Grantmaking is the most important tool a foundation uses to achieve its mission. We fund a wide array of projects that address the root causes of problems and community needs central to our mission, themes and organizational outcomes.
The Endowment for Health has a Program Team who can partner with you to best match the available resources necessary to achieve your desired outcomes. We are primarily a responsive grantmaking organization. This means we consider proposals submitted from a wide array of nonprofits and community partners. However, for certain types of grants, the Endowment initiates a noncompetitive invitation to conduct a project. We look for compatibility with the Endowment’s mission, values, themes and organizational outcomes and seek to fund projects that align with them. Successful proposals address root causes, create systemic change, advance knowledge and understanding about an issue and/or provide a statewide solution.
The grant process is a continuum of steps beginning with your research about a specific need, and progressing to a proposed solution that determines the resources necessary to implement that solution. The process concludes with evaluating the outcomes and lessons learned about the project. We have created a variety of tools and supports to help you through the process and to increase the likelihood of receiving Endowment for Health funding and managing a successful project. We are committed to making the grant process a positive learning experience even if a grant is not awarded.
All the tools and materials in our online Grant Center are printable and are designed to help you navigate the proposal development and grant management processes. We also welcome your calls and emails and are happy to meet with you to further discuss your idea before you submit a proposal.
Annually, the Endowment offers a webinar to update grant seekers on changes to our program. The October 2012 webinar and slide deck can be accessed via the links below.