Other Funding Opportunities

Updated April 5, 2017
Topic: Childhood Cancer
Grantor: Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
Deadline: Applications will be accepted January 1, 2017 through May 1, 2017
Topic: Epilepsy
Grantor: Citizens United in Research for Epilepsy (CURE) – Innovator Award
Deadline: The letter of intent is due April 12, 2017 for cycle 2
Topic: Research Career
Grantor: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Advancing Academic-Research Careers Award
Deadline: Application: April 15, 2017
Topic: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Grantor: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Deadline: Letter of Intent: May 1, 2017; Full application: July 1, 2017
Topic: Youth Outcomes
Grantor: William T. Grant Foundation – Research Grants
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry: May 3, 2017, and August 2, 2017
Topic: Music Therapy
Grantor: American Music Therapy Association - Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award
Deadline: Application: May 5, 2017
Topic: Epilepsy
Grantor: American Epilepsy Society
Deadline: The application for the research and training workshops is due May 12, 2017. 
Topic: Hearing
Grantor: Starkey Hearing Foundation
Deadline: Application: May 15, 2017; July 15, 2017; October 15, 2017
Topic: Health Services Research
Title: AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
Deadline: May 25 and September 26 until May 26, 2017
Topic: Patient Safety
Title: Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research (R18)
Deadline: January 25, May 25, and September 25 until January 26, 2022
Topic: Healthcare-Associated Infections
Title: Large Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (R18)
Deadline: January 25, May 25, and September 25. FOA expires on January 26, 2021 unless reissued.
Companion FOA: Large Research Projects for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (R01)
Topic: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Title: Large Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) (R18)
Deadline:  Application: January 25, May 25, and September 25 until October 31, 2021
Also see: Large Research Projects for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) (R01)
Topic: Health Services Research
Title: AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
Deadline: June 5, 2017
Topic: Patient Safety
Title: AHRQ Health Services Research Projects: Making Health Care Safer in Ambulatory Care Settings and Long Term Care Facilities (R01)
Deadline: New Application: February 5, June 5, and October 5 until March 6, 2018
Topic: Health Services Research – Diagnostic Failure
Title: Understanding and Improving Diagnostic Safety in Ambulatory Care: Incidence and Contributing Factors (R01)
Deadline: Application: February 5, June 5, and October 5 until November 6, 2018
Companion FOA: Understanding and Improving Diagnostic Safety in Ambulatory Care: Strategies and Interventions (R18)
Topic: Shared Decision Making
Title: Developing Measures of Shared Decision Making (R01)
Deadline: New Application: February 5, June 5, and October 5 until February 5, 2022
Topic: Clinical Research
Grantor: Oncology Nursing Society Foundation
Deadline: Application: June 15, 2017
Topic: Neuropsychology
Grantor: American Psychological Foundation - David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition
Deadline: Application: June 15, 2017
Topic: Conference Support
Title: FDA Scientific Conference Grant Program (R13/U13)
Deadline: June 15, 2017
Note: A letter requesting advance permission-to-submit a conference application is required and must be received via e-mail no later than eight (8) weeks prior to the selected application receipt date.
Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply early (no later than 6 months prior to the anticipated conference date(s)).  
Topic: Health Services Research
Title: AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Deadline: February 16, June 16, and October 16 until July 17, 2018
Topic: Leukemia
Grantor: Children’s Leukemia Research Association
Deadline: Application: June 30, 2017
Topic: Kidney Diseases
Grantor: National Kidney Foundation
Deadline: The application for the Young Investigator Research Grant is due July 1, 2017
Topic: Ataxia
Grantor: National Ataxia Foundation
Deadline: Letters of Intent for the various grants/awards are due as follows: Research Grants - July 17, 2017; Young Investigator Awards – August 1, 2017; Fellowship Awards and Pioneer SCA Translational Awards – August 15, 2017
Quarterly and Annual Applications
Grantor: The Campbell Foundation
Focus: The Campbell Foundation provides support for clinical, laboratory-based research into the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, and related conditions and illnesses.
Amount: In general, grants are in the amount of $60,000 to $100,000 for one year.
Grantees: Recent grant recipients include Children’s Hospital Boston, $85,000 in 2014 for Novel Mechanisms Regulating HIV-1 Latency in HIV/TB Co-Infection.
Limits: The Foundation does not fund large equipment purchases or travel expenses. They also do not fund more than 10% for indirect costs.
Deadline: Letters of Intent are accepted in January, April, July and October annually.
Contact: The Campbell Foundation website. Questions: Email the Foundation or call (954) 493-8822. 
Topic: HIV/AIDS Research
Grantor: The Campbell Foundation
Deadline: Letters of Intent are accepted in January, April, July, and October annually.
Grantor: Finish Line Youth Foundation 
Focus: The Finish Line Youth Foundation provides support to programs that emphasize youth development and active lifestyle and to camps that emphasize sports and active lifestyle, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs kids. Funding is available for programs, projects, and scholarships.
Amount: In general, grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. The Foundation’s Emergency Funds Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000 and the Legacy Grants (for improvements and/or renovations) range from $10,000 to $75,000.
