Foundation Funding

Health Care Workers Vie for Funding

The program supports projects that broaden and improve health professional education. The annual scholars program identifies and nurtures the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. Scholars must implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career-development activities.

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$50K Awards to Nurture Gifted Students

The program supports efforts to develop gifted and talented children and adolescents and encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research in this area. Grantees can use the funds for research, pilot projects, research-based programs and projects aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in secondary schools for high-ability students.

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Students to Understand Role of Materials

The program supports hands-on, curriculum-based K-12 projects to enhance student awareness of the materials around them. The purpose is to enhance awareness of materials science and the role materials scientists play in society.

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Foundation Implements Online Application Process for 2019

Through its grant programs, the Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects promoting the appreciation, interpretation, preservation study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century. The Conservation Grants Program supports the professional practice of art conservation, including conservation research, scholarly publications, and international conferences and symposia. The History of Art program supports scholarly projects enhancing the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

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Foundation Outlines 2019 Grantmaking

The foundation funds drug discovery and development programs in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. The Drug Discovery Program supports preclinical and clinical studies to develop new and enhanced Alzheimer’s drugs. A major focus is on using repurposed or repositioned drugs. For the competition, repurposed refers to existing drugs approved for other diseases and conditions, and repositioned refers to existing drugs that have entered clinical trials for other indications and have not yet been approved.

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Foundation Promotes Justice, Liberation through Giving

The foundation supports grassroots nonprofits focusing on ensuring justice for all. The funding goes to activists on the ground who are doing the work in three funding categories.

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Dental Competition to Start Soon

The foundation is committed to supporting community-based initiatives providing dental homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines a dental home as the “ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated and family-centered way.”

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Nutrition Foundation Sets 2019 Deadlines

The program has the following focus areas to (1) to protect earth's beauty and bounty; (2) create a robust, healthy food system; (3) increase opportunities for outdoor activity; (4) reduce environmental health hazards; and (5) build stronger communities. Preferences include those offering clearly defined objectives and viable plans and operating at the community level with strong community ties.

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Investigators to Ensure Anesthesia Safety

The program supports clinical and educational research and development in anesthesia patient safety projects. Areas of research interest include studies on: increasing patient safety, improving patient outcomes and decreasing incidence or severity of complications, morbidity or mortality; addressing peri-anesthetic safety problems for relatively healthy patients; and promising methods of patient safety with a defined and direct path to implementation into clinical care.

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K-12 Schools to Apply for ‘Botanist’ Awards

The foundation supports program teaching respect for the environment and protect nature through the preservation of plant species and biodiversity. In this program, K-12 students will learn about plants, explore their world and take care of the life they discover in their local ecosystems.

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Foundation Starts 'Shark Tank' Competition

The program recognizes the most innovative ideas in epilepsy and seizure treatment and care. Grantees will use the funds to develop important new products, technologies or therapeutic concepts.

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Music Programs to Receive Support

The program supports sustainable stringed instrument music programs through grants for the purchase of high-quality instruments. It also seeks t strengthens community support for music education by inspiring local philanthropy and deeper, long-lasting connections with music programs.

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Early Childhood Process Starts with Letter of Intent

Through its three funding programs, the foundation supports projects with the potential to significantly enhance the quality of life of children from birth to age 5. Early childhood welfare funding supports programs that research best child-rearing practices and identify models that provide environments that ensure all children thrive.

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Foundation Sets Final Deadline for Affordable Care Analysis

The program supports innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148). Those focusing on ACA’s outcomes/impacts on the following issues receive preference: financial security and family economic well-being; labor market outcomes; public program participation; family and children’s outcomes; immigrant outcomes; and effects on politics, political culture and public policy.

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$250K Awards to Fund Gastric, Stomach Cancer Research

The program supports research on the pathogenesis, early diagnosis, and treatment of upper gastrointestinal malignancies. Applicants must propose research to improve the understanding of the biology of these diseases. Pre-clinical research and basic mechanistic, genetic and epidemiologic studies are eligible for support.

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Awards to Recognize Urban Excellence

Foundation: Bruner Foundation; Opportunity: Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence; Funding Focus: Community development, education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: State, local and tribal governments and 501(c)(3) nonprofits in the contiguous Un...

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Breast Cancer Applications Due Dec. 14

The foundation seeks to improve the standard of care for breast disease patients by supporting medical and patient education, advancing breast disease research, diagnosis and treatment technologies and offering programs and services to medical professionals and their patients.

