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Aetna Foundation

Deadline: July 23rd, 2014  
Funding: $50,000  
The Aetna Foundation is dedicated to promoting wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care while supporting the communities it serves. The foundation’s Regional Grants program funds community wellness initiatives that serve those who are most at risk for poor health — low-income, underserved, and minority populations — in Aetna's priority cities and states.

In 2014, grants of up to $50,000 will target communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy and where social and environmental factors may limit people’s ability to be physically active. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that provide nutrition education and help increase the availability of affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and/or programs that provide opportunities for physical activity.

Typically, Regional Grants support school-based or afterschool nutrition and fitness programs that help children learn healthy habits at an early age, community-based nutrition education programs for children and families, efforts to increase the availability or affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in communities, and community gardening and urban farming activities for children and families.

Priority consideration will be given to programs that focus on healthy food choices and physical activity through a racial and ethnic health equity lens.

To be eligible, applicants must be nonprofit organizations with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status. A tax identification number is necessary to apply online.  

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  

American Psychological Foundation

Deadline: December 31, 2014  
Funding: $12,000  
The American Psychological Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Psychological Association, is accepting applications from mental health clinicians working to improve areas of critical need in society and to encourage early career psychologists to devote their careers to underserved populations.

Through the Pearson Early Career program, the foundation will award one grant of $12,000 to a researcher working on a scientifically-based clinical project in the area of serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, incarcerated or homeless individuals, children with serious emotional disturbance, or adults with serious mental illness.

To be eligible, applicants must hold an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.

For complete program guidelines, a list of previous recipients, and application instructions.  

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.  

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

Deadline: November 1, 2014  
Funding: $20,000  
The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation is accepting applications for support of behavioral and psychological research studies based in the United States or Canada.

Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the fund will award grants of up to $20,000 in support of efforts to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate strategies to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. In addition, the fund will consider studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. Projects must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the U.S. or Canada and one or more other countries.

To be eligible, applicants must be a faculty member at an accredited college or university, or be affiliated with an accredited human service organization that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the principal investigator must have earned a doctorate in a relevant discipline and possess relevant experience.

See the Fahs-Beck Fund Web site for eligibility and application guidelines.  

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.  

Lesbian Health Fund

Deadline: October 15, 3014  
Funding: $10,000  
The Lesbian Health Fund, a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their healthcare providers about lesbian health issues. LHF's mission is to improve the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women, and their families through research.

The fund supports research in the areas of understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates; development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other sexual minority women, including but not limited to depression, identity-related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease; and sexually transmitted infections; and sexual and reproductive health, including family and parenting issues.

It is expected that the results from LHF funded studies will be published in peer-reviewed journals. LHF also requires a presentation of original research findings to be made at either the GLMA annual conference, or at the Women In Medicine Conference. Research budgets can include up to $750 to subsidize travel costs.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for qualifying research projects. In general, investigators are notified by mail approximately two months from the application deadline of approval for funding.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the GLMA Web site.  

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