GRHF: Responsive Grants

Greater Rochester Health Foundation

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Predicted deadline: Dec 3, 2022 3:00pm PST

Grant amount: More than US $5,000

Fields of work: Health Care Access & Delivery Health Disparities & Social Determinants of Health Wellness & Healthy Living

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in New York: Genesee County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Ontario County, Orleans County Show all

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in New York: Genesee County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Ontario County, Orleans County, Seneca County, Wayne County, Wyoming County, Yates County Other eligible locations: United States

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Responsive Grants

Responsive Grants are one way we partner with and support a broad array of communities and organizations as they are best suited to understand their priority needs and to create solutions that improve health. Driven by community voice, Responsive Grants are open, nimble, and responsive to emerging health issues and needs. These grants allow flexibility to test innovative ideas and different approaches to challenges and share what we and our partners are learning from the projects supported.

Call for Ideas

At the Health Foundation, we define health inequities as differences or disparities in health status between socially advantaged and disadvantaged/marginalized groups resulting from systematic and unfair access and availability of resources and opportunities. Factors driving health inequities include, but are not limited to structural racism, discrimination, generational poverty, neighborhood segregation, and unequal access to economic opportunities, high quality education, nutritious food, and culturally responsive care. While the twin pandemics of COVID and systemic racism have further revealed the depth of these inequities, our response as a region can present a path forward in collective action to invest in community health and combat injustice.

Through issuing this Call for Ideas, we are looking to advance our efforts in innovative, partnered work that reimagines systems, programs, and services to disrupt inequities and rebuild stronger, healthier communities. A central focus of Call for Ideas is to respond to community needs and inequities central to or worsened by the twin pandemics and support the path to rebuilding and reimagining systems in more equitable ways.

We understand that only 20% of health occurs in the medical setting. The other 80% is influenced –often negatively– by systems and policies that create inequities, neighborhoods that lack needed resources, and power imbalances that prevent communities from having control of their own health. We also know that there are leaders and community members working on the ground to achieve change in these areas, but many are untapped and/or under-resourced. Together, we can change that!

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


  • What Will We Fund?
    • We will fund projects, programs/services, advocacy efforts, and general operational needs to support people and communities that have been historically marginalized and are impacted by health inequities, such as:
      • Communities of color/indigenous communities, children and adults impacted by poverty, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ persons, rural communities, refugees/New Americans, and older adults. (These are a few examples and do not represent a complete list).
  • Who May Apply?
    • We are committed to partnering with non-profit organizations/entities of all sizes and types including health/human service or government agencies, faith communities, educational institutions, and civic organizations.
      • These are examples and not an exhaustive list
    • Applicants must be a non-profit located (or providing service) in one of the nine counties within our area of service: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.
      • Current and past grantees are eligible to apply, however, we are committed to an equitable disbursement of investment dollars. If we have recently funded your organization, it is unlikely that we will be able to fund you during this opportunity. 


This page was last reviewed November 02, 2021 and last updated November 02, 2021