GrantStation Insider - September 28, 2017

Volume XVI | Issue 37

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



National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Organizations Serving the Elderly
AARP Foundation: Scaling Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults

The AARP Foundation works to ensure that low-income and vulnerable older adults have nutritious food, secure housing, a steady income and economic opportunities to grow and protect financial assets, and strong and sustaining social bonds. To address those needs, the Foundation has issued a request for applications (RFA), Scaling Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults, which seeks evidence-based solutions that serve vulnerable older adults in order to increase economic opportunity and social connectedness. Institutions of higher education, public entities, and nonprofit organizations may apply in one of the following categories: Housing Security, Income Security, Social Connection, and Food Security. The application deadline is October 24, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the funding guidelines for each category.

Youth Environmental Projects Funded
Nature Works Everywhere Grants for K-12 Schools

Nature Works Everywhere Grants for K-12 Schools, an initiative of The Nature Conservancy, supports projects that involve students in developing a nature-based, green infrastructure solution to an environmental challenge in their community. Whether addressing issues surrounding access to healthy food, air quality, heat island effect, climate change, or storm water collection, youth will be empowered as social innovators to model solutions in their school communities through project design and implementation. The program will award a total of 60 grants of $2,000 to K-12 public and charter schools across the country. The application deadline is November 3, 2017. Visit the Nature Works Everywhere website to download the Grant Description and submit an online application.

Grants Promote Social Justice Initiatives
Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People

The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) participates in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people who are seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression, and injustice. SDOP currently supports groups in the United States who are oppressed by poverty and social systems, want to take charge of their own lives, are organizing to do something about their own conditions, and have decided that what they are going to do will produce long-term changes in their lives or communities. Supported projects must be presented, owned, and controlled by the groups of people who will directly benefit from them. In addition, projects should utilize some combination of the SDOP core strategies to promote justice, build solidarity, advance human dignity, and advocate for economic equity. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the SDOP website to review the grant criteria.

In-Kind Advertising Available to Nonprofits Worldwide
Google Ad Grants

The Google Ad Grants program supports nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and overseas that help to make the world a better place. Google Ad Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program that harnesses the power of the company's flagship advertising product, Google AdWords. Through the program, selected organizations receive $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords advertising to promote their missions and initiatives on The program has awarded AdWords advertising to a wide range of nonprofit organizations whose missions range from animal welfare to literacy, and from supporting homeless children to promoting HIV education. Online applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the Google website for program details.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Waterway Protection Initiatives in North Carolina Supported
Duke Energy Water Resources Fund

The Duke Energy Water Resources Fund, administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation, provides grants for projects benefiting waterways in North Carolina and South Carolina or immediately downstream of Duke Energy operational facilities in Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Fund supports programs that are designed to improve water quality, quantity, and conservation; enhance fish and wildlife management habitats; expand public use and access to waterways; and increase citizens' awareness about their roles in protecting these resources. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. Nonprofit organizations and local government agencies are eligible to apply. The next application cycle will be open from October 1 through November 1, 2017, at 12 noon. Visit the North Carolina Community Foundation to learn more about the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund.

Funds Enhance Quality of Life in Tennessee
First Tennessee Foundation

The First Tennessee Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations located in communities served by the bank throughout the state of Tennessee. The Foundation's areas of interest include arts and culture, education and helping youth, environmental sustainability, financial literacy and economic development, and healthcare and human services. Online applications for the 2018 funding cycle may be submitted from October 1 through December 1, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.

Large Grants Strengthen Washington Nonprofits
Washington Women's Foundation: Pooled Fund Grants

The vision of the Washington Women's Foundation is to change the course of women's philanthropy through the power of collective giving. Every year the Foundation awards five large impact Pooled Fund Grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Washington State. Grants of up to $100,000 are provided, one in each of these funding areas: arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services. Supported organizations should address at least one of the following criteria: responses to urgent and critical needs, bold new ventures, or new approaches to ongoing problems. Funding requests for programs/projects, capital investments, and operating expenses are considered. Letters of inquiry will be accepted through October 31, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application guidelines and procedures.

Support for Youth Education Programs in Alabama
The Malone Family Foundation

The mission of The Malone Family Foundation is to promote positive changes in the lives of people, who in turn can build and enhance the communities in which they live. The Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations in the state of Alabama, with limited funding in Florida and Georgia. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on programs that expand the horizons of and opportunities for children and young adults. Initiatives whose direct objectives are providing better education, promoting self-esteem, and instilling in its beneficiaries a desire to improve oneself are of special interest. Preference is given to creative programs in the area of education from pre-kindergarten through higher education. Letters of inquiry are due November 15, 2017; the deadline for invited proposals is December 15, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Program Funds Dialogues About War
National Endowment for the Humanities

The Dialogues on the Experience of War program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. The application deadline is November 2, 2017. 

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Supported
Department of Homeland Security
The Pre-Disaster Mitigation program provides support to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters. The application deadline is November 14, 2017.



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

SCS Logo7 TED Talks to Ignite Your Inner Changemaker
With federal budget cuts looming, and the state of the world in constant flux, these can be challenging times for those working in the nonprofit world. What better time to look for inspiration and rekindle the fire? The article “7 TED Talks to Ignite Your Inner Changemaker,” by Social Change Central, discusses seven TED talks that are sure to inspire viewers to act and make a difference in the world.



Upcoming Online Education Trainings
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Unless otherwise noted, all Online Education Trainings are webinars,
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The Golden Key to Successful Grant Requests
The need statement is arguably the most important part of a grant proposal. Uncover the most effective methods for documenting the need, as well as ways to use that information to engage the reader, by joining GrantStation's CEO, Cynthia Adams for this new webinar! Ms. Adams will share how to call attention to the problem or need facing your organization or community, and how to take that information and create a sense of urgency so the grantmaker feels compelled to act now. This webinar is fast-paced and full of new ideas and usable resources, as well as numerous examples of need statements taken from winning grant proposals.  All levels of grantwriters are encouraged to attend.

Fundraising with Social Media (NEW)
Your nonprofit has worked hard to build up a base of followers on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere, but how do you convert these fans into donors? Join us and learn practical tips for improving online engagement, getting followers to take the next step and contribute, and ultimately how to turn your online donors into fundraisers for your cause. As online gifts over $1,000 become increasingly commonplace, make sure to get your piece of the pie. Join the former Craiglist Foundation E.D. and Co-Founder of Social Media for Nonprofits, Darian Rodriguez Heyman, as he presents useful, easy to implement, and effective tips, tools, and best practices. Bring your notepad, as this interactive session will be chock-full of practical solutions and actionable insights.

How to Craft a Proposal to a Foundation
Proposal writing is the skill most sought after by savvy nonprofit staff members. On the one hand, writing a grant proposal is quite simple and follows a basic formula. However, submitting a proposal may be your only chance to put the case for funding your organization in front of a foundation, so you want to be sure to do it right. In this webinar, Judith Margolin provides invaluable tips on developing a compelling proposal narrative, what your proposal package should include, how to let your funder take the lead, and advice on writing and submission techniques that get your proposal noticed by foundation decision makers. This webinar is intended for the novice proposal writer.


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

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Organizations Serving the Elderly
Youth Environmental Projects Funded
Grants Promote Social Justice Initiatives
In-Kind Advertising Available to Nonprofits Worldwide

Regional Funding Opportunities
Waterway Protection Initiatives in North Carolina Supported
Funds Enhance Quality of Life in Tennessee
Large Grants Strengthen Washington Nonprofits
Support for Youth Education Programs in Alabama

Federal Funding
Program Funds Dialogues About War
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Supported