Check out current funding opportunities.
The available contact information, links and deadlines have been provided for you by San Bernardino County.
Animal Welfare Trust
Animal Welfare Trust’s grant program seeks to assist organizations whose work can help alleviate animal suffering and/or raise public consciousness toward giving animals the respect they so need and deserve. Although general organizational funding will be considered, preference will be given to well-defined projects with clear goals and objectives. Capital projects will not be considered. Areas of priority include farm animal welfare, vegetarianism and humane education.
Maximum Grant: $20,000
Grant Link: http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/awt/prog.html
ARTS AND CULTURE
March 1, 2013: Arts and Culture
Applications for the Avant-Garde Masters Grants program administered by the National Film Preservation
Foundation, with support from the Film Foundation. Grants of up to $50,000 each will support laboratory work at
nonprofit and public archives to preserve significant examples of America's avant-garde film heritage. This grant
supports the preservation of a film or films by a single filmmaker or from a cinematic group significant to the
development of avant-garde film in America. Works made within the last twenty years are not eligible.
Applications should show how the proposed titles have made a significant contribution to American experimental
film or, if the works are lesser known today, demonstrate how the films will contribute to a better understanding of
avant-garde film history. Proposals must also explain why the proposed films are in need of preservation and
include plans detailing how the films will be made available to the public and scholars. Grants are available to
public and 501(c)(3) nonprofit archives in the United States, including those that are part of federal, state, or local
government agencies. Materials originally created for television or video are not eligible, including works produced
with support from broadcast or cable television entities. Potential applicants must register with the foundation by
March 1. Full applications will be due by March 29.
Contact: National Film Preservation Foundation
Web site: http://www.filmpreservation.org/nfpf-grants/avant-garde-masters-grants
March 1, 2013: Arts and Culture
Collaborative Project Grants
The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations.
It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual
inquiry and to the strengthening of communities. Artists are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofit
organizations of all kinds. The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art
works through collaborations. It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a
profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities. Artists are encouraged to
collaborate with nonprofit organizations of all kinds. The Creative Work Fund awards grants that range in size
from $10,000 to $40,000 for projects in which artists and nonprofit organizations are working closely together to
create new art works. Any kind of nonprofit organization is eligible to apply to collaborate with an artist. The Fund
takes the idea of a close working relationship between the artist and the organization very seriously and
specifically wants to support the creation stage for a new art work.
Grant link: http://www.creativeworkfund.org/howtoapply.html
Investments in Youth Development, Literacy, and Community Service Comcast and The Comcast Foundation invest in organizations that assist our communities with digital literacy, youth leadership development, and community service/volunteerism programs. Their goal is to maximize the impact of our investments so they yield tangible, measurable benefits to our neighborhoods and the people who live there. Comcast and the Comcast Foundation do not accept unsolicited sponsorship requests or grant proposals. If your organization is interested in sending Comcast information, please verify that you operate within a Comcast service area and use the local address for all related correspondence. Deadline: January 1, 2014 Maximum Grant: $250,000 Grant Link: http://www.comcast.com/Corporate/About/InTheCommunity/Foundation/FAQ.html
Union Bank Foundation Grants
The Union Bank Foundation, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, serves as an agent for charitable contributions made by Union Bank. Established in 1953, the Foundation has, throughout its history, supported the bank's commitment to help meet the needs of the communities it serves. We strive to build a charitable contributions program that positions the Union Bank Foundation as an innovator of partnerships and a grant-maker intent on helping to create and sustain healthy communities. We proactively invest in the communities in which the Bank and its businesses operate, targeting resources to benefit low- to moderate-income populations. We believe that the Union Bank Foundation can achieve the greatest impact on the health of communities by targeting the following strategic funding categories: 1) Affordable housing; 2) Community economic development; 3) Education; 4) Environment.
Grant Link: https://www.unionbank.com/global/about/corporate-social-responsibility/foundation/foundation-grants.jsp
Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs Opportunity
Pursuant to PWEDA, EDA announces general policies and application procedures for grant-based investments under the Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs. These programs will help communities develop the planning and technical expertise to support communities and regions in their comprehensive, entrepreneurial, and innovation-based economic development efforts. Resulting in increased private investment and higher-skill, higher-wage jobs in areas experiencing substantial and persistent economic distress, these programs are designed to enhance the competitiveness of regions.
