- Nursing-Driven Approaches to Healthcare Funded
Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation: Hillman Innovations in Care Program
The goal of the Hillman Innovations in Care Program, an initiative of the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation, is to advance leading-edge, nursing-driven models of care that will improve the health and healthcare of vulnerable populations. The program seeks to support patient- and family-centered approaches that challenge conventional strategies, improve health outcomes, lower costs, and show potential for national replicability. The Foundation specifically seeks proposals that address the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations in the following areas: Maternal and Child Health, Care of the Older Adult, and Chronic Illness Management. In 2019, at least two grants of up to $600,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or faith-based organizations. The application deadline is March 4, 2019; invited full proposals will be due June 3, 2019.
- Grants Strengthen Programs for Jewish Seniors in the Carolinas
BJH Foundation for Senior Services
The BJH Foundation for Senior Services is dedicated to enhancing the lives of Jewish adults residing in North Carolina and South Carolina in accordance with Jewish values and beliefs. The Foundation supports new, innovative, community-based programs that address the following two priority categories: 1) Health and Wellness Programs, and 2) Socialization Programs. Grants generally range up to $10,000. (Grants of up to $50,000 will be considered in the Health and Wellness category.) The application deadline is March 8, 2019.
- Rural Arts and Environmental Programs Supported in Selected States
Laura Jane Musser Fund
The Laura Jane Musser Fund will begin accepting applications for the Rural Arts and Environmental Initiative grant programs in February. The Fund’s Rural Arts program assists arts organizations in targeted states that offer artistic opportunities for adults and children in the areas of literary, visual, music, and performing arts. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to organizations in rural communities with a population of 20,000 or under throughout Colorado, Hawaii, and Wyoming, as well as rural communities in selected counties in Minnesota and Texas. The Fund’s Environmental Initiative program supports projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publicly owned open spaces, while encouraging compatible human activities. Organizations throughout Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Wyoming, as well as organizations in selected counties in Texas, are eligible to apply for planning grants up to $8,000 and implementation grants up to $35,000. Applications for the Rural Arts program must be submitted by March 12, 2019; applications for the Environmental Initiative program must be submitted by March 19, 2019.
- Funds for Breast Cancer Education Efforts in Florida
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation: Education Grants
The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the state of Florida. The Foundation’s Education Grants provide support for nonprofit organizations that help to educate women to be proactive advocates for their own breast health. The current focus is on grants of up to $5,000 for projects in a single county and up to $10,000 for projects in multiple counties that offer breast cancer education in one-on-one or small group settings to reach as many people as possible. The application postmark deadline is March 15, 2019.
- Tribal Suicide Prevention Efforts Supported
Department of Health and Human Services
The Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program supports states and tribes with implementing prevention and intervention strategies in schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use programs, mental health programs, foster care systems, and other child and youth-serving organizations. The application deadline is March 18, 2019.
- Exemplary Economic Development Initiatives Recognized
United States Conference of Mayors: CommunityWINS Grant Program
The CommunityWINS (Working/Investing in Neighborhood Stabilization) Grant Program, administered by the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and funded by Wells Fargo, supports local nonprofits in promoting long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for their community. The awards recognize outstanding mayoral-based initiatives that can assist their city in promoting economic growth and aim to share these best practices to assist other cities in developing local programs in their market. USCM members may nominate up to three programs run by nonprofit organizations that address one of the following categories: Neighborhood Stabilization, Economic Development, and Job Creation. Two awards in each of the following four population categories will be given in 2019: Metropolitan Cities (one $300,000 and one $100,000 award); Large Cities (one $200,000 and one $75,000 award); Medium Cities (one $150,000 and one $50,000 award); and Small Cities (one $75,000 and one $50,000 award). All programs must be initiated with the full support of the mayor to be eligible, including those developed and implemented in collaboration with the private sector, community groups, and other partners. The application deadline is March 22, 2019.
- Grants Promote Innovative Pre-K-12 Projects
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation: Mini-Grant Program
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers Mini-Grants of up to $500 to public schools, public libraries, and public preschool and Head Start programs in the United States and its territories. The Foundation accepts proposals for creative, innovative projects that give teachers and librarians a unified, flexible way to meet Common Core goals as well as offer students a fun experience, a sense of achievement, and a source of pride. Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants have funded projects in all disciplines, at all grade levels, and of all sizes. Approximately 70 projects are funded each year. The application deadline is March 31, 2019.
- Community Programs in Hawaii Funded
Alexander & Baldwin Kokua Giving Program
The Alexander & Baldwin Kokua Giving Program creates opportunities to help build vibrant communities, with healthy and fulfilling lives for the people of Hawaii. The program’s areas of interest include the following: health and human services, education, environment and land stewardship, arts and culture, and community development. Applying organizations should have the proven support of the community the organization serves. Upcoming application deadlines are April 1, June 1, August 1, October 1, and December 1, annually. (Applications for requests of $20,000 or greater should be submitted by August 1.) Visit the Alexander & Baldwin website to review the Kokua Giving Program guidelines.)
