Community Partnership Fund

Adventist HealthCare is committed to addressing the needs of the communities we serve. Through our Community Partnership Fund, we provide funding to organizations whose work supports our mission to promote health equity and wellness in our community.

Prior to initiating an application, please review the eligibility criteria, funding priorities, and deadlines in the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions: 2022

What Type of Funding Does Adventist HealthCare Provide?

Adventist HealthCare provides two types of funding opportunities:

  • Programmatic Grants: $5,001+
  • Event Sponsorships: up to $5,000

What are the funding guidelines and priorities?

For the 2022 funding year, we continue our focus on significant needs identified through our Community Health Needs Assessment as well as needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To be eligible for funding, requests must align with one or more of our funding priority areas:

  • Access to Care
  • Mental Health for Adults and Youth
  • Workforce Development
  • Social Services
  • Educational Equity for Youth
  • Racial Equity and Justice
  • Rehabilitation and Disability Services
  • HIV & Hepatitis C (Fort Washington Medical Center Service Area)

Requests must also:

  • Be designed to address documented health disparities or inequities
  • Have a measurable impact on the community being served
  • Align with Adventist HealthCare’s community-based mission

Priority will be given to requests that include meaningful partnerships.

Is My Organization Eligible to Apply for Funding?

To be eligible for funding, requests must:

  1. Originate from a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization
  2. Focus on populations in Adventist HealthCare’s service areas of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties
  3. Align with at least one of our funding objectives:
    • Health & Wellness: Support community health services, education, and prevention and wellness programs
    • Partnerships: Leverage partnerships to address socioeconomic disadvantages that affect health
  4. Be designed to address documented health disparities or inequities
  5. Have a measurable impact on the community being served
  6. Align with Adventist HealthCare’s community-based mission

Priority will be given to requests that include meaningful partnerships.

What Are The Submission Deadlines?

Programmatic Grants

Grant applications are reviewed biannually, in the spring and fall.

Spring
  • Applications Open: March 1st
  • Applications Close: March 29th at 11:59pm EST
Fall
  • Applications Open: September 1st
  • Applications Close: September 29th at 11:59pm EST

Grants are awarded for a 1-year period. Organizations are eligible for one grant per year. For example, if an organization is awarded funding in the spring, they are not eligible to apply for an additional grant until the following spring.

Event Sponsorships

Applications for Event Sponsorship are reviewed on a rolling basis between March 1st and September 29th.

Applications must be submitted at least 10 weeks in advance of the funding deadline to be eligible for review.

Organizations are eligible for one sponsorship per year. However, an organization may be awarded both a grant and a sponsorship within the same year.

How do I apply for funding?

To apply for a Grant or Event Sponsorship:

  1. Review the eligibility criteria and funding priorities above.
  2. Access Our Online Grants Portal
  3. New users must first register by clicking “Create New Account”.
  4. If you are an existing user, log on to the system using your email address and password. If you are having trouble logging in, please do not create a new user account. There is a system prompt to assist with recovering a forgotten password.
  5. Once logged in, select the appropriate funding opportunity and complete the online application.
  6. During the application review process, you may be contacted for more information.
  7. You will be notified via email regarding the final funding decision.
  8. Organizations awarded funding will be required to submit progress and/or final reports. Organizations that do not comply with this requirement will not be eligible for future funding opportunities.

 

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the Community Partnership Fund, funding opportunities, or how to use the online portal, please contact us at cpf@adventisthealthcare.com.

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