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Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program
Grants to support the needs of local communities in the areas of hunger, nutrition, women's economic empowerment, career opportunities, and sustainability.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2017
Sponsor: Walmart Foundation
Accelerating Community-Centered Approaches in Health
Supports innovative population health programs and policies that work to improve health at the community level, including the use of new financial models to achieve cost effective solutions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Kresge Foundation
Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Grants
Provides funding to alcoholism prevention and education programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Christopher D. Smithers Foundation
Developing Healthy Places
Funding to improve the places that shape health, including programs that promote healthy housing and neighborhoods, food systems for low-income communities, and equitable transportation and land use.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Kresge Foundation
Roadmaps to Health Coaching
Offers guidance and support from a community coach for communities who want to improve the health of their populations and work toward building a culture of health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants
Supports programs that work in the areas of education, healthy children, secure families, racial equity, and civic engagement.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Walmart National Giving Program
Grants to organizations working to empower low-income people, such as programs that address hunger relief and nutrition, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, or career opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Walmart Foundation
Healthy Places for Healthy People Inactive
Provides direct technical support for communities to work with healthcare facilities to promote preventive healthcare and help create vibrant, thriving communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 25, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Local Foods, Local Places Inactive
Provides direct technical assistance to communities to boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses, improve access to healthy local food, and promote wellness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 25, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Healthy, Active Native Communities Mini-Grant Inactive
Grants for Tribal Health Departments to implement innovative, culturally sensitive, and effective approaches to prevent obesity and improve nutrition and physical activity in American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 13, 2017
Sponsor: Association of American Indian Physicians
Lowe's Toolbox for Education Program Inactive
Grants to help schools and parent teacher groups with school improvement and to provide for the basic needs of their students.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 27, 2017
Sponsor: Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation
Incentive Grants for Pharmacy Practitioners, Students, and Community Practice Residents Inactive
Offers pharmacists seed money to implement or support an innovative patient care service within their pharmacy practice.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Sponsor: American Pharmacists Association
Susan Harwood Training Grant Program Inactive
Provides grants to fund education and training programs or educational material development for workers and employers to help them recognize workplace safety and health hazards, implement injury prevention measures, and inform them of their rights and responsibilities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 28, 2017
Sponsors: Occupational Safety & Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP) Inactive
Funding to link medically underserved populations to breast health education, screening, and follow-up services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 25, 2017
Sponsor: Avon Foundation
Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01) Inactive
Awards funding to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 24, 2017
Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2017
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
School Grants for Healthy Kids Inactive
Awards funding to support school breakfast and physical activity programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Sponsor: Action for Healthy Kids
Population Health Initiative Inactive
Funding to support a representative and committed group of health center grantees and partners that are planning or are engaged in local or state initiatives to engage in “health neighborhoods” that support systems for population health management.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 24, 2017
Sponsor: RCHN Community Health Foundation
Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge Inactive
Makes honorary awards to recognize clinicians, practices, and health systems that have made a significant impact on hypertension rates within their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2017
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education (FY17 FDPNE) Grant Inactive
Funding to enhance the nutrition knowledge of Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations participants and to foster positive lifestyle changes through nutrition education.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Inactive
Funding to develop Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects that support volunteers 55 years and older in serving specific local and community needs in communities that do not currently have RSVP programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 7, 2017
Application Deadline: Apr 4, 2017
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Change Leadership Programs Inactive
Four change leadership programs, designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health. Helps develop and support leaders who are from or working with communities with limited resources and opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 29, 2017
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Alaska Teen Suicide Prevention Grants Inactive
Grants for community-based projects in Alaska that are designed to prevent teen suicide.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsor: Alaska Community Foundation
Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Inactive
Offers funding to federally recognized tribes to develop and implement healing to wellness court programs that focus on responding to alcohol and substance use issues of tribal juveniles and young adults under 21. Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts use a team approach that includes the judge, attorneys, probation, law enforcement, treatment providers, educational and vocational services, and other partners to help individuals with substance use disorders achieve sustained recovery and avoid re-offending.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Injury Prevention Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives Inactive
Funding to promote the capacity of tribes to build sustainable evidence-based injury prevention programs, with priority on prevention of motor vehicle crash related injuries and unintentional fall injuries.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 26, 2017
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas to Boost Prevention Inactive
Awards funds to land grant colleges and universities for projects that will work to improve physical activity and nutrition; reduce obesity; and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are high.
