Funding News & Grant Support


(Editor’s Note: Dibble programs are currently used by a large number of grantees using the following three funding streams. If you would like a complimentary 30 day online review a copy of one of our programs as you make your plans, please let us know!)


Education Conferences to Address SEL Supported

Education First

Education First: Regional Social and Emotional Learning Convening Grants

Education First, in partnership with the NoVo Foundation, is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Regional Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Convening Grants program. The goal of this program is to help district and school communities create a convening that builds educators’ and other adults’ capacity to meet students’ social, emotional, and academic needs with an equity lens. Education First will award two to four grants of $50,000 to $100,000 each to districts, charters, and their partners to design and host a convening in their region by the end of the 2020 calendar year. Selected applicants will receive technical assistance from Education First during the design phase of their grant. Awardees will have the opportunity to participate with a group of national SEL practitioners, experts, and advocates at the SEL in Action Convening in 2020. Letters of intent are due September 6, 2019. Visit the Education First website to review the Request for Letters of Intent.


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.


Arnold Ventures

Arnold Ventures’ Evidence-Based Policy

This initiative is a major source of funding for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of social programs, and they are always seeking new proposals for high-quality RCTs. Check out their RCT Opportunity Request for Proposals (RFP), and consider participating. The process is streamlined with 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.

(Ed. Note: Dibble would be pleased to partner with researchers proposing to evaluate our programs. Please reach out to Kay Reed (kayreed at for an exploratory conversation.)


Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

Supporting Evidence Building in Child Welfare Project

Funded by the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in partnership with the Children’s Bureau, they seek to conduct rigorous evaluations of interventions for the child welfare population. The project focuses on evaluating interventions that already have some evidence of effectiveness. The goal is to increase the number of interventions that are considered by the field to be supported or well supported by the evidence. We invite child welfare agencies and others to nominate themselves and a program or service that they would like to be evaluated as part of this project. At this time, they are particularly, although not exclusively, interested in evaluating programs or services in transitional age youth among other areas.

They invite you to submit a brief description of the intervention, your name, and contact information to by August 30, 2019. If your program or service is considered for evaluation, the Urban Institute team will contact you. More information here.

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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.

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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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