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Featured Grants from GrantStation Insider, August 31, 2017

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National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Green Growth Efforts in the United States, Canada, and Mexico
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 funding to nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations, environmental groups, community-based associations, academic institutions, Tribal nations, and indigenous peoples and communities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Grants of up to $53,000 support community initiatives focusing on Innovation and Partnerships for Green Growth in order to advance environmentally-responsible economic development while decreasing pressure on natural resources and promoting more sustainable patterns of production and consumption. Strategic priority areas include climate change mitigation and adaptation, green growth, and sustainable communities and ecosystems. Proposals must be submitted by September 22, 2017. Visit the CEC website to review the Call for Proposals.

Established Theatre and Dance Companies Funded
The Shubert Foundation

The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance. The Foundation provides general operating support to nonprofit, professional resident theatre and dance companies that have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility. A limited number of grants are also made to arts-related organizations that help support the development of theatre and dance, as well as graduate drama departments of private universities. Applications for theatre grants are due December 1, 2017. All other grant applications must be submitted by October 18, 2017. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application instructions.

Local Communities Promoting Healthy Living Honored
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Culture of Health Prize

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize honors outstanding communities throughout the United States that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments that will enable everyone, especially those facing the greatest challenges, to have the opportunity to live well. Up to ten winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country. For the purposes of this prize, "a community" is defined as one of the following: town/village, city, borough, county, tribe or tribal community, Native Hawaiian organization, or region (such as contiguous towns, cities, or counties). The Phase One application deadline is November 3, 2017; Phase Two applications will be due on January 18, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the call for applications.

Grants Enhance K-12 Gardens in the U.S. and Canada
Whole Kids Foundation: School Garden Grant Program

The Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to supporting schools and inspiring families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. The Foundation's School Garden Grant Program provides support for edible gardens at K-12 schools in the U.S. and Canada. These grants of $2,000 are awarded to schools as well as nonprofit organizations working in partnership with schools. Consideration is given to new or existing garden projects at any stage of development that help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables. The application process for both U.S. and Canadian projects opens on September 1, 2017. U.S. applications must be submitted by October 31, 2017; Canadian applications are due November 15, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the program.


Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas


Grants Strengthen STEM Education Projects in the Midwest and East
Constellation E2 Energy to Educate

The Constellation E2 Energy to Educate initiative provides grants for educational projects in company communities in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. that help foster energy conservation and progress. Priority is given to projects that are designed to enhance students’ understanding of science and technology and that inspire them to think differently about energy. The focus is on projects that reach a minimum of 100 students and that align with the following themes: Energy in Transportation, Backyard Generation, and Zero Waste. Grants of up to $25,000 are available for programs in grades six to 12; higher education programs are eligible for grants of up to $50,000. The application deadline is October 1, 2017. Visit the company’s website to download the grant guidelines and submit an online application.


Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Coastal Habitat Protection Funded
Fish and Wildlife Service

The Coastal Program helps coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. The application deadline is September 30, 2017. 

Support Available for Tribal Suicide Prevention
Indian Health Service

The Zero Suicide Initiative seeks to improve the system of care for those at risk for suicide by implementing a comprehensive, culturally informed, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in Indian health systems. The application deadline is October 12, 2017.

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