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Grants & Programs

March 2018

Allegany Franciscan Ministries (Palm Harbor, FL)

Allegany Franciscan Ministries, through the Common Good Initiative, is investing in Wimauma, Florida by providing two grants to Enterprising Latinas, Inc. (ELI). A one‐year $250,000 grant will help to create an economic development infrastructure for the community, building ELI’s capacity and adding staff to bring together public and private partners involved in workforce and economic development. The second grant of $250,000 allows ELI to purchase a building to serve as a Community Resources Hub; a central location for education and training resources, tools, and services that will support the healthy growth and development of families and community, accessible to all Wimauma, Florida residents.

Contact: Lise Landry Alives
Phone: 727.507.9668


Brandywine Health Foundation (Coatesville, PA)

The Brandywine Health Foundation announced 30 grants totaling $824,000, bringing the foundation’s total giving since it began awarding grants and scholarships in 2002 to more than $16.5 million.

Health Equity

  • Community Volunteers in Medicine ($10,000)
  • Human Services, Inc. ($40,000)
  • Maternal and Child Health Consortium ($45,000)
  • Public Citizens for Children & Youth ($5,000)
  • Pennsylvania Health Access Network ($7,500)
  • Valley Youth House ($5,000)
  • Volunteer English Program in Chester County ($7,000)

Healthy Youth   

  • The Bridge Academy and Community Center ($7,500)
  • Chester County Futures ($5,000)
  • Coatesville Youth Initiative ($75,000)
  • The Parkesburg POINT ($5,000)
  • Youth Mentoring Partnership ($5,000)

Healthy Community       


  • Chester County Food Bank ($20,000)
  • Coatesville Area Public Library ($25,000)
  • Coatesville Area Senior Center ($5,000)
  • Coatesville Partners for Progress ($10,000)
  • The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County ($10,000)
  • Good Works, Inc. ($7,000)
  • Home of the Sparrow ($6,000)
  • Support Center for Child Advocates ($5,000)

First Responders

  • Chester County Economic Development Foundation, Chester County Public Safety Training Facility ($13,000)
  • Keystone Valley Fire Department ($4,000)
  • Washington Hose Company No 1 ($3,000)

Multiyear Pledge Commitments through 2020

  • ChesPenn Health Services ($312,000 in Fiscal Year 2018; total grant $870,000)

Multiyear Pledge Commitments through Fiscal Year 2018

  • Chester County Health Department’s Nurse-Family Partnership ($10,000)
  • Child Guidance Resource Centers ($75,000)
  • Coatesville Center for Community Health ($12,000)
  • Domestic Violence Center of Chester County ($20,000)
  • Family Service of Chester County ($20,000)
  • Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA's Coatesville Health Center ($50,000)

Contact: Jill Whitcomb
Phone: 610.380.9080 x103


Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (New York, NY)

Researchers at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) have been awarded a $1 million grant by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to address health care disparities in cancer care and support. The grant will fund the Cancer Disparities Firewall project, a multilevel intervention that focuses on patient and system level factors that contribute to cancer disparities in the YCC/New Haven, Connecticut area. The project will target lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer.

Project investigators will also partner with the Yale School of Public Health and Community Alliance for Research & Engagement, which works to improve health in the city of New Haven through community engagement, collaborative community-based research, and dissemination of findings. It will also partner with Gateway Community College in New Haven to build a cancer-dedicated training core into an existing patient navigation program. This program enrolls local students who are interested in broadening their skill sets and will be better prepared for working in a local institution or health care environments.

Contact: Patricia Doykos
Phone: 609.302.5468


Episcopal Health Foundation (Houston, TX)

Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) announced a four-year, $10 million investment to create more active roles for clinics to address the community conditions that lead to poor health. EHF’s Texas Community Centered Health Homes (CCHH) Initiative creates a model for community-based clinics to go beyond the exam room to improve the health of patients and entire neighborhoods. Clinics are tackling conditions like obesity, hunger, teen pregnancy, and more by developing specific ways to take community-wide action to prevent illness and improve health outcomes.

Thirteen clinics across the state are participating in EHF’s Texas CCHH Initiative. Each clinic has received an EHF grant of up to $500,000 to develop and implement its own community-specific work for up to three years. EHF is also providing ongoing training, coaching, and technical assistance to support each clinic’s effort.

