Con Alma Health Foundation (Santa Fe, NM)
In celebration of Con Alma Health Foundation’s 20 years of investing in the health of New Mexico’s communities, the foundation announced 33 grants totaling $507,500.
Con Alma’s annual grants support policies, education and care, and promote such causes as environmental health, healthy food access, supportive housing, prevention programs, health-care workforce, and racial and health equity. Grants target populations across New Mexico that are underserved, including Native and rural communities, uninsured patients, minorities, at-risk youth, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people who have disabilities.
Nonprofits receiving grants serve people statewide and specifically in Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Lea, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Otero, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, Sandoval, Valencia, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union, and Valencia, New Mexico counties.
In addition to its annual grants, Con Alma awarded $525,000 in vaccine equity and community rebuild grants to help ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are distributed equitably across the state and support communities to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19.
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Cone Health Foundation (Greensboro, NC)
Cone Health Foundation committed $4,308,025 in grants to 43 Greensboro-area nonprofit organizations. Some organizations will receive more than one monetary grant and others will receive technical assistance with no monetary grant. The awards support agencies working in the foundation’s four focus areas of grantmaking: access to health care, adolescent pregnancy prevention, HIV, and substance use/mental health disorders or support community collaborations. The median award was $67,360 and 44 percent of grant awards were made in the access to care funding area.
Grants were made to the following organizations:
- Action Greensboro
- ADS Integrative Health Services
- Building Stronger Neighborhoods
- Central Carolina Health Network
- Cone Health Center for Women’s Healthcare at Femina
- Cone Health Center for Women’s Healthcare at Renaissance
- Cone Health – Behavioral Health Hospital
- Cone Health – Congregational Nurse Program
- Cone Health – Community Health and Wellness Center
- Cone Health – Family Medicine Center
- Cone Health – Regional Center for Infectious Disease
- Cone Health Renaissance Family Medicine
- Cone Health Tim and Carolynn Rice Center for Child and Adolescent Health
- Family Service of the Piedmont
- Family Service of the Piedmont at Families First Center
- Family Service of the Piedmont at Interactive Resource Center
- Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation
- Guilford Adult Health
- Guilford Adult Health – Adult Dental Access Program
- Guilford Adult Health – Guilford Community Care Network
- Guilford Child Development
- Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Public Health
- Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Social Services
- Guilford Nonprofit Consortium
- Kellin Foundation
- Legal Aid of North Carolina
- Mustard Seed Community Health
- North Carolina AIDS Action Network
- Partners Ending Homelessness
- Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
- SHIFT NC
- The University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Addressing the Opiate Crisis through
- Harm Reduction
- The University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Center for New North Carolinians
- The University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Department of Social Work
- Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine – Family Medicine at Eugene
- Triad Health Project
- Wake Forest University Health Sciences
- YWCA Greensboro
Contact: Susan Shumaker at 336.832.9555 or email@example.com.
Delta Dental of Kentucky Foundation (Louisville, KY)
What matters most is helping Western Kentucky families who are in desperate need of services and financial assistance during this long road to recovery. In addition to the significant $1 million allocation, the Delta Dental of Kentucky Foundation is making to nonprofits for their immediate needs, Delta Dental of Kentucky is providing an additional $500,000 in funds earmarked for ongoing relief efforts. Throughout this time of rebuilding, Delta Dental of Kentucky is here to serve the affected communities by assisting in the reformation of many of our participating providers’ offices through the donation of much-needed care supplies and the continued contribution of financial support. Organizations who will be funded by this contribution include Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund, Warren County Public Schools Fundraiser, Dawson Springs Family Resource Center, United Way – Bowling Green, Peel and Holland Relief Fund, and the Red Cross.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Dental of Kentucky made a significant monetary contribution in support of dental health care providers, their communities, and the Commonwealth. It is a central part of their ongoing mission to provide access to oral healthcare for individuals who might not have otherwise had access to preventative care and treatment.
Contact: Emily O’Brien at 201.669.2393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dogwood Health Trust (Asheville, NC)
Dogwood Health Trust awarded more than $11.5 million in grants to support affordable housing projects throughout western North Carolina. These grants, varying in amounts between $275,000 and $2.5 million, were awarded to counties and municipalities that intend to use funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) in order to address the critical shortage of affordable and supportive housing for vulnerable populations. Utilizing Dogwood’s grant funding, these counties and municipalities are now in a position to leverage even more resources, with just over $21 million already secured.
