MeHAF’s discretionary grants fund projects and activities outside the parameters of our competitive grant programs. Projects must be related to our mission and completed within one year. Awards are typically under $5,000, but may go up to $10,000 for statewide activities.
All projects must focus on groups or populations that face disproportionate barriers to accessing health services and achieving the best possible health.
Priority will be given to projects that:
MeHAF will consider:
MeHAF will NOT consider:
Questions? Review our FAQs or contact Program Officer Kathryn Rouillard.
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MeHAF reviews inquiries on a rolling basis at a minimum of twice per month. You will be contacted within three days following our initial review with next steps.
MeHAF’s priority population includes people who are uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved. MeHAF considers people in vulnerable populations to be medically underserved. These groups encounter multiple barriers to achieving better health and often are dealing with issues such as, but not limited to, living in poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, homelessness, and/or experiencing mental illness or substance use.
Generally, the applicant organization is required to be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, federally recognized tribe, governmental or other public, non-profit entity. Individuals and for profit entities are ineligible. We typically do not fund fiscal sponsorships, organizations with pending 501(c)(3) status, and private foundations. MeHAF has specific requirements for 501(c)(3) public charities operating under subsection 509(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (known as “supporting organizations”.) Please contact Cathy Luce (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Holly Merrithew (email@example.com) if you are affected. For more details on legal status of organizations eligible to apply, please refer to the Organizational Eligibility section in the RFP. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements, you could consider being a partner with an eligible applicant.
The scoring criteria are included in the RFP. Additionally, proposals will be evaluated on how well they describe: the processes for engaging members of MeHAF’s priority population; the processes for engaging new and different sectors and organizations; the capacity, willingness, and strategic approach proposed to carry out the work outlined in the RFP; and the demonstrated commitment to a collective/collaborative approach to health improvement.
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