Chronic Disease Prevention

We award grants to organizations addressing the risk factors for chronic, preventable diseases among populations where there are persistent disparities by ethnicity and/or socioeconomic status.

Short-term Outcomes

  • There are intervention and education efforts to prevent chronic preventable diseases
  • Socioeconomic or ethnic minorities have increased access to care

Recent Grants From This Area





  • Spectrum Health Foundation

    Amount Awarded: $40,000

    Date Awarded: Aug. 2018

    For continuation of the Youth Tobacco Prevention Program, a classroom-based tobacco prevention education for K-12 students, including education, advocacy and refusal skill development.

  • Health Net of West Michigan

    Amount Awarded: $500,000

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2018

    To assist clients in navigating between the formal healthcare system and community services that address health-related social needs, advocate for systems change, and leverage Medicaid Outreach match funds.

  • Michigan Dental Association Foundation

    Amount Awarded: $5,000

    Date Awarded: Feb. 2018

    Mission of Mercy program, which will provide dental care to over a thousand underserved individuals in West Michigan.

  • Urban Roots

    Amount Awarded: $10,000

    Date Awarded: Feb. 2018

    To support the development and creation of a Sharing Garden training program, which will support educational gardens and community building efforts throughout Grand Rapids.

  • Family Outreach Center

    Amount Awarded: $200,000

    Date Awarded: Aug. 2017

    To provide culturally responsive mental and behavioral health services to uninsured or under insured children and adults.