- Grant applicants must be 501(c) -3 tax-exempt organizations
- Departments of Summit Health are eligible to apply
- Program must benefit residents of Summit Health's service area
- Funded programs can be countywide
- Program initiative must prove aspects of prevention and/or early detection
- Grant applicants must include specific plans for defining and measuring the outcomes of the program
- Capital campaigns and facility projects will not be funded
- In funding grant requests, preference will be given to funding new initiatives over the ongoing support of existing programs.
- Operating costs beyond initial new program startup costs are not funded, in order to assure program's sustainability after Endowment grant funding ends.
- Capital items (those that last two years or longer with a value of $1,000 or more) may be considered for funding if they are an integral part of a new or expanded program effort.
- Funding commitments are made on an annual basis, with possible renewal up to a maximum of three years funding for any project. Continuation of funding would be based on satisfactory progress in reaching program objectives and desired outcomes as directed by the Summit Endowment Committee.
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