Volume XIX | Issue 34 | September 3, 2020

Practical Grant Writing: How to Answer That Tricky Sustainability Question

Sustainability sections of grant applications are inherently tricky: It's important to show that your organization needs the requested funding, but also that it is not overly reliant on those funds. Join Alayna Buckner on September 24, 2020.

Funding Opportunities

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

FACE Foundation: Transitioning to Virtual Exchange
The Transitioning to Virtual Exchange program, administered by the FACE Foundation, will support institutions that are creatively maintaining French-American collaboration by integrating virtual exchange or other types of global learning into their curricula.

Sisters of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation Emergency Response Fund
The Sisters of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation Emergency Response Fund supports organizations in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Humboldt County, and Southern California who serve vulnerable and marginalized communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bread & Roses: Solidarity Fund for COVID-19 Organizing
The Solidarity Fund is providing emergency grants of up to $10,000 to grassroots community organizing groups in the Philadelphia, PA, region, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Camden County in New Jersey.

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

National Opportunities
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Projects to Help People Living With Paralysis
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information, and advocacy.

Nonprofit Theatre and Dance Companies Funded
The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance.

Grants Aid Efforts to Improve the Health of People Who Use Drugs
The Comer Family Foundation is dedicated to seeding ideas and supporting innovative programs that make a lasting and positive impact on the lives of individuals and their communities.

K-12 School Edible Gardens Supported
Annie's Grants for Gardens are provided to K-12 school gardens nationwide to help children start thinking more holistically about their food, their communities, and the planet.

Regional Opportunities
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Efforts to Challenge Anti-Blackness in New England Schools
The mission of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation is to champion efforts that prioritize community goals that challenge racial inequities and advance excellent, student-centered public education for all New England youth.

Grants Enhance Rural Communities in Targeted States
The Laura Jane Musser Fund encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in communities in Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Wyoming, as well as parts of New York and Texas.

Support for Natural Resources Workforce Training in Alaska
The Alaska Community Foundation envisions an Alaska where communities come together and have resources to thrive.

Youth Organizations in Company Communities in the U.S. and Canada Funded
The Nordstrom Corporate Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations in the communities where company stores are located, including locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Federal Opportunities
Opportunities From the U.S. Government

Program Supports Marine Fisheries
The Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN) supports research and development projects that optimize the use of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and off the south Atlantic states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Funds Available to Help Brownfields
The Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites.

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

Partner Depot

Should your nonprofit enlist
outside grant writing support?

Every nonprofit with a grants program has to decide how to staff it—and we know it's not an easy decision to make! On 9/17, Elevate is bringing back our popular free webinar, When Does Outside Grant Writing Help Make Sense for Nonprofits? We'll share what we've learned from speaking and working with hundreds of organizations across the sector to help you make the best choice for your nonprofit. We'll review different staffing models, the pros and cons of each, what to ask before hiring a grant writer or firm, and more.

Save your seat and get your questions answered!

GrantStation Announcements

Free Online Learning Courses

Building a Grantwriting Framework for Success
Tuesday, September 15

Successful proposals need careful and deliberate planning. Join Alice Ruhnke to learn how to develop the common sections of a grant application and connect the pieces to tell a consistent and compelling story.

Ten Ways to Learn Online with GrantStation
Tuesday, September 22

Learn how to use GrantStation's tools to increase your expertise in grant research, proposal writing, grant management, and strategic planning, no matter your level of expertise or role in your organization.

Funding Alerts

Don't forget to check out the additional Funding Alerts on our homepage—you don't want to miss them!

Other Announcements


Nonprofit Annual Reports:
Four Strategies for You to Remember

by Jay Love

Your nonprofit accomplishes a lot in the course of a year. Telling your supporters about these accomplishments and the impact of their contributions is a great way to express your gratitude and to show them the value of their support. Your annual report is one of the most effective methods to communicate the story of the impact of their gifts. This document gives you the opportunity to provide donors with the financial information for the year and tell them what those finances accomplished.

Online Education

FREE Tour of the GrantStation Website

Thursday, September 10, 2020

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.


Clairification Blog

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge of the fundraising world? If so, the Clairification Blog may be just what you are seeking. This blog, written by Claire Axelrad, features articles on theory, practice, tools, and tips related to fundraising. Examples of topics covered include annual giving, donor retention, major and legacy gifts, online fundraising, and more. New readers can access the first five articles for free.

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