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Summaries of funding programs are provided by RAC for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information. You can also browse a list of inactive funding programs.

National Programs

AMA Foundation Healthy Living Grant (Formerly Fund for Better Health)
Provides healthy lifestyles seed grants for grassroots public health programs. This year's grants are supporting projects in the area of Prescription Drug Safety.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 12, 2014
Sponsor: AMA Foundation
BNSF Railway Foundation
Offers grants to organizations that operate near a BNSF railway line. Among others, priority areas include health and human service organizations, programs that address chemical dependency treatment and prevention, spouse and child abuse, women's and children's aid, transitional shelters, hospitals, medical programs, and youth development programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Foundation
Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Grants
Provides funding to alcoholism prevention and education programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Christopher D. Smithers Foundation
Minority Medical Student Summer Externship in Addiction Psychiatry
Offers a clinical shadowing program to minority medical students who have an interest in services related to substance abuse treatment and prevention in underserved areas. Externship sites will be located in rural or inner-city sites.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2015
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and Family Functioning
Funds to encourage conferences and meetings to examine questions relating to the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress, and military reintegration.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 12, 2014
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

State and Regional Programs

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grants
Awards grants to organizations working in West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania in the areas of health, human services, education, economic development, and community development.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Community Grants Program
Supports organizations in Pennsylvania and Washington that provide direct bereavement and grief services and supports for children and teens, and programming for children and teens impacted by drug and alcohol dependency.
Geographic coverage: Pennsylvania and Washington.
Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2014
Sponsor: Moyer Foundation
Daniels Fund Grants
Offers grants to nonprofit organizations working in the areas of aging, alcoholism and substance abuse, amateur sports, youth development, disabilities, homelessness, and education.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Daniels Fund
Gates Family Foundation Capital Grants
Provides support for building purchase, construction, expansion, renovation, and/or land acquisition for Colorado organizations working in the areas of arts and culture; education; well-being of children, youth, and families; parks and recreation; and community development.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Gates Family Foundation
Kansas Health Foundation Recognition Grants
Funding for unsolicited requests specifically targeted for grassroots groups doing innovative and meaningful work that fits within the foundation's mission to improve the health of all Kansans.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2014
Sponsor: Kansas Health Foundation
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Grants for organizations that serve financially needy residents of North Carolina and work in the areas of primary care, prevention, diabetes, mental health, and substance abuse.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Application Deadline: Aug 12, 2014
Sponsor: Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Oregon Community Grant Program
Offers grants to programs in Oregon that address health and well-being of vulnerable populations; educational opportunities and achievement; arts and culture; or community livability, environment, and citizen engagement.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Community Foundation
WellPoint Foundation Grants
Supports health and wellness programs that work to increase access to health care, increase health care quality, and reduce health care costs.
Geographic coverage: Operates in 25 states
Application Deadline: Sep 12, 2014
Sponsor: WellPoint Foundation

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