Valerie Millar Grant Application
The Cosmopolitan Fund for Children is pleased to announce that it is accepting grant applications for diabetes and children's health related purposes. This Fund exists because of the generosity of Cosmopolitan International and in particular the Cosmopolitan Clubs within the North Central Federation. The Cosmopolitans provide community service with a special focus on diabetes related work.
This Fund was created to carry on the ideals of the Valerie Millar Diabetes Network and the values of that project will guide funding decisions. Those ideals include ensuring that all people with diabetes will have: 1) the best possible standard of diabetes care available, 2) educational programs that meet individual needs, 3) access to support programs that go beyond basic medical needs (e.g. retreats, camps or support groups) and, 4) collaborative programming that allows any interested group to participate in providing these services.
Preference will be given to projects that are new, those showing substantive enhancements to ongoing work and those that could be replicated in other communities. Priority will be given to collaborative projects and to those with matching funds. Individual grants can be of any amount with a maximum of $5,000 for any one funding cycle. Grants will be reviewed independently for scientific merit and for community benefit. Applications must be postmarked by April 1 for funds released July 1 of each year. The funds must be used within one year after receipt or returned to the Fund.
Grant Format:
  1. Name and address of applicant
  2. Purpose of the grant
  3. Narrative explanation of the need
  4. Time frame for project
  5. How and by whom will the grant be administered
  6. Budget with justification of spending amounts
Applications should be limited to a maximum of 5 pages. Submit completed grant application to
Cosmopolitan Fund for Children
Valerie Millar Grant Request
P.O. Box 394
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-0394
Or send electronically to: Dr Laura Davis-Keppen at
Questions regarding the grant process or the suitability of a request can be directed to Bill Kubat at 605-553-4836 or
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