Grantmaking

Non-profit organizations located in or serving residents within the Foundation’s service area working towards improved health and wellness are invited to explore funding opportunities available from the Foundation.

The Foundation offers two competitive grant programs:

  • Traditional – A Letter of Interest (LOI) process is utilized for traditional grant proposals. LOIs can be submitted at any time during the year using the Foundation’s online grants management system, but will be reviewed by the Foundation two times a year during the Spring and Fall cycles. After the LOI is reviewed, the Foundation will notify the organization on whether it will be invited to submit an application. For more information on how to complete a LOI, please click here.
    • 2017 deadlines for LOIs:
      • Spring – February 9th
      •  Fall – August 10th
    • To submit a LOI, please click here.
  • Small Grants – Intended to meet the pressing needs of local non-profits, these applications will be accepted any time during the year and will be reviewed four times throughout the year. Organizations may apply for up to $10,000 for projects related to capacity building, program development, and other one-time needs. For more information on the Small Grants Program, please click here.
    • 2017 deadlines for Small Grants:
      • Winter – January 26th
      • Spring – April 6th
      • Summer – July 27th
      • Fall – September 21st
    • Applications must be submitted by 3:00 pm on the deadline to be considered for the current cycle. Applications submitted after 3:00 pm will be considered during the next review cycle.
    • To start an application, please click here.

Specific information regarding dates and application elements will be posted on the Foundation’s website on the News page and distributed through email notifications. To sign up for email notifications, please click here.

For eligibility guidelines and other application information, please visit the Grant Guidelines page.

The Review Process

After receiving an organization’s request, the Foundation will notify the organization within a few weeks to advise of the Foundation’s decision. Initial interest does not necessarily mean that the organization will be invited to apply for funding. The Foundation manages the number of organizations that are invited to complete the application based on several factors, including funding availability.

Please do not hesitate to contact Foundation staff if you have questions regarding the Foundation’s review process.

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