2012 Community Grants Program
Grant applications are no longer being accepted for the 2012 Community Grants Program. Final grant approvals will be made on December 5, 2012.
Overview: The right resources in the right place at the right time.
We can't change the world by ourselves. Partnering with others who share our vision and values is the only way to bring about real improvements in the healthcare system. Our Community Grants Program is one way we are working with others to increase access to quality care for underserved populations. With this program, Dignity Health realizes its mission and enhances the advocacy, social justice and healthier communities' efforts of its hospitals and religious and community sponsors. Dignity Health seeks to partner with other nonprofit organizations that are working to improve the health status and quality of life in the communities we serve and whose efforts embody Dignity Health's Core Values.
Dignity Health's Community Grants Program is funded by contributions from its member hospitals. Typically, grants awards range from $5,000 to $50,000 and projects funded must involve collaboration with others.
The objective of Dignity Health's Community Grants Program is to award grants to nonprofit organizations whose proposals respond to Dignity Health's East Valley strategic priorities identified in the health needs assessment and community benefit plan. In addition, programs will be evaluated for the five Dignity Health Community Benefit Principles of serving disenfranchised populations with unmet health needs, primary prevention, seamless continuum of care, community capacity building, and collaborative governance. Dignity Health grant funds are to be used to provide services to underserved populations.
1. Funding up to $50,000. Grants over $25,000 are for a twenty-four month period of time. Due to availability of funds, hospitals may reduce this limit.
2. Strict adherence to grant guidelines.
3. Proposals must identify the type of change expected and how and over what time period progress will be measured.
1. Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or have a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)(3) organization and capable of administering the project' funds.
2. The project/program must be a response to the health priorities identified in the local hospitals Community Health Assessment or Community benefit plan.
3. Organization must identify the type of change expected, and how and over what time period progress will be measured.
4. The project to be funded must involve collaboration with other organizations and/or with a Dignity Health hospital.
1. Announcement of Initiative: Thursday, July 5, 2012
2. Intent to apply due: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 4 p.m.
3. Encourage/discourage notification: Thursday, August 23, 2012
4. Final grant application due: Monday, September 17, 2012 4 p.m.
5. Final grant approval by Dignity Investment Committee: December 5, 2012
Dignity Health East Valley - Chandler and Gilbert, Arizona, 2012 Initiative
Through the community needs assessment, Dignity Health East Valley has identified the following as key health priorities:
1. Chronic disease (i.e., diabetes, heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/asthma), including individuals with multiple chronic conditions or co-morbidities.
2. Mental Health
Priority will be given to those programs that demonstrate strong collaborative governance/partnership to address the identified health needs as outlined below for uninsured, underinsured, homeless, and other high-risk and disenfranchised populations.
1. Transitional care after discharge from Chandler Regional or Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers
a. Improving transition from hospital to home
b. Improve access to health, education, social services, and/or basic needs , including community-based health care services (medical home)
c. Improve quality of life
d. Reduce readmission
e. Addressed Dignity Health Community Benefit Core Principles
2. Continuum of care after discharge from Dignity Health emergency room:
a. Access to community-based health care services (medical home), education, prevention, intervention, social services, and/or basic needs.
b. Improve quality of life
c. Reduce use of emergency room as medical home
d. Addresses Dignity Health Community Benefit Core Principles
3. Provide spiritual, emotional, and/or physical intervention, prevention, education and/or management measures for any one or more of the following:
b. Heart Disease
c. Congestive Heart Failure
d. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease/Asthma
f. Mental Health