Sample GrantStation Insider – July 25, 2013
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Volume XII | Issue 30
Support for International Museum Collaborations
American Alliance of Museums: Museums Connect
Museums Connect: Building Global Communities, an initiative of the American Alliance of Museums and the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is designed to strengthen connections and cultural understanding between people in the United States and abroad through collaborative and innovative projects facilitated by museums. The program empowers museums to connect people in the U.S. with people abroad while at the same time strengthening ties between the museums and their communities. Projects addressing the following themes will receive additional consideration: Adapting to Changing Demographics, Investing in Green Practices, Promoting Disability Rights and Engagement, Developing Amateur Experts, and Addressing Community Challenges. Grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 are available. All U.S. and non-U.S. museums should submit a museum profile form by October 7, 2013. The deadline for submitting statements of intent to propose is February 18, 2014; final proposals are due April 7, 2014. Visit the American Alliance of Museums website for program details.
Higher Education Student Development Programs Funded
Association of American Colleges and Universities: Bringing Theory to Practice Project
The Bringing Theory to Practice Project (BTtoP), an initiative of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, encourages colleges and universities to reassert their core purposes as educational institutions, not only to advance learning and discovery, but to advance the potential and well-being of each individual student, and to advance education as a public good that sustains a civic society. BTtoP supports campus-based initiatives that demonstrate how uses of engaged forms of learning that actively involve students both within and beyond the classroom directly contribute to their cognitive, emotional, and civic development. Program Development Grants and Seminar Grants are provided. Institutions awarding baccalaureate degrees, community colleges, and equivalent non-U.S. institutions are all eligible to apply. The remaining application deadlines for the current Request for Proposals (RFP) are September 15 and December 15, 2013, and March 15, 2014. Visit the Association’s website to download the RFP.
Grants Enhance Indigenous Communities
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples
The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of tribal Nations. The Fund’s primary grantmaking program areas include the following: Arts and Cultural Expression, Environmental Health and Justice, Human Rights, Sustainable Communities, Intergenerational Leadership, and Women’s Leadership. Grants from $600 to $5,000 are provided three times per year to Native communities that address one or more of the Fund’s program areas. The application deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1, annually. (Mini-grants of up to $500 are reviewed throughout the year.) Application guidelines and forms are available on the Fund's website.
Grassroots Environmental Projects in North America Supported
Commission for Environmental Cooperation: North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) facilitates collaboration and public participation to foster conservation, protection, and enhancement of the North American environment. The North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA), an initiative of CEC, provides grants to nonprofit organizations and non-governmental organizations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in order to empower and build the capacity of local peoples and organizations to improve their health and environmental quality. NAPECA supports projects at the community grassroots level that support healthy communities and ecosystems, encourage climate change activities through the transition to a low-carbon economy, and advance innovative projects that assist in greening economies. Preliminary proposals must be submitted by September 10, 2013; full proposals are due December 3, 2013. Visit the CEC website to download the Call for Proposals.
Funds for Palliative Care Initiatives in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Utah
Cambia Health Foundation: Sojourns Program
The Cambia Health Foundation is committed to transforming health care and improving end-of-life care in collaborative and innovative ways throughout Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Utah. The Foundation’s Sojourns Program helps to ensure that palliative care is available to all patients with advanced illness. The program provides implementation grants of $125,000 to $250,000 to nonprofit and public hospitals, hospices, or other healthcare organizations that either do not offer a formal palliative care program or have not had an active palliative care program in the past two years. Innovation grants of up to $250,000 are provided to nonprofit and public hospitals or other healthcare organizations that provide palliative care services and seek to close gaps in local health care systems via partnerships with other organizations in their communities. The final 2013 deadline for letters of inquiry is September 21, 2013. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the Sojourns Program’s grant opportunities.
Grants Promote Innovative Projects in Northern California and Hawaii
The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation
The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation's primary purpose is to support nonprofit organizations in Northern California and the state of Hawaii. The Foundation's grantmaking categories include healthcare, education, and conservation. The Foundation has a special interest in programs which benefit women, families, and seniors, or contribute to the conservation of the natural environment. Preference is given to new, innovative projects that will be completed with the Foundation’s contribution. Grants in the upcoming fall cycle will range from $10,000 to $49,000. Request for Invitation (RFI) forms may be submitted online from August 19 through September 16, 2013. After the Foundation staff reviews the RFI forms, selected organizations will be invited to apply for a grant. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the grant guidelines.
Funds for Progressive Groups in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina
Fund for Southern Communities
The Fund for Southern Communities supports community-based organizations working to create just and sustainable communities that are free of oppression and that embrace and celebrate all people. The Fund provides grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to progressive grassroots groups in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina that address social change issues, such as workers’ rights, environmental justice, economic justice, etc. Grants support new or existing projects, as well as the general operating needs of small organizations with budgets of $150,000 or less. The application deadline is September 6, 2013. Visit the Fund’s website to download the grant application information.