ARPA funds must be spent by 2024, and each of these projects can now get underway with the funding Dogwood Health Trust has provided along with other funds each municipality has contributed or secured through other means.
Grants awarded included:
- The City of Hendersonville—to help a new nonprofit purchase a 10,000 square-foot building that will help realize the vision of Hendersonville Connection, which will offer access to human services and provisions for basic needs, such as food, a shower and laundry facilities. ($1.5 millIon)
- The City of Morganton—to support developing the infrastructure to build more than 120 housing units and the development of 10.3 acres of the former Drexel Heritage Furniture site to build 39 single-family townhomes there. ($2.1 million)
- Jackson County—to help fund the construction of a domestic violence shelter and to plan for a new homeless shelter, supporting both supportive and transitional housing. ($2.2 million)
- Yancey County—for planning and infrastructure to support the building of affordable and workforce housing development. ($2.5 million)
Contact: Erica Allison at 828.358.4867 or email@example.com.
John A. Hartford Foundation (New York, NY)
The John A. Hartford Foundation approved funding for six grants totaling $4,534,799 million to improve dementia care, advance equity in family caregiver support and in aging services, spread evidence-based age-friendly care and study the impact of COVID-19 in nursing homes and other settings.
- American Society on Aging: Advancing Equity in Aging—to support ASA Rise, a 20-week career and leadership development program that will train at least 60 professionals of color in the field of aging and supports the dissemination of content and thought leadership on aging and equity issues through ASA’s Generations digital media platform. ($341,725 for three years)
- Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging: Best Practice Caregiving Phase III: Consumer Version—to create, launch, and disseminate a consumer version of the online resource, specifically designed for use by caregivers. ($450,000 for two years)
- Center for Health Care Strategies: Development of the Better Care Playbook, Phase VI—to expand the playbook to include new peer-to-peer learning opportunities for program adopters, podcasts and webinars on topics such as home-based primary care, palliative care, and family caregiver support. ($200,000 for two years)
- Diverse Elders Coalition: Strengthening Training and Advocacy Capacity to Support Diverse Family Caregivers—for the coalition to improve and expand its caregiver supports and services by refining and delivering its previously developed curriculum to train more professionals on the needs of family caregivers of diverse older adults. ($1,350,000 for three years)
- National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care: National Study on the Impact of COVID-19 in Senior Living, Phase II—to study how demographic factors and health status of older adults influenced COVID-19 mortality rates in congregate living versus community settings. ($100,000 for three months)
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA): UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program: Creating a Sustainable Health Systems Model for National Dissemination—the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program, developed at UCLA, has been shown to improve care for people living with dementia and their family caregivers and this grant will support national dissemination of the program through health systems. ($2,093,074 for three years)
Contact: Clare Churchouse at 212.832.7788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medica Foundation (Minnetonka, MN)
Recognizing that nonprofit organizations continue to struggle to provide health care resources to underserved populations, the Medica Foundation has approved $100,000 in COVID-19 crisis relief grants to three organizations:
- The Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics Foundation—to continue to respond to the need for childhood vaccinations through its mobile clinic in neighborhoods in Brooklyn Park, Richfield, and central Minneapolis, Minnesota. ($25,000)
- People’s Health Center—to support a new care model to address the health needs of their patients that have become more complex and apparent as a result of COVID-19. Many patients are people of color and refugees from east Africa living in the Cedar-Riverside and Longfellow neighborhoods in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ($50,000)
- The University of Minnesota Foundation—to support its mobile health clinic to administer vaccinations and services in the neighborhoods surrounding the University Twin Cities Campus. ($25,000)
For additional information about the Medica Foundation, click here.
Contact: Greg Bury at 612.810.4556 or email@example.com.
New York State Health Foundation (New York, NY)
The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has selected nine organizations from across the state for grant awards totaling more than $1.5 million in support of policies and programs that connect New Yorkers to healthy, affordable food. The link between food and health is clear. Nutritious food can act as medicine, helping to prevent and manage disease. But too much food, too little food, food that is not nutritious, or food that is not culturally appropriate can have serious health consequences.
These awards will support projects across New York State that use innovative approaches to increase access to healthy, affordable food and address health inequities.
Learn more about the grant recipients and their projects, click here.