Grant Link: http://www.eda.gov/PDF/EDAP-FFO-Planning_Tech%20Assistance-FINAL.pdf
VH1 Save The Music Foundation
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation helps develop long-term, sustainable instrumental music programs that provide children with equal access to music education regardless of their financial situation. Through strategic partnerships with school districts, the Foundation provides brand-new musical instruments to public elementary and middle schools, jump-starting dormant music programs across the country. The school districts commit to funding certified music teachers’ salaries, providing maintenance and supplies, and scheduling instrumental music classes during the school day. The Foundation maintains a partnership with the district until instrumental music is in place in every school. The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is dedicated to restoring instrumental music programs to ensure that all children have access to a complete education. In the communities with which we grant, we work at the district level, from the top down. If a need for instrumental music education exists, we look to the superintendent and school board for a commitment to restore music in every school within a district. With a common goal of fully rebuilding, community partnerships are created and instrumental music education is brought back to life.
Deadline: Open (LOI)
Grant Link: http://www.vh1savethemusic.com/node/39
Traditional Arts Development Program Contracts
Recognized for its culturally competent leadership, intellectual capital, and excellence in program administration, ACTA is the California Arts Council's official partner in serving the state's folk and traditional arts field. Dedicated to sustaining and fostering the growth of cultural traditions found within the California's diverse communities, ACTA ensures that its core values of respect, cultural pluralism, and cultural democracy permeate every aspect of its activity and programming. The Traditional Arts Development Program offers contracts of up to $1,500 to support consultancies, mentorships, and travel opportunities that foster new levels of artistic and/or organizational growth for California-based traditional artists, organizations, and unincorporated community groups. Requests may be submitted to ACTA at any time. ACTA staff will generally respond to requests within 30 days, to notify applicants of acceptance or decline. If accepted, ACTA will contract directly with the requested mentor or consultant to provide the service requested by the applicant. Fees will be paid directly to the mentor or consultant by ACTA after the service is completed and invoices and reports are received.
Grant Link: http://www.actaonline.org/content/traditional-arts-development-program
Applications for grants from Jazz for Peace. Grants of up to $50,000 each will support organizations that
benefit the world in some way and are lacking financial support. Grants will provide fundraising assistance.
Nonprofits will receive personal coaching, step by step guidance, cultural event planning experience and
expertise, and other assistance at no cost. Additional information is available on the organization's Web site. Who
may apply: nonprofit organizations. Applications are due on the last day of each month.
Contact: John De Angelis
Web site: http://www.jazzforpeace.org/grant.htm
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs Opportunity The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA’s) mission is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for economic growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA fulfills this mission through strategic investments and partnerships that create the regional economic ecosystems required to foster globally competitive regions throughout the United States. EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the United States by fostering job creation and attracting private investment. Specifically, under the Economic Development Assistance programs (EDAP) Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement, EDA will make construction, non-construction, and revolving loan fund investments under the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs. Grants made under these programs will leverage regional assets to support the implementation of regional economic development strategies designed to create jobs, leverage private capital, encourage economic development, and strengthen America’s ability to compete in the global marketplace. Through the EDAP FFO, EDA solicits applications from rural and urban communities to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions. Deadline: March 9, 2013 Grant Link: http://www.eda.gov/PDF/FY_2012_EDAP_FFO_11-18-11_FINAL.pdf
March 15, 2013: Children and Youth
Applications for grants through the NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program administered by the Local
Initiatives Support Corporation, with support from the National Football League Foundation. The program helps
nonprofit organizations that seek to improve football fields in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and offers 2
two levels of support: general field support grants, which provide up to $50,000 each for capital projects not
associated specifically with the field surface, including the installation/refurbishment of bleachers, concession
stands, lights, and irrigation systems; and field surface grants, which provide matching grants of up to $200,000
each to help finance the resurfacing of a community, middle-school, or high-school football field and the
installation of synthetic sports turf. In addition, a smaller number of matching grants of up to $100,000 each are
available to help finance the resurfacing of a community, middle-school, or high-school football field with natural
grass or sod. All grants must be used for capital expenditures and may not be used to maintain field surfaces. In
order to be eligible for a grant, projects must be sponsored by a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization or middle or high school. All organizations applying for grants must be located within NFL target
markets and serve low- to moderate-income areas within those markets.
Contact: Beverly Smith, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
March 29, 2013: Children and Youth
Entries for the World Hunger Leadership Challenge, administered by the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and
the Lift a Life Foundation, with support from the Yum Foundation, to encourage middle and high-school students
to develop leadership skills through starting a service learning project that solves hunger issues. One team will
win $25,000 for their hunger project charity, 10 teams will win $5,000 each, and 425 teams will win $1,000 each.
Who may apply: U.S. residents located within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or Guam who are
full-time students in grades 7 to 12 of a public, private, or charter middle school or high school and between the
ages of 13 to 18 years old. Each team must comprise at least three students and a sponsoring teacher or adult
adviser. Additional guidelines are available on the challenge's Web site.
