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Staunton Farm Foundation Grant

Grants to Southwestern Pennsylvania Nonprofits
for Programs that Focus on Behavioral Health

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Staunton Farm Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/01/18

Description:

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Grants to Southwestern Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that focus on behavioral health. LOIs are accepted year-round, but must be submitted before the full application deadline to be considered for that round. Funding will be provided for proposals that use evidence-based models, emphasize best practices, provide measurable outcomes, and eliminate negative stereotypes associated with behavioral illnesses.

The focus of these grants is on systems-based grantmaking in the areas of advocacy, communication, innovation, and collaboration, as outlined below.

Collaboration:

- Grants for collaboration with multiple stakeholders to learn/train as a region. SFF will act as a convener and a neutral facilitator.
- Examples: Provide funding to new projects which identify unusual partners support; integration of behavioral health; develop trainings that support multiple organizations rather than one; work with local colleges/ universities to develop workforce.

Innovation:

- Grants that advance the field and use evidence-based practices and approaches to improve outcomes.
- Examples: Use of technology to advance the behavioral health field/ improve outcome measures; bringing practices to scale across region

Advocacy:

- Grants promoting policies to improve treatment, especially for underserved populations, and extend the efforts of those supporting and advancing policy change.
- Examples: Policy (not lobbying); giving voice to providers and consumers; developing white papers; gathering data to support policy change; educating legislators; convene legislators and nonprofits to discuss behavioral health

Communication:

- Grants to educate the general public about current issues, as well as offer resources to change the conversation about behavioral health.
- Examples: Create/share anti-stigma messages to change public perception/policy; provide opportunities for dialogue; build understanding and acceptance; improve practice by disseminating knowledge and promoting a culture of learning

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154749

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation's mission is to provide behavioral health grants to nonprofit organizations in ten Southwestern Pennsylvania Counties:

- Allegheny
- Armstrong
- Beaver
- Butler
- Fayette
- Greene
- Indiana
- Lawrence
- Washington
- Westmoreland

Pre-Application Information:

How to Apply:

Staunton Farm Foundation has changed the submission process for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) and Proposals. Please use the Grant Management System to submit all LOIs and applications. The Foundation will no longer be taking LOIs via email or USA mail.

Just a reminder: LOIs are accepted year round, but full applications that have been invited have to be submitted before June 1st for a fall decision or December 1st for a spring decision.

Click here for additional resources: http://www.stauntonfarm.org/proposal-resources/

How to apply: http://www.stauntonfarm.org/how-to-apply/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Click here to apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=stauntonfarm

General Contact Information:

Staunton Farm Foundation
650 Smithfield Street, Suite 210
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-281-8020
Email: office@stauntonfarm.org

Staff List:

Joni S. Schwager, Executive Director, jschwager@stauntonfarm.org
Bethany Hemingway, Program Officer, bhemingway@stauntonfarm.org
Robert Musca, Financial Manager, rmusca@stauntonfarm.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties