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Mar 31 2017

The Buckminster Fuller Institute Announces the Availability of Funds to Support the Fuller Challenge-to Find Innovative Solutions to Humanity’s Most Pressing Problems

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) announces funding for the 2017 Fuller Challenge. Through the annual program, the institute invites activists, architects, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, scientists, students, and planners from all over the world to submit innovative solutions to some of humanity's most pressing problems.

BFI looks for holistic strategies that demonstrate a clear grasp of big-picture dynamics. If a proposal emphasizes a new design, material, process, service, tool or technology, it is essential that it be part of an integrated strategy that simultaneously addresses key social, environmental, and economic factors. The institute seeks initiatives that tackle urgent needs at a range of scales: from macro-strategies that have the potential for widespread impact to local community-based initiatives with global relevance and replicability. Proposals at any stage of development will be reviewed; nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid initiatives are all eligible

Grant Amount: Grant amount $100,000.

Eligibility: To be eligible:

•Entries must put forth an original idea or synthesize existing ideas into a new strategy that creatively addresses a critical need;

•apply a whole-systems approach to the design and implementation process;

•aim to address multiple goals, requirements, and conditions in a holistic way; 

•factor in critical future trends and needs as well as the projected impacts of project implementation in the short and long term;

•practice environmental responsibility;

•enhance the ability of natural systems to regenerate;

•demonstrate the solution is possible;

•be able to withstand empirical testing and make authentic claims;

•and be able to be adapted to similar conditions elsewhere.

Due Date: March 31, 2017 For more information, visit: http://www.bfi.org/static/email/challenge/2017_Cycle_Dates_Announcement.html

 


Mar 31 2017

Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Giving Programs.

The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in the following target giving areas:

•Youth Development and Education area focuses on programs that create opportunities for early childhood and K-12 youth that fulfill their educational experience, promote their well- being, and inspire them to reach their full potential.

•Economic Opportunity area focuses on organizations that promote stability in neighborhoods through assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals and families.

Grant Amount: Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000 depending on the type of grant award.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization within the communities the bank serves in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

Due Date:  March 31, 2017

For more information, visit: https://www.umpquabank.com/umpqua-life/community-giving/

 


Mar 31 2017

The Build-A-Bear Foundation Announces Funding to Inspire Kids to Help Others

The Build-A-Bear Foundation supports programs designed to promote health and wellness of children and families; care and welfare of animals; and literacy and education. Build-A-Bear Foundation issues grants to qualifying non-profits with programs that embody the values of H.E.A.R.T.:

•H- Help your community

•E- Empower yourself and others

•A- Accept what makes you and others unique

•R- Respect animals and the world around you

•T- Team up to do more

Grant Amount: Grants range between $1,000-10,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must be incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

Due Date: All grant requests must be submitted online between January 1 and March 31, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/workshop/Charitable%20Donations/3100023/10500018#

 


Apr 01 2017

World of Children Accepting Nominations for 2017 Awards Program

The World of Children Award program was created to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of children in the United States and around the globe. To that end, the program awards grants in support of proven, high-impact programs that ensure that more children’s lives will be touched, improved and changed forever.

The World of Children Awards honors individuals in the following six categories:

1.Protection Award: Recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to children so that they can live free from fear, abuse, and exploitation (including but not limited to trafficking, slavery, and sexual imposition).

2.Education Award: Recognizes individuals making substantial contributions to children in the educational arena. This includes individuals who have made and are making education available to severely underserved populations, those who innovate new and effective methods of learning and teaching, and those whose work creates educational opportunity for children who are challenged or disenfranchised.

3.Humanitarian Award: Recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the areas of social services, education, or humanitarian services. Nominees must have created, managed, or otherwise supported a sustainable program that has significantly contributed to children’s opportunities to be safe, to learn, and to grow; must do this work over and above their normal employment, or work for little or no pay; must have been doing this work for a minimum of ten years; and have an existing nonprofit organization in good standing that can receive grant funds. The minimum grant award is $50,000.

