Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 3 Alert # 1 - March 2, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Online Giving Up More than 20 Percent in 2020, Report Finds
Online giving grew 21 percent during 2020, a report from the Blackbaud Institute, a research division of cloud software company Blackbaud, finds. Based on fundraising revenue data totaling $40.7 billion from 8,833 nonprofit organizations and online giving data totaling $3.2 billion from 4,964 nonprofit organizations, the report, Charitable Giving Report: Using 2020 Data to Transform Your Strategy, found that online giving grew 20.7 percent in 2020, and that 13 percent of all funds raised came from online donations, the largest share as a percentage of total giving in the history of the report. Go to to access the report.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Feb. 22, 2021.

U.S. Colleges, Universities Raised $49.5 Billion in FY20, Survey Finds
Contributions to U.S. colleges and universities totaled $49.5 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, down slightly from $49.6 billion in FY2019, the Voluntary Support of Education survey published by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education finds. Based on responses from 873 colleges and universities, the annual survey found that 48.6 percent of institutions reported an increase in giving in the year ending June 30, 2020. The report notes that if Michael R. Bloomberg's $1.8 billion commitment to Johns Hopkins University in 2019 is excluded from the comparison, total contributions in FY2020 would be up 3.6 percent on a year-over-year basis. A summary of the report can be found at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education website
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Feb. 22, 2021.

Autism Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies Program (Autism-FIRST): HRSA-21-053
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
$ AVAILABLE: $600,000 for up to two grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include any domestic public or private entity, including research centers or networks. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)’s Office of Epidemiology and Research is accepting applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Autism Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (AutismFIRST) Program. The purpose of this program is to support empirical research that advances the evidence base on interventions designed to improve the health of children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities (ASD/DD) across the lifespan. Because racial and ethnic disparities exist in the early screening and diagnosis of ASD/DD, the Autism-FIRST Program has a special focus on addressing the needs of underserved populations, such as low-income, racial/ethnic minorities, individuals living in rural areas and, in the case of ASD/DD populations, girls and young women, who are often under identified with regard to ASD, particularly at the higher functioning end. The Autism-FIRST program supports research studies that address critical issues surrounding the health and wellbeing of underserved children, adolescents and young adults with ASD/DD up to the age of 26, and their families, recognizing that the first 25 years of life help lay the foundation for health and well-being across the lifespan.
CFDA: 93.877
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to
From website, accessed Feb. 16, 2021. 
Subject(s): autism spectrum disorder.

2021 Call for Submissions: Focus on Racism and Health
SOURCE: Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 30, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by June 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The program will award two grants of up to $600,000 each, distributed over a 36-month period.
• U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are not classified as private foundations. The foundation will consider only organizations that can provide proof of qualifying nonprofit status, including a tax-exempt determination letter from the IRS. 
• International organizations that are the equivalent of U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations that are submitting a project that focuses on the U.S.
• Government entities.
• Faith-based organizations that welcome and serve all members of the community regardless of religious belief. 
PURPOSE: The Hillman Innovations in Care (HIC) Program was established in 2014 to advance innovative, nursing-driven models of care that target the health and health care needs of groups and communities who have historically struggled against oppression, discrimination and indifference. These populations include Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), the economically disadvantaged, LGBTQ+ people, people experiencing homelessness, low-income rural populations and others. This year the HIC program is issuing a special call for submissions that address racism and its impact on health. Racism has been, and remains, the root cause of serious health inequities that unjustly affect communities of color. These disparities include increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, obesity and mental illness; inequitable access to high-quality care; inordinately negative outcomes such as infant and maternal mortality rates for Black mothers and babies that are twice as high as those for white populations, and life expectancy that can be as much as ten years shorter than white counterparts living a short drive away. The 2021 HIC program seeks proposals for bold, nursing-driven interventions that:
• Seek to mitigate the effects of racism on health or narrow gaps in health equity.
• Identify and address sources of racism that affect health.
• Challenge conventional strategies for delivering and improving care to populations affected by racism.
• Build trust and credibility in programs or systems of care.
• Are informed by anti-racism practices.
• Present strong preliminary evidence.
• Show potential for broad replicability.
Additional priority consideration will be given to proposals that include one or more of the following: 
• Strong partnerships with community organizations.
• Engagement of patients, caregivers and communities in the design of the intervention.
• Inter-sectoral, inter-agency and multidisciplinary collaboration including investigators from different disciplines.
• Investigators from diverse backgrounds or with diverse life experiences (race/ethnicity, gender, class origin/first generation college, LGBTQ+, disability, national origin).
• Methodologies and metrics for advancing anti-racism models of care.
• Measurable goals and outcomes. CONTACT: Email: For more information, go to
From RHIhub This Week email, Feb. 10, 2021.
Subject(s): nursing.

