Grants Address Diabetes Care and Prevention
Sun Life Team Up Against Diabetes
The Sun Life Team Up Against Diabetes grant program is dedicated to
addressing the prevention of diabetes and its related complications. Grants
are provided to nonprofit organizations throughout the country that focus
on the following areas: diabetes prevention, awareness, education, and
care; diabetes management; recovery and support from diabetes-related
complications; obesity prevention; and nutritional programs, including
education, management, and awareness. Grants of $25,000, $50,000, or
$100,000 are provided. The application deadline is March 31, 2018. Visit
the Sun Life website to submit an online application.
Native Youth Initiatives Supported
First Nations Development Institute: Native Youth and Culture Fund

First Nations Development Institute is a Native American-run nonprofit with
a mission to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native
communities. The First Nations’ Native Youth and Culture Fund provides
grants of $5,000 to $20,000 for projects that focus on youth and
incorporate Native culture and tradition to address issues such as drug and
alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health, and other social issues.
Funded projects should address one or more of the following priority areas:
preserving cultural and/or spiritual practices, beliefs, and values;
engaging both youth and elders in activities that demonstrate methods for
documenting traditional knowledge, practices, and/or beliefs; increasing
youth’s capacity to lead through integrated educational or mentoring
programs; and increasing access to cultural customs and beliefs through the
use of appropriate technologies as a means of preserving tribal language,
arts, history, etc. Online Phase One proposals must be submitted by March
8, 2018; invited Phase Two proposals will be due May 1, 2018. Visit the
First Nations’ website to review the funding guidelines.
Support for Women’s Shelters in Every State
The Mary Kay Foundation: Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

The Mary Kay Foundation is committed to ending the epidemic of domestic
violence by providing grants to women’s shelters throughout the United
States. Each year, the Foundation’s Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
awards grants of $20,000 to at least one domestic violence shelter in every
state; remaining funds are distributed based on state population. Applying
organizations must offer immediate overnight housing to women and children
affected by domestic violence. The application deadline is April 30, 2018.
Visit the Foundation’s website and scroll to the bottom of the page to
submit an online application form.
Clergy Leadership Programs Funded
Lilly Endowment: Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2018

The Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2018, offered by the Lilly Endowment,
aims to help pastors throughout the United States thrive in congregational
leadership and thus enhance the vitality of the congregations they serve.
This initiative will provide grants of up to $1 million to nonprofit
organizations developing new or strengthening existing programs that help
pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as role
models and guide them through key leadership challenges at critical moments
in their ministerial careers. Around 30 grants will be awarded to
organizations to help them plan and implement programs over a five-year
span. While the Endowment is interested in supporting a variety of
approaches, priority will be given to efforts that 1) attend to key
professional transitions in a pastor’s career, or 2) focus on challenges
posed by particular ministry contexts and settings. Interest forms must be
postmarked by April 6, 2018; the postmark deadline for invited proposals is
June 1, 2018. Visit the Endowment’s website to learn more about the
Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2018.
Funds Available to Improve Humanities Preservation
National Endowment for the Humanities

The Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants program supports
activities such as the documentation of cultural heritage materials that
are lost or imperiled, the preservation and conservation of humanities
materials, and the sustaining of digital scholarly infrastructure. The
application deadline is March 15, 2018.
Program Supports Firefighters and Public Safety
Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program offers Fire Prevention and
Safety Grants to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from
fire and related hazards, and to reduce injury and prevent death among
high-risk populations. The application deadline is March 16, 2018.

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