The Foundation believes in the value of everyday people being informed and becoming part of organized initiatives to achieve effective health care policy. We use grants to broadly educate targeted audiences on timely issues in access, quality and affordability of health care, and to stimulate resident activism and advocacy in Connecticut.
Our grants are typically in the range of $2,500 to $10,000.
Here are a few examples of the kind of work we’ve supported:
- $5,000 to the Hispanic Health Council in Hartford to document stories from clients and staff on their experience with health care costs, and contribute them to a story bank
- $7,500 to Christian Community Action in New Haven to ensure that the health care experience of previously homeless families would be heard by policymakers considering ways to ensure coverage for the uninsured
- $10,000 to Connecticut Mirror to support quality journalism on key issues in health care
We prefer to invite organizations to apply for grant funds rather than receive unsolicited applications. However, we are open to learning about new organizations and ideas, so we will gladly accept a one-page inquiry letter describing your idea, which you can submit to Rose Ferraro at rferraro(at)universalhealthct.org. This will not be considered a proposal unless staff subsequently invites you to apply.
In 2018 the Foundation’s board of directors will approve grant requests on June 28 and September 27. Check our website for updates on opportunities to apply.
2016/17 Grantee Partners
Connecticut Parent Power
Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans
Connecticut Health Investigative Team
Connecticut Citizen Research Group
Connecticut Community Care, Inc
Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition
United Action Connecticut, Inc
The Conference of Churches
Hispanic Health Council
Connecticut State Employees Association SEIU Local 2001
Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc