Funding Alert Vol. 29 No. 8 Alert # 4 - August 28, 2018

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Funding News and Grant Tips
 
International Giving by U.S. Foundations Grew 29 Percent Between 2011-2015 
International grantmaking by U.S. foundations jumped 29 percent, from $7.2 billion to a record $9.3 billion, between 2011 and 2015, a report from the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center finds.
Based on grants data from a thousand of the largest U.S. foundations, the report, The State of Global Giving by U.S. Foundations, found that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation accounted for 50.7 percent of total international grantmaking during the five-year period, or $17.9 billion — $6.5 billion of which supported projects in sub-Saharan Africa. That region received 25.4 percent ($9 billion) of all international giving by the foundations in the study, followed by Asia and the Pacific (18.7 percent, $6.6 billion) and Latin America and the Caribbean (7.7 percent, $2.7 billion).
In terms of issue areas, the health sector received 52.5 percent of total international grant dollars between 2011 and 2015, or $18.6 billion, with the Gates Foundation accounting for 80 percent of the total. According to the report, international grantmaking by U.S. foundations for reproductive health care increased nearly threefold in the five years after a global "gag rule," a U.S. government rule prohibiting the use of federal money to fund organizations that provide abortions or information on abortions, was reversed in 2009. Other top issue areas were economic development (12.5 percent, $4.4 billion), the environment (10.9 percent, $3.9 billion), and agriculture and food security (8.3 percent, $2.9 billion). According to the analysis, grants focused on climate change represented just 2.4 percent of international grantmaking by U.S. foundations between 2011 and 2015.
The study also found that the average grant size awarded by international grantmakers more than tripled between 2002 and 2015, from $200,900 to $604,500; that U.S. community foundations more than tripled their international giving between 2011 and 2015, from $103.1 million to $314.5 million; and that between 2011 and 2015 just 12 percent of international grant dollars from U.S. foundations went directly to organizations based in the country where programs were implemented, while the remaining 88 percent were channeled through intermediaries based elsewhere.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 8/14/18icon
 
Foundation Investment Returns Rose Significantly in 2017
Year-over-year investment returns (net of fees) for private and community foundations improved significantly in 2017, a study by the Commonfund Institute and the Council on Foundations finds.
Based on survey data from 224 private and community foundations, the 2017 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations found that private foundations reported an average return of 15 percent for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017, up from 6.4 percent in 2016, while community foundations reported an average return of 15.1 percent, up from 7.3 percent. Returns for both private and community foundations were the highest in four years, with trailing five-year returns averaging 8.6 percent for private foundations, up from 7.6 percent the previous year, and 7.9 percent for community foundations, up from 7.3 percent. Return data by asset class showed that non-U.S. equities generated the highest return for both types of foundations, followed by U.S. equities, alternative strategies, fixed income, and short-term securities/cash.
The study also found that the effective spending rate among participating private foundations fell slightly in 2017, to 5.7 percent (from 5.8 percent in 2016), and rose slightly for community foundations, to 4.8 percent (from 4.7 percent). The rate remained unchanged for private foundations with assets of more than $500 million, at 5.3 percent, but fell for those with assets under $101 million; rose for community foundations with assets of more than $500 million, to 5.5 percent (up from 4.8 percent); fell for community foundations with assets between $101 million and $500 million, to 4.5 percent (from 4.8 percent); and remained unchanged for those with assets under $101 million.
In addition, spending in dollar terms increased for 74 percent of private foundations and 69 percent of community foundations with assets of more than $500 million, up from 60 percent and 42 percent in 2016. Only community foundations with assets between $101 million and $500 million reported a smaller increase in 2017 spending than in 2016.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 8/14/18icon

