This funding opportunity seeks proposals primed to impact health equity moving forward. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.
We want to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders—anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health and improve health equity and wellbeing for generations to come. The changes we seek require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization, or sector.
Preference will be given to applicants that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III-supporting organizations. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Submissions from teams that include both U.S. and international members are eligible, but the lead applicant must be based in the United States.
Applications will be evaluated based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:
Beginning February 1, 2024, proposals will be accepted throughout the year on a rolling admission. All applications will be reviewed. We strive to get back to all applicants as quickly as possible. Depending on the volume of proposals received, applicants can expect to receive a response as early as one month and no later than six months as to whether their application has been accepted for further consideration or turned down.
Please note that from time to time, we may temporarily suspend receipt of new proposals to this solicitation in order to refresh our focus areas.