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Sisters Health Foundation announces Responsive Grants Program (US)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted December 27, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on July 19, 2021
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The Sisters Health Foundation is seeking applications for the Responsive Grants Program which is a competitive grants program in which applicants can apply for the project, capacity building, equipment or technology, small capital projects, or general operating support in support of the organization’s mission.

Applications are evaluated using the following six criteria:
a) Mission Fit;
b) Project Quality;
c) Project Implementation;
d) Budget;
e) Organizational Capacity;
f) Measurable Outcomes.

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The Sisters Health Foundation is seeking applications for the Responsive Grants Program.

Priority Areas:
> Healthy Eating, Active Living;
> Thriving Neighborhoods;
> Mental Health and Addiction.

Eligibility Criteria:
1) An applicant must be a tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a public institution;
2) The project will positively impact residents in one or more counties of their service area:
a) West Virginia: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Wood;
b) Ohio: Athens, Meigs, Washington.

For the Responsive Grant Program, grant requests generally range from $500 to $50,000, with the average grant award being $15,000.

The Sisters Health Foundation has two grant cycles per year. Materials should be submitted online no later than midnight on the respective deadline date:
> Spring 2021: January 20, 2021;
> Fall 2021: TBD July 2021.

Staff notifies each applicant in May (spring cycle) or November (fall cycle) of the Board decision. This is approximately 19 weeks after the deadline for the initial letter of inquiry.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 07
Jan 07

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the project and also to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Ressource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities), that will show up, by chronologic order.
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse!

Jill Langhus
Dec 28, 2020
Dec 28, 2020

Thanks, Ana.