Funding Alert Vol. 29 No. 10 Alert # 2 - October 9, 2018

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Nonprofit Employees and Managers Define Success as Helping Others
Three out of four nonprofit employees and eight in 10 nonprofit managers choose to work at their organizations — and stay there — because they're committed to making a difference in people's lives, a survey conducted for TIAA finds.
According to the TIAA 2018 Nonprofit Survey, nonprofit employees and managers are nearly twice as likely as employees and managers at for-profit companies to feel that success is defined not by compensation (33 percent and 32 percent) but by helping others, their community, or society (71 percent and 77 percent). In addition, nonprofit managers said they believe an organization's values and mission (76 percent) and its ability to offer interesting and satisfying work (64 percent) are two significant advantages nonprofits have over for-profits, with 73 percent of millennial managers saying nonprofits were better at creating interesting jobs and job satisfaction than for-profits.
The survey also found that more than 90 percent of nonprofit employees and managers believe they are making a positive difference in their community or for society. And nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of nonprofit managers and 65 percent of nonprofit employees have spent at least six years in the sector. At the same time, only 39 percent of millennials believed they would be able to fund their retirement through Social Security and only 55 percent through their workplace retirement plan. When asked about their top retirement security concerns, nonprofit employees and managers cited healthcare costs (79 percent and 78 percent), changes to Social Security (70 percent and 72 percent), lack of guaranteed lifetime income (69 percent and 66 percent), and not saving enough for retirement (69 percent and 63 percent).
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 9/25/18icon

Most Wealthy Individuals Don’t Make Bequests
While nearly all wealthy individuals make charitable contributions during their lifetimes, most fail to do so at the time of death, a report from the Urban Institute finds.
Based on estate and income tax returns, the report, Patterns of Giving by the Wealthy, analyzed charitable giving by wealthy individuals at the time of their death in 2007 compared with the last five years of life (2002-06). The study found that when charitable contributions were made by the estates of wealthy individuals after death, the contributions on average were much larger than what the individuals gave over the last five years of their life, even though such giving would almost always have reduced their total tax burden. Indeed, those who gave at death contributed so much at that point that, in aggregate, it significantly exceeded their total late-in-life giving.
According to the report, the share of wealthy individuals who did not report any giving (including those who did not itemize and are presumed to have given less than the standard deduction) in 2002-06 ranged between five percent among those with a net estate value of at least $100 million to about 30 percent among those with a net estate value of between $2 million and $5 million. The study also found that the share of estate tax returns with zero charitable bequests in 2007 ranged between 61 percent and 97 percent among married decedents and between 28 percent and 89 percent among single decedents.
While there was a correlation between giving a greater share of income in 2002-06 and giving a greater share of estate in 2007, the study found an association between a higher average estate size and a higher rate of giving out of the estate only among those who gave more than 20 percent of their estate. At the same time, many among those who gave a large share of their income to charity left nothing to charity in their estates — including 49 percent of those who gave at least 20 percent of their income to charity, 70 percent of those who gave between 10 and 20 percent, and 75 percent of those who gave between five and 10 percent.
The report suggests that the reasons most people who give — and sometimes give generously — fail to dedicate anything to charity in their wills include concerns about the cost of long-term health care, low rates of realization of income, satisfaction from managing their wealth, limited engagement with estate planning, and limited attention to the opportunities that wealth provides during life as well as through transfers at death.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 9/25/18icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Advanced Leadership Training for Professionals: 2018-12
SOURCE: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/2/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $150,000 per year for up to five years 
ELIGIBILITY: Any organization that meets the requirements set forth in this RFP can apply. Types of organizations could include government agencies, nonprofits, colleges and universities, faith-based institutions, technical and/or professional schools, and for-profit businesses. The organization that applies for this grant must be the entity that will administer the grant and receive, disburse, and account for grant funds. Individuals are not eligible.
PURPOSE: TCDD issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to fund an Advanced Leadership Training for Professionals project. The project will develop the next generation of leaders who work in the fields that serve or fund services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The professionals who participate in the program will gain knowledge and develop skills so they can positively impact the services and supports systems used by Texans with I/DD.
CONTACT: Danny Fikac, (512) 437-5415, email: danny.fikac@tcdd.texas.gov. For more information see https://www.ddsuite.org/?nofa_id=1518
From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities email, 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) disabilities, health professions training

FY 19 Farm to School Grant
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/4/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $7.5 million for 105 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Eligible schools
* State and local agencies
* Indian tribal organizations
* Agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers
* Nonprofit entities
PURPOSE: Section 18 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) established a Farm to School program in order to assist eligible entities, (schools, school districts, agricultural producers, Indian tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, state agencies and local agencies), through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. 
Additional funding for the Farm to School Grant Program was made available through the FY 18 Omnibus bill, and as a result, approximately $7.5 million will be released under this solicitation in FY 2019. In the FY 2018 application cycle, FNS received 290 eligible applications and was able to fund 73 (25 percent) of the applications. To be competitive, applications must be complete and of high quality. 
Planning and training grant awards range from $20,000 to $50,000, and implementation grant awards range from $50,000 to $100,000. Organizations that have received implementation, support service, or training grants through the Farm to School Grant Program in the last two funding cycles (FY 2017 or FY 2018) are ineligible to apply for FY 2019 funding.
A 25 percent cash or in-kind funding match is required.
CFDA: 10.575
CONTACT: Farm to School team, email: farmtoschool@usda.gov.
From U.S. Department of Agriculture email, 10/2/18icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food service

HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis (Research Sites) (UM1 - Clinical Trial Required): RFA-DA-19-016 
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/11/18. Application: 12/11/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit up to $89.5 million in FY 2019, $96.5 million in FY 2020 and 2021, and $48.5 million in FY 2022 to fund up to three Research Sites, subject to availability of funds.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is soliciting cooperative agreement applications with the intention of ultimately funding up to three research sites to participate in the 'HEALing Communities Study': Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis. 
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-19-016.html?utm_campaign=fyi_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 10/3/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, substance abuse research
 
HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis (Data Coordinating Center) (UM1 - Clinical Trials Not Required): RFA-DA-19-017 
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/11/18. Application: 12/11/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit up to $6.5 million each year in FY 2019–2022 to fund one Data Coordinating Center, subject to availability of funds.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is soliciting cooperative agreement applications with the intention of ultimately funding up to three research sites to participate in the 'HEALing Communities Study': Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis. 
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-19-017.html?utm_campaign=fyi_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 10/3/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, substance abuse research

Rape Prevention and Education: Using The Best Available Evidence for Sexual Violence Prevention: CDC-RFA-CE19-1902
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/29/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $195 million for 59 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: State health departments. 
PURPOSE: The overarching purpose of the Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program is to prevent sexual violence (SV) perpetration and victimization. This will advance this goal by using a public health approach to decreasing SV risk factors and increasing SV protective factors through the implementation and evaluation of prevention strategies based on the best available evidence across multiple levels of the Social Ecological Model (SEM). 
CFDA: 93.136
CONTACT: Dawnovise Fowler, email: JWV1@cdc.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306812&utm_campaign=fyi_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 10/3/18icon
Subject(s) sexual violence prevention

Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) (U54 Clinical Trials Optional): RFA-MD-18-012 (Reissue of RFA-MD-17-006)
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/21/18. Application: 11/21/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMHD intends to fund an estimate of three to five awards, corresponding to a total of $15 million for fiscal year 2019. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program is to expand the national capacity for research in the health sciences by providing cooperative agreement support to institutions that offer doctorate degrees in the health professions or in a health-related science and have a historical and current commitment to educating underrepresented students, and for institutions that deliver health care, and provide clinical services to medically underserved communities.
CFDA: 93.307
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-18-012.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 10/3/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, underserved populations

Screening and Management of Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care: Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Evidence (R18): RFA-HS-18-002
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/4/18. Application: 1/4/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: AHRQ anticipates investing up to $13.5 million over three years to support up to six awards. The number of awards is contingent upon the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications and the availability of funds. Future year funding will depend on funding availability. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks applications to disseminate patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings directly to primary care practices and support practices in implementing PCOR clinical and organizational findings. 
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-18-002.html#_Part_1._Overview
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality email, 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, substance abuse research
 
Sexual Health Education: 2018-11
SOURCE: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/2/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $100,000 per year for up to three years. 
ELIGIBILITY: Any organization that meets the requirements set forth in this RFP can apply. Types of organizations could include government agencies, nonprofits, colleges and universities, faith-based institutions, technical and/or professional schools, and for-profit businesses. The organization that applies for this grant must be the entity that will administer the grant and receive, disburse, and account for grant funds. Individuals are not eligible.
PURPOSE: TCDD issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to fund a project that will improve the sexual health of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Texas. Through the project, adults with I/DD, families, providers, and other allies will participate in training and/or educational events that focus on improving the sexual health of people with I/DD.
CONTACT: Danny Fikac, (512) 437-5415, email: danny.fikac@tcdd.texas.gov. For more information see https://www.ddsuite.org/?nofa_id=1517
From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities email, 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) disabilities, health promotion/wellness

