Funding Opportunities

Welcome to the NNED Funding Opportunities page. The page is divided into governmental grant opportunities and foundation grant opportunities. The Grant Opportunities sections are organized by due date. Under The Foundation Grant section, there is a list of national and local foundations focusing on behavioral health and disparities, which is organized alphabetically by foundation.

 

Government Grant Opportunities


January 2018

January 18 – Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder or Adjuct to Medication Assisted Treatment (R21/R33):  Applications for this grant 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 (MAT) of OUD. Applications are due January 18, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

January 29 – Community-Based Coalition Enhancement Grants To Address Local Drug CrisesThe goal of this program is to prevent and reduce the abuse of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States. Applications are due January 29, 2018. Learn more about this program.

January 31 – Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program SolicitationVictims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural communities face unique challenges and barriers to receiving assistance rarely encountered in urban areas. The geographic isolation, transportation barriers, economic structure, particularly strong social and cultural pressures, and lack of available services in rural jurisdictions significantly compound the problems confronted by those seeking support and services to end the violence in their lives. This program supports projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural jurisdictions. Applications are due January 31, 2018. Learn more about this program.
 
February 2018

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.

February 5 – Networking, Certifying, and Training Suicide Prevention Lifelines and Disaster Distress Helpline: The purpose of this program is to increase service capacity and improve behavioral health outcomes by preventing death or injury as a result of suicide and suicide attempts and assisting individuals and communities recover from disasters and traumatic events by providing community-based behavioral health outreach, referral to and engagement with treatment as necessary, and psycho-educational services. Applications are due February 5, 2018. Learn more about this program.

February 5 – Evidence-Informed Behavioral Health Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black MSM: This grant supports the implementation of evidence-informed behavioral health interventions and/or models of care to engage, link and retain Black Men who have Sex with Men (BMSM) living with HIV in medical care and supportive services. The proposals will include strategies to integrate behavioral health services, including substance use disorder treatment, with HIV care to specifically address the needs of BMSM and improve their health outcomes. Applications are due February 5, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

February 5 – Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R01)The goal of the Immigrant health initiative is to support research to design and implement effective interventions to reduce the health disparities among immigrant populations (particularly migrant workers, recent and 1st generation immigrants) and address issues that promote health equity. Applications are due February 5, 2018. Learn more about this initiative.

February 5 – Implementation of Evidenceā€Informed Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (BMSM): This initiative will support demonstration sites and an evaluation and technical assistance provider. For the demonstration sites, grants are awarded to adapt and implement evidence-informed interventions and/or models to engage, link, and retain BMSM living with HIV in medical care and supportive services. For the evaluation center, funding will be provided in the form of a cooperative agreement to support one organization for up to four years to lead a multi-site evaluation and provide technical assistance to a cohort of up to seven demonstration sites.  Applications are due February 5, 2018. Learn more about these grants.

February 12 – Historically Black Colleges and Universities Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health: The purpose of this program is to recruit students to careers in the behavioral health field to address mental and substance use disorders, provide training that can lead to careers in the behavioral health field, and/or prepare students for obtaining advanced degrees in the behavioral health field. Activities should emphasize education, awareness, and preparation for careers in mental and substance use disorder treatment including addressing opioid use disorder treatment, serious mental illness (SMI), and suicide prevention. Applications are due February 12, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

February 12 – Minority Fellowship Program: The purpose of this program is to: (1) increase the knowledge of mental and/or substance use disorder behavioral health professionals on issues related to prevention, treatment, and recovery support for individuals who are from racial and ethnic minority populations and have a mental or substance use disorder; (2) improve the quality of prevention and treatment services delivered to racial and ethnic minority populations; and (3) increase the number of culturally competent professionals who teach, administer services, conduct research, and provide direct services to racial and ethnic minority populations. Applications are due February 12, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon February 15 – Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific ProgramThe goal of the SAS Culturally Specific Program is create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by culturally specific organizations, which are uniquely situated to respond to respond to the needs of sexual assault victims within culturally specific populations. Applications are due February 15, 2018. Learn more about this program.

