GrantStation Insider - November 21, 2019

Volume XVIII | Issue 44

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National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Initiatives Addressing Diabetes and Hypertension
AMA Foundation: Community Health Grants

The Community Health Grants program, an initiative of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation, supports innovative programs targeting the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Grants are provided to community-based organizations, such as free health clinics, that offer services to vulnerable and underserved populations, including residents of inner cities and rural areas. Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded and are renewable for up to three years. Nonprofit organizations in the continental U.S. that have been in existence at least three years are eligible to apply. Online letters of intent will be accepted through January 17, 2020. Invited applications will be due March 20, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the program’s guidelines.

Model K-12 Schools Funded Nationwide
Walton Family Foundation: Innovative Schools Program

The Walton Family Foundation’s Innovative Schools Program supports educators and entrepreneurs nationwide who open all types of K-12 schools that can help students achieve at the highest level. This program is designed to support schools that look and feel truly different, achieve unprecedented outcomes, serve high-need students, and embrace analysis of their successes and challenges to share with other schools. Grants of up to $325,000 will be provided to new schools, opening in 2019 and beyond, anywhere in the United States. The deadline for submitting online pre-applications is January 15, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information about the Innovative Schools Program.

Grants Enhance the Lives of Military Members and Veterans
Bob Woodruff Foundation

The Bob Woodruff Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that offer programs for post-9/11 impacted veterans, service members, their families, and caregivers. Grants are provided in the following three core areas: Education and Employment focuses on education and employment initiatives that enrich the next chapter of service members’ and veterans’ lives. Rehabilitation and Recovery supports programs that heal both the physical and hidden wounds of war, with emphasis on the long-term effects of living with injury. Quality of Life gives priority to programs that offer service members a sense of purpose, a place to live, healthy family relationships, and outlets for socialization. Applications for the Spring 2020 grant cycle will be accepted through December 19, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines.

Education Programs Promoting Japan/U.S. Understanding Supported
United States-Japan Foundation: Pre-College Education Grants

The United States-Japan Foundation supports innovative education projects that help young Americans and Japanese learn about each other’s society, culture, and country as well as learn to work together on issues of common concern. The Foundation’s Pre-College Education Grants fund K-12 teacher professional development projects that train U.S. educators to teach about Japan and Japanese educators to teach about the United States. In addition, the Foundation supports projects that work directly with students, develop top quality curriculum materials on America or Japan for educational audiences in the other country, connect schools and classrooms in the U.S. and Japan, and develop and improve instruction in the Japanese language. Letters of inquiry must be submitted by December 15, 2019; invited proposals will be due January 31, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website for application details.

 

 

Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Ride Credits Provided to Nonprofits in U.S. and Canadian Communities
Lyft Community Grants

Lyft is committed to empowering nonprofit organizations doing work to make communities stronger, healthier, and more equitable. The company is currently offering Lyft Community Grants, which support nonprofit organizations working in selected locations in the U.S. and Canada. (A list of eligible locations is available on the application form.) Each quarter through June 2020, the program will provide Lyft ride credits to three nonprofit organizations in all participating locations. The ride credits average $1,000, but in select cities will range from $5,000 to $20,000. Visit the Lyft Community Grants website to learn more about the program and submit an online application.

Funds for Programs Fostering the Self-Sufficiency of Coloradans
Anschutz Family Foundation

The Anschutz Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Colorado that assist people to help themselves while nurturing and preserving their self-respect. The Foundation encourages endeavors that strengthen families and communities and advance individuals to become productive and responsible citizens. There is a special interest in self-sufficiency, community development, and programs aimed at the economically disadvantaged, the young, the elderly, and people with disabilities. The Foundation is also dedicated to funding efforts in rural Colorado. Grants generally range between $5,000 and $10,000. The first application deadline for 2020 is January 15. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding areas and application procedure.

Grants Advance the Health and Education of Connecticut Residents
Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority: Nonprofit Grant Program

The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) was created to help Connecticut-based nonprofit organizations raise the funds needed to meet their goals of improving the health and education of the citizens of the state. CHEFA’s Nonprofit Grant Program provides grants of $5,000 to $75,000 to nonprofit organizations that address the following areas: childcare, including before and after-school programming; arts and culture, including museums, theaters, etc.; education, including workforce development, vocational training, and youth summer jobs; and healthcare, including wellness and senior living. The deadline for submitting letters of interest is December 13, 2019. Visit the CHEFA website to download the 2020 Request for Proposals.