TCDD Media Fellows: 2018-10
SOURCE: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/2/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $67,500 per year for up to two years. 
ELIGIBILITY: Any organization that meets the requirements set forth in this RFP can apply. Types of organizations could include news organizations, media entities, production companies, government agencies, nonprofits, colleges and universities, and for-profit businesses. The organization that applies for this grant must be the entity that will administer the grant and receive, disburse, and account for grant funds. Individuals are not eligible.
PURPOSE: TCDD issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to fund TCDD Media Fellows programs that will support opportunities for experienced media professionals to train and mentor media fellows to create media products that cover disability-related issues and include the voices, experiences, and knowledge of people with disabilities.
CONTACT: Danny Fikac, (512) 437-5415, email: danny.fikac@tcdd.texas.gov. For more information see https://www.ddsuite.org/?nofa_id=1516
From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities email, 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) disabilities, health education


Private Funding Opportunities

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Issues RFP for Treat FTD Fund
SOURCE: Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 11/9/18. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 2/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: One- to three-year grants of up to $2 million. 
ELIGIBILITY: Funding is open to researchers and clinicians in the United States and worldwide working in academic medical centers and universities or nonprofits. Industry partnerships are strongly encouraged. Biotechnology companies that demonstrate a clear need for nonprofit funding also are encouraged to apply.
PURPOSE: The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its Treat FTD Fund, a joint effort by ADDF and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration to support clinical development of novel or repurposed drugs for FTD disorders.
Running clinical trials in FTD patients should enable investigators to identify optimal approaches to targeting this unique patient population. In addition, trials supported by the Treat FTD Fund will complement efforts such as the FTD Biomarkers Initiative and the Accelerating Drug Discovery for FTD program by employing emergent advances in biomarker development and preclinical research.
The targeted population should include both genetic and sporadic forms of any FTD disorder, including behavioral variant FTD, primary progressive aphasia, corticobasal syndrome, progressive supranuclear palsy, and FTD/ALS. A clear description of the rationale for the mechanism of action in the targeted population must be included in the application.
Roughly 70 percent of FTD disorders occur sporadically. As in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases, mechanisms such as inflammation, proteostasis, or epigenetics become dysfunctional with age and can contribute to disease pathogenesis. While gene therapy approaches for the genetic causes of FTD disorders are of interest, the foundation encourages applications that target some of the underlying mechanisms that may contribute to the sporadic forms of the disease.
One- to three-year grants of up to $2 million will be awarded for clinical proof-of-concept and pilot proof-of-mechanism studies. Phase 0/1 studies in healthy volunteers assessing pharmacodynamic outcomes also will be accepted for review. Innovative clinical trial designs and exploratory endpoints are encouraged. Specifically, outcome measures that apply to heterogeneous FTD populations (e.g., markers of pathology due to various causes) should be included in the trial design. Multidomain biomarkers that define grouping will be considered.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/clinical-trials-for-ftd
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 9/28/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, mental health

American College Health Foundation Accepting Applications for Annual College Mental Health Award
SOURCE: American College Health Foundation (ACHF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of $3,500 will be awarded at the 2019 ACHA annual meeting in Denver in late May.
ELIGIBILITY: Only campus health professionals who are an American College Health Association Individual Member or employed at an ACHA Member Institution are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The American College Health Foundation, the charitable arm of the American College Health Association, is seeking applications for its FirstRisk Advisors Initiatives in College Mental/Behavioral Health Award.
The annual award is designed to fund the development of creative initiatives that address the prevention of and early intervention and treatment for mental and behavioral health disorders among college students. The goal of these initiatives should be to reduce the risk of mental and behavioral illness and injury among college students and to enhance both individual and community health as a strategy to support student learning. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.acha.org/ACHA/Foundation/FirstRisk_Award.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 9/28/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, mental health

DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Invites Research Proposals
SOURCE: DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/7/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $250,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, investigators must be associated with an academic or medical institution possessing tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Research projects must not be funded currently under a separate mechanism.
PURPOSE: The DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer seeks to promote and facilitate collaborative research on the pathogenesis, early diagnosis, and treatment of upper gastrointestinal malignancies.
To that end, the foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its ninth annual funding opportunity for gastroesophageal malignancies. Through the RFP, grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded in support of innovative, high-quality translational and bench research that improves the understanding of the biology of these diseases, identification of potential novel therapeutic targets, and/or the development and evaluation of novel biomarkers for early diagnosis and treatment. Pre-clinical research, basic mechanistic studies, genomic/epigenomic studies, and epidemiologic studies are eligible for support.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.degregorio.org/wp/annual-degregorio-foundation-award/grant-application/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Epilepsy Foundation Invites Entries for 'Shark Tank’ Competition for Innovative Epilepsy Products
SOURCE: Epilepsy Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: 12/14/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Selected finalists will receive international recognition and compete for grants totaling $200,000 to support the development and commercialization of their new product, technology, or therapeutic concept.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate an ability to move the proposed plan to completion, showing how the prize can accelerate any step along the path to market. Inventors who submitted ideas for previous Shark Tank competitions are encouraged to re-submit their ideas if substantial progress has been made.
PURPOSE: The Epilepsy Foundation has announced its eighth annual epilepsy “Shark Tank” competition for the most innovative ideas in epilepsy and seizure treatment and care.
Examples of novel ideas include a system to detect seizures with the capacity to provide early warning to the patient or family; a treatment that stops a seizure from progressing; a system that helps patients manage their daily treatment; a device that prevents physical injury that patients may experience when in seizure; or an entirely new product concept with the promise to dramatically improve the lives of people with epilepsy.
As many as six finalists will be selected to present at the 2019 Anti-Epileptic Drug & Device Trials, May 22-24, 2019, in Miami. Each presenter will have five minutes to present the concept, followed by five minutes of questioning. The event will feature live voting among audience members and a panel of judges (Sharks) representative of industry, advocacy, investors, and the research and medical communities. The project (or projects) deemed to be the most innovative will be announced at the conclusion of the competition. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.epilepsy.com/make-difference/research-and-new-therapies/innovation/epilepsy-therapy-project/shark-tank
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Myocarditis Foundation Accepting Applications for Research Grants
SOURCE: Myocarditis Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/1/18.
$ AVAILABLE: One-year grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded for innovative basic, clinical, or translational research relevant to the cause or treatment of myocarditis. The program is designed to provide seed funding to investigators for the testing of initial hypotheses and collecting preliminary data to help secure long-term funding by the National Institute of Health and other major granting institutions. Funding is for salary only.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must apply no later than ten years following receipt of an MD, PhD, or an equivalent degree and plan to perform the funded work in the United States or Canada. All applicants must select a preceptor with a proven track record of research in myocarditis. In addition to providing a letter of recommendation, the preceptor is expected to assist in preparing the application.
PURPOSE: With the goal of saving more lives, the Myocarditis Foundation is dedicated to providing accurate and up-to-date information to medical professionals, patients, and their families, and to the scientific advancement of both the diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis, a disease marked by inflammation and damage of the heart muscle. Although the exact incidence of myocarditis is not known, it is estimated that several thousand patients per year are diagnosed in the United States. Myocarditis usually attacks otherwise healthy people, and it is believed that 5 percent to 20 percent of all cases of sudden death in young adults are due to the disease.
As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its research grants fellowship program.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.myocarditisfoundation.org/research-and-grants/research-and-grant-program/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Skin Cancer Foundation Issues Request for Proposals for Research Projects
SOURCE: Skin Cancer Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/1/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Two grants of $50,000 and one grant of $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to dermatology residents, fellows, and junior investigators.
PURPOSE: Since its founding in 1979, the Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical community about skin cancer. The foundation is committed to reducing the incidence and mortality of the world's most common cancer, which is now occurring at epidemic levels.
As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting proposals for its 2019 Research Grants Awards program.
Two grants of $50,000 and one grant of $25,000 will be awarded to support one-year pilot research projects related to the disease. Researchers are invited to submit applications for projects to be conducted within the dermatology departments of medical institutions in the United States and Canada.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.skincancer.org/for-medical-professionals/research-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/4/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research


