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Essential to Wellness Grant Program

Cardinal Health Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Puerto Rico, Pulaski County, Arkansas, Santa Clara County, California, Counties in Illinois: Cook County, Lake County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Essential to Wellness Grant Program

We appreciate the work of our community partners to impact health and wellness and are again providing funding to further this work. The Cardinal Health Foundation is committed to supporting community programs that improve health and wellness in communities where a large number of our employees live and work. In 2018, we continue our commitments to our community and will fund grants up to $10,000. We look forward to supporting our non-profit partners on initiatives that help create healthy and vibrant communities.

The 2018 Essential to Wellness Grant Program will focus funding in Little Rock, Arkansas; Lake and Cook County, Illinois; Radcliff, Kentucky; Twinsburg, Ohio; Milpitas, California, and Puerto Rico. We focus on these geographic areas because we have large groups of employees that live and work in these regions. We believe health and wellness is a key to the success of our employees and we want to make their communities healthy too. 

Priority Areas

We are seeking proposals that include the following criteria in 2018:

  • Address prescription drug misuse and the opioid epidemic.
  • Strive to break down barriers that contribute to disparities in health outcomes that persist for low-income individuals, communities of color, LGBTQ people, and other vulnerable populations so that everyone will have fair and equal opportunities to achieve good health.
  • Address the needs of our aging population and their caregivers.
  • Programs that focus on early years of life when children’s health habits are formed and engage the entire family unit in healthy lifestyles.
  • Preventative health initiatives that encourage healthy eating and active living through access to healthy food and activity

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
  • Eligible geographic locations:
    • Little Rock, Arkansas
    • Twinsburg, Ohio
    • Lake and Cook County, Illinois
    • Milpitas, California
    • Radcliff, Kentucky
    • Puerto Rico


  • The Cardinal Health Foundation will not provide dollars toward general operating support or event sponsorship.