Funding News & Grant Support


Research 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 that impacts children and youth, collectively referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), including child abuse and neglect, teen dating violence, sexual violence, youth violence, youth/parent suicidal behavior, and exposure to adult intimate partner violence.


CIAPM Request for Proposals 2019

Addressing Health Impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences through a Collaborative Precision Medicine Approach

Up to $9 million will be provided by the State of California for three to five proof-of-principle demonstration projects with the aim to address ACEs through collaborations between academic, community, public, nonprofit, and private partners. Each project will be co-led by an academic institution and a nonprofit community/patient organization or county institution that provides support for people with ACEs.

(Ed. Note: Please contact Kay Reed if you would like to work together on a proposal that includes studying Mind Matters.)


Evaluating Practice-based Programs, Policies, and Practices from CDCs Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program

This RFP seeks proposals to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention programs, policies, or practices implemented by CDC-funded Rape Prevention and Education programs to prevent sexual violence. Research funded under this announcement is intended to expand the evidence base for sexual violence prevention in one or more of the following strategy areas identified in the STOP SV technical package: Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence, Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women, and Create Protective Environments.

(Ed. Note: Relationship Smarts PLUS is eligible for this study because it is currently being used in CDC funded rape prevention programs. Contact Kay Reed for more details.)


Grant Forecasts

$54 Million for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

FY2020 funding is available to support new cooperative agreements for organizations to replicate programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors. Funds will be used to replicate programs with as many youth and families as possible, and in communities with the greatest need to reduce rates of teen pregnancy and STIs.

$33 Million for Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Programs

The goals of SRAE are to empower participants to make healthy decisions, and provide tools and resources to prevent pregnancy, STIs, and youth engagement in other risky behaviors.

$18 Million for Innovation and Impact in Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Y2020 funding is available to support new cooperative agreements to increase the number of effective programs to delay sexual initiation and prevent teen pregnancy and STIs by developing and evaluating new or innovative approaches. Funded grantees will develop and test new innovative interventions to prevent teen pregnancy and STIs and delay sexual initiation, and increase the number of programs available that are proven to delay sexual initiation and prevent teen pregnancy and STIs.

(Ed. Note: Dibble has several programs that would be of great interest to study with this funding. Contact Kay Reed to discuss.)

$6 Million for Competitive Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Grants

Successful applicants must use medically accurate information referenced to peer-reviewed publications by educational, scientific, governmental, or health organizations; implement an evidence-based approach integrating research findings with practical implementation that aligns with the needs and desired outcomes for the intended audience; and teach the benefits associated with self-regulation, success sequencing for poverty prevention, healthy relationships, goal setting, and resisting sexual coercion, dating violence, and other youth risk behaviors such as underage drinking or illicit drug use without normalizing teen sexual activity.

(Note: This funding is only available in a few states that have chosen not to utilize federal Title V funding themselves.)

$1.5 Million for Pregnancy Prevention Research (i.e. analysis of secondary data)


Support for Out-of-School Programs for Middle Schoolers Nationwide

New York Life Foundation: Aim High

The Aim High grant program, funded by the New York Life Foundation and administered by the Afterschool Alliance, supports out-of-school programs serving middle school youth nationwide. The focus of Aim High is to help economically disadvantaged eighth-graders reach ninth grade prepared to succeed in high school by supporting afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs. Funded programs must serve a high percentage, at least 75 percent, of low-income youth. In 2020, the Aim High grant program will provide 26 awards nationwide as follows: eight awards of $100,000 over two years, eight awards of $50,000 over two years, and ten awards of $15,000 for one year. The application deadline is January 24, 2020. Visit the Afterschool Alliance website to download the grant guidelines and submit an online proposal.


Strengthening Youth Development and Early Childhood Programs in Minnesota

The Sheltering Arms Foundation

The Sheltering Arms Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in Minnesota that benefit children and families who have the least access to resources. The Foundation supports high quality direct service programs for children, ages 0-12, in the areas of early childhood and youth development. In addition, the Foundation supports advocacy efforts that increase access to high quality, culturally appropriate early childhood care as well as out-of-school time opportunities for education and youth development. Grants generally range from $5,000 to $20,000 with an average grant of $10,000. Applying organizations must be based in Minnesota and provide services to residents of the state. The application deadline is January 22, 2020. (Prior to submission of a funding request, organizations are required to contact Foundation staff to talk about how a project fits with the Foundation’s guidelines.)


Funds for Organizations in Bank Communities in New Jersey and New York

Investors Foundation

The Investors Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the communities that Investors Bank serves, which include most of the state of New Jersey, New York City, and Long Island. Grants are provided for creative initiatives offered by diverse community organizations in the areas of arts, education, health and human services, youth, and affordable housing. Preference is given to applicants that strive to collaborate with other organizations working in the same community or on complementary issues. The application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1, annually.

