Funding News & Grant Support


Program Supports Victims of Violence

US Office Of Justice Programs SealDepartment of Justice

The Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Program provides support to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at, and providing victim services to, adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations. The application deadline is January 26, 2018.

Grant Forecast

PREPPersonal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Competitive Grants

Applications will be accepted from local organizations and entities, including faith-based organizations or consortia, for the development and implementation of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) in Florida, Indiana, Kansas, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, American Samoa, and the Marshall Islands. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that educate youth on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV/AIDS, and incorporate at least three of the six adulthood preparation subjects. The adulthood preparation subjects are: healthy relationships, adolescent development, financial literacy, parent-child communication, educational and career success, and healthy life skills. This program targets services to high-risk, vulnerable and culturally underrepresented youth populations between the ages of 10 and 19, and pregnant and parenting youth under age 21.

(Ed. Note: Check out the Dibble toolkit for PREP applicants!)

Conflict Resolution Initiatives for Youth Funded

JAMSJAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth

The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grants for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) skills from adults to youth. The emphasis for 2018 is on programs that advance the development, implementation, or assessment of conflict prevention and resolution strategies to serve youth in families whose integrity is jeopardized by changes in social environment that can lead to gang involvement. The possible contexts for projects include community organizations, alternative education, online education, charter schools, after-school programs, juvenile justice facilities, etc. (Traditional K-12 schools may be considered; however, they are not a priority.) Initial project idea descriptions must be submitted by February 14, 2018; invited full proposals will be due June 26, 2018. Visit the ACR website to download the application information.

Evaluation of primary prevention strategies, programs or policies

CDC LogoResearch Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance our understanding about what works to prevent violence by rigorously evaluating primary prevention strategies, programs, and policies to address specific gaps in the prevention of teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and youth violence. This initiative is intended to support the evaluation of primary prevention strategies, programs or policies that target universal or selected high-risk populations (i.e., populations that have one or more risk factors that place them at heightened risk for perpetration of violence). Funds are available to conduct such studies focused on preventing the perpetration of youth violence and/or teen dating/intimate partner/sexual violence as detailed elsewhere in this announcement.

Funds for Rural Programs in Idaho and Montana

Steele Reese FoundationThe Steele-Reese Foundation: Idaho and Montana Grant Program

The Steele-Reese Foundation is dedicated to addressing the unique challenges of rural living and to helping people build healthy, successful, and sustainable communities. For the 2018 Idaho and Montana Grant Program, the Foundation will be strengthening its focus on those programs operating in the more rural parts of the two states. Nonprofit organizations serving rural regions in the areas of education, health, human services, arts and humanities, and environmental conservation and historic preservation are eligible to apply. Online letters of inquiry must be submitted by January 10, 2018; invited full applications will be due April 2, 2018. (The Foundation also supports organizations serving Appalachian Kentucky through a separate funding cycle.) Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application guidelines for the Idaho and Montana Grant Program.

Grants Strengthen Direct Services for Hawaiians

Friends of Hawaii CharitiesFriends of Hawaii Charities

Friends of Hawaii Charities provides support to nonprofit organizations and public agencies that benefit women, children, youth, the elderly, and the needy in Hawaii. Grants focus on the following areas: arts and education, healthcare and basic needs, and social services, such as family abuse programs, drug and job rehabilitation, elderly services, and programs for the terminally ill. Priority is given to direct services that make a significant difference in Hawaiian communities. Grant applications must be submitted by January 31, 2018. Visit the Friends of Hawaii Charities website to download the 2018 application materials.

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.

America's Promise Alliance

New Funding Opportunity Available for Collaborative Efforts that Foster Healthy Schools

Are you interested in creating healthy schools for your community? Is your organization known for its ability to collaborate? Do you have a passion for creating the conditions for every child to have a healthy, successful life?

You may be eligible to apply for the America’s Promise Healthy Schools Fund. Three to five two-year grants of up to $300,000 are available to districts and organizations that are working toward creating healthier school environments for all children. Applicants from 20 priority states are eligible.

