Reeve Foundation COVID-19 Grants

The aim of the Reeve Foundation’s new Quality of Life (QOL) grants program is to address social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal of enhancing connectedness of people living with paralysis and their caregivers to their communities and preventing adverse health outcomes.

Though we are looking to the field for innovative ways to address the program’s aim and goals, funds may support programs and projects to:

FSFW Health, Science, and Tehcnology RFP

The Foundation for a Smoke-free World is seeking to conduct research at the nexus of COVID-19, smoking, and nicotine that will require significant collaboration and research efforts with outside experts and organizations. We seek to advance knowledge of value to science and policy in these areas.

Systems for Action: Supplemental Research on COVID-19 Response and Recovery - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This call for proposals (CFP) will provide supplemental research funding to teams that are already engaged in the study of a promising system alignment mechanism, with the objective of learning how this mechanism performs in addressing health and social needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

• CLF, Dorsey Commit $15 Million for COVID-19 Relief, Mental Health

Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation, in partnership with Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey's #startsmall initiative, has announced grants totaling $15 million in support of efforts to address racial injustice and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants were awarded to nonprofits working to address mental health issues, food insecurity, income loss, and the needs of individuals excluded from federal stimulus programs.

Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation Health Eating Research: COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

Healthy Eating Research is a national program through the RWJ Foundation; inform decision-making regarding Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Our work to improve diagnostic performance will focus on three clinical categories – acute vascular events, infections and cancers. As we embark on this work, our primary strategy is to strengthen accountability for diagnostic excellence by helping to develop and validate new measures for diagnostic performance. In addition, we will look at opportunities to support growth and capacity of the field – preparing leaders dedicated to working on the issue of diagnostic excellence.

Russell Sage Foundation

Because of the effects of COVID-19 on all facets of American life, the Russell Sage Foundation is changing its immediate priorities for letters of inquiry for the May 21, 2020, deadline. For this deadline, RSF will only consider LOIs that satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
(a) The research is so timely and time-sensitive that the project must start before April 1, 2021;

Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts

One of the 23 NYC Foundations taking part in the NYC Covid-19 Response and Impact Fund, a philanthropic partnership to aid New York nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the pandemic. Nonprofits addressing healthcare and food insecurity as well as arts and culture will be given priority.

Carlos Slim Foundation

Carlos Slim Foundation allocates 1bn pesos US ($41 million) for Covid-19 prevention and treatment in Mexico. The donation will go toward the purchase of medical equipment and public health educational resources

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/Wellcome/Mastercard/Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

COVID 19 Therapeutics Accelerator - $150 million: The funding will help strengthen detection, isolation and treatment efforts; protect at-risk populations; and develop vaccines, treatments and diagnostics. The R&D efforts are focused on developing new drugs, as well as exploring the possibilities to repurpose existing medicines. This work will leverage the power of partnership to develop, manufacture, and distribute effective treatments—and quickly. The COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator will not be conducting a traditional funding call.

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