Sample GrantStation Insider Ė April 10, 2014
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Volume XIII | Issue 14
Support for Grassroots Environmental Organizations
Norcross Wildlife Foundation
The Norcross Wildlife Foundation provides support to local grassroots organizations throughout the United States that work to protect wild land. Priority is given to organizations that have difficulty raising the modest funds they need to do their critical work in the trenches of environmental conservation. Grants averaging $1,000 to $5,000 are primarily provided for program-related office and field equipment, and public education and outreach materials. The Foundation also provides no-interest loans to local organizations to help them acquire land they have prioritized for conservation. Applications for both grants and loans may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application guidelines.
Youth Education Programs Funded
American Honda Foundation
The American Honda Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions nationwide that address the areas of youth and scientific education. The Foundation's primary funding priority is youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; the environment; job training; and literacy. Grants range from $20,000 to $75,000. The annual application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Visit the Foundation’s website to take the required eligibility quiz and submit an online application.
Grants Address the Well-Being of Humanity Worldwide
The Rockefeller Foundation
The mission of the Rockefeller Foundation is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that fit within one of the following four core issue areas: advancing health, including creating incentives for better nutrition and wellness; revaluing ecosystems, including accounting for nature's role in people's economic and social well-being; securing livelihoods, including expanding opportunity and creating inclusive markets in the changing global economy; and transforming cities, including embracing urbanization to catalyze equity. Funded organizations must also address one or more of the Foundation's current initiatives. Online inquiries are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.
Programs Providing Services for People with HIV/AIDS Supported
M·A·C AIDS Fund: U.S. Community Grants Program
The M·A·C AIDS Fund supports nonprofit organizations that are providing vital services to people affected by HIV/AIDS. The Fund's U.S. Community Grants Program provides support to service providers for U.S.-based programs that offer food and nutrition or housing services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Online applications for Food and Nutrition Programs grants are currently available on the Fund’s website and must be submitted by May 2, 2014. The Housing Programs online grant application will be available on the website at the beginning of August and applications will be due on September 5, 2014. (The Fund also offers separate programs for organizations in Canada as well as countries throughout the world where M·A·C Cosmetics has affiliate offices.) Visit the Fund's website to review the guidelines for the U.S. Grants Program.
Funds for Innovative Organizations in Louisiana and New Mexico
The Frost Foundation
The Frost Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations in the states of Louisiana and New Mexico. The Foundation's areas of grantmaking interest include education, human service needs, and the environment. The Foundation’s efforts are directed primarily to supporting exemplary organizations that can generate positive change beyond traditional boundaries, to encouraging creativity that recognizes emerging needs, and to assisting innovation that addresses current urgent problems. Priority is given to programs that have the potential for wider service or educational exposure than an individual community. The application deadlines are June 1 and December 1, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application guidelines and download the application form.
Grants Enhance Bank Communities in the Northeast
Santander Bank Foundation
The Santander Bank Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the communities the bank serves in the Northeast, including locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. The Foundation’s grant categories include Community Investment and Economic Development, Youth and Education, Health and Human Services, and Arts and Culture. Priority is given to requests benefiting low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. The remaining application deadlines for 2014 are June 6 and September 5. Visit the Bank’s website to review the application guidelines.
Support for Native Organizations in the Pacific Northwest
The mission of the Potlatch Fund is to inspire and build upon the Native tradition of giving and to expand philanthropy in Northwest Indian Country. The Fund provides support exclusively to Tribes, Tribal nonprofits, Native nonprofits, and Native artists based in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The Fund’s Community Building Grants program supports Native-led organizations that address the root causes of social, economic, environmental, and racial injustices that impact Northwest Natives, with priority given to programs that provide leadership opportunities for Native youth. The Language Preservation and Education Fund promotes language preservation and documentation efforts, educational enrichment, and after-school Native youth programming. The Native Arts program supports individual artists and arts organizations, with an emphasis on projects that address the revitalization of endangered Native art forms through intergenerational opportunities that transfer knowledge from elders to a new generation. The application deadline for all three programs is June 6, 2014. Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about the grant programs.
