Grant Funding Opportunities

This list includes grant funding opportunities for which one or both Manchester University campuses qualify. The list will be updated frequently, and more opportunities will be added soon. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Studebaker at ext. 5436 or

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy encourages research and projects that advance the knowledge and practice of pharmacy and communicate the value of pharmaceutical care to the general public.

American Psychological Foundation puts a premium on developing psychological talent. Many opportunities with varying deadlines at

Arts United has two opportunities, the Neighborhood Grant Initiative, up to $2,000 for special arts and cultural projects (IPFW received one for sculptural bike racks), and Regional Initiative Grants (U of Saint Francis received one for a lecture series) for new or existing arts and cultural projects. Deadline: Late spring.

Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation limits giving to Fort Wayne for arts, higher education, human services. Initial approach: one-page concept letter. Deadlines Jan. 15, April 15, July 15, Oct. 15.

Ball Brothers Venture Fund, administered by Independent Colleges of Indiana, provides seed money for innovative startup programs at ICI member institutions. Awards up to $25,000. Next deadline: mid-April 2015. See last year’s brochure at:

Community Foundation of Wabash County funds projects that benefit Wabash County residents in areas of the arts, education, recreation, health care, the environment, education, and economic development. $5,000 or less. Deadlines: Sept. 15 and March 15.

Community Pharmacy Foundation funds research and projects that highlight new and emerging innovations in patient care. Various grant programs available.

FINRA—Investor Education Foundation funds research and/or educational projects that support its mission of providing underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. The foundation funds projects that will reach and actively engage at-risk audiences, such as seniors and first-time investors. No set amounts for the grants awarded. Concept papers accepted at any time.

William T. Grant Foundation supports research in the social, behavioral and health sciences that improves the lives of youths ages 8 to 25 in the U.S. Initial approach: letter of inquiry.

JWF Foundation Grant Program for Innovative and Creative Peace Projects awards up to $50,000 for projects from a broad range of disciplines, skills, approaches to promoting peaceful co-existence and peace building in education, multiculturalism, mediation and negotiation, poverty reduction, gender equality and more. Request for proposals due April 1.

The Lawrence Foundation provides both program and operating grants to organizations working to solve pressing educational, environmental, health and other issues, typically in the range of $3,000 to $5,000. Applications are due April 30 and Nov. 1 for their two annual cycles.

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association awards up to $5,000 to educational institutions seeking to enhance ethnic diversity within the athletic training profession. Receipt of proposals deadline April 1 and Oct. 1.

National Endowment for Financial Education supports practical, reliable and unbiased financial education and research in financial literacy education. A concept inquiry form is the first step.

Research Corporation for Science Advancement supports research of science faculty at various career stages at primarily undergraduate institutions.

The Samuel Rubin Foundation Inc. awards grants for the pursuit of peace and justice, and to promote social, economic, political, civil and cultural rights. Deadlines: first Friday of January, May and September.