Priority Grants are awarded to grantees that are pursuing projects that align with specific funding opportunities available. They are awarded based on their alignment with the Foundation’s strategic funding areas of Access to Healthcare and Prevention (see below). This funding will focus on programs and outcomes that make significant long-term impact on our community.
Strengthening the Safety Net Grant Opportunities
Core Operating Support Grants
Health safety net providers deliver essential care to the uninsured, underinsured and medically underserved populations who otherwise could not access high-quality healthcare and essential health support services. Core safety net providers include emergency rooms, free and charitable clinics, local health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), community health centers and other providers that deliver care to a significant number of patients and clients. A safety net that coordinates effectively with community-based wraparound services is more effective at ensuring long-term positive health outcomes for its patient and client population.
Some examples of wraparound services include case management, health education, home health, housing, meal delivery programs, translation services, and transportation.
Strengthening the Safety Net – Core Operating Support funding seeks to support nonprofit partners who focus on increasing access to high quality care and provide direct care to the uninsured, underinsured and medically underserved and/or provide essential health support services to residents within the Foundation’s service area.
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide core operating support to organizations working with these target populations—uninsured, underinsured, and
Application Process & Important Dates
The Foundation strongly encourages interested organizations to connect with a Program Officer to discuss the alignment and feasibility of their organization’s request prior to submitting a Letter of Intent. Please contact Jessica Mullen at gro.fchicibo@nellumj or via telephone at (757) 539-8810 to schedule a meeting.