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Western Reserve Health Foundation

Request for Proposals

The Western Reserve Health Foundation has released requests for proposals (RFPs) for fall 2019 for their Community Health grant program and their Issue Specific grant program (details below).

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

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 (detailed in the Request for Proposals below).

Interested applicants must review the Request for Proposals (RFP) and submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) on or before Friday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

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 late September 2019. Completed applications with supporting documents will then be submitted to the Western Reserve Health Foundation on or before Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Final grant decisions will be announced in December 2019.

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 2019 Community Health letter of inquiry (LOI) Form to submit your inquiry on or before Friday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.


Issue Specific

The Western Reserve Health Foundation is also 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 2019 Issue Specific Grant Application Form to submit an application with supporting documentation on or before Friday, September 27, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. No letter of inquiry is required for the Issue Specific grant program. Final grant decisions will be announced in December 2019.

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