GrantStation Insider - September 12, 2019

Volume XVIII | Issue 34

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National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for National Organizations Offering Tech Career Programs for Teens
Best Buy Foundation: National Partnership Request for Proposals

The Best Buy Foundation is committed to giving underserved teens hands-on access to the tech education and tools they need to be prepared for the tech-reliant jobs of the future. The Foundation’s National Partnership Request for Proposals seeks nonprofit partners that generate interest and awareness in tech-related careers; improve access to training, credentialing, and employment; and support tech career progression. Best Buy is searching for organizations with multiple locations nationwide and a demonstrated track record in career pathway programming to build tech skill proficiency as well as provide career readiness and employment opportunities for underserved teens. All applicants must offer at a minimum 9 to 12 months of programming, which includes skills training, work-based learning experiences, and internship placement. Program grants, generally ranging from $100,000 to $350,000, are provided. Applying organizations must be located within 25 miles of a Best Buy store or operation center. The application deadline is October 1, 2019. Visit the Best Buy website to download the 2020 National Partnership Request for Proposals.

Established Theatre and Dance Companies Funded
The Shubert Foundation

The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance. The Foundation provides general operating support to nonprofit, professional resident theatre and dance companies that have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility. A limited number of grants are also made to arts-related organizations that help support the development of theatre and dance, as well as graduate drama departments of private universities. Applications for theatre grants are due December 4, 2019. All other grant applications must be submitted by October 16, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application instructions.

Awards Recognize Outstanding Programs for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards

The Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards, administered by the Family Caregiver Alliance, promote innovation in the field of Alzheimer’s caregiving by recognizing efforts that lead the way in addressing the needs of Alzheimer’s caregivers. One award of $20,000 will be presented to a nonprofit organization, government agency, or university in each of the following categories: The Creative Expression award encourages programs that use novel approaches to support persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their family and informal caregivers. The Diverse/Multicultural Communities award recognizes outreach programs to family and informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias in ethnic, rural, religious, low-income, LGBT, and other diverse communities. The Public Policy award promotes programs that advocate for policy or systems change for the benefit of family and informal caregivers or persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The application deadline is October 4, 2019. Visit the Family Caregiver Alliance website to submit an online application.

Grants Promote Service-Learning in Afterschool Programs
Youth Service America: Afterschool Grants

Youth Service America (YSA) supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, YSA will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning in afterschool programs targeting middle and high school aged youth throughout the country. Applying programs must engage at least 50 youth, primarily from underserved communities, as volunteers in service or service-learning projects between November 2019 and May 2020. The application deadline is October 4, 2019. Visit the YSA website to learn more about the Afterschool Grants program.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Community Collaborations to Examine Healthcare in Twenty States Supported
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Community Voices for Health

The goal of Community Voices for Health, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is to support ongoing ways for people to engage—to help their voices be a part of decisions around healthcare, social service, and public health systems; to support their efforts to solve problems; and to strengthen their community networks. Nonprofit community-based organizations and statewide networks of community-based organizations in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia are eligible to apply. Proposals can be statewide in scope or focus on a community or metropolitan region, as long as they connect residents with state-level decisions or establish infrastructure that could be adopted in many other locations across a state. Six grants of up to $660,000 will be awarded. The application deadline is October 7, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the Call for Proposals.

Funds for Youth Education Efforts in the Washington, DC, Region
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: Good Neighbor Grants

The Good Neighbor Grants program, an initiative of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, seeks to identify youth-serving nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Washington, DC, region, including the surrounding areas in Maryland and northern Virginia, that are helping students with significant financial need reach their full potential through education. Applying organizations should focus on K-12 education, college access and completion, or visual and performing arts education. Examples of eligible programs include school year and summer academic enrichment opportunities, college access programs, arts education, service learning, STEM programs, and innovative programs that bridge education and technology. One-time grants of between $10,000 and $35,000 will be provided. Phase 1 proposals are due October 1, 2019. Upon review, a small group of applications will be invited to complete a full proposal. To learn more visit

Grants Address Health Issues Faced by Vulnerable New York State Residents
New York State Health Foundation: Special Projects Fund

The New York State Health Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. The Special Projects Fund supports programs that fit the Foundation’s mission, but are outside the three priority areas of Building Healthy Communities, Empowering Health Care Consumers, and Addressing Veterans’ Health Needs. The current emphasis is on initiatives that have a large-scale regional or statewide impact on New York State’s health system. Special Projects Fund grants range from $50,000 to $400,000, with an average of $250,000. The online inquiry form must be submitted by October 3, 2019; full applications are due December 2, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the 2020 Request for Proposals.

