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Funding Opportunities in Community Health: Late Spring 2021

Funding Opportunities


Request for Proposals:

Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Food, Healthy Lives; Consumer Empowerment; and Veterans’ Health

In a state as large as New York, a steady stream of smart, innovative work is coming from NYSHealth grantees and non-grantees alike that is relevant to NYSHealth’s priority areas. These organizations should be elevating their work and informing key stakeholders at regional, statewide, and national conferences, meetings, and other convenings, both in person and online. Yet, because of a lack of time and resources, they often are unable to do so.

Through this Request for Proposals, NYSHealth will sponsor community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to connecting New Yorkers with the healthy food they need to thrive; empowering health care consumers; and meeting the needs of returning veterans and their families. 

Deadline: Rolling applications are accepted

Request for Proposals:

Caring for Colorado Together We Protect Vaccine Equity Fund

Together We Protect – Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Fund supports Colorado community-based organizations, working in partnership with state-contracted vaccine providers, to provide culturally relevant outreach, education, and support to ensure communities who face systemic barriers have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded to applicants from across Colorado.

Deadline for proposals: April 28, 2021

Request for Proposals:

Con Alma and Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group Funding Opportunities

The mission of Con Alma Health Foundation is to be aware of and respond to the health rights and needs of culturally and demographically diverse peoples and communities of New Mexico.  They seek to improve health status and access to health care services, and advocates for health policy that will address the unmet health needs of all. 

Deadline for applications: April 30, 2021

Grant Opportunity:

Reducing Social Isolation and Loneliness among People with Disabilities

The Administrator of the Administration for Community Living established a priority for a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project on Reducing Social Isolation and Loneliness For People with Disabilities (DRRP).

The intended outcome of the DRRP is (1) the development of at least one intervention to reduce social isolation and loneliness among adults with disabilities, or (2) the generation of new knowledge of the efficacy of at least one intervention to reduce social isolation and loneliness among adults with disabilities, or both (1) and (2).

Closing date for applications: May 7, 2021

Request for Proposals:

Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

The William T. Grant Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. Successful projects will build stronger bodies of knowledge on how to reduce inequality in the United States and to move beyond the mounting research evidence about the scope, causes, and consequences of inequality.

The sponsor seeks studies that aim to build, test, or increase under-standing of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people. They will prioritize studies about reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.

Deadlines are January 13, 2021; May 5, 2021; and August 4, 2021.

Call for Proposals:

Prime Health Foundation Annual Grants

Established in 1987, the Prime Health Foundation supports organizations, programs, and initiatives that demonstrate potential for improving health and well-being in the seven-county Kansas City region. To be eligible, projects must target individuals who live in the seven‐county area served by PHF, including the Missouri counties of Jackson, Clay, Platte, Cass, and Ray, and the Kansas counties of Johnson and Wyandotte.

Deadline for Letters of Intent: May 28, 2021

Call for Proposals:

Montana Healthcare Foundation 2021 Call for Proposals

The 2021 Call for Proposals supports innovative ideas for improving health and well-being in Montana. This year they will be funding projects that fall within three focus areas:

  • Partnerships for Better Health: Supporting innovative, new partnerships between organizations in a community to address the root causes of illness and using existing resources more effectively to improve health outcomes and reduce costs.
  • American Indian Health: Supporting American Indian-led projects that address critical health and health care challenges and improve the social, economic, and educational challenges that drive health disparities.
  • Behavioral Health: Supporting collaborative, systems-based solutions to behavioral health challenges.

Deadline for Proposals: June 1, 2021

Call for Proposals:

Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Oklahoma Projects

Although the primary focus of the foundation's grant program is agricultural research conducted by the Noble Research Institute, the foundation also provides funding to charitable organizations working to promote good health, support education, and build stronger communities.

Generally, the foundation's grantmaking is geographically focused on organizations and projects in Oklahoma.

Deadline for Letters of Intent: June 1, 2021

Call for Proposals:

Research in Transforming Health and Healthcare Systems

The goal of this funding opportunity is to generate rigorous evidence on the effects of recent Medicaid policy changes on enrollees, states, and others, and to inform and advance equitable policies and racial equity in Medicaid.

Deadline for receipt of brief proposals: June 28, 2021

Request for Qualifications:

Leadership and Management of the RWJF Culture of Health Prize

The Prize program works to elevate the cities, counties, tribes, regions, and rural towns that are working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking to increase the Prize program’s reach to a wider range of communities and its visibility with important audiences, such as policymakers, media, and health equity-focused networks.

In a commitment to fairness, RWJF is opening up the opportunity for the leadership and management of the Prize program in its entirety. The next lead for the program will have two main responsibilities: (1) redesign and manage a national competitive process; and (2) use selection, recognition, and other program activities to accelerate changes to the narrative about healthy, equitable communities. More details are outlined in the full request for qualifications.

Deadline for receipt of full proposals: June 30, 2021

Advocacy Opportunities

Support Expanded Funding for the CDC Social Determinants of Health Program

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260) created a first of its kind program at CDC to award planning grants to state, local, and Tribal governments to develop plans to address negative social determinants of health. 

Trust for America's Health has reopened its letter advocating for the funding of CDC’s Social Determinants of Health program. The letter has been updated to be in line with the President’s FY 2022 budget, which requests $153 million for the program. If you would like to sign your organization onto the letter, organizations (no individuals) are invited to fill out this form by Friday, April 23.


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