GrantStation Insider: December 10, 2020

Volume XIX | Issue 47

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

Funds for Collaborative Arts Projects Addressing COVID-19 Issues in California
California Arts Council: Impact Projects

The California Arts Council's Impact Projects grant program will support collaborative projects that center artists and artistic practice in responding to issues facing California, including the pervasive social, political, and economic inequalities experienced by those communities most vulnerable to, and adversely affected by, the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded collaborative projects should utilize various creative practices to impact social issues affecting their communities, including systemic/structural racism, education, poverty, health disparities, housing insecurity, violence, food insecurity, cultural/social justice, intergenerational learning, environmental sustainability, and the digital divide. Applicant organizations can request up to $18,000. The application deadline is February 2, 2021.

Organizations Aiding Vulnerable Populations in Southern Indiana Supported
Community Foundation of Southern Indiana: COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana's COVID-19 Relief Fund is providing grants to nonprofit organizations in Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana that work in support of seniors, children, immigrants, workers, and other vulnerable populations that have been stressed by the pandemic. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Grants Assist Nonprofits in the Northern Piedmont Region of Virginia
Northern Piedmont Community Foundation: Emergency Response Fund

The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation's Emergency Response Fund has been established to support critical needs due to the COVID-19 crisis. Nonprofit organizations providing community services to the residents of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, and Rappahannock counties in Virginia 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.

Support for the Preservation of African American Historic Places
National Trust for Historic Preservation: African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is committed to saving America's diverse historic environments and to preserving and revitalizing the livability of communities nationwide. The Trust's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is designed to advance ongoing preservation activities for historic places such as sites, museums, and landscapes representing African American cultural heritage. The Fund supports work in four primary areas: Capital Projects, Organizational Capacity Building, Project Planning, and Programming and Interpretation. Grants range from $50,000 to $150,000. The deadline for letters of intent is January 15, 2021; invited applications will be due May 3, 2021. Funding guidelines and online application information are available on the Trust's website.

Organizations Addressing Human Needs Funded
Looking Out Foundation

The Looking Out Foundation is dedicated to empowering those without a voice. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations nationwide that address the ever-changing needs of the human race. Program interests include disadvantaged youth; health; community development; women/gender equality; the environment, including environmental education; the arts; human and civil rights; and the hungry and the homeless. Grants ranging between $1,000 and $5,000 are provided. The application deadlines are February 1 and August 1, annually. Additional information about the Foundation and the application guidelines are available on the Foundation's website.

Grants Foster Youth Efforts to Address Childhood Hunger
Youth Service America: Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grants

Youth Service America (YSA) and Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation's Youth Grants provide up to $500 to support youth leaders across the U.S. to turn their ideas into action and make an impact on the issue of childhood hunger. Support will be provided to youth-led community service or fundraising projects designed to address childhood hunger that engage at least 25 young people ages five to 25 as volunteers between March 1 and May 31, 2021, with preference given to projects that have some activity on Global Youth Service Day, April 23-25. Projects may take place in schools, colleges/universities, after-school programs, youth organizations, nonprofits, or faith-based organizations. New this year, applicants can apply for a fundraising match grant, which includes $100 for fundraising-related costs and a $400 matching grant to a local hunger relief organization of the applicants' choice. Applicants must live in the United States and activities must benefit families and children in the United States. Applications are due January 22, 2021. Visit the YSA website for more information.

Fellowships for U.S. Classroom Teachers
Fund for Teachers

Fund for Teachers believes that extraordinary leaders are made more extraordinary when they are empowered to push past the boundaries of knowledge. Teachers throughout the U.S. are invited to join a community of educators who are transforming what learning looks like, charting a new course for their students, and revolutionizing their teaching by applying for a life- and career-changing Fund for Teachers fellowship. The Fund awards individual fellowships (funding limit of $5,000) and team fellowships (funding limit of $10,000) to pre-K-12 classroom teachers to immerse themselves in their fields of study. Applicants are encouraged to focus on topics and issues most directly facing our nation at this time, including but not limited to equity, diversity, inclusion, climate change, and civic engagement. Teachers must have a minimum of three years of experience and be full-time teachers spending at least 50% of their time in the classroom. The application deadline is January 21, 2021. Visit the Fund's website for detailed fellowship guidelines and application information.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Organizations in the Mid-Atlantic States and Utah Supported
The Kahlert Foundation

The Kahlert Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life and well-being of communities in the states of Maryland and Utah. Additional support is provided to organizations in southern Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, and Washington, DC. The Foundation's areas of focus include Health Care, Youth Programs, Education, Veterans, and Human Services. Applying organizations need to demonstrate good leadership and financial stability, and have a minimum history of two years of existence. The application deadlines are January 1, May 1, and September 1, annually. (Requests from organizations in Utah are only reviewed once per year and are due on May 1.) Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application procedure.

Funds for Libraries in Rural Texas
Tocker Foundation: Biannual 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 review the grant guidelines.

Grants Promote Oral Health in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Northeast Delta Dental Foundation

The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation is dedicated to improving the access to, and the quality of, oral healthcare and education for the public and the dental communities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Grants are provided for programs enhancing the awareness of good oral health, with a particular focus on children, the elderly, the indigent, or other populations with identified oral health needs. Priority is given to oral health programs that are preventive in nature and are aimed at decreasing the incidence, prevalence, and severity of dental disease. Grant requests of up to $1,000 are considered throughout the year; the upcoming application deadline for grants of $1,000 to $5,000 is January 29, 2021. Detailed application guidelines are available on the Foundation's website.