Support for Local Beautification Projects Throughout Arkansas
Arkansas Flower and Garden Show: Greening of Arkansas Grant Program

The Greening of Arkansas Grant Program, an initiative of the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, is dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans by providing funding for community beautification projects throughout the state. The program provides support to nonprofit organizations and civic groups for the development and ongoing care of community gardens, neighborhood parks, and high-profile public green spaces. Grants range up to $2,500, and 60% of the funds must be used for plant material such as trees, shrubs, and flowers. The postmark deadline for applications is October 3, 2019. Visit the Program’s website to review the grant application information.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Program Helps Individuals With Dementia or Disabilities Who Go Missing
Department of Justice

The Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program provides support to develop or operate programs to prevent wandering, increase safety, and facilitate rescues for individuals with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or developmental disabilities, such as autism, who due to their condition wander from safe environments. The application deadline is October 15, 2019.

Small Museums Funded
Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Inspire! Grants for Small Museums program helps museums implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. The program funds efforts that focus on providing rich learning experiences for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances; supporting partnerships aimed at assessing and addressing the needs of their communities; strengthening the role of museums as trusted stewards of the collections in their care; and expanding access to collections and associated resources. The application deadline is November 15, 2019.



Partner Depot

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EXTREME MAKEOVER: Nonprofit Edition
Community Development Professionals’ annual Nonprofit Development Conference is scheduled for October 3, 2019, from 8:30am to 4pm. “EXTREME MAKEOVER: Nonprofit Edition” will show you how to take YOUR nonprofit to the next level over the next 12 months. Join us to…

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Where the Grant People Meet – Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference
Each year, the Grant Professionals Association’s Annual Conference attracts 900+ grant professionals for a two and a half day conference chock full of learning and networking opportunities. Grant professionals gather to exchange time, strategies, solutions, resources, and more. With almost three days of learning, growing, and finding inspiration, attendees are equipped with a year’s worth of support in their daily responsibilities as grant professionals. If you are a grant professional, you do not want to miss this conference! We hope you will join us in Washington, DC, on November 6-9 to attend the highlight of the year for the grant industry!



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

Nonprofits’ Many Roads to Revenue Generation
Is your organization looking for ways to earn income and increase cash flow? A recent article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review entitled “Nonprofits’ Many Roads to Revenue Generation” discusses why nonprofits that wish to integrate revenue-generating activities should think strategically about who will benefit from them and how they will further their social mission. It outlines three approaches for integrating revenue generation within an organization’s social mission.



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.

Making the Case to Advocacy Funders (NEW)
Fundraising for advocacy can be particularly challenging! Systemic reforms and policy change can take years to accomplish, if ever, and often depend on factors outside of your nonprofit’s control—while most funders want to see meaningful progress each grant period. The pool of advocacy funders is distinctive, but the good news is that those interested in investing in advocacy typically do understand that change requires a longer timeline and are willing to award larger grants to support it. The question is: how do you find and pursue them? In this webinar, Alayna Buckner, CEO of Elevate, will do a deep dive into the nuances of how to effectively find, pursue, and win more grants for your advocacy organization. This webinar is ideal for grantwriting professionals in the advocacy space, including anyone new to fundraising and grantwriting and experienced grantwriting professionals looking for a refresher. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

FREE Tour of the GrantStation Website
Join Jeremy Smith, Communications and Technology Director, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. This tour will cover all of the features in, including navigation, search interfaces, and charitable database search criteria. This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects. By using GrantStation’s databases and resource tools, you can begin to develop a successful grantseeking strategy for the next 12 to 18 months. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

Capital Campaigns: Building Momentum with Grants (NEW)
Capital campaigns are strategic, multi-dimensional efforts to raise funds, typically for multimillion-dollar projects like new buildings. Understanding the vital role grants play in building capital campaign momentum and meeting campaign goals is an important piece of funding strategy. In this webinar, Kevin Wallace, president of, and Carlyn Runnels, consultant, will show you how to identify and apply for grants best matched to your campaign, use grants to build momentum and credibility, and leverage grants to increase campaign participation. Using numerous examples from more than 20 years of capital campaign consulting, this webinar is ideal for any sized organization currently conducting a capital campaign or standing on the cusp of one. The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation.

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Funding Alerts
GrantStation shares database profiles of Local, National, Canadian, and International grantmakers with upcoming deadlines each week. Check out the current Funding Alerts for more grant opportunities!



GrantStation 20th Anniversary
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Twenty years ago GrantStation was born in a cabin in the wilderness. We are celebrating our anniversary with a special blog series, original content, and monthly Membership giveaways! Visit our anniversary page for updates and to enter our contest.


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National Funding Opportunities
Support for National Organizations Offering Tech Career Programs for Teens
Established Theatre and Dance Companies Funded
Awards Recognize Outstanding Programs for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Grants Promote Service-Learning in Afterschool Programs

Regional Funding Opportunities
Cross-Cultural Exchange Projects in Five States Supported
Funds for Youth Education Efforts in the Washington, DC, Region
Grants Address Health Issues Faced by Vulnerable New York State Residents
Support for Local Beautification Projects Throughout Arkansas

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Helps Individuals With Dementia or Disabilities Who Go Missing
Small Museums Funded