MAXIMUS Foundation: Grants for Public Health

OVERVIEW: The MAXIMUS Foundation focuses its public health related grants on access to healthcare in low-income, disadvantaged and marginalized communities.  

IP TAKE: This corporate funder awards grants for a period of one year, but not multi-year grants. The foundation’s awards support general operating costs, specific projects and programs.

PROFILE: MAXIMUS is a U.S. based company providing health and human services programs around the world by collaborating with state, federal and local governments. The board of directors established the MAXIMUS Foundation in 2000 with a “[c]ommitment in helping disadvantaged populations and underserved communities.” The foundation seeks organizations that “[p]romote personal growth and self-sufficiency through improved health, augmented child and family development and community development.” Current grantmaking programs include Youth and Children Development, Community Development and Health Care.

The foundation’s Health Care program focuses on promoting “[a]ccess and services to low-income individuals and families.” According to the foundation’s website, this includes but is not limited to physical and developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS prevention care and chronic care. Its Youth and Children Development also awards grants to public health organizations, often focusing on child hunger and nutrition services.

MAXIMUS Foundation grants are modest, often ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Public health organizations receiving past support from MAXIMUS include Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, which received funding for its work providing access to nutritious food in the Bloomington, Indiana area; and Mobile Medical Care, which received a grant to support its work serving as a primary care medical home to low-income adults. To learn more about the types of organizations the foundation supports, examine its grants recipients page.

The MAXIMUS Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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