GrantStation Insider: October 20, 2022

Volume XXI | Issue 42

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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.

Funds Enhance School Library Collections
Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries

The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries provides funds to the nation's neediest schools so that they can extend, update, and diversify the book and print collections in their libraries with the goal of encouraging students to develop a love of reading and learning. Funds may be used for the purchase of print or Braille volumes, audiobooks, e-books, or magazine/serial/e-magazine subscriptions. Eligible applicants include public schools, neighborhood schools, charter schools, and magnet schools that are Title 1 eligible, as well as private and parochial schools in which at least 50% of the student population qualify for financial aid. Schools must have a library or designated space on campus where books are accessible to all students to check out. The application deadline is November 30, 2022. Visit the George W. Bush Institute's website at to access the online application.

Grants Promote a Just and Sustainable Society and Environment
Park Foundation

The Park Foundation is dedicated to advancing a more just, equitable, and sustainable society and environment, both nationally and in its local Ithaca, NY, community. The Foundation's national grantmaking focuses on the following program interests: democracy, including a broad array of initiatives intended to strengthen the foundation of democracy and good governance; civic participation, with priority on support for state base organizations educating and mobilizing voters, national and state groups protecting voters' rights and election integrity, and groups thwarting attempts to suppress participation; media, including public interest media that raises awareness of critical environmental, political, and social issues; the environment, with a focus on ensuring drinking water is clean, affordable, and accessible and protected and managed as a public necessity; and animal welfare, with a focus on nationally significant efforts to advance the protection and conservation of wildlife. (Additional areas of interest target New York state and Tompkins County, NY.) Letters of inquiry are accepted at any time and full proposals are reviewed quarterly. The upcoming deadline for full proposals is January 6, 2023. Visit the Foundation's website for more information on the Foundation's program interests and application guidelines.

Support Available for Conservation Projects by Local Climbing Communities
American Alpine Club: Cornerstone Conservation Grant

The American Alpine Club (AAC) seeks to share and support a passion for climbing and respect for the places people climb. AAC's Cornerstone Conservation Grant program supports local climbing communities in their conservation and restoration initiatives with the goals of creating healthy climbing landscapes, promoting respect for the places people climb, and empowering local climbing communities. Grants, ranging from $1,000 to $8,000, are provided to local climbing organizations, land managers and agencies, nonprofits, and individuals for projects as varied as building or improving trail networks to climbing areas, establishing new toilet facilities and signage at trailheads, and deploying a variety of community groups for cleanup and graffiti removal at local crags. Projects must have the endorsement of the land manager or property owner, improve land conservation or climber practices, engage members of the local climbing community, and have local AAC section endorsement. The upcoming application deadline is December 31, 2022. Visit the AAC website for more information on the Cornerstone Conservation Grant program.

Running Programs for Children 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 in the United States that initiate and support running programs for kids 18 years of age and younger. Supported programs should utilize running participation for health and well-being in children, serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs, and demonstrate inspiration in improving the lives of children through running. Grant requests are reviewed two times per year; the next application deadline is December 15, 2022. Visit the Saucony website and select "Charitable Foundation" to access information about the application process.


Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Grants Bolster Programs for Underserved and At-Risk Children and Youth
Panera Bread Foundation

The Panera Bread Foundation's mission is to support and strengthen communities by investing in underserved and at-risk children and youth to become leaders. The Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. who provide access to programs for at-risk, underserved, or historically underrepresented children and youth. (Part of the services provided must be within 25 miles of a Panera U.S. location.) Qualified organizations are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving predominantly children and youth of color, ages 10-18, that have a new or existing program focused on college readiness, skills building, workforce or leadership development, post-high school planning, or mentorship. Eligible organizations can apply for grants between $25,000 and $150,000. The application deadline is November 14, 2022. Visit the Panera Bread website for more information on the Foundation and apply online to submit a grant application. In addition, Panera's Day-End Dough-Nation program donates unsold bread, bagels, and baked goods from Panera's bakery-cafes to local nonprofit organizations, public schools, and religious organizations. Applicants must distribute the donated products to people in need, people who are ill, or to underserved and at-risk children and youth and must commit to picking up and distributing the donations on a weekly and continuous basis. Organizations who are interested in the program can apply online. Panera's Donation Team will respond to all applicants.

