Funding Alert Vol. 29 No. 12 Alert # 3 - December 18, 2018

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Funding News and Grant Tips

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
The Funding Information Center will not publish a Funding Alert on December 25 and January 1 due to the holidays. 
We will return to our normal distribution schedule the following week with the January 8, 2019 issue.
Happy Holidays from the Funding Information Center staff!
From the Funding Information Center, 12/3/18icon

Americans Plan to Give More in 2018 Than in 2017
Despite concerns that changes to the tax code will reduce charitable giving, one out of two Americans plan to donate more to charity this year than they did in 2017, a survey conducted by Classy, an online and mobile fundraising platform for nonprofits, finds.
The survey found that 49 percent of respondents said they planned to give more to charity in 2018 than they did in 2017, while only 10 percent said they planned to give less and donors from higher-income households — whose behavior is more likely to be affected by the doubling of the standard deduction — said they were very likely to increase their giving. According to the survey, 74 percent of households earning between $100,000 and $150,000 and 85 percent of those earning more than $150,000 planned to give more to charity this year. In contrast, most respondents from households earning less than $100,000 said they planned to keep their giving at about the same level as last year. 
The survey also found that only 10 percent of respondents said a tax deduction was their primary reason for giving, while 42 percent said they would "definitely" or "probably" donate less if they knew they were getting less of a tax break. Among respondents, Gen X was the most motivated by tax considerations, with 62 percent of Gen X respondents saying they would give less if they knew they would receive a smaller tax break — followed by millennials (42 percent), boomers (10 percent), and Silents (6 percent).
In addition, the survey found that disaster relief ranks highest among the causes Americans are most likely to support in 2018 — with 54 percent of respondents saying they have already donated or plan to donate to Hurricane Michael and/or Florence relief efforts and 49 percent saying they have donated or will donate to international disaster relief and recovery efforts — followed by health-related causes and environment/animal welfare-related causes. And despite the divisiveness of the midterm elections, nearly half of respondents said they had faith in their fellow citizens and believe that Americans are becoming more generous in support of issues and causes.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 11/27/19icon

Study Highlights Ways to Boost Giving by Ultra-Wealthy
While many ultra-wealthy Americans say they would like to achieve more with their philanthropy and over 140 have signed the Giving Pledge, their giving in support of social-change efforts often is hampered by structural barriers, a report from the Bridgespan Group finds. 
According to the report, Four Pathways to Greater Giving, ultra-high-net-worth U.S. households — defined as those with at least $500 million in assets — collectively gave just 1.2 percent of their assets, or $45 billion, to philanthropic causes in 2017. For those households to spend down half their wealth over twenty years, they would need to give more than 11 percent of their assets to charity annually. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the study identified three major barriers that keep the ultra-wealthy from making large commitments in support of initiatives in areas such as human/social services, the environment, and international development: a negative feedback loop in which nonprofits don't ask for eight-figure grants because donors so rarely make them; a risk-averse mindset among donors with respect to innovative social-change initiatives; and a broken "marketplace" for matching available funding with opportunities.
With an eye to doubling giving by the ultra-wealthy in support of social change from $45 billion to $90 billion per year, the report highlights four pathways that could help address those obstacles. The study estimates, for example, that aggregated funds such as those offered by Blue Meridian Partners and The END Fund could spur more than $5 billion in annual giving. The study also argues that a "community foundation for America" that matches funders with community-led efforts to increase economic mobility could unlock at least $5 billion a year; that greater access to strategic philanthropy services could increase annual giving by ultra-wealthy donors by some $2 billion a year; and that strengthening social-change nonprofits through support for capacity-building initiatives — including helping them plan for and deploy large gifts in the future — could unlock upwards of $10 billion annually. 
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 11/27/19icon

