Grantmaking Priorities & Calendar

FY18 Grant Priorities and Calendar

The annual calendar focuses the board’s grant deliberations allowing similar proposals to be considered at once, giving the Foundation’s board a clearer picture of Montgomery County’s healthcare delivery and organizational capacity needs. This also lets prospective applicants know when to prepare applications and when to expect decisions. The approach is intended to be systematic rather than rigid. If it poses a genuine hardship for your organization, please contact the Foundation President, Crystal Carr Townsend.

FY18 Grantee Training

All organizations interested in applying for grant funds from HIF in FY18 must attend.

If you were unable to attend the Grantee Training on July 25, please sign up for a training by conference call on Friday, September 15, from 1 – 2:30 pm. Please email Crystal Townsend to register.

The Grantee Training covers the HIF application process, logical framework development and FY18 grant priorities.

FY18 Small Grant Application

HIF’s Small Grant program offers us an opportunity to pilot new ideas, fill service gaps, and/or get to know new organizations. Nonprofits that provide healthcare services in Montgomery County, MD that have received no other HIF funding this fiscal year (July 2017 – June 2018) are more competitive. If you have not applied during the fiscal year, or applied and did not receive a grant, you are eligible to be considered for a small grant. Small grant requests are due online March 30, 2018.

In honor of a former HIF trustee, Brooks Saltsman, we are awarding a small grant to an organization emulating her strong commitment to volunteer service in the health field. For example, an organization that uses volunteers and/or interns to enhance and provide high-quality services to their clients. One of the first questions in the application gives you an opportunity to indicate whether your proposal should be considered for this award.

HIF Project Budget Template FY18 (Excel).

If you have questions, please contact HIF Grants Administrator at

FY18 Capacity Building Application

Capacity Building applications will be available online Friday, September 15, 2017 and due Friday, December 1, 2017 by 5 pm. All applications are submitted online.

        Templates to complete as part of your application:

FY18 Logical Framework Template (in Word)

HIF Project Budget Template FY18 (Excel).

To assist with the development of the grant application, we will offer optional technical assistance sessions for applicants to discuss their draft Logical Frameworks . Please sign up via the enclosed Doodle poll link: (

As a part of the review process all qualified grantee applicants will be invited to a grant interview. Please sign up for the dates and times that work best for your organization via the enclosed Doodle poll  link: (

If you have questions, please contact HIF President Crystal Townsend at / 301-907-9144.

FY18 Capacity Building Grant Priorities are to:

A. Improve the Quality and Availability of Comprehensive Healthcare in Montgomery County

— Develop interdisciplinary patient care models supporting integrated and coordinated continuity of care services for Montgomery County residents (e.g. family practices, dental, vision, chronic disease management, behavioral health, substance abuse, pain, trauma, etc.);
— Ensure that ALL safety-net health clinics serving Montgomery County’s vulnerable populations offer the same high-quality core ambulatory care services and meet patient quality benchmarks;
— Develop multi-sector approaches to improve health and wellness by addressing the social determinants of health -adverse childhood experiences, healthy food access, housing, employment, education, access to quality childcare, and access to healthcare and wellness services.

B. Build Capacity and Sustainability of the Healthcare Network Serving Vulnerable Montgomery County Residents

— Establish sustainable business models around the provision of essential health and wellness services (e.g. diversified patient payee mix, Medicare, Medicaid, fee for service, family practice models, etc.); and
— Support Montgomery Cares Systems Redesign through the implementation of Montgomery Cares 2.0 Workgroup recommendations for patient co-pays, essential services, and provider standards.

C. Develop a Culturally Competent and Highly Skilled Healthcare Workforce

— Build educational and workforce pipelines for culturally competent, highly skilled healthcare workers to meet the current and future health and wellness needs of Montgomery County residents; and
— Design innovative apprenticeships/internships for emerging health professionals to both train the future workforce and expand the capacity to deliver health and wellness services to Montgomery County’s vulnerable residents.