GrantStation Insider: October 15, 2020

Volume XIX | Issue 40

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COVID-19 Related Funding
Opportunities related to the COVID-19 pandemic

National Geographic: COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators
National Geographic's COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators supports individual educators, or individual educators working in collaboration with other educators or National Geographic Explorers, to design instructional resources that help educators effectively teach in remote or hybrid learning environments. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 are provided in the subject areas of science, social studies, and geography. Priority is given to educators working in communities that have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. K-12 teaching professionals worldwide who work directly with students in the classroom are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted on a continual basis.

Red Sox Foundation
The Red Sox Foundation is currently supporting nonprofit organizations across New England and Lee County, FL, that are directly responding to the immediate crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus is on organizations that work to make a difference in the lives of children, families, veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, educational, and recreational opportunities. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Paso Del Norte Community Foundation: COVID-19 Request for Proposals
The Paso Del Norte Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations to submit proposals to address charitable needs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in the Paso Del Norte region of Texas. Grants ranging from $3,000 to $15,000 support organizations that address frontline mitigation of COVID-19. Proposals may be submitted at any time.

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

 

 

National Funding
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Support for Human Progress and Independent Media Initiatives
The Glaser Progress Foundation

The Glaser Progress Foundation aims to build a more just, sustainable, and humane world by supporting nonprofit organizations with a national focus and a strong history of success and recognized leadership within its field. The Foundation is currently accepting application letters in the following program areas: The mission of the Measuring Progress program is to build a better future by improving our understanding and measurement of human progress. The Independent Media program works to strengthen democracy by fostering independent voices and giving voice to the world's silent majority. Application letters in these two program areas may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation's website to download the funding guidelines and grant application information.

Gardening Programs for Youth Funded
KidsGardening.org: Youth Garden Grants

KidsGardening.org, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing inspiration to parents and educators who are gardening with children, awards Youth Garden Grants to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit organization, school, or youth program in the U.S. or U.S. territories planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of three and 18 is eligible to apply. The top five programs will receive award packages valued at $1,700. Twenty-five programs will receive award packages valued at $700. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability. The application deadline is December 18, 2020. Visit the KidsGardening website to access application guidelines and forms.

Grants Boost the Marketing Efforts of Environmental Organizations
Temper of the Times Foundation

Temper of the Times Foundation promotes the use of standard marketing concepts to increase awareness about wildland ecosystem conservation and restoration initiatives. Recognizing that organizations working to protect the environment often have limited access to paid media, the Foundation provides funds to underwrite advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the United States. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 may be used to fund the production of print, radio, or television ads; to pay for advertising space or airtime; or to produce or distribute pamphlets, books, videos, or press packets. The application deadline is December 15, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the application process.

Collaborative Local News Projects Supported
Online News Association: Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education

The Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, a program of the Online News Association, supports U.S.-based colleges and universities working in teams made up of educators, students, researchers, media professionals, technologists, and designers to provide local news coverage and investigate issues of interest to their community. The focus is on funding experimental projects that encourage collaborative local news coverage and investigations, bridge the academic and professional communities, improve training for students, and generate meaningful lessons for digital news. Winners will receive up to $20,000 in funding to support local news experiments. The application deadline is October 28, 2020. Visit the Online News Association's website to learn more about the program.

 

 

Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funds for Senior Services in Seven States
RRF Foundation for Aging: Direct Service Grants

The RRF Foundation for Aging is committed to supporting programs that improve the quality of life for older Americans. The Foundation awards Direct Service Grants to nonprofit organizations located in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, or Wisconsin. The focus is on projects that 1) increase the availability and effectiveness of comprehensive community programs that will enable older persons to continue living in their homes; 2) provide supportive services to older persons in residential settings, such as congregate living facilities, group homes, and assisted living facilities; 3) coordinate the provision of care and services for older persons with chronic conditions who live in community settings; and 4) provide new and expanded opportunities for older persons to remain meaningfully engaged in community life, including intergenerational programs. The upcoming letter of inquiry deadline is December 1, 2020; proposals will be due February 1, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the Direct Service Grants funding guidelines and application procedure.

Grants Promote Positive Change in Louisiana and New Mexico
The Frost Foundation
The Frost Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations in the states of Louisiana and New Mexico. The Foundation's areas of grantmaking interest include education, human service needs, and the environment. Grants are focused primarily on 1) supporting exemplary organizations that can generate positive change beyond traditional boundaries, 2) encouraging creativity that recognizes emerging needs, and 3) assisting innovation that addresses current urgent problems. Priority is given to programs that have the potential for wider service or educational exposure than an individual community. The upcoming proposal summary deadline is December 1, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to review the application instructions.

Support for Building Community Momentum in North Carolina
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation: Community Progress Fund

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians. The Foundation's Community Progress Fund is designed to provide an infusion of short-term funding at the right moment to build on existing momentum to help move an issue or an organization forward. The goal is to award a significant portion of grants to nonprofit organizations that are run by and primarily serve people of color. Preference is given to areas of the state with limited philanthropic resources. Grants will range from $20,000 to $30,000 per year for one or two years. The letter of intent deadline is December 7, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the Community Progress Fund.