Grantees: Recent grant recipients include: (1) Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Dallas, TX), $2,500 in 2013 for Learn to Golf, (2) Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, $5,000 in 2013 for Camp Rainbow, (3) Kennedy Krieger Institute (Baltimore, MD), $5,000 in 2013 for Improving Academics Through Aerobic Exercise, (4) Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, $5,000 in 2012 for Camp Carpe Diem, (5) Le Bonheur Foundation (Memphis, TN), $5,000 in 2012 for Cardiac Kids Camp, (6) Riley Children’s Foundation (Indianapolis, IN), $5,000 in 2011 for Camp Riley and Ice Skating Program.
Limits: There is no funding for foundations affiliated with a for-profit entity, endowments, on-going operating support, start-up organizations or programs, sponsor teams, special events or fundraising activities, medical, scientific or academic research, or pay for travel or trips.
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis (Jan 1-Mar 31, Apr 1-June 30, July 1-Sept 30, and Oct 1-Dec 31).
Contact: Finish Line Youth Foundation website. Questions: You can call Michael Lockard at (317) 899-1022, ext. 6741 or email the Foundation.
Topic: Youth with Disabilities
Grantor: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
Deadline: Concept papers are accepted January 1 to June 1 (extended to June 15), annually. Please contact the Foundation before applying to confirm the deadline for 2016.
Note: Preference is given to projects that take place in Mitsubishi Electric community locations, or involve Mitsubishi Electric Employee Volunteers. In addition, proposed projects must be national in scope, or model projects that have a definite plan for national dissemination and replication.
Topic: Childhood Obesity
Grantor: Saucony Run for Good Foundation
Deadline: Applications are accepted February 1 and August 1, annually
Eligibility: Community nonprofit organizations that initiate and support running programs for kids
Grantor: Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
Deadline: There are three grant cycles per year: February 1, June 1, and October 1.
Topic: Patient Safety
Title: AHRQ Health Services Research Projects: Making Health Care Safer in Ambulatory Care Settings and Long Term Care Facilities (R01)
Deadline: Opening: January 5, 2016; Application: February 5, June 5, and October 5 until March 6, 2018
Grantor:  American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Foundation
Focus: The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) Foundation supports pilot projects in allergic, inflammatory, and respiratory disease and related co-morbid conditions. The Foundation also offers a scholarship program, resident research award, and resident travel grants.
Amount: Varies by type of award.
Grantees: A list of grant recipients is not available.
Limits: Grant recipients are expected to present their results at an AAOA meeting and submit the resulting manuscript to the AAOA's journal, International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology (IFAR).
Deadline: The application for research grants for pilot studies is due March 15, July 15, and November 15 annually.
Contact: AAOA Foundation website. Questions: Call (202) 955-5010 or email Dr. Amber Luong
Grantor:  Barney Family Foundation 
Key word:  Early Childhood Education

Focus: The Barney Family Foundation operates for educational, charitable and scientific purposes and to prevent cruelty to children. The Foundation’s primary focus is in the educational field, particularly children in grades K-8. The Foundation seeks to fund programs and projects that are aimed at giving children the opportunity for a better education.
Amount: Grants generally range from $5,000 - $50,000 for a one year period. In 2013 the Foundation gave $1,349,000 for 30 grants ranging from $500,000 to $2,000.
Grantees: Grant recipients include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University, and Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN).
Limits: The Foundation gives nationally with some emphasis on Chicago, IL and MI.
Deadline: Grant applications submitted from October 1 through September 30 of the following year will be considered for funding in the first quarter of the subsequent year.
Contact: Barney Family Foundation website. Questions: You can call (312) 632-0000.
Note: Please contact the Foundation for an application.
Grantor:  American Dental Health Association Foundation
Key word:  Dental Health
Focus: The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation supports organizations working to improve oral health. Support is available for access to care, research, and education programs. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests, but the Foundation does use a RFP process. The Foundation’s website identifies the available grant opportunities. These opportunities include the Give Kids A Smile Related Grants to support access to care programs and the Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health to support education programs.
Amount: Varies by type of award. In 2013 the Foundation gave approximately $1,380,000 in grants, awards, and scholarships.
Grantees: 2013 Samuel D. Harris Fund recipients include Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Limits: Varies by type of award.
Deadline: The application period for the Harris Fund is the last Friday in February through the second Friday in April annually. At this time, Give Kids A Smile-related grant opportunities are not available. Please monitor the Foundation’s website.
Contact: American Dental Health Association Foundation website. Questions: You can call the Foundation at (312) 440-2547.
Ataxia-telangiectasia 
Grantor: A-T Children’s Project
Deadline: March 1 and September 1 annually
Eligibility: Proposals from junior investigators, from scientists in related disciplines, and from individuals with innovative new ideas for A-T research are particularly encouraged, as are laboratories and teams working together from industry as well as teaching universities.
