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AACU - Bringing Theory to Practice

Request for Proposals:

Engaged Learning, Student Civic Development and Student Well-Being

Proposals are requested for projects during 2010-2012 in the following categories that address one of the two following emphases:

1) Institutional efforts to examine, learn from and to make sustainable initiatives that foster the gains from the relationship between college students’ civic development and their psychosocial well-being; and

2) Institutional ability to demonstrate the evaluation and sustainability of initiatives that address the increasing opportunities for students to have transformative educational experiences and for institutions to transform priorities and practices so as to make such experiences both expected and provided.

Category I Mini-Grants and Student Programming Grants
Up to $2,500. Matching support is not required. Multiple mini-grants from an institution for separate projects are permitted.

Category II Program or Research Initiative Grants
Up to $10,000. Institutional matching support is expected. May be renewable. Proposals accepted on quarterly deadlines (see below).

Category III Demonstration Site Grants
Up to $75,000 per year for two years, totaling $150,000. Institutional matching support is required. May be renewable.

Please download the Request for Proposals (PDF) for more detailed information and for application instructions.

Proposal Deadlines:

Category I Mini Grants:
Rolling application and awards. Proposals may be submitted at any time beginning Jan. 15, 2010, and are awarded on a rolling basis.

Category II Program & Research Initiative Grants: Proposals accepted on quarterly deadlines: March 1; June 1; September 1; December 1 of each year of new funding period 2010-2012 (2010 & 2011); Award announcements made one month after each deadline.

For Category I & Category II Grants: Please limit to 5 pages. Supporting materials are not required or requested, however if you find their inclusion necessary they are not considered in the 5 page limit. Please submit only one hard or electronic copy and include a cover letter with principal contact name, address, phone number and email address.

Category III Demonstration Site Grants: Applications are due January 15, 2010 and the award announcement will be made March 15, 2010.

For all proposals (Cat. I-III) submitted for the 2010-2012 funding cycle, funds will be available beginning July 1, 2010.

Proposal Submission: (All Categories) 
Please submit proposals (one electronic and one hard copy) to:
Dylan Joyce
Bringing Theory to Practice Project
c/o Association of American Colleges and Universities
1818 R St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Electronic submission:

The WHO Foundation

QUICK SUMMARY: The WHO – Women Helping Others – Foundation is offering $3.8 million for grants of $1,000 to $40,000 to non-profit organizations helping women and children with health issues, including drug and alcohol abuse.

DEADLINE: Rolling.

ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofits that have been incorporated at least three years and have a budget of $3 million or less. The foundation gives preference to organizations that are not dependent upon government grants.



The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund

QUICK SUMMARY: The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund will continue to fund community-based organizations that link medically underserved women to breast-health education and screening, enabling them to obtain regular mammograms and clinical breast exams.

ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofits and community health caregivers. In 2009 the foundation awarded $6 million to 143 community-based, nonprofits.

The next call for proposals will be posted July 15 to


CDC Grants

QUICK SUMMARY: CDC is offering $420,000 for substance abuse programs.

DEADLINE: June 17.

ELIGIBILITY: Federally or state-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments and tribally designated organizations, Alaska Native health corporations, urban Indian health organizations, tribal injury-prevention programs.

PURPOSE: One goal of the program is to develop strategies to reduce alcohol-impaired driving among high-risk groups. An overriding intent is to assist tribes in developing effective strategies that take into consideration the unique culture of Native Americans.