PPC NC Grant Leads
== Main Goal: Funding for Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertension Education Classes for PPCNC members
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Roadmaps to Health: Community Grants 2012 Call for Proposals
"The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Roadmaps to Health Community Grants program will support communities working to implement policy or system changes to address one of the social or economic factors that, as defined by the County Health Rankings, most strongly influence health outcomes in their community. These include education, employment and income, family and social support, and community safety....
Applicant Web conference calls will be held on March 20 and April 20, 2012. Registration is required.
The complete Call for Proposals, application procedures, and Web conference call details are available at the RWJF Web site."
This connection offers interesting national statistics as well as a grant opportunity for up to $200,000.
Norfolk Southern Foundation increases charitable giving in 2011; plans expanded support for human services, environmental programs in 2012 http://www.nscorp.com/nscportal/nscorp/Media/News%20Releases/2012/ns_foundation.html
There's at least one NS line that runs south from Winston-Salem, NC and then west toward Asheville, NC which I would assume runs though Hickory, NC. There are other NS lines as well in the general PPCNC service area.
WHY PPCNC is so necessary!
Preventable Chronic Disease on the Rise, Report Finds
Although health in the United States improved this year in terms of smoking cessation, preventable hospitalizations, and cardiovascular deaths, the gains were offset by an increase in the prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and child poverty, a new report from the United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association, and the Partnership for Prevention finds.
Based on twenty-three measures, the report, 2011 America's Health Rankings (124 pages, PDF), found that the country's overall health stagnated in 2011 after three consecutive years of progress. While smoking prevalence declined 3.4 percent, to 17.3 percent of the adult population, the prevalence of obesity and diabetes continued to rise, increasing 2.2 percent and 4.8, respectively. Indeed, according to a 2010 report from the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization, diabetes and pre-diabetes may account for as much as 10 percent of total healthcare costs by 2020 — some $500 billion, up from $208 billion this year — if current trends continue.
The report also includes a ranking of the healthiest states in the nation. For the fifth consecutive year, Vermont topped the list, followed by New Hampshire, Connecticut, Hawaii, and Massachusetts. States showing substantial improvement include New York and New Jersey, largely because of improvements made in smoking cessation. Idaho and Alaska registered the biggest downward movement, dropping ten and five spots, respectively.
"While this year's rankings show some important improvements, we also see some very alarming trends — particularly diabetes and obesity — that, left unchecked, will put further strain on our country's already strained health care resources," said Dr. Reed Tuckson, United Health Foundation board member and executive vice president and chief of medical affairs, UnitedHealth Group. "At a time when the nation, states and individual families are grappling with tightening budgets and growing health care expenses, this year's rankings send a loud wakeup call that the burden of preventable chronic disease will continue to get worse unless we take urgent action."
“United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings Finds Preventable Chronic Disease on the Rise; Obesity, Diabetes Undermining Country's Overall Health.” United Health Foundation Press Release 12/06/11.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Accepting Nominations for Community Health Leaders Awards Program http://www.rwjf.org/grants/grant.jsp?id=69184
"Ten unsung heroes working to increase access to quality healthcare in their local communities will be selected to receive the award, which includes national recognition, opportunities to collaborate with fellow health leaders, and a cash award of $125,000 Deadline: November 28, 2011 (Brief Nominations) Posted: October 27, 2011"
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Offers Support for Healthcare Payment Experimentation http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21379
"The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced a call for proposals to fund locally based healthcare payment experimentation that promotes high-value healthcare outcomes.
In spite, or perhaps because, of current activity and attention to healthcare payment reform, RWJF believes that there remains an important need and opportunity for innovation in this area, including potential new payment models and fundamental payment change approaches that navigate successfully through stakeholders with varying needs, willingness, and goals...."
Marshall University Receives $2.6 Million From Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/news/story.jhtml?id=353200020
(Wonder if Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation would look a little farther east for help?)
"The Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health at Marshall University has announced a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to help diabetes coalitions in ten distressed communities implement solutions to the widespread problem of diabetes.
The coalitions are part of the university's Appalachian Diabetes Control and Translation Project, which has created sixty-six such coalitions in nine states since 2000 with funding from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Over the next five years, the CDC and ARC will provide training while Marshall guides the participating coalitions through a planning process, equips them with evidence-based programs, and provides ongoing technical assistance. The university also will evaluate the project, examining the coalitions to determine the changes they effect in their communities and in patients' diabetes health."
