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  • findfundsblogger 9:44 am on October 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    More health funding! 

    Health funding!

    Happy Halloween, Funds Fans!  Here’s another exciting health fund to share with your networks.

    The Cardinal Health Foundation is seeking proposals from healthcare institutions that will impact the efficiency and quality of care. Grants between $7,500 and $35,000 will be awarded to approximately 25 organizations in 2014.  Deadline: December 6th, 2013.

    Focus areas include:

    • Medication safety across transitions of care from the acute setting to the community/home.
    • Operating room efficiency. Testing the AORN protocol to assess risk and implement changes to reduce pressure ulcers in the operating room.
    • Implementing protocols to improve infant outcomes for babies born addicted to opiates using a protocol developed by Ohio children’s hospitals.

    Please note that there is an optional informational webinar on Monday, November 4, 2013 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada).

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  • findfundsblogger 9:22 am on October 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Health Funding: NP4BC Program open again! 

    Nurses are Boss!Hey Funds Fans!  The NP4BC program has opened a second round for applications.  Deadline: 12:00pm noon on Friday, December 20th, 2013.

    The Nurse Practitioners for British Columbia (NP4BC) program supports the optimized use of Nurse Practitioner (NP) skills and competencies for primary health care by providing opportunities for NPs to be utilized as independent health practitioners, in collaborative inter-professional relationships with physicians and other health care providers.

    To support the further integration of NPs into the system, funding for up to 45 new NP positions per year over the next three years will be made available (2012/13 – 2014/15). Supporting the integration of NP roles will support increased access to primary health care services for high need priority populations and local gaps in care – frail elderly, chronic co-morbid, mental health and substance use, maternity, and unattached patients.

    All submissions must be supported and approved by the Health Authority with signatures from the Chief Nursing Officer and Primary Health Care Lead and by health care provider(s) collaborating with the NP. Submissions that do not have signed Health Authority approval will not be considered.

    NOTE: Funding under this initiative will not be used to fund NP positions in acute care practice settings.

    Make it happen!  Apply today 🙂

     
  • findfundsblogger 9:16 am on October 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative funding 

    UN Girls' Education Initiative

    Hello Funds Fans!  Here’s another great fund available from the United Nations.  The UNGEI Fund for Documentation of Good Practice Case Studies in Girls’ Education and Gender Equality (UNGEI Good Practice Fund) is designed as a catalytic fund to strengthen the evidence base through identification of good practice at the regional and country level. It aims to document a range of proven and promising interventions that have increased educational options and opportunities for girls. These may range from increasing access to educational opportunities to those relating to gender responsive teaching and learning approaches, improved gender relations in schools and education systems, and enhanced girls’ learning and achievement, including non-cognitive measures relating to self-esteem and leadership.  Grants range from $25,000 to $50,000 (estimate).  Deadline: November 30th, 2013.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:21 am on October 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: New Horizons for Seniors Program funding 

    Funding for Seniors programs

    Good day, Funds Fans!  It’s a glorious day for advocates of our beloved Elders and Seniors.  Check this out!  The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) invites eligible organizations to submit proposals to indicate their interest in being part of pilot projects that address seniors’ isolation through building social support networks and resources as  well as community interventions, and/or projects that address intergenerational  learning.  Projects must be seniors led or inspired and have a maximum duration of 24 months.  All activities must be completed and results be achieved within this time period.  Grants range from $50,000 to $100,000.  Deadline: November 13th, 2013.

    Funding will be provided to successful applicants under one of the following project streams:

    • Expanding on the continuum of integrated services for seniors experiencing, and at risk of, social isolation.
    • Supporting social participation through intergenerational learning. These projects could, for example, encourage seniors mentoring others.
    • Early warning/identification within the community of those seniors at risk of social isolation, and determining the existing programs and services which could support them.

    Priority consideration may be given to projects:

    • that approach hard-to-reach populations, such as, but not limited to Aboriginal seniors, currently isolated seniors, or those at risk of isolation due to factors such as low-income, homelessness, new immigrants, living alone, living with physical or mental disability, and, seniors providing caregiving;
    • that ensure an appropriate regional distribution of funding across Canada; and
    • that ensure an appropriate distribution of funding across the three (3) project streams listed above.

