The Community Foundation of Greene County is accepting applications for grants of up to $10,000 through the new L&M Medical Needs Fund. See information below or attached.
L&M Medical Needs Fund Grants will be awarded from the endowed L&M Medical Needs Fund established by an anonymous donor to provide financial assistance for medical needs, such as medical prescriptions, hospice care, or other medical services, in Greene County through qualified non-profit organizations who serve individuals in need of such services.
To apply for the L&M Medical Needs grant, an organization must be nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the IRS, and registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations. The nonprofit organization must be a provider of medical needs and/or medical services for residents of Greene County Pennsylvania and be able to demonstrate that they serve this area and the types of medical needs and services they provide.
The L&M Medical Needs Fund grants are geared toward programs or projects that serve individuals who have difficulty paying for such services or needs, whether it is because they are uninsured, face high insurance deductibles, co-pay or out of pocket costs not covered by insurance. While the primary focus of this fund is to assist individuals or families with lower incomes, other scenarios may be addressed with good documentation of the need. Grant monies may not be used to provide reimbursement directly to individuals or families for previously provided services.
The L&M Medical Needs grant application will use the CFGC Grant Application as revised June 2019. There will be a box to check for the L&M Medical Needs Fund.
As part of the Proposal Narrative and budget, the proposal for the L&M Medical Needs grant must document in detail:
- Description of the proposed services;
- Need for the proposed services and the service area;
- Process to identify, select and document individuals/families who will receive assistance;
- How assistance will be provided, and how the organization will use the funds to pay for client services (payment of bills, prescriptions, etc.), whether internally or externally;
- How the organization will document the services provided and the expenditures;
- How this grant will not be used to supplant other resources for the same or similar needs;
- Evaluation process of the services provided, impacts on clients and all success and/or challenges in providing the services;
- Provide a detailed line-item budget of all expenses and revenue for this project. Please identify the expenses and revenue of this funding.
Grant Award Amount
Grant awards through the L&M Medical Needs Fund will be $5,000 – $10,000 through one or two project awards.
Grant funds may be used only to provide medical needs and services. Grant funds may not be used for operational costs including salaries, rent, utilities, equipment, etc.
Funds from the L&M Medical Needs grant may not be used to supplant, or in place of, other sources of funding used by the organization for those needs. Documentation will be required.
Applications for the L&M Medical Needs Fund grant must be received no later than 4:30 PM on August 1st of each year, or the next business day if August 1 falls on a weekend.
Applications may be submitted via:
Postal Mail: CFGC, PO Box 768, Waynesburg, PA 15370
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (CFGC must receive an original signed Application Form within 48 hours of the deadline.) Please save your documents as Adobe pdf files to ensure that formatting and pages do not change.
Fax: 724-627-2011 (our fax goes directly to computer – please email or call to make sure we know it has arrived.) (CFGC must receive an original signed Application form within 48 hours of the deadline.)
Hand-deliver: 108 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA (must be received by 4:30 pm on the deadline date.) Our office is not staffed full-time so you should call ahead to make sure someone will be there to receive it. Mail slot entries will not be accepted after 4:30 pm on the deadline date.)
See the CFGC Application Form for more information.
Application Review Process
The CFGC Grantmaking Committee, composed of experienced community volunteers, will conduct thorough evaluations of completed grant applications, which may include telephone interviews or on-site visits, if appropriate/necessary. Applicants should be aware that the Grantmaking Committee may consult with other funders and community leaders when considering various grant applications. The Grantmaking Committee will make grant recommendations to the Board of Directors for their final approval.
The CFGC Board of Directors acts on Community Grant applications in August or September. To be eligible for consideration, a complete application must be received by the Foundation on or before August 1. Requests to fund projects that begin, or are completed, prior to the grant application deadline will not receive consideration.
Please go to http://www.cfgcpa.org/ for more information and application form.