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Request for Proposals

The Western Reserve Health Foundation has released requests for proposals (RFPs) for fall 2018 for their Community Health grant program and their Issue Specific grant program.

Community Health

The Western Reserve Health Foundation is requesting proposals for innovative projects that address the current priorities and goals identified by the Mahoning County Health Department Community Health Improvement Plan.

Interested applicants must review the Request for Proposal (RFP) and submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) on or before Friday, August 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Please do not submit a full proposal for the Community Health grant program unless invited to do so. If the LOI is accepted, an application form will be made available. Those invited to submit a full proposal will be notified in late September 2018. Completed applications with supporting documents will then be submitted to the Western Reserve Health Foundation on or before Friday, October 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Final grant decisions will be announced in December 2018.

How to Apply (Community Health)

Step 1:

Carefully review the below Request for Proposals to determine your organization’s eligibility and alignment with the Community Health grant priorities.

Step 2:

If you determine your program or project aligns with the Community Health grant priorities, use the Fall 2018 Community Health letter of interest LOI Form to submit your inquiry on or before Friday, August 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.


Issue Specific

Requesting proposals for innovative projects within the following issue-specific areas, each aligning with a restricted fund of the Foundation.

  • Cancer Fund
  • Tod Children’s Hospital Pediatric Fund

Please click here to read full descriptions of the issue-specific funds.

How to Apply (Issue Specific)

Step 1:

Carefully review the below Request for Proposals (RFP) to determine your organization’s eligibility and alignment with the issue specific funds.

Step 2:

If you determine your program or project aligns with an issue specific fund, use the 2018 Issue Specific Grant Application Form to submit an application with supporting documentation on or before Friday, September 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. No letter of inquiry is required for the Issue Specific grant program. Final grant decisions will be announced in early December 2018.

(Funding Guidelines) and click here to Download the 2014 LOI.