Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 11 Alert # 4 - November 24, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Gates Foundation Awards More Than $11 Million for Medical Technology
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded grants totaling $11.05 million to Caption Health, Duke University and Hyperfine in support of efforts to advance medical and sanitation technology. The awards include a grant of $4.95 million to Caption Health, which is working to develop AI-guided lung ultrasound technology for rapid and accurate diagnosis of pneumonia — the leading killer globally of children under the age of 5 —  pulmonary edema, pleural effusions and pneumothorax in resource-limited settings with a shortage of highly-trained physicians. The company's non-invasive, portable lung ultrasound technology enables clinicians without specialized training to acquire and interpret diagnostic-quality ultrasound images without exposing patients to harmful radiation. 
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 17, 2020.

Kresge, MacArthur Partnering to Diversify Investment Industry
The Kresge Foundation has announced that it is teaming up with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to champion a more diverse, equitable and inclusive investment industry. To that end, the two foundations are partnering with fintech firm Lenox Park Solutions to survey and assess racial and gender diversity at the firms that manage a combined $10.8 billion on their behalf. According to Kresge, while the financial services industry has for decades been aware of its lack of diversity, recent reports indicate that women and people of color continue to be significantly underrepresented in the field, especially when it comes to leadership positions. While asset management firms manage more than $250 billion on behalf of the top fifty foundations in the United States, a 2017 Knight Foundation study found that women and diverse-owned firms manage just 1.1 percent of the $71 trillion in total assets under management. 
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 11, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

Cohort Studies to Improve Our Understanding of Influenza Immunity, Vaccine Response and Effectiveness in Older Adults (65 years and older) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-20-060
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 4, 2021. Due Date: Feb. 4, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.   
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $4 Million in Fiscal Year 2022 to fund two to four 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 government
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This initiative will support the use of longitudinal cohorts to develop greater understanding of important elements of influenza immunity that impact vaccine response and vaccine effectiveness in older adults (those 65 and older). In addition, this work will increase our understanding of how these elements relate to severe outcomes from influenza virus infection in older adults (i.e., hospitalization and death).
CFDA: 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-20-060.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 16, 2020. 
Subject(s): aged/seniors, influenza.

M.D.-Ph.D. Training Program in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias and the Behavioral and Social Sciences (T32) (Reissue of RFA-AG-20-032): RFA-AG-21-027
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 3, 2021. Due Date: Feb. 3, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.   
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $777,000 in direct costs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund four 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).
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed. Please see URL for more details about eligibility.
PURPOSE: National Institute on Aging’s M.D-Ph.D. Training Program in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias and the Behavioral and Social Sciences is designed to help strengthen the pipeline of physician-scientist leaders dedicated to using social and behavioral science approaches to addressing the nation's challenges posed by Alzheimer's disease and its related dementias (AD/ADRD). This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible domestic institutions to develop and implement effective approaches to integrated dual-degree training leading to the award of both an M.D. and a research doctorate degree (Ph.D. or equivalent). This FOA invites applications from institutions with externally funded grants in the social/behavioral sciences that are relevant to the research topics proposed under this FOA. Fields of graduate training that are responsive to this FOA are economics, health economics, health services research, public policy, healthcare policy, social work, demography, sociology, social epidemiology and psychology. Integrated medical and graduate research training programs may be built around single disciplines or may be multidisciplinary, may be flexible in structure and should be consistent with individual institutional strengths. Proposed training programs should be flexible and adaptable in providing each trainee with the appropriate background in the social/behavioral sciences relevant to AD/ADRD research and clinical practice yet be rigorous enough to enable graduates to function independently in both basic social/behavioral science research and clinical investigation. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) does not allow appointed trainees to lead an independent clinical trial but does allow them to obtain research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-21-027.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 16, 2020. 
Subject(s): Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, aged/seniors, medical research, health professions training.

Multi-Level HIV Prevention Interventions for Individuals at the Highest Risk of HIV Infection (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MD-21-001
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 15, 2020. Due Date: Jan. 15, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.   
$ AVAILABLE: NIMHD intends to commit $4.4 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund five to six 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: This initiative will support research projects that test the effectiveness of multi-level interventions to prevent HIV in high-risk health disparity populations or subgroups in one or more geographic areas with a high rate of new HIV infections.
CFDA: 93.307, 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-21-001.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 16, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS, health disparities.

