GrantStation Insider: August 26, 2021

Volume XX | Issue 33

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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 for Youth Empowerment Programs
The Allstate Foundation

The Allstate Foundation works to empower youth to succeed at school, in their communities, and in life, and is committed to fostering their ability to become equitable and inclusive leaders and establish healthy personal relationships that are free of violence. The Foundation's current funding opportunity will grant $3 million across two focus areas: The Relationship Violence Prevention Programs focus area will support innovative, local, and culturally relevant healthy relationship education and relationship violence prevention-related programming for teens and young adults of color and/or other marginalized communities. The Inclusive Leadership Programs for Youth and Educators focus area will support the following: 1) service-learning programs that enable youth to engage in community activities that increase their capacity to be inclusive leaders, develop a sense of collective responsibility, and take action for social change and racial equity; 2) positive youth development programs that empower youth to reach their full potential as leaders who promote equity and inclusion within their learning environments and communities; and 3) professional development programs for educators to improve their culturally responsive teaching practices that result in safe, affirming, and equitable learning environments in which all youth are able to thrive. Grants of $25,000 to $100,000 for a 12-month period and up to $200,000 for a 24-month period will be awarded. A minimum of five grants will be awarded for each of the two focus areas. The pre-application deadline is September 17, 2021; invited applications will be due October 22, 2021. Detailed guidelines for this grant opportunity are available here.

Efforts to Address Health Inequity Funded
Cigna Foundation: Health and Well-Being Grants

The Cigna Foundation is committed to eliminating health disparities and improving health and well-being for all. For the current Health and Well-Being Grants cycle, the Foundation seeks to partner with nonprofit organizations who are addressing the root causes of health inequity, including supporting under-resourced and systemically disadvantaged communities with poor social determinants of health. Funded programs should focus on chronic disease treatment and prevention, mental and/or behavioral health conditions, dental health, wellness programs, or maternal, prenatal, and newborn health. Grants will range between $50,000 and $100,000 per year for up to three years. The application process will be open from August 30 to September 24, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website to review the funding guidelines for the Health and Well-Being Grants cycle.

Grants Promote Responsible Recreational Land Use
Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative

The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative's mission is to provide practical support for efforts that promote safe, responsible use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs), educate the public on proper recreational land use and wildlife conservation practices, and protect appropriate and sustainable access to public lands. Support is provided to nonprofit and tax-exempt groups, including clubs and associations, public riding areas, outdoor enthusiast associations, land conservation organizations, and communities with an interest in protecting, improving, expanding, or maintaining access for safe, responsible, and sustainable use by motorized off-road vehicles. Examples of funded projects include land management and conservation, trail development and maintenance, safety and education, and outdoor recreation. The remaining application deadlines for 2021 are September 30 and December 15. Visit the Initiative's website to learn more about the funding guidelines and online application process.

Pilot Programs to Enhance the Nursing Field Supported
American Nurses Foundation: Reimagining Nursing Initiative

The Reimagining Nursing (RN) Initiative, a program of the American Nurses Foundation, is intended to empower transformative change to our healthcare system that currently under-develops, under-utilizes, and under-appreciates nurses. The RN Initiative will provide grants of between $500,000 to $1.5 million to up to 11 innovative pilot programs that address one or more of the following priority areas: Practice-Ready Nurse Graduates, which will support innovations in competency validation and clinical preceptorship that ensure newly graduated nurses can immediately contribute to and succeed in a continuously transforming health delivery system; Technology-Enabled Nursing Practice, which will support the design and implementation of technology-based tactics and tools designed by nurses and for nurses that meaningfully enhance the practice of nursing; and Direct-Reimbursement Nursing Models, which will expand nursing practice opportunities and elevate the value of nursing through direct reimbursement for nursing care delivery, management, and coordination outcomes. Nonprofit organizations and government entities are eligible to apply. (For-profit organizations are also eligible if the funds are used for charitable purposes). The application deadline is October 25, 2021, at 11:59pm ET. Visit the American Nurses Foundation's website to download the RN Initiative's request for proposals.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funds for Environmental Projects in Company Communities
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation: Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation's Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants program supports nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools in company communities that are working to improve the environment. Grants are provided to organizations that serve specific geographic areas of Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming and all regions of Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Funded projects should support one or more of the following priorities: educating K-12 students and the public about environmental stewardship; protecting and preserving natural habitats; and improving open spaces and making nature accessible. The maximum grant award is $50,000 for nonprofit organizations and $5,000 for K-12 schools. The application deadline is September 30, 2021. Eligible geographic areas and online application information are available on the Dominion Energy website.

