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:

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:

April 2014

April 25 -- Homeless Individuals-Services in Supportive HousingThe purpose of this program is to support the development of community infrastructures that integrate treatment and services for substance use, co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for veterans and other individuals who experience chronic homelessness. Applications are due April 25, 2014. For more information click here.


May 2014

May 12 -- Street Outreach Program: The purpose of this grant is to aid runaway youth by funding grantees to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, abuse. These services are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices regarding where they live and how they behave. Applications are due May 12, 2014. For more information click here.

May 15 -- Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01)The purpose of this grant is to develop health promotion and prevention interventions that are culturally appropriate and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, improve behaviors, or improve conditions related to the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, mental illness or HIV-infection. Applications are due May 15, 2014. For more information click here.

May 19 -- Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention: The purpose of this program is to support states and tribes (including Alaska Villages and urban Indian organizations) in developing and implementing statewide or tribal youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies, grounded in public/private collaboration. Applications are due May 19, 2014. For more information click here.

May 27 -- Campus Suicide Prevention Grant: This program is designed to assist colleges and universities build a foundation for their efforts to prevent suicide attempts and to enhance services for students with mental and substance use disorders that put them at risk for suicide. Applications are due May 27, 2014. For more information click here.

May 27 -- Refugee Health Promotion: The purpose of this program is to promote health and mental health among refugees by streamlining health promotion activities into refugee resettlement processes from arrival to self-sufficiency, and support community-based outreach, education, and orientation around health and mental health services. State applicants are encouraged to partner with community-based organizations. Applications are due May 27, 2014. For more information click here.

May 27 -- Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Multi-State Mentoring Initiative: This solicitation supports mentoring organizations as they strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities. Mentoring activities include direct one-on-one, group, or peer mentoring services for at-risk and underserved youth populations. Applications are due May 27, 2014. For more information click here.

May 27 -- Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents Demonstration Program: This program will support a practitioner-researcher partnership to develop, implement, and evaluate new practices and services in an existing multisite mentoring program that serves children of incarcerated parents. Applications are due May 27, 2014. For more information click here.

May 28 -- Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program States/Territories Part B Supplemental Grant Program: The purpose of this program is to assist States and Territories in developing and/or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality care and treatment services for low-income individuals and families living with HIV. Applications are due May 28, 2014. For more information click here.

 May 30 -- Juvenile Diversion Certificate ProgramThis program presents an opportunity for prosecutors, probation officers, law enforcement, and other juvenile justice leaders to get in-depth training on juvenile diversion policies, practices, and programs. Applications are due May 30, 2014. For more information click here.


June 2014

June 3 -- Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals: Grantees will be expected to expand the behavioral health workforce by supporting education and training for behavioral health-related paraprofessionals at community and technical colleges, and training for peer professionals in other settings as appropriate. Applications are due June 3, 2014. For more information click here.

June 10 --  Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of Children Affected by Substance Abuse: These grants will be awarded to regional partnerships that provide services to increase the well-being of children who are in out-of-home placements or are at risk of entering out-of-home placements as a result of a parent's or caretaker's substance abuse. Applications are due June 10, 2014. For more information click here.

June 10 -- HIV Mobilization among Organizations Serving Gay, Bisexual and other Men Who Have Sex with Men: This cooperative agreement is for organizations to build upon their existing infrastructure, influence, and activities to prioritize and enhance HIV prevention among gay, bisexual, and other MSM they serve. Applications are due June 10, 2014. For more information click here.

June 13 -- Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with, or at Risk for, Serious Mental Health Conditions: The purpose of this program is to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults ages 16 – 25 that either have, or are at risk of developing a serious mental health condition. Applications are due June 13, 2014. For more information click here.

June 16 -- "Now is the Time" Project AWARE Local Educational Agency Grants: The purpose of this program is to assist local educational agencies to support the training of school personnel who interact with youth in both school settings and communities to detect and respond to mental illness in children and youth. Applications are due June 16, 2014. For more information click here.

 June 16 -- "Now is the Time" Project AWARE State Educational Agency Grants: The purpose of this program is to build and expand the capacity of State Educational Agencies to increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth, provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth to detect and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults. Applications are due June 16, 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:

April 30 -- National Storytelling Network Seeks Applications for Brimstone Award: Grants will be awarded to support model storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and to some extent are replicable in other places and situations. Applications are due April 30, 2014. For more information click here.

April 30 -- Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation: The foundation awards grants of $25,000 to untested youth programs that lead to breakthrough results in supporting underprivileged youth. In the past, funded programs have ranged from credit union savings projects, intensive tutoring, afterschool daycare, art classes, and health workshops. Applications are due April 30, 2014. For more information click here.

May 1 -- Innovations in Care Program: This grants supports innovations that provide care to vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, and other groups that encounter barriers to accessing quality health care. Applications are due May 1, 2014. For more information click here.

May 15 -- Geist Foundation Invites Applications from Foster Care Organizations in Hawaii: This grant is for projects designed to increase capacity of nonprofit organizations to deliver quality services for foster children and their families in Hawaii. Applications are due May 15, 2014. For more information click here.

May 15 -- Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance: The American Psychological Foundation  is accepting applications from early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. Applications are due May 15, 2014. For more information click here.

July 1 -- Ribbons of Hope–Invest in WomenThe foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that promote the well-being and future prospects of women and girls. One grant will be awarded to an organization that promotes education, health, economic independence, social well-being, or human rights for women and girls. Applications are due July 1, 2014. For more information click here.

July 1 -- Award for Nonprofit Innovation: The award recognizes an existing program that has made a difference in the lives of the people it serves and is granted to the nonprofit organization that best demonstrates innovation. Applications are due July 1, 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.


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.