In 2016, the RMHF Trustees adopted a Strategic Framework and affirmed the Foundation’s commitment to access to health care: “RMHF has its roots in access to health care, and it will maintain its support for organizations that ensure the region’s uninsured and underinsured residents receive quality medical services, including preventive care.” The Trustees identified three priority areas of funding, in addition to the Foundation’s long-term support for the region’s health safety net organizations:
- Oral Health
- Behavioral Health
- New Populations
In this grant cycle, RMHF invites proposals that seek to reduce health disparities for vulnerable populations within the Foundation’s service area, with priority given to applications that address one or more of the three priority areas noted above. Lower priority will be given to organizations that have received one or more grant investments from RMHF in the current fiscal year.
Grants will range from $15,000 to $40,000 and will be for one year.
RMHF will consider proposals that incorporate one or more of the following strategies/approaches:
- Capacity building to more effectively apply a racial and ethnic equity lensto program design, implementation, evaluation, and/or communications
- Community Engagement
- Policy and Advocacy
- Program Delivery: Enhancement, Expansion and/or Continuation