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Grant Opportunities

The following grant opportunities have fast approaching deadlines. Please apply soon.

Health and Wellness Grants

Funder: Anthem Foundation

Purpose: Grant funds are available for health and wellness programs with a priority on programs that promote: healthy hearts, including prevention and wellness programs that address cardiovascular diseases and strokes, smoking, obesity, hypertension and stressful and sedentary lifestyles; cancer prevention and early detection; diabetes prevention; healthy maternal practices; healthy, active lifestyles.

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations from areas of Anthem operations

Amount: Unspecified

Deadline: Feb. 24, 2017

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Rural Hospital Planning and Transition Grant (Minnesota only)

Funder: Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health & Primary Care

Purpose: Transition grants can be used to prepare strategic plans, implement new uses for hospital space and develop community services as well as other small rural hospital needs.

Eligibility: Non-federal, not-for-profit, general acute care hospital and is located in a rural area as defined in federal Medicare regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 405.1041, or located in a community with a population of less than 15,000 and is outside of the seven county metropolitan area in Minnesota and has fewer than 50 beds.

Amount: $50,000

Deadline: TBD. The RFP will be posted in late January or early February 2017

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Community Innovation Grants

Funder: Bush Foundation

Purpose: These grants support communities to use problem-solving processes that lead to more effective, equitable and sus-tainable solutions. Think of is as civic research and development, allowing communities to develop and test new solu-tions to community challenges. Innovation grants support the process between identifying a community problem and implementing a new breakthrough solution.

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, government entities, tribal organizations and other community organizations. Applicants must be located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.

Amount: $500 - $10,000 or $10,000 - $200,000

Deadline: open

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