Public Funding Opportunities

Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs for Community Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs: HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-CA-1913
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families
$ AVAILABLE: $606,600 for three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility is limited to federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations and migrant programs with the capacity to establish, maintain and evaluate community-based programs for preventing child abuse and neglect. Nonprofit organizations (with and without 501(c)(3) status) are eligible to apply if they operate or plan to operate migrant or tribal programs. Collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts are acceptable, but applications must identify a primary applicant responsible for administering the grant. Applicant organizations should foster strong linkages with the state lead agency for the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program funded by Title II of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).
PURPOSE: Title II of CAPTA authorizes grants for the CBCAP program. The program supports efforts to develop, operate, expand, enhance and coordinate initiatives, programs and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect. The program is also authorized to support coordination of resources and activities; to better strengthen and support families; to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect; and to foster an understanding, appreciation and knowledge of diverse populations to effectively prevent and treat child abuse and neglect. This legislation specifies that one percent of the available funding from Title II be reserved to support child abuse prevention programs and activities specifically targeting the tribal and migrant populations. The goal of the programs and activities supported by these funds is to prevent child abuse and neglect within tribal and migrant populations.
CFDA: 93.590 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, Jan. 27, 2021.
Subject(s): child welfare.

Supplements to Advance Research (STAR) from Projects to Programs (Admin Supp- Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue PA-15-109): PA-18-914
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 5, 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.
• 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 NIAMS is committed to supporting investigators in its various mission areas and across all career stages. The objective of the NIAMS STAR Program is to promote innovation and exploration of high-risk ideas by providing supplemental funding to investigators. The STAR Program is designed to allow investigators to expand upon and explore new opportunities within the broad scope of a currently funded, peer-reviewed research project to facilitate the transition from a single project to a research program. This supplemental award program will support activities that provide the basis to effectively allow investigators to transition from a single, structured research project to multiple, related projects with interconnected goals but with clearly distinct focus and approaches. For the purpose of the STAR Program, eligible investigators will have had a first NIAMS-supported R01 initially awarded with early stage investigator (ESI) status and must have successfully renewed this project. The eligible investigators may have a maximum of two active R01-equivalent NIH grants at the time of STAR application (i.e., can have the first R01 renewal and one other R01-equivalent).
CFDA: 93.846
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to
From website, accessed Feb. 12, 2021. 
Subject(s): musculoskeletal diseases.

Texas Community Development Fund
SOURCE: Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)
$ AVAILABLE: Award ceiling: $350,000. Award floor: $75,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are non-entitlement units of general local government, incorporated cities and counties not participating or designated as eligible to participate in the entitlement portion of the federal Community Development Block Grant Program. Non-entitlement cities are located predominately in rural areas and are generally:
• Cities with populations of less than 50,000 persons.
• Cities that are not designated as a central city of a metropolitan statistical area.
• Cities that are not participating in urban county programs.
• Non-entitlement counties are also predominately rural in nature and generally have fewer than 200,000 persons in the non-entitlement cities and unincorporated areas located in the county.
PURPOSE: The Texas Community Development Fund provides funding to non-entitlement communities in Texas for community development, economic development, rural health and rural housing to support workforce development. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
• Water and wastewater system improvements.
• Drainage improvements.
• Housing rehabilitation.
• Gas system improvements.
• Road improvements.
• Fire protection facilities.
• Accessibility improvements to public buildings.
• Solid waste disposal.
• Community/senior/social service centers.
• Shelters for persons with special needs.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to
From RHIhub website accessed, Feb. 25, 2021.
Subject(s): rural health, housing/homeless, human services, aged/seniors, fire and emergency response.