Percentage of Americans Who Give, Volunteer Is Falling
The percentage of Americans who contribute time and money to charities has fallen to its lowest point in two decades, a report from the University of Maryland's Do Good Institute finds. 
Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the report, Where Are America's Volunteers?, found that despite record-high total volunteer hours and charitable contributions, fewer people are behaving charitably. The study examined civic engagement among adults in all fifty states and the District of Columbia as well as two hundred and fifteen metropolitan areas and found that, between 2002 and 2015, nonprofits saw record highs in volunteer hours served, peaking at 8.7 billion in 2014, while total charitable giving, according to research by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, peaked at $410 billion in 2017. The national volunteer rate — which peaked at 28.8 percent for three straight years between 2003 and 2005 — fell to a fifteen-year low of 24.9 percent in 2015, while the percentage of Americans giving to nonprofits annually fell from 66.8 percent in 2000 to 55.5 percent in 2014.
According to the report, 31 states saw significant declines in the volunteer rate between 2004 and 2015 — a trend more prevalent in states historically rich in social capital, meaning those where residents typically have been highly engaged in social and civic affairs — while none saw a significant increase. The data also suggest that rural and suburban areas — which historically have higher levels of social capital than urban areas — saw the largest declines in volunteer rates, down more than 5 percentage points in rural areas and nearly 5 percentage points in suburban areas, between 2004 and 2015. Moreover, of the two hundred and fifteen metro areas analyzed, only eleven saw a significant increase in volunteering, while fifty-seven experienced significant declines. Many of the declines occurred in cities with higher levels of socioeconomic distress; with a smaller number of nonprofits per capita, and therefore fewer places to volunteer; and/or where people may be less likely to know their neighbors. 
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 11/27/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Center without Walls for PET Ligand Development for Alzheimer's disease related Dementias (ADRDs) (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-NS-18-025): RFA-NS-19-014 
SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/13/19. Application: 2/13/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NINDS intends to fund one to two awards, corresponding to an estimated $3.6 million in total costs in year one, and an estimated $4.62 million in total costs in years two to five. Budgets in year one will focus primarily on screening of existing compound libraries against ADRD human tissue, while budgets in years two to five will also include medicinal chemistry efforts, if needed, around new compound development and first in-human radioligand testing.
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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the development of PET radioligands that identify proteinopathies or pathological processes associated with the human biology of Alzheimer's disease related dementias (ADRDs). Activities supported under this FOA include, but are not limited to the in vitro screening of existing ligands against human ADRD brain tissue, medicinal chemistry support for development of new compounds and improvement of existing ligand specificity and selectivity, initial screening of ligands in appropriate animal models, and radioligand formulation and first-in-human testing. The Center without Walls should encompass research that will move promising ligands through in vitro and in vivo optimization to first-in-human studies. 
CFDA: 93.853, 93.866 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-19-014.html
From NIH web site, accessed 12/12/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Comprehensive Alcohol-HIV/AIDS Research Center (P60 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-AA-14-003): RFA-AA-19-003 
SOURCE: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/16/19. Application: 4/16/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAAA intends to fund one award, corresponding to a total of $2 million, for fiscal year 2020. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications for a research center grant to conduct cross-cutting research on alcohol and HIV/AIDS. Through this FOA, NIAAA seeks to encourage research applications aimed to address the impact of alcohol use on the most important challenges for ending HIV/AIDS pandemic, outlined as the high priority topics of research by the NIH Office of AIDS Research.
CFDA: 93.273
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-19-003.html
From NIH web site, accessed 12/12/18icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research

Healthy Kids 2019: CMS-1Y1-19-001-063129
SOURCE: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/28/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $1.5 million for 35 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Connecting Kids to Coverage Healthy Kids 2019 Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements program provides funding opportunities to reduce the number of children who are eligible for, but not enrolled in, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and to improve retention of eligible children who are enrolled in the programs. 
CFDA: 93.767
CONTACT: Fred Filberg, (410) 786-4570. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310663&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, 12/12/18icon 
Subject(s) children's health, health care services, health promotion/wellness

NIDCR Mentoring Network to Support a Diverse Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce (UE5 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-DE-19-007
SOURCE: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 4/30/19. Application: 5/30/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDCR intends to commit $300,000 in FY2020 to fund one award.
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: This announcement will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Mentoring Activities and Courses for Skills Development.
Proposed programs are expected to contribute to the development of a skilled cadre of investigators in requisite scientific research areas to advance the objectives of the NIDCR Strategic Plan.
CFDA: 93.121
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-19-007.html
From NIH web site, accessed 12/12/18icon
Subject(s) dental health, medical research

Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Program: HRSA-19-086
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/28/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $4 million for 10 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must be accredited schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine, academically affiliated physician assistant training programs, accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals, or a public or nonprofit private entity that the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such grants. Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations may apply for these funds, if otherwise eligible.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the PCTE: IBHPC Program is to fund innovative training programs that integrate behavioral health care into primary care, particularly in rural and underserved settings with a special emphasis on the treatment of opioid use disorder. The PCTE: IBHPC is a component of the PCTE Program which functions to strengthen the primary care physician and physician assistant workforce by supporting enhanced training for future and current primary care clinicians, teachers, and educators and to promote primary care practice in underserved areas.
CFDA: 93.884
CONTACT: Nancy Douglas Kersellius, (301) 443-0907. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310634&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, 12/12/18icon 
Subject(s) health professions training, rural health, underserved populations


Private Funding Opportunities

A Little HOPE Offering Youth Bereavement Support Services Grants
SOURCE: A Little HOPE 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Introductory e-mails are accepted year round. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant award amounts are based on the scope and budget of the project.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, applicants must e-mail (no telephone calls) the name of their program, website address, names of executive director and program director, and location of the program. No other information is needed or will be processed. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers.
PURPOSE: A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.alittlehope.org/granting
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/12/18icon
Subject(s) adolescent health, children's health

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Issues RFP for Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials
SOURCE: Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 1/18/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 2/8/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $3 million will be awarded based on stage and scope of research. For studies requiring additional support, co-funding from other funding agencies or investors is encouraged.
ELIGIBILITY: Funding is open to researchers, clinicians, and postdoctoral fellows in the U.S. and worldwide working in academic medical centers and universities or nonprofits, or biotechnology companies that demonstrate a clear need for nonprofit funding. Funding is provided through mission-related investments that require return on investment based on scientific and/or business milestones.
PURPOSE: The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials.
Since 1998, ADDF has provided more than $29 million in funding for early-stage clinical trials of drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. To help propel novel drugs into the clinic, the ADDF also has provided over $6.5 million to support final pre-clinical studies required by regulatory agencies for the initiation of clinical research studies.
The goal of the foundation's PACT program is to increase the number of innovative treatments tested in humans for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. To that end, the program will fund (1) clinical trials through Phase 2a for novel drug candidates, including small molecules and biologics (antibodies, oligonucleotides, peptides, gene therapies, cell therapies); (2) proof-of-concept biomarker-based trials in patients for repurposed/repositioned drugs; and (3) regulatory studies for investigational new drug (IND)/clinical trial application pre-clinical packages that are required before testing novel drugs in human subjects.
Proposed molecular targets will be evaluated based on the strength of available evidence linking the target to the disease and demonstrating that modulating its biological activity will improve symptoms or modify disease progression. Current target areas of interest include but are not limited to neuroprotection, inflammation, vascular function, mitochondria and metabolic function, proteostasis, ApoE, epigenetics, and synaptic activity and neurotransmitters.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/pact
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/12/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Cancer Society Seeks Proposals on Role of Health Care and Insurance in Improving Outcomes in Cancer Prevention
SOURCE: American Cancer Society (ACS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards will not exceed $200,000 per year (direct costs) for up to four years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit institution located in the United States, any of its territories, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and be a citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident of the United States. Independent investigators at all stages of their career are encouraged to apply.
PURPOSE: The American Cancer Society is accepting proposals for research projects that have the potential to generate new knowledge of the effects of the United States healthcare system on both access to and outcomes of cancer screening, early detection, and treatment services.
ACS is keenly interested in supporting rapid-learning research on the effects of health policy changes on patients, providers, and health systems. This includes but is not limited to facilitators and barriers to care; unintended consequences; differential experiences of and outcomes for patients seeking or receiving care; best practice models for quality care; and economic Impact.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.cancer.org/research/we-fund-cancer-research/apply-research-grant/grant-types/rfa-role-healthcare-insurance-cancer.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/12/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research, health policy research

