Telligen Community Initiative has a commitment to the health of our communities. We want 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.

Our support comes with our endorsement of the good these programs and organizations do. We invest in them because they are investing in our neighbors and friends and ultimately in all of us.

  • Health Innovation

    This area is encouraged to think creatively and differently regarding issues and opportunities that can bring innovation to the way we all envision health.  Please visit our 2019 Request for Proposals document to outline potential ways to approach this funding interest.

  • Social Determinants of Health / Health Equity

    The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. The social determinants of health can be most responsible for resulting health inequities. TCI believes in advancing health equity and achieving this requires novel approaches to positively address the social determinants of health. The range of personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that influence health status are known as determinants of health. It is the interrelationships among these factors that determine individual and population health. This interrelationship and connection to health is a connection we want to support with our resources. Please visit our 2019 Request for Proposals document to outline potential ways to approach.

  • Healthcare Workforce Development

    TCI provides resources in this funding priority to help educate, recruit, and retain a diverse, high quality workforce that is geographically distributed and more accessible to vulnerable populations and communities. Please visit our 2019 Request for Proposals document to outline potential ways to approach this funding funding interest.

Funding Guidelines/Request for Proposals

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 Iowa, Illinois, Colorado or Oklahoma. Examples could include a public school, public library, local public health department or state governmental agency.

To learn more and to receive specific guidance on compiling a 2019 grant request, check out our Request for Proposals document.

Download 2019 RFP

Application Rubric

Here you will find the Application Rubric that we will use when assessing the Letter of Intent applications we receive. This is a good place to not only see if your organization or project fits what we’re after, but also how to maximize the things we’re looking for in your 2019 application.

Application Rubric

Recent Grantees

Our recent grantees should give you a good idea of the types of organizations and projects we want to invest in.

See all recent grantees

Past Applications

Seeing previously successful applications can be a good way to see how other organization were able to put their best foot forward and secure a grant award. If you are interested in seeing examples, please contact TCI staff to request past examples.

Application FAQ

We want the application process to be as simple as possible but we understand that there might be areas where you are looking for clarity. Look no further than our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Application FAQ


Making sure that you’ve checked our requirements and that your organization or project is eligible, there’s only one thing left to do—apply. Let’s get started.

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