Funding for the Future

We're on the lookout for new ideas and innovative thinking. We want to partner with organizations that approach health issues from a new perspective, but always keep the well-being of Missourians at the heart of their work. Join us in our cause!

Funding Opportunities

Open Funding Opportunities

Technical Assistance for Early Child Care Facilities (Healthy Schools Healthy Communities) - Request for Proposals

We’re seeking a consultant to assist Missouri child care facilities to build upon and expand their efforts to provide healthier environments for children through policy, system, and environmental change. The proposal should outline a specific model that creates healthier environments for early child care, and provide ideas for capacity building and empowerment of child care providers.

The deadline to apply is November 9, 2017.

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Reimagining Approaches to Improve Access to Care: Request for Applications

The Foundation is inviting organizations in the region to reimagine approaches to strengthen the services, systems, and networks that impact vulnerable Missourians’ ability to access health care.

The deadline for the second round of applications is December 3, 2017.

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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.

The Opportunity Fund has a rolling deadline, with applications read as they are received.

Please note: The online application will be unavailable from October 14 through November 5.  Idea submissions not submitted by October 13 will have to be restarted after November 5.

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Important Note on General Support for Advocacy (GSA) Grants in 2017

Started in 2004, the GSA program has provided flexible funding to strengthen health advocacy organizations and ensure grantees are able to respond to health policy issues in a timely and systemic way. Currently, the MFH Board of Directors, Community Advisory Council, and staff are reviewing the Foundation’s approach and strategies to support health advocacy and policy in Missouri.

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Other Support Opportunities


MoCAP is a program to help Missouri-based nonprofits and governmental health organizations submit stronger applications for federal and national funding opportunities.

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Event Sponsorship

Knowing how important community fundraising can be for nonprofits, we offer event sponsorship to select organizations in our region. Support is limited to one event per-organization per-year, and events must fit within our mission. For more information and to begin the application process, please follow the link below to submit your sponsorship application.

For questions regarding event sponsorship, please contact Damon Green at

Submission of a request does not guarantee funding.

Applying for Event Sponsorship

Additional Information

Funding Guidelines: Includes information about eligibility, allowable costs, and so much more.

Grantee Resources: A page full of useful information for both current and prospective grantees.

Applying Online

Our funding opportunities are handled through an online application system. To apply for funding or review progress on an existing grant application, please click below. Other questions and tips for applying online can be found here or by contacting Jenny Minelli at (314) 345-5531 or

Online Application System

Application Contact

Jenny Minelli

Program Assistant

(314) 345-5531