Private Funding Opportunities

AARP Purpose Prize Award
SOURCE: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
$ AVAILABLE: Five awardees will receive $50,000 for the nonprofits they founded. Once the five awardees are identified, each of them will then be able to enter the AARP Inspire Award Contest where the public will be invited to vote and award the title AARP Inspire Award Contest Winner. Ten awardees will receive $10,000 each for their nonprofits as well as the title of AARP Inspire Award Contest Fellow. Please see URL for additional details about the award package.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be U.S. citizens living in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, who are at least 50 years old as of the date of entry and who started the work for which they are applying for at the age of 40 or older. There must also be a connection between the applicant’s own life and their work. Applicants must have founded a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization with its principal place of business located in the United States in good standing in its state of origin and tax exemption under the Internal Revenue Code at the time of applicant’s submission and throughout the Purpose Prize Contest selection process. Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The AARP Purpose Prize award is a national award in the United States that celebrates people 50 and older who are using their life experience to make a difference. Through the Purpose Prize award, AARP celebrates the creativity, innovation and inspiration that life experience brings. Through this annual award, AARP seeks to create a world in which it is the norm for people age 50 and over to leverage their life’s wisdom and lived experience to find a new purpose, make a difference and be valued for their innovative ideas. The following areas are of interest:
• Caregiving and caregiver resources. 
• Healthy living. 
• Hunger.
• Affordable housing. 
• Social connections. 
• Civic engagement and community development.
• Environmental issues.
• Children and youth.
• Homelessness. 
• Veterans. 
• Intergenerational work. 
• Animal protection. 
• Arts and culture.
• Financial health.
• Rethinking the workplace. 
• Peace and security rights. 
CONTACT: Email: For more information, go to
From AARP website, accessed Feb. 11, 2021.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, volunteerism, animal welfare, environmental health, health promotion/wellness, hunger, nutrition/food services, veteran’s services, human services.

American Cancer Society Seeks Proposals on Role of Health Policy, Insurance in Improving Cancer Prevention Outcomes
SOURCE: American Cancer Society (ACS)
$ AVAILABLE: Awards will not exceed $200,000 a year (direct costs) for up to five years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit institution in the United States, one of its territories, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Independent investigators at all stages of their career are encouraged to apply.
PURPOSE: The American Cancer Society has issued a request for research on the role of health policy and health insurance in improving access to and the performance of cancer prevention, early detection and treatment services. Proposals will be accepted for research projects focused on changes in national, state or local policy and the response to those changes by health care systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices and patients. ACS is interested in evaluating the impact of the many changes now occurring in the health care system, with a focus on cancer prevention, control and treatment. Efforts focused on improving access to care may also impact inequities that contribute to health disparities. Public health policy initiatives such as the new federal and state marketplaces that have expanded insurance coverage, as well as Medicaid expansion in some states, create natural experiments ripe for evaluation. ACS is keenly interested in supporting rapid-learning research on the effects of health policy changes on patients, providers and health systems, including but not limited to facilitators and barriers to care, unintended consequences, differential experiences and outcomes of patients seeking or receiving care, best practice models for quality care and economic impact. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to
From American Cancer Society website, accessed Jan. 27, 2021.
Subject(s): health policy research, cancer research.

