The Health Trust makes grants for projects that advance select strategies under our three initiatives: Healthy LivingHealthy Eating and Healthy Aging.  The majority of Health Partnership Grants are typically awarded in the range of $25,000 to $100,000 over 12 months.

Grant Criteria

Priority will be given to projects that meet the following grant criteria:

  • Bolsters health promotion and primary prevention efforts
  • Includes a system, policy, practice, or environmental change that can have an impact beyond the grant period
  • Includes a feasible sustainability plan
  • Follows promising and best practices

Health Partnership grants are made out of a restricted fund for medically-related purposes in accordance with The Health Trust’s organizational charter and by-laws. The Health Trust defines medically-related as “the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease.” Health Partnership grants are funded through a hospital sponsor designated by The Health Trust.

Application Process

The Health Trust’s Grantmaking application process is now on-line.  If you are a new applicant or previous grantee, you must first create an account in order to submit the appropriate application forms. Please click here to create an account.

Step 1: Letters of Intent (LOI)

  • After reviewing and determining alignment with The Health Trust’s funding priorities, applicants should submit a Letter of Intent through our online system.
  • Applicants may e-mail the Grants Department  for questions regarding the proposed project.
  • Letters of Intent are accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis.
  • Applicants may request multi-year funding and there is no maximum grant request amount, however, the grant period and grant amount should be appropriate to the scope of the project.
  • Applicants will be notified within 45 days after the receipt of an LOI if their request has been declined or is under further consideration.

Step 2: Full Proposal – Invitation Only

  • When The Health Trust is interested in further considering a Letter of Intent, applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Invitations to submit a full proposal do not indicate a commitment of funding.
  • After receipt of a full proposal, the grantmaking staff will conduct due diligence and applicants may receive a follow-up phone call or site visit.
  • Upon completing its due diligence, Health Trust staff will determine if the full proposal will be recommended to the Grantmaking Committee for further consideration.
  • Full proposals are reviewed by the Grantmaking Committee and decisions are made by the Board of Trustees according to the schedule below.
  • Applicants can expect the application process to take approximately three to five months.

2017-2018 Proposal due dates:

Monday, July 31, 2017 Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017 Wednesday, December13, 2017
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018 Wednesday, June 27, 2018