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Aetna Offers Grants to Improve Health of Children, Adults

Deadline: Varies  
Funding: $25,000-$50,000  
The Aetna Foundation seeks national and regional nonprofit partners with the vision to help improve the quality and delivery of health services and to improve the health status of the American public. Grant applications that address more than one of these areas receive priority consideration: addressing the rising rate of obesity among U.S. adults and children; promoting equity in health and healthcare for common chronic conditions and infant mortality and improving care coordination and communications among healthcare professionals. Grant amounts vary based on the quality and quantity of applications received. Regional grant awards generally range from $25,000 to $50,000; national grants of up to $250,000 are awarded (the foundation generally awards only one grant per organization in a calendar year. New for 2014 Applications will be accepted in two cycles: Cycle 1 April 10 - June 5 Cycle 2 June 16 - July 30  

Christopher D. Smithers Foundation - Applications Sought for Substance-Abuse, Alcoholism Education Grants

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000+  
These grants support efforts to show that alcoholism is a treatable disease from which people recover. The grants fund prevention programs and activities, with an emphasis on high risk populations (such as at-risk youth and minority groups); and to continually fight to reduce and eliminate the stigma that is associated with alcoholism. Eligible programs include: prevention, treatment, research, public education, and creating awareness of alcoholism problems in the workforce.  

Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $75,000-$200,000  
The BMRP provides funds for research that will lead to improvements in the diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition, the BMRP wants to attract scientists who are not currently working in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) to apply their knowledge, expertise, and techniques to IBD research. The BMRP is interested in early stage exploratory innovative research proposals to investigate the similarities and differences between IBD and diabetes mellitus (DM). Proposals should be exploratory in nature designed as pilot projects researching possible commonality in the etiopathogenesis between IBD and DM. Human or animal model studies are welcomed. Preference is given to proposals for work conducted with patients and with strong potential of clinical applicability in the foreseeable future. Research using non-human material should lead to translational benefits to patients with IBD. Requests for funding must be preceded by a brief letter of interest, which may be submitted at any time. If possible, the letter of interest and all attachments should be sent via e-mail. If the letter and attachments are sent electronically, the applicant should not send a printed copy. The applicant institution must be a nonprofit, charitable institution, such as a university, hospital, or research organization. Applications are accepted from institutions worldwide. The Principal Investigator can be a postdoctoral fellow or someone with a faculty or equivalent appointment at the institution. There can be only one Principal Investigator for each proposal. Basic and clinical investigators, scientists not currently working in inflammatory bowel disease, and interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to apply.  

Hanley Family Foundation

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000  
Support for organizations whose primary mission is built around addiction,
chemical abuse and recovery. Grants advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chemically dependent behaviors, including support for related research and education.  

Kalliopeia Foundation

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000  
Kalliopeia Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of life’s rich diversity. Rooted in this mission, our grantmaking goal is to strengthen a collective recognition of the oneness of humanity.

We work toward this goal through three strategic program areas:

Fostering a Global Consciousness of Oneness: Contribute to a growing awareness of what unifies rather than divides people, and evolve our understanding of what it means to live in harmony with the whole of life.

Indigenous Cultures: Empower, encourage, and protect the flourishing of Indigenous Peoples, cultures, and languages that carry forward ancient traditions of kinship with all of life.

Nurturing the Inner Life: Support cultural transition to an increasingly interconnected world through transformative and contemplative work that reconnects humanity to the essential unity at its core.  

ONS Foundation Accepting Applications for End-of-Life Care Nursing Career Development Award

Deadline: June 15th, 2015  
Funding: Varies  
The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Oncology Nursing Society, is a national tax-exempt charitable organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, dedicated solely to the support of oncology nurses from around the world.

The foundation is accepting applications for its annual Pat McCue/New Orleans Chapter End-of-Life Care Nursing Career Development Award. Through the program, a single grant of $2,500 will be awarded to support continuing educational activities for a registered nurse dedicated to caring for patients and their families during the final stages of life. The award cannot be used for tuition in an academic program.

To be eligible, applicants must be a registered nurse who spends at least 75 percent of his/her time involved in end-of-life care and have at least one year’s experience in end-of-life care.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the ONS Foundation website.

Link to Complete RFP  

PepsiCo Foundation

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $100,000  
The Foundation's focus areas and priorities include:
Health—Food security; improved and optimum nutrition; energy balance
Environment—Water security; sustainable agriculture; adaptive approaches to climate change
Education—Access to education, dropout prevention and skills training for the underserved;
Women's empowerment