The Richmond Memorial Health Foundation works to address the social, economic, and structural conditions that contribute to poor health outcomes in the Richmond, Virginia, region.
To advance this mission, the foundation invites proposals from organizations that are aligned with RMHF's mission and are working to increase access to quality behavioral health care and reduce behavioral health disparities among socioeconomically disadvantaged, marginalized, and/or vulnerable populations in the greater Richmond area, including but not limited to people of color, children, LGBTQ individuals, older adults, and immigrants. While social determinants of health such as housing, the built environment, or arts and culture are considered important factors related to behavioral health, they are outside the scope of this call for proposals.
At least 25 percent of RMHF Behavioral Health Care funding will support policy and advocacy efforts.
The foundation will consider proposals focused on program delivery or projects that develop, enhance, expand, and/or continue existing evidence-based practices while incorporating cultural competency awareness and one or more of the following strategies: trauma-informed and/or cultural competent evidence-based care; partnerships and/or community engagement that seeks community/school youth participation in reducing behavioral health care disparities; advocacy and policy work aimed at advancing behavioral health equity and equal access to behavioral health care; projects/programs with identified goals to reduce behavioral healthcare disparities at the community level and/or internal organizational level; methods to address identified gaps and barriers in the delivery of behavioral health services; and behavioral health care outreach, awareness and education, and prevention.
To be eligible, the primary applicant organization must be registered as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a government entity. The foundation invests primarily in Richmond City and the Virginia counties of Chesterfield County, Goochland, Hanover, and Henrico, but is open to considering regional and statewide investments that align with and advance its mission.
See the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.