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


March 24  Refugee Health Promotion: The purpose of the grant is to support health and emotional wellness among refugees. The program is designed to coordinate and promote local health and mental health services and education. The funding should enhance access to health care services. Applications are due March 24, 2017Learn more about this grant.

March 31  Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity: This grant will support partnerships that involve an organization with a nationwide reach, focus or impact, and which includes addressing social determinants of health to achieve health equity for racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations. Applications are due March 31, 2017Learn more about this grant.

March 31  Office on Women’s Health Prevention Awards: These grants will fund the development of community level projects designed to prevent and/or reduce the abuse of opioids by women and girls though program development and implementation; health education or policy efforts targeting health professionals and consumers. Applications are due March 31, 2017Learn more about this grant.



April 3 — American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative: This grant will support programs that increase resiliency and protective factors within AI/AN youth, as well as build capacity among AI//AN serving healthcare professionals about providing trauma-informed, culturally appropriate health care services and interventions to AI/AIN youth. Applications are due April 3, 2017Learn more about this grant.

April 4 — Minority Youth Violence Prevention II Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches: This grant supports innovative approaches to reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth (ages 12-18 years at the start of the project). Applications are due April 4, 2017Learn more about this grant.

April 7 — Prevention of Opioid Misuse in Women: This grant is for the prevention of opioid misuse by women across the lifespan by identifying underserved audiences and the potential gaps in the ability to reach these populations. Applications are due April 7, 2017Learn more about this grant.

April 17 — Cooperative Agreements to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: The purpose of this program is to support states in implementing the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention goals focused on preventing suicide and suicide attempts among adults age 25 and older. Applications are due April 17, 2017Learn more about this grant.

April 17 — Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Ages 13-24: The purpose of this program is to provide services to those at highest risk for HIV and substance use disorders, especially racial/ethnic males ages 13-24 at risk for HIV/AIDS including males who have sex with other males (MSM). Applications are due April 17, 2017Learn more about this grant.

April 21 — National Quality Improvement Center on Tailored Services for LGBTQ-2 Children & Youth in Foster Care: The QIC-LGBTQ2S will work to develop and sustain best practices in programs that improve outcomes for children and youth in foster care with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and expression. Applications are due April 21, 2017Learn more about this grant.

April 25 — Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals: The purpose of this program is to support community infrastructures that integrate behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness. Applications are due April 25, 2017Learn more about this grant.



May 3 — Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS: The purpose of this program is to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders who are at risk for HIV or HIV positive that receive HIV services/treatment. Applications are due May 3, 2017Learn more about this grant.

May 8 — Drug-Free Communities Mentoring Program: The primary goal of the DFC Mentoring Program is to assist newly forming coalitions in becoming eligible to apply for DFC funding on their own. Applications are due May 8, 2017Learn more about this grant.

May 9 — Optimizing the HIV Care Continuum for Substance Abusing Populations at High-Risk and/or Living with HIV (R01): This grant encourages research on the care continuum, such as HIV testing, linkage and retention in care, and viral suppression for individuals with HIV for substance abusing populations at high-risk and/or living with HIV. Applications are due May 1, 2017Learn more about this grant.

May 15 — Refugee Health Promotion: The purpose of this grant is to support health and emotional wellness among refugees. The program is designed to coordinate and promote local health and mental health services and education. Applications are due May 15, 2017Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon May 17 — Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma: The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services. Applications are due May 17, 2017Learn more about this grant.

May 15 — Specialized Centers of Excellence for Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54): The purpose of this initiative is to advance the science of minority health and health disparities by conducting transdisciplinary research in a defined thematic area and by providing research opportunities for post-doctoral fellows, junior faculty, and other investigators. Applications are due May 15, 2017Learn more about this grant.

May 22  Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD): This program will emphasize a comprehensive, culturally-appropriate approach to ensure that all young Native people can thrive and reach their full potential by fostering Native youth resilience, capacity building, and leadership. Applications are due May 22, 2017Learn more about this grant.

May 23 — Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH): The purpose is to prevent chronic diseases (i.e., hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes), and reduce health disparities. The tools to accomplish this are culturally tailored interventions to address preventable risk behaviors (tobacco use, poor nutrition and physical inactivity). Applications are due May 23, 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 6  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 June 6, 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.


Foundation Grant Opportunities

April 1 — Mental Health Research: The fund will award grants to studies aimed at developing, refining, evaluating, or disseminating innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate significant social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems. Applications are due April 1, 2017Learn more about this grant.

April 1  2017 Visionary Grants: The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 Visionary Grant program, designed to fund innovation by supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems. Applications are due April 1, 2017Learn more about this grant.

April 15 — Interactive Screening Program for College and University Counseling Centers: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has announced a call for applications for college and university counseling centers to implement the Interactive Screening Program, an online tool to reach out to students with significant barriers to help-seeking and encourage them to utilize available mental health services before crises emerge. Applications are due April 15, 2017Learn more about this grant.

April 21  LGBT Studies Research Fellowship: The program supports scholars from any field interested in pursuing research in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies using faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at Yale. Applications are due April 21, 2017Learn more about this grant.

April 30 — Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program: The Mary Kay Foundation makes grants to organizations that operate emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence. The foundation will award a grant to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state. Applications are due April 30, 2017. Learn more about this grant.

May 1 — Lesbian Health Fund: The mission of the Lesbian Health Fund is to improve the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women and their families through research. Applications are due May 1, 2017Learn more about this grant.

June 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.

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.

starburst icon 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.