The grant process
As a not-for-profit hospital, Reid is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. The community benefit grant process is a means for Reid to establish community partners in other organizations who are working toward common goals for the betterment of society.
Grant applications will be accepted from organizations which are qualified 501(c)(3) organizations and other organizations recognized by the IRS as those to which gifts are tax deductible. No grants are awarded to organizations that discriminate as to race, gender, sexual preference, age, disability, creed, or ethnic group.
To be eligible for a community benefit grant, a program or service must meet an identified community need and at least one of the following community benefit objectives:
- Improve access to health services
- Enhance public health
- Advance increased general knowledge
- Relieve the burden on government to improve health
2024 Community Benefit Grant Cycles
For 2024, the Community Benefit Committee will focus grant funds toward the following priorities in our community across three grant cycles:
Mental health and substance misuse
Applications for this cycle are now closed. Our goal is to promote mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being within the communities we serve by improving mental health and reducing substance misuse. Grant requests will be evaluated on their ability to improve the following indicators:
- Poor mental health-average number of days
- Death rate due to suicide
- Death rate due to drug poisoning
- Adults who smoke cigarettes
- Depression-Medicare population
- Drug and opioid overdose rates
Physical activity, nutrition, and weight
Applications accepted April 8, 2024-May 10, 2024. Our goal is to improve the health of the community by encouraging healthy choices and reducing the disparities related to activity and nutrition. Grant requests will be evaluated on their ability to improve the following indicators:
- Access to exercise opportunities
- Adults 20+ who are obese
- Adults 20+ who are sedentary
- Child food insecurity rate
- Food insecurity rate
- Adults who frequently cook meals at home
Maternal, infant, and children's health
Applications accepted July 8, 2024 - Aug. 9, 2024. Our goal is to improve the health of children in our community by expanding support for families and reducing disparities related to children's health. Grant requests will be evaluated on their ability to improve the following indicators:
- Child abuse rate
- Single-parent households
- Families living below poverty
- Mothers who smoke during pregnancy
- Mothers who receive early prenatal care
- Teen birth rate
Organizations may be awarded in two of three grant cycles if they are for different programs. There is a $10,000 request limit per grant application.
Applicants may be required to demonstrate other funding sources to support the program, in addition to the support provided by Reid.
Awardees of community benefit grants will be required to submit an annual report for the 12-month period following the receipt of their grant award. Failure of the organization to complete or submit reports may result in denial of future grant applications.
Consideration will not be given to grants that solely support funding of:
- Construction and/or renovation
- Land or property acquisition
- Indirect operating expenses
- Sports teams
- Projects or programs completed prior to the end of the grant cycle in which the grant was applied for
- Capital campaigns
It is recommended that no more than 50% of your request be for staff or personnel. If your request exceeds this amount, we will require additional information on your application.
Grant requests must be submitted via the Online Application Form. The Community Benefit Committee of the Board of Directors will make the final decision. All applicants will be notified of the board's decision by mail.
Reid's Community Benefit specialists are available to assist with the application process. Unsure if your project meets the criteria? Don't hesitate to reach out and have a discussion. The Community Benefit specialists can help guide you through the process. Please call us at (765) 935-8825.