Grantmaking Calendar & Trainings

Grant 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  

To review our grant guidelines, click here.

Grantee Training

All organizations interested in receiving grant funds from HIF in FY21 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) must attend a training.  Training opportunities will be available virtually or will be recorded for interested partners.  Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook to receive up to date information and training dates. 

On October 4, 2021, from 11:30am to 12:30pm, HIF and the HIF Equity Taskforce will host a FY22 Nonprofit Forum.  The Foundation is inviting current, former, or interested community grant partners, who serve Montgomery County residents, to provide insight into our FY22 Capacity Building grant application, processes, and priorities.  This forum is not the same as our annual grantee training.  To register for this event, please click here

Stay tuned for upcoming training topics and dates.  If there are topics that you would be interested in learning more about, please let us know.

If you have missed a training or have not attended a training but are thinking of applying for an upcoming grant cycle, reach out to

FY22 Capacity Building Cycle

Information about HIF’s FY22 Capacity Building grant cycle are forthcoming (fall 2021).  Once available, information regarding the live virtual Grantee Training date, application open and close dates, and proposed timeline will be posted here, through our newsletter, and on our social media pages.  See links above to follow us! 

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.

All HIF grant applications require a budget submission.  HIF requests that our budget template be used and uploaded with the application in the grant portal. To view an example of a complete grant budget, click here.   If you are ready to complete the grant budget template, you can find the excel spreadsheet here

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. Access the online grant portal here

To review our grant priorities, click here.

Small Grant Cycle

Small Grant applications will be available in the spring by invitation from the Foundation.

Emerging Needs Grant Cycle

If your organization has an urgent need that falls between one our existing grant cycles, reach out to organize a discussion with foundation staff. Jessica Fuchs, Director of Grants and Community Impact, can be reached at Emerging Need grant requests still need to fit our grant guidelines and grant priority areas.