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Rural Health Aligned Funding Initiative – Care Coordination Opportunity

About the Care Coordination Opportunity

Applicants for the FY 2020 HRSA Rural Health Care Coordination Program have the opportunity to build public-private partnership into their application. Approximately 17 foundations from the Rural Health Public-Private Partnership (RHPPP) have expressed interest in the Rural Health Aligned Funding Initiative (Aligned Funding Initiative) focused on care coordination. These foundations are interested in learning about applicants in their service areas who are applying for funding. Participating foundations may consider providing additional support to applicants in their service areas.

To participate in the Aligned Funding Initiative, care coordination grant applicants should send their program abstract to participating foundations that serve their area for consideration. Please note that sending a copy of your program application abstract to a RHPPP organization for consideration is non-binding — neither the applicant nor the foundation is required to work together.

The Aligned Funding Initiative is completely separate from the HRSA grant review process. Participating in the Aligned Funding Initiative does not provide an advantage over other applicants.

About the Rural Health Aligned Funding Initiative

The Rural Health Aligned Funding Initiative aims to coordinate public and private investment to improve health access and outcomes in rural communities. It originates from the Rural Health Public-Private Partnership (RHPPP), which includes federal agencies and philanthropies and trusts from across the country. See the RHPPP Partnership Impacts section to learn more about the activities of two previous aligned funding participating foundations, and the grantees they support.

How to Apply

Step 1: Read more about RHPPP and previous partnership impacts on rural health and decide if participating in the Aligned Funding Initiative is a good fit for your organization.

Step 2: Review the list of participating foundations below.

Step 3: Determine whether or not your organization is located in the service area and/or have similar focus with the RHPPP-participating organizations on the list.

Step 4: Email the following information to the foundation contact for their review and consideration:

  • Organization name
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Address
  • A copy of your application abstract for the FY2020 Rural Health Care Coordination Program

Please copy ruralhealthphil@hrsa.gov when submitting your abstract so we can track interest in this effort.

Application Window

Applicants of the HRSA's FY2020 Rural Health Care Coordination Program have the option to send a copy of their application abstract to the RHPPP-participating organization for its consideration. Applications for the program will be accepted from December 13, 2019 through March 12, 2020.

Participating Foundations

Please click on a foundation for information about their focus areas and work, as well as contact information.

