Community Grant Cycle

At RTW Charitable Foundation, we aim to build partnerships with local organizations to advance health equity in New York City. Organizations that seek to address the gaps in care for communities of color, low-income families, recent immigrants, and other underserved populations are invited to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for funding in the 2024 grant cycle. Initiatives can include (but are not limited to) community-based health services, innovative ways to connect community members with no-/low-cost care options and health insurance, initiatives to improve health equity measures within health systems, and action-oriented health equity research.

Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, April 15th

 

Eligibility requirements:

This opportunity is open exclusively to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in New York City. 

Grant size:

Up to $50,000

Selection criteria

  • Organization & Leadership: We aim to work with established, community-based organizations with localized, inclusive, and diverse leadership.

  • Community: RTW Charitable Foundation (RTWCF) is committed to supporting projects that improve the health and wellness of underserved communities across New York City.

  • Mission: The proposed initiative is well-aligned with RTWCF’s values and mission—namely, collaboration, innovation, and filling unmet health-related needs among underserved communities.

  • Project Plan: The project objectives and the plan to achieve them are clear.

  • Roles: The roles and responsibilities are well defined.

  • Impact & Accountability: The expected results are clearly defined and there is a plan for how the partner will measure impact.

  • Sustainability: Applicants convey how they plan to sustain the impact of the project after the grant timeframe.

  • Budget: Each project should have a detailed, itemized budget to specify how grant funds would be used. For this grant cycle, proposals can be up to $50,000. A budget template will be provided to those invited to submit a full application.

What is Health Equity?

According to the CDC, "health equity is the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health."1 At RTW Charitable Foundation, we are committed to supporting organizations that address health disparities in underserved communities so that all New Yorkers can enjoy quality health care and full, healthy lives. The resources below are publicly available through the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services, and other city, state, and national organizations. They are shared here as optional resources and tools that may be useful in considering health equity, social determinants of health, and project design. If there are additional resources you find helpful that you would recommend including, please reach out!

 

Health Equity Resource Bank

These resources are publicly available through the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services, and other city, state, and national organizations. They are shared here as optional resources that may be useful in considering health equity, social determinants of health, and project design.