GrantStation Insider - November 7, 2019

Volume XVIII | Issue 42

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National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Public Art Projects in Small and Medium-Sized Cities
Bloomberg Philanthropies: Asphalt Art Initiative

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative is designed to fund visual art interventions on roadways, pedestrian spaces, and public infrastructure in small and medium-sized U.S. cities (with populations of 30,000 to 500,000). The Initiative’s goals are to improve street and pedestrian safety, revitalize and beautify underutilized public space, and promote collaboration and civic engagement in local communities. Eligible sites can include portions of active roadways, sidewalks, pedestrian plazas, or transportation infrastructure such as traffic barriers, highway underpasses, or utility boxes. The program will award grants of up to $25,000 each to ten cities. Each grant must be used to design and implement at least one project in the applicant city during calendar year 2020. The application deadline is December 12, 2019. Visit the Initiative’s website to learn more about the application process and to review the Asphalt Art Guide to gather inspiration from successful asphalt art projects.

Organizations Offering Creative Community Programs Recognized
The Renewal Awards

The Renewal Awards, sponsored by The Atlantic and Allstate, were created to celebrate the social innovation demonstrated by local nonprofit organizations that are finding creative solutions to America’s most pressing problems. The Renewal Awards recognize organizations and individuals as they drive positive change in their communities, and help them make an even bigger impact. Five winners will each receive $40,000 in funding from The Atlantic and Allstate; one of the winners will also be presented with the Allstate Youth Empowerment Award. The nomination deadline is December 10, 2019, at 6 pm EST. Visit The Atlantic website to review the FAQs and official rules, and to submit an online nomination.

Local Events Focused on Urban Birds Funded
Celebrate Urban Birds Mini-Grant Program

The Celebrate Urban Birds Mini-Grant Program, an initiative of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, supports community organizations and educators throughout the United States who host neighborhood events that introduce the public to birds found in urban areas. Examples of eligible events include bird-activity days at local museums, libraries, or community centers, as well as art and gardening activities at clubs, schools, or senior centers. Mini-grants ranging from $100 to $750 are provided. Organizations working with underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply. The application deadline is December 31, 2019. Visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website to submit an online application on November 15, 2019.

Grants Promote Healthcare Initiatives for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
WITH Foundation

The mission of the WITH Foundation is to promote the establishment of comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities designed to address their unique and fundamental needs. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations based within the United States. The focus is on programs that improve delivery of healthcare to adults with developmental disabilities and address at least one of the following issues: improve health practitioner competency through education or training programs; address the current inadequate reimbursement system; advance formal care coordination, including the utilization of trained support personnel and caregivers; increase public awareness regarding the inadequacies of developmentally-disabled care in order to advance systemic change; perform social policy research; promote national efforts in digital health that support developers to include the perspectives of individuals with developmental disabilities in the design process; increase understanding of supported decision making in healthcare settings; and identify and overcome barriers to high-quality healthcare access. Online letters of interest must be submitted by December 6, 2019; invited proposals will be due January 31, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines and FAQs.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Nonprofit Organizations in Ohio Supported
The Kettering Fund

The mission of The Kettering Fund is to support scientific, medical, social, and educational studies and research conducted by nonprofit organizations and carried out within the state of Ohio. The Fund’s areas of interest include education; environment; public/society benefit; arts, culture, and humanities; human services; and health. For the upcoming funding cycle, Request Summaries may be submitted between December 1, 2019, and January 31, 2020. (It is strongly recommended that interested applicants contact the Fund’s office before starting the application process.) Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about the grant guidelines.

Funds for Efforts to Improve Emergency Care in California
CARESTAR Foundation

The CARESTAR Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality and availability of emergency and trauma care and aiding in the prevention of injury, disability, and death in California. The Foundation’s grantmaking focus is on health-related initiatives that improve care and expand access to emergency and trauma services, particularly with vulnerable populations and in rural areas; prevent injuries, reduce suffering, and save lives by fostering the development of effective standards and services; or foster educational support for innovative healthcare programs and create stronger safeguards to protect healthcare workers and minimize risk when treating patients. Interested organizations may contact the Foundation at any time to set up a meeting to discuss the possibility of grant support. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the grant program guidelines.

