For Grantseekers

Commitment

Over the next three years, the Elevance Health Foundation will invest up to $90 million in partnerships and programs that address health inequities by demonstrating measurable and positive change in four key areas:

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Food as Medicine
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Disaster Relief

Process

Proposals. The grant application for each focus area requests specific information related to that area. To respond:

  1. Review the overview for your area of interest (see below).
  2. Download the request for proposal (RFP) provided. It details the information you will be asked to include in the proposal.
  3. Access and complete your grant application by using the “Apply” link. Be sure to note the specific application deadline for your focus area.

Application Schedules. As part of our new approach, the Foundation has moved away from an open grant-application process and is now issuing RFPs that align with three of our key areas of focus—Maternal and Child Health, Food as Medicine, and Substance Use Disorder.

(Recognizing that disasters can strike where and when we least expect them, we approach our fourth area of focus, Disaster Relief, differently. Learn more.)

We will begin reviewing applications annually as follows:

  • Substance Use Disorder: Each January (with a deadline of 1/31)*
  • Food as Medicine: Each May (with a deadline of 5/31)*
  • Maternal and Child Health: Each August (with a deadline of 8/31)*

*These dates are subject to change. As you are working on your application, please make a point of checking this page periodically.

Criteria

Anchored by our commitment to improving the health of the socially vulnerable, we are prioritizing partnerships and programs that address racial inequities and health disparities. Our grant ranges are open; we determine funding levels based on several factors, including the need and the plan presented to address it. Generally, our grants last from one to three years.

The Foundation is emphasizing programs that specifically work to create equity in maternal healthcare by addressing racial disparities, biases, barriers to care, and health-related social needs. The programs should drive specific, measurable maternal/child health outcomes.

Locations
National programs promoting scalable and sustainable systemic change
Local programs in California, Georgia, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Virginia that support socially vulnerable populations with relevant interventions

Grant Program Goals

  • Reduce preterm birth rate
  • Reduce maternal morbidity and mortality
  • Reduce primary C-section rates

Request for Proposal
Download the Maternal and Child Health RFP

Apply Now

The Foundation is emphasizing programs that specifically address health-related social needs, promote equity by reducing the number of food-insecure individuals, and create access to nutritious foods that help combat chronic conditions.

Locations
National programs promoting scalable and sustainable systemic change
Local programs in California, Georgia, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Virginia that support socially vulnerable populations with relevant interventions

Grant Program Goals

  • Reduce the number of food-insecure individuals
  • Reduce the prevalence of chronic conditions among the food insecure
  • Create more access to nutritious food by increasing affordable, healthy food options for food-insecure populations
  • Prevent the onset of diet-related health conditions

Request for Proposal
Download the Food as Medicine RFP

Apply Now

The Foundation is emphasizing programs that promote equity in mental health, particularly for people with substance use disorders. We are focusing on programs that include prevention, crisis response, and harm-reduction strategies and reduce barriers to trauma-informed approaches.

Locations
National programs promoting scalable and sustainable systemic change
Local programs in California, Georgia, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Virginia that support socially vulnerable populations with relevant interventions

Grant Program Goals

  • Prevention & Early Intervention. Through evidence-based programs, promote protective factors and reduce risk factors that lead to depression and substance use.
  • Treatment. Focus on crisis response and postcrisis and long-term intervention to reduce the impact of mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Community Support & Recovery. Reduce barriers to trauma-informed approaches rooted in equity, and implement harm-reduction strategies to promote lifelong recovery.

Request for Proposal
Download the Substance Use Disorder RFP

Apply Now