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Applications Open for Capacity Building Grant Program – Michigan


The Michigan Health Endowment Fund is accepting applications for its Capacity Building Grant Program.

Donor Name: Michigan Health Endowment Fund

State: Michigan

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 04/20/2023

Size of the Grant: $150,000

Grant Duration: 2 years


The intent of this grant program is:

  • To assist health-focused, community-based organizations in becoming stronger, more effective institutions within their community by meeting basic organizational needs, allowing them to spend more time and energy focused on their mission and collaborative efforts.
  • To increase or improve collaboration among providers, service agencies, the business community, and community-based organizations within a community to address health issues in a sustainable way.

Grant Categories

Organizational Capacity

  • Organizational capacity grants are designed to increase health-focused, community-based organization’s effectiveness and sustainability across Michigan. They will prioritize funding for organizations that have an explicit focus on a health issue that aligns with the Health Fund’s priorities.
  • Capacity building grants will cover expenses to help an organization reach a specific operational goal. Requests should focus on internal organizational capacity rather than coalition, community, or program development. Applicants should consider what internal work would be most essential to ensuring the organization’s consistent, effective function within the community it serves.
  • Some examples include:

Collaborative Capacity

  • Collaborative capacity building grants will support community-based and community-led work that creates a sustainable foundation for cross-sectoral collaboration and coordination designed to spur progress on a key health issue(s). Projects should target a specific place such as a neighborhood, school(s), city, county, or region and/or a specific group within a defined geography.
  • The Health Fund seeks proposals that plan to work through cross-sector collaboration to address health issues aligned with the Health Fund’s priority areas, health disparities, or social determinants of health.
  • This funding is intended to assist with startup costs for new cross-sector collaborative efforts or expanding the scope and health impact of an existing collaborative. Proposals should focus on building the structure and capacity of the collaborative rather than the implementation of programming. Applicants are encouraged to use an existing framework or model for collaboration and to work with a neutral party, such as a consultant or facilitator, throughout the planning process.

Funding Information

Grant requests may not exceed a maximum budget of $150,000. Grants can be 1 or 2 years in duration, but the total request is limited to $150,000.

Eligibility Criteria

Nonprofits, local units of government, tribal governments, and the State of Michigan are eligible for grants. Applicants must:

  • Be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit organization;
  • Be based in or providing services in Michigan;
  • Have a current certified financial audit or independently reviewed financial statements; and
  • Have at least 1 FTE.

For more information, visit MHEF.

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