Responsive Grants Program

Grants to Ohio and West Virginia Public Institutions and
Nonprofits to Advance Health in the Mid-Ohio Valley Region

GrantWatch ID#: 180706
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Sisters Health Foundation (SHF)


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Grants ranging from $500 to $50,000 to West Virginia and Ohio nonprofit organizations and public institutions to promote health in the Mid-Ohio Valley region. LOIs are due July 19. Program areas include healthy lifestyles, health equity, and oral health. Projects and strategies must benefit residents in at least one of the following Counties:

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

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:

Oral Health - Projects and strategies that promote improved oral health, particularly in children, by promoting one or more of the following:

-Improved oral health and hygiene in pregnant women and young children
-Increased access to professional dental care for the uninsured and underinsured
-Development of a positive culture for oral health in the Mid-Ohio Valley
-Effective education of parents and children in the practice of good oral hygiene
-Advocacy of policy changes that promote and support improvement in oral health

Healthy Lifestyles - Projects and strategies that prevent chronic health conditions by promoting healthy eating and active living through one or more of the following:

-Education about the health implications of obesity, poor nutrition, and inactivity
-Environmental changes that make healthy choices the easy choices
-Increased access to healthy foods
-Promotion and provision of opportunities for increased physical activity
-Advocacy of policy changes that promote and encourage healthy lifestyles

Health Equity - Projects and strategies that address socioeconomic, racial, and geographic disparities in health care by:

-Improving the accessibility, affordability, and quality of health care, as well as eliminating conditions such as poverty and discrimination that contribute to health disparities.
-Building on strong local leadership within the community served
-Utilizing and increasing broad and effective support within the community
-Advocating for policy changes that will improve health equity for residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley
-Health equity exists when everyone has the opportunity to “attain their full health potential” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of their social position or other socially determined circumstance.” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

For the Responsive Grant Program, grant requests generally range from $500 to $50,000, with the average grant award being $15,000.

Multiple-year grants will be considered if you can show that the nature of the project requires extended time.

To apply, an applicant must be a tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a public institution.

Eligible Counties include:

-West Virginia: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Wood

-Ohio: Athens, Meigs, Washington

Not Funded:
-Endowment funds
-Organizations seeking retroactive funding for projects that have been completed or will be complete prior to the grant decision date;
-Organizations that engage in proselytizing as part of their mission or programs.

The Sisters Health Foundation has two grant cycles per year. Materials should be submitted online no later than midnight on the respective deadline date.

Fall 2017:
-Online Letter of Inquiry Due: July 19, 2017
-Online Full Application Due: September 6, 2017
-Grant Notification Sent: November 2017

Deadlines and Application Instructions:


Applicant Registration Tutorial:

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

Apply Online:

Sr. Molly Bauer, Program Officer
304-424-6080 Ext. 103

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

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

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