Only Half of Younger Staff Think Their Foundation's Work Is Relevant
While 77 percent of early- and mid-career foundation staff are proud to work at their organizations, only half believe their institution's work is relevant to what's happening in the world, a report from Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy finds.
Based on a survey of more than 100 foundation professionals conducted in 2017, the report, Dissonance & Disconnects: How Entry and Mid-Level Foundation Staff See Their Futures, Their Institutions, and Their Field, found that fewer than half of respondents said their foundations were in touch with the needs of the communities they support (40 percent), that they were accountable to those communities (32 percent), and that the communities had voice in the decision-making process (24 percent). In addition, only 51 percent of respondents perceived philanthropy to be an effective player in creating social change.
The survey also found that respondents generally rated their institutions toward the low end of the scale with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), with many saying there was a sizable gap between the organization's goals and practices — citing, among other things, a disconnect between staff and board and between grantmaking staff and leadership, and a lack of shared understanding about what the practice of equity looks like. According to the report, grantmaking staff, especially at private and family foundations, rated their institutions lower than their non-grantmaking peers on nine of eleven DEI-related dimensions. For example, only 20 percent of grantmaking staff agreed or strongly agreed that their institution's board was a strong ally for equity, compared with 65 percent of non-grantmaking staff. And only 43 percent of respondents said they were able to bring all facets of their own identities (e.g., age, gender, race, class, sexual orientation) to work, while only 22 percent of respondents saw a future for themselves at their organizations and 55 percent saw themselves leaving the philanthropic sector within the next five years.
In addition, Latin respondents were less likely than other groups to say they had an ally or advocate among senior leadership, felt a sense of belonging, and had the kind of influence they sought, whereas African-American respondents were more likely to report being seen as a leader, to see a future for themselves in philanthropy, and to feel there was a clear path to advancement.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 8/7/18icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Collaborative Action Center Award: RFA R-19.2-CAP:CAC
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application accepted from 10/17/18 to 1/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: CPRIT plans to make one award with up to $3,000,000 in total costs. Maximum duration: five years. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Supports a single Collaborative Action Center whose function will be to: (1) promote interactions and collaborations across the CAP Research Awards funded under the companion RFA, R-19.2 CAP:RA; (2) provide opportunities for academic content experts, health care providers and community stakeholders to exchange ideas and to explore new opportunities to impact the rise of hepatocellular cancer (HCC) in Texas and (3) educate health care providers and the public on best practices to alter the trajectory of HCC in Texas. Note applications for this award mechanism are subject to institutional limits. Applicants are advised to consult with their institutions’ Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (or equivalent).
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org
From Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas email, 8/17/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Investigator-Initiated Research Awards: RFA R-19.2-CAP:RA
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application accepted from 10/17/18 to 1/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: CPRIT plans to make multiple awards in response to this announcement. Up to $500,000 in total costs per year. Maximum duration: five years. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Supports investigator-initiated research projects designed to understand the reasons for the increased incidence of HCC in Texas, to identify risk factors for cirrhosis and HCC, to identify biomarkers for HCC early detection, and to develop and implement prevention and early detection strategies. CAP Research Awardees (under this RFA) must agree to participate in the Collaborative Action Center initiatives including the CAP Steering Committee’s meetings and initiatives and the CAP program outreach and educational mission.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org.
From Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas email, 8/17/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Core Facility Support Awards (CFSA): RFA R-19.2-CFSA
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application accepted from 10/17/18 to 1/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $3 million (total costs) for the first two years and up to $1 million (total costs) for each subsequent year. Maximum duration: five years. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Solicits applications from institutions to establish or enhance core facilities (laboratory, clinical, population-based, or computer-based) that will directly support cancer research programs to advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer or improve quality of life for patients with and survivors of cancer. CPRIT is particularly interested in supporting core facilities that provide enabling services to cancer investigators from multiple Texas institutions. Note applications for this award mechanism are subject to institutional limits. Applicants are advised to consult with their institutions’ Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (or equivalent).
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org.
From Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas email, 8/17/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Early Translational Research Awards: RFAR-19.2-ETRA
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application accepted from 10/17/18 to 1/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $2 million in total costs. Maximum duration: one to two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Supports projects that "bridge the gap" between promising new discoveries achieved in the research laboratory and commercial development for a therapeutic, device, or diagnostic assay through activities including preclinical proof-of-principle data that demonstrate applicability to the planned clinical scenario and preclinical toxicology and formulation to de-risk the development of lead compounds or devices. Any not-for-profit institution that conducts research is eligible to apply for funding under this award mechanism. Presentation of a time line with stage gates for development is required. A public or private company is not eligible. Note applications for this award mechanism are subject to institutional limits. Applicants are advised to consult with their institutions’ Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (or equivalent).
Participate in the upcoming informational webinar on 9/19/18 from noon to 1 pm. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/636390026479049475
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org.
From Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas email, 8/17/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (HIHR): RFA R-19.2-HIHR
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application accepted from 10/17/18 to 1/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $200,000 (total costs). Maximum duration: two years. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Provides short-term funding to explore the feasibility of high-risk projects that, if successful, would contribute major new insights into the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancers. Note applications for this award mechanism are subject to institutional limits. Applicants are advised to consult with their institutions’ Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (or equivalent).
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org.
From Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas email, 8/17/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-144
SOURCE: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/20.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
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.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.
CFDA: 93.361, 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-144.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 8/22/18icon 
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, minority health

Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-162
SOURCE: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/16, 7/16, 11/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/20.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
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.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.
CFDA: 93.361, 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-162.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 8/22/18icon 
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, minority health

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-152
SOURCE: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/8/20.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
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.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Investing in early childhood development is essential. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non -traditional settings.
CFDA: 93.361, 93.173
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-152.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 8/22/18icon 
Subject(s) children's health, health disparities, medical research

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-169
SOURCE: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/16, 7/16, 11/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/8/20.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
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.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Investing in early childhood development is essential. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non -traditional settings. 
CFDA: 93.361, 93.173
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-169.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 8/22/18icon 
Subject(s) children's health, health disparities, medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

American Academy of Dermatology Accepting Applications for Shade Structure Program
SOURCE: American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/31/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $8,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to nonprofit organizations that provide services, programs, and curricula to children and teenagers age 18 and younger.
To be considered, applicants must be recommended by an AAD member dermatologist, demonstrate a commitment to sun safety within their organizations; and consider a shade structure that meets the stringent requirements of AAD.
PURPOSE: The American Academy of Dermatology is accepting applications for its AAD Shade Structure Grant Program.
Through the program, grants of up to $8,000 will be awarded to public schools and nonprofit organizations for the installation of permanent shade structures in outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, including playgrounds, pools, and recreation spaces. In addition to the grant, AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.aad.org/members/volunteer/shade-structure-program
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/23/18icon
Subject(s) cancer education/prevention, children's health 

American Association for Cancer Research Invites Applications for NextGen Cancer Research Grants
SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 9/28/18. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 1/18/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Three-year grants of up to $450,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. In addition, at the start of the grant term on July 1, 2019, applicants must hold a tenure-eligible appointment at the rank of assistant professor; have held that appointment for no more than three years; and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. AACR membership is required.
PURPOSE: The American Association for Cancer Research is accepting applications for its AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research program.
The annual program is designed to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators. To that end, three-year grants of up to $450,000 will be awarded to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research unlikely to be funded through conventional channels. The funds are intended to support expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs), and research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel applicable to the research project, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, other research expenses, and indirect costs.
Research projects must represent a highly innovative approach to a major contemporary challenge in cancer research. The research, which can be in any area of basic, translational or clinical science, must have the potential to lead to groundbreaking discoveries in the field and transform our understanding of the tumorigenesis process and/or our ability to treat, detect, or prevent cancer.
CONTACT: None.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/23/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

