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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Funders

Identifying funding is a critical part of sustainability planning. To review potential funding agencies, associations, and organizations, see Funders of Rural Programs in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.

For examples of public and private funding sources that are available to rural communities working in health promotion and disease prevention, see RHIhub Funding by Topic: Wellness, Health Promotion, and Disease Prevention.

For funding sources that are available to rural communities working in population health, see RHIhub Funding by Topic: Population Health.

Other non-government organizations and foundations that provide funding for work in health promotion and disease prevention are listed below.

  • Active Living Research
    Supports research to examine relationships between policy issues, characteristics of natural and built environments, and personal levels of physical activity in a variety of settings, including worksites.
  • CIGNA Foundation Grants
    Provides funding for programs that enhance the health of individuals and families and the well-being of communities with four priority areas in promoting wellness, expanding opportunities, developing leaders, and embracing communities.
  • The Kresge Foundation
    Offers grants that support improvements to health and well-being of vulnerable children from low-income families by making the places they live, learn, and play safe and supportive of overall good health.
  • Playful City USA
    A recognition program for cities and towns that value the importance of play in promoting healthy lifestyles for children. The purpose of the program is to increase healthy eating and active living by encouraging children to play outside. For more information see LiveWell Colorado's funding opportunities.
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
    Health programming at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation focuses explicitly on improving individual and community health (including settings like the workplace), and improving access and quality of healthcare.