Rural Health Funding Sources: National Foundations
The following guide represents private and nonprofit foundations that fund programs related to rural health.
The Master List does not include local foundations that fund health projects in their own communities. For more information on local foundations, contact your public library
Because funding priorities and deadlines are subject to change, it is recommended that interested applicants contact the foundation directly to request a copy of the current grant guidelines and annual report.
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This guide was revised and updated by Patricia LaCaille John July 2004.Last Modified: July 2013
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
Scope: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is requesting proposals through a Special Solicitation under its Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative. The HCFO initiative supports projects that examine major changes in health care financing with implications for current public policy issues. This Special Solicitation encourages research under five areas of interest to the Foundation: analyzing new models of managed care; assessing the structure and behavior of the health care market; evaluating the effectiveness of insurance market reforms; analyzing whether consumer behavior conforms to the theory of managed competition; and analyzing how different types of health care purchasing alliances might influence market dynamics. Interested applicants must first submit a letter of intent.
Deadline: Rolling application process until further notice.
Contact: Academy for Health Services Research Health Policy, 1801 K St, Suite 701-L, Washington, DC 20006-1301. Phone: 202-292-6700. Fax: 202-292-6800. E-mail: email@example.com. Internet: http://www.hcfo.net/
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
Scope: This program supports faith-based community efforts to meet the challenge of caring for a family member, neighbor, or friend who suffers from a chronic health condition and to provide respite care for caregivers. Since 1993, these efforts have helped to build over 1,100 interfaith volunteer care giving programs across the country. The Foundation plans to expand this network by supporting the development of 2,000 more Faith in Action coalitions over the next seven years. In addition to providing start-up grants of $35,000, the Foundation will offer technical support and advice on how to develop successful, sustainable care giving programs.
Deadline: Ongoing; grants awarded every four months.
Contact: Faith in Action National Office, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC, 27157-1204, Phone: (877) 324-8411. Fax: (336) 716-3346. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Program information on the Internet at: http://www.fiavolunteers.org/
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Scope: This program looks at interpreting, developing, or substantially advancing ideas or knowledge that can improve health or health care policy in the United States. The program challenges investigators to think creatively about the most important problems affecting the health and health care of Americans that have implications for future health policy.
Contact: RWJF Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 317 George St, Suite 400, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901-2008. Phone: (732) 932-3817. Fax: (732) 932-3819. Email: email@example.com Project home page at: http://www.ihhcpar.rutgers.edu/rwjf/
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
Scope: The Local Initiative Funding Partners (LIFP) is a matching grants program designed to establish partnerships between The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and local grantmakers in support of innovative, community-based projects that focus on underserved and at-risk populations. Under LIFPP, local grantmakers (including community foundations, family foundations, corporate grantmakers, and other funding sources) propose a funding partnership to RWJF on behalf of a local applicant for grant funds. Grants may be made to local service organizations, hospitals, universities, and state agencies.
Contact: Local Initiative Funding Partners Program Office, 760 Alexander Road, Post Office Box 1, Princeton, NJ 08543-0001. (609) 275-4128. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Program homepage: http://www.lifp.org/
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
Scope: This $50-million initiative is directed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). Through the program, CHCS makes grants of up to $500,000 to health plans, states, consumer groups, and health services researchers. Funding opportunities are particularly focused on the 10 million beneficiaries with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
Deadline for Best Practices Grant is ongoing; proposals will be reviewed six times per year.
Contact: Applicants for feasibility study grants should first submit a letter of intent addressed to: Program Director, Center for Health Care Strategies, 353 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. Phone: (609) 279-0700. Fax: (609) 279-0956. Internet: >http://www.chcs.org/info-url_nocat3961/info-url_nocat_show.htm?doc_id=206316
American Dental Association Health Foundation: Dental Student Scholarship Program. Since 1995, the ADA Health Foundation and the ADA Endowment and Assistance Fund Inc. have been collaborative partners in funding and managing the scholarship programs conducted by the ADA Endowment Fund. The foundation has also sponsored a research training fellowship, student research programs, and a dental student research conference.
