GrantStation Insider: November 18, 2021

Volume XX | Issue 45

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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 Local Partnerships to Protect Natural Resources
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program, an initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds, and the species and habitats they support. The focus is on ecological improvements, including wetland, riparian, forest, and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation; community tree canopy enhancement; water quality monitoring; and green infrastructure best management practices for managing run-off. Projects should increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards, and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach, and implementation. This program requires the establishment of partnerships of at least five organizations (nonprofit organizations, local and state government agencies, Tribal governments and organizations, and educational institutions). Grants are available nationwide, but additional funding is available for specific geographic priorities. Matching grants will range from $20,000 to $50,000, with an average of $35,000. The application deadline is January 25, 2022. Visit the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation website to review the 2022 Request for Proposals.

Social Change Efforts in the U.S., Haiti, and Mexico Funded
Peace Development Fund: Community Organizing Grants

The Peace Development Fund believes that the change in values needed to establish a more just and peaceful world can come about only if it is strongly rooted in local communities that recognize the importance of building movements to create systemic social change. The Fund's Community Organizing Grants provide support to community-based organizations in the United States, Haiti, and Mexico that are working for social justice. The funding priorities include organizing to shift power, working to build a movement, dismantling oppression, and creating new structures. Grants range from $2,500 to $7,500. Applying organizations must be directly engaged in community organizing and have an annual budget of $250,000 or less. The application deadline is December 29, 2021. Visit the Fund's website to download the grant guidelines for the Community Organizing Grants program.

Grants Strengthen Programs for Incarcerated Individuals
Bob Barker Company Foundation

The mission of the Bob Barker Company Foundation is to develop and support programs that help incarcerated individuals successfully reenter society and stay out for life. The Foundation supports organizations throughout the U.S. that work with the incarcerated community in order to prepare them physically, spiritually, and emotionally for successful reentry into society. Applying organizations must work with a minimum of 100 incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals each year. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions. Online letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the eligibility guidelines and application process.

Youth Baseball and Softball Projects Supported
MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation

Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) joined together to form a charitable foundation with a shared goal of increasing participation in and expanding access to youth baseball and softball. The MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation (YDF) has awarded millions of dollars in grants to community-based projects that encourage and empower youth through baseball and softball in underserved communities. In response to the rising costs to access youth sports and children's rights in sports, YDF funds capital projects, programming, and education initiatives in the United States and internationally to ensure that all youth have an opportunity to play and learn through baseball and softball. Organizations applying for funding must have a strong sense of mission, proven track record of increasing access to affordable youth baseball and/or softball, committed leadership and a dedicated staff, and understanding and knowledge of the community and population served. Interested applicants must submit an initial letter of inquiry with proof of secured or projected funding to be considered for an application. Proposals are accepted year-round and grant decisions are made on a quarterly basis. Visit the YDF website to learn more about the application process.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funds for Initiatives to Aid the Underserved in Six States
CareSource Foundation

The CareSource Foundation supports programs that improve health outcomes and conditions for low-income, underserved populations in the communities the company serves in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. The Foundation provides Community Grants to nonprofit organizations that address one or more of the following areas: 1) health education, disease management, and prevention programs; 2) programs that promote healthy births and enable vulnerable newborns, children, and parents to thrive; 3) programs that help rebuild healthy neighborhoods, reduce health inequities, and create economic opportunity for vulnerable populations; and 4) education programs that prepare the next generation of professionals, and foster a high-quality, diverse workforce. Applications for Community Grants may be submitted at any time and are reviewed on an on-going basis. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the online application process.

Grants Promote Vibrant Hawaiian Communities
Alexander & Baldwin Kokua Giving Program

The Alexander & Baldwin Kokua Giving Program creates opportunities to help build vibrant communities and to promote healthy and fulfilling lives for the people of Hawaii. The Program's areas of interest include health and human services, education, environment and land stewardship, arts and culture, and community development. Applying organizations should have the proven support of the community the organization serves. The application deadlines are February 1, April 1, June 1, August 1, October 1, and December 1, annually. (Applications for requests of $20,000 or greater should be submitted by February 1 or August 1.) Visit the Alexander & Baldwin website to review the Kokua Giving Program guidelines.

Support for Anti-Litter Activities in South Carolina
PalmettoPride: Litter Prevention Grant

PalmettoPride, a nonprofit organization in partnership with state agencies, concerned citizens, corporate sponsors, and community and civic organizations, is committed to the eradication of litter and the promotion of beautification throughout South Carolina. PalmettoPride's Litter Prevention Grant program provides litter control organizations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies grants of up to $5,000 to develop successful anti-litter programs and activities at the local level throughout the state. The application deadline is December 15, 2021. Visit the PalmettoPride website to submit an online application for the Litter Prevention Grant program.

