The Aetna Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone, has announced a Call for Proposals for its 2010 grant cycle.
For 2010, the foundation will focus its grantmaking on issues that improve health and the healthcare system in three areas: obesity (addressing the rising rate of obesity among U.S. adults and children); racial and ethnic healthcare equity (promoting equity in health and health care for common chronic conditions and infant mortality); and integrated health care (advancing high-quality health care by improving care coordination and communications among healthcare professionals, creating informed and involved patients, and promoting cost-effective, affordable care). Grant applications that address more than one of these areas will receive priority consideration.
Within the three program areas, the foundation will award the following types of grants: research grants to generate new knowledge, making use of either quantitative or qualitative techniques; project grants to test, apply, or disseminate new practices designed to improve health and health care; and policy grants to analyze and promote policies to ensure that programs and practices to improve health and health care can be replicated and disseminated broadly. In addition, the foundation will consider applications for sponsorship of fundraising events such as galas and walks, outreach activities (e.g., health fairs), and other community-based health and wellness initiatives aligned with the foundation’s funding priorities.
Eligible applicants are U.S.-based nonprofit organizations with evidence of IRS 501c3 designation or de facto tax-exempt status. Proposals that are national or regional in scope will be considered.
Regional grant requests may not exceed two years and $150,000 each. National grant requests may not exceed two years and $250,000 each. Sponsorship requests may not exceed one year and $50,000 each, though most are in the $5,000 to $10,000 range. The number and size of grants will depend on the quantity and quality of applications received.
For a request of more than $50,000, applicants must first submit a letter of inquiry using the foundation’s online application system. Full proposals for funding requests of less than $50,000 will be accepted without submission of a letter of inquiry.
Aetna Foundation Health Grants