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California Funding & Opportunities

Dorothy Rupe CNA Program Grants
Grants to community colleges in California to support certified nursing assistant and home health aide programs.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2018
Sponsor: Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to recently licensed physicians who agree to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas or Primary Care Shortage Areas in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California Drinking Water For Schools Grant Program
Grant funding for projects that improve drinking water quality and access on public school campuses in small, disadvantaged communities in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2019
Sponsors: California Environmental Protection Agency, State Water Resources Control Board
Blue Shield of California Foundation Project Grants
Awards funds to organizations in California working in the areas of healthcare and domestic violence.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Blue Shield of California Foundation
California Advancing Wellness Grant Program
Grants for nonprofit organizations in California working in the areas of health promotion, wellness education, and disease prevention. Grantmaking focuses on the health needs of traditionally underserved populations, including low-income individuals, people of color, youth, and residents of rural areas.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Wellness Foundation
California J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of California, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Department of Health Care Services
California Responsive Grantmaking and Small Grants Program
Awards funding to address emerging and unmet needs of California's aging population and those who serve them. Priority areas include programs that: help older adults age in place, address depression in later life, support family caregivers, work to expand the workforce that serves the aging population.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Archstone Foundation
Community Facility Loans
Loans to help develop and improve essential community facilities in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Environmental Infrastructure Loans
Loans to finance water and waste facility projects in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 11 western states. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Ford Family Foundation Grants
Offers grants to small, rural communities for community development; technical assistance; critical needs; and programs that offer increased access to health or dental services, youth development, or child abuse prevention.
Geographic coverage: Oregon and Siskiyou County, California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Ford Family Foundation
Health Expansion Loan Program II (HELP II)
Low, fixed interest loans for the capital needs of California's nonprofit small and rural health facilities.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Health Facilities Financing Authority
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Grant Program
Grants for projects that offer assistance to foster youth, elder populations, veterans, and people with disabilities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 14 Western states.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
California Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training Program: Registered Nurse Training Inactive
Grants to support registered nurse training programs in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 14, 2017
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
California Mental Health Loan Assumption Program Inactive
Offers loan repayment assistance for mental healthcare professionals working in hard-to-fill or retain positions in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2017
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Inactive
Funding for the cleanup of illegal solid waste sites on farm or ranch property in California that is in need of cleanup to abate a public health and safety threat and/or a threat to the environment.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2017
Sponsor: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
America's Farmers Grow Communities Project Inactive
Through the program, farmers enroll for a chance to direct $2,500 awards to local nonprofit organizations that are important to them and their communities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 41 states.
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2017
Sponsor: Monsanto Fund
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund Inactive
Funds programs that work in the areas of affordable housing and shelter; education and youth development; environmental stewardship; and human services.
Geographic coverage: Available to specific cities in 21 states. See the Where We Give section of the program website for details.
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2017
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
California Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Provides loan repayment assistance for allied healthcare professionals practicing in designated counties of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2017
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Offers loan repayment assistance for Registered Nurses who are practicing direct patient care in medically underserved areas of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2017
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program Inactive
Offers loan repayment assistance for mental healthcare professionals who are providing direct care in a qualified facility in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2017
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Offers loan repayment assistance for Licensed Vocational Nurses who are practicing direct patient care in medically underserved areas of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2017
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California State Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary healthcare professionals who provide healthcare services in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2017
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
BBVA Compass Foundation Grants Inactive
Funds organizations working in the areas of community development, education, health, human services, arts and culture, environment, and diversity.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, New York, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Sep 29, 2017
Sponsor: BBVA Compass
Creating and Maintaining Healthier Environments for Children in U.S. Communities along the U.S.-Mexico Border Inactive
Grants for projects that address children’s environmental health risks in southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas communities located within 62 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border, including but not limited to, projects that support prenatal environmental health education, healthy childcare education, environmental health youth summits, or pediatric environmental health training.
Geographic coverage: Communities in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas that are within 62 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border
Application Deadline: Sep 22, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Health Impact Project Inactive
Grants to support the use of health impact assessment to improve local health outcomes and to build the capacity of organizations to conduct health impact assessments to bring both health evidence and community voice to decisions made in sectors outside of healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia
Application Deadline: Sep 22, 2017
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts
California Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training Program: Primary Care Residency Inactive
Grants to support family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, and pediatric residency programs in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2017
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
California Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training Program: Family Nurse Practitioner and Primary Care Physician Assistant Training Inactive
Grants to support family nurse practitioner and primary care physician assistant training programs in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Sep 14, 2017
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
California Dental Student Loan Repayment Grant Inactive
Offers loan repayment for recent dental graduates in exchange for providing service to underserved populations in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Sponsor: California Dental Association
Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) Inactive
Provides funds for state agencies to expand or enhance access to medication assisted treatment services for individuals with opioid use disorder in states with the highest rates of treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita.