Assessing and Addressing Legal Barriers to the Clinical Integration of Community Health Centers and Other Community Providers http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Publications/Fund-Reports/2011/Jul/Clinical-Integration.aspx
"Explains the legal framework governing collaborations between health centers and affiliates. Profiles partnerships developed within the framework to advance the centers' core missions by expanding patient services and access to medical information. "
Published: July 2011
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation Invites School Personnel to Apply for Healthy Habits for Life Grants
"Healthy Habits for Life is a major grantmaking program of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation that helps schools address childhood obesity.
The program is offering a total of $150,000 in grants to assist schools working to promote healthy lifestyle choices among their students. The program will support school personnel in helping school-aged children reduce their cardiovascular risk, increase their physical activity, and/or learn healthy eating habits. Past grant recipients have used the funding to purchase pedometers for walking programs, heart rate monitors for physical education classes, nutritional and wellness curriculum materials, and Nintendo Wii game systems to help keep children active when inclement weather keeps them inside.
The foundation encourages school nurses, physical education teachers, health and family and consumer science teachers, athletic directors, principals, and other school personnel to apply for a grant.
The maximum grant amount is $1,000. Grants are limited to one per school. Grants can be used for programs offered during the 2012 calendar year. "
Sounds like BCBS is open to Healthy Habits grant proposals ... perhaps the healthy habits of healthcare, dental care, educational classes on "Eat this, not that", with a "Let's Move!" exercise chart included? Wonder if BCBS of NC would help fund such at PPCNC?
F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011 Trust for America's Health
Outlines 2008-10 national and state obesity rates, health indicators, and policies to address the epidemic; regional, economic, and social barriers to healthy choices; impact of the 2010 healthcare reform and Let's Move initiative; and recommendations.
Published: July 2011 Funder(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
IBM Awards $1 Million in 'Smarter Planet' Grants
IBM has announced grants totaling nearly $1 million to eleven nonprofit and educational organizations working on projects in areas such as health care, energy, and food safety....
In addition, IBM's recently completed Celebration of Service Day saw more than 300,000 employees volunteering 2.6 million hours in support of five thousand projects, including many partnerships with centennial grantees.
"Nonprofit and education organizations are the lifeblood of local communities, and we want to help them by offering support to build a smarter planet," said Stanley S. Litow, vice president of corporate citizenship and corporate affairs at IBM. "In conjunction with our employees making their skills available through massive volunteer efforts, IBM's Centennial Grants will help non profits and educational organizations meet their key goals."
Ashoka's Changemakers and Boehringer Ingelheim Invite Entries for Global Health Solutions Competition
"The Making More Health: Achieving Individual, Family, and Community Well-being competition, launched by Ashoka's Changemakers in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim, seeks to recognize innovative efforts that are transforming the field of health and increasing the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
Three projects will be selected by the Changemakers community to receive an unrestricted cash prize of $10,000. Entries received by the early deadline of August 17, 2011, will be eligible to win an early entry prize of $1,000."
Visit the Changemakers Web site for complete competition rules and entry procedures.
IF ONLY PPCNC could find a dentist or twelve ...
DentaQuest Foundation Seeks Proposals for Venture Fund for Oral Health http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=343800030
"The DentaQuest Foundation, a philanthropic organization funded by oral health company DentaQuest which invests in national and community-based efforts to improve oral health for all, has announced a Request for Proposals for its Venture Fund for Oral Health. The Venture Fund is seeking grant proposals from U.S. oral health programs that have demonstrated positive outcomes and that have the potential to make an impact on a wider scale.
The foundation seeks to support oral health systems that are effective and efficient and which provide equitable access to high-quality care for diverse populations. Through its investments, the foundation seeks to achieve lasting impact in the following four systems: public policy that supports improved oral health; increased public and private funding for oral health initiatives; improvement in the delivery of oral health care and prevention programs; and expanded community engagement on oral health issues...."
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Invites Letters of Intent for Access to Care Grants http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=342000051
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry seeks to support and promote services, education, and research with potential to improve the oral health of infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
HSHC Access to Care Grants are matching/challenge grants of up to $20,000 per year to support local service initiatives that provide dental care to underserved children. Special consideration will be given to programs that have demonstrated success and/or have potential for replication in other communities. Initiatives demonstrating collaboration with other institutions and organizations will be given priority consideration.
