Engaging Entrepreneurs in the Future of Community Health Centers

Thank you for your interest in this new nationwide collaboration between The Kresge Foundation and the California HealthCare Foundation. Through this initiative, we seek to invest at least $5 million in several companies that have technology- or service-based solutions that help community health centers and clinics make their resources go further, increase patient access to care, and/or lower the cost of providing care.

To date, both Foundations have co-invested in the following companies;
- Direct Dermatology
- Omada Health
- Seamless Medical Systems

We are now beginning our second call for applications. After engaging several leaders from community health centers across the nation, we have identified patient engagement as the next most pressing need to solve for. We are therefore seeking applications from entrepreneurs who have developed tools that enable and support patients becoming more active in both the clinical and administrative aspects of their healthcare.


To be eligible for investment, companies must be based in the United States and demonstrate how their product or service can maintain or improve patient experience while accomplishing one or more of the following goals:

- Enhance health center efficiency by at least 20%
- Increase access to highly needed health service(s) for 100,000 patients annually
- Reduce costs by $25 million annually

In addition to receiving funding, selected companies will be paired with community health centers and clinics ready to implement new solutions, along with mentors experienced in community health center management, technology, and public payment issues. Grant funding for technical assistance and evaluation may also be available.

Please complete the following application, which should take less than 10 minutes. We will review applications on a rolling basis.

Thank you for your time. Please share this opportunity with others.

The Kresge Foundation
The California HealthCare Foundation