GrantStation Insider: October 21, 2021

Volume XX | Issue 41

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

Current COVID-19 funding opportunities are available on our website.



National Funding
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Support for Youth Conflict Resolution Programs
JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth

The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grants for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for pre-K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer conflict resolution education (CRE) skills from adults to youth. The focus for 2022 is on utilizing conflict resolution education and training for youth to create opportunities to prevent and manage conflict in the following settings: foster care, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, school and after-school programs, and youth correctional facilities. Grants will range from $15,000 to $40,000. Initial project idea descriptions must be submitted by January 14, 2022; invited full proposals will be due May 20, 2022. (An informational conference call will be held on November 22, 2021, at 4 pm EST. Attendance is strongly advised.) Visit the JAMS Foundation website to download the 2022 Notice of Funding Availability.

Relief Funding Available for U.S. Libraries
American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries

American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, administered by the American Library Association, is intended to deliver relief to libraries throughout the United States recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. The ALA will distribute $2 million to help anchor libraries as strong humanities institutions as they emerge and rebuild from the pandemic. Up to 200 grants of $10,000 each will be awarded, with an emphasis on reaching libraries in historically underserved and/or rural communities. Libraries of all types (e.g., public, tribal, K-12, academic, special, prison) located in the United States or a U.S. territory are eligible to apply. The application deadline is December 2, 2021. Visit the ALA website to review the project guidelines and submit an online application.

Grants for Model Education and Health Solutions
L.B. Research and Education Foundation

The L.B. Research and Education Foundation supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation provides grants ranging from $10,000 to $75,000 to organizations that address one of the following areas: In the Education category, the focus is on supporting inventive approaches that boost engagement and achievement for populations that face education opportunity gaps tied to poverty, gender, race/ethnicity, trauma, etc. The Foundation values educational approaches that foster independent and critical thinking, activate creativity, and/or offer alternatives to traditional education. Project ideas serving any age group, from early childhood through postsecondary and vocational education are considered. In the Health category, the focus is on addressing health issues that are prevalent among vulnerable populations who face barriers to accessing adequate care. The Foundation has a particular interest in supporting efforts that remove the stigma of mental illness and that increase the awareness of the prevalence of these issues, especially in underserved populations. Priority in both categories is given to proposals that have a specific research or dissemination mechanism in place for the community solution that could lead to positive changes on a regional, national, or global scale. Interested organizations are invited to email a 400 word or less description of their funding idea to (The Foundation does not currently have a website.)

Arts Programs for Military Members and Veterans Supported
Mid-America Arts Alliance: Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant

The Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant program, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts administered by Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), aims to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life for military service members and veterans exposed to trauma as well as their families and caregivers through experiences of art or art making. Approximately 35 matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 will be awarded for arts-based community projects throughout the U.S. that engage targeted military-connected communities. These grants are intended to support non-clinical arts engagement programs taking place in healthcare, community, or virtual settings. Funded programs may involve a range of arts activities, including visual, written, and performing arts offered through single events, drop-in programs, and ongoing engagement led by artists in residence, teaching artists, or creative arts therapists. Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribal communities that have at least three years of experience in programming for military communities or presenting/producing arts-based projects are eligible to apply. The application deadline is December 15, 2021. Visit the M-AAA website for details about the Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant program.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funds for Emergency Response Improvements in California
The CARESTAR Foundation

The CARESTAR Foundation was founded in 2017 as a result of the sale of the air ambulance company CALSTAR (California Shock Trauma Air Rescue), and honors this legacy of lifesaving work in the field of emergency and prehospital care. CARESTAR's mission is to improve health outcomes for all Californians by applying a racial equity lens to fund and advocate for improvements to the emergency response system. CARESTAR supports innovative programs, projects, and organizations that will build knowledge, strengthen partnerships and programs, and advance critical policies towards a more equitable, unified, and compassionate system of emergency and prehospital care. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the grant program guidelines.

Grants Promote Social Justice Throughout 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 vision of the Fund is 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 $15,000, for grassroots social change organizations that are committed to strengthening anti-racist movement building in the New England region. The Fund focuses on both urban and rural organizing, and supports 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 2021 is December 1. Visit the Fund's website to review the Grant Information Packet.

Support for Technology Projects to Strengthen Minnesota Nonprofits
Shavlik Family Foundation

The Shavlik Family Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in Minnesota with the goal of enhancing their ability to leverage technology to help fulfill their missions. The emphasis is on information and technology resources that remove barriers or build capacity for nonprofits and their clients. The Foundation does not focus on the size, location, or services provided by an organization, but looks to fund the technology projects that will have the greatest impact on an organization or the Minnesota community it serves. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $30,000. Online letters of inquiry may be submitted from November 1 through December 1, 2021; invited full proposals will be due February 15, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to review the grant guidelines.

