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Midwest Affiliate Community Innovation Grants

Grants to USA Non-Profits in Midwestern
States to Improve Cardiovascular Health

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Heart Association

Deadline Date:

02/12/15 5:00 PM CST


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin non-profit organizations to improve cardiovascular health while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease. The Foundation is particularly interested in the following:

-Novel, “high-risk, high-return” projects that engage those most at risk for cardiovascular diseases and stroke as well as hard-to-reach audiences.

-Scalable projects that have the potential to be replicated in other markets.

-Plans for sustainability of the project beyond the funding period.

-Projects must also address one or more of the Foundation's core issue areas: Healthy Living, Hypertension and Stroke.

Areas allowable for funding include:

-Educational materials (AHA materials required – visit &

-Equipment or supplies that are consumable or go home with the participants

-Equipment that is included in order to sustain the project beyond the funding period (CPR manikins, BP cuffs, etc.); the application must outline the sustainability plan

-Food and snacks only for nutrition-focused projects and must be heart-healthy

-Professional fees, such as outside speakers, instructors

-Office expenses – cannot exceed a maximum of 15% of total requested amount

-Staff salaries (matching staff funding must be provided by institution)

Inclusion of social media strategies to reach the intended audience is required, as is the use of American Heart Association tools and resources as part of the project. If social media/digital strategies cannot be integrated into your project, you must provide justification (age group of target audience, access issues, etc.) for your application to be considered for funding.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151467

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Funding will begin July 2, 2015 and end June 30, 2016.

If continued support is desired, the individual or institution must submit a new application.

Applicants will receive funding for a maximum of two consecutive years for the same project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation encourages collaboration between non-profits, or between non-profit and for-profit entities; however, the grant will only be awarded to a non-profit organization.

The grants are intended for non-profit organizations, particularly those with limited resources and for projects that will have community-wide impact and are not limited to the members of a specific organization.

Not Funded:
-Bricks and mortar – building materials
-Furnishings that remain with the organization, such as desks, TV sets, computers, DVD players
-Medical devices, such as AEDs
-Refreshments (except for nutrition-focused projects)
-Administrative expenses

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submitting a Community Innovation Grant is 5:00 PM CST on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Submit your completed application to

All applicants will be notified on June 22, 2015. The American Heart Association must be notified if there are any changes to your project proposal/application as submitted prior to June 1, 2015.

Funding requested from the American Heart Association must represent at least 25% of total project costs. The committee reserves the right to approve a lower funding amount.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:

Tina Steinway

Liz Andrews

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Missouri;   Nebraska;   North Dakota;   South Dakota;   Wisconsin