Community Health Investments Grant Program

Please read carefully as program criteria has changed.

Does your organization have a plan for making a difference in the health of the community? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

The Owensboro Health Community Health Investments Grant Program provides financial assistance to nonprofit organizations, governmental or public entities who are working to address identified community health priorities based on their local community health needs assessments and/or community health improvement plans.

Grants are awarded to non-profit, public, or government organizations for specific programs and activities, which address identified priority health issues and those social determinants of health that impact the health and health outcomes of our community. All activities must serve individuals within the defined Owensboro Health service area.

Owensboro Health seeks and supports partnerships to impact the significant health issues facing our communities. As tobacco use is a factor related to multiple health issues in our region and state, it is our decision to make opportunities for investments to those organizations, like Owensboro Health, to those which have committed to establishing and implementing 100 percent tobacco-free policies.

It is required that all applicants to our Community Health Investments Grant Programs (both large and mini-grants) show evidence of a 100 percent tobacco-free policy.

Community Health Investments Large-Grant Schedule and Information

  • PAST DUE:

    Submit the FY-22 End of Year Report

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022 – Grant Information Sessions
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022 – Grant Information Sessions
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022Online Letter of Intent form 
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022 – Letters of Intent due
  • Friday, September 23, 2022 – Letters of Intent notifications complete
    • Large grant application becomes available
  • Friday, October 28, 2022 – Grant applications due
  • Friday, February 10, 2023 – Grant Allocation Announcements
    • Location TBD

Large-Grant Guidelines and Application

Changes have recently taken place to the large grant program. Please look closely at the information below to learn more about the current eligibility requirements:

Guidelines and Application

  1. Organizations must serve residents in at least one of the following eleven counties: Breckinridge, Daviess, Grayson, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, and Ohio counties in Kentucky and Spencer and Perry counties in Indiana.
  2. Grant requests may not exceed $50,000.
  3. Organizations who receive funding will be required to submit quarterly reports to show continuing progress towards the completion of their project.
  4. 501(c)3 organizations, government and public entities are eligible to apply.
  5. Grants to Section 501(c)(4) organizations may be considered if the proceeds are used exclusively for section 501(c)(3) permissible purposes, are not used for lobbying, and are not used for political campaign activities. A 501(c)(4) recipient must report back to Owensboro Health on its use of the grant proceeds. Further, grants to 501(c)(4) organizations will not be permitted to cover the recipient’s fundraising costs or to provide general support. A 501(c)4 recipient, like all grant recipients, must provide a mid-year and end of year report to Owensboro Health on its use of grant proceeds.
  6. Programs for which funds are requested must focus on providing activities or services that address an identified health need or that address social determinants of health. The connection between health needs and the activity or service must be clearly stated on the application. Only completed applications will be considered.
  7. Any use of the Owensboro Health logo must be consistent with Owensboro Health graphic standards. Any use of Owensboro Health’s logo must be approved by Owensboro Health Marketing and Public Relations by emailing Alex.Oser@OwensboroHealth.org or by calling 270-685-7190.
  8. In some instances, Owensboro Health may request advance review written copy for invitations, advertisements, press releases, posters or other promotional information related to an event.
  9. Applications must demonstrate a commitment to provide services regardless of race, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin.
  10. Partisan political groups or activities, endowments, memorials, individuals, field trips or tours are not eligible for funding.
  11. To avoid duplication, requests from national organizations should be coordinated between the regional and county affiliated offices within the Owensboro Health regional service area.
  12. Owensboro Health will only consider applications by schools and school-affiliated groups and activities that have been authorized by the schools central office. Please include proof of authorization from your school’s central office with your application.

Submit a Letter of Intent: (Letter of Intent form will become available on August 18, 2022.)

