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in Eligible Counties to Meet the Basic Needs of Residents

Basic Needs/Direct Service Grants Program

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Sisters Health Foundation (SHF)

Deadline Date:

01/19/22 Midnight

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Ohio and West Virginia nonprofit organizations and public institutions in eligible counties to meet the basic human needs of vulnerable and poor residents. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to submitting a proposal. Projects should positively impact residents in one or more of the counties in the Foundation's service area: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood Counties in West Virginia, and Athens, Meigs, Washington Counties in Ohio.

The Basic Needs/Direct Service Grants Program is a competitive grants program. Organizations that provide direct service in the form of material aid such as food, personal needs items, and emergency assistance to poor and vulnerable populations in the Foundation's service area are encouraged to apply. Those who currently have such programs will indicate how their work helps strengthen individuals and families receiving basic needs services take a step forward. In addition to helping people on the brink of crisis, this grant program serves as an opportunity to connect families with needed services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176638

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests should range between $500 and $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Your organization is eligible if all of the following are true:
1. Applicant organization is a tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a public institution.
2. The project will positively impact residents in one or more of the counties in the Foundation's service area:
- West Virginia: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Wood
- Ohio: Athens, Meigs, Washington
3. Provision of basic needs is already a demonstrated and integral part of the mission and activities of the organization.

The Foundation is unable to make grants to:
- Endowment funds
- Individuals
- Organizations seeking retroactive funding for projects that have been completed or will be complete prior to the grant decision date
- Organizations that engage in proselytizing as part of their mission or programs

Pre-Application Information:

The Sisters Health Foundation has two grant cycles per year. Materials should be submitted online no later than midnight on the respective deadline date.

Spring 2021 Cycle:
- Online Full Application Due: January 19, 2022
- Grant Notifications Sent: February 2022

Fall 2021 Cycle:
- Online Full Application Due: TBA
- Grant Notifications Sent: TBA

Prior to starting your application, a requirement is to contact Sr. Molly Bauer to discuss your project idea.

Organizations may apply once a year and are limited to a maximum of $5,000 per 12-month period.

Grant FAQs: https://sistershealthfdn.org/grant-programs/frequently-asked-questions/
Online Application FAQs: https://sistershealthfdn.org/grant-programs/frequently-asked-questions-online-application/

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: http://bit.ly/1bNK8GY

Sr. Molly Bauer, Program Officer: 304-424-6080 Ext. 103 or mbauer@sistershealthfdn.org

For any questions about using the online application system, please contact Shei Sanchez at 304-424-6080 Ext. 101 or ssanchez@sistershealthfdn.org.

Sisters Health Foundation
4420 Rosemar Center
P.O. Box 4440
Parkersburg, WV 26104
304.424.6080

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Athens, Meigs, and Washington Counties;   West Virginia: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood Counties

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