Note: Although a Letter of Intent is not required, applicants seeking Scientific Advisory Board input prior to the submission of a proposal may submit a Letter of Intent to the A-TCP Science Coordinator
Topic: Charitable Contributions and Professional Education
Grantor: St. Jude Medical
Deadline: Fellowship applications must be submitted between October 1 and March 1, annually. Charitable contributions and professional education grant applications, including all required documentation, must be received at least 45 days before the event, activity, or program
Children’s Health and Well-Being
Grantor: Dr. Harry J. Heeb Foundation
Deadline: April 1 annually
Grantor:  American Art Therapy Association
Focus:  The American Art Therapy Association is an organization of professionals dedicated to the belief that making art is healing and life enhancing. The Association serves its members and the general public by providing standards of professional competence, and developing and promoting knowledge in, and of, the field of art therapy. As such, the Association offers a research award to further knowledge about the field of art therapy. Individuals in the midst of a project (in-progress) or at the conclusion of a project (completed) are encouraged to apply for a research grant.
Amount: The research award is for a maximum of $2,000.
Grantees: A listing of past research award recipients is not available.
Limits: Please see the guidelines for the research award.
Deadline: The application is due April 1 annually.
Contact: American Art Therapy Association website. Questions: Call 888-290-0878 or email the Association.  
Of Interest: Located on the Association’s website on the right column of the Grants & Awards page under Research is an Outcomes Bibliography. The bibliography lists art therapy outcome and single subject studies which might be useful for the purposes of grant writing and demonstrating support for your art therapy program.
Topic: Children’s Health and Well-Being
Grantor: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation – Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Program
Deadline: Proposals are due November 1 and April 1, annually.
Topic: Cancer
Grantor: American Cancer Society
Upcoming deadline: Applications for most grant types are accepted two times per year – April 1 and October 15. Please review the full listing of all grant deadlines for more information
Topic: Angelman Syndrome
Grantor: Angelman Syndrome Foundation
Deadline: Application: October 15 and April 15 annually
Grantor:  Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
Focus: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations currently award grants in the area of healthcare. Other areas of interest are: private higher education, secondary education, graduate theological education, and public television. In the area of healthcare, the Foundations are seeking to fund programs that are focused on meeting the emotional, spiritual and psychological needs of patients and families. Of particular interest are projects with the potential for national expansion that enhance the skills, compassion and empathy of healthcare professionals. Also of interest are programs that improve patient medical care through an integrated approach to patient support at all levels of care.  
Amount: In general, grant requests range from $25,000 to $200,000.
Grantees: Recent grantees include the University of Washington School of Medicine, $200,000 in 2014 for support of “PalliativeTalk” - a model for building front-line physicians’ communication skills which guide patients and families through hard medical decisions about serious illness. The project includes the development of usable IT apps that will be used both in physician training and patient palliative care.
Limits: There is no support for projects incurring obligations extending over many years.
Deadline: Proposals are accepted on or before April 1 or November 1 each year.
Contact: Arthur Vining Davis Foundations website. Questions: Ms. Cheryl Tupper, Vice President for Programs - Religion and Healthcare; 904-528-0699.
Topic: Children’s Health and Well-Being
Grantor: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation – Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Program
Deadline: Application: April 1 and November 1 annually
Grantor:  Dr. Scholl Foundation
Focus: The Dr. Scholl Foundation will consider grant requests in the area of healthcare. In the past 10 years, approximately 22% of Foundation grants have been related to hospitals and healthcare. Note: This Foundation might also consider a grant request in the area of child life services. In 2009, La Rabida Children’s Hospital received a $5,000 grant for salary support of the Child Life Department’s bilingual teacher.
Amount: Foundation grants range, on average, from $5,000 to $25,000.  
Grantees: Between 2004 and 2012, the Foundation funded 33 projects in the area of palliative care. Grant recipients include: Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, $35,000 in 2007 for Bridges palliative care program. Other children’s hospitals that have received funding from the Foundation in the area of healthcare include: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, La Rabida Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital New Orleans.  
Limits: The Foundation will not provide support to other foundations that are themselves grantmaking bodies. Grants are rarely made to endowments or capital campaigns. There are no grants for event sponsorships. In addition, the Foundation will not accept more than one request from the same organization in the same year.
Deadline: Grants are considered on an annual basis. The application form, available online after September 1 each year, can be submitted between November 1 and March 1 of the following year.
Contact: Dr. Scholl Foundation website. Questions: You can call the Foundation at 847-559-7430. 
Grantor:  Spunk Fund
Key word:  Early Childhood Education and Development
Focus: The Spunk Fund provides support for programs and projects that contribute to the enrichment and well-being of children and adolescents, including medical and psychological research, education, cultural programs, and programs for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The Fund is particularly interested in projects focused on child development education and services for economically disadvantaged children and families. The types of support provided are general/operating support, research, and seed money.
Amount: In 2013 the Fund gave $733,480 for 21 grants ranging from $150,000 to $1,000.
Grantees: Grant recipients include various hospitals and universities.  
Limits: There is no funding for capital programs.
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted throughout the year. Invited proposals are due April 1.
Contact: The Spunk Fund does not have a website. A letter of inquiry should include a detailed description of the project and amount of funding requested. Also include a copy of your organization’s IRS Determination Letter. Questions: You can call (212) 980-8880 or email the Fund. The Fund’s mailing address is: 780 3rd Ave., 24th Fl., New York, NY 10017-2024.  
