Please contact MHF at least two weeks prior to submission deadlines. We want to ensure your organization is applying in the correct grant cycle, verify eligibility, and understands our requirements. Applicants are expected to limit their grant application to one MHF grant cycle. We are available to counsel you on which of our four grant cycles is the best fit for your organization and your request.
|GRANT CYCLE||DUE DATE||NOTIFICATION DATE||GRANT RANGE|
|Healthy for Life Grant||2018 cycle deadline is |
December 15, 2017
|Week of March 19, 2018||Please review with MHF
prior to submission.
|Jewish Community Cycle||March 1, 2018||Week of June 18, 2018||Please review with MHF
prior to submission.
|General Community Core Grant||STEP 1: Letter of Intent |
May 1, 2018
|STEP 1: Week of May 14, 2018 ||Up to $10,000|
|STEP 2: Invited Grant Applications |
June 15, 2018
|STEP 2: Week of September 17, 2018|
|Older Adult Cycle Grant||August 15, 2018||For 2017 Applications: Week of December 17, 2017|
For 2018 Applications: Week of December 24, 2018
|Up to $20,000|
Our Healthy for Life cycle seeks to support programs that proactively improve health and wellness by fostering transformational change in individual or community behaviors. The ideal grant in this category would impact mind, body and spirit. We provide seed money to innovative, trailblazing programs that will draw other funders as the programs become established. Organizations should view MHF as a limited term source of financial support for such proactive programs.
Our General Community Core cycle supports core organization operating expenses, placing a priority on organizations providing emergency services and assistance, shelter, safety-net health care, children’s services and other crisis based human services. General Community Core grants assist recipients in meeting their stated mission by funding overall organization operations, independent of direct service costs.
Our Jewish Community cycle includes grants for health focused grants programs promoting short-term and long-term physical or mental health, programs which foster or maintain a vibrant Jewish community, and core support for organizations in the Jewish Community.
Our Older Adult Program Grants includes invited proposals only that seek to convene regional stakeholders addressing the important issues facing older adults who wish to age in community. These issues include housing, care giving, transportation, and social/civic enjoyment.
Our Older Adult Core category supports core operating expenses for organizations that provide programs and services promoting social and civic engagement of older adults and/or programs and services.