bi3 seeking proposals from community organizations to build capacity and infrastructure and support better health outcomes
bi3, Bethesda Inc.’s grants initiative to transform health, announced today it is seeking funding proposals from area nonprofit organizations for investments in technology, tools and training that will help them adapt to a virtual environment and increase community access to health and social services.
Since 2010, bi3 has awarded more than $49 million in grants to TriHealth and community-based organizations to fund innovative ideas to transform health and healthcare. Now, it will award up to $1 million in total grants, with the average grant award expected to be $50,000 per organization.
“Through bi3’s participation in the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, we saw numerous requests from nonprofits for technical support as a result of pandemic restrictions,” said Jill Miller, President of Bethesda Inc. “bi3 is focused on achieving health equity. While normally our strategy is funding initiatives that fuel long-term systems and culture change, we recognize that in light of the pandemic, we need to pivot to assist our nonprofit community and ensure ALL citizens have access to the supports they need, today.”
bi3 is seeking funding requests from community organizations that address either health needs or social needs that can impact health outcomes. These grants will provide a one-time investment for nonprofits to build the capacity and infrastructure to provide virtual services amidst pandemic restrictions and beyond by helping them to acquire the tools, education and technology to strengthen operations and be better positioned for the future. Funding should address immediate needs and position the organization to sustain any ongoing costs through existing revenue sources. bi3 prioritizes support for organizations that apply an equity lens to their work.
bi3 has created an expedited process to ensure resources are deployed quickly to meet community need. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. EST on September 30, 2020. Applicants will receive a response on or before October 16, 2020.
For more details or to apply, see our full Request for Proposals.