Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 8 Alert # 2 - August 13, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Foundation Funding Concentrated in a Few States
Foundation giving in the United States is highly concentrated in a handful of states and cities, with nearly half of all grant dollars going to recipient organizations in New York, California, and Washington, D.C., a report from grants management software company Fluxx finds.
The report, State of Giving, analyzed foundation grants totaling $3.6 billion facilitated through the Fluxx Grantmaker platform in 2018 to nonprofits and individuals in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The analysis found that recipient organizations in New York ($636.3 million), California ($550.7 million), and Washington, D.C. ($414.2 million) received nearly 45% of the grant dollars awarded nationally and 61% of the grant dollars awarded to organizations in the top ten states. The report also found that the top ten states — which include Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado, and Maryland — received nearly $2.63 billion, or 73% of the total, compared with just $29.3 million, or 0.82% of the total, for the bottom ten, which include Puerto Rico, West Virginia, and Nebraska.
In addition, in the ten states that captured the most grant dollars, nearly half of those dollars went to education (45%), followed by the environment (17%), philanthropy (13%), arts and culture (9%), and community improvement (7%). By contrast, in the ten states/territory that captured the least funding, 50% of the grant dollars awarded went to housing and shelter, followed by education (9%), foreign affairs (9%), youth development (8%), and health care (8%).
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 7/30/19icon

Women's Fund and Foundation Donors Give More
High-net-worth donors to women's funds and foundations give more to charity — and give to more organizations — than do other high-net-worth donors, a report from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds.
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the report, All In for Women & Girls: How Women's Fund and Foundation Donors Are Leading Through Philanthropy (36 pages, PDF), compared survey responses from high-net-worth donors to about twenty women's funds and foundations with those from high-net-worth "general donors" who had donor-advised fund accounts with a national DAF sponsoring organization. According to the study, the sample of women's fund and foundation donors gave more, on average, in 2017 than did the sample of general donors — both in terms of total giving ($48,309 vs. $30,027) and in giving to women's and girls' causes ($12,790 vs. $7,626) — and directed their giving to a greater number of recipients, 19.2 (compared with 14.3 for the general sample), including 3.2 organizations (compared with 1.1 for the general sample) serving women and girls. More than a third (36.4%) of women's fund and foundation donors also said they were thinking of increasing their support for women and girls over the next five years, compared with 28.9% of general donors.
The report also found that donors to women's funds and foundations are more likely than general donors to use multiple tools and strategies for giving — giving cash, creating a charitable provision in their wills, donating stock, and/or contributing through a giving circle; were more likely than general donors to take part in "activities that enable more effective giving," such as serving on a nonprofit's board, talking with other donors, attending conferences or workshops on philanthropy, and collaborating with other funders or organizations; and were more likely than general donors to say they donate because they volunteer for or serve on the board of an organization, want to give back to their community, or because of their political or philosophical beliefs.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 7/30/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

US Children with Perinatal HIV who were Born Internationally (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-HD-20-006 
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/14/19. Application: 11/14/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NICHD intends to commit $1.2 million in FY 2020 to fund three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this announcement is to stimulate research on an area of emerging public health significance and improve understanding of the natural history, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of HIV and co-morbid conditions among US children who were born internationally and acquired HIV from their mothers.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contact information. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-20-006.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 8/1/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research
 
WIC Breastfeeding Support Campaign: USDA-FNS-WIC-WBSC-19
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $5 million for five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: This Request for Application (RFA) is open to all accredited college/university, private or public nonprofit or for-profit research institution or organizations with experience in implementing and evaluating marketing campaigns.
PURPOSE: This project requires the Grantee to develop a proposal to create a competitive opportunity to implement and evaluate the Breastfeeding Campaign in no more than eight WIC State Agencies, which must include at least one Indian Tribal Organization. The process of planning the Campaign implementation and evaluation must be centered on the objectives of the Campaign.
CFDA: 10.557
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317247&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, 8/7/19icon 
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness


