Health Care Grants in Puerto Rico
Health Care Grants in Puerto Rico
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NOTE: Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals by July 7, 2022. For those requesting support for special events, proposals must be received at least six weeks prior to the scheduled event.
Positive Action Community Grants
ViiV Healthcare was established to take an innovative approach to the challenge of HIV—and we do. It’s who we are. An innovative approach means we go beyond developing new medicines—we know it takes more to end the epidemic.
Through a combination of community-focused approaches that include deep listening, grantmaking, community engagement, shared learning, and cultural arts programs, we ensure that the voices of the HIV community inform everything we do.
Our approach to giving has always been about more than money. We Listen. Seeking insights and understanding to foster collaboration and action. We Activate new initiatives and fund community projects where there are the greatest disparities, while connecting individuals and organizations to strengthen networks and services. We Amplify. Sharing insights to illuminate bright spots and drive community solutions. We Sustain. Strengthening leaders, organizations, and communities to build and expand on the momentum of effective work. Through this approach we focus our funding and collaborations on community organizations that are prioritizing work in three key focus areas:
Strengthen supportive networks for people living with an impacted by HIV and those who serve them
Linkage & Engagement
Support navigation and programs that help link, re-link, and engage people in HIV prevention, treatment, and care
Amplify the efforts of people living with and impacted by HIV to advocate for themselves, strengthen leadership, insights, and culture activities that reduce stigma, and fuel community responses.
ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action Community Grants (PACG) initiative is currently requesting proposals to support:
- The health and well-being of people living with HIV through innovative, community-led solutions that address disparities in the epidemic, and;
- Strong prevention infrastructure for communities of color, fueling new ways to reach and engage people in HIV prevention, shift the narrative around risk, and fuel networks that help disrupt disparities in HIV prevention.
Organizations applying to Positive Action Community Grants may request funding in the following three categories:
- General operating support for core support and mission-driven community-based work.
- Special events sponsorships for conferences and events that foster networks, create awareness, and amplify the voices of people living with HIV and AIDS.
- Project support for organizations implementing innovative projects within ViiV Healthcare’s focus areas: linkage to care, networks of support, and advocacy. ViiV Healthcare is particularly interested in efforts that operate at the intersection of HIV, stigma, and other social determinants of health in the following ways:
- Expanding harm reduction services and advocacy to successfully engage people who use drugs in care, and support their families and communities;
- The decriminalization of HIV at the local and national level;
- Increasing access to quality and culturally responsive sexual health education;
- Activating arts and culture as a tool for community engagement, connection, and building empathy;
- Increasing access to and awareness of the mental health needs of people living with or vulnerable to HIV.
NOTE: All applicants must be invited to apply for a grant from Bayer Fund. Invitation codes can be requested from the Bayer site in your community or through the Contact Us page.
Awareness. Education. Prevention. These are three key tenets of Bayer Fund’s investments in health and wellness. With a focus on cancer and cardiovascular disease, we provide resources to organizations dedicated to educating and/or providing services to patients, caregivers and at-risk populations.
Health & Wellness Grants
Programs that Bayer Fund will support include those that focus on patients and their families needing assistance with issues to managing cardiovascular disease and cancer. This includes education, disease awareness, and supportive services for these diseases. In areas related to cardiovascular disease, priority (though not exclusivity) will be given to charitable organizations that focus on programs and support for the African American community due to the high incidence rate of disease in this population.
Giving in this category will focus on support services such as education, disease awareness, and general access to care (e.g., housing for families traveling for cancer or heart care).
All funding requests and budgets must be for program activities and expenses that start after funding decisions are made. All programs must be completed within one year of the start date, except in limited situations where longer term programs have been agreed upon. Grant award amounts vary, depending on the size of the community, the type of programming, and the reach of the organization.
Partners For Sacred Places Inc
Supporting Historic Sacred Places
A program of Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Fund for Sacred Places provides financial and technical support for community-serving historic houses of worship across America.
What We Offer
The National Fund for Sacred Places provides matching grants of $50,000 to $250,000 to congregations undertaking significant capital projects at historic houses of worship, along with wraparound services including training, technical assistance, and planning support.
What We’re Looking For
The National Fund for Sacred Places assesses applicant eligibility according to the core criteria shown below, while also striving to build a diverse participant pool that reflects a broad range of geographic, cultural, and religious identities.
