Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 7 Alert # 2 - July 9, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

HIV Care Not Reaching the Young
According to Irene Hall, PhD, of CDC, and colleagues, results of a study show that disparities in all levels of HIV care exist based on age. The researchers used 2009 data from the National HIV Surveillance System to determine HIV prevalence and the proportion of individuals linked to care. Also, they used CDC’s Medical Monitoring Project to examine the proportion of HIV-positive individuals retained in care, receiving antiretrovirals, and experiencing viral suppression.
The researchers estimated that 1,148,200 people were HIV-positive in 2009, including 18 percent who had not been diagnosed. Of this group, they estimated 44 percent were black, 19 percent Hispanic or Latino, and 33 percent white. The majority of individuals (61 percent) were ages 35–54; 7 percent were 13–24; 15 percent were 25–34; 14 percent were 55–64; and 4 percent were 65 or older. Men composed 76 percent of the individuals and an estimated 52 percent acquired the disease from sex with men. In the population, 82 percent had been diagnosed HIV-positive, 66 percent were linked to care, 37 percent were retained in care, 33 percent were taking antiretrovirals, and 25 percent had suppressed viral load.
The researchers found differences by age through the continuum of care. HIV-positive individuals ages 25–34 and 35-44 had lower rates of all aspects of care than older persons and much lower rates of viral suppression compared to individuals ages 55–64.
From CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update, e-mail 6/21/13icon

Getting to 100 Percent Board Giving
Having 100 percent of board members make personal donations is a cliché we don't like. It's not a meaningful measure of board member commitment, and typically creates a situation where even the best board members have to be nagged. But, if you do have this requirement, here's how to make it as easy as possible.
The annual basket pass.
At the same board meeting each year (Thanksgiving is easy to remember), pass around a basket or box. The board chair (or fundraising chair) announces: "As this basket goes around, everybody has to put something in it. You can put in a check. You can put in a piece of paper with a pledge amount that you will give by December 15 of this year. Or you can put in a piece of paper that says you've already given this year." This really works.
Nice variation: buy some little bags of cashews or high quality lollipops and put them in the basket. When a person puts in their check or pledge they can take one out. That way it is visible to everyone that everyone has participated at the end and it just feels good.
Make a donation for them, if they won't.
Take a tip from the big arts institutions. If you have three board members who haven't given, have the board chair, fundraising chair, or executive director call them up. "I know you haven't gotten around yet to making your annual donation," you say. "Would you allow me to make a donation in your name?" This always prompts the procrastinator to say, "I'll do it right now!" So finish the call with: "Thank you so much. If we don't get a donation from you within a week, I'll go ahead and make one in your name. I'll be very happy to do that."
Alternatively (but not as good): simply make a donation in the name of every board member who has not given.
Give them guidelines.
An overlooked reason some board members are reluctant to give is awkwardness about how much to give. "If I give $50 will I look like a cheapskate?" muses one board member while another wonders, "If I give $5,000 will I look like I'm showing off?" (Even if donation amounts are private, the executive staff and the board chair will know.)
Help these folks out with some guidelines without calling them guidelines. "One year we had a board member give $20," you can say. "That was a lot for that person and it is one of the most meaningful donations we've ever gotten. And once we had a board member give $25,000 (or whatever was the high amount for your organization)," you add. "I suspect she'll never know how much impact that gift had on our work."
Put it in their job description.
If you have a "board member agreement" or "job description," be sure you have something in it like this: "Each year I'm on the board, I will make a personal financial contribution -- at a level that is meaningful to me -- by Thanksgiving of each year."
In the recruitment process, such a requirement to give often fails to get mentioned. By having a job description that includes this responsibility, even the shyest board member can communicate this expectation. (It's extremely irritating to join a board only to hear about requirements that were not mentioned ahead of time. You all know what I mean.)
From Texas NonProfits e-mail, 7/2/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Functional Glycomics in HIV Vaccine Design (R01): RFA-AI-12-056
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/2/13. Application: 12/2/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIAID intends to commit $2.8 million yearly.
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: Glycans play key roles in the transmission, antigenicity, and immunogenicity of the HIV-1 envelope protein. Glycans also modulate the immune response, playing an essential role in both innate and adaptive immunity. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate and foster multi-disciplinary investigator-initiated collaborative research to: 1) investigate structural and conformational features of HIV glycosylation that may lead to novel HIV vaccine design approaches; and 2) elucidate the impact of differential glycosylation on the quality of the immune response to HIV. Ultimately, the discovery of a safe, effective, prophylactic vaccine that provides long-term protection from HIV infection may depend on novel approaches that incorporate new knowledge of the key role glycans play in the elicitation and maturation of broadly neutralizing antibodies and effector immune responses. 
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contact information. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-12-056.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 7/2/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, medical research

