The federal government, state, county and city governments, as well as private and corporate foundations all award child health care grants. When searching the Internet for child health care grants search for “health care grants” or “children/youth services grants.” These key phrases will produce more results than “child health care grants.” One of the best sources to learn about federal child health care grants is the federal grants website Grants.gov. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the managing partner for the Grants.gov Program, an E-Government initiative focused on improving access to government services via the Internet. There are 26 federal grant-making agencies with numerous opportunities for child health care grants. Applications to apply for child health care grants are often available online.
State government agencies, such as the Department of Health and Human Services, also award child health care grants. Go to your official state website and look for “funding opportunities.” If there is no such link, then go to specific agencies within your state government to see what grant opportunities might be available.
The Foundation Directory Online provides access to a vast database of private and corporate foundations for a small monthly fee. Enter your state into the geographic focus search field to retrieve all U.S. foundations that make grants in your state and enter “health care” and “children/youth services in the field of interest to retrieve all U.S. foundations that give child health care grants. Additional research is required to narrow the possibilities to the most appropriate funding prospects.
Some of the largest foundations that give child health care grants include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Starr Foundation, W.K Kellogg Foundation, California Endowment, Open Society Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, New York Community Trust and the Kresge Foundation. Total giving by these foundations is more than three billion dollars, with the Gates Foundation taking the lead at $1,182,826,639 and the rest giving between one and four million. The largest percentage of child health care grants are awarded to non-profit organizations, health care agencies, colleges and universities, local government agencies, tribal institutions, and schools. For profit organizations are generally not eligible for child health care grants unless they are conducting research. USGG offers a list of 115 places to research grants to all those that sign up for its newsletter or join our Technology Grants Community.