Health

New York
$500,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The nonprofit advocacy organization, also known as WE ACT, works to improve environmental quality and to secure environmental justice in predominately African American and Latino communities. Through this two-year grant, WE ACT is mobilizing a citywide campaign to improve conditions and code enforcement in public and subsidized housing as part of an effort to foster better health for New York City residents living in substandard apartments and homes.

North Charleston, S.C.
$450,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The financing institution, formerly the Lowcountry Housing Trust, supports the development of vibrant, sustainable communities by providing loans, technical assistance and advocacy for affordable housing, healthy-food retail and community facilities and businesses. This two-year grant enables the loan fund to accelerate and expand its healthy-food financing investments and activities.

Oakland, Calif.
$300,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The national research, communications, capacity-building and advocacy-support organization is working to change land-use planning, urban design and urban food systems in ways that improve the health of low-income and minority communities. Through this grant, PolicyLink is developing a policy agenda and toolkit for integrating health and housing and providing assistance to public and private stakeholders to ensure the effective, equitable implementation of the federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative, which increases urban access to regional healthy-food systems.

Ann Arbor, Mich.
$75,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The association is dedicated to promoting sound community planning that benefits the residents of Michigan. Funding enables MAP to serve as the intermediary for the Michigan Convergence Partnership and to help the coalition reenergize its leadership and membership, define its policy agenda and diversify its funding base. 

New York
$46,500
Grant awarded in 2014

The consulting group offers financial management advice and capacity-building services to nonprofit organizations and foundations. It is using this grant to provide project management support and technical assistance to the Indiana Primary Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association, which are implementing the Strengthen, Transform, Adapt and Replicate initiative to undergird selected community health centers. 

Ann Arbor, Mich.
$500,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The organization partners with other stakeholders to design a food system that upholds the fundamental right to healthy, fresh and sustainably grown food.

Roxbury, Mass.
$150,000
Grant awarded in 2014

As a primary provider of clinical and social services for 14,000 clients, the health center has led a partnership of agencies, academics and community organizations in developing the “Building Vibrant Communities” project. This grant supports the project’s work and expansion of its program model to address high rates of hypertension and depression among residents in Boston public-housing developments, aspart of the Safety-Net Enhancement Initiative, a cohort of eight communities around the country addressing health disparities through multi-sector collaboration.

Ypsilanti, Mich.
$226,357
Grant awarded in 2014

Serving 348,000 residents in southeastern Michigan, the agency has piloted its Prescription for Health program in four Ypsilanti health clinics to provide low-income clients with nutrition instructions and “tokens” for purchasing fresh produce at a local farmers market. This two-year grant is being used to finalize, evaluate and advance the program model and enhance its sustainability.

Detroit
$150,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The community-health collaborative works to improve services for medically underserved populations by coordinating the efforts of local health systems, public health agencies, community-health centers and grassroots organizations.