Contact: ADA Health Foundation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, (312) 440-2547.; E-mail: email@example.com; Internet: http://www.ada.org/ada/prod/adaf/index.asp
Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) New Provider Practicum in Migrant Health
Scope: This program brings physician assistant, nurse practitioner and nurse midwife students into rural areas for a four-month fellowship in a sponsored, supervised clinical practice. Funded by the Bureau of Primary Health Care, the fellowship program aims to increase each fellow's cultural sensitivity and understanding of migrant health care issues. The fellowship also provides participants with an awareness of the demographic, economic and environmental health issues that affect migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The fellowship opportunities are created through cooperative efforts between academic clinical training programs and migrant health centers. Applicants are required to complete a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, or dental hygienist program in good standing. Proficiency in Spanish is recommended. Each fellow is awarded a $15,000 stipend to cover living expenses, tuition, fees and books. Fellows will be placed, according to availability of sites, in each of the three migrant streams located in the Midwest and on the east and west coasts from June to September.
Contact: (814) 238-6566. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Internet: http://www.migrantclinician.org/development/practicum/.
Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Program
Scope: A program to support the career development of outstanding young faculty in academic departments/divisions of family practice, general internal medicine, and general pediatrics.
Contact: 1901 Babcock Road, Suite 203, San Antonio, TX, 78229-4554. Phone: (210)-567-0427. Fax: (210)-541-0997. Internet: http://www.gpscholar.uthscsa.edu/gpscholar/FacultyScholars/index.html.
AARP Andrus Foundation
Scope: This foundation actively seeks new approaches to maximizing the independence of older persons. It supports grants in four areas: research, innovations (the translation of research into practice), dissemination of research information, and training the next generation of researchers in aging.
Contact: AARP Foundation, 601 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20049, (800) 775-6776. Email: email@example.com. Internet:http://www.aarp.org/foundation/
ADA Health Foundation
Scope: The ADA Health Foundation (ADAHF) is the charitable arm of the American Dental Association and is dedicated to enhancing clinical dentistry and the oral health of the nation. The ADAHF offers grants for education (see above) and grants for access including funding for national and regional dental access programs that make dental care available to the underserved. Programs for children to address the prevention of caries and other oral diseases are funded through the Dr. Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health.
Contact: ADA Health Foundation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, (312) 440-2547.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Internet: http://www.ada.org/ada/prod/adaf/
Scope: The Foundation's giving is focused on reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
Contact: Aetna Inc., 151 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06156. Phone: (860) 273-0123. Internet: http://www.aetna.com/foundation
Scope: The Alzheimer's Association funds projects that support ongoing research or pilot projects related to Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders. Proposals should test the possibilities of new ideas or generate new data to support proposals for expanded grants.
Contact: Alzheimer's Association, Medical and Scientific Affairs, 919 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL, 60611-1676, (800) 272-3900. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Internet:http://www.alz.org/
Scope: The Archstone Foundation supports professional training programs for those preparing for a career in gerontology; education for those caring for the elderly (with a particular emphasis on treating the elderly with respect, understanding, and kindness); information for those creating public policy; community volunteerism; bringing together stakeholders from diverse sectors to discuss key issues such as elder abuse, the human issues of aging, and the systems needed to support an aging population. It continues to support Grantmakers in Aging to raise awareness among those in the field of philanthropy. The majority of the foundation's funds are directed to programs in the Southern California region. Demonstration projects and programs with regional or national impact will be considered from other parts of the country. Proposals are accepted throughout the year, with funding decisions being made by the Board in September, December, March and June.
Contact: Archstone Foundation, 401 E. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 1000, Long Beach, CA 90802, (562) 590-8655. FAX: (562) 495-0317. Email: email@example.com. Internet:http://www.archstone.org/
The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
Scope: The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade places a special focus on the needs of medically underserved women. Grants from the Avon Crusade enable community-based outreach programs to target the following populations of women: uninsured; low-income; elderly and disabled women; minorities and those for whom English is not the primary language; women who have competing survival priorities as a result of living in poverty
Contacts: Community Outreach and Breast Cancer Screening Programs, Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund, Coordinating Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1601, New York, NY 10018-6505. (212) 244-5368. Fax: (212) 695-3081. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Internet:http://www.avonbreastcare.org
Baxter International Foundation
Scope: The foundation's two major funding areas are access to care for children and filling health-care gaps in communities where employees of Allegiance Corporation or Baxter International live or work. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis with board of directors making funding decisions at meetings in February, April, July, October, and December.
Contact: Baxter International Foundation, One Baxter Parkway, Deerfield, IL 60015, (847) 948-4605. Internet: http://www.baxter.com/about_baxter/foundation/index.html
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Scope: The Foundation's giving is focused on health, research, and education projects.
