GrantStation International Insider - March 2022

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Volume XIII | Issue 2

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COVID-19 Related Funding

 

Current COVID-19 funding opportunities are available on our website.

 

Global Funding Opportunities

Challenge Seeks Early Childhood Solutions
Lever for Change: Build a World of Play Challenge

The Build A World Of Play Challenge, an initiative of Lever for Change and the LEGO Foundation, is a $143 million (900 million Danish Kroner) global challenge to fund bold and impactful solutions focused on early childhood. The Challenge seeks solutions designed to meaningfully impact the well-being and holistic development of children from birth to six years old. Support is provided to evidence-based, innovative solutions to critical issues, such as access to quality early childhood education and care, adequate nutrition, eradication of toxic stress in homes and communities, reduction of violence in homes and communities, protection from pollution, and supporting the social and emotional well-being of the whole family. The Challenge is open to teams from around the world, including for-profit entities and non-governmental, educational, charitable, social welfare, and nonprofit organizations. Up to ten finalists will receive approximately $1 million to strengthen their proposed plan, start building their team, and scale up to successfully implement their innovation. Up to five winning organizations will be selected; three grants of approximately $30 million each and two grants of approximately $15 million each will be made. The registration deadline is April 7, 2022; completed applications are due by May 17, 2022. Visit the Lever for Change website to review the next steps.

Grants Foster Mental Health and Buddhist Practice
Khyentse Foundation

The Khyentse Foundation supports individuals and institutions engaged in all traditions of Buddhist practice and study. The Foundation provides grants through the following programs: Trisong Grants support organizations and individuals working to promote mental health and well-being in the world. Priority is given to projects related to depression, anxiety, substance abuse and addiction, prison outreach, domestic violence, end-of-life care or hospice, mental illness, spiritual caregiving and pastoral counseling, and psychosocial education. The upcoming application deadline for this program is March 31, 2022. Individual Practice Grants support individuals who wish to deepen their practice of the dharma by doing a retreat, attending teachings, or practicing in other ways. Applications for this program will be accepted from June 15 to July 15, 2022. Ashoka Grants support organizations and individuals working to increase dharma activity in creative and long-lasting ways. Examples of supported activities include writing Buddhist stories for children, translating Buddhist texts, and researching Buddhist topics. Ashoka Grant applications will be accepted from July 15 to August 15, 2022. Application guidelines for all three programs are available on the Foundation’s website.

Funding Expands Access to Trails
Santa Cruz Bicycles: PayDirt

PayDirt is Santa Cruz Bicycles' commitment to increasing access to trails. PayDirt funds groups, projects, programs, and events around the world that aim to increase riders’ access to off-road cycling. Examples of funded projects include new trail construction projects; trail maintenance, improvement, and re-alignment projects; educational programs, such as workshops, training for staff, youth trail programs, etc.; race events or fundraising events that have a significant trail stewardship element to them; conducting studies or reports that ultimately serve the purpose of increasing access to trails; land purchases for public accessibility; signage or mapping projects; and tools and safety equipment. Eligible applicants include U.S. nonprofit organizations as well as non-governmental organizations, grassroots organizations and groups, and individuals based anywhere in the world. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2022. Visit the Santa Cruz Bicycles website to review the guidelines and FAQs prior to applying online.

Competition Aims to Improve the Care Economy
MIT Solve: The Care Economy Challenge

The Care Economy Challenge, an initiative of MIT Solve, addresses the question, “How can we make giving and receiving care accessible, affordable, and valued for all?” Through the Challenge, the MIT Solve community is looking for eight technology-based solutions that help care workers pursue safe and secure work, and make care for young children, the elderly, and people with disabilities accessible and affordable in all contexts. To that end, Solve seeks solutions that 1) improve access to training and certifications, portable benefits, and labor organizations for care workers; 2) ensure decent working conditions and basic rights for care workers, particularly migrant or domestic workers whose labor may be exploited; 3) enable new models for childcare or eldercare that improve affordability, convenience, and community trust; and 4) establish care work as a broadly respected profession, including reducing stereotypes around gender roles. Selected solutions will receive a $10,000 grant; additional cash prizes may also be awarded. The deadline to submit a solution is March 31, 2022. Visit the MIT Solve website to explore the Challenge and sign up to submit a solution online.

 

Regional Funding Opportunities

Support for HIV-Related Efforts in Selected Countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean
Frontline AIDS: Rapid Response Fund

Frontline AIDS is dedicated to making a difference to people living with HIV around the world. The Rapid Response Fund is Frontline AIDS' flagship fund supporting marginalized communities to tackle HIV-related human rights challenges, including stigma, discrimination, and threats of violence. The focus is on the following marginalized groups affected by HIV: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBT+) people; sex workers; people living with HIV; and people who use drugs. Emergency response grants of up to $15,000 are available to organizations in 24 countries that are led by or working closely with LGBT+ people, sex workers, people living with HIV, and people who use drugs. Grants are for urgent responses to external threats to HIV-related human rights work, or to seize urgent opportunities for change in HIV-related human rights. Organizations must be based in one of the eligible countries of Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, and planning to implement the grant in that country. There is no deadline to apply. Visit the Frontline AIDS website to review the guidelines and complete the eligibility quiz.