Quantum Foundation (West Palm Beach, FL)
Through its 11th annual Quantum in the Community (QIC) initiative, Quantum Foundation is funding 120 grassroots organizations in Palm Beach County, Florida. To date, QIC has awarded a total of $8.5 million to local organizations. This month, the $1 million in unrestricted funding from Palm Beach County’s largest health funder is targeted to go toward essentials such as meals, hygiene products, rent/utility assistance, clothing, transportation, and more.
This year’s QIC committee is co-chaired by board members Ethel Isaacs Williams and Board Chair, Dr. Gerald O’Connor. Two of the 2021 QIC recipients, Eat Better Live Better (EBLB) and Chasin A Dream Foundation, share how they are improving health in all corners of the community.
At EBLB, founder Debra Tendrich uses nutritional knowledge to support the clinical, psychological, and behavioral needs of local children and teens through evidence-based programming. The Delray Beach nonprofit is teaching students and parents alike the invaluable lesson of the wealth that comes with health. Additionally in 2020, the nutrition-focused nonprofit delivered and distributed approximately 500,000 pounds of healthy groceries, produce, and nutrition information to families experiencing hardships.
Chasin A Dream Foundation, led by founder Lori Griffith, looks at families and their entire scope of needs as their children fight cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart diseases, and other life-threatening illnesses. The organization supports families from providing customized hospital backpacks with creature comforts to its Critical Needs Program covering financial costs and assistance with medical bills.
However, both grassroots organizations have faced financial hardships due to the domino effect brought on by COVID-19. To that end, Quantum Foundation will provide financial support.
For more information, or to learn about applying for grants, click here.
Contact: Lauren Eissey at 561.278.0850 or lauren@SlatkowHusak.com.
RRF Foundation for Aging (Chicago, IL)
RRF Foundation for Aging approved $3.5 million in grants supporting aging-related efforts across the organization’s priority areas. Funded projects include:
- Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance—to expand organizational capacity for serving Latinx older adults and caregivers. ($62,000)
- Lifewise StL—to improve the economic security of low-income older people by helping them gain financial knowledge, connections to benefits, and individualized financial coaching. ($57,800)
- MATTER Chicago—to launch an accelerator focused on the development of innovative technology solutions that reduce social isolation and loneliness in older adults. ($150,000)
- Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center—to build the capacity of local communities that operate older adult service programs funded by publicly-approved tax levies, helping them provide more services and resources that address the needs of caregivers for older persons. ($219,922 over two years)
- National Alliance to End Homelessness—for a collaborative project with Justice in Aging, highlighting the issue of older adult homelessness and advocating for federal funds to support housing and services for older people who are experiencing homelessness. ($219,354)
For more funded projects, click here.
St. David’s Foundation (Austin, TX)
St. David’s Foundation has announced $51 million in new funding to advance health equity in Central Texas. This funding brings the foundation’s cumulative 2021 investments in Central Texas to a total of more than $76 million.
The 2021 St. David’s Foundation winter grant recipients represent organizations that reflect each of the Foundation’s strategic priorities, with the most significant portion of these new investments supporting the region’s aging adults and safety net clinics to ensure access to quality health care for the uninsured and underinsured.
The challenges of caring for a rapidly aging population (one out of every six Austin residents is age 60 or older) are too often overlooked in the conversation about the region’s explosive growth—and there is a growing demand for direct services for seniors and support for caregivers. Yet:
- While some families have access to and can afford paid care attendants for their loved ones, many others cannot. Families who experience systemic inequities are more likely to be forced to take on the responsibilities of caregiver themselves.
- This “silent army” of 53 million Americans—one in five Americans—work overtime as caregivers, for free, in roles for which they are untrained and uncompensated.
- The impact of caregiving for an older adult on the caregiver is vast—emotional, physical, and mental—and often comes along with significant financial implications. On average, caregivers report spending 26 percent of their total income on caregiving activities.
As part of St. David’s Foundation’s ongoing commitment to advance health equity, this latest grant cycle includes more than 150 grants totaling more than $51 million.
For the full list of recent grant cycle recipients and a breakdown of funds across the foundation’s five strategic priorities and more, click here.
Contact: Laura Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tufts Health Plan Foundation (Canton, MA)
Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced 50 community organizations across the region will receive a total of $500,000 in Momentum Fund grants to advance health equity and support community resilience. The organizations serve people disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic after years of system inequities, especially older people.
The 2021 Momentum Fund grants support organizations that improve nutrition security; make access to transportation more equitable; address social isolation and mental health; deliver reliable and clear COVID-19 information; support caregivers; and advance workforce solutions.