Oral Health Initiatives Supported in Arkansas
Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation

The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation aims to transform oral health through collaboration, innovation, education, and service. The Foundation's Oral Health Education Grants, ranging from $2,500 to $30,000, seek to increase oral health knowledge and empowerment through community partnerships that reach underserved, uninsured, or underinsured residents of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and socio-economic statuses in Arkansas. The grants seek to improve oral healthcare through funding innovative educational programs that build the following healthy habits: brushing teeth, flossing teeth, and visiting a dentist. The Foundation's Strategic Initiative Grants help organizations discover, test, and share creative ideas that will improve oral health for everyone and inspire, empower, and connect leaders to better lead equitable change. Funded programs should align with the strategic goals of delivering empowerment and knowledge, equitable access, and systemic change and advancement, and can involve a range of activities, from advocacy to changing socio-cultural perceptions and actions that seek to improve oral health through positive social and behavior change. Arkansas-based nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and charitable dental treatment facilities are eligible to apply. Applications for Oral Health Education Grants and letters of interest for Strategic Initiative Grants are accepted year-round. Visit the Foundation's website for more information on each program.

Funding Advances Educational Equity in Connecticut
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund provides support to nonprofit organizations in Connecticut to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and inspiring all to end racism and poverty. The Foundation's Equity Program Grants support organizations working to transform key systems by building community power and disrupting institutional inequity. Priority is given to the following work to advance educational equity: anti-racism curriculum work and teacher training, equitable early childhood education systems, equitable school climate, equitable school financing, and recruiting teachers of color. Support is also provided to advance equity in the areas of criminal justice, economic justice, health equity, housing equity, and immigration justice. Supported organizations should be led by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) individuals and by people with lived experience in the community they serve. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year and reviewed on a rolling basis. In addition to the Equity Grants Program, Responsive Grants provide immediate support to communities responding to current and emerging threats, trauma, or harassment related to manifestations of hate, bias, and oppression, and the Director's Discretionary Fund supports projects aligning with the Fund's mission that don't meet the criteria for the Equity Grants Program. Visit the Fund's website for more information.

Support Provided for Technology Projects Improving Nonprofit Capacity in Minnesota
Shavlik Family Foundation

The Shavlik Family Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in Minnesota for technology projects that improve an organization's ability to meet its mission. Grants, ranging from $1,000 to $30,000, support projects utilizing technology to improve operations, program delivery, efficiency, fundraising, staff, and clients' access to opportunities. The Foundation does not focus on the size or services provided by a nonprofit; instead, it seeks to fund the best technology projects that will have the greatest impact on an organization or the community it serves. (Support is not provided for routine replacement of hardware and software.) Letters of intent will be accepted through the Foundation's online grant system from November 1 to December 1, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website for more information on the grant process and guidelines.


Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Program Helps Address Housing Issues for Disadvantaged Communities
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Thriving Communities Technical Assistance program provides funding to technical assistance providers to help local governments ensure housing needs are considered as part of their larger infrastructure investment plans, while also supporting equitable development and local economic development ecosystems in disadvantaged communities. The program focuses on the following: identifying and using vacant, abandoned, or underutilized land located on or near transportation projects that is suitable for housing development to create location-efficient housing; preserving affordable housing and protecting residents and businesses from displacement as new infrastructure is deployed; identifying and implementing regulatory and procedural reforms to reduce unnecessary barriers to location-efficient housing that impede housing production and increase development costs; and improving coordination, both among public entities and between public entities and state recipients of infrastructure funding, transit authorities and other quasi-public entities, the private sector, and locally based organizations in ways that support a holistic and regional approach to housing and transportation. The application deadline is November 22, 2022.