- Funds Available for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Strategies
Economic Development Administration
The Regional Innovation Strategies program provides support to build regional capacity to translate innovations into jobs through proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and through operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage risk capital to innovators and entrepreneurs. The application deadline is April 4, 2019.
- Programs to Enhance Communities in Appalachian OH, PA, and WV Funded
The EQT Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the communities where the company operates in eastern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania, and northern West Virginia. The Foundation gives priority to programs that address the following areas: The Education category focuses on providing access to programs that enhance proficiency in core academic skills, with emphasis on STEM programs. The Community and Economic Development category promotes the development of livable communities that can attract residential and commercial growth and sustain a healthy local economy. The Environment category supports the preservation of local natural resources as well as activities to minimize adverse impacts on the environment. The Arts and Culture category encourages initiatives that are designed to give communities more exposure to artistic programming, or that promote expanded awareness of the diverse culture and heritage of Appalachia. The Diversity category promotes programs that foster racial diversity. Upcoming application deadlines are May 1, August 1, and November 1. Visit the company’s website to review the funding priorities and submit an online application.
- Minnesota Commerce Department – Energy Assistance Program for Low-Income Households
Energy assistance is available for homeowners and renters who earn less than 50 percent of the state’s median income, which is $49,698 for a family of four. Funding is limited and administered on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2019, or until funds run out. Minnesotans should apply to the local service provider in their area. For more information, call 800-657-3710 or visit https://mn.gov/commerce/eap.jsp.
- Matching Grants Promote National Forest Conservation and Restoration
National Forest Foundation: Matching Awards Program
The National Forest Foundation was established by Congress to support the Forest Service in its management of America’s National Forests and Grasslands. The Foundation’s Matching Awards Program (MAP) provides grants to nonprofit organizations, universities, and Native American tribes throughout the U.S. to engage in on-the-ground conservation and restoration projects that have an immediate, quantifiable impact on the National Forest System. Funded projects must address one of the following focus areas: The Outdoor Experiences category supports projects that improve the quality, condition, and care of outdoor experiences in National Forests. The Forest Health category supports citizen-involved projects that maintain or restore ecosystem resiliency in National Forests. The Foundation also encourages projects that integrate the Outdoor Experiences and Forest Health program areas. All grants require at least a one-to-one cash match through non-federal donations. In addition, MAP requires projects to show a strong commitment to civic engagement and community involvement through the direct involvement of the public. The next proposal deadline is June 13. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about each MAP focus area and to submit the required eligibility questionnaire.
- Support for Efforts to Combat Opioid Misuse
AmerisourceBergen Foundation: Opioid Resource Grant Program
The AmerisourceBergen Foundation aims to improve the health and well-being of its patient populations by partnering with organizations to expand access to quality healthcare and provide resources to ensure prescription drug safety. The Foundation’s Opioid Resource Grant Program will provide nonprofit organizations in communities across the United States with grants ranging up to $100,000 to combat the epidemic of opioid misuse. Priority will be given to organizations addressing the following three key areas of focus: safe disposal, education around prevention, and innovative solutions. (Funding requests for treatment, recovery, or treatment-related research will not be considered.) In 2019, letters of intent will be accepted through July 1 through August 15. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Opioid Resource Grant Program guidelines.
- Funds for Initiatives Responding to Immigrant and Refugee Issues in Oregon
Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative
The purpose of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, a joint initiative of the Collins Foundation, MRG Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, Pride Foundation, and the Oregon Community Foundation, is to create a coordinated funding approach to address urgent and emerging issues impacting immigrants and refugees in Oregon, and to support local organizations responding to these issues. Grants support projects that provide legal information, services, and representation for immigrants and refugees; outreach and education about policies, programs, services, and preparedness; information gathering, research, and analysis on immigration and refugee issues; basic human needs for immigrants and refugees; and community organizing, civic engagement, and advocacy. Most awards through the Collaborative are under $50,000 and decisions are generally made within four weeks; small requests of up to $4,000 with a one-week turnaround are also considered. Visit any of the participating funders’ websites to learn more about the Collaborative and to download the application form.
- Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, foundation deadlines in Minnesota, http://tinyurl.com/j7x5ac8
- Programs Aiding the Homeless in Minnesota Funded
Edina Realty Foundation
The Edina Realty Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the communities the company serves throughout the state of Minnesota and in western Wisconsin. The Foundation focuses on organizations that support homeless individuals, children, and families as well as homelessness prevention programs. Examples of funded programs include providing safe shelter, food, and clothing; promoting education and job readiness; aiding families facing financial crisis; and providing outreach medical care. Requests may be submitted at any time to the Foundation Representative at the local Edina Realty office.Visit the Foundation’s website to download the grant application form.
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