Initiatives to Enhance the Quality of Life in Montana Funded
Town Pump Charitable Foundation

The Town Pump Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and governmental entities in the state of Montana. The Foundation's primary focus is on supporting programs that enhance the quality of life of Montana citizens. Specific areas of interest include basic needs, education, community assistance, and veterans' needs. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation's website to submit an online application.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Support Available to Help Firefighters
Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program provides support to fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations, and state fire training academies to equip and train emergency personnel in order to foster interoperability, strengthen community resilience, and enhance the safety of the public and emergency responders before, during, and after hazardous events. The application deadline is December 17, 2021.

Food Security Efforts Funded
Department of Agriculture

The Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program seeks to improve food and nutrition security in low-income communities through a food systems approach and social determinants of health framework. Two types of grants are available: Community Food Projects and Planning Projects. Community Food Project grants support the development of projects with a one-time infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining. Planning Project grants provide support to complete a plan toward the improvement of community food security. The application deadline is December 20, 2021.



Partner Depot

THE Place for Grant Professionals
The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) is the professional 'home' for many in the grants industry. GPA is empowering grant professionals and those they serve through:

  • advocating for members, the grants profession, and those they serve;
  • creating powerful communities and connections; and,
  • fostering excellence in professional practice.

GPA members come from all sectors of an international grants community and work in all stages: grant research, proposal development, and post-award grant management. Learn more about GPA at




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

Everyday Donors of Color: Diverse Philanthropy During Times of Change
For those looking to better understand the giving patterns of diverse donors, the report titled Everyday Donors of Color: Diverse Philanthropy During Times of Change may provide some insights. Put out by Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, this report shares findings on the motivations and behaviors of donors of color in recent years. It examines what motivates donors of color in the U.S. to give and where they give, the specific tools and techniques that donors of color utilize to enhance their giving, and who gives to racial and social justice.



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.

The Measure of Success (NEW)
You can increase donor giving by understanding what they want to know and how to present it. In this session Amanda Pearce with Funding for Good will explore how to share your program or project impact in ways that will generate income and awareness. Do you struggle to collect, analyze, and organize data that will inspire donors to open their wallets? Donor relations that create donor retention are the goal for every nonprofit. Funding for Good understands that donors want to invest in your impact, not your existence. This course breaks down key components of goals setting, data tracking, and reporting processes so you can get a handle on what donors want to know, why it's crucial, and how to share your past achievements so donors contribute to your future goals. Take-aways from this webinar include a review of SMART Goals, strategies and systems to effectively track and evaluate key data, and strategies to track and share impact in ways that keep your donors engaged. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Using Powerful Stories to Thank ANY Supporter
Thanking is more than good manners. It's actually a powerful tool for donor engagement and deepening relationships. With year-end giving in high swing, it's time to refresh and update your thanking tactics to stand out. This session, presented by Lori L. Jacobwith, will cover new as well as tried and true actions to take when thanking any supporter, including volunteers, institutional donors, annual givers, campaign donors, event sponsors, and more. By the end of this session expect to understand how, in this fast-paced world, a story combined with thanking has the power to increase giving. This session will benefit all fundraising staff, communication staff, and board members. The webinar will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

FREE: 9 Tools for Increasing Nonprofit Staff Pay
In this 60-minute webinar, Stephanie Sample will explore tools and strategies to increase nonprofit staff compensation. We will identify how compensation impacts staff retention and charity ratings, as well as grant proposal success. This webinar is designed for nonprofit professionals, staff managers, executive directors, and board members. Topics covered include the historical context of inequity in nonprofit pay, trends in nonprofit compensation and staff retention, the sector-wide impact of the "Overhead Myth," funders' perspectives on compensating for staff salaries, and what staff want: creative ideas for compensation packages. You will walk away with resources for nonprofit performance and compensation practices, examples of foundations that fund nonprofit salary upgrades, practical ideas for negotiating competitive staff salary increases, and tools for educating your board and/or donors about allocating for staff salaries. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation

Grantseeking in the Right Direction
Sometimes grantseeking can be like ready, fire, aim! That can work if you are just writing the occasional proposal. But if you want to keep the grant pipeline flowing, you need to develop a solid approach. Members of GrantStation can start this process by reviewing our section on how to Set Grants Program Objectives. This section provides detailed guidelines on establishing goals and adopting objectives. It also includes the R3: Revenue Review and Report, which is a tool that Members can use to generate tailored advice based on their current revenue streams.

This is part of the revamped Build area 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
GrantStation shares database profiles of local, national, Canadian, and international grantmakers with upcoming deadlines each week. Check out the current Funding Alerts for more grant opportunities!


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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Local Partnerships to Protect Natural Resources 
Social Change Efforts in the U.S., Haiti, and Mexico Funded
Grants Strengthen Programs for Incarcerated Individuals 
Youth Baseball and Softball Projects Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Initiatives to Aid the Underserved in Six States
Grants Promote Vibrant Hawaiian Communities
Support for Anti-Litter Activities in South Carolina
Initiatives to Enhance the Quality of Life in Montana Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Support Available to Help Firefighters
Food Security Efforts Funded