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.
Health Care Reform Grant Opportunities:
Many of these grants are only open to state governments, but community-based organizations and local non-profits can collaborate with state governments to create more successful grant applications.
June 7 -- Cooperative Agreement to Support Navigators in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Exchanges: The purpose of this grant is to support Navigators in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces. Navigators are individuals and entities that will provide unbiased information to consumers about health insurance, the new Health Insurance Marketplace, qualified health plans, and public programs including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Applications are due June 7, 2013. For more information click here.
June 28 -- Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two: This grant is for projects that test new payment and service delivery models that will deliver better care and lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees. Letters of intent are due June 28, 2013. Applications are due August 15, 2013. For more information click here.
Government Grant Opportunities:
May 22 -- Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment: The purpose of this program is to provide funding to states/territories/tribes to improve treatment for adolescents and transitional aged youth through the development of a learning laboratory with collaborating local community-based treatment provider sites. Applications are due May 22, 2013. For more information click here.
May 24 -- Advancing Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations: This program focuses on building capacity to provide training and technical assistance to clinics serving AI/AN populations in order to provide a comprehensive approach to reduce risky drinking and its associated harms in all men and women, and support alcohol screening and brief intervention as a standard of care. Letters of Intent are due April 29, 2013. Applications are due May 24, 2013. For more information click here.
May 28 -- Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals for States: The purpose of this program is to develop the infrastructure of states and their treatment service systems to provide accessible, coordinated/integrated, and evidence-based treatment services; permanent supportive housing; peer supports; and other critical services to persons who experience chronic homelessness with substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Applications are due May 28, 2013. For more information click here.
May 31 -- Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Partnerships for Early Diversion: The purpose of this program is to address the behavioral health needs of people involved in, or at risk of involvement in, the criminal justice system by providing an array of community-based diversion services designed to keep individuals with behavioral health issues out of the criminal justice system while also addressing issues of public safety. Applications are due May 31, 2013. For more information click here.
June 5 -- Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training Program: The purpose of this program is to implement training programs to teach students of nursing, social work and counseling the skills necessary to provide evidence-based screening, intervention, treatment and to refer patients who are at risk for a substance use disorder to appropriate treatment. The program will expand access to individuals vulnerable to health disparities. Applications are due June 5, 2013. For more information click here.
June 7 -- Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act: The purpose of this grant is to raise the health status of Native Hawaiians to the highest possible health level, and provide existing Native Hawaiian health care programs with all resources necessary to effectuate this policy. Opportunities are for Papa Ola Lokahi and the five recognized community-based Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems. Applications are due June 7, 2013. For more information click here.
June 10 -- Campus Suicide Prevention Grant: The purpose of this program is to facilitate a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide in institutions of higher education. The plan must address the needs of youth at high-risk including lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, American Indian/Alaska Natives, military family members, and veterans. Applications are due June 10, 2013. For more information click here.
June 13 -- State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants: The purpose is to support states and tribes in implementing youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies, grounded in public/private collaboration and should include schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, foster care systems, substance abuse and mental health programs, families and youth, and other child and youth supporting organizations. Applications are due June 13, 2013. For more information click here.
June 20 -- Minority Serving Institutions Partnerships with Community Based Organizations: The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce Substance Abuse and transmission of HIV/AIDS among African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Natives young adult (ages 18-24) populations. Applications are due June 20, 2013. For more information click here.
June 24 -- Youth Violence Training and Technical Assistance: The CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is requesting applications from eligible applicants for a cooperative agreement to develop and provide training and technical assistance to local health departments and their partners in 12 high-risk communities to address high rates of youth violence. Applications are due June 24, 2013. For more information click here.
June 28 -- Street Outreach Program: This program provides street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth, who have left homes characterized by abuse, neglect, or parental drug and alcohol abuse. Services are provided in areas where street youth congregate, and are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices regarding where they live and how they behave. Applications are due June 28, 2013. For more information click here.
July 15 -- Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement: The purpose of this grant is to improve tribal health system capacity by improving prevention, service delivery, quality of service systems, and organizational performance, and evaluate effectiveness of funded programs in AI/AN populations. Letter of Intent is due June 17, 2013 (Optional). Applications are due July 15, 2013. For more information click here.
July 31 -- Closing the Gap in Healthcare Disparities through Implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (U18): The purpose of this program is to identify strategies that will incorporate the translation, dissemination, and implementation of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings for racial/ethnic minority populations. Letter of intent is due June 14, 2013. Applications are due July 31, 2013. For more information click here.
Foundation Grant Opportunities:
May 23 -- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Roadmaps to Health Prize: The Prize honors the efforts and accomplishments of communities working at the forefront of population health improvement. The prize seeks communities that are dedicated to addressing problems that disproportionately and unjustly affect vulnerable groups, such as ethnic minorities and those with limited income and education. Applications are due May 23, 2013. For more information click here.
May 31 -- UCLA Healthy-by-Default REACH Project: To support community-based organizations with an existing multi-sectoral coalition to implement high-impact strategies to increase healthy food choices and increase physical activity among racial/ethnic minority populations disproportionately affected by obesity in urban areas across the US. Applications are due May 31, 2013. For more information click here.
May 31 -- MVAT Foundation Invites Applications From Military and Veteran Support Organizations: Grants are awarded to military and veterans organizations that support or provide services designed to promote and enrich the lives of active and retired military and their families. Applications are due May 31, 2013. For more information click here.
June 3 -- Wounded Warrior Project Grants: Grants will be awarded for projects that enhance the lives of injured service members and their families by supporting programs that fall into four service areas: mind, body, economic empowerment, and engagement. Mind programs should enhance the mental health of wounded service members and help foster their healthy readjustment to civilian life. Letter of intent is due June 3, 2013. Applications are due July 8, 2013. For more information click here.
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.