GrantStation Insider - August 23, 2018

Volume XVII | Issue 31

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National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support to Address the Adverse Effects of Mining
Indigenous Environmental Network/Western Mining Action Network: Grassroots Communities Mining Mini-Grant Program

The Grassroots Communities Mining Mini-Grant Program, sponsored by the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Western Mining Action Network, provides support to community-based organizations and tribes or tribal programs in the U.S. and Canada. The goal of the program is to support the capacity building efforts of mining-impacted communities to assure that mining projects do not adversely affect the human, cultural, and ecological health of communities. Requests must be project-specific for an immediate need such as legal assistance, organizing and outreach, development of campaign materials, etc. Grants of $3,000 and $5,000 are provided. Applications for the Program are accepted three times per year; the deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1, annually. Emergency assistance outside of these grant cycles is also available on a case-by-case basis. Visit the Indigenous Environmental Network or Western Mining Action Network to download the application. Grant proposals and reports should be submitted to:

Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters Funded
RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants

RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants enable domestic violence shelters to create spaces to co-shelter survivors and their pets. Grants of up to $20,000 are offered throughout the United States in the On-site, Off-site, and Startup categories. Shelters in Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and West Virginia are especially encouraged to apply since there are currently no pet-friendly domestic violence shelters in these states. For quick answers to the most commonly asked questions visit the Safe Housing FAQ page. The final 2018 application deadline in all three categories is October 15. Visit the RedRover website to review the funding guidelines.

Grants Promote Social Justice and Government Accountability
Herb Block Foundation: Defending Basic Freedoms

The Herb Block Foundation is committed to defending the basic freedoms guaranteed all Americans, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice, and improving the conditions of the poor and underprivileged. The Foundation’s Defending Basic Freedoms grant program provides support to nonprofit organizations nationwide that seek to safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, to help eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public. The Foundation also considers support for contemporary societal issues that may arise. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000. Letters of inquiry must be submitted by October 4, 2018; invited full proposals will be due December 13, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application guidelines.

K-12 Green Infrastructure Projects Supported
Nature Works Everywhere Grants for K-12 Schools

Nature Works Everywhere Grants for K-12 Schools, an initiative of The Nature Conservancy, supports elementary and secondary school projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges. The goal is to support young people who work as social innovators to help their communities through project design and implementation. Projects could address issues surrounding access to healthy food, air quality, heat island effect, climate change, or storm water collection, etc. The program will award a total of 50 grants of $2,000 to K-12 public and charter schools across the country. The application deadline is October 5, 2018. Visit the Nature Works Everywhere website to download the grant description and submit an online application.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Rural Programs in Selected States
Laura Jane Musser Fund: Rural Initiative Program  

The Laura Jane Musser Fund encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in communities in Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Wyoming, as well as the Rio Grande Valley, Deep East Texas, and the Brazos Valley regions of Texas. Through the Rural Initiative Program, the Fund supports efforts that will help to strengthen individual rural towns in the targeted states in a number of civic areas, including, but not limited to, economic development, business preservation, arts and humanities, public space improvements, and education. The applicant community must have a population of 10,000 or fewer and must be able to demonstrate the rural characteristics of their location and support from a diverse cross-section of community members and institutions. Planning grants of up to $5,000 and implementation grants of up to $25,000 are provided. Online applications may be submitted from September 4 through October 3, 2018. Specific grant guidelines and application procedures are available on the Fund’s website.

Grants Strengthen Environmental Initiatives in New England
New England Grassroots Environment Fund

The mission of the New England Grassroots Environment Fund is to energize and nurture long-term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe, and environmentally sustainable communities. The Fund offers the following competitive grant programs designed to foster local community-based environmental initiatives in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Seed Grants of $250 to $1,000 help volunteer groups launch and build their newly evolving projects. Requests for this program may be submitted throughout the year. Grow Grants of $1,000 to $3,500 enhance the ability of established groups to increase capacity, collaborate, and leverage impact. The application deadlines for this program are March 15 and September 15, annually. Visit the Fund’s website for more information about both of these grant programs.

