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

Grant Criteria

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

  • Advances a specific funding priority under one or more of The Health Trust Initiatives
  • 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

Funding Priorities July 2013-June 2014

Healthy Eating

Healthy Aging

Healthy Living

During Fiscal Year 2013, the Board of Trustees awarded 39 grants totaling $2.5 Million. Select Grant List for Fiscal Year 2013.

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.” The Health Trust’s grantmaking, places a strategic focus on health promotion and disease prevention. Health Partnership grants are funded through a hospital sponsor designated by The Health Trust.

Application Process

Step 1: Letters of Intent (LOI)

  • Applicants should begin by submitting a two-page Letter of Intent (LOI).
  • Applicants may contact the Grants Department by e-mail for questions regarding project alignment with The Health Trust’s current funding priorities.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Proposal due dates:

Invited Full Proposals due: Decision Date:
April 28, 2014 June 25, 2014