Foundation Grants List 1/6/2021

Grant Recommendations

Welcome! Here are this week’s recommended foundations. These grants will be for various types of organizations, so they may not always be a perfect fit for you. However, there will be some that are. We also offer customized grant research reports that offer grants researched specifically for your organization, provide you with all of the submission requirements, deadlines, and a researched recommended request amount so that you can put your best effort forward when you apply.

Some of the deadlines may have passed, but you can keep this information for their next funding cycle.

Apply for the Episcopal Health Foundation Grant Program

Applications are now open for the Episcopal Health Foundation Grant Program.

In 2021, Episcopal Health Foundation will continue work aligned with their five-year strategic plan, which you are encouraged to read before applying for a grant.

EHF’s Grant Guidance for 2021 expresses their core beliefs and explains the commitment of their philanthropic giving to outcomes-focused approaches to improve health, not just healthcare in Texas.


  • Goal 1: Strengthen systems of health by catalyzing health systems to be accessible, equitable and deliver health, not just healthcare
  • Goal 2: Activate communities by strengthening organizations and congregations to build health-promoting communities.
  • Goal 3: Build the foundation for a healthy life by investing in early childhood brain development


  • Resource allocation and system reform in the health sector reflect the goal of improving health, not just healthcare
  • Low-income and vulnerable populations access comprehensive care in their communities
  • Community and congregation members actively shape healthy communities and influence health systems to improve health equity
  • Health systems and families implement best practices for early childhood brain development during pregnancy and the first 1,000 days of life


EHF will prioritize funding to support:

  • Practices and tools designed to help healthcare providers implement effective physical, social, and emotional developmental screening, referral to services, and follow-up as indicated
  • Identifying and addressing instances of parental depression or other behavioral health issues
  • Educating pregnant women and parents about early childhood brain development and connecting parents to programs and resources that build skills for and support “serve and return” practice within the parent/child relationship from infancy


  • Dollars & Sense: Support change in healthcare financing to incent investment in improving community health
  • Working Upstream: Support community-based clinics in addressing the social determinants of health
  • Comprehensive Clinics: Support community based clinics to provide comprehensive services, continuity of care, inclusivity, and efficiency in delivery of care
  • Rural Health: Expand and strengthen community-based clinics in rural areas
  • Health Coverage and Benefits: Improve health coverage for low income and vulnerable populations
  • Community Voice: Support organizations to raise the voices of community members to influence community health
  • Support congregations to address community health
  • Building Brain Development-Providers: Providers support early childhood brain development
  • Building Brain Development-Community Organizations: Community-based organizations provide training to families for early childhood brain development beginning at or before birth
Types of Grants Awarded
EHF provides eligible applicants with the following types of competitive investments:
  • Restricted grants support specific activities carried out over a defined period and/or are planned in-order-to achieve a specific result or goal
  • Unrestricted grants support an organization’s day-to-day expenses in furtherance of its mission rather than specific projects or programs; may also include support to build organizational infrastructure

EHF also provides funding solicited by invitation only that include:

  • Small grants to provide up to $10,000 in support of the immediate short-term needs of an organization to address a specific organizational development or emergency issue
  • Request for Proposals when issued by the EHF to support specific initiatives of interest to the Foundation. 

What EHF Funds?

EHF makes grants to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations whose work relates directly to EHF’s vision, goals and strategies. To be eligible, an organization must have received an Internal Revenue Service Determination Letter indicating that it is an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) or 170(c) and is not a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code.

All grants funded by EHF must be implemented within the 57-county service area of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.

Eligibility Criteria

  • EHF makes grants to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations whose work relates directly to EHF’s vision, goals and strategies. To be eligible, an organization must have received an Internal Revenue Service Determination Letter indicating that it is an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) or 170(c) and is not a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code.
  • EHF provides grants to organizations that serve vulnerable populations within the 57-county service area of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
  • While EHF exists as a supporting organization of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, we do not require an applicant’s affiliation with the Episcopal Church or any other faith community in-order-to be considered for funding.
  • EHF is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity can contribute fully and have equal opportunities.

2021 Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT) Grants Program

The Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT) has launched its 2021 Grants Program.

