GrantStation Insider: September 10, 2020

Volume XIX | Issue 35

COVID-19 | National | Regional | Federal | Partner Depot | PathFinder | Online Education | Announcements | Subscribe


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

The Brave of Heart Fund
The Brave of Heart Fund was established to provide grants to eligible family members of frontline healthcare workers and healthcare volunteers throughout the U.S. who lose their lives because of COVID-19. The grants will provide financial support for common needs, such as funeral costs, medical care, counseling, food, educational expenses of children and other dependents currently in school, mortgage or rent payments, and immediate living expenses, as these family members manage the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and begin to move forward. Applications will be reviewed through May 15, 2021.

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona: COVID-19 Community Support Fund
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona's COVID-19 Community Support Fund offers flexible resources to southern Arizona nonprofit organizations that are serving individuals and families impacted by this outbreak. Grants are provided to organizations serving Arizona's most vulnerable, with a focus on providing basic human needs and access to healthcare to affected populations. Target populations include low-income individuals, residents without access to healthcare, older adults, healthcare workers, first responders, LGBTQ+ individuals, residents with disabilities, and communities of color. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Arts | Equity | Reimagined Fund
The Arts | Equity | Reimagined Fund seeks to respond to the unprecedented and ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Pittsburgh, PA, region's arts and cultural sector. The Fund is intended to foster collective action and identify creative solutions to operating challenges as nonprofit arts organizations navigate these uncertain times. While the Fund is open to all arts and cultural organizations, in recognition of long-standing disparities in funding, it will prioritize small to medium-sized arts organizations and those that serve or are led by historically marginalized communities in southwestern Pennsylvania, whether they be urban or rural in location. Applications are being accepted for Capacity Building grants and Collective Action for Re-Imagining grants. The deadlines vary by grant category.

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



National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Efforts to Enhance the Health of Americans
Anthem Foundation

As the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., the Anthem Foundation promotes the organization's commitment to improving lives and communities. Through strategic partnerships and programs, the Foundation is addressing the disparities and social determinants that will help create a healthier generation of Americans. The Foundation's grantmaking focus is on efforts that positively affect the conditions and social drivers addressed in its Healthy Generations program: healthy hearts, cancer prevention, healthy maternal practices, healthy diabetes prevention, healthy active lifestyles, and mental health. Grant requests may be submitted throughout the year. Information about Program Grants is published at on the "Request Funding" page along with the most up-to-date eligibility guidelines.

Grassroots Groups Committed to Local Communities Funded
Clif Bar Family Foundation: Small Grants Program

The Clif Bar Family Foundation supports nonprofit grassroots organizations that have the ability to engage local groups, positively impact their communities, and focus most of their resources on useful and positive actions. Grants are provided to organizations throughout the United States, with some emphasis on California. Through the Small Grants Program, the Foundation supports innovative small and mid-sized groups working to protect the Earth's beauty and bounty, create a healthy food system, increase opportunities for outdoor activity, reduce environmental health hazards, and build stronger communities. Applications are reviewed three times per year; the application deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1, annually. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the Small Grants Program and to take the eligibility quiz.

Grants Introduce Japanese Performing Arts to U.S. and Canadian Audiences
Japan Foundation: Performing Arts Japan

The mission of the Japan Foundation is to establish international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The Foundation's Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) program is designed to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences in North America. PAJ supports initiatives created by U.S. and Canadian nonprofit organizations to provide geographically diverse audiences with greater exposure to Japanese performing arts, as well as encouraging collaborations between Japanese and North American artists. PAJ Touring Grants assist in the presentation of Japanese performing arts in the U.S. and Canada, emphasizing locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants allow Japanese and American/Canadian artists to create new works that will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American and Canadian audiences. The application deadline is November 2, 2020. Visit the Japan Foundation website to download the PAJ program guidelines and application form.

