The Sisters Health Foundation supports efforts that promote oral health, healthy lifestyles, and health equity in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Established in 1996, the foundation continues and expands the health ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph.
To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Responsive Grants Program, which provides general operating support and support for community health projects, capacity-building initiatives, the purchase of equipment or technology, and small capital projects at nonprofit organizations located within its service areas in West Virginia and Ohio.
Individual grant amounts will range between $500 and $50,000, with the average grant award around $15,000.
To be eligible, applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a public instuttion. In addition, projects must positively impact residents in one or more counties of the foundation's service areas in West Virginia (Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood) and Ohio (Athens, Meigs, and Washington)
Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than July 19, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by September 6, 2017.
For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, information about previous grant recipients, and application procedures, see the SHF website.