February 16 – Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21): This initiative seeks proposals that stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males, and 2) encourage development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older. Applications are due February 16, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

February 16 – Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21): Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological, lifestyle factors, environmental, social, economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences. Applications are due February 16, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

February 16 – Stimulating Innovations in Behavioral Intervention Research for Cancer Prevention and Control (R21): The purpose of this grant is to provide support for the development of innovative interventions that improve cancer-related health behaviors across diverse racial/ethnic populations. This includes stimulating research 1) testing new theories and conceptual frameworks; 2) developing and evaluating novel strategies to improve cancer-related health behaviors; 3) investigating multi-level and multi-behavioral approaches; and 4) utilizing innovative research designs, methodologies, and technologies. Applications are due February 16, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

February 20 – Tribal Practices for Wellness In Indian CountryAmerican Indians and Alaska Natives have higher rates of chronic disease than other racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Despite these health challenges, American Indians and Alaska Natives have a number of inherent strengths developed as a result of time, history, and adversity, including unique tribal languages and cultures, and use of these resources to foster community and cultural connections. This program supports a coordinated, holistic, and tribally-driven approach can strengthen the ability of tribes to improve the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Applications are due February 20, 2018. Learn more about this program.

February 21 – Mechanisms of Disparities for HIV-Related Co-morbidities in Health Disparity Populations (R01): The purpose of this initiative is to support research to determine the underlying mechanisms of how HIV related co-morbidities may influence the complexity of HIV/AIDS disease progression, quality of life and overall health outcomes among HIV positive individuals from health disparity populations. Applications are due February 21, 2018. Learn more about this funding opportunity.

February, 21 – Collegiate Behavioral Health Prevention, Identification, and Intervention Grant Program: The purpose of this program is to develop a comprehensive, collaborative, well-coordinated, and evidence-based approach to: (1) enhance services for all college students, including those at risk for suicide, depression, serious mental illness, and/or substance use disorders that can lead to school failure; (2) prevent mental and substance use disorders; (3) promote help-seeking behavior and reduce stigma; and (4) improve the identification and treatment of at-risk college students so they can successfully complete their studies. Applications are due February 21, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon February 21 – Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program: This program supports culturally specific community-based organizations in addressing the critical needs of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking victims in a manner that affirms a victim’s culture.  Applications are due February 21, 2018. Learn more about this program.

February 28 – Prevention and Treatment Research to Address HIV/AIDS Disparities in Women in the US (R01): The purpose of this initiative is to support health services, intervention, and implementation research to understand and reduce racial/ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic HIV disparities in US women. Projects may address HIV prevention, screening and diagnosis, and/or treatment. Applications are due February 28, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

 
March 2018

March 5 – Minority AIDS: Integration of HIV-related Mental Health and Primary Care: The purpose of this program is to integrate evidence-based, culturally competent mental and substance use disorder treatment with HIV primary care and prevention services. The population of focus is individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring disorder (COD) living with or at risk for HIV and/or hepatitis in at-risk populations, including racial and ethnic minority communities.  Applications are due March 5, 2018. Learn more about this program.

March 6 – Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards for Mid-Career Investigators to Integrate Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences (K18): This grant encourages applications for short-term mentored career development awards that improve synergies among researchers in basic and applied behavioral-social sciences, human subjects and model animals settings; and biomedical and behavioral-social sciences. Applications are due March 6, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

March 7 – Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD): This grant provides support for community-based initiatives that empower Native youth to address priorities identified by such youth and include youth-focused leadership. Projects are to develop models, approaches and strategies to foster resiliency and build upon Native youth's inherent capacities to thrive. Native youth will contribute to the accomplishment of objectives that promote economic and social self-sufficiency for Native Americans, contribute to community well-being, increase the capacity of tribal governments, strengthen families, and implement culturally appropriate strategies to meet the social service needs of Native Americans. Estimated application due date is March 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

March 9 – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Program: The purpose of this program is to strengthen organizational infrastructure to respond to the changing health care landscape and to increase capacity to develop, enhance, or expand access to high quality HIV primary health care services for low income, uninsured, and underserved people living with HIV (PLWH).  Applications are due March 9, 2018. Learn more about this program.

starburst icon March 9 – Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness: The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of the local implementation of an infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and recovery support services for individuals, youth, and families with a serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance or co-occurring disorder who are experiencing homelessness. The goal of this program is to increase capacity and provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated, integrated, and evidence-based treatment services, peer support and other recovery support services, and linkages to sustainable permanent housing.  Applications are due March 9, 2018. Learn more about this program.