    Eligible recipients include:

    • Not-for-profit organizations;
    • Coalitions, networks and ad hoc committees;
    • For-profit organizations;
    • Municipal governments;
    • Research organizations and institutes;
    • Educational institutions (i.e. universities, colleges, CÉGEPs, school boards/school districts);
    • Public health and social services institutions; and
    • Aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)

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  • findfundsblogger 9:48 am on October 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: October 31st thru November 30th, 2013 

    Funding Deadlines November 2013

    Hello Funds Fans!  I’ve prepared a long list for your fund-seeking enjoyment 🙂  I have to admit that I’ve been a bit side-tracked these past two weeks, so don’t be surprised if I come across a number of other funds with a November deadline.  As it is now, the offerings below cover a wide range of topics and special interest areas.

    October 31st, 2013.  Grants of up to $5,000 each.  Build-A-Bear Workshop® believes in the teddy bear philosophy of being good people and good bears. In living those values, they provide grants through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to 501(c)(3) public charities or registered Canadian charities that support beary special causes, such as children’s health and wellness, animals, and literacy and education.

    October 31st, 2013. Maximum grant:  US$20,000. (Grant amounts for first-time applicants range from $500 to $5,000.)  First Peoples Worldwide provides Keepers of the Earth grants to projects that empower Indigenous communities. This encompasses a wide range of projects, and they try not to place too many restrictions on what type of project they will fund.  Grants are awarded to projects that seek to control, utilize, leverage, retain, create, and increase the assets of Indigenous communities. Among these assets are land, culture, language, kinship networks, subsistence activities and personal efficacy. Projects may be geared toward addressing issues such as food security, securing rights to ancestral lands, mitigating the effects of climate change, or preserving and renewing cultural values and traditional knowledge. They follow an Indigenous development model that values wholeness and balance, in which the diverse assets of the community must be developed in synchrony.

    October 31st, 2013.  Maximum Grant: $10,000 GoodLife Kids Foundation is a Canadian private foundation with a vision for every Canadian kid to have the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life. By inspiring, supporting and creating opportunities for Canadian kids they believe this vision can become reality. GoodLife Kids Foundation is accepting requests for funding from registered charities and qualified donees.

    October 31st 2013.  £35,000 GBP  The Whitley Awards are for wildlife and nature conservation focused projects.  Whitley Awards recognise the leadership qualities of individuals working with effective teams with strong nature conservation experience. We look for people who are excellent ambassadors for the work that they do.  It is not a requirement of the team leader to hold professional scientific qualifications. However, projects that aim to address issues on a biological level will need to demonstrate that activities will be informed based on scientific data. The inclusion of appropriate scientists or expertise on the team will also be expected if this is relevant to the project.  Application to the Whitley Awards is open and applicants do not need to be nominated.   Up to seven Whitley Awards will be available in 2014.

    October 31st, 2013.  The International Drawing Competition: Food for a Healthy World is a youth education initiative about food and nutrition. It promotes awareness of the importance of a diversity of nutritious foods for a healthy environment and for healthy people. It also highlights some global challenges relating to food – such as hunger, malnutrition, the food system, and climate change. The competition empowers children and young people with knowledge to make more informed food choices and to be active agents of change in our society. This competition encourages children and young people to create artwork and drawings that express why nutritious foods are important for a healthy world.  Prizes of US$500 will be awarded to the winner of each age group (6-10, 11-15 and 16-20 years old), US$200 will be awarded to the runner up of each age group and US$100 will be awarded to the third best drawing of each age group. In addition, Certificates of Recognition, signed by a United Nations official and a special gift to the schools of the winning artworks will be given.  Last but not least, the artworks will be used in logos, posters, FAO publications (distributed worldwide), T shirts and activity badges! This international drawing competition is open to ALL children and young people from 6 to 20 years old.

    November 1st, 2013.  Grants range from $500 to $100,000.  Canada Council for the Arts has numerous funding streams. Deadlines coming up on November 1st include:

    • Aboriginal Peoples Dance Companies, Organizations, Groups and Collectives
    • Grants to Professional Musicians – Individuals
    • Project Grants to Media Arts Organizations, Groups and Collectives
    • Grants to Media Arts Organizations
    • Initiatives, Aboriginal Peoples Production Project Grants in Dance
    • Grants to Aboriginal Dance Professionals
    • Travel Grants to Professionals in the Visual Arts

    November 1st, 2013.  Maximum Grant $100,000 per project.   EcoAction Community Funding Program provides financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.  The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future. In keeping with Environment Canada’s national environmental priorities, the Program supports projects that address the following four themes: Clean air; Clean water; Climate change; Nature.

    November 1st.  Indspire Aboriginal Health Careers and Post Secondary Education Scholarships:   Indspire, formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, has evolved into the largest non-governmental funding body for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post secondary students across Canada. Bursary and scholarship awards are provided to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students annually across a diverse range of disciplines.

    November 1st, 2013.  The World Habitat Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation as part of its contribution to the United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Homeless. Every year an award of £10,000 is presented to each of the winners for projects that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems.

    November 1st, 2013.  The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues invites Indigenous organizations or organizations working for indigenous peoples can apply for small grants from the Trust Fund.  The Fund is mainly used for small grants projects with a budget for up to US$ 10,000 covering one year’s expenses.  Priority will be given to projects that focus on the areas of (i) culture (with a specific focus on indigenous languages); and (ii) the environment (with a specific focus on the respect of the principle of free, prior and informed consent).

    November 1st, 2013.  Grants range from $2,500 to $25,000.  McKesson Canada  believes that it is their responsibility to help the most vulnerable and at-risk members of the communities in which they operate. Each year, the McKesson Foundation’s Regional Grants Program makes it possible for many Canadian non-profit charities to improve the status of children and youth in the areas of health and education.  McKesson Canada encourages the submission of grant applications for one-time specific projects or programs on an annual basis.

    November 1st, 2013.  Wildlife Habitat Canada will primarily support projects that address priority activities under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP), regional and local habitat projects of importance to other migratory game birds and the Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund projects.  Only Canadian recipients are eligible and include: not-for-profit organizations; aboriginal organizations, associations and wildlife management boards; research, academic and educational institutions; for profit organizations such as small businesses, companies, corporations, and industry associations; local organizations such as community associations and groups, seniors’ and youth groups, and service clubs; and, provincial, territorial, municipal and local governments and their agencies.

    November 12th, 2013.  Maximum grant: US$100,000.  Grand Challenges Explorations Round 12 is now open!  Grand Challenges Explorations is open to both foreign and domestic non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions.  For each round of Grand Challenges Explorations, applicants are asked to focus their proposals on specific topics where creative, unorthodox thinking is most urgently needed.  They are specifically interested in work targeting: reproductive health, maternal, neonatal, and child health, nutrition, HIV, TB, polio, and vaccine delivery.

    November 15th, 2013.  Grants range from $500 to $100,000.  Canada Council for the Arts  has another important deadline for the following:

    • Inter-Arts Office: Touring Grants to Artists and Organizations
    • Elder and Youth Legacy Program
    • Music: Travel Grants
    • Support Services to the Dance Milieu: Multi-year and Annual Grants
    • Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange: National and International Project Grants
    • Inter-Arts Office: Project Grants to Organizations

    November 30th, 2013. Two scholarships are available in the amounts of $1500 and $1000.  British Columbia Food Protection Association (BCFPA) has recognized that it takes a combination of hard work and educational funding for most students to achieve their goal of a post-secondary education. That’s why they’ve developed a scholarship fund to help encourage student funding and interest in food protection in BC.

    There it is folks, go and get it!  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger

     
  • findfundsblogger 7:01 am on October 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Global Fund for Women 

    Funding for women's projectsThe Global Fund for Women invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. They strengthen women-led organizations based outside the United States by providing grants ranging from $500 to $30,000 for operating and program expenses. They value local expertise and believe that women know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change.  Deadline: December 15th, 2013.