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Grantees to Close Education Achievement Gaps

The foundation seeks to close the achievement/opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty. About 11% of Stage 1 applications result in funding.

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Letters of Intent Due Jan. 31 for Music Programs

The program supports musical instrument instruction programs in needy communities. The awards can be grants or product donations to assist the development and growth of these programs. The foundation believes accessible music education can positively affect social change and foster better citizens of the world.

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Student ‘Spirit’ Applications Expected by Nov. 6

These awards honor U.S. middle and high school students who volunteer in their communities or abroad. Awardees are selected at the local, state and national levels. Local honorees will be selected by school principals or local nonprofits. In February, two local honorees from each state will be chosen as state awardees. A national committee will select national honorees from the state selections.

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Scholarship Applications Accepted through Nov. 20

These undergraduate scholarships are intended to cover a significant share of a student's educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, books and fees. Applicants may choose any area of study. Those receiving scholarships will receive personal assistance on applying for student aid and weathering the transition from high school to higher education.

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Restoration Foundation Sets Deadlines

The foundation funds programs to provide the skills necessary to preserve and restore collectible vehicles. The programs must provide hands-on education and the teaching of the specialized skills and knowledge needed to maintain vintage cars, trucks and boats. Those serving high school and college students receive preference.

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Mini-Grants to Promote Literacy

The foundation encourages literacy and creativity in schools through these mini-grants. Programs relating to the work of Keats, author of The Snowy Day, a groundbreaking children's book, are welcome but not required. Multicultural programs and those focusing on minorities and at-risk youth do well with this funding.

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Fellowship Submissions Due Oct. 22

The program supports outstanding individuals working to implement innovative projects that advance reform and spur debate on a range of criminal justice issues. These fellowships are part of a larger effort to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies that rely too much on incarceration and harsh punishment.

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Paralyzed Veterans Competition Underway

The Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation seeks applications for its 2019 Spinal Cord Research and Education Grants competition, with multiple awards up to $150,000 each expected to be awarded.

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Foundation Funds Children’s Programs

The Build-A-Bear Foundation focuses giving efforts on the well-being of children. It provides funding to the following types of programs: health care; natural disasters; housing; foster care; homeless; and companion animals.

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Public to Receive Education on Aquatic Environments

The foundation supports research and education related to aquatic environments. Funding priorities include enriching mankind’s understanding of aquatic environments and encouraging sensitivity to and protection of ecosystems.

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Patient Safety Online Process to Start Jan. 8

The program supports clinical and educational research and development in anesthesia patient safety projects. Areas of research interest include studies on increasing patient safety, improving patient outcomes and decreasing incidence or severity of complications, morbidity or mortality

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Auto Maker’s Foundation Sets 2019 Deadlines

The foundation supports K-12 education with a specific focus on STEM subjects, in addition to the environment. Job training and literacy proposals also will be considered. The aim is to reward programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives.

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Nonprofits Strengthening Communities Can Apply

The foundation, the giving effort of a Nebraska-based company providing website and marketing solutions, supports nonprofits committed to strengthening their communities. In general, it considers program support for organizations that explicitly state their intended impact, have a proven record of accomplishing their goals and demonstrate financial stability.

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Grocery Chain Offers Nine Broad Funding Categories

The foundation encourages applicants to attract an Albertsons employee sponsor. On the online application, applicants will be asked if they have a sponsor and then offered the opportunity to provide their name. The foundation will contact that employee to learn more about the applicant’s work before the application is considered.

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STEM Inquiries Accepted through Feb. 1

The program supports education programs that inspire students to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and increase engagement in STEM careers.

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Gardens to Benefit K-12 Schools

Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the program provides grants to support a new or existing edible garden at a K-12 school or nonprofit. A webinar will be held on Oct. 4 for potential applicants.

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Toolbox Submissions Due Sept. 28

These funds support school improvement projects at K-12 public schools, with priority going to projects providing basic necessities and permanent impact, such as facility enhancement and landscaping/cleanup. Projects with parent involvement and other community partners are encouraged. Sample project ideas include: reading and vegetable gardens; physical fitness areas; school nature trails; parent involvement centers; peer tutoring centers; and rotating student art exhibits.

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Gift Card Awards to Improve Communities

The program supports the renovation, refurbishment, retrofitting, accessibility modifications and weatherization of existing homes, centers, schools and other similar facilities. The ultimate goal is to improve communities where Home Depot has a presence.

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