March 20 – U.S. Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal AssistanceThis solicitation provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization.  Applications are due March 20, 2018. Learn more about this program.

 

April 2018

April 2 – Communities Building Healthier Environments for a Stronger Nation Initiative: Specific health areas to be addressed by this grant include asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B or C, obesity/overweight, and mental disorders. Community health programs are required to address social determinants of health, and improve coordination of health, social, and supportive services to significantly improve health outcomes among minority and/or disadvantaged communities. Estimated application due date is April 2, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon April 25 – Youth Violence Prevention Interventions that Incorporate Racism/Discrimination Prevention (R01)The purpose of this initiative is to support research to develop and test youth violence prevention interventions that incorporate racism/discrimination prevention strategies for one or more health disparity populations. The target age range includes middle school to high school-aged youth, corresponding to an approximate age range of 11 to 18. Letters of intent are due on April 25, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

 

May 2018

May 7 – Functional Wellness in HIV: Maximizing the Treatment Cascade (R01)The goal of this grant is develop interventions aimed at increasing functional wellness in persons infected with HIV by entry and maintenance in the HIV treatment cascade. Functional wellness is a person-centered balance between internal (individual responses to stress, illness, medication; personal or cultural behaviors) and external factors (learning new or adaptive strategies for current roles, managing one’s physical, emotional and environmental health) affecting health, and developing action plans toward healthy living and wellness.  Applications are due May 7, 2018Learn more about this grant.

May 7 – The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Populations (R21): This grant encourages research that describes the biological, clinical, behavioral, and social processes that affect the health and development of SGM populations and individuals and their families, and that leads to the development of acceptable and appropriate health interventions and health service delivery methods that will enhance health and development of these populations.  Applications are due May 7, 2018Learn more about this grant.

May 14 – Research to Improve Native American Health (R21)This grant encourages exploratory developmental research to improve Native American Health. Studies should: be culturally appropriate and result in promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyles; improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic disease; prevent or reduce the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; improve mental health outcomes; reduce risk of HIV infection; improve treatment adherence and/or health-care systems adopting standards of care to improve overall quality of life. Applications are due May 14, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

 
June 2018

June 6 – Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01): The purpose of this grant is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on developing and evaluating simulation modeling and systems science to understand and address minority health and health disparities. Research should use Simulation Modeling and Systems Science (SMSS) to identify modifiable barriers and cost-effective factors to reduce and eventually eliminate health disparities.  Application are due June 7, 2018Learn more about this grant.

June 16 – Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (R21)This grant encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. Applications are encouraged to include development of: novel assessment approaches; better methods to evaluate instruments; assessment tools for culturally diverse populations or various age groups; improved technology or applications of existing technology; methods to investigate the multidimensionality of diet and physical activity behavior through pattern analysis; or integrated measurement of diet and physical activity along with the environmental context of such behaviors. Applications are due June 16, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

 

July 2018

starburst icon July 5 – Research on Transgender Health (R01): This funding opportunity calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people. Investigations of the social determinants of health in these populations are needed, including understanding the impact of stigma, the high impact of HIV, minority stress, education, employment, violence, homelessness, and incarceration.   Applications are due July 5, 2018. Learn more about this opportunity.

 
September 2018

September 7 – HIV/AIDS High Priority Drug Abuse Research (R01): Because drug abusers are frequently vulnerable and marginalized, optimization of the seek, test, treat, and retain (STTR) paradigm for diverse domestic and international settings is critically important for reducing health disparities in HIV incidence and treatment outcomes in drug using populations. Implementation science research to prevent incidence and transmission, especially combination, integrated HIV prevention (combining and integrating multiple approaches, e.g., biomedical, social/behavioral) must evaluate local epidemiologic data and then develop programs to meet local needs. Applications are due September 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

September 7 – Alcohol Use Disorders - Behavioral Treatment, Services, and Recovery Research (R21): This grant encourages research by institutions/organizations that propose to support research on behavioral treatment for alcohol use disorders; organizational, financial, and management factors that facilitate or inhibit the delivery of services for alcohol use disorders; and phenomenon of recovery from alcohol use disorders. Applications are due September 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