Animal Welfare Organizations Supported
Doris Day Animal Foundation

The Doris Day Animal Foundation is a national grant-giving charity, founded by legendary performer Doris Day in 1978, with a straightforward mission to help animals and the people who love them. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations across the United States that directly rescue, care for, and protect animals, along with programs such as senior pet assistance, spay/neuter, pet food pantries, and emergency disaster relief. Grants generally range up to $5,000. Letters of introduction may be submitted during the months of January, April, July, and October of each year. Visit the Foundation's website to review the guidelines and FAQs.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds Address Social Justice Issues in Oregon
MRG Foundation: General Fund Grants

The mission of the MRG Foundation is to inspire people to work together for justice and mobilize resources for Oregon communities as they build collective power to change the world. The Foundation's General Fund Grants of up to $15,000 provide operating support as well as project support to nonprofit grassroots organizations throughout Oregon. Funded organizations must be doing work that seeks long-term, systemic solutions and use community-centered strategies and approaches that shift or build people power and seek to dismantle oppression. The focus is on organizations that have an intentional practice against racism, White supremacy, and all other forms of oppression. The upcoming application deadline is September 25, 2020. The grantmaking overview and online application instructions are available on the Foundation's website.

Grants Promote Cross-Cultural Understanding in Selected Regions
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 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, 2020. Application guidelines are available on the Fund's website.

Support for Innovative Energy Projects in New Jersey
Sustainable Jersey Grants Program: Gardinier Environmental Fund

The Sustainable Jersey Grants Program helps local governments in New Jersey make progress toward a sustainable future in general, and specifically toward Sustainable Jersey certification. The Gardinier Environmental Fund is contributing $100,000 to support a Sustainable Jersey Grants Program for municipal governments and public school districts. For this grant cycle, funds will be provided for energy projects focused on conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy. The Fund is particularly interested in innovative energy projects that take a comprehensive approach to meeting advanced energy conservation objectives, such as achieving net-zero energy buildings. Two $20,000 grants and six $10,000 grants will be awarded. The application deadline is October 30, 2020. Visit the Sustainable Jersey website to download the Application Information Packet.

Oral Health Initiatives in Oklahoma Funded
Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation

The mission of the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation is to improve the oral health of all Oklahomans by funding and facilitating dental-related programs. Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, faith-based organizations, and government agencies that make dental care accessible or advance dental education or research. Priority is given to programs that provide free dental care services and education to vulnerable or underserved populations and which utilize volunteer dental professionals. The application deadline for the 2021 grant program is October 12, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to review the Funding Guidelines and Priorities document and to submit an online application.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Available for Environmental Projects by Farmers
Environmental Protection Agency

The Farmer to Farmer program seeks to improve water quality, habitat, resilience, and environmental education through the demonstration of innovative practices on working lands. The program supports farmer-led or farm focused organizations in the Gulf of Mexico watershed within the continental United States. The application deadline is October 16, 2020.

Program Promotes Safety at Train Crossings
Department of Transportation

The Commuter Authority Rail Safety Improvement (CARSI) Grants program provides support to improve safety at public railway-highway crossings. Specific program goals include improving safety at crossings through the elimination of hazards; reducing fatalities, serious injuries, and crashes at crossings; reducing the number of existing public at-grade crossings by closure or grade separation; and reducing delays or improving system performance by eliminating hazards posed by blocked-grade crossings due to idling trains. The application deadline is October 26, 2020.



Partner Depot

Should your nonprofit enlist outside grant writing support?
Every nonprofit with a grants program has to decide how to staff it—and we know it's not an easy decision to make! On 9/17, Elevate is bringing back our popular free webinar, When Does Outside Grant Writing Help Make Sense for Nonprofits? We'll share what we've learned from speaking and working with hundreds of organizations across the sector to help you make the best choice for your nonprofit. We'll review different staffing models, the pros and cons of each, what to ask before hiring a grant writer or firm, and more.

Save your seat and get your questions answered!

Win $10,000 in the All Aboard Grant Challenge
ALL ABOARD! CDP's 2020 Virtual Nonprofit Conference is for nonprofit board members and executive leaders. Take time to connect, recharge, and make plans to move forward with impact, and possibly $10,000, in 2021 by participating in the All Aboard Grant Challenge. We know you're doing amazing things in your community and resources can deepen your impact. The All Aboard Grant Challenge is an opportunity for your BOARD to take your resources to the next level. Submissions must be received by 5pm EDT on Friday, September 25, 2020—so register today! Visit the conference page then click on "grant guidelines" for details.



