Funding Areas

Circle-of-Kids

Early Childhood Health

There is a demonstrated and growing need for programs to address childhood health and development.

Adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress have been shown to have both short- and long-term effects on children's social and emotional development.

This funding priority seeks proposals that focus on developing healthy families to foster optimal growth and development of young children. Physical and mental health have a major impact on a family's ability to thrive. Programs should embrace the needs of the whole-child and may incorporate the health & well-being components of the two-generation approach that is central to supporting children and parents simultaneously.

Programming that meets criteria for this RFP includes:

  • Improves access to prenatal and postnatal care
  • Addresses preventive health including well child check-ups
  • Addresses preventive and restorative dental care
  • Enhances parenting skills
  • Supports healthy social and emotional development
  • Address the health needs of children experiencing homelessness
  • Focus on children ages birth through age 12

Programming focuses on children ages birth through age 12 and may involve parents, caregivers, health care providers, schools, shelters, early childhood programs, and the overall community.

Note: Non-health related education and lifestyle programs, including physical activity and nutrition, are ineligible for funding consideration.

Individual grants may be awarded up to $25,000.