Description
The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation is a private foundation and a regional philanthropy focusing on West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania. The Foundation serves the entire state of West Virginia. In Southwestern Pennsylvania, the service area includes Allegheny, Washington, Greene, and Fayette Counties. The Foundation makes grants in two program areas that span both states: Education and Economic Development. In addition, the Foundation supports Community Development and Health & Human Services grants programs in West Virginia and in Southwestern Pennsylvania supports the major performing arts organizations within the Cultural District.
Service Areas
West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania
Focus Areas
Focus Areas Innovations in health care delivery systems; strengthening of the public health infrastructure; community-based health promotion, especially with regard to chronic disease prevention and management; Support for a healthier quality of life for West Virginians through access to affordable health care, preventive health services, state-level policy development, and quality care systems across the lifespan; Ensuring a system of accessible and affordable health care for children, early intervention services that lead to school-success, and the promotion of child-focused public policy; Delivery of oral health education for the public and the implementation of preventive strategies in the state oral health plan
Contact Person
Kim Tieman
Program Director, Health and Human Services
223 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Kim@benedum.org
Description
Con Alma Health Foundation’s mission is to be aware of and respond to the health rights and needs of the culturally and demographically diverse peoples and communities of New Mexico with a focus on rural and communities of color. The Foundation seeks to improve health status and access to health care services, and advocates for health policies that will address the unmet health needs of all.
Service Areas
New Mexico
Focus Areas
Systemic change with a special emphasis on uninsured, underserved, people of color, and rural and tribal communities; Environmental, psychological, emotional, behavioral, oral, social, economic, and spiritual health and well-being; Identification, preservation, and communication of traditional practices that maintain, foster, and improve health status, and support consumer participation and community self-determination
Contact Person
Dolores Roybal
Executive Director
144 Park Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
droybal@conalma.org
Description
Empire Health Foundation (EHF) is a private health conversion foundation formed in 2008 through the sale of Deaconess and Valley Medical, a nonprofit hospital system in Spokane. Stewarding philanthropic assets totaling approximately $80 million, EHF invests in programs that aim to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, disparities that are adversely impacting marginalized and under-resourced children, families and communities in eastern Washington.
Service Areas
Eastern Washington (Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Adams and Whitman Counties as well as the Spokane, Kalispel and Colville Confederated Tribal areas)
Focus Areas
Aging Services; Improving quality of life of older adults ages 50 and older; Health coaching, advanced care coordination, medication management and chronic disease management; Reducing disparities that adversely impact older adults in rural eastern Washington
Contact Person
Jeri Rathbun
Program Associate
1020 W Riverside Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
jeri@empirehealthfoundation.org
Description
The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) believes all Texans deserve to be healthy. EHF is committed to transform the health of our communities by going beyond just the doctor’s office. By providing millions of dollars in grants, working with congregations and community partners, and providing important research, EHF is supporting solutions that address the underlying causes of poor health. EHF was established in 2013 and is based in Houston. With more than $1.2 billion in estimated assets, the Foundation operates as a supporting organization of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and works to help 10 million people across 57 Texas counties.
Service Areas
Texas
Focus Areas
Strengthen systems of health by catalyzing health systems to be accessible, equitable, and deliver health not just healthcare; Activate communities by strengthening organizations and congregations to build health-promoting communities; Build the foundation for a healthy life by investing in early childhood brain development
Contact Person
Jo Carcedo
Vice President for Grants
500 Fannin St., Suite 300
Houston, TX 77002
jcarcedo@episcopalhealth.org
Description
Foundation for Community Health is a private, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of the greater Harlem Valley in New York and the northern Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. To accomplish our mission, we make grants, conduct research, provide technical assistance, and support collaborations and advocacy.
Service Areas
Harlem Valley, New York; Northern Litchfield Hills, Connecticut
Focus Areas
Access to healthcare; Oral health; Mental health
Contact Person
Gertrude O'Sullivan
Director of Communications & Special Programs
478 Cornwall Bridge Road
Sharon, CT 06069
gertrude@fchealth.org
Description
Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation (GWCHF)’s mission is to inspire collaboration, mobilize resources and encourage innovation that measurably contributes to the wellbeing of our community.
Service Areas
Greater Watertown Region, Wisconsin (Dodge and Jefferson counties)
Focus Areas