Another Look 2021
SOURCE: Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 31, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by June 23, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: In 2021, the foundation will invest a total of approximately $750,000 in this grant program and expects to make four or five awards. Projects may be up to two years in length.
ELIGIBILITY: This program is open to Ph.D. (or equivalent) investigators at tax-exempt research institutions in the United States. To receive the award, the applicant must demonstrate how their research question is important to stakeholders in the policy or delivery arena and propose a rigorous research design. Stakeholder organizations cannot be the applicant organization.  Grantees may use this award to augment funding for a project already funded through another grant. Applicant organizations must be 501(c)3 research institutions. The Donaghue Foundation requires that the applicant organization have adequate infrastructure to assure:
• The ethical conduct of research, protection of research participants and appropriate data protections.
• Financial monitoring of grant awards and administering any related subcontracts.
• Resources to assist the Principal Investigator with dissemination activities.
PURPOSE: The program provides funding for health-related research that has the near-term potential to improve health, well-being and the quality and equity of care for adults who are 65-year or older and are long term residents in nursing homes, assisted living and other congregate care facilities. Researchers must use already existing datasets for the research being conducted and must include stakeholders from clinical, programmatic or policy arenas on their project team to help inform the research.
CONTACT: Stacy Cloud. Email: For more information, go to
From Donaghue Foundation website, accessed Feb. 12, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research, aged/seniors. 

Baptist Health Foundation: Responsive Grants
SOURCE: Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 25, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: $25,000-$300,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations must be classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) or under the Internal Revenue Code 170 as an educational organization or governmental unit eligible to receive charitable contributions; in existence for more than one year following date of IRS ruling; and operating in at least one of the eight Texas counties of the foundation’s service area: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson. Additionally, organizations must have a dedicated checking account with ability to receive electronic direct deposits; financial and program records kept and maintained; and an operating budget, approved annually by the organization’s board. The application amount must not exceed 25 percent of the organization’s operating budget. The organization must have had at least $250,000 in actual revenue during either of the two most recently completed fiscal years. The organization must not have received a Responsive Grant in the most recent grant year. 
PURPOSE: Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio recognizes the many ways organizations are working to improve the quality of health in our community and understands such work must be supported financially to thrive. Responsive Grants allow the foundation to provide funding for mid- to large-sized organizations.
CONTACT: Phone: 210-735-9009. The foundation can also be contacted using a form on their website For more information, go to
From Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio website, accessed Feb. 24, 2021.
Subject(s): health care services.

Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award: Capacity Building
SOURCE: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: April 1, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by July 12, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $250,000 for a two-year project period.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are public or private sector research organizations, including:
• Nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
• Universities and colleges.
• Hospitals and health care systems.
• Units of local, state and federal government.
• International organizations, if there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S. health care system.
PURPOSE: The PCORI Engagement Awards program funds projects that encourage the integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians and other stakeholders as members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research process. Projects should be designed to support PCORI's Strategic Plan. For this funding cycle, proposals that focus on maternal morbidity and mortality are encouraged.
CONTACT: Phone: 202-370-9312. Email: For more information, go to
From RHIhub website accessed, Feb. 25, 2021.
Subject(s): pregnancy, women’s health, health policy research. 

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Invites Applications for Mental Health Research
SOURCE: Fahs-Beck Fund
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of faculty or postdoctoral research. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a faculty member at an accredited college or university or be affiliated with a nonprofit human service organization in the United States or Canada. Research for which funding is requested must focus on the U.S. or Canada, or on a comparison between the U.S. or Canada and one or more other country. The Principal Investigator also must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and relevant experience.
PURPOSE: The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation was established in 1993 to support research that contributes to a greater understanding of and solutions for problems affecting individuals, families and communities. To that end, the fund is inviting applications for its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Program. Through the program, grants will be awarded in support of faculty or postdoctoral research. Areas of interest identified by the fund include studies to develop, refine, evaluate or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Feb. 21, 2021.
Subject(s): children’s health, mental health, public health.

