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Grants & Programs

November 2016

The Atlantic Philanthropies (New York, NY)

The Atlantic Philanthropies and Columbia University announced the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, a 10-year, $60 million program for courageous and creative leaders dedicated to dismantling anti-black racism in the United States and South Africa. The program, conceived, designed, and led in partnership with renowned champions of racial equity, will enable visionary activists, authors, and artists, among others, to enhance their understanding of anti-black racism and strengthen their strategic capacity, individual skills, and professional networks to lead successful movements for racial equity in their communities, countries, and around the world.

Founding partners of the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity program include Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD), Center for Community Change, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Nelson Mandela Foundation, and Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at University of California, Berkeley. Visit the link below for application information and updates.

Contact: Margaret Delaney
Phone: 202.800.8689


Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation (Canton, OH)

The Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation approved grant requests totaling $123,060 to nine nonprofit organizations located in the four-county area of Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne in Ohio. The foundation supports programs that promote the physical and mental well-being of the people in those four counties. Those receiving grants include:

  • Prescription Assistance Network ($50,000)
  • Pomerene Hospital ($15,000)
  • St. Joseph Senior Living Center ($11,630)
  • Society for Equal Access ($10,000)
  • New Leaf Center ($10,000)
  • Faith in Action ($10,000)
  • New Hope Conductive Learning Center ($7,880)
  • American Red Cross ($5,750)
  • Refuge of Hope ($2,800)

In addition, Austin-Bailey provides $4,000 scholarships to students at Aultman College, Kent State University Stark, Kent State University Tuscarawas, Malone University, Stark State College, University of Mount Union, and Walsh University. Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine also receives $11,000 for two scholarships.

The deadline for submitting requests for the next cycle is December 1, 2016.

Contact: Don Sultzbach


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation (Detroit)

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation recently awarded 42 doctoral and medical students enrolled at eight Michigan universities, under their annual Student Award Program, focusing on health, health services, and policy research. The intent of the Student Award Program is to support the next generation of applied researchers in health and medical care. The Student Award Program offers a one-year $3,000 stipend to fund medical or dissertation research.

Contact: Nora Maloy, DrPH
Phone: 313.225.8205


Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation approved $19.53 million in grants during the third quarter of 2016, including $9.5 million across Safe Water Network, World Vision, and PATH in support of a new strategic approach for the Hilton Foundation’s Safe Water program area.

Other health-related grants awarded in the third quarter of 2016 include:

  • LifeNet International ($900,000)
  • National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy ($750,000)
  • PATH ($400,000)
  • King Baudouin Foundation United States, Inc. ($260,000)
  • Medicines for Humanity ($250,000)

Contact: Julia Friedman
Phone: 818.851.3754


The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts (Worcester)

The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has joined with nonprofit organizations, state government, a private health insurance company, and a research university to pilot a project based in Worcester that is designed to address the emergent unaccompanied transition age youth (18-24 years of age) who are homeless in our communities. 

South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) is administering the project. The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development has provided 40 project-based housing vouchers that will enable SMOC to rapidly house unaccompanied transition age youth who are homeless and the Massachusetts Behavioral Partnership/Beacon Health Options is providing healthcare and case management services. The Health Foundation has provided a $30,000 grant to help with start-up costs for the project.

The pilot is being evaluated by researchers at Brandeis University with funding provided by the Massachusetts Shelter and Housing Alliance.


The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey (Millburn)

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey awarded 15 grants totaling $2.35 million to improve the health and wellness of underserved and vulnerable populations in greater Newark and surrounding low income New Jersey communities.

The largest of the grants ($1,000,000) was awarded to the Trinitas Health Foundation to create The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Patient Therapy Unit in Trinitas Health Center’s emergency department.

Additional grants aimed at improving the health and wellness of the greater Newark community include $210,000 to Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside; $150,000 to Newark Trust For Education; $150,000 to the Trust for Public Land; $140,000 to North Ward Center; $48,000 to Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless; and $35,270 to Bass Foundation.

Contact: Marsha I. Atkind
Phone: 973.921.1210


Houston Endowment (TX)

Houston Endowment announced it is supporting a children’s health study with a three-year grant of $480,000. In partnership with Houston Independent School District (HISD), Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy launched the largest study of its kind to assess the health needs of the district's 215,000 students, three-quarters of whom are considered economically disadvantaged. These children are at an increased risk of inferior health outcomes, impaired development, and reduced educational success.

The three-year study will involve analysis of the approximately 250 schools within HISD. The researchers will survey fourth to 12th grade students, school staff, and parents via an online questionnaire and focus groups, and will use community-based participatory research to conduct an in-depth survey of a representative sample that includes 70 schools.


Mary Black Foundation (Spartanburg, SC)

The Mary Black Foundation announced that it awarded $567,660 in grants to 18 nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County. To learn more about the grants and the organizations funded, visit the link below.



