Similar to a letter of intent, a concept proposal is a brief application that helps outline the main purpose of your funding request. The application consists of a handful of short questions regarding the work to be done, likely budget items and the intended impact. Although considered a first step in our application process, this step is not mandatory and may be waived depending on the funding request. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to speak to a Health Foundation programs staff member before applying.
A project proposal is a full application consisting of a narrative, a budget and budget justification, and a work plan. The work plan should be a stand-alone document outlining your project’s process and outcome objectives. Additional documents that may be requested include form 990s, 501(c)(3) designation letter, and your organization’s audited financial reviews.
The Health Foundation’s grantmaking approach is a collaborative, co-design process in which applicants work closely with the staff throughout the application process.