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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

The Lawrence Foundation Accepting Applications for Environment, Human Services, and Other Projects.

The Lawrence Foundation awards both program and operating support grants to nonprofit organizations. The foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes although the foundation’s interests are fairly diverse and may lead the foundation to support other areas on an occasional basis.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: Eligible organizations must qualify for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Other organizations include public schools and libraries, without geographic restriction. The foundation receives more than a thousand grant requests a year and only funds about 5 percent (number, not dollars) of the requests it receives.

International charitable organizations, private foundations, for-profit businesses, individuals, churches, and religious, charter, and magnet schools are not eligible to apply for a grant from the foundation. In addition, grants are not awarded for computer or audiovisual equipment purchases or for music or garden programs (or related equipment). Also ineligible for funding are programs and equipment for physical education, recreation, theater performance, hospices or old age homes, political lobbying activities, and voter registration, as well as dinners, balls, and other ticketed events.

Due Date: April 30, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.thelawrencefoundation.org/grants/grant-guidelines/

 


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

Donaghue Foundation Issues RFP for 2017 Greater Value Portfolio Grants

The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its 2017 Greater Value Portfolio grant program. Through the program, the foundation will award three-, four-, and five-year grants for projects with an innovative approach to achieving a higher-value healthcare system. The goal of the program is to test new approaches and tools that organizations can readily use to improve the value of the health care they provide to their patients and communities.

Eligible topics include strategies that significantly increase the value of traditionally high-cost procedures through mechanisms such as medical tourism or specialty treatment certs; methods or approaches that reduce routine treatments, tests, and screenings for patients for whom the potential harms 9including financial) outweigh potential benefits; efforts to provide consumers with the tools to make decisions about their health care that are based on value in addition to other patient-centered factors; strategies that encourage providers and their patients with serious illness to engage in difficult conversations about preferences and trade-offs related to alternative treatment options; efforts to identify, highlight, and resolve structural disincentives to greater value or inefficiencies with systems or across healthcare settings; the creation of economic models that address current financial disincentives for systemic change (ie., paying for current programs with future savings or paying for social determinants of health with the savings from lower clinical services); and worthy, inexpensive clinical interventions that are currently underused.

Grant Amount: Grant of up to $600,000.

Eligibility: The program is open to investigators at tax-exempt organizations in the United States.

Due Date: Letters of Intent must be received no later than May 1, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by July 31, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://donaghue.org/wp-content/uploads/Greater-Value-Grant- Announcement-2017.pdf

 


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

Reiman Foundation Announces Availability of Funds to Support Health Care, Education, the Arts, and Children

The Reiman Foundation focuses its giving in four main areas:

•Health Care

•Education

•The Arts

•Children Initiatives

The foundation requests that application be specific enough to give a clear picture of the intended project, why organization is proposing it, and who will benefit from the projected as well as how it will be administered.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply.

Due Date: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information, visit: http://www.reimanfoundation.org/applicationguidelines/

 


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

 


May 07 2017

National Institutes of Health Announces the Availability of Funds to Conduct Research Related to Deafness and Communication Disorders

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language.

The NIDCD recently completed its National Strategic Research Plan for 2017-2021 (https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/about/strategic-plans). One of the four overarching goals, Improving Outcomes for Human Communication, seeks to accelerate the translation of research discoveries into practice, to increase access to health care, and to enhance the delivery, quality and effectiveness of care, with the goal of improving personal and public health.  This FOA responds to this strategic goal.

Grant Amount: Total funding available is $200,000.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include:

•Independent school districts

•Nonprofits, other than institutions of higher education

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

•Public, Private, and State controlled institutions of higher education

•Small businesses

•Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

•For profit organizations other than small businesses

•Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities

•Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Due Date:  May 7, 2017

For more information, visit: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17- 140.html#_Section_I._Funding

 

 


May 15 2017

The National Institute of Justice Seeking Applications for Collective Healing Pilot Program

The National Institute of Justice, in collaboration with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) seeks applications for a single award that will support OVC’s Vision 21: Law Enforcement and the Communities They Serve: Supporting Collective Healing in the Wake of Harm (Collective Healing) Program. The purpose of this award will be to support an initial one-year planning phase to develop comprehensive evaluation options to assess the pilot sites of the Collective Healing program. Results from this evaluation planning phase may lay the groundwork for a possible targeted larger evaluation of the Collective Healing program.

OVC’s Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (Vision 21) envisions that “all crime victims in the 21st century can readily access a seamless continuum of evidence-based services and support that will allow them to begin physical, emotional, and financial recovery.” Vision 21 recognizes that there are serious challenges to achieving this goal, particularly in the aftermath of law- enforcement-involved shootings and other high-profile incidents.

The Collective Healing program will:

•assist law enforcement agencies to develop and implement trauma-informed and evidence- based response strategies that promote community engagement and health

•provide comprehensive, expert technical assistance to law enforcement and the communities they serve to promote trauma-informed culture, capacity building, and evidence-based practices to address the impact of trauma and community harm

NIJ is interested in supporting an initial planning phase to develop a future evaluation for the Collective Healing demonstration sites. Research tasks will include, but may not be limited to: developing metrics that sites will need to be part of an evaluation; conducting needs assessments for sites; developing logic models for different evaluation options; and presenting a final report with strengths and weaknesses of each evaluation option to NIJ and OVC at the conclusion of the funding period. Results from the initial assessment may become a precursor to further research and program development work, lay groundwork for a possible larger scale evaluation, and assist with the coordination of extramural and intramural research and evaluation efforts sponsored by NIJ and OVC.

Grant Amount: The grant award is $500,000. NIJ expects that any award under this solicitation will be made in the form of a cooperative agreement, which is a type of award that provides for OJP to have substantial involvement in carrying out award activities

Eligibility: In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, States (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals. For-profit organizations must forgo any profit or management fee.

Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply.

Current grantees, their contractors, sub recipients, and consultants involved with (whether via paid or unpaid working relationship or engagement) the Vision 21: Law Enforcement and Communities They Serve: Supporting Collective Healing in the Wake of Harm Program are ineligible to apply for this award. NIJ welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant.

Due Date: May 15, 2017

For more information, visit: https://nij.gov//funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2017-12620.pdf

 


May 16 2017

The National Institutes of Health Accepting Applications for Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children

The National Institutes for Health seeking research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Investing in early childhood development is essential. Specific targeted areas of research include biobehavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non-traditional settings.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range up to $200,000.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include:

•City or township government

•Independent school districts

•Nonprofits

•Small businesses

•County governments

•Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities

•Others

Due Date: Earliest submission by May 16, 2017. Final due date is June 16, 2017. 

For more information, visit: https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-programs/map

 


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

 


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

 


Jun 05 2017

The National Institutes of Health Announces Funding for Targeted Intervention for HIV Prevention and Care

The National Institutes of Health solicits innovative, targeted basic behavioral and social science and intervention development research to reduce incident HIV infections and improve the health of those living with HIV. Research should be designed to:

•Conduct basic behavioral and social science research that is needed to advance the development of HIV prevention and care interventions.

•Translate and operationalize the findings from these basic studies to develop interventions and assess their acceptability and feasibility. 

•Conduct tests of the efficacy of HIV prevention and care interventions.

Grant Amount: Grants amounts not specified.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include:

•Small businesses

•Individuals

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

•Institutions of higher education

•Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

•City or township and County governments

•Others

Due Date: June 5, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view- opportunity.html?oppId=291127

 


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