Geographic coverage: 17 states with the highest rates of treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Agricultural Health and Safety Small Grant Program Inactive
Grants to address research, outreach, or educational issues of agricultural health and safety in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and/or Nevada.
Geographic coverage: Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada
Application Deadline: Jul 14, 2017
Sponsor: Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Grants Inactive
Awards grants in the areas of education, human services, health, and hospitals. Specific project initiatives include food and hunger; economic development; daycare programs; hospital and healthcare agencies; health screenings; health education; AIDS/HIV prevention and education; and equipment for healthcare facilities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 27 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2017
Sponsor: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
California State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis: Hub and Spoke System Services Inactive
Funding for contractors to serve as hubs for a hub and spoke system designed to address the opioid crisis by improving access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities. Priority populations include those with limited medication assisted treatment (MAT) access, including rural areas and tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Jun 26, 2017
Sponsor: California Department of Health Care Services
Sierra Health Foundation Responsive Grants Program Inactive
Grants to organizations that improve the health and quality of life of Californians, in an attempt to address health disparities and the social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Jun 12, 2017
Sponsor: Sierra Health Foundation
California Leadership Development for Racial Equity Inactive
Funding for capacity building and leadership development activities for youth-focused nonprofit organizations led by people of color who are working to eliminate health disparities in Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Apr 10, 2017
Sponsor: Sierra Health Foundation
California Dental Materials and Supplies Grant Inactive
Supports nonprofit organizations with the dental supplies and materials necessary for dental operations and oral health services for low-income, underserved populations in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
Sponsor: California Dental Association
California County Medical Services Program (CMSP) Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Assists with the repayment of qualified educational loans for primary care professionals who provide healthcare services at an approved site located in a County Medical Services Program (CMSP) area in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2017
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Health Careers Training Program (HCTP) Mini Grants Inactive
Offers support for health career conferences and workshops and health career exploration programs in California, especially those serving underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged students.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2017
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
California Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program Inactive
Provides scholarships to California residents who are enrolled in advanced practice healthcare programs, including dentists, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others, who are willing to work in a medically underserved area of California after graduation.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program Inactive
Provides scholarships to California residents who are enrolled in allied health care programs and who will agree to work in a medically underserved area of California upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Inactive
Provides scholarships to California students pursuing an Associate degree in nursing who, upon graduation, are willing to serve in a medically underserved area in California for two years.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship Inactive
Provides scholarships to California residents who are enrolled in a Bachelor of Science Nursing program and are willing to work in a medically underserved area of California after graduation.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships (LVN to ADN) Inactive
Offers scholarships to students enrolled in a Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing program in exchange for working in a medically underserved area of California upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California Vocational Nurse Scholarship Inactive
Provides scholarships to California residents who are enrolled in an accredited vocational nurse degree program and agree to work in a medically underserved area of California upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
Developing Rural Palliative Care Access in California — Planning Grants Inactive
Grants to rural-focused stakeholder teams to develop a vision and plan for increasing access to rural palliative care in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2016
Sponsor: California Health Care Foundation
California Advanced Practice Healthcare Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Offers loan repayment to dentists, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, pharmacists, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists who are practicing direct patient care in medically underserved areas of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Oct 14, 2016
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California Public Mental/Behavioral Health Workforce Retention Inactive
Funds organizations to provide services designed to increase the retention of mental and behavioral health sector employees in positions that have been identified as high priority by the California Public Mental Health System.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Oct 7, 2016
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men and Young Transgender Persons of Color Inactive
Grants for community-based organizations to develop and implement Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention programs for young men of color who have sex with men and young transgender persons of color.
Geographic coverage: Available in 33 states and Puerto Rico
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 27, 2016
Application Deadline: Sep 14, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Border Community Capital Initiative Inactive
Supports local rural nonprofits and federally-recognized Indian tribes serving colonias with lending and investing activities in affordable housing, small businesses, and community facilities.
Geographic coverage: Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Aug 26, 2013
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Last Updated: 12/13/2017