Contact: The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc., 345 Park Avenue, New York, NY 11054-0037. Attention: Foundation Coordinator. Phone: (212) 546-4000. Nonprofit organizations in communities where Bristol-Myers Squibb has a facility should submit their requests for company contributions directly to that facility. Internet: http://www.bms.com/sr/philanthropy/data/introx.html
Scope: The foundation focuses on the needs and challenges of America's elderly population. Its Group Respite Program, begun in 1988, assists community agencies in developing a social model, respite service for people with Alzheimer's disease and their families. The Brookdale Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP) focuses on services to grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting when the biological parents are unwilling or unable to do so. The Brookdale National Fellowship Program is an invitational competition among selected institutions with centers of geriatric and gerontological study.
Contact: The Brookdale Foundation Group, 950 Third Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10022.
Scope: The CITIBANK Corporation through its Citigroup Foundation funds projects that focus on community development, education, and health care programs, especially community-based health initiative programs that focus on children's needs. There is no deadline. Most proposals are solicited. Unsolicited proposals will be accepted, but a favorable decision is less likely.
Contact:Citigroup Foundation, 850 Third Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10043. (212) 559-9163. Email: Citigroupfoundation@citigroup.com. Internet: http://www.citigroup.com/citigroup/corporate/foundation/index.htm
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Scope: Grant making activities by the Foundation include programs for children, disadvantaged youth and homeless families. A letter of intent is required before a formal application can be completed. Foundation is currently limiting its support to direct-service nonprofits working with youth aged 9-24 during the out-of-school time located in the Northeast corridor (Boston to Washington, DC). In addition, they are seeking recommendations for potential grantees from colleagues at other foundations and youth development experts. They are not actively seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals at this time, but they invite direct-service youth organizations working with youth during non-school hours to share information about their organization with them.
Contact: Program Director, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, 250 Park Avenue, #900, New York, NY 10177, (212) 551-9150. Email: email@example.com. Internet: http://www.emcf.org
Educational Foundation of America
Scope: This foundation funds health programs for at-risk youth and families and women's reproductive health. Programs targeting Native American populations are also funded. Most grants are awarded to small organizations and for pilot projects, ranging from $20,000 to $100,000. Letters of inquiry are required. Write the foundation or check its Website for exact rules for formatting. There is no deadline for proposals.
Contact: Educational Foundation of America, 35 Church Lane, Westport, CT 06880-3515, (203) 226-6498.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.efaw.org/
Scope: The Commonwealth Fund supports efforts to help Americans live healthy and productive lives and to assist specific groups with serious and neglected problems. The fund awards grants for projects in its four major program areas:International Health Care Policy and Practice, Improving the Quality of Health Care Services, Improving Insurance Coverage and Access to Care, and Improving Public Spaces and Services.
Deadline: Ongoing; proposals recommended by fund staff are reviewed and voted upon by the board of directors, which meets in July, April, and November.
Contact: The Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, (212) 606-3800 (voice); (212) 606-3500 (fax). Email: email@example.com. Internet: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/index.htm
Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
Scope: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation funds projects in the areas of public television, health care, and private higher education. Grants for hospice projects should reach beyond a single hospice in a particular community and seek to implement solutions common to many hospice programs. Grants of up to $25,000 are also made to help establish rural/small-town hospices and pediatric hospices. Grants in medicine will be to assist projects that can heighten national interest in caring attitudes in delivery of health care.
Contact: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, 225 Water Street, Suite 1510, Jacksonville, FL 32202-5185, (904) 359-0670. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Internet: http://www.jvm.com/davis/index.htm
Design Industry Foundations for AIDS (DIFFA)
Scope: DIFFA supports projects that provide direct services to people with AIDS or HIV. Grants fall under two categories: Chapter grants and Foundation grants. In both instances, DIFFA DOES NOT accept unsolicited grant proposals. 501(c) 3 Organizations may file online with DIFFA to be eligible for funding.
Contact: Email: email@example.com. Internet: http://www.diffa.org/
The Ford Foundation
Scope: Program funds are available to assist projects addressing the problems of low-income people living in rural areas, especially women and minorities. Applications are considered throughout the year.