Recognizing that school-centered health intersects with many areas outside of education-housing, employment, transportation, and food access- as well as many audiences, we’re looking for efforts that serve as a hub for cross-sector collaboration, youth and community engagement, and broader policy and systemic change.

Learn more and register for an informational webinar on December 7.

Grants Strengthen Oregon Rural Communities

Ford Family FoundationThe Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance rural communities throughout the state of Oregon and in Siskiyou County, CA. (The Foundation defines rural as communities with populations of 35,000 or less and not adjacent to or part of an urban area.) The Foundation’s competitive program focuses on early childhood development and school-aged children programs, child abuse prevention and intervention, access to health services for children, and the development of public community spaces. In addition, the Foundation provides Technical Assistance Grants, as well as Good Neighbor Grants to address critical needs. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information about the funding guidelines and application process.

Organizations in West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania Funded

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of West Virginia and in southwestern Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties). The Foundation’s grant priorities for both geographic areas include the following: education, with a focus on successful learning throughout the educational system, including professional development for teachers, arts education, and career education; and economic development, with emphasis on the promotion of entrepreneurship, technology-based development, and the growth of new capital for businesses in distressed communities and areas of high unemployment. In West Virginia only, the Foundation also provides grants in the areas of health and human services and community development. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application guidelines.

Grants Enhance Quality of Life for Oklahomans

Sarkeys FoundationSarkeys Foundation

The mission of the Sarkeys Foundation is to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma. The Foundation’s major areas of grant support include education, social service and human service needs, animal welfare, and cultural and humanitarian programs of regional significance. Preference is given to organizations that have been in operation at least three years. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is December 1, 2017. (Interested applicants should speak with a Foundation staff member prior to submitting a letter of inquiry.) Invited proposals will be due February 1, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information on the application process.

Support for Organizations Working to Enhance Arizona Communities

Blue Cross Blue Shield ArizonaBlue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Corporate Giving Program

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Corporate Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations that strive to enhance the quality of life in company communities throughout the state. The Corporate Giving Program provides grants to organizations that focus on the following issues: arts and cultural programs, economic development and civic initiatives, youth and education, and health, wellness, and human services initiatives. Requests for funding and sponsorship support may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the company’s website to learn more about the program and submit an online application.

Administration for Children and FamiliesTransitional Living Program (TLP) and Maternity Group Homes (MGH)

Family and Youth Services Bureau’s (FYSB) Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) program is accepting applications for the Transitional Living Program (TLP) and Maternal and Group Homes (MGH) grants to implement, enhance, and/or support promising intervention strategies for the effective transition of homeless youth (for the purposes of MGH projects, homeless youth and their dependent children to sustainable living. Both projects must provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for up to 21 months and comprehensive services that supports the transition of homeless youth to stable living.

Basic Center ProgramAdministration for Children and Families

Family and Youth Services Bureau’s (FYSB) Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) program is accepting applications for the Basic Center Program (BCP). The purpose of the BCP is to provide temporary shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians, have been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might otherwise end up in the law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems.

(Ed. Note: Interested in utilizing a Dibble program in either of these grants? Check out our Dibble Applicant Toolkit.)

US Office Of Justice Programs SealSTOP funds to prevent, reduce, and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

States may apply for the STOP Formula Grant Program, which, among other priorities, can be used to develop, enhance, or strengthen prevention and educational programming to address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. (Up to 5 percent of the amount allocated to a state to may be used for this purpose.)

Purple PurseCompetition Recognizes Organizations Tackling Domestic Violence

Allstate Foundation: Purple Purse Challenge

The Allstate Foundation is inviting U.S. nonprofit organizations that address domestic violence to join the annual Purple Purse Challenge. This competition gives nonprofits that offer financial empowerment services to domestic violence survivors a chance to compete for a total of $700,000 in incentive funding. The deadline to apply to be a Community Partner is August 1, 2017. (Organizations are encouraged to apply early to take advantage of training and support leading up to the competition in October.) Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the Challenge.