Contact: USA TODAY Charitable Foundation
April 15, 2013: Children and Youth
Grants from the Lego Children's Fund to support programs that encourage children's creativity and problem
solving. The fund is interested in projects related to early-childhood education and development directly related to
creativity, and technology and communication projects that advance learning opportunities. Grants are typically
between $500 and $5,000 each. Who may apply: organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code.
Contact: Lego Children's Fund
June 1, 2013: Children and Youth
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation supports projects that help young people with disabilities develop the
leadership and job skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology, and the
environment. The foundation will also consider projects to create tools that help break down barriers to
employment and increase job opportunities for young people with disabilities entering the workforce, including
returning veterans with disabilities. Up to twelve grants between $10,000 and $75,000 each will go to projects that 3
help young people who are no older than 26 years of age. Applicants must be classified as tax-exempt under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Preference is given to projects that take place in Mitsubishi
Electric locations, or involve Mitsubishi employees as volunteers.
Contact: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
Letters of inquiry regarding grants from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, sponsored by Major League
Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. Grants averaging approximately $39,000 each
will support efforts to increase young people's participation in baseball and softball through coaches' training,
equipment, new fields, programs, and uniforms. Additional information is available on the program's Web site.
Who may apply: nonprofit and tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) status, organizations (municipalities and school districts).
Contact: Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Applications for grants from the Goldman Sachs Foundation. The foundation's grant-making interests include
advancing high academic achievement at secondary schools, nurturing the abilities of promising youths,
developing future entrepreneurs and global leaders, and honoring veterans. Additional information is available on
the foundation's Web site. Who may apply: organizations that are classified as tax-exempt under Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Contact: Grants Administrator
Web site: http://www.gs.com/foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for
disadvantaged children in the United States. It was established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of
UPS, and his siblings, who named the Foundation in honor of their mother. The primary mission of the Foundation
is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs
of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states,
cities and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs - www.aecf.org
Applications for grants from the Allstate Foundation. Grants will support programs in three areas: economic
empowerment; safe and vital communities; and tolerance, inclusion, and diversity. Additional information is
available on the foundation's Web site. Who may apply: organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Municipal, state, or federal government entities may also apply. Grant
money may not support individuals, athletic teams, religious groups or groups located outside the United States,
fund-raising events or sponsorships.
Contact: Allstate Foundation
Learning Disabilities Foundation of America
The Learning Disabilities Foundation of America is accepting grant applications for projects which conform to the mission of the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America by responding to an unmet need in the field of learning disabilities. Funds are granted for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes or for the identification, ongoing evaluation and education of and services for children and adults with learning disabilities. With the exception of LDA committed funds, grants will not be made for routine organizational operations or for endowment funds.
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Grant Link: http://www.ldanatl.org/about/acld_grant.asp
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants Program This competitive grants program is intended to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. Programs aim to attract outstanding students and produce graduates capable of enhancing the Nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional work force. Awards may only be made to public or other non-profit Hispanic-Serving Institutions as defined in the definitions section of this RFA. To be eligible for competitive consideration for an award under this program, a Hispanic-Serving Institution must at the time of application certify that it has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students. By submitting an application, the applicant organization certifies that it is eligible to receive funding under this program. Deadline: February 18, 2013 Grant Link: http://nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/hispanic.html
February 28, 2013: Education Applications for grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Grants of up to $15,000 each will support nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance. Organizations must provide help in one of the following instructional areas: adult basic education; GED preparation; and English Language acquisition Contact: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Website: http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/adult_grants.aspx
May 23, 2013: Education
Applications for grants from the Dollar General Literacy to support schools, public libraries, and nonprofit
organizations that help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grants will go to the
following areas: implementing new literacy programs or expanding existing ones; purchasing new technology or
equipment to support literacy projects; and buying books, materials, or software for programs.
Contact: Dollar General Literacy Foundation
EPS Response to Intervention (RTI) Grant Program
Eligibility: K-12 school districts
The RTI Model For Providing Support, Instruction And Assessment For Learners At All Ability Levels Aligns With
Current Federal Legislation, Such As The Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act That Urges
Schools To Focus On Ensuring All Students Are On The Path To Success By Addressing Difficulties. Award
Minimum-$25,000; Award Maximum-$500,000; 12-18 awards; Additional InformationPeter.Cleary@schoolspecialty.com or visit or visit eps.schoolspecialty.com/Sales to locate your local sales
consultant if you have any questions regarding this opportunity. Applications will be accepted until a total of $2
million in grants has been awarded.
