Opportunity Fund

We believe that the best strategies to address community health issues often come directly from our communities. Through our Opportunity Fund we’re offering the chance for visionary thinkers to tell us their best ideas with the hope of making them a reality. We aim to foster generative conversations — encouraging community members to share their hopes for a healthier region, while providing guidance and making connections that can help bring their ideas to life.

Opportunity Fund

Through the Opportunity Fund, we seek to identify and support innovative ideas and approaches that provide solutions for problems affecting the health and well-being of individuals and communities most in need. Our goal is to be a resource for the region and a catalyst for change, so we work to partner with organizations and individuals to address specific health topics and other factors that, at best, improve outcomes and at worst, prevent them from deteriorating further.

What kind of ideas are we looking for?

We are looking for ideas that align with our mission and core values, and aim to create meaningful, sustainable change on significant health issues. For us, health will be defined broadly and may include addressing underlying factors that help or hinder health and well-being. We are open to experimentation and testing promising ideas. Applicants are encouraged to consider if their concepts:

  • Improve the health and well-being of communities most in need
  • Test different approaches to address community health issues
  • Expand upon promising/best practices to new regions, audiences, etc.

Most importantly, we want to support ideas that will be collaborative in nature, sustainable, and significant enough to have a real impact.

The Opportunity Fund enables us to listen and respond quickly to emerging issues. We want to make submitting an idea as easy as possible, and we want to help you think about your concept. You are highly encouraged to have a preliminary conversation with us before you begin the full submission process.

Ready to get started?

Review our Opportunity Fund FAQ

Contact our staff and we can help develop your idea

Already reached out to our staff and know what you want to submit?

Click here to begin the submission process

Questions? Contact:

Jenny Minelli

Program Assistant

(314) 345-5531

jminelli@mffh.org