Volume XX | Issue 6 | February 11, 2021


What's Your World Like?

The 2021 State of Grantseeking Survey spotlights recent developments in funding (including the effect of the pandemic) so that organizations can be more strategic in their grantseeking. Please join thousands of others who find value in the reports and complete this survey to offer your insights for the 2021 report. The survey ends March 31, 2021.


Funding Opportunities

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


National Opportunities
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Support for Domestic Violence Shelters Nationwide
The Mary Kay Foundation is committed to ending the epidemic of domestic violence by providing grants to women's shelters throughout the United States.

Diabetes Education, Prevention, and Treatment Funded
The Sun Life Team Up Against Diabetes grant program is dedicated to addressing the prevention of diabetes and its related complications.

Matching Grants Strengthen Community Projects in the U.S. and Canada
Partners for Places is a matching grant program that creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government leaders, community-led groups, and place-based local or regional foundations.

Efforts to Increase Youth Volunteer Rates Supported
Youth Service America believes that youth, communities, and our democracy thrive when we all work together for the common good.


Regional Opportunities
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Funds for Western Organizations Improving Economic Prosperity
The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities the Bank serves in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

Grants Address Rural Arts and Environmental Issues in Selected States
The Laura Jane Musser Fund will begin accepting applications for the Rural Arts and Environmental Initiative grant programs in February of 2021.

Support for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Georgia
The mission of the Healthcare Georgia Foundation is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities.

Arts and Conservation Programs in Maine Funded
The mission of the Onion Foundation is to encourage conservation and stewardship of the natural environment and to promote music and the arts in the state of Maine.


Federal Opportunities
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Preservation Funds Available
The Preservation Technology and Training Grants program provides support to create better tools, materials, and approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections.

Program Supports Workforce Training for the Incarcerated
The Pathway Home program seeks to provide incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities or local or county jails with workforce services prior to release.


International Funding
For more international and Canadian funding opportunities:
See this month's International Insider and Canadian Insider.


GrantStation Announcements

Free Webinar Hosted by TechSoup and GrantStation

Grant Writing in 2021:
What's Different and What's the Same?

2020 was quite a year! There was not much "business as usual" and we all had to adapt to new ways of doing things. Nonprofit organizations were significantly impacted by the epidemic and not only suffered from a lack of funds, but also saw an increase in people needing services. How do we move forward in our grant writing strategies in 2021? During this webinar, find out about trends in giving, what has changed, and what remains the same so you can weather the storm and continue providing important, mission-driven services.

Register here to join the webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT.


Funding Alerts

More funding opportunities are featured on the GrantStation homepage. Click here to see the grantmakers spotlighted this week!


Other Announcements

TrendTrack

Keep Your Eye on These Trends in Grantseeking for 2021

by Cynthia Adams

Information about trends in philanthropy for 2021 abound on the Internet. So what do you take to heart, and what do you ignore? What information can be useful when it comes to grantseeking and what is just general babble that really doesn't influence your work? In this article I've tried to focus on those trends that will influence your grantseeking efforts, and to give you some ideas about how you might incorporate each particular trend.
 


Online Education

FREE Tour of the GrantStation Website

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Join Jeremy Smith, Communications and Technology Director, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. This tour will cover all of the features in GrantStation.com, including navigation, search interfaces, and charitable database search criteria. This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects. By using GrantStation's databases and resource tools, you can begin to develop a successful grantseeking strategy for the next 12 to 18 months.
 


PathFinder

Align, Don't Hustle: Syncing Your Fundraising Career With Your Personal Values

Are you a professional fundraiser looking to work for an organization that reflects your core values? If so, you may want to attend Bloomerang's free upcoming webinar "Align, Don't Hustle: Syncing Your Fundraising Career With Your Personal Values." Held on Thursday, February 25, 2021, this webinar will show you how to identify the ideal organization with values that align with your fundamental beliefs and lifestyle. It will explain how to identify your "why" and how it motivates you in your career and personal life, how to employ strategies to create the culture that is right for you, how to create a plan that aligns your values with your career, and more.

(GrantStation's PathFinder, a library of learning opportunities, is now a free public resource!)
 


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