Geographic coverage: Available in 17 states.
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Connections for Cardiovascular Health Inactive
Provides grants to nonprofit organizations working to improve cardiovascular health at the community level.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2016
Sponsor: AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation
Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant Inactive
Offers funding to organizations working to prevent or reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native American children. Funds may be used for capacity building, community planning, or community health assessments.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide with preference given to North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2016
Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation
Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Seeds of Native Health Promising Program Grants Inactive
Awards funding to existing programs that work to reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes for Native American children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2016
Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation
Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Inactive
Awards funding to Native American/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations to implement activities and services aimed at reducing the risk of diabetes, providing high quality care to those with diagnosed diabetes, and/or reducing the complications of diabetes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 7, 2015
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model Inactive
Offers financial incentives to healthcare providers who will use the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association's Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease risk calculator to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 10, 2015
Application Deadline: Sep 10, 2015
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01) Inactive
Awards funding for research on approaches to addressing health disparities and community engagement strategies in addressing health disparities in socially disadvantaged populations groups. These groups include Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 3, 2015
Application Deadline: Aug 3, 2015
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations Inactive
Awards funding to minority-serving institutions to partner with community-based organizations to provide substance abuse, HIV, and hepatitis-C prevention programs for African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/PI) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young adult populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 26, 2015
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program Inactive
Supports the development of formal rural health networks that focus on care coordination activities for diabetes, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Testing Multi-Level Interventions to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Minority Racial/Ethnic, Low Socioeconomic Status, and/or Rural Populations (UH2/UH3) Inactive
Awards funds for research initiatives designed to reduce disparities in hypertension among high risk populations, including racial/ethnic minority groups, patients with low socioeconomic status, and individuals residing in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 13, 2015
Application Deadline: Feb 19, 2015
Sponsors: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, PCORI Addressing Disparities Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Operation AmeriCorps Inactive
Offers funding to help tribes and tribal leaders harness the power of AmeriCorps members who can help address pressing challenges of the community. Priorities include post-secondary opportunity, economic development, disaster services, veterans and military families, healthy futures, and environmental stewardship.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 29, 2014
Application Deadline: Jan 13, 2015
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Diabetes Prevention and Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program - A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Inactive
Awards funding to Native American/Alaskan Native tribes or tribal organizations for programs that work to prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes and their risk factors.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 23, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Community Wellness Centers: Serving Crime Victims' Needs Inactive
Offers funding to tribes or tribal organizations to develop community wellness, victim-centered strategies, including the establishment of a community wellness center that provides services and resources.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2014
Sponsor: Office for Victims of Crime
Accelerating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care Practice (R18) Inactive
Awards funding to disseminate Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) findings to primary care practices with the ultimate goal of preventing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and tobacco use.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 23, 2014
Application Deadline: Jul 3, 2014
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Inactive
Awards grants to establish community-based programs and culturally-tailored interventions to eliminate health disparities among African Americans, American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 6, 2014
Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Community-based Programs to Test and Cure Hepatitis C Inactive
Awards funding to community coalitions working to address Hepatitis C virus in populations that have documented disparities, including racial/ethic minorities and people with low socio-economic status.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 10, 2014
Application Deadline: May 20, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Reduce Hepatitis Infections by Treatment and Integrated Prevention Services (Hepatitis-TIPS) among Non-urban Young Persons Who Inject Drugs Inactive
Awards funding to develop and implement programs that address the high rate of hepatitis C infection among young rural and suburban people who inject drugs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 28, 2014
Application Deadline: Apr 14, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Minority/Underserved Community Sites (UM1) Inactive
Offers funding to design and conduct cancer prevention, control, and screening/post-treatment surveillance clinical trials for minority/underserved populations, including rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 8, 2013
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2014
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Carol M. White Physical Education Program Inactive
Grants to operate school-based physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2013
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Inactive
Grants to reduce or eliminate housing-related health hazards and to promote housing that is healthy, safe, affordable, and accessible.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 5, 2011
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Public Prevention Health Fund: Community Transformation Grant Inactive
Grants aimed at helping communities implement projects proven to reduce chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 6, 2011
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2011
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Public Health Conference Support Grant Program Inactive
Grants to provide partial support for specific non-Federal conferences in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention information and education programs, and applied research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2011
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Updated: 10/10/2017