Grant Opportunities

Recognizing the gaps in services available to families planning to get pregnant, those that are pregnant and those that have recently delivered, the MHN has compiled a collection of grant opportunities that are available to support existing services and creation of new programs.

Simply click on the grant opportunity you are interested in on the list below to be directed to the funding application.

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Grant Opportunities are updated on a monthly basis. Regularly check this page for new funding opportunities.
APPLICABLE SERVICE SECTORS

Funding opportunities have been identified for the following priority areas of service expansion:

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Funds for Equity in Healthcare Access
Funding Available:
Grant amount not specified
Due Date:
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis
Eligible Applicants:
Nonprofit Organizations, Native American Tribal Organizations

The Equity in Access portfolio at the California Wellness Foundation champions health care coverage and access for all and defends the rights of immigrants to enjoy access to health services, coverage, and other benefits. The portfolio also supports the rights of women to access comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services. Equity in Access funds focus on 1) public policy, research, and communications efforts to supporting expansion of health coverage; 2) culturally and linguistically appropriate health coverage outreach, education, retention; 3) utilization activities for Medi-Cal and Covered California; 4) research and communications activities to help build the case for universal coverage; 5) project support for larger community health centers and clinics to address health-related social needs of patients; and 6) core support for small community health clinics that provide a broad range of primary health care services to low-income individuals.

APPLICABLE SERVICE SECTORS
Priority Populations
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fund for Racial Equity
Funding Available:
Grant amounts not specified
Due Date:
October 11, 2022
Eligible Applicants:
Nonprofit Organizations, Native American Tribal Organizations, Public Institutions

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is making funds available to support research in evaluating specific interventions (e.g., policies, programs, practices) that have the potential to counteract the harms of structural and systemic racism and improve health, well-being, and equity outcomes. This funding is focused on studies about upstream causes of health inequities, such as the systems, structures, laws, policies, norms, and practices that determine the distribution of resources and opportunities, which in turn influence individuals' options and behaviors. Research should center on the needs and experiences of communities exhibiting the greatest health burdens and be motivated by real-world priorities and should inform a specific course of action and/or establish beneficial practices, not stop at characterizing or documenting the extent of a problem.

APPLICABLE SERVICE SECTORS
Priority Populations, Maternal Alcohol & Drug Services
Groundswell Birth Justice Fund
Funding Available:
$15,000 - $80,000
Due Date:
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Eligible Applicants:
Nonprofit Organizations

The Birth Justice Fund aims to eliminate disparities in pregnancy and birth outcomes experienced by women of color, low-income women, young women and transgender people by expanding their access to midwifery and doula care and training

APPLICABLE SERVICE SECTORS
Pre- and Inter-conception Care, Midwives & Doulas, Priority Populations
Hanley Family Foundation Addiction Services Grant
Funding Available:
Grant amounts not specified
Due Date:
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Eligible Applicants:
Nonprofit Organizations

The Hanley Family Foundation supports organizations and programs that advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of alcoholism, chemical dependency, and addictive behavior, including support for related research and education. Special priority is given to programs that prioritize services for persons who are pregnant.

APPLICABLE SERVICE SECTORS
Maternal Alcohol & Drug Services
Cigna Foundation Community Health Navigation Funding
Funding Available:
Grant amounts not specified
Due Date:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
Eligible Applicants:
Nonprofit Organizations

The Cigna Foundation seeks proposals from organizations engaged in eliminating health disparities and improving community health navigation. Community health navigation includes projects and programs aimed at connecting individuals and better health through the efforts of trusted neighbors and organizations. A well-designed community health navigation program can be a powerful tool in bringing improved health equity to underserved populations.

APPLICABLE SERVICE SECTORS
Priority Populations
Integrative Research on Polysubstance Abuse and Disorder
Funding Available:
Grant amounts not specified
Due Date:
November 7, 2022
Eligible Applicants:
Nonprofit Organizations, Public Institutions, Native American Tribal Organizations

Funding is being made available to support research and application of research to characterize how the neurobiological alterations, associated behaviors, and public health consequences arising from polysubstance use differ from, or are similar to, those observed in single drug use. Emphasis is placed on research that explores maternal polysubstance abuse and disorder and its relationship to maternal mental health.

APPLICABLE SERVICE SECTORS
Maternal Alcohol & Drug Services, Maternal Mental Health
Translation Reseach in Maternal and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Funding Available:
Grant amounts not specified
Due Date:
December 9, 2022
Eligible Applicants:
Nonprofit Organizations, Public Institutions, Native American Tribal Organizations

The funding is intended to support providers who are performing basic, translational and clinical research to (1) advance the understanding of underlying mechanisms of maternal drug action; (2) discover and develop novel therapeutics that are safe to use during pregnancy; (3) enhance the usage of existing drugs or drug repurposing for safer and more effective treatment for pregnant women, lactating women, neonates and children.

APPLICABLE SERVICE SECTORS
Breastfeeding, Maternal Alcohol & Drug Services, Pre- and Inter-conception Care