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Rural Health Information Hub

Rural Health
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.

Oregon Rural Volunteer EMS Provider Tax Credit
Offers a personal income tax credit to emergency medical services providers who volunteer their services to rural communities in Oregon.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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
The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund
Grants to address systemic racism and racial inequality while fostering inclusion, representation, opportunity, and prosperity for Black, Latino, and Indigenous communities in Massachusetts. Priority areas include health equity and economic empowerment, among others.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: The New Commonwealth Fund
American Hospital Association Dick Davidson NOVA Awards Inactive
Awards that recognize innovative hospital/health system collaborations working to improve community health status.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2023
Sponsor: American Hospital Association
Creative Solutions to Rural Transportation Course Inactive
Course modules, resources, and discussion forums that focus on solutions to rural transportation issues.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 13, 2023
Sponsor: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
Maryland Rural Impact Awards Inactive
Honorary awards to recognize individuals and organizations that have provided exemplary service to communities in rural Maryland.
Geographic coverage: Maryland
Application Deadline: Sep 29, 2023
Sponsor: Rural Maryland Council
Maine Charity Foundation Fund Inactive
Grants for community-based transportation programs that provide transportation and/or delivery services to older people with limited or no access to transportation. Projects in rural areas are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2023
Sponsor: Maine Community Foundation
West Virginia Rural Health Awards Inactive
Award program in West Virginia that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals and organizations in the field of rural health.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2023
Sponsor: West Virginia Rural Health Association
Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation Annual Grant Program Inactive
Grants for nonprofit organizations that are engaged in efforts to improve oral health for underserved Wisconsin residents.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2023
Sponsor: Wisconsin Dental Association
Empowering Rural Communities in California to End the Tobacco Epidemic Inactive
Funding to implement policy, systems, and environmental change strategies by engaging rural residents in California to address tobacco disparities.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Sep 12, 2023
Sponsor: California Department of Public Health