Community Grants to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

Posted on April 11, 2003

[RFP Bulletin]

Aetna Foundation Community Grants Program to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

Deadline: May 30, 2003

The Aetna Foundation (http://www.aetna.com/foundation/), an independent charitable and philanthropic organization funded by Aetna, created the Regional Community Grants Program to address critical health issues in communities within Aetna’s six U.S. business regions. In 2003, the program will focus on reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care.

Only organizations and programs servicing selected counties in the following regions are eligible to apply for grants: Mid-Atlantic (Baltimore; Philadelphia; southern New Jersey; Washington, D.C.); Northeast (Boston; northern New Jersey; New York); North Central (Chicago; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Denver; Kansas City, Missouri; Kansas City, Kansas); Southeast (Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; South Florida; Tampa; Memphis, Tennessee); Southwest (Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston, Texas); and West (Arizona, California, Nevada, and Washington). Grants will be made only to nonprofit organizations with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status.

Grant requests ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 will be considered. Within the category of racial and ethnic health disparities, proposals should specifically address one of the following goals: reducing cultural and communication barriers in health delivery; or improving access to consistent care and treatment for racial and ethnic minorities, with a focus on asthma, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

See the Aetna Foundation Web site for the complete RFP, list of eligible communities, and application instructions and forms.

RFP Link: http://www.aetna.com/foundation/communitygrants/index.htm

For additional RFPs in Health visit: http://www.fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_health.jhtml


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