Missouri Foundation for Health (St. Louis)

The Missouri Foundation for Health’s pilot program, Show Me Healthy Housing, continues to expand in size and scope. The effort provides funding to health-related nonprofit agencies for the construction of housing as well as the provision of case management and health care services for their clients. This project is based around the concept of supportive housing, a strategy which is growing in popularity, especially after high-profile successes in places like Utah.



Obici Healthcare Foundation (Suffolk, VA)

Obici Healthcare Foundation awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to 22 nonprofit organizations serving Western Tidewater, Virginia. The Fall 2016 grantees are listed below:

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School ($500,000)
  • Western Tidewater Free Clinic, Inc. ($500,000)
  • Virginia Legal Aid Society ($100,000)
  • Horizon Health Services, Inc. ($100,000)
  • Albemarle Regional Health Services ($75,000)
  • Western Tidewater Community Services Board ($75,000)
  • ForKids, Inc. ($70,000)
  • The Planning Council ($42,665)
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School ($41,269)
  • Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads ($37,100)
  • American Diabetes Association ($35,305)
  • Franklin City Department of Social Services ($32,070)
  • Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia ($25,000)
  • The Planning Council ($25,000)
  • Voices for Kids CASA Program ($25,000)
  • Walk In It, Inc. ($25,000)
  • Suffolk Meals on Wheels ($24,085)
  • Suffolk Partnership for a Healthy Community ($22,500)
  • Isle of Wight Christian Outreach Program ($20,000)
  • The Children’s Center ($20,000)
  • Tidewater Community College’s Academy for Nonprofit Excellence ($15,562)

Contact: Diane Nelms
Phone: 757.539.8810


Salem Health and Wellness Foundation (Carneys Point, NJ)

Salem Health and Wellness Foundation and Community Foundation of New Jersey announced seven grants were awarded totaling $144,500.

  • Food Bank of South Jersey ($100,000)
  • Salem County Sheriff’s Office ($22,000)
  • Salem County Department of Health & Human Services ($15,000)
  • Farmyard Education Foundation ($2,500)
  • Salem County Vocational Technical High School ($2,500)
  • Women’s Club of Pennsville ($2,500)

Contact: Brenda Goins
Phone: 856.299.4460


The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation (Owings Mills, MD)

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s Small Grants Program (formerly the Maryland Small Grants Program) allows smaller Maryland and Northeastern Pennsylvania nonprofits to apply for a grant–operating, program, or capital–of up to $50,000 for two years ($100,000 total). Unlike the foundation’s standard grantmaking process, there is no deadline for grant requests and a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) is not required. The following changes to the Small Grants Program are:

  • Budget size is limited to $1 million or less. An external financial review continues to be required.
  • After two years of funding, organizations will be required to take a year off from support before being eligible for an additional two years.
  • After a total of four years of funding, organizations must shift to the regular grant process, including submitting an LOI.

Organizations must speak with the appropriate program team member to determine if they are eligible to apply for a small grant. This conversation will ensure that the proposal is a fit with foundation guidelines and goals.

For grants serving Maryland
Contact: Rachel Duden
Phone: 410.654.8500, ext. 229 

For grants serving Northeastern Pennsylvania
Contact: Kate Sorestad
Phone:  410.654.8500, ext. 249 


St. David’s Foundation (Austin, TX)

Opportunity Grants, a new initiative by St. David’s Foundation, are aimed at collaborative, creative new approaches to addressing health needs across Central Texas. Several of the grants will address the unique physical and mental health needs of Central Texas youth in innovative ways. Among the highlights of the grants announced:

  • CATCH Global Foundation for e-cigarette prevention program in area middle schools
  • Communities for Recovery for assistance for recovery from substance abuse for adolescents and young adults
  • Half Helen Foundation for technology to streamline vision screening and clinical follow up care for school children
  • NAMI Austin for mental illness support group for teens and pre-teens
  • Out Youth for support and counseling for LGBT youth in area high needs schools
  • Texas Network of Youth Services for training and support for Central Texas mental health service providers who serve youth populations

In addition, funding is being provided for a peer support and employment program in East Austin for adults with mental illness, a healthy food pantry project, mental health services for adults seeking to earn a high school diploma, and for a health coach hotline and digital health platform to support sustainable health behavior change.

Contact: Kristy Ozmun Public Relations


Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland (OH)

Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland approved grants to 10 organizations totaling $1,590,000 and authorized a Program Related Investment for $250,000. The 2016 grants in the health field include Finance Fund Capital Corporation (FCAP), a $250,000 Program Related Investment loan to support the Healthy Food for Ohio program and Forces4Quality Northeast Ohio (dba Better Health Partnership), and $250,000 to support the Children’s Health Initiative.

Contact: David Wasserstrom
Phone: 216.403.7272