To qualify for Social Determinants of Health grant funding, your program or service must align with at least one of Intermountain’s social determinants of health priorities, which are:

  • Improve nutrition security
  • Improve stable and quality housing through wraparound and support services


  • A social service agency and a healthcare agency apply in partnership:
    • Social service agency is defined as a government, private or not-for-profit entity that provides a direct service/program that focuses on the needs of low-income, vulnerable populations and include state government agencies, local government agencies, and school districts
    • Healthcare agency is defined as an organization that provides a billable healthcare service and uses evidence-based practices to provide a direct healthcare service
  • OR a social agency applies on its own but demonstrate a collaborative approach with other health service agencies or provide strong health outcomes
  • OR a health agency applies on its own but demonstrate collaborative approach with other social service agencies and provide strong health outcomes


  • A full and complete financial audit within the last two years from application. Submission must include the full audit, including any findings or letter from the auditing firm
  • A 501c3 designation letter or have a comparable government designation
  • Completed W9
  • Completed Supplier Form (a blank copy will be provided in the application)
  • If applying in a dual partnership, BOTH agencies must:
    • Submit the required documentation above.
    • Show a clear partnership that works together toward measurable goals and outcomes addressing one or more of the listed social determinants of health. You will be asked to clearly describe the planned role and responsibilities of each partner for all stages of the project or program.


  • Applications will be accepted for either new or existing programs that clearly address a social determinant of health. New programs can include pilot programs.
  • Applicants can request a total grant award between $50,000 and $300,000 for the entire project period. Projects can last between 18 and 36 months and must begin upon receipt of funding.
  • A funding request may not exceed 20 percent of an organization’s annual operating budget, e.g., to be eligible for a $50,000 grant, your organization’s annual operating budget must be at least $250,000.
  • In general, small equipment and materials, such as jump ropes or cooking utensils are eligible, at no more than a total $5,000 cost, but large equipment, construction, and capital costs are not eligible. Consideration will be given if computer equipment is necessary and vital to the success of the project.
  • All grantees will be required to submit outcomes reports and will be expected to track and share aggregated data about their projects and participants.


  • Innovative projects with measurable results
  • Projects that promote significant and lasting change
  • Projects that are specific, well-defined, and cost-effective
  • Projects that focus on increasing access for low-income, uninsured, or underrepresented populations

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.