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Inova Health Equity Grants

Inova's mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve.


Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 20,000 team members provide more than two million patient visits each year through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services, and destination institutes. Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals, and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds.


The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to improve health equity and address community needs described in the Inova Community Health Needs Assessments. The target population is identified as under-resourced communities with unmet health needs in the listed CHNA service areas. The objectives of the proposed program/project should be clear, reasonable, and attainable, with measurable impact on the addressed need(s).


Inova is dedicated to supporting programs and opportunities that make a difference in the quality of life, health, and welfare of the communities it serves. Inova seeks to harness the collective power of community partners, agencies, and organizations to create positive social impact, however is limited in the number of programs/projects that it can support. To receive funding, an organization with interest in submitting a grant request must meet the following criteria:

  1. Tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
  2. Located in and serve residents in one of the areas evaluated by the Community Health Needs Assessments.

Special Considerations

Inova seeks to support eligible organizations owned and/or operated by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). While this is not required of applicants, it will be taken in consideration based on the definitions in the Review Information section. In addition, consideration will be given to first time applicants. Organizations may submit more than one application for funding provided the projects are clearly distinct. However, Inova will only fund one grant per organization. Inova does not support programs or projects that discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation.

Budget Guidelines

Total amount of funding available: $1,000,000
Maximum budget request: up to $50,000

Funding Cycle/Key Dates

  • Funding Opportunity announced: March 4, 2022
  • Application Due Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by 4 p.m. EST
  • Awards announced: May 4, 2022
  • Funding Period: June 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023

How to Apply