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Recent Grants

In 2019, CareFirst actively managed more than 150 grants totaling $20 million. These grants, many of which are funded over multiple years, support communities throughout the region, and focus on improving maternal and child health, addressing the growing need for behavioral health and substance use services, and increasing access to quality, community-based health care for society’s most vulnerable populations.

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Access Carroll
$326,750 over three years to support the Expansion of Behavioral Health and Substance Use Services (Carroll County)

Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation
$100,000 to establish Doula Services in order to address poor birth and maternal health outcomes impacting African American women (Anne Arundel County)

Arlington Thrive, Inc.
$60,000 to support Daily Fund Program, a program providing emergency funding for residents in need of dental, medical care and prescription needs (Arlington County)

Baltimore Child Abuse
$131,400 to Expand Mental Health Services for Underserved Children, Youth and Families in Baltimore City (Baltimore City)

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
$25,000 to support Building Healthy Habits for Virginia Youth at Murraygate and Culmore Character Clubhouses (Fairfax County)

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
$100,000 to support Health and Wellness Programming Northwest DC at Clubhouse #14 (Wards 7, 8)

CCI Health and Wellness
$200,000 over two years to support Comprehensive Prenatal Services including group care (Prince George’s County)

Center for Adoption Support and Education, C.A.S.E
$50,000 to Implement a Telemedicine Program to increase access to post adoption behavioral/ mental health counseling and education services to families (Montgomery County and Prince George’s County)

Chesapeake Health Care
$250,000 over two years to Promoting Access and Delivery of OB Services (Somerset County, Wicomico County, and Worcester County)

Community College of Baltimore County Foundation
$89,808 to support Enhancing Capacity in Simulation (Baltimore County)

Community of Hope
$250,000 over two years to support Addressing Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health Outcome in the District of Columbia by increasing access to comprehensive prenatal care services (Wards 5, 6, 7, and 8)

DC Central Kitchen
$100,000 to support Healthy Corners, a program supplying area corner stores with healthy food options and providing community outreach and nutrition education (Wards 7, 8)

DC Greens
$100,000 to support Produce Prescription Program, to provide access to fresh produce for FQHC patients experiencing food insecurity and who are experiencing diet-related chronic diseases (Ward 8)

District of Columbia Primary Care Coalition
$150,000 to support The DC Connected Care Network (DCCN), a network comprised of seven Federally Qualified Health Centers who are implementing transition of care teams that will provide follow-up after hospital discharge and address gaps in care for those with chronic illnesses and a high likelihood of hospital readmission (DC – All Wards)

Frederick County Health Department
$40,000 to support Maternal and Child Health Systems Improvement, an initiative to establish a county-wide approach to improving maternal and birth outcomes in Frederick County (Frederick County)

Girls on the Run – Greater Chesapeake
$8,600 to support the Girls on the Run Program, a running program for young girls teaching life skills at CareFirst’s partner school City Springs Elementary/Middle School (Baltimore City)

Girls on the Run-DC
$26,000 to support Girls on the Run, a running program for young girls teaching life skills (Wards 5, 7, 8, and Prince George’s County)

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Inc.
$24,000 to support Day Resource Center which provides free, basic needs and primary care services to individuals experiencing homelessness (Howard County)

Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy
$140,000 to support Pathway to Recovery, a comprehensive substance use program which provides access to counseling, case management and medication assisted therapy (Harford County)

Health Care for the Homeless
$150,000 to support Primary and Behavioral Health Care Services for Uninsured and Underinsured Adults (Baltimore City)

Health Care for the Homeless
$150,000 to support Increased Access to Dental Services and Adolescent Primary and Behavioral Health Care Services (Baltimore City)

House of Ruth Maryland
$35,000 to provide Trauma-Informed Counseling to adults and children who have been exposed to intimate partner violence (Baltimore City)

Homecoming Project
$25,000 to provide Case Management and Wraparound Services to individuals actively involved in residential substance use treatment (Harford County)

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society MD
$25,000 to increase Patient Access Awareness & Outreach (Baltimore City and Baltimore

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – NCA
$25,000 to increase Patient Access Awareness & Outreach (Arlington County, Fairfax County, City of Alexandria,  DC – All Wards, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County)

Mamatoto Village
$200,000 over two years to support Mother’s Rising, a home visiting program providing support to clients from pregnancy to 12 weeks postpartum (Wards 5, 7, and 8)

