Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (New York, NY)
The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts made $10.1 million in grants to 19 organizations across the country. These inaugural grants are for projects addressing access to opioid use disorder treatment and services in urban, rural, minority, tribal, and low-income communities. Several projects are developing or expanding models to better deliver treatment services to adults, adolescents, pregnant or parenting women, justice-involved persons, and uninsured populations. Other funded projects are addressing payment and regulatory policies to increase access to treatment or provide telehealth, mobile, and rural hospital services. In addition, a consortium of leading national organizations is receiving funding for initiatives to improve care delivery in emergency departments across the country.
The grantees are:
- Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium—to support Opioid Use Recovery, Honoring & Empowering Local Providers.
- Allegheny Health Network—for mobile community-based engagement and retention for persons with opioid use disorder.
- Cabin Creek Health Systems—to enhance and expand medications for opioid use disorder in Southern Appalachia Communities.
- Foundation for Healthy Communities—to improve hospital inpatient management of opioid use disorders in rural communities.
- Housing Works—to scale up a toolkit to improve retention and adherence in medications for opioid use disorder treatment.
- Illinois Association of Free & Charitable Clinics—to support Illinois free and charitable clinics’ responses to opioid use disorder.
- Michigan State University—to train peer recovery coaches to promote retention and adherence to medications for opioid use disorder among low-income adults.
- Mountain Area Health Education Center—to build access to care through community health centers to treat opioid use disorder and establish North Carolina Regional Addiction Medicine Programs.
- National Academy for State Health Policy—to support the State Policy Center for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Access.
- National Emergency Medicine Consortium—for the American College of Emergency Physicians/Emergency Medicine Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Public Health Institute to work collaboratively to further advance that work across the country.
- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—to support integrating medications for opioid use disorder into primary care: innovative payer and provider strategies for improving treatment, engagement, retention, outcomes, and disparities.
- Thomas Jefferson University—to support lowering barriers, saving lives, reclaiming health: integrating medications for opioid use disorder.
- University of Alabama at Birmingham—for strategic plans to combat opioid use disorder in the State of Alabama.
- University of Maryland School of Medicine—to support treatment with buprenorphine through telemedicine in a rural criminal justice setting.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Horizons Program—to support Jenna’s Project: Supporting Women’s Re-entry to Society from Prison and Re- connection with Children.
- University of North Dakota—to support Don’t Quit the Quit (treatment services and support for pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder).
- Urban Institute—to improve access to the continuum of care for opioid use disorder for low-income adolescents and young adults.
Contact: Myrna Manners at 718.986.7255 or email@example.com.
John A. Hartford Foundation
The John A. Hartford Foundation approved four grants totaling $5,594,025 that will assist retail clinics and public health in becoming more age-friendly, expand access to coordinated community-based health and social services for frail older adults, and support the membership association for funders in the field of aging.
- Case Western Reserve University—to work with CVS MinuteClinic to implement, evaluate and sustainably embed the Age-Friendly Health Systems 4Ms framework across all 1,100 CVS MinuteClinic locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia. ($2,435,164 for three years)
- Trust for America’s Health—to expand Age-Friendly Public Health Systems to new states and promote the health and well-being of older adults as a core component of public health at the local, state and federal levels. ($2,349,358 for three years)
- National PACE Association—to provide coordinated community-based health and social services to frail, older adults in their homes and PACE sites as an alternative to nursing home placement. ($500,000 for three years)
- Grantmakers in Aging (GIA)—to provide operational support to GIA, which has created a new strategic plan to accelerate its leadership on aging issues by serving as a network, a resource, and a champion. ($309,503 for three years)
Contact: Clare Churchouse at 212.324.7480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Minneapolis Foundation (Minneapolis, MN)
The Catalyst Initiative at The Minneapolis Foundation has awarded $800,000 in grants that will enable five community organizations to expand their work to build the capacity for self-care and embed culturally meaningful trauma-healing practices in their communities. Catalyst’s latest grant round was made possible by significant funding from the Bush Foundation in 2019. The list of grantees includes:
- Islamic Civic Society of America/Open Path Resources—to expand awareness and utilization of the Islamic Mind-Body Medicine Toolkit in the East African community, broaden the training of local leadership in mind-body medicine, and grow the fundraising capacity and systems influence of the organization. ($190,000 over two years)
- Irreducible Grace Foundation—to develop a stress management curriculum and performance piece for young children, focusing on black, indigenous, and people of color communities. ($170,000 over two years)
- Native American Community Clinic—to provide more in-depth training in mind-body medicine for the staff of this Federally Qualified Health Center and for a cohort of Native American community leaders. ($140,000 over two years)
- Northside Healing Space Collaborative – Liberty Community Church—to bring together survivor-leaders of the sex trade in north Minneapolis, Minnesota and normalize the healing of trauma in an effort to reduce exploitation and build survivor leadership and youth empowerment. ($140,000 over two years)
- White Earth Land Recovery Project—to increase the number of community members who are trained to facilitate mind-body medicine groups. ($160,000 over two years)
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Contact: Kate Lilja Lohnes at 952.893.7140 or email@example.com.
Obici Healthcare Foundation (Suffolk, VA)
The Obici Healthcare Foundation awarded $2.2 million to nine organizations in amounts ranging from $25,000 to $787,184. The following is a summary of grants awarded:
- Blakey Weaver Counseling Center—for a Trauma Supportive Schools Program. ($25,000)
- Boys & Girls Club—to enhance its current Healthy Lifestyle Club and to expand the program’s reach into the community. ($25,000)
- The Children’s Center—to improve its Early Head Start program, expand the number of home visiting spots, and better measure impact of Early Head Start and home visiting programs. ($419,072 over three years)
- EVMS—to provide primary and endocrinology care at Western Tidewater Free Clinic. ($84,640)
- Paul D. Camp Community College—to perform a feasibility study to consider repurposing the Army National Guard Armory for community use in the City of Franklin. ($50,000)
- Smart Beginnings Southeast—for its Sussex Surry Early Childhood Collaborative. ($25,000)
- The Suffolk Family YMCA—in partnership with Suffolk Public Schools, Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community, Cover 3 and PlayWorks to create a program to serve 800 children who participate in the YMCA’s Before and After School program. ($300,000)
- Suffolk Public Schools—to fund the Healthy Happy Productive Staff Wellness Initiative. ($300,000 over three years)
- Suffolk Public Schools—to fund Booker T. Washington Inclusive Play Spaces. ($50,000)
- Suffolk Public Schools—for the Learning Enrichment for Academic Progress program which provides remediation and enrichment opportunities for 500 elementary students. ($90,000)
- Western Tidewater Health District—for the operating expenses of the Nurse-Family Partnership program. ($787,184 over three years)
Contact: Diane Nelms at 757.539.8810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (Pottstown, PA)
Twice a year, the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation seeks grant proposals that are consistent with the foundation’s identified mission of improving health outcomes in the Pottstown, Pennsylvania region. The fall 2019 grant round includes 37 grants totaling $1,126,826, awarded to the nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities within the following foundation priority areas:
- Priority 1A-Healthy Behaviors—Parks—five grants to improve parks, programming, and the built environment to increase access to physical activity. ($69,300)
- Priority 1C-Healthy Behaviors—Networks— 26 projects that create and promote social networks involving healthy living. ($900,526)
- Priority 2-Health Access—six projects that offer learning opportunities for physical and emotional health. ($157,000)