American Pain Society Accepting Applications for Rita Allen Award
SOURCE: American Pain Society (APS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APS will begin accepting applications on 9/17/18. Deadline is 12/17/18.
$ AVAILABLE: The program will award two grants in the amount of $50,000 a year, for a period of up to three years. The entire award is to be allocated to projects specifically chosen by the recipient. Institutional overhead is not supported. Eligible grant expenses may include the principal investigator's salary.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be able to demonstrate the strong support of appropriate administrators and their department chair or institute head; should have been on a tenure track for no more than three years (support will be reconsidered if a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar is awarded tenure); and must conduct the research at an institution in the United States or Canada.
Eligible candidates will have completed their training and be able to provide persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in basic science research in pain. Candidates also should be in the early stages of their career with an appointment at the faculty level.
PURPOSE: The Rita Allen Foundation and the American Pain Society are accepting applications for the annual Award in Pain.
Proposed research projects should be directed toward the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://americanpainsociety.org/uploads/funding-opportunities/2019%20RAF%20Guidelines%20.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/23/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Autism Science Foundation Inviting Applications for Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards Training Awards
SOURCE: Autism Science Foundation (ASF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/3/18.
$ AVAILABLE: One-year awards are $25,000 for pre-doctoral and medical students and $35,000 for postdoctoral students.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants for Medical School Gap Year Research Training Awards should be enrolled at an accredited university medical school. Medical school applicants must apply prior to graduation from medical school, but the gap year may be taken immediately after graduation.
Applicants for postdoctoral awards must have completed their doctoral or medical degree and have been accepted as a postdoctoral fellow in good standing in a program in the United States as of the award start date (July-September 2018).
PURPOSE: The Autism Science Foundation is inviting applications for its Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards and Medical School Gap Year Research Training Awards from graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders.
The proposed training must be scientifically linked to autism and may be broadened to include training in a closely related area of scientific research, including but not limited to human behavior across the lifespan (language, learning, behavior, communication, social function, motor skills and planning, epilepsy, sleep, repetitive disorders); neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuroimaging); pharmacology; neuropathology; genetics; epigenetics; genomics; epigenomics; immunology; molecular and cellular mechanisms; studies employing model organisms and systems; and studies of treatment and service delivery.
Special consideration will be given to projects focused on gender issues in autism, including studies examining the female protective effect, neurobiological and neuroanatomical examination of the female autism brain, diagnostic differences and challenges in females, the female phenotype, and health and lifespan issues. ASF also invites studies focused on unaffected siblings and recurrence risk in the offspring of unaffected siblings as well as research on the neurobiology and molecular biology of autism using post-mortem brain tissue.
CONTACT: None.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/23/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Colorectal Cancer Alliance Issues RFP for Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Research
SOURCE: Colorectal Cancer Alliance (CCA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/1/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Three grants in the amount of $125,000 over two years will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have an MD or PhD. In addition, applicants must be an early-career researcher or young investigator at the instructor, scientist, or assistant professor level; a senior researcher who has shifted their area of interest toward colorectal cancer research; a researcher at any academic level who needs seed funding to test an innovative hypothesis; or a researcher from a nonprofit institution (including academic institutions). Researchers from for-profit institutions will not be considered.
PURPOSE: Founded in 1999, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance works to empower a nation of advocates to support patients, raise awareness of preventative measures, and inspire efforts to fund critical research. The alliance is committed to investing $10 million in critical research by 2021, including $3 million specifically to young-onset colorectal cancer research.
To advance this goal, the alliance will award three Colorectal Cancer Alliance Chris4Life Research Grants in Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Research in December 2018 (funding start date January 2019). Grant proposals will be considered in the categories of basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological. Projects should focus on risk factors and causes associated with the rise in young-onset colorectal cancer, including but not limited to changes in the microbiome and its impact on young-onset colorectal cancer; prevention and early detection strategies for reducing the incidence and death rates associated with young-onset colorectal cancer; better mechanisms for increasing the long-term survival rates of those with young-onset colorectal cancer; and/or the psychosocial impacts of young-onset colorectal cancer and the overall social influence on daily survivorship.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.ccalliance.org/funding-research/young-onset-colorectal-cancer-grant-guidelines
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/23/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Seeks Applications for Mental Health Research
SOURCE: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/1/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $20,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a faculty member at an accredited college or university or an individual affiliated with an accredited human service organization that is considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the principal investigator must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and relevant experience.
PURPOSE: The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation is accepting applications in support of behavioral or psychological research studies based in the United States or Canada.
Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the fund will award grants of up to $20,000 in support of studies designed to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions aimed at preventing or ameliorating major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. (The fund also will consider studies that have the potential for adding significantly to the knowledge base about such problems.) Projects must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the U.S. or Canada and one or more other country.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.fahsbeckfund.org/pdf_files/CURRENT_Post_Doctoral_Guidelines_01.12.15.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/23/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, mental health

Home Depot Foundation Invites Applications for Community Impact Program
SOURCE: Home Depot Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/31/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Only IRS-registered 501(c)(3)-designated nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies (e.g., police/fire departments) in the United States are eligible to apply. In addition, grants must support work completed by community volunteers in the U.S., and projects must be completed within six months following notification that the grant has been awarded.
PURPOSE: The Home Depot Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that use volunteers to address the physical needs of their community.
Through its Community Impact Grants program, the foundation will award grants of up to $5,000 for projects that repair, modify, weatherize, or otherwise improve low-income and/or transitional housing or community facilities. In addition, programs that use volunteers to serve veterans with home improvement projects will be considered. Grants are awarded in the form of Home Depot gift cards that can be used to purchase tools, materials, and services.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://corporate.homedepot.com/grants/community-impact-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/23/18icon
Subject(s) housing/homeless

The Seniors - SALSA (Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio) Grant Program
SOURCE: San Antonio Area Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/21/18 at 11:59 pm.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information. 
ELIGIBILITY: Those eligible to submit applications include nonprofit organizations exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, schools, churches or governmental bodies that serve Bexar and the following surrounding counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson.
PURPOSE: Programs and services that enable older adults to live healthy, safe and vibrant lives.
Senior Responsive Grant Making will occur in early August. The intent is to intentionally align our senior grant making strategies to complement and support the work of our Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio (SALSA) initiative. Learn about our comprehensive overview of the SALSA initiative and strategic direction. We anticipate funding in Fall 2018.
CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243. For more information see http://www.saafdn.org/Nonprofits/Grants/AnnualResponsive.aspx 
From San Antonio Area Foundation email, 8/21/18icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, health promotion/wellness


