Volume XIX | Issue 28 | July 23, 2020

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Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 Related Funding
Opportunities Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Social Science Research Council: Just Tech COVID-19 Rapid-Response Grants
The Social Science Research Council, as part of its Just Tech program, seeks proposals from across the social sciences and related fields that address the risks, opportunities, and challenges posed by public health surveillance stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michelson Spark Grants
The Michelson Spark Grant program was created to introduce an innovative grantmaking process to fill urgent needs for education organizations.

The Alaska Community Foundation: Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund
The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has partnered with The Alaska Community Foundation to establish the Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund to support nonprofit organizations in Alaska adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more grant opportunities,
visit our COVID-19 Related Funding page.

National Opportunities
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

U.S. Communities Working to Advance Better Health Honored
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize elevates the compelling stories of places throughout the country where residents are working together to transform education, jobs, transportation, housing, and more so better health flourishes for all.

Support for Native-Led Organizations Promoting Social Action
Native Voices Rising, a project of Common Counsel Foundation and Native Americans in Philanthropy, is designed to support organizing, advocacy, and civic engagement in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.

Access to Justice Efforts Funded
The Opportunity Grant Program, an initiative of the American Bar Endowment, supports new, boots-on-the-ground, innovative projects that serve the immediate and critical legal needs of the public and are of importance to the legal profession and its concerns for access to justice.

Grants Benefit Adult Literacy Programs Nationwide
The primary focus of the Wish You Well Foundation is to support nonprofit organizations in the United States that teach adults the literacy skills they need to communicate, grow, and thrive within their communities.

Regional Opportunities
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Community Organizing Groups in Colorado Supported
Chinook Fund supports community organizations working on issues of social and economic justice in the state of Colorado.

Funds for Environmental Organizations in Alabama and South Florida
The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation primarily provides support for the conservation of natural resources in North America and the Caribbean Basin, with emphasis on the United States.

Grants Enhance Dental Health Programs in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) Foundation is committed to improving the oral health of Wisconsin residents by providing grants to community-based, nonprofit oral health promotion programs throughout the state.

Support for Initiatives Addressing Poverty in South Carolina
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina partners with nonprofit and faith-based organizations throughout the state that are working to serve people experiencing poverty.

Federal Opportunities
Opportunities From the U.S. Government

Funds Available to Help Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers
The Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers program assists with the owning and operating of farms and ranches and in participating equitably in agricultural, forestry, and related programs offered by USDA.

Neighborhood Revitalization Planning Supported
The Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants program supports the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans that focus on directing resources to address three core goals: housing, people, and neighborhoods.

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

GrantStation Announcements

Meet the Grantmakers - Online

Join in a lively conversation with leaders from the world of philanthropy. Ask about the issues that concern you and that shape grantmaking today. Meet the people who understand what drives decisions at the top levels of foundation giving.

We think you'll be impressed and inspired by these leaders' commitment to their communities and by their passion for the nonprofits that work in partnership with them to achieve meaningful change. Come enjoy an hour that’s sure to offer new insights and lift your spirits. This FREE event on July 29, 2020, is brought to you by Foundant for Grantseekers and GrantStation.

Facilitated by Angela Richardson, Senior Trainer, The Grantsmanship Center, and featuring these esteemed panelists:

  • Dallas Dishman, Executive Director, David Geffen Foundation
  • Darrin Goss Sr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
  • Julie Voyles, Senior Program Officer, The Denver Foundation

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TechSoup Global Survey

TechSoup wants to hear from you. Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed how you think about tech? Answer the #TechSoupSurvey and help TechSoup understand how your use of technology has adapted in 2020.

This #TechSoupSurvey will help TechSoup to better understand the barriers to technology adoption for #nonprofits in this rapidly changing world. With your responses, TechSoup can map today's opportunities and challenges so educators, service providers, foundations, philanthropic organizations, and donors will know where to begin and how to have the greatest impact. #NPtech #TechforGood #NPCOVID19

Funding Alerts

Have you visited our homepage this week? Additional local, national, Canadian, and international funding opportunities are featured there weekly!

Other Announcements


IRS Sets Sights on Private Foundations

by Sid Davis

When the Internal Revenue Service returns to full operations on July 15, one item on its agenda will be a new slate of more than 1,000 audits of private foundations connected to high net worth individuals. According to an announcement from Douglas O'Donnell, Commissioner of the IRS's Large Business and International (LB&I) Division, the agency will be looking specifically for evidence of prohibited self-dealing. An example of this would the sale, exchange, or leasing of property to a disqualified person, or making loans to a disqualified person. Examples of disqualified persons would be family members, substantial contributors, foundation managers, and government officials.

Online Education

FREE Webinar: Nonprofit Update on the PPP Flexibility Act and the HEROES Act (NEW)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Need to know the latest about nonprofit organizations and all things PPP loan-related? Join Gregg Bossen, CPA, as he presents the most up-to-date information for nonprofits concerning the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, the HEROES Act, and PPP Tracking in QuickBooks. As you know, this information can change on a daily basis, so please join us for this free webinar.


Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced:
The State of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Movements

If you work on the front lines of the LGBTQ movement, you may want to check out the report by the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Mama Cash, titled "Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: The State of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Movements." This report presents a picture of the current lack of resourcing for lesbian, bisexual, and queer communities and makes a case for why more and effective funding is urgently needed.

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