Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 11 Alert # 4 - November 26, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Donor-Advised Funds Received Nearly $14 Billion in 2012
Contributions to donor-advised funds totaled $13.71 billion in 2012, a 34.6 percent increase over the previous year, a report from the National Philanthropic Trust finds.
According to the trust's 2013 Donor-Advised Fund Report, an annual compilation and analysis of data from 1,007 charitable organizations that administer DAFs, contributions to donor-advised funds accounted for more than 4 percent of all charitable giving in the U.S. in 2012 — and more than 6 percent of giving by individuals. The report also found that total assets managed by DAFs grew 18.9 percent, from $38.14 billion in 2011 to $45.35 billion in 2012 — the largest year-over-year increase since NPT began publishing the report in 2006. Among types of organizations that sponsor DAFs, national charities received $6.53 billion in contributions, community foundations received $4.28 billion, and single-issue charities received $2.91 billion.
According to the report, grants awarded by DAFs reached a new high of $8.62 billion in 2012, up 6.7 percent from 2011, while the number of DAF accounts increased 7 percent, to 201,631. At the same time, the payout rate of donor-advised funds slowed slightly, to 16 percent, reflecting the rapid rise in DAF assets combined with a modest rise in DAF grantmaking. Still, the report found that DAF payout rates from 2007 through 2012 consistently exceeded 15 percent.
"The economic 'fiscal cliff' at year-end and the debate on Capitol Hill about the status of the charitable tax deduction — as well as increased awareness of the flexibility and functionality of DAFs — sparked especially dramatic growth in DAF accounts and contributions in the last quarter of 2012," said NPT president and CEO Eileen Heisman. "Looking forward, I expect next year's report will also reveal a second year of back-to-back record increases for key metrics in the DAF market related to the fiscal cliff and [Congress'] threat to change the charitable tax deduction."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 11/19/13icon

New Report Finds $1 Million-Plus Gifts Total $19 Billion
Philanthropic gifts of at least $1 million in six regions around the globe totaled $19 billion in 2012, a report from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Coutts, the Wealth division of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, finds.
The Million Dollar Donors Report 2013 analyzed nearly two thousand $1 million-plus gifts made by individuals, foundations, and corporations in China ($1.18 billion), Hong Kong ($877 million), the Middle East ($727 million), Russia ($239 million), the United Kingdom (1.35 billion euros/ 2.02 billion euros), and the United States ($13.96 billion). According to the report, while foundations awarded the greatest number of $1 million-plus gifts, individuals gave more in terms of dollar amount, to the tune of $8.8 billion, or 46 percent of the total. The report also found that institutions of higher education received the most million-dollar-plus gifts — $7.05 billion, or 37 percent of the total; that donors, with the exception of those in the Middle East, tended to support organizations in their home countries; and that donors in China, Hong Kong, the UK, and the U.S. are growing more interested in social impact investments.
In the U.S., the study identified 1,408 charitable gifts of at least $1 million in 2012. While both the number of gifts and the $13.96 billion total are below 2011 levels, the average gift amount increased to $9.9 million, the highest level since 2007. The report also found that the share of million-dollar-plus gifts made by foundations increased from 35 percent in 2011 to 52 percent in 2012, while that of individuals fell from 45 percent to 35 percent.
The report, which includes region-by-region analyses and comments from donors, builds on the work of Coutts' Million Pound Donors Report, published annually since 2008, and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's Million Dollar List.
"Not only is it clear that individuals, foundations, and corporations who are giving at this level are making a significant impact in areas such as higher education, it's also an opportunity to learn why they are making these decisions and how," said Mark Evans, managing director of the Coutts Institute. "By understanding the causes and communities million-dollar donors are passionate about, the ideas they have and the ways they like to work with others we hope to inspire and inform philanthropists, charities, and others at all levels."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 11/19/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Affordable Care Act - Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program: HRSA-14-060
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/2/13. This announcement has a creation date of 11/20/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $20,250,000 for 15 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible entities include community-based ambulatory patient care settings that operate a primary care medical or dental (general or pediatric) residency program.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits FY 2014 applications for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. The Affordable Care Act directly appropriates $230 million for Fiscal Years 2011 through 2015 to make payments to qualified teaching health centers to support the expansion of primary care medical and dental residency training in community-based ambulatory settings.
CFDA: 93.918
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=246253
From HRSA Web site, accessed 11/21/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention

HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS Program) Existing Geographic Service Areas (EISEGA): HRSA-14-059
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/30/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $36,207,641 for 70 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofits having and not having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; county, state, city, or township governments; and public and state controlled institutions of higher education.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits new and competing continuation applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Early Intervention Services (EIS). Part C Early Intervention Services (EIS) funds support outpatient HIV early intervention and primary care services targeted to low-income, medically underserved people living with HIV/AIDS.
CFDA: 93.918
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=246353
From HRSA Web site, accessed 11/21/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention

Primary Care Services Resources Coordination and Development: HRSA-14-001
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/31/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $11 million for 54 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Cooperative agreements will be made to a state, state agency, or other statewide public or nonprofit entity that operates solely within one state.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the Primary Care Services Resource Coordination and Development program. The Primary Care Services Resource Coordination and Development Program is intended to facilitate the coordination of activities within a state that relate to the delivery of primary care services and the recruitment and retention of critical health care providers.
CFDA: 93.130
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=246254
From HRSA Web site, accessed 11/21/13icon
Subject(s) health care services, health policy research

Professional Development Award (PDA)
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Ongoing.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,500 per event/training activity.
ELIGIBILITY: Individuals who live within the NN/LM South Central Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) and are affiliated with an NN/LM SCR Network member institution are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information. To apply for membership: http://nnlm.gov/scr/services/member.html.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this award is to enable individuals at NN/LM SCR Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.
CFDA: none listed
CONTACT: Michelle Malizia, (800) 338-7657 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX only), e-mail: michelle.malizia@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/pda.html
From NN/LM SCR Web site, accessed 11/20/13
Subject(s) health literacy

Reducing Loss to Follow-up after Failure to Pass Newborn Hearing Screening: HRSA-14-006
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/27/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $8.7 million for 35 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility for this funding opportunity is limited to those current grantees/awardees with project periods ending March 31, 2014 and the one State, South Dakota, which does not have HRSA Federal funds to support its newborn hearing screening program at this time.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program. This announcement solicits proposals for reducing the loss to follow-up of infants who have not passed a physiologic newborn hearing screening examination prior to discharge from the newborn nursery by utilizing specifically targeted and measurable interventions. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to further focus efforts to improve the loss to documentation/loss to follow-up by utilizing specific interventions such as quality improvement methodology to achieve measurable improvement in the numbers of infants who receive appropriate and timely follow-up.
CFDA: 93.251
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=245733#
From HRSA Web site, accessed 11/21/13icon
Subject(s) children's health

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program: HRSA-14-043
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/16/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,275,000 for 15 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant organization must be a rural, nonprofit or public entity that represents a consortium/network of three or more health related entities that need assistance to plan, organize and develop a health care network.
Eligible applicants include nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; and Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program (¿Network Planning¿). The purpose of the Network Planning program is to assist in the development of an integrated healthcare network, if the network participants do not have a history of collaborative efforts.
CFDA: 93.912
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247677#
From HRSA Web site, accessed 11/21/13icon
Subject(s) rural health

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Contract Solicitation (PHS 2014-1): NOT-OD-13-108
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Extended to 12/3/13 from 11/13/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: The offering organization must be a small business concern as defined by the Small Business Administration.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this notice is to (1) announce the issuance of the Solicitation of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Small Business Innovation Research Contract Proposals (PHS 2014-1) with a receipt date of November 13, 2013 (Now December 3, 2013); and (2) inform the public about the opportunities that the SBIR program offers to small business concerns as well as to scientists at research institutions.
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contact information. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-108.html
From National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Web site, accessed 11/21/13icon
Subject(s) medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

2014-2015 Health Policy Fellowship
SOURCE: AcademyHealth, National Center for Health Statistics
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/6/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants may be at any stage in their career, from doctoral students who have completed course work and be at the dissertation phase of their program to senior investigators. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate training and/or experience in health services research and its methodology, especially quantitative data analysis, or the health professions (e.g., medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacology, etc.). All applicants must be U.S. citizens or have a green card.
PURPOSE: AcademyHealth and the National Center for Health Statistics have announced a Call for Applications for the NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship.
The fellowship program brings visiting scholars to NCHS in Hyattsville, Maryland, for a period of thirteen months to conduct studies of interest to policy makers and the health services research community. Fellows have access to NCHS data resources for use in their proposed studies and also work on collaborative projects with NCHS staff.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.academyhealth.org/Training/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1441&navItemNumber=2332
From The Foundation Center's Health Funding Watch e-mail, 11/20/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, health policy research

