John Merck Fund Grants Database
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To test the feasibility and effectiveness of Zoom recruitment for Early Check newborn screening of Fragile X syndrome; and to investigate and support the integration of early intervention and newborn screening. Final payment of a two-year, $979,000 grant.
To develop and implement an accessible, multidimensional approach to educating and counseling parents whose infants are identified with a Fragile X premutation. Final payment of a five-year, $1.25 million grant.
To build the infrastructure for a newborn screening program in North Carolina that includes Fragile X syndrome. Final year of a six-year, $2.6 million grant.
To develop possibilities for improving leadership transition processes for small farm and food system nonprofits, and generate ideas for how to keep these leaders involved and advancing the sector.
To preserve the viability of New American farmers and food businesses in Maine and the Connecticut River Valley, particularly as COVID persists; and to raise the profile of cooperative ownership in the regional food system.
To support the Milk with Dignity campaign, which works to broaden the definition of sustainable food production to include the dignity and rights of workers, and transform the dairy industry through worker-driven social responsibility that compels dairy brands to ensure respect for human rights in their supply chains.
To ensure that all Massachusetts students have access to high quality, culturally relevant meals featuring local food and to food education in school.
To catalyze meaningful change toward a sustainable and just food system through policy outreach and education, peer learning, collaborative partnerships.
To implement improvements in the organization’s internal structure and workplace culture, and advance the “Bypass” project through experimentation, product development, and increased sales.
To advance its building purchase and continuing market development initiatives to drive more local, diverse procurement and contracts from food service operations.