Support for Oral Health Programs in Illinois
Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation
The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation works to improve the oral health of the residents of Illinois. The Foundation's Community Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and public schools that offer programs that address the oral health of children. Priority is given to programs that focus on the following two key priority areas: oral health education and awareness, and access to oral health, with emphasis on programs that also educate and inform. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. The application process will open August 1, 2013, and applications must be submitted by September 3, 2013. Visit the Delta Dental of Illinois website to review the Community Grants Philosophy and Guidelines.
Water and Land Use Programs Funded
National Science Foundation
The Water Sustainability and Climate program provides support to enhance the understanding and predict the interactions between the water system and land use changes (including agriculture, managed forest, and rangeland systems), the built environment, ecosystem function and services, and climate change and variability. The application deadline is September 10, 2013.
STD Prevention Efforts Supported
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Improving Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs through Assessment, Assurance, Policy Development, and Prevention Strategies program provides support to strengthen sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention programs, including efforts to improve services for STD clients and their partners. The application deadline is September 12, 2013.
Support Available for Economic Development Projects
Department of Commerce
The Economic Development Assistance Program works to foster job creation and attract private investment to support development in economically distressed rural and urban areas. The application deadline is September 13, 2013.
Program Works to Protect Endangered Languages
National Science Foundation
The Documenting Endangered Languages program supports projects that develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages, and contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. The application deadline is September 15, 2013.
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Upcoming Online Education Trainings
Unless otherwise noted, all Online Education Trainings are webinars, are 90 minutes in duration, and are scheduled to begin at 2 PM Eastern Time. The registration fee is $89 per person or $150 for a group.
Free Tour of the GrantStation Website
Join Jeremy Smith, Communications and Technology Director for GrantStation, for a free webinar that offers a short tour of the GrantStation website. This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the right grantmaker for any program or project. During this webinar we will also cover Grants2020, an interactive visioning tool to help you realize the grants potential for your organization. There will be plenty of time for questions. This webinar will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Visit the link above to register.
Building a Powerful Grants Strategy for 2014
This webinar will take participants through the process of establishing a grants calendar for the next 12 to 18 months. Fast-paced, and filled with action steps, Cynthia Adams will discuss how to design and adopt a Grant Decision Matrix before beginning the process of building a specific grants strategy for each project. All participants will also receive a set of worksheets that they can use to create their own approach to building grants calendars and grants strategies for their organizations. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 and is for beginning, intermediate and advanced grant writers. Visit the link above to register.
What IS Your Problem? Writing a Compelling Statement of Need (NEW)
The need statement is arguably the most important part of a grant proposal. Understanding the most effective methods for documenting a need, and then using that information to engage the reader is the key to submitting a powerful grant application. Join GrantStation's CEO, Cynthia Adams, as she talks through not only how to find good information to build the need statement, but also how to grow the reader's interest, and create a sense of urgency around the issue to be addressed. This webinar is full of ideas, examples, and new ways to deliver your message so that the problem you are addressing is a need the grantmaker feels compelled to support! This webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. All levels of grant writers are encouraged to attend. Visit the link above to register.
Using Outcome Data to Tell Your Story
Every nonprofit organization has a story to tell, but many remain as a "best kept secret" year after year. Stories developed around well-documented outcome data are vital to building your organization's relationship with the community. So how do you enhance your organization's compelling stories with solid outcome data in order to advance your mission? During this webinar, Alice Ruhnke will discuss methods to collect the data you need, how to use data-driven stories to communicate your message, and ways to tailor your story to constituencies both inside and outside of your organization. This webinar will be held Thursday, January 23, 2014. Visit the link above to register.
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Announcing the Winning Grant Proposal Contest Winners
The Grant Professionals Association and GrantStation are pleased to announce the winners of the Winning Grant Proposal Contest:
Amy O'Donnell for the JourneyCare Foundation
Laurie Whitaker for the Ocala Police Department
Carrie Frank for The Jewish Home for the Elderly
Mary Katzke for Affinityfilms, Inc.
Peggy Kreimer for Stepping Stones Ohio
A panel of 21 judges, provided by the Grant Professionals Association, reviewed the more than thirty entries in the Winning Grant Proposal Contest with great care and consideration over a period of several weeks. The winning entries exemplify excellence in grantseeking, and will be posted on the GrantStation and Grant Professionals Association websites in the near future.
We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all who entered, all who judged, and all those whose work centers on making the world a better place.
Editor: Julie Kaufman
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons
Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters
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