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American Legacy Foundation

Category: Regional

The Foundation was established as part of a settlement agreement between 46 state attorneys general and a group of tobacco companies. The Foundationís goal is to reduce tobacco usage in the United States. Itís attempting to do so through programs that arm youth with knowledge and tools to reject tobacco as well as by eliminating disparities in access to tobacco prevention and cessation services. The Foundationís Small Innovative Grants Program supports projects that advance creative, promising solutions based on sound principles of tobacco control to remedy the harm tobacco use causes. Applications for this program must address both of the Foundationís goals. Funding is available only to state or local political subdivisions and legally constituted tax-exempt nonprofit organizations in the 46 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories identified in the Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco product manufacturers. Indian reservations, tribes, or tribal organizations in those locations are also eligible to apply. The Foundation cannot award grants to organizations in Florida, Texas, Mississippi, or Minnesota. Nor will the Foundation earmark money for any organization currently receiving grant monies or in-kind contributions from any tobacco manufacturer, distributor, or other tobacco-related entity. An online application is found in the grant guidelines section on the Web site.

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