A total of 10 organizations in each state (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire) will receive unrestricted grants due to the challenges many have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources can be used to address urgent community needs.
- Casa Otonal Housing Corporation—to support housing, social, educational and cultural services for older adults, with a focus on strengthening Latinx community.
- Catholic Charities—to serve older adults in Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven Counties in Connecticut.
- Community Dining Room—to support food assistance programs for older adults and people who are unemployed in the Greater New Haven, Connecticut region.
- Connecticut Association of Area Agencies on Aging—to advocate for and engages older adults in Connecticut.
- LiveWell Alliance, Inc.—to care for individuals at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
- Hall Neighborhood House—to provide comprehensive services that educate, enrich, and empower residents and older adults on the East Side of Bridgeport, Connecticut and the surrounding community.
- Hispanic Coalition—to provide transportation, social recreation and healthy food at its Adult Day Center, serving older adults within the Latina/o/x community in Waterbury, Connecticut.
- New Britain ROOTS—to create equitable access to quality, healthy food in New Britain, Connecticut through intergenerational agricultural programs.
- Partnership for Strong Communities—to foster vibrant communities, eliminate homelessness, and create homes for older adults throughout Connecticut.
- San Juan Center—to provide food, clothing, and build community for older adult residents of ‘Casa Edad de Oro’ housing complex; support garden and courtyard transformation efforts to combat isolation.
- Casa—to support adults with disabilities in the Greater Portland, Maine area to have safe, healthy, and secure homes that promote growth and independence.
- Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine—to provide access to nutritious food throughout Maine.
- Healthy Acadia—to support food and health services for older adults and people in Hancock and Washington counties, and across Maine.
- In Her Presence—to build community and companionship by bringing together immigrant women from across communities and generations.
- Maine Access Immigrant Network—to provide health and social services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for older adult refugees and immigrant communities in Greater Portland, Maine.
- Maine Council on Aging—advocates for policies and initiatives that advance healthy aging, promote inclusion, and embrace the contributions of older people.
- SeniorsPlus—to help adults make informed choices about aging well and living independently through nutrition, education, counseling, and home care coordination services.
- Spectrum Generations—to provide a range of home care and direct services designed to support and maintain the independent living of older adults in Central Maine.
- Tri-County Mental Health Services—to support trauma-informed, integrated services for older adults and individuals in Androscoggin County, Maine.
- Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness—to provide community-driven, culturally centered public health and social services to all Wabanaki communities.
- Berkshire Immigrant Center—to provide comprehensive, affordable legal services, local resources, and education for immigrant older people in Berkshire county, Massachusetts.
- Coastline Elderly Services Inc.—to develop, provide, and coordinate a range of home care services designed to support and maintain independence for older adults living in community.
- FriendshipWorks—to reduce social isolation in Boston, Massachusetts by matching volunteers with older adults in need of assistance or companionship.
- Lowell Community Health Center—to provide caring, quality, and culturally competent health services to the people of Greater Lowell, Massachusetts regardless of financial status; to reduce health disparities and enhance the health of the community.
- Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers—to work with and for Brazilian, Cabo Verdean, Portuguese, and other Portuguese-speaking older adults to increase access and remove barriers to health, education, and social services across Eastern Massachusetts.
- Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition—to bring together residents and older adults to improve the food and physical activity environments in Mattapan, Massachusetts.
- Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.—to improve the social, cultural, economic, and civic lives of immigrants and older people to benefit Quincy, Massachusetts and its neighboring communities.
- Revitalize Community Development Corporation—to provide supportive service and perform critical repairs, modifications, and rehabilitation on the homes of older adults, veterans, and people with disabilities in Springfield, Massachusetts allowing people to age in community.
- Spanish American Center—to provide services to older adults in Leominster, Massachusetts including information, legal, health, referral, and advocacy services.
- The Southeast Asian Coalition—to support Southeast Asian Immigrants, the Refugee Food Pantry, and provide direct social support services for older adults in Central Massachusetts.
- Gibson Center for Senior Services—to support enrichment and nutrition programs and the launch of the Gibson Commons Internet Café for older adults.
- Interlakes Community Caregivers—to engage volunteers to provide rides to medical appointments, friendly visits, and other services that help older adults to live independently.
- Meals on Wheels of Hillsborough County—to deliver healthy meals to older, homebound older adults and people with disabilities in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
- Monadnock Family Services—to provide treatments, services, and support for older adults facing mental health challenges in Cheshire County, New Hampshire and surrounding areas.
- Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success—to support older adult refugees and immigrants by providing assistance, training, resources, and opportunities that promote self-sufficiency and increase access to healthy, fresh local food.
- Overcomers Support Services—provides case management, nutrition and mental health services for older adult refugees and immigrant communities in Concord, New Hampshire.
- North Country Health Care Consortium—to support a rural health network that addresses common issues through collaboration among health and human service providers serving older adults in Northern New Hampshire.
- Spark the Dream—to support Manchester, New Hampshire’s African immigrant community with culturally appropriate information and access to basic needs.
- The Caregivers, Inc. (program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire)—to provide food and transportation assistance to older adults and people with disabilities in the greater Manchester and greater Nashua, New Hampshire regions.
- Willing Hands—to engage volunteers to harvest and deliver fresh food to older adult-serving organizations in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire.
- Aldersbridge Communities—to provide independent and assisted living apartments, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and long-term care and social programming for older adults
- Center for Southeast Asians—to support case management for health and social services including access to housing, utilities, and food in Providence, Rhode Island.
- Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic—to offer primary medical care to uninsured older adults, with an emphasis on culturally accustomed and linguistically appropriate care.
- Conexión Latina Newport—to convene and connect the Hispanic/Latina/o/x community and older people in Newport, Rhode Island to healthy food, rental assistance, and other needs.
- Grands Flourish—to provide support services and resources to grandparents raising grandchildren impacted by substance use disorder and other traumas.
- Higher Ground International—to provide food, basic support, and economic and educational opportunities to the West African immigrant and refugee population in South Providence, Rhode Island.
- Refugee Dream Center—to provide case management, immigration, and health services for older adult refugees and immigrant communities in Rhode Island.
- RI Minority Elder Task Force, Inc.—to provide food, fuel, and rental assistance to diverse older adults across Rhode Island, including those from the Narragansett Indian Tribe, and the Cape Verdean, African American, and Liberian communities.
- We Share Hope—to provide healthy food throughout Rhode Island and operate the ‘Hope Market’, a budget-friendly marketplace for older adults.
- Westbay Community Action Program—to support food access programs and older adult protective services.
Contact: Alrie Daniels at Alrie.Daniels@point32health.org.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation (Owings Mills, MD)
The Weinberg Foundation approved more than 30 grants totaling $9 million supporting the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services. Health related grants include:
- Commission on Economic Opportunity—to support its regional food bank, which provides food to charitable organizations serving vulnerable populations, including children and older adults. ($775,000)
- Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley—to support Pennsylvania’s 211 helpline, a free information and referral telephone answering line and crisis management service. ($300,000)
- The Family Tree—to provide educational training and family support services for parents and caregivers with the goal of preventing abuse and reducing the impact of trauma. ($100,000)
- Footsteps—to support the renovation of its headquarters, which provides case management and support services for individuals leaving the ultra-Orthodox community. ($145,000)
- For All Seasons—to support this mental health and rape crisis center, as well as telehealth therapy and psychiatric care for families and children at seven medical sites throughout rural communities. ($200,000)
- Hawaiʻi Foodbank—to support a collaborative effort to provide shelter and food for older adults who are at risk of exposure to or are recovering from COVID-19. ($50,000)
- Igiugig Village—to support the development of Igiugig Village Community Cultural Center, a space for youth programs as well as a commercial kitchen that will promote community health in a rural community in partnership with the Rasmuson Foundation. ($100,000)
- Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia—to support a new collaborative of four direct service agencies, which will provide case management and wraparound services for older adults who are on a waiting list for subsidized housing. ($200,000)
- Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi—to support Project Opu Nui, a certified commercial kitchen and food mill that will accelerate the processing and distribution of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander staple crops for rural community members, especially older adults. ($50,000)
- Maintaining Active Citizen—to support the integration of a home medication management system into Maryland’s statewide aging services to improve health outcomes for older adults and people with disabilities. ($100,000)
- Marva—to support elder abuse prevention and services by providing training for professionals working with older adults, as well as case management for older adults. ($100,000)
- Shalom Tikvah—to provide counseling, case management, and wraparound support services for Jewish families. ($100,000)
- Waianae District Comprehensive Health and Hospital Board—to provide and coordinate emergency food and health care services on the Waianae Coast in response to COVID-19. ($50,000)