Private Funder: Commonwealth Fund; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (it made about $19 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling (Letter of Inquiry).
Summary: The fund makes grants to improve the delivery of health care. The fund supports independent research on improving healthcare for vulnerable populations (such as children, low-income families, the elderly) and social issues and makes grants to improve healthcare practice and policy.
Start with the letter of inquiry (https://goo.gl/GSyBQn).
The fund strongly prefers grant applicants to submit letters of inquiry using the online letter of inquiry. Program staff will contact applicants if more detailed information is required. Proposals recommended by fund staff are reviewed and voted upon by the board of directors, which meets three times a year.