Foundation Funding

New Investigators to Advance Careers

The program supports research of value to those practicing family medicine. The program funds pilot studies and encourage proposals by junior investigators. The initiative plays a major role in building research capacity by giving priority funding to new researchers or to those who mentor new investigators on the research team.

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Small Studies Can Receive up to $25K

The program supports small, short-term studies with promise for improving medical knowledge in cardiovascular disease, leading female cancers, the role of hormones in disease and stage-of-life health issues, such as pregnancy and menopause and diseases disproportionately affecting women.

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Final 2017 Deadline is Dec. 31

The Banfield Foundation sets the final 2017 deadline for its Pet Advocacy Grants, which makes awards to nonprofits ranging from 3,000 to $30,000 each, to avoid surrender or separation of companion pets from families.

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Foundation Sets Final 2017 Deadline

The program supports the development and repair of veterans housing. The grants go for new construction, rehab or repair, single-family or multifamily, permanent supportive housing or transitional housing. Grants are awarded solely for the physical construction or repair of housing for veterans. The program doesn’t provide funding for furnishings, rental subsidies or tenant services.

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Scholarship Applications Due Dec. 5

The program honors the efforts of students who are working to end U.S. hunger. Students must be working to build awareness and mobilize youth as catalysts for innovative solutions to ending U.S. hunger in their lifetime.

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Grants to Transform Abandoned Sites

The program 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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Concert Series to Revive Neglected Spaces

The foundation is dedicated to reinvigorating America’s public spaces through creative placemaking and creating opportunities for everyone to experience the performing arts. The awards program was created in 2014 by the foundation.

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Foundation Seeks Proposals for Four Initiatives

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks submission for four funding programs, with deadlines in May. RWJF, the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health, funds a wide array of research and initiatives to help address some of America’s most pressing health challenges. Specifically, the foundation is focusing on building a culture of health where communities work together to improve health for all.

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Recording Industry Readies 2017 Grantmaking

The foundation funds music archiving and preservation efforts and scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

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New Program to Support Research Partnerships

The William T. Grant Foundation launches the new Institutional Challenge Grant Program to encourage research institutions to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofits in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. The William T. Grant Foundation will make a $650,000 award to a research institution to support a research-practice partnership for three years. The competition will get underway on June 15.

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Foundation Reviews Inquiries Each Quarter

Since its inception in 2000, the foundation has provided $96 million in grants. Education/STEM grants support innovative, scalable solutions with a focus on computer science and increasing exposure to underrepresented groups and girls. The workforce funding builds an equitable, diverse and inclusive technology workforce. Applicants must be implementing creative, measurable solutions with an emphasis on gender balance, work-based experience, volunteerism and global impact.

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Disability Proposals Due Aug. 15

Grantees use these funds to improve the daily lives of people with paralysis. The program supports a wide array of programs that are organized in three key thematic areas: (1) Actively Achieving; (2) Bridging Barriers; or (3) Caring and Coping (ABC's). The foundation strongly encourages requests to support the launch of new initiatives or the expansion of existing projects that serve individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

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Projects to Educate Public on Water Safety

With the spring and summer recreational season getting underway, nonprofits, boating clubs and student groups can apply for grants from the BoatUS Foundation for Boat Safety and Clean Water to educate the public about boating safety.

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Foundation to Support Underprivileged

The foundation rewards innovative practices helping underprivileged youths. All types of projects are considered from education and financial literacy to health and physical activity. The foundation gives preference to smaller nonprofits, such as those with less than $1,000,000 in annual revenue.

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Process to Commence July 1

The foundation supports projects led by and benefitting women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. Projects must: be designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; promote gender, racial, social, economic, and/or environmental justice; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Application Period Starts Oct. 5

The program honors the efforts of students who are working to end U.S. hunger. Students must be working to build awareness and mobilize youth as catalysts for innovative solutions to ending U.S. hunger in their lifetime.