Contact: 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017. Phone: (212) 573-5000. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Internet: http://www.fordfound.org/
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
Scope: The Charles A. Frueauff considers proposals from nonprofit, private four-year colleges and universities, social service agencies and health agencies and institutions throughout the United States. Grants are limited to tax-exempt organizations.
Deadline: March 15 or September 15 (pre-proposal letters are discouraged).
Contact: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc., Three Financial Centre, 900 South Shackleford Road, Suite 300, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211. Phone: 501-219-1410. Internet: http://www.frueaufffoundation.com/
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Scope: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation places a major focus on helping to improve peoples lives through health and learning. The foundation favors preventive approaches and collaborative endeavors with government, philanthropic and not-for-profit partners. Priority is given to grants that leverage additional support and serve as a catalyst for long-term, systemic change. The foundation supports programs nationally in the areas of public health, nutrition, family planning and reproductive health. In the Pacific Northwest, priority is given to projects with a special emphasis on vulnerable children and their families.
Contact: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PO Box 23350, Seattle, WA 98102, (206) 709-3140. Email: email@example.com. Internet: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/
The Gerber Foundation
Scope: The Foundation's mission focuses on infants and young children. Accordingly, priority is given to projects that improve infant and young children nutrition, care and development from the first year before birth to three years of age. The Foundation gives priority to projects of national or regional impact.
Contact: The Gerber Foundation, 4747 West 48th Street, Suite 153, Fremont, MI 49412-8119. Phone: (231) 924-3175. Fax: (231) 924-7906. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Internet: http://www.gerberfoundation.org.
The William T. Grant Foundation
Scope: The goal of the William T. Grant Foundation is to help create a society that values young people and enables them to reach their full potential. It pursues this goal by investing in research and in people and projects that use evidence-based approaches. The Foundations primary focus areas are: Youth Development; Systems Affecting Youth; and the Publics View of Youth.
Contact: The William T. Grant Foundation. 570 Lexington Ave., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10022-6837. Phone: (212)752-0071. Fax: (212)752-1398. E-mail: email@example.com. Internet: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/
The John A. Hartford Foundation
Scope: The foundations seeks to enhance and expand the training of doctors, nurses, social workers and other health professionals who care for older adults; and promote innovations in the integration and delivery of services for all older Americans. Nearly all of the Foundation's grants are directed to its Aging and Health Program, which addresses two major areas: Academic Geriatrics and Training, and Integrating and Improving Services for Elders.
Contact: The John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc., 55 East 59th Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10022-1178. Phone: (212) 832-7788. Fax: (212) 593-4913. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Internet: http://www.jhartfound.org/
Hasbro Children's Foundation
Scope: This foundation supports innovative programs for disadvantaged children and youth, including health care services. Programs considered for funding must be located in the United States and provide direct services to children under age 13.
Contact: Hasbro Children's Foundation, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020. Phone: (212) 713-7654. Internet: http://www.hasbro.org/default.cfm?page=grantmaking.
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Scope: The William Randolph Hearst Foundations assist institutions in providing opportunities to underserved and underrepresented populations. Funding efforts include education, health, and social service and culture. The foundation's health funding supports programs that seek to improve and assure access to quality health care for underserved populations in both urban and rural areas. Grants are awarded primarily to leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions, such as children's and women's hospitals.
Hershey Foods Corporation - Corporate Contributions
Scope: Hershey Foods Corporation giving is focused on Education, Health and Human Services, Civic & Community initiatives, Arts & Culture and the Environment.
Contact: Organizations located in communities in which Hershey Foods has manufacturing operations should direct requests for funding to the local management of the Hershey Food facility. All other organizations should direct funding requests to Corporate Contributions: Hershey Foods Corporation, Corporation Contributions, 100 Crystal A Drive, P.O. Box 810, Hershey, PA 17033-0810. Phone: (800) 468-1714. Internet: http://www.hersheyfoods.com/about/responsibility.asp.
The Humana Foundation
Scope: The Foundation identifies, funds, and nurtures projects and organizations in three fields: domestic and international health, education, and civic and cultural development.
Contact: The Humana Foundation, 500 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202. Phone: (502) 580-3613. Internet: http://www.humanafoundation.org/
Scope: Funding priorities for this foundation include disabilities, prevention/wellness programs, and health-related public policy research. Programs that enhance family life and assist disadvantaged youth, including substance and alcoholism treatment are also supported, along with general health care services. The JM Foundation accepts unsolicited inquiries and proposals only by regular mail.