(For PPCNC, I wonder if CVCC's Dental Hygiene department would consider co-sponsoring with a local dentist - think Smile Starters and Ted Cooke - and PPCNC?)
Aetna Foundation http://www.aetna-foundation.org/foundation/index.html
(Again, we're not in their specific market area but they do make regional grants outside of the specified areas AND they also make national grants. Obesity, Racial& Ethnic Health care Equity, and Integrated Health Care are their three main areas of concern. Substantial grants available. At least worth a look.)
Humana Foundation Offers Transformational Communities Benefit Grant Program in Eight U.S. Communities http://www.humana.com/resources/about/corporate/hcb/
(We are not in this specific Humana marketing area but I wonder if they might be interested in PPC and our approach to healthcare.)
"A program of health-benefits company Humana, Inc. and the Humana Foundation, the 2011 Humana Communities Benefit initiative will award a one-time grant of $100,000 to a nonprofit organization in each of Humana's eight market areas.
"The program is accepting applications from organizations that are working to improve health experiences or build healthy communities in the areas of childhood health and education, family wellness and active lifestyles, and health literacy for diverse populations and seniors.
"In 2011, Humana is offering Humana Communities Benefits programs in the following regions: Phoenix, Arizona (Deadline: July 8, 2011); Chicago, Illinois (Deadline: June 24, 2011); New Orleans, Louisiana (Deadline: August 12, 2011); Kansas City, Missouri (Deadline: June 24, 2011); Cincinnati, Ohio (Deadline: June 30, 2011); Nashville, Tennessee (Deadline: July 29, 2011); Austin, Texas (Deadline: July 22, 2011); and Houston, Texas (Deadline; June 17, 2011).
"To be eligible, the applicant organization must have nonprofit 501(c)(3) status and must not be a political, social, religious, labor, or veterans' organization. Religious organizations are only eligible to apply for the benefit of project-specific support (e.g., social services outreach) or funds for an accredited, church-affiliated educational institution.
"The goal of the program is to make a positive, transformational impact on an organization in each market area and enable it to reach greater milestone goals. The proposed initiative may not allocate more than 15 percent of the grant to salaries, consultant fees, or other administrative costs. Grant funds may not be used for fundraising, operating expenses, or budget relief.
"Complete program guidelines and application forms for each location are available at the Humana Foundation Web site.
Sam's Club Awards $2.8 Million to Promote Healthy Living http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/news/story.jhtml?id=335000007
"Sam's Club has announced grants totaling $2.8 million to four nonprofit organizations working to reduce the spread of preventable diseases and promote healthy living ...."
(Shows that Sam's is interested in healthcare. Wonder if the local Sam's would support a local healthcare initiative?)
2/9/11 AP article by Marilynn Marchione
Strokes are rising fast among young, middle-aged http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110209/ap_on_he_me/us_med_stroke_younger_victims
(AN IDEA FOR THE FUTURE: PPCNC medical practitioners prescribe on-site, JOINT and INDIVIDUAL obesity education classes for parents and their obese children and/or young adults.)
Baxter, Baxter International Foundation Awarded $80 Million in 2010 http://www.baxter.com/about_baxter/sustainability/international_foundation/grants_program.html
“Baxter and its Foundation Expand Access to Healthcare and Education Through 2010 Charitable Contributions.” Baxter International Press Release 3/29/11.
Global healthcare company Baxter and the Baxter International Foundation have announced 2010 donations totaling nearly $80 million.
Last year, the global healthcare company and its foundation supported projects designed to expand access to health care, help developing nations and countries in crisis, and address other critical community needs globally.
(NOTE: One grant in July 2009 was through UNC for McDowell County, NC to help with "balance problems and to lower the incidences of falls and injuries".)
Proposals are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Foundation grants will address critical needs nationally, focusing on communities where Baxter has a corporate presence.... In evaluating a grant application, The Baxter International Foundation looks for:
* Eligibility under foundation guidelines. * Evidence that the project is a response to valid need and is superior to other competing projects. * Evidence of the organization's capacity to accomplish its goals ....