4.Health Award: Recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine, or the sciences. Nominees must have created, managed, or otherwise supported a sustainable program that has significantly contributed to the improved health of children; must do this work over and above their normal employment, or work for little or no pay; must have been doing this work for a minimum of ten years; must have an existing nonprofit organization in good standing, which can receive grant funds.

5.Youth Award: Recognizes youth who are making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. Nominees must be under the age of 21 by the nomination submission deadline; have an existing nonprofit organization in good standing that can receive grant funds; and have been doing this work for a minimum of three years by the nomination submission deadline. The minimum grant award is $25,000.

6.Alumni Award: Recognizes past honorees whose work on behalf of children has excelled and awards them additional funds to further that work. Nominees must have previously received a World of Children Award.

Grant Amount: Most grants are a minimum of $50,000.  The Youth Award is a minimum of $25,000.

Eligibility:  Requirements associated with nominations include:

•Nominees must have an existing nonprofit, not-for-profit, NGO, or charity organization in good standing. The organization must be able to receive grant funds if Awarded.

•Nominee must be the founder, co-founder, or visionary leader responsible for the organization’s success and growth. Volunteers and paid staff, including the organization’s executive director, are not qualified for an Award.

•Nominee’s organization must be entirely focused on helping children, especially vulnerable children. Organizations serving a substantial number of adults, while wonderful in their own right, do not align with this mission and may be disqualified.

•Nominees must do this work over and above their normal employment. Alternatively, the Nominee must work for little or no pay.

•World of Children Award excludes any work designed to specifically advance any one religion or political position. The Board of Governors of World of Children Award reserves the right to exclude Nominations it deems to be religious or political in nature.

•The organization of individuals nominated for the Education, Health, Humanitarian, or Protection Awards must have been registered as a nonprofit, not-for-profit, NGO, or charity organization for a minimum of 10 years. Nominees with organizations having less than a 10- year history will be disqualified. 

•Individuals nominated for the Education, Health, Humanitarian, or Protection Awards must have been doing this work with their organization for a minimum of 10 years. Nominees with less than 10 years of work will be disqualified.

•Nominees must have full knowledge that they are being nominated. We strongly recommend that the person you are nominating and the related organization assist you in completing the nomination form.

•Nominees must be available to participate in the Annual Awards Ceremonies held in New York City, USA, if he or she is selected as an Honoree. Travel and accommodations will be arranged and paid for by World of Children Award.

•Nominees must be nominated for one Award only. Individuals submitted for multiple categories will be disqualified.

•Only one individual from an organization can be nominated. If multiple individuals are nominated from the same organization, World of Children Award retains the right to select which Nomination Form/application to review, solely at its discretion

Due Date:  April 1, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.worldofchildren.org/theaward/awards-we-give/

 


Apr 01 2017

The Entertainment Software Association Foundation Seeks Proposals from Women for Computer, Video Game Scholarships

The Entertainment Software Association Foundation the philanthropic arm of the Entertainment Software Association, is seeking applications to a scholarship program designed to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to a career in Computer & Video Game Arts.

Grant Amount: Up to thirty scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually, with fifteen going to graduating high school seniors and fifteen going to current college students

Eligibility: Applicants must be a female or minority student pursuing a degree leading to a career in computer and video game arts (high school seniors must already be accepted into a program). In addition, applicants must be enrolling or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States; maintain a grade-point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), and be a citizen of the U.S.

Due Date:  April 1, 2017

For more information, visit: http://esafoundation.org/scholarship.asp

 


Apr 01 2017

The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Supports Post-Doctoral Research in Health and Human Services

The Fahs-Beck Fund provides grants to support post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations. Areas of interest to the fund are: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems.

Grant Amount: Grant awards range up to $20,000.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be affiliated with accredited non-profit human service organizations in the United States or Canada. The applicant organization must agree to accept administrative responsibility for the project and submit required financial forms and reports. The principal investigator (PI) must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and relevant experience. The PI must be in full control of the research and be the principal author of the final report.

Due Date: April 1, 2017

For more information, visit: The Fahs-Beck Fund provides grants to support post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations. Areas of interest to the fund are: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems.

