The foundation employs two grantmaking models, Responsive Grantmaking and Directed Grantmaking.
In our our traditional grantmaking vehicle, responsive grants are awarded for requests received in response to a biannual Call for Proposals.
At the present time, the Foundation does not plan to issue a call for responsive grant applications in 2023. We will continue to fund our multi-year responsive and directed grantmaking commitments over the course of 2023.
We anticipate that some funds will be available for directed investments that address emerging opportunities and in some cases, in response to urgent needs. If your need falls into either of these categories and is relevant to the Foundation funding priorities below, please contact Program Director Patti Baum.
The focus areas for responsive grantmaking are:
- Promote healthy eating or active living by:
- Improving access to community-level physical activity for young children and families, or
- Improving participation in federal nutrition assistance programs for children and families, or
- Increasing availability of and access to affordable, culturally appropriate fresh and local foods for children and families at risk for food insecurity.
- Promote oral health for children through age five and / or pregnant women.
- Data collection, analysis, planning, or advocacy to support or inform these priorities.
- Increase access to children’s health and dental insurance coverage
Proposals for the funding priority, Prevent and Reduce Childhood Trauma, are by invitation only.