Qualified proposals must be submitted before or by the end of the business day of the deadline dates below:
* March 1, 2011 * July 8, 2011 * October 26, 2011
.... Preference is given to proposals that expand or improve access to healthcare with a strong plan for sustaining the services or program beyond the term of The Baxter International Foundation grant. Grants are not routinely renewed on an annual basis.
Occasionally, multiyear proposals may be considered. Multiyear commitments still require submission of an annual request, with a financial statement and narrative account of what was accomplished with the grant funds, a description of progress made toward achieving the goals of the grant and a work plan for the coming year....
Possible publication of interest
Who Will Be Uninsured After Health Insurance Reform? Urban Institute
Projects state-by-state compositions of the uninsured after reforms take effect including those eligible for Medicaid or exchanges but not enrolled, those exempt from the individual mandate due to a lack of affordable options, and undocumented immigrants.
Aetna, Aetna Foundation Awarded $15.6 Million in 2010 http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/news/story.jhtml?id=332900002
Aetna and the Aetna Foundation have announced that they awarded grants totaling $15.6 million to 661 nonprofit organizations in 2010.
Grants were awarded to nonprofits across the country working to address various healthcare issues, including racial and ethnic equity, obesity among adults and children, and the insufficient integration and coordination of health services. The company and its foundation also supported the arts, human services, education, and faith-based initiatives....
“Aetna, the Aetna Foundation, and Employees Contributed More Than $22 Million to Nonprofits in 2011.” Aetna Press Release 3/21/11
Catawba Valley Community Foundation http://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/Grants/affiliate?id=329 Unifour Foundation Endowment Fund Grants http://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/page/catawba-valley-list-of-funds
The 2011 grant application period for the Unifour Foundation Endowment Fund will be open from March 1, 2011 to April 8, 2011. Since 1999, the Unifour Foundation has contributed over $2 million in grants to local non-profit organizations. Approximately $209,000 was distributed in the 2010 grant cycle. (Per Leslie Stewart of the CVCF, 2011 grants will be in the range of $200K including grants from $2K - $30K.) The Unifour Foundation Endowment was established to promote the general welfare of all the citizens for the four counties that comprise the Unifour area: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties
Capital Campaign 2011 application
The Catawba County Capital Campaign Review Committee (CRC) is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that are planning capital campaigns and wish to be considered for calendaring by the CRC. Two deadlines are currently scheduled in 2011: June 1 and Nov. 1, at 5:00 p.m. at the CVCF office.
Thinking locally, there is a pharmacist at the Springs Road/McDonald Parkway, Hickory, NC Walgreens who is a Certified Diabetic Educator. He mentioned to a drug rep that he is interested in teaching some diabetes education classes. The drug rep provided the info and suggested PPC NC contact him.
"Walgreens Contribution Guidelines: Funding Categories - Organizations seeking funding should have a specific focus on improving:
* Access to health and wellness in their community * Pharmacy education programs and mentoring initiatives * Civic and Community outreach * Emergency and Disaster Relief
Health is our major area of focus, and the largest share of our annual budget is allocated to programs that address the health needs of our patients....
Programs - (1) Single-Disease Agencies - Walgreens selects national nonprofit organizations that focus on medical research, treatment, and service for diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis; etc. (2) United Way - Because Walgreens contributes to many local United Way campaigns across the nation, United Way supported agencies are not eligible to apply for additional support from Walgreens. (3) Faith-based organizations - Walgreens does contribute to faith-based organizations provided the contributions are not used for inherently religious purposes or to serve a limited constituency. Our contributions to faith-based organizations are designed to enhance services to the larger community in which an organization operates."
[My wonder is if local and/or corporate Walgreens would sponsor one of their pharmacists to teach diabetes classes at PPC NC and/or provide coupons for free or reduced prices for the glucose meter strips? From what I've heard locally, free meters can be obtained through drug reps. Strips cost.
Online grant applications with a 4 week turnaround time. I see this as a win-win-win-win (CDE-Walgreens-PPCNC-members)! paula]
Glaxo-Smith Kline "Ribbon of Hope" Grants http://www.mcrel.org/GSKRibbonOfHope/index.asp
The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation (the Foundation) announces guidelines, criteria, and deadlines for its Ribbon of Hope mini-grants program. The goal of the program is to have a positive impact on the lives of North Carolina’s citizens in each of the state’s 100 counties. Over the next three years, the Foundation will award mini-grants of $25,000 to North Carolina community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. These grants will support activities that establish or expand local programs in health, science, and education to serve identified needs of local communities. In addition, grantees will benefit from technical assistance provided by the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.