Support for Innovative Organizations in Louisiana and New Mexico

The Frost FoundationThe Frost Foundation

The Frost Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations in the states of Louisiana and New Mexico. The Foundation’s areas of grantmaking interest include education, human service needs, and the environment. The Foundation’s efforts are directed primarily to supporting exemplary organizations that can generate positive change beyond traditional boundaries, to encouraging creativity that recognizes emerging needs, and to assisting innovation that addresses current urgent problems. Priority is given to programs that have the potential for wider service or educational exposure than an individual community. The proposal summary deadlines are June 1 and December 1, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application instructions.

Hone Your Grant Writing Skills: Volunteer to be a Grant Reviewer!

Office of Adolescent HealthThe Office of Adolescent Health anticipates the availability of funds for organizations to conduct, synthesize, and translate research into practice for teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent health. The priority areas are organized around the TAG Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents and are: 1) safe and supportive environments, 2) healthy relationships, 3) meaningful connections to supportive adults, 4) engaging youth and families, and 5) youth in out-of-home care and foster care systems.

OAH is currently in search of individuals with expertise in one or more of the five priority areas listed above to serve on a review panel. The panel will meet via conference call on May 4 and 5, 2017. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to

Funding Available for Canadian Organizations Serving Children and Youth Canada Post

Canada Post Community Foundation

Funding is provided for children’s education and health programming; mental health programs for children and youth; building safe, kid-friendly communities; services for children and youth with special needs and their families; and programs that promote the interest of children and youth. Grants of up to $30,000, and up to three Signature Grants of $50,000 each, are provided. Eligible applicants include registered charities, nonprofit organizations, and amateur athletic associations; schools; local community or Aboriginal groups; and community libraries. The application deadline is April 5, 2017.

Support for Initiatives Promoting Healthy Living

Aetna FoundationAetna Foundation: Cultivating Healthy Communities

The Foundation’s Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program is intended to help local communities in the continental U. S. to become healthier places to live, with emphasis on projects that benefit underserved, low-income, and minority communities. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and federally recognized Indian tribes committed to improving the health of their participants by focusing on activities that align to one or two of the following five domains: Healthy Behaviors, Community Safety, Built Environment, Social/Economic Factors, and Environmental Exposures. Applicants can request between $50,000 and $100,000 for projects lasting between 18 and 24 months. The Stage 1 application deadline is April 14, 2017; Stage 2 applications are due June 16, 2017.

Social Change Organizations SupportedSinging for Change

Singing for Change Charitable Foundation

The Foundation provides grants to progressive, community-based nonprofit organizations nationwide that address the root causes of social or environmental problems. The Foundation primarily provides grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for projects that serve children and families, the environment, and disenfranchised groups. Priority is given to inclusive, grassroots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts, where Foundation support makes a significant difference. The deadline for letters of interest is May 1, 2017.

Nebraska Organizations Addressing Quality of Life Issues Funded
Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Charitable Contributions Program

Through the Fearless Grants category, the company provides substantial program and general operating support to organizations that address health and wellness, human services, and education. The final application cycle for 2017 will close on April 24. (Smaller grant requests are reviewed quarterly.) Visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska website to take the eligibility quiz and submit an online request.

Mental Health Programs Initiated by Medical Students Funded

American Psychiatric Assos FoundationAmerican Psychiatric Association Foundation: Helping Hands Grant Program

The Foundation’s Helping Hands Grant Program was established to encourage medical students to participate in community service activities, to raise awareness of mental illness and the importance of early recognition of illness, and to build medical students’ interest in psychiatry and working in underserved communities. The program provides grants of up to $5,000 to medical schools for mental health and substance use disorder projects that are created and managed by medical students, particularly in underserved minority communities. Funded projects can be conducted in partnership with community agencies or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities. The application deadline is May 31, 2017.

