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340B Peer-to-Peer Program
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Applicants will join a network of 340B providers that will share knowledge and collaborate with peers to improve health care design and delivery.

Accelerating Community-Centered Approaches in Health
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Supports innovative population health programs and polices that work to improve health at the community level, including the use of new financial models to achieve cost effective solutions.

Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America: Safety Grants Program
The ASHCA Safety Grants Program supports agricultural safety and health interventions in order to facilitate the application of evidence-based safety and health strategies to protect agricultural workers.

Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants 
Funding for technical assistance needs for community-based organizations that address underlying causes of economic and social distress in the Appalachian region.
Geographic coverage: Appalachian counties of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia

Bank of America Charitable Foundation
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation focuses resources on creating neighborhood excellence in the communities throughout the United States where the bank does business. While the priorities of specific company communities drive how funding is used, giving at the local level typically falls into the following four generic categories: Community Development/Neighborhood Preservation, Education and Youth Development, Health and Human Services, and Arts and Culture. Requests may be submitted throughout the year.

blue moon fund
The blue moon fund works to build human and natural resilience to a changing and warming world. Within the U.S., support is provided to nonprofit organizations in the following two regions of biodiversity threatened by climate change and industrial activity. In Chesapeake-Appalachia, the fund supports work to preserve the ecosystems that support rural mountain populations and feed the Chesapeake Bay, and sustainable ways to produce energy and manage natural resources.  Letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year; proposals are reviewed by invitation only.

Bureau of Primary Health Care Loan Guarantee Program
Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Loan program offered to Section 330 health centers to obtain a loan guarantee for the financing of a medical facility construction, renovation and modernization. 

Cadence, Inc. Community Giving Program
Cadence supports organizations currently operating with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, including public schools. Company giving typically falls within three categories:

  • Community – giving within the local area of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County. Cadence considers small gifts recommended by employees for groups such as schools, choirs, teams, etc. Grants in this area typically range from $50 – $1,500, with emphasis on providing financial support to causes that provide service to the company and its employees.
  • Education – technical/vocational education and more specifically, manufacturing technology. Grants in this area range from $500 – $5,000.
  • Local Capital Campaigns – that enhance the quality of life of employees and the community in general. These can range from $1,000 – $10,000 with some grants being divided into multi-year commitments.


Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports nonprofit organizations that offer programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age. The Foundation's areas of interest include the following: The Early Childhood Welfare category supports programs that research best child rearing practices and identify models that can provide caring environments to ensure all children thrive. The Early Childhood Education and Play category focuses on improving the quality of both early childhood teaching and learning through the development of innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments. The Parenting Education category promotes programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child rearing differences, and health, and also programs which provide support to parents. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.

Catholic Health Initiatives Direct Community Investment Program
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Provides low-interest loans to organizations or financing intermediaries that give disadvantaged populations access to jobs, housing, education, and health care. 

Children’s Obesity Fund
The Children’s Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents, teachers, and other caregivers about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and help prevent the next generation from continuing down this alarmingly unhealthy road. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that share the Fund's goal of eliminating the epidemic of childhood obesity. The focus is on increasing awareness and understanding of how to raise healthy and happy children and make sure that ensuing generations are strong and live vital, active lives.

CHS Foundation Grants
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Awards funding for projects and programs related to rural youth leadership, rural cooperative education, community leadership development, and farm and agriculture safety.

The Cigna Foundation: World of Difference Grants
The Cigna Foundation, through its World of Difference Grants, provides support to nonprofit organizations throughout the country, with preference given to communities where Cigna has a significant presence. World of Difference Grants focus on the following health areas: children’s wellness, women’s health, senior care, and health equity. The Foundation is interested in supporting projects that focus on a specific health challenge or related group of challenges, offer opportunities for volunteer involvement by the Cigna team, and have the potential to expand to additional geographic areas. Online requests may be submitted at any time.

Coca-Cola Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Support for water stewardship, healthy active lifestyles, community recycling, and education.

Commonwealth Fund Health Grants
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy.

Community Facility Grants through USDA Rural Development
Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Grants are available to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population.

Community Resilience Center of Excellence Program
This program provides support for research to enhance the disaster resilience of communities and their built environment.

Connect 4 Mental Health
Connect 4 Mental Health (C4MH) is a nationwide initiative that calls for communities to prioritize serious mental illness. C4MH's Community Innovation Awards program is designed to recognize local organizations across the country that are working to implement innovative, collaborative approaches to address serious mental illness in their communities.

Covidien Cares
The Covidien Cares community grant program provides support to local nonprofit organizations working in the area of health in company communities around the world.

The Dennis Foundation
Deadline: Applications accepted year-round
Funding to support organizations that operate in the areas of education, health, human services, and religion.