NIA Multi-site COVID-19 Related Clinical Trial Implementation Grant on Aging-Related Topics in At-Risk Older Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required): PAR-20-234
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 4, 2021 and Feb. 1, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: There is an urgent public health need to find effective and safe interventions to prevent transmission of, decrease morbidity and severity of and reduce mortality related to COVID-19 among older adults. There is a need for better understanding of the therapeutic benefits and risks of targeting aging-related biological mechanisms that may influence risk or severity of infections. Given the multi-organ effects of COVID-19 and the high prevalence of multimorbidity in older persons, there is a need to assess the relationship of specific coexisting conditions to safety and efficacy of COVID-19 interventions in controlled studies in older persons. In addition, there is a need for controlled trials to assess risks and benefits of differing health and custodial care practices in nursing homes and other residential settings for older persons for preventing and managing COVID-19 infections in residents and for diminishing risks to staff. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides a vehicle for submitting investigator-initiated grant applications to conduct multi-site COVID-19-related clinical trials of all phases and stages on these topics.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-234.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 16, 2020. 
Subject(s): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), aged/seniors.

Strengthening HIV Prevention Efforts for Women in the Southern U.S. (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MH-21-151
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 11, 2020. Due Date: Jan. 11, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $3 million in Fiscal Year 2021 to fund six to nine awards in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement and the companion funding opportunity (RFA-MH-21-150).
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This initiative requires studies to focus on populations in one or more of the following states/territories: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Research is encouraged to focus on the unique social, economic and institutional factors associated with doing this work in the southern U.S. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Research Project Grants (R01) that will increase the use of HIV prevention strategies among women in the southern U.S. by elucidating barriers and facilitators to their utilization and developing and testing interventions to enhance uptake, adherence and persistence. Research should focus on strategies within the following three potentially overlapping areas: implementation science, health communication research and services research. This FOA uses the R01 grant mechanism, while RFA-MH-21-150 uses the R34 mechanism. Applications with preliminary data or those including longitudinal analysis should consider using the R01 mechanism. Applicants proposing to develop and pilot test an intervention should consider the R34 mechanism.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.279, 93.307, 93.313
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-151.html.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, Nov. 19, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Strengthening HIV Prevention Efforts for Women in the Southern U.S. (R34 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MH-21-150
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 11, 2020. Due Date: Jan. 11, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $3 million in Fiscal Year 2021 to fund six to nine awards in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement and the companion funding opportunity (RFA-MH-21-151).
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This initiative requires studies to focus on populations in one or more of the following states/territories: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Planning Grants (R34) that will increase the use of HIV prevention strategies among women in the southern U.S. by elucidating barriers and facilitators to their utilization and developing and testing interventions to enhance uptake, adherence and persistence. Research should focus on strategies within the following three potentially overlapping areas: implementation science, health communication research and services research. This FOA uses the R34 grant mechanism, while RFA-MH-21-151 uses the R01 mechanism. Applications with preliminary data or those including longitudinal analysis should consider using the R01 mechanism. Applicants proposing to develop and pilot test an intervention should consider the R34 mechanism.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.279, 93.307, 93.313
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-150.html.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, Nov. 19, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.


Private Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 Grant Opportunity
SOURCE: Laredo Area Community Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 15, 2020 by 5 p.m.
$ AVAILABLE: Ten grants in the amount of $5,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: The Laredo Area Community Foundation Board of Directors will be accepting grant applications for COVID-19 relief from 501(c)3 organizations located in Laredo and the surrounding areas.
PURPOSE: Areas of interest include social services, health, education, the environment and the arts. Please see URL for more information.
CONTACT: Phone:956-326-2845. Email: admin@laredofoundation.org. For more information, go to https://laredofoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Covid-19-Grant.pdf.
From Laredo Area Community Foundation website, accessed Nov. 17, 2020.
Subject(s): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), child welfare, health, human services, education.
 
