The Aetna Foundation’s 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program is now open. This will be the Foundation’s only open RFP this year. They expect to award up to $2 million in grants to organizations that increase opportunities for low-income, minority communities to make healthy choices in the places they live, work, learn, and play. Grant requests can range between $50,000 and $100,000 for projects that span 18 to 24 months. Aetna seeks partners whose work addresses pressing issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors.
This will be a highly competitive funding opportunity structured in two stages. Stage 1 involves a short application. All eligible organizations are invited to submit an online Stage 1 application by April 14, 2017 at 3PM ET. Upon reviewing all Stage 1 applications, a smaller group of applicants will be invited to submit a full application for Stage 2.