Blue Shield of California Foundation (San Francisco, CA)
Blue Shield of California Foundation announced nearly $8 million in grants that will support more than 20 organizations working on the ground in California to advance health equity and end domestic violence.
Grant highlights include:
- Alianza Metropolitan News—to continue its culturally appropriate, solutions-oriented journalism. ($200,000)
- California Domestic Workers Coalition—to improve wages, benefits, and working conditions for people who keep California’s care economy going—particularly women of color. ($1.6 million)
- California Partnership to End Domestic Violence—to expand its prevention work and promote healing, security, and resilience for survivors and their children. ($850,000)
- Human Impact Partners—to support deeper partnerships between public health agencies and power-building organizations that can show how community safety and economic security affect health equity. ($500,000)
- Latino Power Fund—to build capacity of Latino-led nonprofits—those focusing on populations with low incomes—and to help them develop stronger, more influential networks. ($1 million)
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Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (New York, NY)
The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) announced nine new grants, totaling $10.9 million over three years, to fund prevention programs for children and families across the United States. The grants will support organizations that are improving or expanding evidence-based prevention strategies for children and families at highest risk. These include families with a parent or other family member with a substance use disorder, those in which family members have been separated for a time, and those in very low-income communities.
Funded projects include:
- Denver Health and Hospital Foundation—to support its multi-generational approach to prevention and recovery. ($1,489,934)
- Georgia Institute of Technology—to study the effect of school-based health centers on the medical and behavioral outcomes of Medicaid-enrolled children exposed to parental opioid use. ($439,547)
- Jewish Family Service of Atlantic County—to support Strengthening Families Against Opioid Use. ($375,000)
- Morgan County Partnership Project Resilience—to address adverse childhood experiences in Appalachia. ($1,500,000)
- National Indian Youth Leadership Development Project—for walking in strength. ($1,476,184)
- University of California, San Francisco—to evaluate and sustain Team Lily, a multidisciplinary perinatal care program supporting pregnant people and their families affected by substance use disorders. ($1,320,000)
- University of New Mexico Training School- and Community-Based Providers—to prevent and manage pain, trauma, and opioid abuse for New Mexico’s youth. ($1,500,000)
- University of South Florida—to adapt and test an intervention for families with a parent in methadone treatment. ($1,314,208)
- University of Washington Northwest Center for Family Support—to build statewide capacity to implement evidence-based interventions in families with opioid use disorder. ($1,500,000)
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John A. Hartford Foundation (New York, NY)
The John A. Hartford Foundation approved $6,412,512 for four grants that include initiatives to spread equitable, age-friendly care through organizational collaborations and advance a new conversation about aging in America.
- The American Hospital Association, Health Research & Educational Trust—to improve the care of older adults by developing leaders and engaging more hospitals and health systems in the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement through the support of three Age-Friendly cohorts of 12 clinical and system leaders per year in its Next Generation Leaders program. ($2,293,409 for 40 months)
- Gerontological Society of America (GSA)—to continue support of the Reframing Aging initiative, which works to counter the pervasive negative beliefs about aging that are barriers to improving the care of older adults in the United States. ($1,143,891 for three years)
- NORC at the University of Chicago—to support NORC as it conducts intensive information gathering from The Center for Discovery’s (TCFD) stakeholders and helps it determine pilot eligibility criteria, outreach, enrollment, and baseline costs of care. ($94,690 for four months)
- USAging (formerly the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging) Aging and Disability Business Institute, Phase III—co-funded with The SCAN Foundation, to build the skills of community-based social service organizations to more effectively partner with health systems, plans and public health to improve the health and well-being of older adults in the communities in which they live. ($2,880,522 for three years)
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The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (Westlake Village, CA)
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation approved grants totaling more than $120 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, and a total of $339 million in grants were paid in 2021. This round of grantmaking includes $6 million within the foundation’s Equity Fund, which was established in 2020 to address racism and other forms of bias across multiple dimensions, including gender, disability and LGBTQI+ bias. Grants made through the Equity Fund are for general operating support and capacity building to organizations led and governed by historically underrepresented populations in the United States. The Equity Fund increased from $5 million in 2020 to $10 million in 2021.
Following is an overview of the health-related grants awarded in the fourth quarter of 2021:
- King Baudouin Foundation United States, Inc.—to support the World Health Organization to strengthen health systems to deliver and monitor services that support nurturing care for young children and to ensure global validity of the Global Scale for Early Development. ($9 million)
- IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre—to provide systems strengthening and hub support to Ghana, Uganda and globally, and to support the Community Water and Sanitation Agency in its growth as a professionalized public utility in Ghana, playing a stronger regulatory role within the sector in the context of rural water reforms. ($10.41 million for two grants)
- Safe Water Network—to implement a social enterprise model for safely managed water in Ghana, with global knowledge generation. ($5 million)
- Splash International—to implement a safe water delivery model for schools in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, and create the groundwork to replicate the model into the rural safe water focal districts in Amhara region. ($3.75 million)
- Org Inc.—to improve water service access by working with financial institutions to scale up financial lending products to households and enterprises in Uganda. ($1.66 million)
- Water4, Inc.—to renew the service delivery model in Wassa East, Ghana, and advocate for contractual arrangement. ($4.3 million)
- World Resources Institute—to promote Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and environmental sustainability across local, regional and national levels to enhance sustainable water access and livelihoods in Ethiopia. ($3 million)
- Baby2Baby—to support the COVID-19 Emergency Response Program to provide essential items to children and families living in poverty. ($100,000)
- BudgIT Foundation for Promotion of Information Technology—to support the COVID-19 Transparency and Accountability Project in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to engage citizens in resource tracking, improve vaccine equity, and increase awareness of the need for vaccines on the continent. ($1 million)
- Sightsavers Inc.—to support the Tanzania national trachoma program to eliminate the trichiasis backlog in six districts in Arusha and Manyara regions. ($2.5 million)
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RRF Foundation (Chicago, IL)
The RRF Foundation approved $460,000 in grants supporting aging-related efforts across the organization’s priority areas.
Funded projects include:
- The Gerontological Society of America—to support the Reframing Aging Initiative and will help establish The National Center to Frame Aging. ($300,000)
- Greater Chicago Food Depository—to advance food security and economic stability for older adults by raising awareness and effectively implementing the new federal Elderly Simplified Redetermination Process and help ensure low-income older adults maintain their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. ($30,000)
- SAGE—to continue recruiting, training, and engaging LGBTQ+ older adults and allied partners as advocates and spokespeople to advance inclusive policies in Florida and Illinois. ($50,000)
- Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement—to support its Financial Caregiver Project, which promotes education, tools, and resources to promote financial wellness and retirement readiness so that caregivers can effectively plan for both their own future security and that of their care recipient. ($82,060)
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