Enhanced Grant Writing and Fundraising: Ideas to Realities at The Evergreen State College

23 02 2015

Just received word I’ve been approved to offer a 4-credit course in the first summer session at TESC in Olympia, WA. This course helps students understand and appreciate United States philanthropy especially  non-profit organizations and what they must do to seek and secure outside funding.  We’ll define and discuss key components of developmental readiness like board development and strategic planning that funders view as important to organizational sustainability. We’ll learn how to research funding sources.  A primary focus of the course is grant writing, specifically how to prepare a competitive grant application to a corporate, foundation or federal source.  The course also shares keys to successful grant administration and other resource development activities. These activities include annual funds, special events, contracting, planned giving, in-kind contributions and more. Join us this summer to learn ways to convert your ideas to realities!

For further information contact me at: tescgrantwriting@gmail.com





NW Tribal Building Project Successes

12 02 2015

Click on the link for a presentation on best practices for defining, funding and building key Tribal facilities:

SparrowHawk Successful Articulation of and Fundraising for Tribal Buildings

For further information please contact Don Chalmers, SparrowHawk Consulting Company, don@sparrowhawkco.com or 800-398-9048. Thanks!





“2015 Program” Funding Announced

12 02 2015

Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced over $9 million in grant funds will soon be available for outreach and technical assistance to minority and veteran farmers and ranchers. This funding will enable community-based organizations, eligible higher education institutions and tribal organizations to work directly with these groups to successfully acquire, own and operate farms and ranches and to access all USDA programs and services. These funds are being provided through the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, also known as the “2501 Program”.

Through the 2501 Program, outreach and technical assistance is provided to minority and veteran farmers and ranchers through partnering organizations, including 1890 Land Grant Institutions, 1994 Land Grant Institutions, other American Indian Tribal community colleges and Alaska Native cooperative colleges, Hispanic-serving and other institutions of higher education, Tribal governments and organizations, and community-based organizations.

For more information, visit www.usda.gov/farmbill

For help preparing to apply for these funds please contact: Don Chalmers, don@sparrowhawkco.com, SparrowHawk Consulting





SAMHSA: $325.2 Million Available in Grant Opportunities

9 02 2015

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced several grant opportunities that might be of interest:

Up to $163.2 Million Available in Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration GrantsThe purpose of this program is to provide coordinated and integrated services by co-locating primary and specialty care medical services in community-based mental and behavioral health settings.

Up to $140 Million Available in Strategic Prevention Framework Grants

The program is designed to address two of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities: 1) underage drinking among people aged 12 to 20; and 2) prescription drug misuse and abuse among people aged 12 to 25.

Up to $18.6 Million Available To Enhance and Support the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Disaster Distress Helpline

SAMHSA is accepting applications for a cooperative agreement of up to $18.6 million to manage, enhance, and strengthen the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline as well as the Disaster Distress Helpline (Helpline) over 3 years.

Up to $1.4 Million Available in Statewide Family Network Program Grants

The purpose of this program is to enhance state capacity and infrastructure to be more oriented to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families.

Nearly $2 Million Available in Statewide Consumer Network Grants

The purpose of this program is to improve mental health service delivery to people with serious mental illnesses by enhancing statewide mental health consumer-run and controlled organizations.

For further information:  http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSAMHSA/bulletins/ef10db

For assistance in completing a competitive grant:  Don Chalmers, don@sparrowhawkco.com or (800) 398-9048