Obtaining a Grant

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Brave Beginnings (formerly the Will Rogers Institute Neonatal Equipment Grant Program). Our mission is to fund hospitals across the United States in need of new neonatal equipment. To date, Brave Beginnings has provided over $6.7 million to 170 medical facilities and we are looking forward to adding more facilities this year. If you represent a hospital and would like to apply for a grant, please know that your hospital must:

  • Be a nonprofit hospital in the United States (not one of the territories)
  • Have an intensive care neonatal unit
  • Wait one year after receiving a Brave Beginnings grant to reapply(i.e. cannot have received a Brave Beginnings or Will Rogers Institute grant in the previous year)
  • Demonstrate a need for the neonatal equipment requested
  • Submit a request and have a specific purpose for the grant

For more information on our grant program or if you are experiencing technical difficulties with the application, please email Samantha Stepleton at neonatal@wrmail.org


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Grant Recipients

2017 Grant Program Recipients


Bridgeport Hospital
Bridgeport, CT

California Hospital Medical Center Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

CAMC Health Education and Research Institute
Charleston, WV

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Children’s Hospital of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Hartford, CT

Forrest General Hospital
Hattiesburg, MS

Greenville Memorial Hospital
Greenville, SC

Harris County Hospital District Foundation
Houston, TX

King’s Daughters Medical Center
Ashland, KY

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Memphis, TN

Lubbock County Hospital
Lubbock, TX

Mercy Medical Center
Canton, OH

UnityPoint Health – St Luke’s
Sioux City, IA

Norton Children’s Hospital
Louisville, KY

Avista Adventist Hospital
Louisville, CO

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
San Diego, CA

Southeast Alabama Medical Center
Dothan, AL

St. Mary Medical Center
Long Beach, CA

St. Vincent’s Health System
Birmingham, AL

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, NY

University of Tennessee Medical Center
Knoxville, TN

Upstate University Hospital
Syracuse, NY


2016 Grant Program Recipients

Altru Hospital
Grand Forks, ND

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Colton, CA

Aultman Hospital
Canton, OH

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas
Beaumont, TX

CHI Health Good Samaritan
Kearney, NE

Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital 
New Brunswick, NJ

Children’s National Health System
Washington, DC

DCH Regional Medical Center
Tuscaloosa, AL

Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican Hospital
Henderson, NV

Eastern Maine Medical Center
Bangor, ME

Floyd Medical Center
Rome, GA

Good Samaritan Hospital
Los Angeles, CA

Hardin Memorial Health
Elizabethtown, KY

Huntsville Hospital
Huntsville, AL

Lafayette General Medical Center
Lafayette, LA

Little Company of Mary Hospital
Evergreen Park, IL

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Peace Health Sacred Heart Medical Center
Springfield, OR

Piedmont Fayette Hospital
Fayetteville, GA

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
Mission Hills, CA

Rapid City Regional Hospital
Rapid City, SD

Riley Hospital for Children at                   Indiana University Health 
Indianapolis, IN

Rochester General Hospital
Rochester, NY

Sanford Bismark
Bismark, ND

St. Elizabeth Hospital
Appleton, WI

Truman Medical Center
Kansas City, MO

University of Iowa –                              Statewide Perinatal Care Program
Des Moines, IA

University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

West Penn Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA



Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Berkeley, CA

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Wall
Township, NJ

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Memphis, TN

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
Loma Linda, CA

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
Gulfport, MS

Mercy Medical Center Redding
Redding, CA

Meriter Hospital
Madison, WI

Mission Children’s Hospital
Asheville, NC

Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Northridge, CA

Oakwood Healthcare System
Dearborn, MI

Palmetto Health Richland/Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Columbia, SC

Providence Hospital
Southfield, MI

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Portland, OR

Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
San Diego, CA

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital
Spokane, WA

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, CA

Sharp Grossmont Hospital
La Mesa, CA

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, MO

St. Vincent Hospital of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
Green Bay, WI

University of Mississippi Medical Center – Children’s of Mississippi’s Batson Children’s Hospital
Jackson, MS