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.


Health Care Reform Grant Opportunities:

September 15 -- Limited Competition for Affordable Care Act Consumer Assistance Program Grants: Consumers will need to understand new programs, avail themselves of new protections, and navigate health coverage options to find the most affordable coverage that meets their needs. Applications are due September 15, 2014. For more information click here.

November 14 -- Cooperative Agreement to Support Establishment of the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Exchanges: This grant provides States, the District of Columbia, and consortia of States, with financial assistance for the establishment of Exchanges. Applications are due November 14, 2014. For more information click here.


Government Grant Opportunities:

September 2014

September 6 -- National Indian Health Outreach and Education II: The purpose of this grant is expanded outreach and education efforts for the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Intervention/ Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative and HIV/AIDS programs on a national scale and in the interest of improving Indian health care. Applications are due September 6, 2014. For more information click here.

September 19 -- Ryan White Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program: Grants assist eligible program areas in developing or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income individuals and families with HIV. Applications are due September 19, 2014. For more information click here.

September 25 -- National Indian Health Outreach and Education: Promoting and supporting Indian education and coordinating efforts to inform AI/AN of Federal decisions that affect Tribal government interests including the improvement of Indian health care. Applications are due September 19, 2014. For more information click here.


October 2014

October 15 -- HIV Early Intervention Services Program Existing Geographic Service Areas: Funds will support outpatient HIV primary care services targeted to low-income, vulnerable, medically underserved people living with HIV/AIDS including women, infants, children and youth. Applications are due October 15, 2014. For more information click here.


December 2014

December 18 -- Collaborative Partnership on Alcohol and Health Disparity Research Center: This grant invites U54 applications for the implementation of partnership awards between Institutions serving communities with Alcohol use related health disparities and other institutions with extensive alcohol research programs. Applications are due December 18, 2014. For more information click here.


September 2016

September 7 -- NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings: The purpose of the NIH Research Conference Grant (R13) and NIH Research Conference Cooperative Agreement (U13) Programs is to support high quality conferences that are relevant to the public health and to the scientific mission of the participating Institutes and Centers. Applications are due September 7, 2016. For more information click here.

September 7 -- Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01): The purpose of this grant is to research the causes and solutions to health disparities between racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents. Emphasis is placed on research among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention. Applications are due September 7, 2016. For more information click here.



Foundation Grant Opportunities:

September 15 -- Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples: The fund supports Indigenous-initiated and -led community-based organizations and projects aligned with its program areas: arts and cultural expression, environmental health and justice, human rights, intergenerational leadership, sustainable communities, and women's leadership. Applications are due September 15, 2014. For more information click here.

September 17 -- Culture of Health Prize: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a Call for Applications for its 2015 Culture of Health Prize, an annual program which honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Applications are due September 17, 2014. For more information click here.

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, 2014. For more information click here.

October 15 -- Lesbian Health Fund Accepting Applications for Research Projects: The fund supports research in the areas of understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates; development of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other sexual minority women. Applications are due October 15, 2014. For more information click here.

 November 1 -- Group Therapy Research Projects: This grant is seeking research-focused applications to support group psychotherapy research that focuses on one of five clinical populations: children, the elderly, the chronically mentally ill, substance abusers, and/or significantly ill patients with marked functional impairment. Applications are due November 1, 2014. For more information click here.

November 2 -- Mental Health Programs for Children and Families: Grants will be awarded to support programs that assist disadvantaged families in accessing services; make improvements to adoptive and foster care services; provide evidence-based psychosocial services; and promote equity and justice in systems serving disadvantaged children and their families. Letters of inquiry are due November 2, 2014. For more information click here.

November 15 -- Request for Proposals for Projects That Address Homelessness: For initiatives that seek to correct circumstances contributing to homelessness, and initiatives designed to help eradicate the condition of homelessness in the long term. Support services may include mental health and substance abuse support; life skills, parenting, and/or personal budgeting training. Applications are due November 15, 2014. For more information click here.

February 1, 2015 -- Programs Serving At-Risk Children: The PeyBack Foundation supports programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for at-risk children in the Denver metro area, Indiana, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Applications are due February 1, 2014. 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.