GrantStation Insider: September 17, 2020

Volume XIX | Issue 36

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


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

Economic Hardship Reporting Project
The Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP) is a nonprofit organization that produces compelling journalism to raise awareness about income inequality and economic unfairness in America. The EHRP is offering grants to independent journalists for stories on the intersection of the coronavirus and financial suffering in America, with an emphasis on writers and photographers who are themselves experiencing significant economic hardship caused by the pandemic. Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust
The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust supports nonprofit organizations that help those in need in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trust is currently focusing on providing grants to food pantries. Support is also offered in the categories of health and welfare, dental health, and homeless shelters. Organizations interested in food pantry grants should email Susan Bouchard at Letters of inquiry for the other grant categories may be submitted throughout the year.

The PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund supports nonprofit organizations providing services to address urgent needs and the disruption of basic human services to the most vulnerable populations in Pierce County, WA, due to COVID-19. Vulnerable populations include people with food insecurity, people experiencing homelessness, communities of color, frontline workers, immigrants, people experiencing domestic violence, people needing behavioral health supports, people with disabilities, remote or isolated persons or families, and senior citizens. Requests will be accepted from a wide range of organizations based in Pierce County. Visit the Foundation's website for application information for Phase 3.

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



National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Environmental and K-12 Financial Literacy Programs
Cornell Douglas Foundation

The Cornell Douglas Foundation is dedicated to advocating for environmental health and justice, encouraging stewardship of the environment, and furthering respect for sustainability of resources. The Foundation provides grants, generally ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address one or more of the following areas of interest: environmental health and justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protection, and K-12 financial literacy. Grant requests are reviewed throughout the year. Visit the Foundation's website for information on submitting an online application.

Recorded Sound Preservation Projects and Music Research Funded
GRAMMY Museum Grant Program

The aim of the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program is to advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition. Support is provided to organizations and individuals in the following areas: The Archiving and Preservation Projects category supports efforts that focus on the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas through Preservation Implementation grants of up to $20,000, and Assistance, Assessment, or Consultation grants of up to $5,000. The Scientific Research Projects category provides grants of up to $20,000 for research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition, and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. The letter of inquiry deadline is November 1, 2020. Visit the GRAMMY Museum website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.

Grants Foster Grassroots Social Change

Resist offers support to grassroots groups engaged in activist organizing for structural social and economic change in the United States. General support grants of up to $4,000 are provided to groups who are building movements for justice and liberation and resisting systemic oppression through grassroots organizing, art-making, and resilience building. Resist's interests include community organizing and anti-racism projects, economic justice, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, labor organizing, and Native American organizing, among others. Requests are reviewed four times per year; the upcoming deadline is December 4, 2020. Application guidelines and forms are available on the Resist website.

Fellowships Honor Native Leaders in the U.S.
First Nations Development Institute: Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), in partnership with The Henry Luce Foundation, is offering the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship program to honor and support a cohort of fellows as they work to further Indigenous knowledge creation, dissemination, and perpetuation in Indigenous communities. Through the program, ten fellowships of $50,000 each will be awarded to outstanding Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers engaged in meaningful work that will ultimately lead to broad, transformative impacts for Indigenous communities. This fellowship is a 12-month, self-directed enrichment program designed to support the growth, development, knowledge, and networks of Native leaders. The goal of the program is to provide flexible funding to selected fellows as they seek to achieve their goals and further knowledge creation and dissemination in their respective fields. The application deadline is October 22, 2020. Visit the First Nations website to learn more about the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Collaborative Initiatives to Address the Health of Arizonans Supported
Vitalyst Health Foundation: Systems Change Grants

The mission of the Vitalyst Health Foundation is to connect, support, and inform efforts to improve the health of individuals and communities throughout Arizona. The Foundation's Systems Change Grants program supports collaborative work that transforms systems through changes to policies aimed at improving the health of Arizona communities. Grants are designed to address one or more of the following: increasing community capacity to identify and address issues affecting community health and well-being; leveraging infrastructure, systems design, and policies to improve people's health; improving the environmental, social, behavioral, and health infrastructure conditions that impact determinants of health and enable Arizonans to be healthy and resilient; and creating sustainable solutions to the problems being addressed. Letters of intent are due October 30, 2020; invited full proposals must be submitted by January 22, 2021. Details about the Systems Change Grants program are available on the Foundation's website.

Funds for Community Initiatives in the Northeast U.S.
Santander Bank Charitable Contributions Program

The Santander Bank Charitable Contributions Program supports nonprofit organizations in the communities the Bank serves in the northeast United States, including Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. The Bank's primary philanthropic areas of focus include Community Development Financial Institutions, Economic and Workforce Development, Affordable Housing, and Financial Education and Inclusion. Emphasis is given to programs that make a measurable difference in the lives of low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Grants generally average $30,000. Applications may be submitted through October 15, 2020. The online application link is available on the Bank's website.

