Health Care



AREA (Academic Research Enhancement Award) --  support individual research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty, and involving their undergraduate students, who are located in health professional schools and other academic components that have not been major recipients of NIH research grant funds.

American Dietetic Association Foundation -- Nutritional Research  -- funds new and existing programs of the National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics, scholarships and awards, education and research projects, and ADA strategic initiatives that promote optimal nutrition health and well being of the public.

American Nurses Foundation (ANF) -- Awards grants for nursing research conducted by registered  nurses who are either beginning nurse researchers or experienced nurse researchers entering a new field of investigation.

Allen Foundation -- Makes grants in the field of Human Nutrition and funds relevant nutritional research anywhere in the world.

Bureau of Health Professions -- support for health professions workforce enhancement and educational infrastructure development with respect to workforce quality, supply, diversity, and distribution.

Caterpillar Foundation has distributed more than $100 million to various organizations in the fields of education, health & human service, civic & community activities, and culture & art.

Common Wealth Fund -- four national program areas are improving
health care services, bettering the health of minority Americans, advancing the well-being of elderly people, and developing the capacities of children and young people

Department of Health and Human Service Agencies are currently posting funding opportunity information on their Internet sites.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
HHS's Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS)

GrantsNet -- Funding opportunities for training in the biological and medical sciences.

Health Resources Online -- This new online bookstore pulls together books, directories, special reports and healthcare management newsletters into one convenient online location.   In addition to healthcare development professionals, it targets healthcare industry executives from such fields as hospice and adult day, to wellness and managed care.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute -- committed to strengthening science education at all levels—from kindergarten through postgraduate training.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- is a leadership development program for nurses in senior executive roles in health services, public health, and nursing education who aspire
to help lead and shape the US health care system of the future. The three-year fellowships are designed for Fellows to remain in their current positions, and are intended to offer participating nurses
the experiences, insights, competencies, and skills necessary to achieve or advance in executive leadership positions in a health care system undergoing unprecedented change.

W. M. Keck Foundation   -- Foundation's grantmaking is focused primarily on the areas of medical research, science, and engineering.

Kellogg Foundation  supports the improvement of the health of people in communities through increased access to integrated, comprehensive health care systems that are organized around public health, prevention, and primary health care, and that are guided, managed, and staffed by a broad range of appropriately prepared personnel.

James S. McDonnell Foundation --  interests are in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, with over 90% of its annual grant awards supporting basic and applied research. Support for research is provided through foundation-initiated programs only.

National Association of  Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP) supports nursing research efforts that contribute to the improvement of the  quality of life for children and their families.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) The mission of  NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding each of these elements and how they interrelate. The NIEHS achieves its mission through multidisciplinary biomedical research programs, prevention and intervention efforts, and communication strategies that encompass training, education, technology transfer, and community outreach.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society -- dedicated to ending the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.

Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation -- Research and development foundation of rehabilitation nursing. The foundation is dedicated to advancing rehabilitation nursing practice by disseminating information to improve rehabilitation for people with disability or chronic illness.

RGK Foundation is accepting grant applications for innovative projects in community affairs, education, and medicine. Grants in these areas include support for research and conferences as well as support for programs that promote academic excellence in institutions of higher learning; programs that raise literacy levels; programs that attract minority and female students into the fields of math, science, and technology; and programs that promote the health and well-being of

Turner Foundation - Worldwide development of policies and practices that reduce population growth by addressing the relationships between population
growth, global resources, status of women and girls, and access to family planning, reproductive health services and environmental sustainability.

Links to Non-Government Funded Sources

Alzheimer's Association
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association Home Page
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Arthritis Foundation
The Charles Dana Foundation
International Union Against Cancer
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Homepage
The Whitaker Foundation Homepage