Primary Care Grants

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Primary care grants represent one of the largest percentages of grant giving in the United States. The federal government, state, county, and city governments, as well as private and corporate foundations all award primary care grants for basic health care services to low-income, uninsured people.

Some of the largest foundations that give primary 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. The largest percentage of primary care grants for health care services 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 primary care grants unless they are conducting research or creating jobs.

USGG has extensive experience in the arena of primary care grants. Its founder and lead instructor, Beverly Santicola, has a track record of success in writing primary care grants for the prevention of breast cancer, diabetes, and other life threatening diseases. With an average of one million dollars in grant awards each year, Santicola has authored primary care grants to:

  • Create a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)

  • Expand and enhance a Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Program

  • Provide breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatment for 10,000 women

  • Provide primary health care services to medically underserved Asian Americans

  • Provide health care education and outreach to culturally diverse populations

  • Build and renovate primary health care facilities

  • Staff primary health care organizations

In her grant writing workshops, Santicola shares the secrets to her success and provides students with samples of many of her award-winning primary care grant proposals. Each participant that attends a USGG workshop receives a list of 115 places to research grants, including primary care grants. Past workshop participants have included individuals from hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers for children with special needs, home health care agencies, health care organizations, public health departments, state agencies, emergency medical service organizations, mental health agencies and FQHCs.

Representatives from organizations such as the University of Texas, Gateway Community Health Center, Mercy Medical Flight, First United Methodist Church, Head Start, San Juan Nursing Home, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Cancer Society, Texas Department of Public Safety, Valley AIDS Council, Christus, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society who attended USGG workshops have all written glowing evaluations for the training received toward writing better primary care grant proposals.

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