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Health and Wellness Grant Opportunities

Wed, Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:10 PM / by Michelle Hansen

This week wants to help those organizations focused on making sure people get well and stay well. Grants for health and wellness cover a wide variety of programs and projects from healthy eating to childhood obesity to senior citizen needs. If you don’t see your priority area below in our hand-picked list, contact us for a free consultation. We can find a grant that will your specific needs.

Lawrence Foundation

Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for grants for human services from this foundation. Grants are awarded for both programming and operating needs, and there are no geographic restrictions for the funding. Grants are awarded twice a year with deadlines of Nov. 1 and April 30. Grants for computer purchases, hospices, and nursing homes are some of the examples of items that the foundation will not fund.

Fidelity Foundation

Organizations can submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Fidelity Foundation for grants in the health and wellness realm. Only non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Start-up, civic, public school systems, and disease-specific organizations are not eligible. Additionally, eligible organizations must have operating budgets of $500,000 or more, and the project they are intending to fund with the grant must have a budget of $50,000 or more. The foundation accepts applications on a rolling basis.

Insider Tip: This foundation requires somewhat extensive post-grant reporting and a significant budget requirement. Therefore, only larger regional or nationwide organizations are likely to be qualified to apply to this program.

CSX Beyond Our Rails

Organizations in a CSX service area (primarily Eastern and Midwestern U.S.) could apply for funding from the CSX Beyond Our Rails grant program. Non-profit organizations as well as fire departments and schools with an IRS code of 170(c) can apply for funding. Online applications are accepted from Jan. 1 through Dec. 15 every year. One of the foundation’s four priorities is health and wellness, specifically healthy lifestyles and wellness education. Typical grants range from $2,500-$5,000. Past grants have helped fund physical activity programs for children, programs to decrease obesity, and programs that help prevent diseases. Take a brief, online eligibility quiz to see if you can apply.

Healthy Living Grant Program

Via this grant program, the American Medical Association has awarded over $1.2 million to 352 non-profit health education organizations since the inception of the program in 2002. Grants are given to health education programs to develop school and community-based solutions to behavioral health challenges. Examples of past grantees include Girls on the Run, a program that encourages physical activity as well as People’s Grocery, an organization that helps increase access to healthy food in a community. The current grant cycle has passed. Check back in June 2016 for application deadlines.


We are a team of specialists with a wide variety of expertise that can help you in every step of the grant process. Let us develop your programming so it’s as fundable as it can be, let us find grants to meet all your needs, and let us help you meet grant reporting requirements. We have a full list of services for you to choose from.


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