Funding Opportunities

Welcome to the NNED Funding Opportunities page. The page is divided into governmental grant opportunities and foundation grant opportunities. The Government Grant Opportunities section is organized by due date. The Foundation Grant section is organized alphabetically by foundation. Not all foundations listed are national.


Government Grant Opportunities


May 30 – Telemedicine to Improve HIV Care among Minority Persons Living with HIV in Urban AreasThis demonstration project will tailor an existing telemedicine program for racial and ethnic minority PLWH in urban areas with increased HIV burden, to improve service delivery and retention in care. Applications are due May 30, 2017Learn more about this grant.

May 30  Ethnic Community Self Help ProgramThe goal of this program is to support Ethnic Community-Based Organizations in providing refugee populations with critical services to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society. Applications are due May 30, 2017Learn more about this grant.



June 2  Alternative Transitional Services for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors: This project will provide time-limited transitional placement, benefits and services to assist eligible older youth to obtain the skills necessary for economic self-sufficiency and independent living, as quickly as possible. Applications are due June 2, 2017Learn more about this grant.

June 13  Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes: The purpose of this grant is to implement intervention strategies for the transition of homeless youth (for the purposes of MGH projects, homeless youth and their dependent child(ren)) to self-sufficiency. Applications are due June 13, 2017Learn more about this grant.

June 13  Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center: The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) supports efforts to promote the evidence based quality improvement of services with a focus on the social and emotional well being of children, youth and families served by FYSB funded runaway and homeless youth grantees. Applications are due June 13, 2017Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon June 23 – National Urban Indian Behavioral Health Awareness: The purpose of this Indian Health Service cooperative agreement is to further the awareness, visibility, advocacy, and education for behavioral health issues on a national scale and in the interest of improving urban Indian health care. Applications are due June 23, 2017Learn more about this grant.

June 26 – Crisis Intervention Team Training Curriculum Enhancement: The goal of this cooperative agreement will be to revise the curriculum for the Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) Training Program which trains jail systems and state departments of corrections staff. Applications are due June 26, 2017Learn more about this grant.



July 3 – Pilot Grant Program for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women: The purpose of the program is to support family-based services for pregnant and postpartum women with a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder, including opioid disorders. Applications are due July 3, 2017Learn more about this grant.

July 3 – Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Building Communities of Recovery: The purpose of this program is to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support from substance abuse and addiction. Applications are due July 3, 2017Learn more about this grant.

July 10  Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of Children Affected by Substance Abuse in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities: Grants will be awarded to regional partnerships that provide programs designed to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes for children who are in out-of-home placements or are at risk of entering out-of-home placements as a result of a parent's or caretaker's substance abuse. Applications are due July 10, 2017Learn more about this grant.

July 10 – Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse: For regional partnerships that provide services designed to increase the well-being of and improve permanency outcomes for children who are in out-of-home placements or are at risk of entering out-of-home placements as a result of a parent's or caretaker's substance abuse. Applications are due July 10, 2017Learn more about this grant.

July 10 – National Communication System (NCS) for Runaway and Homeless Youth Program: The purpose of the NCS is to prevent youth from running away and becoming homeless, and link youth with a family member or guardian, and/or an available resource that can provide and/or assist the youth in acquiring needed services. Applications are due July 10, 2017Learn more about this grant.

July 11  Street Outreach Program: Services should assist homeless youth in making healthy choices, such services would include: Outreach, Gateway services, Assessment, Harm reduction, Access to emergency shelter, Crisis stabilization, Continuum service linkages, Aftercare, Follow-up, Drop-In-Center. Applications are due July 11, 2017Learn more about this grant.

July 18 – Cooperative Agreements to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems: The purpose of this program is to implement suicide prevention and intervention programs, for individuals who are 25 years of age or older, that are designed to raise awareness of suicide, establish referral processes, and improve care and outcomes for such individuals who are at risk for suicide. Applications are due July 18, 2017Learn more about this grant.


Foundation Grant Opportunities

June 9  Mental Health Programs: The van Ameringen Foundation supports innovative and practical programs that increase the accessibility of the poor and needy to mental-health services, offer preventive and early-intervention strategies, and advocate for systemic change with local or national impact. Letters of inquiry are due June 9, 2017.  Learn more about this grant.

June 15 – Services Benefiting Chicago's Medically Underserved: The VNA Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from nonprofit organizations for home- and community-based healthcare services that address the needs of the medically underserved in the metropolitan Chicago region. Letters of intent are due June 15, 2017Learn more about this grant.

June 30 – Native Elder Abuse Innovation Awards: The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative grant provides opportunities for tribes to: (1) Develop elder abuse protection programs, (2) Gather tribal data about elder abuse in Indian Country, (3) Produce additional training modules for professionals on working with elder abuse in Indian Country. Applications are due June 30, 2017. Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon July 1 – Project to Reduce Health Disparities in Hawaii: Grants will be awarded to projects designed to reduce health disparities affecting Native Hawaiians in Hawai'i through school-based projects, community-based projects, and healthcare-setting approaches. Applications are due July 1, 2017. Learn more about this grant.

July 15  Information Campaigns: The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation awards grants for the dissemination of information about new and innovative programs designed to benefit youth or information already possessed by well-established organizations. Applications are due July 15, 2017Learn more about this grant.

September 30  Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health: The objective is to support quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships. Applications are accepted on a rolling basisLearn more about this grant.

October 1 Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Award: This grant supports research related to the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents through accidents, violence, abuse, or suicide. Applications are due October 1, 2017Learn more about this grant.

November 1  Group Therapy Research Projects: The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health is seeking applications from researchers focused on the effectiveness of group psychotherapy. Applications are due November 1, 2017Learn more about this grant.


List of National and Local Foundations Focusing on Behavioral Health and Disparities

Aetna Foundation -- For the 2010 grant cycle the Aetna Foundation will focus its grant making on issues that improve health and the healthcare system in three areas, one of them being Racial and Ethnic Healthcare Equity. This program promotes equity in health and health care for common chronic conditions, and infant mortality. One of the goals of the program is to determine, through interventional studies, whether stress-reduction programs (including yoga and meditation) can improve health outcomes for minority patients with chronic conditions, as well as postnatal outcomes for mothers and pregnant women. Grant applications that address more than one of the foundation's program areas will receive priority consideration. For more information on these three program areas click here.

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation -- The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation annually accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects that meet one of the foundation's two basic purposes — to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society. Grants are awarded only to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations and must have the potential of helping American children in a large geographic area (more than one state).

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation -- Through their Closing the Gap on Health Care Disparities Program , the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation provides grants to non-profit organizations seeking to address health care disparities in Massachusetts communities. The Foundation will support initiatives that take a comprehensive and innovative approach for improving access and reducing barriers to quality health care and support services for groups experiencing specific health disparities.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation -- The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation focuses on reducing health disparities around the world.  One of their priorities in the US is to reduce mental health disparities by building health care and support services for patients at the community level.

CIGNA Foundation -- The CIGNA Foundation defines its activities in terms of four primary impact areas. Potential grantees will be expected to demonstrate how their activities positively impact one of these areas: 1) Promoting Wellness: Building awareness, helping people manage their health challenges and making health services available and affordable for all; 2) Expanding Opportunities: Reaching across barriers – be they based on gender, ethnicity or physical condition – to tap the talents of every person; 3)Developing Leaders: Supporting the type of community service that gives talented individuals the experience to become future leaders; 4) Embracing Communities: Connecting neighbors to create networks that will address the complex social and environmental challenges we all face.

Commonwealth Fund -- The Commonwealth Fund has nine program areas this fiscal year, the Fellowship in Minority Health focuses on creating physician-leaders who will pursue careers in minority health and health policy.

Connecticut Health Foundation -- Through their Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Initiative the Connecticut Health Foundation funds Connecticut-based organizations with programs that: 1. Create public will to decrease racial and ethnic health disparities in access and treatment; 2. Improve the quality of systems that enhance patient-provider interactions in order to promote health equity.

Hanley Family Foundation -- The Hanley Family Foundation provides funds nation-wide to organizations that advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism, chemical dependency and addictive behavior, including support for related research and education.

Health Trust -- Based in California, the Health Trust funds organizations that directly benefit residents of Santa Clara County and/or Northern San Benito County.  Through their Healthy Communities Initiative, the Health Trust funds organizations that work to reduce health disparities.

Hogg Foundation -- The Hogg Foundation has a focus on improving the mental well-being of all Texans and places emphasis on cultural and linguistically competence in mental health care.  They fund fellowships and scholarships to develop the mental health care workforce.  For more information click here.

MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation -- Based in Massachusetts, the MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation funds programs that serve the MetroWest area of Massachusetts.  Through their Racial and Ethnic Disparities Initiative they fund programs wishing to become a part of an ongoing, community-wide and collaborative effort to reduce health disparities in the MetroWest area.

NCB Capital Impact -- In its Innovative Community Lending for health care project NCB Capital Impact provides flexible financing solutions that successfully preserve and expand affordable health care and behavioral care for low-income families across the country.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- RWJF funds programs across the country that support their seven program areas.  One of their program areas focuses upon Vulnerable Populations and funds programs committed to meeting the emerging health needs of communities by identifying smarter, cost-effective ways to address problems of the most vulnerable.  RWJF seeks new and different partners to expand their reach that can bring smart, innovative solutions to America's communities.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland -- Based in Cleveland, Ohio the Sisters of Charity Foundation funds organizations serving Cleveland citizens in one of its focus areas, one of which includes Health Disparities.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation -- Based in Massachusetts, this foundation funds Massachusetts based programs that improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being of older adults, with a focus on eliminating disparities.

Walmart Foundation -- Under their National Giving Program, one of the Walmart Foundation's focus areas includes Health & Wellness which focuses on improving access to health care, reducing health care disparities and promoting healthy lifestyles.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation -- In the United States the W.K. Kellogg foundation has as one of its focuses, Food, Health and Well-Being.  This focus area has as one of its emphases to foster stress mitigation and reduction efforts (physical activities, violence prevention) designed to improve mental health and well-being, and create conditions that support mental and physical well-being of marginalized children and families.