We are now accepting responses to our Request for Information.
Submissions for LAUNCH Grants are due March 31, 2017
Submissions for GROWTH Grants are due April 10, 2017
The Hellman Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of our 2017 round of Collaborative Change Initiative funding for ambitious cross-sector collaborations in San Francisco and Alameda Counties that are working to solve our toughest community challenges. We believe that now is a critical time to support bold collaborations working to expand fairness and equity for all.
Since 2014, the Hellman Collaborative Change Initiative has awarded close to $3 million to fund collaborations to scale exciting solutions and impact systems, tackling disparities in health, education, and opportunity.
In 2017, we look forward to identifying four additional cross-sector collaborations that are promoting equity in our region and are committed to measurable impact at a broad scale.
Supporting Collaborative Change: Our 2017 LAUNCH Grants and GROWTH Grants
In 2017 we will provide the following grants:
2 LAUNCH Grants will support early stage collaborations to launch new strategies by pilot testing a promising solution or set of solutions. Collaborations that are a good fit for our LAUNCH Grant are those currently in Phase II of the five phases of collaboration illustrated below.
2 GROWTH Grants will invest in proven collaborations to grow momentum and support to begin to scale solutions and make systems changes. Collaborations that are a good fit for our GROWTH Grant are those currently in Phases III and IV of the five phases of collaboration illustrated below:
How to Apply:
For information about eligibility requirements, size and structure of the grants, criteria for the use of grant funds, and instructions for submitting your RFI response, please visit the pages for LAUNCH and GROWTH Grants.
For more guidance about eligibility requirements and grantmaking process, please review our FAQ page. If you have additional questions, please contact Program Officer Allison Domicone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"EatSF never could have happened without money from the Hellman Initiative. Their support was absolutely crucial to getting all the right players to the table—including exciting new sources of funding that have allowed us to rapidly build our vision.” – Hilary Seligman, EatSF
"The Hellman Initiative grant came along during a critical time for our Children’s Oral Health Collaborative. It took the early seed money support from Hellman to help move us from great ideas to real policy change and implementation." – Lisa Chung, CavityFree SF Collaborative