Applicant defined grants are based upon applicants’ determination of need and should be consistent with HCF’s mission, target population, and service area. The maximum amount that can be requested is $75,000.
Applications are reviewed on a regular basis throughout the year, with funding decisions made usually within 4-8 weeks after receipt of proposal.
No organization may submit more than one applicant defined grant proposal per calendar year, regardless of whether or not a grant is awarded.
Requests are accepted for:
- Capacity Building – Requests should enhance or improve the organization through developing skills, ability, and resources (i.e. technology upgrades, strategic planning)
- Core Operating Support – Requests to cover day-to-day activities or ongoing expenses (i.e. salaries, utilities, office supplies, technology)
- Program Support – Requests to support specific projects with definite time frames and distinct objectives/outcomes
- Innovation – Requests to support a new idea, method, or improvement