Private Funding Opportunities

American Gastroenterological Association Invites Applications for Pilot Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award
SOURCE: American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/4/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of $30,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the award, candidates must hold an MD, PhD, and/or equivalent degree (e.g., MB, ChB, MBBS, DO) as well as a full-time faculty position at an accredited institution in North America (U.S., Canada, or Mexico). AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Applicants who are physician-scientists, female, or from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply.
PURPOSE: The American Gastroenterological Association is inviting applications for the AGA Research Foundation Pilot Research Award.
Through the program, a single grant of $30,000 will be awarded to a researcher at any career stage in support of research on the pathophysiology and/or treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. The objective of the award program is to provide funds to help establish the research career of an early-career investigator or to support a project that represents a new research direction for an established investigator. Basic, translational, or clinical research relevant to digestive disorders is eligible for a grant through the program.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.gastro.org/research-and-awards/research-awards/apply-for-awards/award/aga-allergan-foundation-pilot-research-award-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/7/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Pharmacists Association Foundation Invites Applications for Incentive Grants
SOURCE: American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/4/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Since 1993, grants totaling more than $500,000 have been awarded through the program.
ELIGIBILITY: Residents and their preceptor may apply for a grant. A project proposal for any ambulatory pharmacy-based practice innovation will be considered but preference will be given to projects in the following areas: behavioral health, diabetes/cardiovascular care, pain management, patient care workflow, pharmacist-patient communication, pharmacogenomics, and specialty medications.
Student pharmacists and pharmacists also are eligible to apply for an Immunization Incentive Grant. Proposals in the following areas will receive priority consideration: development of referral mechanisms for immunization services within the community; usage of Immunization Information System (IIS) for immunization assessment and enhanced immunization delivery methods; efforts to increase vaccination rates in the adult population, pregnant patients, and college-age students; efforts to increase access to and administration of HPV vaccines; and implementation of new ACIP recommendations in pharmacy practice (i.e., pneumococcal).
PURPOSE: The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation looks to create a new medication use system where patients, pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals collaborate to dramatically improve the cost effectiveness and quality of patient health outcomes.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to pharmacists, students, and community pharmacy residents in support of efforts to implement or strengthen an existing patient care service within their pharmacy practice. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.aphafoundation.org/incentive-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 8/2/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

ARVO Foundation Invites Applications for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Fellowships
SOURCE: ARVO Foundation for Eye Research
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Through the program, two grants of $40,000 will be awarded — one for basic research in the understanding of AMD and a second for translational AMD research (not yet in clinical trials) focused on therapeutics.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, PhD, DVM, DO, OD, or equivalent degree; be a newly established investigator age forty-five or younger at the application deadline and have received their MD, PhD, or equivalent degree within the past ten years (2009-2019); and currently be working in a nonprofit or academic research center. There are no geographical restrictions for this award.
PURPOSE: Founded in 2001, the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research serves as a global catalyst for innovation, workforce development, and collaboration in the field of vision research.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its Genentech Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Research Fellowships. According to the foundation, as many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of age-related macular degeneration and the number is expected to double to nearly 22 million by 2050. As people are deprived of their economic livelihoods and independence, the impact of age-related macular degeneration on the global aging population is enormous. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.arvo.org/awards-grants-and-fellowships/research-awards/genentech-amd-fellowships-basic-and-translational/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 8/2/19icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research, vision/eye care

Concern Foundation Invites Applications for Conquer Cancer Now Award
SOURCE: Concern Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due 9/5/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 12/5/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $60,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an independent investigator at the start of his/her scientific career (i.e., junior faculty) and at the level of assistant professor (or equivalent, with explanation). PIs must have been in their current position for at least one year at the time of submission of the LOI. Applications are accepted from institutions in the United States and abroad and U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.
PURPOSE: The Concern Foundation was conceived in 1986 when fifteen Los Angeles couples joined together to give purpose to the life of their friend, Beverly Wolman, not yet forty, who was battling cancer. Today, the foundation helps to bridge the gap that currently exists in the scientific research community by supporting promising postdoctoral scientists and providing critically-needed “seed” money for innovative research projects.
To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting Letters of Intent for its Conquer Cancer Now Award program. Through the program, grants of $60,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded to approximately twenty young cancer researchers in support of innovative research in the areas of cancer genetics, cancer biology, or cancer immunology. The foundation does not fund clinical trials, cancer epidemiology, or behavioral studies.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.concernfoundation.org/apply-for-grant.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 8/2/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research

National Foundation for Cancer Research Invites Nominations for 2020 Szent-Györgyi Prize
SOURCE: National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The award winner receives a $25,000 honorarium as well as the opportunity attend a gala in his/her honor.
ELIGIBILITY: Nominations may be made by individuals from the research community, industry, government, or other organizations who are sufficiently familiar with the research accomplishments and contributions of the nominee. Self-nominations will not be accepted. 
PURPOSE: The National Foundation for Cancer Research is inviting nominations for the 2020 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research.
Established in honor of NFCR's co-founder, Albert Szent-Györgyi, MD, PhD, who received the 1937 Nobel Prize for his study of vitamin C and cell respiration, the annual prize honors a scientist who has made an original discovery or breakthrough in scientific understanding that has led to better prevention, earlier diagnosis, or new treatments for patients with cancer.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.nfcr.org/research-programs/szent-gyorgyi-prize-cancer-research/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/7/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Invites Applications for Clinical Research Grant in Shoulder Care
SOURCE: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/5/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of $50,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the PI must be an orthopedic surgeon and a member of ASES. PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department.
PURPOSE: In partnership with American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) and Dr. Charles Rockwood, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation is inviting applications for its OREF/ASES/Rockwood Clinical Research Grant in Shoulder Care.
Through the program, a single grant of $50,000 will be awarded to a new investigator in support of clinical research in the area of shoulder care.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.oref.org/grants-and-awards/grant-programs/research-specific-grants/RockwoodShoulder
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/7/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

