Misinformation Grant Program

The ABIM Foundation launched our Misinformation Challenge Grant program designed to enhance or expand existing practices designed to build trust in the health care system by identifying and countering misinformation in health care and public health. We are seeking to support practices that are focused on improving the quality of communication by providing or ensuring accurate information to the public. This can include practices related to creating accurate content and/or innovative approaches to delivering content more effectively.

We are open to a variety of proposals, and note (1) our particular interest in practices that are tailored to discrete groups/communities, particularly populations made vulnerable by misinformation and (2) that our interest goes beyond practices that are specifically focused on COVID-19, although we are open to such practices.

Selection Process & Funding

An independent panel of judges will select two winners, who will receive 2-year grants of $80,000 (first place) or $30,000 (second place). The first-place winner will have the opportunity to present at the 2022 ABIM Foundation Forum, which brings together leaders from across health care and which will be devoted to the topic of misinformation.

How to Apply

We are no longer accepting proposals for this grant program.

2022 Grants

To help correct the scourge of medical misinformation which experienced a resurgence during the pandemic, especially among Black and Latino populations, the ABIM Foundation awarded $110,000 in grants, in 2022.

Factchequeado and Cuidate/Take Care Annapolis were selected as the first- and second-place winners, respectively, by an expert panel of judges.

  • Factchequeado

    Factchequeado, a project by Maldita.es and Chequeado, is the first organized effort to address the lack of Spanish-language fact-checking in the U.S., and has received an $80,000 grant to monitor and respond to misinformation claims, with a focus on those that are trending on WhatsApp. Factchequeado pushes high-quality information where misinformation is spreading, rather than depending on individuals to seek out factual health information independently.

    Through the grant, Factchequeado will also partner with Spanish-language media organizations and with fact-checking entities to help them produce more content in Spanish.

  • Cuidate/Take Care Annapolis

    A $30,000 grant will enable Cuidate/Take Care Annapolis, a health education outreach program born during the pandemic, to expand its reach beyond the COVID-19 information it dispensed to Latino and Black communities during the health emergency to include support for persons with chronic illnesses.

    Latino and Black team members conduct door-to-door outreach in and around Annapolis, offering culturally and linguistically appropriate education materials, addressing health questions and concerns, and connecting families to much-needed resources like food and health care.|

Honorable Mentions:

  • PIRG
  • Migrant Clinicians Network
  • NYC Health & Hospitals
  • Columbia
  • Curious