How to Apply
Who Can Apply
To be eligible for a community partnership grant, a prospective organization must:
- Demonstrate tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code or be recognized as an instrumentality of state/local government; or have identified a fiscal sponsor with demonstrated ability to manage administrative and financial grant requirements.
- Be located in Arizona.
- Be able to demonstrate statewide impact if applicant is outside Maricopa County, as preference is given to organizations within Maricopa County.
Who or What is Not Considered for Funding
- Capital and endowment campaigns.
- Programs without a demonstrated focus or impact on community health issues.
- Requests for general operating funds.
- Projects or programs of fraternal, veterans or religious groups when the primary beneficiaries are their own members.
- Individuals who are members of a particular beneficiary class, such as scholarship or medical assistance recipients.
- Organizations soliciting contributions for advertising space, tickets to dinners and fund-raising events, and promotional materials.
- Lobbying activities.
- Indirect costs, as it is the policy of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives not to fund overhead fees which are not directly related to the work of the grant.
What Should Be Included in a Full Proposal
- Cover Letter: Include contact name, full address and email.
- Executive Summary: In the first paragraph, state what you propose to do and the amount of funding you are requesting.
- Project Narrative: Be Brief and Concise. The Project Narrative should be no longer than 8-10 pages. Your narrative should answer the following questions:
- Who Are You? Describe your organization.
- How Do You Describe Your Community? Describe your community.
- What Do You Want to Change? Describe the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) or Value-Based Health Care(VBHC) systems issue that you are trying to change in your community.
- How Have Community Members Been Involved? Demonstrate how community members have been involved in the thinking and planning for this work.
- What Are You Proposing to Do? Provide a detailed description of your proposed methodology for this project including objectives, a work plan and the rationale for selecting this approach.
- Is Prevention Part Of The Solution? Demonstrate how prevention is a part of the solution.
- How Will You Measure Success? Describe the change you hope to see happen and what indicators you will use to determine if you are on the right track.
- Project Budget: Take time to prepare a persuasive budget with a narrative justification that supports the requested funding.
- Evidence of your tax-exempt status.
- Financial statements for two years for the applying organization including a management letter or a letter from the auditor stating that they do not provide management letters.
- Completed SLHI Business Operations Survey.