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.
- There are intervention and education efforts to prevent chronic preventable diseases
- Socioeconomic or ethnic minorities have increased access to care
Spectrum Health Foundation
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
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
Mission of Mercy program, which will provide dental care to over a thousand underserved individuals in West Michigan.
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
To provide culturally responsive mental and behavioral health services to uninsured or under insured children and adults.