Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 7 Alert # 1 - July 2, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

'Giving USA' Finds Charitable Giving Up 0.7 Percent in 2018
Giving by individuals, corporations, and foundations totaled an estimated $427.71 billion in 2018, up 0.7 percent from the revised total of $424.4 billion in 2017, the latest edition of Giving USA reports.
Produced by the Giving USA Foundation and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018 found that total giving in 2018, adjusted for inflation, fell 1.7 percent on a year-over-year basis, with an increase in giving by foundations and corporations offset by a decline in individual giving. The report's authors suggest that the sharp year-end decline in the stock market as well as the changed tax policy environment, including a doubling of the standard deduction, likely had a dampening effect on giving. Various studies suggest that, as a result of the change, the number of households that itemized their deductions may have dropped from more than 45 million in 2016 to between 16 million and 20 million in 2018.
According to the report, giving by living individuals fell 1.1 percent on a year-over-year basis (down 3.4 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars), to an estimated $292.09 billion; grantmaking by foundations jumped 7.3 percent (4.7 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars), to a record $75.86 billion; corporate giving rose 5.4 percent (2.9 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars), to $20.05 billion; and bequests remained flat (down 2.3 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars), at $39.71 billion. Based on data provided by Candid (formerly the Foundation Center), the report also found that grantmaking by community foundations jumped 10.2 percent, grantmaking by operating foundations rose 4.9 percent, and grantmaking by independent foundations increased 7.2 percent; that the share of giving by individuals fell to 68 percent, from 70 percent in 2017; and that the share of giving by foundations increased to 18 percent.
In terms of issue area, giving was up significantly in only two categories — international affairs, up 9.6 percent (7 percent adjusted for inflation), to an estimated $22.88 billion, and environment and animal welfare, up 3.6 percent (1.2 percent adjusted for inflation), to $12.7 billion. Giving to education fell 1.3 percent (3.7 percent adjusted for inflation), to $58.72 billion, while giving to foundations, which saw strong growth in 2017, fell 6.9 percent (9.1 percent adjusted for inflation), to $50.29 billion. Giving also declined for religious organizations ($124.52 billion, down 1.5 percent and an inflation-adjusted 3.9 percent) and public-society benefit organizations ($31.21 billion, down 3.7 percent and 6 percent adjusted for inflation), as were in-kind gifts of medicine made through pharmaceutical companies' operating foundations ($9.06 billion, down 2.6 percent and 4.9 percent adjusted for inflation).
"Giving by foundations represented 18 percent of all charitable dollars given in 2018 — an unprecedented dollar amount and an unprecedented share of total giving. The strong growth in giving by foundations and in giving by corporations helped bolster total giving overall," said Rachel Hutchisson, chair of the Giving Institute and vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy for Blackbaud. "These results highlight the importance of institutions to the philanthropic landscape and serve as a reminder that different types of approaches to philanthropy are vital for strengthening and expanding the field, especially in complex years like this one."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 6/18/19icon

But Another Study Finds Charitable Giving Fell in First Quarter 2019
For the second consecutive year, charitable giving fell in the first quarter, raising concerns about giving for the rest of the year, a report from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project finds.
Conducted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, the analysis of 90.8 million gift transactions for nearly 4,500 organizations in AFP's Growth in Giving Database found that giving between January and March 2019 for nearly every key metric declined on a year-over-year basis. According to the 2019 First Quarter Report, the total number of donors in the quarter fell 5.7 percent from a year earlier, overall revenue dropped 2.2 percent, and the year-to-date donor retention rate fell 0.9 percent.
The report also found that the number of new donors fell 10.5 percent compared with the first quarter of 2018, further exacerbating the problem of the sector's reliance on relatively fewer donors making bigger donations; the number of newly retained donors who gave to an organization for the first time in 2018 and gave again in the first quarter fell 7.5 percent on a year-over-year basis; the number of repeat retained donors fell 3.6 percent; and the number of recaptured donors who had previously lapsed but gave in the first quarter fell 1.8 percent.
On a somewhat brighter note, revenue from donors giving less than $250 rose 2.7 percent; however, revenue from mid-level donors giving between $250 and $999 and revenue from major donors giving at least $1,000 fell 1 percent and 2.8 percent, respectively.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 6/18/19icon