Participating Clinics

  • Access Health ($187,500 for 18 months)
  • Christ Clinic ($187,051 for 18 months)
  • El Centro de Corazon ($185,213 for 18 months)
  • Harris Health – Acres Home Clinic ($187,500 for 18 months)
  • Heart of Texas Community Health Center ($450,000 for 3 years)
  • HOPE Clinic ($448,246 for 3 years)
  • Lone Star Circle of Care ($187,500 for 18 months)
  • Lone Star Family Health Center ($450,00 for 3 years)
  • Memorial Hermann – Burbank Middle School Clinic ($433,295 for 3 years)
  • Northwest Assistance Ministries - Children’s Clinic ($187,500 for 18 months)
  • People’s Community Clinic ($500,890 for 3 years)
  • Spring Branch Community Health Center ($172,560 for 18 months)
  • St. Paul Children’s Foundation ($163,500 for 18 months)


Contact: Brian Sasser
Phone: 832.795.9404


Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (Louisville, KY)

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky invested more than $361,000 on work to reduce both tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in 2017.

The foundation's tobacco-use reduction investment included $126,400 to the Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy, Kentucky Equal Justice Center, Kentucky Voices for Health, and Kentucky Youth Advocates. Another nearly $35,000 in foundation grants and sponsorships supported educational conferences about tobacco-related policy changes, such as increasing the tax on cigarettes, which will reduce smoking in the Commonwealth. The remainder of the foundation's tobacco-use reduction funding included staff time devoted to this focus area; and coordinating and helping launch the new Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow, which now comprises more than 140 partners and members and is led by a steering committee with representatives from Kentucky's leading health advocacy, business, and health care organizations.

In addition to tobacco-reduction grants, the foundation gave slightly more than $323,000 to seven local health coalitions that are working to improve the health of school-aged children in their communities.

Recognizing that well-written and researched health stories in the media can help inform and influence better public policy, the foundation also invested nearly $103,000 in grants to expand health journalism in Kentucky. In addition, the foundation dedicated $128,000 to research in 2017, including its annual Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP, conducted jointly with Cincinnati, Ohio-based Interact for Health) to gauge the opinions of Kentucky adults on current health policy issues.

Contact: Bonnie J. Hackbarth
Phone: 877.326.2583


Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation (Wellesley, MA)

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to more than 900 nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire in 2017. Since its inception in 1980, the foundation has granted more than $145 million throughout the four states.

Healthy Food Fund grants included:

  • Third-year grants to 20 nonprofit community food initiatives in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. ($969,748)
  • Second round of Healthy Aging grants to 23 nonprofit initiatives in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. The funded programs helped older adults eat better and stay connected to their communities through community garden, cooking, and nutrition programs. ($190,905)
  • Support for five mobile farmers’ markets in Worcester and Lowell, Massachusetts; Hartford, Connecticut; Lewiston/Auburn, Maine; and the seacoast of New Hampshire. ($260,250)

In addition, the foundation also awarded $593,250 to 775 organizations in 213 communities through Harvard Pilgrim’s employee-directed Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. This program enables each Harvard Pilgrim Health Care employee to annually award a $500 grant, completely funded by the foundation, to the charity of his or her choice.

In 2017, $39,550 was awarded to nonprofit partner organizations including Hands on Hartford, City Year, and Cradles to Crayons that support Harvard Pilgrim’s employee service in local communities. Harvard Pilgrim employee contributions, made through the company’s annual employee fundraising campaign, along with foundation support, totaled $45,000 and were distributed to United Ways of New England and local nonprofits chosen by employees. The foundation and employees also contributed to disaster relief efforts including: $14,500 to Hurricane Harvey, $9,400 to Puerto Rico Fund, and $8,200 to Hurricane Irma.

Through the foundation’s Health Equity Roundtable program, an $8,000 grant was awarded to PFLAG Hartford to support a community discussion aimed at addressing transgender health care issues in Connecticut.

Some of the foundation’s 2017 major grant recipients include:


  • Brass City Harvest ($44,697)
  • CT Food Bank ($40,000)
  • Green Village Initiative ($50,000)
  • Hands on Hartford, The Wish School, and Northwest Boys & Girls Club ($2,000)
  • Hartford Food Systems ($40,250)
  • New Haven Farms and New Haven Land Trust ($50,000)



  • Cultivating Community ($50,000)
  • Healthy Aging Grants ($34,744)
  • Healthy Communities of the Capital Area ($50,000)
  • Maine Farmland Trust ($50,000)
  • Maine Medical Center and Maine Health ($5,000)
  • St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center ($60,000)
  • Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation ($50,000)



  • Boston Area Gleaners ($50,000)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs ($100,000)
  • City Year ($15,000)
  • Community Harvest Project ($39,000)
  • Cradles to Crayons ($5,000)
  • Gardening the Community ($50,000)
  • Groundwork Lawrence ($50,000)
  • Grow Food Northampton ($50,000)
  • Growing Places ($50,000)
  • Healthy Aging Grants ($113,773)
  • Mass in Motion/Coastal Food Shed ($29,000)
  • Mill City Grows ($60,000)
  • Nourishing the North Shore ($50,000)
  • Regional Environmental Council ($20,250)
  • Urban Farming Institute of Boston ($5,000)


New Hampshire

  • Healthy Aging Grants ($42,388)
  • Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, Inc. ($50,000)
  • New Hampshire Food Bank ($30,000)
  • NH Center for Nonprofits ($15,000)
  • Seacoast Eat Local ($80,000)
  • Tamworth Community Nurse Association ($28,175)
  • Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network ($39,330)

Contact: Kim Winn
Phone: 603.315.4426


Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts (Worcester, MA)

The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts invites new grant applications for its Activation Fund in 2018. The Activation Fund supports discrete, one-year projects in Central Massachusetts that demonstrate creative and innovative approaches to addressing community health concerns and that move an organization to its next level of capacity and effectiveness, which can be sustained beyond the term of the grant. Activation Fund grants typically range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Interested applicants should click here and attend an in-person or online information session (registration required) for details including guidelines, deadlines, and examples of previous grants. In addition, interested parties are asked to meet with Dr. Amie Shei, Vice President for Programs, before submitting a Letter of Intent (due April 5, 2018) to assess the fit of a proposed project with the Activation Fund guidelines.

Contact: Daniel Germain
Phone: 508.438.0009


The Horizon Foundation (Columbia, MD)

As part of its grantmaking in 2017, The Horizon Foundation awarded eight Strategic Health Initiative Grants and more than a dozen Community Opportunity Grants. Highlighted grants include:

  • Chase Brexton Health Services—to support increasing access to behavioral health services for Howard County, Maryland’s Latino community. ($25,000)
  • Community Services Foundation—to promote healthy lifestyles in Howard County, Maryland through implementation of the health and wellness program where students participate in a year-long, out-of-school-time program that provides youth health education, promotion, and training to decrease the risk of chronic disease and disabilities. ($25,000)
  • Foreign-born Information and Referral Network—to improve the mental health and well-being of immigrant residents in the county. ($25,000)
  • Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center—to expand mental health education by offering training that help individuals learn how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. ($30,000)
  • Howard County General Hospital—to actively engage in the Speak(easy) Howard initiative and ensure the hospital can receive and utilize information provided by patients on their health care agents and advance directives. ($119,720)
  • Howard County Government—for multi-year funding to support Howard County Bikeshare in Downtown Columbia, Maryland. ($200,000)
  • Howard County Office of Environmental Sustainability—to support a low-cost meal kit program that provides fresh ingredients for residents to easily cook at home. ($40,000)
  • Howard County Sponsoring Committee/People Acting Together in Howard—to support multi-year advocacy programs related to school food, afterschool activities, and mental health programs. ($150,000)
  • Korean American Senior Association—to help older Korean adults complete advance care planning and identify health care agents. ($70,200)
  • Way Station Inc.—for the continuation of rapid access behavioral health services that provide urgent, outpatient, crisis stabilization services within 24-48 hours of referral for Howard County adults. ($73,000)

For a full list of grants or more information on The Horizon Foundation’s grantmaking, click here.

Contact: Nikki Highsmith Vernick


Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation (Portland, OR)

Advancing the Pacific Northwest’s growing impact on health care innovation and the fight against cancer, Legacy Health Foundation received a transformational pledge of $5 million from the Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation. The grant will fund a potentially game-changing cancer research project underway at Legacy Research Institute, which is part of Legacy Health, the region’s largest, locally-owned nonprofit health system. Legacy Research Institute is a state-of-the-art research facility that aims to bring the most advanced health care treatment modalities and cutting-edge technologies quickly online, where they can be applied to benefit patients.

Legacy Health Foundation raises funds for Legacy Health’s system-wide initiatives and programs.

Contact: Angela Hult
Phone: 503.250.1026


Maine Health Access Foundation (Augusta, ME)

The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) has awarded $270,000 to six organizations around the state to develop cross-sector collaborative approaches to improve health and health care access in Maine’s rural communities. Four “Catalyst” grantees will initiate new collaborative efforts, while two “Acceleration” grants support efforts developed during last year’s round of Catalyst grants to pilot programs to test novel ways of delivering essential health services.

Some of the activities to be undertaken by the grantees include establishing or bringing new partners into a community coalition to focus on the rural healthcare system; building capacity through targeted operational and organizational integration; identifying and addressing service gaps; connecting this work with ongoing economic development planning; and educating and engaging the community.

Catalyst Grants:

  • Healthy Community Coalition ($30,000)
  • Healthy Peninsula ($30,000)
  • Oxford County Mental Health Services ($30,000)
  • Penobscot Community Health Care- Jackman Community Health Center ($30,000)

Acceleration Grants:

  • Mayo Regional Hospital - Mayo Community Outreach ($75,000)
  • Pines Health Services - Aroostook County Health Network ($75,000) 

Contact: Charles Dwyer
Phone: 207.620.8266


New York Community Trust (New York, NY)

The New York Community Trust recently approved $8.3 million in grants to help dozens of nonprofits. Some health-related highlights include:

Helping People with Cancer ($1.08 million)

  • Cancer Care—to provide financial aid to low-income cancer patients.
  • God's Love We Deliver—to provide food for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center—to assist immigrants with cancer get treatment.
  • New York Legal Assistance Group—to give legal assistance to cancer patients.