GTECH Seeks Proposals to Create After-School Computer Labs for At-Risk Youth
GTECH's After School Advantage Program provides nonprofit community agencies and public schools with stateof-the-art computer labs designed to give inner-city children between the ages of 5 and 15 a safe, meaningful, and fun learning experience during afterschool hours. The program provides up to $15,000 in computers, online technology, computer software, and volunteer hours to afterschool programs in inner-city communities where the online gaming company has an office. GTECH employees will work with each agency and school to design and
develop a fully operational computer center. To be considered for a GTECH After School Advantage grant,
applicants must be a nonprofit organization, community agency, or school with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status; have
an existing afterschool program in need of a computer lab; serve disadvantaged youth between the ages of 5 and
15; and have staffing and monetary support systems in place to sustain the lab. For complete application and
eligibility guidelines, visit:
RGK Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2013 Grants Cycle
The Austin-based RGK Foundation is inviting proposals in the broad areas of education, community, and health
The foundation's primary interests include formal K-12 education (particularly math, science, and reading),
teacher development, literacy, and higher education. The foundation's community grants support a broad range of
human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. The foundation's
current interests in health and medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children,
programs that promote access to health services, and foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS (Lou
Gehrig's disease). Although the foundation's grantmaking program doesn't have any geographic restrictions, the
foundation no longer accepts unsolicited requests from international agencies or programs. While the foundation
occasionally awards grants for operating expenses, capital campaigns, endowments, and international projects,
such grants are infrequent and usually initiated by the foundation. Multiyear grants are rare, and most grants are
awarded for a period of one year. Grants are made only to nonprofit organizations certified as tax exempt under
Sections 501(c)(3) or 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code and are classified as "not a private foundation" under
Section 509(a). Hospitals, educational institutions, and governmental institutions meeting these requirements are
eligible to apply. Organizations that have completed and filed Form 1023 but not yet received an IRS
determination letter are not eligible to apply.For complete application and eligibility guidelines, visit the RGK
Foundation Web site. Contact: http://www.rgkfoundation.org/public/guideline
March 5, 2013: Environment
Entries for prizes from the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, with help from Discovery Education,
the National Science Teachers Association, and the College Board. Teams of students and their adult advisers
are invited to tackle environmental problems or issues and find replicable green solutions. High-school students
are specifically challenged to address energy, biodiversity, land management, water conservation and cleanup, or
air and climate. Student and teacher/mentor prizes, which vary according to grade level, include scholarships,
savings bonds, school grants, adventure trips, school assemblies, and more. This year's challenge will award
prizes totaling more than $300,000.
Contact: Siemens Foundation
Web site: http://www.wecanchange.com
Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge Grant The annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge invites teams of students and their adult advisors to tackle local (K-5), regional (6-8), and global (9-12) environmental problems or issues and find replicable green solutions. Now entering its fifth year, the challenge is a collaborative effort of the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association, and the College Board. The program invites entries from students and team advisors (who must be full- or part-time school employees) in the United States. A panel of environmental experts and science educators will judge teams based on their research, analysis, and the potential of their solution to be replicated on a larger scale. Deadline: March 15, 2013 Maximum Grant: $300,000 Grant Link: http://www.wecanchange.com/
Applications for grants of up to $5,000 each from the California Wildlands Grassroots Fund for projects
that protect and preserve ecosystems, plants, natural landscapes, wildlands, and wildlife in California. Who may
apply: organizations with budgets of $100,000 or less that are classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) or
501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, or individuals affiliated with those organizations.
Contact: California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
Applications for grants from the Energy Foundation. Grants will support projects in four areas: buildings,
climate, power, and transportation. Building grants support policies that increase the energy efficiency of homes
and businesses. Climate grants are for the promotion of state and regional policies to reduce pollution that
contributes to global warming. Power grants are for projects that work to reduce carbon emissions from electric
and gas utilities by promoting efficient and renewable energy and by reducing power generation from
conventional coal-fired power plants. Transportation grants supports policies that reduce vehicle global warming
pollution and oil consumption. Additional information is available on the foundation's Web site. Who may apply:
organizations classified as 501(c)(3) public charities by the Internal Revenue.
HEALTH – RELATED
February 28, 2013: Health
Applications for grants of at least $150,000 each through the Connections for Cardiovascular Health program
administered by the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation. Grants will support nonprofit organizations working to
improve cardiovascular health in their communities. Who may apply: organizations classified as tax-exempt under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, public schools, government agencies, or municipal institutions
that are eligible to accept tax-deductible, charitable contributions.