2014 Rita Allen Award in Pain
SOURCE: Rita Allen Foundation, American Pain Society
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/17/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The program will award two grants in the amount of $50,000 a year, for a period of up to three years. The entire award is to be allocated to projects specifically chosen by the recipient. Institutional overhead is not supported. Eligible grant expenses may include the principal investigator's salary.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates will have completed their training and be able to provide persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in basic science research in pain. Candidates should be in the early stages of their career with an appointment at the faculty level.
To be eligible, the applicant must demonstrate the strong support of the appropriate administrators and department chair or institute head; should have been on a tenure track for no more than three years (support will be reconsidered if a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar is awarded tenure); and must conduct the research at an institution in the United States or Canada.
PURPOSE: The Rita Allen Foundation and the American Pain Society are accepting applications for the 2014 Award in Pain.
Proposed research projects should be directed toward the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness.
CONTACT: Amanda Pairitz, (847) 375-6332. For more information see http://www.americanpainsociety.org/about-aps/awards/rita-allen-foundation-award-in-pain.html
From The Foundation Center's Health Funding Watch e-mail, 11/20/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

Sexuality Research Grants Program
SOURCE: Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The size of awards will be commensurate with the experience of the scholar, the proposed duration of funding, and the scope and quality of the proposed research project. Maximum award amounts will be:
1) Medical/Graduate School Level: $3,000 for direct research costs and/or living expenses while the scholar conducts a summer research project.
2) Resident: $5,000 to subsidize lab expenses during a lab year for a resident or postdoctoral fellow.
3) Postdoctoral/Fellowship: $7,500 to subsidize a mentored, one-year fellowship in sexuality and sexual health. Smaller grants may be considered to subsidize research expenses for a postdoctoral fellow's independent research projects with an established mentor as co-PI.
ELIGIBILITY: Funding is available for graduate or medical students, residents in graduate medical education training programs, and postdoctoral/post-residency fellows. Because sexual medicine is a multidisciplinary field and sex impacts almost every aspect of human endeavor in some way, SMSNA encourages applications from aspiring researchers representing diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to urology, psychology, psychiatry, gynecology, internal medicine, geriatrics, public health, physiology, genetics, molecular biology, social work, and law.
PURPOSE: The Sexual Medicine Society of North America is accepting applications for the SMSNA Scholars in Sexuality Research Grants Program, which offers young medical investigators who are interested in sexuality research the opportunity to obtain funding for their work while engaged in qualifying research in sexuality.
The mission of SMSNA is to increase public awareness of healthy sexuality and sexual problems, to foster the finest care for individuals suffering from sexual debility, and to encourage scholarship and research in human sexuality. This program is designed to encourage young people to become interested in sexuality research and make it a focal point of their careers.
CONTACT: SMSNA phone: (910) 667-2457, e-mail: info@smsna.org. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information see http://www.smsna.org/V1/index.php
From The Foundation Center's Health Funding Watch e-mail, 11/20/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research


Events

28th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse
SPONSOR: Prevent Child Abuse Texas
WHEN: March 3-4.
WHERE: Omni Colonnade Hotel, 9821 Colonnade Blvd., (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The Conference is designed to offer quality training and information on topics and model programs of interest to leaders in child abuse prevention: social workers, counselors, educators, child care and youth workers, law enforcement personnel, medical and legal professionals, foster parents, child welfare board volunteers, elected officials, and other interested child advocates. Participants may attend their choice of a variety of workshops on child abuse and neglect prevention and educational programs or may select workshops for specialized training credits and professional development.
COST: Please see http://www.preventchildabusetexas.org/scan/fi=products/st=db/sp=registration/co=1/sf=prod_group/se=Co
nference/op=rm/nu=0/to=r/ml=50/tf=category/tf=description/to=x/tf=price/to=nr.html?id=3AXQwKMM
for costs involved with the conference.
CONTACT: Prevent Child Abuse Texas, (512) 250-8438, e-mail: pcatx@preventchildabusetexas.org. For more information see http://www.preventchildabusetexas.org/nextconference.html
From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat e-mail, 11/15/13icon

Grant Writing Workshop
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: December 4-5, 9 am to 5 pm.
WHERE: CNM West Office, 2701 W. Berry Street, Suite 128, (Fort Worth, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Grant writing skills are extremely valuable in nonprofit agencies. Unfortunately, not all nonprofit professionals are skilled in writing a successful grant. In this two day session, national speaker Rodney Walker of Grant Central USA will provide attendees with the knowledge they need to take their grant writing skills to a higher and more effective level.
COST: $450 members / $500 non-members.
CONTACT: Linda McMillan, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: mcmillan@cnmconnect.org.
From CNM Web site, accessed 11/20/13icon

Learn About Your Benefits
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: December 4, 9 to 11 am.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Come to this free membership and networking event. Here from CNM about your member benefits and come meet some of our partners who are offering you great benefits as well.
COST: Free membership event.
CONTACT: Joel Rothermel, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: rothermel@cnmconnect.org.
From CNM Web site, accessed 11/20/13icon


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