Grantor:  Learning Disabilities Foundation of America
Key word:  Learning Disabilities
Focus: The Learning Disabilities Foundation of America provides funding for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes or for the identification, ongoing evaluation, education of and services for children and adults with learning disabilities. Examples of project areas that would be considered for funding include (1) research into the causes, the prevention and/or the alleviation of learning disabilities, (2) public awareness programs to advance public understanding of the needs of persons with learning disabilities, and (3) programs to advance the achievement of persons with learning disabilities, increase the support skills of their families, support academic and professional advisors, and enhance the understanding of learning disabilities by their colleagues and employers.
Amount: Information is not available.
Grantees: In 2014 the Foundation gave $45,734 in grants.
Limits: Funding is not available for capital campaigns, routine organizational operations (e.g. newsletters, utilities, salaries, equipment considered normal for organizational operations), or for endowment funds.
Deadline: Applications must be received no later than April 15 or September 15 annually.  
Contact: Learning Disabilities Foundation of America website. Questions: Email the Foundation
Grantor:  Mazda Foundation
Key word:  Education and Literacy
Focus: The Mazda Foundation awards grants to support programs that promote education and literacy. Population groups of interest to the Foundation include youth and minorities.
Amount: In 2013 the Foundation gave $387,314 for 18 grants ranging from $59,670 to $10,000.
Grantees: Grant recipients include universities and hospitals.
Limits: Funding is not available for capital building, endowment, or debt reduction drives.
Deadline: Applications are accepted May 1 through July 1.
Contact: Mazda Foundation website. Questions: Email the Foundation or call (202) 467-5097.
Topic: Crohn’s and Colitis
Grantor: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Deadline: Letter of Intent: November 1 and May 1 annually; Application: January 14 and July 1 annually
Topic: Hospitals; Programs for Youth; Programs for Handicapped Individuals
Grantor: Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Deadline: Letter of Request: November 10 and May 10 annually
Grantor:  Gerber Foundation
Focus:  The Gerber Foundation focuses its grant making on enhancing the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development. The Foundation’s areas of research interest are pediatric health, pediatric nutrition, and environmental hazards. Priority is given to projects whose primary beneficiaries are young children from birth to three years of age. The Foundation offers Novice Research Awards and Research Awards.
Amount: The Novice Research grant is for a maximum of $20,000 (inclusive of indirect costs). The total grant size for the Research Award is generally no more than approximately $350,000 and no longer than 3 years in length.
Grantees: 2014 Research Award recipients include: Advocate Children's Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Mattel Children’s Hospital.  
Limits: Funding is not available for national child welfare or international based programs, capital campaigns, or operating support.
Deadline: Concept papers are due June 1 and December 1 annually.
Contact: Gerber Foundation website. Questions: Email the Foundation or call (231) 924-3175.
Topic: Diabetes
Grantor: Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation
Deadline: The application for research grants and educational grants is due June 30 and December 30 annually
Focus:  The American Respiratory Care Foundation is dedicated to promoting respiratory health through the support of research, education, and patient-focused philanthropic activities in respiratory care. The Foundation provides research grants through three different programs: NBRC/AMPH Frederic Helmholz, Jr., MD Educational Research Fund, Parker B. Francis Respiratory Research Grant, and Jerome M. Sullivan Research Fund.
Amount: Varies by type of grant.
Grantees: A list of award recipients is located on the Foundation’s website.
Limits: Varies by type of award.
Deadline: The application for the Educational Research Fund is due June 30th annually. The Foundation is currently not accepting applications for the Parker B. Francis Respiratory and Jerome M. Sullivan Research Grants. Please monitor this Foundation’s website for the most current deadline information.
Contact: American Respiratory Care Foundation website. Questions: Email Crystal Maldonado or call (972) 243-2272. 
Topic: Leukemia
Grantor: Children’s Leukemia Research Association
Deadline: Application: Before June 30th annually
Topic: Diabetes
Grantor: Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation
Deadline: The application for research grants and educational grants is due June 30 and December 30 annually.
Topic: Special Needs Children’s Programs
Grantor: Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation
Deadline: Applications are accepted through December 31st annually.
Ongoing
Topic: Active & Healthy Lifestyle
Grantor: Coca-Cola Company/Coca-Cola Foundation
Deadline: Requests: Ongoing
Topic: Alcoholism Prevention and Education
Grantor: Christopher D. Smithers Foundation, Inc.
Deadline: Proposal: Ongoing
Grantor:  Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation
Focus: The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation works to bring hope, comfort, and happiness to hospitalized teens through funding Teen Lounges and Teen Kits in children’s hospitals. Teen Lounges are designed to enhance the quality of life for adolescents undergoing in-patient treatment. Teen Kits are an amenity provided to any adolescent (ages 13 & up) who is hospitalized for any critical & life-threatening condition. The items in the Kit provide entertainment and comfort to hospitalized teens.
