The Casey Foundation’s Journey Toward Equitable Grant Making

From The Annie E. Casey Foundation Blog | by Katie Tetrault | Too often, fun­ders fail to con­sid­er the total cost of their grants, cre­at­ing fund­ing gaps that have a dis­pro­por­tion­ate impact on small­er non­prof­its and orga­ni­za­tions of color. Grantees that lack suf­fi­cient fund­ing strug­gle to pay for basic oper­a­tional costs, such as rent, util­i­ties, …

Friends of the Children expands, offers mentorship to local kids

From The Bend Bulletin | by Joe Siess | The pandemic has pushed a lot of underprivileged youth into difficult territory, as schools shifted to remote learning, leading to gaps in knowledge and literacy that add on to the already arduous circumstances many of these youths experience at home. Flavius “Flay” Tarkwon, a professional mentor …

Study finds Western megadrought is the worst in 1,200 years

From NPR.org | by Nathan Rott | Shrunk reservoirs. Depleted aquifers. Low rivers. Raging wildfires. It’s no secret that the Western U.S. is in a severe drought. New research published Monday shows just how extreme the situation has become. The Western U.S. and northern Mexico are experiencing their driest period in at least 1,200 years, …

What is “Fringe”?

Not fringe. Too bad!

For grant writing, the Federal government uses the phrase “fringe” but they really mean the payroll taxes and basic benefits employers have to pay by law. It’s unlikely that they, or very many other funders, are going to fund actual “fringe benefits” like you and I think of fringe (corner office, paid vacations, travel allowance, …

The NIH director on why Americans aren’t getting healthier, despite medical advances

On first glance, it might seem like I don’t specialize and have clients “all over the place” but this article illustrates clearly the necessary connection between Science Communication and Behavioral Health. From NPR.org | by Selena Simmons-Duffin | It’s Dr. Francis Collins’ last few weeks as director of the National Institutes of Health after 12 …

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