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 27 – Promote and Protect the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Women and Girls, LGBTI persons and other Marginalized Individuals: This request for statements of interest is seeking programs that take an intersectional approach to addressing violence and discrimination targeting marginalized populations, which undermine society's collective security, and programs that provide marginalized populations with tools to prevent, mitigate and recover from violence. Applications are due October 27, 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.
November 12 – Youth Regional Treatment Center Aftercare Pilot Project: This purpose of this grant is to develop promising practices between YRTCs and Tribal communities to reduce alcohol and substance use relapse by identifying transitional services that can be culturally adapted to meet the needs of American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth to increase resiliency, self-coping, and provide support systems. By exploring solutions for how this continuum of care should take place after inpatient treatment, efforts will be made to establish community-based approaches to reduce alcohol and substance use relapse and establish effective reintegration processes. Applications are due November 12, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 4 – Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers: The purpose of this research project grant is to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native populations. Applications are due December 4, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 4 – Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers: The purpose of this exploratory/developmental research grant is to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native populations. Applications are due December 4, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 4 – Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Program: American Indian and Alaska Native Support Center Cooperative Agreement: The purpose of this program is to provide support for the ATTC Network, American Indian and Alaska Natives Tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian programs, state and local governments, and other organizations to develop and strengthen the specialized behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare workforce that provides substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support services to tribal communities. Applications are due December 4, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 6 – Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program: This community-based grant program is aimed towards promoting rural health care services by enhancing health care delivery in rural communities. Outreach projects focus on the improvement of access to services, strategies for adapting to changes in the health care environment, and overall enrichment of the respective community’s health. The program creates an opportunity to address the key clinical priorities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): serious mental illness, substance abuse, and childhood obesity. Applications are due December 6, 2017. Learn more about this grant.
December 13 – Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy (R01): The purpose of this grant is to support applicants that propose research addressing treatment of pregnant women with opioid use disorder and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies of medications used for maternal treatment. Applications are due December 13, 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.
January 7 – Implementing the Most Successful Interventions to Improve HIV/AIDS Outcomes in U.S. Communities (R01): The goal of this grant is to translate and adapt the most successful global, evidence-based HIV-related service provision strategies to marginalized population in the U.S. with substantial risk of HIV-infection and AIDS. The ultimate goal is to produce improvements in these key populations through strategies that successfully and durably reach them with timely HIV testing, prevention and treatment technologies. Applications are due January 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
January 7 – Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01): Applicants should use the Socio-Ecological Model as a framework and test multi-level interventions targeting at least two levels of the model. Interventions should seek to increase participants' progression toward achieving the physical activity recommendation appropriate to the participants' health, abilities, and conditions. Studies should address a wide range of population groups across the lifespan (e.g., racial and ethnic minorities, children, older adults, persons with medical conditions or addictive disorders, and persons with disabilities). Applications are due January 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
January 7 – Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R21/R33): The purpose of this grant is to fund highly innovative and promising research aimed at developing multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socioecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. Applications are due January 7, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
January 16 – DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances) Impact: The DELTA program funds State Domestic Violence Coalitions (SDVCs) to implement statewide IPV prevention efforts, while also providing assistance and funding for local communities to implement IPV prevention activities. Applications are due January 15, 2018. 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.
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.
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.
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.
May 14 – Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01): 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 7 – 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, 2018. Learn more about this grant.
Foundation Grant Opportunities
October 31 – Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute seeks to fund pragmatic clinical trials, large simple trials, or large-scale observational studies that compare two or more alternatives for addressing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or management of a disease or symptom; improving health care system-level approaches to managing care; communicating or disseminating research results to patients, caregivers, or clinicians; or eliminating health or health care disparities. Letters of Intent are due October 31, 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 10 – 2017 Community Change Micro Grants: This program helps to fund low-cost projects and programs that increase the prevalence of walking, expand the diversity of people and organizations working to advance walkability, and help to make walking safer, easier, and more fun for all community members. America Walks seeks grantees with innovative projects that use walkability as a means to bridge community divides and overcome existing disparities. Applications are Due November 10, 2017. Learn more about this grant
November 14, 2017 – Native Elder Abuse Innovation Awards: These grants are intended to provide American Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians with funds to focus on awareness, policy development, and infrastructure building for reporting, investigation, and intervention of elder abuse and neglect for Indigenous elders or other innovative elder abuse projects. Applications are Due November 14, 2017. Learn more about this award.
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.