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Draper Richards Kaplan (DRK) Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: DRK provides $300,000 of unrestricted capital over three years and, most importantly, they provide rigorous, ongoing support by joining the board of directors and partnering with the leader to help build capacity in the organization and scale their impact. They invest in a wide variety of sectors. Their current portfolio includes organizations working both domestically and internationally, helping to provide critical access to healthcare, education, food security, social justice, water, sanitation and shelter.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Organizations addressing a critical social or environmental issue as the focus of their work.
• Founders who intend to expand their impact significantly over time.
• Organizations operating in the United States, Africa, Europe, India and Latin America.
• Independent nonprofit and impact first, mission-driven for-profit entities, including U.S. 501(c)3 and its non-U.S. equivalents, C corporations, B corporations and hybrid organizations. 
• Fiscally sponsored organizations in select cases where there is a plan to become independent. 
• Post-pilot, pre-scale organizations. This typically means your program, product or service is already in the market or in the field and you have an early indication that your model is having its intended impact. Organizations in this category are usually three to five years old.
• Organizations with one or more founders who are full-time or intend to be. 
Please see URL for more details about eligibility.
PURPOSE: DRK’s hope is to support outsized impact through entrepreneurs and enterprises that create a transformational paradigm shift to meaningfully address a pressing societal problem affecting people’s lives. Borrowed from their venture capital legacy, they find, fund and support exceptional leaders with innovative and highly impactful ideas. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.drkfoundation.org/apply-for-funding/.
From Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation website, accessed Nov. 11, 2020.
Subject(s): child welfare, health, human services.

George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Grants
SOURCE: George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: The Foundation funds education, scientific, medical, charitable and religious organizations within the State of Texas who are qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.
PURPOSE: The Foundation prefers giving in the Houston area but funds projects throughout the state of Texas. The Foundation was established to give assistance to students in the pursuit of higher education through scholarships; to promote the arts; to fund qualified institutions in the furtherance and development of scientific projects; to aid churches, associations and conventions of churches in the advancement of religion; to aid colleges and universities in both operating and capital needs; to provide aid for the needy; and to assist hospitals, medical colleges and research institutions for the study, treatment and cure of disease. 
CONTACT: Phone: 713-522-9891. Email: HammanFdn@aol.com. For more information, go to http://hammanfoundation.org/general-information/.
From George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation website, accessed Oct. 26, 2020.
Subject(s): education, health, medical research, human services. 

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust: Elders Program
SOURCE: May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies. The size of the Trust’s grants is matched to the organization’s need, capabilities, opportunities, scale of impact and the program’s fit with the Trust’s priorities, as well as the organization’s historic pattern of support from other institutional donors, its developmental stage and the Trust’s overall availability of funds. Typically, the Trust’s grant will be average or above average among an organization’s other funders, but not the largest grant received by an organization. Consistent with its core value of interdependence and a desire to encourage organizations to develop a broad base of support, the Trust prefers to invest alongside other funders and rarely makes grants that represent 100 percent of a project’s budget. Initial grants are typically one year in duration.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and not classified as a private foundation under Section 509(a) of the Code; or non-U.S. organizations that can demonstrate that they would meet the requirements for such status.
Organizations must serve individuals living in the Western United States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming; or in British Columbia, Canada. 
PURPOSE: The focus population for this program area includes adults 60 years of age and older. Caregivers are also a key population to be supported through the Elders program area, including family members, volunteers and paid professionals. The majority of the Trust’s grantmaking in the Elder's Program Area will be devoted to direct services for individuals, families and communities, but a small number of grants may advance the work of organizations engaged in research and communication initiatives that raise awareness about the issues facing older adults and encourage the implementation of policies and practices that effectively address these issues.
CONTACT: Phone: 415-332-0166. Email: grants@smithct.org. For more information, go to https://smithct.org/funding-priorities/elders.
From May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust website, accessed Oct. 13, 2020.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, human services. 