Technology for After School Programs in Company Communities
IGT After School Advantage Program

The IGT After School Advantage Program works to provide young people with access to technology in a safe, nurturing after school environment in communities where the company operates, including locations in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. The goal of the program is to address the needs of underprivileged and at-risk children of diverse backgrounds between the ages of five and 18 by providing meaningful and enjoyable learning experiences during after school hours. This program provides qualifying registered charities, nonprofit organizations, and public schools with digital learning centers or a renovation of an existing center. Proposals are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Visit the IGT website to download the proposal guidelines and submission guide.

Grants Target U.K. Youth With Disabilities and Palliative Care in Africa
The True Colours Trust

The True Colours Trust, based in the U.K., is dedicated to making a difference to the lives of children with disabilities and their families and improving access to good palliative care. The Trust accepts applications for its small grants programs for work in the U.K. and Africa. In the U.K., grants of up to £10,000 are made to help local organizations and projects that work with children and young people with disabilities, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. In Africa, grants ranging from £500 to £5,000 support the development of palliative care across Africa. There is no deadline to apply. Application guidelines for both programs are available on the Trust’s website.

Prize Recognizes Agricultural Achievements in Africa
Africa Food Prize

The Africa Food Prize recognizes an individual or institution whose contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity for all Africans. The Prize puts a spotlight on bold initiatives and technical innovations that can be replicated across the continent. The Prize Committee considers the following criteria for the Prize: 1.) contribution to reducing poverty and hunger or improving food and nutrition security in measurable terms; 2.) contribution to providing a vital source of income or employment in measurable terms; 3.) potential for transformative change through scalability, replication, and sustainability; 4.) increased awareness and cooperation among African audiences and organizations; and 5.) proven leadership potential of the individual or organization, specifically the ability to persevere despite significant challenges or risks. The Prize can be awarded to any individual or identifiable group of individuals, as well as to established institutions, associations, organizations or government bodies with a formal and recognized judicial and organizational structure. Nominations will close on May 16, 2022. The Nomination Guide and Fact Sheet may be downloaded from the Prize’s website.

Government Funding Opportunities

Efforts to Enhance U.S.-Serbian Relations Supported
Department of State

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade’s Serbian-American Cooperation Grants program supports initiatives that strengthen the Serbian-U.S. relationship and explain U.S. culture, society, values, and policies to Serbian audiences. The closing date for applications is March 31, 2022.

Funds for Economic Development and Civic Affairs Initiatives in Paraguay
USAID

The Paraguay Culture of Lawfulness and Local Works Initiative is designed to increase sustainability and impact Paraguay in the following areas: rule of law, formalization of economic opportunities, civil society oversight, local works, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications must be submitted by April 29, 2022.

 

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Collecting and Communicating Data in Creative Ways
Are you looking to improve your organization’s data collection and utilization efforts? If so, you may want to attend Nonprofit Learning Lab’s upcoming webinar, “Collecting and Communicating Data in Creative Ways.” This webinar will focus on creative, inclusive ways to collect data from all audiences, including younger and multilingual youth. It will also share effective ways to communicate data with a variety of stakeholders and how to make sure your communication strategy centers on what is most useful and relevant to your audience. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

 

 

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 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 Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

FREE: Tour of the GrantStation Website
Curious to know exactly what resources are at your fingertips when you enter the GrantStation website? Join Jeremy Smith, Director of Communications Technology, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. Jeremy will demonstrate all of the GrantStation features including how to best use the searchable databases of private funders, how to navigate government funding sources, and how to set up and use your personal dashboard. This quick overview is a great way for current Members to ensure that they are getting the most out of their Membership, and for potential Members to see GrantStation in action!. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

Power Writing for Grants
Clear, compelling writing is vital to all your on-the-job writing projects—not just grant proposals. In this fast-paced hands-on webinar, Maryn Boess will offer a whole host of simple, powerful techniques that will have you writing more clearly, quickly, and confidently right away. Our focus: Presenting your message in a way that makes it as easy as possible for your reader to understand it—so you get the results you want. Topics in the webinar include: the big myths and misconceptions that could be sabotaging your writing without your even knowing it; three fundamental strategies for writing so clearly your reader cannot possibly misunderstand your message; key techniques and tools to help you organize your material for maximum impact; ten steps for busting through the deadly 12-12-12 scenario and bringing your writing to life; and figuring out who your readers are, what they need from you, and how you make sure you deliver. BONUS resource: Advice from the top writing pros on editing, proofreading, and revising for professional polish! The webinar will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

 

 

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Editor: Diana Holder
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

Global Funding Opportunities
Challenge Seeks Early Childhood Solutions
Grants Foster Mental Health and Buddhist Practice
Funding Expands Access to Trails
Competition Aims to Improve the Care Economy

Regional Funding Opportunities 
Support for HIV-Related Efforts in Selected Countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean
Technology for After School Programs in Company Communities
Grants Target U.K. Youth With Disabilities and Palliative Care in Africa
Funds for Organizations and Individuals in Selected Countries

Government Funding Opportunities
Efforts to Enhance U.S.-Serbian Relations Supported
Funds for Economic Development and Civic Affairs Initiatives in Paraguay