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Institutions to Meet Community Needs in Eligible Counties

Responsive Grants Program

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Sisters Health Foundation (SHF)

LOI Date:

01/19/22

Deadline Date:

03/02/22 Midnight

Description:

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Grants to West Virginia and Ohio nonprofit organizations and public institutions to meet community needs in eligible counties. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Eligible projects are those that positively impact residents of Athens, Meigs, and Washington counties in Ohio and Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Wood counties in West Virginia.

The Responsive Grants Program is a competitive grants program in which applicants can apply for project, capacity building, equipment or technology, small capital projects, or general operating support in support of the organization’s mission.

Priority Areas:

  • Healthy Eating, Active Living: The Foundation supports projects and strategies that prevent or manage chronic health conditions by promoting healthy eating and active living.
  • Thriving Neighborhoods: The Foundation supports projects and strategies that address improving neighborhood conditions where people live, learn, work, and play so that everyone has the ability to achieve their full health potential.
  • Mental Health and Addiction: The Foundation supports projects and strategies that address mental health and/or addiction. Related to mental health, the Foundation is interested in the area of health promotion and prevention. Related to addiction, the Foundation is interested in the areas of prevention, early intervention, and recovery support. The Foundation is especially interested in evidence-based programs.

For more information about the priority areas, see the Grant Program Overview: https://sistershealthfdn.org/grant-programs/overview/

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180706

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
- An applicant must be a tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a public institution.
- The project will positively impact residents in one or more counties of the Sisters Health Foundation service area:
- West Virginia: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood
- Ohio: Athens, Meigs, and Washington

The Foundation is unable to make grants to:
- Endowment funds
- Individuals
- Organizations seeking retroactive funding for projects that have been complete or will be complete prior to the grant decision date
- Organizations that engage in proselytizing as part of their mission or programs.

Pre-Application Information:

The Sisters Health Foundation has two grant cycles per year. The Responsive Grants Program is a two-stage process which consists of submitting a letter of inquiry and, if invited, submitting a full application. Materials should be submitted online no later than midnight on the respective deadline date.

Spring 2021 Grant Cycle:
- Online Letter of Inquiry Due: January 19, 2022
- Online Full Application Due: March 2, 2022
- Grant Notifications Sent: May 2022

Fall 2021 Grant Cycle:
- Online Letter of Inquiry Due: TBA
- Online Full Application Due: TBA
- Grant Notifications Sent: TBA

FAQs: https://sistershealthfdn.org/grant-programs/frequently-asked-questions/
Online Application System FAQs: https://sistershealthfdn.org/grant-programs/frequently-asked-questions-online-application/

Contact Information:

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

Submit LOI Online: http://bit.ly/1bNK8GY

For any questions about using the online application system, please contact Shei Sanchez at 304-424-6080 Ext. 101 or ssanchez@sistershealthfdn.org.

For all other questions, contact Sr. Molly Bauer at 304-424-6080, ext. 103 or mbauer@sistershealthfdn.org.

Sisters Health Foundation
4420 Rosemar Center
P.O. Box 4440
Parkersburg, WV 26104
304.424.6080

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Athens, Meigs, Washington counties;   West Virginia: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Wood counties

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