Historic, Cultural, or Architectural Significance
We are looking for buildings that have historic, cultural, or architectural significance—and sites that have important and relevant stories to tell. Many of our participants are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the state register, or the local register. Your building does not have to be on one of these lists, but eligibility for one or more of these lists is a good benchmark for National Fund eligibility.
As part of the National Trust’s commitment to telling the full American story, we particularly encourage congregations to apply that illuminate a unique or overlooked aspect of American history and that expand our understanding of our shared national heritage. We encourage submissions related to historic sacred places of importance to historically and contemporaneously underrepresented communities including, but not limited to, women, immigrants, Asian Americans, Black Americans, Latinx Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and LGBTQIA communities.
Successful applicants are able to demonstrate their place in history by answering questions such as:
- Does the building tell a story relevant to our history—either cultural or religious?
- Does the history highlight previously underrecognized communities, stories, or locations?
- How has the building served the community over time? Does the building have a great physical presence in its community due to its location or programming?
- Is the building the work of a notable architect? If so, is it a high-quality example of their body of work?
- Is the building an exceptional example of its architectural style or building technology?
- Does the building embody the congregation’s resilience over time?
We are looking for congregations that are engaged in their communities and that are serving others. Engaged congregations operate and host programming that serves vulnerable, at-risk, and diverse populations; share space with non-affiliated groups and organizations (often at subsidized rates); work with other congregations, faith-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, and/or municipalities; and have a widespread reputation for being a welcoming center of community life.
Project Scope and Need
We fund historic preservation projects addressing urgent repair needs and/or life safety. We also fund projects that increase congregations’ ability to open their buildings to new populations or to serve greater numbers of people. All projects must adhere to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, which is a universally accepted framework for doing work to older and historic properties.
We prioritize congregations/projects where there is a demonstrated need (meaning that the congregation cannot raise the funds alone) or where it is clear that our grant will have a catalytic effect (meaning that our grant is likely to lead to additional monies being contributed to the project).
Once-in-a-generation capital projects require a great deal of planning. We are looking for applicants that understand their buildings’ needs and that are ready to undertake a capital campaign. National Fund congregations typically have a history of successful capital campaigns, which demonstrate an ability to raise significant funds and complete a project.
Successful congregations come to us with a realistic fundraising goal, which has been generated with the help of qualified preservation professionals and is not too far beyond the congregation’s fundraising capacity.
The National Fund prioritizes healthy, stable congregations so that our investment is truly impactful and lasting. We look for the following, although this is not an exhaustive list of characteristics that indicate healthy congregations: tenured, well-respected clergy; capable lay leadership; stable or growing membership; financial strength and stability; support of the judicatory or governing body, if applicable; and a history of weathering any congregational conflict or trauma with resilience.
National Library of Medicine
The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public's health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, the public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.
The Innovation Impact Award supports new projects that involve creative program improvement and seek to enhance health information outreach. These innovative projects may not fit squarely into the other award categories for Region 2. However, projects awarded in this category will still align with our larger funding objectives of enhancing the community’s access to health information resources, improving defined health literacy skills, and building community members’ confidence to make informed decisions regarding their health. The approach to these projects may be unique but will have the potential to make a large impact from their distinctive project design.
Potential Project Ideas
- Purchase software or hardware to improve operations in community organizations, health service organizations, libraries, or academic institutions in order to serve their constituents better.
- Pilot a reading group using the materials from the NNLM Reading Club about a prevalent health topic.
- Develop a more accessible and/or culturally inclusive collection of materials (ex: Spanish language, books by diverse authors, graphic novels about health issues, large print books).
- Form a mentoring group and schedule a professional development week for young people related to health issue. This program could integrate an educational component. Recruit adult mentors to support the program.
Ndn Collective Inc
NDN is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building and narrative change, we are creating sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms.
Community Self-Determination Grants
Purpose and Approach
Community Self-Determination Grants are intended to support community-based and community-driven sustainable solutions in all three of NDN Collective’s core strategies to Defend, Develop and Decolonize. Grants are intended to support and invest in the long-term visions and sustainability of Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led organizations, fortifying the self-determination of Indigenous Peoples to create a just, equitable, and sustainable world for all people and the planet. Significant, flexible, multi-year funding will include the infusion of general operating support, capacity building, capital and holistic support for comprehensive initiatives and specific programs.
