Funding Opportunities

 


February 6, 2019

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center announces grant funding opportunities through its 1st Cycle 2019 Direct Effect Quality of Life (Tier 1) and High Impact Priority Quality of Life (Tiers 2, 3, & 4) grants initiatives.

Quality of Life (QOL) grants are federally funded through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL) (Cooperative Agreement Number 90PRRC0002-01-01).

Direct Effect QOL grants offer up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations for projects that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers. High Impact Priority QOL grants fund projects in the following high-priority areas: Tier 2 – Transportation, Respite/Caregiving, and Disaster Response (grants up to $30,000); Tier 3 – Nursing Home Transition (grants up to $40,000); and Tier 4 – Employment (grants up to $50,000).

We encourage you to read the Application and Program Guidelines, which include new Eligibility Criteria, and to visit the Reeve Foundation website for an overview of the QOL grant program and the QOL grant application process.

A free Application Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on Monday, February 11th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. You may register here or on our website.

Please note that Letters of Intent (LOIs) are no longer required to apply for a QOL grant. QOL grant applications are available and are to be completed online through the Reeve Foundation online grants portal. The online application submission deadline is Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

The Foundation is no longer able to provide individual pre-award assistance either by telephone or email. However, we welcome you to submit questions about the application process to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All questions submitted via email will be collected, aggregated, and answered in a Questions and Answers document posted on our website. The deadline for emailed questions is Friday, February 15th.

We hope you will join us for the webinar on February 11th.

Sincerely,
Mark Bogosian
Director, Quality of Life Grants Program


August 19, 2018

ARCH is pleased to share with you these announcements of available foundation funding.

1) Responsive Grants from the Retirement Research Foundation

The Retirement Research Foundation is one of the first private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues. RRF’s Responsive Grants program supports projects that have a significant focus on older adults, ages 65 and over, in the following areas: 1) Advocacy to achieve enduring social change around issues that affect older Americans; 2) Direct Service to improve availability and quality of community-based and residential long-term services and supports; 3) Professional Education and Training to increase the competency of professionals and paraprofessionals who serve older adults; and 4) Research to seek causes and solutions to significant problems for older adult.

Three-page Letters of Inquiry (LOI) are due by December 1, 2018 in all four categories for a proposal deadline of February 1, 2019.

Link to Request for Proposals.


Ongoing opportunities


Retirement Research Foundation


Retirement Research Foundation’s Responsive Grants program supports projects that have a significant focus on older adults, ages 65 and over, in the following areas:

Advocacy: Achieve enduring social change around issues that affect older Americans

Direct Service: Improve availability and quality of community-based and residential long-term services and supports

Professional Education and Training: Increase the competency of professionals and paraprofessionals who serve older adults

Research: Seek causes and solutions to significant problems for older adults

Applications for Responsive Grants are considered three times per year. The deadlines for the submission of applications are February 1, May 1, and August 1.

For more information, visit http://www.rrf.org/grants/responsive-grants.


Griswold Grants for Respite

Sign up to be notified when the Jean Griswold Foundation starts accepting grant applications in Fall of 2019.

Guidelines:

• Applicants must be a registered 501C nonprofit.

• Service location must be within 21 miles of a Griswold Home Care office located within multiple states. To check location of home care offices go to www.griswoldhomecare.com and enter your zip code.

• Your agency's mission must align with the objectives of Jean Griswold Foundation; those served must qualify as low income, population served must be elderly and or disabled individuals, and your programming must support an individual's goal of aging in place.

Grants range from $500 to $2,000. Funds must be utilized from January 1st of a calendar year through December 31st of that year. Two reports are required during the grant year; a mid-year report and a year-end report to remain in good standing with the foundation.


Evidence For Action - Ongoing Opportunity 

Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project, Evidence for Action accepts Letters of Intent on a rolling basis to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships. ARCH has been in discussion with them about respite research in relation to the work of the Expert Panel on Respite Research and they are very willing to entertain research proposals that follow the Expert Panel’s Research framework. For more information, please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., author of the report and ARCH facilitator of the Expert Panel.

The application process and requirements can be found at http://www.evidenceforaction.org/applicants#informational-webinar--2 . Letters of Intent that are viewed favorably will be invited to submit a more detailed proposal and awards are for 36 months. Preference is given to applicants that are public entities, institutes of higher education, or nonprofit organizations based in the U.S. or its territories. 501(c)(3) organizations as well as other types of non-profit and for-profit organizations are welcome to apply.