Foundation Funding

Letters of Intent Due Feb. 15

The foundations focus their grant programs on private higher and K-12 education, with a special focus on interfaith partnerships. They currently are accepting letters of intent for three funding programs.

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Home Improvement Company to Award $5K Grants

The program supports the renovation, refurbishment, retrofitting, accessibility modifications and weatherization of existing homes, centers, schools and other similar facilities. The ultimate goal is to improve communities where Home Depot has a presence.

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Fellows to Conduct Cancer Research

Fellows use these funds to hone their skills while conducting innovative cancer research with mentors at top universities and center. Applicants can propose to research various types of cancer research, including causes, therapies and prevention.

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Applicants Start Process with Letter of Inquiry

The foundation focuses its grant programs on social science research. The foundation is seeking letters of inquiry for three endeavors.

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Teachers to Integrate Arts into Programming

Through its Teacher Art Grants, the P. Buckley Moss Foundation offers awards up to $1,000 for pre-K-12 teachers to integrate the arts into all educational programs, with a special focus on children who learn in different ways.

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Networks to Enhance Research

The program advances research and education endeavors by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational and geographic boundaries. RCN provides opportunities to foster new collaborations and address interdisciplinary topics.

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Nonprofits to Conduct Outreach

The foundation awards grants to nonprofits for pro bono financial advice and community outreach activities. The proposed programs must provide one-on-one sessions between underserved populations and pro bono financial planners and practitioners.

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Foundation Sets Fall Deadline

These funds support school improvement projects at K-12 public schools, with priority going to projects providing basic necessities and permanent impact, such as facility enhancement and landscaping/cleanup. Projects with parent involvement and other community partners are encouraged. Sample project ideas include: reading and vegetable gardens; physical fitness areas; school nature trails; parent involvement centers; peer tutoring centers; and rotating student art exhibits.

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STEM Efforts to Receive Priority

The foundation focuses giving on K-12 programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of children and youth. Priority is given to efforts that focus on science, math and music, including tutoring; and arts education programs. Applicants can expect a funding decision within 90 days of submission.

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Addiction Services to See Enhancements

The program supports improvements in alcohol addiction prevention services through increasing treatment options, elevating awareness and facilitating access.

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Nonprofits, Schools to Submit Proposals by Oct. 31

The program helps schools grow students' relationships with food through gardening. FoodCorps helps administer the grant program and provides mentorship services and other resources to grantees. The nonprofit national service organization seeks to reverse childhood obesity by increasing children's knowledge of, engagement with, and access to healthy food.

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Foundation Sets 2018 Deadlines

The program supports research projects on sustainable solid waste management practices. Topics include: waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products; strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses; and landfilling. In addition to research, applicants can use the funds for economic or cost/benefit analyses, feasibility studies for untested technologies or management strategies, life cycle analysis or inventory and policy analysis. Some proposal ideas require pre-approval prior to submitting a pre-proposal. The grant guidance offers full details on this process, including submission of ideas for pre-approval.

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Local Offices to Handle Grantmaking

The foundation focuses on creating educated, healthy and financially secure communities where it conducts business. Each office handles its own grantmaking, so nonprofits located in these areas can direct queries to the local office. Applications for foundation grants are reviewed upon receipt by local committee representatives.

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Teachers to Receive Experiences

The program supports nonprofits to provide summer professional development opportunities for current teachers. The grantees will: provide teachers with engaging hands-on environmental education experiences with a cohort of other teachers; and include networking and follow-up activities to support teachers in building their skills and bringing innovative and inspiring environmental stewardship education back to their classrooms in the fall.

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Schools, Nonprofits to Benefit from Foundation

The foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Descriptions regarding the specific imperfections of each instrument will be available to selected programs.

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Investigations to Uncover Effects of Alcohol Consumption

The program supports research on the effects of alcohol consumption on health and behavior. The foundation encourages basic and clinical research, including epidemiology. The foundation does not support research on treatment of the complications of advanced alcoholism.

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Grants to Promote Healthy Communities

The annual prize honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Communities must select primary and alternate contacts for their application. These individuals will indicate their organizational affiliation, which could be a: business; community coalition or resident group; hospital or health care organization; local foundation; government agency or department; school; or nonprofit community-based organization. Each applicant community will be required to designate a local U.S. governmental entity or 501(c)(3) nonprofit operating in its community to accept the $25,000 prize on the communityís behalf should they win.

