Innovation Fund Call for Proposals (CLOSED)

2013 Cohort has been selected - RFP is closed.

Convergence Innovation Fund: Promoting Health and Equity through Built Environment and Healthy Food Access Policy

Issue Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Convergence Partnership invites local and regional philanthropic institutions to submit proposals that will support the launch of new grant making initiatives designed to enhance the built environment and/or expand healthy food access in low-income communities and communities of color in order to improve health and promote equity. The Innovation Fund provides 50 percent matching dollars, up to $200,000 total, for a three-year period. The goal is to engage philanthropic institutions in creating robust and sustainable support for multi-field, policy and environmental change efforts emphasizing equity and community partnership.

The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 5 p.m., Pacific.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to view materials from one of the following informational webinars:

To learn more details about this opportunity download the application materials:

For more information on the Innovation Fund initiative, including previous grantee projects visit