Funding Opportunities

CHNA 17 offers funding through grants, scholarships and periodically through learning communities.

Hate and Bias Prevention for Youth in After-School Programs

CHNA 17 is committed to addressing mental health within the context of racial equity.  The aim of this initiative is to build capacity for after-school programs to operationalize equity and address bullying, specifically hate and bias-related incidents. In doing so, we hope to create a roadmap for others to use in doing this work by building and documenting best practices in operationalizing racial equity for our region. Through this funding we supported three after-school programs in reviewing and changing systems and practices to address hate and bias-related incidents.  The Grantees are:

  • Cambridge Community Center
  • East End House
  • Belmont After School Enrichment Collaborative

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Mental Health and Racial Equity Grants 2019

With support of Mount Auburn Hospital, in January 2019 CHNA 17 awarded four $11,500 grants for organizations to collaborate to address needs from the CHNA 17 report on Mental Health and Racial Equity. The goal is to increase access to mental health services through advancing racial equity and building organizational capacity and leadership. The Grantees are:

  • Brandeis University
  • Arlington Public Schools
  • Kingdom Empowerment Center
  • ACCESS (Advancement of Culturally Competent Education to Stop Stigma)

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In the past, CHNA 17 has offered other scholarships.

For questions about this process please contact Stacy Carruth, Planning Director at

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