Developing Healthy Places
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Funding to improve the places that shape health, including programs that promote healthy housing and neighborhoods.

Direct Community Investment Program
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Provides low-interest loans to organizations or financing intermediaries that give disadvantaged populations access to jobs, housing, education, and health care.

Environmental Justice Grants
EPA's Office of Environmental Justice announces the opening of its Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2015 Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program. The EJSG Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and/or public health issues within an affected community. The EJSG Program is designed to help eligible non-profit organizations and Tribal communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks at the local level. This year's EJSG program will have a special emphasis on proposals supporting community-based preparedness and resilience efforts (community climate resiliency). In an effort to ensure that support reaches new areas, the Agency also is prioritizing funding to organizations that have not recently received an award under the EJSG Program. EPA anticipates awarding up to four grants per EPA region in amounts of up to $30,000 per award for a two-year project period.
 
Farmers' Market and Local Food Promotion Program

Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to support domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets, by providing training, and assistance to domestic farmers. 

Farmworker Health Training Programs
The National Center for Farmworker Health is currently offering a limited number of complimentary or discounted trainings for your health center/organization. Take advantage of this offer and provide your staff with practical tools and strategies to implement in the workplace.

Fluor Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to support organizations that provide food, shelter and prevention programs and emergency services.

Fund for Shared Insight
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to nonprofits that want to build systems that engage and use the intelligence of the communities being served to build the effectiveness of their organizations.

Funding Opportunity for Addressing Drug Abuse
The International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research program is offering funding for innovative ideas in all areas of science addressing drug addiction, including but not limited to, prevention, basic science, epidemiology, treatment, and health services. 

Gene Conley Foundation Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to support organizations and programs with religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

Grants Improve Company Communities
The Dominion Foundation supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the economic, physical, and social health of the communities served by Dominion's companies in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. (A list of eligible communities is available under Frequently Asked Questions on the company's website.) The Foundation focuses its grantmaking in five general categories: health and human services, education, culture and the arts, civic and community development, and the environment. Most of the Foundation's grants are in the $1,000 to $15,000 range. Requests may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the company's website to take the online eligibility quiz.

Grants.gov
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants. Grants.gov is the single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies.

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
The mission of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is to help low-income and vulnerable individuals and families by providing grants to nonprofit organizations that offer direct services. In addition to its existing grant areas, Basic Human Needs and Health, Disabilities, Education, General Community Support, Older Adults, and Workforce Development, on March 1st the Weinberg Foundation began accepting grants in a new program area serving veterans and their families. The grants portfolio for veterans primarily supports nonprofit organizations serving veterans and their families in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Grants are provided to organizations committed to ensuring military members and their families effectively reintegrate into their communities. Priority is given to programs focused on workforce development, physical and mental health, and the elimination of barriers to a variety of services.

HCA Foundation Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to organizations that are engaged in community outreach and educational programs that uniquely serve children and adults in the community.

Healthcare Connect Fund
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
The Universal Service Administrative Company provides funding to healthcare providers for telecommunications and Internet access services, as well as network equipment, at a flat discounted rate of 65 percent. Participants can apply as a member of the consortium or a stand-alone entity.

Healthy Environments
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Funding to improve the health and well being of vulnerable children from low-income families by making the places they live, learn, and play safe and supportive of overall good health.

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) Access to Care Grants
HSHC Grants are one-year matching grants of up to $20,000, supporting community-based initiatives in the U.S. that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved/limited access children. Special consideration will be given to programs supporting the age-one dental visit and providing care to special needs patients.

Hearst Foundation Grants
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
The Hearst Foundations provides funding to support large-scale health initiatives.

HRSA Rural Health Grants
Directory of grants available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Humana Foundation
The Humana Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and social institutions that focus on supportive relationships and their potential to generate healthy behaviors and prevent chronic disease. The Foundation primarily funds organizations in communities where Humana has a significant presence. (NOTE: the entire Commonwealth of Virginia qualifies.) Characteristics of strong funding proposals include engaging multiple generations in ways to improve their health, using evidence-based practices to promote health, supporting the prevention of chronic disease, and encouraging healthy behaviors through supportive relationships. The minimum grant request is $10,000.

Innovative Approaches to Improve Community Health
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Supports promising new practices that serve vulnerable populations by advancing prevention, improving access, and integrating primary community and clinical care.

Joseph H. Stahlberg Foundation Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to support organizations that engage in medical, psychiatric, or psychological research and must not be associated with a particular religion. Preference may be given to research related to dementia, autism, or Alzheimer's disease.

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Grants
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Supports domestic health professional education.

Kresge Foundation Community Health Partnership Grants
Grants to improve community health by encouraging cross-sector collaboration and the integration of community health strategies into health care, especially the primary-care safety net. 