Support for Efforts to Strengthen Colorado Communities and Families
Anschutz Family Foundation

The Anschutz Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in rural and urban regions 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, seniors, and people with disabilities. Grants generally range between $5,000 and $10,000. The Spring 2021 application deadline is January 15. Visit the Foundation's website to review the funding areas and application procedure.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Funds Available to Diversify the Nursing Workforce
Department of Health and Human Services

The Nursing Workforce Diversity Program seeks to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented among registered nurses. The goal of the Program is to expand and support a nursing workforce that includes individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and who are equipped with the tools to provide quality, culturally-aligned care to rural and underserved communities in need. The application deadline is January 19, 2021.

Program Rejuvenates Main Streets in Small Communities
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The HOPE VI Main Street Grant Program offers support to small communities to assist in the renovation of a historic or traditional central business district, or "Main Street" area, by replacing unused, obsolete, commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units. The objectives of the Program are to redevelop central business districts, preserve historic or traditional Main Street area properties by replacing unused commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units, enhance economic development efforts in Main Street areas, and provide affordable housing in Main Street areas. The application deadline is January 19, 2021.



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

PANL Perspectives
Are you a Canadian nonprofit professional looking to keep up with developments in the sector? Carleton University's PANL Perspectives offers news and insights for philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in Canada. This newsletter's editorial staff produces and gathers evidence-based stories, original interviews, and insider reflections about philanthropy and fundraising, social justice and change, leadership and governance, and more.



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 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, January 12, 2021.

The Power of 3—Jump-Start Your Grants Success With Maryn Boess (NEW)
Are you ready to jump-start your grants success in 2021 with fresh perspectives, brand-new tools, and powerful new ways of approaching familiar tasks and challenges? Ready to bust a few big myths and misunderstandings that may be sabotaging your success without your even knowing it? Join long-time grants professional and grantmaking program officer Maryn Boess for a Power of 3 series designed to get your new year of grantseeking off to a high-energy, practical, and inspiring start! In Power Writing for Grants...and More!, you'll fill your writing toolkit with a host of simple, powerful techniques that will have you writing more clearly, quickly, and confidently, right away—so you can get the results you want! In Building the "Total-Value" Proposal Budget, you'll learn step-by-step how to end the 'Nonprofit Starvation Cycle' and build budgets that clearly and compellingly show the total value of everything it takes to do your work successfully (with plenty of opportunity for hands-on practice). And in our ground-breaking final session, Inside the Grantmaker's Black Box, you'll travel with Maryn through a real-life grant review process, from start to finish, tracking proposals through the eight key "qualifying rounds" and busting some big myths about what really happens in the finals! Come with an open mind, and be ready for inspiration as well as great takeaways you and your team can put to work right away! Join us for all three workshops in the Power of 3 series or as stand-alone learning opportunities. The deadline to register for all three is Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Free Webinar: Proposal Writing—What the Pros Know (NEW)
Are you new to proposal writing or do you find yourself writing proposals without success? This free webinar will give you a comprehensive introduction to proposal writing, outline what should be included in each proposal component, and help you steer clear of the most common pitfalls. This fast-paced online event will provide an overview of the building blocks necessary for a strong grant proposal. As funding becomes more difficult to secure, nonprofit organizations face significant challenges to fulfill their missions. In this webinar, Amanda Pearce of Funding for Good, Inc., will review the questions you need to answer prior to searching and applying for grant funds, outline the seven basic elements of most proposals, and show you how to match your needs to funder priorities. In this one-hour event, you will learn how to create a successful grant proposal by determining if your organization is prepared to apply for grant funding; describing the seven major elements of most grant proposals; being proactive in your proposal writing instead of reactive; writing a data-based description of the problem your nonprofit cares about; defining specific, measurable outcomes; and exploring options for answering the sustainability question and creating evaluation methods. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.



GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation

Make the Most of Your COVID-19 Grant Funding
Leverage: The Name of the Game for 2021

Grant Management Tips from Cynthia M. Adams, Founder and CEO of GrantStation

Are you scrambling to get a request in to one of the many COVID-19 funding opportunities coming across your desk? Perhaps the proposal you are currently working on is for up to $75,000 to go towards costs incurred due to the pandemic. This award will not cover all of your costs, not by a long shot, but it will certainly help. But before you fill out one more form, take a minute to ask yourself: If I do receive this $75,000 how can I use it to leverage additional money so I can truly cover the costs incurred, and move my organization forward?

Funding Alerts
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COVID-19 Related Funding
Funds for Collaborative Arts Projects Addressing COVID-19 Issues in California
Organizations Aiding Vulnerable Populations in Southern Indiana Supported
Grants Assist Nonprofits in the Northern Piedmont Region of Virginia

National Funding Opportunities
Support for the Preservation of African American Historic Places
Organizations Addressing Human Needs Funded
Grants Foster Youth Efforts to Address Childhood Hunger
Fellowships for U.S. Classroom Teachers 

Regional Funding Opportunities
Organizations in the Mid-Atlantic States and Utah Supported
Funds for Libraries in Rural Texas 
Grants Promote Oral Health in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Support for Efforts to Strengthen Colorado Communities and Families

Federal Funding Opportunities
Funds Available to Diversify the Nursing Workforce
Program Rejuvenates Main Streets in Small Communities