February 28, 2013: Health
Applications for the Clinical Scholars Program, which provides university-based, postresidency training to
physicians in various disciplines, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs. Up to 20 scholars will each receive stipends of $67,000 in the first year with an increase during
the second year. The program aims to teach physicians skills in improving health-services systems, emphasizing
community-based research and leadership training. Scholars are expected to complete graduate-level research
projects in their priority areas. The four participating institutions are the U. of California at Los Angeles, U. of
Michigan, U. of Pennsylvania, and Yale U. Additional information and application forms are available on the
program's Web site. Who may apply: U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Contact: Kristin Siebenaler, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Web site: http://pweb1.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21414
Behavioral Interventions to Address Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Primary Care
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to use a common conceptual model to develop behavioral interventions to modify health behaviors and improve health outcomes in patients with comorbid chronic diseases and health conditions. Specifically, this FOA will support research in primary care that uses a multi-disease care management approach to behavioral interventions with high potential impact to improve patient-level health outcomes for individuals with three or more chronic health conditions. The proposed approach must modify behaviors using a common approach rather than administering a distinct intervention for each targeted behavior and/or condition. Diseases and health conditions can include, but are not limited to: mental health disorders (e.g., depression, diabetes, smoking, obesity, chronic pain, alcohol and substance abuse and dependence, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, cancer and hypertension).
Deadline: January 7, 2014.
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-024.html
Development of Measures to Determine Successful Hearing Health Care Outcomes
The goal of this FOA is to encourage Research Project Grant (R01) applications that seek to identify the variables contributing to successful hearing health care outcomes in adults with hearing loss, and to develop and evaluate clinical measures of those variables.
Deadline: February 3, 2014
Grant Link: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-29/pdf/2011-16391.pdf
Targeting Persistent HIV Reservoirs
The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate the development of innovative tools and strategies for curing HIV infection. HIV establishes latent infection in long-lived cells that form a reservoir of virus that persists in infected individuals even after years of treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Curing HIV infection requires innovative strategies to identify and eliminate these reservoir cells. The task is especially difficult given the lack of HIV protein expression during latency and the low frequency of latently infected cells during treatment. Novel approaches are therefore sought to efficiently monitor and specifically target reservoirs of latently infected cells to facilitate the testing of strategies to cure HIV infection in vivo.
Deadline: April 25, 2014
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-109.html
Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications to conduct health disparities-related meetings, workshops, and symposia. The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together academic institutions/organizations and community organizations to identify opportunities for addressing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The objectives of meetings conducted as part of this award will be to: (1) establish and/or enhance academic-community partnerships; (2) identify community-driven research priorities, and (3) develop long-term collaborative CBPR research agendas. Thus, it is expected these partnerships will lead to grant applications for the support of CBPR projects designed to meet identified community needs. The areas of focus for these partnerships may include one or more of the following community-health issues: infant mortality; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; health literacy; techniques for outreach and information dissemination; pediatric and maternal HIV/AIDS prevention; and violence prevention.
Deadline: October 17, 2014
Maximum Grant: $30,000
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-102.html
Shared Instrumentation Grant Program The ORIP Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated system that costs at least $100,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell-sorters, X-ray diffraction systems, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers among others. Deadline: March 21, 2013 Maximum Grant: $500,000 Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-008.html
AHRQ Mentored Career Enhancement Award in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) for Mid-Career and Senior Investigators
Section 6301(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act , Public Law 111-148 (the Affordable Care Act), enacted Section 937(e) of the Public Health Services Act authorizing AHRQ to establish a grant program that provides for the training of researchers in comparative effectiveness methods and states that, at a minimum, such training shall be in methods that meet the methodological standards adopted [by PCORI] under 1181(d)(9) of the Social Security Act. AHRQ is also authorized to sponsor health services research career development programs under section 902(b) of the Public Health Service Act. This FOA addresses the Affordable Care Acts provision authorizing AHRQ to support the training of researchers in comparative clinical effectiveness research. AHRQ encourages submission of applications from minority serving institutions.
Deadline: December 18, 2014
Maximum Grant: $275,000
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-115.html
Alcohol impairment of immune function, host defense and tissue homeostasis
Susceptibility to infection and organ damage are the two most common causes of alcohol-related morbidity and mortality. These consequences of alcohol abuse are closely associated with profound impairment of the host innate and adaptive immune systems. The mechanisms of these immune alterations and their link with alcohol-related medical problems are, in most cases, poorly understood. The goal of this FOA is to attract applications on basic and translational research: 1) to identify how alcohol alters immune function; 2) to establish functional links between immune alterations and alcohol related infections and organ damage; and 3) to develop means for mitigating immune impairment with the goal of alleviating alcohol-induced pathology.
Deadline: January 7, 2015
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-025.html
Cancer Education Grants Program
The purpose of this FOA is to support innovative educational efforts that would help to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality, and that would improve the quality of life of cancer patients.
Deadline: January 7, 2015
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-049.html
Effects of adolescent binge drinking on brain development
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications proposing to conduct mechanistic studies on the effects of adolescent binge alcohol consumption on synaptic maturation and myelin formation in the developing brain.
