Foundation Funding

Competition to Get Underway Jan. 2

The program supports nonprofits in creating affordable and sustainable homeownership opportunities for low-to-moderate income people. The grant program focuses on homebuyer counseling, homebuyer education and foreclosure prevention activities.

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Effects of Health Reform to be Studied

The program supports innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148). Those focusing on ACA’s outcomes/impacts on the following issues receive preference: financial security and family economic well-being; labor market outcomes; public program participation; family and children’s outcomes; immigrant outcomes; effects on politics, political culture and public policy; and outcomes for underserved groups.

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Foundation Accepting Faculty Submissions

The program supports projects that broaden and improve health professional education. The annual scholars program identifies and nurtures the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. Scholars must implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career-development activities.

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Foundation Sets 2018 Deadlines

The program supports high-quality professional development experiences for individuals, such as summer institutes or action research, and collegial study by groups, including study groups, action research, lesson study or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. Preference goes to National Education Association members.

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New England Schools to Benefit from Grants

The program supports new school models aimed at helping students at risk of not graduating from high school. The foundation’s initiative champions success for all New England students by developing an innovative and diverse array of high school models for students who have been left behind by the current system. Over five years, the foundation will invest $30 million through the program to help New England innovators bring new high school models to life in communities across the region.

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Projects to Promote Art Appreciation

Through its grant programs, the Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects promoting the appreciation, interpretation, preservation study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century.

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Applications Due Jan. 10

Researchers apply on behalf of public and private colleges and universities and 501(c)(3) nonprofits for the funding. The program funds projects that enhance the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injuries or disabilities (SCI/D) or increase the knowledge and effectiveness of health professionals in the community.

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Foundation Helping Veterans Succeed

The program supports post-9/11 wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and the communities, caregivers, and care providers who support them.

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Teams to Offer Innovative Solutions

Through this competition, the foundation is seeking the best ideas from around the world addressing social isolation and promoting positive, healthy social connections, and well-being.

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Dental Proposals Due Dec. 16

These one-year grants help the foundation meet its goal. These funds support dental homes for children up to age 18. The funding may be used to cover costs such as clinic supplies, instruments and equipment, salaries and education and outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities.

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Funder to Reward Visionaries

The program supports research, education and intervention projects using psychology to solve social problems. Applicants must focus on the following four priority areas: (1) understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being; (2) reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony; (3) understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world; and (4) supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.

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Foundation Accepts Quarterly Submissions

The program supports children with special needs who would benefit from adaptive equipment, assistive technology, therapy treatment or any other essential item not covered by insurance or any additional funding resource. The ultimate goal is to create an easier and more enjoyable learning and living environment for these children.

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Foundation Seeks to Exceed Care Standards

The foundation seeks to improve the standard of care for breast disease patients by supporting medical and patient education, advancing breast disease research, diagnosis and treatment technologies and offering programs and services to medical professionals and their patients.

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Foundation Accepts Proposals in December, June

The foundation, the philanthropic effort of the athletic shoe manufacturer, focuses on reducing children’s obesity through running. Its funding initiative supports running programs that encourage active and healthy lifestyles in children.

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Submissions Must be Received by Nov. 21

The program supports innovative urban forestry initiatives in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. Funding may be used to purchase, plant and maintain trees and for educational activities. This is a reimbursement grant, meaning funds will be provided upon completion of a project and a final report.

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Research to Focus on Organic Farming

The program supports research on widespread adoption and improvement of organic farming systems. Grantees will disseminate research results to organic farmers and the greater agricultural and research communities.

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Leadership Competition to Commence on Oct. 30

Every year, the program connects community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service.

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Applications Due March 31

The foundation encourages literacy and creativity in schools through these mini-grants. Programs relating to the work of Keats, author of The Snowy Day, a groundbreaking children's book, are welcome but not required. Multicultural programs and those focusing on minorities and at-risk youth do well with this funding.

