2021 Grant Challenge

The CareSource Foundation has partnered with nonprofits since 2006 to provide much-needed services to low-and moderate-income families, encourage healthy communities, develop innovative approaches to address critical health issues, and enhance the lives of a diverse array of children, adults and families.

This year, we are pleased to launch a new initiative to recognize organizations and programs that are making significant impacts on communities’ toughest health issues. Through the CareSource Foundation Grant Challenge, we hope to inspire innovation on reducing health disparities and moving the needle on health equity, especially for those with special care needs, both health and social.

Roughly $500,000 will be awarded each year with winning nonprofits in each state receiving awards up to $50,000. The states will vary from year to year, and the focus will vary by state.

Current Competitions

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Competition dates:

August 16th – November 10th, 2021

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Competition dates:

August 16th – November 10th, 2021

Challenge Awards

The winning organization in each state will receive $50,000. Second and third place nominees will receive $25,000 and $20,000 respectively. Semi-finalist nominees will receive up to $5,000.

Prior to public announcement, winning organizations will need to provide a current W-9 form. A delay in providing required documents could delay payout of the grant awards. Organizations that do not produce these documents in a timely manner may be disqualified from the grant challenge.

Selected organizations must sign CareSource’s award agreement letter, which includes an agreement to provide a short report on how the award is used for informational purposes.


The CareSource Foundation staff has made available a list of NavigateFrequently Asked Questions. This document is updated on a regular basis with questions we receive from any interested organization.

If you have any questions not listed on this document, please email your question to caresourcefoundation@caresource.com. We will regularly update the FAQs as we receive additional questions.