Grants Enhance Community Cooperation in Six States
Laura Jane Musser Fund: Intercultural Harmony Program

The Intercultural Harmony Program, an initiative of the Laura Jane Musser Fund, promotes mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens of different cultural backgrounds within defined geographical areas through collaborative, cross-cultural exchange projects. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations and local government agencies in the states of Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Wyoming, as well as Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster counties in New York and the Rio Grande Valley, Deep East Texas, and the Brazos Valley regions of Texas, that include members of various cultural communities working together on projects with common goals. These projects must be intercultural rather than focused on just one culture, and must demonstrate tangible benefits in the larger community. The projects must also describe how they include members of the cultural communities actively in the planning and implementation process. Funded projects can be carried out in a number of areas, including the arts, community service, and youth activities. Online applications may be submitted from September 15 through October 15, 2021. Application guidelines are available on the Fund's website.

Support for Energy Education in the Midwest and Eastern U.S.
Constellation E2 Energy to Educate

The Constellation E2 Energy to Educate grant program provides support for educational projects in company communities in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. that help foster energy conservation and progress. Priority is given to projects that are designed to enhance students' understanding of science and technology and that inspire them to think differently about energy. The focus is on projects that reach a minimum of 100 students and that align with one of the following three themes: Equity in Energy, Sustainability as a Life Style, and A Sustainable World. Grants of up to $25,000 are available for programs in grades six to 12; higher education programs are eligible for grants of up to $50,000. The application deadline is October 1, 2021. Visit the company's website to learn more about E2 Energy to Educate and to submit an online application.

Reproductive Rights Initiatives in the Southeast States Funded
The Oak Hill Fund: Women's Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

The Oak Hill Fund was established to promote the well-being of mankind through effective and inspiring grantmaking. The Fund's Women's Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice program area invests in nonprofit organizations in the southeastern United States that support the reproductive health and rights of women. The Fund supports efforts to provide, promote, or defend access to safe, affordable reproductive healthcare and services, and to educate policymakers and the public on the importance of reproductive health, rights, and justice to women and families. Letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Fund's website to access information about the Women's Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice program area.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Funds Available for Training on Environmental Hazards
Environmental Protection Agency

Brownfields Job Training Grants support programs that recruit, train, and place unemployed and underemployed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. The program seeks to further environmental justice by ensuring that residents living in communities historically affected by economic disinvestment, health disparities, and environmental contamination, including low-income, minority, and tribal communities, have an opportunity to reap the benefits of revitalization and environmental cleanup. The grants support training in brownfield assessment or cleanup activities, as well as training in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). The application deadline is October 5, 2021.

Efforts to Advance Racial Equity in STEM Supported
National Science Foundation

The Racial Equity in STEM Education program supports bold, ground-breaking, and potentially transformative projects addressing systemic racism in STEM. The proposed work should provide positive outcomes for the individuals and communities engaged and should recognize peoples' humanity, experiences, and resilience. Proposals need to consider systemic barriers to opportunities and benefits, and how these barriers impact access to, retention in, and success in STEM education, research, and workforce development. Contexts may include, but are not limited to, pre-K-12 schools, two- and four-year undergraduate institutions, and graduate institutions; municipal organizations; STEM workplaces; and informal STEM contexts, such as museums, community organizations, and media. The application deadline is October 12, 2021.



Partner Depot

Should You Get Your Grant Credential?
Are you an experienced grant professional and thinking about getting your GPC?
Join us at 7 PM CT on September 15, 2021, for our GPC Fireside Chat! By the warmth of the virtual fire, join your peers and ask your questions about the GPC (Grant Professional Certified) credential. From eligibility criteria to the registration process—we'll talk about it all. See if earning your GPC is the next step in your career! Julie Assel, GPC, Egondu M. Onuoha, GPC, and David Broussard, GPC, will be facilitating. Click here to register.