Community Health Investments Mini-Grant Schedule and Information

First quarter

  • June 1, 2022: Open to applications
  • August 1, 2022: Applications due
  • August 31, 2022: Allocations / notifications complete

Second quarter

  • September 1, 2022: Open to applications
  • November 1, 2022: Applications due
  • November 30, 2022: Allocations / notifications complete

Third quarter

  • December 1, 2022: Open to applications
  • February 1, 2023: Applications due
  • February 28, 2023: Allocations / notifications due

Fourth quarter 

  • March 1, 2023: Open to applications
  • May 1, 2023: Applications due
  • May 31, 2023: Allocations / notifications due

Mini-Grant Guidelines and Application

  1. A mini grant request may be made for an amount not to exceed $2,500.
  2. 501(c)3 organizations, government and public entities are eligible to apply.
  3. Grants to Section 501(c)(4) organizations may be considered if the proceeds are used exclusively for section 501(c)(3) permissible purposes, are not used for lobbying, and are not used for political campaign activities. A 501(c)(4) recipient must report back to Owensboro Health on its use of the grant proceeds. Further, grants to 501(c)(4) organizations will not be permitted to cover the recipient’s fundraising costs or to provide general support. A 501(c)4 recipient, like all grant recipients, must provide a mid-year and end of year report to Owensboro Health on its use of grant proceeds.
  4. Organizations cannot apply to both Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital mini-grant programs. Organizations in Muhlenberg County must apply for Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital mini-grant. For additional information about Muhlenberg County mini-grants, contact Jessica Browning at Jessica.L.Browning@OwensboroHealth.org
  5. Programs for which funds are requested must focus on providing activities or services that address an identified health need or that address root causes of health problems, social determinants of health. The connection between health needs and the activity or service must be clearly stated on the application. Only completed applications will be considered.
  6. All requests must include a specific project/fundraising budget.
  7. Geographic area: requesting organizations must seek to impact citizens within the following eighteen (18) counties in the Owensboro Health service area: Breckinridge, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Henderson, Hopkins, Logan, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, and Webster Counties in Kentucky and Spencer and Perry counties in Indiana.
  8. If an organization wishes to recognize Owensboro Health as part of a project or program, an explanation in writing of your plan to do so must accompany the application prior to the project or program.
  9. Any use of the Owensboro Health logo must be consistent with Owensboro Health graphic standards. Any use of Owensboro Health’s logo must be approved by Owensboro Health Marketing and Public Relations by emailing Alex.Oser@OwensboroHealth.org or by calling 270-685-7190.
  10. In some instances, Owensboro Health may request advance review written copy for invitations, advertisements, press releases, posters or other promotional information related to the event.
  11. Applications will be approved or declined based on compliance with guidelines, program impact and available funding.
  12. Applications must demonstrate a commitment to provide services regardless of race, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin.
  13. Partisan political groups or activities, endowments, memorials, individuals, field trips or tours are not eligible for funding.
  14. Applications involving a collaborative effort with other partners will be given a priority.
  15. To avoid duplication, requests from national organizations should be coordinated between the regional and county affiliated offices within the Owensboro Health regional service area.
  16. Owensboro Health will only consider applications by schools and school-affiliated groups and activities that have been authorized by the schools central office. Please include proof of authorization from your school’s central office with your application.
  17. Mini-grant applications are accepted on a quarterly calendar, beginning June 1 of each year.

Please Note:

Owensboro Health has transitioned certain types of requests to our Marketing Department. Please review the following information to determine if it is more appropriate for you to submit a community health investments mini grant application or a request for sponsorship:

  • Submit a mini grant application if:
    • You are seeking funds for a community health project.
    • You are seeking funds for a program which is part of your programmatic efforts but not a fundraising event.
    • For questions concerning mini grants, please contact Nicole Leach at Nicole.Leach@owensborohealth.org or 270-688-1346.
  • Submit a Request for Sponsorship with Marketing if:
    • You are seeking funds for an event where proceeds are raised by the event itself and will be used to support your organization’s programmatic efforts (i.e. fundraising events).
    • To make a Request for Sponsorship, please fill out our online request form.

For questions about sponsorship requests, please contact Cherita Flener at Cherita.Flener@owensborohealth.org.