Breaking the Cycle of Poverty – Promoting Health Equity and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

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For over two decades, CareOregon Community Giving has worked to improve access to health care and other resources for both CareOregon members and non-members. In the past two years alone, we’ve invested more than $20 million into Oregon communities through grants, sponsorships, improvements in provider capacity and social services.

Our charge is not just treating sick people, but keeping them healthier in the first place. That’s why we make strategic investments in programs that improve health outcomes for entire communities by addressing things like preventive care, food security, education, housing and more.

We firmly believe in the power of trickle up. When we make one child or one family healthier, we all become stronger. It’s something we call the CareOregon Effect.

CareOregon will have two grant rounds in 2019 – Spring and Fall. Timeline information is below.

See a list of our latest grant recipients here.

Eligibility

CareOregon will consider grant requests for programming based in its current service areas of Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Columbia, Clatstop, Tillamook and Jackson Counties in Oregon.

In 2019, CareOregon will prioritize requests from grantees that have received community grant funding in the past  three years (since 2016). Any tax-exempt organization is eligible and welcome to apply, but if your organization has not received funding since 2016 you are strongly encouraged to reach out to the grant program manager prior to your submission.

Grant types

Adaptive Fund - Event Sponsorships & General Grant Requests

CareOregon’s Adaptive Fund will accept requests at any time in 2019 and provides support to community partners to recognize both the importance of partnership and the need to build capacity. Adaptive fund grant support will focus on funding support to:

  • Culturally specific organizations, including disability and LGBTQ+ focused organizations
  • Organizations and programming increasing health equity, particularly within CareOregon’s membership, and
  • Programming and/or policy addressing the social determinants of health, with a focus on food security and behavioral health.

Event sponsorship requests will also be accepted and prioritized to provide support for community facing events engaging the Medicaid and Medicare populations. Organizations seeking support for multiple events during the year should submit one request detailing the different events and support requested.

Adaptive Fund proposals do not have a dollar limit, but resources are limited. Organizations seeking funding at levels greater than $10,000 are strongly encouraged to reach out to CareOregon’s grant program manager to discuss their request prior to submission.

Development Investments – Housing Supportive Services and Children’s Social Emotional Learning

Spring and Fall Development Investments will prioritize grant support for housing supportive services and children’s social emotional learning, particularly services designed to address children’s trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Spring and Fall Development Investment requests will be limited to $50,000.

Timelines & how to apply

Adaptive Fund – Event Sponsorship Requests & General Grant Proposals

CareOregon will accept Adaptive Fund requests at any time during 2019. Please email your request, along with any attachments, to communitygivinggrants@careoregon.org.

Please include at a minimum your organization name and mission, the amount of your request and how the funding is intended to be used. For event requests, please include your print or sponsor deadline if you have one.

Spring Development Investments – Housing Supportive Services and ACEs

Applicant Info Sessions: Thursday, April 4 (1pm – 2pm) or Friday, April 5 (11am – noon)
Please email communitygivinggrants@careoregon.org now to hold your spot. A phone line will be available.
Read Only Application Posted: Monday, April 1, 2019
Application Open Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
Application Close Date: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:59pm
Announcement of Funded Organizations: Week of June 10, 2019

Fall Development Investments – Housing Supportive Services and ACEs

Applicant Info Sessions: Thursday, September 5 (1pm – 2pm) or Friday, September 6 (11am – noon)
Please email communitygivinggrants@careoregon.org in August to hold your spot. A phone line will be available.
Read Only Application Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019
Application Start Date: Monday, September 9, 2019
Application End Date: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:59pm
Announcement of Funded Organizations: Week of November 11, 2019

The Fall 2019 development investment grant round has closed. Please check back in 2020 for updated development investment grant information. Adaptive fund requests will continue to be accepted through October 31, 2019

Contact

Please direct all questions to CareOregon’s grant program manager at communitygivinggrants@careoregon.org or call 503-416-3913.

Who can apply

CareOregon will consider Development Investment and Adaptive Fund requests from tax exempt organizations with programs or services within Oregon. We prioritize requests from areas where we have members – Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook and Jackson Counties.

In 2018, requests from organizations for programs or services having the greatest impact on Housing (Spring 2018) and ACEs (Fall 2018) will be prioritized.

In addition to Development Investments focused on priority areas, CareOregon will focus Adaptive Fund requests on support to culturally specific organizations, organizations and programming increasing health equity, and programming addressing the social determinants of health.

How to apply

Development Investments

Development Investments in Fall 2018 will be focused on programming having the greatest impact on issues related to preventing, identifying and responding to children's trauma (ACEs). Specifically, CareOregon will prioritize support to programming designed to increase the provision of culturally specific and trauma informed services and programming especially in education, social services and healthcare.

Development Investment grants are closed for 2018.
Please check back in early 2019 for information on CareOregon’s 2019 grant priorities. 

Adaptive Fund

CareOregon will accept Adaptive Fund requests on an ongoing basis. Our goal is to provide rapid support to aligned programs and organizations. CareOregon will focus Adaptive Fund requests on support to culturally specific organizations, organizations and programming increasing health equity, and programming addressing the social determinants of health. Sponsorship requests for events will also be accepted and prioritized to provide support for community facing events engaging the Medicaid and Medicare populations.

Click here to apply for the Adaptive Fund: Apply via ZoomGrants™

Requests to the Adaptive Fund may be made at any time during 2018. Requests will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and applicants contacted within 1 month.

Organizations are eligible to receive support through both Development Investments and the Adaptive Fund during 2018.

2018 Community Benefit Program Timelines

Spring 2018

Development Investments Learning Cohort: Housing Development Investments in Spring 2018 will be prioritized to have the greatest impact on increasing support for Medicaid patients discharging from hospitals or institutions into homelessness or individuals with chronic health conditions.

Funding priorities released: January 2018
Submission start date for Spring 2018 funding round: Friday, March 30
Deadline to submit applications for Spring 2018 Development Investments: Monday, April 23
Announcement of funded organizations: Week of June 4
Development Investment requests submitted prior to Friday, March 30 will not be considered.

Fall 2018

Development Investments Learning Cohort: Adverse Childhood Events (Development Investment requests that have the greatest impact on issues related to preventing, identifying and responding to children’s trauma (ACEs) will be prioritized.)

Funding priorities released: January 2018
Submission start date for Fall 2018 funding round: Friday, September 7
Deadline to submit applications for Fall 2018 Development Investments: Monday, October 1
Announcement of funded organizations: Week of November 12
Development Investment requests for Fall 2018 submitted prior to Friday, September 7 will not be considered.

Submission of requests

Please note timelines for requests above.

All 2018 investment and adaptive fund applications should be submitted via ZoomGrants at the links provided above. For additional information please email CommunityBenefitGrants@careoregon.org or contact:

Shawn DeCarlo
Shared Learning and Grant Evaluation Program Manager
CareOregon
315 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Ph: 503-416-3913