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Apply for a Health Priority Grant

The Process

  • Grant Cycle Begins

    Spring cycle opens in November. Fall cycle opens in May.

  • Letter of Intent

    Required step for all health-focused grant applicants to determine eligibility for funding.

  • Application

    If your organization’s letter of intent is approved, you will gain access to the online application.

  • Approval

    You will be notified of grant approval after a Foundation board review of your application.

First, Submit a Letter of Intent

If you are interested in receiving health-priority grant funding from the Foundation, your first step is to submit the Letter of Intent form. We will only accept one Letter of Intent per nonprofit organization during each grant cycle. We will not accept a Letter of Intent from an organization that has an open grant on the date the Letter of Intent is due.

When to Submit

The Letter of Intent for the Spring 2020 Grant Cycle is open and due by 5PM on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. 

For the Spring 2020 Grant Cycle, the Foundation is particularly interested in projects focused on the following issues:

  • Oral health
  • Mental health during the prenatal period and ages zero to five
  • Multi-sector collaboration around the social determinants of health.

Please contact either Bree Bess at 803-264-2012 or Hannah Miner at 803-264-5505 prior to submitting your Letter of Intent to discuss your proposed project.

Your Letter of Intent will be reviewed carefully. If your organization is a good match, you will be invited to submit a full application.

Submit a Letter of Intent

Application

We do not accept unsolicited applications. An organization must first submit a Letter of Intent. We will notify an organization if it is invited to submit an application after reviewing their Letter of Intent.

Application Portal

Review and Approval

The Foundation Board reviews the applications approximately eight weeks after the application due date. We will advise you of your application's status following the board review.

Funding Restrictions

We will not issue grants for:

  • doctor, dentist or pharmacist salaries
  • capital campaigns including brick and mortar establishments
  • one time or annual events including sports tournaments, camps or event incentives
  • fundraising events including purchase of tickets or tables, membership drives, raffles or auctions
  • individuals
  • political campaigns or activities that influence legislation
  • advertising
  • religious activities
  • other grant-making foundations

If your project meets our criteria, you can continue to the online Letter of Intent form.

Please review our FAQs page if you have further questions about health-focused grants.