FY22 Capacity Building Awards Announced

The Healthcare Initiative Foundation (HIF) is honored to announce our recent investment of $1.02M to #34 nonprofits serving Montgomery County residents through the FY22 Nonprofit Capacity Building Grant Cycle. These community investments will continue to lift-up the work of our nonprofit partners who remain vigilant in their response to the ongoing health, social, and economic crises wrought by the pandemic, as well as promote recovery efforts focused on community health and wellness and the healthcare workforce.

Congratulations to this year’s HIF grantees! Through our collaborative efforts this year’s recipients are projecting to serve more than #121,800 Montgomery County residents through: Healthcare Access and Behavioral Health Services, Food Security and Hub Distribution Centers, Healthcare Workforce and Education, and Nonprofit Capacity Building.

Our FY22 Capacity Building Cycle prioritized projects that:

  • Advance High-quality health and wellness services that are culturally and linguistically accessible: $404K;
  • Address the social determinants of health and the root causes impacting our community’s disparate health outcomes: $545K; and
  • Support nonprofit infrastructure to respond to the community and advance organizational leadership to build a healthier Montgomery County: $70K.

Accessibility to the Foundation’s investments is paramount and HIF is committed to ensuring that nonprofits whose work aligns with our mission can successfully navigate the grant process. The number of new profits successfully accessing grants, along with number of BIPOC-led organizations, are some of the metrics HIF is monitoring.

HIF is pleased to announce that 29% of the nonprofits awarded are receiving HIF’s Capacity Building grant for the first time and 38% are BIPOC-led organizations.

HIF strives to apply an equity lens in all aspects of our grant-making process by:

  • Offering opportunities for our nonprofit partners to provide input on our grant application and processes.
  • Incorporating diversity, inclusion, and equity in our grant review matrix along with analysis of how community voice will be engaged with the delivery of services in the application; and
  • Assessing with who, in what, and where the Foundation is making its investments.

We are elated to report that 99% of the capacity building investments are going to our priority zip code areas; reaching communities with the lowest life expectancy in the County that have historically been under-invested in and served.

We look forward to partnering with each of these nonprofit organizations for a stronger and healthier Montgomery County.