GrantStation Insider - September 13, 2018

Volume XVII | Issue 34

National | Regional | Federal | Partner Depot | PathFinder | Online Education


National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Initiatives Addressing Mental Health and Substance Abuse

The ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS program supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address the comprehensive needs of people affected by mental health and substance use disorders. Grants are provided for the development or expansion of innovative programs in two key areas: 1) improving or enhancing support or resources for people affected by mental illness or substance use disorders, and 2) integrating the perspective of people affected by mental illness or substance use disorders into drug development or care delivery. Local, regional, and national programs will all be considered. Eligible applicants include large advocacy organizations and academic institutions as well as small grassroots organizations trying to make a difference. Grants typically range from $12,000 to $200,000. The application deadline is October 2, 2018. Visit the company’s website to download the submission instructions and FAQs.

National Tech Education Programming for Teens Funded
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, 2018. Visit the Best Buy website to learn more about the National Partnership Request for Proposals.

Grants Promote the Theatre and Dance Fields Nationwide
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 5, 2018. All other grant applications must be submitted by October 17, 2018. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application instructions.

Awards for Healthcare Efforts for the Underserved
Henry Schein Cares Medal

The Henry Schein Cares Medal recognizes excellence in expanding access to healthcare for the underserved nationwide. Applying nonprofit organizations must demonstrate that their submitted program has expanded access to healthcare for the underserved in a novel and innovative way that is measurable and quantifiable. Emphasis will be placed on access to healthcare for children (birth to age 18), although all efforts to expand access to care will be considered. Programs must demonstrate potential for replication and large-scale impact. Finalists will be selected among applicants from the following two fields: oral health and medical. Individual cash awards of $10,000 each will be awarded to the six finalists. The application deadline is October 10, 2018. Visit the Henry Schein Cares Foundation website to learn more and to apply.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Energy Conservation Programs in New Jersey Supported
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 $150,000 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. Two $30,000 grants and nine $10,000 grants will be awarded. The application deadline is October 31, 2018. Visit the Sustainable Jersey website to download the Application Information Packet.

Funds for Montana Legal Aid Organizations
Montana Justice Foundation: Bank of America Grants

The Montana Justice Foundation is dedicated to achieving equal access to justice for all Montanans. The Foundation’s Bank of America Grants support legal aid organizations that provide foreclosure prevention legal assistance and/or community redevelopment legal assistance. Foreclosure Prevention Legal Assistance strategies may include a broad range of options such as advice and counsel, representation, mediation programs, and policy and impact work. Community Development Legal Assistance efforts provide legal representation and technical expertise to assist residents with neighborhood revitalization programs that stimulate local economic and commercial development, housing development, the delivery of social services, and other activities that improve the quality of life for people living in low-income communities. Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions are eligible to apply. The application deadline is November 30, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about this program and to submit an online application.

Grants Strengthen Technology Resources for Minnesota Nonprofits
Shavlik Family Foundation

The Shavlik Family Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in Minnesota with the goal of enhancing their ability to leverage technology to help fulfill their missions. The emphasis is on information and technology resources that remove barriers or build capacity for nonprofits and their clients. The Foundation does not focus on the size, location, or services provided by an organization, but looks to fund the technology projects that will have the greatest impact on an organization or the Minnesota community it serves. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $30,000. Online grant applications may be submitted from November 1 through December 15, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the grant guidelines.

Support for Grassroots LGBTQ Groups in the South
Southern Equality Fund

The Southern Equality Fund, a project of the Campaign for Southern Equality, is dedicated to promoting the equality, safety, and visibility of LGBTQ people in the South. The Fund provides grants to grassroots groups with annual budgets of less than $50,000 in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. General Fund grants of up to $500 are provided throughout the year, and #QueerTheVote grants of up to $500 are provided in the months (May to November) before elections. Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about the application process for both types of grants.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Available to Tribes to Protect Endangered Species
Department of Commerce

The Species Recovery Grants to Tribes program recognizes the unique importance of many protected species to tribes and values ongoing efforts by tribal nations to conserve and protect species listed under the Endangered Species Act. The application deadline is October 30, 2018.

Program Preserves Historic Places
National Park Service

The Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities program supports the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among National Historic Landmarks. The application deadline is November 1, 2018.



Partner Depot

Grant Professionals Association to Live Stream Four Sessions During #GPAConf18
Looking for more professional development in the grant industry? Join Grant Professionals Association for a full day of education at a low fee of only $100! We will be live streaming four conference sessions on Friday, November 9, 2018. Check out this great opportunity to “attend” a few sessions at a low price from the comfort of your home or office.

Register Today

Sessions include:

  • Top Ten Audit Findings and What to Avoid
  • Grants and the Capital Campaign
  • Inside the Grantmaker’s Black Box: What Really Happens AFTER You Push SUBMIT!
  • Pet Peeves of Funders



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

Capital Campaigns
Is your organization looking for capital funding, but not sure where to start? Capital Campaigns, an online course offered by The Society for Nonprofit Organizations, covers the key terminology and practices for running a successful capital campaign within a nonprofit organization. Participants will learn about the phases of conducting a capital campaign—evaluation, feasibility study, organization, solicitation, and post-campaign activities—as well as how to avoid common pitfalls.



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: 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.

Funding the Fight Against Poverty in North America
Poverty in all of its many forms is a huge issue facing nonprofits throughout North America. Cynthia M. Adams, GrantStation CEO, is offering a webinar for those of you working to reduce, even eliminate, poverty in your region. The webinar will focus on the current funding trends around this issue and the grantmakers who are determined to help you in the work you do. In addition, this webinar will cover the types of collaborations happening around the poverty issue and how you might develop your own partnerships. Whether you're working with children, single or low-income parents, indigenous cultures, recent immigrants, people with disabilities, the elderly, or any population mired in poverty, this webinar will help you think about creative, new ways to engage funders in your important work. The webinar will be helpful to those working in the area of poverty in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.


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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Initiatives Addressing Mental Health and Substance Abuse
National Tech Education Programming for Teens Funded
Grants Promote the Theatre and Dance Fields Nationwide
Awards for Healthcare Efforts for the Underserved  

Regional Funding Opportunities
Energy Conservation Programs in New Jersey Supported
Funds for Montana Legal Aid Organizations
Grants Strengthen Technology Resources for Minnesota Nonprofits
Support for Grassroots LGBTQ Groups in the South

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available to Tribes to Protect Endangered Species
Program Preserves Historic Places