Funding Opportunities- July 17, 2015

2015 HEAL Cities Small Grants Application Now Available!

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign Small Grants <>  are now available to implement policies that create healthier communities.   All cities that join the HEAL Cities Campaign by July 31, 2015 are eligible to apply.

Applications for the small grants are due August 15, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. HEAL Cities Small Grants will make implementation grants to up to six (6) cities to implement HEAL policies, in amounts between $5,000 and $15,000.  The grant pool is $35,000.

The HEAL Small Grants Program is funded through the generosity of Kaiser Permanente and is a component of the HEAL Cities Campaign. The Campaign is managed by the Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI) in partnership with the League of Oregon Cities (LOC). The Campaign offers many tools to assist cities throughout Oregon to adopt and implement HEAL policies. Cities may consult with Campaign staff at OPHI for personalized technical assistance. Campaign staff can help a city to join the Campaign, select an appropriate policy, identify Small Grant-eligible implementation projects, and develop a strategy to engage the community in project selection, and/or navigate unexpected hurdles in implementation.

How to apply for a Small Grant:
Submit a completed Application to Karli Thorstenson <>  by 5:00 pm on August 15, 2015.
Learn more about the Small Grants grant process in our FAQ document.
Learn more about important dates and Reporting Guidelines
Contact Karli Thorstenson at or 503.227.5502 x223 for more information on the application process.
Only HEAL Cities are eligible to apply for Small Grants for HEAL Cities.
A city must join the HEAL Cities Campaign by July 31, 2015 to be eligible for a 2015 Small Grant.
Oregon Public Health Institute
310 SW 4th Ave Suite 90
Portland, OR 97204

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is accepting applications to reduce cancer’s impact on Oregonians
The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is seeking grant applicants statewide to receive funding through a program dedicated to supporting community-specific projects that meet cancer-related needs. To be considered for funding, applicants must submit an Intent to Apply form by noon on Aug. 13, 2015. Full proposals will be due on Sept. 8. Complete instructions on how to apply and a link to the request for proposals document are available on the Community Partnership Program website.

Potential applicants are encouraged to participate in a Community Partnership Program application assistance webinar on Tuesday, July 28 or Monday, Aug. 3, and a project design and evaluation webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 11 or Thursday, Aug. 20. The webinars will each be recorded and posted on our website. Learn more about the webinar times and sign up through the registration link.

Grants provided through the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program can be used to fund community projects that address needs anywhere along the cancer continuum, from projects that promote ways to reduce the risk of developing the disease to detection efforts, treatment and, ultimately, efforts that support survivors. Any organization with an interest in reducing the burden of cancer or cancer-related health disparities in their community is encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Community Partnership Program was designed to provide communities with the resources they need to tailor cancer-related projects so they work to meet the specific needs of their residents. Early stage grants provide up to $10,000 in funding, developmental grants offer up to $25,000, and program advancement grants supply up to $50,000. Multiple tiers of funding offer organizations the option to apply regardless of the phase of work they are in. The support can be used to develop an initial idea into a project. As the project evolves, organizations can apply for additional funding offered through the tiers. The goal is to offer different levels of support so projects can grow into sustainable programs for the community.

Projects accepted for funding will also gain access to a range of OHSU resources to support evidence-based project development, aid in planning evaluation measures, and share best practices.

The Community Partnership Program in February awarded $462,656 in funding to 17 projects statewide as part of the first round of grants. Projects selected in the initial round represented 23 Oregon counties and a wide range of populations in both rural and urban communities. The goal of the second round of funding is to continue expanding the program to build on that success.

To reach a program representative who can answer questions about developing a proposal, send an email to, or call 503 494-1617 and select “option 6” for the Community Partnership Program.


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