Veteran Businesses Supported
Small Business Administration

The Veterans Business Outreach Center Program offers support to provide quality training and counseling to veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs. A key component of this program is for applicants to provide training to transitioning military personnel and spouses through the Boots to Business (B2B) Training Program and to veterans and military spouses through the Reboot Training Program. Additionally, applicants will provide counseling, training, technical and financial skill development, comprehensive business assessments, and mentoring services to veteran, active duty, Reserve, National Guard, military spouse, and family member entrepreneurs, and small business owners interested in starting, expanding, and diversifying small businesses. The application deadline is November 23, 2022.


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PathFinder: Featured Resource
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Independent Sector Blog
Are you looking to keep up on the latest developments affecting the nonprofit world? If so, the Independent Sector Blog may be a good place to start. This blog features thought leadership, interviews, and storytelling on trends and issues affecting the nonprofit and charitable community.


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Advance Your Mission Through Fiscal Sponsorship
Do you want to focus on your cause instead of administration and regulatory tasks? You may be ready to look for funding for your projects, but if you don't have the financial capacity to manage the grant, the 501(c)(3) status to be eligible, or the audit requirements set forth by the funder, then you can quickly hit a dead end. Fortunately, you can overcome these challenges through fiscal sponsorship. Many organizations have discovered that this structure is a perfect fit for the administrative needs of their programs. In fact, many projects that start with a fiscal sponsor do not end up establishing their own 501(c)(3) organization. But finding a fiscal sponsor is not a quick or easy task. You have to select the right model for your organization. And you must do your due diligence to find the right sponsor. During this TargetED, Alice Ruhnke will help you understand the guidelines and best practices for using or being a fiscal sponsor. The webinar will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Working With the Media (NEW)
Successful nonprofits leverage the media for increased visibility. They also effectively handle the media in times of crisis. Unfortunately, most nonprofits don't have a plan for when and how to speak to the media. Nonprofit leadership, however, should rarely talk to the media without preparation. During this session, Mindy Muller will help you build confidence when interacting with the media. She'll offer tips you can utilize whether you’re approaching the media, handling inquiries, or managing an unfortunate crisis. This webinar is perfect for executive leadership and those who frequently communicate on behalf of their nonprofit organization. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

5 Things to Do Now to Increase Your Year-End Fundraising Results
The attention span of your donors is shorter than ever. They may NOT be thinking about year-end giving right now, but you MUST if you want to meet or exceed your fundraising goals. The key to success? You must inspire donors to "want" to give through focused and effective action. During this session, Lori L. Jacobwith will introduce you to five powerful tactics that can help you "move the needle" and reach your year-end giving goals. These actions aren't time-consuming, but they can yield HUGE results for your organization. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.


GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation

An Introduction to Our Director of Site Technology, Cecily Borzillo

I started working with GrantStation as a contractor many moons ago. A (then) colleague of mine was hired to migrate the website from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. After the migration, the list of ideas for new features and improvements was enormous, and I pitched in. When the tech director position became open in 2021, I came onboard, and it has been a match made in heaven: There is always something new to work on, and I work with great people. Also, so important to me as a mother, the work is fully remote.

I work behind the scenes with the tech team to maintain and improve the website. In a typical week, I might:

  • add a new feature to improve our Members' experience on the GrantStation website and in the searchable funder databases;
  • upgrade a piece of the technical scaffolding of the site, to ensure that we are always on the most secure versions; and,
  • track down a weird bug. (This is part of any developer's life, but one that I happen to enjoy—so long as it isn't time sensitive . . .

I look forward to continuing this behind-the-scenes work to improve the GrantStation website and the features available to our Members!

Funding Alerts

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National Funding Opportunities
Funds Enhance School Library Collections
Grants Promote a Just and Sustainable Society and Environment
Support Available for Conservation Projects by Local Climbing Communities
Running Programs for Children Funded

Regional Funding Opportunities
Grants Bolster Programs for Underserved and At-Risk Children and Youth
Oral Health Initiatives Supported in Arkansas
Funding Advances Educational Equity in Connecticut
Support Provided for Technology Projects Improving Nonprofit Capacity in Minnesota

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Helps Address Housing Issues for Disadvantaged Communities
Veteran Businesses Supported