Nonprofit Likes Nutrition Programs

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 about $1.5 millionin 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; dbaum@allenfoundation.org or Fax: (989) 832-8842, for questions or more on the funding opportunity.

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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