Health care grants, along with education grants, represent the largest percentage of grant giving in the United States. The federal government, state, county and city governments, as well as private and corporate foundations all award health care grants. Some of the largest foundations that give 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 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 health care grants unless they are conducting research or creating jobs.
USGG has extensive experience in the arena of health care grants. Its founder and lead instructor, Beverly Santicola, has a track record of success in writing health 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 health 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 health care facilities
• Staff 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 health care grant proposals. Each participant that attends a USGG Win More Grants Certificate Course workshop or Grant Writing as a Career Certificate Online Course receives a list of 115 places to research potential prospects for health care grants in their geographic area.
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 they received.