    The Global Fund for Women is committed to providing support to women’s groups throughout the world in a fair and just way.  Funding priorities are intended to align with women’s human rights trends and needs and to ensure that the grant-making informs other programmatic initiatives and advocacy. They are committed to supporting collaboration and partnership by and between grantees in order to strengthen and sustain impact.

    Their grant-making strategy reflects three tiers of grants that include:

    • Catalyzing new women-led organizations and initiatives
    • Strengthening the work of existing grantees
    • Assisting long-term grantees to consolidate, accelerate and extend their work, learning and impact

    Eligibility:

    • Groups of women working together.
    • Organizations that demonstrate a clear commitment to women’s equality and women’s human rights.
    • Organizations that are governed and directed by women.
    • Organizations based outside of the United States.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:34 am on October 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Arts and Environment funding plus a scholarship for Food Safety 

    TGIF!

    Welcome to Friday, Funds Fans!  Here’s a bit of weekend reading.  Don’t forget to check the Deadline Alert because October has LOTS of other funding opportunities and it’s not too late to get your proposal in.

    EcoAction Community Funding Program provides financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.  The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future. In keeping with Environment Canada’s national environmental priorities, the Program supports projects that address the following four themes: Clean air; Clean water; Climate change; Nature.  Maximum Grant $100,000 per project. Deadline:  November 1st, 2013.

    British Columbia Food Protection Association (BCFPA) has recognized that it takes a combination of hard work and educational funding for most students to achieve their goal of a post-secondary education. That’s why they’ve developed a scholarship fund to help encourage student funding and interest in food protection in BC.  Two scholarships are available in the amounts of $1500 and $1000.  Deadline:  November 30th, 2013.

    Canada Council for the Arts has numerous funding streams.  Grants range from $500 to $100,000.  Deadlines coming up on November 1st include:

    • Aboriginal Peoples Dance Companies, Organizations, Groups and Collectives
    • Grants to Professional Musicians – Individuals
    • Project Grants to Media Arts Organizations, Groups and Collectives
    • Grants to Media Arts Organizations
    • Initiatives, Aboriginal Peoples Production Project Grants in Dance
    • Grants to Aboriginal Dance Professionals
    • Travel Grants to Professionals in the Visual Arts

    Also, November 15th is an important deadline for the following Canada Council grants:

    • Inter-Arts Office: Touring Grants to Artists and Organizations
    • Elder and Youth Legacy Program
    • Music: Travel Grants
    • Support Services to the Dance Milieu: Multi-year and Annual Grants
    • Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange: National and International Project Grants
    • Inter-Arts Office: Project Grants to Organizations

    There it is folks, go and get it!  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger

     

     
  • findfundsblogger 9:33 am on October 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: School Garden Grant Program 

    School Garden Grant ProgramHi Funds Fans! Here’s a gooder of a funding program that encourages children and youth to better understand and take a hands-on approach to fresh, wholesome food production.

    In collaboration with FoodCorps, the Whole Kids Foundation is accepting applications for the School Garden Grant Program.  Max. Grant: $2,000.  Deadline: October 31st, 2013.

    The program is designed to support school garden projects that help students learn about complex topics such as nutrition and health, sustainability and conservation, food systems, and community awareness.  To be eligible, an applicant must be a nonprofit K-12 school (public, private, or charter) and/or a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States (including its territories), the United Kingdom or Canada that is developing or currently maintaining a garden project on school grounds to interest children in fresh fruits and vegetables.  Garden projects may be at any stage of development (planning, construction, or operation). Priority will be given to both limited-resource communities and to projects that demonstrate strong buy-in from stakeholders, as well as ability to financially sustain the garden.  There is a limit of one grant per school.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:48 am on October 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Health Funding! 

    Health FundingHello Funds Fans!  It’s a great day for those of you in the healthcare field 🙂  Funding AND scholarships!!

    The Cardinal Health Foundation is seeking proposals from healthcare institutions that will impact the efficiency and quality of care. Grants between $7,500 and $35,000 will be awarded to approximately 25 organizations in 2014.  Deadline: December 6th, 2013.  Focus areas include: Medication safety across transitions of care from the acute setting to the community/home; Operating room efficiency testing the AORN protocol to assess risk and implement changes to reduce pressure ulcers in the operating room; Implementing protocols to improve infant outcomes for babies born addicted to opiates.

