Funding for Children’s Nutrition, Health Care Projects

grantsFunder: Gerber Foundation; Opportunity: Research Grants and Novice Researcher Awards; Funding Focus: Child nutrition, child healthcare and child environmental hazards; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, including public colleges and universities; Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $20,000 to $350,000 each; Deadlines: Concept papers are due on June 1.

Summary: Grants support projects on children’s research. Funds support research projects improving nutrition, healthcare and reduce environmental hazards of infants and young children from the first year before birth to 3 years of age. The competition can be difficult, but not impossible. The foundation generally receives approximately 100 concept papers for each concept paper deadline. Depending on funding availability and the mix of requests, 10-12 of these are selected and most eventually are funded. principal investigator and co-PI time supported on the grant is limited to no more than 30%. Indirect costs up to 10% may be funded.Children’s hospitals and universities are normally on the winners list. The review panel really likes projects showing measurable progress or outcomes. The NOFA is here:

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About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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