Friday, January 15, 2010

Promoting Partnerships to Strengthen Health Care Reform informational meeting

On January 21, Northwest Health Foundation will release a request for proposals (RFP) entitled Promoting Partnerships to Strengthen Health Care Reform Advocacy. We hope the projects funded through this grant cycle will increase the presence of diverse voices in health care reform policy discussions. The Foundation is particularly interested in applications that incorporate innovative partnerships between organizations.

In order to give applicants the opportunity learn more about the RFP and cultivate potential partners, we will be hosting the following informational meeting:

Wednesday, January 27 from 2:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m (reception to follow) Northwest Health Foundation

221 NW Second Ave., Suite 300, Portland

It is not a requirement to attend this meeting prior to submission of a grant proposal.

Because space is limited, only one person per organization may participate and an RSVP is required to attend. If you'd like to attend, please send your name, your organization and your organization's mission statement to Chris DeMars ( no later than Wednesday, January 20.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

NCAA Choices Grants to Reduce Alcohol Abuse on College Campus

The NCAA CHOICES program provides funding for NCAA member institutions and conferences to integrate athletics into campus-wide efforts to reduce alcohol abuse. NCAA CHOICES projects must partner athletics with other campus departments in the development and implementation of effective alcohol-education projects. Collaboration between the athletics department and other campus organizations involved in alcohol education is a vital element of an NCAA CHOICES project.

Amount: Grant funds to any one program will not exceed $15,000 for the first year,
$10,000 for the second year and $5,000 for the final year of the grant.

Date due: February 16, 2010

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

International Sports Programming Initiative

The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the International Sports Programming Initiative. Proposals are sought for projects designed to reach out to youth and promote mutual understanding by increasing the professional capacity of those who design and manage youth sports programs in select countries in Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, the Near East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere. The focus of all programs must be on reaching out to both male and female youth ages 7-17 and/or their coaches/ administrators.

Amount: $225,000

Date due: March 12, 2010

Proposal themes are (1) Training Sport Coaches; (2) Youth Sports Management; (3) Sport and Disability; and, (4) Sport and Health.

For more information, click here.