The Foundation supports programs that emphasize the understanding and application of health, science, and education to meet the needs of North Carolina’s citizens and communities. In order to be considered, proposals should relate to the establishment and implementation of projects tightly aligned with the goals and objectives of local community agencies, demonstrate their sustainability after grant funds are expended and, most important, address critical community needs that have been identified through comprehensive needs assessment activities.
Contact Carrie Germeroth at 303.632.5578 for more information.
Obesity Action Coalition Brian Woodward Community Program http://www.asmbsfoundation.org/research/communitygrants.php
The Bryan Woodward Community Grant Program was founded to support local initiatives to address the obesity epidemic in cities that host an ASMBS Foundation and Obesity Action Coalition “Walk from Obesity." Only those organizations located in a Walk City may apply. Preference is given to those who participated in the “Walk from Obesity”. (NOTE: Hickory, NC had a "Walk From Obesity" in 2010 sponsored by Hickory Surgical. Paula has contacted Hickory Surgical's organizers for information on the 2010 walk, if another is planned for 2011, if PPC members can participate, and if a grant was obtained or has been submitted for 2011.) Grants are awarded in amounts of $5K or less to organizations that are tax-exempt (or have applied for tax-exempt status).... Grants requests are accepted at any time for consideration. There is no deadline for submitting a request.
The Corning Incorporated Foundation
Over the years, the Corning Incorporated Foundation has contributed more than $108 million through its programs of giving. Resources are directed almost exclusively toward initiatives which improve the quality of life in and near communities where Corning Incorporated is an active corporate citizen. Currently, the Foundation annually fulfills approximately 136 grants totaling some $3.0 million.
Support goes to institutions that are tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and which are public charities as defined in Section 509(a) of the Code....
Community Service The Corning Incorporated Foundation supports a variety of organizations that serve a broad base of constituents. Included in this category are hospitals and hospices, community foundations, youth and women's centers, YMCAs, local youth organizations and selected United Ways.... (Some of the grants are for "General program support". Many of the grants are for hospitals. Wonder if FRMC, not on the list I reviewed, would co-apply for grant to cover CT and PET scan costs for PPCNC members? paula)
Abbott Industries' Abbott Fund - Applying for Grants http://www.abbottfund.org/sections/apply.html
Access to Health Care
Our global health programs seek innovative solutions to improve and expand access to health care services for disadvantaged populations. Specific areas of focus include cardiovascular health, diabetes, nutrition, maternal and child health and neonatal care. Many Abbott Fund programs are engaged in closing gaps in ethnic and minority communities, promoting health and nutrition education for families, training health workers, and improving delivery of health services. (Grants accepted only via internet; accepted from January through end of October. Provides a variety of grants including some titled Patient Support and Charitable Donation.)
Blue Cross Blue Shield http://www.bcbsncfoundation.org/grants/ (Many grant cycles; in 2010 sponsored a mobile dental site at GHCCM; community health and wellness grants including those for equipment.)
Walmart Community Giving http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/203.aspx (Announced plan for their brand to create healthier products.)
Hickory, NC Foundations
State Farm Insurance http://www.statefarm.com/aboutus/community/grants/company/company.asp Under "Other Grants"
In addition to our three focus areas, there is very limited funding available to meet community-based needs.
Arts and Culture Business Groups & Associations Civic Environment HEALTH AND WELLNESS Other Education Other Safety
The State Farm grant cycle is from January 2 through October 31. One proposal per organization per year may be considered. (This should include all of an organization's needs for a 12-month period.) All grant requests must be submitted online.
Centers for Obesity Research and Education (C.O.R.E.) http://www.cellinteractive.com/ucla/physcian_ed/core.html
The Centers for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) comprise eight of the leading obesity research and treatment centers in the United States. These nationally recognized centers have combined forces to disseminate knowledge of obesity treatment to the medical community. In response to addressing obesity as a major threat to public health, CORE strives to:
Provide timely, relevant education and training about obesity and its management to Primary Care Physicians and other Health Care Professionals
Bring expertise to bear as an educational and informational resource in the field of obesity, nationally and in the individual communities we serve
Raise the public awareness about the problem of obesity and the risk of excess weight, including options for prevention and management, and the value of weight management in fostering health improvement
Wells Fargo (Wachovia) www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/nc_guidelines
Human Services: We consider requests from social and human service organizations that work primarily in low- and moderate-income communities to:
* Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families * Ensure access to health education programs and quality health care
(Online applications. Grant requests reviewed throughout the year. Decisions within 90-120 days of application.)
