Annie E. Casey Foundation: Grants for Public Health

OVERVIEW: The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s public health related grants are dedicated to groups working to advance child welfare, promote family financial stability, and improve outcomes for young people involved with the justice system.

IP TAKE: Casey heavily discourages unsolicited applications, claiming that most of its grant money goes to multi-year commitments and to organizations with which it already has a relationship. But the numbers tell a different story, so don't be afraid to get in touch if you think your cause is up the foundation's alley.

PROFILE: At the heart of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s grantmaking is its commitment to helping children at risk of “poor educational, economic, social, and health outcomes.” Casey supports groups assisting at-risk children and their families develop pathways to positively affect their lives. The foundation currently has numerous funding initiatives, including Child Welfare and Economic Opportunity.

Foundation-wide, Casey looks to support organizations that can demonstrate long-term strategies and solutions. To those ends, the foundation invests in groups that offer direct services to vulnerable children and their families, as well as those that advocate for nationwide policy changes pertinent to its areas of grantmaking interest.

Most grants fall in the $50,000 to $250,000 area. Casey has partnered with Foundation Center to share more information about the types of organizations receiving grant support. Visit Foundation Maps to obtain detailed information on Casey Foundation grantees.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation does not “seek, accept or fund” unsolicited applications, explaining that its focus on multi-year commitments limits its ability to invest in new grantees.

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