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Stringfellow Health Fund (SHF) Grant

Grants to Alabama Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Counties
for Health Care Services, Health Education, and Disease Prevention

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama (CFNEA)

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LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

09/16/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to Alabama nonprofit organizations and government agencies to improve healthcare in the counties of Cherokee, Calhoun, Cleburne, Clay, Etowah, DeKalb, St. Clair, Randolph, and Talladega. Applicants must submit a pre-application prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for projects that focus on health, education, prevention, and direct services.

The Foundation welcomes grant applications which focus on the following areas:
- Preventable health issues, risks or diseases;
- Advocacy or education with a focus on health to the community or targeted populations;
- Serving clients with chronic or acute health conditions;
- Strengthening organizational capacity to provide or deliver health care services;
- Serving clients with mental or physical disabilities;
- Improvements to community health and well-being.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178800

Term of Contract:

Grant activities supported by an SHF award may be sustained for one year, after the date the award is announced.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants from the Stringfellow Health Fund (SHF) are restricted to 501(c)(3) qualified public charities operating in the Foundation’s nine (9) county service region (Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Randolph, St. Clair, and Talladega) and providing services to residents in these counties, or 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations outside the nine (9) counties that provide healthcare or medical services to residents in the nine (9) counties.

Organizations that meet the following requirements are eligible to apply for a grant. All five (5) requirements must be met:
1) Organizations classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. code as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, donations which are deductible as charitable contributions or a governmental/state or county agency;
2) Organizations with a minimum one-year operating history after the date of receipt of its 501 (c)(3) classification;
3) Organization must have a board approved current written strategic plan for the whole organization that covers at least 24 months which includes the organization’s entire current fiscal year and the following:
-Mission statement;
-Strategic goals and measurable objectives.
4) Organizations with revenues over $200,000 must submit an audited financial statement for a complete fiscal year. Organizations with an operating budget between $50,000.00- $199,999 must submit the most recent audit review or compilation. Organizations with an operating budget of $50,000 and below do not have to submit any audited documents.
5) Eligible organizations are invited to apply for a grant from any fund of the Foundation accepting applications (both grant cycles) as long as you do not have an open grant with the particular fund you wish to apply to.

When you choose to submit a collaborative application, one organization must serve as the lead organization and submit the application (only one). Your collaboration can be with more than one organization.

For a list of funding restrictions, see:

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Application Workshop: July 24, 2019 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama
Please RSVP By July 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm to Fred Smith.

At this workshop applicants will get help in completing the entire pre-application. Staff will help applicants set up Foundant for first time users and answer all questions. After you have completed your pre-application staff will review it as you wait, and you will find out that morning if your pre-application is approved. After approval, and if there is time, you can immediately begin working on your grant application, if you so desire.

Grant-Technical Workshop: August 28, 2019 from 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Location: Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama

During this session program staff will discuss the grant application and its process.

Please note attendance at either workshop is optional and not required to submit either the pre-application or application. You must bring a laptop or tablet computer with you. If you do not have a laptop or tablet, and cannot borrow one, please contact Fred Smith.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:
- Pre-Application Opens: July 24, 2019
- Pre-Application Workshop: July 24, 2019 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (RSVP By July 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm)
- Pre-Application Deadline: August 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm
- Grant-Technical Workshop: August 28, 2019 from 9:00 am – 12:00 am
- Grants Deadline: September 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm
- Grantees are notified: November 22, 2019 by 5:00 pm

The pre-application must be submitted online by February 15/August 15 through CFNEA’s website. You will receive a response via e-mail within two weeks after receipt of your completed pre-application directing you to proceed or notifying you that your pre-application is not complete or not approved. All interested NFPs must upload the required documents to be considered.

After your pre-application has been approved you must submit your grant application online by March 15/ September 15 by 5:oo p.m. If the due date falls on a holiday or weekend the due date is extended to the next business day. Applications are reviewed for completeness. Any application deemed incomplete will not be accepted.


Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Fred Smith, Director of Stringfellow Health Fund and Grants
(256) 231-5160, Ex. 26

Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama
1130 Quintard Avenue, Suite 100 (Quintard Tower Building)
Anniston, Alabama 36201

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama: Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Randolph, St. Clair, and Talladega Counties