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Purpose

In keeping with its mission, the BHFSA will make grants of a small amount that will have a significant impact in meeting the community’s health needs, particularly in communities demonstrating a great need.

 

Goals

  • Assist in increasing an organization’s capacity to provide health services.
  • Support grassroots health activities.
  • Encourage health ministry development and activity among churches in high need communities.
  • Provide seed funding for activities that help leverage greater opportunities and serve a greater need with a small grant.

Guidelines

For funding consideration, requests:

    • Will be accepted through 12 noon, July 31, 2019.
    • Must be for $7,500 or less.
    • Will be acknowledged via email immediately after submission.
      • Please contact the Foundation if an email acknowledgement is not received within 3 days of submission.

Funding Criteria

      • Reporting requirements from previously awarded grants must be satisfied.
      • Grants must be for use within at least one of the following Texas counties:
        • Atascosa
        • Bandera
        • Bexar
        • Comal
        • Guadalupe
        • Kendall
        • Medina
        • Wilson
      • Organizations and programs must address a community’s health need.
      • Organizations must have at least one full year of operating history to be considered.
      • Organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) public charity.
      • Only one application per organization per year is considered.
      • Organizations should submit a request for its highest funding priority.
      • Services cannot be restricted to a specific group, congregation, or membership.
      • Applicants must demonstrate service in a high need area.
      • Organizations with small operating budgets will be given priority.

Eligible Requests

Although requests for various needs are welcomed, the following is intended to illustrate the types of requests that the Foundation is interested in considering:

      • Material costs, such as medical equipment, health education material, medical supplies, computer hardware and software.
      • Technical costs, such as technical training, staff development, continuing education, board development, strategic planning, evaluation, and training materials.
      • Activities that are a result of a partnership between health providers and community organizations and churches.

Ineligible Requests

The Foundation is NOT interested in considering requests for:

      • Ongoing health and human service program costs.
      • Operations costs.
      • Vehicle purchases.
      • Food commodities purchases.
      • Salaries or benefits costs.

Application Process

To be considered, please complete and submit an online application. No other formats will be accepted.

 

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For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own,
they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints.

2 Corinthians 8:3 (NIV)