Deadline: January 7, 2015
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-027.html
International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (PA) encourages collaborative research applications on drug abuse and addiction that take advantage of special opportunities that exist outside the United States. Special opportunities include access to unusual talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions in other countries that will speed scientific discovery. Projects should have relevance to the mission of NIDA and where feasible should address NIDAs scientific priority areas. While the priorities will change from year to year, in FY12 priority areas include: linkages between HIV/AIDS and drug abuse, and prevention, initiation, and treatment of nicotine and tobacco use (especially among vulnerable populations such as children, adolescents, pregnant women, and those with co-morbid disorders).
Deadline: January 7, 2015
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-040.html
Investigations on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
This Funding Opportunity is intended to support innovative investigations in primary immunodeficiency diseases. Of particular interest are the detection of primary immunodeficiency diseases, the identification of the molecular basis of these diseases, and the design and pre-clinical development of innovative therapies for these diseases. Clinical trials will not be supported by this FOA. Studies using samples obtained from humans and studies on animal models are encouraged. Investigators who have not received independent NIH funding in this field are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: January 7, 2015
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-036.html
Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research encourages R01 applications to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. Maternal health significantly impacts not only the mother but also the intrauterine environment, and subsequently fetal development and the health of the newborn.
Deadline: January 7, 2015
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-061.html
Mechanisms Mediating Osteoarthritis in Aging
The National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases invite applications intended to encourage and accelerate the characterization of new or underutilized models and the testing of hypotheses that will lead to an improved understanding of the mechanisms mediating osteoarthritic progression.
Deadline: January 7, 2015
Maximum Grant: $275,000
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-018.html
NIDDK Education Program Grants
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Research Education (R25) grant applications from applicant organizations that propose to create educational opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in areas of biomedical or behavioral research of particular interest to the NIDDK, while fostering the career development of these students and fellows. The structure of the educational opportunity can include an intensive summer research program, a curriculum-based program or a combination of both experiences. The NIDDK is especially interested in attracting students and postdoctoral fellows from scientific disciplines underrepresented in disease-oriented biomedical research, such as engineering, informatics, computer science, and computational sciences, to encourage them to apply their expertise to research relevant to diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive and liver diseases; nutrition; obesity research and prevention; and kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.
Deadline: January 7, 2015
Maximum Grant: $100,000
Grant Link: https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/SFO.asp?ID=4BBA99D6-B739-4365-8FA1-67506149E7D2
Research to Advance Vaccine Safety
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research that will contribute to the overall understanding of vaccine safety. This research opportunity invites studies that address scientific areas potentially relevant to vaccine safety such as 1) physiological and immunological responses to vaccines and vaccine components, 2) how genetic variations affect immune/physiological responses that may impact vaccine safety, 3) identification of risk factors and biological markers that may be used to assess whether there is a relationship between certain diseases or disorders and licensed vaccines, 4) creation/evaluation of statistical methodologies for analyzing data on vaccine safety, including data available from existing data sources such as passive reporting systems, or 5) the application of genomic/molecular technologies to improve knowledge of vaccine safety.
Deadline: January 7, 2015
Grant Link: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=by8LTYgYGPrhnTWKs6CxYphgyptq961NvW6RZdQFply7psChvVMD!347337819?oppId=132013&mode=VIEW
Screening and Brief Alcohol Interventions in Underage and Young Adult Populations
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is to encourage research grant applications on screening and brief interventions to prevent and/or reduce alcohol use and its adverse consequences. This FOA is designed to stimulate a developmentally grounded program of research on screening and brief interventions to prevent and/or reduce underage drinking and hazardous young adult drinking.
Deadline: January 7, 2015
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-029.html
Research on the Health of LGBTI Populations
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of the health status of various population groups and improve the effectiveness of health interventions and services for individuals within those groups. High priority is placed on research on populations that appear to have distinctive health risk profiles but have received insufficient attention from investigators. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) highlights a particular community: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, 4
intersex, and related populations (designated here as LGBTI populations). Basic, social, behavioral, clinical, and services research relevant to the missions of the sponsoring Institutes and Centers may be proposed.
Deadline: May 7, 2015
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-111.html
Women's Mental Health During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to outline priority areas for research related to women’s mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Priority areas include basic and clinical neuroscience, studies of clinical course, epidemiological factors and risk factors, as well as interventions and services research. The NIMH, NICHD, and NIDA are committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of and treatments for mental disorders experienced by women during and following pregnancy. Reduction of the public health burden of mental disorders during this perinatal period will improve the health and well-being of new mothers, their children and families. Deadline: May 7, 2015 Maximum Grant: $200,000
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-215.html
Juvenile Protective Factors and Their Effects on Aging
The purpose of this FOA is to invite both descriptive studies to identify putative juvenile protective factors, experimental studies to test hypotheses about their effects on aging, and translational studies to explore the potential risks and benefits of maintaining or modulating the level of juvenile protective factors in adult life. Juvenile protective factors are physiological factors that maintain or enhance certain functions across all or some stages of post-natal maturation, but which diminish or disappear during transitions between developmental stages (e.g., infancy, adiposity rebound, adrenarche, puberty, growth cessation). This FOA is uniquely focused on studies which involve comparisons between post-natal developmental stages or pre- vs. post-maturational changes to identify potential juvenile protective factors and their effects on aging. Studies in in vitro models, in laboratory animals or in humans may be proposed.