Grants Strengthen Programs for Underserved Children in North Carolina
Carolina Hurricanes Foundation: Game Changer Grants

The Carolina Hurricanes Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in North Carolina that share the Foundation’s focus on children’s health and education, with an emphasis on impacting underserved populations. The Foundation’s Game Changer Grants are intended to help organizations make a positive impact in the community through grassroots action. Grants are awarded at one of three levels of funding: $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000. Applying organizations must have been in operation for three or more years. The upcoming application deadline is December 10, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to submit an online application.

Support for Oral Health Initiatives in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio
Delta Dental Foundation: Community Mini-Grants

The mission of the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) is to develop and enhance partnerships and programs to improve oral and overall health. In 2020, through its Community Mini-Grants program, the DDF will provide $200,000 in small grants of up to $5,000 to support programs that focus on adult and children’s oral health in Indiana, Michigan, or Ohio. Of particular interest are programs designed to increase access to dental care for at-risk populations, reduce consumption of sugary foods and beverages, educate about and provide oral healthcare to pregnant women and their babies, and educate about and improve children’s oral health, especially in school-based settings. Applications will be accepted from December 2, 2019, through January 31, 2020, and again from June 1 through July 31, 2020. Visit the DDF’s website to learn more about the Mini-Grants program.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Available to Help the Homeless
Department of Health and Human Services

The Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals program supports the development or expansion of community infrastructure that integrates substance use disorder treatment, housing services, and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness. The application deadline is December 16, 2019.

Historic Preservation Efforts Supported
National Park Service

Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities support the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among National Historic Landmarks. The application deadline is December 17, 2019.



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

Nonprofit Impact Matters: How America’s Charitable Nonprofits Strengthen Communities and Improve Lives
Are you curious about the role that nonprofit organizations play in American society? If so, be sure to explore the report entitled Nonprofit Impact Matters: How America’s Charitable Nonprofits Strengthen Communities and Improve Lives. Put out by the National Council of Nonprofits, this report pulls back the curtain and tells the story of nonprofits from their perspective. It also provides practical insights and key national- and state-level data.



Tracks to Success
Feature articles focusing on particular grantmakers or philanthropic trends.

Understanding Federal Grant Compliance
Federal grant compliance is a topic that may not be sexy, but it is integral to the success of any federal grant you may have received. To guide this conversation, I tapped into the expertise of federal grant compliance consultant and trainer Jerry Bertrand of Public Impact Advisors. Jerry has spent decades in the nonprofit and grant sectors in a variety of leadership roles, specializing in the Uniform Guidance, grant and financial management policies, and their related areas. He currently serves as a trainer, coach, and consultant to a number of federal grant recipients and applicants. If there is a question about federal grants, Jerry most likely has the answer.

I hope you can use this article as a go-to resource when you need to prioritize your activities, as well as cut through some of the online clutter and jargon out there, leaving you more time for your deliverables. And this skill set is not limited to federal grants—it can help you to be competitive for future streams of funding of all types.



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.

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 Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

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, 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, November 19, 2019.

FREE: 2020 Payroll Changes and Tools to Save Time
So here we are again, another year and more changes to payroll. How do you navigate these yearly changes and still wear all those hats at your nonprofit? Don’t worry, Giving Payroll and ADP are here to help you navigate the 2020 changes, and make sure you completed the 2019 changes, with some extra tips along the way. Whether you process payroll in-house or through a payroll provider, this webinar is for you. In this session we will cover the 2020 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes; the leap year extra pay period for some nonprofits; W4 review and discussion; 2020 payroll tax rate changes and 2019 changes (Are you playing catch up?); and how to work smarter—tips and tools to save time and stay compliant. This webinar is intended for executive directors, employees, bookkeepers, and volunteers who enter or process payroll for their organization. A handout will be provided to all attendees before the webinar for easy reference. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.



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National Funding Opportunities
Support for Public Art Projects in Small and Medium-Sized Cities
Organizations Offering Creative Community Programs Recognized
Local Events Focused on Urban Birds Funded
Grants Promote Healthcare Initiatives for Adults with Developmental Disabilities 

Regional Funding Opportunities
Nonprofit Organizations in Ohio Supported
Funds for Efforts to Improve Emergency Care in California
Grants Strengthen Programs for Underserved Children in North Carolina 
Support for Oral Health Initiatives in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available to Help the Homeless
Historic Preservation Efforts Supported