The mission of the ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities is to further healthcare, education and community involvement in Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia through philanthropy and fundraising for Appalachian Regional Healthcare.
In accordance with our mission the Foundation will accept grant applications on a continuing basis from non-profit organizations within our service area. Grants will not exceed $5,000. All proposals must fall withing the following guidelines:
Sound plan to increase the health and wellbeing of a group or community within the ARH Service Region.
Specific and measurable goals for project evaluation
Desire to promote coordination and collaboration among organizations or institutions to prevent duplication of services
Evidence of realistic organizational planning and management
Foundation for Healthier Communities will ensure that your contribution is used in the most responsible and effective way to support the health and well-being of our communities.
Consideration will be given to nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the afore mentioned area. Organizations (including co-applicants) that have received a grant from the ARH Foundation as either an individual recipient or a collaborative partner must wait five years to reapply. An agency may submit only one grant application per year. As we continue to grow and evolve, the ARH Foundation reserves the right to change its eligibility criteria.
Project Areas Considered for Funding
The program or project for which funding is being requested must address needs or opportunities to improve the quality of life for women and children in South Central Kentucky and meet at least one or more of the following criteria:
Education: Activities that promote or strengthen health and healthy lifestyle education.
Health: Activities that improve health outcomes
Human Services: Activities that support public protection, employment/jobs, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing and shelter, public safety, disaster preparedness and relief
Other Civic Endeavors: Other activities that will improve the health and quality of life for our communities.
The project may be a new program, an expansion or modification of an existing program, or be a collaborative effort of several agencies.
Project Areas NOT Considered for Funding
Capital or Endowment Campaigns.
Requests for funding to reduce or retire debt of the organization.
Political parties or campaigns
Operating costs not directly related to the proposed project
Event sponsorships, annual appeals, and membership contributions.
Travel expenses for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or classes.
Scholarships or other grants to individuals.
Grant Approval Process
Fill out the online application completely with requested attachments. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Foundation staff will review the application and submit eligible applications to the Foundation Board for review at their quarterly meeting.
Approval is at the sole discretion of the Foundation Staff and Board based on quality of the application and funds currently available
Grant awards will be made in April, July, October, and January.