Volume XX | Issue 10 | March 11, 2021


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The 2021 State of Grantseeking Survey

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Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 Related Funding
Current COVID-19 funding opportunities
are available on our website.


National Opportunities
Opportunities throughout the U.S.

Funds for Digitizing Cultural Materials in the U.S. and Canada
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives is intended to help digitize rare and unique content in cultural institutions in the United States and Canada that collect, preserve, and share rare and unique materials with the general public.

Exemplary Justice Programs Recognized
The Foundation for Improvement of Justice works to enhance local, state, and federal systems of justice by rewarding the accomplishments of innovative programs throughout the United States.

Grants Promote Community Recycling Efforts
The Can'd Aid Crush it Crusade offers support to help get community recycling programs off the ground throughout the United States.

Prize Honors Young Leaders in the U.S. and Canada
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across the United States and Canada.


Regional Opportunities
Opportunities for specific geographic areas

Organizations Serving Small Businesses in Selected Regions Supported
The Citi Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that provide direct technical assistance to small businesses owned by people of color that have been disproportionately impacted by the unprecedented health, social, and economic events of 2020 to help them recover and rebuild.

Grants Promote Grassroots Social Change in Hawai'i
Hawai'i People's Fund makes grants to, supports, and amplifies the work of Hawai'i-based grassroots organizations challenging systems of oppression.

Funds for Innovative Approaches to Healthcare in Michigan
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of Michigan residents through the support of research and innovative programs.

Capital Support for Appalachian Land Preservation Projects
The Open Space Institute (OSI) protects scenic, natural, and historic landscapes to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and working lands, and sustain communities.


Federal Opportunities
Opportunities from the U.S. government

Grants Help Native American Libraries
The Native American Library Services: Basic Grants program assists Native American tribes in improving core library services for their communities.

Environmental Justice Efforts Supported
The Environmental Justice Small Grants Program supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues.


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 celebrating and showing appreciation for grant professionals on International Grant Professionals Day (March 12), Foundant is excited to partner with DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, the Grant Professionals Association, and a powerful lineup of experienced trainers to share grantseeker tips and strategies.

Learning sessions in this series include:

  • cultural sensitivity in grant teams;
  • strategies for incorporating professional development;
  • decision matrices;
  • grant tools;
  • partnerships;
  • mindfulness for grant pros;
  • MSU: writer's guide to making stuff up; and,
  • grantmaker relationships.

This free four-hour event is designed for you to come and go as your schedule allows.

Click here to learn more or register!

DATE: Friday, March 12
TIME: 9am - 1pm PST / 12pm - 4pm EST


GrantStation Announcements

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Funding Alerts

Don't forget to check out the additional Funding Alerts on our homepage—you don't want to miss them!


Other Announcements

TrendTrack

Nonprofits and Democracy's Mirror

by Kevin Peters

The mirror in our bathroom doesn't get much use these days. With less public interaction, I've found little need to see if I'm leaving the house "presentable." On most days, my hair looks like if Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski stuck his finger in a mildly charged power outlet. But on those rare days when I do look a little closer, changes are apparent. When did that patch of beard near the back of my jaw become more white than brown? What exactly is going on with my eyebrows? It seems the image of myself that I've held in my head is straying further and further from the reality of the situation. Or maybe the two images never really matched that well. This same divergence is apparent in the view some of us take of our country's democracy. For every cry we hear of "greatest country on Earth!" we can point to some crack in the façade. The reality is not the same as the ideal.
 


Online Education

Lonely at the Top and Bottom (NEW)

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Have you ever asked yourself these two questions: "Do I feel lonely sometimes in my organizational work?" and "Why?" As research from Dr. Anthony Silard and Sarah Wright of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand has found, nonprofit leaders often feel lonely due to the stifling of three critical human motives. In the U.S., a recent Cigna survey of 20,000 Americans found that over three in five Americans are lonely, which has raised the decibels on siren calls of a "national loneliness epidemic." In this survey, over 60 percent of Americans acknowledged that they feel isolated from others and that their relationships are sometimes or always not meaningful. The "epidemic" designation has also been used in the U.K., where former Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a Minister for Loneliness in 2018. May reached this decision on the heels of two studies that found that nine million U.K. citizens are often or always lonely and British children spend less time outside than prison inmates. As loneliness becomes increasingly ubiquitous, nonprofit organizations that reduce it—by detecting the three distinct motives Anthony will share with you in this session—will become in higher demand. You will learn about how lonely people act differently than people who are not lonely, and how these differences can derail healthy organizational functioning. We will also explore the determinants of leadership loneliness and how it differs from follower loneliness. Finally, you will develop some strategies to reduce both your loneliness and the loneliness of your staff, volunteers, board members, and donors. Be warned: you may never look at people management or fundraising the same.
 


PathFinder

Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice

Are you looking to strengthen the effectiveness and accountability of your organization? If so, you may want to check out Independent Sector's Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice. This report outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight, and responsible fundraising.

(GrantStation's PathFinder, a library of learning opportunities, is now a free public resource!)
 


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