Call for Proposals

APF Visionary and Weiss Grants

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Visionary and Weiss grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas:
·         Understanding and fostering the connection between mental and physical health to ensure well-being;
·         Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony;
·         Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world; and
·         Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.
Deadline: March 15, 2009

Amount (New in 2009): One-year grants are available in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Multi-year grants are no longer available.  Additionally, a $10,000 Raymond A. and Rosalee G. Weiss Innovative Research and Programs Grant is also available for any program that falls within APF's priority areas.

Eligibility: Applicants must be affiliated with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. APF encourages proposals from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

APF will NOT consider the following requests for grants to support:
·         Political or lobbying purposes
·         Entertainment or fundraising expenses
·         Anyone the Internal Revenue Service would regard as a disqualified group or individual
localized direct service
·         Conference/workshop expenses

For more information and to access the grant application form, please visit  Please contact Emily Leary (; 202.336.5622) with questions.
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