Events

Board Essentials October 2018
SPONSOR: Mission Capital 
WHEN: October 16, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Mission Capital Offices, 8303 N. MoPac Expwy, Suite A201, (Austin TX). 
DESCRIPTION: This workshop provides the fundamental principles and best practices that every nonprofit board member - and the staff who work with them - should know.
Join us to learn the top 10 roles and responsibilities of board members, with special emphasis on the board’s role in financial oversight, fundraising, planning, and partnering with the organization’s chief executive. You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the many facets of board service, along with tools you can use to increase the effectiveness of your board. 
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: 
* Define what sets the Central Texas nonprofit sector apart.
* Identify the top 10 roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards.
* Differentiate between governance and management.
* List best practices for board recruitment, retention, and evaluation.
* Define common board leadership roles and committees.
* Outline effective strategies for financial oversight.
* Explain how you can help your organization raise funds and awareness.
COST: Member Fee: $50. Non-Member Fee: $80.
CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955, email: info@missioncapital.org
From Mission Capital email, 9/25/18icon

Beyond the Grant: Exploring New Ways to Fund your Nonprofit
SPONSOR: Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Austin Chapter and Mission Capital
WHEN: October 24, 8:30 to 11:45 am.
WHERE: Blackbaud.
DESCRIPTION: AFP of Greater Austin and Mission Capital are pleased to co-present Beyond the Grant: Exploring New Ways to Fund your Nonprofit! The expert speakers and interactive learning at this exciting half-day event will demystify the world of social enterprise and alternative financing models. You’ll hear valuable lessons learned from area nonprofits that are experimenting with new approaches to funding, and have ample opportunities to explore new approaches that may or may not be right for your organization alongside others who face similar questions.
COST: AFP and Member Fee: $40. Non-Member Fee: $65.
CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955, email: info@missioncapital.org
From Mission Capital email, 9/25/18icon

Emerging Leadership Academy Fall 2018
SPONSOR: Mission Capital 
WHEN: October 30, 8 am to 5 pm.
WHERE: Mission Capital Offices, 8303 N. MoPac Expwy, Suite A201, (Austin TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Strong leaders are at the heart of community problem solving. Our community needs leaders who are prepared and equipped to create lasting social change.
The Emerging Leadership Academy is a dynamic program for the next generation of nonprofit leaders in Central Texas. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of their leadership capacity, advance their ability to lead in the nonprofit sector and strengthen their network of nonprofit peers. The Emerging Leadership Academy delivers a full-day of professional development (9am to 6pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2018), and includes an individual leadership assessment, take-home resources, the opportunity to participate in a “laser coaching” session with a certified coach, and a closing graduation event. 
Class size is intentionally limited to allow you to engage with and learn from your colleagues in an intimate setting. You'll walk away with insight into your leadership style, a cohort of peers, a plan for your leadership growth and a healthy dose of inspiration. 
COST: Member Fee: $295. Non-Member Fee: $395.
CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955, email: info@missioncapital.org
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Webinar - The Knitting Factor: Delivering on the Promise of Skills-Based Volunteering 
SPONSOR: Stanford Social Innovation Review
WHEN: October 17, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Is your organization looking for ways to create meaningful cross-sector partnerships? Are you looking for opportunities to deepen your nonprofit partnerships or expand your employee engagement programs? One of the fastest-growing corporate citizenship programs is skills-based volunteering—in which corporate employees use their business skills to help a nonprofit solve a complex operational problem. The benefits of skills-based volunteering include increased employee engagement for businesses, successful capacity building for nonprofits, and talent development for both sectors. 
Achieving these results requires “The Knitting Factor,” a term coined by Common Impact in a recent Stanford Social Innovation Review article, “The Promise of Skills-Based Volunteering.” The Knitting Factor brings together three key conditions that enable skills-based engagements between the private and nonprofit sectors to create strengthened, sustainable solutions that don’t come undone when partners part ways. 
COST: $59. This price includes access to the live interactive webinar, unlimited access to the recorded program video and downloadable slides for 12 months.
CONTACT: For webinar inquiries, please send an email to webinars@ssir.org.
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Webinar - Gifts from Donor-Advised Funds: Answers to Your Questions 
SPONSOR: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
WHEN: November 8, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: The phenomenal growth of donor-advised funds shows no sign of stopping, so many nonprofits are adjusting their fundraising strategies to easily accept and process these gifts from wealthy donors. 
How can you tap into these funds, properly acknowledge gifts and steward donors who give through DAFs? 
Join the Chronicle and three experts on November 8 for the webinar, Gifts from DAFs: Answers to Your Questions.
You'll learn from a chief development officer, whose nonprofit raises $21 million a year and has more than 2,000 DAF donors; an investment manager who serves foundations, endowments, and other nonprofits nationwide; and a philanthropic advisor at an organization that sponsors donor-advised funds. 
COST: $79 before November 1. $99 after November 1.
CONTACT: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, events@philanthropy.com
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