Hospitals may apply for a restricted grant and request the Teen Lounge Program, Teen Lounge Enhancement Program (for existing Teen spaces only), and/or Teen Lounge Activities Program. In addition, hospitals can indicate on the application if they would like (and quantity needed) the Teen Kit, which is an in-kind contribution valued at $100 per kit.
Amount: The total funding requested varies by organization. 
Grantees: Visit Map of Success to see where Teen Kits have been distributed.
Limits: All requests must be consistent with the Foundation’s mission of fostering modalities to help teens cope with their life-threatening illness.
Deadline: Restricted grant applications are accepted throughout the year.
Contact: Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation website. Questions: Call 856-784-0615 or email the Foundation.
Topic: Autism
Grantor: Autism Speaks – Suzanne & Bob Wright Trailblazer Award
Deadline: Letter of Intent: Ongoing
Eligibility: Investigators holding full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty appointments or equivalent full-time non-tenure track appointments at accredited academic, medical or research institutions
Note: See the program announcement
Topic: Cancer Research
Grantor: Gateway for Cancer Research
Deadline: The pre-grant application/letter of intent is accepted throughout the year.
Grantor:  Charles Lafitte Foundation 
Key word:  Education; Learning Disabilities
Focus: Within the Foundation’s education program, there is particular interest in funding programs that (1) aid students with learning disabilities, (2) target at-risk populations and integrate all learners, (3) provide equal access, (4) offer quality programming using innovative methods, (5) apply data-driven approaches, and (6) educate the whole child. The Foundation’s other program areas are children's advocacy, medical research and initiatives, and the arts.
Amount: In 2014, the Foundation gave $568,632 in grants ranging from $291,171 to $1,000.
Grantees: Grant recipients include K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital ($2,144 in 2014), Saint Barnabas Health Care System Child Life Program ($86,896 in 2012), Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation ($10,000 in 2002), and Children’s Hospital of New York ($1,000 in 2001).
Limits: The Foundation prefers organizational overhead costs to account for less than 15% of annual expenses. The Foundation does give on a national basis, but more grants have been made to organizations located in New Jersey.
Deadline: The online application is accepted throughout the year.
Contact: Charles Lafitte Foundation website. Questions: Email Jennifer Vertetis, President & Executive Director or call the Foundation at (732) 528-2656
Topic: Childhood Health
Grantor: Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
Deadline: Application: Ongoing
Topic: Childhood Obesity
Grantor: Children’s Obesity Fund
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year
Topic: Children’s Health and Well-Being
Grantor: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Topic: Children’s Health and Well-Being
Grantor: RGK Foundation
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry: Ongoing
Grantor:  Christopher D. Smithers Foundation 
Key word:  Substance Use
Focus: The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation supports public education about alcoholism, alcoholism prevention activities and programs, and efforts to reduce and eliminate the stigma associated with alcoholism.
Amount: In 2013 the Foundation gave $40,841 for 9 grants ranging from $250 to $21,000.
Grantees: Grantees include hospitals, universities, and medical schools.
Limits: There is no funding for building or endowment funds. In addition, preference is given to organizations located in New York and Florida.  
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Contact: Christopher D. Smithers Foundation website. Questions: You can call (516) 676-0067 or email the Foundation.
Topic: Community and Patient Education; Independent Medical Education
Grantor: Gilead Corporate Grants Program
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Grantor:  Cove Point Foundation (The)
Key word:  Childhood Development and Education
Focus: The Cove Point Foundation’s areas of grant making interest include childhood development, education, and health care. Funding may be used for program development, research, and seed money.
Amount: In 2013 the Foundation gave $50,000 for 24 grants ranging from $5,000 to $500.
Grantees: Grant recipients include Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and a number of universities and hospitals.
Limits: The Foundation gives to organizations located throughout the United States.
Deadline: Proposals are accepted throughout the year.
Contact: The Cove Point Foundation does not have a website. Questions: You can call (212) 599-3388. The Foundation’s mailing address is: 60 E, 42nd St., No. 3210, New York, NY 10165. Note: With your proposal, please submit a copy of your organization’s most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990.
Topic: Disabled Children
Grantor: Aidan's Red Envelope Foundation
Deadline: Application: Ongoing
Eligibility: The Foundation accepts applications from nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. and applications from families in the Southern California area
Topic: Educational Opportunities for Children
Grantor: Barney Family Foundation
Deadline: Grant applications submitted from October 1 through September 30 of the following year will be considered for funding in the first quarter of the subsequent year.
Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: Received on a rolling basis. Letters of Inquiry will be screened for responsiveness to the call for applications and fit to program goals. Only those selected will be permitted to submit full applications.
Summary: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will award up to $15.5 million in 2014 as part of the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program for projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise.
Key Dates:
  • Letter of Inquiry (LOI): Received on a rolling basis
  • LOI Screening Notification: Within 45 days of LOI receipt
  • Application Deadline (by invitation only): Within 60 days of invitation receipt
  • Award Announced: Within 45 days of application receipt
Maximum Project Period: 2 years
Funds Available: Up to approximately $250,000
Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by any private sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization and any public sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, or unit of local, state, or federal government. All US applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Non-domestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system, and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals are not permitted to apply.
