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Foundation Invites 2018 Proposals

Foundation Invites 2018 Proposals

RHI Legacy Foundation is accepting project proposal summaries for 2018 grant funding through Tuesday, May 15. Current focus areas are: chronic disease, healthy eating, active living, substance abuse, and cancer services. A thorough description of each of the focus areas and eligibility requirements appears in the grants section of their website at RHI Legacy Foundation welcomes proposal summaries from organizations that serve people in Rutherford County.

Exempt governmental units, religious institutions, or non-profit entities may submit a proposal.

“Our board approved a change to our grants process this year”, stated Jill W. Miracle, Community Impact Director for the Foundation. “The Foundation is requesting a proposal summary in advance of the actual grant application.” The proposal summary is a one-page questionnaire, found on the Foundation’s website. It allows the agency to describe an idea for improving the health for the people of our county. Miracle explained, “Having the proposals in advance will allow Foundation staff extra time to discuss the project with agencies. They will have feedback before they spend their time on a full grant application.” In early June, organizations identified for grant funding consideration will be invited to complete the more detailed application for potential awards.

Agencies that are invited will apply through the Foundation’s website, where examples of past grants and answers to frequently asked questions are available. The deadline for applications to be submitted is Friday, July 13.

Grants will be evaluated based on the measurable impact of the project, the consistency with the mission of the Foundation, the requestor’s ability to sustain the project beyond grant funding and the project’s adherence to the 2018 focus areas. Agencies selected for approval will receive funds by October 2018. Subsequent progress reports and site visits will be required for partners that receive grant funding.

Agencies with questions about eligibility or who need assistance with the proposal and subsequent application process are encouraged to call the Foundation office at 828-202-4630.

Since 2015, the RHI Legacy Foundation has allocated $7,072,330 to non-profit entities to create or expand health services, to meet the basic needs of county residents, and to provide additional avenues for outdoor and recreational activity.

March 21, 2018

For Release by March 25, 2018

Contact: Jill W. Miracle, RHI Legacy Foundation

(828) 202-4630