Healthy communities grant opportunity

We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2018 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program. We recognize that health is local: it begins in our homes, schools, jobs, and neighborhoods. By creating more chances to make healthy choices in these places, we can empower whole communities to lead healthier lives.

Over the past three years, we have expanded our programming beyond its past focus on physical activity, urban farms, and local food. We’re still committed to these areas, and they’ll be considered under this RFP. But our program as a whole aims to have broader impact and reach more spaces in the community. That’s why we are inviting projects that address issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors. We are especially interested in projects that advance resident- or youth-led initiatives, and projects that seek to influence and strengthen local policies that impact residents’ health.

We expect to award up to $2 million in grants to organizations in the contiguous United States through this program.

This will be a highly competitive funding opportunity with a two-stage application process. All Stage 1 applications must be received by April 18, 2018 at 3PM ET. We will not accept any late or incomplete applications. You must submit a Stage 1 application in order to be considered for Stage 2.

Thank you again for your for commitment and interest to make the communities you serve, healthier places to live, work, learn, play and pray.

  • video tutorial to help navigate our online application system
  • Link to PDFTips for writing a strong Stage 1 application
  • Link to PDFExamples of types of projects we’ll consider
  • Link to PDFGuidance for writing your “Statement of Need” and “Project Activities” sections
  • Link to PDFAn overview of our application review process

    If these materials do not address your questions, you can contact us. Please include “CHC RFP” in the subject line. We will do our best to respond within 2 to 3 business days. During periods of heavy email traffic, we may need some additional time. Please note we can’t review or comment on ideas/concepts related to Stage 1 applications during the open submission period.

Link to PDFReview the RFP and apply here.

Video Tutorial