Inova Announces $1 Million Grant Program to Address Health Equity

Falls Church, VA — Inova Health System is calling for applicants for its 2022 Health Equity Grant program. This year, the Health Equity Grants program will award $1 million in funding – the largest level of funding to date for the program – to nonprofit organizations that provide services to address health needs for the under-resourced and promote equity for all.

In 2021, Inova awarded $240,000 to 14 nonprofit organizations in Northern Virginia through the (then named) Community Health Fund. With the healthcare inequities experienced by many in our community exacerbated by the global pandemic, Inova more than quadrupled its grant funds to $1 million and refocused the program to specifically address health equity locally.

Please note: This photo was taken during a time the CDC did not recommend face masks in non-healthcare facilities, so do not include PPE or social distancing. Both are in practice at Inova.

“Meeting the healthcare needs of the Northern Virginia community is a priority for Inova, and our community partners are instrumental in helping us identify effective ways to support under-resourced groups,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO of Inova Health System. “Improving the health of our community is about more than direct healthcare, and we are proud to offer these grants to the wonderful organizations who provide the resources our residents need to thrive.”

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. Special considerations will be given to those eligible organizations owned and operated by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Applications are due April 6, 2022.  Past awardees include but are not limited to: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, The Campagna Center, Loudoun Literacy Council and La Cocina VA.

For more information and to apply for grants, visit the Inova Health Equity Grants webpage.

Media Contact: Tracy Connell,, 703-289-2087.


About Inova

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. More information about Inova can be found at

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