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Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention

This CDC new opportunity aims to improve the health and wellbeing of youth by working with local education agencies and other organizations to reduce HIV, STD, teen pregnancy, and related risk behaviors among middle and high school students.”


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Support for Initiatives Addressing Mental Health and Substance Abuse

The ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS program supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address the comprehensive needs of people affected by mental health and substance use disorders.



Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program

In FY 18, proposals will be accepted which focus on the prevention and/or reduction of opioid misuse and abuse. Incorporation of social and behavioral sciences in a prevention context is important for addressing many of the health challenges facing rural communities. Effectively planned initiatives responsive to unique developmental needs as well as shared environmental conditions can provide timely and valuable health information to rural residents. Human science educators, in collaboration with relevant partners and stakeholders, can implement quality programs approaches that empower rural residents to lead healthy lives and promote healthy communities. RHSE competitive grant program provides funding for such initiatives.

(Ed. Note: People with high ACEs scores have a greater likelihood of abusing opioids. Utilizing Mind Matters as an intervention will empower Extension Educators to help heal the impact ACEs and build resilience in rural Americans.)


The Malone Family Foundation

Support for Creative Education Programs in Alabama

The mission of The Malone Family Foundation is to promote positive changes in the lives of people, who in turn can build and enhance the communities in which they live. The Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations in the state of Alabama. Initiatives whose direct objectives are providing better education, promoting self-esteem, and instilling in its beneficiaries a desire to improve oneself are of special interest. Preference is given to creative programs in the area of education from pre-kindergarten through higher education. Letters of inquiry are due November 15, 2018; the deadline for invited proposals is December 15, 2018.


Kush Desai

Funds for Social Programs in Colorado

The Kush Desai Foundation is dedicated to making a positive difference in the state of Colorado. The Foundation’s current areas of interest include social programs that provide services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, children and families in need, individuals and families struggling with mental health, individuals nearing the end of their lives, and individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The application deadline is December 15, 2018.


First Tennessee Foundation

Funds for Community Organizations in Tennessee

The First Tennessee Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations located in communities served by the bank throughout the state of Tennessee. The Foundation’s areas of interest include arts and culture, education and helping youth, environmental sustainability, financial literacy and economic development, and healthcare and human services. Online applications for the 2019 funding cycle may be submitted through December 1, 2018.


Grants Encourage Health Equity for Kansans

Kansas Health Foundation

Kansas Health Foundation: Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative

The mission of the Kansas Health Foundation is to improve the health of all Kansans. The Foundation’s Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative funds efforts that address the Foundation’s goal of reducing health disparities and promoting health equity in the state. This initiative offers two grant categories: Impact Grants focus on efforts to increase access to care; promote healthy behaviors including decreased tobacco use, physical activity, and healthy food access; encourage educational attainment; and increase community and civic engagement. Capacity-Building Grants focus on efforts to enhance an organization’s leadership, management, funding, relationships, communications, programs, and evaluations. Priority is given to organizations targeting Kansans with the greatest need and least access/economic opportunity.

Grants in both categories range up to $25,000. The application deadline is September 17, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative request for proposals.


Programs for At-Risk Colorado Youth and Families Supported

AJL Foundation

AJL Charitable Foundation

The AJL Charitable Foundation is committed to helping at-risk Colorado youth and families by supporting educational and humanitarian programs that provide the tools to help them succeed in life. The Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations and activities in the education and human services fields. Organizations with budgets under $5 million are eligible to apply. Letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year; the upcoming deadline for invited proposals is September 28, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the letter of inquiry guidelines.


Organizations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas

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BBVA Compass Foundation

The BBVA Compass Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact in the communities the bank serves. The Foundation’s focus areas include community development/financial literacy, education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment and natural resources, and diversity and inclusion. Online applications are due September 28, 2018. Visit the bank’s website to learn more about the Foundation’s guidelines and application process.

