Volume XIX | Issue 36 | September 17, 2020

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Funding Opportunities

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

Economic Hardship Reporting Project
The Economic Hardship Reporting Project is a nonprofit organization that produces compelling journalism to raise awareness about income inequality and economic unfairness in America.

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust
The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust supports nonprofit organizations that help those in need in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

The PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund supports nonprofit organizations providing services to address urgent needs and the disruption of basic human services to the most vulnerable populations in Pierce County, WA, due to COVID-19.

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

National Opportunities
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Environmental and K-12 Financial Literacy Programs
The Cornell Douglas Foundation is dedicated to advocating for environmental health and justice, encouraging stewardship of the environment, and furthering respect for sustainability of resources.

Recorded Sound Preservation Projects and Music Research Funded
The aim of the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program is to advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition.

Grants Foster Grassroots Social Change
Resist offers support to grassroots groups engaged in activist organizing for structural social and economic change in the United States.

Fellowships Honor Native Leaders in the U.S.
First Nations Development Institute is offering the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship program to honor and support a cohort of fellows as they work to further Indigenous knowledge creation, dissemination, and perpetuation in Indigenous communities.

Regional Opportunities
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Collaborative Initiatives to Address the Health of Arizonans Supported
The mission of the Vitalyst Health Foundation is to connect, support, and inform efforts to improve the health of individuals and communities throughout Arizona.

Funds for Community Initiatives in the Northeast U.S.
The Santander Bank Charitable Contributions Program supports nonprofit organizations in the communities the Bank serves in the Northeast U.S., including Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

Grants Enhance Animal Welfare Organizations in Iowa
The Miccio Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that address the well-being of animals in the state of Iowa, with primary focus on companion animals.

Support for Nonprofit Organizations in Nine Western States
The Kampe Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Federal Opportunities
Opportunities From the U.S. Government

Program Supports Species Conservation Efforts by Tribes
The Species Recovery Grants to Tribes program supports conservation programs for listed marine and anadromous species.

Funds Available to Preserve and Interpret WWII Confinement Sites
The Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program supports the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.

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

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GrantStation Announcements

Funding Alerts

More funding opportunities are featured on the GrantStation homepage. Click here to see the grantmakers spotlighted this week!

Other Announcements


A Mantra for Leading a Nonprofit Organization During the Pandemic

by Anthony Silard

One of my former clients was a basketball coach for over twenty years before he became the executive director of one of the largest youth service organizations in Washington D.C. Managing a nonprofit with a multi-million-dollar budget without prior management experience is not easy. Each month in our coaching sessions, I listened to Kevin's horror stories. As a biracial male, he had become the inadvertent intermediary between a predominately conservative, white board of directors and the African-American and Latino youth in his programs. What most impressed me about Kevin was his steadiness. When two of his staff quit a month before the organization's annual fundraising event over what they felt was an unfair level of discipline from the board toward youth they were completely disconnected from, Kevin was left with the work of three positions, which he managed to complete with remarkable composure. "You are always doing so much, and yet you always manage to maintain your poise," I said to him during one of our sessions. "How do you pull it off?"

Online Education

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In this 30-minute free webinar, Sage Adams, GrantStation's Chief Technology Officer and Senior Instructional Designer, will guide you through ten ways to learn online with GrantStation. You can use this knowledge to increase your expertise in grant research, proposal writing, grant management, and strategic planning, no matter your level of expertise or role in your organization. We'll go over the various tools and resources you can use—some free and some paid—to help you advance your knowledge and understanding and stay current with trends in the industry. Overall you'll learn how to use the GrantStation tools to meet your nonprofit learning needs and come away with a more thorough understanding of the various learning tools GrantStation offers and how to access and make best use of them.


Stanford Social Innovation Review

If you are a social change agent looking to keep up on the latest trends, you may be interested in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), a magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. Published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, SSIR is written by and for social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits, foundations, business, government, and engaged citizens. SSIR bridges research, theory, and practice on a wide range of topics including human rights, impact investing, and nonprofit business models.

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