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Accepting Applications for Research and Development Grants
SOURCE: Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: 2/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: In 2019, APSF will award grants of up to $150,000 over one or two years. The maximum indirect cost rate is 15 percent of total direct costs and must be included in the $150,000 maximum award.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a sponsoring nonprofit institution (not an individual or department). Any qualified member of a sponsoring institution (hospital, university, clinic, etc.) in the United States or Canada is eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation is accepting applications for clinical and educational research projects in anesthesia patient safety.
Areas of research interest include but are not limited to studies with the potential to yield results that directly increase patient safety, improve patient outcomes, and/or reduce incidence or severity of complications, morbidity, or mortality; studies that address peri-anesthetic safety problems for relatively healthy patients; studies that are broadly applicable to large numbers of patients AND that promise improved methods of patient safety with a defined and direct path to implementation; innovative methods of education and training to improve patient safety; the use of information technology to enhance perioperative patient safety; standardization of perioperative protocols to improve patient safety; new clinical methods for prevention and/or early diagnosis of mishaps; evaluation of new and/or re-evaluation of old technologies for prevention and diagnosis of mishaps; identification of predictors of negative patient outcomes and/or anesthesiologist/anesthetist clinical errors; development of innovative methods for the study of low-frequency events; measurement of the cost effectiveness of techniques designed to increase patient safety; the development of innovative methods designed to prevent medication errors; and implementation studies of interest to a wide audience.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apsf.org/grants-and-awards/investigator-initiated-research-iir-grants/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/14/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Community Access to Child Health Seeks Applications for Community Health Programs
SOURCE: Community Access to Child Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/31/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE Section.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see PURPOSE Section.
PURPOSE: Community Access to Child Health, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), provides support to pediatricians eager to collaborate within their communities so that all children have access to needed health services.
To that end, CATCH is accepting applications for its CATCH Planning and Implementation Grants program and CATCH Resident Grants program.
1) Planning and Implementation Grants: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to individual pediatricians and fellowship trainees to plan innovative community-based child health initiatives aimed at ensuring that all children have medical homes and access to healthcare services not otherwise available in their community. Priority will be given to projects that serve communities with the greatest health disparities. Outreach must be to the community at large, not to practice or clinic patients only. In addition, all initiatives should incorporate screening for or connecting children to medical homes and available insurance programs. All pediatricians are eligible to apply regardless of employment setting or retirement status.
2) Resident Grants: Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to pediatric residents for the planning and/or implementation of community-based child health initiatives. Projects must include planning activities or demonstrate completed planning activities, and may include implementation activities.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/commpeds/Pages/Grants.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/12/18icon
Subject(s) children's health, community health services

Dannon Accepting Applications for Gut Microbiome Fellowship
SOURCE: The Dannon Company
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $25,000 will be awarded to two graduate students who show strong interest in exploring the gut microbiome, probiotics, and/or yogurt. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen of the United States; a current, full-time graduate student; and prepared to do his/her research at an accredited U.S. institution during the 2019-20 academic year.
PURPOSE: The Dannon Company is accepting applications to its Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Dannon Fellowship Grant program.
Established in 2012, the program has expanded to include the gut microbiome in recognition of its remarkable potential on the human body — including immune system health, brain health, and proper digestion and absorption. To date, the grant has supported research on the use of foods as a delivery vector for beneficial bacteria, technology for studying the adaptation of fermentative microbes to milk, the effects of protein fermentation on the human microbiota and digestive health, and the relationship between probiotics, the gut microbiome, and brain function.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.dannon.com/fellowship-application/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/14/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

FM Global Accepting Applications for Fire Prevention Programs
SOURCE: FM Global 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/31/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Any organization or agency that supports fire prevention is eligible. However, funds must be used for public purposes. Additional terms and conditions may apply for applicants based in the United States, Canada, and other countries.
PURPOSE: FM Global is accepting applications for its Fire Prevention Grant Program
Grants will be awarded to fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local, and community organizations working to support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness, and control efforts, including pre-fire planning, fire prevention education/training, and arson prevention/fire investigation.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://fs20.formsite.com/fmglobal/form14/index.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/12/18icon
Subject(s) fire & emergency response

Gerber Foundation Seeks Proposals for Pediatric Research Projects
SOURCE: Gerber Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Concept papers must be received no later than 5/15/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 8/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Total requested grant size should not be more than $350,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply. In addition, organizations must be determined not to be private foundations under Internal Revenue Code Section 509. No grants are made to individuals.
PURPOSE: The mission of the Gerber Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development. To that end, the foundation currently is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with the potential to have a significant impact on issues affecting infants and young children, from birth to the age of three.
The foundation awards grants to research projects focused on solutions that, when implemented, will improve health, nutrition, and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. Projects may address etiologic mechanisms of disease; new, improved, or less invasive diagnostic procedures; reduction or elimination of side effects; alleviation of symptoms; new, improved, or less invasive therapies or treatments; dosage or dosing requirements or mechanisms for drugs, nutrient supplementation, or other therapeutic measures (under or overdosing); and preventive measures.
Priority is given to projects offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in the prevention and treatment of diseases, as well as those with broad applicability to the general population on a regional or national level.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.gerberfoundation.org/faq/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 12/7/18icon
Subject(s) children's health, medical research

Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health Seeks Applications for Group Therapy Research Projects
SOURCE: Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $15,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health is dedicated to changing lives by advancing the most effective and innovative approaches to group therapy education, training, research, and community outreach.
To that end, the foundation is seeking applications for research focused on the effectiveness of group psychotherapy. Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded based on the importance of the research to the field, the seniority of the investigators, and the number of research applications received.
Funding can be used to support the basic costs of research (e.g., supplies, research equipment, photocopying, postage, computer services, statistical consultation, and research assistant salaries); investigator salaries and travel expenses will not be funded. (Equipment purchased for use with a research project is to be donated to an institution at the completion of the project.)
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.agpa.org/Foundation/research-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/14/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Kessler Foundation Invites Applications for Signature Employment Grants
SOURCE: Kessler Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: All interested candidates must submit an online concept application no later than 2/22/19. Upon review, select candidates will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $500,000 over two years will be awarded in support of qualified pilot projects. Signature grants are not intended to fund project expansions or bring proven projects to new communities. Innovation lies at the core of all Signature Employment grants.
A 15 percent match of the total request amount is required, with the additional percentage added to the total project budget. Matching funds must be newly acquired and available for the grant project.
ELIGIBILITY: Any organization recognized as tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code may apply for funding. This includes nonprofit agencies, public or private schools, and public institutions such as universities and government agencies (state, local, federal) in the United States or any of its territories.
PURPOSE: The Kessler Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities through discovery, innovation, demonstration, application, and dissemination.
To that end, the foundation is inviting Concept Applications from nonprofit organizations for its annual Signature Employment grants program, which supports new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, and social ventures that lead to the generation of new ideas that help solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities.
For 2019, Kessler Foundation has a special interest in use-benefit planning, workforce incentives, and part-time employment aimed at helping people with disabilities obtain employment or re-enter into the job market following injury. The foundation hopes that a better understanding of how to manage current benefits and coordination with other public benefit systems (e.g., housing vouchers, SNAP, TANF) will dispel the myths around the disabled and increase their employment participation. Any innovative concept is eligible for funding.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://kesslerfoundation.org/grantprograms/signatureemploymentgrants.php
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/14/18icon
Subject(s) disabilities

Massage Therapy Foundation Invites Submissions for Practitioner Case Report Contest
SOURCE: Massage Therapy Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/3/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Cash prizes will be awarded to the top reports. In addition, continuing education credit is available through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for reports that meet all requirements.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Massage Therapy Foundation is inviting submissions for its 2014 Practitioner Case Report Contest, an annual opportunity for massage therapists and bodyworkers to develop research skills and enhance their ability to provide knowledge-based massage to the public.
Submissions must report on an independent clinical intervention on a single client and include a review of the literature on the presenting condition; a discussion of the creation and implementation of a treatment plan in accordance with the literature, the needs of the client, and the practitioner’s expertise; and a discussion of the implications of the outcomes, as well as suggestions for future study.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://mtf.amtamassage.org/grants-and-contests/case-report-contest/
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Subject(s) medical research

USA Swimming Foundation Accepting Applications to 'Make a Splash' Program
SOURCE: USA Swimming Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Interested swim-lesson providers who are not yet Make a Splash Local Partners will need to complete the Local Partner application prior to 12/31/18, to be eligible for 2019 grant funding. 
$ AVAILABLE: Through the program, grants totaling more than $600,000 will be awarded in 2019 through Spring and Fall funding rounds. Funding will be provided to programs directly benefiting children who would not otherwise receive the opportunity to learn to swim, and individual grant awards will range between $1,000 and $15,000, depending on the service category.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, applicants must be a Make a Splash Local Partner in good standing and provide a detailed project budget and program narrative as part of their application. 
PURPOSE: The USA Swimming Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. Established in 2004, the foundation works to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building champions — in the pool and in life. Whether teaching children how to swim through its Make a Splash initiative, or providing financial support to the U.S. National Team, the foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/utility/landing-pages/news/2018/12/05/2019-usa-swimming-foundation-grant-applications-now-open-to-make-a-splash-local-partners
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Subject(s) children's health, health promotion/wellness


