Requests for Proposals
Mary Black Foundation (Spartanburg, SC)
The Mary Black Foundation announced five funding opportunities for 2017.
- Community Health Fund
Responsive Grants: The foundation will accept applications from nonprofit and/or governmental agencies working to improve health and wellness for the people and communities of Spartanburg County.
The deadline is January 15, 2017. This is the only time in 2017 that Community Health Fund applications will be accepted. The application can be found here.
- Early Childhood Development
Responsive Grants: The foundation will accept applications from nonprofit and/or governmental agencies working to increase kindergarten readiness in Spartanburg County, particularly those addressing:
- Increase awareness and public support for early childhood development and opportunities to improve school readiness.
- Increase the availability of high quality child care and other preschool programs.
- Increase programs and services to ensure children birth to age five meet developmental and educational milestones.
- Increase evidence-based education and skill-building to help parents support early child development and learning.
- Increase evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention strategies used in schools, community-based organizations, and medical facilities.
The deadline is January 15, 2017. Early Childhood Development applications will also be accepted on August 15, 2017. The application can be found here.
- Connect, an Adolescent Health Initiative: With funding through the federal Office of Adolescent Health, the foundation will accept applications from nonprofit and/or governmental organizations working to decrease teen pregnancy and increase positive outcomes for youth in Spartanburg County. The deadline is February 24, 2017. This is the only time in 2017 that Connect applications will be accepted. The application can be found here.
- Healthy Families Initiative: The foundation is launching a five-year initiative to expand Triple P, an evidence-based parent education program, and will accept applications from nonprofit and/or governmental agencies looking to increase parental knowledge and skills by implementing Triple P. The deadline is January 31, 2017. This is the only time in 2017 that Healthy Families Initiative applications will be accepted. The application can be found here.
- Healthy Eating and Active Living
Responsive Grants: The foundation will accept applications from nonprofit and/or governmental agencies working to decrease obesity in Spartanburg County, those addressing:
- Increasing awareness and public support for healthy eating and active living.
- Increasing and enhancing access to and availability of places that promote healthy eating and active living.
- Increasing programs and services to support healthy eating and active living.
- Increasing evidence-based physical education and nutrition education in schools, afterschool programs, and other youth serving organizations.
The deadline is January 15, 2017. Healthy Eating and Active Living applications will also be accepted on August 15, 2017. The application can be found here.
Contact: Amy Page
New York State Health Foundation (New York)
The New York State Health Foundation's (NYSHealth) Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities Request for Proposals (RFP) is open. Many organizations across New York are doing smart, innovative work that is relevant to NYSHealth's priority area of Building Healthy Communities. These organizations should be elevating their work and informing key stakeholders at conferences and other convenings in New York and nationally. Yet, because of a lack of resources, they are often unable to do so. Through this RFP, NYSHealth will sponsor community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, state, and national conferences related to building healthy communities. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through June 30, 2017.
The Rockefeller Foundation (New York, NY)
Over time, The Rockefeller Foundation has become very intentional about catalyzing or supporting innovation where and when it is appropriate. It has worked with or funded many thought-leaders and exemplar practitioners, learning from a range of folks including academics (e.g. Christian Seelos, Jaideep Prabhu, Frances Westley), consultancies (Ideas42, Amplify, Doblin), innovation accelerators, and labs (Sustainable Food Lab, Unreasonable, emcArts).
After receiving many inquiries about The Rockefeller Foundation’s work to integrate innovation into its major funding initiatives, it put together this resource on ways to source innovation. Though it is still in draft form, the foundation has begun sharing it with others. The website is innovationguide.org.
Though the case studies are proving most useful, early feedback indicates that too many of the foundation’s rely on international examples. If anyone has case studies to offer that demonstrate a foundation’s use of any of the listed methods, share them along with any feedback or comments.
Contact: Kippy Joseph