Funding Opportunities – June 15, 2012

Requests for Proposals are now open for 2012 Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Community Engagement Grants from the Northwest Health Foundation.  Community Engagement grants are intended to support efforts to define community priorities, assets, needs and strategies to improve opportunities for healthy choices.  The Foundation intends to award up to nine grants; grants can range up to $10,000 for up to 12 months.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will fund up to 18 teams across the country that are exploring, implementing or improving cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements (the sharing of services, resources and functions across multiple public health agencies and jurisdictions), to participate in a Shared Services Learning Community. RWJF will provide two-year grants of up to $125,000 to up to 18 teams of public health officials, policymakers, and other stakeholders that are exploring, implementing and/or improving cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements between two or more public health agencies.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve Oregon residents and promote legislation & public education in alignment with the mission of the American Lung Association.  The award will support projects that contribute to statewide efforts that improve lung health and prevent lung disease through education, advocacy and research.  There are two awards, and each provides $15,000 for 1 year. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 6th at 9:00 AM.

A call for proposals for Managing and Learning from Payment and Delivery System Reform has been released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to identify one or more organizations that can assist RWJF with its payment and delivery system reform work. The grantee(s) selected will undertake a comprehensive learning process that will involve: synthesizing and monitoring payment and delivery system reform grants, analyzing public and private reform efforts in the field at large, and convening practitioners and researchers to identify common themes, challenges, and opportunities. Applications are due July 16.

The Convergence Partnership invites local and regional philanthropic institutions to submit proposals that will support the launch of new grantmaking initiatives designed to enhance the built environment and/or expand access to healthy food in low-income communities and communities of color in order to improve health and promote equity. The Innovation Fund provides 50 percent matching dollars, up to $200,000 total, for a three-year period. The goal is to engage philanthropic institutions in creating robust and sustainable support for multifield, policy, and environmental change efforts emphasizing equity and community partnership. The deadline to submit proposals is August 9, 2012, 5pm PT. For more details visit www.convergencepartnership.org/InnovationFund.

The Oregon Office of Rural Health is seeking nominations for the 2012 Oregon Rural Health Hero of the Year. Nominate an outstanding person, program, or organization that has improved the quality and availability of health care in your rural community by July 27.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is marking their 40th anniversary this year by establishing the “Young Leader Awards:  Recognizing Leadership for a Healthier America.”  Up to ten awards will be given to leaders 40 years old and under, who offer great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all Americans. Each winner will receive an individual award of $40,000. The awards will recognize individuals who have demonstrated the characteristics needed to improve health and health care through leadership and innovation. The deadline for nominations is July 16.

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