Community Self-Determination Grants are intended to strengthen and leverage long-term financial sustainability of Indigenous-led organizations, including capital support and investments. This type of funding will not only give Indigenous organizations the kind of runway that has been long understood as healthy for startups and private-sector companies, but transformative for community-based and grass-roots organizations, including those who are closest to the issues and the impact. While we fund national efforts, we intentionally prioritize grassroots, community-based efforts. Climate justice and Indigenous justice are at the heart of the intent behind the Community Self-Determination Grant.
NDN’s grantmaking approach is based on reciprocity and mutual aid, which may include thought partnership and capacity building resources. Relationship is at the core of this approach, encouraging systemic change and participation in which the people most affected take responsibility for one another and for changing systemic conditions. It is up to the community to determine the steps for true self-determination. NDN funds can support the material needs of communities while also addressing root causes and solution building that is shaped by the community. This approach encourages innovative, creative and free thinking for long-term change.
NDN will remain steadfast in its commitment to uphold and advance regenerative, Earth-centered principles of community and economic development. ‘Regenerative’ is the ability to regrow, renew or restore, particularly after loss or damage. NDN’s commitment to a new and better normal is also part of community self-determination, resilience and sustainability, therefore NDN seeks to support Tribes, Indigenous nations, communities and organizations who are also committed to more innovative, sustainable solutions. NDN is deeply committed to supporting Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination that supports justice and equity for people and the planet.
These principles and the NDN Collective’s framework of Defend, Develop, Decolonize will be utilized as a lens in which to review and select grantee-partners.
Community Driven Solutions
Because this program focuses on community-driven solutions, we encourage larger nations and organizations to coordinate among your various departments to submit an application reflecting your community’s efforts to Defend, Develop and Decolonize.
It is the intent of NDN Collective to provide meaningful support across multiple regions, therefore, applicants will be expected to describe their community self-determination efforts within one of the following strategic focus areas that is best suited for their community’s intentions and goals. New or expanded initiatives, or capacity building of existing efforts and entities may also be supported.
"Indigenous Peoples, communities and nations defend and protect our land, air, water and natural resources."
Efforts may include but are not limited to protecting and reclaiming lands, water, and natural resources, such as:
- Grassroots, frontline organizing and community mobilization to defend and protect clean water, air and land from extractive industries and exploitation;
- Indigenous-led environmental movements and efforts to stop the extraction of the earth’s natural resources on and near tribal territories.
- Direct action efforts of the climate and environmental justice movement.
"Indigenous Peoples, communities and nations are developed in a resilient, regenerative and sustainable manner based on our values and connection to land, culture and identity."
Efforts may include but are not limited to community and economic development/resilience based on sustainable, regenerative principles, climate change solutions and mitigation, such as:
- Sustainable food systems, food sovereignty and security initiatives; sustainable community agriculture, gardens, food harvesting and processing, community hunting and fishing, sustainable herd management, shared community food pantries and food distribution;
- Community water initiatives; protecting or developing clean water sources; community pumps or wells, water purification and sanitation, ecological wastewater treatment systems, such as constructed wetlands, greywater systems, and composting toilet implementation, and bioremediation of contaminated soils and water;
- Community planning and implementation of sustainable, regenerative, and innovative solutions for community preparedness and resiliency;
- Renewable energy sources, i.e.; wind, solar, geo-thermal
- Energy transition that is environmentally, socially and economically just; that reduces carbon emissions and footprints; Net-Zero initiatives;
- Financial planning and transition to new or alternative revenue streams based on regenerative principles of economic and community development;
- Resilient and regenerative infrastructure improvements or development, including housing, broadband or increased internet speed and capacity; improved or upgraded software systems and technological training to support virtual and tele-abilities to learn, access health, conduct business, up-to-date communications access;
- Capital investments for economic mobility to diversify economies, long-term regenerative business development in various sectors, including decreasing risk of a larger investment; investments in building the capacity of people through education, training, and consulting to be well-equipped leaders in creating just, and resilient economies and infrastructure.
"Indigenous ceremonies, cultures, languages and ways of life are revitalized, recognized and celebrated."
