Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change seeks to improve the quality of health care provided to patients from racial and ethnic backgrounds likely to experience disparities.
Deadline:September 18, 2008 – Brief Proposal
Amount: Range between $100,000 and $275,000 for projects of 24 months or less
Applicants are asked to submit a proposal outlining a creative project that includes the use of Prevent Child Abuse America publications in new educational outreach programs. Proposals should incorporate a summary of the project and a detailed project description that includes goals/objectives, an evaluation plan, and an itemized list of materials that would be used.
Deadline: 5:00 P.M. Eastern on June 16, 2008
Amount: Up to 3 individual grants of up to $500 for Prevent Child Abuse America materials
Healthy Eating Research is a $16 million national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among the low-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings will advance RWJF's efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.
The Foundation supports programs/organizations that address problems in the areas of education, housing (especially low-income), job skills/economic opportunities for low-income people. Also supports initiatives in medicine, as well as medical research that meets certain criteria. In order to achieve this end, it awards grants, loans, and technical assistance to charitable organizations for projects, programs and capacity building appropriate to this mission..
Amount:Normal minimum funding limit is $20,000
Since it’s inception in 1936, the William T. Grant Foundation has had a remarkable constancy of purpose: to further the understanding of human behavior through research.The Foundation’s mission focuses on improving the lives of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States.
The CareFirst Commitment Initiative offers a community partnership program consisting of three program areas - Ensuring Affordability; Raising the Bar to Improve Quality of Care; Closing the Gaps to address racial and ethnic health care disparities.
Amount: Up to $300,000
Deadline: Rolling – applications accepted year-round
The CIGNA Foundation makes Targeted Grants to entities working in the following five core concern areas: The Health of Women, Children & Families, Obesity Awareness & Prevention, Patient/Doctor Communications & Health Literacy, Elimination of Gender and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, and The Connection between a Healthy Mind and a Healthy Body.
The Nathan Cummings Foundation’s Health Program gives special attention to efforts that address health disparities between the rich and the poor, build bridges between the common concerns of disparate constituencies, and recognize the strategic importance of employing a variety of approaches such as coalition building, research, litigation, and others to produce institutional change. Priority attention is given to efforts that are national in scope and efforts that have the potential of having a multi-state or statewide impact and can be replicated.
Deadline: Rolling - Letter of Inquiry required by January or August
Amount: To be determined
The Public Welfare Foundation offers annual grants for priority projects which targets specific topics on health advocacy, access and reforms, hunger, nutrition, mental health, reproductive and sexual health.
Amounts: $25,000 - $50,000
Deadline: Rolling – Applications accepted year- round
The Vulnerable Populations Portfolio is seeking new community-based approaches to health and health care problems that intersect with social factors—such as inadequate housing, poor education and poverty. We are interested in projects that serve hard-to-reach individuals and families, especially new immigrants and refugees, frail older adults and at-risk adolescents.
Amount: Up to $300,000
Seeking new community-based approaches to health and health care problems that intersect with social factors—such as inadequate housing, poor education and poverty. Interested in projects that serve hard-to-reach individuals and families, especially new immigrants and refuges, frail older adults and at-risk adolescents.
Amount: Up to $300,000
The foundation program areas include: 1) families and children 2) infrastructure & capacity building for the nonprofit sector 3) general support 4) projects and 5) loans.
Deadline(s): July 1 & October 1
Amount: $500 - $1,000,000
M&T Charitable Foundation
The Foundation focus is on programs areas in 1) cultural 2) civic 3) healthcare 4) human services 5) education and 6) youth. Chesapeake/Central Maryland. Funds are granted primarily for capital and special purpose uses. Charitable contribution coordinators are available for regions of Maryland, Greater Baltimore and Greater Washington.
Amount: $1,000 - $1,000,000
Funds projects through non-profit organizations in program areas of: 1) Professional 2) educational 3) cultural 4) human services and 5) health.
Amount: $200 - $25,000
The Foundation offers monetary and/or volunteer support in three program area: 1) literacy 2) technology and 3) domestic violence.
Amount $100 - $100,000
Funding is available under three areas that address current health care and system challenges: 1) Health Care Safety-Net 2) Quality Health and Health Care and 3) Build Health Leadership with Emphasis on Diversity.
Deadline: Applications accepted year-round
Amount: To Be Determined
Milagro serves children in the areas of health, education, and arts. Grants are made to grassroots, community-based tax exempt organizations. Creative and unique programs from grass roots organizations that work with underrepresented and underprivileged children take precedence.
Amount: Between $2500 and $5000
Funding Resource Opportunities
7 Park Center Court
Owings Mills, MD 21117-4200
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to assisting the poor, primarily through operating and capital grants to direct service organizations located in Baltimore, Hawaii, Northeastern Pennsylvania, New York, Israel and the Former Soviet Union. These grants are focused on meeting basic needs such as shelter, nutrition, health and socialization and on enhancing an individual’s ability to meet those needs. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on the elderly and Jewish communities.
1324 Belmont Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21804
The mission of the Community Foundation is to build charitable funds, maximize benefit to donors, make effective grants and provide leadership to address community needs. The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) believes in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of the people and communities located in the Counties of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.
210 Guilford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
To assist local 501(c)3 organizations, as well as other community- and faith-based organizations in finding funding sources to promote the health of Baltimore's citizens, there is now available a free Health Grants Alert for Community-Based Organizations, a "headline service" listing of grant opportunities. Links to full grant announcements are included. The Health Grants Alert is issued every other week and is provided as a downloadable Microsoft Excel file.
2 East Read Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
The Association of Baltimore Area Grant Makers (ABAG) is a membership organization established to provide support services to foundations. ABAG also assists grantseekers to understand the best approach to its foundation members in order to best facilitate the grants and decision-making process for its foundation members. ABAG has assembled "Affinity Groups", that are comprised of representatives from member foundations that have common interests on issues or topics.
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 20006-1708
The Enoch Pratt Library houses a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection. This mini-foundation resource center contains volumes of resource information, directories and guides on special topics related to grant writing, fundraising, tips on how to research foundations and grants, and how to write effective proposals.
1627 K. Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006-1708
The Foundation Center is a national clearinghouse for information about foundations, fundraising and related matters. It provides extensive services to help organizations identify potential funding resources and provides low cost workshops in grants grant writing and researching funding opportunities.
Office of Minority Health Resource Center Funding Guide
This document was prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority health to assist grantseekers in the grantseeking process.
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