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Time Limited Grant Opportunities

Following is a selection of foundation, federal, state and local grant opportunities that may be relevant to Inland Empire nonprofits. Below is a list of time-limited opportunities that have either been recently released, or those that have upcoming deadlines. To the right is a report containing ongoing opportunities compiled for Inland Empire nonprofits.

May 29 2017

AIDS United Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Sector Transformation and Internal Restructuring for Organizations Serving People with HIV

AIDS United’s Sector Transformation Program provides grants, technical assistance, and opportunities for reverse site visits to HIV/AIDS service organizations that are navigating the challenges to service sustainability posed by shifts in funding, implementation of health care reform, and scientific advances in HIV treatment and prevention. The Sector Transformation Program supports tangible restructuring activities within a one-year timeframe, though some entities may receive second year funding depending on resources, needs, and success. Organizations led by and focused on serving women, people of color, and transgender communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $50,000 are available.

Eligibility: Applicants must be non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or have a fiscal agent. Grant funding is only available to organizations that are actively engaged in organizational restructuring activities. Documentation of Board approval and engagement in these activities is required.

Due Date: Letter of Inquiry forms must be submitted by May 29, 2017 to be considered for invitation for the summer cohort.

For more information, visit: http://www.harpofoundation.org/apply/new-work-project-grants/

 

Health and Wellness


May 31 2017

Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards Seeking Nominations for Creators or Founders of Social Impact Organizations

The Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards recognizes pioneering individuals who have persevered in their commitment to making the world a better place for women and/or children in the areas of health, education, social reform and esteem. One grand-prize winner and two runners up from among all eligible applications received, based on the following criteria:

•High impact – The nominee’s organization highly impacts low- to middle-income women and/or children in the US and its work has resulted in clear benefits to these populations.

•Innovative & Responsive Approach – The nominee’s organization has an innovative and entrepreneurial approach that addresses a challenge and its vision in a unique way. The organization is also driven by its efforts to identify community needs, and, in response, bui ld programming and services to affect those needs.

•Off the Grid – At the time when nominees are evaluated in this contest, the organization and its programming are not widely known, and are positioned to leverage the funding and/or the visibility provided should it win a Jaffe Award.

•Scalable – The organization can be expanded/replicated and applied to other locations.

•High Caliber of Leadership – The leadership of the nominee’s organization – including the nominee – has the ability to create, advocate, and influence the organization’s vision.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning nominee’s organization, not to the individual nominee in his or her individual capacity. No nominee will receive a prize for personal use and no nominator will receive a prize of any kind in this Contest.

Grant Amount: The grand-prize winner’s organization will receive $100,000 for its program. The organization of each runner up will receive a $25,000 award for its program.

Eligibility: To be eligible, nominees must be legal residents of one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, be at least eighteen (18) years old on the date of nomination in this contest, and the creator or founder of a social impact organization (“Organization”) that:

•Is either (i) a legal entity that has itself received and maintains 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service throughout the entire contest (including, as applicable, the prize fulfillment process) or (ii) holds a formalized, written fiscal-sponsorship arrangement with a legal entity that has received and maintains 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service throughout the entire contest (including, as applicable, the prize fulfillment process) (“Fiscal Sponsor”),

•Is independent and autonomous and must not be substantially supported by, or serve the purpose of promoting, religious or political organizations or beliefs (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Nominee must be the Organization’s principal decision maker in management and development matters. Organizations that were started under the direction of an existing third-party organization (i.e., any entity other than the Organization created by the nominee) do not meet this requirement and are ineligible in this Contest. (Organizations with a Fiscal Sponsor may still be considered autonomous and satisfy this requirement as determined by Sponsor in its discretion.),

Nominee must be a natural person. While nominee must have created or founded an Organization, entities are not eligible nominees in this contest and the Organization itself cannot be nominated. Employees, officers, directors, members, managers, agents, and representatives and family members of such individuals (or people living in the same household whether related or not) of Sponsor, Ascena Retail Group, Inc., and any of their subsidiaries or affiliates (including, but not limited to, The Dress Barn, Inc., Maurices Incorporated, Tween Brands, Inc., Lane Bryant, Inc., Catherine’s, Inc., and ANN INC.), TCC Group, Inc., any other entities participating in the design, promotion, marketing, administration, or fulfillment of this contest, or any of their respective parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates are not eligible to be a nominee. For purposes of this Contest, the term “family member” is defined as spouse, partner, parent, legal guardian, in-law, grandparent, child, or grandchild.

