Fund Seeks Applications for Healthcare Grants

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 (

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.

Info: (website) or call 212-606-3800 for questions; Andrea C. Landes, grants management, or fax: (212) 606-3500

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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