FM Global Invites Applications for Fire Prevention Efforts
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a governmental unit of a city, town, county, state, commonwealth, the District of Columbia, possession of the United States, the United States itself or any political subdivision as described in Section 170(b)(1)(A)(v) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code or a 501(c)(3) or (4) tax-exempt organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code.
PURPOSE: Through the program, grants will be awarded to organizations and agencies around the world in support of fire-prevention efforts. Grant funds may be used for a wide range of public fire prevention, preparedness, and control efforts, including pre-incident planning, fire prevention education/training and arson prevention/fire investigation. If applying for fire prevention materials, an educational component must be included with any request for fire hats, pencils, et cetera, and a minimum 50 percent of the request should be for educational materials. If applying for smoke detectors, the detectors must be, at a minimum, ten-year sealed-battery units with photoelectric technology (with or without ionization technology).
CONTACT: Email: For more information, go to
From Philanthropy News Digest email, Feb. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): fire and emergency response.
Gamma Mu Foundation Grant 
SOURCE: Gamma Mu Foundation
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The foundation allocates resources in support of the following major goals:
• Ensuring the ongoing support of LGBT health and social service organizations.
• Enhancing the community through support of projects identifying the foundation as a source of support for the LGBT community.
• Increasing the grantee’s organizational capacity and resources to assure continued program viability after foundation support terminates. 
• Giving priority consideration to proposals that provide services in rural or underserved communities. 
Grants are awarded in the following program areas:
• HIV/AIDS Services. These are services and programs benefiting individuals, caregivers and families directly impacted by HIV/AIDS. This program area also includes HIV prevention and education programs.
• Community Services. These are services and programs that support LGBTQ sub-populations, e.g., youth, seniors, victims of domestic abuse, etc.
• Research and Public Education. These are services and programs aimed at helping to make the world a more hospitable place for people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
CONTACT: Phone: 866-463-6007. Email: For more information, go to
From Gamma Mu Foundation website, accessed Feb. 15, 2021.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services, HIV/AIDS education/prevention.

Home Depot Foundation Invites Applications for Veterans Housing Grants
SOURCE: The Home Depot Foundation (THDF)
$ AVAILABLE: Through the program, grants ranging between $100,000 and $500,000 will be awarded in support of the construction and rehabilitation of permanent supportive multi-family housing for veterans.
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: Grants will be awarded solely for the physical construction of housing (hard costs). THDF does not provide funding for soft costs such as furnishings, rental subsidies, tenant services and so forth. The target population served through the program is honorably discharged veterans at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). Priority will be given to large cities, defined by the foundation as those with populations of more than 300,000 people. The foundation has identified a specific focus on projects located in the following cities: Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Seattle and Tampa.
CONTACT: Email: For more information, go to
From Philanthropy News Digest email, Feb. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): housing/homeless, veteran's services.

Kelly Brush Foundation Invites Applications from People with Spinal Cord Injuries 
SOURCE: Kelly Brush Foundation
$ AVAILABLE: While the foundation does not have a minimum or maximum award amount, grants rarely exceed $5,000, with the average grant amount generally around $3,500. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be living in the United States and must supply the foundation with information about their spinal cord injury, details on their source of income and a description of the type of equipment they are seeking. The program does not support applicants with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio complication, Guillain-Barre´ Strohl Syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or other neuropathies or conditions causing disability.
PURPOSE: The Kelly Brush Foundation strives to empower people with spinal cord injuries to live active and engaged lives. To that end, the foundation’s Active Fund awards grants for the purchase of sports or recreation equipment specifically designed to allow people with disabilities to be active. (Note: first-hand experience using the desired equipment in the environment it is intended to be used is extremely important to the grant committee.) The foundation gives preference to equipment that provides some fitness benefit; however, it will consider applications for power equipment where applicants can persuasively explain why that type of equipment is the best and most appropriate piece of equipment for them to live an active lifestyle. 
CONTACT: Phone: 802-846-5298. Email: For more information, go to
From Philanthropy News Digest email, Feb. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): disabilities.