Medstar Washington Hospital Center
$150,000 over two years to support Prenatal Care, Doula Care and Case Management Services to pregnant women and teens (Wards 5, 7, and 8)

Mary’s Center
$200,000 over two years to support Reducing Disparities in Prenatal Care for Underserved Women by supporting increased access to comprehensive prenatal care (Prince George’s County)

Marian House
$15,000 to support Behavioral Health, Wraparound, and Social Support programming to women and children experiencing homelessness (Baltimore City)

Miriam’s Kitchen
$50,000 to support Case Management Services for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness (DC – All Wards)

NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore
$25,000 to Expand Peer Education and Support programming to individuals with mental illnesses, their families and caregivers, and direct service providers (Baltimore City)

Neighborhood Health
$300,000 over two years to establish Prenatal Care Services (City of Alexandria)

Northern Virginia Family Service
$150,000 over two years to support the Perinatal Maternal Mental Health Project, a home visiting project addressing perinatal depression (Fairfax County)

Nova Scripts
$70,000 to support Medication Access for Northern Virginia's low-income uninsured patients (City of Alexandria, Arlington County and Fairfax County)

Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington County (OARA) Inc
$180,000 over two years to provide Mental Health and Re-entry Support for individuals returning to Arlington County and the Cities of Falls Church and Alexandria after incarceration (Arlington County, Fairfax County, and the City of Alexandria)

Pathway Homes
$30,000 to provide Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services including intensive case management, substance use services, crisis intervention services for individuals experiencing homelessness (Fairfax County)

Planned Parenthood of Maryland
$90,090 to support Removing Financial Barriers to Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections by supporting uncompensated care and STI health promotional efforts (Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and Talbot County)

Pregnancy Aid Centers
$50,000 to support Family Planning Services (Prince George’s County)

Prince George’s County Health Department
$150,000 over two years to support Improving Maternal and Birth Outcomes Project, a home visiting program for high risk pregnant and post-partum women and girls (Prince George’s County)

Prince George’s Child Resource Center
$25,000 to support Project WIN (Wise Intervention Now), a program providing behavioral health and mental health services to preschool-aged children and families (Prince George’s County)

Queen Anne’s County Department of Health
$270,000 over two years to support the Mobile Integrated Community Health Program, a program providing home visiting services to patients who are at high risk of hospital readmission and are frequent users of 911 services (Queen Anne’s County)

St. Mary’s County Health Department
$150,000 over two years to support Strong Beginnings, a home visiting program targeting women with substance use concerns (St. Mary’s County)

St. Mary’s Outreach Center, Inc.
$10,000 to support Case Management Services & Therapy Services for Older Adults (Baltimore City)

The Arc of Prince George's County
$40,000 for the Dental and Health Services Project (Prince George’s County)

The Child and Family Network Centers
$20,000 to Expand Access to Culturally Competent, Community-based Behavioral Health Services to children (City of Alexandria)

The Spirit Foundation
$9,520 to support the Seabury Resources for the Aging, an exercise and fitness program for people who are blind and for those who have low vision (Ward 5)

Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC)
$35,000 to provide Counseling Services, Forensic Evaluations, and Psychiatric Referrals for victims of trauma and torture (Montgomery County and Prince George's County)

Tuerk House
$200,000 to support PYXIS MedStation, an automated medication dispensing system (Baltimore City)

United Way of Central Maryland
$200,000 over two years to support 2-1-1 Maryland, an information and referral service that connects callers in need of community resources including medical and dental care, substance abuse treatment and crisis support (Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County)

Unity Health Care
$177,078 to Increase Access to Care for Unsheltered/Homeless District of Columbia Residents via Mobile Medical Care (DC – All Wards)

Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
$156,000 to support the Washington AIDS Partnership Health Corps Program, a youth development program for young people who are passionate about public health and social justice. Health Corps members provide HIV testing, prevention education and help HIV clients access direct care, hospice and other care services. (DC – All Wards)

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
$50,000 to provide Trauma Informed Care for immigrants and refugees (DC – All Wards, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County)

Westminster Rescue Mission
$60,000 over two years for in-house Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services for women in residential treatment (Carroll County)

Whitman-Walker Health (WWH)
$75,000 to support the WWH Sexual Health Clinic which provides access to free STI testing and counseling services as well as referral services (DC – All Wards)

Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services
$70,000 to Increase Access to Mental Health Care (Worcester County)

Youth Empowered Society
$25,000 to provide temporary housing and emergency shelter as well as Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Case Management, and workforce development to youth experiencing homelessness (Baltimore City)

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