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust: Foster Youth
SOURCE: May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies. The size of the Trust’s grants is matched to the organization’s need, capabilities, opportunities, scale of impact and the program’s fit with the Trust’s priorities, as well as the organization’s historic pattern of support from other institutional donors, its developmental stage and the Trust’s overall availability of funds. Typically, the Trust’s grant will be average or above average among an organization’s other funders, but not the largest grant received by an organization. Consistent with its core value of interdependence and a desire to encourage organizations to develop a broad base of support, the Trust prefers to invest alongside other funders and rarely makes grants that represent 100 percent of a project’s budget. Initial grants are typically one year in duration.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and not classified as a private foundation under Section 509(a) of the Code; or non-U.S. organizations that can demonstrate that they would meet the requirements for such status.
Organizations must serve individuals living in the Western United States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming; or in British Columbia, Canada. 
PURPOSE: The Trust’s Foster Youth grantmaking addresses four strategies – stable homes, physical and mental health, education and preparation for independence – which collectively support the healthy development and success of children and youth who are currently or formerly in foster care or whose parents can no longer care for them. Much of the Trust’s Foster Youth grantmaking will be devoted to direct services for individuals, families and communities, but the Trust’s grantmaking will also advance the work of organizations engaged in research and communication initiatives that raise awareness about the issues facing foster youth and organizations that develop and advocate for policies and practices that effectively address these issues.
CONTACT: Phone: 415-332-0166. Email: grants@smithct.org. For more information, go to https://smithct.org/funding-priorities/foster-youth.
From May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust website, accessed Oct. 13, 2020.
Subject(s): youth services, child welfare, children’s health, human services. 

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust: Veterans and Military Families Program
SOURCE: May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies. The size of the Trust’s grants is matched to the organization’s need, capabilities, opportunities, scale of impact, and the program’s fit with the Trust’s priorities, as well as the organization’s historic pattern of support from other institutional donors, its developmental stage and the Trust’s overall availability of funds. Typically, the Trust’s grant will be average or above average among an organization’s other funders, but not the largest grant received by an organization. Consistent with its core value of interdependence and a desire to encourage organizations to develop a broad base of support, the Trust prefers to invest alongside other funders and rarely makes grants that represent 100 percent of a project’s budget. Initial grants are typically one year in duration.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and not classified as a private foundation under Section 509(a) of the Code; or non-U.S. organizations that can demonstrate that they would meet the requirements for such status.
Organizations must serve individuals living in the Western United States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming; or in British Columbia, Canada. 
PURPOSE: Grantmaking in the Veterans and Military Families Program Area addresses four strategies which collectively support veterans and their families to realize economic self-sufficiency and a good quality of life: mental and behavioral health and wellness; education, training and employment; housing stability; and community integration. The focus population for this program area includes personnel from the active and reserve military who have served or are currently serving and their families, regardless of discharge status and length of service, with a focus on individuals affected by the engagements since September 2001. Acknowledging that some subpopulations experience particular challenges, the Trust’s grantmaking will include support for organizations with demonstrated competency serving veterans in one or more of the following groups:
• People with traumatic brain injury, PTSD or major depression.
• African American, Latino/a, Native American, Asian and mixed-race people.
• LGBT people.
• Women.
• Survivors of military sexual trauma (MST).
• Homeless people.
• Veterans with General or Other than Honorable Discharges.
CONTACT: Phone: 415-332-0166. Email: grants@smithct.org. For more information, go to https://smithct.org/funding-priorities/veterans-and-military-families.
From May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust website, accessed Oct. 13, 2020.
Subject(s): veteran’s services, mental health, behavioral health, women’s health, housing/homeless, human services, sexual violence prevention, brain and nervous system disorders.


Events

Webinar - Introduction to Corporate Giving
SPONSOR: Candid Learning
WHEN: Dec. 9, 1-2 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grant makers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of the different types of corporate giving, what motivates corporations to give and how to find potential corporate partners. 
COST: Free. For more information and registration see https://learning.candid.org/training/2020-12-09-introduction-to-corporate-giving-live-webinar/.
CONTACT: Use Candid’s online form to ask a question https://support.candid.org/case.html?mode=popup&return=https://learning.candid.org/thank-you.
From Candid Learning website, accessed Nov. 17, 2020.

Webinar - Board Essentials
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: Dec. 9, 9-11 a.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Join Mission Capital for this special online session of Board Essentials. Attendees will learn about and discuss the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members. In addition, the instructor will discuss board leadership during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
COST: $0- $80. For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/board-essentials-virtual-session-dec-2020-registration-117310668367.
CONTACT: Email: info@missioncapital.org.
From Mission Capital email, Nov. 17, 2020.


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