Due Date: May 31, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.jaffeawards.com/jaffe/home.aspx

 

Community Development


May 31 2017

Hanley Family Foundation Accepting Proposals for Substance Abuse Programs

The Hanley Family Foundation’s mission is to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism, chemical dependency and addictive behavior, including support for related research and education. The foundation provides support to organizations whose primary focus is to help individuals recover from, or avoid, substance use disorder. Due to the lack of treatment services, opportunities to support new or expanding programs that will allow more people to seek recovery are particularly attractive to HFF.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: Organizations must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or quality as a public charity as described in Section 509(a)(1), (2), or (3).

Due Date: There is no deadline for submitting a LOI, but HFF has a fiscal year ending May 31, and it conducts two funding cycles each fiscal year. Grant applications received by March 31 will be decided on by May 31, and those received by September 30 will be decided on by November 30.

For more information, visit: http://www.hanleyfamilyfoundation.org/

 

Health and Wellness


May 31 2017

Russell Sage Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Future of Work Research

The Russell Sage Foundation was established for "the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States." In pursuit of that mission, the foundation now dedicates itself to strengthening the methods, data, knowledge, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies.

The foundation's program on the Future of Work supports research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately-skilled workers in the United States. The foundation seeks research proposals related to the role of changes in employer practices; the nature of the labor market; and the impact of public policies on the employment, earnings, and the quality of jobs for American workers.

Examples of the kinds of topics and questions that are of interest include but are not limited to changing economies, changing family structure, and policy responses (or lack thereof); the economics of productivity and the role of managerial practices in improving job quality; the causes and consequences of job polarization; and the effects of long-term unemployment and strategies to prevent long-term disadvantage. Priority will be given to analyses of original qualitative and quantitative data sources, and novel uses of existing sources of data to address important questions related to the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the well-being of workers, today and in the future.

The foundation encourages methodological variety, but all proposals should have a well-developed conceptual framework and research design. Analytical models should be specified and research questions and hypotheses should be clearly stated. Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to qualified organizations.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be considered a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Review Code.

Due Date: Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than May 31, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 15, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://www.russellsage.org/research/future-work

 

Other / Miscellaneous


May 31 2017

The Tell Every Amazing Lady® About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation Supports Research Studies for Ovarian Cancer

The Tell Every Amazing Lady (TEAL) about Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s 2017 Medical Research Program offers funding in support of ovarian cancer research studies that are most aligned with that mission as determined by the TEAL board of directors and a scientific advisory committee. The mission of TEAL is to promote public awareness of and education about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer, provide support to survivors, and raise funds for research in order to find a cure. Project costs must be thoroughly outlined in the budget portion of this application.

Grant Amount: Requests for funding of up to $60,000 per year will be considered.

Eligibility: Applicants must be affiliated with an accredited not-for-profit institution within the United States. Applications are not accepted from for profit organizations or from federal or state government agencies.

Due Date: May 31, 2017

 

Other / Miscellaneous


May 31 2017

The Russell Sage Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Social Inequality Research

The Russell Sage Foundation supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequality in the United States. The program seeks Letters of Inquiry for investigator-initiated research projects that broaden current understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequality. Priority will be given to projects that use innovative data or methodologies to address important questions about inequality.

Examples of the kinds of topics that are of interest include but are not limited to economic well-being, equality of opportunity, and intergenerational mobility; the political process and resulting policies; psychological and/or cultural change; education; labor markets; child development and child outcomes; neighborhoods and communities; families, family structure, and family formation; and other forms of inequality.

The foundation encourages methodological variety, but all proposals should have well -developed conceptual frameworks and research designs. Analytical models should be specified and research questions and hypotheses should be clearly stated. Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results.

Grant Amount: Two-year grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to qualified organizations.

Eligibility: To be eligible, organizations must be considered tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Review Code. Researchers must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree, or a career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research.

