GrantStation Insider - October 18, 2018

Volume XVII | Issue 39

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National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Bold Performing Arts Productions
MAP Fund

The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining—and ultimately co-creating—a more equitable and vibrant society. Each year MAP supports original live performance projects throughout the United States that embody a spirit of deep inquiry. MAP has a particular interest in supporting artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the current American landscape, including issues of class, sexual orientation, gender, generation, religious affiliation, and other aspects of cultural difference. Up to 40 grants ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 will be awarded in the upcoming grant cycle. The application process opens on December 3, 2018, and closes on February 15, 2019. (During the month of November, MAP offers support to applicants who would like staff to read and respond to a project description draft prior to submitting an application.) Visit the MAP website to download the 2019 Application Guide.

Running Programs for Youth Funded
Saucony Run for Good Foundation

The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to nonprofit community organizations that initiate and support running programs for youth. Program participants must be 18 years of age or younger. Priority will be given to programs that serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs. Grant requests are reviewed two times per year; the next application deadline is December 15, 2018. Visit the Saucony website to learn more about the application process.

Grants Promote Programs Empowering People with Disabilities
The Milbank Foundation

The primary mission of the Milbank Foundation is to integrate people with disabilities into all aspects of American life. The Foundation's current priorities include the following: consumer-focused, community-based initiatives that empower people with disabilities and foster independence and self-sufficiency; the rehabilitation and re-integration of veterans, especially veterans with disabilities; helping seniors to age in the place of their choice through non-institutional, community-based health and social services; and market-oriented, patient-centered healthcare reforms across the country. Nonprofit organizations may submit letters of inquiry throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines and application procedures.

Middle and High School Lab Instruction Honored in the U.S. and Canada
National Science Teachers Association: Shell Science Lab Challenge

The Shell Science Lab Challenge, administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), recognizes outstanding middle and high school programs in the United States and Canada for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction. The Challenge will showcase the work of teachers who submit innovative, replicable strategies to deliver quality lab experiences to their students utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. One Grand Prize winning school will receive a lab makeover support package valued at $20,000, four national finalists will each receive a lab makeover support package valued at $8,500, and 18 district winners will each receive a lab makeover support package valued at $3,000. The application deadline is December 21, 2018. Visit the NSTA website to review the application information.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Organizations Addressing Health Needs in Company Communities Supported
Kaiser Permanente Grants and Investments

Kaiser Permanente provides support to nonprofit organizations that focus on community health in the locations the provider serves, including communities in California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The funding priorities include the following: Community Health Initiatives, Safety Net Partnerships, and Subsidized Care and Coverage. It is particularly important for applying organizations to note how they will address social determinants of health and the elimination of health disparities and inequities. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Kaiser Permanente website to complete the eligibility questionnaire and submit an online application.

Grants Advance Social Justice Efforts in New England
Haymarket People’s Fund

The Haymarket People’s Fund is committed to strengthening the movement for social justice throughout the six states of New England. The Fund envisions a world free of racism and other oppressions where peace and cooperation flourish, where people are valued for their gifts and able to bring their whole selves to humanity, where vibrant communities thrive and different cultures are celebrated, and where opportunities are equally shared while honoring the earth and all within it. The Fund provides Sustaining Grants, ranging up to $10,000, for grassroots social change organizations that are committed to strengthening anti-racist movement building in the New England region. The Fund is committed to supporting both urban and rural organizing across the region, and to funding startup and emerging organizations as well as groups that have a long history of grassroots organizing. Organizations that have not been funded by Haymarket during the past three years must speak with a staff person prior to submitting a request. The Sustaining Grant application deadline for 2018 is November 28. Visit the Fund’s website to review the Grant Information Packet.

Funds for Public Safety Organizations in Company Communities
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

The mission of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is to impact the life-saving capabilities and the lives of local heroes and their communities. The Foundation supports public safety organizations in the communities served by Firehouse Subs restaurants across the country. The Foundation’s areas of interest include the following: Life-Saving Equipment, Disaster Relief, Prevention Education, Support of Members of the Military, and Scholarships and Continuing Education. Public safety organizations, such as fire departments, law enforcement agencies, first responders, EMS organizations, nonprofit organizations, and schools are eligible to apply. Grant applications are reviewed quarterly; the upcoming deadline is November 29, 2018. Visit the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation website to access grant FAQs and submit an online application.

