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Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio Opens 2017 Health Grant Process


The Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio Trustees will be granting an expected $6 million in 2017 to area nonprofits that are helping to meet the community’s health needs. The grants will help the San Antonio area overcome the economic challenges of today and shore up the uncertainty of state funding for healthcare services.
The Foundation offers two types of grants, the Responsive Grant and the Community Impact Grant, that offer nonprofits an opportunity to secure support. The Responsive Grant is for organizations seeking funds of $25,000 or more. The Community Impact Grant is for organizations seeking support funds of $7,500 or less. Each grant has a separate application process.
Letters of Inquiry for Responsive Grants should provide information about the organization, its stated mission, and the nature of the request. The Foundation began accepting Letters of Inquiry on April 3 and the deadline to submit is noon on May 26.
To be considered for a Community Impact grant, applicants, such as churches, grass-root organizations and small 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that help meet the health and wellness needs of their communities, are strongly encouraged to apply. The application period for the Community Impact Grants opens on May 15 and closes on July 31.
Funds awarded for the project or program should serve residents in the Foundation’s eight-county geographic area—Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson. The Foundation is only able to consider one request per organization per year, and organizations should have at least one full year of operating history.
Since the Foundation began making grants in 2005, it has awarded 880 grants totaling more than $61 million to organizations in Bexar and surrounding counties. Details regarding the submission process for both grants can be found on the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio’s website: www.bhfsa.org. You may also call Eusebio Diaz, the Foundation’s Vice President (Program), at 210-735-9009, for more information.