as well as for the purchase of major medical equipment. The Foundation requires that 40% of the total project be raised by other public donors before it will consider a grant request. Online applications are due on the first business day of March, June, September, and December, annually. Detailed grant guidelines are available on the Foundation's website.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Support Available to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Environmental Protection Agency

The Reducing Public Exposure to Indoor Pollutants program supports efforts that advance national policy or systems-level change to reduce indoor air risks and yield measurable environmental and public health outcomes. Priority areas include radon, indoor environmental asthma triggers, and comprehensive indoor air risk reduction. Applications should articulate a plan to produce results that have implications or benefits on a national level. The application deadline is September 15, 2020.

Program Seeks to Improve the Health of Children in Rural and Underserved Communities
Department of Health and Human Services

The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program supports innovative, community-based initiatives to improve the health status of infants, children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to preventive care and services. This program supports projects related to a range of topical areas including, but not limited to, medical home or care coordination, mental and behavioral health services, child development and school readiness services, and promotion of healthy weight and physical activity. The application deadline is October 6, 2020.



Partner Depot

Logic Models: Critical for Program Planning and Evaluation
Logic models are not a passing fad. If you need to create a logic model for your program, but don't know where to start, this webinar is for you! Using the "Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach" from the United Way of America, Alice Ruhnke will demonstrate why logic models are critical for program planning and evaluation.

Attend Logic Models: More Than Just Extra Work, an educational webinar by Alice Ruhnke, Founder and Owner of The Grant Advantage, and learn:

  • the basics of creating and using a logic model;
  • how logic models can improve your program planning and evaluation; and,
  • how logic models show the impact of your program on your community.

Executive directors, program managers, and grantwriters can benefit from this presentation. This 90-minute complimentary educational webinar is sponsored by Foundant Technologies.

Register here.

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Time: 9 AM Pacific / 10 AM Mountain / 11 AM Central / 12 PM Eastern



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

Gilded Giving 2020: How Wealth Inequality Distorts Philanthropy and Imperils Democracy
Are you concerned about growing inequality and its impact on society? The new report "Gilded Giving 2020: How Wealth Inequality Distorts Philanthropy and Imperils Democracy" examines how the growing concentration of wealth and power is distorting philanthropy and imperiling democratic institutions.



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.

How to Fund Your Arts Education Programs (NEW)
You know your organization's arts education programs make an indelible impact in your community, and yet winning grants for these programs isn't always an easy task. Fundraising for an arts organization presents its own set of unique challenges—but knowing where to look for funders and what approach to take can make all the difference. In this webinar, Elevate's Deputy Supervising Director of Grant Writing, Ava Knox, will share the tools, knowledge, and guidance you need to write a winning grant proposal for your arts education program—all of which she gleaned after spending over a decade as a performer, teaching artist, and fundraiser with nonprofit organizations in both California and the DC region. Specifically, we'll walk you through how to find and secure arts funding; the different types of funding, plus the pros and cons of pursuing each one; tips for cultivating and persuading arts funders; how to leverage arts partnerships; and an overview of grant strategy, and how to write a winning proposal. The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

LIVE Workshop: Great Graphs—Tell Your Nonprofit's Story With Engaging Data Visualization
Are your takeaway findings getting lost? Bad graphs can slow down the viewer's comprehension, increase cognitive load, and fail to inform decision-making processes. Dusty shelf reports aren't inevitable. With intentional editing, you can design visualizations that inform and inspire. Data visualization isn't supposed to feel daunting. In this 90-minute live webinar, Ann K. Emery will walk you through a step-by-step design process so you can apply critical thinking skills to your own projects. You'll learn how to customize your visualization for your audience, choose the right chart for your message, go beyond the bar chart, declutter your visuals so that the viewer's attention is focused on the data, reinforce your branding with custom color palettes and typography, increase accessibility by ensuring that your visuals are legible for people with color vision deficiencies, and explain your takeaway findings with explicit titles and annotations. Who said data has to be boring? The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

Strategic Planning 101 (NEW)
This course offers a step-by-step guide on how to develop a strategic plan for a nonprofit organization. Discover how to pull the right team together, brainstorm effectively, develop the vision, and articulate a plan that can be implemented over time. Mindy Muller, President/CEO of Community Development Professionals, LLC, will review the key concepts of external and internal vision, mission, and core values and how those concepts set the foundation for identifying activities for the next three to five years. Participants will be challenged to develop action items to apply learned concepts within their respective organizations. During this webinar, participants will 1) understand the need for planning for long-term sustainability; 2) identify concepts of vision, mission, core values, and strategic plan and application toward long-term growth and sustainability; 3) acquire knowledge of methodology to develop a long-term strategy for organization; and 4) recognize the value of the planning team and how to convene the right team for the organization. The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020.



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COVID-19 Related Funding
Seoul Innovation QuickFire Challenge: Healthcare for the New Normal
Chicago Foundation for Women: COVID-19 Community Response Grants
United Way of Palm Beach County: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Recovery Grant

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Grassroots Movement-Building Work
Programs to Enhance Children’s Development Funded
Grants Promote Wilderness Conservation in the U.S. and Canada
Music, Education, and Community Organizing Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Colorado Wildlife Habitat Restoration Projects
Grants for Hunger Relief Efforts in Eleven Eastern States
Support for At-Risk Youth Programs in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
Capital Funds for Organizations in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

Federal Funding Opportunities
Support Available to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Program Seeks to Improve the Health of Children in Rural and Underserved Communities