Health

Equitable Outcomes

We invest in culturally effective solutions that lead to equitable health outcomes and well-being.

Recent Grants From This Area

Recipient

Amount

Date

Purpose

  • Aim to Inspire

    Amount Awarded: $5,000

    Date Awarded: Oct. 2022

    General support. This partnership was made possible by the Arthur H. Holmes Handicap Fund.

  • United Methodist Community House

    Amount Awarded: $400,000

    Date Awarded: Oct. 2022

    To provide culturally effective solutions for older adults experiencing depression, isolation, and chronic health care issues through programming, transportation, meals, health services, and enrichment activities. This partnership was made possible by the Lucy E. Barnett Trust for the Elderly.

  • Grand Rapids African American Health Institute

    Amount Awarded: $5,000

    Date Awarded: Aug. 2022

    Juneteenth Community Blood Drive.

  • Grand Rapids Urban League

    Amount Awarded: $10,000

    Date Awarded: Aug. 2022

    To support participants in Cure Violence, a program focused on violence interruption and reduction.

  • Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

    Amount Awarded: $10,000

    Date Awarded: Jun. 2022

    This grant supports language interpretation services for mental health providers and clients.

  • Realism is Loyalty

    Amount Awarded: $300,000

    Date Awarded: Jun. 2022

    The Each One Teach One program is an intensive mentoring program focusing on parent engagement for youth returning to the community from residential placement, jail, or prison. This program supports youth with culturally appropriate mental health and mentoring services by pairing them with an adult advocate with similar lived experiences to help navigate their psychosocial development, economic realities, and self-discipline.

  • Mental Health Clinicians of Color Grand Rapids

    Amount Awarded: $10,000

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2022

    To offer additional community healing sessions for processing trauma and loss in collaboration with the Black Impact Collaborative.

  • African Resource Center of West Michigan

    Amount Awarded: $228,360

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2022

    To facilitate the discussion and awareness of trauma and its various symptoms and to provide human and material resources for families to address unresolved trauma.

  • Grand Rapids Pride Center

    Amount Awarded: $300,000

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2022

    Support for the Therapy Assistance Fund, implementation of listening sessions to develop strategic goals and increasing staff capacity.

  • Health Net of West Michigan

    Amount Awarded: $160,000

    Date Awarded: Feb. 2022

    Supporting FitKids360's transition to becoming an independent nonprofit organization, which will expand their programmatic and organizational capacity. This partnership was made possible by the Elizabeth J. Steed Johnson Fund for Healthcare and Community Health.

  • Community Food Clubs

    Amount Awarded: $10,000

    Date Awarded: Jun. 2021

    To ensure access to healthy food and consumer choice in grocery options. This partnership was made possible by the Armand F. Gretchen B. Burch Fund.    

  • Grand Rapids African American Health Institute

    Amount Awarded: $750,000

    Date Awarded: Jun. 2021

    Enhance the organizational capacity and full potential for sustainability while meeting the needs of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This partnership was made possible by the Kent County COVID-19 Recovery Fund and Fund for Community Good.

  • Our Kitchen Table

    Amount Awarded: $10,000

    Date Awarded: Jun. 2021

    For the Southeast Farmer’s Market. This partnership was made possible by the Armand F. and Gretchen B. Burch Fund and the Gordon and Janet Moeller Food Security Fund.  

  • Puertas Abiertas

    Amount Awarded: $17,500

    Date Awarded: Jun. 2021

    Supporting a comprehensive program for Latina women and their families by providing culturally competent advocacy and services. This partnership was made possible by the Fund for Health, Emma Sherwood Evans Disbursing Account, and Fund for Community Good.

  • Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association

    Amount Awarded: $5,000

    Date Awarded: Jun. 2021

    To support the Cesar Chavez Farmer’s Market. This partnership was possible by the Gordon and Janet Moeller Food Security Fund.  

  • Baxter Community Center

    Amount Awarded: $25,000

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2021

    To address equitable COVID-19 vaccine access for older adults. This partnership was made possible by the Lucy E. Barnett Trust for the Elderly. 

  • Baxter Community Center

    Amount Awarded: $10,000

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2021

    To support the doula program and improve birth outcomes in communities of color. This partnership was made possible by the Elizabeth J. Steed Johnson Fund for Healthcare and Community Health. 

  • Cherry Health

    Amount Awarded: $60,000

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2021

    To provide cultural competency and implicit bias training to front-line and executive staff. This partnership was made possible by the Patricia Haan Timmer Fund for Downtown Charities. 

  • Grand Rapids Pride Center

    Amount Awarded: $23,000

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2021

    To create safe and affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ community members. This partnership was made possible by the Social Venture Investors Fund and the Elizabeth J. Steed Johnson Fund for Healthcare and Community Health.

  • Health Net of West Michigan

    Amount Awarded: $10,000

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2021

    For the growth and capacity building of the FitKids360 program. This partnership was made possible by the Elizabeth J. Steed Johnson Fund for Healthcare and Community Health. 

  • Mental Health Clinicians of Color

    Amount Awarded: $10,000

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2021

    For the launch of the Clinicians of Color directory and the developing network of mental health professionals of color. This partnership was made possible by the Elizabeth J. Steed Johnson Fund for Healthcare and Community Health.

  • New City Neighbors

    Amount Awarded: $150,000

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2021

    To transition to a new permanent location to continue youth employment, training, and mentoring through good food in an inclusive space. 

  • Urban League of West Michigan

    Amount Awarded: $250,000

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2021

    Implementation of an evidence-based violence prevention model that frames community violence as a public health issue. 

  • Seeds of Promise

    Amount Awarded: $5,000

    Date Awarded: Dec. 2020

    For development of a community Health Information Hub to provide health education for communities of color.

  • Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

    Amount Awarded: $25,000

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2020

    Multilingual translation and interpretation services related to COVID-19 information and community resources.