Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation: Grants for Public Health

OVERVIEW: The Langeloth Foundation supports organizations that take a public health approach to ending the cycle of violence at the community level.

IP TAKE: Langeloth favors collaboration among agencies and communities. Grantseekers that don’t take such an approach are unlikely to gain Langeloth’s funding attentions.

PROFILE: The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation takes a broad-based approach to its public health grantmaking with the purpose of backing organizations that operate “effective and creative programs, practices and policies related to healing from illness, accident, physical, social or emotional trauma.”  The foundation is particularly interested in improving the health of underserved and marginalized populations by tearing down the barriers that prevent them from receiving adequate healthcare, such as lack of insurance, homelessness and lack of access to healthcare services.

Langeloth views violence as a “terrible burden” for local communities and their citizens. According to the foundation, not only does it result in huge monetary costs, but it also reduces the quality of life for people who live in violent neighborhoods. Langeloth’s Chronic Violence and Community Health program awards grants to groups that work to “end the cycle of violence at the community level” through a public health approach.

As far as the grantmaking priorities of the program are concerned, Langeloth favors groups that collaborate to advance policies that address neighborhood and community violence.

Grants typically range from around $100,000 to $350,000. Past grants have supported a variety of programs, including gun safety and programs to help young men of color who have been impacted by violence or trauma. Learn more about the types of organizations Langeloth supports on its Active Grants webpage. It is focused primarily on New York state, but welcomes proposals that "hold promise of national impact or extensive replication."

The Langeloth Foundation has two annual grant cycles, in the fall and spring. Grantseeekers must complete a registration form by the deadlines stated on the foundation’s website. The foundation limits its support to a maximum of three years in most cases.

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