Foundations Maintained Grantmaking in 2018 Despite Falling Assets
Foundations with less than $50 million in assets that are clients of Foundation Source, a national provider of comprehensive support services for private foundations, maintained their grantmaking levels in 2018 despite a decline in their combined assets, a report from the company finds.
Based on a survey of nearly a thousand foundations, the 2019 Annual Report on Private Foundations found that the sample group's asset balances totaled $4.64 billion at the end of 2018, down 3.5 percent from 2017 — a year in which their assets jumped 13.2 percent over the previous year. Small foundations with assets of less than $1 million experienced the largest drop, down 13.5 percent, while midsize foundations with assets between $1 million and $10 million saw a 6 percent drop and large foundations with assets between $10 million and $50 million recorded a 1.4 percent decline. Collectively, the foundations in the sample awarded a total of $298.7 million in grants in 2018, nearly matching the $299.3 million disbursed in 2017.
As in previous years, the foundations in the study exceeded the mandatory 5 percent distribution requirement, disbursing 7.3 percent of their assets on average for charitable purposes, down from 8.5 percent in 2017. The average distribution ratio was highest among small foundations, at 14.2 percent, down slightly from 16.5 percent in 2017, followed by 8.8 percent among midsize foundations (down from 9.1 percent) and 5.9 percent among large foundations (down from 7.4 percent). For both small and large foundations, total grant dollars awarded and average grant size fell, while midsize foundations saw increases in both categories.
The survey also found that education and human services remained the top priority issue areas among Foundation Source customers, receiving 27.7 percent and 15.6 percent, respectively, of total grant dollars awarded by the sample group. Education saw a slight decline in its share, however, down from 28.9 percent in 2017, as did health, down from 10.8 percent to 9.8 percent, and international and foreign affairs, down from 6.6 percent to 4.7 percent.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 6/18/19icon

Majority of Nonprofit Staff Satisfied in Their Jobs
The majority of nonprofit employees are both satisfied in their jobs and aligned with leadership in terms of an organizational vision for the future, a report from online fundraising software provider Classy finds.
Based on a survey of more than 1,000 nonprofit staff in a managerial position or above, the report, World-Changing Work: The Modern Nonprofit Professional's Experience, found that 84 percent of all respondents and 92 percent of those in fundraising roles said they were satisfied in their current positions. A similar share (84 percent) said they were definitely or probably aligned with leadership on a vision for the organization, including 91 percent of those who were satisfied in their jobs. Among those who were extremely or somewhat dissatisfied in their roles, 40 percent said they did not feel aligned with leadership, while 12 percent of respondents in executive leadership positions said they were not aligned or were unsure if they were aligned with their fellow executives' vision for the organization, compared with 10 percent of respondents in IT, 16 percent in development, 21 percent in programs, and 23 percent in marketing.
While respondents indicated that the top concerns of their organization were overhead costs (59 percent), donor retention (49 percent), and employee wages (39 percent), when asked what they personally believed their organization's concerns should be, employee wages topped the list (50 percent), followed by donor retention (45 percent) and overhead costs (39 percent). In terms of investment priorities, respondents ranked better leadership and employee alignment a top priority (45 percent), followed by technology (37 percent), talent recruitment (35 percent), and a stronger focus on online fundraising (31 percent), although employees in fundraising roles were more likely than others to say online fundraising should be a top priority (43 percent vs. 27 percent).
The report also found that among respondents who were extremely or somewhat satisfied in their current roles, 53 percent regularly made donations to their organizations, as did 65 percent of all respondents in fundraising roles, while 68 percent of those who were extremely or somewhat dissatisfied, 48 percent of respondents not involved in fundraising, and 23 percent of all respondents never donated to their organizations.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 6/18/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Recruitment of Established Investigators: RFA R-20.1-REI
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/20/20.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $6 million over a period of five years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Recruits outstanding senior research faculty with distinguished professional careers and established cancer research programs to academic institutions in Texas.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see https://www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2038/rfa_r_201_rei.pdf
From Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas email, 6/21/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members: RFA R-20.1-RFT
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/20/20.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $2 million over a period of five years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Supports very promising emerging investigators, pursuing their first faculty appointment in Texas, who have the ability to make outstanding contributions to the field of cancer research.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see https://www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2032/rfa_r_201_rft.pdf
From Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas email, 6/21/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Recruitment of Rising Stars: RFA R-20.1-RRS
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/20/20.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $4 million over a period of five years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Recruits outstanding early-stage investigators to Texas, who have demonstrated the promise for continued and enhanced contributions to the field of cancer research.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see https://www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2035/rfa_r_201_rrs.pdf
From Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas email, 6/21/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Strategic Partnerships and Planning to Support Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States: CDC-RFA-PS19-1906
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/12/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $13.5 million for 33 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * County governments.
* Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
* City or township governments.
* State governments.
PURPOSE: CDC is committed to working with public health systems, hospitals, and healthcare providers to ensure that planners, developers, and implementers of public health initiatives possess the skills and resources needed to better address HIV in the U.S. and its territories. The purpose of this NOFO is to: Fund a national organization that represents state, local, and territorial HIV program staff to enhance the workforce and operational capacity to support integrated HIV programs; ensure strategic communication channels and partnerships are in place to advance national HIV prevention goals and contribute to ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S.; and facilitate policy analysis and interpretation, active communication and consultation between CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) and DHAP-funded health departments (HDs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and other entities. 
CFDA: 93.118
CONTACT: Renata Ellington, email: eol2@cdc.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316989&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, 6/19/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention


Private Funding Opportunities

Cedar Tree Foundation Accepting Proposals for Children's Environmental Health Initiative
SOURCE: Cedar Tree Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: A downloaded Letters of Inquiry form is available online and should be submitted by Friday, 7/12/19. The foundation will review submissions and invite full proposals from selected organizations in early fall, with final grant awards to be announced by the end of 2019.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation plans to award five to seven grants ranging between $70,000 and $100,000 a year, for three years.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants should have strong leadership by people of color (both staff and board), an innovative children’s environmental health campaign or project that addresses exposures to toxic chemicals in products and the environment, and have a budget of between $250,000 and $10 million.
PURPOSE: The Cedar Tree Foundation's Children's Environmental Health Initiative supports campaigns and programs designed to reduce children’s exposures to toxic chemicals in products and in their environments. The foundation recognizes that toxic chemicals pose a threat to all people, especially children, and that the government does not do an adequate job protecting children from these hazards. Cedar Tree also recognizes that communities of color are most often and most deeply impacted by environmental threats.
In November 2017, the board of Cedar Tree awarded a first round of grants through the initiative, all with a focus on marketplace campaigns that impact children’s health. A second round of grants with the same marketplace focus was awarded in January 2018.
The foundation is now accepting inquiries for a third round of grants, which will be awarded in late fall 2019. The 2019 docket will focus on nonprofit organizations working in communities of color to protect and improve children’s health by addressing exposure to toxic chemicals in products and the environment. The foundation will put special emphasis on grants to organizations whose leadership (staff/board) and programs reflect the communities they serve, with a priority placed on organizations led by people of color.
In 2019, the foundation plans to award five to seven grants ranging between $70,000 and $100,000 a year, for three years. The foundation expects that most of the grants will take the form of project support, but it is open to proposals for general operating support grants if the applicant’s mission relates directly to children’s environmental health. The foundation is open to funding local, grassroots efforts as well as national projects.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://cedartreefound.org/childrens-environmental-health-initiative
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/26/19icon
Subject(s) children's health, environmental health

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Invites Issues RFA for Rare as One Network
SOURCE: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Initial applications are due 7/23/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $450,000 over two years. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, teams should comprise at least one researcher and one clinician who, together with the patient organization, will form a research network. The initial network leadership team will then help build a larger network of researchers, clinicians, and patients.
To be eligible, applicants must be tax-exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor that is tax-exempt under the code. In addition, researcher and clinician roles must be filled by two separate individuals (as opposed to a single MD-PhD).
PURPOSE: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) believes in supporting and leveraging the power of patients to accelerate research and drive progress against rare diseases. (The foundation defines a rare disease as a condition affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the United States.)
With guidance from patient communities, rare disease experts, and advocacy organizations, CZI is launching the Rare as One Project to lift up the work of patient communities and enable and scale a model in which patients, researchers, and clinicians work together to drive progress against their diseases. Through the program, grants of $450,000 over two years will be awarded to advocacy organizations in support of the development and launch of research networks for rare disease area in partnership with clinicians and scientists. To that end, up to ten patient-led organizations will be awarded funding, training, mentorship opportunities, and capacity-­building resources. In turn, CZI asks that grant recipients share feedback with and learn from one another and identify how to best address the most pressing needs across a spectrum of rare diseases.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://chanzuckerberg.com/rfa/rare-as-one/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/21/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Curing Kids Cancer Invites Applications for Innovative Cancer Research
SOURCE: Curing Kids Cancer 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/9/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The organization will award a single multi-institutional grant of $300,000 and two individual grants of $150,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to applicants with an MD or PhD. Although there are no citizenship requirements, the institution with which the applicant is affiliated must be located in North America.
PURPOSE: Curing Kids Cancer funds innovative research into cutting-edge therapies for children with cancer.
To that end, the organization is inviting proposals for its Innovative Research Awards. Through the program, grants will be awarded to physician-scientists conducting research on barriers to clinical applications of new treatment approaches for childhood cancers. Projects that have already shown great promise but have a specific funding need to move forward will be prioritized. The three main focus areas identified by this opportunity are: cancer immunotherapy/targeted therapy, high-grade brain tumors, and therapeutic targeting through genomics/epigenetics. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://curingkidscancer.org/grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/26/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research, children's health

