Volume XIX | Issue 9 | March 5, 2020


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Funding Opportunities

National Opportunities
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Support for Diabetes Prevention Programs
The Sun Life Team Up Against Diabetes grant program is dedicated to addressing the prevention of diabetes and its related complications.

Creative Public School and Library Projects Funded
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers Mini-Grants of up to $500 to public schools, public libraries, and public preschool and Head Start programs in the United States and its territories.

Grants Promote Wildlife Adaptation to Climate Change
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Adaptation Fund supports projects that implement effective interventions for wildlife adaptation to climate change.

Local Parks and Community Centers in the U.S. Supported
The HomeServe Cares Foundation's "Caring for Community" grant program supports nonprofit organizations and local government agencies that aim to help communities in the United States improve the quality of life for their residents.


Regional Opportunities
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Health Initiatives in MN, ND, SD, and WI
The Medica Foundation, an affiliate of Medica Health Plans, provides funding to nonprofit organizations and government agencies within the company's service area in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and western Wisconsin.

Grants Enhance Family Services Programs Serving East Coast States
Charlie's Heart Foundation supports nonprofit human service organizations and local or state government entities headquartered within the Eastern United States.

Support for Legal Services for Low-Income New Mexicans
The State Bar of New Mexico's Access to Justice Fund Grant Commission supports nonprofit organizations that provide civil legal services to low-income residents throughout New Mexico.

Efforts to Address the Social Determinants of Health in Ohio Funded
The CareSource Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children, adults, and families throughout the state of Ohio.


Federal Opportunities
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Promote Drug-Free Communities
The Drug-Free Communities Support Program funds the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.

Program Brings the Arts to the Underserved
The Challenge America program offers support to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, such as those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.


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


Partner Depot

#LearnGrants Online Summit

As part of showing their appreciation for grant professionals on International Grant Professionals Day, Foundant is excited to partner with DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, along with a powerful lineup of experienced trainers, as they share some of their best tips and strategies.

Topics in this series include:

  • moving from reactive to proactive;
  • using storytelling in your applications;
  • building a strong evaluation plan;
  • promoting daring leadership;
  • addressing indirect cost rates;
  • serving as a peer reviewer;
  • avoiding noncompetitive practices; and,
  • making connections with funders.

This free four-hour event is designed for you to come and go as your schedule allows. Don't worry if you can't attend the whole time. If you register, you'll have access to all the recordings.

Click here to learn more or register!


GrantStation Announcements

International Grant Professionals Day

We have partnered with the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) to celebrate the sixth annual International Grant Professionals Day on March 13, 2020. International Grant Professionals Day increases awareness internationally of the work grant professionals perform as administrators, consultants, managers, grantmakers, and grantwriters.


Funding Alerts

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


Other Announcements

TrendTrack

Nonprofits and the California Consumer Privacy Act

by Kevin Peters

In the past decade, our lives have become more "extremely online." From Myspace to Facebook to whatever hip new app the kids are into these days, we keep putting additional little bits of ourselves out into the public information space. But recently, more and more people have become aware of the dangers of oversharing. Data privacy laws have sprung up in response.
 


Online Education

How to Build Relationships With New Donors (NEW)

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Relationships are the life-blood of the charitable sector. It doesn't really matter what segment of the market you work in (individuals, foundations, corporate giving, or even online fundraising). A successful and long-lasting donor partnership almost always boils down to a few key ingredients: a basic alignment of interest, engagement with the right stakeholder, ongoing cultivation/stewardship, and—of course—a well-timed "ask." This webinar will show you how to develop your "prospect pipeline," bring new donors to the table, and enable repeat giving. Participants will learn how to assess the alignment of a prospect, develop an optimal outreach strategy for each prospect, engage effectively with their prospects over time, and recognize and steward donors to enable long-term giving. This webinar is targeted towards beginner to intermediate-level grantwriters, major gift officers, executive directors, board members, and prospect researchers.
 


PathFinder

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement

What is the best way to keep volunteers motivated in support of your cause? To help you answer this question, VolunteerMatch is hosting the free webinar "Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement." Held on Tuesday, March 17, this webinar will cover topics such as the importance of a strategic plan for volunteer engagement, how to incorporate key components into a strategic plan, how you can use a strategic plan to communicate with organization stakeholders, and how creating a strategic plan can elevate the work that volunteers do in your organization.
 


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