Efforts may include, but are not limited to intergenerational transmission and continuity of language, culture, ceremonial practices, traditional governance and decision-making structures, and lifeways, such as:
- Governance and leadership transformation, transition or development grounded in Indigenous values and practices, including constitutional reforms, reintegration of traditional governance structures, or decentralized, consensus-based decision making practices;
- Indigenous health and safety; providing and reclamation of Indigenous health, wellness, community care, healing and medicinal practices, including social, emotional, and cultural support;
- Language revitalization – Community immersion programs; teacher preparation and language apprentice programs; family language nests;
- Decolonized education models;
- Youth, family and community initiatives to restore, renew and support Indigenous language, cultural practices, creativity and lifeways;
- Community harmony, safety and protection efforts, including addressing physical and sexual violence; Indigenous peace-making and conflict resolution initiatives, community restorative justice practices, protocols and teachings.
Grants of $100,000 per year, with commitments of two years, are available to Indigenous-led organizations working in the defense, development, and/or decolonization of Indigenous Peoples and Mother Earth, with a maximum grant award of $200,000 for commitments over two years.
Merck & Co., Inc.
We strive to improve the health and well-being of all people around the world.
We envision a world where all people have access to the high-quality health care they need and deserve. That’s why we’re working tirelessly to reduce health disparities — preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence or opportunities to achieve optimal health — for people living in underserved communities. And we’re helping to build strong, vibrant communities where our employees live and work.
Our key principles are to:
- Address global health needs where we can have a substantial impact
- Promote health equity by addressing health disparities in underserved communities
- Collaborate with diverse partners to build healthier, stronger communities
- Leverage our resources – financial, product and expertise – to achieve greater positive impact on health outcomes
We prioritize areas of global health need where we can use our expertise to make a difference. We also focus on strengthening communities around the world where we operate. Our priorities are:
- Reducing health disparities among people living with cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS in underserved communities
- Strengthening health systems to improve the delivery of high-quality care
- Empowering patients to better manage their health by helping them overcome social and environmental barriers to care
- Supporting local nonprofit organizations in our communities and sharing employees’ expertise through volunteerism
Solutions for Healthy Communities grants program
The Solutions for Healthy Communities Grant Program aims to catalyze innovation in community solutions that facilitate access to quality health care for underserved populations in areas where Merck operates. The program will invest in solutions that are designed and led by local stakeholders to meet local needs and priorities.
The Solutions for Healthy Communities Program will consider grant applications consistent with the following areas of interest. Successful proposals will seek to expand access to quality health care via community-based solutions that reach populations that are historically underserved by the healthcare system. These populations include, but are not limited to:
- Black, indigenous, and other people of color
- People experiencing poverty
- People living in rural areas
- Migrant populations
- People with diverse gender identities and/or sexual orientations
- People living with disabilities
Solutions should include approaches that are new and innovative for the relevant community, in an effort to improve the reach and impact of community health services – for example, by expanding health services offered in community settings, growing the capacity of community health organizations, or testing new models to address the social determinants of health for patient populations.
Sample interventions could include efforts to:
- Strengthen community-based healthcare systems or service delivery organizations
- Optimize mobile clinics or telemedicine solutions to better reach rural communities
- Grow capacity and reach of community health workers
- Develop and/or strengthen partnerships that bridge across community and clinical settings to improve outreach to underserved populations
Proposals should seek to have impact across therapeutic areas, including but not limited to Merck’s key focus areas - oncology, vaccines, infectious disease, and diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Proposals that can impact a range of therapeutic areas will be prioritized.
Grants will cover two years of project implementation, and awards will range in size from $50,000 - $300,000 for two years.
AIDS United’s mission is to end the HIV epidemic in the United States.
In the ongoing work for social justice and true equity, ending the HIV epidemic in the United States is our chosen role. We’ve seen firsthand how the intersectionality of social injustice, discrimination and health care disparity impacts those living with HIV, and we believe alleviating this struggle is a pivotal step toward our national well-being.
AIDS United envisions a time when all people, governments and organizations commit to ending the epidemic and strengthening the health, well-being, and human rights of everyone impacted by HIV.
We envision a world with an ambitiously holistic definition of human rights.
We must expand the conversation about those of us impacted by HIV to account for and address the intersectionality of health disparities, social injustice, white supremacy, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and every kind of inequity.
Harm Reduction Futures Fund
The Harm Reduction Futures Fund (formerly the Syringe Access Fund) is a collaborative grantmaking initiative that seeks to reduce the health, psychosocial, and socioeconomic disparities experienced by people who use drugs (PWUD). The Harm Reduction Futures Fund invests in evidence-based and community-driven approaches to prevent the transmission of both HIV and viral hepatitis, reduce injection-related injuries, increase overdose prevention and reversal efforts, and connect people who use drugs to comprehensive prevention, treatment, and support services.
