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Special Opps: Funding and More for May 12, 2016

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“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners. All headings in this post link to the funding opportunities.

PetMeds Cares Donations

 PetMeds Cares is making products available for its donations program. Products that may be donated include non-prescription medication and pet supply items. Each group is eligible to submit only one request. Requests for donations must be submitted online.

 Thrivent Financial: Thrivent Choice

 The Thrivent Choice program is currently accepting recommendations for charitable donations. These donations are made available to churches and nonprofit organizations nationwide. Nominated organizations may receive $25 to $5,000. Only Thrivent Financial benefit members who are 16 years of age or older and meet certain requirements may submit nominations, which are accepted online.

 National Rural Accountable Care Consortium: Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative

 The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium is accepting online applications for projects that will support rural health care transformation. The funding agency seeks to improve care, reduce unnecessary health care costs, and improve patient satisfaction, while also improving the financial performance and sustainability of rural health systems. Awards will provide recipients with a proven road map to follow, industry leader expertise, and technical resources.

 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): Division of Research Summer Stipends

 The NEH is accepting applications from individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Applications must be submitted online at www.grants.gov by September 29, 2016, for projects beginning in May 2017.

 BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Foundation: 2016 Nonprofit Leadership Academy

 The BCBSNC will hold the second class of its nonprofit leadership academy October 19-20, 2016, and May 1-3, 2017, in Winston-Salem. The academy is an intensive leadership learning lab to help nonprofit organizations develop the leadership, culture, and strategy to be more adaptive organizations capable of delivering enhanced impact in today’s changing context. A total of 16 nonprofit organizations will be chosen to participate, and applicants must have at least three full-time staff members and an annual operating budget of $250,000 or more. Applications must be submitted online by July 1, 2016, and informational webinars regarding this program will be held throughout May 2016.

 Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards

 The Roslyn S. Jaffe awards program provides financial awards to everyday heroes who are making the world a better place for women and children, specifically in the areas of health, education, social reform, and esteem. One grand-prize winner will receive $100,000, and each runner-up will receive $25,000. Eligible nominees are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or the individuals leading them. Nominations must be submitted online by June 17, 2016.

 Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Walkabout Mini-Grants

 VDOT, through its Walkabout Mini-Grants program, aims to provide community stakeholders with opportunities to experience pedestrian and bicycle conditions in their communities, share perspectives, and build consensus around potential solutions. Eligible applicants include schools and school divisions, local governments, regional and state agencies applying on behalf of schools, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations working on behalf of schools. Applications must be submitted online by September 8, 2016; February 2, 2017; or September 14, 2016.

 Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence: Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence

 The Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence program recognizes innovative out-of-school time programs and staff members for their exemplary work in providing and promoting quality youth development programs for Arizona’s children. Three nominees and one winner will be honored in each of the following categories: outstanding out-of-school time professional, outstanding out-of-school time program, and the Melanie McClintock Leadership Award. Nominations must be mailed, emailed, or delivered to the funding agency by June 24, 2016.

 New York State (NYS) Health Foundation: NYSHealth Luminary Awards

 The New York State Health Foundation will provide up to five awards of $5,000 to nonprofit organizations employing leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to improve the health of New Yorkers over the last ten years. Only current and/or past recipients of awards from the funding agency are eligible to be nominated. All nominated individuals must be employed by state-based nonprofit organizations. Nominations are due online by June 14, 2016, and awards will be announced in October 2016.

 Humanities Texas: Summer Teacher Institutes

 Humanities Texas is accepting applications for its summer teacher professional development institute. The institute will be held June 6-9 2016, in Houston, on early 19th century America; June 12-16, 2016, in San Antonio, on U.S. history from the periods of European exploration to the American Revolution; June 13-16, in Austin, on U.S. history from 1945 to 1960; June 6-9, 2016, in Austin, and June 14-17, 2016, in El Paso, on the American literary tradition; and June 19-22, 2016, in San Marcos, on the American Southwest from the colonial period through the 20th century. Applications to participate must be submitted online and are accepted on a rolling basis.


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