Good health is essential to help people move and remain out of poverty.

Poor physical or mental health can prevent or complicate the pursuit of education, employment, and other opportunities for economic mobility.

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.


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.

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.).

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.

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.

The Foundation supports programs that promote family safety and that reduce the long-term traumatic effects of 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.

Apply for a Grant

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.

If you have a visual impairment or any difficulty in navigating our grants intake tool, please email We will be pleased to assist you.

Key Initiatives

Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) in Baltimore City and Baltimore County Age-friendly Upgrades for Seniors (BCAUSE) are collaborations of nonprofits, local government, and philanthropy to enable low-income older adult homeowners to remain independent by providing home modifications and repairs—including grab bars, electrical and plumbing repairs, and roof and furnace replacements—in addition to wraparound services. To date, the Foundation has invested $13.8 million in these initiatives, which serve more than 3,800 older adults.

The Foundation supports Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) across its priority communities in an effort to expand access to dental and behavioral health care. This initiative has been particularly important in Hawai‘i and rural areas where access is severely limited. Over the past three years, the Foundation has awarded more than $11 million for the renovation, expansion, and operational support of FQHC facilities, allowing them to serve a greater number of patients.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, or require any additional information regarding the grant process, please contact