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Requests for Proposals

May 2017

Kendal Charitable Funds (Kennett Square, PA)

Kendal Charitable Funds announced its 2017 Promising Innovations Grant topic. With 90 percent of individuals over age 65 saying they want to live at home, successful and replicable aging in place models continue to challenge aging services. At the heart of this challenge is the risk of social isolation many older adults may face.

Kendal Charitable Funds’ 2017 Promising Innovations Grant seeks proposals that support aging in place and combat isolation of older adults through engagement in purposeful and meaningful ways within the greater community, designed to affirm their value and connectedness. Kendal hopes to identify factors that lead to isolation and to address them before and/or after they occur, especially utilizing new, replicable models.

Promising Innovation grants take their place in a field that is expanding rapidly to meet the needs of a burgeoning population of elders where money can nurture a pioneering idea to make a measurable difference.

Grants will not normally exceed $50,000 and will normally be for a two-year period. The award recipient will be notified in November 2017. Funding will begin in January 2018. Those considering submitting an online Letter of Intent should review the 2017 Grant Seeker Guidelines

Letters of intent will be accepted until May 19, 2017. Click here for access to the grant application portal.

Contact: Diane Massey
Phone: 610.2335.1280


The Notah Begay III Foundation (Santa Ana Pueblo, NM)

The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation’s national program, Native Strong announced its 2017 “Drop Sugary Drinks!” Grant Request for Applications. This 10-month funding opportunity, made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will expand NB3F’s support of Native American communities working to improve the health of young children. Applications will be accepted from tribes and Native-led organizations across the country that specifically focus on the reduction of sugar-sweetened beverages and increase the consumption of healthy beverage alternatives for children zero to eight years old.

Tribes and Native-led organizations working to significantly reduce sugary drinks and to increase the consumption of healthy beverage alternatives may apply for a grant between $10,000 and $40,000. Considering communities are at various stages of addressing SSB consumption, applicants may use the funding to focus on one of the two following areas: Community Health Assessments or Implementation of Plans (based off previously conducted assessments and plans).



New York State Health Foundation (New York)

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) launched a Request for Proposals to support hospitals in New York State in adopting OpenNotes. OpenNotes is a national movement to give patients access to their own visit notes written by their doctors, nurses, or other clinicians. Established in 2010 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, OpenNotes spurs real patient engagement by giving patients and their caregivers access to the clinical notes written by health care providers. When patients have such access, they better remember what was discussed during the visit and are more likely to take medications as prescribed and follow the recommended treatment plan. This RFP is open to any hospital in New York State interested in implementing OpenNotes, with awards of up to $100,000 to be granted to up to 10 hospitals. Proposals are due on June 8, 2017. Click below to read the RFP and apply.


Stanford PACS Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford, CA)

Digital Impact, an initiative of the Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS), opened the 2017 cycle of its now global grants program to advance the use of digital data and infrastructure for social good. A fundamental goal of the program is to support better data-informed decision making in philanthropy (particularly individual giving) and in the social sector. Digital Impact awards grants for two types of projects: scholarly research and sector advancement. Funds are intended to support innovations and research that have broad application for improving knowledge, practices, and outcomes across the social sector. All work supported by Digital Impact Grants is to be publicly shared and openly accessible.  Digital Impact will select five to 15 grantees to receive funding from a pool of $200,000. The deadline for proposals is June 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific, and winners will be notified in August 2017. Funds will support new or ongoing innovation and research to be conducted from fall 2017 to fall 2018. Digital Impact will host a webinar on Friday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern to discuss the grants program in detail and respond to questions from prospective applicants. Register here.

Grantees will be invited to a conference at Stanford in February 2018 and will present the outcomes of their work to the Digital Impact community in the fall of 2018. Click below to learn more about this grant opportunity view the full RFP.

Contact: Cord Bynum
Phone: 831.515.6403