Support for Libraries in Rural Texas
Tocker Foundation: Library Grants

The Tocker Foundation is dedicated to the support of rural, public libraries in Texas serving populations of 12,000 or less. The Foundation’s Biannual Library Grants program focuses on improving, expanding, and extending public library services. Past grants have supported collection development, technology and hardware, programming, furniture and shelving, outreach, and other projects initiated by the community’s patrons. The application deadlines are January 15 and June 1, annually. (Applications for Newspaper Digitization Grants are reviewed throughout the year.) Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the grant programs and application process.

 

 

Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Available to Protect Groundwater
Department of Agriculture

The Solid Waste Management Grants program seeks to reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources from solid waste sites. Funds may be used to evaluate current landfill conditions to identify threats to water resources, provide technical assistance or training to enhance the operation and maintenance of active landfills, provide technical assistance or training to help communities reduce the amount of solid waste coming into a landfill, and provide technical assistance or training to prepare for closure and future use of a landfill site. The application deadline is December 31, 2019.

Program Helps Preserve Cultural Collections
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. Optional drafts are due December 20, 2019. The application deadline is January 30, 2020.

 

 

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

5 Fundraising Trends for 2020 and Beyond
Looking forward to the new year, what lies ahead in the realm of charitable giving? Classy’s article “5 Fundraising Trends for 2020 and Beyond” makes predictions about emerging trends that will affect nonprofit fundraising professionals in the coming year. It discusses topics ranging from the rise of giving experiences to recent calls for greater financial transparency.

 

 

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: 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.

LIVE Workshop: Tracking Restricted Grants in QuickBooks (DESKTOP and ONLINE versions)
Do you receive grants that are restricted in some way? Do you struggle to complete grant spending reports at the end of these grants? Do you spend hours going through transactions and payroll reports trying to figure out which expenses were paid from a grant? And what about grants with a budget by account that must be adhered to? By simply setting up a few things, you can easily get a profit and loss statement for each of your restricted grants (compared to budget if you’d like). See reports for your grants all on one screen and in real time. All of this and more can be easily tracked right in your QuickBooks software! We are very excited to have Gregg Bossen, a CPA specializing in nonprofits, deliver one of his most popular webinars exclusively for us. In this webinar, Gregg will show you how you can easily track restricted grants in QuickBooks. Topics include how and where to set up your grantors, how to enter grant revenue, how to point expenses to a grant, how to allocate payroll to a grant, how to enter grant budgets, how to generate and memorize reports on your grants, and how to deal with future year grants received this year that make it look like you made more money than you did. Don’t miss this opportunity! You will be VERY glad you joined us. The DESKTOP version webinar will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The ONLINE version webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

The Power of 3—Grantwriting with Alice Ruhnke
Does it feel like everyone else is winning grant awards? These three webinars were designed to systematically help your nonprofit organization develop its capacity to write successful grants. The first webinar, Are You Grant Ready? will help you identify your readiness to be competitive in the grant application process and provide suggestions to increase areas that need additional development. The second webinar, Grant Writing 101, will teach you how to use a comprehensive Program Planning Framework to develop and write strong, impactful, and coherent applications. The third webinar, Logic Models: More Than Just Extra Work! will help you develop logic models to measure the change your programs have on participants. These webinars can be taken together to methodically build your organization’s capacity to write successful grants or as stand-alone learning opportunities. Executive directors, program managers, and grantwriters from a broad range of human service organizations will benefit from these 90-minute presentations. The deadline to register for all three is Thursday, January 23, 2020.

 

 

GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation.

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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!

 

 

GrantStation 20th Anniversary
GrantStation celebrates 20 years of service to the sector.


Celebrate With Us!
Visit our Anniversary page to read “What’s in a Name?,” the newest installment in our comic series following the adventures of The Non-Profiteers. You can also enter our free Membership contest, hear from our founder and community partners, read interviews with longstanding Members, and more!

 


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Copy Editor: Ashlyn Simmons
Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Initiatives Addressing Diabetes and Hypertension
Model K-12 Schools Funded Nationwide
Grants Enhance the Lives of Military Members and Veterans 
Education Programs Promoting Japan/U.S. Understanding Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Ride Credits Provided to Nonprofits in U.S. and Canadian Communities
Funds for Programs Fostering the Self-Sufficiency of Coloradans 
Grants Advance the Health and Education of Connecticut Residents
Support for Libraries in Rural Texas

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available to Protect Groundwater
Program Helps Preserve Cultural Collections