Dear community members and leaders,

As some of you may know, in addition to the Public Policy Center and the Latino Community Network, The Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs (OCHLA) has recently launched the Organization Development Center (ODC). This center is tasked with the “build” portion of our mandates.

The ODC’s core function is to build the capacity of organizations and leaders serving Ohio Hispanic communities. Our agency is aware of the limited funding opportunities available for programming and the tremendous and consuming task that grants research and writing can be.

In an effort to assist in building the service capacity of organizations, OCHLA will continuously search for and distribute information on available grant funding opportunities that could be suitable for your organization. In addition, OCHLA is ready and willing to assist organizations by:

Providing information on grant, including required forms, deadlines, etc.

Coordinating partnerships between organizations for collaboration on grant proposals

Assisting with research to identify community need

Providing a letter of support and assistance in connecting project with policy makers

We encourage you to visit the web pages containing the official grant announcement to see if any are of interest to your organization. Please contact us if you need any assistance, as described above.

Please note that some links from grants.gov may not work due to formatting issues. If you click on a link that does not work, please contact us and we will provide you with the correct information.

GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Community Development

Program Name: 2013 Neighborhood Partnership Grants Program
Brief Description:
The Neighborhood Partnership Grants (NPG) Programoffers competitive grants that are designed to improve the quality of neighborhood life in Franklin County.  Grants are available for neighborhood-driven collaborative projects located in Franklin County.  The program accepts requests up to $10,000.  Please note: In 2012 grants ranged from $500 to $8,000.  The average grant award was $3,409.

Program Name: Economic Self-Sufficiency Programs in Bank Communities Funded
Brief Description: The KeyBank Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that foster economic self-sufficiency in the communities where KeyBank operates in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington. The Foundation’s Financial Education category supports programs that foster effective financial management and understanding of financial services and tools. The Workforce Development category supports programs that provide training and placement for people to access job opportunities for a stronger and better prepared workforce. The Diversity category supports programs that employ systemic changes to improve the access of individuals of diverse backgrounds and encourage them to realize their full potential. Requests may be submitted throughout the year and are reviewed quarterly. Application guidelines and forms are available on the KeyBank website.

Program Name: Hispanic Poverty and Inequality Grant Competition
Brief Description:
The proposed research should use new or existing data to analyze key trends related to one of the five domains listed above. The types of research that will be supported within each of the domains are described in more detail at:http://www.stanford.edu/group/scspi/research_hispanic_pov_ineq_mob.html(and applicants are strongly encouraged to read these research descriptions before formulating their proposals). The main questions of interest, as detailed in the website descriptions, are as follows:
·      What are the key trends among Hispanic populations in poverty, income inequality, and social service use?
·      How does the socioeconomic standing of Hispanic immigrants vary across first, second, and third generations?
·      How much economic and social mobility is there among different Hispanic populations and what are the main sources of such mobility?
·      What is the effect of immigration enforcement policy on poverty and labor force outcomes of Hispanics?
·      What forces are influencing the changing and sometimes deteriorating health of Hispanic populations?
The proposed projects may rely on either qualitative or quantitative data, or a combination of the two.

Education

Program Name: Grants Promote Education and Equality for Women and Girls
Brief Description: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation works to advance educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States. The AAUW Community Action Grants program provides funds to individuals, AAUW organizations, and local community-based nonprofit organizations throughout the country for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering, or math. One-year grants of $2,000 to $7,000 provide funds for community-based projects that include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equality for women and girls. Two-year grants of $5,000 to $10,000 provide start-up funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. The application deadline for both types of grants is January 15, 2013. Visit the AAUW website to submit an online application.

Health

Program Name: Support for Community Health/Clinical Health Collaborations
Brief Description: The Kresge Foundation is dedicated to promoting human progress by helping to improve the lives of poor and low-income children and adults, particularly those living in underserved urban and rural areas. Through the Community Health Partnerships initiative, the Foundation seeks to encourage cross-sector collaboration and the integration of community health strategies into health care, especially the primary care safety-net. The focus of the “Innovative Approaches to Improve Community Health” category is on promising new practices that serve vulnerable populations by advancing prevention, improving access, and integrating primary community and clinical care. The Foundation looks for efforts that foster connections between clinical health care and community health by integrating patient care with activity to recognize and “treat” the social and environmental factors that contribute to poor health. Preliminary applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application guidelines.

Media

Program Name: Media Programs Funded
Brief Description: The America’s Media Makers program provides support for projects in the formats of interactive digital media, such as websites, games, mobile applications, virtual environments, streaming video, or podcasts; film and television projects intended for national distribution; and radio projects intended for regional or national distribution. Grant categories include development grants and production grants. The application deadline is January 9, 2013.

Youth

Program Name: Support for Youth Nutrition and Fitness Programs
Brief Description: The Champions for Healthy Kids program is a partnership of the General Mills Foundation, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. The goal of the program is to encourage U.S. communities to improve the eating and physical activity patterns of young people. In 2013, the program will award 50 grants of $10,000 each to nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies throughout the country that offer innovative programs to help youth adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle. Local organizations that work with children, including park districts, health departments, government agencies, Native American tribes, municipal organizations, schools, YMCAs, Boys & Girls clubs, etc., are eligible to apply. Online applications must be submitted by December 3, 2012. Visit the company’s website to access the Champions for Healthy Kids application.


Scholarships:

Program Name: OCHLA Scholarship Resource Center for Hispanic Students
Brief Description:  The Ohio Latino Scholarship Network is part of the Commission’s education initiative to encourage and facilitate collaboration among Ohio’s Latino scholarship programs. One component of the Network is the Scholarship Resource Center.

The Resource Center will provide scholarship and application information, as well as tips for applying for scholarships.

Grant Training

Program Name: OCJS FREE Grant Training Sessions
Brief Description: Click the link above for a full calendar of upcoming free grant writing sessions by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services. Training sessions are general and cover different topics, such as finding grants, writing a strong proposal, logic model creation, cost-benefit analysis, and much more! 

Program Name: GrantStation Webinars
Brief Description: Many nonprofits have one standard proposal that they mass mail to potential funders. This is a mistake since it is critical to customize each grant proposal so that it matches the funder’s own criteria as closely as possible. With so much information available today on exactly what funders are looking for, and with competition as steep as it is now, it is essential to go the extra mile to make each proposal special. In this webinar Judith Margolin provides specific advice on tailoring grant requests to meet funders’ needs while referring to real-life grant proposals as examples. The webinar will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012. Visit the link above to register.

Program Name: United Way of Central Ohio Grant Training
Brief Description: The Neighborhood Training Academy provides grassroots, small nonprofits and community residents the opportunity to improve existing skills, build or improve organizational capabilities and create new ways in developing stronger and safer neighborhoods.

Program Name: OCHLA Grant Training Resources
Brief Description: The vision of the Organizations Development Center of the Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs is to be provide a force-multiplier in building the capacity of private-sector, not-for-profit community organizations working for the benefit of all Ohioans, with a specific focus on organizations for and by Latinos.

Best,

Jose A. Cos, MPA

Organizations Development Center Officer
Ohio Latino Affairs Commission ~ Advise. Connect. Build.
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