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Nonprofits Can Apply for Awards up to $100K

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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Studies to Develop Congenital Heart Procedures

The program supports research focused on clinical pediatric cardiology, basic science, and the advancement of surgical techniques. Specifically, new research will be funded in the areas of molecular genetics/biochemistry, devices/procedural research (catheterization and surgical) and long-term care of children with congenital heart defects as they become adults.

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Electronics Company Starts Grantmaking

Grantees provide teens (ages 13-18) with opportunities to develop 21st Century technology skills to inspire future education and career choices. Examples of program activities include: computer programming; digital imaging; music production; robotics; gaming; and mobile app development.

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Foundation Expands ‘Healthy’ Giving

The foundation, the giving arm of the insurance company, recognizes that individual health is rooted in the community. By increasing the opportunities to make healthy choices, the foundation believes it empowers whole communities to lead healthier lives.

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Applicants Can Apply for Grants through May 22

The program advances the foundation’s mission to find cures and better treatments for childhood cancers by providing support to move hypothesis-driven research into the clinic. The Reach Grant seeks to remove one of these barriers by providing support for important pre-clinical projects that are necessary to move a study from the pre-clinical arena into a clinical trial. Thus, the goal of this award is to support selected “late translational” studies needed to ultimately initiate a clinical trial. Preference will be given to those research projects which, if funded, will likely result in the initiation of a clinical trial two to three years from the start of the project.

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Centers to Enhance Operations

The program will support childhood bereavement nonprofits in improving operations. Applicants must offer operation improvement goals that are achievable in a year and fit into at least one of the following categories: (1) planning activities; (2) staff/board development; (3) strategic relationships/collaboration; (4) internal operations; and (5) technology improvements.

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Foundation Sets Final 2017 Deadline

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.

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Partnership to Promote Resiliency

This program helps communities prepare for future impacts associated with sea level rise, water quantity and quality and forest conservation. The program places special emphasis on inclusion and helping traditionally underserved, low- and moderate-income communities build capacity for resiliency planning and investments in “greener” infrastructure.

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Grants to Support Environmental Projects

The foundation funds hands-on, environmental projects for children and youth. The objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.

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Upcoming Deadlines Set for Running Foundation

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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Literacy Submissions Due May 18

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation seeks applications for its Youth Literacy Grants, which provide funding to schools, public libraries and nonprofits to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading.

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Application Window to Open May 1

The foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Nationwide has a presence. Through Nationwide’s Community Impact Model, the foundation assesses the needs in its community and awards grants that support organizations that provide emergency and basic needs, crisis stabilization, personal and family empowerment and community enrichment.

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Teachers to Incorporate Innovative Ideas

K-5 grade teachers apply on-line for these grants to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom. With the grant, elementary teachers can bring their best new teaching ideas to life.

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Grants Due June 14

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 Readies for Two Upcoming Competitions

The foundation provides grants in four funding categories where it has a presence. The foundation considers requests for capital campaigns (building construction/ renovation or equipment); and special projects (program expansion or capacity-building efforts).

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Opportunities to Offer Grants, Scholarships

The foundation provides funding to K-12 educators for classroom innovations. The Academic Enrichment funding goes for in-class and extracurricular programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of pre-K-2 grade students from low-income households. Teacher Development Grants provide funding to individuals or small teams of teachers to develop groundbreaking collaborative K-12 classroom instruction.

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Research to Promote Wellness

The foundation supports research on the therapeutic effects of equine-assisted activities to impact the health and wellness of people. The program seeks to develop new ideas that have strong potential to bridge gaps in the understanding of horse-human interactions. Through the foundation, the foundation wants to stimulate exploration, encourage the testing of hypotheses and generate preliminary data that will open new pathways for future research.

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Discount Chain to Encourage Confidence

Ross stores reward nonprofits that are preparing today’s youths for a bright tomorrow through building competence, confidence and character in these young people, as well as providing academic achievement and life skills.

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Retailer Sets Two Deadlines

Foundation: Walmart Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 State Giving Program; Funding Focus: Education, workforce, environment, health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving states or regions; Funding: Multiple awards of at l...

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