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

Developing Your Nonprofit's Remote Workforce
Has the transition to an online work environment posed challenges for your organization? Bloomerang's upcoming webinar "Developing Your Nonprofit's Remote Workforce" will discuss the unique benefits and challenges of a remote workforce and how employers can continue to develop their capabilities. Participants will leave with at least one custom action they can take to begin creating a more effective remote workforce in their organizations. This free webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.



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.

Partnership RX: What's Slowing Your Collaboration Down? (NEW)
By now we all really understand that thinking and working collaboratively "pays" in many ways for our organizations and the community as a whole. But that doesn't mean creating and sustaining a meaningful partnership is trouble-free—have you noticed? Take these three scenarios: 1) Your community collaboration seems to have stalled out. Your team is losing steam and you can't figure out why, much less what to do about it. 2) Yikes! You all were sailing along beautifully and suddenly an issue you thought your team had sorted out a long time ago is rearing its ugly head and jamming the works . . . again. 3) Conflict! All right, we're not talking open arguments here, but some really strong differences of opinion have surfaced and you're all spinning around in circles and never really getting anything resolved. Sound familiar? Good news—you're not alone. All these "problems" aren’t really problems at all, but symptoms of common and predictable partnership challenges. And every one is fixable and even preventable. In this lively webinar Maryn Boess, Founder of GrantsMagic U, will explore three powerful, simple tools for understanding what's going on when your collaboration seems to be going wrong, and what to do about it. You'll learn what to expect during a typical collaboration lifecycle, how to head off predictable problems, and what to do if they crop up anyway. You'll learn how to use GrantsMagic U's exclusive "Bottom-Up Logic Model" to diagnose troublesome gaps, overlaps, and misalignments in your internal and external partnerships. You'll see how our "Collaboration Assessment Checklist" can help you identify where your collaboration is healthy and well—and where it could use a strong dose of tough love and attention. The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

FREE Webinar: Ten Ways to Learn Online With GrantStation (NEW)
In this 30-minute free webinar, Sage Adams, GrantStation's Chief Technology Officer and Senior Instructional Designer, will guide you through ten ways to learn online with GrantStation. You can use this knowledge to increase your expertise in grant research, proposal writing, grant management, and strategic planning, no matter your level of expertise or role in your organization. We'll go over the various tools and resources you can use—some free and some paid—to help you advance your knowledge and understanding and stay current with trends in the industry. Overall you'll learn how to use the GrantStation tools to meet your nonprofit learning needs and come away with a more thorough understanding of the various learning tools GrantStation offers and how to access and make best use of them. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

LIVE Workshop: Powerful Presentations—Design and Deliver Presentations for Maximum Impact
"I am looking for tools and tricks for making complicated data and information look exciting and compelling for a range of audiences." "My biggest goal is to disseminate our findings more widely with staff, which means learning how to communicate data to folks who often don't consider themselves 'data people.'" "I am struggling with how to make my slides less text-driven." Does this sound familiar? If so, our Powerful Presentations online workshop may be for you. In this 90-minute live training, Ann K. Emery will go over a dozen techniques for delivering effective data presentations. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.



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COVID-19 Related Funding
The Brave of Heart Fund
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona: COVID-19 Community Support Fund
Arts | Equity | Reimagined Fund 

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Efforts to Enhance the Health of Americans
Grassroots Groups Committed to Local Communities Funded
Grants Introduce Japanese Performing Arts to U.S. and Canadian Audiences
Animal Welfare Organizations Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds Address Social Justice Issues in Oregon 
Grants Promote Cross-Cultural Understanding in Selected Regions
Support for Innovative Energy Projects in New Jersey
Oral Health Initiatives in Oklahoma Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available for Environmental Projects by Farmers
Program Promotes Safety at Train Crossings