 


Apr 01 2017

The Centers for Disease Control Announces Funding for Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of funds for a cooperative agreement with organizations with demonstrated experience and capacity of implementing community engagement methods (e.g. community-based participatory research) and multi-sector partnerships to promote sexual health, advance community wellness, influence sexual health behavior and practices, and reduce STI disparities. In accordance with the Healthy People 2020 Goals for the nation, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) focuses on reducing the proportion of adolescents and young adults with Chlamydia trachomatis infections, reducing Chlamydia rates among females aged 15-44 years, reducing gonorrhea rates, reducing sustained domestic transmission of primary and secondary syphilis, congenital syphilis, and reducing the proportion of young adults with genital herpes infection due to herpes simplex type 2.

This funding provides support in five focus areas:

•Implementation of community engagement methods (e.g. community-based participatory research) to achieve health equity;

•Identification and implementation of systems and environmental change strategies that promote sexual health and support healthy behaviors and facilitate community-clinical linkages to build support for interventions to prevent and reduce STI disparities;

•Enhancement and sustainability of partnerships;

•Support for communication strategies to promote STD program successes and leverage additional resources for STI control and prevention;

•Evaluation of the efficacy of this approach and intervention implementation.

Grant Amount: Grant awards range up to $312,500.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include:

•Nonprofit organizations

•Institutions of higher education

•Local governments

•Small businesses

•Other

Due Date:  April 1, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view- opportunity.html?oppId=290103

 


Apr 04 2017

Corporation for National and Community Services Announces Funding for Senior Corps RSVP Programs

The Description. The Senior Corps RSVP Expansion Competition will award grants to eligible organizations proposing to engage RSVP volunteers age 55 and older in a diverse range of volunteer activities. Through this expansion competition, CNCS focuses on increasing the impact of national service in certain counties across the country.

Senior Corps' funding priorities for the competition will be the following:

1.Evidence-based program implementations,

2.Elder Justice,

3.Education - Intergenerational Programming,

4.Access to Care in Opioid Abuse,

5.Aging in Place,

6.Transportation, and

7.Economic Opportunity.

Grant Amount: Total funding available is $3,000,000 with minimum grants of $75,000 each.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include: 

•State, County, City or township governments and Special district governments

•Public  Private and State controlled institutions of higher education

•Independent school districts

•Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

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

•State governments

•Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities

Eligible applicants are limited to only those counties across the country that are currently not being served. A complete list of all such counties is set forth by state in the NOFA  - Appendix A.

Due Date:  April 4, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view- opportunity.html?oppId=291304

 


Apr 14 2017

Ben & Jerry's Foundation Seeks Proposals for Social and Environmental Justice Projects

The Ben & Jerry's Foundation supports organizations working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems.

One-year grants will be awarded to nonprofit, grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States working to further social and environmental justice and in support of sustainable and just-food systems. Grants can be used to support both programming or operational costs.

Grant Amount: Grant of up to $20,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility: The foundation will only consider proposals from grassroots, constituent-led organizations with annual budgets under $500,000 that are using direct action, grassroots, and community- organizing strategies to accomplish their goals.

Due Date: Pre-proposals must be received no later than April 14, 2017. Upon review, select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by October 19, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://benandjerrysfoundation.org/the-grassroots-organizing-for-social- change-program/

 


Apr 28 2017

The Patagonia Foundation Accepting Applications for Grassroots Environmental Campaigns

The Patagonia Foundation’s environmental grant program supports small, grassroots activist organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and are working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. Grants will be awarded in support of projects that are action-oriented, build public involvement and support, are focused on root causes, and demonstrate a commitment to long-term change. In addition to the corporate grant program, each Patagonia retail store administers a local grants program. Retail store grant applications are accepted year-round.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $15,000 are available.

Eligibility: The company only funds organizations with 501(c)(3) status or an eligible fiscal sponsor. Grants are not provided for general environmental education efforts; land acquisition, land trusts, or conservation easements; research (unless it is in direct support of a developed plan for specific action to alleviate an environmental problem); environmental conferences; endowment funds; political campaigns; or green-building projects.

