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.
The Foundation does not plan to issue a call for responsive grant applications in 2023. The next call for grant proposals will be issued on February 1, 2024.
We anticipate that some funds will be available in 2023 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 funding priorities for responsive grantmaking are:
- Promote healthy eating or active living by:
- Improving access to community-level physical activity for young children and families through policies or planning, 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.
- Increase access to children’s health and dental insurance coverage.
Proposals for the directed grantmaking funding priority, Prevent and Reduce Childhood Trauma, are by invitation only.