Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 4 Alert # 5 - April 30, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

DSHS Posts Notice of Public Hearings Schedule for Development and Review of Block Grant Funds 
Under the authority of the Preventive Health Amendments of 1992 the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is making application to the U.S. Public Health Service for funds to continue the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG) during federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019. Provisions in the law require the chief executive officer of each state to annually furnish a description (a work plan) of the intended use of block grant funds in advance of each FFY. Each state is required to hold public hearings and to make proposals of these descriptions in such a manner as to facilitate comments. 
In FFY 2019, four activities are proposed to be funded under the block grant. These include sexual assault prevention and crisis services, local health departments, Community and Clinical Preventive Services, and the Texas Health Communities Recognition Program. The PHHSBG award for FFY 2019 is $6,331,840. Of this amount, $562,234 was required to be used for sexual assault prevention and crisis services. The department has prepared the following schedule for the development and review of the 2019 Work Plan for the PHHSBG. 
In May of 2019, the department will hold public hearings in four Public Health Regions (PHR): 
* May 21, 2019, Texas Department of State Health Services, Public Health Region 1, 6302 Iola Avenue, Conference Room 201, Lubbock, Texas 79424, from 2 to 4 pm. 
* May 22, 2019, Texas Department of State Health Services, Public Health Region 2/3, 1301 South Bowen Road Suite 200, Conference Room 2208, Arlington, Texas 76013, from 9 to 11 am. 
* May 22, 2019, Texas Department of State Health Services, Public Health Region 6/5S, 5425 Polk Street, Suite 4A, Houston, Texas 77023, from 9 to 11 am.
* May 22, 2019, Texas Department of State Health Services, Public Health Region 7, 2408 South 37th Street, Large Conference Room, Temple, Texas 76504, from 9 to 11 am.
Following these hearings, the department will summarize and consider the impact of the public comments received. The department will then notify the public of the availability of a published summary of these hearings. Please note that the department will continuously conduct activities to inform recipients of the availability of services/benefits, the rules and eligibility requirements, and complaint procedures. 
Written comments regarding the PHHSBG may be submitted through May 23, 2019, to Amy Pearson, Block Grant Coordinator, Division for Regional and Local Health Operations, MC 1908, Texas Department of State Health Services, (512) 776-2028, email: amy.pearson@dshs.texas.gov, PO Box 149347, Austin, Texas 78714-9347.
From Texas Register web site, accessed 4/26/19icon

Study Examines What It Takes for Early-Stage Grantmakers to Succeed
Positioning early-stage grantmaking organizations for success requires leadership characterized by a willingness to learn, take risks, and align expectations among stakeholders, a report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds. 
Funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the report, Greater Good: Lessons from Those Who Have Started Major Grantmaking Organizations, examined what it takes for philanthropies to get up and running effectively. Based on interviews with 35 trustees, CEOs, and program and operations staff of grantmakers with at least $350 million in assets that were established or saw significant growth in the past 20 years, the report found three key elements of success — leadership characterized by humility, courage, and resourcefulness; a shared understanding among donors, board, staff, and grantees about how the organization will approach its work; and an organization with a sense of what success is and an orientation toward learning. 
According to the report, the interviewees said the values undergirding the work as well as the approach and mindset leaders bring to the work are particularly important in the early years and recommended that leaders be both humble and bold, learn the basics from others, and hire staff with aligned expectations. To build shared understanding with stakeholders, leaders need to get clarity on donor intent and wishes, establish roles and trust with the board, help staff embody organizational culture and values, start off relationships with grantees on the right foot, and prioritize the development of a communications function. Interviewees also recommended outlining what success would look like and how to measure it, as well as embracing learning and change as a natural part of the process. 
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News by Candid email, 4/16/19icon

Transparency in Crowdfunding Increases Donations
Humanitarian organizations increasingly are using crowdfunding campaigns not only to raise funds for emergencies but also to build donors' trust, a report from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University finds.
Published in the journal Production and Operations Management, the report, Operational Transparency on Crowdfunding Platforms: Effect on Donations for Emergency Response, identified two transparency tools that can help attract donors on crowdfunding platforms: "updates" about the work being done, a form of operational transparency; and "certification" demonstrating that the campaign benefits a 501(c)(3) organization, a form of conventional transparency. Based on an analysis of more than a hundred thousand crowdfunding campaigns run by humanitarian organizations over a seven-year period, the study found that while both updates and certification helped increase donations, updates were far more effective, with each additional work-related word in an update increasing donations on average by $65.27 a month and being tagged as a "certified charity" raising funds by $22.02 a month. 
According to the report, the positive impact of work-related updates — as opposed to non-operational communications such as thank-you notes — is explained by two mechanisms: keeping donors informed through frequent updates enhances their perceptions of effort on the part of the organization as well as their perceived trust in the organization. Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Kelley School of Business, the study also found that just over half of the campaigns in the sample posted at least one campaign update, while only nine percent of the campaigns displayed certification. 
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News by Candid email, 4/16/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Announcement of Availability of Funds for Embryo Adoption/Donation Services and Public Awareness Grants: PA-EAA-19-001
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/20/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Unlisted amount for five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only agencies and organizations, not individuals, are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include public agencies, nonprofit organizations, or for-profit organizations. Educational institutions—including colleges, universities, academic medical centers and/or their affiliated clinics—are eligible to apply for this grant. Faith-based organizations and American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American (AI/AN/NA) organizations are also eligible to apply. Multiple organizations may apply together, however, one agency must be identified as the applicant organization and this agency will have legal responsibility for the project. These additional agencies and organizations can be included as co-participants, subgrantees, subcontractors, or collaborators if they assist in providing expertise and in helping to meet the needs of the recipients.
PURPOSE: The Embryo Adoption Public Awareness Campaign was first funded by Congress in fiscal year 2002. The original purpose of the program was to increase public awareness of the existence of a large number of human embryos remaining after in vitro fertilization procedures, some of which might be available for adoption by infertile couples. In fiscal year 2008, Congress expanded the scope of the program to include interventions that provided “medical and administrative services” to individuals and couples in order to facilitate the adoption and donation of embryos for the purpose of family formation.
CFDA: 93.007
CONTACT: Grants.gov Contact Center, (800) 518-4726. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308953&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, 4/24/19icon 
Subject(s) health policy research

Availability of funds for Title X Family Planning– Innovations in Family Planning Clinical Service Delivery and Studies to Address Opportunities and Barriers for Linking Family Planning Services and Substance Use Disorder Screening and Treatment: PA-FPR-19-001 
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/14/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Unlisted amount for 10 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Any public or private nonprofit entity located in any one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands is eligible to apply for a grant under this announcement. Faith-based organizations and American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American (AI/AN/NA) organizations are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA), invites applications from public or private nonprofit entities to conduct research that will lead to feasible and effective strategies to increase access to quality Title X family planning services among hard to reach populations or provide family planning services in resource limited areas, as well as among individuals who misuse opioids and/or other substances, including those with substance use disorders (SUDs). 
CFDA: 93.974
CONTACT: Grants.gov Contact Center, (800) 518-4726. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308932&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, 4/24/19icon 
Subject(s) health care services, medical research

Preventing HIV Infection in Women through Expanded Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention, Screening, and Response Services: WH-AST-19-001
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/12/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,033,333 for 20 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Any public or private nonprofit entity located in a state (which includes one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands) is eligible to apply for an award under this announcement. Faith-based organizations and American Indian/Alaska Native/Native American (AI/AN/NA) organizations are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applicants capable of providing a community-level focus to the prevention, screening, and response to intimate partner violence (IPV) and its intersection with the risk of HIV infection. Successful approaches will work across different systems and/or sectors of service provision to incorporate relevant stakeholders and health and human service providers in their comprehensive approaches. New prevention, screening, and response activities based on identifying and addressing harmful gender and social norms that contribute to IPV and address increased risk of HIV infection will serve as the basis of applicants’ efforts. Existing prevention, screening, and response activities will also be expanded through this approach.
CFDA: 93.088
CONTACT: Grants.gov Contact Center, (800) 518-4726. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=WH-AST-19-001
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 4/18/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS services, sexual violence prevention

Youth Engagement in Sports: Collaboration to Improve Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (YES Initiative): MP-CPI-19-002
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/31/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Unlisted amount for 14 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and nonprofit private entities and indigenous human resource providers in communities of color are eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: YES Initiative projects will develop and implement sports fitness programs based on successful evidenced based practices for youth engagement, using experimental design, and result in the identification of model sustainable strategies that increase participation in range of physical activities that support a healthy lifestyle and improve the overall health among youth who, at baseline, do not meet current physical activity guidelines. YES applicants must propose to implement programs that will serve at a minimum 130 males and/or females in 6th, 7th and/or 8th grades over the course of two years. Proposals must describe, using geographic indicators and data from representative probability-based samples surveys or other representative population data, the demographic characteristics of the populations to be served by the project, including race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status and geographic location. Each applicant under the YES Initiative must serve as the lead agency for the project, responsible for its implementation and management; and serve as the fiscal agent for the federal grant if awarded. The applicant organization must represent a collaborative partnership. 
CFDA: 93.137
CONTACT: Grants.gov Contact Center, (800) 518-4726. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314361&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, 4/24/19icon 
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness


Private Funding Opportunities

American Diabetes Association Invites Applications for Innovative Basic Science (IBS) Research Awards
SOURCE: American Diabetes Association 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $115,000 a year for up to three years. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must hold a faculty position (at any level) and be a U.S. citizen or be authorized to work in the United States.
PURPOSE: The American Diabetes Association's Core Research Program funds research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes. 
Grants of up to $115,000 a year for up to three years will be awarded in support of basic research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes.
Proposals for high-risk projects with the potential for high-impact results are encouraged, as are studies that may not be sufficiently developed to qualify for traditional funding sources. Basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological or health services research approaches also are encouraged.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://professional.diabetes.org/meetings/core-program#custom-collapse-3-minoritypostdoctoral-fellowship-pmf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/25/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Diabetes Association Invites Applications for Translational Science (ICTS) Research Awards
SOURCE: American Diabetes Association 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $200,000 a year for up to three years. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must hold a faculty position (at any level) and be a U.S. citizen or be authorized to work in the United States.
PURPOSE: The American Diabetes Association's Core Research Program funds research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes. 
Grants of up to $200,000 a year for up to three years will be awarded in support of research performed in human subjects, or research approaches designed to accelerate the transition of scientific discoveries into clinical application. Studies supported by these awards must directly involve human samples and/or data and should offer considerable potential for advancing the cure, prevention, and/or treatment of diabetes.
Proposals for high-risk projects with the potential for high-impact results are encouraged, as are studies that may not be sufficiently developed to qualify for traditional funding sources. Basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological or health services research approaches also are encouraged.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://professional.diabetes.org/meetings/core-program#custom-collapse-3-minoritypostdoctoral-fellowship-pmf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/25/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Child Health Foundation Invites Applications for Innovative Small Grants Program
SOURCE: Child Health Foundation (CHF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/31/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The project budget should not exceed $5,000 USD, and projects should be completed within a year. 
ELIGIBILITY: Projects may address child health issues in a developing country or in the United States.
PURPOSE: The Child Health Foundation works to improve the lives of children in low-income settings by empowering local communities to creatively solve their most pressing child health challenges.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Innovative Small Grants Program. Through the program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of innovative research or innovative service projects aimed at improving the health and well-being of newborn infants during the first month of life. CHF will consider a range of technologies and approaches, including both biomedical and social projects that show promise, are innovative, and may have widespread application.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://childhealthfoundation.org/how-to-apply/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/25/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Invites Applications for Award for Innovation in Palliative Care
SOURCE: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/24/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $1 million per year over three years (plus 8 percent indirect costs) for multi-center proposals and up to $250,000 per year over three years (plus 8 percent indirect costs) for single-center proposals will be awarded. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and a member of CFF's accredited CF Care Centers or a center-affiliated program.
PURPOSE: While the history of cystic fibrosis care has been one of continuous improvement and greatly improved survival, CF remains a life-limiting disease with a significant impact on quality of life. The research in understanding the pathophysiology of CF and the advent of effective therapies does not obviate the need for advances in knowledge and practice of CF-specific palliative care. The available literature indicates that the palliative needs of individuals with CF are often not suitably or realistically addressed. Whereas descriptive work exists documenting the often unmet palliative needs of individuals living with CF, the evidence base for palliative care in CF lacks experimental studies with respect to the efficacy and effectiveness of palliative care interventions.
To help improve the evidence base for palliative care in CF, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is inviting applications for its Award in Innovation and Palliative Care.
Support will be provided to projects focused on issues in care provided to individuals with CF, with the goal of improving quality of life and satisfaction for patients, caregivers, and families.
Examples of high-leverage activities include but are not limited to those that develop interventions to manage pain and other distressing symptoms for individuals with CF; those that develop methods to improve communication, advance care planning, and improve decision-making between individuals with CF, their family caregivers, and their healthcare providers; those that design and implement integrative care models that address progressive medical psychosocial, spiritual, and end of life care for individuals with CF; and/or those that explore and evaluate models of care for delivering high-quality specialist palliative care to individuals with CF.
Collaboration across multiple centers is strongly encouraged, but single-center submissions will be accepted.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.cff.org/Research/Researcher-Resources/Awards-and-Grants/Research-Awards/Award-for-Innovation-in-Palliative-Care-for-Patients-With-CF-Policies-and-Guidelines.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/25/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Epilepsy Foundation Invites Letters of Intent for My Brain Map Initiative
