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Health Equity Fund calls for applications to support local nonprofits, racially equitable Louisville Metro


The Louisville Health Equity Fund has announced the 2019 call for applications. The fund supports local nonprofits led by people of color who are working to build a racially equitable Louisville Metro.

The $160,000 Health Equity Fund anticipates awarding $20,000 to up to four grantees in 2019 with a second $20,000 grant in 2020.

Funds to support this grant opportunity are provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Community Foundation of Louisville, The Humana Foundation, Metro United Way, and Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence.

Eligible nonprofits are encouraged to apply at louisvilleky.gov. Applications open March 11 and will close April 22. Applicants will be notified in late June of their application status.

An information session will be held on March 20 from 3 p.m.–4 p.m. at Chef Space, 1812 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Eligibility

• 501c3 nonprofit organizations, or charitable projects fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 nonprofit organization in good standing.

• Have people of color as a majority of organizational leadership (Board, Executive Director or equivalent, and supervisory staff).

• Demonstrate significant advancement (or has great potential to significantly advance) health equity.

• Annual budget of less than $250,000 and/or compelling evidence that its work is informed by and connected to the communities they are serving.

• Demonstrate how the funding will allow the organization to better address obstacles to health equity.

From Louisville Health Equity Fund


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