Apply for a Grant
Most SJH Community Partnership Fund grants are awarded through a competitive
request for proposal (RFP) process. Grant seekers must also meet the following
criteria in order to be considered:
- Applicant must be a 501(c) nonprofit organization, and defined as “not
a private foundation” under Section 509(a).
Funded programs and services must not conflict with the
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.
- Applicants must provide service to residents in one of the St. Joseph Health
(SJH) service areas –– the regions in which SJH hospitals
are located. See list of hospitals and locations below.
- Applicants must be endorsed by their local SJH hospital to apply for grant funding.
The Community Partnership Fund supports programs that exemplify the SJH
core values of Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice, and will not
knowingly award grants to organizations that discriminate with respect
to age, gender, race, creed or color. See
for descriptions of our current grant programs.
How to Apply
Community Building Initiative or Emergency Food and Shelter Initiative:
The Request for Applications (RFP) for the Community Building Initiative
is released each year in the summer. The Emergency Food and Shelter Initiative
RFP is released in the fall.
Each grant application must be endorsed by a St. Joseph Health hospital.
It is recommended that you contact your local St. Joseph Health hospital's
Mission Integration Department early in the process and discuss your proposed
program. To find your nearest St. Joseph Health hospital, see
our network of care.
Email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your interest and we will advise you of next steps, as
well as refer you to your local St. Joseph Hospital contact.
Disaster Relief Initiative:
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, as needs arise. Email us at
to let us know your interest and we will advise you of next steps.