Organizations Enhancing the Quality of Life in Texas Funded

Ed Rachal FoundationEd Rachal Foundation

The Ed Rachal Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the people of Texas. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in a wide range of areas, including education, children and youth, health and social services, environmental issues, arts and culture, and community and civic affairs. Grant applications may be submitted throughout the year and are reviewed quarterly. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the grant guidelines and application procedure.

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Every Student Succeeds Act Funding Opportunities

U.S. Department of EducationWhile full implementation of ESSA will not occur until the 2017-18 school year, planning must begin now. States and school districts can find valuable resources for creating positive school climates and preventing and responding to students’ exposure to violence and trauma in ESSA Titles I, II, IV, V, VI, VII, and IX. This guide describes resources, programmatic requirements, and allowable uses of funds in each of these Titles.


Office of Adolescent Health

Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Their Families (PAF)

To provide a continuum of quality supportive services, OAH expects states, tribes, and territories to adopt a holistic and integrated approach to serving the expectant and parenting population with a special focus on marginalized sub-populations. According to OAH, Love Notes is approved as an evidence-based program for the sexuality education portion of this grant. PLUS, Love Notes also addresses critical topics in other focus areas and domains. This means that you can use ONE holistic program to easily meet many of the grant’s requirements!

Check out our grant toolkit because it will make writing the application much easier for you.


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New Investigator / Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Through this solicitation, NIJ provides new investigators who have not yet served as a Principal Investigator for NIJ projects an opportunity to contribute to a growing body of practical knowledge and gain valuable experience managing an NIJ-funded project.

(Editor’s Note: Dibble would be pleased to partner with applicants on this funding opportunity to help with site identification or with materials. Please contact

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Robert Wood Johnson LogoThe Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced a call for proposals for Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health, a program supporting “investigator-initiated research to develop the evidence base needed to build a national Culture of Health – in which everyone has the opportunity to live their healthiest life possible.” Between five and 12 grants will be awarded each year, totaling approximately $2.2 million. (Letters of intent are being accepted on a rolling basis.


Grants Aim to Improve Lives in the Western U.S. and British Columbia

May and Stanley Smith Charitable TrustMay and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust supports nonprofit organizations serving people in the western United States as well as British Columbia, Canada. The Trust provides grants to organizations that offer opportunities for foster children and youth, military veterans and their families, elders, and people with disabilities. The focus is on programs that will enrich the quality of life for the target populations, promote self-sufficiency, and assist individuals in achieving their highest potential. Online letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Trust’s website to assess the alignment with core program areas and review the eligibility guidelines prior to submitting a letter of inquiry.


Funds Address Domestic Violence Prevention in California

Blue Shield CA

Blue Shield of California Foundation

The mission of the Blue Shield of California Foundation is to improve the lives of all Californians by making healthcare accessible, effective, and affordable, and by ending domestic violence. The Foundation is committed to supporting the people and programs working on the frontlines of healthcare and domestic violence. The Foundation’s current funding priorities include the following: Care Integration, The Remaining Uninsured, Value-Based Care and Patient Engagement, and Domestic Violence Systems and Survivor Experience. Letters of inquiry from nonprofit organizations and government entities are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the funding priorities and to review the application guidelines.

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South Carolina Campaign

The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

is offering funds to organizations around the state to support awareness and outreach activities during the month of October 2016 — Let’s Talk Month. Let’s Talk Month is designed to encourage parents and trusted adults to start important, age-appropriate conversations with their children about love, sex and relationships. Tell us your idea for an engaging community event that will empower adults and young people to talk about making healthy decisions, and you could receive up to $1,500 in supporting funds. Apply today!

Click here for more information.


Support for Health Initiatives in Kansas

Kansas Health Foundation

Kansas Health Foundation

The mission of the Kansas Health Foundation is to improve the health of all Kansans. The Foundation’s Recognition Grants support a broad range of nonprofit organizations throughout the state that fit within the Foundation’s mission. In addition to supporting specific projects, the Foundation funds initiatives that focus on promoting policy, systems, and environmental transformations that affect all aspects of health, including social factors that contribute to a healthy population. Grants of up to $25,000 are provided. The application deadlines are March 15 and September 15, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the Recognition Grants guidelines.


