"The way to get more value out of our health system is through prevention. We must drive our health investment upstream, through prevention-oriented efforts to keep people healthy, so we can reduce the burden on our system to treat people after they become ill."
John M. Clymer, President of the Partnership for Prevention.
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Health Partnership Grants
The Health Trust makes grants for projects that advance select strategies under our three initiatives: Healthy Living, Healthy Aging and Healthy Communities. The majority of Health Partnership Grants are in the $25,000 to $100,000 range.
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
- Directly benefits residents of Santa Clara County and/or Northern San Benito County
Fiscal Year 2013 Funding Priorities
Healthy Living Grantmaking Strategies:
Healthy Aging Grantmaking Strategies:
- Caregiver Support
- Civic Engagement
Healthy Communities Grantmaking Strategies:
- Addressing Root Causes of Health Disparities
- Community Water Fluoridation
- Disruptive Innovation (RFP to be released mid-March 2013)
During Fiscal Year 2012, the Board of Trustees awarded 34 grants totaling $2.5 Million. Download a list: Select Grant List for Fiscal Year 2012.
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, guided by evidence-based practices in the medical and public health fields, places a strategic focus on health promotion and disease prevention. Health Partnership grants are funded through a hospital sponsor designated by The Health Trust.
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, the Director of Grantmaking will invite applicants 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.
|Invited Full Proposals due:
|August 3, 2012
|| September 27, 2012
|November 5, 2012
||December 5, 2012
|January 21, 2013
||March 13, 2013
|April 29, 2013
||June 26, 2013
Healthy Partnership Grants Documents