Foundation / Corporation
Community Health Endowment (CHE) of Lincoln
Grants to Nebraska nonprofits and agencies for innovative health services, projects, and programs that benefit Lincoln and Lancaster County. The mandatory LOI is due June 1, 2018. Proposals should focus on the areas of health innovations, fostering healthy behaviors, and early childhood investments.
The following grant types are offered:
Targeted Grants: Proposals must address one or more of the yearly funding priorities established by the CHE Board of Trustees. Targeted grants can be any amount for up to three years of support. This program follows the published funding timeline each year.
Spark! Grants: Spark! grants enable grantees to test a new idea or transform a traditional approach. Spark! grant applications must address one or more of the current funding priorities. Spark! grants are for one year only and are not renewable. The maximum amount available through a Spark! grant is $20,000. This program follows the published funding timeline each year.
CHE has three funding priority areas for 2017-18:
- Helping adults and children stay healthy outside of a clinical setting
- Embracing bold ideas and community-based solutions that enhance traditional models of health care and/or behavioral healthcare
Early Childhood Investments
- Reducing or eliminating childhood toxic stress
- Reducing childhood obesity
- Improving maternal health and birth outcomes
- Fostering healthy behaviors that lead to improved health outcomes
Grant requests in the three priority areas have an improved chance of success when certain factors are also considered. While including these factors in a grant application does not guarantee funding from CHE, applicants are encouraged to consider the following funding preferences whenever possible.
The application creates intentional linkages between cross-sector partners in areas such as health, housing, neighborhoods, finance/banking, economic development, education, and others.
Impact of Poverty
The application recognizes the role poverty plays in causing or addressing a community issue.
Use of Local Data
The application uses local data to inform the need, target group, or geographic area to be addressed.
The application uses evidence-based models or proven approaches to inform program design and delivery.
Regardless of priority, applicants for grants that include wellness activities must address the Best Practices for Healthy Living Grant Applications document, attached below.
GrantWatch ID#: 169911
Targeted grants can be any amount.
The maximum amount available through a Spark! grant is $20,000.
Targeted grants can be up to three years of support.
Spark! grants are for one year only and are not renewable.
CHE funds organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that serve Lincoln and the surrounding area. Government agencies are also eligible for CHE funding.
CHE does NOT fund individuals through direct financial contributions; projects that do not serve Lincoln and the surrounding area; laboratory or clinical research; debt reduction; organizations that are not tax-exempt; other endowments; fundraising events; or lobbying.
To view the handout and powerpoint presentation from the workshops that took place in April, see Supporting Documents below.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to ask questions as they prepare their applications.
CHE uses a two-stage application process. Stage I (LOI) is a short application that will give the funder a good understanding of the proposed project and the difference you hope to make through the project without requiring a full application. Stage II is open to invited applicants only and requires a full application, work plan, detailed budget and supporting documents.
A dollar-for-dollar match is required for projects related to capital construction, facility renovation, and equipment purchase. The match may be cash or donated goods or services contributed by a third party. General operating funds or in-kind contributions by the applicant are not eligible. Donated goods and services that are received prior to the grant period may be counted toward the match if the goods and services are fully dedicated to the project funded by CHE.
Spring 2018 Grant Cycle
- Week of October 16, 2017: Applicant Workshops
- January 12, 2018, 12 noon: Stage I Applications Due
- February 23, 2018: Invitations Extended to Submit Stage II Applications
- March 30, 2018, 12 noon: Stage II Applications Due
- May 25, 2018: Grantees Notified
- July 1, 2018: Grant Period Begins
Fall 2018 Grant Cycle
- Week of April 9, 2018: Applicant Workshops
- June 1, 2018, 12 noon: Stage I Applications Due
- July 13, 2018: Invitations Extended to Submit Stage II Applications
- August 31, 2018, 12 noon: Stage II Applications Due
- October 26, 2018: Grantees Notified
- January 1, 2019: Grant Period Begins
How to apply: http://www.chelincoln.org/grant-program/ready-to-apply.html
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=fiaADTHDZea5AzS_-XCD2LQnuG-Pt-O00
Marcia White, Program Manager
Community Health Endowment
250 No. 21st Street, Suite 2
Lincoln, NE 68503
USA: Nebraska: Lincoln area