Equity-Focused Policy Research
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Deadline for receipt of brief proposals: 7/25/19.
$ AVAILABLE: We will make approximately 10 awards through this funding opportunity, totaling $1.5 million. We expect that awards will range from $50,000 to $500,000 each.
For projects that involve primary data collection through surveys, interviews, focus groups, observations, and other methods (or a combination of methods), applicants may request up to $250,000, for a project duration of up to 24 months.
For projects that rely solely on secondary data analyses, applicants may request up to $75,000, for a project duration of up to 12 months.
For projects that involve implementing and testing innovative strategies to expand access to ECE, participatory research methods, and/or substantial community partnerships, applicants may request up to $500,000, for a project duration of up to 30 months. The Foundation intends to make up to one award of this size.
Applicants should request amounts that are consistent with the scope and complexity of the research questions and methods they propose and for carrying out research methods aligned with the principles of equitable evaluation.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicant organizations include academic institutions, public entities and private nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, and for-profit organizations. All organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Applicants also may represent partnerships between service providers or practitioners and researchers.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policymaking to increase access to early care and education (ECE) for low-income families. We define ECE as formal and informal nonparental care for children birth to age 5. Families have access to ECE when they are able to find affordable ECE that supports their child’s development and meets the families’ needs.
CONTACT: Gina R. Hijjawi, (609) 627-5782, email: ghijjawi@rwjf.org. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/content/rwjf/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/equity-focused-policy-research-building-evidence-on-early-care-and-education.html
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 6/20/19icon
Subject(s) health policy research

Healthy Eating Research
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Concept papers submitted after 7/31/19 at 3 pm ET will not be reviewed.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $2.7 million will be awarded under this CFP for the three award types. The anticipated allocation of funds is as follows:
* Approximately $1.4 million will be awarded as small-scale grants, resulting in the funding of up to seven small research grants through this solicitation. Each grant will award up to $200,000 for up to 18 months.
* Approximately $640,000 will be awarded as large-scale grants, resulting in the funding of up to two large-scale grants through this solicitation. Each grant will award up to $320,000 for up to 24 months.
* Approximately $640,000 will be awarded as CBPR grants, resulting in the funding of up to two CBPR grants through this solicitation. Each grant will award up to $320,000 for up to 24 months.
ELIGIBILITY: The focus of this program is the United States; studies in other countries will be considered only to the extent that they may directly inform U.S. policy.
Eligible applicant organizations include academic institutions, public entities and private nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, and for-profit organizations. 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. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
The applicant team must demonstrate the ability to conduct the proposed research. Entities that do not have in-house research capacity are strongly encouraged to partner with qualified researchers who have established track records in the topical area and research methods proposed.
We strongly encourage applications that include researchers who are from groups that are underrepresented in policy research and/or who are affiliated with institutions that serve underrepresented groups, such as historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), academic institutions serving primarily Latino students, tribal colleges, and other similar institutions. We also encourage applicants from diverse geographic areas and a range of disciplines that are relevant to policy research, including public administration, sociology, psychology, economics, community development, public health, education, social work, nutrition, and others.
We encourage applications that incorporate approaches that are aligned with the principles of equitable evaluation, as described above. These approaches may include participatory research, community-based research, and other methods that enable individuals from groups who are the focus of research to be involved in defining and answering research questions. 
PURPOSE: This funding opportunity is to support actionable research that advances health equity in the areas of nutritional disparities, nutrition, and food security. Three types of grants will be awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program with the aim of providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with the evidence needed to address the key social determinants of health and inequalities that underlie poor dietary patterns and related health consequences.
CONTACT: Healthy Eating Research, (800) 578-8636, email: healthyeating@duke.edu. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/content/rwjf/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/healthy-eating-research.html
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 6/19/19icon
Subject(s) health disparities, nutrition/food services

