Foundation Funding

Eco Submissions Due Jan. 15

The grants seek to build the next generation of environmental stewards and change-agents. These grants will only support direct project costs. Support for t-shirts, staff salaries, field trips, scholarships, beautification/ landscaping will not be considered.

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Partners to Reduce Inequality in Youth Outcomes

The program supports sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofits in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. The applicants will need to address four goals: (1) building a sustained institutional partnership with a public agency or nonprofit serving youths; (2) pursuing a joint research agenda to reduce inequality in youth outcomes; (3) creating institutional change to value the partnership and its work; and (4) developing the capacity of the partners to collaborate and use research evidence.

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Communities to Align Medical, Social Services Systems

RWJF’s Systems of Action rigorously tests new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social and public health systems. Studies conducted through the S4A program test innovative mechanisms for aligning the delivery and financing systems for medical, social and public health services, with a focus on estimating their impact on health and health equity.

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Junior Faculty to Vie for Bioethics Salary Support

The program supports junior faculty members in carrying out innovative bioethics research. The research must: go beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research and public policy; and create a community to enhance future bioethics research by scholars and alumni.

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Substance Abuse Intent Letters Accepted Through Sept. 30

The 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.

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Grassroots Groups to Submit Pre-Applications by Oct. 15

The foundation funds groups using direct action, grassroots community-organizing strategies to promote social justice, environmental justice and sustainable food systems. A recent grantee was New Orlean’s A Community Voice, a community organization comprised of working, poor, elderly, women, children, and families. The group is using its $15,000 award to further its mission to improve the lives of Louisiana’s low to moderate income families.

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Chapters to Award ‘Awesome’ Grants

The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1,000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually awarded monthly. These micro-grants, $1,000 or the local equivalent, come out of the pockets of the chapter's “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects. Every chapter interprets “awesome” for itself. As such, awesome projects include initiatives in a wide range of areas including arts, technology and community development.

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New England Nonprofits Vie for Awards

The organization supports long-term civic engagement through local initiatives creating and maintaining healthy, just, safe and environmentally sustainable communities. The program supports established community groups ready to expand the scope of their work. Grow groups often have more than one year of experience running community projects and are ready to take on local system strategy around their issue.

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Financial Literacy Application Portal to Open Jan. 15

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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Domestic Violence Competition to Start Early Next Year

The program supports domestic violence shelters. The funding may be used for operating budgets, with the exception of staff travel. Children's, family and faith-based agencies received several in previous grant rounds. The 2018 grant recipients will be announced in October to coincide with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Foundations Create Immigrant Litigation Fund

The program supports efforts to ensure the nation’s immigration enforcement system is fair, humane and prioritizes the civil and human rights of those vulnerable to deportation. This year’s competition will support impact litigation efforts challenging immigration enforcement policies and practices that are inhumane, unjust and unlawful. In addition to support for impact litigation, the ILF will also support convenings, advocacy, organizing and communications related to impact litigation efforts.

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Competitions to Aid AARP in Meeting 2020 Goals

The foundation is focused on creating and advancing effective solutions to help people 50 and older build economic opportunity and social connectedness. It has ambitious objectives for increasing the number of people served and achieving specific outcomes by 2020.

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Research to Investigate Immigration, Integration

The program supports research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. Because of limitations in government statistics, researchers must curate and analyze data from both public and private sources and collect their own data to measure the progress of the foreign-born and their children.

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Grants up to $25K Each to Advance Poverty Alleviation Methods

The program helps needy young people and adults gain a quality education. For projects serving youth, the foundation seeks proposals to improve student achievement and healthy development of young people. Projects may include in-school and community-based educational programs, after-school activities and mentoring programs. Programs designed to increase high school graduation rates are encouraged to apply.

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Popular Competition to Focus on Affordable Housing

This year’s competition will fund programs providing access to safe, clean, physically accessible affordable housing units for families, individuals, the elderly, new Americans, veterans, the disabled, women and youth. The competition will also develop and maintain programs to educate and assist individuals in finding permanent or transitional housing opportunities meeting their needs.

