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Buckeye Partnership Grant Program

(Formerly Buckeye Grant Program)

As your guide to better health, Buckeye provides services that go beyond routine healthcare. Through strategic partnerships, innovative programs, and personalized patient care, we fulfill our vision of transforming the health of the community one person at a time. Buckeye is investing time and resources to address social determinants of health impacts, with a focus on economic stability: housing, workforce development and access to healthy, affordable food. We invite community organizations and providers to partner with us to improve the quality of life for all Ohioans.

Buckeye Addresses Social Determinants of Health

Buckeye addresses barriers members face every day by combating challenges related to SDOH.

Buckeye has identified five key focus areas:

  • Health and healthcare (access to healthcare, primary care, health literacy)
  • Social and community context (incarceration, foster care, parenting skills)
  • Education (early childhood education and development, language and literacy, high school graduation and enrollment in higher education)
  • Economic stability (employment and skills training, housing instability, food insecurity, poverity and financial literacy)
  • Neighborhood and Built Environment (environmental conditions, access to healthy food, quality housing, transportation)

Does your agency have an innovative program or initiative related to these SDOH focus areas? We’d like to learn more about a potential partnership and ways we can apply funding to support your work. Learn more about the program and how to apply in our Proposal to Partner - Grant Guidelines (PDF)

Funding of $1,000-$10,000 is available to Ohio providers and community organizations combating SDOH barriers. Preference will be given to statewide SDOH initiatives and programs related to economic stability. Applications must submit a proposal for partnership by completing the online submission form. Special attention should be given to metrics to support program impact.

Applications are reviewed and awarded on a bi-annual basis and applicants will be notified of a decision via email. Submit your proposal for partnership by the following:

Grant Partnership Deadlines
Grant Open Date Proposal Deadline Decision Date Grant Period
November 1 November 30

December 15

January 1 - December 30
April 1 May 1 June 1  July 1 - June 30


Please note that submitting an online application does not guarantee funding. Please contact BuckeyeGrants@centene.com with any additional questions.