Organizations in Company Communities Funded
First Horizon Foundation

The First Horizon Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations located in communities served by the bank in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The Foundation's areas of interest include arts and culture, education and leadership, environment, financial literacy, and health and human services. Online applications for the 2022 grant cycle opened on October 1, 2021, and the application deadlines vary by region. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the application process for each region.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Funds Available for Cultural Collections Preservation
National Endowment for the Humanities

The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations. The program supports sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience, which is the ability to anticipate and respond to disasters resulting from natural or human activity. The program helps cultural repositories plan and implement preservation strategies that pragmatically balance effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact. Optional drafts are due December 9, 2021. The application deadline is January 13, 2022.

Program Helps Children With Special Healthcare Needs
Department of Health and Human Services

The Family-to-Family Health Information Centers Program offers funding to provide information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of children and youth with special healthcare needs and the professionals who serve them. This program promotes care systems that are family-centered and culturally and linguistically appropriate, and that promote shared decision-making between families of children and youth with special healthcare needs, health professionals, and appropriate state and community organizations. The application deadline is January 5, 2022.



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TD Charitable Foundation's Housing for Everyone Grant Competition

In response to an increased demand for assistance on affordable housing providers due to COVID-19, the TD Charitable Foundation pledged $5.8 million through the 16th annual Housing for Everyone grant competition to help affordable housing providers deliver critical resident services to individuals and families in need. Eligible organizations located within the TD Bank footprint are invited to apply by October 28th.



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

What's Next for Philanthropy in the 2020s
Are you curious about what the future holds for the realm of philanthropy? Even if you don't have a crystal ball, you can read about the latest predictions in What's Next for Philanthropy in the 2020s. Put out by Deloitte's Monitor Institute, this report explores what emerging social, economic, and political shifts may mean for the future of philanthropy, charitable giving, and social innovation.



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: Proposal Writing in 2022: Looking Ahead
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus believed "There is nothing permanent except change." And we likely can agree that right now, the entire world is experiencing change at a rapid pace. While change can bring new growth and development, it can also bring confusion and anxiety. During this webinar, Alice Ruhnke, Founder and Owner of The Grant Advantage, will look at trends in grantmaking at the local and national level to help nonprofit leaders make strategic decisions about proposal writing efforts in 2022. Best practices in forecasting grant revenue will be outlined so your organization can make the best predictions when creating budgets. Using GrantStation's 2021 State of Grantseeking Report, sources of grant funding will be analyzed through a variety of lenses, providing benchmarks to help you understand the grantseeking and grant awards landscape. Finally, common mistakes in applications will be reviewed so you can edit and polish your applications into the "winning" pile. You don’t want to miss this one. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

The Relentless Pursuit of Impact
The value of calculating and communicating your organization's social return on investment (SROI)—proving your organization's social impact—is one of the hallmarks of high-performance measurement cultures. Through several examples of successful leaders who have doubled down on their commitment to performance measurement, you will learn how to become relentless in your pursuit of impact, while remaining flexible in how you accomplish your mission. In this webinar, you will learn why you need to prove your social impact, the formula to calculate your SROI, and how to communicate your impact to funders and stakeholders. By combining data and stories, you will learn how to effectively tailor your communications to include your organization's unique value for any audience. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and share comments throughout this session. The webinar will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

FREE: Tour of the GrantStation Website
Curious to know exactly what resources are at your fingertips when you enter the GrantStation website? Join Jeremy Smith, Director of Communications Technology, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. Jeremy will demonstrate all of the GrantStation features including how to best use the searchable databases of private funders, how to navigate government funding sources, and how to set up and use your personal dashboard. This quick overview is a great way for current Members to ensure that they are getting the most out of their Membership, and for potential Members to see GrantStation in action! The webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation

Researching Funders—Going Deeper

If you are a Member of GrantStation, you know how to use our search sections for finding grant opportunities. But after you have found one that looks like a match, then what? We have a new section on our website all about Secondary Research—Investigating the Leads. It covers how to review annual reports, what to look for on a funder's website, how to read tax forms, and even how to make contact with the funder directly.

This is part of the revamped Build guide for Members. It walks you through the steps in creating a grants program from top to bottom. If you have questions, please contact us.

Funding Alerts

Have you visited our homepage this week? Additional local, national, Canadian, and international funding opportunities are featured there weekly!


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National Funding Opportunities
Support for Youth Conflict Resolution Programs
Relief Funding Available for U.S. Libraries
Grants for Model Education and Health Solutions 
Arts Programs for Military Members and Veterans Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Emergency Response Improvements in California 
Grants Promote Social Justice Throughout New England
Support for Technology Projects to Strengthen Minnesota Nonprofits
Organizations in Company Communities Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available for Cultural Collections Preservation
Program Helps Children With Special Healthcare Needs