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Funding by Topic: Informal caregivers

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

National Community Care Corps Local Models Program
Funding for innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers, older adults, and adults with disabilities to help individuals maintain their independence and age in place. The program intends to fund local models that represent a diverse cross section of the United States in terms of geography; urban, rural, frontier, and tribal communities; and underserved and limited English-speaking populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2022
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, Caregiver Action Network, National Association for Area Agencies on Aging, The Oasis Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Addressing Dementia in Indian Country: Models of Care
Funding to support the development of models of comprehensive and sustainable dementia care and services in tribal and urban Indian communities that are responsive to the needs of persons living with dementia and their caregivers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 18, 2022
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R01 and R21)
Funding for intervention research designed to support caregivers of adult cancer patients, with the goals of optimized patient healthcare utilization, improved caregiver well-being, and improved patient physical health and psychosocial outcomes. Special consideration is given to studies targeting medically underserved and underrepresented populations, including patients-caregivers in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2022
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Palliative Care in Home and Community Settings Research (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support research aimed at determining needs and best practices for the integration of palliative care into home and community settings. Applications should consider approaches that may be implemented in rural/remote areas, as well as urban areas, and that are sensitive to ethnicities and cultures.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations
Notice of Special Interest for research in understanding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help prepare more effectively for future public health emergencies. Populations that experience health disparities are a particular focus.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Caregiver Grants
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
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Small Grants Program
Funding for nonprofit organizations in the Weinberg Foundation service area that are working in the areas of health, housing, jobs, and education.
Geographic coverage: Rural communities surrounding Baltimore, Chicago, Hawaii, New York City, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and San Francisco
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Behavioral Health Care Support Inactive
Funding to improve access to and quality of substance use disorder and other behavioral healthcare services in rural communities including utilization of prevention, treatment, and recovery services to improve the care for those affected by behavioral health conditions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 20, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minnesota Live Well at Home Grants Inactive
Grants to develop and /or provide services to allow for older Minnesotans to live in the community. Funded projects will improve capacity to develop, strengthen, and integrate programs; maintain home and community-based services for individuals' age 65 and older and at risk of long-term nursing home use and/or spending down into medical assistance; and strengthen services for the caregiver support network. Models that serve older adults in rural, frontier, and remote areas are of particular interest.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2022
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Human Services
Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Inactive
Grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to improve the daily lives of people with paralysis and their caregivers with projects and initiatives that foster inclusion, community engagement, and health and wellness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Mar 9, 2022
Sponsor: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation