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


July 31  Improving Access to Overdose Treatment: SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is offering this grant to expand the availability of opioid overdose reversal drugs by training community prescribers in best practices. Applications are due July 31, 2017Learn more about this grant.

July 31 – Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid AddictionThe purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder seeking or receiving MAT. Applications are due July 31, 2017Learn more about this grant.



August 1 – Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative: The purpose of the HHS OMH is to improve minority health and the quality of health care minorities receive and to work to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities, including through awarding grants and cooperative agreements with organizations in communities of color to develop specific efforts to improve the health status of racial and ethnic minorities. Applications are due August 1, 2017Learn more about this grant.

August 4  Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder: Applications are encouraged for studies that examine the impact of interventions such as mindfulness meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, or multi-disciplinary rehabilitation for primary or secondary prevention for opioid use disorder (OUD) or as an adjunct to medication assisted treatment of OUD. Applications are due August 4, 2017Learn more about this grant.

August 14  Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C HIV Early Intervention Services Program: The purpose of this program is to provide comprehensive primary health care and support services in an outpatient setting for low income, uninsured, and underinsured people living with HIV. Applications are due August 14, 2017Learn more about this grant.

August 18  Health Information Campaign for American Indian/Alaska Native Subcontracts: The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is awarding subcontracts to organizations that primarily serve the AI/AN populations to strengthen existing HIV prevention services, testing, and increase AI/AN referrals to HIV care. For further information, please contact Elton NaswoodApplications are due August 18, 2017.

August 21 – Telehealth Center of Excellence: The primary purpose of this program is to examine the efficacy of telehealth[1] services in rural and urban areas. Applications are due August 21, 2017Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon August 23 – Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program: The purpose of this program is to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to health care services, particularly substance abuse treatment services, in rural, frontier, and underserved communities. Applications are due August 23, 2017Learn more about this grant.



starburst icon September 8 – Alaska Native Tribal Resource Center on Domestic Violence: The ANTRC will offer a comprehensive array of statewide community education, training, and technical assistance to Indian Tribes and tribal organizations, specifically designed to enhance the capacity of the Tribes (Alaska Natives) and tribal organizations to respond to family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence in a culturally sensitive and relevant manner. Applications are due September 8, 2017Learn more about this grant.

September 11  Service Area Competition: The purpose of this grant is to ensure continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program. Applications are due September 11, 2017Learn more about this grant.



Foundation Grant Opportunities

July 31  Community Pediatric Health Programs: Community Access to Child Health, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides support to pediatricians interested in participating in collaborations within their communities aimed at providing all children with access to needed health services. Applications are due July 31, 2017Learn more about this grant.

August 4  Evidence2Success: The Casey Foundation is seeking proposals from communities interested in implementing Evidence2Success, a framework that brings public system and resident leaders together to improve child well-being. Among other eligibility requirements, communities must have a population of at least 100,000 and secure commitments to participate from a wide group of local stakeholders, including residents, elected officials and the school superintendent. Applications are due August 4, 2017Learn more about this grant.

August 25  Community Health Programs: The Medica Foundation funds community-based initiatives and programs that support the needs of Medica Health Plans customers by improving their health and removing barriers to healthcare services. To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization located in a rural region of the Medica service area in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Applications are due August 25, 2017Learn more about this grant.

September 1 – Community-Based HIV/AIDS Efforts: The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from community-based organizations working in the areas of care and direct services, education, and research. Grants will be awarded in support of developing or established programs, with an emphasis on direct benefit to clients or target audiences. Letters of intent are due September 1, 2017Learn more about this grant.

September 7 – New York City Youth Service Improvement Grants: The William T. Grant Foundation's Youth Service Improvement Grants program is open to community-based organizations in the five boroughs of New York City that want to improve the quality of the services they offer to young people between the ages of 5 and 25. Applications are due September 7, 2017Learn more about this grant.

September 8 – HIV/AIDS Programs: The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation will award grants to programs that offer direct care services to people living with HIV and AIDS. Online trainings, curriculum development, and website projects will be a secondary priority for funding considerations. Applications are due September 8, 2017Learn 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, 2017Learn 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.

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 basisLearn 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 basisLearn 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.