Corktown Health

Currently Accepting Applicants!

LGBTQ+ Health and Social Services Disparities Request for Proposals

Corktown Health is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity focused on addressing health disparities within the LGBTQ+ community.

We invite community organizations
to submit proposals that aim to:
  • Identify and understand specific health disparities affecting LGBTQ+ individuals.
  • Develop innovative interventions or programs to reduce these disparities.
  • Promote inclusivity, equity, and culturally competent care.

Funding Details

  • Total available funding: $250,000
  • Award amount per organization:
    $5,000 – $50,000.
  • Grant duration: August 1, 2024 – September 30, 2024, with the potential to extend.
  • Proposal deadline: June 1, 2024 by 11:59pm
    • Additional proposals may be accepted on a rolling basis, until all funds are exhausted.
  • Awards will be announced 30 days after submission deadline.

Application Process

  • Click here to access the full Request for Proposals (RFP).
  • Submit your proposal via email to following the guidelines outlined in the RFP.
  • Applications will be reviewed by an expert panel*.


  • Non-profit, community based LGBTQ+ mission centric organizations in Michigan.
  • Collaborative proposals are encouraged.

Frequently Asked Questions

An RFP typically includes:

  • Introduction – Background, problem statement, objective
  • Target Population
  • Proposed strategies/interventions
  • Evaluation and Metrics
  • Budget and Funding
  • Conclusion

Organizations review the RFP, prepare their proposals, and submit them by the specified deadline. Their proposals should address all requirements outlined in the RFP.

All proposals will be evaluated by an expert panel utilizing a standardized evaluation checklist/tool and each proposal will scored. This checklist/tool ensures all sections in the RFP have been covered, the project addresses health disparities, and promotes collaboration and innovation.

Additional proposals may be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are exhausted.

Email if you would like to submit a proposal and are unsure if applicants are still being accepted.

Address potential conflicts of interest in the RFP. Disclose any affiliations or relationships that may impact your proposal.

Not at this time. There may be an opportunity for directly funded organizations to submit a new proposal in the future. Funded organizations will be notified if/when this changes.

For inquiries or additional information, please contact
Valentina Djelaj Ruggeri, Grant Manager at

*The LGBTQ+ Health and Social Services Disparities Steering Committee,
RFP Review Subcommittee, and Coalition have sole responsibility for all final grant decisions.