September 7 – Detecting and Preventing Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System (R01): This initiative supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) by youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. This grant invites intervention strategies that are designed to be delivered in typical service settings using typically available personnel and resources, to enhance the implementation of interventions that prove effective, enhance their future uptake in diverse settings, and thereby reduce risk of suicide and self-harm in this population.  Applications are due September 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

 
Rolling Applications

January 7, 2020  Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R21): The goal of this initiative is to support research to design and implement effective interventions to reduce the health disparities among immigrant populations and address issues that promote health equity.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until January 7, 2020. Learn more about this grant.

 

Foundation Grant Opportunities


January 22, 2018 – Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV: This grant supports the development and implementation of interventions in four focus areas: 1) improving HIV health outcomes for transgender women; 2) improving HIV health outcomes for Black men who have sex with men (MSM); 3) integrating behavioral health with primary medical care for people living with HIV/AIDS; and 4) identifying and addressing trauma among people living with HIV/AIDS. Applications are due January 22, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

January 31, 2018 – Community Access to Child Health Grants: These grants are awarded to individual pediatricians and fellowship trainees to plan innovative community-based child health initiatives that will ensure all children have medical homes, are properly immunized, and have access to health care services not otherwise available in their community. Applications are due January 31, 2018.  Learn about this grant.

February 1, 2018 – Small Research Grants for Field-Initiated Education Research: The Small Research Grants program is intended to support education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Historically, these grants have supported diverse work including a study exploring the process of racial and rural identity formation among African American high-school students who attend de facto segregated schools in the rural South. Applications are due February 1, 2018.  Learn about this grant.

February 1, 2018 Drug Policy Project - Impact and Innovation Grant Fund: This opportunity from the Open Society Foundation seeks proposals that demonstrate authentic and equitable community engagement strategies where directly affected populations are involved in the co-design, implementation, and evaluation of harm reduction and diversion initiatives. This grant is meant to support interventions that seek to divert populations traditionally ineligible for diversion, such as individuals deemed "high risk" or charged with felony or aggravated crimes. Applications are due February 1, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon March 1, 2018 Improving Eduation and Reducing Inequality in the United States: The Russell Sage Foundation seeks research projects that deepen understanding of educational opportunity and success in the United States by using data on academic achievement from the Stanford Education Data Archive. The foundation is particularly interested in promoting racial/ethnic, gender and disciplinary diversity and strongly encourages applications from scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences. Applications are due March 1, 2018.  Learn more about this opportunity.

starburst icon March 31, 2018 Pre-Proposals for Substance Abuse Programs: The Hanley Family Foundation awards grants to organizations and programs that advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of alcoholism, chemical dependency, and addictive behavior, including support for related research and education. The foundation accepts pre-proposals on an ongoing basis. Letters of Intent for this round are due March 31, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon April 1, 2018  Applications for Mental Health Research: Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation will award grants to studies designed to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions aimed at preventing or ameliorating major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. Applications are due April 1, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

Rolling – 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.

Rolling – Kars4Kids Small Grant Program: This program supports educational initiatives and youth development programs in North America. The program is especially interested in encouraging continued education outside of school and empowering future citizens and leaders of the community. Fundable activities include libraries, afterschool programs, mentoring, exercise programs, weekend programming, incentives for continued reading and math work, and anti-bullying initiatives. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more about this program.

 

 

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


Aetna Foundation -- The Aetna Foundation is currently focusing its grant making on issues that improve health and the healthcare system in three areas. The first focus is Healthy Eating and Active Living, primarily built around bridging the gap between kids and good nutrition; creating momentum for a healthier generation; and encouraging healthy habits in a housing ommunity. The second is Health Care Equity, which is bringing together bright minds to take on inequities and investigating differences in how health care is delivered to racial and ethnic minorities.  The final focus is Innovation in Underserved Communities, which explores if multilingual and culturally-linguistic recipies and nutrition data can influence people to adopt a healthy lifestyle and diet and if performing large-scale health and social problem data analysis can improve care coordination and identify issues affecting health. 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.