Funder: Allen Foundation; Opportunity: Nutrition grants; Funding Focus: Nutrition; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Public and private universities, hospitals or medical clinics, nonprofits and community organizations; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $82,000 each (the foundation made abut $500,000 in grants last year); Deadline: Dec. 31.
Summary: The foundation makes grants to projects that benefit nutrition in the areas of education, training and research. Priorities include: (1) nutritional education for mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children; (2) training for educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices; (3) dissemination of healthful nutritional information; and (4) researching connections between diet and health.
Proposals focusing on solving immediate or emergency hunger and malnutrition problems generally aren’t funded.
Info: www.allenfoundation.org for questions or more on the funding opportunity.