Stringfellow Health Fund Grant

Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama


Grant amount: Approximately US $200,000

Next deadline: Aug 15, 2018 3:00pm PDT (Pre proposal)

Later deadlines: Sep 15, 2018 3:00pm PDT (Full proposal), Feb 15, 2019 3:00pm PST (Pre proposal), Mar 15, 2019 3:00pm PDT (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Alabama: Calhoun County, Cherokee County, Clay County, Cleburne County, DeKalb County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Grants awarded from the Stringfellow Health Fund are designated for healthcare purposes and are restricted to 501(c)(3) qualified public charities operating in the nine-county area which includes: Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Randolph, St. Clair and Talladega counties. Projects must focus on: health, education, prevention & direct services. 

The Foundation welcomes grant applications which focus in the following areas:

  • Preventable health issues, risks or diseases;
  • Advocacy or education with a focus on health to the community or targeted populations;
  • Serving clients with chronic or acute health conditions;
  • Strengthening organizational capacity to provide or deliver healthcare services;
  • Serving clients with mental or physical disabilities;
  • Improvements to community health and well-being. 

About the Fund

Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama grants are made from a number of funds designated for specific purposes stated in their fund Guidelines. The Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees is responsible for making the final decision on all grants awarded. The board makes every effort to assess and prioritize the needs of the community. This effort is accomplished through collaboration with the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) which identifies and/or compares 141 quality of life indicators for the region served by the Foundation, county and for individual cities. 

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Eligibility:

  • Organizations that meet the following requirements are eligible to apply for a grant. All requirements must be met.
    • Organizations classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS codes as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, donations which are deductible as charitable contributions or a governmental/state or county agency;
    • Organizations with a minimum one-year operating history after the date of receipt of its 501(c)(3) classification;
    • Organizations must have a board approved current written strategic plan for the whole organization that covers at least 24 months which includes the organization’s entire current fiscal year and includes the following:
      • Mission statement.
      • Strategic goals and measurable objectives.
    • Eligible organizations are invited to apply for a grant from any fund of the Foundation accepting applications as long as you do not have an open grant with the particular fund you wish to apply to.
  • Grants from the Stringfellow Health Fund (SHF) are restricted to 501(c)(3) qualified public charities operating in the Foundation’s nine (9) county service region (Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Randolph St. Clair, and Talladega) and providing services to residents in these counties, or 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations outside the nine (9) counties that provide healthcare or medical services to residents in the nine (9) counties.

Ineligibility:

  • In compliance with federal regulations and Community Foundation policies, the following types of grants will not be considered or funded:
    • organizations operating less than one year;
    • organizations that have discriminatory policies and/or practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex/gender, marital status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information or political beliefs;
    • organizations with no 501(c)(3) IRS status unless a government/state agency;
    • organizations on the National Charity Watch List;
    • dinners, fundraisers, event sponsorships or marketing events;
    • endowments or other discretionary funding pools;
    • capital campaign contributions (for building construction) or use of funds to cover capital campaign feasibility studies or campaign implementation expenses;
    • exhibitions and employee conference registrations and fees;
    • prizes, awards and scholarships;
    • entertainment expenses;
    • lobbying-related expenses;
    • individuals;
    • religious organizations for religious purposes;
    • organizations for projects outside of CFNEA’s nine-county service area;
    • grants for political purposes or to influence elections; and
    • organizations that have an existing/open grant from the Foundation may not apply for a new grant within the same fund until the current grant documentation is completed and closed. For a grant to be considered completed and closed, the not-for-profit partner must have successfully submitted their Final Grant Report. 


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