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Foundation Rewards Motivated Nonprofit Staff

Nonprofits, governments and schools that have attracted local Allstate agency owners, staff and employees as volunteers are eligible for grants up to $1,000 through the company’s Helping Hands Grants.

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Early Childhood Letters of Intent Due Sept. 30

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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Insurance Company Focuses Giving on Children, Youths

Through its foundation, insurance company Liberty Mutual invests much of its funding in youth. Priority is given to programs serving children and teenagers. The foundation has two funding programs: (1) education; and (2) health and human services. The education program gives priority to educational efforts encouraging disadvantaged youth to excel academically and creating opportunities for life-long success through learning. The health and human services effort favors organizations and programs committed to improving the quality of life and safety in communities.

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Awards to Support Psychotherapy Investigations

The program supports research on combining psychotherapy and psychoactive medications where medication is an adjunct to psychotherapy and not the primary intervention.

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Autism Investigators Must Send Inquiry Letter by Aug. 6

The program improves the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. Grants are intended to invest in the next generation of top autism investigators by identifying talented early-career scientists interested in autism research and facilitating their transition to an independent research career.

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Studies to Improve Child Health through Nutritious Drinks

For this competition, the funding will support research to gather insights on improving the health and well-being of children through nutritious foods and beverages.

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Suicide Foundation Accepting Applications for Seven Initiatives

The foundation 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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Letters of Intent Due Oct. 15 for Education-Related Funds

The foundations focus their grant programs on private higher and K-12 education, with a special focus on interfaith partnerships.

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Awards up to $600K to Develop Alzheimer’s Drugs

The foundation funds drug discovery and development programs in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. The Drug Discovery Program supports preclinical and clinical studies to develop new and enhanced Alzheimer’s drugs. A major focus is on using repurposed or repositioned drugs. For the competition, repurposed refers to existing drugs approved for other diseases and conditions, and repositioned refers to existing drugs that have entered clinical trials for other indications and have not yet been approved.

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Outdoor Concert Competition Starts

The program empowers communities to transform neglected outdoor spaces into welcoming destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together and invigorates community life. Grantees will present music series in these spaces that involve. Generally, a minimum of 10 free outdoor concerts must be presented over 10 consecutive weeks.

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Educators to Pursue Career Enhancements

The foundation supports partnership between public school educators and key partners to ensure student achievement. The Learning & Leadership program funds high-quality professional development experiences for public school teachers, such as summer institutes or action research, and group projects related to collegial study, including study groups, lesson study or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

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Letters of Intent Due Aug. 31

The foundation supports HIV/AIDS nonprofits providing care and direct services and education and conducting research. Priority goes to applicants in locations with a scarcity of available funding and those seeking seed money for new projects, programs or structures and innovative ideas for meeting standard needs.

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Foundation Expands Grantmaking

The foundation supports programs to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS through innovative prevention programs, eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and support direct HIV-related care for people living with HIV/AIDS.

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Education Deadlines Are in August, December

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.

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Music Programs to Benefit Needy

The program supports musical instrument instruction programs in needy communities. The awards can be grants or product donations to assist the development and growth of these programs. The foundation believes accessible music education can positively affect social change and foster better citizens of the world.

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Applications Due June 15

The foundation, started by New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick, provides coaching, mentorship and financial assistance to football and lacrosse programs. The foundation seeks to instill a love of sports, coaching, and team-building through its grants.

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Awards to Recognize Sports Efforts

The program recognizes sports teams, athletes and community-based organizations using sports to catalyze and sustain changes to make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play.

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Nutrition Company Protects Environments, Communities

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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Foundation to Empower Young Women

The program seeks to empower young women through education about healthy reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life. The program focuses particularly on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding sexual and reproductive health, including comprehensive and unbiased information on contraception and pregnancy termination.

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Letters of Intent Due Sept. 28

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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