Land O’Lakes Foundation
The program works to improve quality of life by supporting worthy projects and charitable endeavors initiated by our Mid-Atlantic dairy-member leaders.


Mary Allen Lindsey Branan Foundation
Deadline: Applications accepted year-round
Funding to support organizations that promote the relief of suffering and other charitable purposes - for example, for the victims of floods and disasters, or for the care of the sick, feeble, helpless, and orphans.

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation assists people in the southeast United States to build just and caring communities that nurture people, spur enterprise, bridge differences, and foster fairness. The Foundation is dedicated to helping people and places to move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. Grants are provided to local, statewide, and regional nonprofits in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia that work with people in low-wealth communities to shape their own destiny. Organizational summaries may be submitted throughout the year.
 
Marietta McNeill Morgan & Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Trust  
Deadline:  Ongoing
Funding to support and promote quality educational and human services programming.

Medicare Incentive Payments in Health Professional Shortage Areas and Physician Scarcity Areas
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Medicare bonus payments to physicians in geographic HPSAs and PSAs.

National School Lunch After School Snack Program
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Funding for schools and residential child care institutions to provide after school snacks to low-income children who participate in the National School Lunch program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide 
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis 
Sponsor: USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Oral Health 2020 Initiative
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Awards funding to organizations to create networks, establish partnerships, and analyze policy with the goal of eliminating oral disease in children and increasing oral health across the lifespan. Proposal that address one or more of the multiple factors affecting health equity (race, ethnicity, geography, etc.) are encouraged.

Pfizer, Inc.: Special Events Grants 
Deadline: Rolling
Grants to support special events held by nonprofit organizations. Special events may include fundraising dinners, walks, biking and golf events, galas, award ceremonies, and similar events that do not provide Pfizer with a tangible benefit.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International: Community Investment Program
Pioneer Hi-Bred International's Community Investment Program supports efforts to improve the quality of life in the communities where the company's customers and employees live and work. The company focuses its grantmaking in the following areas: education, with an emphasis on science; agriculture; and farm safety. Priority is given to nonprofit organizations located in Pioneer facility communities or rural agricultural regions. Organizations with active Pioneer management/employee participation receive priority consideration. Requests may be submitted at any time and are reviewed quarterly. Visit the company's website listed above to download the grant application.

Plum Creek Foundation Grants
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Offers grants in 18 states to human service organizations; hospitals and medical programs, including funds for equipment; youth-serving organizations; community development projects; arts and culture projects; civic service organizations; and educational institutions.
Geographic Coverage: Available in areas of company operations in 18 states, including the following Virginia counties:

  • Albemarle
  • Amherst
  • Appomattox
  • Bedford
  • Buckingham
  • Campbell
  • Charlotte
  • Cumberland
  • Franklin
  • Greensville
  • Halifax
  • Nelson
  • Pittsylvania


PNC Foundation Economic Development Grant
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to organizations that support economic development in communities. Priority is given to community development initiatives that strategically promote the growth of targeted low-and moderate-income communities and/or provide services to these communities.

Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People
The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) participates in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people who are seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression, and injustice. SDOP currently supports groups in the United States who are oppressed by poverty and social systems, want to take charge of their own lives, are organizing to do something about their own conditions, and have decided that what they are going to do will produce long-term changes in their lives or communities. Supported projects must be presented, owned, and controlled by the groups of people who will directly benefit from them and must address long-term corrections of the conditions that keep people bound by poverty and oppression. Applications may be submitted throughout the year.

Psych-Mental Health NP Scholarship
The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has established a special scholarship program (VHCF Scholars) to underwrite the costs of tuition and fees for health safety net Nurse Practitioners (NP) who return to school to obtain a post master’s certificate as Psych-Mental Health NPs (PMHNPs).

RAC Grant Writing Support Tools
Power points slides outlining how the Rural Assistance Center can help organizations find funding opportunities and information to support grant writing efforts.

RGK Foundation Grants
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Grants that support projects in the broad areas of education, community, and medicine/health.

Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation: Hillman Innovations in Care Program
The Hillman Innovations in Care Program, an initiative of the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, supports new models of healthcare delivery that are rooted in nursing's holistic approach to care.

Roadmaps to Health Coaching 
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis 
Geographic coverage: Nationwide 
Offers guidance and support from a community coach for communities who want to improve the health of their populations and work toward building a culture of health.
Sponsors: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
List of current calls for proposals.

Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship 
Provides scholarships for medical students to complete a rotation designed to teach future physicians about anesthesia in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide 
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis 
Sponsor: American Society of Anesthesiologists

The Rockefeller Foundation
The mission of the Rockefeller Foundation is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that fit within one of the following four core issue areas: advancing health, including creating incentives for better nutrition and wellness; revaluing ecosystems, including accounting for nature's role in people's economic and social well-being; securing livelihoods, including expanding opportunity and creating inclusive markets in the changing global economy; and transforming cities, including embracing urbanization to catalyze equity. Funded organizations must also address one or more of the Foundation's current initiatives. Online inquiries are accepted throughout the year.

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving: Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award
The Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award recognizes leadership in implementing innovative partnerships between community agencies and caregiving researchers that bridge the gap between science and practice.

Ruby J. Craddock Memorial Trust
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to organizations that support the care and well-being of animals, adolescent intervention programs, epilepsy education and research, and programs for the home care of the terminally ill.

Rural Community Facility Financing Available through USDA Rural Development
Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
The Community Facilities Direct and Guaranteed Loans Program provides support to develop essential community facilities for public use in rural areas. Loan funds may be used to construct, enlarge, or improve community facilities.

Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Provides scholarships for medical students to complete a rotation designed to teach future physicians about anesthesia in rural areas.

Rural Impact County Challenge: A National Effort to Combat Rural Child Poverty 
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis​
Geographic coverage: Nationwide 
The Rural Impact County Challenge will recognize and support counties making strides in reducing child poverty in rural communities. The challenge will provide educational opportunities, networking forums, and resources to develop and implement evidenced-based approaches to reduce the number of children and families living in poverty in rural areas.

RWJF Health Policy Fellows
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health, science and policy in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy promoting the health of the nation. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.

School Grants for Healthy Kids
Through partners CSX Transportation, Kellogg Company, and the Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund, (and more!) Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to release its School Grants for Healthy Kids opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year.  Around 1,000 schools will be awarded funds ranging from $500 to $5,000 to support school breakfast and physical activity programs. Funded schools will also receive expertise and people power to help implement a successful project that leads to sustainable change. Award amounts will be based on building enrollment, project type, potential impact, and a school’s ability to mobilize parents and students around school wellness initiatives. 

Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
Deadline: Rolling
Funding to provide support for nonprofit organizations, including for medical purposes.

Summer Food Service Program
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Funding to provide free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need during the summer months.

Surdna Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to foster sustainable communities in the United States - communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies and thriving cultures.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Community-based Grants
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Funding for breast cancer education, screening and treatment projects.

Toyota Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to organizations that focus on the three main areas of education, the environment, and vehicle safety.

Union Bank Foundation Environment Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to support organizations that focus on protecting the environment, particularly dealing with preservation, cleanup, and education. 

USDA Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Funding to construct, enlarge, or improve essential community facilities for health care, public safety, and public services in rural areas.

Virginia Community Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding for projects that will have a positive impact on the community's quality of life.

Virginia Health Care Foundation Safety Net Grants
VHCF health safety net grants work to increase access to primary care for uninsured Virginians and those who live in areas with limited access to care. VHCF issues health safety net grants in two funding cycles each year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. The other three grants are issued only in response to periodic requests for proposal.

Voices for Healthy Kids
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to support  lobbying activities related to a strategic issue advocacy campaign focused on fighting childhood obesity at the state, local and tribal level.

Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation
The mission of The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference in locations served by the bank throughout the United States. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations in bank communities as well as selected national organizations. The Foundation's areas of interest include education, community development, health and human services, arts and culture, the environment, and civic affairs. Requests may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the bank's website to take the required eligibility quiz and submit an online application.

Walgreens Corporate Contribution Program
The Walgreens Corporate Contribution Program primarily supports nonprofit organizations in local Walgreens communities throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The majority of annual grants support programs that address the health needs of community residents.

Walmart Foundation State Giving Program
The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations at the state and regional level throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico for programs that give individuals access to a better life. There are four funding cycles per year; nonprofit organizations in each state have two opportunities per year to apply. Applications will be accepted in all four funding cycles for programs within the scope of one of the following Focused Giving areas: Career Opportunity or Hunger Relief and Nutrition. Organizations seeking funding for programs outside of the Focused Giving categories, and whose programs address the unmet needs of underserved low-income populations, can apply in cycles three and four only. Grants range from $25,000 to $250,000, with an average size of $40,000.

Weingart Foundation Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to support organizations that operate in the areas of health, human services, or education. The Foundation gives highest priority to activities that provide greater access to people who are economically disadvantaged and underserved.  

Wells Fargo Corporate Giving Programs
Geographic Coverage: Available in 40 States.
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Funding for nonprofit organizations in the areas of community development, education, human services, arts and culture, civic responsibility, and environmental consciousness.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Funding to organizations that seek to build economic security for vulnerable children and their families through sustained income and asset accumulation.

 


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