Events

Webinar - Risk Management Assessment in the Grant Profession
SPONSOR: CD Publications 
WHEN: February 20, noon to 1 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Learn how to conduct a risk assessment to satisfy the grant authorities and enhance your credibility in this webinar by certified grant professional Cyndi MacKenzie. MacKenzie will walk you through examples of internal and external policies you need to have in place, as well as practical risk assessment tools for your grants department. This webinar will assist to evaluate your risk in grant seeking—and also help you to determine whether or not to apply for a grant, how to document your procurement process, and whether there is any conflict of interest involved. You will learn who should be made aware of the risks of grant resources—and who should be part of creating internal and external controls, policies and procedures. As you will learn, risk assessment is not only for the grant professional—it is a necessary tool for the entire organization if grant dollars fund any aspect of your mission and goals.
After attending this session, you will know the procedures and policies needed to satisfy the Office of Management and Budget for federal grants. You will know which procedures and policies are becoming necessary for other funders. Plus, you will be able to protect yourself through internal and external controls—and avoid being labeled as "high risk" and ineligible for future funding due to fraud, waste and abuse. 
COST: $129. 
CONTACT: CD Publications, (855) 237-1396, email: info@cdpublications.com.
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Webinar - Don't Wait for Your Donors to Get Old, Start a Planned Giving Program Now 
SPONSOR: CD Publications 
WHEN: January 29, noon to 1 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Don't wait for your donors to get old. Start a planned giving program now—with expert guidance from fundraising expert Shiree Skinner. Skinner will walk you through all that you need to start off on the right foot. She will show you how to identify your ideal prospects within your current pool of donors, and how to broach the topic of planned gifts with them. She will share a list of the different types of planned gifts you can collect from donors, along with sample language for letters, website, and other materials, as well as sample talking points to use when talking to donors.
After attending this session, you will be confident in your ability to start an effective planned giving program for your nonprofit. Plus, you will know how to identify your ideal prospects, and broach the topic of planned gifts with your donors. 
COST: $129.
CONTACT: CD Publications, (855) 237-1396, email: info@cdpublications.com.
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Webinar - Ethics in the Grant Profession in 2019 — More Important Than Ever! 
SPONSOR: CD Publications 
WHEN: January 30, noon to 1 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Your ethical standards define who you are, and help raise your program to a higher standard. But if you listen to the news, you will hear about dishonesty, fake news, and people cheating systems in every way they can. What ethical standards are you, as a grant professional, guided by? Do you keep abreast of the latest research so that you have the expertise to guide your clients? Do you know the rules for allowable expenditures to advise on budgetary matters according to the laws? If a client wants to hire you with grant funds you won for their organization, can you do it? These are some of the dilemmas faced by grant professionals daily. Knowing how to handle them can promote positive relationships between grant professionals and stakeholders, and also enhance your public image and recognition. 
Learn how to be truly ethical in the world of all things grants by attending this webinar by certified grant professional Cyndi MacKenzie. MacKenzie will walk you through the GPA Code of Ethics, and real scenarios from her 14-year career where ethics played a part of her decision-making process. She will discuss the numerous ethical dilemmas faced by grant professionals, and the ways to prevent such situations. She will explain the benefits of being ethical in this field, show you how to report unethical behavior, and share resources to equip you with the expertise necessary to be truly ethical. 
COST: $129.
CONTACT: CD Publications, (855) 237-1396, email: info@cdpublications.com.
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Webinar - How to Get on the Radar of Family Foundations
SPONSOR: The Chronicle of Philanthropy 
WHEN: February 21, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Learn how to tell your nonprofit's story in ways that resonate with busy philanthropists and increases your odds of winning a grant.
How can you build ties with family foundations that don't accept unsolicited proposals or letters of inquiry? In this one-hour session, you'll learn from the executive director of a family foundation and the leader of an organization focused on helping donors and foundations maximize their impact. They'll show you how to strengthen your case for support and offer insight into how foundations prefer to be approached.
COST: $79 before February 14. $99 after February 14.
CONTACT: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, email: events@philanthropy.com.
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