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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.  

Commonwealth Fund Offers Support for Poor, Youth

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000  
The Commonwealth Fund provides funding in support of research on health and social issues. It also makes grants aimed at improving healthcare practices and policies. Types of support include employee-matching gifts, program development, program evaluation and research. Grant periods range from one month to a few years, depending on the scope of the project. The fund awards grants that support a complete project period, and not annual, renewable grants. The Commonwealth Fund requests letters of inquiry to initiate the grant application process, and does not wish to review full proposals at this stage. Applicants are encouraged to submit letters of inquiry using the online form.

Letters of inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis; there are no deadlines. Typically, projects recommended for board approval are in development for at least four to six months before a board meeting. The fund's board meetings are held in July, November and April of each year. Small grants are approved monthly. The fund also awards grants through its Small Grants Fund, with decisions made on a monthly basis. Small grants are closely tied to the fund's strategic purposes, enabling the foundation to move quickly in underwriting targeted work. A letter of inquiry is the starting point for both board-level and small grants.  


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.  

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Program on Global Security and Sustainability

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $100,000 and up  
Grants are awarded for research and policy studies, dissemination, and related activities. The foundation is particularly interested in supporting projects that reflect diverse national, institutional, professional, and cultural perspectives on global migration.

Grantmaking in this area is aimed at raising the profile of global migration issues on national and international agendas, helping to develop norms and standards for the effective governance of migration, facilitating the inclusion of civil society voices in policy deliberations at the national and international levels, and disseminating migration research to policymakers at various levels of government. Support for the Global Forum on Migration and Development - and for improvement of regional migration governance mechanisms - are important emphases of the foundation's work on migration governance. The foundation seeks to foster better understanding and policy-relevant analyses of the relationship between the movement of people and economic development in sending and receiving countries.Under the broad rubric of migration and development, the foundation will seek to produce better understandings and policy-relevant analyses of the relationship between the movement of people and economic development. The initiative supports research and policy analysis on two channels through which migrants impact the economies and the quality of life in their countries of origin: financial flows (including worker remittances), and diasporas and circular migration (and concomitant issues of brain drain). The foundation also supports work aimed at improving migration data. In addition to examining migration from an international perspective, synergies are sought in MacArthur's focus countries of Nigeria, Mexico, Russia, India, and China.

An organization wishing to approach the foundation may submit a letter of inquiry informing the foundation of the proposed project. Based on this information, the foundation may invite proposals from prospective projects and organizations.  


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.  

Russell Sage Foundation

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000-$50,000  
The Russell Sage Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the social sciences as a means of achieving more informed and rational social policy. The Foundation will support basic social science research within five program areas: Future of Work, Immigration, Cultural Contact, Social Inequality, and Behavioral Economics.  

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Humanities Program

Deadline: Rolling  
The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized.

Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.

The Humanities Program is primarily directed to institutions of higher education and humanistic enterprises such as learned societies, museums, and major editorial projects. The program may also consider, on a selective basis, projects that increase the exposure of those outside these institutions to the humanistic experience or that strengthen preparation for the humanistic disciplines in secondary education. The prime criterion remains that of Gladys and Jean Delmas: a commitment to excellence, whether proven or promised.