Volume XIX | Issue 5 | February 6, 2020

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Funding Opportunities

National Opportunities
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Support for Programs Promoting the Human-Animal Bond in the U.S. and Canada
PetSmart Charities supports nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and animal welfare organizations in the U.S. and Canada whose companion animal programs help enrich lives through the human-animal bond.

Nursing-Driven Healthcare Approaches Funded
The goal of the Hillman Innovations in Care Program, an initiative of the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation, is to advance leading-edge, nursing-driven models of care that will improve the health and healthcare of vulnerable populations.

Grants Strengthen Services for People With Autism
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Projects to Enhance Climbing Opportunities Supported
The Access Fund's Climbing Conservation Grant Program supports projects that preserve or enhance climbing opportunities and conserve the climbing environment throughout the United States.

Regional Opportunities
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Theatrical Productions in California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska
The mission of the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation is to invest in bold ideas that inspire collective action in order to achieve powerful results.

Grants Expand Legal Services and the Administration of Justice in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Bar Foundation is committed to improving the administration of justice, to promoting an understanding of the law, and to ensuring equal access to the legal system for all residents of the Commonwealth, particularly those most vulnerable.

Mississippi Communities Striving for Health and Wellness Honored
The Healthy Hometown Awards Program, an initiative of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, rewards exemplary community health and wellness in Mississippi.

Support for Environmental and Economic Efforts in Targeted Communities
The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation's Sustainable Forests and Communities Initiative works to promote the creation of environmentally and economically sustainable forest communities in Northern California, Idaho, Minnesota, Western Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Federal Opportunities
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Program Supports Mental Health Initiatives in Native Communities
The Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Promote the Mental Health of Children, Youth, and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities program supports a coordinated system of mental health care.

Funds Available for Firefighters
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program offers support to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards.

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

GrantStation Announcements

Funding Alerts

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

Other Announcements


Growing Your Donor Base: Six Effective Strategies to Try

by Leigh Kessler

As a nonprofit, your two major sources of funding come from grants and donations. Therefore, it's important to grow these revenue sources as much as possible. This means you'll need to grow your donor base. Growing your donor base requires effective fundraising and marketing initiatives. Your nonprofit should come up with a specific strategy that will help you reel in small donors while also retaining your existing supporters. Plus, you'll need a reliable and comprehensive place to store relevant information about your supporters, both new and old.

Online Education

FREE: Tour of the GrantStation Website

Tuesday, February 11, 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.


Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind:
Leadership Lessons from Three Decades of Social Entrepreneurship

Are you a nonprofit leader looking to balance your professional and personal lives? The book Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind: Leadership Lessons from Three Decades of Social Entrepreneurship by Alex Counts will show you how to run an organization—and your own life—both effectively and sustainably, giving joyfully to those around you while also caring generously for yourself. Designed as a down-to-earth guide for mission-driven leadership, it offers practical advice on activities such as fundraising, team building, communications, and management.

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