Grantmakers Anticipate Philanthropy Playing More Important Role

From Philanthropy News Digest

A significant majority of grantmakers expect the institution of philanthropy to play a more important role in society as a result of recent changes in Washington, D.C., a survey from Exponent Philanthropy finds.
The Pulse Check survey of Exponent Philanthropy members in late March found that more than 80 percent of the three hundred and twenty-four respondents agreed (53 percent) or strongly agreed (29 percent) with the statement, “In light of recent changes in Washington, I expect philanthropy to play a more important role in our society moving forward,” with “changes in Washington” referring to an aggressive congressional agenda, the potential for sweeping policy changes, and the unconventional style of the new administration. Some respondents said they saw an increased need to address funding gaps created by proposed government cuts to social programs, while others pointed to a need for greater advocacy around specific issues.
Those expectations were evident in the survey results, with 22 percent of grantmakers saying they expect to make changes to their giving in 2017. Of that group, a third (33 percent) expect to increase their grantmaking, while a much smaller number (3 percent) plan to reduce giving; 56 percent expect to change allocations to specific funding areas; and 34 percent expect to award more general operating support. The survey also found that only 9 percent of respondents said they expect to make changes to how they invest their philanthropic assets, with 63 percent of that group saying they are likely to change their allocation mix and smaller numbers saying they plan to explore impact investing opportunities, do more program-related/mission-related investing, and consider more alternative investments.
“Our members have made it clear that regardless of their political leanings, as grantmakers, they care about and are impacted by what is happening in government today,” said Exponent Philanthropy CEO Henry L. Berman. “The percentage of Exponent Philanthropy members who expect to make changes to their philanthropy as a result of current events is significant. Whether someone sees these changes as rife with risk or possibility, this survey demonstrates a shared commitment among philanthropists to making the world a better place.”
“82 Percent of Grantmakers Expect Philanthropy to Play a More Important Role in Society as a Result of Recent Changes in Washington, D.C.” Exponent Philanthropy Press Release 04/25/2017.
Subjects: impact investing; philanthropy / voluntarism
People: henry l. berman
Organization: exponent philanthropy
Location: National

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Minority Student Scholarship

: Minority Student Scholarship
— Sponsor: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
— Sponsor Number:
— Deadline Date: 22-May-2017
— Funding Amount: 5,000.00 USD

** Contact Telephone : 301-296-8703
** Contact Email : foundationprograms@asha.org
** Sponsor Website : https://www.ashfoundation.org/grants/default.htm
** Program URL : https://www.ashfoundation.org/grants/Graduate-Student-Scholarship/
** Deadline Dates (ALL) : 22-May-2017
** Synopsis :

Up to two graduate student scholarships, underwritten by the ASHFoundation’s Minority Fund, are available for students who are members of a racial or ethnic minority group and are U.S. citizens.

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George Hutchinson Writing Competition

: George Hutchinson Writing Competition
— Sponsor: Federal Circuit Bar Association
— Sponsor Number:
— Deadline Date: 01-Jul-2017
— Funding Amount: 3,000.00 USD

** Contact Name : Alexandra Manolas, Administrative Coordinator
** Contact Telephone : 312-245-3446
** Contact Email : amanolas@brinksgilson.com
** Sponsor Website : https://fedcirbar.org/
** Program URL : https://fedcirbar.org/Pro-Bono-Scholarships/Scholarships/Rules-Applications
** Deadline Dates (ALL) : 01-Jul-2017
** Synopsis :

The Federal Circuit Bar Association is pleased to announce the 2017 George Hutchinson Writing Competition. Entries to the contest may discuss any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The competition is open to all law students enrolled in ABA accredited law schools.

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Save Our Seas Foundation

Small Grant
Contact Email info@saveourseas.com
Sponsor Website http://saveourseas.com/funding/small-grants/
Program URL http://saveourseas.com/funding/funding-guidelines/
Deadline Dates (ALL) 30-Sep-2017, 31-Jul-2017
Synopsis These Small Grants are designed for early career scientists and target research, conservation and educational projects on marine chondrichthyan species (sharks, rays, skates, sawfishes and chimaeras). Projects should include at least two of these three components. The Save Our Seas Foundation invites applications for small projects up to US$10,000.
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NIH Requests for Applications

  • NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)
    (RFA-AR-18-004)
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 3, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates. No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
  • Limited Competition: Data Coordinating Center for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet (UC4)
    (RFA-DK-17-507)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 14, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • Limited Competition: National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium (NNTC) Clinical Sites (U24)
    (RFA-MH-18-250)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 26, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
  • Limited Competition: National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium (NNTC) Data Coordinating Center (U24)
    (RFA-MH-18-251)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 26,2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
  • NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1)
    (RFA-RM-17-005)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    The Common Fund/Office of Strategic Coordination
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 1, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2)
    (RFA-RM-17-006)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 8, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date. No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
  • NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards (R01)
    (RFA-RM-17-007)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    The Common Fund/Office of Strategic Coordination
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 15, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)
    (RFA-RM-17-008)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 22, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
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NIH Requests for Applications

  • NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)
    (RFA-AR-18-004)
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 3, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates. No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
  • Limited Competition: Data Coordinating Center for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet (UC4)
    (RFA-DK-17-507)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 14, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • Limited Competition: National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium (NNTC) Clinical Sites (U24)
    (RFA-MH-18-250)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 26, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
  • Limited Competition: National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium (NNTC) Data Coordinating Center (U24)
    (RFA-MH-18-251)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 26,2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
  • NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1)
    (RFA-RM-17-005)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    The Common Fund/Office of Strategic Coordination
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 1, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2)
    (RFA-RM-17-006)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 8, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date. No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
  • NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards (R01)
    (RFA-RM-17-007)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    The Common Fund/Office of Strategic Coordination
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 15, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)
    (RFA-RM-17-008)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 22, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

: Minority Student Scholarship
— Sponsor: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
— Sponsor Number:
— Deadline Date: 22-May-2017
— Funding Amount: 5,000.00 USD

** Contact Telephone : 301-296-8703
** Contact Email : foundationprograms@asha.org
** Sponsor Website : https://www.ashfoundation.org/grants/default.htm
** Program URL : https://www.ashfoundation.org/grants/Graduate-Student-Scholarship/
** Deadline Dates (ALL) : 22-May-2017
** Synopsis :

Up to two graduate student scholarships, underwritten by the ASHFoundation’s Minority Fund, are available for students who are members of a racial or ethnic minority group and are U.S. citizens.

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