Home Depot Foundation Invites Applications for Veterans Housing Grants
SOURCE: Home Depot Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants ranging between $100,000 and $500,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; have been in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service for at least five years; and have a current operating budget of at least $300,000.
PURPOSE: The Home Depot Foundation is inviting applications for its Veteran Housing Grants Program.
Through the program, grants ranging between $100,000 and $500,000 will be awarded in support of the construction and rehabilitation of multifamily, permanent supportive housing for veterans. Grants will be awarded solely for the physical construction of housing for veterans (hard costs). THDF does not provide funding for soft costs such as furnishings, rental subsidies, tenant services, etc. The target population served through the program is honorably discharged veterans, at or below 80 percent AMI.
Priority will be given to "large" cities, defined by the foundation as those with populations over 300,000 people. The foundation has identified a specific focus on projects located in the following cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and Tampa.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://corporate.homedepot.com/grants/veteran-housing-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/26/19icon
Subject(s) housing/homeless, veteran's services

Little Giraffe Foundation Invites Proposals for Neonatal Research
SOURCE: Little Giraffe Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due 7/20/19. Applications will then be evaluated by the funding committee.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants ranging between $5,000 and $10,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be based in the United States and represent a U.S.-based research institution. The foundation does not award grants to individuals or families.
PURPOSE: Established in 2011, the Little Giraffe Foundation funds neonatal research and supports patients and parents of the NICU. The foundation is dedicated to the memory and unrealized potential of Cheyenne, the founder's daughter, who at 590 grams was tough and determined but was lost to the world too soon.
The foundation currently is accepting applications for its 2019 Neonatal Research Initiative. Through the initiative, grants ranging between $5,000 and $10,000 will be awarded to qualified scientists, doctors, and nurses at universities, hospitals, and research institutions in support of research that addresses both the long-term and immediate health needs caused by premature birth.
Research subjects identified by the foundation as appropriate for support through the program include basic biological processes governing development, genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies. Studies related to the development of educational interventions or to address quality improvement initiatives will not be considered for funding.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.littlegiraffefoundation.org/Neonatal-Research-Initiative-Request-For-Proposals
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/21/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

National Center for Responsible Gaming Invites Applications for 2019 Research Seed Grants
SOURCE: National Center for Responsible Gaming 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $30,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Domestic or international, public or private, nonprofit or for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. The principal investigator on the project must have a PhD, MD, or other terminal degree, and NCRG encourages early-career investigators to apply.
PURPOSE: Since 1996, the National Center for Responsible Gaming has served as the only national, private funder of scientific research aimed at improving the understanding of gambling disorder and youth gambling and finding effective methods of treatment.
In support of its mission, the foundation is inviting applications for the 2019 Seed Grant for Research on Gambling Disorder. Through the program, grants of up to $30,000 (plus 15 percent for facilities and administration costs) will be awarded to proposals with high scientific merit that explore the etiology, prevention, and treatment of gambling disorder. The program supports a variety of research activities, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; the development of research methodologies; and the development of new research technology. The 2019 call for proposals is intended to support research with direct implications for gambling policy, although proposals based on topics other than policy are welcome.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.ncrg.org/sites/default/files/uploads/seed_grants_announcement_2019.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/26/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation Invites LOIs for Healthcare Journalism Projects
SOURCE: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Inquiry are due 7/15/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be contacted in August regarding the next steps in the application process.
$ AVAILABLE: A total of $300,000 is available through the program in 2019.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete 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 that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Journalism Grants program. Through the program, eight to ten projects will receive grants in support of timely health care journalism that informs efforts to improve the health of Americans and that examines emerging health issues and their implications for cost, quality, and access. Grants may be used for health reporting, educational opportunities for healthcare reporters, and support for documentary films and their public engagement campaigns. A total of $300,000 is available through the program in 2019.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.nihcm.org/grants/journalism-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/26/19icon
Subject(s) health information

TD Issues Call for Innovative Solutions to Increase Equitable Health Outcomes
SOURCE: TD Ready Challenge
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/23/19.
$ AVAILABLE: TD will award grants of $1 million (CDN) each to 10 future-looking organizations.
ELIGIBILITY: Proposals must satisfy one or both of the following criteria: improve on existing healthcare practices and services for underserved and remote populations in Canada and/or low- to moderate-income populations in the United States; and/or utilize cutting-edge technologies to reach underserved and remote populations in Canada and/or low- to moderate-income populations in the U.S.
PURPOSE: Launched in 2018, the TD Ready Challenge serves as a springboard for social solutions to emerging problems, with a focus on solutions to a specific issue identified in The Ready Commitment, TD's corporate citizenship platform.
This year's Ready Challenge is dedicated to Better Health. TD seeks proposals focused on improving access to the early detection of disease, as well as programs grounded in clinical solutions focused on preventative efforts such as screening and intervention innovations, with the goal of reducing the onset, development, and severity of chronic disease and illness.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.td.com/corporate-responsibility/ready-commitment/ready-challenge.jsp
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/26/19icon
Subject(s) health policy research, medical research


