Grant Guidelines

Our Mission:

  • The Healthcare Initiative Foundation supports organizations that offer solutions to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare for residents of Montgomery County, Maryland.

Grant Guidelines:

  • The Healthcare Initiative Foundation considers grants to 501(c)(3) healthcare nonprofits that are based in Montgomery County, Maryland, or to nonprofits that have county-based health programs or activities.

Within our geographic and focus area, we consider efforts to: 

  • Improve the quality and delivery of healthcare;
  • Expand the availability of comprehensive healthcare;
  • Build appropriate capacity in the healthcare network; and
  • Grow the healthcare workforce.

We generally consider new grants only after we make a site visit.

  • To be considered for a possible site visit, send a brief, informal email (4 paragraphs or less) about your organization, its mission, programs, and clientele to: Crystal.Townsend@hifmc.org.

We make grants that:

  • Start or grow well-conceived programs/organizations;
  • Offer innovative solutions to improve the quality, accessibility and/or delivery of healthcare;
  • Replicate successful (evidence based) programs from our own or other jurisdictions;
  • Build organizational capacity to enhance sustainability and/or improve service delivery (e.g. planning, management, finance, fundraising, communications, etc.); and
  • Leverage resources, whether human or financial (e.g. partnerships, matching or challenge funds).

We do not:

  • Give to endowment funds or annual campaigns;
  • Fund lobbying or political activities;
  • Make grants to individuals;
  • Provide funds to private foundations unless for a particular grant purpose;
  • Fund a nonprofit system or organization, including its affiliate(s) that owns or operates an acute care hospital in Montgomery County, Maryland;
  • Provide funds to cover bricks and mortar capital expenses;
  • Replace government funding; or
  • Fund religious activities, although secular health programs provided by a religious institution or its affiliate(s) may qualify.