GrantStation Insider - December 12, 2019

Volume XVIII | Issue 46

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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, 2020; invited applications will be due May 1, 2020. Funding guidelines and online application information are available on the Trust’s website.

Community Partnerships to Address Children’s Health Funded
American Academy of Pediatrics: Community Access to Child Health Program

The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program, a national initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is designed to improve access to healthcare by supporting pediatricians who are involved in community-based efforts to enhance the health of children. CATCH Planning and Implementation Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded to pediatricians and fellowship trainees who plan to build broad-based community partnerships to address unmet child health needs. (Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded to pediatric residents addressing the same issue.) The application period will close on January 15, 2020. Visit the American Academy of Pediatrics’ website to learn more about the CATCH Program.

Grants Strengthen National Programs to Promote a Diverse and Just Jewish Culture
Righteous Persons Foundation

The Righteous Persons Foundation is dedicated to supporting efforts that build a diverse, just, and vibrant Jewish community in the United States. Steven Spielberg initially established the Foundation with his profits from the film Schindler’s List. The Foundation has developed a particular focus on supporting national programs that foster Jewish arts, culture, and identity; invest in the next generation on issues of Jewish identity, community, and meaning; inspire a commitment to social justice; and promote understanding between Jews and those of other faiths and backgrounds. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is January 15, 2020. Guidelines for developing letters of inquiry are available on the Foundation’s website.

Youth Projects Using Technology to Address Environmental Issues Supported
Captain Planet Foundation: ecoTech Grants

The Captain Planet Foundation is dedicated to giving the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. The Foundation is offering ecoTech Grants to schools and nonprofit organizations for the purpose of encouraging educators and students to explore the role technology can play in designing and implementing solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges. ecoTech Grants are specifically offered to engage children in inquiry-based, STEM-related projects that leverage technology and/or use nature-based design to address environmental problems in local communities. Grants of up to $2,500 may be used for the purchase of materials and other expenses required to implement the project. The upcoming application deadline is January 15, 2020. Visit the Captain Planet Foundation’s website to learn more about the program.

 

 

Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Efforts to Promote the Health of Massachusetts Residents
Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance Charitable Foundation

The Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance Charitable Foundation is dedicated to addressing issues that affect the health, benefit, and welfare of communities throughout Massachusetts. The Foundation’s Organizational Grants focus on programs that directly promote health in the community. Eligible programs must be either 1) nonprofit organizations that provide direct care services or target public health issues which impact the healthcare system and the health of the community; or 2) physician-led volunteer initiatives that provide free care to uninsured/underinsured patients and increase access to care for the medically underserved. Specifically, the Foundation aims to provide grants to organizations committed to providing the following: quality healthcare services for the un- and underinsured; behavioral health services when not available; improved access to healthcare by overcoming barriers to healthcare delivery; health promotion through proactive prevention, education, and outreach; and programs aimed at addressing the social determinants of health. Letters of intent must be submitted by January 15, 2020. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals, which will be due March 1, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application guidelines.

Grants Enhance the Capacity of Alaskan Organizations
Alaska Community Foundation: Strengthening Organizations

The Alaska Community Foundation is dedicated to addressing current and emerging needs in Alaskan communities. The Foundation’s Strengthening Organizations grant program seeks to help Alaska nonprofit organizations become better equipped to meet their missions. The focus is on supporting capacity building activities in the areas of leadership development, organizational development, program development, collaboration and community engagement, and evaluation of effectiveness. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided, with awards typically ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, tribal organizations, churches, and government agencies throughout the state are eligible to apply. Applications may be submitted at any time. (Organizations are strongly encouraged to discuss their projects with Foundation staff prior to applying.) Visit the Foundation’s website after January 1, 2020, to submit an application for the Strengthening Organizations grant program.

Support for Programs to Empower New Jersey Women and Girls
Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWF) transforms the lives of individual women and girls through hands-on philanthropy and collective grantmaking. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations based in New Jersey that offer gender-based programs that recognize that women and girls have unique needs and interests. Examples of funded projects are available on the JWF website. JWF will consider grant requests for amounts of up to $30,000 for the upcoming Spring Core Grant Cycle. The deadline for letters of intent is February 7, 2020; full applications will be due April 13, 2020. Visit the JWF website for more information about the funding guidelines for the Spring Core Grant Cycle.

Japanese American Initiatives in California Funded
JA Community Foundation

The JA Community Foundation supports nonprofit organizations serving the Japanese American and greater Asian American communities in California. The Foundation offers the following grant opportunities: Large and Multi-Year Grants, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, primarily focus on the senior Japanese American community. Priority will be given to organizations that address senior health and social services. Secondary priority will be given to arts and culture programs, and third priority to youth programs. For the first funding cycle of the year, requests will be accepted from January 1 through February 13, 2020. Mini-Grants of up to $5,000 are open to a wide range of Japanese American projects and initiatives, including youth-oriented programs. Requests for Mini-Grants may be submitted in March, June, and October of 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about these grant opportunities.

 

 

Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Preservation of Humanities Collections Supported
National Endowment for the Humanities

The Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions program helps small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials. The application deadline is January 15, 2020.

Funds Available to Help Domestic Violence Victims With Disabilities
Department of Justice

The Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program seeks to improve the response of organizations to individuals with disabilities and deaf individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and also seeks to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable. Funds may be used to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide accessible, safe, and effective services; identify needs within the grantee’s organization or service area; and develop a plan to address those identified needs that builds a strong foundation for future work. The application deadline is January 16, 2020.

 

 

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

The Board-Building Cycle: Finding, Engaging, and Strengthening Nonprofit Board Members by Susan S. Meier
Are you looking to strengthen your organization’s board of directors in the coming year? If so, you may want to check out the third edition of The Board-Building Cycle: Finding, Engaging, and Strengthening Nonprofit Board Members by Susan S. Meier. Published by BoardSource, this book describes board building as a continuous cycle with three interconnected phases: strategic recruitment, effective board engagement, and intentional revitalization.

 

 

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 GrantStation.com, 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 21, 2020.

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.

The Power of 3—Data Visualization with Ann K. Emery
Has your data made it to important meetings only to be tossed aside and soon forgotten about? Your nonprofit’s data warrants an attentive audience to ensure that the people your data reflects are receiving the assistance they deserve. During the upcoming Power of 3 series, Ann K. Emery will describe how to transform technical findings into simple, sophisticated visuals. In Great Graphs, you’ll move beyond overused charts and learn how to format a new chart so that your message stands out. In Powerful Presentations, you’ll reduce Death by PowerPoint and engage your audiences during staff meetings, board meetings, and conference presentations. In Dashboard Design, you’ll build a one-page dashboard that gets right to the point so that leaders can understand the numbers and then take action. 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, February 13, 2020.

 

 

GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation.

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.


Past, Present, and Future
We have been celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year with a series of articles about the founding of the company, interviews with longtime Members, and a Membership giveaway contest. Visit the Anniversary Page to take a trip down memory lane, enter the contest, and get advice from seasoned grantseekers!

 


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National Funding Opportunities
Support for the Preservation of African American Historic Places
Community Partnerships to Address Children’s Health Funded
Grants Strengthen National Programs to Promote a Diverse and Just Jewish Culture 
Youth Projects Using Technology to Address Environmental Issues Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Efforts to Promote the Health of Massachusetts Residents
Grants Enhance the Capacity of Alaskan Organizations
Support for Programs to Empower New Jersey Women and Girls
Japanese American Initiatives in California Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Preservation of Humanities Collections Supported
Funds Available to Help Domestic Violence Victims With Disabilities