Review Criteria:
  1. Program Fit
  2. Project Plan and Timeline
  3. Qualifications of the Project Lead
  4. Personnel and Collaborators
  5. Past Performance
  6. Budget/Cost Proposal
Grantor:  Fender Music Foundation
Focus: The Fender Music Foundation provides resources for music education programs. Foundation grants are awarded for music therapy programs.
Amount: In 2011 the Foundation gave $39,308 for grants.
Grantees: A grant listing is not available.
Limits: To be eligible for funding, the music therapy program must be one in which the participants make the music. Please review the additional program criteria on the Foundation’s website.
Deadline: Requests are accepted throughout the year.
Contact: Fender Music Foundation website. Questions: Call 818-706-8742 or use the online contact form
Grantor: Frank M. Ewing Foundation, Inc.
Focus: The Frank M. Ewing Foundation provides support for rehabilitation. The Foundation provides the following types of support: annual campaigns, capital campaigns, continuing support, general/operating support, and research.
Amount: In 2013 the Foundation gave $453,000 for 42 grants ranging from $50,000 to $1,000.
Grantees: Grant recipients include Kennedy Krieger Institute (Baltimore, MD) and rehabilitation hospitals and programs throughout the U.S.
Limits: No grants to individuals.
Deadline: There is no deadline. Applicants should submit a letter providing a detailed description of the project and the amount of funding requested. The Foundation’s Board meets in October.
Contact: The Foundation does not have a website. Contact: Judith Ewing, Director at the Frank M. Ewing Foundation, Inc., 5610 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. PH20C, Chevy Chase, MD 20815- 4443.
Topic: Health
Grantor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Note: The Foundation anticipates that the funding opportunity will remain open for at least a period of three years.
Note: There is an informational web conference on July 22, 2015. Registration is required.
Topic: Health & Well-Being
Grantor: Astellas USA Foundation
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Restricted Eligibility: The Foundation will fund programs that either have a national scope in the U.S., or those that take place in and around the areas of Northbrook, IL, Skokie, IL, Santa Monica, CA, Norman, OK, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Canada and Latin America
Topic: Health Care and Hospitals; People with Disabilities; Medical Research; Mental Health
Grantor: Ambrose Monell Foundation
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry: Ongoing
Note: Giving is on a national basis with emphasis on organizations located in New York.
Topic: Health Care; Children; Education
Grantor: Reiman Foundation
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Topic: Healthcare Institutions; Youth Development; Child Development
Grantor: Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Topic: Healthcare; Healthcare Delivery; Professional Development; Research
Grantor: Hearst Foundations
Deadline: Online application: Ongoing
Topic: Health Equity
Grantor: Cigna Foundation – World of Difference Grants
Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Note: Preference is given to communities where Cigna has a significant presence.
Topic: Health Professional Education and Training
Grantor: Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
Deadline: Application: Ongoing
Topic: Health; Youth; Education
Grantor: Aflac
Deadline: Grant Inquiry: Ongoing
Eligibility: Preference is given to nonprofit organizations in communities where Aflac is located and does business.
Grantor: Hearst Foundations 
Focus: The Hearst Foundations provide support to organizations working in the field of health. Specifically, the Foundations support regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions that provide access to healthcare for low-income populations. The Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare and provide support for medical research and the development of young investigators.
Amount: In 2013 the Foundations gave $19,803,587 for 161 grants ranging from $1,250,000 to $25,000.
Grantees: 2014 grant recipients include: (1) Arkansas Children’s Hospital, $150,000 to support construction of Children’s House, a centralized, multidisciplinary setting for victims of abuse, and help meet a Mabee Foundation challenge, (2) Blythedale Children’s Hospital (Valhalla, NY), $100,000 toward renovations of the Early Childhood Center serving children with fragile medical conditions and developmental disabilities, (3) Children’s Hospital Foundation (Buffalo, NY), $100,000 to help build a state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, (4) Children’s Hospital & Clinics of Minnesota, $100,000 to support the new Children’s Pediatric Pain, Palliative, and Integrative Clinic, and (5) Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, $150,000 to support “First for the Future: A Campaign to Advance Neonatal Intensive Care” and to name the William Randolph Hearst Family Lounge.
Limits: The Foundations do not fund organizations with an operating budget under $1 million, involved in publishing, radio, film or television, seeking support for tours, conferences, workshops or seminars, seeking support for advocacy or public policy research, seeking support for special events, tickets, tables or advertising for fundraising events, seeking seed money or support for start-up projects, or seeking support for program-related investments (PRI).
Deadline: Online applications are accepted throughout the year.
Contact: Hearst Foundations website. Questions: Organizations located east of the Mississippi River, please contact the New York office: (212) 649-3750 or hearst.ny@hearstfdn.org. Organizations located west of the Mississippi River, please contact the San Francisco office: (415) 908-4500 or hearst.sf@hearstfdn.org.  
Grantor: Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation 
Key words: Mental Health
Focus: The Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation provides funding to organizations whose programs advance the development of all areas of the lives of children and young adults. The Foundation places special emphasis on organizations with programs/projects focused on eating disorders.
Amount: In general, grants range from $10,000 up to $100,000 and are typically for three years or less.