Events

Board Essentials - July 2019
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: July 16, 1 to 4 pm.
WHERE: Mission Capital, 8303 North Mopac Expressway, A201, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Join us to learn the top 10 roles and responsibilities of board members, with special emphasis on the board’s role in financial oversight, fundraising, planning, and partnering with the organization’s chief executive. You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the many facets of board service, along with tools you can use to increase the effectiveness of your board. 
COST: $50 to $80. For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/board-essentials-july-2019-tickets-55985809062?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Board%20Essentials&utm_campaign=2019-6-25%20June%20Newsletter
CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955.
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Board Essentials - August 2019
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: August 20, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Mission Capital, 8303 North Mopac Expressway, A201, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Join us to learn the top 10 roles and responsibilities of board members, with special emphasis on the board’s role in financial oversight, fundraising, planning, and partnering with the organization’s chief executive. You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the many facets of board service, along with tools you can use to increase the effectiveness of your board. 
COST: $50 to $80. For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/board-essentials-august-2019-tickets-56440600355?aff=erellivmlt
CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955.
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Board Essentials - September 2019
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: September 17, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Mission Capital, 8303 North Mopac Expressway, A201, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Join us to learn the top 10 roles and responsibilities of board members, with special emphasis on the board’s role in financial oversight, fundraising, planning, and partnering with the organization’s chief executive. You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the many facets of board service, along with tools you can use to increase the effectiveness of your board. 
COST: $50 to $80. For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/board-essentials-sept-2019-tickets-62525826430?aff=erellivmlt
CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955.
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Board Essentials - October 2019
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: October 24, 1 to 4 pm.
WHERE: Mission Capital, 8303 North Mopac Expressway, A201, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Join us to learn the top 10 roles and responsibilities of board members, with special emphasis on the board’s role in financial oversight, fundraising, planning, and partnering with the organization’s chief executive. You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the many facets of board service, along with tools you can use to increase the effectiveness of your board. 
COST: $50 to $80. For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/board-essentials-october-2019-tickets-62526433245?aff=erellivmlt
CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955.
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Board Essentials - November 2019
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: November 6, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Mission Capital, 8303 North Mopac Expressway, A201, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Join us to learn the top 10 roles and responsibilities of board members, with special emphasis on the board’s role in financial oversight, fundraising, planning, and partnering with the organization’s chief executive. You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the many facets of board service, along with tools you can use to increase the effectiveness of your board. 
COST: $50 to $80. For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/board-essentials-november-2019-tickets-62526470356?aff=erellivmlt
CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955.
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Nonprofit Board Leadership 
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: July 11, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Mission Capital, 8303 North Mopac Expressway, A201, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Join us to learn: 
* The three modes of governance and when best to function in each. 
* What it takes to turn a “working board” into a “governing board”. 
* How to navigate complicated conflicts of interest. 
* Best practices for succession planning and executive leadership transitions. 
* Leading the board through major organizational change. 
* System leadership at the board level, and more.
You’ll gain real-life insights and solutions to your board’s most pressing issues from fellow board leaders and the course instructor, plus a variety of useful and customizable tools and resources. 
COST: $50 to $80. For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nonprofit-board-leadership-july-2019-tickets-60482968186utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=http%3A//d31hzlhk6di2h5.
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CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955.
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Project Management for Nonprofits 
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: August 27, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: Mission Capital, 8303 North Mopac Expressway, A201, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Designed for people managers of nonprofit organizations who want tools and guidance for feedback, delegation, and accountability.
Nearly every nonprofit organization manages multiple, distinct projects, yet few nonprofit professionals understand and use basic, yet powerful, project management techniques. If you are ready to more effectively plan and manage your projects, join us for a full day of hands-on project management training, designed especially for nonprofit leaders!
COST: $225 – $325. For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-management-for-nonprofits-aug-2019-tickets-63384948086?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Project%20Management%20for%20Nonprofits&utm_campaign=2019-6-25%20June%20Newsletter
CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955.
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