GrantStation Insider - August 10, 2017

Volume XVI | Issue 30

National | Regional | Federal | Partner Depot | PathFinder | Online Education | Announcements



National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Collaborative Arts Projects Advancing Muslim/Non-Muslim Understanding
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: Building Bridges Grants Program

The Building Bridges Grants Program, an initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, supports nonprofit organizations in the planning and implementation of projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations in arts- and culture-based experiences that contribute toward a greater well-being among people. Proposed projects should offer engaging literary, media, and/or performing arts experiences to foster relationships and understanding between communities. Grants will range from $25,000 to $300,000 over one to three years. Applying organizations must have annual operating expenses greater than $100,000, of which at least $25,000 is dedicated to professional arts- or media arts-based programming. Letters of interest are due September 8, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the Building Bridges Grants Program and to submit an online letter of interest.

HIV/AIDS Service Programs Funded
Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that deliver direct care and services to people living with HIV and AIDS, often to the most marginalized populations. Applying organizations must have at least three years experience in delivering HIV/AIDS programs. Grant request amounts generally should not exceed $25,000. The letter of intent deadline for U.S. nonprofit organizations offering direct services is September 8, 2017. Interested applicants may email the Grants Director at to request the guidelines for a letter of intent. (The letter of intent deadline for prevention and advocacy programs for 2017 is now closed; 2018 guidelines and deadline dates will be available on the Foundation’s website later in the year.)

Grants Address National Environmental Issues
Henry Phillip Kraft Family Memorial Fund in The New York Community Trust

The Henry Phillip Kraft Family Memorial Fund, administered by The New York Community Trust, supports environmental projects of national and international significance. Grants from the Fund are made to mitigate climate change; make communities, especially the most disadvantaged, more resilient to a changing climate; protect public health from the hazards of toxic pollutants; and preserve biological diversity through habitat conservation. With the exception of those focused on New York State, all projects must benefit more than one U.S. state or territory to be considered. The letter of inquiry window will open on September 18, 2017, for three weeks. Visit the New York Community Trust’s website to review the grantmaking guidelines.

Black and Latino Leadership in Education Initiatives Supported
NewSchools Venture Fund: Diverse Leaders

The mission of NewSchools Venture Fund is to reimagine public education through powerful ideas and passionate entrepreneurs so that all children – especially those in underserved communities – have the opportunity to succeed. The Fund’s Diverse Leaders program invests in entrepreneurs with ambitious ideas focused on advancing Black and Latino senior leadership in education. Ideas may include efforts to attract, recruit, develop, retain, and/or place diverse senior leaders. While priority is given to early-stage ventures, NewSchools will also consider investing in existing organizations launching new initiatives. Nonprofit organizations and social entrepreneurs are eligible to apply for one-year grants ranging from $75,000 to $150,000, depending on the stage of the organization or idea. The application deadline is September 15, 2017. Visit the NewSchools website to learn more about the Diverse Leaders program.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Programs Enhancing the Health of Kansans
Kansas Health Foundation: Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative

The mission of the Kansas Health Foundation is to improve the health of all Kansans. The Foundation’s Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative funds efforts that address the Foundation’s goal of reducing health disparities in the state. This initiative offers two grant categories: Impact Grants focus on efforts to increase access to care, decrease tobacco use, increase physical activity, increase healthy food access, and increase civic engagement. Capacity-Building Grants focus on efforts to enhance an organization's leadership, management, relationships, communications, programs, and evaluations. Priority is given to organizations targeting Kansans with the greatest need and least access/economic opportunity. Grants in both categories range up to $25,000. The application deadline is September 15, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about both the Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative.

Grants Advance Environmental Programs in New England
William P. Wharton Trust

The William P. Wharton Trust supports nonprofit organizations that promote the conservation, study, and appreciation of nature. Grants are primarily made to organizations in New England, with an emphasis on Massachusetts. The Trust’s funding objectives in order of priority are as follows: natural areas preservation in Massachusetts and New England, including funding acquisition of land for conservation purposes; management techniques designed to improve environmental quality and species diversity; bird and forestry research and management, especially at the applied level rather than the theoretical or molecular level; and creation of materials or projects designed to foster an appreciation of and a concern for wildlife and natural systems. The upcoming deadline for preliminary applications is September 15, 2017. Visit the Trust’s website to review the application instructions.