The Harm Reduction Futures Fund will award grants this Round to three kinds of organizations:
- syringe services programs providing direct services,
- harm reduction organizations supporting multiple syringe service programs providing direct services, and
- harm reduction organizations conducting community advocacy activities focused on legalizing or strengthening syringe services programs and other health interventions for PWUD at the local, state, or federal levels.
The primary goal of the Harm Reduction Futures Fund is to provide core support for programs that demonstrate:
- an ability to provide high quality syringe and other drug user health services to one or more identified communities, and/or
- an ability to conduct local-, statewide-, or national-level policy advocacy initiatives that demonstrate concrete objectives and activities to expand access to community-based syringe distribution.
The Harm Reduction Futures Fund seeks to identify and support organizations across intersecting movements to enhance and coordinate services for people who use drugs. It supports and funds organizations that are led by and/or meaningfully involve and serve networks of people who use drugs, including in the design, delivery, and evaluation of services. In Round 14, the Harm Reduction Futures Fund will prioritize support for programs that are led by and serve Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC), as well as those in jurisdictions of high need and low resources. Other compelling factors may include the leadership of current or former sex workers; prevalence of HIV, viral hepatitis, and other blood-borne pathogens in a community; injection drug use prevalence; opioid use; overdose incidence; availability of local funding; and areas in which policy improvement can have local, state, and/or national impact.
AIDS United expects to provide one-year cash grants to a total cohort of 12 to 19 organizations.
- Direct Service organizations are invited to submit proposals for $10,000 to $25,000 for one year.
- AU anticipates 5-10 programs will receive funding
- Multi-Program Support organizations are invited to submit proposals for $25,000 to $40,000 for one year.
- AU anticipates 1 program will receive funding
- Harm Reduction organizations with Advocacy projects are invited to submit proposals for $10,000 to $25,000 for one year.
- AU anticipates 1 program will receive funding
Ms. Foundation For Women
Ms. Foundation for Women
The mission of the Ms. Foundation for Women is to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all. We achieve our mission by investing in, and strengthening, the capacity of women-led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural and economic change in the lives of women. Ms. has six grantmaking initiatives, one of which is the Birth Justice Initiative.
Birth Justice Initiative
Our Birth Justice Initiative aims to:
- advance equitable birth outcomes and experiences;
- strengthen the capacity, organizational infrastructure, and financial stability of grassroots Black, Indigenous and women of color-led birth justice organizations; and
- expand the frame of birth justice to support intersectional movements and strategies that recognize the full spectrum of experiences and identities in birthing, parenting, and family building.
We believe that Black, Indigenous, and women of color (including trans women and non-binary people) are key experts and should be decision-makers in shaping policy and culture change around birth justice. By investing directly into organizations led by and for women and girls of color, we are ensuring that the movement to address racial based disparities in healthcare, including birth outcomes and experiences, is led by those who are impacted most. Strengthening the collective power of communities of color is critical to addressing the root causes of these disparities and advancing birth justice for all.
The U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates of all developed nations and Black women die at three to four times the rate of white women in birth – one of the widest racial disparities in women’s health. Systemic racism, implicit bias, and anti-Blackness all contribute to the significant disparities in birth outcomes among Black, Indigenous and birthing people of color. Moreover, the spectrum of intersectional issues that comprise birth justice and the ability to have children and parent with dignity, are not only limited to the birth process.
As such, the Ms. Foundation’s Birth Justice Initiative invests in organizations who represent the full spectrum of birth experiences including–but not limited to–preconception health, mental health and wellness, infertility, abortion access and abortion care, comprehensive sex and sexuality education, non-racist culturally affirming and gender expansive healthcare, access to birth workers of color, access to lactation support and services, postpartum health and wellness, grief and loss care and support, and sexual assault prevention and survivor support services. Organizations supported collectively utilize a range of movement building strategies to advance birth justice—such as narrative change, policy and systems change, advocacy, leadership development, direct service among others. And finally, they work at the intersection of birth justice and other movements, such as disability justice, youth justice, LGBTQIA+ justice, environmental justice, economic justice, and criminal legal reform.
During this cycle, Ms. will provide one-time grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 to selected organizations not currently receiving funding from Ms.’ Birth Justice Initiative. The grant period will comprise two years.
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