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Expanding the Evidence to Prevent Sexual Violence

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Evaluating Practice-based Programs, Policies, and Practices from CDCs Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program

The CDC seeks proposals to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention programs, policies, or practices implemented by CDC-funded Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) programs to prevent sexual violence. Research funded under this announcement is intended to expand the evidence base for sexual violence prevention in one or more of the following strategy areas identified in the STOP SV technical package: Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence, Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women, and Create Protective Environments.). The proposed research is expected to rigorously evaluate practice-based prevention approaches to increase the evidence for sexual violence prevention programs, policies, or practices that have traction within the field, are feasible to implement by practitioners, and acceptable to communities.

(Ed. Note: Relationship Smarts PLUS is being implemented in California using RPE funds.)


Department of Justice

Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program

Apply by: February 12, 2020

The Culturally Specific Services Program supports tribal community-based programs providing culturally specific services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as the development of innovative culturally specific strategies to enhance access to services and resources for victims who face obstacles to using more traditional programs.


California’s Expecting and Parenting Teen Programs

California Department of Public Health

Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) Request for Application

Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) is a case management program for expectant and parenting youth age 21 and younger to: increase social and emotional support and build resiliency, improve pregnancy planning and spacing, increase education attainment and employability, and increase access to needed services. AFLP agencies implement the evidence-informed Positive Youth Development (PYD) Model to support expectant and parenting youth in California (CA). The purpose of the PYD Model is to improve the life course trajectory of expectant and parenting youth through a resiliency-based, youth-led program that integrates assessment of needs and interests and linkage to care and support services with skills building and life planning. The 2020 Request for application states that applications are due no later than January 10, 2020.


Nonprofit Organizations in Ohio Supported

The Kettering Fund

The Kettering Fund

The mission of The Kettering Fund is to support scientific, medical, social, and educational studies and research conducted by nonprofit organizations and carried out within the state of Ohio. The Fund’s areas of interest include education; environment; public/society benefit; arts, culture, and humanities; human services; and health. For the upcoming funding cycle, Request Summaries may be submitted between December 1, 2019, and January 31, 2020. (It is strongly recommended that interested applicants contact the Fund’s office before starting the application process.) Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about the grant guidelines.


Funds for Programs Fostering the Self-Sufficiency of Coloradans

Anschutz Family Foundation

Anschutz Family Foundation

The Anschutz Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Colorado that assist people to help themselves while nurturing and preserving their self-respect. The Foundation encourages endeavors that strengthen families and communities and advance individuals to become productive and responsible citizens. There is a special interest in self-sufficiency, community development, and programs aimed at the economically disadvantaged, the young, the elderly, and people with disabilities. The Foundation is also dedicated to funding efforts in rural Colorado. Grants generally range between $5,000 and $10,000. The first application deadline for 2020 is January 15. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding areas and application procedure.


Statewide Programs in Oklahoma Funded


Sarkeys 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, and cultural and humanitarian programs of statewide significance. Preference is given to organizations that have been in operation at least three years. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is December 2, 2019. (Interested applicants should speak with a Foundation staff member prior to submitting a letter of inquiry.) Invited proposals will be due February 3, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information on the application process.



invites innovative research proposals to advance understanding of childhood adversity, its impacts, and solutions to address it.

Strong proposals will:

  • Strengthen understanding of how to define and measure childhood adversity and toxic stress, and its impacts, from a biological, developmental, and public health perspective.
  • Validate and build the evidence base for strategies to address childhood adversity, grounded in the pediatric medical home and with the potential to be scaled and reimbursed.
  • Identify and address other critical research gaps in improving care quality, health, and developmental outcomes for young children at risk of or exposed to adversity.
  • Deepen understanding of how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, and toxic stress impact health and developmental trajectory, and our ability to deliver high-quality healthcare for all.

Read the full call for grants notification to learn more about eligibility, grant guidelines, and how to apply..


RCT Funds to Evaluate Social Programs

Arnold Ventures

Arnold Ventures’ Evidence-Based Policy

This initiative is a major source of funding for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of social programs, and we are always seeking new proposals for high-quality RCTs. We encourage readers to check out our RCT Opportunity Request for Proposals (RFP), and to consider participating. The process is streamlined and there is 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.

A key goal of their RCT funding is to build the body of social programs backed by strong, replicated evidence of sizable effects on important life outcomes. Their criteria therefore prioritizes funding for RCTs of programs whose prior evidence suggests potential for such sizable, important effects, although we will also fund RCTs based on other compelling reasons (e.g., the program to be evaluated is widely implemented with significant taxpayer investment, and its effectiveness is currently unknown).

The RCT Opportunity RFP, along with related funding announcements and resources, can be found on the Evidence-Based Policy page of Arnold Ventures’ website. We hope this information is useful, and would encourage you to share this email with others who may be interested.


Funding Opportunity for CBOs That Partner With Community Colleges


Replicating Programs in Communities Across the Nation

The MITRE Corporation, the not-for-profit organization that operates the Health FFRDC, is announcing a contracting opportunity for school-based, after-school based, or community-based pregnancy prevention programs. MITRE’s contracting process includes the following steps: a Sources Sought Announcement, a Draft Statement of Work, a Request for Proposal, and anticipated award of contracts. MITRE anticipates making multiple awards beginning Fall 2019.


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.


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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