Potomac Health Foundation Board of Directors will announce the launch of Funding Year 2015-2016 Howard L. Greenhouse Large Grant cycle. Tentative key dates are below and more information will follow.
The Request for Applications process occurs in two steps. The first step is the initial application, known as the Letter of Intent (LOI). Applications will be reviewed by the Grants Committee and Board of Directors to determine fit with Foundation service are and funding priorities. Progression to the second step of the application process, known as the Formal Proposal, is invitation only. Applicants will be notified of the Foundation’s decision in writing.
Initial application deadline: by noon on January 23, 2015
Applications should be submitted online at www.ctkodm.com/potomachealthfoundation. All applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) highlighting the purpose and objectives of the project, along with budget information. The applicant is responsible for ensuring the LOI arrives by the deadline.
Formal Proposal deadline: by noon on April 17, 2015
If Potomac Health Foundation approves your LOI, a more detailed proposal will be requested for consideration by the Board. Instructions and an application form will be provided at that time. A site visit or interview may also be requested during the formal proposal application process. Please note, receiving an invitation to apply after you submit an LOI does not assure approval of your proposal.
Applications will be accepted from tax-exempt organizations that serve the people of eastern Prince William County Virginia, and the immediately adjacent communities in eastern Fairfax and Stafford counties. This includes the following areas: Aquia, Dale City, Dumfries, Garrisonville, Lake Ridge, Lorton, Montclair, Manassas, Occoquan, Quantico, Southbridge, Triangle and Woodbridge, Virginia.
Health related grant awards within our program focus areas and service area will be funded for one year.
The Foundation favors proposals that:
- Show promise of significant impact in addressing identified health issue
- Are clearly aligned with Foundation priorities
- Demonstrates sound financial planning, including sustainability
- Complement efforts of other organizations
- Address current and emerging health issues through best practices and innovative strategies
The Foundation excludes the following from funding consideration:
- Grants to programs not directly related to health.
- Sponsorships, including fundraising events.
- Direct support to individuals.
- Grants for projects or programs of religious, fraternal, athletic or veterans groups when the primary beneficiaries of such undertakings would be their members exclusively.
- Grants to retire any form of debt.
- Scientific research grants.
- Indirect cost percentages.
December 08 …….. Letter of Intent workshop
January 23 ………… Letter of Intent due
March 7 ……………. Applicants notified of decision
March 18 ……………Grant Proposal, Logic Model and Budget Workshop
April 17……………….Proposals due
June 5 ………………. Applicants notified of decision
June 24 …………….. Orientation and signing of agreements
June 26 …………….. First checks mailed