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.

2016-2017 Proposal due dates:

Monday, July 25, 2016 Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Monday, October 3, 2016 Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017 Wednesday, June 28, 2017