SOURCE: Epilepsy Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of intent are due by 6/21/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full grant application by 11/29/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $200,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, principal investigators must hold a full-time faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor or above at an academic, nonprofit research institution, or at an industry organization whose primary mission includes medical research, either in or outside the United States. 
PURPOSE: The Epilepsy Innovation Institute, a research program of the Epilepsy Foundation, has issued an RFP for the My Brain Map Initiative.
Launched in 2018, the initiative seeks to better define personalized modeling of seizure propagation to transform care in epilepsy, with the end goal of creating a Google Map for the brain that highlights one’s unique brain traffic pattern over time.
Through the program, grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded to pilot studies that propose new analytical approaches and/or tools to modeling seizure propagation in a brain network. The foundation invites proposals that seek to test novel, unconventional hypotheses or that pursue major methodological or technical challenges in network modeling for epilepsy. The institute is especially interested in funding innovative multi-scale approaches to brain mapping and therefore encourages proposals that can begin to correlate standard measures of macro-network activity (i.e., EEG and/or fMRI) with micro-physiological mechanisms (such as oxygen, microdialysis of extracellular fluids, local field potentials, etc).
Through this initiative, the foundation seeks to support interdisciplinary approaches involving clinicians, neuroscientists, computer scientists, and mathematicians able to facilitate different perspectives and supports the development of preliminary data visualization tools for clinicians that enable them to better understand different types of seizure propagation networks and better tailor care to the individual in the future.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/26Feb19%20RFP%20My%20Brain%20Map.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/25/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Invites Applications for Magistro Family Research Grant
SOURCE: Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: 5/31/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Individuals as well as groups of investigators (through a sponsoring organization/institution with which they are affiliated) are eligible to apply. Groups must have a lead principal investigator.
PURPOSE: The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research is dedicated to improving the quality and delivery of patient care by providing support for scientifically based and clinically relevant research related to the effectiveness of physical therapist practice.
To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its Magistro Family Research Grant.
Through the program, grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to research projects focused on evaluating the effectiveness of interventions most commonly delivered by physical therapists, as determined by current practice standards, as well as those focused on the development of innovative physical therapist interventions. Priority will be given to studies that examine not only the therapeutic effectiveness of interventions but also their cost effectiveness. FPTR supports only studies in which the interventions are provided by physical therapists or select components of the intervention are provided by physical therapist assistants under the direction and supervision of physical therapists.
Studies should add to or refine the body of knowledge on which physical therapist practice is based using any recognized investigative methods (e.g., experimental, descriptive, or correlational).
FPTR prefers that proposed studies have already secured matching funds or in-kind services and have established the basis for larger-scale applications for funding from external agencies (e.g., National Institutes of Health).
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://foundation4pt.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/MFFRG-Guidelines-Final-2019-1.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/25/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Invites Proposals for 2019 Research Fellow Award Program
SOURCE: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/24/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $75,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include investigators at academic, not-for-profit institutions in the United States and abroad, including researchers who hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree at the postdoctoral, clinical fellow, or junior faculty level. Applicants must have obtained their highest degree within the last five years and may not hold a position higher than assistant professor.
PURPOSE: Multiple myeloma, a plasma cell malignancy, is currently an incurable but treatable disease. In the United States alone, approximately 30,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year and nearly 12,500 people will die from the disease.
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation was established in 1998 by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti soon after Kathy’s diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Today, MMRF works to accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments that extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure.
To advance this mission, MMRF is inviting proposals for the MMRF 2019 Research Fellow Award Program. Through the program, grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to researchers at the postdoctoral/medical fellow or junior faculty level working under the supervision or guidance of a research mentor in the multiple myeloma field.
Significant advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology and molecular biology of multiple myeloma have identified numerous molecular targets for therapeutic intervention. Immunotherapeutic approaches (e.g., Daratumumab and Elotuzumab) have established themselves in the armamentarium for multiple myeloma, and ongoing adoptive cell therapy trials provide encouraging signs of clinical activity. As immune-based therapeutic agents continue to advance their way through the clinic, there is a critical need for increased understanding of the role that the immune system plays in myeloma disease biology, disease progression, and therapeutic response and resistance. The knowledge developed through this RFP will be critical to fully developing precision immunotherapy for the treatment of myeloma.
To that end, MMRF is seeking applications for its MMRF Research Fellows Awards. Through the program, the foundation will support research projects focused on the immune biology of multiple myeloma and precursor disease; rational immune therapy and the immunological basis of response and resistance; next generation adoptive cell therapies; and next generation liquid biopsies and diagnostics.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://themmrf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-MMRF-Research-Fellow-Award-Program-Guidelines_2019_FINALIZED.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/25/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research

