GrantStation Insider: September 22, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 38

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Special Funding Opportunities
Opportunities related to specific current issues

Current funding opportunities for COVID-19 and Ukraine are available to the public on our website.


National Funding
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Awards Promote Youth Financial and Societal Solutions Nationwide
Prudential Emerging Visionaries

Prudential Emerging Visionaries, a collaboration between Prudential Financial and Ashoka, is a national program that celebrates and awards young people who create solutions to financial and societal challenges. Entries are being accepted from people ages 14 to 18 throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico that are proposing solutions in the following categories: The Financial Solutions category includes efforts to overcome barriers to financial inclusion and well-being, such as creating job opportunities in a community, helping people plan their financial lives, or starting an accelerator or other initiative to finance youth-led ventures. The Societal Solutions category focuses on efforts to create an equitable and sustainable community that works for the good of all, including work on environmental, racial justice, education issues, etc. Twenty-five winners will receive $5,000 each, 20 in the Societal Solutions category and five in the Financial Solutions category. One Financial Solutions winner will receive an additional $10,000 award, and one winner of either category will also receive the Prudential Employees' Choice Award—an additional $5,000. The early entry deadline is September 29, 2022; the final entry deadline is November 3, 2022. More information is available on the Prudential Emerging Visionaries website.

Grants Advance the International Presence of U.S. Performing Artists
Mid Atlantic Arts: USArtists International

USArtists International, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts, supports in-person and virtual performances by American artists at engagements at international festivals and global presenting arts marketplaces outside of the United States. Funding is provided to individuals and ensembles across all performing arts practices and disciplines, with the goals of encouraging the presence of U.S. performing artists on international stages and in the global arts community; supporting engagements that develop and expand both the careers and artistic goals of U.S. performers by providing connections with presenters, curators, and fellow artists; and promoting justice in the arts community by elevating the diverse voices contributing to the vibrant array of creative expression in the United States. Eligible applicants must be a dance, music, or theater ensemble or individual artist that works at a professional level, and currently reside in the United States or its territories. Applicants must be designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or apply using a U.S.-based fiscal sponsor. Grants of up to $18,000 are available toward eligible expenses. The upcoming deadlines are November 30, 2022 (for projects taking place between March 15, 2023, and March 14, 2024), and March 29, 2023 (for projects taking place between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024). Visit the Mid Atlantic Arts website to download the 2022-23 guidelines and to access the online application portal.

Support Available for Food Garden Projects
SeedMoney: Grants for Garden Projects

SeedMoney is a nonprofit helping U.S. and global food garden projects to thrive. SeedMoney offers challenge grants to food garden projects through a 30-day crowdfunding challenge running from November 15 to December 15, 2022. Grants are open to all types of public food garden projects, including youth gardens, community gardens, food bank gardens, school gardens, etc., regardless of their location. For 2022, 370 grants ranging from $100 to $1,000 and totaling over $75,000 will be provided. The size of a grant depends on how much a project raises over the 30-day crowdfunding challenge period compared to other participating projects. The following types of grants are provided: Challenge Grants, Strong Start Grants, and Geographic Interest Grants. Applications are due November 12, 2022, and on November 15, all funding campaigns whose applications were submitted on time and fit the criteria will go live for the crowdfunding challenge. Visit the SeedMoney website for more information.

Grassroots Organizing Groups Addressing Police Violence and Discriminatory Policing Funded
Borealis Philanthropy: Communities Transforming Policing Fund

Borealis Philanthropy's Communities Transforming Policing Fund (CTPF) is a donor collaborative supporting local grassroots organizing groups in the United States that are led by and for communities most impacted by deadly and discriminatory policing practices. The CTPF has launched a request for proposals to support rapid response and emerging learning opportunities for organizations addressing police violence and criminalization, campaigns to invest in communities and divest from policing, and building community-based safety strategies. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, or groups that are fiscally sponsored, that have a 2022 annual operating budget of $750,000 or less; are grassroots organizing groups working authentically with communities most impacted by policing and incarceration; have an explicit commitment to racial, disability, and gender justice; and include a power building and leadership development strategy that centers those most impacted by policing. Priority will be given to work in historically underfunded geographic areas such as the South, rural areas, U.S. Territories, etc. Applicants can request up to $30,000, with an average award of $25,000. Proposals received by September 26, 2022, will be considered for grant approval in October, and proposals received by October 28, 2022, will be considered for grant approval in November. Visit the CTPF's request for proposal page for details.


Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Capital and Equipment Grants Provided in Six States
Mabee Foundation

The Mabee Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas for new construction, building renovation projects, and the purchase of major medical equipment. Generally, the Foundation supports educational, social and humanitarian services, medical and health, and cultural and religious organizations or projects. The Foundation will provide up to 20% of the total costs of a project, up to a maximum of $2,000,000. 40% of the total project cost must be raised from other public donors at the time an application is submitted, and the remaining funds required to finish the project must be raised within one year of the awarding of the grant. The quarterly application deadlines are the first business day of December, March, June, and September, annually. Visit the Foundation's website to access the online application.

Grants Tackle Violence Against Indigenous Women in the Pacific Northwest
Na'ah Illahee Fund: Let's Help To End Gender-Based Violence & MMIWP Grant

The mission of the Na'ah Illahee Fund (NIF) is to support and promote the leadership of Indigenous women in the ongoing regeneration of Indigenous communities in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. NIF's Let's Help To End Gender-Based Violence & MMIWP grant supports Indigenous organizations, groups, individuals, and Tribes/First Nations for work on the epidemic of gender-based violence and murdered and missing Indigenous women/people (MMIWP) in their communities. This grant is aimed at subject matter experts and trusted messengers to victims and their families: the people who are doing the day-to-day work of addressing and working to help end gender-based violence and MMIWP. Support is provided in Native communities across the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and British Columbia. Eligible applicants include Indigenous or First Nation-led nonprofit organizations; community groups with a fiscal sponsor; Indigenous individuals, Alaska Natives, or First Nation individuals with tribal affiliation; and Native American Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, First Nation Bands, or departments of Tribal governments/First Nation Bands. The application deadline is October 20, 2022. Visit NIF's website to access the online application form.

Funds Support Vermont Environmental Initiatives
Lintilhac Foundation

The Lintilhac Foundation's central purpose is to support organizations that are making sustainable, positive change for Vermont's environment and its people and providing Vermonters the information and resources they need to control their environmental destinies and strong traditions of democratic engagement. The Foundation's areas of interest include water quality, with a special focus on advocacy and university-level science research; energy, including nuclear-free awareness and promotion of renewable energy; and conservation, especially recreational access to lands and integrative land-use planning. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 are provided for general operating and project support. The Foundation has quarterly deadlines; the upcoming application deadline is December 1, 2022. Visit the Foundation’s website to access the online application.

Efforts to Strengthen Access to Justice in Michigan Supported
Michigan State Bar Foundation: Administration of Justice Grants

The Michigan State Bar Foundation (MSBF) provides support in Michigan to improve access for all to the justice system. MSBF's Administration of Justice Grants, averaging $12,000 to $15,000, prioritize innovative projects in the following focus areas: 1) educating Michigan children and adults about their legal rights and responsibilities, and the American justice system; 2) opportunities for conflict and dispute resolution; and 3) civil legal aid to the poor. MSBF may also consider projects of extraordinary merit in other subject areas related to improvements in the administration of justice. Upcoming deadlines are October 14, 2022, and January 20 and May 12, 2023. The first step in the application process is to request a user identification number from MSBF by sending an email to or by calling the Foundation. Visit the MSBF website for more information.


Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Program Protects Rural Forests
Forest Service

The Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Program (West) seeks to encourage collaborative, science-based restoration of priority rural forest landscapes. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, water quality and watershed health improvement; wildlife habitat improvement; community tree planting projects; strategic outreach efforts to land managers/owners facing threats from urban sprawl, invasive species, and wildfire; wildfire fuel management projects; reducing wildfire risk in the wildland-urban interface; invasive plant control; activities that engage the public in forest-health work; and restoration of forests following damaging events. The program supports projects with on-the-ground outcomes across western states and territories, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, the Territory of American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The application deadline is October 27, 2022.

