Grantmaking Cycle & Trainings

Grant Cycle

The annual grant cycle allows for multiple 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 Jess.Fuchs@hifmc.org.

All of the Foundation’s grant cycles are available through our online grant portal. Before starting an application, please first ensure that your organization does not already have a profile. To access our online grant portal, click here

To review our grant priorities, click here.


Grantee Training

All organizations interested in receiving grant funds from HIF in FY23 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) must attend our annual 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. 

FY23 Grantee Training occurred on October 27th, 2022.  If you missed the training, you can view the recording here

To access the online grant portal, 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 Jess.Fuchs@hifmc.org.


Capacity Building Cycle

HIF’s FY23 Capacity application will open on November 2nd and close on December 16th at 5pm EST.  Award notifications are usually made the second week of March. To access the online grant portal, click here.  If you missed the grant training for the FY23 Capacity cycle, the recording can be accessed here. 

During grant application period, organizations that have not had a previous site visit should contact HIF staff to schedule a site visit (virtually or in-person). 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.  Interested applicants are encouraged to meet with HIF staff in late-summer through early-fall to discuss application concepts.  

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 Jess.Fuchs@hifmc.org 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 Jess.Fuchs@hifmc.org. Emerging Need grant requests need to fit within our grant guidelines and grant priority areas.