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Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation

Request for Proposals

COVID-19 Grantseeker and Grantee Update

As the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley continue assessing and responding to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we want to share several updates for grantseekers, as well as those with current or pending grants with us.

Update for nonprofits seeking funding:
Collectively, the Community Foundation and its affiliated foundations recently launched the Mahoning Valley Community Response Fund to provide support and resources to organizations working with those disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The application is simple and was created in conjunction with the Youngstown Foundation and the Raymond John Wean Foundation to streamline submission times for those applying to all three. If your organization is in need of funding, please visit our Response Fund page for more information on how to apply. Decisions will be made as quickly as possible to expedite support.

Update for nonprofits with a current grant:
We are implementing flexible reporting for those with current grants from the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation. Likely, this health crisis is disrupting activities and programming for our nonprofit partners, and we will consider that when evaluating outcomes and projections that were set before COVID-19 emerged. Please contact us once normal operations resume if you need to adjust timelines or have additional concerns about meeting projected goals.

Update for nonprofits with pending grant applications:
We will reconnect at a later date with organizations that have a pending application to determine how to best move forward once we shift focus back to operations as usual. We are aware priorities within organizations may be shifting and applications may no longer be as relevant or imperative as they were at submission. For deadlines that have not yet passed, we will be extending the submission period and will clarify expectations once normal operations resume.

If you have questions about the shifts to our grantmaking efforts or the Mahoning Valley Community Response Fund, please contact Casey Krell, Director of Supporting Organizations and Donor Services.


The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation has released requests for proposals (RFPs) for spring 2020 for their Community Health grant program and for their Issue Specific grant program.

When planning your grant request, keep in mind that TMHF offers two grant cycles each year with letters of inquiry typically due in January and August.

Community Health

Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation is requesting proposals for innovative projects that address the current priorities identified in the Trumbull County Combined Health District Community Health Improvement Plan (detailed in the Request for Proposals below). Please review the priorities carefully as they’ve recently been updated!

Interested applicants must review the full Request for Proposals (RFP) and submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) on or before Friday, January 17, 2020.

Please do not submit a full proposal for the Community Health grant program unless invited to do so. If your LOI is accepted, an application form will be made available. Those invited to submit a full proposal will be notified in early March 2020. Completed applications with supporting documents will then be submitted to the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation on or before Friday, April 10, 2020. Final grant decisions will be announced in June 2020.

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. Please review the priorities carefully as they’ve been recently updated!

Step 2:

If you determine your program or project aligns with the Community Health grant priorities, use the spring 2020 Community Health letter of inquiry (LOI) form to submit your inquiry on or before Friday, January 17, 2020.


Issue Specific

Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation is also requesting proposals for innovative projects within the following issue-specific areas, each aligning with a restricted fund of the Foundation.

  • Oncology Fund
  • Hospice Fund
  • Rose Hughes Diabetes Fund
  • Orthopedics Fund
  • Wean Foundation Fund for Women’s and Children’s Health

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 2020 Issue Specific Grant Application Form to submit an application with supporting documentation on or before Friday, March 27, 2020. No letter of inquiry is required for a request to an Issue Specific fund. Final grant decisions will be announced in June 2020.