Funding Opportunities

Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant

Deadline: March 14, 2016
Award Amount: Can range from $50,000 to $500,000.

What does this program do?
The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. For example, this program can link teachers and medical service providers in one area to students and patients in another.

Who may apply?
Eligible applicants include most entities that provide education or health care through telecommunications, including:

  • Most State and local governmental entities
  • Federally-recognized Tribes
  • Non-profits
  • For-profit businesses
  • Consortia of eligible entities

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 The California Wellness Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Overview of the Advancing Wellness Grants Program

In pursuit of our mission, the Advancing Wellness grants program includes four grantmaking portfolios:

The establishment of these portfolios is grounded in research on the social determinants of health, which states that where people live and work, their race or ethnicity, and their income can impact their health and wellness. Our desire is to help level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, safe neighborhoods and quality health care services.

Building on our past, we remain committed to the Wellness Approach: responsive, statewide grantmaking; core operating support; funding of direct services, public policy and capacity building; and prioritizing the health of underserved populations.

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Blue Shield of California Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Our grants support our mission: improving the lives of Californians, particularly the underserved, by making health care accessible, effective, and affordable, and by ending domestic violence.

Our funding supports California’s domestic violence and health care safety net through the following strategies:

  • Building capacity
  • Cultivating adaptive leadership
  • Promoting effective policies and practices
  • Fostering innovation

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 Aetna Foundation Regional Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

Aetna’s Regional Grants support efforts to improve people’s health, wellness and access to high-quality health care in our priority funding communities.

Aetna seeks proposals from local nonprofit organizations that serve people who are most at risk for poor health – low-income, underserved or minority populations – and that address one or more of our three program areas: Obesity, Racial and Ethnic Health Care Equity, and Integrated Health Care. Applications that address more than one program area will receive priority consideration.

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The Hearst Foundations

Deadline: Ongoing

The Hearst Foundation assists leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions providing access to high-quality healthcare for low-income populations. In response to the shortage of healthcare professionals necessary to meet the country’s evolving needs, the Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare. Because the Foundations seek to use their funds to create a broad and enduring impact on the nation’s health, support for medical research and the development of young investigators is also considered.

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