Grants in Oregon and Hawaii

The Healy Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Hawaii, Oregon

Location of residency: Hawaii, Oregon

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Overview:

NOTE: We Accept LOIs throughout the year—we do not have a deadline. If an LOI is approved, we ask you to complete a narrative application for board review. The board meets four times a year to award grants.

The Healy Foundation (formerly the Bill Healy Foundation) exists to build community and support the environment and youth by awarding grants and scholarships in Oregon and Hawaii.

Youth + Environment + Community

We support people working to make communities more equitable for all and we believe in being stewards of the land we are lucky to call home. We respect the dedication and expertise of nonprofit teams we meet throughout the states of Oregon and Hawaii, and we believe they know best how to spend their grant dollars. For this reason, 100% of our grants are for general operating or unrestricted funds to nonprofit organizations striving to protect ecosystems, mitigate climate change, reduce child poverty and provide youth advocacy and education.  

Grantmaking

At the Healy Foundation we believe the nonprofit teams working throughout Oregon and Hawaii — where we live — are the experts in their fields. We do not want them spending hours re-inventing the wheel on existing programs and preparing tailored project budgets and reports unique to us. 

We trust our partners to make decisions on where to spend their grant money and how to measure impact. 

100% of our grants are for unrestricted funding.

We have two grant programs: COVID-19 response grants awarded weekly; and our ongoing trust-based grants awarded quarterly. 

COVID-19 Response Grants:

Beginning 3/26/20 we will award grants weekly to nonprofits in Oregon and Hawaii. 

Maximum award = $25,000 and grants are 100% unrestricted. 

Applicants will provide their organization’s budget and answer three brief questions: 

  • How has/ or how do you anticipate COVID-19 will impact your budget in 2020? (1500 characters or less) 
  • How has/ or how do you anticipate COVID-19 will impact your operations and programs in 2020 (3000 characters or less) 
  • How is your organization responding to COVID-19? (1500 characters or less) 

Priority will be given to organizations working in domestic violence, human trafficking, food businesses, farms, hunger, frontline health services and family support (housing, child care, digital access). 

Ongoing Trust-Based Grants:

We accept Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) from nonprofit organizations working in Oregon and/or Hawaii.  

We accept LOIs throughout the year—we do not have a deadline. 

While nonprofits struggle to adjust to the COVID-19 crisis we will base all funding decisions on the LOI, rather than requiring a full application.  

The board meets four times a year to award grants. 

Our maximum grant award is $50,000. 

We will accept one LOI per year from each organization. 

To be considered for funding applicants must be working in one or more of the following areas (in addition to being in Oregon and/or Hawaii): 

  • Youth education (up to age 25) 
  • Youth advocacy 
  • Reduction of childhood poverty 
  • Climate change mitigation 
  • Protection of ecosystems 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • We accept Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) from nonprofit organizations working in Oregon and/or Hawaii.