Community Health Grants

The Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence is currently accepting grant applications to provide funding for projects and programs intended to improve the health and wellness of residents of metropolitan Louisville. JHFE will award approximately $1 million in community health grants in 2017. Applications will be accepted now through June 30, 2017.

JHFE looks forward to partnering with local organizations to support health projects and programs addressing quantifiable community needs. The Greater Louisville Project identified a variety of factors impacting Louisville’s poor health outcomes relative to peer cities: health behaviors, clinical care, social & economic factors, and the physical environment.  All funding requests must clearly identify measurable health related outcomes related to one of these four factors.

Learn more about the Greater Louisville Project.

Eligibility:

JHFE accepts applications from local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations for projects and programs intended to improve the health and wellness of residents of metropolitan Louisville. Proposals must be evidence-based or be designed as a research proposal. Research proposals should clearly state the hypothesis and research design.   To be eligible for consideration, an organization must submit a copy of its IRS determination letter and current Articles of Incorporation with its application.

Requests may be for new or existing programs; however, innovation and collaboration are encouraged.

A significant portion of the JHFE endowment funds was the result of the merger involving Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare that resulted in the establishment of KentuckyOne Health; therefore, any request that would directly compete with services provided by KentuckyOne Health will not be considered without prior approval.

JHFE generally does not fund operating support or capital campaigns.

The 2017 application deadline is June 30, 2017. Click here to apply.

A completed JHFE Outcomes Evaluation Plan is required for all applications.

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