The goal to improve the quality of life for Anne Arundel County women and families, AAWGT’s funding focuses on three specific areas: education, health and welfare, and the prevention and/or treatment of violence and abuse. They are proud to have had the opportunity to partner with so many fine nonprofits and they look forward to continuing that work in the coming year.
AAWGT works to accomplish the mission in three ways:
  • Grantmaking programs that support women and families in Anne Arundel County;
  • Engaging and educating women about issues affecting women and families in Anne Arundel County; and
  • Building the power of collective philanthropy in Anne Arundel County
This funding cycle they are offering the Regular Grant program plus two additional special focus grants:
  • Regular Grants are those that improve the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County. They anticipate awarding multiple grants in this category.
  • Fundamental Needs Grant: The program to be funded should address critical needs of women and families in Anne Arundel County such as food insecurity, parenting support, or the needs of children from birth to five years.
  • Racial Equity Grant: The new Racial Equity Grant seeks to fund initiatives that could prevent the hardships that disproportionately affect women and families of color such as childhood hunger, higher mortality rates, early childhood education disparities, higher unemployment, homelessness and poor mental health.
Funding Information
  • Regular Grants: $5,000 – $20,000 
  • Fundamental Needs Grant: $5,000 – $10,000
  • Racial Equity Grant: $5,000 and $20,000
Eligibility Criteria
You must be a federally recognized nonprofit:
  • Are you your own 501(c)(3) ?
  • A federally recognized tax-exempt nonprofit is not the same as a not-for-profit entity like the government, school, or church.
  • However, many not-for-profit organizations have established a related charitable organization that is a 501(c)(3) — you need to be applying through them (eg. 21st Century Foundation). 
  • Your church is probably not its own 501(c)(3) – it may be operating under a Group Exemption in the name of the parent church. If so, you need a letter dated this year from your parent church stating that.
  • Organizations related to churches usually need to form their own 501(c)(3). 
  • Fiscal sponsorship is an option that is legally available but should be carefully analyzed.

Global Grants Program (GGP)

The Global Grants Program (GGP) supports focused, results-oriented projects that improve public health data in the priority areas of the Data for Health Initiative so that governments are equipped with the tools and systems to collect and use data effectively.

The Initiative, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Government of Australia, is providing technical assistance to low- and middle-income countries worldwide to improve public health data systems. The Initiative focuses on three major areas: civil registration and vital statistics; non-communicable disease risk factor surveys; and data use for policy making. 

Priority Areas

  • Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
    • Enhancing CRVS Governance and Coordination
    • Improving Notification and Registration of Vital Events
    • Improving Medical Certification of Cause-of-Death
    • Instituting or improving ICD coding
    • Implementing Verbal Autopsy
    • Improving Vital Statistics analysis, publication, dissemination
    • CRVS Legal and Regulatory Review and Reform
  • Data Impact
    • Indicator development
    • Data dashboards
    • Decision process design/reform – prioritization, budgeting, planning
    • Capacity development – data analytics for public health practice
    • Data report development or enhancement
    • National health bulletin development or enhancement
    • Online data access
    • Scientific communications development
  • Noncommunicable Disease Surveys
    • Survey design and planning
    • Survey implementation
    • Survey analysis
    • Survey dissemination
  • Cancer Registry
    • Enhancing cancer registry governance and coordination
    • Improving registration of cancer
    • Improving quality of cancer registry data
    • Improving cancer registry analyses, publication, dissemination
  • COVID-19
    • CRVS
      • Rapid Mortality Surveillance
      • Certification and Coding of COVID-19 & Iris Recommendations for COVID-19
      • Verbal Autopsy in the Context of COVID-19
      • Measuring Excess Mortality due to COVID-19
      • Maintaining Civil Registration during COVID-19
      • Assessing mortality data quality using ANACONDA during COVID-19
    • Data Impact
      • COVID-19 Data Analysis for Public Health Action
    • Surveys
      • Developing surveys to collect population data on COVID-19

Funding Information

  • For the current funding round, up to $150,000 will be awarded for projects to be completed over an 18-month period.
  • Short-term, highly-focused projects with lower budgets are strongly encouraged.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Global Grants Program is targeted to ministries of health, statistical and other relevant agencies at the national, subnational or municipal levels in low- and middle-income countries that have not received funding from the Data for HealthInitiative. In certain instances, applications from NGOs that have strong relationships with government will also be considered.
  • The following countries are not eligible to apply:
    • Bangladesh
    • Cambodia
    • Cameroon
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Ethiopia
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar
    • Papa New Guinea
    • Philippines
    • Rwanda
    • Senegal
    • Solomon Islands
    • Sri Lanka
    • Tanzania
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

Funding Exclusions

  • Projects related to contact tracing or the delivery of COVID-19 relief or other services
  • Personal protective goods, Laboratory equipment, Biological analysis
  • Individual study or training
  • Increasing/”topping up” the salaries of existing MOH personnel (salary offset is acceptable)
  • Lobbying
  • Capital Expenses
    • New Construction
    • Vehicles
    • Computer or other electronic equipment (unless intrinsic to project)