The Intermountain Community Care Foundation aligns its grant funding by giving to those community agencies and organizations that provide services that coincide with the community health priorities identified by Intermountain Healthcare.

These health 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.

Health Priorities

Intermountain Healthcare has established priorities for improving community health for 2017 through 2020.  These priorities are identified through a regular Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) conducted in the Utah and southern Idaho communities served by Intermountain. The Intermountain Community Care Foundation aligns giving with Intermountain’s community health priorities.

Intermountain’s 2017-2020 community health priority is to work to prevent prediabetes, high blood pressure, depression and prescription opioid misuse through risk reduction and behavior change, screening, and treatment strategies. Programs that promote health and wellness or create access to comprehensive medical care may prevent all of these conditions and continue to be a priority of the Foundation.

In order to qualify for grant funding, your program or service must align with one or more of following health priorities:

Prevention of -

  • Prediabetes –improve the prevention, detection, treatment and/or management of prediabetes
  • High blood pressure –improve the prevention, detection, treatment and/or management of high blood pressure
  • Depression –improve the prevention, detection, treatment and/or management of depression, and reduce the suicide rate
  • Prescription opioid misuse –improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of prescription opioid misuse
  • Access – improve access to medical care, behavioral health, or substance use treatment
  • Health promotion and wellness –increase the adoption of healthy behaviors to prevent chronic disease

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 categories, you are invited to make application for funding.

To honor the time and energy of the Board in reviewing your application – as well as your time and energy in preparing the grant application – 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 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, and events such as fairs and tournaments
  • 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)