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Telligen Community Initiative (TCI) Grant

Grants to Colorado and Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies to Advance
the Health of Residents and to Address COVID-19 Related Needs

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Foundation / Corporation

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Telligen Community Initiative (TCI)

Deadline Date:

06/15/21 - for Colorado or Illinois-based applications


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Colorado and Illinois nonprofit organizations, schools, and agencies for programs that advance the health of all residents and to address needs related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Funding is intended to support program priorities including innovations in health, social determinants of health, and healthcare workforce development.

Telligen Community Initiative has a commitment to the health of local communities. TCI wants to fund programs and nonprofits that address social determinants that impact health and enhance equity, that are making healthcare education more accessible, and that are fostering innovation.

Funding Priorities:

  • Social Determinants of Health/Health Equity
    • Coordination Care
    • Housing/Health Intersection
    • COVID-19 Response to Food Insecurity
  • Health Innovation
    • Telehealth/data for health intervention
    • Innovative Care Management
    • COVID-19 response to nonprofit organizational capacity
  • Healthcare Workforce Development
    • Para-professional development
    • Youth health career exploration/student assistance
    • COVID-19 response to health workforce

For additional details on Funding Priorities, see

TCI continues to believe in multiple funding mechanisms that try to meet applicants where they are in their work and evolution. For more information, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179968

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applications from all four (4) states will function with a per grant request maximum of $50,000.

Term of Contract:

All current TCI grants are for periods of one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To request a grant, your organization must be a recognized as a federally tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, an accredited school, or a public/ governmental agency located in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa or Oklahoma. Note: a public agency is an organization established and primarily funded by a unit of government. Examples could include a public school, public library, local public health department or state governmental agency. Note that TCI does not fund organizations with a pending 501(c)(3) status.

TCI funding encompasses support within Iowa, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Colorado.

Pre-Application Information:

Iowa or Oklahoma-based applications:
- Proposal due date to TCI (portal completion): March 1, 2021
- Grant period begins/funding received: June 1, 2021

Colorado or Illinois-based applications:
- Proposal due date to TCI (portal completion): June 15, 2021
- Grant period begins/funding received: November 1, 2021

Not only is contact with TCI staff acceptable, it is strongly encouraged. This could take the form of a face-to-face meeting, phone meeting, email conversation, review of a draft proposal, or other desired assistance in helping you or your coalition consider an application. See Contact Information below for details.

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Grant Application Portal:

TCI Staff Contact:
Matt McGarvey, Executive Director

For issues with the application submission process contact Matt McGarvey at the above email address.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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