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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Culture and cultural competency

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

Arkansas AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Arkansas that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Regional Programs
Atherton Family Foundation Grants
Grants for projects and programs in Hawaii in the areas of arts, culture, humanities, community development, education, environment, health, human services, spiritual development, and youth development.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Atherton Family Foundation
California AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in California that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Area Health Education Center Program
Community Health and Native Healing in Hawaii
A 2-week intensive educational program to learn about developing and sustaining quality healthcare for rural Hawaii, integrating culture, social determinants of health, and environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Child Family Health International
Community Innovation Grants
Funding for nonprofits working to create effective, equitable, and sustainable changes in communities within the Bush Foundation service area. Priority is given to proposals that will lead to equitable opportunities and outcomes for Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, and people from rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Bush Foundation
COMPASS Initiative HIV Capacity Building Assistance and Training
Training and technical assistance for HIV/AIDS-serving community-based organizations in the 9 Deep South states. Topics include organizational capacity building, stigma reduction, cultural competency, and mental health.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Gilead COMPASS (COMmitment to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) Initiative
Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for selected hospitals, clinics and their communities in the Delta Region to make in-depth health system enhancements.
Geographic coverage: Counties in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee that are served by the Delta Regional Authority.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Delta Regional Authority, National Rural Health Resource Center
East Indiana AHEC Mini-Grants
Grants to support health careers exploration, clinical learning, and continuing education opportunities for high school students, health professions students, and practicing health professionals in rural and medically underserved communities in eastern and southeastern Indiana.
Geographic coverage: East Indiana AHEC service area
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Indiana Area Health Education Center Program
Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Grants for research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Foundation For the Mid South Grants
Grants for organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi working in the areas of health disparities, physical health, mental health, education, financial security, and the growth and prosperity of communities.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Foundation For the Mid South