How are our communities doing?

Visit our Community Health Needs Assessment page to read reports with an overview of the health needs and priorities in Daviess and Muhlenberg County.

Community Health Investments Grant Program

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 Investments Grant Program provides financial assistance to designated 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. Eligible organizations must serve one or more of the following counties: Breckinridge, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Henderson, Hopkins, Logan, Muhlenberg, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster in Kentucky or Perry / Spencer Counties in Indiana.

Submit the FY-22 End of Year Report

Owensboro Health Community Health Investments Grant Program

Changes are being made to the large community health grant investment program. Information will be posted when program revisions are finalized.

Owensboro Health Community Health Investments Mini Grant Program

Community health investment grants are allocated to non-profit organizations for specific programs and services that address identified community health needs. To qualify, activities must seek to provide measurable improvement in health status, access, or use of healthcare resources and must serve individuals in the Owensboro Health service area.

Grants are also awarded to non-profit organizations for specific programs and activities not directly related to healthcare but address root causes of health problems that impact the health of our community. All activities must serve individuals in the Owensboro Health service area.

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.
  • 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.

Owensboro Health seeks and supports partnerships with nonprofit organizations working 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 Mini-Grant Schedule

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

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at contact us at Nicole.Leach@OwensboroHealth.org or 270-688-1346.

Mini-Grant Guidelines and Application

  1. 501(c)3 organizations, government and public entities are eligible to apply.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Organizations that provide evidence of a 100-percent tobacco-free policy may apply for up to $1,000 for a health project and up to $500 for an event. Total allocations for the fiscal year may not exceed $1,000.
  5. Requests for event funding may only be made for events from which proceeds raised are used to impact community health. If considering a request for event sponsorship, organizations are advised to submit an explanation of how funds raised from their event will be used for the projects, programs and activities in the Owensboro Health service area focused on impacting health indicators.
  6. 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 (if not directly related to healthcare). The connection between health needs and the activity or service must be clearly stated on the application. Only completed applications will be considered.
  7. All requests must include a project/fundraising budget.
  8. Event organizer must obtain necessary permits, licenses or insurance and provide verification of such to Owensboro Health if requested.
  9. Owensboro Health shall not be financially or otherwise liable for promotion staging of events.
  10. Geographic area: Services supplied by requesting organizations must impact citizens within the Owensboro Health service area (Breckenridge, 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).
  11. If an organization wishes to recognize Owensboro Health as part of an event, an explanation in writing of your plan to do so must accompany the application prior to the event.
  12. 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.Cochenour@OwensboroHealth.org or by calling 270-685-7190.
  13. 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.
  14. Applications will be approved or declined based on compliance with guidelines, program impact and available funding.
  15. Applications must demonstrate a commitment to provide services regardless of race, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin.
  16. Partisan political groups or activities, endowments, memorials, individuals, field trips or tours are not eligible for funding.
  17. Applications involving a collaborative effort with other partners will be given a priority.
  18. To avoid duplication, requests from national organizations should be coordinated between the regional and county affiliated offices within the Owensboro Health regional service area.
  19. Owensboro Health will only consider applications by schools and school-affiliated groups and activities that are located within the Owensboro Health service area and have been authorized by the schools central office. Please include proof of authorization from your school’s central office with your application.
  20. Mini-grant applications are accepted on a quarterly calendar, beginning June 1 of each year.

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