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Caregiver Grants

Everything starts with an idea.

Helping You Make an Impact

Now we’re making it even easier for caregivers to apply for funding for innovative ideas.

Cleveland Clinic caregivers are full of innovative ideas to improve care for our patients and communities. There are many granting programs across the enterprise available to provide funding to bring these ideas to life. Whether you have an idea for a new patient program, a novel medical technology, or a way to improve care coordination, there are caregivers who want to hear about it and donors who want to help make it possible.

The philanthropy-funded caregiver grant programs below offer competitions to apply for seed funding to get your idea off the ground.

Grant application chart

Here’s how and when you can apply:

Winter Cycle

The Philanthropy Institute and Cleveland Clinic Innovations offer a single application process each winter for their granting programs. You can submit one application to apply for these three programs:

All caregivers are invited to apply here.

Upon submission, proposals will be eligible for each funding opportunity. A screening committee will determine which program your project is most suited for based on your area of focus, requested funding amount, and other factors.

For the Catalyst SPARK Award, you MUST submit and Invention Disclosure Form (IDF) to Innovations here.

Summer Cycle

The Philanthropy Institute and Cleveland Clinic Innovations host a second competition each summer for:

All caregivers are invited to apply here.

The same process and criteria apply as the winter cycle. The only difference is, applications are only eligible for Caregiver Catalyst Grants and Catalyst SPARK funding.

For the Catalyst SPARK Award, you MUST submit and Invention Disclosure Form (IDF) to Innovations here.

FAQs

Why was the application process combined for multiple programs?

  • There are many donor-sponsored internal funding opportunities across the enterprise. We found an easier way for you to find the right funding for your project. The combined process maximizes every caregiver’s potential for project funding.

What happens after I apply?

  • Each program’s committee will evaluate your application against the requirements and guidelines of the funding programs. If selected for funding, you will be notified of next steps from the individual program(s).

The next opportunities to apply are Aug. 15 – Sept. 26, 2022 and Feb. 13, 2023 – March 24, 2023.

Don’t delay – The deadline for the Caregiver Catalyst Grants winter cycle is Sept. 26, 2022.

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