GrantStation Insider - August 31, 2017

Volume XVI | Issue 33

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



National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Green Growth Efforts in the United States, Canada, and Mexico
Commission for Environmental Cooperation: North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) facilitates collaboration and public participation to foster conservation, protection, and enhancement of the North American environment. The North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA), an initiative of CEC, provides funding to nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations, environmental groups, community-based associations, academic institutions, Tribal nations, and indigenous peoples and communities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Grants of up to $53,000 support community initiatives focusing on Innovation and Partnerships for Green Growth in order to advance environmentally-responsible economic development while decreasing pressure on natural resources and promoting more sustainable patterns of production and consumption. Strategic priority areas include climate change mitigation and adaptation, green growth, and sustainable communities and ecosystems. Proposals must be submitted by September 22, 2017. Visit the CEC website to review the Call for Proposals.

Established Theatre and Dance Companies Funded
The Shubert Foundation

The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance. The Foundation provides general operating support to nonprofit, professional resident theatre and dance companies that have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility. A limited number of grants are also made to arts-related organizations that help support the development of theatre and dance, as well as graduate drama departments of private universities. Applications for theatre grants are due December 1, 2017. All other grant applications must be submitted by October 18, 2017. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application instructions.

Local Communities Promoting Healthy Living Honored
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Culture of Health Prize

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize honors outstanding communities throughout the United States that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments that will enable everyone, especially those facing the greatest challenges, to have the opportunity to live well. Up to ten winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country. For the purposes of this prize, "a community" is defined as one of the following: town/village, city, borough, county, tribe or tribal community, Native Hawaiian organization, or region (such as contiguous towns, cities, or counties). The Phase One application deadline is November 3, 2017; Phase Two applications will be due on January 18, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the call for applications.

Grants Enhance K-12 Gardens in the U.S. and Canada
Whole Kids Foundation: School Garden Grant Program

The Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to supporting schools and inspiring families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. The Foundation's School Garden Grant Program provides support for edible gardens at K-12 schools in the U.S. and Canada. These grants of $2,000 are awarded to schools as well as nonprofit organizations working in partnership with schools. Consideration is given to new or existing garden projects at any stage of development that help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables. The application process for both U.S. and Canadian projects opens on September 1, 2017. U.S. applications must be submitted by October 31, 2017; Canadian applications are due November 15, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the program.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Organic Food Movement in California Supported
Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation: California Consumers Advancing Agroecology and Organics Fund

The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation is offering a new funding opportunity, the Californian Consumers Advancing Agroecology and Organics (CACAO) Fund, to help nonprofit organizations in California build the movement for agroecology and organic food and consumer products. The CACAO Fund will provide grants to organizations who will 1) educate consumers about organic advertising and advance efforts toward regulatory reform and corporate accountability; or 2) educate consumers about organic advertising and strengthen local, equitable, and ecologically healthy food systems. Grants will range from $75,000 to $250,000. Applying organizations must have been in operation for at least five years and have annual operating budgets of at least $250,000. Brief online letters of interest are due on September 18, 2017. Visit the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation’s website to learn more about the CACAO Fund.

Funds for Oral Healthcare Organizations in Arkansas
Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation

The mission of the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation is to improve the oral health of Arkansans through education, prevention, and treatment. The Foundation is currently offering Community Grants and Mini Grants, which seek to expand access to oral healthcare in underserved areas by supporting nonprofit organizations that provide preventative services for individuals of all ages, ethnicities, gender, and socio-economic status in the state. Priority is given to organizations that provide services to the following groups: children and youth, aging adults, low- to moderate-income individuals, and underserved populations. Grants ranging up to $30,000 will be provided. The application deadline for Community Grants is September 30, 2017. Requests for Mini Grants may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about each grant program.

Grants Strengthen STEM Education Projects in the Midwest and East
Constellation E2 Energy to Educate

The Constellation E2 Energy to Educate initiative provides grants for educational projects in company communities in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. that help foster energy conservation and progress. Priority is given to projects that are designed to enhance students’ understanding of science and technology and that inspire them to think differently about energy. The focus is on projects that reach a minimum of 100 students and that align with the following themes: Energy in Transportation, Backyard Generation, and Zero Waste. Grants of up to $25,000 are available for programs in grades six to 12; higher education programs are eligible for grants of up to $50,000. The application deadline is October 1, 2017. Visit the company’s website to download the grant guidelines and submit an online application.

Grassroots Programs for Hawaiian Women and Girls Supported
Women’s Fund of Hawaii

The mission of Women’s Fund of Hawaii is to support innovative, grassroots programs that empower women and girls in Hawaii. The Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations that promote women’s financial security and girls’ strengths and leadership; address the factors that stand in the way of women’s success, including violence, low self-esteem, health problems, substance abuse, reproductive issues, poverty, racism, etc.; and build on the gifts, strengths, and assets of women and girls. Programs serving Native Hawaiian women and girls, as well as programs in rural areas of the state, are of special interest. The fall 2017 grant cycle opens on September 1 and closes on September 30. Visit the Fund’s website to submit an online application.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Coastal Habitat Protection Funded
Fish and Wildlife Service

The Coastal Program helps coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. The application deadline is September 30, 2017. 

Support Available for Tribal Suicide Prevention
Indian Health Service

The Zero Suicide Initiative seeks to improve the system of care for those at risk for suicide by implementing a comprehensive, culturally informed, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in Indian health systems. The application deadline is October 12, 2017.



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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Green Growth Efforts in the United States, Canada, and Mexico
Established Theatre and Dance Companies Funded
Local Communities Promoting Healthy Living Honored
Grants Enhance K-12 Gardens in the U.S. and Canada

Regional Funding Opportunities
Organic Food Movement in California Supported
Funds for Oral Healthcare Organizations in Arkansas
Grants Strengthen STEM Education Projects in the Midwest and East
Grassroots Programs for Hawaiian Women and Girls Supported

Federal Funding
Coastal Habitat Protection Funded
Support Available for Tribal Suicide Prevention