Revenue-Generating Nonprofits in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, and Utah Recognized
The Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Award

The Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Award recognizes nonprofit organizations in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, and Utah that have created impactful initiatives to generate sustainable streams of revenue. Each submission will be evaluated on the following categories: Creativity, Implementation, Impact, Sustainability, and Overall Impression. One Grand Prize of $10,000 and two Runner-Up Prizes of $2,500 will be awarded in each participating state. Nonprofit organizations in any field are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted from August 14 through September 8, 2017. Visit the Eide Bailly website to learn more about the application process.

Support for Reading Programs and Libraries in Ohio
Buckeye Book Fair: Literacy Grants

Through the Literacy Grants program, the Buckeye Book Fair provides support to Ohio reading programs, public libraries, and elementary and secondary school libraries by offering gift certificates of up to $500 to enhance their book collections or up to $1,000 for an author visit. The author visit and free book awards are issued exclusively in conjunction with Ohio's 2017 Buckeye Book Fair. Priority is given to applicants who can show new and creative ways to improve literacy or encourage reading within a specific group and can demonstrate financial need. The application deadline is September 10, 2017. Visit the Buckeye Book Fair’s website to learn more about the Literacy Grants program.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Fair Housing Efforts Funded
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Fair Housing Initiatives program assists people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination. Current opportunities include the Organizations Initiative, the Education and Outreach Initiative, and the Private Enforcement Initiative. The application deadline is September 18, 2017. 

Support Available to Preserve Civil Rights History
National Park Service

The African American Civil Rights Grant Program provides support to document, interpret, and preserve sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the Twentieth Century. The application deadline is September 29, 2017.



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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.

Logic Models: More Than Just Extra Work!
Logic models are not a passing fad. If you need to create a logic model for your program, but don't know where to start, this webinar is for you! Using the Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach from the United Way of America, Alice Ruhnke will demonstrate why logic models are critical for program planning and evaluation. During this webinar, you will learn how to create and use a logic model to help you improve services and your impact on your community. Executive directors, program managers, and grantwriters from a broad range of human service organizations will benefit from this 90-minute presentation. The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 2 pm EDT.

Building a Powerful Grants Strategy for 2017-2018
This webinar will take you through the process of establishing a grants calendar for the next 12 to 18 months. Fast-paced, and filled with action steps, Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation, will discuss how to design and adopt a Grant Decision Matrix before beginning the process of building a specific grants strategy for each project. You will also receive a set of worksheets that you can use to create your own approach to building an overall grantseeking strategy for your organization. This presentation, which will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 2 pm EDT, is geared towards beginning and intermediate grantwriters. Advanced grantwriters may also find it useful as a refresher course.

Maximizing Online Fundraising (NEW)
Compared with less than 2% growth in overall U.S. fundraising, online giving surged another 10 to 20% in both 2015 and 2016, while email fundraising increased by 25%. Join us for a practical, tactical workshop focused on sharing the tips, tools, and how-to steps for success your nonprofit needs to know to make the most of your digital presence. Darian Rodriguez Heyman will share tips designed to help you double online giving in just two months, plus a wide range of helpful resources and strategies for taking your organization into the future. This webinar will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 2 pm EDT.



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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Collaborative Arts Projects Advancing Muslim/Non-Muslim Understanding
HIV/AIDS Service Programs Funded
Grants Address National Environmental Issues
Black and Latino Leadership in Education Initiatives Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Programs Enhancing the Health of Kansans
Grants Advance Environmental Programs in New England
Revenue-Generating Nonprofits in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, and Utah Recognized
Support for Reading Programs and Libraries in Ohio

Federal Funding
Fair Housing Efforts Funded
Support Available to Preserve Civil Rights History