Resource Exchange


Basic Needs / Direct Service Grants Program (United States)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted December 27, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on July 19, 2021
Sisters Health Foundation logo
Sisters Health Foundation logo

The Sisters Health Foundation is seeking applications for the Basic Needs/Direct Service Grants Program.

Organizations that provide direct service in the form of material aid such as food, personal needs items, and emergency assistance to poor and vulnerable populations in their service area are encouraged to apply.

Utilize This Offer

The Basic Needs/Direct Service Grants Program is a competitive grants program in which applicants can seek grants of $500 to $5,000.

Those who currently have such programs will indicate how their work helps strengthen individuals and families receiving basic needs services take a step forward. In addition to helping people on the brink of crisis, this grant program serves as an opportunity to connect families with needed services.

Priority Areas:
a) Healthy Eating, Active Living;
b) Thriving Neighborhoods;
c) Mental Health and Addiction.

Your organization is eligible if all of the following are true:
1) The applicant organization is 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 of the counties in their service area:
a) West Virginia: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Wood;
b) Ohio: Athens, Meigs, Washington.
3) Provision of basic needs is already a demonstrated and integral part of the mission and activities of the organization.

Grant requests should range between $500 and $5,000.
Up to 10% of the grant can be used for administrative purposes.

Organizations may apply once a year and are limited to a maximum of $5,000 per 12-month period.

Funds shall be used solely for the granted purpose.

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 (forecast: July).

For more information please visit

Comments 2

Log in or register to post comments
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.