GrantStation Insider - August 17, 2017

Volume XVI | Issue 31

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



National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Japanese Performing Arts in the U.S. and Canada
Japan Foundation: Performing Arts JAPAN

The mission of the Japan Foundation is to establish international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The Foundation’s Performing Arts JAPAN (PAJ) program is designed to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences in North America. PAJ supports initiatives created by U.S. and Canadian nonprofit organizations to provide geographically diverse audiences with greater exposure to Japanese performing arts, as well as encouraging collaborations between Japanese and North American artists. PAJ Touring Grants assist in the presentation of Japanese performing arts in the U.S. and Canada, emphasizing locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants allow Japanese and American/Canadian artists to create new works that will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American and Canadian audiences. The application deadline is October 31, 2017. Visit the Japan Foundation website to download the PAJ program guidelines and application form.

Healthcare Excellence Honored Nationwide
Henry Schein Cares Medal

The Henry Schein Cares Medal recognizes excellence in expanding access to healthcare for the underserved nationwide. Applying nonprofit organizations must demonstrate that their submitted program has expanded access to healthcare for the underserved in a novel and innovative way that is measurable and quantifiable. Emphasis will be placed on access to healthcare for children (birth to age 18), although all efforts to expand access to care will be considered, including those involving companion animal health. Programs must demonstrate potential for replication and large-scale impact. Three finalists will be selected among applicants from each of three fields: oral health, animal health, and medicine. In each category, a gold, silver, and bronze medalist will be chosen. Each medalist will receive a cash award in the following amounts: $15,000 for gold, $10,000 for silver, and $5,000 for bronze. In addition to the cash awards, each finalist will receive $10,000 worth of product from Henry Schein, Inc. The application deadline is October 5, 2017. Visit the Henry Schein website to learn more about the application process.

Grants Aid Communities Affected by Mining in the U.S. and Canada
Indigenous Environmental Network/Western Mining Action Network: Grassroots Communities Mining Mini-Grant Program

The Grassroots Communities Mining Mini-Grant Program, sponsored by the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Western Mining Action Network, provides support to community-based organizations and tribes or tribal programs in the U.S. and Canada. The goal of the program is to support the capacity building efforts of mining-impacted communities to assure that mining projects do not adversely affect the human, cultural, and ecological health of communities. Requests must be project-specific for an immediate need such as legal assistance, organizing and outreach, development of campaign materials, etc. Grants of up to $3,000 are provided. Requests are reviewed three times per year; the final application deadline for 2017 is October 1. Visit the Western Mining Action Network website to download the application form.

Domestic Violence Shelters Creating Pet Housing Funded
RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants

RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants enable domestic violence shelters to create spaces to co-shelter survivors and their pets. Grants are intended to bridge a critical gap in funding to help the pet housing project to begin. (Sheltering Animals and Families Together provides a start-up manual for projects.) Grants of up to $6,000 are offered throughout the United States and may be used to pay for building materials and supplies to create co-sheltering for pets at a domestic violence shelter. For quick answers to the most commonly asked questions visit the Safe Housing FAQ page. The final application deadline for 2017 is October 15. Visit the RedRover website to review the funding guidelines.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Ticket Donations Assist Hospitals and Medical Transport in Airline Communities
Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program

The Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program provides complimentary, roundtrip tickets to nonprofit hospitals in communities served by the airline as well as to nonprofit medical transportation organizations. The tickets are then distributed by the organizations to deserving patients and their caregivers who must travel for medical care. Organizations interested in applying must be either a nonprofit hospital offering specialized care in a city that is served by Southwest Airlines, or a nonprofit medical transportation organization whose primary mission is to assist patients with their transportation needs. The application deadline is September 30, 2017. Visit the Southwest Airlines website to learn more about the program and submit an online application.

Community-Based Environmental Programs in New England Supported
New England Grassroots Environment Fund

The mission of the New England Grassroots Environment Fund is to energize and nurture long-term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe, and environmentally sustainable communities. The Fund offers two competitive grant programs designed to foster local community-based environmental initiatives in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Seed Grants of $250 to $1,000 help volunteer groups launch and build their newly evolving projects. Requests for this program may be submitted throughout the year. Grow Grants of $1,000 to $3,500 enhance the ability of established groups to increase capacity, collaborate, and leverage impact. The application deadlines for this program are March 15 and September 15, annually. Visit the Fund’s website for more information about both of these grant programs.

Grants Promote Children’s Healthcare in Washington, DC
The Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust

The Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust is dedicated to supporting research, treatment, and prevention of cancer and pediatric illnesses. In the Pediatric Care category, the focus is on serving children in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Washington, DC, by funding community health centers, neonatal care, early medical interventions that address childhood education, speech and occupational therapy, support for the emotionally disabled, and teen pregnancy prevention. Applications received by September 22, 2017, should receive a decision before the end of the year. (New applicants must submit an online letter of inquiry form prior to applying.) Visit the Trust’s website to learn more about the grant guidelines and application procedure.

Funds for Conservation Initiatives in the Southeast
The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation

The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation primarily provides support for the conservation of natural resources in North America and the Caribbean Basin, with emphasis on the United States. The Foundation's major program areas that are open for application include the following: marine resource conservation and management with a particular interest in fisheries; South Florida ecosystems (Everglades, Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay, and Florida Keys); and Alabama environmental issues. Site specific grants are limited to South Florida and Alabama. The Foundation’s grants, averaging $15,000 to $25,000, require a one-to-one match. The final 2017 deadline for letters of inquiry is September 8. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about each program area.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Support Available to Address Homelessness
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Continuum of Care Program promotes community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness, and supports efforts to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, youth, and persons fleeing domestic violence while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness. The application deadline is September 28, 2017. 

Habitat Conservation Funded
Fish and Wildlife Service

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides support to landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat. The application deadline is September 30, 2017. 



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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Japanese Performing Arts in the U.S. and Canada
Healthcare Excellence Honored Nationwide
Grants Aid Communities Affected by Mining in the U.S. and Canada
Domestic Violence Shelters Creating Pet Housing Funded

Regional Funding Opportunities
Ticket Donations Assist Hospitals and Medical Transport in Airline Communities
Community-Based Environmental Programs in New England Supported
Grants Promote Children’s Healthcare in Washington, DC
Funds for Conservation Initiatives in the Southeast

Federal Funding
Support Available to Address Homelessness
Habitat Conservation Funded