Grants to Ohio nonprofit, civic, and faith-based organizations, groups, schools, school districts, institutions of higher education, and government agencies in eligible locations for community-driven projects that address the health needs of local residents. Eligible applicants are located in the 36 counties of the funding source's service area. General operating funding will be awarded to organizations achieving the work of HealthPath's three strategies.
Proposed projects should respond to the needs of the community, and fall within one of the following strategies:
Age-Friendly Communities: Older adults live and participate in communities to their fullest potential, free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Multi-generational initiatives that support older adults living in the community
Community awareness campaigns that increase the visibility of older adults
Programs to create a more age-friendly community within any result area
Programs that teach parents how to talk with their children about health
Programs that provide youth with hands-on, problem-based learning around health and health issues.
Oral Health (Across the lifespan): Ohioans have access to oral health education and services. Oral health is essential to general health and well-being at every stage of life.
Healthy Ohioans: Ohioans have access to the resources they need to be healthy, including access to care and healthy food.
Health promotion programs that encourage families and community residents to talk about and engage in healthy behaviors
Programs to bring fresh, healthy foods to food deserts.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Health & social service care providers
- Neighborhood clubs or groups
- Social & civic organizations
- Youth groups
- School groups
- 4-H clubs
- Scout troops
- Senior centers
- Faith-based organizations
- Colleges or universities
- School districts
- Other organizations
The Foundation will consider grant requests from government or quasi-government agencies that demonstrate a strong relationship with the community. HealthPath is also splitting its service area into quadrants, and communities within two quadrants will be eligible to apply. If you are located outside a designated area but serve in it, you are eligible to apply during that quadrant’s year. However, you will have to make a strong case for how you serve and are a part of that community in your proposal.
- October 7, 2022: Community Connections requests for applications released
- November 4, 2022, at noon: Applications are due
- Spring 2023: The Foundation announces which proposals funded
- Spring 2023: Grant period begins, and funds disbursed
Organizations awarded a Community Connections grant will receive full funding in one payment; however, they must wait two years to reapply.