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Community Impact Grant

Grants to Texas Nonprofits to Meet
Health Needs in Eligible Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio (BHFSA)

Deadline Date:

07/31/19 12:00 PM Noon


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Grants of up to $7,500 to Texas nonprofit organizations to meet community health needs in the following counties: Bandera, Atascosa, Comal, Bexar, Kendall, Guadalupe, Wilson, and Medina. This program makes small grants for projects that will make significant strides in meeting local health needs, with an emphasis on communities demonstrating a great need.
- Assist in increasing an organization’s capacity to provide health services.
- Support grassroots health activities.
- Encourage health ministry development and activity among churches in high need communities.
- Provide seed funding for activities that help leverage greater opportunities and serve a greater need with a small grant.

Although requests for various needs are welcomed, the following is intended to illustrate the types of requests that the Foundation is interested in considering:
-Material costs, such as medical equipment, health education material, medical supplies, computer hardware and software.
-Technical costs, such as technical training, staff development, continuing education, board development, strategic planning, evaluation, and training materials.
-Activities that are a result of a partnership between health providers and community organizations and churches.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143505

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests must be for $7,500 or less.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation cannot fund ongoing requests.

The Board prefers to make single-year grant awards. At the Board’s discretion, multi-year requests (2 or 3 years) may be considered but are rare.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding Criteria:
- Grants must be for use within at least one of the following Texas counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson
- Organizations and programs must address a community’s health need.
- Organizations must have at least one full year of operating history to be considered.
- Organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) public charity.
- The Foundation will only consider one application per organization per year.
- Organizations should submit a request for its highest funding priority.
- Services cannot be restricted to a specific group, congregation, or membership.
- Applicants must demonstrate to be serving a high need area.
- Priority will be given to organizations with smaller operations budget.

For Community Impact Grants, the Foundation is NOT interested in considering requests for:
-Ongoing health and human service program costs.
-Operations costs.
-Vehicle purchases.
-Food commodities purchases.
-Salaries or benefits costs.

The Foundation does not pay for medical or health-care needs of individuals.

Unfortunately, the Foundation cannot support annual fund drives or other social event activities.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted through 12 noon, July 31, 2019.

Applications will be acknowledged via email immediately after submission. Please contact the Foundation if an email acknowledgement is not received within 3 days of submission.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Liz Cantu, Program Associate

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio
750 East Mulberry Avenue, Suite 325
San Antonio, Texas
Tel.: (210) 735-9009

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson Counties

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