Community of Christ

Health and Human Services

Potential Program Funders

Aetna Foundation is focused on helping people help themselves. Aetna has emerged as a company focusing primarily on health care and health philanthropy. Aetna volunteers are devoted to educating people about preventing disease and improving their health.

Avon Foundation was founded to improve the lives of women and their families. Priority is currently being given to proposals that address breast cancer or domestic violence.

Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) mission is to promote international health and education in 40 countries through the efficient and effective distribution and provision of donated medical, educational, agricultural, and other resources. All BBF programs are designed to fulfill its mission by connecting people’s resources with people’s needs.

Costco Charitable Giving supports programs focusing on children, education, and health and human services. Costco is committed to supporting charitable and community activities in the markets where they do business.

CVS Caremark Community Grants award funds to nonprofit organizations for programs targeting children with disabilities, programs focusing on health and rehabilitation services, public schools promoting a greater level of inclusion in student activities and extracurricular programs, and initiatives that give greater access to physical movement and play.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) makes grants to organizations and supports programs that improve and expand access to comprehensive, quality health care services for all Americans.

Hillshire Brands strives to demonstrate corporate responsibility by combating domestic hunger and taking a holistic approach to healthy weight through energy balance, diet and nutrition education, and physical activity. As part of their commitment, civic and cultural programs receive occasional support. Efforts are concentrated on the headquarters area of metropolitan Chicago and facility locations around the country.

Kaiser Permanente Cares for Communities Program addresses social determinants of health and/or addresses the elimination of health disparities and inequities. The priority areas vary by region. While a few awards are given for national programs, the majority of grants are awarded through eight regional offices: California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest.

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, and engage communities that foster the arts.

Levi Strauss Foundation focuses on making a difference on three issues: HIV/AIDS, asset building, and workers' rights around the world.

Macy’s Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and initiatives that are important to local communities from coast to coast through My Macy's District Grants. Macy's focus areas are arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS, and women's issues.

Philanthropy News Digest is a service of The Foundation Center and provides up-to-date announcements on requests for proposals (RFPs) in the categories of children and youth, community, disabled, education, environment, health, human services, international affairs, substance abuse, and women.

Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need. The foundation’s areas of focus are criminal and juvenile justice, health reform, and workers' rights.

Office of Minority Health (OMH) advises the US Department of Health and Human Services on public health issues affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, Blacks/African Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos. The mission of OMH is to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations through the development of effective health policies and programs that help to eliminate disparities in health.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation strives to improve the health and health care of all Americans. They make grants according to their goals and within interest areas related to both health and health care.

UMB Bank emphasizes expansion of access and appreciation of the arts, furthering economic development, advancing educational opportunities, agriculture, and promoting health and wellness.

US Department of Agriculture Rural Information Center features a master list of funding opportunities with current funding programs and a master list for foundations. This is a great resource.

Verizon Foundation is dedicated to improving lives and giving back to communities. They focus on education, health care, and sustainability projects.

Wheat Ridge Ministries is an independent Lutheran charitable organization that provides support through the GrantsPlus Program.

GrantsPlus Program. This program funds new health and human care ministries sponsored by congregations, agencies, and emerging nonprofit organizations. Grant awards range from $5,000–$50,000 over 1–3 years.