Deadline: July 5, 2015
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-218.html
Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director (OD) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. Applications submitted under this FOA may include development of: Novel assessment approaches; better methods to evaluate instruments; assessment tools for culturally diverse populations or various age groups, including children and older adults; improved technology or applications of existing technology; statistical methods to assess or correct for measurement errors or biases, methods to investigate the multidimensionality of diet and physical activity behavior through pattern analysis; or integrated measurement of diet and physical activity along with the environmental context of such behaviors.
Deadline: September 7, 2015
Maximum Grant: $200,000
Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-197.html
Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and Family Functioning
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage interdisciplinary conferences and meetings to examine critical questions regarding the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress and reintegration with the family on child social and affective development outcomes as well as on family functioning. Deadline:September 7, 2015 Maximum Grant: $25,000 Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-223.html
Tobacco Control Regulatory Research The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage biomedical, behavioral, and social science research that will inform the development and evaluation of regulations on tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, and marketing. Research projects must address the research priorities related to the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) as mandated by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The awards under this FOA will be administered by NIH using designated funds from the FDA CTP for tobacco regulatory science. Research results from this FOA are expected to generate findings and data that are directly relevant to inform the FDA's regulation of the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products to protect public health. Deadline: January 7, 2016 Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-266.html
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues. Supported projects include: 1) examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and 2) exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services. Projects may be initiated from within many disciplines, including health services research, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, and law and business administration.
Grant Link: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=19274&cid=XEM_205591
Shared Instrumentation Grant Program The ORIP Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated system that costs at least $100,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell-sorters, X-ray diffraction systems, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers among others Deadline: March 21, 2013 Maximum Grant: $500,000 Grant Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-008.html
Proposals for grants through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing
and Organization program. The program focuses on research, demonstration, and evaluation projects that
examine major changes in health-care financing and their effects on public policy. Proposed projects should focus
on: the effects of current or proposed mechanisms for financing health services on health-care costs, access, and
quality; or the development and testing of new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to
improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services. Proposals from organizations on behalf of
researchers who are just beginning their careers are encouraged. Additional information is available on the
program's Web site. Who may apply: organizations and government entities; preference will be given to
applicants that are either public agencies or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code; foundations that are defined as private under Section 509(a) are not eligible to
apply. Contact: AcademyHealth, Attn: HCFO
Web site: http://www.hcfo.net
Applications for grants from the Cigna Foundation. Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that
work in one of the following areas: the elimination of ethnic and gender disparities in health care; the health of
women, children, and families; mental-health services for needy children; obesity prevention; and improving
communication between patients and doctors, as well as the promotion of health literacy. Additional information is
available on the foundation's Web site.
Contact: Cigna Corporation
Web site: https://secure17.easymatch.com/cignagive/applications/agency/default.aspx?Skip=MultiLanding
Letters of interest in health-care grants from the California Wellness Foundation. Grants are made to
organizations that provide direct services in disease prevention, health promotion, or wellness education in
California. Proposed activities should fall into one of the following areas: diversity in the health professions,
environmental health, healthy aging, mental health, teenage-pregnancy prevention, violence prevention, women's
health, and issues related to work and health. Additional information is available on the Web site. Who may apply:
organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that are not private
foundations as defined in under Section 509(a), or are public charities as defined under Section 170(b)(A)(vi).
Government organizations may also apply.
