Funding News & Grant Support


California Department of Public Health

California Department of Public Health

Rape Prevention and Education Program

The California Department of Public Health is seeking applications from local rape crisis centers (RCCs) to implement and evaluate sexual violence (SV) primary prevention projects for either of two (2) separate funding tiers:

  • Tier 1 projects will implement and evaluate community mobilization projects using the Close to Home (C2H) strategy (community-based) ($125,000); or
  • Tier 2 projects will implement and evaluate selected comprehensive school-based projects (school-based) ($85,000).

If interested in a copy of the RFA, please email

(Ed. Note: Relationship Smarts PLUS is an allowable intervention for Tier 2 projects based on its significant outcomes related to decreasing aggression.).


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.)


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.


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.)


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.)



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.)

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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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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.


Grants Strengthen Social Change Efforts Nationwide
Programs for At-Risk Youth Programs in Oregon and Washington Supported
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.


Health Programs in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma Funded

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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.


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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