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





  • 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.

  • DA Blodgett-St. John's

    Amount Awarded: $200,000

    Date Awarded: Feb. 2019

    In support of the Together for Kids capital campaign, which will consolidate all operations and integrate services into one central campus location.

  • Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan

    Amount Awarded: $10,000

    Date Awarded: Dec. 2018

    To provide Mental Health First Aid training to staff and volunteers at four nonprofit agencies in the Heartside neighborhood.

  • 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.