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Healthy Communities Grant

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits to Address
the Needs of Vulnerable Populations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Pittsburgh Foundation - The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County (CFWC)

Conf. Date:

09/15/20

Deadline Date:

10/16/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $30,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations to address the needs of vulnerable populations in eligible locations. Funding may be used for programmatic expenses and general operating support. Eligible programs offer support to individuals and families with limited capacity and those living in poverty. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations serving communities in Westmoreland County.

Healthy Communities Grants is a county-wide grant initiative to provide nonprofit organizations with funding to support the physical, social, environmental, and emotional needs of the most vulnerable populations in Westmoreland County. The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County wishes to address the root causes of poverty by supporting long term solutions that assist individuals and families to move out of poverty, and to assist those with limited capacity, such as low income, underrepresented, and vulnerable populations, to live with dignity.  The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County encourages applicants to think creatively, to discover new approaches, and to take courageous steps towards new solutions. 

The mission of the Comprehensive Community Investment Strategy is to provide unique opportunities for community benefit organizations and residents to create transformational change in vulnerable communities by collaboratively improving community assets, strengthening organizations, and supporting improved quality of life for all people.

Goals:

  • To support programs that promote the upward mobility of families living in poverty;
  • To provide supports for single women raising children including childcare needs;
  • To assist community-based programs that support men, women, and children struggling with mental health concerns including addiction;
  • To address the complexities faced by men and women reentering society after a period of incarceration;
  • To support men, women, and children dealing with housing and food insecurity.

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County understands that in this pandemic, organizations need flexible funding sources that promote sustainability. Therefore, successful applicants will receive additional general operating funds totaling 20% of the programmatic budget funds approved through this grant.

For examples of eligible projects, see https://cfwestmoreland.org/sites/default/files/Healthy%20Communties%20-%20Program%20Guidelines%202020.pdf.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176807

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$250,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants can request grants of up to $30,000 in support with an average grant size of $15,000.

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County understands that in this pandemic, organizations need flexible funding sources that promote sustainability. Therefore, successful applicants will receive additional general operating funds totaling 20% of the programmatic budget funds approved through this grant. For example, if an organization applies for a $20,000 grant to implement a community-based program, they will receive an additional $4,000 of unrestricted funds to assist the organization however they see fit. Therefore, the total grant will be $24,000. Total requested should not exceed $30,000 (e.g. $25,000 programmatic and $5,000 general operating).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving communities in Westmoreland County.

Healthy Communities Impact Grants will not provide grants to:
• Capital Campaigns
• Individuals
• Endowment Funds
• Political Groups
• For-profit entities
• Religious organizations for religious purposes
• Fundraising events
• Businesses
• Public Schools

Pre-proposal Conference:

RFP Info Virtual Session #1
Sept. 11 from 10:30 - 11:30 am
Registration Link: https://pghfdn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsdOCuqTgiGt0reCWOIzaAAyBc5yuLc2Jl

RFP Info Virtual Session #2
Sept. 15 from 1 to 2 pm
Registration Link: https://pghfdn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMof-uvpj8jHd3s90C9ioPny0B-_F1sGFBc

Pre-Application Information:

Application Timeline 2020:
- RFP Released and Application Process Opens: Sept. 2
- RFP Info Virtual Session #1: Sept. 11 from 10:30 - 11:30 am
- RFP Info Virtual Session #2: Sept. 15 from 1 to 2 pm
- Applications Due: Oct. 16
- Grants Announced: Nov. 20

Contact Information:

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/Home/Logon?urlkey=pittsburgh

For technical assistance regarding the use of the online application, please contact Dot Sikora sikorad@pghfdn.org or 412-394-4277.

For questions and guidance regarding the application itself, please contact Phil Koch, Executive Director at PKoch@cfwestmoreland.org or 412-400-9435.

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
951 Old Salem Road
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 724 836 4400
Fax: 724 837 5571

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USA: Pennsylvania: Westmoreland County

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