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.
The foundation currently is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Responsive Grants Program, which supports community health projects, capacity-building initiatives, equipment or technology purchases, small capital projects, or general operations, from nonprofit organizations located in its service areas in West Virginia and Ohio.
Individual grant amounts will range between $500 and $50,000, with an average grant award of $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 agency. 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 counties) and Ohio (Athens, Meigs, and Washington counties).
Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than July 19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 29, 2018.
For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, information about previous grant recipients, and application procedures, see the Sisters Health Foundation website.