Vitalyst Health Foundation Invites Applications for System Change Grants

The Vitalyst Health Foundation works to connect, support, and inform efforts to improve the health of individuals and communities in Arizona by making systems more effective, equitable, and sustainable. 

To help advance this mission, the foundation invites applications for its System Change Grants. Through the program, grants of up to $175,000 will be awarded to catalyze collaborations aimed at transforming health care in Arizona through changes to policies and practices. Systems Change Grants are designed to address one or more of the following: increase community capacity to identify and address issues affecting community health and well-being; strategically leverage infrastructure, systems design, and policies to improve health where Arizonans live, learn, work, pray, and play; improve the environmental, social, behavioral and health infrastructure conditions that impact determinants of health and enable Arizonans to be healthy and resilient; and create a sustainable solution to the problem being addressed that endures after the term of the grant funding.

The work should utilize a health equity lens to address one or more foundation-designated Elements of a Healthy Community, which include access to health care and coverage; economic opportunity; affordable quality housing; educational opportunity; community safety; environmental quality; food access; social and cultural cohesion; healthy community design; social justice; parks and recreational opportunities; and transportation options.

To be eligible, applicants must be an Arizona-based nonprofit serving Arizona residents working with at least one other organization/group as a partner.

Letters of Intent are due October 30. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by January 22, 2021.

See the Vitalyst Health Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and to register for the informational meetings.

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Deadline: December 15, 2020