Community Health Mini-Grant Progran

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The URMC Center for Community Health sponsors a mini-grant program for projects focused on improving community health in the mini grantsRochester area. The purpose of this program is to provide small grants up to $1,000 to support the development, strengthening, or evaluation of community-URMC health improvement partnerships and collaborations for research, education, intervention, or service. For the purposes of the Mini-Grant program, note that “community” refers to community members, persons affected by a condition/issue being addressed or studied, and other key community stakeholders, including community-based health practitioners. In general, funds could be used to:

  • Initiate new research or program partnerships between URMC and community partner(s);
  • Help sustain ongoing community efforts in periods of transition (e.g., between grant funding);
  • Help existing partnerships grow to the next level (e.g., adding research activities to an ongoing community service project).

Eligible applicants

Faculty, staff, and advanced trainees (post-docs, residents, etc.) at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and community partners associated with a community-based organization with 501c3 status are eligible to apply. The URMC or community applicant must be part of a community-URMC partnership with activities serving the Rochester/Monroe County/Finger Lakes region.

To Apply

Click here to review the RFA. Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis by noon on the following dates: February 10th, May 10th, August 10th, November 10th. If you have any content questions regarding the Community Health Mini-Grant Program, please contact Gail Newton at or (585)224-3057. For process questions, please contact Mary Anne Gombatto or (585)224-3053.


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