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California Funding & Opportunities

California Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for allied healthcare professionals practicing in designated counties of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2018
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
Funds programs that work in the areas of affordable housing and shelter, education and youth development, environmental stewardship, and human services within the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation service area.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific areas in 21 states. See the "Where We Give" section of the program website for details.
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2018
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
America's Farmers Grow Communities Project
Farmers enroll for a chance to direct $2,500 to local nonprofit organizations that are important to them and their communities.
Geographic coverage: Available in selected counties in 41 states.
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2018
Sponsor: Monsanto Fund
California Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant
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 8, 2018
Sponsor: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
California Catalyst Program
A 6-month capacity building program that uses human-centered design thinking to find new and innovative ways to address complex challenges in California's healthcare safety net organizations.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2018
Sponsors: Blue Shield of California Foundation, Center for Care Innovations
California Drinking Water For Schools Grant Program
Grants for projects that improve drinking water quality and access on public school campuses and school-sponsored childcare facilities in small and disadvantaged communities in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
Sponsors: California Environmental Protection Agency, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, State Water Resources Control Board
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 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
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, and 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 and the Pacific Islands. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Dorothy D. Rupe Caregiver Program
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
Environmental Infrastructure Loans
Loans to finance water and waste facility projects 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
Ford Family Foundation Grants
Offers grants to small, rural communities for community development, technical assistance, critical needs, increased access to healthcare, youth development, and child welfare.
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
Online Palliative Care Training for Medi-Cal Providers
Online courses designed to prepare providers to deliver palliative care services to their Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: The California State University Institute for Palliative Care
California Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Loan repayment assistance for Registered Nurses who are practicing direct patient care in medically underserved areas of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Oct 9, 2018
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program Inactive
Loan repayment assistance for mental healthcare professionals who are providing direct care in a qualified facility in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Oct 9, 2018
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Program Inactive
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 9, 2018
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
California State Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Loan repayment assistance for primary healthcare professionals who provide services in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2018
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 within the 7 state BBVA Compass Foundation service area.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Sep 28, 2018
Sponsor: BBVA Compass
California Workforce Education and Training Program Educational Stipend Program Inactive
Funding for educational stipends to support graduate level education for individuals seeking to be licensed as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, Masters of Social Work, and Clinical Psychologists. Stipend recipients will receive clinical supervision in the California Public Mental Health System in rural and underserved counties.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Aug 22, 2018
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: Aug 16, 2018
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
California Workforce Education and Training Education Capacity: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Inactive
Funding for the supervision of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in the California Public Mental Health System.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Aug 13, 2018
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
California Dental Student Loan Repayment Grant Inactive
Loan repayment assistance for recent dental graduates in exchange for providing service to underserved populations in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Sponsor: California Dental Association
Agricultural Health and Safety Small Grant Program Inactive
Grants for graduate student and faculty researchers with the goal of encouraging the development of creative research and intervention projects while nurturing researchers, especially junior researchers, who are interested in agricultural health and safety research.
Geographic coverage: Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada
Application Deadline: Jul 27, 2018
Sponsor: Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Expanding MAT in County Criminal Justice Settings in California Inactive
Technical and financial assistance for teams from all California counties interested in developing or expanding access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction in their jails and through their drug court systems.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2018
Sponsors: California Department of Health Care Services, Health Management Associates
Regional Rural Initiative to Reduce Tobacco-Related Disparities in California Inactive
Funding to implement and evaluate evidenced-based health promotion and health communication activities that are designed to reduce tobacco and nicotine use, tobacco-related disease rates, tobacco-related health disparities, as well as develop a stronger evidence base of effective tobacco use prevention and reduction programs with the goal of reducing tobacco-related disparities among rural communities of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 13, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2018
Sponsor: California Department of Public Health
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants Inactive
Funding for the expansion of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics to increase access to and improve the quality of community behavioral health services, with an emphasis on services for individuals with serious mental illness or substance use disorders, including opioid disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance; and individuals with co-occurring disorders.
Geographic coverage: Available in 24 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction Inactive
Provides funds for organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations 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: Available in 35 states, the District of Columbia, and for tribes and tribal organizations across the country.
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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: May 14, 2018
Sponsor: Sierra Health Foundation
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: May 14, 2018
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
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, 2018
Sponsor: California Dental Association
California County Medical Services Program 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, 2018
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Health Careers Training Program (HCTP) Mini Grants Inactive
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 26, 2018
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
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: Mar 19, 2018
Sponsor: Sierra Health Foundation
California Population Health Learning Network Inactive
A two-year training, technical assistance, and networking opportunity that brings together safety-net primary care organizations in California to strengthen and advance population health management strategies.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Feb 9, 2018
Sponsors: Blue Shield of California Foundation, California Health Care Foundation, Center for Care Innovations
Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program Inactive
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 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
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 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
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
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
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

Last Updated: 10/4/2018