Due Date: Letters of Inquiry are due May 31, 2017. Invited proposals are due August 15, 2017. For more information, visit: http://www.russellsage.org/research/funding/social-inequality

 

Other / Miscellaneous


Jun 01 2017

CASANA Announces the Availability of Funding for 2017 iPads for Apraxia Program

The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America supports systems for children with apraxia so that each child is afforded his or her best opportunity to develop speech and communication. CASANA is accepting applications for its 2017 iPads for Apraxia program. Now in its sixth year, the annual program supports the role of the supervised use of iPads for children with apraxia with the aim of giving them a means to communicate and enhancing their speech practice.

To qualify, children must be between the ages of 3 and 18 and live in the United States or Canada. Children also must have a formal diagnosis of childhood apraxia from a speech language pathologist and currently be participating in speech therapy. Priority will be given to older children with significant speech issues; children with severe apraxia; and/or children who participated in the 2016 Walk for Children with Apraxia.

Grant Amount: New iPads.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a parent or guardian of a child with speech apraxia, and the child’s family must meet CASANA’s financial requirements. Applications will only be accepted by postal mail or alternative mail carrier. Emailed or faxed applications will be returned with no exceptions.

Due Date: Deadline for 2017 awards are June 1, 2017 and August 1, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://www.apraxia-kids.org/casana-announces-2017-ipads-for-apraxia- application/

 

Youth / Children and Families


Jun 01 2017

The National Education Association Foundation Invites Applications for Learning and Leadership Grants

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation, supports student success by helping public schools’ educators work with key partners to build strong systems of shared responsibility. As part of an effort to achieve this goal, the NEA is inviting applications for its Learning and Leadership Grants program. The program provides grants to public institutions of higher education to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesion study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts of $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study are available. All applications for the $5,000 group grants must include partner information.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a public school educator in grades pre-K-12; a public school education support professional; or a faculty or staff member at a public higher education institution.

Due Date: June 1, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/

 

Education / Job Training


Jun 01 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities Accepting Applications for Cultural Heritage Projects

The National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage program aims to capture a vitally important part of our country’s heritage and preserve it for future generations. Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of outreach through community events that explore and interpret these materials as a window on the community’s history and culture. The Common Heritage program recognizes that members of the public—in partnership with libraries, museums, archives, and historical organizations—have much to contribute to the understanding of our cultural mosaic. Together, such institutions and the public can be effective partners in the appreciation and stewardship of our common heritage.

The program supports events organized by community cultural institutions, which members of the public will be invited to attend. At these events experienced staff will digitize the community historical materials brought in by the public. Project staff will also record descriptive information —provided by community attendees—about the historical materials. Contributors will be given a free digital copy of their items to take home, along with the original materials. With the owner’s permission, digital copies of these materials would be included in the institutions’ collections. Historical photographs, artifacts, documents, family letters, art works, and audiovisual recordings are among the many items eligible for digitization and public commemoration. Projects must also provide community outreach via public events that would expand understanding of the community’s heritage. Public programs could include lectures, panels, reading and discussion groups, special gallery tours, screening and discussion of relevant films, presentations by a historian, special initiatives for families and children, interpretation by curators about items brought in by the public, workshops on preserving heritage materials, or other activities that bring humanities perspectives on heritage materials to community audiences. These activities should provide a framework for a deeper understanding of the community members’ shared or divergent heritage. The programs may take place before, during, and/or after the day of the digitization event.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $12,000 are available.

Eligibility:  The following applicants are eligible:

•Special district governments

•Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

•Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

•County governments

•State governments

•Private institutions of higher education

•Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

•City or township governments

Due Date: June 1, 2017

For more information, visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view- opportunity.html?oppId=292681

 

Arts and Humanities


Jun 05 2017

The National Institute of Health Announces Funding for Research on the Link Between Nutrition and Alcohol- related Health Outcomes

The National Institute of Health’s encourages applications that propose to examine associations between nutrition and alcohol-related health outcomes in humans and animal models. The goal of this program announcement is to stimulate a broad range of research on the role of nutrition in the development, prevention, and treatment of a variety of alcohol-related health outcomes including alcohol use disorder and chronic disease. Study designs may include experimental studies, feeding studies, epidemiologic approaches, and prevention/intervention studies. Research is encouraged in previously understudied areas, including those mentioned below as specific areas of research interest:

•Fetal alcohol

•Chronic Disease

•Cognition 

Grant Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is five years.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include:

•Institutions of higher education

•State and county governments

•Nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) status

•Other organizations.

Due Date: June 5, 2017

For more information, visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view- opportunity.html?oppId=292332

 

Other / Miscellaneous