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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits for Innovations in
Healthcare Service Delivery in Montgomery County

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Healthcare Initiative Foundation (HIF)

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Montgomery County, Maryland nonprofit organizations that provide healthcare services to fill service gaps and pilot new ideas. Applicants who have not attended the previous training session must participate in a conference call on September 15, 2017.

Within the geographic and focus area, the following priorities will be considered:

- Improve the quality and delivery of healthcare;
- Expand the availability of comprehensive healthcare;
- Build appropriate capacity in the healthcare network; and
- Grow the healthcare workforce.

HIF is also awarding a small grant to an organization that demonstrates a strong commitment to volunteer service in the health field. For example, an organization that uses volunteers and/or interns to enhance and provide high-quality services to their clients. One of the first questions in the application gives you an opportunity to indicate whether your proposal should be considered for this award.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164087

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Healthcare Initiative Foundation considers grants to 501(c)(3) healthcare nonprofits that provide healthcare services, and are based in, Montgomery County, Maryland, or to nonprofits that have County-based health programs or activities.

Nonprofits that provide healthcare services in Montgomery County, MD that have received no other HIF funding this fiscal year (July 2017 – June 2018) are more competitive. If you have not applied during the fiscal year, or applied and did not receive a grant, you are eligible to be considered for a small grant.

Not eligible:

The Foundation does not:
- Give to endowment funds or annual campaigns;
- Fund lobbying or political activities;
- Make grants to individuals;
- Provide funds to private foundations unless for a particular grant purpose;
- Fund a nonprofit system or organization, including its affiliate(s) that owns or operates an acute care hospital in Montgomery County, Maryland;
- Provide funds to cover bricks and mortar capital expenses;
- Replace government funding; or
- Fund religious activities, although secular health programs provided by a religious institution or its affiliate(s) may qualify.

Pre-proposal Conference:

If you were unable to attend the Grantee Training on July 25, please sign up for a training by conference call on Friday, September 15, from 1 – 2:30 pm. Register for the September 15 conference call by emailing Crystal Townsend.

All organizations interested in applying for grant funds from HIF in FY18 must attend.

The Grantee Training covers the HIF application process, logical framework development and FY18 grant priorities.

Pre-Application Information:

Small grant requests are due online March 30, 2018.

Please note that a site visit is typically required of organizations applying for the first time, prior to the board meeting at which the application will be considered.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Crystal Carr Townsend, President

Healthcare Initiative Foundation
c/o 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 500
Bethesda, MD 20814

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Montgomery County