Volume XVIII | Issue 21 | May 30, 2019


The 2019 State of Grantseeking Report!

Data you can use to manage and plan your grantseeking program


Prepare to Win!

A Fresh Approach to Grantwriting

Join Cynthia M. Adams at her first webinar in 2019


Funding Opportunities

National Opportunities
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Support for Community Organizing Efforts to Confront Poverty
The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) participates in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people who are seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression, and injustices.

Middle School Geography Projects in North America Funded
National Geographic Education is focused on building geographic competency in middle school students and educators by fostering an explorer mindset and building appreciation for the natural and social sciences at the local, regional, and global levels.

Grants Promote Social Justice and Environmental Protection Programs Worldwide
The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends.

Native Land Control Initiatives Supported
The Indian Land Tenure Foundation is a national, community-based organization serving American Indian nations and people in the recovery and control of their rightful homelands.


Regional Opportunities
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Arkansas Organizations Addressing Health Issues
The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is dedicated to creating a state where citizens have access to useful information and needed healthcare services that enable them to lead healthier lives.

Sponsorships and Grants Enhance Quality of Life in Texas Communities
The NRG Retail Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the quality of life in communities served by Reliant Energy throughout the state of Texas.

Support for Oral Care Programs in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Dental Association 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.

Tobacco Use Reduction Efforts in Maine Funded
The Maine Cancer Foundation is dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine.


Federal Opportunities
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Grants Available to Improve Workplace Health and Safety
The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program offers support to provide training and education programs for employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces.

Program Works to Reduce Substance Abuse
The Drug-Free Communities Support Program provides funding to establish and strengthen collaboration around the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.


International Funding
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GrantStation Announcements

Funding Alerts

GrantStation shares database profiles of Local, National, Canadian, and International grantmakers with upcoming deadlines each week. Check out the current Funding Alerts for more grant opportunities!


Other Announcements

TrendTrack

Just Say No... to Donations?

by Kevin Peters

Recently, New York’s Guggenheim Museum and London’s National Portrait Gallery and Tate group of galleries all declared that they would no longer be accepting charitable gifts from the Sackler family, some of who are owners of Purdue Pharma, which makes the opioid OxyContin. Other well-known organizations are being pressured to follow suit. While most organizations won’t have donors who are being castigated in the national news, similar situations can happen on a more local level. Let’s imagine that you live in The Simpsons’ fictional hamlet of Springfield, where the most well-known businessman is C. Montgomery Burns, owner of the local nuclear facility. While he has been known to “release the hounds” on anyone coming to his door to ask for a donation, he seems to have taken a liking to your charity. How will that play in the local gossip mill? Should you accept his charitable offer?
 


Online Education

Branding Your Application (NEW)

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Does your brand belong in your grant application? How does having a clear brand save you time and increase your chances of being awarded a grant? How hard is it to create a clear brand? Branding is your shortcut—it’s the words, phrases, and images that give people instant recognition of who you are. While ‘brand’ might seem like a word that only applies to corporations, your nonprofit has one, whether you think it does or not. In this interactive webinar, Ara G. Beal of Storybook Foundry will share what you need to know about nonprofit branding and grantwriting. Additionally, she’ll guide you through two of the Storybook Foundry’s tools to clarify and unify your brand. You’ll identify words to avoid and words to use in all of your communications and learn how to compile your most compelling testimonials.
 


PathFinder

Engaging Women as Donors

A recent series of reports put out by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy illustrates the essential role that women play when it comes to donating to charitable causes. How can you tap into this research to reach out to female donors? On July 8 and 9 in Indianapolis, IN, the Lilly School is offering the Engaging Women as Donors course, aimed at teaching participants how to build and sustain powerful relationships with women donors.
 


GrantStation 20th Anniversary

Those Early, Exciting (and Painful) Years

Cynthia Adams continues her story, which will resonate with many of you. “There is a challenge that all entrepreneurs have to address when starting a new business. It’s not what you are probably thinking—finding the money for a startup (although that is also somewhat daunting). The real challenge is defining who you want to be as a company, who you will serve, and how you will deliver that product or service. For an entrepreneur to be truly successful you have to feel passionate about what you do.”
 


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