Events

Funders’ Forum
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: September 5, 9 to 11 am.
WHERE: UT Arlington Mavericks Activity Center, 500 W. Nedderman Dr., (Arlington, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Join us for a morning with some of the Metroplex’s top funders to hear from them directly on their funding priorities, decision-making process and other useful insights. The funders will make a brief presentation about their organization followed by a moderated Q&A and an open Q&A for attendees to ask the funders questions.
Panelists:
Holloway Family Foundation funds programs that provide a pathway to financial stability/security through workforce skills training, creative expression for underprivileged children and mentorship programs. In addition to program support, the foundation does fund general operating support. Priority is given to applicants within a 25-mile radius of Colleyville, TX.
North Texas Community Foundation awards grants to Dallas County nonprofits from two types of funds: Field of Interest funds and ToolBox Grants. Field of Interest grant focus areas are child well-being, land conservation and animal welfare. The ToolBox Grants Program provides Tarrant County-based nonprofit organizations with capacity building grants to improve their strength and stability. These grants do not fund programs or general operations.
The Rainwater Foundation supports educational programs with a demonstrated track record of success, strong leadership and the ability to scale programs to broaden their impact. The foundation’s current focus is on early childhood education and school leadership development, in addition to broader regional birth-through-12th-grade education efforts in South Carolina and Fort Worth, Texas. The foundation also supports the emerging field of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) medical research.
COST: $65 member/$115 non-member. For more information see https://thecnm.org/event/funders-forum-8/
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Management, (214) 826-3470.
From Center for Nonprofit Management web site, accessed 8/22/18icon

The ABCs of Grant Seeking
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: September 6, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: CNM Fort Worth, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002, (Fort Worth, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Grant proposal writing should be an integral part of your overall fundraising program. Do you have essential knowledge and skills needed to develop effective foundation proposals? Do you know the three types of proposals? Do you know the 11 parts of a proposal? Do you know the five stages of grant seeking?
This session will help you develop a grant proposal writing process with tips, techniques and templates to help make your organization more successful with grant support.
Suitable for those new to grant seeking and those with experience who want to improve their grant seeking skills.
COST: $125 Early Bird Member (ends 8/29). Regular $150 member/$200 non-member. Includes lunch. For more information see https://thecnm.org/event/the-abcs-of-grant-seeking-6/
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Management, (817) 334-0228.
From Center for Nonprofit Management web site, accessed 8/22/18icon

Foundations of Success and Longevity in Your Development Career 
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: September 13, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: CNM Dallas, 2902 Floyd St., (Dallas, TX) 
DESCRIPTION: Longevity and organizational culture are important but underappreciated factors that contribute to success in fundraising. Join us to discuss the importance of strong relationships, best practices, and a culture of philanthropy that can help you be successful and strive for longevity in your development career and the organization you serve.
COST: $65 member/$115 non-member. For more information see https://thecnm.org/event/foundations-of-success-and-longevity-in-your-development-career/
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Management, (214) 826-3470.
From Center for Nonprofit Management web site, accessed 8/22/18icon

Webinar - Systems Change through an Equity Lens: Lessons from Diverse Communities 
SPONSOR: Stanford Social Innovation Review SSIR Live! 
WHEN: September 12, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: In this SSIR Live! program, Equal Measure will facilitate a dialogue with leaders of three organizations that are engaged in community initiatives as part of national investments in systems change. We will ask the panelists to share their perspectives on questions such as:
* What power dynamics exist in your community that you need to consider as you integrate an equity lens into your systems change initiative? 
* How are you listening to and incorporating insights from members of the community? 
* To what degree will these systems change strategies begin to break down structural racial, ethnic, and gender inequities in communities? 
* Based on your experience, how can funders, community leaders, and nonprofit organizations integrate the voices, perspectives, and lived experiences of historically underrepresented individuals into decision making to create systems change?
We will ask the panelists to describe the tangible lessons learned, challenges faced, and paths forward in their attempts to break down structural and systemic inequities while changing systems. We will also ask them to discuss any tools that they have found effective in their communities. Along with reflections from the three panelists, we will ask webinar participants to share their own experiences integrating an equity lens into systems change. 
COST: $59. For more information and registration go to https://ssir.org/webinars/entry/systems_change?utm_source=Event_Email&utm_campaign=SSIR_Live&utm_medium=Email
CONTACT: For webinar inquiries, please send an email to webinars@ssir.org.
From Stanford Social Innovation Review SSIR Live! email, 8/20/18icon


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