Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 6 Alert # 3 - June 18, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Report Finds Corporate Giving, Non-Cash Contributions Up Since 2007
The sluggish recovery from the Great Recession notwithstanding, the majority of the world's largest companies have increased their inflation-adjusted giving since 2007, a new report from the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy finds.
Based on a survey of 240 companies conducted in association with the Conference Board, the report found that aggregate corporate giving rose 42 percent ($4.48 billion) from 2007 to 2012; that 59 percent of the companies responding to the survey raised their total giving over that period; and that both cash and non-cash giving grew between 2007 and 2012, with non-cash contributions accounting for 69 percent of total giving in 2012, up from 57 percent in 2007. If pharmaceutical companies are excluded from the analysis, all other companies increased their non-cash giving from 28 percent of total giving in 2007 to 39 percent in 2012.
The report also found that, in 2012, 70 percent of the survey respondents offered paid-release time and outside-company-time volunteer programs as a way to engage their employees in corporate giving programs, up from 53 percent in 2007. In terms of issue areas, K-12 and higher-education programs received the largest share (29 percent) of the typical company's giving budget, while health and social service programs received the largest share (28 percent) of corporate giving across all industries.
Reasons offered for the increase in giving include improved profits, bigger corporate giving budgets as a result of mergers and acquisitions, growth in corporate foundation endowments, and excess inventory, which translates into more product available for donation. Companies that cut back on their giving cited lower profits, company-wide belt tightening, and corporate spinoffs, among other reasons.
"Non-cash giving is defining the new corporate societal engagement," said Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy CEO Daryl Brewster. "This has major implications all over the world. From employees coming in to solve efficiency challenges, to product donations that enable important capacity upgrades, community partners and businesses around the world are working smarter together."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 6/11/13icon

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces $20 Million Grant to Support Nurse PhD Scientists
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced that it is investing $20 million in the new Future of Nursing Scholars program to support some of the country’s best and brightest nurses as they pursue their PhDs. In its landmark nursing report, the Institute of Medicine recommended that the country double the number of nurses with doctorates; doing so will support more nurse leaders, promote nurse-led science and discovery, and put more educators in place to prepare the next generation of nurses. The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, which hosted today’s event to launch the new program, will serve as the national program office for the Future of Nursing Scholars program.
“Implementing the Institute of Medicine nursing report is a major priority for RWJF, because we cannot achieve our mission to improve health and health care without a robust, well-educated nursing workforce and many more highly educated nurse leaders,” said John Lumpkin, MD, MPH, RWJF senior vice president and director of the Health Care Group. “The PhD-prepared nurses the Future of Nursing Scholars program supports will help identify solutions to the country’s most pressing health problems, and educate thousands of nurses over the course of their careers. They will be positioned to lead change and inspire the next generation of nurses.”
Fewer than 3,000 of the nation’s more than 3 million nurses have doctoral degrees in nursing, and many of them have DNPs, not PhDs, which prepare nurses to conduct research and teach. The average age at which nurses get their PhDs in the U.S. is 46–13 years older than PhD earners in other fields.
In 2014, schools of nursing will apply to join the Future of Nursing Scholars program, which will support up to 100 PhD nursing candidates over its first two years. The first scholars will begin their PhD studies in 2015. They will receive scholarships, stipends, mentoring, leadership development, and dedicated post-doctoral research support. To expand the new program’s reach, RWJF has developed a strategic philanthropic collaborative to engage other donors.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Advances e-mail, 6/10/13icon

New Routine HIV Testing Pamphlets Available
Two new routine HIV testing pamphlets specifically designed for clinicians and patients are now available from DSHS. The order numbers and titles are:
* 4-236 - We Offer the Test (Routine HIV Testing Provider Pamphlet) (PDF : 316 kb).
* 4-237 - Ask for the Test (Routine HIV Testing Consumer Pamphlet) (PDF : 206 kb).
These pamphlets, originally designed by the D.C. Department of Health, are free in limited quantities to Texas residents.
To order, visit the HIV/STD Materials page at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/info/edmat.shtm and follow the instructions.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program HIV-STD Insider e-mail, 6/12/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Health Care Innovation Awards, Round Two
SOURCE: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/28/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Granting up to $1 billion in total funds.
ELIGIBILITY: Interested parties of all types who have developed innovations that will drive significant improvement in population health, quality of care and total cost of care are welcome to apply. Eligible applicants include, but not limited to: provider groups, health systems, payers and other private sector organizations, faith-based organizations, states, local governments, public-private partnerships and for-profit organizations.
PURPOSE: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for round two of the Health Care Innovation Awards, granting up to $1 billion for testing new health care improvement initiatives. Of the four eligible program areas, one could be applicable directly to the public health work happening at your agency right now. The Public Health Foundation (PHF) wants to make sure you are aware of this real, timely opportunity to improve health in your community.
With public health explicitly recognized as a priority under the Affordable Care Act, CMS is including public health pillars like prevention, wellness, comprehensive care, and population health as priority areas in this far-reaching funding opportunity. CMS welcomes and encourages applicants with public health partnerships to respond to this FOA. This opens a door for public health and health care organizations to collaborate in the interest of improving quality of care and efficient service delivery.
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Questions about the Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two can be sent to InnovationAwards@cms.hhs.gov. For more information see http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Health-Care-Innovation-Awards/Round-2.html?utm_source=PHF+E-News+Alert%3A+CMS+FOA+June+2013&utm_campaign=E-News+Alert+CMS+FOA&utm_medium=email
From Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services e-mail, 6/4/13icon
Subject(s) public health, health policy research, prevention

Seek, Test, Treat, and Retain Data Harmonization Coordinating Center (U01): RFA-DA-14-007
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 7/16/13. Application: 8/16/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The total amount of funds available for the award is $500,000 for fiscal year 2014, contingent upon receiving scientifically meritorious applications. One award is anticipated.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for a single interdisciplinary Coordinating Center to support data harmonization and analysis activities for a subset of NIDA-funded HIV services research grants. The Coordinating Center will (1) support the existing data harmonization efforts of grantees examining the “Seek, Test, Treat and Retain” HIV treatment cascade; (2) identify and obtain “Seek, Test, Treat and Retain” relevant data from other sources; (3) conduct requested cross-site data analyses from the harmonized “Seek, Test, Treat and Retain” dataset; (4) develop and execute a dissemination and publication plan of results and findings from the integrated “Seek, Test, Treat and Retain” dataset; and (5) provide operational, administrative and logistical support for the “Seek, Test, Treat and Retain” data harmonization initiative.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-14-007.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV, Hepatitis, STD, TB Funding Database e-mail, 6/10/13icon
Subject(s) technology


Private Funding Opportunities

ALS Research Projects
SOURCE: ALS Therapy Alliance
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants ranging from $100,000 to $1 million over one to three years.
ELIGIBILITY: National and international nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The ALS Therapy Alliance is accepting applications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis projects.
Grants will be awarded to projects — including but not limited to basic, clinical, and translational research and clinical trials — related to a better understanding of or treatments for ALS.
CONTACT: Ray Bisson, (603) 664-5005, e-mail: ray@alstherapyalliance.org. For more information see http://alstherapyalliance.org/index.php/research/grant-submission-process.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 6/7/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, medical research

American Acne and Rosacea Society Accepting Applications for Clinical Research Projects
SOURCE: American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/31/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be dermatology residents, dermatology fellows, and/or recent graduates (within five years of their residency) in the United States and be sponsored by an AARS member.
PURPOSE: The American Acne and Rosacea Society is accepting applications from projects that aim to advance research on acne and rosacea.
Grants will be awarded to support research projects conducted by early-career investigators. Priority will be given to projects that are clinical and/or translational in nature.
CONTACT: American Acne & Rosacea Society, 201 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042, (888) 744-DERM (3376), e-mail: info@aarsmember.org.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 6/7/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

Mental Health Projects for the Underserved
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/31/13.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of $12,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, psychologists must hold an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Psychological Association, is accepting applications from early-career psychologists working to address critical psychological needs in underserved populations.
Through the Pearson Early Career program, the foundation will award a grant to a clinician working on a scientifically-based project in the area of serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, incarcerated or homeless individuals, children with serious emotional disturbance, or adults with serious mental illness.
CONTACT: Parie Kadir, e-mail: pkadir@apa.org. For more information see http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/pearson.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 6/7/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, underserved populations

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry
SOURCE: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: 7/19/13. Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than July 19, 2013. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications in September.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $150,000 in grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Individual researchers and all types of organizations and institutions, including nonprofit and for-profit entities, are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry from research projects with significant potential to inform improvements to the U.S. healthcare system.
Through its research grants program, the foundation will award grants to support investigator-initiated research focused on slowing the growth in healthcare spending, enhancing healthcare quality, and/or expanding access to health insurance and healthcare services. Projects must advance existing knowledge in the areas of healthcare financing, delivery, management, and/or policy.
CONTACT: For questions related to this initiative, please contact Julie Schoolman at (202) 296-4192 or e-mail: nihcm@nihcm.org. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots and you need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information see http://nihcm.org/grants/research-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 6/7/13icon
Subject(s) health policy research