NIHCM Foundation Invites Application for Investigator-Initiated Research Grants
SOURCE: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Interested researchers must submit a brief letter of inquiry (LOI) outlining their study idea by 5 pm EDT on 7/9/19. Applications are welcome at any point prior to that deadline. LOIs must conform to the foundation’s guidelines and be submitted using NIHCM’s online entry system.
Full (10-page) proposals will be invited from a small number of applicants in August and will be due in September. NIHCM will notify grant winners in November, for project start dates as early as January 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: In 2019-2020. the foundation is making approximately $500,000 available and expects to fund eight to nine studies.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements. 
PURPOSE: The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to transforming health care through evidence and collaboration.
To further its mission, the foundation supports innovative investigator-initiated research with the potential to inform improvements to the U.S. healthcare system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of healthcare financing, delivery, management, and/or policy. In the first seven years of the program, the foundation awarded nearly $2.1 million in support of 37 studies.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.nihcm.org/grants/research-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/25/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Accepting Applications for Sports Awards
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/29/19.
$ AVAILABLE: An award of $10,000 will be awarded to up to three programs. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must be based in the United States or Canada. Applicants that are not charitable organizations or public entities must apply through a fiscal sponsor. Chapters within a larger organization are not eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award program recognizes sports teams, athletes, and community-based organizations that use sports to catalyze and sustain changes that make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.
Through the program, an award of $10,000 will be awarded to up to three programs that use sport to address the root causes that influence heath and health equity. The foundation will consider application in the following three categories: a professional sports team community relations department or foundation; an individual athlete or professional coach’s foundation; and an organization that is an influential leader and model for improving community health through sports.
The focus on health and health equity may include removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care; fostering a sense of security, belonging, and trust; engaging in collective problem solving, including full participation by excluded or marginalized groups and those most affected by poor health in making decisions and driving solutions; and/or valuing diverse perspectives.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/robert-wood-johnson-foundation-sports-award.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/25/19icon
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness

Understanding and Supporting Anchor Businesses to Build a Culture of Health
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/12/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Recommended project funding is up to $250,000 each to accommodate studies of up to 18 months. Three to four studies will be funded.
Projects that exceed the recommended budget range must provide strong justification for the proposed budget.
Up to $900,000 will be available under this call for proposals.
ELIGIBILITY: Proposals must discuss approaches focused in one or more geographically defined communities.
Researchers, as well as practitioners in the public and private sector working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations.
Projects may be generated from disciplines including: Business management and administration, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Labor, Anthropology, Communication science, Sociology, Program evaluation, Political science, Public policy, Public health and health care, Public administration, Law, other related fields.
Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
PURPOSE: This call for proposals will focus on supporting empirical research to understand the ways that for-profit anchors advance health and well-being in the communities where they are located. Funded studies are expected to include rigorous empirical research that will inform the business case for why and how more companies serve as anchor institutions in their immediate surrounding geographies. 
CONTACT: Mona Shah, email: mshah@rwjf.org or Shuma Panse, email: spanse@rwjf.org. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/content/rwjf/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/understanding-and-supporting-anchor-businesses-to-build-a-culture-of-health.html
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 4/17/19icon
Subject(s) health policy research


