Volume XIX | Issue 24 | June 18, 2020

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Funding Opportunities

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

Enterprise Community Partners: Emergency Action for Resident and Partner Stability Program
In response to COVID-19, Enterprise Community Partner's Emergency Action for Resident and Partner Stability program is working to ensure that vulnerable, low-income families and individuals can remain in their homes and access support during this crisis.

Arts Administrators of Color: Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Arts Administrators of Color has created the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists and arts administrators impacted by COVID-19 through $200 microgrants.

Robin Hood Relief Fund
The Robin Hood Relief Fund is open to all frontline nonprofit organizations that are responding to the COVID-19 crisis in New York City.

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

National Opportunities
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Challenge Seeks Creative Initiatives to Expand Women's Influence in the U.S.
The Equality Can't Wait Challenge, sponsored by Pivotal Ventures with program support from Lever for Change, will award $30 million to help expand women’s power and influence in the United States by 2030.

Grants for Grassroots Groups Addressing Environmental Justice
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) is a leading resource for grassroots environmental activism, with a vision for clean, green neighborhoods nationwide.

Efforts to Explore the Intersection of Faith and Democracy Funded
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) is a member-centric philanthropic laboratory that helps funders maximize their impact on democracy and civic life in the United States.

Support for Youth-Led Organizing and Activism
Third Wave Fund supports youth-led gender justice activism to advance the political power, well-being, and self-determination of communities of color and low-income communities in the United States.

Regional Opportunities
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Grants Advance Social Change Initiatives in North Carolina
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians.

Funds for LGBTQ+ Organizations in the Pacific Northwest
The Pride Foundation fuels transformational movements to advance equity and justice for LGBTQ+ people in all communities across the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Support for Educational Equity to Benefit Minnesota's Youth
The Ciresi Walburn Foundation for Children is dedicated to promoting education and equitable opportunities for all of Minnesota's children and youth.

Grants Enhance the Quality of Life for Arizonans
Cardinals Charities, the grantmaking program of the Arizona Cardinals, supports initiatives designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona.

Federal Opportunities
Opportunities From the U.S. Government

Funds Available for Rural Workforce Development
The Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) program seeks to address economic distress and workforce development activities in the Appalachian and Delta regions.

Habitat Protection on Private Land Supported
The Partners for Fish and Wildlife program provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources.

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

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GrantStation Announcements

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NTEN is leading a research project to illustrate the realities, challenges, and plans for data use in nonprofits. We're eager to provide data for the sector that can serve as benchmarks for future research. The findings in the NTEN Data Empowerment Survey will be used to inform the creation of a number of additional resources to support challenges and needs nonprofits report from their organizations. At the end of the survey, there will also be an optional opt-in for those who may be willing to work with us on case studies or further interviews about your experience.

Funding Alerts

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

Other Announcements


Three Smart Ways to Market Your Nonprofit Through Technology

by Murad Bushnaq

As dependence on technology grows, it's becoming increasingly important that nonprofits rethink their digital marketing strategies to reach donors across all devices. The best place to start doing this is on your website. Your website can mean the difference between converting visitors into donors and visitors losing interest before they even give your organization a chance. To simplify the web design process, it's a good idea to invest in a content management system (CMS). One that's easy to manage and allows for extensive customization will provide consistent value for your team and serve as a solid foundation for your marketing efforts.

Online Education

LIVE Workshop: Tracking Volunteers in QuickBooks

DESKTOP Version: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
ONLINE Version: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Are you tracking your volunteers' contact information somewhere? What about the hours they worked? What they did? Many grantors will allow volunteer hours to count towards meeting the matching requirements for a grant, so it is important to keep track of volunteer activity. All of this information can be easily tracked right in your QuickBooks software. To help you with this process, we are very excited to have Gregg Bossen, a CPA specializing in nonprofits and president of QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits, deliver one of his most popular webinars exclusively for us. In this webinar, you will learn how to set up your volunteers in QuickBooks either manually or by import, query to find a volunteer that possesses a skill that you may need, set up and enter time for volunteers by activity, generate volunteer reports, and get QuickBooks to calculate the exact amount of match created. Don't miss this opportunity! You will be VERY glad you came!


Philanthropic Foundations in Canada: Landscapes, Indigenous Perspectives and Pathways to Change

Are you looking to learn more about philanthropy in Canada? If so, you may want to start by reading the new book Philanthropic Foundations in Canada: Landscapes, Indigenous Perspectives and Pathways to Change, by Peter E. Elson, Sylvain A, Lefèvre, and Jean-Marc Fontan. This book examines Canada's foundation sector, including established and emerging landscapes, Indigenous perspectives on philanthropy, and creative and innovative pathways to change.

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