GRANTS & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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Types of federal funding:
- research grants to support investigations aimed at the discovery of facts, revision of accepted theories, or application of new or revised theories;
- demonstration grants to demonstrate or establish the feasibility of a particular theory or approach;
- project grants to support individual projects in accordance with legislation that gives the funding agency discretion in selecting the project, grantees, and amount of award;
- block grants to provide states with funding for a particular purpose; and
- formula grants to provide funding to specified grantees on the basis of a specific formula, using indicators such as per capita income, mortality, or morbidity rates, outlined in legislation or regulations.
Private funding can be obtained from:
- private foundations, which receive income from an individual, family or group of individuals. The funding priorities of private foundations are usually based on the personal philosophies of the founding members.
- corporate foundations, which receive contributions from a profit-making entity, such as a corporation
- community foundations involved in grant giving within a specific community or region.
- direct giving programs: philanthropic arms of corporations which donate goods and services for charitable causes.
- voluntary agencies: private organizations which support charitable programs that are consistent with their overall mission. The American Red Cross, for example, provides printed materials and staff consultation for health projects in various communities.
- community groups: local organizations which focus on supporting projects within their communities. Examples include churches, Junior Leagues, and civic organizations.