Mental Health Initiative Grants of the Open Society Foundations

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The Open Society Public Health Program of the Open Society Foundations invites grant applications from the projects that stimulate the reform of national health, social welfare, education, and employment policies. The Mental health initiative provides support for organizations that work on policy-based advocacy at local or national levels with the aim of promoting community living for people with intellectual disability.
Project Areas – projects must be for people with disabilities
  1. Community-based housing
  2. Early intervention
  3. Inclusive education
  4. Supported employment
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be non-governmental organizations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
  • Applicants can also be organizations based in other countries that focus their activities in this region.
Interested applicants must submit a page letter of intent with information on the applicant organization’s purpose and goals, total income in the last financial year, and some biographical details of the organization’s leadership; proposed project, grant amount requested.
For more details : http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/mental-health-initiative
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The David & Lucile Packard Foundation Population and Reproductive Health Grants to South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa

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The David & Lucile Packard Foundation accept grant applications from organizations in South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa for the Population and Reproductive Health program. The Foundation is committed to promoting reproductive health and rights and stabilizing population growth. The program invests in new ideas that explore a range of innovative approaches to advance sexual reproductive health and rights.
Population and Reproductive Health Grants Sub-Programs
  1. South Asia: to expand access to and improve the quality of voluntary family planning and contraception,gender responsive comprehensive sexuality education, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health services, including comprehensive abortion care. Focus areas – Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in India, Karachi in Pakistan and Myanmar.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa: to increase access to quality reproductive health information and services, including safe abortion and post-abortion care, for women and girls, and to advancing political and financial support for quality family planning and reproductive health. The Sub-Saharan Africa subprogram investments at the national level and in Oromia, Ethiopia and makes targeted investments in Kenya, Rwanda and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in regional advocacy efforts.
  3. United States: to support efforts at national, state and local levels to advance reproductive health and rights for women and young people by improving access to quality comprehensive sexuality education, voluntary family planning/contraception and safe abortion care. The US subprogram funds nongovernmental organizations and networks at the national level and in Louisiana and Mississippi (especially for women and young people from low-income and vulnerable communities).
Besides the Population and Reproductive health grants, the Packard Foundation focuses on following issues –
  • Improving the lives of children
  • Enabling the creative pursuit of science
  • Conserving and restoring the earth’s natural systems.
With a belief that the young people have the best potential for building and sustaining a movement of change across the regions, the Packard Foundation emphasizes on serving and engaging young people.
Who can submit applications?
Nongovernmental organizations and networks that allow the Foundation to partner with government and donors are highly encouraged to apply for grants. The Foundation does not fund governmental institutions or direct services.
Note: Interested grant-seekers may submit an email inquiry (one page) to population@packard.org. Only inquiries that clearly support a particular subprogram strategy and fall within the subprogram’s geographic priorities will be considered. The inquiries will be responded within 4-6 weeks.
For more details : http://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/population-reproductive-health/subprograms/
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