Special Initiatives

Special initiatives seek to address health gaps or system fragmentation by bringing together key stakeholders to find solutions to complex health-related problems.

Some special initiatives originate internally, while others are requests from the community, with Health Forward playing a key leadership role in implementation of the initiative.

When reviewing requests or determining funding for special initiatives, Health Forward considers the reach of the project, collaboration among local/regional entities, and if the proposal will help change how health is perceived, promoted, and/or delivered to those most in need. Funding may be a one-year or multi-year grant.

Organizations and key stakeholders interested in submitting a proposal or receiving information about interim/final reporting requirements should contact an impact strategist.


Policy and Civic Engagement Grants

In January 2022, we announced the results of our year-long purpose alignment process. We have shared our strategies and outcomes, but we still need space and time to build them out.

The remainder of this year will serve as a transitional period between our past and future grantmaking. There will be limited funding opportunities in 2022.

We’ve updated current Policy and Civic Engagement grantees about our continued support in 2022. We will not accept new applications for Policy and Civic Engagement Grants in 2022.

Learn more about the transitional period for our 2022 funding.

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