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New Opportunities and Funding: Nov. 18, 2015.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Request for Proposals

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in their work to improve systems and best practices that influence and ultimately result in healthy communities and age-friendly cities. The Foundation will fund activities in Health and Wellness, Workforce Development, Purposeful Engagement, and Field and Capacity Building that will:

  • Improve or build systems to support healthy living with an emphasis on the systems that are serving older adults
  • Bring organizations together to collaboratively achieve broader impact and change
  • Scale efforts to address community needs

Letters of Inquiry are due January 20, 2016.

Organic Farming Research Foundation Request for Proposals

OFRF offers funding for research on organic farming and food systems and the dissemination of these research results to organic farmers and agricultural and research communities. Proposals must be farmer-led OR meaningfully involve farmers or ranchers in project design and implementation and must take place on certified organic land, ideally on working organic farms or ranches. Research projects must include strong education and outreach components and contain measurable outcomes. The maximum award amount is $20,000. The deadline for proposals is February 8, 2016.

Hillman Prize for Investigative Journalism in Service of Common Good

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting entries for the 2016 Hillman Prizes which honor investigative journalism and commentary in service of the common good. Winners exemplify resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skilled storytelling, social impact and relevance to the ideals of Sidney Hillman. Deadline for submissions is January 30, 2016.

NobleHour: NobleCause Grants to Empower Communities

High schools, higher education institutions, and nonprofits throughout the nation are invited to compete for grants through NobleCause, a grant competition mobilizing volunteers to address the greatest challenges facing their communities. Applicants are asked to identify a local issue to address, and to recruit and enrich the social responsibility of volunteers. is dedicated to using NobleCause to increase volunteerism that raises awareness at the local level and develops community members who can take action.  Applications are due December 6th, 2015.

Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund Grant to Promote Public Deliberation

Applications are now being accepted from individuals who are interested in being considered to receive a Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund grant. Grants are provided to individuals to enable them to develop an understanding of deliberative democracy and launch one or more deliberative dialogues in their communities and organizations in order to advance NIFI’s overall mission, which is to promote public deliberation about national issues. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2015.

National Environmental Education Foundation Grants for Public Land Site Events

NEEF offers Every Day Event Grants to public land organizations, or Friends Groups, to engage their community on a public land site. NEEF will award 50 Friends Groups up to $2,000 each to hold a minimum of three events that are educational, recreational and/or volunteer-based. Applications are due December 15, 2015.

Kinship Conservation Fellows

The program trains experienced conservationists in the use of market-based principles to address environmental challenges. The program’s ultimate aim is to see large-scale conservation outcomes related to increased health of environmental systems and reduced environmental threats. In 2016, the program will be held on the campus of Western Washing University in Bellingham, Washington from June 26 through July 27, 2016. Applications are due January 18, 2016.

L’OREAL USA for Women in Science Fellowship Program

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. Applications are due February 5, 2016.

TN STEM Education Research Conference

The 2016 TN STEM Education Research Conference will be held February 11th-12th, 2016 at DoubleTree Hotel in Mufreesboro, TN. The Tennessee STEM Education Center (TSEC) advances the quality of pre-K through graduate and doctoral level Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education across the state of Tennessee, and seeks solutions to the growing shortage of mathematics and science teachers across the nation, as well as, the increasing demands from business, industry and government for a highly qualified STEM workforce. Also, the conference welcomes proposals for research talks for breakout sessions in any area of STEM education. Breakout talks will be approximately 20 minutes. The deadline to submit abstracts is January 8, 2016.