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, 2020 – June 30, 2021) 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. 

Stay tuned for upcoming training topics and dates.  Webinars are recorded and stored on our website.  Click here to access all past trainings.

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

Capacity Building Grant Cycle

The FY21 Capacity Building cycle will open in the late Fall of 2020. 

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 grant priorities, click here.

Small Grant 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 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.