GrantStation Insider: October 29, 2020

Volume XIX | Issue 42

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

World Justice Project: World Justice Challenge 2021
The World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis is a global competition to identify good practices and high-impact projects and policies that protect and advance areas of the rule of law most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Submissions will be accepted that offer solutions addressing four aspects of the rule of law directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: access to justice for all, accountable governance, anti-corruption and open government, and fundamental rights and non-discrimination. Awards of $20,000 will go to six projects that show demonstrable results and promising prospects for future progress. All individuals, organizations, and entities are eligible to enter the competition, including civil society, nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, national and multilateral government agencies, local government bodies, businesses/private sector enterprises, and law firms from any country in the world. The application deadline is December 11, 2020.

Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada): Post-COVID Challenge
The Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge is an open call for youth from across Canada and the United States to provide creative ideas that aim to address critical social, economic, technological, and public health challenges in the post-COVID world. Ideas are sought in the following areas: Enhance Public Health and Well-Being, Contribute to Digital Transformation, and Strengthen Social Cohesion and Economic Recovery. Individuals or teams of young people who are the age of majority and reside in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to participate. The winning team will receive a $25,000 prize and the second and third place winners will each receive $10,000. The three winning teams will also receive an all-expense-paid trip to the Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge Innovation Summit. The application deadline is November 30, 2020.

Japan Foundation New York: JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture
The JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture program supports nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that organize projects that will further the understanding of Japanese arts and culture within the 37 states east of the Rocky Mountains, plus Washington, DC. Successful projects generally take the form of performances, exhibitions, film screenings, and workshops. These grants of up to $5,000 also support online projects related to arts and cultural exchange that incorporate issues pertaining to the COVID-19 global pandemic such as virtual exhibitions, virtual performances, film streaming, online conferences, and webinars. U.S.-based institutions and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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

 

 

National Funding
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Challenge Tackles Racial Inequity Worldwide
Racial Equity 2030

Racial Equity 2030, administered by Lever for Change and sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is a $90 million global challenge to drive an equitable future for children, families, and communities across the world. This challenge seeks ideas from anywhere in the world and will scale them over the next decade to transform the systems and institutions that uphold inequity. Solutions may tackle the social, economic, political, or institutional inequities we see today. Applications must embrace and reflect the values of racial equity and justice, and proposed solutions should be led by an experienced team that includes communities closest to the issue as part of leadership in the project. Teams of visionaries, change agents, and community leaders from every sector are invited to join. U.S. nonprofit organizations as well as organizations outside the U.S. with equivalent status are eligible to apply. The registration deadline is January 28, 2021; applications will be due February 25, 2021. Visit the challenge's website to take the Organizational Readiness Tool.

Support for the Preservation of Rare Recordings
Council on Library and Information Resources: Recordings at Risk

Recordings at Risk is a national regranting program, administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), to support the preservation of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of high scholarly value through digital reformatting. The program aims to help institutions identify priorities and develop practical strategies for digital reformatting, build relationships with partners, and raise awareness of best practices. Grants will range from $10,000 to $50,000 and will cover costs of preservation reformatting for fragile or obsolete time-based media content by qualified external service providers. Applicants must be U.S. nonprofit academic, research, or cultural heritage institutions. The eighth application cycle will open on November 2, 2020; the application deadline is January 29, 2021. Visit the CLIR website to review the Applicant Resources.

Youth-Led Service Projects Funded
Youth Service America: Afterschool Grants

Youth Service America (YSA) supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, YSA will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning in afterschool programs targeting middle and high school aged youth throughout the country. Applying programs must engage at least 50 youth, primarily from underserved communities, as volunteers in virtual, hybrid, and/or safe in-person service or service-learning projects between December 2020 and May 2021. The application deadline is December 4, 2020. Visit the YSA website to learn more about the Afterschool Grants program.

Grants Promote Fire Prevention and Control
FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program

The FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program supports a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness, and control efforts throughout the U.S. and internationally. Funded projects include pre-incident planning, fire and arson prevention and investigation, and fire prevention education and training programs. Fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local, and community organizations are eligible to apply. Requests are reviewed four times per year; the upcoming deadline is December 31, 2020. Visit the FM Global website to review the frequently asked questions and submit an online grant application form.

 

 

Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Folk Arts Projects in California Supported
Alliance for California Traditional Arts: Living Cultures Grant Program

The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) promotes ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and into the future by offering advocacy, resources, and connections for folk and traditional artists. ACTA's Living Cultures Grant Program seeks to strengthen folk and traditional arts throughout the state by providing grants of up to $5,000 to California-based nonprofit organizations and tribal entities or organizations who apply through a California-based fiscal sponsor. Projects involving any genre of traditional art, including dance, music, foodways, material arts, oral traditions, etc. are considered. The application deadline is December 8, 2020. Visit the ACTA website to learn more about the Living Cultures Grant Program.

Funds for School Libraries in Company Communities Affected by Disasters
American Association of School Librarians: Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund

Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund, administered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), supports public school libraries in the communities served by Dollar General. The Fund provides grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 to pre-K-12 public schools whose school library programs have been affected by a natural disaster, fire, or an act of terrorism. Schools that have absorbed a significant number of displaced/evacuee students are also eligible to apply. Grants are intended to help replace or supplement books, media, or library equipment. Eligible applicants must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store, distribution center, or corporate office. Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Visit the AASL website to submit an online application.

