The Vermont Community Foundation and Vermont Department of Health Announce Second Round of Health Equity Grants

The Vermont Community Foundation and the Vermont Department of Health have announced that Track Two, the second round of the recently announced Health Equity grant program, is now open.

The Health Equity grant program is for community-based organizations that are working to address health disparities in Vermont. Track Two is designed primarily for organizations building internal capacity. Organizations applying for Track Two can request different kinds of technical assistance that will strengthen their organization and/or communities.

The first deadline for Track Two is 11:59 p.m. ET on July 8, 2022. Additional applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 31, 2022, as available funding permits. We encourage organizations to apply by July 8, 2022.

Helpful information, including how to apply and how to sign up for a virtual Question and Answer session on June 15th, 2022, is located at vermontcf.org/health-equity.

If you have programmatic questions, or if you request accommodations to fill out the application and/or translation into another language, please contact Al Belluche at [email protected] or 802-388-3355 ext. 247.

Learn More & Apply

Grant Details:

The Health Equity Capacity Building grants will support organizations doing current work and/or looking to build additional capacity for future work to address persistent health disparities and inequities. The scope of available funding aligns with the following CDC grant goals:

  • Build community capacity to reach disproportionately affected populations with effective culturally and linguistically tailored programs and practices
  • Build and implement partnerships to align public health, healthcare, housing, transportation, and social service actions to decrease risk for COVID-19
  • Build community capacity with partners (e.g., community health workers, churches, transportation providers, social workers) to reach disproportionately affected populations with effective culturally and linguistically tailored programs and practices for testing, contact tracing, isolating, vaccination, and healthcare strategies
  • Establish collaborations to disseminate scientifically accurate, culturally, and linguistically responsive information and facilitate access to health-related services

Tracks:

  • Track One Funding (programming): The minimum level of funding per organization will be $25,000. The average grant funding per organization will be $150,000. This track is for nonprofit organizations with existing infrastructure to manage state and federal grants.
  • Track Two Technical Assistance: Track Two is designed primarily for organizations building internal capacity. Organizations applying for Track Two can request different kinds of technical assistance including but not limited to:
    • Finance management and accounting
    • Obligations of subrecipients, and necessary administrative capacity
    • Organizational/strategic planning
    • Grant writing
  • For full grant details please review the Request for Proposal (RFP) here.
  • View the program FAQ sheet here for additional information.

Deadlines:

The first deadline for TRACK ONE applications is midnight on May 1, 2022. Applications must be received by this time to be considered in the first cohort. We expect applicants in the first cohort to be notified of grant decisions in early June. Additional applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 31, 2022, as available funding permits. This is a recent change as of June 1, 2022. 

Applications for Track Two will open on June 1, 2022. The first deadline for Track Two is midnight on July 8, 2022. We expect applicants in the first cohort to be notified of grant decisions in early August. Additional applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 31, 2022, as available funding permits. 


The Vermont Community Foundation inspires giving and brings people and resources together to make a difference in Vermont. A family of hundreds of funds and foundations, we provide the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise that make it easy for the people who care about Vermont to find and fund the causes they love.

The heart of the Community Foundation’s work is closing the opportunity gap—the divide that leaves too many Vermonters struggling to get ahead, no matter how hard they work. We are aligning our time, energy, and discretionary resources on efforts that provide access to early care and learning, pathways to college and career training, support for youth and families, and community and economic vitality. We envision Vermont at its best—where everyone has the opportunity to build a bright, secure future. Visit vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355 for more information.