Grantees: Grantees include hospitals and universities.
Limits: There is no funding for general fundraising drives, endowments, or organizations that subsist mainly on third party funding and have demonstrated no ability or expended little effort to attract private funding. In addition, giving is on a national basis, but emphasis is given to organizations in the northeastern United States (southern New England & the mid-Atlantic states), as well as California.
Deadline: The online application is accepted throughout the year.
Contact: Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation website. Questions: Please email the Foundation.
Topic: Humanism in Medicine
Grantor: Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Deadline: The application for Presidential Program Grants ($5,000 and below) is accepted on a rolling basis. The application for Research Planning Grants ($2,500 and below) is accepted on a rolling basis.
Note: If you have difficulty accessing the Foundation’s website, please copy and paste the following URL in your browser: http://humanism-in-medicine.org
Topic: Immune Tolerance Therapies
Grantor: Immune Tolerance Network
Deadline: Submission of concept proposals for Clinical Trials and Biomarkers & Assays is ongoing.
Topic: Independent Medical Education
Grantor: Amgen
Deadline: Requests should be submitted at least 60 days prior to the program start date. 
Eligibility: Accredited Medical Education Providers
Grantor: Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation 
Focus: Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation awards grants to organizations for structuring, developing or modifying special-needs children’s programs.
Amount: In 2013 the Foundation gave $160,846 for grants ranging from $3,000 to $10,000.
Grantees: Grant recipients include: Franciscan Hospital for Children (Brighton, MA), $6,210 in 2012 to support an adaptive ice skating program for children with special needs and Seattle Children’s, $5,000 in 2010.
Limits: Funding is not available for salaries and professional fees, operating expenses or building programs.
Deadline: The online application is accepted through December 31st annually.
Contact: Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation website. Questions: Call (305) 861-5352 or email the Foundation
Grantor: Jett Travolta Foundation 
Focus: The Jett Travolta Foundation awards grants to organizations to assist and provide relief to children with vision, hearing, mobility, communication, behavior learning impairments or other special medical, environmental, health or educational needs.
Amount: In 2013 the Foundation gave $172,728 for grants.
Grantees: Grant recipients include Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation (2010).
Limits: None disclosed by the Foundation.
Deadline: The Foundation has not specified any deadlines.
Contact: Jett Travolta Foundation website. Questions: You can call (818) 844-0960 or contact the Foundation by mail: 1146 N. Central Ave., PMB 660, Glendale, CA 91202-2506.
Grantor:  Mayday Fund
Focus: The Mayday Fund’s mission targets alleviating the incidence, degree, and consequence of human physical pain. The Fund will award grants for projects that result in clinical interventions to reduce the toll of physical pain, pediatric pain, pain in non-verbal populations, and pain in the context of emergency medicine.
Amount: In 2013 the Fund awarded 15 grants totaling $819,434. Grants ranged from $2,000 to $200,000.
Grantees: Recent grantees include: (1) Children's Hospital Trust-Boston Children's Hospital, $110,000 in 2013 for the Study of Neuro-inflammation and $200,000 for Contribution towards a Chair for Saving the Child's Brain, (2) Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health, $30,000 in 2013 for the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN), (3) Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, $80,942 (funding for year 2 or 2) in 2013 for Neonatal Acupuncture Project, and (4) Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, $100,000 in 2012 (funding for year 2 of 2) for Pediatric Pharmacologic Dataset Analysis. 
Limits: Generally, grants will not be awarded for endowments, capital projects, equipment, general operating expenses, ongoing activities, or annual fundraising drives.
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year.  
Contact: Mayday Fund website. Questions: All initial or new contacts must send an email to
Christina Spellman, Executive Director. Mail and phone (212- 366-6970) contacts may be made only after initial email communication. 
Topic: Medical and Psychological Services - Economically Disadvantaged Children
Grantor: Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Topic: Medical Research; Children’s Advocacy
Grantor: Charles Lafitte Foundation
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Grantor:  Milbank Foundation for Rehabilitation
Focus: The Foundation’s vision is to integrate people with disabilities into all aspects of life. The Foundation’s grantmaking priorities are: improving and expanding quality health services, especially palliative care; consumer-oriented projects that enable people with disabilities to lead fulfilling, independent lives; innovative policy research and education on market-based approaches to health care and rehabilitation; and education and training of health and rehabilitation professionals.
Amount: In 2013 the Foundation gave $1,797,500 for 36 grants ranging from $5,000 to $250,000.
Grantees: Recent grantees include: Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation, $50,000 in 2013 for the Bridges Pediatric Palliative Care Program and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, $25,000 in 2012 for research on pediatric palliative care.
Limits: Funding is not available for building funds, capital campaigns or renovations, equipment (including computers and biomedical devices), endowments or general operating funds, international projects, and multi-year grants.
Deadline: Inquiries and proposals are accepted throughout the year ONLY by regular mail.                
Contact: Milbank Foundation for Rehabilitation website. Questions: You can call 609-951-2283.