Improving Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs through Assessment, Assurance, Policy Development, and Prevention Strategies (STD AAPPS): CDC-RFA-PS14-1402
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/12/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $551,500,000 for 84 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible Applicants: For Parts A- STD AAPPS and Part B- GISP Eligible public health agencies include all 50 states; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; District of Columbia; Chicago, IL; Baltimore, MD; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands or their Bona Fide Agents. A Bona Fide Agent is an agency/organization identified by the state or local government as eligible to submit an application under the state or local eligibility in lieu of a state application. If applying as a bona fide agent of a state or local government, a legal, binding agreement from the state or local government as documentation of the status is required.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this FOA is to strengthen STD prevention programs in eligible jurisdictions. By the end of this five year project period the following primary outcomes will be achieved: 1) Increased community screening and treatment per CDC guidance; 2) Improved services for STD clients and their partners including linkages to care; 3) Reduced re-infection; and 4) Increased community and provider knowledge of STD-related treatment, prevention, epidemiology and effective polices. The long-term goals are to 1) Reduce the incidence of CT, GC, and syphilis and their respective sequelae; 2) Improve the integration of STD services into clinical care across the healthcare system; 3) Increase access to STD services for those populations most at-risk; and 4) Reduce the threats of antibiotic-resistant GC, other emerging STDs, and congenital syphilis.
CFDA: 93.977
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contact information. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=XLPhR1hMknNNdYTLGTf5F0sJkmQzYG4xkY6txy2pJ4QLzL3WL2l7!-1802730642?oppId=236374&mode=VIEW
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Funding Information e-mail, 6/24/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS services

Integrated Preclinical/Clinical Program for HIV Microbicides and Biomedical Prevention (IPCP-MBP) (U19): RFA-AI-13-023
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/13/13. Application: 11/13/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
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: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support integrated and iterative multi-project, multi-disciplinary preclinical development and exploratory clinical studies with the goal of advancing, strengthening and maintaining an innovative pipeline of non-vaccine biomedical prevention (nBP) strategies, including microbicides, PrEP, and Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPT).
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contact information. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-13-023.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Funding Information e-mail, 7/1/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS education/prevention

Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Clinical Network Hub (U01): RFA-DK-13-009
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/27/13. Application: 11/27/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $2 million for one award in Fiscal Year 2014. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
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 FOA invites applications for funding of infrastructure of a screening and clinical activities coordination unit, the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Clinical Network Hub (CNH). The main objective is to increase the efficiency of risk screening, pilot new and creative approaches to screening, recruitment, and trial implementation, and increase the operational efficiency and flexibility of the TrialNet network. The addition of a new TrialNet unit, the CNH, provides an opportunity for restructuring TrialNet’s organizational leadership to increase efficiency and optimize responsive decision-making.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contact information. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-009.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 7/2/13icon
Subject(s) diabetes, medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

Build-A-Bear Workshop Accepting Grant Requests for Children's Health and Wellness
SOURCE: Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/31/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants are made as one-time contributions and will range from $1,000 to $5,000, with an average grant amount of $1,500.
ELIGIBILITY: U.S. applicants must be tax-exempt nonprofit. Canadian applicants must be registered Canadian charities. Priority will be given to organizations located near Build-A-Bear Workshop stores.
PURPOSE: Toy retailer Build-A-Bear Workshop provides grants through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to charities in the United States and Canada working to support a range of causes, including children's health and wellness, animals, and literacy and education.
This year, the Build-A-Bear Workshop foundations will be accepting and reviewing grant applications on a rolling basis until October 31.
Children's Health and Wellness — Grants for nonprofit organizations such as childhood disease research foundations, child safety organizations, and organizations that serve children with special needs.
CONTACT: For more information about any of the Build-A-Bear grant programs, e-mail giving@buildabear.com. For more information see http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/contents/content.jsp?catId=400002&id=700010
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon
Subject(s) children's health

Build-A-Bear Workshop Accepting Grant Requests for Domestic Pets
SOURCE: Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/31/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants are made as one-time contributions and will range from $1,000 to $5,000, with an average grant amount of $1,500.
ELIGIBILITY: U.S. applicants must be tax-exempt nonprofit. Canadian applicants must be registered Canadian charities. Priority will be given to organizations located near Build-A-Bear Workshop stores.
PURPOSE: Toy retailer Build-A-Bear Workshop provides grants through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to charities in the United States and Canada working to support a range of causes, including children's health and wellness, animals, and literacy and education.
This year, the Build-A-Bear Workshop foundations will be accepting and reviewing grant applications on a rolling basis until October 31.
Domestic Pets — Grants to support animal welfare groups, pet rescue and rehabilitation efforts, therapy animals, and humane education.
CONTACT: For more information about any of the Build-A-Bear grant programs, e-mail giving@buildabear.com. For more information see http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/contents/content.jsp?catId=400002&id=700010
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon
Subject(s) animal welfare

