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Community Health Foundation Grant

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits and Agencies for
Health Programs in Clark and Champaign Counties

GrantWatch ID#: 176934
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Community Health Foundation


02/10/17 4:00 PM EST or Postmarked

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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations, municipalities, agencies, and schools for projects and services focused on the health and wellbeing of residents of Clark and Champaign Counties. First-time applicants should contact program staff before submitting a grant application. A grant information session will be held on December 6.

Types of funding include:

- Program grants support new programs, continuing programs, or expansion of successful on-going programs.
- Project grants are for short-term activities, usually lasting less than one year.
- Operating support contributes to an organization’s day-to-day, ongoing expenses such as salaries, utilities, office supplies, etc.
- Capital or equipment support related to a specific program or project.

CHF awards grants to projects and initiatives that support and promote the following (but are not limited to):

1. Healthy Living: Promote physical activity, nutritious foods and changes to the environment that lead to better health outcomes for the community. Activities may include:
- Access to and promotion of physical activity.
- Access to, promotion of and education about nutritious food.
- Environmental changes that support population health, such as safe recreation areas and access to healthy foods.

2. Reproductive Health: Promote responsible sexuality to help reduce sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies, teen births, premature birth and infant mortality. Suggested activities include:
- Education about, promotion of and practices that lead to healthy births.
- Education about human sexuality and safe sexual practices.
- Programs that reduce unplanned pregnancies.
- Programs that reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections.

3. Mental/ Emotional Health and Substance Abuse. Provide support for treatment of mental health and addiction problems. Prevent and educate about mental illness and addiction. Suggested activities include:
- Tobacco cessation programs.
- Prevention and treatment of substance abuse.
- Education to enhance the understanding of mental and emotional health.
- Providing access to mental health services.
- Training for families, teachers, first responders and others.
- Activities that develop relationship and interpersonal skills.
- Education and promotion to reduce interpersonal violence.

4. Safety Net Services. Support for vulnerable populations to have access to a full range of health services. Suggested activities include:
- Access to primary health care.
- Prevention and management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.
- Financial assistance for co-pays, deductibles, prescriptions, medical supplies.
- Advocacy and education for health care benefits.
- Improvements in social factors that contribute to quality of life for people in under-resourced areas. Examples include transportation options, public safety and other disparities.

Grants are for one-year terms, starting on July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2018.

To be eligible for a grant from the Community Health Foundation, applicants must meet all of the following criteria.

- Be a nonprofit organization exempt from Federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or a government unit, including public schools and municipalities. If not a 501(c)(3), applicants may enter into an agreement with a qualified nonprofit that will act as a fiscal sponsor.
- Have a governing board, and conduct business without discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, disability, or national origin.
- Programs and projects must serve residents of Clark and/or Champaign Counties in Ohio.

Not funded:

- Awards to individuals, including fellowships, travel, study, research, camps;
- Support for individual political candidates and/or lobbying efforts;
- Annual campaigns or dues;
- Sectarian worship, instruction, or proselytizing;
- Fraternal, political, labor, athletic organizations;
- School bands and school choral groups, drill teams, or color guards;
- Debt retirements, deficit financing, annual fund drives or fundraising activities;
- Returning applicants who did not complete their previous grant reporting requirements

Grant information sessions are scheduled on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00 AM and Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM.

These sessions are not required but are recommended for first-time applicants.

To register for a grant information session, email Joan Elder (contact information below).

First-time applicants should contact Joan Elder before submitting a grant application.

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

Discuss proposals with Joan Elder at 937.523.7007.

Email proposals to

If email is not available, mail or deliver completed grant applications to:

Community Health Foundation
200 Medical Center Drive
Springfield, Ohio 45504

Nonprofit organizations serving Clark and Champaign Counties are eligible.

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