Grantor: Oak Foundation 
Key words:  Learning Disabilities
Focus: The Oak Foundation’s Learning Differences Program provides core support and project grants to strengthen teacher development, student engagement, and parental understanding to enable students to follow their own individual paths to lifelong learning success.
Amount: In 2013 the Foundation gave $36,428,746 for 148 grants ranging from $2,000,000 to $15,000.
Grantees: Grant recipients include Blythedale Children’s Hospital and Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.
Limits: There is no funding for general fund raising drives. Except in special circumstances, the Foundation does not fund initiatives under $25,000.
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted throughout the year. Proposals from organizations that have established relationships with Foundation program staff are more likely to be given consideration.
Contact: Oak Foundation website. Questions: The Learning Differences Program is supported in the Foundation’s USA office located in Chapel Hill, NC. An email can be sent to ldp@oakfnd.ch or oak@oakfnd.org.
Grantor: Patterson Foundation
Focus: 
One interest area of the Patterson Foundation is occupational and physical rehabilitation. Funds are granted for health and human service projects related to occupational and physical rehabilitation that benefit youth with special needs. Preference is given to start-up costs or one-time projects that expand capacity and projects or programs in which a number of professionals or students in the field of occupational or physical health volunteer their services. Funding is also available for education as it relates to physical and occupational rehabilitation, especially programs that increase the number of underrepresented people in the occupational health and physical health fields. Also considered are projects in which teams of students in the occupational and physical health field volunteer their services in the community.
Amount: In 2013 the Foundation gave $698,461 for 15 grants ranging from $2,500 to $60,000.
Grantees: Grant recipients include Cook Children’s Medical Center (Fort Worth, TX).
Limits: The Foundation will not fund travel, film/video productions, direct costs of treatment or therapies, scientific research, or conference/seminars or publication of their proceedings.
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry: Ongoing
Contact: Patterson Foundation website. Questions: You can call (651) 686-1929 or email the Foundation
Topic: Pediatric Pain
Grantor: Mayday Fund
Deadline: Requests for funding are accepted throughout the year.
Topic: Population Health; Community Health
Grantor: Kresge Foundation
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year
Topic: Programs for Hospitalized Adolescents
Grantor: Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation – Victorious-4-Teens Programs
Deadline: Application: Ongoing
Note: The hospital’s Development Officer must complete the restricted grant application located on the Foundation’s website. 
Grantor:    RGK Foundation 
Key words:  Literacy; Early Childhood Development
Focus: The RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of education, community, and health/medicine. Within the area of education, support is available for programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Within community, support is available for human service programs such as children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. Within health/medicine, support is available for programs that promote the health and well-being of children and programs that promote access to health services.
Amount: The average Foundation grant is $25,000.
Grantees: Recent grant recipients include Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, $25,000 in 2014 to support The Audrey Hepburn CARES (Child Advocacy, Response and Evaluation Services) Center that provides an interdisciplinary model of expertise in child abuse, developmental-behavioral pediatrics and nutrition, and Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas (various awards in 2014).
Limits: The Foundation does not provide funding for fund raising activities, capital campaigns or renovation projects, student research projects, or indirect/administrative costs.
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted throughout the year. Requests for over $100,000 are considered by the grant committee three times a year.
Contact: RGK Foundation website. Questions: You can call (512) 474-9298 or email via the online form
Grantor:    W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Key words:  Child Development; Health; and Education
Focus: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation concentrates its resources on early childhood (prenatal to age 8), within the context of families and communities. The Foundation invests in projects that aim to increase the number of children who are reading-and-math proficient by third grade, who are born at a healthy birth weight and receive the care and healthy food they need for optimal development, and who are living at least 200 percent above the poverty level.
Amount: In 2014 the Foundation gave $291,083,954 for 1318 grants ranging from $8,000,000 to $600).
Grantees: Recent grant recipients in the educated kids focus area include Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation, $498,269 (2014-2017) to strengthen state systems that promote young children's optimal healthy development and school readiness by disseminating two innovative cost saving initiatives across state affiliates, and $2,400,000 (2010-2013) to optimize whole child development in vulnerable families by bridging multiple systems (e.g., child health, early care and education, family support) through the early identification of children at high risk of adverse developmental and behavioral outcomes and effective connection of these children and their families to comprehensive and integrated local community resources.
Limits: The Foundation awards grants nationally, but the Foundation’s priority locations are Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, and New Orleans. In general, there is no funding for operational phases of established programs, capital requests (which includes the construction, purchase, renovation, and/or furnishing of facilities), equipment, conferences and workshops, scholarships or tuition assistance, films, television and/or radio programs, endowments, development campaigns, or research/studies (unless they are an integral part of a larger program budget being considered for funding).
Deadline: The online application can be submitted throughout the year.
Contact:  W.K. Kellogg Foundation website. Questions: Please use the online contact form. You can call the Foundation’s headquarters at (269) 968-1611
Topic: Youth; People with Disabilities
Grantor: Anthony Robbins Foundation
Deadline: Letter of Intent: Ongoing

Title: Advancing Patient Safety Implementation through Safe Medication Use Research (R18)

Deadline: Opening: December 25, 2016; Application: January 25, May 25, and September 25 until September 26, 2019