Capital Support for Indiana Organizations
SIA Foundation

The SIA (Subaru of Indiana Automotive) Foundation supports nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies throughout Indiana that work to improve the quality of life and help to meet the needs of the residents of the state. The Foundation's funding priorities include arts and culture, education, and health and welfare. Capital grants, which range from $1,000 to $10,000, must be used for investments in facilities, equipment, or real estate. For the second application cycle of 2018, applications will be accepted through September 30. Visit the Foundation’s website to apply.

Efforts for a Just Society in California and Washington Funded
Satterberg Foundation: Core Support Grants

The Satterberg Foundation is dedicated to strengthening communities in California and Washington by promoting a just society and a sustainable environment. The Foundation provides Core Support Grants of up to $100,000 per year for up to three years to nonprofit organizations working in the following categories: Environmental Justice; Advocacy and Civic Engagement; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Multi-Issue. Letters of inquiry from California organizations will be accepted from October 8 to 22, 2018; letters of inquiry from Washington organizations will be accepted from January 14 to 29, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the Core Support Grants guidelines and application process.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Program Seeks to Improve Children's Health
Department of Health and Human Services

The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program supports community-based services aimed at improving the health status of children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to health services. The application deadline is October 1, 2018.

Funds Available to Preserve African American History
National Park Service

The African American Civil Rights Grant Program provides support to document, interpret, and preserve sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the Twentieth Century. The program offers support for physical preservation projects and history projects. The application deadline is October 8, 2018.



Partner Depot

Top International Grants Conference Opens Registration
The Grant Professionals Association is an international membership organization who serves those in the grants industry, from grantwriters to managers and everyone in between. You're invited to the 20th Anniversary of THE Premier Event for Grant Professionals®, the 2018 GPA Annual Conference, Where the Grant People Meet! The conference will be held in Chicago, IL, on November 7-10, 2018. Meet with other grant professionals and make connections to help you every day; build your knowledge and skills by choosing from over 80 learning opportunities. This conference is packed with professional development! Register today!



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

The Philanthropist
Those of you who work for a nonprofit organization in Canada may be looking for a place where you can keep up with the latest national trends in your field. If so, we recommend checking out The Philanthropist, an online journal for practitioners, academics, supporters, and others engaged in the nonprofit sector in Canada. Of particular interest is the 150 profiles section of their website, created to mark the 150th anniversary of confederation by putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector.



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.

Eight Ways to Learn Online with GrantStation
Are you interested in learning more this year but aren't sure where to start? Sage Adams, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Instructional Designer for GrantStation, will show you how to maximize the plethora of online learning resources available on GrantStation to enhance your understanding of grantwriting, grant strategies, grants management, leadership and governance, information design, and nonprofit accounting and finance. In this short webinar we'll take a look at our exciting fall lineup of live webinars, recorded webinar offerings, and other resources available to you through GrantStation (with or without a Membership). Links and best practices will be provided as well as a handy guide for the 2018 fall webinar lineup. The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

The Power of 3: Ingredients to Build a Successful Grants Program
Learning or reviewing the basic steps to writing stellar grant requests, then taking that information and weaving it into an overall grant strategy to fund your program, project, or organization is key to winning awards. If you top that off with a comprehensive understanding of how to build strong logic models, you have a winning recipe for grantwriting success in 2018 and into 2019! Join us for all three webinars in the Power of 3 series: Grantwriting 101 on Wednesday, September 19, 2018; Building a Powerful Grants Strategy for 2018 - 2019 on Thursday, October 11, 2018; and Logic Models: More than Just Extra Work! on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Securing In-Kind Donations: And Making Them Work for You!
Understanding how donations of products and services can help leverage grant awards and strengthen your bottom line is one of those overlooked pieces of a funding strategy. In this webinar, Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation, will walk you through how to build a strong in-kind contributions program, the types of contributions you can secure, and how to use these donations to leverage grant support. The webinar, which is fast paced and full of information about in-kind gifts and the sources that are providing them, is a must for almost any organization, regardless of size. The webinar will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018.


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

National Funding Opportunities
Support to Address the Adverse Effects of Mining 
Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters Funded
Grants Promote Social Justice and Government Accountability
K-12 Green Infrastructure Projects Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Rural Programs in Selected States
Grants Strengthen Environmental Initiatives in New England
Capital Support for Indiana Organizations
Efforts for a Just Society in California and Washington Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Seeks to Improve Children's Health
Funds Available to Preserve African American History