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

Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure Through Innovation: Request for Applications

Organizations in our service region are invited to apply for funds to implement innovative projects aimed at strengthening public health infrastructure and supporting ideas that foster learning. We are seeking projects that are different or modified from what has been tried before, to transform the way public health services are delivered in Missouri.

The deadline to apply is August 17, 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.

There are two deadlines for applications, one on June 30, 2017, and a second in the fall of 2017.

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Dr. Corinne Walentik Leadership in Health Award 2017

This award was established to honor Dr. Walentik’s service to both MFH and her work on behalf of vulnerable residents, especially children in the MFH service area. It will be presented to a leader in Missouri health care who exemplifies the passion, dedication, and energy that Dr. Walentik brought to her work. Now accepting nominations!

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Request for Letters of Interest: Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative in Missouri's Bootheel

This opportunity is available to groups interested in working within a partnership to implement programs or services that work towards short-term outcomes related to infant mortality reduction efforts. Open to organizations serving women, infants, and families in the Bootheel (Stoddard, Scott, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, or Mississippi County).

Letters will be read as they are received, with a final deadline of July 28, 2017, at 4 p.m. CT

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Request for Letters of Interest: Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative in St. Louis

This opportunity is available to groups interested in working within a partnership to implement programs or services that work towards short-term outcomes related to infant mortality reduction efforts. Open to organizations serving women, infants, and families in St. Louis.

Letters will be read as they are received, with a final deadline of July 28, 2017, at 4 p.m. CT

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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.

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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

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 dgreen@mffh.org.

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 jminelli@mffh.org.

Online Application System

Application Contact

Jenny Minelli

Program Assistant

(314) 345-5531

jminelli@mffh.org