Letters of inquiry regarding grants from the Commonwealth Fund, which supports research on health and
social issues and makes grants to improve health-care practice and policy. Types of support include employee matching gifts, program development, program evaluation, and research. Additional information is available on
the organization's Web site. Who may apply: public agencies and organizations that are classified as tax-exempt
under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Contact: Commonwealth Fund
April 5, 2013: Nonprofits
Do you have a strong Executive Director? If so, you may consider nominating him/her for the 2014 James Irvine
Foundation Leadership Award. This award recognizes up to six leaders who work in the nonprofit, private, or
public sectors in California. Each recipient will receive a total of $125,000. At least $100,000 will go to the
recipient's organization or project, and up to $25,000 will support the recipient's professional development. Who
may be nominated: individuals who lead nonprofit, public, or private organizations that benefit the people of
California. Nominees must be residents of California. Contact: James Irvine Foundation. Website: http://www.irvine.org/leadership/nominate-aleader?utm_source=Vertical+Response&utm_medium=Nomination
Funding from the Kimball Foundation. The intent of the interim grant program is to be responsive to the needs
of the nonprofit community, to encourage new ideas within the field, to boost small programs, and to support
organizations that the Kimball Foundation has not yet funded. Eligible requests of $10,000 or less must fall within
the general grantmaking guidelines of the foundation and will be considered on a rolling basis, with decisions
issued within approximately 30 days of a full review. Additional information is available on the foundation's Web
site. Contact: Wendy Yu Einhorn, program coordinator
Web site: http://www.pfs-llc.net/kimball/kimball.html
February 21, 2013: Other
Pre-applications for grants from the Impact Fund for nonprofit legal firms, private attorneys, or small law firms that
advance social justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, or poverty law. Grants of up to
$25,000 each will support public-interest litigation that will potentially benefit a large number of people, lead to
significant law reform, or raise public consciousness. Grants will not support general program costs, overhead,
attorney fees, or international claims.
March 5, 2013: Other
The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, helps rural
communities with populations of 50,000 or fewer improve their quality of life and economic health through
facilitated design workshops. The program builds teams of local leaders, community organizations, and
specialists in design, planning, and creative placemaking to help rural communities strengthen their economies, 5
enhance their rural character, leverage their cultural assets, and design efficient housing and transportation
systems. Each community selected to participate in the Institute will receive $7,000 in 1:1 matching funds to plan
and host a two-day workshop.
Contact: National Endowment for the Arts, Citizens' Institute on Rural Design
April 1, 2013: Other
Applications for the 2013 Community Partnership Award from the Mutual of America Foundation. The award
recognizes the contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private, and other charities,
make to society. Each of the award recipients must demonstrate the difference the partnership has made, show
the ability of the partnership to be replicated, and to stimulate new ideas in dealing with social issues, as well as
illustrate the partnership's commitment to advancing the mission and principles of the organization. Mutual of
America presents a number of grants, and $25,000 is awarded to the winning organization.
Contact: Thomas Gilliam, Mutual of America Foundation
April 30, 2013: Other
Applications for grants from the Banfield Charitable Trust. Grants will support organizations working to help keep
pets and their families together. The trust will support pet food distribution programs; companion horse feeding
programs; and hospice patient/pet support programs. Grants typically range from $500 to $10,000 each and will
support efforts that provide a direct solution to avoid surrender or separation of companion pets (including horses)
from families; basic veterinary care for financially challenged companion pet owners and families; programs that
help the homeless, seriously ill, homebound, and disabled care for or keep their pets; education programs that
directly relate to keeping companion pets and their people together; behavior modification programs to correct
inappropriate companion pet behaviors so that pets may remain in the home; disaster preparedness and
response; and programs that provide pet food as part of an overall assistance program. Who may apply:
organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Contact: Darlene Schwartz, Banfield Charitable Trust
Web site: http://www.banfieldcharitabletrust.org/grants
Applications for grants from Maddie's Fund for projects that work with veterinarians, animal-rescue groups,
and others to find homes for every adoptable cat and dog in a given community within five years. Proposals
should include a description of the geographic area to be served, contact and financial information for all 9
participating groups, demographic information on human and stray-pet populations, and a timeline for eliminating
the deaths of all adoptable animals. Applications and guidelines are available on the foundation's Web site.
Contact: Maddie's Fund
Web site: http://www.maddiesfund.org
Applications for grants from the Petfinder Foundation and Pedigree Foundation to Petfinder.com member
shelters and rescue groups for operational costs. Grants of up to $1,000 each will support basic operation costs
such as facilities, medical programs, transportation, and spaying and neutering programs. A total of $150,000 will
Contact: Toni Morgan, Petfinder Foundation
Applications from Amie’s Place Foundation. Applications for grants for nonprofit organizations that provide
direct services for critically and chronically ill children and adults, veterans, frail older adults, and women and
children fleeing domestic violence who risk losing their pets because no one is there to help.
Contact: Amie’s Place Foundation
Applications for grants from the Equine Fund, administered by the American Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals. Grants from $500 to $15,000 will be given to equine-welfare organizations. Grants will
support housing and rehabilitation of equine victims of cruelty seizures; emergency feed, hay, and supplements;
training programs; safety net programs; and capital improvements and expansion programs. Additional
information is available on the society's Web site. Who may apply: equine-welfare organizations that are classified
as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Contact: ASPCA Equine Fund
The Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation can award grants to organizations which provide for the care,
benefit, support and preservation of seeing eye dogs or other animals trained to assist the sight impaired or
otherwise handicapped individuals (or that facilitate the use of such animals by site-impaired or otherwise
handicapped individuals). They do not fund the therapeutic use of animals.
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