Prescription Drug Safety Projects
SOURCE: American Medical Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/16/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation will award grants ranging from $8,000 to $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for a grant, projects must be conducted by a nonprofit organization or government agency working in partnership with a medical organization.
PURPOSE: The American Medical Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Medical Association, is accepting applications from youth-focused prescription medication safety programs.
Through its Healthy Living Grants Program, the foundation will award grants to projects that raise awareness among children, parents and/or school officials about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/public-health/healthy-living-grants.page
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 6/7/13icon
Subject(s) substance abuse education/prevention, children's health, school health

Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws that Improve Health
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/24/13.
$ AVAILABLE: RWJF is offering awards of up to $150,000 each for short-term studies of up to 18-month duration. Up to $1 million will be available under this call for proposals (CFP).
ELIGIBILITY: Preference will be given to those applicant organizations that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. The focus of this program is the United States; studies involving other countries will be considered only to the extent they may directly inform U.S. law and policy.
PURPOSE: Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws that Improve Health (PHLR) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® (RWJF). The program seeks to build the evidence for and strengthen the use of regulatory, legal and policy solutions to improve public health. PHLR is equally interested in identifying and ameliorating laws and legal practices that unintentionally harm health. PHLR’s purpose is to answer important questions, such as: How does law influence health and health behavior? Which laws have the greatest impact? Can current laws be made more effective through better enforcement, or do they require amendment?
CONTACT: Public Health Law Research Grant Solicitation HelpDesk, (215) 204-2134, e-mail: phlr@temple.edu. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/public-health-law-research--making-the-case-for-laws-that-improv.html?cid=XEM_A7185
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation e-mail, 6/12/13icon
Subject(s) health policy research, public health

Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards
SOURCE: Family Caregiver Alliance
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/16/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The alliance will award grants of $20,000 to organizations in the areas of Creative Expression, Diverse/Multicultural Communities, and Policy and Advocacy.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, organizations must be, tax exempt under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, a government agency, or an institution of higher education responding to a community need with a program or project focused primarily on family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
PURPOSE: The Family Caregiver Alliance is accepting nominations for the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards, an annual program that recognizes organizations focused on helping family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
The Creative Expression award recognizes projects that use imaginative and creative approaches in supporting persons with dementia or family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Some examples are programs or projects using art, music, theater, journaling, multimedia (e.g., film, documentary, radio), or other types of creative expression.
The Diverse/Multicultural Communities award recognizes programs or projects that provide services, support, or other types of outreach to family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias in diverse ethnic, generational, religious, gender, rural, low-income, LGBT, or other communities.
The Policy and Advocacy award recognizes programs or projects that advocate for systems change for the benefit of family/informal caregivers or care recipients with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. These efforts could focus on legislation, executive or administrative changes, advocacy campaigns, or any other action to strengthen the public or private sector's recognition and support of family/informal caregivers.
CONTACT: Send an email to awards@caregiver.org. You will receive an answer within five business days. You can also write to Family Caregiver Alliance, Attn: Caregiving Legacy Awards, 785 Market Street, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94103. For more information see http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=2188
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 6/7/13icon
Subject(s) caregiver assistance, mental health, aged/seniors, health disparities


Events

Starting a Nonprofit in Texas
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: August 1, 10 am to noon.
WHERE: Austin Community College-Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This session will be a two hour review and questions and answers on what you need to know and do to start a nonprofit corporation in the State of Texas and obtain a 501 (c) 3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service.
COST: $10.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 6/13/13icon

Creating Effective Community Partnerships
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: August 6, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Austin Community College-Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: To improve lives of the families and their members in today’s world requires neighborhoods and their residents to be involved as co-producers of their own and their community’s well-being. Everyone has something to contribute and we need their “gifts and assets”.
COST: $49.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 6/13/13icon

Creating Effective Board and Meeting Minutes
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: August 7, 10 am to noon.
WHERE: Austin Community College-Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Combining a review of the literature on the taking and importance of minutes at board and other meetings, and his 38+ years of practical experience, Barry Silverberg will lead a presentation and discussion on how to efficiently take and use minutes for the advancement of the organization's mission.
COST: $20.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 6/13/13icon


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