Funding News & Grant Support


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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.