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Health

Good health is a prerequisite for any other life pursuit.

Poor physical or mental health can prevent people from seeking education, employment, and other opportunities that would allow for economic mobility. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting organizations that help children, adults, and families lead healthy lives.

Geographic Focus Areas

The Foundation supports capital projects that enable older adults to age in their communities throughout the United States. An example of this type of project would be the development of a new PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Center. Health initiatives for all other populations are funded only in priority communities.

Priorities

Health Care Access

The Foundation supports organizations that provide access to health care, as well as those that work to improve the health status of vulnerable patients.

Here are a few examples of appropriate projects:

  • Capital projects that expand access to primary care. Grantees are typically Federally Qualified Health Centers, and other community health centers, that provide a single-access point for a range of services. Please note that the Foundation does not fund hospitals or free clinics.
  • Oral and behavioral health programs that increase access to care through the construction of new facilities as well as operating support that leverages billing revenue.
  • Health care transition programs that ensure young adults with developmental disabilities have access to qualified primary care providers as they move into adulthood.
Aging in Community

The Foundation supports projects that enable older adults to remain independent. Projects must incorporate a model that connects older adults and/or caregivers with a range of services that help them age independently, within their communities, and with maximum quality of life.

Here are a few examples of appropriate projects:

  • PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Centers or other capital projects that provide nursing home-eligible older adults with a single-access point for a range of services.
  • Prevention models that address older adults’ social determinants of health, with the goal of preventing hospitalization, readmission, and institutionalization.
  • Caregiver support programs that help with older adults’ daily personal care (bathing, dressing, walking, eating, etc.).
Veteran Mental Wellness

The Foundation supports programs that enhance the mental wellness of veterans who are reintegrating into civilian life.

Here are a few examples of appropriate projects:

  • Retreat programs, including an intensive on-site experience with a minimum of one year of follow-up. Programs must use a proven curriculum.
  • Post-traumatic mental health therapy that is evidence-based and proven to reduce symptoms.
  • Coordinated resource networks that facilitate access to a range of supportive services. These networks have a single-access point that evaluates veterans and connects them with the most appropriate service providers.
Nutrition and Food Access

The Foundation supports organizations and programs that increase access to sufficient and nutritious food.

Here are a few examples of appropriate projects:

  • Meal service programs that ensure homebound people living with severe, chronic illnesses have access to nutritious food.
  • Food delivery models, including nonprofit grocery stores, which increase access to healthy foods in food deserts.
  • Food bank expansions and other capital projects that increase warehouse space, add cold storage and handling, and make other modifications necessary to serve more people. Please note that the Foundation focuses on regional food banks and not on food pantries or feeding programs.
Trauma, Abuse, and Safety

The Foundation supports programs that promote child and family safety and that reduce the long-term traumatic effects of child abuse and neglect, sexual assault, intimate partner or family violence, elder abuse, and exposure to community violence.

Here are a few examples of appropriate projects:

  • Domestic violence programs that provide safe shelter, counseling, legal assistance, and other support services.
  • Shelters and multidisciplinary team projects, including comprehensive services, for older adults fleeing physical, mental, economic, and sexual abuse.
  • Prevention and treatment programs that strive to reduce, and alleviate the effects of, child sexual and physical abuse, child trafficking, and child neglect.

I can kinda describe it as family… Peace of mind is me knowing that we’re taken care of. I’m not traveling 30 minutes to get the care that we need.

Mother watching while her son gets blood pressure taken

How to apply

The Foundation has an online application process for all capital, program, and operating grant requests. To learn more about how to apply, including eligibility, click the link below.

Key initiatives

Together We Care

The Foundation’s Together We Care initiative focuses on identifying best practices in home-based and community-based services for older adults and their caregivers. Specifically, the Foundation is dedicated to providing access to core services through a streamlined approach known as No Wrong Door. Individuals who access an agency for one service will be screened and referred to all other available services necessary for them to age independently, within their communities, and with maximum quality of life.

An older adult couple walking on a fall day

Contact information

If you have any questions, or require any additional information regarding the grant process, please contact grantsintake@hjweinberg.org.