Due Date: The two annual deadlines are April 30, 2017 and August 31, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://www.patagonia.com/grant-guidelines.html

 


Apr 30 2017

Archer Charitable Foundation Announces the Availability of Funds to support Child Welfare, Arts and Culture, Health and Social Services

The Archer Charitable Foundation supports a broad range of philanthropic purposes in the arts and culture, health and social services with an emphasis on child welfare.

Priorities:

•Demonstrate the potential significant and long-term impact achieved by funding their program or project,

•Communicate a clear plan for timely implementation,

•Promote volunteer participation and citizen involvement,

•Address relevant issues and identify legitimate problems affecting the respective community in which such organization provides its programs and services,

•Demonstrate that the project cannot be4 accomplished without external funding, and

•Exhibit effective and resourceful fundraising practices, such as matching grants and contributions from other donors, benefiting both the organization and the community.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations with audited financial statements that are not classified as private foundations.

Due Date: April 30, 2017. Pre-Application Summary, include a cover letter and any other materials or information that you believe will assist the Foundation in evaluating your request. Please mail five sets of all preliminary application materials (i.e., cover letter, Pre-Application Summary, and support materials) to the Foundation.

For more information, visit: http://thearcherfoundation.org/grant-information

 


May 01 2017

Conservation Alliance Accepting Applications for Conservation Projects

The Conservation Alliance, a group of outdoor businesses that seeks to protect threatened wild places in North America, seeks to protect the waterways and wildlands on which its customers recreate and wildlife thrives. Grants will be awarded for projects that seek to secure permanent and quantifiable protection of a specific waterway or wildland. Priority will be given to landscape-scale projects that have a clear benefit for habitat. In addition, campaigns should engage grassroots citizen action in support of the effort and have a clear recreational benefit.

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

Eligibility: Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization. However, before applying for funding, an organization must be nominated by one of the alliance's member companies.

Due Date: To be eligible, nominations must be received no later than May 1, 2017. Upon review, selected nominees will be invited to submit a full proposal by June 1, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://www.conservationalliance.com/funding-criteria/

 


May 02 2017

Fisher House Foundation Seeks Proposals for Newman's Own Awards for Service Members and Families

The Fisher House Foundation, a private-public partnership that supports America's military in times creative ideas aimed at improving the quality of life for service members and their families.

Grants will be awarded in recognition of the most innovative plans to improve the quality of life of active duty, Reserve, and National Guard service members and their families facing the stress of long deployments and separation and/or the long-term effects associated with service. Award funds cannot be used to pay salaries or wages.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded

Eligibility: To be eligible, an organization must be comprised primarily of volunteers and/or be a nonprofit organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Due Date:  May 2, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.fisherhouse.org/programs/newmans-own-grant/

 


May 07 2017

National Institutes of Health Announces the Availability of Funds to Conduct Research on the Effects of Public Policies on Health-related Behaviors and Outcomes Associated with Alcohol, Marijuana, and Other Substances

The purpose of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance understanding of how public policy may serve as a tool for improving public health and welfare through its effects on behaviors and outcomes pertaining to alcohol and other drugs. This FOA is intended to support innovative research to examine policy effects that have the potential to lead to meaningful changes in public health. Research projects that may be supported by this FOA include, but are not necessarily limited to: causal analyses of the effects of one or multiple public policies; evaluations of the effectiveness of specific public policies as tools for improving public health through their effects on alcohol-, marijuana-, and other substance-related behaviors and outcomes; and research to advance methods and measurement used in studying relationships between public policies and alcohol-, marijuana-, and other substance-related behaviors and outcomes.

Grant Amount: Grant amount not specified.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include:

•Native American tribal organizations and governments (Federally recognized)

•State, County, City or township governments and Special district governments

•Nonprofits, other than institutions of higher education

•For profit organizations

•Independent school districts

•Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities

•Public, Private and State controlled institutions of higher education

Due Date:  May 7, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view- opportunity.html?oppId=291439

 


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