California K-12 Garden Programs Funded
California Fertilizer Foundation: School Garden Grant Program
The California Fertilizer Foundation's mission is to enhance awareness and understanding of plant nutrients and agriculture in California. The Foundation’s School Garden Grant Program provides funding for California public and private elementary, middle, and high schools for sustaining or establishing school gardens. The Foundation awards 24 grants of $1,200 annually to schools in California; 12 awards are made in each grant cycle. At the end of each year, winning schools can re-apply for a progress grant of $1,500 and a free agricultural field trip. The upcoming application deadline is June 15, 2014. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the grant application guidelines and form.
Support for At-Risk Youth Services
Department of Health and Human Services
The Street Outreach Program offers support to provide services to youth living on the streets and in unstable situations. The program aims to increase young people's safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with caring adults, with the goal of getting them off the streets. The application deadline is May 12, 2014.
Funds Available for Citizenship Services
Department of Homeland Security
The Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services program provides support to expand the availability of high quality citizenship preparation services for lawful permanent residents in communities across the nation. The application deadline is May 16, 2014.
Youth Suicide Prevention Efforts Supported
Department of Health and Human Services
The Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention program supports states and tribes in developing and implementing youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies, grounded in public/private collaboration. The application deadline is May 19, 2014.
Program Seeks to Improve School Safety
Department of Justice
The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative provides support to increase the safety of schools nationwide through research on the root causes of school violence, the development of technologies and strategies for increasing school safety, and pilot grants to test innovative approaches to enhance school safety. The application deadline is May 20, 2014.
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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: Trends in Grant Awards - Which Organizations Win Over $100,000 in Grant Awards (NEW)
Why does it matter? Well, if we can understand and define the demographic and grantseeking strategy characteristics of organizations that receive $100,000 or more in annual awards, we can then compare these characteristics with those of our own organizations. In this webinar, Ellen Mowrer, GrantStation's Director of Business and Marketing, will discuss techniques and tweaks that can help organizations move into the ranks of those receiving $100,000+ awards. Perhaps most importantly, this webinar will help identify where these changes are possible and how to make them happen. For example, if your organization's mission is to serve a rural population, you can't just pick up and move to the city. However, you can adapt the insights gained in this webinar to become more successful in your grantseeking efforts. Join us for the free webinar, which is offered as a kick-off to the Fall 2014 State of Grantseeking Survey and Reports. This webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Visit the link above to register.
How to Craft a Proposal to a Foundation
Proposal writing is the skill most sought after by savvy nonprofit staff members. On the one hand, writing a grant proposal is quite simple and follows a basic formula. However, submitting a proposal may be your only chance to put the case for funding your organization in front of a foundation, so you want to be sure to do it right. In this webinar, Judith Margolin provides invaluable tips on developing a compelling proposal narrative, what your proposal package should include, how to let your funder take the lead, and advice on writing and submission techniques that get your proposal noticed by foundation decision makers. This webinar is for beginning and intermediate grantwriters who want to learn specifically about proposals to foundations. The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Visit the link above to register.
Getting Started: Making Your Grant Requests Sparkle
Are you new to grant writing? This webinar will help you prepare the basic documents needed to write compelling letters of inquiry and grant proposals. Participants come away with a clear picture of exactly what documents they should have at hand and how to polish and present these documents in order to submit successful grants requests. Why not make your first grant proposals not only a joy to write, but also make them stand out from other submissions? Cynthia M. Adams, CEO of GrantStation, has been teaching grant writing workshops for over 20 years, and presents a webinar full of "how to's" and "examples" for the novice grant writer. Participants will receive several handouts/worksheets before the webinar to help guide their success. This webinar will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Visit the link above to register.
FREE Tour of the GrantStation Website
Join Jeremy Smith, GrantStation's Communications and Technology Director, 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, September 16, 2014. Visit the link above to register.
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