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Michigan Health Endowment Fund Healthy Aging Grants

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Michigan Health Endowment Fund
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 16, 2024
Application: Jun 17, 2024

Tim Niyonsenga

Phil Lewis

Katie Wendel


The Michigan Health Endowment Fund will provide grants to support projects in Michigan that work toward improving the quality of care for older adults in the healthcare system, coordinating care in the community that will improve health outcomes and lower overall costs, and providing support at home for formal and informal caregivers.

Priority areas:

  • Alzheimer's disease and related dementia – Projects that improve the quality of life for those living with dementia and those who care for them
  • Direct care workforce – Develop innovative methods, new financing models or policies to increase wages or benefits for direct care workers, or support programs that improve the quality of care, increase job satisfaction, or reduce turnover rates
  • Elder justice – Develop collaborative approaches to identifying, supporting, and improving the health and quality of life for older adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or discrimination
  • Respite – Projects that aim to develop innovative respite programs or increase the availability of current respite opportunities for caregivers, through providers or informally in the community
  • Rural health – Projects that improve the health and quality of life for older adults and caregivers living in rural areas across Michigan
  • Social determinants of health – Projects that establish replicable models, policies or services that improve older adult's physical and social environments, providing more opportunities to live safely, achieve good health and stay active and involved in the community

Eligible applicants include nonprofits, local units of government, and the state of Michigan. Additional eligibility requirements:

  • Be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit organization
  • Serve Michigan residents
  • Have a current certified financial audit or independently reviewed financial statements
  • Have at least 1 FTE
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000
Award floor: $50,000
Project period: 1-2 years

Grants must not exceed 20% of the annual operating budget.

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Submit completed applications through the online application system.

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Care coordination · Dementia · Elderly population · Health workforce · Healthcare needs and services · Healthcare quality · Informal caregivers · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Social determinants of health · Michigan

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