Grants Enhance Animal Welfare Organizations in Iowa
The Miccio Foundation

The Miccio Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that address the well-being of animals in the state of Iowa, with primary focus on companion animals. Grants are provided for projects such as humane education, facility renovation, medical care, spay/neuter programs, and adoption support. Types of grants include Standard Grants averaging $3,500 for licensed pounds and shelters, Mini-Grants of up to $1,500 for organizations with or without a pound or shelter license, and Jean M. Walker Grants of up to $2,500 for individuals and organizations that raise public awareness to improve the humane treatment of animals. The upcoming application deadline is November 1, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the application criteria.

Support for Nonprofit Organizations in Nine Western States
The Kampe Foundation: General Grants

The Kampe Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The Foundation's General Grants are provided to organizations that address one or more of the following program areas: healthcare and education for special populations (youth, people with disabilities, low-income populations, and senior citizens); Christian ministry, ethics, and social justice; science and engineering; and sustainable agriculture and environmental issues. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $7,500. Letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the application process.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Program Supports Species Conservation Efforts by Tribes
Department of Commerce

The Species Recovery Grants to Tribes program supports conservation programs for listed marine and anadromous species. Funded activities may include development and implementation of management plans, scientific research, and public education and outreach. The program encourages efforts focusing on Atlantic salmon, white abalone, Cook Inlet beluga whales, Hawaiian monk seals, Pacific leatherback sea turtles, North Atlantic right whales, and southern resident killer whales. The application deadline is October 29, 2020.

Funds Available to Preserve and Interpret WWII Confinement Sites
National Park Service

The Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program supports the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. Funds are available for projects to identify, research, evaluate, interpret, protect, restore, repair, and acquire historic confinement sites so that present and future generations may learn and gain inspiration from these sites. The application deadline is November 9, 2020.



Partner Depot

Are you using a spreadsheet to track your grants? GrantHub, an online grant search and tracking solution, manages all of your funders, tasks, applications, reports, and important grant documents. Plus, GrantHub sends you email reminders for upcoming deadlines. Register to WIN a free subscription!

Use GrantHub to:

  • find and manage funders and grant opportunities;
  • track tasks, deadlines, and awards;
  • streamline proposal creation;
  • organize your grant documents and funder information; and,
  • quickly track and report your progress.

Enter today to win a free year of Foundant Technologies' GrantHub, the intuitive grants management solution specifically designed to increase your efficiency and funding success. The lucky winner will be chosen on October 30th!

A Free Resource Library for Grant Professionals
The grantwriting experts at Elevate are proud to share the newest addition to their suite of helpful resources for grant professionals: the Resource Library!

Inside you'll find some of their favorite tools, templates, and trainings to support you in your work as a grantwriter or fundraising professional—from recorded webinars and virtual events, to downloadable templates and worksheets. Come take a look! We recommend bookmarking this page and checking back often for new additions.

A One-Day Virtual Conference for Nonprofits!
ALL ABOARD is this year's conference focus for nonprofit board members and executive leaders. Use the breakout sessions to brainstorm and strategize with your board. This year, make the time to:

  • assess your own performance;
  • review duties of the board;
  • review mission, purpose, and core values;
  • outline strategies to monitor programs and services;
  • plan for adequate resources; and,
  • envision what could be in 2021!

You can even participate in the $10,000 grant challenge!

Use this ONE-DAY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE to get your board "On Board" and move forward! Visit for details.



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

Stanford Social Innovation Review
If you are a social change agent looking to keep up on the latest trends, you may be interested in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), a magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. Published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, SSIR is written by and for social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits, foundations, business, government, and engaged citizens. SSIR bridges research, theory, and practice on a wide range of topics including human rights, impact investing, and nonprofit business models.



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.

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.

Practical Grant Writing: How to Answer That Tricky Sustainability Question
Sustainability sections of grant applications are inherently tricky: it's important to show that your organization needs the requested funding, but also, that it is not overly-reliant on those funds (or on any specific grant or source). In this webinar, Alayna Buckner, the CEO and Founder of Elevate, will help you understand how funders think about sustainability and give you practical tips to strengthen your grant requests. By the end of the webinar, you will understand essential information to include when funders ask about sustainability; review 'under-looked' strategies that your organization may already be using to promote program sustainability, and how to talk about them in grant requests; and see actual examples of compelling sustainability sections. This training is ideal for grant writing professionals at all levels, including anyone new to fundraising and grant writing as well as experienced professionals looking for a refresher. The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation.

Funding Alerts
More funding opportunities are featured on the GrantStation homepage. Click here to see the grantmakers spotlighted this week!


Information contained in the GrantStation Insider may not be
posted, reprinted, redistributed, or sold without permission.

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

COVID-19 Related Funding
Economic Hardship Reporting Project
The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Environmental and K-12 Financial Literacy Programs
Recorded Sound Preservation Projects and Music Research Funded
Grants Foster Grassroots Social Change 
Fellowships Honor Native Leaders in the U.S.

Regional Funding Opportunities
Collaborative Initiatives to Address the Health of Arizonans Supported
Funds for Community Initiatives in the Northeast U.S.
Grants Enhance Animal Welfare Organizations in Iowa
Support for Nonprofit Organizations in Nine Western States

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Supports Species Conservation Efforts by Tribes
Funds Available to Preserve and Interpret WWII Confinement Sites