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Community Health Foundation (CHF) Grant

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Health Foundation (CHF)

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Deadline Date:

02/16/18 4:00 PM EST Emailed or Postmarked


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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations, municipalities, agencies, and schools for projects and services focused on the health and wellness of residents of Clark and Champaign Counties. First-time applicants should contact program staff before submitting a grant application.

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

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.

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.

Mental and 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.

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 the quality of life for people in under-resourced areas. Examples include transportation options, public safety, and other disparities.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176934

Term of Contract:

Grants are for one-year terms. The funding year starts on July 1st and ends on June 30th.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Pre-proposal Conference:

CHF provides grant information sessions at the beginning of the grant cycle. First-time applicants are encouraged to attend one of these sessions, but it is not a requirement.

Grant information sessions are scheduled on Wednesday, November 15th at 3:00 pm and Thursday, December 7th at 9:00 am at Community Health Foundation.

Grant information sessions will be presented for new applicants later in 2018.

To register for an information session, please contact program coordinator, Joan Elder.

Pre-Application Information:

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

Timeline for funding year beginning July 1st and ending on June 30th:
- Grant-Seeker Information Sessions –November and December (please check the website for dates and times).
- Grant application deadline – All applications must be received by 4:00pm EST on the stated deadline (please check website).
- Award letters and grant agreements are mailed to selected applicants no later than mid-May.
- Award disbursements will be made in mid-June.
- Mid-year reports due by January 31st.
- Final reports due by July 31st

Grant applications are due by 4:00 PM on February, 16, 2018.

Applicants should email completed application and required documents to Joan Elder by 4:00pm EST on the stated deadline. If e-mail is not available, mail or deliver fully completed grant applications to the Community Health Foundation.

CHF offers mini-grants for needs that fall outside the grant cycle. For information and an application form, contact Joan Elder

Contact Information:

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

Joan Elder, Program Coordinator

Community Health Foundation
200 Medical Center Drive
Springfield, Ohio 45504

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Clark and Champaign counties