2021 Special Funding Opportunity

In 2021, Telligen Community Initiative is working with NowPow to release to new, joint funding opportunity. Projects and applicants from Illinois or Colorado will be accepted on a rolling/open deadline.


The support of philanthropy to advance innovation and meaningful work to address SDOH has repeatedly led to requests based on the premise of connecting sectors – traditional health care to human/social service and educational counterparts – for the benefit of clients, patients, and community members. Our hope it that by intentionally working together, grant investments in community-based projects seeking to work in this subject area can have greater potential for impact by;

  1. Working directly with a solution like NowPow and having them involved in the sourcing of projects to invest in at the community level
  2. Investing in projects from different kinds of communities and community teams to test this type of grant support
  3. Results can be followed in a cohort, serial learning style with impacts and learnings aggregated across projects all using a similar solutions as the basis for their community connecting work.

This initiative will start in Illinois and Colorado only, but will evaluate if and how to advance to additional TCI supported states upon initial success.


TCI and NowPow are intentionally collaborating to work on advancing viable solutions to this commonly requested community need. We have come together around this joint cause and are releasing this Special Funding Opportunity Request for Proposals to invite applicants from Illinois and Colorado to test this new funding process or a pre-determined solution/tool (NowPow) to be resourced by TCI grant investment in your organization or community collaboration – all to make social determinants of health data and information more usable and actionable – to truly benefit the clients or patients you are serving.


For applicants from either Illinois or Colorado, please download the RFP to learn more about how to apply a be considered for this support. Your application will be jointly evaluated by TCI and NowPow teams using this Special Funding scoring tool.

In developing your application and considering what NowPow can help you achieve, please watch this video. We feel this will help you consider all that is possible with this community referral management platform and if this fits your current or proposed work.

For a full list of the FAQ’s, visit the Special Funding FAQ page.

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