General Electric http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/news/story.jhtml?id=308900012
GE Foundation Doubles Community Health Center Commitment
The GE Foundation has announced that it is doubling, to $50 million, its investment in an initiative designed to support nonprofit community health centers across the country.
Modeled on GE's Developing Health Globally initiative, the three-year Developing Health initiative was launched last year in partnership with GE's Corporate Citizenship and Diversity Council programs to improve access to primary care in underserved communities across the country. In addition to awarding grants, the program connects health centers with GE employees who can help them with specific needs, from marketing and communications to process improvements, and enables centers to work directly with GE affinity networks.
[From 1955 to 1997, there was a GE plant on Fairgrove Church Road in Hickory, NC. There are many GE retirees still living in the area. The GE employees group, Elfun (a long standing company initiative forming groups of employees, including retirees, to do volunteer work) is no longer active in Hickory or in Charlotte. There might be contact information available from the GE corporate office.]
Carolina Panthers http://www.panthers.com/community/panthers-charities.html Panthers Charities: Mission
The mission of Carolina Panthers Charities is to assess the needs of communities in North and South Carolina and develop programs and partnerships that create measurable and sustainable change. Our goal is to harness the resources and energy of the NFL, Carolina Panthers and our partners - corporate, civic and grassroots - to create new athletic opportunities for children, support their educational needs and promote healthy lifestyles for families in the Carolinas.
Carolina Panthers Charities funding is available to non-profit agencies whose missions address the educational, athletic, and human services needs of communities throughout North and South Carolina. Resources are also made available to arts, science and civic organizations in the Carolinas. Grants are made once a year and are awarded to non-profit , tax-exempt, charitable organizations that are exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Apply for a Carolina Panthers Charities grant. The application deadline is May 1 each year.
Lilly will accept the following grant requests:
* Healthcare professional education (Priority will be given to accredited programs) * Patient advocacy and Consumer education programs (e.g., disease-state education and awareness, screenings, etc.)
Funding may be requested in the form of charitable contributions, or support for an educational program, scientific awards or select fellowships. The focus will be on healthcare-related activities, including patient education and advocacy. Cardiovascular and diabetes are listed as two of the focus areas. Grants will not be approved for general capital expenses (office equipment, computer hardware, etc) nor for capital campaigns (building funds). Grant applications accepted for the current calendar year during the months of January through November. Grant applications for the next calendar year are accepted during the months of October through December of the current calendar year. After all parts of the grant application are processed, decision may take up to 45 days.
PACCAR (Parent company of Kenworth Trucking; new facility on I-40 near exit 123) http://www.paccar.com/company/foundation.asp
(THINK BUILDING OR IMPROVEMENT OF FACILITIES AND CAPITAL CAMPAIGN DOLLARS)
Background: The PACCAR Foundation is a private foundation formed in 1951. The Foundation usually directs its grants to organizations in those communities within the service area of a significant PACCAR presence, such as a factory or a major office. (Don't know if Hickory would qualify.)
Guidelines: Grant recipients in locations where there is a significant PACCAR Inc presence usually include United Way, universities, hospitals and programs for the arts and economic education. The balance of the Foundation’s grants is normally reserved for capital campaigns involving acquisition or improvement of facilities used for social and health services, education and cultural affairs. Proposals for program funds, support of operation budgets and fund-raising events are seldom funded.
Funding Decisions: Funding decision notification is made within six months. Funding of capital projects can be contingent on permits and start of construction.
(Potentially of interest) Creating Online Hubs: Three Models for Action John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Outlines current models of local online information hubs, core elements, requirements for realizing Knight's 2009 recommendation that every local community have a high-quality hub, and suggestions for governments, local stakeholders, and foundations.
Published: February 2011 Funder(s): John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Subject(s): Community Improvement/Development; Journalism/Media; Public Affairs