The following grant opportunities have fast approaching deadlines. Please apply soon.
Healthy Communities 2016 Small Grant Program
Funder: Wellmark Foundation
Purpose: To promote safe and healthy environments that encourage activity and access to/consumption of healthy food.
Eligibility: Applicant must be a 501c3 located within Iowa or South Dakota.
Amount: up to $25,000
Deadline: Feb. 22, 2016
South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Grant
Funder: South Dakota Department of Health
Purpose: The goal of the grant is to support the assessment of community health and develop health promotion and disease prevention strategies for future implementation. Grant activities will include local facilitation of a community health needs assessment and improvement planning process
Eligibility: Local governmental or non-profit community-based organization with 501(c)3 status, including schools, post-secondary institutions, civic associations, service clubs, health care organizations, faith-based organizations, parent groups, neighborhood associations and local community coalitions.
Amount: $2,500 to $10,000
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2016
Community Outreach/Education Grants
Funder: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Purpose: The goal of the Community Outreach and Education Grant Program is to enhance capacity to deliver evidence-based agricultural health programs.
Priority will be given to projects addressing emerging issues, vulnerable populations and aging of the agricultural workforce.
Eligibility: Anyone wiht an interest in agricultural health or safety and appropriate knowledge, skills and resources, including for-profit, non-profit, and public or private institutions; units of local or state government and eligible federal agencies; units of local and state tribal government; and faith- or community-based organizations.
Amount: up to $15,000
Deadline: April 3, 2016
Behavioral Health and Early Childhood Health grants
Funder: Medica Foundation
Purpose: The Foundation's mission is to fund community-based initiatives and programs that support the needs of Medica’s customers and the greater community by improving their health and removing barriers to health care services. Funding will be directed toward initiatives that: are true innovations in how health care is delivered; have a high likelihood of creating systemic change which in turn will increase sustainability; address social issues which drive health care costs and reduce health care disparities; build partnerships and collaborations between Medica and other community organizations and/or that build collaborations between community organizations.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin that are 501(c)(3) legal entities or governmental agencies.
Amount: $25,000 to $40,000
Deadlines: March 25, 2016, and April 29, 2016
What We Do
Avera Rural Health grant writers can help communities identify possible grant opportunities as well as coordinate and write grant proposals. Avera Rural Health has wide experience with federal, state and private grant sources, and has secured grant funding for rural health providers in amounts ranging from $5,000 to as large as $14.5 million. Avera Rural Health can coordinate the efforts of several grant applicants if it appears that a group approach will have greater funding success. Avera Rural Health can also assist communities in program management or evaluation once a grant has been awarded.
Policy and Advocacy
Through membership in the National Rural Health Association and in cooperation with the Avera Center for Public Policy, Avera Rural Health monitors rural health policy developments and promotes legislation that will benefit rural communities and fosters relationships with national rural stakeholder organizations.
Community Assessments, Planning and Development
Farm Safety Day Camps
The Avera Rural Health Institute, in cooperation with South Dakota Cares, Inc. and the South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Services, annually sponsors dozens of farm safety day camps in communities throughout the region. More than 25,000 children ages 5 to 15 have attended the Save Our Farm Youth (SOFY) day camps since the program began in 1995.
In addition to the programs and services listed here, Avera Rural Health is open to helping rural community leaders with other projects. Avera Rural Health’s vision is to remain flexible enough to respond to particular needs at a particular time and place, and the Avera Rural Health staff welcomes the opportunity to help leaders find the resources they need.
Funders We Have Experience With
- United States Dept. of Agriculture
- United States Dept. of Health and Human Services
- Health Resources Services Administration
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- National Institute of Health
- Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
- Otto Bremer Foundation
- Wellmark Foundation
- Susan G. Koman for the Cure
- Avon Foundation for Women
- American Cancer Society
- The Kresge Foundation
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- Cardinal Health
- Land O’Lakes Foundation
- Verizon Foundation
- Bush Foundation
- State Departments of Health for South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa and others
Who we work with/Partnerships
- Avera facilities
- Other healthcare providers
- Community service or action organizations
- Health collaborations
- Community/public health entities
- And others