Grantmaking Priorities & Calendar

FY20 Grant Priorities and Calendar

The annual calendar focuses the board’s grant deliberations allowing for similar proposals to be considered at once, giving the Foundation’s board a clearer picture of Montgomery County’s health and wellness 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 Director of Grants and Community Impact at  

FY20 Grantee Training

All organizations interested in receiving grant funds from HIF in FY20 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) must attend a training.

Our next grantee training will be Friday, November 1st. The focus will be Technical Support training for FY20 Capacity Building applications.  The training will cover: updates to the FY20 application, HIF’s budget template guidelines, and outcomes vs impacts requested in our application. Register here.

If you have missed a training or have not attended a training but are thinking of applying for HIF’s FY20 Capacity Building cycle, reach out to

FY20 Capacity Building Grant Application

Capacity Building applications will be available online Tuesday, October 15, 2019 through Friday, December 6th. All applications are submitted online through our grant portal.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations defines ‘Capacity Building’ as grant support designed to help set the stage for organizational growth and development.

During grant application period, organizations that have not had a previous site visit should contact HIF staff to schedule a site visit. If you have had a site visit and would like to invite us to visit your organization again, this is welcomed during this period as well.

Please complete and upload the template below as a part of your application.

HIF Project Budget Template (Excel)

If your organization is in need of assistance with your application, please contact the HIF Director of Grants and Community Impact at to set up a time to meet in advance of the application due date.

To review our FY20 Capacity Building Grant priorities, click here.

FY20 Small Grant Application

FY20 Small Grant applications will be available in the Spring 2020 by invitation from the Foundation.