Foundation Defined Grants (FDGs) are awarded to address health priorities areas as determined by HCF. FDGs are issued to organizations through Requests for Proposals (RFPs). RFPs will be issued at various times during the year. Dates are posted on HCF’s website. Organizations are allowed to submit only one proposal per RFP as the lead organization. Hospitals, universities, colleges, city departments and affiliated foundations and sponsored research organizations may submit two applications for Foundation Defined Grants (FDGs).
Funding for Healthy Lifestyles promotes healthy eating, active living and/or discouraging of tobacco use. The overall goal of this RFP is to create community environments that can reinforce healthy choices.
Funding for Mental Health seeks to reduce the impact that mental illness has on the overall health and productivity in our service area. Mental health disorders occur across the lifespan, affecting persons of all racial and ethnic groups. The Foundation’s focus areas for funding are: co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and psychological issues); depression; and family violence as well as general mental health and substance abuse services. Funding emphasis is also on: early-childhood intervention; school-based programming; community based services; and integration of physical & behavioral health services.
Safety Net Health Care.
Funding for this round addresses the lack of access to needed health care prevention, diagnosis and treatment services for vulnerable populations. Grant applications for the Safety Net cycle should address strengthening organizational capacity to serve the uninsured and underserved, providing culturally competent services, community-based health planning and improving efficiency and access to care. Please note that an additional emphasis area is introduced in this RFP:
Supporting Improvements in Healthcare Delivery that promote Coordinated & Integrated Systems of Care
2013 Safety Net RFP
Applicant Defined Grants (ADGs) are based upon applicants’ determination of a need and consistent with the target population and service area. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a regular basis throughout the year with funding decisions made usually within four to eight weeks after receipt of proposal. Organizations are allowed to submit only one applicant defined proposal per calendar year. Though some organizations are allowed to submit 2 proposals per each Foundation Defined Grant (FDG) round, all entities are only allowed to submit ONE Applicant Defined Grant (ADG) per calendar year. The maximum amount that can be requested for this type of proposal is $75,000.
Initiatives are primarily initiated by HCF and seek to address gaps or fragmentation in the health system by bringing together key stakeholders to find solutions to complex health related problems. Initiatives rely on an approach that includes input from multiple stakeholder groups and often involves collaboration, coordination, advocacy, and regional/community planning. Organizations/key stakeholders may approach HCF to discuss problems/needs that HCF may decide to address and implement/fund as an initiative.