PhRMA Foundation Invites Applications for Informatics Grants
SOURCE: PhRMA Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $25,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a full-time student (U.S. or non-U.S. citizen) who has completed most of his/her pre-thesis requirements (at least two years of study) and be engaged in thesis research as a PhD candidate by the time the award is activated. The PhRMA Foundation will accept only two applications per academic institution.
PURPOSE: The PhRMA Foundation supports the research and early-career endeavors of scientists in drug discovery and development.
To that end, it currently is accepting applications for its Informatics Pre Doctoral Fellowships program. Through the program, grants of $25,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded in support of the career development of early-career scientists engaged in research that significantly integrates state-of-the-art information technology with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences in relevant areas, including genetics/genomics; proteomics/metaboiomics; molecular systems biology; medical (human) pathways and networks; genomics molecular epidemiology; pharmaco-integrative biology/pharmaco-genomics; population modeling and simulation; and novel approaches to the analysis of biomedical big data.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.phrmafoundation.org/2018-awards/pre-doctoral-fellowship-awards/informatics/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 8/2/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Thrasher Research Fund Invites Concept Papers for Early-Career Grants
SOURCE: Thrasher Research Fund 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Concept papers are due 9/17/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 11/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $25,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a physician in a residency/fellowship training program, a physician who has completed such a program no more than one year before the date of submission of the concept paper, or a postdoctoral researcher who has received his/her doctoral-level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the concept paper. The program is open to applications from institutions both inside and outside the United States.
PURPOSE: The Thrasher Research Fund provides grants for clinical, hypothesis-driven research that offers substantial promise for meaningful advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of children's diseases, particularly research with the potential for broad-based applications.
To advance this mission, the fund is inviting concept papers for its Early Career Awards program. Through the program, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of medical research in child health being conducted by new researchers with oversight by a mentor. In this funding cycle, the fund anticipates awarding grants to fifteen researchers with the potential to eventually become independent principal investigators. A variety of research topics are eligible, as the fund does not focus on a particular disease but instead on children’s health broadly defined.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.thrasherresearch.org/early-career-award?lang=eng
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/7/19icon
Subject(s) medical research


Events

Creating a Strong Development Program
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: August 20, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Plan your work and work your plan – that is what it takes when it comes to creating a strong development program. Developing highly effective fundraising strategies and engaging everyone in your organization’s philanthropic efforts are just two of the components of a strong fundraising program that we will cover in this course.
COST: $60. For more information and registration go to http://saafdn.org/Nonprofits/WorkshopsLearning/EventsCalendar/tabid/174/modId/618/key/EventDetail/
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CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243. 
From San Antonio Area Foundation web site, accessed 8/7/19icon

Finding Funders Library Training 
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: August 22, 2 to 3:30 pm.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The San Antonio Area Foundation will host a free library training workshop. This introductory session will be led by Kathy McDonald who will share important information about finding grants as well as highlight the electronic and print resources available for your free use at the San Antonio Area Foundation, a partner in the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network. Participants are encouraged to bring tablets or laptops to search the Directory during the workshop. 
The Foundation Directory has a new look as of October 2017 - previous attendees are encouraged to return to learn how to search for funders using the new interface. 
COST: Free. For more information and registration go to http://saafdn.org/Nonprofits/WorkshopsLearning/EventsCalendar/tabid/174/modId/618/key/EventDetail/start/
637020792000000000/eventid/637/Default.aspx

CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243. 
From San Antonio Area Foundation web site, accessed 8/7/19icon

Emotional Intelligence 
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: August 29, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This course is based on psychological research of emotional intelligence and the importance of this skill set in the workplace. We know that emotions are what makes us human and they can never be fully removed from our interactions, even in a workplace environment. As an effective leader, your emotions can’t be your primary driver when making business decisions and managing your team. This course incorporates both evidence-based theory as well as practical application exercises and introduces empirically supported emotion-management strategies that you can use on a daily basis, ensuring that your emotional responses are more accurate, adapted and effective.
COST: $60. For more information and registration go to http://saafdn.org/Nonprofits/WorkshopsLearning/EventsCalendar/tabid/174/modId/618/key/EventDetail/start/
637026660000000000/eventid/602/Default.aspx

CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243. 
From San Antonio Area Foundation web site, accessed 8/7/19icon


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