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Funding by Topic: Community engagement and volunteerism

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

HERO: Oregon Rural Volunteer EMS Training Grants
Grants to frontier and rural EMS agencies in Oregon to cover in-house training costs or to send staff to training that cannot be offered locally.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health
America's Farmers Grow Communities Project
Farmers enroll for a chance to direct $2,500 to local nonprofit organizations that are important to them and their communities.
Geographic coverage: Available in selected counties in 41 states.
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2018
Sponsor: Monsanto Fund
Culture of Health Prize
Awards to honor collaborative, community-based efforts that are prioritizing health and empowering people in the community to live healthier lives, especially historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 17, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Funding to develop and support Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects for volunteers 55 years and older in serving specific local and community needs in areas that currently do not have an RSVP grant.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 10, 2018
Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2018
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program
Funding for nonprofit organizations and public agencies in the United States that are using the power of volunteers to improve communities, with a focus on veterans and diverse, underserved communities. Grants are given in the form of gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Sponsor: The Home Depot Foundation
Massachusetts Medical Society Physician-Led and Organization Grants
Supports organizations and physician-led volunteer initiatives in Massachusetts in the areas of quality healthcare services for the uninsured/underinsured, access to behavioral health, healthcare access, health promotion, and the social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
Sponsor: Massachusetts Medical Society
Alabama Power Foundation Grant
Offers funds to nonprofit organizations in Alabama working in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, community development, education, and environmental stewardship.
Geographic coverage: Alabama
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alabama Power Foundation
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grants
Awards grants to organizations working in West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania in the areas of health, human services, education, economic development, and community development.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Dorothy D. Rupe Caregiver Program
Grants to California-based nonprofit organizations for projects designed to provide education, skills training, and/or respite for family, professional, and volunteer caregivers.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
PCORI Ambassador Program
A national volunteer network designed to engage healthcare stakeholders in strengthening the patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) community and increasing the dissemination of PCORI-funded​ research. PCORI supports research to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available while considering potential for differences in treatment effectiveness among subpopulations, such as rural residents.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute