GrantStation Insider - November 8, 2018

Volume XVII | Issue 42

National | Regional | Federal | PathFinder | Online Education


National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Efforts to Combat Opioid Misuse
AmerisourceBergen Foundation: Opioid Resource Grant Program

The AmerisourceBergen Foundation aims to improve the health and well-being of its patient populations by partnering with organizations to expand access to quality healthcare and provide resources to ensure prescription drug safety. The Foundation’s Opioid Resource Grant Program will provide nonprofit organizations in communities across the United States with grants ranging up to $100,000 to combat the epidemic of opioid misuse. Priority will be given to organizations addressing the following three key areas of focus: safe disposal, education around prevention, and innovative solutions. (Funding requests for treatment, recovery, or treatment-related research will not be considered.) In 2019, letters of intent will be accepted from January 1 through February 15 and July 1 through August 15. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Opioid Resource Grant Program guidelines.

Music Education Programs Funded
D’Addario Foundation

The D’Addario Foundation identifies the most impactful instrument instruction programs in communities of need throughout the United States and provides support to assist their growth and development. Grants are provided to high-quality sustainable music instruction programs on the frontline to improve access to music education. The focus is on programs that bring music back into communities and schools and get kids playing as early and as frequently as possible. Cash grants averaging $2,500 and product donations are provided. (The Foundation prefers not to provide funding for the purpose of purchasing equipment or instruments.) The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is January 31, 2019; invited grant applications will be due March 31, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the guidelines and submit an online letter of inquiry.

Grants Promote Children’s Dental Health
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is committed to improving the quality of pediatric oral health in the United States. The Foundation’s Access to Care Grants support dentist-led, community-based initiatives throughout the country that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved or limited access children. Special consideration will be given to initiatives that support the age-one dental visit, emphasize care to patients up to age five, provide care to special needs patients, address the needs of specific underserved demographic groups, and incorporate systemic health, i.e., diabetes, cancer, etc. One-year grants of up to $20,000 are provided. Online proposals must be submitted by December 21, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the 2019-20 grant guidelines.

Initiatives Addressing Education and Equity for Women and Girls Supported
American Association of University Women: Community Action Grants

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) works to advance educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States. The AAUW Community Action Grants program provides funds to individuals, AAUW organizations, and local community-based nonprofit organizations (including universities) throughout the country for innovative programs that promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K-14 women and girls’ achievements in science, technology, or math. One-year grants of $2,000 to $7,000 provide funds for community-based projects. Two-year grants of $5,000 to $10,000 provide start-up funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls' sense of efficacy through leadership, training, or advocacy opportunities. The application deadline for both types of grants is December 1, 2018. Visit the AAUW website to submit an online application.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Capital Funds for Local Football Fields in NFL Markets
NFL Foundation Grassroots Program

The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, administered by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and funded by the National Football League Foundation, provides support for nonprofit neighborhood-based organizations and middle or high schools to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields. Matching Field Surface Grants of up to $250,000 are available to help finance the resurfacing of community, middle school, or high school football fields. General Field Support Grants of up to $50,000 are available for capital projects not associated with the actual field surface, such as the installation or refurbishment of bleachers, concession stands, lights, etc. All organizations applying for funds must be located within NFL Target Markets and serve low- to moderate-income areas within those markets. A list of eligible communities is included in the Request for Proposals (RFP). The application deadline is January 31, 2019. Visit the LISC website to download the RFP.

Grants Strengthen Healthcare in Maryland and DC
Qlarant Foundation

The Qlarant Foundation is dedicated to enhancing healthcare in Maryland and Washington, DC, through measurable outcome improvement projects. Priority areas include programs that improve access to healthcare services to the unserved and underserved, improve understanding of health issues, and demonstrate improvement through measureable outcomes of stated goals. The Foundation funds a wide range of programs, including service, demonstration, education, and clinical programs producing high impact results on health outcomes. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided. Applications will be accepted from December 1, 2018, through January 16, 2019. Information on how to apply is available on the Foundation’s website.

Support for Wildlife Range Improvement Projects in the West
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Improving Habitat Quality in Western Big Game Winter Range and Migration Corridors

Improving Habitat Quality in Western Big Game Winter Range and Migration Corridors, an initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), supports projects proposed in priority areas within Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The current request for proposals offers grants for projects that will promote robust, sustainable populations of elk, mule deer, and pronghorn and have positive effects on other species by improving the quality of state-identified, priority winter range, stopover areas, and migration corridors on federal land or voluntary efforts on private land. Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply. The application deadline is January 10, 2019. Visit the NFWF website to review the request for proposals and submit an online application.

Programs Aiding the Homeless in Minnesota Funded
Edina Realty Foundation

The Edina Realty Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the communities the company serves throughout the state of Minnesota and in western Wisconsin. The Foundation focuses on organizations that support homeless individuals, children, and families as well as homelessness prevention programs. Examples of funded programs include providing safe shelter, food, and clothing; promoting education and job readiness; aiding families facing financial crisis; and providing outreach medical care. Requests may be submitted at any time to the Foundation Representative at the local Edina Realty office. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the grant application form.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Available to Strengthen Museums
Institute of Museum and Library Services

The National Leadership Grants for Museums program supports projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. Grant categories include collections care and public access; data, analysis, and assessment; digital platforms and applications; diversity and inclusion; and professional development. The application deadline is December 14, 2018.

Fair Housing Efforts Supported
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Fair Housing Initiative Program seeks to increase compliance with the Fair Housing Act. Program areas include the Private Enforcement Initiative, the Fair Housing Organization Initiative, and the Education and Outreach Initiative. The application deadline is December 19, 2018.



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

The Opportunity Atlas
Is your organization working to combat poverty in the U.S.? Are you looking for data to support your next grant proposal? The Opportunity Atlas, a collaborative effort between researchers at the U.S. Census Bureau, Harvard University, and Brown University, aims to trace the roots of today’s affluence and poverty back to the neighborhoods where people grew up. This tool enables users to see where and for whom opportunity has been missing so that they can develop local solutions to help more children rise out of poverty.



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.

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.

Online Workshop: How to Track Restricted Grants in QuickBooks
Wouldn't it be great if at any point during a grant’s life cycle you could simply push a button and see exactly how much and to which categories the grant dollars have been spent? Considered the country’s foremost expert in using QuickBooks for nonprofits, Gregg S. Bossen, CPA, will demonstrate how to easily and accurately track restricted grants in QuickBooks. Participants will learn how to set up a restricted grant, enter the grant budget, mark checks and bills as being paid out of the grant, point payroll to the grant, and finally create a memorized report to see how the dollars have been spent and compare the results to the grant budget. Gregg will be working in QuickBooks throughout the webinar. No power point slides here! There will also be plenty of time for questions. And one more thing: Gregg is really entertaining! The webinar will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018.


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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Efforts to Combat Opioid Misuse
Music Education Programs Funded
Grants Promote Children’s Dental Health 
Initiatives Addressing Education and Equity for Women and Girls Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Capital Funds for Local Football Fields in NFL Markets
Grants Strengthen Healthcare in Maryland and DC
Support for Wildlife Range Improvement Projects in the West
Programs Aiding the Homeless in Minnesota Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available to Strengthen Museums
Fair Housing Efforts Supported