Application Guidelines & Procedures

Eligibility to Apply
Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, including hospital systems, and government entities in Northeast Ohio will be eligible to apply. Only one grant application per organization is allowed. Organizations may receive no more than one responsive grant per 12-month period. To be eligible for consideration, proposals from hospital systems will need to include matching dollars in project budgets and clearly identify community partner(s) for project/program execution.

Application Process

The 2019 responsive grant application is now closed. 2020 application deadlines will be announced in early 2020.


Review the information you’ll need:

Application Questions
Attachment Checklist

When you have completed your application and click submit, you will receive an email confirmation that we have received your application. PLEASE NOTE: Do not mail a duplicate hard copy of the application or any uploaded attachments.

Your grant application is reviewed by both staff and the board. During this process, our staff may contact you for more information. You will be notified within two weeks of the board meeting via the electronic grants management system if your organization received funding or, in some cases, if funding has been denied.

For technical questions related to the grants management system, please contact Kathy Bakhshi at 216-621-2901 or [email protected].

Other Resources to Assist You:

For First Time Users
Tips for Completion