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Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation Grant

Grants to Cleveland, Ohio Nonprofits and Medical Centers
for Programs, Policy, and Research in Health and Wellness

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Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations and academic medical centers for programs and initiatives that promote the health and welfare of the Jewish and general communities of Greater Cleveland. Funding is intended for proposals that fall within the following categories: health of the Jewish community, health of the urban community, academic medicine and bioscience, and health policy.

Health of the Jewish Community:
- The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation seeks to support efforts to improve the physical and mental health the Jewish community through collaboration with other Jewish agencies on health issues of concern to the Jewish community. The Foundation will support projects that build organizational capacity in those Jewish organizations that address these needs. Foundation-initiated special projects in this area may also be developed.

Health of the Urban Community
- The Foundation is committed to improving the health of Greater Cleveland's most vulnerable individuals and families. To achieve impact in this area, scale is a significant factor. The Foundation seeks to support especially those projects focusing on health promotion and disease prevention that have the potential to access large populations through existing community infrastructure. To optimize impact in large populations, partnering with both public and private funding sources may be appropriate and necessary. Of particular interest are proposals in the areas of health-related early childhood development and health-related aging.

Academic Medicine and Bioscience
- The Foundation seeks to strengthen Cleveland's prominence as a national leader in medical education and biomedical science, perpetuating Mt. Sinai's leadership role in these areas. Emerging collaborations among Cleveland's academic medical centers present opportunities to build organizational capacity and advance progress. The Foundation will work with Cleveland's academic medical community to accomplish these goals.

Health Policy
- Through strategic initiatives in the area of health policy, the Foundation seeks to support projects that maximize the effectiveness of government in meeting its safety-net obligations to the health of at-risk populations, including children, the elderly, and the poor, and the obligations of the Affordable Care Act.

Funding priority will be given to those proposals that fit the Foundation's guidelines and demonstrate the most potential according to the following criteria:
- Evidence of sound design, appropriate budget, well-qualified staff, and a strong implementation plan.
- Clear articulation of plans for continued support of the project beyond the term of a Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation grant, e.g., earned income, long-term philanthropic support (endowment), support from an organization's core budget, or other means, when applicable.
- Clear description of measurable outcomes and how they will be achieved.
- Potential opportunities for working with other organizations to address issues of common concern specific to the proposed project, when applicable.
- Potential for the Foundation's investment to leverage additional resources for support of the project, when applicable.
- Demonstration of solid fiscal and management practices and governing board oversight.
- Demonstrated board commitment, leadership, engagement, and financial support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180282

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation seeks to assist Greater Cleveland, Ohio.

In general, the Foundation will not make grants for the following purposes:
- General operating expenses
- Direct provision of health services
- Building or equipment expenses or capital campaigns
- Fund-raising events
- Projects outside of Greater Cleveland
- Endowment funds
- Lobbying
- Program advertising
- Scholarships

No grants will be made to the following:
- Organizations not classified as 501(c)(3) tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service
- Individuals

Pre-Application Information:

The Board of Directors of the Foundation meets on a quarterly basis. Grant application deadlines are:

January 1 (Proposals due January 2, 2018)
April 1 (Proposals due April 2, 2018)
July 1 (Proposals due July 2, 2018)
October 1, 2018

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation welcomes and encourages an informal conversation with program staff prior to the submission of a grant request. This helps to focus a grant request and to avoid time and effort expended on ideas and projects that might be outside Foundation grantmaking guidelines.

The Foundation will acknowledge receipt of each proposal within two weeks following the most recent deadline and will advise applicant if any additional information is needed.

How to Apply:
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Contact Information:

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

For questions about what the Foundation funds or how to apply, contact:
Mitchell Balk, President at:

Program Officers:
Daniel J. Cohn at:
Karil Bialostosky at:

Please send all grant applications to:
The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
Allen Memorial Medical Library Building, Third Floor
11000 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1714

Phone and Office Hours:
216-421-5500 (Phone)
Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Greater Cleveland