Support Available for Homeownership Programs for Low-Income Buyers
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) seeks to facilitate and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities on a national, geographically diverse basis. SHOP units must be decent, safe, and sanitary non-luxury dwellings that comply with state and local codes, ordinances, and zoning requirements. The SHOP units must be sold to homebuyers at prices below the prevailing market price. Homebuyers must be low-income and must contribute a significant amount of sweat equity towards the development of the SHOP units. Funds may be used for land acquisition, infrastructure improvements, and reasonable and necessary planning and administration costs. The application deadline is November 7, 2022.


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Certificate in Nonprofit Management
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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.

Strategic Planning: The Beginning
Did you know that your organization can double your chances for success simply by creating a current and relevant strategic plan to guide growth? Unfortunately, more than 70% of nonprofits that have a written plan admit that the document is sitting on a shelf collecting dust, and we want to make sure yours is not one of them! During this webinar, Marie Palacios, Lead Consultant at Funding for Good, will break down the ten things every organization should know before drafting the final document. This webinar is perfect for you if you're seeking to begin a planning process that engages your entire team and produces a realistic action-focused plan. You will walk away with a greater understanding of different approaches to the process, professional tips on what works and what does not, and an arsenal of strategies to generate buy-in from your board, staff, and stakeholders. The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Building a Nonprofit Brand (NEW)
Is branding an afterthought for your nonprofit organization? It shouldn't be, because what people think about your nonprofit influences your ability to build capacity. Whether you're trying to compete for funding, people, or donations, strong branding must be present. But branding is much more than logo and look. Branding is the sum total of perceptions about what a nonprofit stands for, what it does, and how much social impact it is thought to achieve. And many new, emerging, or established organizations struggle with messaging and visuals. During this webinar, Mindy Muller will help you ensure your organization's forward face matches the value you provide behind the scenes. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

Plan for Financial Success: Budgeting and Forecasting
Do you find the budgeting process confusing? If you're like many nonprofits, you may not be aware of the various budgeting methodologies you could employ. Or perhaps you struggle with understanding the difference between budgeting and forecasting and the goal for each. If the mere thought of budgeting makes you feel overwhelmed and you do not know where to start, then join Don Needs and Boyd Orr of Jitasa as they cover how you can start your budget or improve your current processes. The webinar will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022.


GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation

An Introduction to Our Director of Communications Technology, Jeremy Smith

My introduction to GrantStation was a bit different than many of our other employees. At the time, I was working at a radio station in Fairbanks, AK, hosting a technology program, and I found an interesting local business that was offering a way to "find grant funding online." (Note: This was back in 2000, so everything online was exciting and new.) I got in touch with the then CEO, Cynthia Adams, and we struck up a friendship talking about all things technology and commiserating over computer woes. This friendship led to me rebuilding and repairing computers and systems as a contractor during GrantStation's early "hovel" experience, which ultimately led to a job as a full-time employee in 2007.

From there, I went from someone who knows a lot about tech to someone who knows a lot about grants, grant research, and grant proposal writing as well. I still fix systems and help troubleshoot software, but I also oversee the mailing of all our newsletters, host and record our Online Education offerings, update our website, and serve as a walking event history. (My email goes all the way back to 2009, so if you ever misspelled a GrantStation email address, I probably have that email!)

The best part of working at GrantStation, and one of the reasons I am still here after more than a decade, is being able to share in an organization's excitement over learning something new. I know how our search systems work and how to find funding opportunities in our databases, and it makes me so happy when, during a tour or a personal session, I can share that knowledge. The excitement is contagious when a Member or prospective Member realizes how effective a grant strategy is (and how it isn't that scary or hard). This also extends to our Online Education sessions: It's a true treasure to see the connection when a presenter's point is heard loud and clear and everyone becomes excited at the possibilities.

Always feel free to hop on our monthly tour and say hello and ask a question that helps you home in on your own educational treasure!

Funding Alerts
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National Funding Opportunities
Awards Promote Youth Financial and Societal Solutions Nationwide
Grants Advance the International Presence of U.S. Performing Artists
Support Available for Food Garden Projects
Grassroots Organizing Groups Addressing Police Violence and Discriminatory Policing Funded

Regional Funding Opportunities
Capital and Equipment Grants Provided in Six States
Grants Tackle Violence Against Indigenous Women in the Pacific Northwest
Funds Support Vermont Environmental Initiatives
Efforts to Strengthen Access to Justice in Michigan Supported

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Protects Rural Forests
Support Available for Homeownership Programs for Low-Income Buyers