Volume XX | Issue 7 | February 18, 2021


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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 Healthcare Models Addressing Racism
The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families through nursing-driven innovation.

Programs Benefiting Senior Dogs Funded
The Grey Muzzle Organization provides grants throughout the United States to nonprofit organizations for programs designed to improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs.

Awards for Projects Focusing on Social Justice, Environment, or Heritage
The J.M.K. Innovation Prize, an initiative of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, seeks to identify, support, and elevate innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the United States.

Capital Grants for Historic Houses of Worship
The National Fund for Sacred Places, a program of Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, provides support to community-serving congregations to aid in the stewardship of their historic facilities.


Regional Opportunities
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Grassroots Organizations in Southeastern U.S. and Western Canada Supported
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation supports leaders and institutions working to achieve a biologically rich, sustainable world where all families can plan for their children and all children reach their potential.

Funds for Digital Equity Initiatives in California
The Michelson 20MM Foundation is committed to building awareness of and working to close the "digital divide" through paradigm-shifting policies and convenings of cross-sectoral leaders to increase investments into innovative solutions.

Grants Enhance Company Communities in the Western U.S.
The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation supports the growth and vitality of the communities served by Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power, including locations in northern California, southeastern Idaho, Oregon, Utah, central and southeastern Washington, and Wyoming.

Support for Environmental Education Efforts in Alabama
Legacy was created by a group of individuals dedicated to providing quality, fact-based environmental education materials to the citizens of Alabama.


Federal Opportunities
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Funds Available for Rural EMS Training
The Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant program provides support to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas.

Program Helps Veterans Gain Agricultural Skills
The Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program seeks to increase the number of military veterans gaining knowledge and skills in the food and agricultural sector.


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


Partner Depot

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#LearnGrants Online Summit

As part of celebrating and showing appreciation for grant professionals on International Grant Professionals Day (March 12), Foundant is excited to partner with DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, the Grant Professionals Association, and a powerful lineup of experienced trainers to share grantseeker tips and strategies.

Learning sessions in this series include:

  • cultural sensitivity in grant teams;
  • strategies for incorporating professional development;
  • decision matrices;
  • grant tools;
  • partnerships;
  • mindfulness for grant pros;
  • MSU: writer's guide to making stuff up; and,
  • grantmaker relationships.

This free four-hour event is designed for you to come and go as your schedule allows.

Click here to learn more or register!

DATE: Friday, March 12
TIME: 9am - 1 pm PST / 12pm - 4pm EST


GrantStation Announcements

Free Webinar With Gregg Bossen!

Getting PPP Forgiveness—What's the Latest for 2021?

Join GrantStation for the latest on PPP for nonprofit organizations, including details about the new second round and forgiveness of the first round. This fast-paced and fun webinar will cover the following latest up-to-date information for nonprofits:

  • information on the second round of PPP;
  • new one-step form for forgiveness;
  • new expense categories that will qualify for forgiveness;
  • new PPP for membership associations (501-C-6's);
  • and more!

The webinar is 75 minutes long with about 15 minutes for questions at the end. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Register Today!

Please note that this webinar is for users of BOTH QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online.


Funding Alerts

Interested in GrantStation's funder profiles? View the weekly Funding Alerts to see profiles of grantmakers currently accepting applications.


Other Announcements

TrendTrack

Did That Happen?

by Ellen Mowrer

We are living in interesting times, giving credence to the proverbial curse, "May you live in interesting times." A year ago, we at the State of Grantseeking saw, in real time, the birth of COVID-19's impact on grantseeking and nonprofit organizations. One random reference to the pandemic near the end of the survey period morphed into COVID-19 comments in three-quarters of survey responses during the following two weeks. While the pandemic has not negated other, more institutional, challenges facing grantseekers, the stark reality is that the issues faced by organizations are exacerbated by this worldwide health crisis. Yet there have been successes—agile organizations and funders, skillful organizational leadership, and aid provided to those in need.
 


Online Education

Inside the Grantmaker's Black Box (NEW)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

You know that feeling on deadline day, when you finally push the SUBMIT button and say goodbye to your lovingly-crafted, mission-critical grant proposal as it disappears . . . vanishing entirely for weeks, sometimes months, sometimes even forever . . . as you wait to find out whether it's going to be funded or not. That space between "submit" on one side . . . and "notification" on the other . . . is what we call the Grantmaker's Black Box. That's where all the work goes on for the grantmaking team—the program officer, reviewers, decision-makers. That's where everything happens to decide which proposals are awarded . . . and which aren't. In this eye-opening session, you'll join veteran grants officer Maryn Boess for a unique journey into the heart of the Grantmaker's Black Box as we venture into one grantmaker's funding process. Together we'll take a high-level flyover of her own organization's recent grantmaking round on the way to awarding a total of $600,000. Maryn gives you a rare insider's view of the real world of the final grant decision-making process—something fewer than 2% of all grant professionals ever get to see. Along the way you'll track the proposals through the eight key "checkpoints" of the grant decision process so you can observe exactly what happened at every step of the way; eavesdrop on conversations with proposers and review team members; see the team's mistakes and near-misses, challenges, and celebrations, what was surprisingly easy, and what really came hard in the final decision-making; and experience plenty of surprises, aha!s and hmms as Maryn shares stories about real life inside this particular Grantmaker's Black Box—with new insights you can carry home and put to work immediately on behalf of your own nonprofit and community.
 


PathFinder

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

Are you looking to keep up on the latest research in the nonprofit field? If so, you might want to subscribe to the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, published by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). This journal features nonprofit sector research dedicated to enhancing knowledge of nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and volunteerism. In addition to cutting-edge research, it provides discussion and analysis of the field.

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


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