Grants Aid EMT Training in Colorado
Colorado Resource for Emergency and Trauma Education

The Colorado Resource for Emergency and Trauma Education (CREATE), administered by the Colorado Rural Health Center, provides support to assist nonprofit organizations and public agencies in improving and expanding the emergency medical and trauma system in Colorado. This grant program is intended to provide funding to urban and rural EMT agencies for education and training of emergency medical and trauma service providers working in Colorado only. Applicants must provide a 50 percent cash match, unless they apply for a waiver of this requirement. Grant requests are reviewed monthly. Visit the CREATE website to learn more about the program and to submit an online application.

Support for Local Organizations in Bank Communities
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, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. 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 2021 grant cycle opened on October 1, 2020, 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

Program Addresses Opioids in Native American Communities
Department of Health and Human Services

The Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects opportunity seeks to address the opioid crisis in American Indian/Alaska Native communities by developing and expanding community education and awareness of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid misuse and opioid use disorder. The intent is to increase knowledge and use of culturally appropriate interventions and to encourage an increased use of medication-assisted treatment. The application deadline is December 15, 2020.

Funds Available to Research Effects of Wildland Fire Smoke Exposure
Environmental Protection Agency

The Interventions and Communication Strategies to Reduce Health Risks of Wildland Fire Smoke Exposures program supports research that will address behavioral, technical, and practical aspects of interventions and communication strategies to reduce exposures or health risks of wildland fire smoke. Specific interests include assessing the effectiveness of various types of interventions in reducing exposures and associated health risks of wildland fire smoke exposure at the individual or community level, and developing and assessing the effectiveness of health risk communication strategies in supporting actions to reduce wildland fire smoke exposure. The application deadline is December 15, 2020.

 

 

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

Virtual Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting
If you have been thinking about getting involved in nonprofit board consulting, you may want to consider signing up for BoardSource's upcoming certificate program. The Virtual Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting covers five critical areas of nonprofit governance and gives consultants the tools they need to address essential, often challenging, conversations in the boardroom. It is designed for nonprofit consulting professionals, individuals pursuing a career in consulting, and those working closely with nonprofit boards across the sector. The program runs online from November 30 through December 9, 2020.

 

 

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 Webinar: Nonprofits PPP Update—Getting PPP Forgiveness (NEW)
2020 is one for the history books! Join Gregg Bossen, CPA, as he wraps up 2020 with the free webinar Nonprofits PPP Update: Getting PPP Forgiveness—What's the Latest?! This fast-paced and fun webinar will cover the latest information for nonprofits concerning PPP forgiveness, tracking PPP in QuickBooks, and reporting PPP on their year-end 990 and audit. The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

FREE Webinar: Transition to Digital—How to Build Your Donation Generating Machine
Tired of fickle donors and inconsistent revenue? What if you could transition your nonprofit from high-stress seasonal appeals to consistent monthly revenue? Every day, Americans give $100 million online. How much of this is your nonprofit getting? GrantStation has partnered with Gladitood founder and CEO, Ryan Brennell, to bring fundraising professionals the education and resources you need to make the transition to digital fundraising. During this 45-minute webinar, Ryan will share the digital strategies he uses to leverage new, existing, and lapsed donors to drive revenue. You will leave with action steps to transform your fundraising content into a scalable system that will increase your average gift, engage more donors, and improve donor retention. You will learn a repeatable process for donor profiling, storytelling, and donor stewardship—tying it all into marketing automation so you can build a donation generating machine. This is a measurable and optimized fundraising system that will do the heavy lifting for you! The webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Forecasting Revenue and Annual Projections
If you are the leader of a nonprofit organization, you have almost certainly been asked to predict the future revenue and expenses during the annual budget season. And if you've ever been in a cash crunch, you may have wished you'd planned a little more rigorously earlier in the year. At Elevate, we know this task can feel challenging at best, and near-impossible at worst—which is why we want to share our secrets behind the same forecasting and projection process we use to produce forecasting charts for our nonprofit clients. In this webinar, presented by Alayna Buckner, we'll cover why forecasting is important, how often to go through the forecasting process, and how to create your own forecasting or projections chart for your organization. This training is ideal for development managers, directors of development, leaders of small nonprofit organizations, and other nonprofit and fundraising professionals who want a better understanding of the budgeting and forecasting process. It is also helpful for grantwriters looking to deepen their understanding of nonprofit budgets and finance practice. The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

 

 

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COVID-19 Related Funding
World Justice Project: World Justice Challenge 2021
Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada): Post-COVID Challenge
Japan Foundation New York: JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture

National Funding Opportunities
Challenge Tackles Racial Inequity Worldwide
Support for the Preservation of Rare Recordings
Youth-Led Service Projects Funded
Grants Promote Fire Prevention and Control

Regional Funding Opportunities
Folk Arts Projects in California Supported
Funds for School Libraries in Company Communities Affected by Disasters
Grants Aid EMT Training in Colorado
Support for Local Organizations in Bank Communities

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Addresses Opioids in Native American Communities
Funds Available to Research Effects of Wildland Fire Smoke Exposure