Private Funder: Christopher D. Smithers Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Substance abuse treatment, alcoholism education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; the foundation made about $100,000 in grants last year; Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: These grants support efforts to show alcoholism is a treatable disease from which people can 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 associated with alcoholism. Youth groups have benefited. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Glen Cove, NY, won a grant for a drug education program and the SMART Moves Prevention Program won an award to help youth understand the dangers associated with the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.