Organizations Enhancing Hawaiian Communities Funded
Alexander & Baldwin Kokua Giving Program

The Alexander & Baldwin Kokua Giving Program creates opportunities to help build vibrant communities and to promote healthy and fulfilling lives for the people of Hawaii. The program's areas of interest include health and human services, education, environment and land stewardship, arts and culture, and community development. Applying organizations should have the proven support of the community the organization serves. The application deadlines are February 1, April 1, June 1, August 1, October 1, and December 1, annually. (Applications for requests of $20,000 or greater should be submitted by February 1 or August 1.) Visit the Alexander & Baldwin website to review the Kokua Giving Program guidelines.

 

 

Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Program Supports PPE for Firefighters
Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program—COVID-19 Supplemental Round 2 allows volunteer and combination fire departments to apply for critical personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies needed to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This program also supports training on how to use the requested supplies. The application deadline is November 13, 2020.

Funds Available for Humanities Media Projects
National Endowment for the Humanities

The Media Projects program supports the development, production, and distribution of radio, podcast, television, and long-form documentary film projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. Funds are available for development and production. Optional drafts are due December 2, 2020. The application deadline is January 6, 2021.

 

 

PathFinder: Featured Resource
Our free library of learning opportunities designed to help you develop your career path as a grants professional

Morweb
Are you looking for an easy way to run your nonprofit's website? If so, Morweb might be just what you are looking for. Morweb is a content management system (CMS) platform that enables nonprofits to manage and grow a website by providing the right mix of strategy, design, software, and support. In addition, Morweb's powerful add-on modules provide functionality that saves you time, grows donations, and boosts engagement on your website.

 

 

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 Tour of the GrantStation Website
Join Jeremy Smith, Communications and Technology Director, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. This tour will cover all of the features in GrantStation.com, 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, October 20, 2020.

LIVE Workshop: Dashboard Design—Build Easy-to-Follow Dashboards for Your Nonprofit's Leaders
In this 90-minute live training with Ann K. Emery, you'll see sample dashboards from a dozen organizations like yours. You'll hear the story behind each dashboard so that you can learn about the dashboard's audience and goals. For example, some of the dashboards were designed to track progress towards goals. Other dashboards were designed to help organizations compare their different program areas. Then, we'll create a static dashboard together in Excel. The completed dashboards get shared with your audiences as PDFs. Your dashboards will make outstanding printouts for your staff meetings, board meetings, and conference sessions. You can also share your polished masterpieces as email attachments. Here's everything that’s included with this live workshop: 90 minutes of live instruction in a small group setting, a link to stream the recording so you can re-watch your favorite techniques again, examples specific to our grantmaker/grantee setting, a PDF’d copy of the slides to use as a reference guide, and an Excel file to follow along with the live demos. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

The Change Map and Bottom-Up Logic Model: Mapping and Managing Impact in a Challenging Environment (NEW)
In this workshop, Maryn Boess, Founder of GrantsMagic U, will offer a powerful way of thinking about and assessing the work your organization does—and a simple, step-by-step process for communicating the impact of your work to funders, partners, and the community at large. The Change Map and Bottom-Up Logic Model are two powerful, practical tools that help community agencies organize resources toward change and diagnose misalignments between action and impact. Using these tools together, we can create a visual framework for meaningful, measurable collective impact in a challenging and changing environment and organize our resources to achieve it. In this engaging, interactive session you'll see exactly why the Logic Model is the indispensable do-it-all power tool for planning, managing, and evaluating all of your community work—grant proposal or no grant proposal. We'll use our X-ray vision to expose the essential "bones" of the Logic Model structure and exactly how all the pieces fit together. (PLUS you'll get hands-on practice constructing a Logic Model right on the spot!) You'll see how flipping the Logic Model on its side to create The Bottom-Up Logic Model turns it into a powerful lens for spotting, diagnosing, and fixing problems in our program plans and change initiatives. You'll learn how the Bottom-Up Logic Model can be used to map out the work of your community teams and partnerships to make sure you maximize your collective impact. And you'll be introduced to a big-picture context called The Change Map—bigger than the Logic Model, even bigger than your mission!—for articulating exactly what your organization does and why it matters. The webinar will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

 

 

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Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters

COVID-19 Related Funding
National Geographic: COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators
Red Sox Foundation
Paso Del Norte Community Foundation: COVID-19 Request for Proposals

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Human Progress and Independent Media Initiatives
Gardening Programs for Youth Funded
Grants Boost the Marketing Efforts of Environmental Organizations
Collaborative Local News Projects Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Senior Services in Seven States
Grants Promote Positive Change in Louisiana and New Mexico
Support for Building Community Momentum in North Carolina
Organizations Enhancing Hawaiian Communities Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Supports PPE for Firefighters
Funds Available for Humanities Media Projects