Section 1: Introduction

Welcome the 2018 Caruth Request for Proposals application form. Qualifying organizations may submit a proposal for initiatives at any stage of development, including for research, evaluation, planning, programming, technical assistance, technology, data systems, advocacy, dissemination, or marketing.

We invite proposals from organizations for grants of up to a maximum of $500,000 (to be paid out over 1-2 years) that are trying to solve a complex community challenge within or across education, health, and public safety, and need a grant starting in 2019 to either explore a new solution, or to take an idea or plan to the next stage. Caruth will not be funding medical and scientific research studies in this grant cycle but expect that it will be included in next year's grant cycle.

In this grant cycle, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) will be prioritizing applicants whose initiatives:
  1. are at points of intersection across education, health, and/or public safety-related challenges;
  2. address a current and important problem in North Texas for a key population;
  3. focus on systems change or expand the impact of evidence-based interventions; and 
  4. will yield high-quality data about the implementation process and/or participant outcomes. 
Please visit to download the full Request for Proposals. As a reminder, proposals are due August 15, 2018 at 5PM CST. 

We strongly recommend that organizations draft their proposals in Word or some other word processing program. This will ensure that your responses can be readily saved and easily edited. This online submission form does not offer the ability save your progress. Also, when drafting your responses, please adhere to the disclosed word limits.

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* 1. Contact information for lead organization

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* 2. Problem statement you propose to address (include data where available). (100 word limit)

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* 3. Which focus area(s) does this proposal address? (select all that apply)

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* 4. Who will be targeted? Provide detail on the types of people you will serve and where they live. (100 word limit)

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* 5. CFT will prioritize applicants whose initiatives focus on 1) systems change or implementing a technology solution aimed at improving systems integration, OR 2) expanding the impact of evidence-based interventions. Please select which area of focus best aligns with the proposed project/initiative.

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