Healthy early child development including efforts that strengthen families to reduce child maltreatment, improve kindergarten readiness and ensure reading proficiency by 3rd grade
Contact Person
Tina Crave
President and CEO
600 E Main Street, Suite 200
Watertown, WI 53094
tcrave@watertownhealthfoundation.com
Description
Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, charitable organization with a vision of health equity in Georgia where all people attain their fullest potential for health and well-being. As one of Georgia’s largest healthcare foundations, we believe partnerships with nonprofit health organizations are key to high quality, accessible healthcare and achieving health equity for all Georgians.
Service Areas
Georgia
Focus Areas
Addressing Health Disparities; Expanding Access to Quality; Affordable and Integrated Health Services; Promoting Health and Preventing Disease; Strengthening Health Nonprofits, Programs, and Workforce; Behavioral Health Services; Medicaid Policy; Small Grants Program; Telehealth Innovation; Transportation Needs; Workforce Development
Contact Person
Gary Nelson
President
191 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
gnelson@healthcaregeorgia.org
Description
Missouri Foundation for Health is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, MFH improves the health of Missourians through partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding. The Foundation takes a multifaceted approach to health issues, understanding that programs, policy, and collaboration all play a role in creating lasting impact.
Service Areas
Missouri (majority of Missouri, containing 84 counties and the city of St. Louis)
Focus Areas
Access to care; Childhood obesity; Gun violence; Infant mortality; Unintended pregnancy; Behavioral Health; Advocacy; Civic Engagement; and Opportunity Fund
Contact Person
Ryan Barker
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
4254 Vista Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
rbarker@mffh.org
Description
The Montana Healthcare Foundation (MHCF) is Montana’s largest health- focused 501(c)3 private foundation and has assets of more than $170 million. MHCF contributes to a measurably healthier state by supporting access to quality and affordable health services, conducting evidence-driven research and analysis, and addressing the upstream influences on health and illness.
Service Areas
Montana
Focus Areas
American Indian Health; Behavioral Health; Strengthening prevention and treatment of SUD and mental illness; Value-based care, including both payment and delivery system innovations; Strengthening the Public Health System
Contact Person
Anna Lange
Executive Assistant & Board Liaison
777 East Main Street, Suite 206
Bozeman, MT 59715
anna.lange@mthcf.org
Description
Established in 2015, the vision of the Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon is to continue the caring legacy of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters in the Tri-State community – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The Foundation supports transformative health initiatives that empower all individuals to lead lives of optimal health, self-reliance, and self-respect, and to foster systemic change and collaborative impact in our community.
Service Areas
Buckhannon, West Virginia (The Tri-State counties supported by the Foundation are: Cabell, Wayne, Mason, Lincoln, Mingo, Boone, Logan, Kanawha, and Western Putnam Counties in West Virginia; Lawrence, Gallia, and Scioto Counties in Ohio; and Boyd, Lawrence, Greenup, Carter, Johnson, Martin, Floyd, and Pike counties in Kentucky)
Focus Areas
Food Insecurity (Medically-Tailored Food Boxes, After-School and Summer Feeding Programs, Weekend Backpack Programs, Strengthening Food Bank and Food Pantry Networks, Clinical Screening for Food Insecurity); Mental and Behavioral Health (Residential Treatment Center Programs, Outpatient Counseling Programs, School-Based Services and Therapy, Mental and Behavioral Health for Foster Children, Mental and Neurological Disorders for Older Adults); Substance Use Disorder (Peer-Support Programs, Residential Treatment Programs, Outpatient Treatment Programs, Substance Use Disorder Prevention Programs, Harm Reduction Programs); Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation (School-Based Prevention and Cessation Programs, Workplace Prevention and Cessation Programs, Cessation Programs for Pregnant Women, Community Tobacco Education Programs); Capacity Building (Staff Training and Development, Software and Hardware Upgrades, Website Development, Board Training and Development); Strategic, Marketing, and Communication Plans
Contact Person
Janell Ray
Executive Director
P.O. Box 265
Buckhannon, WV 26201
jeray@pallottinesac.org
Description
The REACH Healthcare Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable foundation dedicated to improving health coverage and access to care for uninsured and medically underserved people. Established in 2003, REACH has $125 million in assets and awards approximately $4.5 million in grants annually to nonprofit health and human service organizations whose work aligns with our three outcomes areas: Enroll All Eligible, Close the Coverage Gap and Strong Safety Net.
Service Areas
REACH funds in a six-county service area in the Kansas City metropolitan region — Allen, Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas, and Cass, Jackson and Lafayette in Missouri as well as nonprofits, advocacy groups and coalitions with a statewide impact.
Focus Areas
REACH awards grants and supports capacity-building to expand access to primary care, mental health and oral health care; provide enrollment assistance and health care navigation; and conduct outreach and education on health policy solutions. REACH also supports rural health consortiums operating in the rural counties of our service area.
Contact Person
Brenda Sharpe
President and CEO
8131 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66204