Build-A-Bear Workshop Accepting Grant Requests for Literacy and Education
SOURCE: Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/31/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants are made as one-time contributions and will range from $1,000 to $5,000, with an average grant amount of $1,500.
ELIGIBILITY: U.S. applicants must be tax-exempt nonprofit. Canadian applicants must be registered Canadian charities. Priority will be given to organizations located near Build-A-Bear Workshop stores.
PURPOSE: Toy retailer Build-A-Bear Workshop provides grants through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to charities in the United States and Canada working to support a range of causes, including children's health and wellness, animals, and literacy and education.
This year, the Build-A-Bear Workshop foundations will be accepting and reviewing grant applications on a rolling basis until October 31.
Literacy and Education — Grants for nonprofit literacy and education programs such as summer reading programs, early childhood education programs and literacy programs for children with special needs.
CONTACT: For more information about any of the Build-A-Bear grant programs, e-mail giving@buildabear.com. For more information see http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/contents/content.jsp?catId=400002&id=700010
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon
Subject(s) health literacy

Build-A-Bear Workshop Accepting Grant Requests for Miscellaneous Grant Requests
SOURCE: Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/31/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants are made as one-time contributions and will range from $1,000 to $5,000, with an average grant amount of $1,500.
ELIGIBILITY: U.S. applicants must be tax-exempt nonprofit. Canadian applicants must be registered Canadian charities. Priority will be given to organizations located near Build-A-Bear Workshop stores.
PURPOSE: Toy retailer Build-A-Bear Workshop provides grants through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to charities in the United States and Canada working to support a range of causes, including children's health and wellness, animals, and literacy and education.
This year, the Build-A-Bear Workshop foundations will be accepting and reviewing grant applications on a rolling basis until October 31.
Miscellaneous Grant Requests — The foundations also will consider miscellaneous grant requests from organizations working to support children, families, animals, and the environment through programs that are not easily categorized.
CONTACT: For more information about any of the Build-A-Bear grant programs, e-mail giving@buildabear.com. For more information see http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/contents/content.jsp?catId=400002&id=700010
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 6/27/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, animal welfare, health literacy

Regional Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs
SOURCE: Aetna Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts will range from $25,000 to $40,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be nonprofit organizations with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status. A tax identification number is necessary to apply online.
PURPOSE: The Aetna Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone, while supporting the communities it serves.
The foundation's Regional Grants program funds community-wellness initiatives that serve those most at risk for poor health - including low-income, underserved, and minority populations -- in Aetna's priority cities and states. In Texas, the priority cities are Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.
In 2013, grants will target communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy, and where social and environmental factors may limit people's ability to be physically active. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that provide nutrition education and help increase the availability of affordable fresh fruits and vegetables in underserved communities and/or programs that provide opportunities for physical activity in underserved communities.
Typically, grants support school-based and afterschool nutrition and fitness programs that help children learn healthy habits at an early age, community-based nutrition education programs for children and families, efforts to increase the availability or affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in communities, and community gardening and urban farming activities for children and families.
Priority consideration will be given to programs that focus on healthy food choices and physical activity through a racial and ethnic health equity lens.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.aetna-foundation.org/foundation/apply-for-a-grant/regional-grants/index.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 6/28/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, school health, nutrition/food services


Events

The Process of Collaboration: Part II - The Next Step
SPONSOR: A Circle of Ten, Inc.-Network for Collaboration
WHEN: September 17-19, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: Gulf Coast, TX (SITE TBA).
DESCRIPTION: Picks up where the first workshop left off, with 4 real grants worked on. A team can work on your grant idea or you can learn from being on someone else’s team.
Part I is required to attend Part II.
COST: $800.
CONTACT: A Circle of Ten, Inc., 205 East Commerce, #205, Jacksonville, Texas 75766, (903) 541-0013, e-mail: circleof10@circleof10.org.   
From A Circle of Ten, Inc. e-mail, 6/27/13icon

The Process of Collaboration: Part II - The Next Step
SPONSOR: A Circle of Ten, Inc.-Network for Collaboration
WHEN: October 22-24, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: Circle of Ten Retreat Center, (Edom, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Picks up where the first workshop left off, with 4 real grants worked on. A team can work on your grant idea or you can learn from being on someone else’s team.
Part I is required to attend Part II.
COST: $800.
CONTACT: A Circle of Ten, Inc., 205 East Commerce, #205, Jacksonville, Texas 75766, (903) 541-0013, e-mail: circleof10@circleof10.org.   
From A Circle of Ten, Inc. e-mail, 6/27/13icon


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