Improving Paratransit ($345,000)

  • New York Lawyers for the Public Interest—to run a campaign to improve the Access-A-Ride program by making it more reliable and introducing new technologies.

Connecting Bronx Residents with Health Jobs ($100,000)

  • Phipps Neighborhood—to train young people in the Bronx for outpatient health care careers that do not require college degrees as well as connect them with paid internships and job interviews at local health care providers.

Elderly ($200,000)

  • Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) and New York University College of Nursing—to expand and enhance a peer education health program for older adults in the Bronx that allows seniors to teach each other about health issues associated with aging.

Behavioral Health

  • Legal Action Center—to make sure New Yorkers, especially those who are court-involved, continue to get substance-abuse treatment in the wake of federal changes to health care. ($150,000)
  • Mobilization for Justice—to expand a medical-legal partnership that helps children discharged from psychiatric hospitals get screened for issues that can affect recovery. ($75,000)

Developmental Disabilities

  • Alliance for Integrated Care of New York—to help agencies serving people with disabilities adapt to managed care. ($150,000)
  • McCarton Foundation for Developmental Disabilities—to help open the first early intervention center in the Bronx for children with autism spectrum disorder. ($90,000)
  • New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies—to introduce customized jobs to New York City agencies that serve the developmentally disabled. ($100,000)


  • Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons—to study the barriers transgender individuals face in getting jobs or staying employed. ($150,000)
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York—to improve home care for LGBT older adults. ($125,000)

Youth Development

  • Citizens' Committee for Children of New York—to ensure the 2017 Raise the Age law is rolled out. ($125,000)
  • Day One—to train professionals to deal with abuse among young couples. ($70,000)
  • Exalt Youth—to expand an internship program for court-involved teens. ($75,000)

Contact: Amy Wolf


Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (Pottstown, PA)

Several area nonprofits will benefit from fundraising efforts of the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation East Auxiliary. The Auxiliary operates the “Just for You” gift shop located in the lobby of Pottstown Hospital-Tower Health. The gift shop is open to the public.

Mary Ellen Dice, President of the East Auxiliary, presented a $20,000 check to the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation and six of its grantees. These funds have been distributed as part of the foundation’s fall 2017 grants and were awarded to the following organizations and its programs:

  • Camphill Village Kimberton Hills
  • Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County
  • Maternity Care Coalition
  • Spring-Ford Counseling Services
  • TriCounty Active Adult Center
  • Visiting Nurse Association Community Services, Inc.

Contact: Rose Walters
Phone: 610.323.2006


St. David’s Foundation (Austin, TX)

The St. David’s Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $2 million to area nonprofits working to address women’s health issues among low-income women in Central Texas. The grants are focused on finding solutions, overcoming access barriers, and engaging women along the way. Grants were given to programs ranging from those serving African-American NICU moms, tackling opioid issues, and creating postpartum screening mechanisms to those conducting research on determining factors contributing to maternal mortality. Grants were awarded to the following organizations and programs:  

  • Austin Recovery—to produce action plan to provide postpartum care to high risk new moms in Family House residential treatment. ($273,281)
  • Cardea—to build capacity of Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and FQHC sites for opioid screening, intervention, and referral. ($300,000)
  • El Buen Samaritano—to ensure culturally and linguistically competent outreach to increase postpartum visit adherence among Latina moms. ($125,000)
  • Hand to Hold—to more effectively serve Black NICU moms with attention to depression, breastfeeding, and peer support. ($150,000)
  • Lone Star Circle of Care—to employ nurse care coordinator to engage patients in mom-baby teams and work across providers to improve outcomes. ($186,681)
  • Mama Sana Vibrant Woman—to institute structured postnatal program with home visiting, support groups, social support, and yoga for moms of color. ($169,405)
  • People's Community Clinic—to improve current postpartum care model to better serve women who experienced prenatal health complications. ($200,000)
  • Texans Care for Children—to analyze provider readiness to implement new TX postpartum depression screening benefit and substance abuse services. ($86,000)
  • Texas State School of Nursing—for translational research using an SMS text messaging and group chat platform to inform, educate, and connect underserved women in Hays County, Texas with services and information. ($209,633)
  • UT Steve Hicks School of Social Work—to engage black women in community-based participatory research and strategic planning to tackle maternal mortality disparities. ($300,000)

Contact: Kristy Ozmun
Phone: 512.474.1501