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Short Pre-Proposals to Start Awards Process

The program supports educators in developing and implementing holistic environmental curricula that integrate field activities and classroom teaching and incorporate basic ecological principles and problem solving. The three goals are to: (1) empower and encourage students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems; (2) promote thoughtful and appropriate analysis and understanding of the natural world; and (3) train students as informed decision makers through the emphasis and application of basic ecological principles.

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Teams to Focus on Family Medicine

The program supports research of value to those practicing family medicine. The program funds pilot studies and encourage proposals by junior investigators.

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Foundation Starts 2017-2018 Grantmaking

AFSP provides research grants to improve understanding of the causes of suicide and factors related to suicide risk and to test treatments and other interventions designed to prevent suicide.

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Fellows to Improve Childhood Outcomes

These fellowships develop a new generation of child development leaders. Fellows are selected from a range of academic disciplines including: social work; public health; medicine; public policy; education; economics; psychology; and epidemiology.

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Fellows to Initiate Projects

The program supports nursing research at various levels of practice. The goal of the program is to train PhD and master's-level nurse researchers on how to initiate and lead a multi-site research project.

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Final 2017 Deadline is Oct. 6

Safe Places to Play transforms abandoned courts, empty schoolyards and vacant lots into state-of-the-art soccer fields for kids. The foundation awards grants three times a year to underserved communities to help cover the costs of lighting, irrigation, construction, surfacing and enhancement.

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Proposals Due Oct. 15

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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Activists Can Apply for New Fellow Funding

This new 12-month fellowship program will highlight activists from across the country who are working to protect the most vulnerable and to make the United States a more inclusive and equitable place to live.

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Courses to Teach Specialized Skills

The foundation funds programs to provide the skills necessary to preserve and restore collectible vehicles. The programs must provide hands-on education and the teaching of the specialized skills and knowledge needed to maintain vintage cars, trucks and boats. Those serving high school and college students receive preference.

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Direct Services to Benefit Those with HIV/AIDS

The program supports direct care services for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as innovative HIV education and advocacy programs. The current competition is for direct care services. Prevention and advocacy programs can submit letters of intent early next calendar year for grants.

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Foundation Starts Popular Nursing Competition

These funds go to develop the next generation of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term careers advancing science and discovery, strengthen nursing education and bring transformational change to nursing and health care.

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Foundation Sets 2018 Deadline

The program supports efforts that develop gifted and talented children and adolescents and encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research in this area. Grantees can use the funds for research, pilot projects, research-based programs and projects aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in secondary schools for high-ability students.

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Leaders to Complete Seniors Projects

The national fellowship program develops, supports and expands the influence of organizational leaders who are committed to achieving transformative improvements in care for older adults. The fellows develop their leadership skills through completing a project aimed at improving care for older adults. Information teleconferences are being held through early August.

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Foundation Encourages Completion of Survey

EMCF invests in nonprofits that lift the life prospects of vulnerable youth who are the hardest to reach, with the greatest obstacles to overcome on their way to productive adulthood. The foundation currently isnít accepting unsolicited proposals, but encourages nonprofits to complete a form. The information shared will be added to the foundationís national database and considered as it explores investment opportunities.

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Teachers to Receive Supplies

The program provides essential school supplies to pre-K-12 teachers of children in need. Successful applicants will receive two large boxes containing a predetermined assortment of essential items, including pencils, scissors, paper and notebooks.

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Foundation to Fund Health Research

The technology companyís foundation supports multi-sector partnerships deploying innovative programs to ensure the next generation of innovators is more diverse by gender, race, ethnicity, geography, ability and social class. Through its grantmaking, the foundation seeks to: support a diverse community of innovators using technology to solve problems; inspire girls and women to pursue tech fields, helping to close the technology gender gap; and develop competitive workforce skills for disenfranchised youth. Nonprofits provide information on their program through an online form (https://foundation.intel.com/inquiry).

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Foundation to Fund Health Research

The foundation funds research to identify new treatments or cures for cancer. Priority proposals are those at least a year in duration and potentially leading to new cancer approaches. The foundation hopes its early stage funding will lead to future funding from a government source.

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Disability Competition to Start Soon

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation will open the application process on July 14 for its Quality of Life Grants. Nonprofits, community parks, schools, veteranís hospitals and tribes can apply for awards up to $25,000 each to improve the daily lives of people with paralysis.

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