    McKesson Canada  believes that it is their responsibility to help the most vulnerable and at-risk members of the communities in which they operate. Each year, the McKesson Foundation’s Regional Grants Program makes it possible for many Canadian non-profit charities to improve the status of children and youth in the areas of health and education.  McKesson Canada encourages the submission of grant applications for one-time specific projects or programs on an annual basis.  Grants range from $2,500 to $25,000.  Deadline: November 1st, 2013. 

    Due November 1st.  Indspire Aboriginal Health Careers and Post Secondary Education Scholarships.   Indspire, formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, has evolved into the largest non-governmental funding body for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post secondary students across Canada. Bursary and scholarship awards are provided to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students annually across a diverse range of disciplines.

    Please share and re-tweet within interested networks!

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  • findfundsblogger 12:01 pm on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding, funding, funding… Journalism, Agriculture Safety, Children’s Art, Indigenous projects 

    It's a bountiful world :)Hey Funds Fans, long time, no see!  Other matters have kept me occupied lately but here I am with a backlog of funding opportunities.  Since Thanksgiving weekend is coming up in Canada, I wish you all a wonderful time of family, friends, and food.   We all have so much to be thankful for.  Amen!

    The Earth Journalism Network is launching its third round of small grants to invest in strategic opportunities for media development around the world. As in previous years, these grants aim first and foremost to build the capacities of local environmental journalism networks, and thus in turn respond to the needs of the grant recipients’ local communities and environments.  Generally speaking, the Earth Journalism Grants Fund will be focused on capacity building, but if special opportunities arise, they are open to supporting fellowships and travel grants that support specific story ideas or coverage of key events, so long as these projects involve collaboration between multiple journalists. While content production is an important aspect of any project, applications without some form of network- or capacity-building component will not be considered. As Internews is strictly a media development organization, please avoid any applications rooted in advocacy or political campaigning.  Up to US$10,000 available.  Deadline: October 15th, 2013.

    The FCC AgSafety Fund helps charitable and non-profit groups deliver agriculture safety training to farmers and/or their workers across Canada either through direct training or a train the trainer model.  The grant is administered through a partnership between Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to provide training to keep farmers, their families, agribusiness operations and employees safe at work.  Individuals and/or groups proposing programs or projects with a local or provincial scope are eligible to receive a maximum of $10,000. Applicants proposing programs with a national scope are eligible to receive a maximum of $25,000Deadline: October 27th, 2013. 

    The International Drawing Competition: Food for a Healthy World is a youth education initiative about food and nutrition. It promotes awareness of the importance of a diversity of nutritious foods for a healthy environment and for healthy people. It also highlights some global challenges relating to food – such as hunger, malnutrition, the food system, and climate change. The competition empowers children and young people with knowledge to make more informed food choices and to be active agents of change in our society. This competition encourages children and young people to create artwork and drawings that express why nutritious foods are important for a healthy world.  Prizes of US$500 will be awarded to the winner of each age group (6-10, 11-15 and 16-20 years old), US$200 will be awarded to the runner up of each age group and US$100 will be awarded to the third best drawing of each age group. In addition, Certificates of Recognition, signed by a United Nations official and a special gift to the schools of the winning artworks will be given.  Last but not least, the artworks will be used in logos, posters, FAO publications (distributed worldwide), T shirts and activity badges! This international drawing competition is open to ALL children and young people from 6 to 20 years old.  Deadline: October 31st, 2013.

    The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues invites Indigenous organizations or organizations working for indigenous peoples can apply for small grants from the Trust Fund.  The Fund is mainly used for small grants projects with a budget for up to US$ 10,000 covering one year’s expenses.  Priority will be given to projects that focus on the areas of (i) culture (with a specific focus on indigenous languages); and (ii) the environment (with a specific focus on the respect of the principle of free, prior and informed consent).  Deadline: November 1st, 2013.

    There it is folks, go and get it!  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger!  See other grants available in October 2013 here

     
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