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Grant Funding for Programs that Address Social Determinants of Health

Identifying funding sources is critical to sustaining programs that address social determinants of health (SDOH). To review potential funding agencies, associations, and organizations, see Funders of Rural Programs in the Rural Community Health Toolkit. RHIhub's Online Library also provides a list of active and inactive funding opportunities related to SDOH.

Many rural programs rely on grant funding from federal agencies, regional commissions and agencies, and philanthropic organizations in order to sustain programs that address SDOH. Some grant programs focus on specific SDOH, such as transportation or housing, while others fund grantees that are addressing multiple SDOH.

Examples of Federal Agencies that Fund Rural SDOH Programs

Examples of Regional Commissions and Agencies that Fund Rural SDOH Programs

Examples of Foundations and Nonprofit Organizations that Fund Rural SDOH Programs

Many foundations and nonprofit organizations provide funding or other resources to help sustain rural programs that focus on SDOH. Some foundations focus on a specific SDOH, such as education, while others broadly fund investments in rural health and well-being. For an overview of rural philanthropy and strategies for establishing partnerships with philanthropies, see A Guide to Working with Rural Philanthropy.