Grants Address Quality of Life Issues in Vermont

Tarrant Foundation

The Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation

The mission of the Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation is to create opportunity, help meet basic needs, and improve the lives of people in Vermont. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations throughout the state that address the following categories: Youth: Resilience and Aspiration focuses on programs that support school-age youth to develop the dispositions, skills, and resources they will need to move productively into adulthood.

Letters of interest in all categories may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.


Programs for Disadvantaged Youth in Washington Supported


Safeco Insurance Fund

The Safeco Insurance Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations that serve communities in the state of Washington. The Fund’s focus is on educational programs that encourage disadvantaged youth to excel academically and create opportunities for life-long success through learning. Priority populations include youth, low-income individuals and families, and people with disabilities. Applying organizations must have annual operating budgets exceeding $250,000.

Requests may be submitted throughout the year; however, applications submitted after September 30 may not be reviewed until the following calendar year. Visit the company’s website to review the funding guidelines and submit an online application.


Silver Family FoundationSupport for At-Risk Youth Programs in Oregon and Washington

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; invited proposals are due March 31 and September 30, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.


CanadaGrants Target Aboriginal Family Violence Programs and Shelters

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

The goal of the Family Violence Prevention Program is to improve the safety and security of Aboriginal women, children, and families. Funding is provided for the day-to-day operations of a network of shelters that provide services for women and children living on reserve in provinces and in the Yukon, as well as for community-driven prevention projects such as public awareness campaigns, conferences, workshops, stress and anger management seminars, support groups, and community needs assessments on reserve. Eligibility varies by funding type. Applications may be submitted throughout the year to the nearest Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada office.


Town PumpGrants Enhance Quality of Life for Montanans

Town Pump Charitable Foundation

The Town Pump Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and government agencies that enhance the quality of life in Montana. The Foundation’s priority is supporting education and meeting basic needs for Montana citizens. Specific areas of interest include children and youth services, educational programs, food banks and homeless shelters, health initiatives, and social services. Letters of request may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Town Pump website to learn more about the application process.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education

New Pathways for Fathers and Families

Our grantee application toolkits are ready! They are filled with the tools you need to write a strong grant using Dibble’s evidence based and evidence informed curricula.

One tool we have is a table comparing our program contents against those the grant asks you to cover. You can download that grid for the Healthy Marriage grant here (grid 1) and here (grid 2). And for the Fatherhood grant here.

Our programs have been proven to effectively reach both teens in high schools and at-risk youth. Read a summary of our evaluations here.

Please let us know your questions. Email us at

Happy to be on your team!

New Pathways for Fathers and Families Grant Toolkit

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Toolkit


Local Community Initiatives in Florida Funded

Florida Blue Foundation: Build Healthy, Strong Communities

The mission of the Florida Blue Foundation is to improve the health and well-being of Floridians and the communities in which they live. The Foundation’s Build Healthy, Strong Communities grants support nonprofit organizations that address critical issues in local communities throughout the state. Support is provided for programs that focus on arts and culture, community development, health and human services, and education and literacy, especially birth through age five. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.


Funding Targets Youth Employment

maple leafEmployment and Social Development Canada

Skills Link (SL) is a program that provides funding for employers and organizations to offer eligible activities to youth facing barriers to employment. Support is provided for initiatives targeting Canadian youth between the ages of 15 and 30 who may be at risk of not making a successful transition to the workplace but for whom, nonetheless, a reasonable expectation exists that employment may be possible following an SL work experience. Examples of youth facing employment barriers include, but are not limited to, youth that have not completed high school, individuals with disabilities, individuals of Aboriginal origin, visible or ethnic minorities, youth residing in remote or rural locations, single parents, members of official language minority communities (i.e. Francophones residing outside Québec or English-speaking residents of Québec), or recent immigrant youth. Applications are accepted throughout the year.