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.

  • Social Determinants of Health – Strengthening Families and Communities

    This funding area believes in advancing social determinants of health through novel approaches around emphasizing the integration of childhood, family, and community health in new ways for our foundation.  TCI wants to resource efforts that advance optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for families, children and youth.  Please visit our 2023 Request for Proposals document (2023 Strengthening Families and Communities RFP) to outline desired ways to approach this funding interest.

  • Healthcare Workforce Development

    This funding area understands that the health workforce shortages and aging population will require progressive and fundamental reshaping of health roles and the way in which patient care is delivered. Please visit our 2023 Request for Proposals (2023 Healthcare Workforce Development RFP) document to outline desired ways to approach this 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 completing a 2023 grant request, check out our two 2023 Request for Proposals documents.

Strengthening Families and Communities RFP Healthcare Workforce Development RFP

Application Rubric

Here you will find the Application Rubric that we will use when assessing your received applications. 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 2023 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


As successfully introduced last year, TCI continuing the use of an online application portal for greater ease grant application submissions. All materials are available at the portal line below. The portal is intuitive and has a full user guide and instructions for how to use.

Grant Application Portal