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Western Reserve Health Foundation

Request for Proposals

The Western Reserve Health Foundation has released requests for proposals (RFPs) for spring 2020 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 January 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). Please review the priorities carefully as they’ve been recently updated!

Interested applicants must review the 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 Western Reserve 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

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, March 27, 2020. No letter of inquiry is required for the Issue Specific grant program. Final grant decisions will be announced in June 2020.

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