Funding News & Grant Support


(Editor’s Note: Dibble programs are currently used by a large number of grantees using the following three funding streams. If you would like a complimentary 30 day online review a copy of one of our programs as you make your plans, please let us know!)


Funding Opportunity for CBOs That Partner With Community Colleges


The KRESGE Foundation

Does your organization have a partnership with a community college within the ‘Achieving the Dream’ network? If so, you may be interested in this funding opportunity from the Kresge Foundation. The RFP for Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility (BOOST) is due July 26th. Relationship skills, father involvement, family stabilization are all potential interventions for this funding.


Arnold Ventures

Arnold Ventures’ Evidence-Based Policy

This initiative is a major source of funding for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of social programs, and they are always seeking new proposals for high-quality RCTs. Check out their RCT Opportunity Request for Proposals (RFP), and consider participating. The process is streamlined with no submission deadline. They seek proposals for RCTs across the full spectrum of U.S. social policy, including areas such as early childhood, K-12 and postsecondary education, employment and training, foster care, and crime and substance abuse prevention.

(Ed. Note: Dibble would be pleased to partner with researchers proposing to evaluate our programs. Please reach out to Kay Reed (kayreed at for an exploratory conversation.)


Grants Enhance Communities in Oklahoma and Colorado Springs


Inasmuch Foundation

The Inasmuch Foundation is dedicated to the betterment of people, neighborhoods, and communities in Oklahoma. The Foundation primarily provides grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state for programs that result in the greatest positive outcome for Oklahomans. (Support is also considered for nonprofit organizations that address the Foundation’s priorities in Colorado Springs, CO.) The Foundation’s areas of interest include education, community enhancement, and health and human services. Projects that involve collaborative community efforts to avoid duplication of services are encouraged. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is August 15, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to submit an online letter of inquiry.


Program Supports Work Skills and Service Learning for Youth Logo

YouthBuild offers funding for organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to at-risk youth while they perform meaningful work and service to their communities. The application deadline is August 6, 2019.

(Ed. Note: Love Notes has been successfully used in Mental Toughness as well as Leadership within the YouthBuild program.)

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Health and Youth Development Initiatives in Tennessee
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust
The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust supports nonprofit organizations, state colleges and universities, and government agencies in the communities served by the company throughout Tennessee. Areas of interest include charitable clinics; organizations dedicated to the prevention, early detection, and curing of disease; and community-based programs for youth health and development. Organizations promoting diversity and inclusion are also considered. The application deadlines are May 1 and November 1, annually. Visit the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s website to learn more about the Community Trust’s application process.

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Support for Environmental and Financial Literacy Programs
Cornell Douglas Foundation
The Cornell Douglas Foundation is dedicated to advocating for environmental health and justice, encouraging stewardship of the environment, and furthering respect for sustainability of resources. The Foundation provides grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address one or more of the following areas of interest: environmental health and justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protection, and K-12 financial literacy. Introductory letters are reviewed throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website for information on developing and submitting an introductory letter.sub-section
Silver Family Foundation

Silver Family Foundation

The Silver Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Oregon and Washington that work with at-risk youth. The Foundation’s Transitional Youth Development Grant Program provides grants to organizations that offer in-depth, long-term investments and opportunities for motivated, low-income youth. Priority is given to organizations that work in the areas of mentorship, high school completion, college and post-secondary preparation, and experiential education.

Letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year.


Support for Communities Served by CSX

CSX Beyond Our RailsCSX Community Investment Program

The CSX Community Investment Program supports nonprofit organizations that serve the communities where the company is located, primarily in the Eastern, Southern, and Upper Midwest areas of the United States. The program provides assistance to nonprofit organizations that address one of the following categories: Safety, with a focus on railway, public, and personal safety; Environment, with a focus on land, water, and air preservation and restoration; Wellness, with a focus on healthy lifestyles and wellness education; and Community, with a focus on community leadership and service. Cash grants ($2,500 to $5,000), sponsorships, volunteer support, and in-kind transportation services are provided. Online applications may be submitted from January 1 through December 15 of each year. Visit the CSX website to download the Giving Guidelines.

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