COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

The Willamette Health Council (WHC) is pleased to launch our 2024-2025 Community Impact Grant Program cycle!

We are accepting grant applications from May 13th-July 14th, 2024. Grant awards will be announced in late 2024 and are intended to support projects taking place in 2025.

Grant Program Overview:

For the 2024-2025 cycle, our Community Impact Grants Program seeks to support projects within the following Impact Areas:

  • Behavioral Health Supports (including mental health and substance use)
  • Children, Youth, & Families
  • Housing & Homelessness

We will consider requests up to $100,000 for projects that serve the Marion-Polk region.

Projects that demonstrate the following will be prioritized for funding:

Grant Application Process & Timeline:

The Community Impact Grants Program application process entails the following steps:

 Step 1: Applications Accepted  

  • Grant applications are accepted from May 13th-July 14th, 2024.
  • Applicants submit applications using the WHC’s online system. Organizations applying for funding to the WHC for the first time are required to create an account within this system. Those who are returning applicants should utilize their organization’s existing account.

Step 2: Applications Reviewed

  • The WHC utilizes three different revenue streams to fund the Community Impact Grants Program: Community Benefit Initiative, SHARE Initiative, and Community Impact Fund. We will review applications internally to determine which funding stream a project best aligns with, if any.
  • Projects that comply with Community Benefit Initiative and/or SHARE Initiative requirements will be invited to provide a brief presentation to the Community Advisory Council. More information about presentation requirements will be shared by email with applicants on July 29th. Given this requirement, we encourage all Community Impact Grant applicants to hold August 15th and September 19th, 1:00-3:00pm on their calendars, should they be invited for a presentation. 
  • All other applications will be reviewed by the WHC staff to ensure alignment with the Impact Areas outlined above, and other requirements of WHC’s Community Impact Fund. These applications are then evaluated by the Community Impact Committee.

Step 3: Presentation/Evaluation

Step 4: Funding approval/final awards

  • By mid-October 2024, the WHC Board of Directors, PacificSource, and the Community Impact Committee will make final funding decisions.
  • All applicants will be notified of their final award status by November 30, 2024.
  • Award recipients will be required to review and sign a grant letter of agreement before funds are distributed.

Grant Reporting Requirements:

Community Impact Grant recipients are required to submit biannual progress reports. In addition, recipients will be required to attend and participate in a grantee convening (date and other details are forthcoming). Lastly, grantees may be asked to present an update on their projects and grant impact to the WHC’s Board of Directors and/or the Community Advisory Council.

Additional Information:

For additional information about our Community Impact Grants Program, review our Frequently Asked Questions and/or email Molly Duddlesten, Community Investments Coordinator.

Couldn’t make it to our Community Impact Grant Application Webinar for the 2024-2025 cycle?