Discretionary Grants Program
How to Apply for a Discretionary Grant
We strongly encourage all potential applicants to schedule a half hour phone or Zoom consultation with the Discretionary Grants program lead before considering submitting a Letter of Interest (LOI).
LOIs must be submitted electronically through our grants management system that can be accessed by clicking the "Manage Your Grant" link on the left sidebar of this page. Awards for local or regional projects are typically no more than $5,000 and statewide activities that highly align with our mission may be awarded grants up to $10,000.
If the LOI is approved, a full application will be requested.
PLEASE NOTE: An organization can receive only one Discretionary Grant per calendar year.
The Discretionary Grants program provides small scale funding for organizations to explore new or different approaches to their work.
Proposals must be project-based, either expanding upon work already being done or to more deeply explore a specific aspect of and organization's work, and the project must be completed with tangible outcomes within one year. Projects must also be closely tied to MeHAF's mission of expanding health access and improving health. Discretionary Grants will not fund general operations of new or current work or projects.
We suggest reviewing the "Does My Project Fit in the Discretionary Grants Program?" document before beginning a Letter of Interest (LOI). We also strongly encourage all potential applicants to schedule a half hour phone or Zoom consultation with the Discretionary Grants program lead before considering submitting an LOI.