Tracks to Success
Feature articles focused on a particular grantmaker or philanthropic trend

The Measurable Impact of Community-Engaged Work
by Sid Davis

Community engagement is seemingly everywhere these days. It's increasingly important in the corporate, political, academic, and philanthropic realms. Community, in this context, is sometimes defined by geographic contiguousness, but often it can transcend location to mean people with identical interests, similar situations, or shared ethnic backgrounds, wherever they may be. But for such a wide-ranging concept, measuring the impact of community engagement is a more nebulous proposition.



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

How to Build and Mobilize a Social Media Community for Your Nonprofit in 90 Days, by Julia Campbell
Are you looking to boost your organization's social media presence, but aren't quite sure how to go about it? If so, you may want to read How to Build and Mobilize a Social Media Community for Your Nonprofit in 90 Days, by Julia Campbell. This book provides social media managers at nonprofit organizations with a simple, actionable framework to transform their current social media efforts in just 90 days.



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.

The Power of 3: Storytelling
Do you wish there was a simple tool to help you raise more money? Would you like to know exactly what to talk about to encourage your community to do more and give more? During the upcoming Power of 3 series, Lori L. Jacobwith, an internationally-recognized master storyteller, will take you on a deep dive into the world of using storytelling to raise more money. You’ll learn the science behind why storytelling is the most powerful communication tool you can use. Lori will also walk you through a step-by-step process on how to write and share stories that raise significantly more money. First, in How to Find and Craft Powerful Stories, you'll learn the key questions to ask others to help you uncover powerful stories. You’ll also receive a template to use when you begin to build your story. Second, in Advanced Storytelling, you'll learn about the power of transparency when telling your money story. What you'll discover in this session may change how you talk about your fundraising needs forever. Third, in The Power of Visual Storytelling, you'll learn why adding visuals to your storytelling will help your fundraising messages stand out and increase gift size. Join us for all three workshops in the Power of 3 series or as stand-alone learning opportunities. The deadline to register for all three is September 9, 2021.

The Power of 3: Jump-Start Your Grants Success
Are you ready to jump-start your grants success with fresh perspectives, brand-new tools, and powerful new ways of approaching familiar tasks and challenges? Ready to bust a few big myths and misunderstandings that may be sabotaging your success without your even knowing it? Join long-time grants professional and grantmaking program officer Maryn Boess for a Power of 3 series designed to help you finish 2021 strong and get 2022 off to a high-energy, practical and inspiring start! In Power Writing for Grants, you'll fill your writing toolkit with a host of simple, powerful techniques that will have you writing more clearly, quickly, and confidently, right away—so you can get the results you want! In Building the "Total-Value" Proposal Budget, you'll learn step-by-step how to end the 'Nonprofit Starvation Cycle' and build budgets that clearly and compellingly show the total value of everything it takes to do your work successfully (with plenty of opportunity for hands-on practice). And in our ground-breaking final session, Inside the Grantmaker's Black Box, you'll travel with Maryn through a real-life grant review process, from start to finish, tracking proposals through the eight key “qualifying rounds” and busting some big myths about what really happens in the finals! Come with an open mind, and be ready for inspiration as well as great takeaways you and your team can put to work right away! Join us for all three workshops in the Power of 3 series or as stand-alone learning opportunities. The deadline to register for all three is Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Balancing Work and Life
When you are nearing the last days of your life, do you want to look back and see a career, or do you want to see a life? Why is it that you can schedule time for work meetings, but it is so difficult for you to schedule time for the people who really matter to you in your life? Dr. Anthony Silard will examine the most common causes of burnout among executives and then share some time-tested strategies for sustaining your passion and motivation in your work while also developing healthy, meaningful relationships with your family, friends, partner, and self. In this session, you will learn how to reduce the stress and pressure in your life and, ultimately, how to balance your quest for both success and happiness. The session will blend psychology, philosophy, spirituality, personal development, organizational development, and leadership into accessible, transformational strategies that enable you to balance ambition with appreciation. You will leave with concrete, personalized strategies to take care of others while also taking care of yourself and the people you love. The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation

Funding Alerts
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Copy Editor: Ashlyn Simmons
Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Youth Empowerment Programs
Efforts to Address Health Inequity Funded
Grants Promote Responsible Recreational Land Use
Pilot Programs to Enhance the Nursing Field Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Environmental Projects in Company Communities
Grants Enhance Community Cooperation in Six States
Support for Energy Education in the Midwest and Eastern U.S.
Reproductive Rights Initiatives in the Southeast States Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available for Training on Environmental Hazards
Efforts to Advance Racial Equity in STEM Supported