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Grants to Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Iowa Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools to Advance the Health of Local Communities

Healthcare Workforce Development

GrantWatch ID# 179968
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Telligen Community Initiative (TCI)
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Geographic Focus
USA: ColoradoIllinoisIowaOklahoma

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/03/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $75,000 to Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Iowa nonprofit organizations, agencies, and schools for activities that advance the health of local communities. Funding is intended to support the development of programs and the implementation of strategies in the area of healthcare workforce development.

Telligen Community Initiative has a commitment to the health of its communities. Telligen wants to fund programs and nonprofits that address social determinants that impact health and enhance equity, that are making healthcare education more accessible, and that are fostering innovation.

TCI believes the challenges of healthcare workforce shortages and an aging population (healthcare workforce and general public) will require progressive and a fundamental reshaping of the way in which patient care is delivered, especially for primary care. These challenges have been compounded by the global pandemic. TCI envisions change in the point of care and the roles of the interdisciplinary direct care team being factored into the needs of the future healthcare workforce. This is a multi-faceted issue. As such, TCI is interested in supporting a myriad of solutions and approaches with its philanthropy. The following represent methods TCI could envision supporting with its philanthropic resources:

  • Skilled and inclusive healthcare workforce: 
  • Career Laddering
  • Practice and Policy Development
  • Interdisciplinary Education
  • Para-Professional Development
  • First Generation Learners / Student Assistant Programming
  • Youth Career Exploration / STEM
  • Community Health Workers, Health Navigators or Apprenticeships
  • Telehealth / Distance Learning / Rural Access
  • Health Career Degree and Accreditation Planning
  • New Healthcare Workforce Model
  • Health Workforce Resiliency

For more information on the categories above, see


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
To request a grant, your organization must be a recognized as a federally tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, an accredited school, or a public/ governmental agency located in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, or Oklahoma.

Note: a public agency is an organization established and primarily funded by a unit of government. Examples could include a public school, public library, local public health department, or state governmental agency.

Telligen Community Initiative grants are typically not available to or for the following:
- Organizational indirect costs
- Religious or sectarian organizations for religious purposes
- Capital campaigns
- Organizations that practice discrimination by race, color, creed, sex, age, religion or national origin
- Deficit reduction or retirement of debt
- General endowments
- Real estate/land acquisitions
- Political projects
- Vehicles
- Athletics or athletic events
- Grants to individuals
- Fundraising events (sponsorships)
- For projects that the sole purpose is redistributing the awarded funds

Note that TCI does not fund organizations with a pending 501(c)(3) status.

Pre-Application Information
- Proposal due date to TCI (portal completion): March 3, 2023
- Grant period begins/funding received: July 1, 2023

Not only is contact with TCI staff acceptable, but it is also strongly encouraged. This could take the form of a face-to-face (virtual) meeting, phone meeting, email conversation, review of a draft proposal, or other desired assistance in helping you or your coalition consider an application. Making contact is not a requirement and your proposal will not be advantaged or hurt in the scoring process for having a pre-submission discussion (or not).

Please feel free to contact TCI staff and share a draft version of your application prior to submission for a discussion or review.

How to Apply:

Estimated Size of Grant
$75,000 per grant request ceiling

Term of Contract
Grants are for a single year at a time.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Telligen Community Initiative
Matt McGarvey, Executive Director

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