The Kresge Foundation has two RFP’s for proposals:
Emerging and Promising Practices is designed to explore, test and promote new knowledge, interdisciplinary and cross-sector approaches for improving the health of vulnerable populations and those living in low-income and underserved communities. This interest area responds to the growing awareness that health services alone do not address the root causes of health disparities. Focus will be given to projects that work at the intersection of multiple sectors, such as environmental sustainability and health care; medical-legal partnerships; food delivery systems and health; community design and development, including transportation and health; mental health and public health; and climate change and health.
Single year and multi-year funding of up to three years is available. The maximum annual award is $250,000. Grantseekers interested in multi-year awards must secure matching funds after the first year with Kresge providing a two-to-one match. Those awarded one-year planning grants for a particular project must demonstrate they have secured other funding prior to applying for additional support. Letters of inquiry are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Healthy Environments supports strategies that engage communities in the promotion of healthy surroundings for children and families. Support is directed to issues such as air quality, safety, and eliminating exposure to hazardous environmental conditions in homes, schools and neighborhoods. Work is concentrated in three areas:
- Protecting children from exposure to air pollution and other environmental hazards
- Promoting healthy homes, schools, and neighborhoods, including the Kresge Foundation’s Getting the Lead Out Initiative, a two-year, national effort to advance the elimination of lead poisoning among vulnerable children
- Making outdoor places safe for children through support of collaborative efforts to protect children from violence or fear of violence.
The University of Florida Foundation, Inc. seeks to support discrete projects that can be completed in one to three years and require limited, well-defined levels of funding. Projects should be responsive to the needs of vulnerable populations, engage the community, demonstrate leadership and innovation, and utilize an evidence-based approach. Interested applicants are invited to submit online a letter of inquiry application. Contact Margaret Cole Atherton, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
The size and duration of awards will vary based upon the nature and scope of proposed projects. Grantseekers may request funds ranging from $100,000 to $750,000 for project periods of up to three years. Organizations also may choose to apply for a one-year strategic planning grant. Letters of inquiry are accepted on an ongoing basis.
For more information, see: http://www.kresge.org/index.php/what/health_program/.