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
October 5 – Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R01): This grant is for research applications to develop and test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models to promote early access, engagement, and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents with early symptoms of mental health problems. Applications are due October 5, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
October 12 – Zero Suicide Initiative: The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to improve the system of care for those at risk for suicide by implementing a comprehensive, culturally informed, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in Indian health systems. Applications are due October 12, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
October 30 – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program: Grant funds assist eligible jurisdictions to develop or enhance access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income people living with HIV through the provision of formula, supplemental, and Minority AIDS Initiative funds. Applications are due October 30, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 15 – Research Centers in Minority Institutions (U54): The purpose of this Program is to expand the capacity for research in the health sciences by providing cooperative agreement support to institutions that offer doctorate degrees in the health professions or in a health-related science and have a commitment to educating underrepresented students, and for institutions that deliver health care services to medically underserved communities. Applications are due December 15, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
February 1 – Evaluation of Policies for the Primary Prevention of Multiple Forms of Violence: NCIPC is seeking research proposals focused on rigorously evaluating previously or currently implemented federal, state, local, tribal or organizational policies for impacts on multiple forms of violence, including child abuse and neglect, youth violence, intimate partner violence, and/or suicide. Applications are due February 1, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
Foundation Grant Opportunities
September 30 – Programs Benefiting At-Risk Children: Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations whose programs benefit abused and at-risk children. Priority (but not exclusivity) will be given to Long Island and New York organizations. Applications are due September 30, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
September 30 – Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood: The grant supports innovative, creative projects and programs with potential to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age. Letters of intent are due September 30, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
October 1 – Mission Grants Program: The primary mission of the Peter G. Dodge Foundation is to help people lead lives free from the effects of alcohol addiction. By increasing treatment options, elevating awareness, and facilitating access, the foundation works to create a new paradigm for what treatment and recovery can be. Applications are due October 1, 2017. Learn 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, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
November 1 – Mental Health Research: The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation will award grants in support of studies aimed at developing, evaluating, or disseminating innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. Applications are due November 1, 2017. Learn 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, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
November 3 – Culture of Health Prize: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize is an annual competition honoring communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to provide everyone with the opportunity to live well. Applications are due November 3, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
November 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 basis. Learn more about this grant.
December 30 – Criminal and Social Justice Programs: The foundation supports groups working to end over-incarceration of youth and adult offenders and reduce racial disparities in the United States. The program supports groups working to advance state policies that restrict the juvenile justice system’s use of incarceration and expand the use of community-based programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn 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.