brenda@reachhealth.org
Description
The Sisters Health Foundation is a regional foundation established in 1996 to continue and expand the health ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph. The foundation’s mission is to promote healthy and sustainable communities by providing resources, strengthening collaborative relationships, and supporting initiatives that impact people in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Service Areas
Mid-Ohio Valley counties (Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Wood) in West Virginia and Ohio (Athens, Meigs, Washington)
Focus Areas
Healthy Eating, Active Living (prevent or manage chronic health conditions); Thriving Neighborhoods (improving neighborhood conditions where people live, learn, work, and play so that everyone has the ability to achieve their full health potential); Mental Health (health promotion and prevention); Addiction (prevention, early intervention, and recovery support)
Contact Person
Renee Steffen
Executive Director
4420 Rosemar Center, Suite 204, P.O. Box 4440
Parkersburg, WV 26104
rsteffen@sistershealthfdn.org
Description
St. David's Foundation is one of the largest health foundations in the United States, funding $70 million annually in a five-county area surrounding Austin, Texas. Through a unique partnership with St. David's HealthCare, a Malcolm Baldrige award-winning hospital system in Central Texas, the foundation reinvests proceeds from the hospital system back into the community, with a goal of building the healthiest community in the world. St. David's Foundation also operates the largest mobile dental program providing charity care in the country and runs the largest healthcare scholarship program in Texas.
Service Areas
Texas (Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties)
Focus Areas
Connection to Specialty Care, Dental Health, Health Homes, Health Care Workforce, Insurance Enrollment; Aging in Place; Teen Pregnancy Prevention; Trauma Effects; Women’s Health; Food Access; Housing Wrap-Around; Physical Activity Opportunities; Rural Health
Contact Person
Abena Asante
Senior Program Officer
1303 San Antonio Street, Suite 500
Austin, TX 78701
aasante@stdavidsfoundation.org
Description
The Staunton Farm Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people who live with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. The Foundation works to enhance behavioral health treatment and support by advancing best practices through grant making to non-profit organizations in ten southwestern Pennsylvania counties.
Service Areas
Southwestern Pennsylvania (Greene, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, Indiana, Lawrence, Indiana, Allegheny Counties)
Focus Areas
Mental Illness and Substance use disorders from prevention to intervention, treatment, awareness spreading
Contact Person
Bethany Hemingway
Senior Program Officer
650 Smithfield Street, Suite 210
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
BHemingway@stauntonfarm.org
Description
The Duke Endowment’s ultimate mission is to strengthen communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds, and enriching spirits.
Service Areas
North Carolina, South Carolina
Focus Areas
Promoting healthy lifestyles to support population health by advancing programs and policies that promote health behaviors and address social determinants of health; Advancing system reform to improve health outcomes by demonstrating the effectiveness of emerging and innovative practices that are scalable and sustainable; Expanding access for vulnerable populations to reduce health disparities and promote health equity by supporting access to essential services and resources
Contact Person
Jay Kennedy
Program Officer, Health Care
800 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
jkennedy@tde.org
Description
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) is a charitable trust that serves six counties in West Virginia through its competitive grant making process. Our mission is to make thoughtful and proactive investments that grow the multiple forms of wealth necessary for our community to thrive. These forms of wealth include the individual, intellectual, social, political, natural, built, cultural, and financial assets within our community. Through this mission, we envision a forward-thinking and closely connected community that fearlessly works together to promote the prosperity of all.
Service Areas
Greater Kanawha Valley, West Virginia (six county region in West Virginia: Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Clay, Lincoln and Fayette)
Focus Areas
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation takes a long-term view of philanthropy, focusing on the priority areas of Health, Education, and Community Economic Development. We also recognize the importance of meeting our community’s Basic Needs and supporting a thriving Arts and Culture sector.
Contact Person
Megan Simpson
Program Officer
1600 Huntington Square, 900 Lee Street, East
Charleston, WV 25301
msimpson@tgkvf.org
Description
The Rapides Foundation is a philanthropic organization that develops initiatives and provides grants to organizations sharing the Foundation’s mission to improve the health status of Central Louisiana.
Service Areas
Central Louisiana (Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn parishes)
Focus Areas
Healthy People (improve access to healthcare and promote healthy behaviors); Education (increase the level of educational attainment and achievement as the primary path to improved economic, social and health status); Healthy Communities (improve economic opportunity and family income, and enhance civic and community opportunities for more effective leaders and organizations)
Contact Person
Trayce Snow
Senior Program Officer
1101 4th Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, LA 71301
trayce@rapidesfoundation.org