Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation

Sponsor:

Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation, Inc.

Deadline:

Letters of inquiry are accepted an ongoing basis through the Foundation’s online application system.

The Foundation makes grant decisions in December and June.

Summary:

Environment

The Foundation supports efforts to address a range of environmental issues. Among these are initiatives aimed at combating climate change by reducing carbon emissions and increasing energy efficiency; ensuring access to clean air and water by preventing pollution and the use of toxic chemicals; and restoring the health of the oceans by promoting responsible fishing, fighting ocean pollution and preserving marine ecosystems. Funded organizations employ a variety of strategies including policy advocacy, litigation and other legal efforts, public education, grassroots campaigns, and market-based and economic incentives. Historically, the Foundation’s environmental funding has been focused on organizations whose efforts are national and international in scope. However, local initiatives to increase the sustainability and resiliency of New York City’s built environment are also of interest.

Criminal Justice

Funding in this area is focused on efforts to promote fair and effective criminal justice policies, to reduce recidivism, and to improve public safety. Among these are sentencing reform initiatives including repeal of mandatory minimum sentencing laws and increased use of alternatives to incarceration.

Economic Development

The Foundation’s funding in the area of economic development is aimed at increasing the number of living wage jobs in New York City and ensuring low-income workers’ access to those jobs. Support is provided for initiatives that help individuals, families and communities to achieve and sustain economic self-sufficiency; for advocacy efforts to advance effective economic and workforce development policies; and for a range of job training programs, with an emphasis on those geared toward long-term retention and advancement in specific employment sectors.

Reproductive Rights

The Foundation supports domestic programs that seek to protect women’s reproductive rights and increase access to reproductive health services. Funded initiatives include those working to achieve these goals through public education efforts, policy advocacy and legal advocacy. Also of interest to the Foundation are efforts to increase reproductive health training opportunities for medical students and healthcare professionals, as well as efforts to support them as public advocates for comprehensive reproductive healthcare.

Civil Legal Services

The Foundation supports efforts to reduce barriers to effective and unrestricted civil legal assistance through direct legal representation and policy advocacy. Support is provided for programs offering legal representation and training on a range of issues including education, employment and foster care. Funding is also provided for initiatives aimed at increasing the accessibility of legal services in underserved communities, as well as those that enhance the courts’ ability to effectively and efficiently process cases.

Eligibility:

Grants are made only to tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations.

Available Funding:

Not specified.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.gimbelfoundation.org/HowtoApply.htm

Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant Program

Sponsor:

Office on Violence Against Women

Deadline:

Letter of Intent (Optional): January 19, 2016

Application: February 2, 2016

Summary:

The Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant Program (SASP) awards funding to nonprofit organizations that offer culturally specific sexual assault services. Applicants should demonstrate how they would overcome cultural and linguistic barriers facing survivors of sexual assault in underserved populations.

Programs that will increase support for underserved communities of color, in a culturally appropriate manner, with a special emphasis on Black/African-American communities. Other priority racial and ethnic minority groups include American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts); Asian Americans; Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; and Hispanics.

Eligibility:

Private nonprofit organizations that focus primarily on culturally specific communities are eligible to apply. Applicants should have experience in the area of sexual assault or partner with an organization having such expertise.

Available Funding:

Total Funding Available: $2,700,000

Award Ceiling: $300,000

 Link to Full RFP:

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/2531?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update121615

Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program

Sponsor:

Office on Violence Against Women

Deadline:

Letter of Intent (Optional): January 19, 2016

Application: February 1, 2016

Summary:

This program supports projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural jurisdictions.

Funds may be used to:

  • Identify, assess, and appropriately respond to child, youth, and adult victims and work with a network of partners within a rural community to provide legal services, health services, and basic provisions to victims.
  • Establish and expand nonprofit, nongovernmental, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local government victim services in rural areas or rural communities to child, youth, and adult victims
  • Create and implement strategies to increase awareness and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking

Eligibility:

Applications will be accepted from:

  • States
  • Indian Tribes
  • Territories
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit (public or private) entities, including tribal nonprofit organizations.

Applicants must demonstrate that the targeted area to be served is a rural area or community, as defined by Statute. Applicants can use HRSA’s rural eligibility tool to check eligibility.

Eligible applications must include a sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking victim service provider as the lead applicant and/or a formal project partner.

Available Funding:

Total Funding Available: $33,000,000

Award Ceiling: $750,000

Number of Awards: Up to 50

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/1413?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update121615

FAHS-BECK FUND FOR RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION

Sponsor: The New York Community Trust

DEADLINE: The Fund observes two funding cycles annually. The deadlines are April 1 and
November 1 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, unless the deadline falls on a weekend, in which
case the deadline will be the following Monday at 5 p.m.

Summary: Grants of up to $20,000 are available to help support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations in
the United States and Canada. Areas of interest to the Fund are: studies to develop,
refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or
ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting
children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for
adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. The research for which funding
is requested must focus on the United States and/or Canada or on a comparison
between the United States and/or Canada and one or more other countries.

Available Funding: up to $20,000

Link to Full RFP