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CHRISTOPHER D. SMITHERS FOUNDATION - APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR SUBSTANCE-ABUSE, ALCOHOLISM EDUCATION GRANTS
These grants support efforts to show that alcoholism is a treatable disease from which people recover. The grants fund prevention programs and activities, with an emphasis on high risk populations (such as at-risk youth and minority groups); and to continually fight to reduce and eliminate the stigma that is associated with alcoholism. Eligible programs include: prevention, treatment, research, public education, and creating awareness of alcoholism problems in the workforce.
COMMONWEALTH FUND OFFERS SUPPORT FOR POOR, YOUTH
Deadline: Rolling (July, November and April)
The Commonwealth Fund provides funding in support of research on health and social issues. It also makes grants aimed at improving healthcare practices and policies. Types of support include employee-matching gifts, program development, program evaluation and research. Grant periods range from one month to a few years, depending on the scope of the project. The fund awards grants that support a complete project period, and not annual, renewable grants. The Commonwealth Fund requests letters of inquiry to initiate the grant application process, and does not wish to review full proposals at this stage. Applicants are encouraged to submit letters of inquiry using the online form.
Letters of inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis; there are no deadlines. Typically, projects recommended for board approval are in development for at least four to six months before a board meeting. The fund's board meetings are held in July, November and April of each year. Small grants are approved monthly. The fund also awards grants through its Small Grants Fund, with decisions made on a monthly basis. Small grants are closely tied to the fund's strategic purposes, enabling the foundation to move quickly in underwriting targeted work. A letter of inquiry is the starting point for both board-level and small grants.