(Ed. Note: Those of you using or considering Money Habitudes might find this to be of interest.)


Funds for Trauma Support Organizations in Communities Affected by Disasters

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Building Resilience in the Face of Disaster

Building Resilience in the Face of Disaster, an initiative launched by the Alliance and the New York Life Insurance Company, will support nonprofit community-based organizations providing long-term trauma and grief support to those in geographic areas impacted by major weather disasters in 2017, including Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma, and the California wildfires, as well as significant human-made tragedies that have occurred in Parkland, FL; Las Vegas, NV; and Sutherland Springs, TX. Applicants must have experience with traumainformed care or grief services. The application deadline is July 13, 2018. Visit the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities to download the request for proposals.

(Ed. Note: Those of you using or considering Mind Matters might find this to be of interest.)

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Marriage Strengthening Research & Dissemination Center Grant Opportunity Forecast

Learn about this grant to contribute research, capacity building, and dissemination to connect research on marriage and families and programmatic approaches to support them. Closing date for applications: July 11, 2018.


Support for Organizations in Company Communities

Gannett Foundation

Gannett Foundation: Community Action Grant Program

The Gannett Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that serve the communities where Gannett Co., Inc., owns a newspaper or broadcast station. The Foundation’s Community Action Grant Program’s priorities include education, neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment. The upcoming postmark deadline is August 17, 2018, for most locations. Proposals should be submitted to the local newspaper publisher or TV station general manager. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines and download the application form.


Applications due June 29, 2018.
Check out the Dibble TPP Toolkit to help you write a strong application.
Health Programs in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma Funded

Telligen Community InitiativeTelligen Community Initiative

The mission of the Telligen Community Initiative (TCI) is to support innovative and forward looking health-related projects aimed at improving health, social well-being, and educational attainment. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies serving communities in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma. TCI’s funding priorities include the following: Health Innovation, Social Determinants of Health, and Healthcare Workforce Development. The letter of inquiry deadline for Illinois and Iowa applicants is July 2, 2018. Visit the TCI website to download the 2018 Request for Proposals.


Singing for Change

Singing for Change Charitable Foundation

The Singing for Change Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations that inspire personal growth, community integration, and the enhanced awareness that collectively people can bring about positive social change. The Foundation provides grants to progressive, community-based nonprofit organizations nationwide that address the root causes of social problems. The Foundation primarily provides grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for projects that serve children and families, youth empowerment, and disenfranchised groups, with a focus on projects designed to promote self-sufficiency. Priority is given to inclusive, grassroots organizations where Foundation support makes a significant difference. The deadline for letters of interest is May 1, 2018.


SAMHSA Tribal Behavioral Health

A new grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA) focusing on Tribal Behavioral Health has just been announced. Its purpose is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian and Alaska Native young people up to age 24.

Utilizing Love Notes and our newest program, Mind Matters in your intervention can increase your impact on the young people you serve.

If, after reading the FOA and looking at our materials, you are interested in applying, please email us with your questions so we can continue to support you in your good work with youth.

Department of Health and Human Services

Title X Family Planning Grants

(now includes a Healthy Relationship expectation)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of $260 million in a new funding opportunity for the Title X family planning program to help improve and expand quality care. The grant askes applicants to address “Key Issues” including:

  1. A meaningful emphasis on education and counseling that communicates the social science research and practical application of topics related to healthy relationships, to committed, safe, stable, healthy marriages, and the benefits of avoiding sexual risk or returning to sexually risk free status, especially, (but not only) when communicating with adolescents.
  2. Activities for adolescents that do not normalize sexual risk behaviors, but instead clearly communicate the research informed benefits of delaying sex or returning to a sexually risk-free status.

(Ed. Note: Dibble’s Sexual Risk Avoidance programs can help you meet these Key Issues. Contact us for a free 30-day review copy of Love Notes SRA and Relationship Smarts PLUS SRA.)