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What We Fund

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What We Fund

The Intermountain Community Care Foundation furthers the mission of Intermountain Healthcare.  Intermountain Healthcare currently has four priorities for improving community health.  These priorities are established through a regular Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to identify significant community health needs, especially for low-income residents in Utah and southern Idaho communities.  The Intermountain Community Care Foundation aligns giving with Intermountain's community health priorities.  In order to qualify for grant funding, your program or service must align with one of the following community health priorities:

Health Priority #1:  Improve the prevention, detection, treatment and/or management of chronic diseases associated with weight and unhealthy behaviors.

Health Priority #2:  Improve access to comprehensive, high-quality direct healthcare services for low-income populations.

Health Priority #3:  Improve access to appropriate behavioral health services for low-income populations.

Health Priority #4:  Improve accident and injury prevention for children and adolescents. 

What We’d Really Like To See

  • Innovative projects with measurable results
  • Projects that promote significant and lasting change
  • Projects that are specific, well-defined and cost-effective

How Much Should You Ask For?

If the program for which you seek funding falls into one of the above two categories, you are invited to make application for funding. To honor your time and energy in preparing the grant application and to honor the time and energy of the Board in reviewing it, please don't apply unless your program or project fits into one of the categories listed above. If you have any questions as to whether or not your project qualifies, please contact us and we'll be happy to discuss it with you.  The majority of our grants are in the $5,000 to $50,000 range.  Over two-thirds are at or under $15,000.

What We DO NOT Fund

Please be aware that we will say NO to the following:

  • Political campaigns, political action committees, lobbyists or organizations with a political agenda
  • Individuals
  • Fraternal organizations, clubs, school organizations and school athletic funds
  • General operating budgets of organizations which receive more than 40 percent of their budget from United Way
  • Religious organizations (unless the request is specifically for a program offered to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis and without
      regard to the recipient’s religious affiliation and does not require worship as a prerequisite for treatment or care)
  • Debt retirement or operational deficits
  • Trips, tours or travel expenses
  • Other foundations or endowments that provide loans, scholarships or donate money they raise to other agencies
  • Construction, remodeling or purchase of property, vehicles, or equipment
  • Multi-year funding projects
  • Studies, media or advocacy campaigns, research or surveys or events, such as fairs, tournaments, etc.
  • Services for which third party reimbursement or pharmacy assistance programs are available
  • Government entities (local, state or federal, including state-owned schools, public, private or charter schools and universities)