Nature's Path Invites Applications for Gardens for Good Program
SOURCE: Nature’s Path Foods
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 24, 2021 by noon CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Nature’s Path will award 21 garden projects with $5,000 each. 
ELIGIBILITY: If you are part of a nonprofit garden project in the U.S. or Canada and are not a previous winner of this grant, Nature’s Path invites you to apply for their grant. Applicants must grow food using organic principles, including avoiding the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Awardees are selected by a voting process as well as an internal application evaluation. Nonprofits registered to do business in Arizona, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and any other U.S. territory and possession as well as the Canadian province of Quebec are not eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: Entries will be judged by representatives from the contest’s sponsor based on the following criteria:
• The compelling, empowering and inspirational nature in which participants describe their organic garden project.
• The ability of participants to establish and maintain a garden taking into consideration available resources and land permit use.
• The demonstrated need of the community served by the participants.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Feb. 12, 2021.
Subject(s): nutrition/food services.


Virtual – Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) Essentials
SPONSOR: Fiscal Management Associates (FMA) Institute
WHEN: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-3 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: A nationally-recognized CNAP designation certifies the expertise and commitment of nonprofit financial managers and accounting professionals. Handling your finances as efficiently as possible is one of the best ways to help your organization maximize its impact on the world. The program teaches best practices on critical skills and topics specific to nonprofit organizations. Topics covered include:
• Financial reporting.
• Internal controls.
• Budget development.
• Governance.
• Form 990.
COST: $795. For more information and registration see
CONTACT: Use their contact form to submit a question
From FMA Institute website, accessed Feb. 23, 2021.

Webinar - Leading Equity: Changing the Narrative through Public Health Leadership
SPONSOR: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
WHEN: March 5, 12, 19, 26; noon-1:15 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: The Leading Equity: Changing the Narrative Through Public Health Leadership webinar series brings together leaders to share their perspectives on the national, organizational and policy-level shifts needed to transform public health and advance health equity. Every Friday in March, webinars will feature keynote presentations from nationally recognized thought leaders and breakout discussions led by state health equity and minority health leaders. This webinar series will help public health professionals re-imagine what equity-driven leadership means for their public health agencies and the community.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to
From Association of State and Territorial Health Officials website, accessed Feb. 24, 2021.

Awards in Texas

Texas Health and Human Services Receiving Funding to Implement the 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Texas Health and Human Services is receiving more than $180,000 in funding toward implementing a new national three-digit dialing code, 988, for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The funding comes from Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the 988 State Planning Grant.
From Texas Health and Human Services website, accessed Feb. 3, 2021.

Texas Selected for Multi-State Initiative to Support Family Caregivers of Aging Americans
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is joining in a multi-state initiative that provides support and training to family caregivers of older adults. The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is leading the Helping States Support Families Caring for an Aging America initiative with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. CHCS will be working on projects with Texas, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee and Washington to create and improve family caregiving policies and programs.
From Texas Health and Human Services email, Feb. 26, 2021.

Tackling Misinformation by Filling Spanish-Language Health Information Vacuums
The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization, received $35,000 from the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation to support accurate health reporting, especially on COVID-19, for Texas’ Spanish-speaking communities. 
From NIHCM website, accessed Feb. 12, 2021.

Austin Public Health Department – Healthy Living Mini-Grant 2021 Announces 18 Awardees Impacting Health 
Austin Public Health Department awarded funding to 18 organizations’ projects that promote healthy living in the Austin/Travis County area through its Healthy Living Mini-Grant. This annual grant allows organizations that may have limited ability to access larger grants to apply for up to $2,500 to make a huge impact on health during COVID-19 and beyond. Projects focus on the following areas: physical activity, tobacco-free living, healthy eating, community gardens, healthy food access, breastfeeding support and overall wellness. 
From Austin Public Health Department website, accessed Feb. 12, 2021.

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