Volume XVIII | Issue 40 | October 24, 2019

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Forecasting Revenue & Annual Projections

Join Alayna Buckner, CEO and Founder at Elevate, to learn the secrets behind the forecasting and projection process.

Funding Opportunities

National Opportunities
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Support for Innovative Human Services Organizations
The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation seeks to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or brain and spinal cord injuries; youth facing emotional, behavioral, and medically complex challenges; and elders in need of support.

Children’s Oral Health Initiatives Funded
The AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) Foundation is committed to supporting community-based initiatives throughout the United States that provide Dental Homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care.

Grants Promote Human Progress and Independent Media
The Glaser Progress Foundation aims to build a more just, sustainable, and humane world by supporting nonprofit organizations with a national focus and a strong history of success and recognized leadership within its field.

Scholarships for Youth Addressing Hunger Issues
The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships, funded by the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, recognize student innovation and youth-led solutions to fight hunger across the country.

Regional Opportunities
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Minnesota Nonprofits Eligible for Technology Support
The Shavlik Family Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in Minnesota with the goal of enhancing their ability to leverage technology to help fulfill their missions.

Funds for Programs Serving Alabama’s Youth
The mission of the Malone Family Foundation is to promote positive changes in the lives of people, who in turn can build and enhance the communities in which they live.

Grants Foster Anti-Racism Throughout New England
The Haymarket People’s Fund is committed to strengthening the movement for social justice throughout the six states of New England.

Support for Legal Aid Organizations in Montana
The Montana Justice Foundation is dedicated to achieving equal access to justice for all Montanans.

Federal Opportunities
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Program Funds Small or Rural Libraries
The Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries program supports projects that strengthen the ability of small or rural libraries and archives to serve their communities.

Historic Properties and Collections Preserved
The Save America’s Treasures program helps preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey the nation’s rich heritage to future generations of Americans.

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

Partner Depot

GPA Annual Conference Live Stream Sessions

Need grant training? Enjoy learning from your office or home? Register to attend our Live Stream sessions on November 7-8, 2019! One- or two-day options are available. The two-day option gives you access to your choice of one breakout session per breakout period each day. This means you can attend eight sessions for only $200, or only $125 for the one-day option with up to four sessions. Thursday registration includes the keynote presentation by Vu Le on Unleashing the Full Potential (of the nonprofit world and grants) through Collaboration. Recordings are also available. Register by November 3rd to take advantage of this great offer!

GrantStation Announcements

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New Feature: Member Insights on Grantmakers

So, how’s the grantseeking going for you? If you are a Member of GrantStation, we want to hear about it, and so do your fellow Members!

We now offer a new feature on all of our charitable grantmaker profiles. If you have submitted a request to a grantmaker within the past three years, you can let us know how it went so that we can share your experience with the rest of our grantseeking Members. Find out how you can start sharing your feedback!

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


Nonprofits and the Quest for Clean Money

by Sid Davis

Italian author Roberto Saviano wrote a blockbuster book in 2013 entitled ZeroZeroZero, and in it he suggested that illegal drug profits, which run to hundreds of billions of dollars yearly, are not adjacent to the global economic system, but are in fact indispensable to it. Antonio Maria Costa, former Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, said illegal drug money saved the global banking industry from collapse during the last recession.

Any nonprofit organization would agree that knowingly taking donations generated by the illegal drug trade would be unethical. The Sackler family’s drug profits are all, ostensibly, legal. But historically, law has often lagged behind what the public believed to be right. Only a century ago U.S. law agreed that women should not vote, and a century earlier agreed that human beings of African descent could be owned. OxyContin is legal, but there’s a growing belief in the nonprofit sector that taking money derived from the trade in prescription opioids is unethical.

Online Education

Writing Capacity Building Grants

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Capacity building grants are unique. While many best practices in writing operational or program grant requests apply to developing capacity building grant requests, there are some critical differences that need to be addressed to create the strongest application possible. During the 90-minute webinar, Alice Ruhnke will define and discuss the fundamentals of capacity building grant requests, highlight the key components that differ from “regular” grants, and outline ways to identify funders who provide capacity building grants. Throughout the session, common mistakes in writing capacity building grant requests will be discussed and remedied. This webinar is appropriate for individuals who have a basic understanding of grant fundamentals and would like to apply those concepts specifically to capacity building grants.


Theory of Change in Ten Steps

Do you have a vision for your organization but feel unsure about how to achieve it? Having a theory of change can help you to reflect on your goals and plans, discuss them with coworkers, and clearly articulate them. Theory of Change in Ten Steps, by New Philanthropy Capital, is a handbook on creating a theory of change that serves as a practical guide for charities and funders.

GrantStation 20th Anniversary

Celebrate With Us!

On our 20th Anniversary page, you can find a new comic strip in our series The Non-Profiteers, enter to win a free GrantStation Membership, and read interviews with longstanding members.

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