Contact: JM Foundation, 60 East 42nd Street, Room 1651, New York, NY 10165. Phone: (212) 687-7735.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Scope: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the largest U.S. foundation contributing to health care programs. Its major initiatives are: to assure that all Americans have access to basic health care at reasonable cost; to improve care and support for people with chronic health conditions; to promote healthy communities and lifestyles; and to reduce the personal, social and economic harm caused by substance abuse. The Foundation publishes and distributes widely to eligible organizations its call for proposal and national program announcements (see the "Special Funding Initiatives" section of this bulletin for additional information). Individuals wishing to apply for funds not in response to a call for proposals or national program announcement should submit a preliminary letter of inquiry. However, if your project does not fit under one of the foundation's competitive national programs, applicants are encouraged to send project ideas that address its goals and interest areas.
Contact: Director, Office of Proposal Management, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, College Road East and Route 1, PO Box 2316, Princeton, NJ 08543-2316. (888)-631-9989. Internet: http://rwjf.org/index.jsp
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Scope: The Foundation is primarily an operating organization that develops and runs its own research and communications programs, often in partnership with outside organizations. The Foundation contracts with a wide range of outside individuals and organizations through its programs and also continues to make a small number of grants for unsolicited proposals each year. Its work is focused in three main areas: Health Policy, Media and Public Education, and Health and Development in South Africa.
Contact: The Foundation funds a small number of unsolicited proposals each year. For information on how to submit a proposal, contact: Grants and Contracts Manager, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025. Phone: (650) 854-9400. Fax: (650) 854-4800. Internet: http://www.kff.org/.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Scope: Grants are made in the four areas of: Health, Food Systems and Rural Development, Youth and Education, and Philanthropy and Volunteerism. The Foundations health programming goal is supported by five strategies to address current health system challenges: inform policy makers of needed changes in policy and practice; encourage developing models of comprehensive health care based on reorienting services toward public health, primary care and prevention; expand the health work force so that it is more reflective of the racial, ethnic, cultural and geographic makeup of the populations served; increase access, especially for vulnerable populations; and build the capacity of communities to form active partnerships with institutions. The foundation funds nonprofit facility construction or renovation, and major capital equipment purchases.
Contact: Manager of Grant Proposals, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, One Michigan Avenue East, Battle Creek, MI, 49017-4058, (269) 968-1611. Organizations are encouraged to submit their applications online. Internet :http://www.wkkf.org/.
KODAK Community Relations and Contributions
Scope: The Company's giving focuses on Community Revitalization, Environment, Arts & Culture, Education, and Health & Human Services.
Contact: Director, Community Affairs, Eastman Kodak Company, 343 State Street, Rochester, NY 14650-0552. Phone: (716) 724-1980. Internet: >http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/communityAffairs/index.jhtml?pq-path=2879/2219. <p>
The Kresge Foundation
Scope: The foundation offers challenge grants only for
building construction or renovation projects, major capital
Contact: The Kresge Foundation, 3215 West Big Beaver Road, PO Box 3151, Troy, MI 48007-3151, (248) 643-9630. Fax: (248) 643-0588. Internet: http://www.kresge.org/.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Scope: The Foundation's Program on Human and Community Development focus on neighborhood development, regional policy, improving public education, early education and care, juvenile justice, mental health policy, and selected research topics.
Contact: The John D. and Cahterine T. MacArthur Foundation, 140 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60603-5285. Phone: (312)726-8000. Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.macfdn.org
The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
Scope: Programs receiving funding include those that increase the availability, accessibility, and quality of prenatal/perinatal care for women, with special emphasis on populations at high risk.
Contact: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation National Office, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605. Phone: (914) 428-7100. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.modimes.org/
Ignacio Martin-Baro Fund for Mental Health Human Rights
Scope: The fund's grants support progressive, grassroots groups throughout the world that are challenging institutional repression and confronting the mental health consequences of violence and injustice in their communities.
Contact: Ignacio Martin-Baro Fund, P.O. Box 2122, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Internet: http://www.martinbarofund.org/
The Ambrose Monell Foundation
Scope: Voluntarily aiding and contributing to religious, charitable, scientific, literacy, and educational uses and purposes, in New York, elsewhere in the United States and throughout the world.
