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GrantStation Insider – March 16, 2017

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Volume XVI | Issue 11

National | Regional | Federal | Partner Depot | Online Education | Announcements

National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Land Acquisition to Conserve Critical Habitats
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Acres for America
Acres for America, a partnership between Walmart Stores, Inc. and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), provides funding for projects that conserve important large-scale habitats for fish, wildlife, and plants through land acquisitions and perpetual conservation easements. Preference will be given to projects that achieve more than one of the following program priorities: conserve critical habitats for birds, fish, plants, and wildlife; connect existing protected lands to unify wild places and protect critical migration routes; provide access for people to enjoy the outdoors; and ensure the future of local economies that depend on forestry, ranching, and recreation. All grant awards require a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services. Nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, Indian tribes, and educational institutions are eligible to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate NFWF regional office to discuss project ideas prior to applying. Pre-proposals are due April 13, 2017; invited full proposals must be submitted by June 29, 2017. Visit the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation website to review the 2017 Request for Pre-Proposals.

Programs for Elders with Dementia Funded
Brookdale National Group Respite Program
The Brookdale Foundation Group works to advance the fields of geriatrics and gerontology and to improve the lives of senior citizens. The Brookdale National Group Respite Program awards seed grants to service providers that plan to offer new, dementia-specific Group Respite or specialized Early Memory Loss (EML) programming to participants, along with support to caregivers, in order to help individuals remain in their communities. All funded programs must provide a day program for people affected by Alzheimer's disease or other dementia, which is limited to those who are cognitively impaired. Grants of $10,000 will be provided in year one, renewable for $5,000 for the second year, based on evaluation of first year’s activities and potential for future continuity of the program. The application deadline is June 15, 2017. Visit the Brookdale Foundation Group’s website to download the guidelines and application form.

Recognition for Organizations Serving Military Families
Newman's Own Awards Program
Newman's Own, Fisher House Foundation, and Military Times are joining together in presenting $200,000 in grants to recognize volunteer and nonprofit organizations supporting our nation's military families. Eligible applicants to the Newman’s Own Awards Program must be comprised primarily of volunteers and/or be a nonprofit organization, and be working with Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve units, veterans, and their families. Applying organizations will be evaluated on their innovative plans for improving the quality of life for members of the military and their families. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided. The application deadline for 2017 is May 2nd. Visit the program’s website to submit an online application.

Grants Promote Companion Pet Programs
Banfield Foundation
The Banfield Foundation is committed to improving the well-being of pets and communities nationwide. The Foundation’s Pet Advocacy Grants support nonprofit organizations that offer programs designed to keep pets healthy and in loving homes. Priority is given to programs that provide a direct solution to avoid surrender or separation of companion pets from families. Examples of funded programs include the following: basic veterinary care for financially-challenged companion pet owners, programs that help vulnerable populations care for or keep their pets, education programs that relate to keeping companion pets and their people together, and behavior modification programs to correct inappropriate companion pet behaviors so that pets may remain in the home. The application deadlines for this program are April 30 and October 31, annually. (The Foundation’s Veterinary Assistance Grants, Flea/Tick Grants, and Disaster Relief Grants accept applications throughout the year.) Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the various grant opportunities.


Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Organizations Committed to Improving Life in Montana Supported
Browning Kimball Foundation
The Browning Kimball Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the state of Montana. The Foundation's areas of interest include youth and families; health, with an emphasis on prevention; arts and humanities; and sustainable agriculture. Letters of intent must be submitted by April 3, 2017; invited proposals are due July 14, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the Foundation’s guidelines and application process.

Funds for Oral Health Programs in Kansas
Delta Dental of Kansas: Community Dental Health Grants
Delta Dental of Kansas works to increase access to dental care for underserved populations, build the capacity to provide dental care, increase public awareness of oral health, and promote the prevention of oral disease throughout the state. Delta Dental provides Community Dental Health Grants of up to $150,000 for community-based programs designed to improve oral health, with special consideration given to programs that focus on low-income children and senior citizens. Grants are available for new initiatives, new components of existing programs, start-up funding, or one-time events. Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and Tribal organizations are eligible to apply. The application deadline is April 14, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the grant guidelines and application materials.