Breast Cancer Treatment and Education Programs in Minnesota Supported
Susan G. Komen Minnesota: Community Grants

Susan G. Komen Minnesota is dedicated to bettering the lives of those facing breast cancer throughout the state. Komen Minnesota’s Community Grants program provides support for innovative programs in the areas of patient navigation, reducing barriers to care, and breast cancer education, especially among those who are disproportionately affected by this disease. Funded programs must provide culturally-appropriate services to medically underserved individuals that may have low English literacy levels, are physically isolated, or live in poverty. Grants of up to $60,000 are available. (Requests for the purchase of breast cancer screening or diagnostic equipment may not exceed $5,000.) Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply. The application process must be initiated by November 28, 2018; the application deadline is January 9, 2019. Visit Komen Minnesota’s website to download the 2019 Request for Applications and submit an online application.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Grants Available for Historic Preservation
National Park Service

The Save America’s Treasures grants program helps preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey the nation’s rich heritage to future generations of Americans. The application deadline is December 3, 2018.

Humanities Research Supported
National Endowment for the Humanities

The Collaborative Research Grants program encourages collaboration that proposes diverse approaches to topics, incorporates multiple points of view, and explores new avenues of inquiry that lead to publications and other resources for humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. The application deadline is December 5, 2018.



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Grant Professionals Association 20th Annual Conference Webcast
Unable to attend the Grant Professionals Association 20th Annual Conference in Chicago this year? Not to worry. On November 9th, you can participate in a live webcast of four conference sessions, which 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,” and “Pet Peeves of Funders.”



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.

Logic Models: More Than Just Extra Work!
Logic models are not a passing fad. If you need to create a logic model for your program, but don't know where to start, this webinar is for you! Using Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach from the United Way of America, Alice Ruhnke will demonstrate why logic models are critical for program planning and evaluation. During this webinar, you will learn how to create and use a logic model to help you improve services and your impact on your community. Executive directors, program managers, and grantwriters from a broad range of human service organizations will benefit from this 90-minute presentation. The webinar will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Developing New Products to Meet Your Mission
Your organization is driven to deliver the best products and services to its constituents. How do you identify new opportunities for impact that are aligned with your mission? In this webinar, Dahna Goldstein will discuss how to identify and evaluate opportunities to further your organization’s mission with new products and services. Using “minimum viable product” framework, you will learn how to assess new tools, services, and interventions. When developing any new product or service, your “customers” are key. During the webinar you'll discover new ways to listen to and learn from your customers—both constituents and donors—to consistently improve your organization. The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Writing Capacity Building Grants
Capacity building grants are unique. While many best practices in writing operational or program grant requests apply to developing capacity building grant requests, there are some critical differences that need to be addressed to create the strongest application possible. During the 90-minute webinar, Alice Ruhnke will define and discuss the fundamentals of capacity building grant requests, highlight the key components that differ from “regular” grants, and outline ways to identify funders who provide capacity building grants. Throughout the session, common mistakes in writing capacity building grant requests will be discussed and remedied. This webinar is appropriate for individuals who have a basic understanding of grant fundamentals and would like to apply those concepts specifically to capacity building grants. The webinar will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018.


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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Bold Performing Arts Productions
Running Programs for Youth Funded
Grants Promote Programs Empowering People with Disabilities 
Middle and High School Lab Instruction Honored in the U.S. and Canada

Regional Funding Opportunities
Organizations Addressing Health Needs in Company Communities Supported
Grants Advance Social Justice Efforts in New England
Funds for Public Safety Organizations in Company Communities 
Breast Cancer Treatment and Education Programs in Minnesota Supported

Federal Funding Opportunities
Grants Available for Historic Preservation
Humanities Research Supported