Events

Webinar - The Keys to Growing Your Nonprofit: Effective Finance & Operations Management - Part I: Nonprofit Finance & Accounting 
SPONSOR: Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)
WHEN: May 7, 1 to 2:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Finance and accounting are not just about balance sheets and income statements; they are also about effective decision-making. To find the data that matter for your financial sustainability, you have to know where to look in your financials and accounts, and understand what those numbers mean. Featuring real-world examples, the first part of this three-part series will increase the comfort-level of nonprofit leaders in reading and interpreting nonprofit financial statements and will enhance their understanding of:
* Key financial indicators.
* How to engage in discussions about financial management challenges.
* Ways to improve long-term financial sustainability and impact.
* The common financial “worst practices” that limit scale and undermine impact.
This program will provide social-sector leaders with a better understanding of the financial resources needed to deliver superior outcomes, how to think about “full cost,” and how to engage funders in conversation about financial challenges. We invite board members, nonprofit executive directors, and finance and accounts staff to participate in this engaging learning opportunity. 
COST: $79 for any one session, or $179 for the three-part series. This pricing includes access to the live interactive programs and unlimited access to the recorded webinar videos and downloadable slides and other resources for 12 months. For more information and registration go to https://ssir.org/webinars/entry/effective_finance_operations_management_the_keys_to_growing_your_nonprofit?utm_source=Event_Email&utm_campaign=SSIR_Live&utm_medium=Email
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information.
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Webinar - The Keys to Growing Your Nonprofit: Effective Finance & Operations Management - Part II: Risk Management & Insurance: How to Successfully Navigate Volatility in the Social Sector
SPONSOR: Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)
WHEN: May 13, 1 to 2:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: In a nonprofit context, risk is anything that can derail you from accomplishing your mission. Accordingly, “risk management” is a mission-critical discipline for identifying and assessing risk, and determining ways to avoid or minimize harm and financial losses. Judicious scenario-planning and risk mitigation are the two pillars of success for any social-impact organization.
Join us for a highly practical program on risk management and insurance, in which we will:
* Share tips for creating a risk-aware—not risk-averse—culture.
* Discuss the most common and serious risks facing nonprofits, and what you can and should do to minimize exposure.
* Provide simple and effective frameworks for implementing best practices.
* Break down how to best work with your insurance broker and insurance company.
* Review what to look for and ask about before signing an insurance contract.
* Discuss the evolving issues of harassment in the workplace and related liabilities.
This session will offer your nonprofit a more enlightened approach to risk management, including greater awareness of potential challenges and insight on mitigating risk and increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes. You will leave this program with a keen sense of how to acknowledge and control risk, a working understanding of what it takes to create a risk-aware culture within your organization, and a highly useful background on risk management strategy and the role of insurance. 
COST: $79 for any one session, or $179 for the three-part series. This pricing includes access to the live interactive programs and unlimited access to the recorded webinar videos and downloadable slides and other resources for 12 months. For more information and registration go to https://ssir.org/webinars/entry/effective_finance_operations_management_the_keys_to_growing_your_nonprofit?utm_source=Event_Email&utm_campaign=SSIR_Live&utm_medium=Email
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information.
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Webinar - The Keys to Growing Your Nonprofit: Effective Finance & Operations Management - Part III: Nonprofit Advocacy & Lobbying: How to Work Within Federal Law and Achieve Greater Impact
SPONSOR: Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)
WHEN: May 15, 1 to 2:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Advocacy and lobbying shape public debate around a wide range of issues important to nonprofits. Federal law allows 501(c)(3) public charities (including houses of worship and public foundations) to lobby. This comprehensive workshop will help explain what lobbying is and why it is so important. With the right tools and information, you’ll see how you can make advocacy work for your nonprofit and your community. Join us as we dispel some all-too-common MYTHS, including the ideas that “advocacy and lobbying are the same,” “nonprofits can’t lobby due to legal restrictions,” or “lobbying is hard and inappropriate for nonprofits.” To provide both strategic frameworks and practical tips and tools, this training will address:
* How the tax law permits and restricts nonprofit lobbying.
* One easy step your nonprofit can take to maximize the amount you’re allowed to spend on lobbying. 
* Annual lobbying limits and ceilings.
* Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying to make the most of your lobbying efforts.
* The application of these rules to ballot measure initiatives. 
This SSIRLive! program will demonstrate how advocacy encompasses a much broader range of strategies than just lobbying, including research and public education, approaching elected officials, and voter engagement. This session will increase your comfort level with advocacy by enhancing your understanding of:
* The two ways 501(c)(3) public charities can measure lobbying.
* What does and doesn’t count as lobbying under federal tax law.
* How to track and report lobbying.
* Strategies for getting the most from advocacy.
COST: $79 for any one session, or $179 for the three-part series. This pricing includes access to the live interactive programs and unlimited access to the recorded webinar videos and downloadable slides and other resources for 12 months. For more information and registration go to https://ssir.org/webinars/entry/effective_finance_operations_management_the_keys_to_growing_your_nonprofit?utm_source=Event_Email&utm_campaign=SSIR_Live&utm_medium=Email
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information.
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