Capacity Building Grants for Social Justice Organizations in Appalachia
Appalachian Community Fund: $30K for 30 Years of Change, Not Charity
The Appalachian Community Fund supports grassroots organizations working to overcome the underlying causes of poverty and injustice in Central Appalachia (eastern Tennessee, eastern Kentucky, southwest Virginia, and all of West Virginia). The Fund’s $30K for 30 Years of Change, Not Charity grant initiative will provide small grants of $500 to $1,000 to community-based organizations working for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice. The focus is on technical assistance and capacity building designed to help build strong organizations. The Fund gives special consideration to grassroots organizations with budgets of less than $200,000 that have limited access to traditional funding sources. The application deadline is April 25, 2017. Visit the Fund’s website to download the guidelines and application form.

Support for Health Initiatives to Benefit Utah Residents
Utah Medical Association Foundation
The Utah Medical Association Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that strive to promote the health of the citizens of Utah. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that work to improve or support education of physicians and nurses, improve facilities and treatment options, and support public health projects that serve to mitigate or prevent disease. The upcoming application deadline is April 15, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the application form.


Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans Funded
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces initiative provides support to plan, develop, manage, and implement programs to provide adaptive sports activities. The application deadline is April 21, 2017. 

Program Supports Capacity and Professional Development for Museums
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Museums Empowered: Professional Development and Capacity Building Opportunities for Museums program supports efforts related to digital technology, diversity and inclusion, evaluation, and organizational management. The application deadline is May 1, 2017. 


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Online Education
Live Webinars

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.

Writing Federal Grants

The federal government is increasingly interested in funding the important work done by community and faith-based groups throughout the country. Every year the government releases millions of dollars to help nonprofit organizations serve their communities. During this webinar, Alice Ruhnke will talk about how to identify federal grant opportunities, and she'll outline the major elements of grant applications required by most federal agencies. Resources to help your organization through the government grantseeking process will also be discussed. This presentation will be held Thursday, April 6, 2017, and is for intermediate participants. Visit the link above to register.

The Power of Three: $149 Webinar Special

Kick off your spring grantseeking with three powerful, back-to-back webinars in April presented by CEO and Founder of GrantStation, Cynthia Adams.

We begin with Building a Powerful Grants Strategy for 2017 on April 12. This is followed by a step-by-step webinar on Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team on April 13. Cynthia will top it off with a webinar focusing on the importance of a strong statement of need with her popular The Golden Key to Successful Grant Requests on April 27.

Purchasing this special $149 offer grants you individual access to all three of these webinars for one low price:

The last day to purchase this series of webinars is April 11th.

FREE Tour of the NEW GrantStation Website

Join Jeremy Smith, Communications and Technology Director, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, for a quick tour of the NEW GrantStation website. This tour will cover all of the features in GrantStation.com and it will also highlight the recent changes to the website, including a new look, new navigation, new search interfaces, and additional charitable database search criteria. 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 grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects. By using GrantStation's databases and resource tools, you can begin to develop a successful grantseeking strategy for the next 12 to 18 months. This webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Building a Powerful Grants Strategy for 2017

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, CEO of GrantStation, 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 an overall grantseeking strategy for their organization. This presentation, which will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, is geared towards beginning and intermediate grantwriters. Advanced grantwriters may also find it useful as a refresher course. Visit the link above to register.

View a complete list of upcoming Online Education Trainings.


Announcements

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The Bollinger Foundation Call for Nominations

The Bollinger Foundation is now accepting grant nominations of families in which a deceased parent worked - or the surviving parent continues to work - in the field of public or affordable housing, or community and economic development. The grants primarily provide funds for children's education, which can include, but is not limited to grants towards special educational needs, school materials, and college tuition. The Foundation has also awarded funds for counseling and other special needs.

Register now for the 36th Annual Bollinger Open. If you're an avid golfer, or just enjoy an occasional game, register for the Bollinger Foundation's biggest fundraiser - the Bollinger Open, an annual golf tournament held at Andrews Air Force Base Golf Course. Registration costs go toward the scholarships and grants given by the Bollinger Foundation. Sponsors are also being accepted for this amazing event. There are a variety of sponsorship packages and many include a number of complimentary tournament registrations.

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Editor: Julie Kaufman
Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

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