Funding News & Grant Support


 Cooperative Agreement for Evaluation Research

Mind Matters Journal-slideAnnouncement of a Request for Proposal

The Dibble Institute is pleased to announce a competitive cooperative agreement opportunity to conduct an initial evaluation of Mind Matters – Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience.

The Dibble Institute will fund up to $15,000 for an 18-month (from award to final report) evaluative study to understand what participants learn, what changes they have seen in their lives, and what the instructors have observed over the course of the instruction. Example outcomes include, but are not limited to: emotion regulation, anxiety, interpersonal skills, and physical health. An experimental or quasi-experimental design with control or comparison group is encouraged but not required.



HHS Grant: Promotion of Healthy Adolescence and the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy and Associated Risk Behaviors

The Funding Opportunity Announcement will provide funding to replicate programs that have been proven through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors. The overall goal is to promote healthy adolescence and to address youth sexual risk holistically to result in healthy decision-making and future thriving by enhancing protective factors and preventing teen pregnancy. Estimated application deadline is Mar 29, 2019



The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Centers for Mental Health Services and Substance Use Prevention is offering grants of up to $250,000 to support the Tribal Behavioral Health grant program. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native youth through the age of 24 years. Learn more and apply by January 4, 2019.


John Ben Snow Foundation Memorial

John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Education Grants

The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust funds projects from non-profit organizations across several areas related to education and underserved youth, including arts and culture, community initiatives, youth initiatives, educational opportunities, and services for individuals with disabilities. Examples include youth literacy programs, counseling and mentorship services, after-school programs, neighborhood revitalization projects, and more. Grants typically range from $10,000 to $25,000. Deadline: January 1, 2019.


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.


Girls Rights Project

Grants Empower Girls in the San Francisco Bay Area and Internationally

The Girls Rights Project is dedicated to ensuring that girls throughout the world have a right to life, health, freedom, and education and to ending trafficking, violence, and other forms of mistreatment and discrimination against girls. Areas of interest include education and empowerment, anti-trafficking, legal reform, human rights, health, and gender equality. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $10,000, and priority is given to organizations for whom small grants can make an impact. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Girls Rights Project website to request a grant by completing the contact form.



Support for Organizations Improving the Quality of Life for Oklahomans

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, 2018. (Interested applicants should speak with a Foundation staff member prior to submitting a letter of inquiry.) Invited proposals will be due February 1, 2019.


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.


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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.


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.).



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.


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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