Contact: The Ambrose Monell Foundation, One Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 301, New York, NY 10020-2002. Phone: (212) 586-0700. Fax: (212) 245-1863. Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.monellvetlesen.org/monell/default.htm
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Scope: The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has four program areas: Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area, and Pathways Out of Poverty. The Pathways Out of Poverty Program supports community organizing, education and economic opportunity, which it sees as critical to moving low-income Americans toward greater prosperity. It also supports special initiatives and special projects, such as teenage pregnancy prevention and statistics.
Contact:Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Mott Foundation Building, 503 S. Saginaw Street, Suite 1200, Flint, Michigan, 48502-1851. Phone: (810) 238-5651. Fax: (810) 766-1753. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.mott.org/
Scope:The Nationwide Foundation provides funding to organizations that transform lives at critical moments. In order of emphasis, we support efforts that meet: Emergency and basic needs such as food banks, disaster relief efforts and emergency shelters Stabilization needs such as drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and organizations providing safety net programs and services Individual development needs such as youth mentoring, financial literacy and homeownership programs Community enrichment needs such as arts and culture organizations, higher education and civic improvement
Contact: Nationwide Foundation, One Nationwide Plaza,1-22-05, Columbus, OH 43215-2220. E-mail: CORPCIT@nationwide.com Internet: http://www.nationwide.com/nw/about-us/community-involvement/foundation/foundation.htm
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Scope: The Foundation provides national grants. The Children, Families, and Communities Program seeks to provide access to health insurance for all children that ensures them appropriate health care.
Contact: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 300 Second Street, Los Altos, CA 94022. Phone: (650) 948-7658. Internet: http://www.packard.org/
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Scope: The Pew Charitable Trusts has six program areas including Health and Human Services. The national program for Health and Human Services strives to promote policies and activities that address compelling public issues; the local program for Health and Human Services supports increased opportunities for disadvantaged individuals and families so that they may improve their ability to function and achieve self-sufficiency. The local program also helps local nonprofit organizations strengthen their overall capacity to deliver needed services.
Contact: The Pew Charitable Trusts, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19103-7077. Phone: (215)-575-9050. Fax: (215) 575-4939. Internet: http://www.pewtrusts.com.
Scope: Programs contribute to the quality of life and vitality in communities through health and science education partnerships and local initiatives.
Contact: Pfizer Inc., 235 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017. Phone: (212) 733-2323. Internet: http://www.pfizer.com/responsibility/global_health/global_health.jsp
The Public Welfare Foundation
Scope: The Public Welfare Foundation is a non-governmental grant-making organization dedicated to supporting organizations that provide services to disadvantaged populations and communities which work for lasting improvements in the delivery of services that meet basic human needs. Grants have been awarded in the areas of criminal justice, disadvantaged elderly and youth, environment, population, health, community and economic development, human rights and technology assistance. Funding includes direct support relating to the basic necessities of life such as food, shelter, health, and education.
Contact:The Public Welfare Foundation, 1200 U. St., NW, Washington, DC, 20009-4443. Phone:(202) 965-1800. Email: email@example.com. Internet: http://www.publicwelfare.org/
Sega Youth Education and Health Foundation (Sega Foundation)
Scope: The Sega Youth Education and Health Foundation supports programs providing direct care to children and youth, particularly for underserved populations. The Foundation funds projects nationally.
Contact: Sega Youth Education Health Foundation,
650 Townsend St., Suite 650, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Scope: This foundation provides capital funds for hospitals, funds projects for health care service to underserved communities, and supports medical and health care research.
Contact: Starr Foundation, 70 Pine Street, New York, NY, 10270, (212) 770-6881. Internet: http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/starr/
Tenet Healthcare Foundation
Scope: The Foundation's giving focuses primarily on local charities that address unmet health care needs.
Contact: Tenet Healthcare Foundation, Po Box 31907, Santa Barbara, CA 93130, (805) 563-6865. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org. Internet: http://www.tenethealth.com/TenetHealth/TenetFoundation.
Union Pacific Foundation
Scope: The Union Pacific Foundation supports projects located within Union Pacific's operating territories. Eligible applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and could include hospitals, hospices and direct patient care programs.
Contact:Union Pacific Foundation, 1416 Dodge Street, Room 802, Omaha, NE 68179. Phone: (402) 271-5600. Fax: (402) 271-5477. E-mail: email@example.com. Internet: http://www.up.com/found/index.shtml
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