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Foundation Sets 2018 Deadline

Through its three funding programs, the foundation supports projects with the potential to significantly enhance the quality of life of children from birth to age five. Early childhood welfare funding supports programs that research best child-rearing practices and identify models that provide environments that ensure all children thrive. Early childhood education and play grants improve the quality of early childhood teaching and learning through the development of resources and learning environments. Parenting education grantees teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child-rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care and diet.

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Program Has Five Funding Focuses

The program has the following focus areas to: (1) to protect earth's beauty and bounty; (2) create a robust, healthy food system; (3) increase opportunities for outdoor activity; (4) reduce environmental health hazards; and (5) build stronger communities. Preferences include those offering clearly defined objectives and viable plans and operating at the community level with strong community ties.

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$50K Awards to Go for Conferences

The Spencer Foundation invests in research to improve the nation’s education system. The conference grants support efforts to bring together scholars to devise ways to enhance U.S. education methods. The conferences will encourage collaboration within the educational research community.

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Grants to Assist Individuals with Disabilities

The program assists agencies in their work to integrate people with disabilities into the whole of society. Grants may be used for a specific program, project or general operating expenses if related to a specific program or project, in furtherance of providing advocacy, education, vocational, or other areas of particular interest, including full scale legal representation where there currently is a void for this population.

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Fellows to Guide Justice Debate

The program supports outstanding individuals working to implement innovative projects that advance reform and spur debate on a range of criminal justice issues. These fellowships are part of a larger effort at the foundation to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies that rely too much on incarceration and harsh punishment.

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Foundation Offers Multiple Deadlines

The foundation seeks to close the achievement/opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty. About 11% of Stage 1 applications result in funding. Approximately 23% of Stage 1 applicants are invited to continue to Stage 2 and approximately 50% of all Stage 2 submissions are funded.

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Council to Determine Winners

The program supports research to improve concrete materials, construction and structures. The CRC will make funding decisions. Those with industry partners and offering project cost sharing funds receive preference.

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Nonprofits, Schools Can Apply for Awards

The program supports high quality, public skateparks in low-income areas. Only organizations seeking to build free, public skateparks in low-income communities may apply for a grant.

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Foundation to Scale Proven Solutions

The program supports evidence-based solutions addressing housing security, social connections, income security or food security needs of low-income and vulnerable older adults. Grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis. Nonprofits are encouraged to submit an application, which offers general organizational information and contains a list of basic information about how the current intervention aligns with AARP Foundation’s mission and strategic objectives.

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Foundation Seeks Innovative Ideas

The foundation supports nonprofits committed to strengthening their communities. In general, it considers program support for organizations that explicitly state their intended impact, have a proven record of accomplishing their goals and demonstrate financial stability.

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Proposals Due Nov. 14

These undergraduate scholarships are intended to cover a significant share of a student's educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, books and fees. Applicants may choose any area of study. Those receiving scholarships will receive personal assistance on applying for student aid and weathering the transition from high school to higher education.

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Proposals Due in January, August

The foundation provides grants to nonprofits committed to helping disadvantaged populations and underserved communities in three funding areas: (1) youth and children development; (2) community development; and (3) health care.

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Awards up to $75K Available

The foundation supports K-12 education with a specific focus on STEM subjects, in addition to the environment. Job training and literacy proposals also will be considered. The aim is to reward programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives.

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Teams to Devise Solutions

The program provides high school students with the opportunity to cultivate their creativity and to experience invention. InvenTeams are comprised of high school students, teachers and mentors who invent technological solutions to real-world problems.

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Guidelines to be Available by Oct. 13

The foundations’ giving seeks to create vibrant communities whose skillful collaborations assure just and ecologically robust outcomes for present and future generations.

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Professionals to Receive Learning Experiences

The program provides midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy with the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science and policy in Washington, D.C. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.

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Online Application Starts Process

A grocery store chain focuses giving on strengthening neighborhoods where it has a presence. To apply for a grant, applicants must complete an online application. The online system will triage the requests and send them to the appropriate geographic team for consideration.

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