HEALTH CARE GRANT GUIDELINES
The Patron Saints Foundation is a private foundation that provides grants to public charities that improve the health of individuals residing in the West San Gabriel Valley through health care programs which are consistent with the moral and religious teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Grants typically range from $15,000 – $25,000. Larger or smaller grants are at the discretion of The Patron Saints Foundation Board of Directors. LARGER GRANT REQUESTS WILL BE CONSIDERED BASED ON THE MERITS OF THE PROJECT AND FUNDING HISTORY.
GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERVED
Grants will be given to qualified public charities serving the West San Gabriel Valley as defined as follows: the cities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Duarte, El Monte, La Canada Flintridge, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, South Pasadena, Temple City and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County known as Altadena and South San Gabriel.
Grants will be made to qualified public charities to sponsor charitable, scientific or educational health care programs which are not inconsistent with the moral and religious teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, in the following health care categories from highest priority for funding to lowest:
- Community Health Services (Direct Health Care Services including primary care, dental & mental health services)
- Community Health Care Education
- Equipment & Supplies
- Capital Expenditures
- Medical Research
Funding will be awarded primarily for program grants and may include general operating expenses associated with the proposed project. General operating support grants will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Board for nonprofits WHO HAVE BEEN ACCOUNTABLE FOR PAST GRANT AWARDS, INCLUDE AN EVALUATION PROCESS WITH A PATH TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY OF THE PROPOSED PROGRAM/PROJECT.
GRANT CYCLE FOR A 9 MONTH TIME PERIOD
Grant awards are made semi-annually in the spring and fall. Spring applications must be submitted by the first Friday in March for consideration in May (grant period will be from date on grant award letter to February 15th the following year). Fall applications must be submitted by the first Friday in October for consideration in December (grant period will be from date on grant award letter to September 15th the following year).
- Grants will be made only to tax-exempt public charities as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and are “not a private foundation” under Section 509(a) of the IRC.
- The Foundation provides grants to direct providers of eligible programs and services. Programs and services provided indirectly or through another agency are discouraged and determined to be eligible only at the Board’s discretion.
- Grants are not awarded for reimbursement of previous purchases, endowment funds, political activities, travel, surveys or fundraising activities.
- One grant per public charity per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Exceptions may apply.
- A Grant Report for any previous grant must be on file before the next grant will be awarded.
- Annual grants to the same nonprofit for the same project are acceptable.
Grant proposals are evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Health care component is clearly defined with stated need(s) and outcome(s)
- The project or program has demonstrable community impact;
- The grant funds will be utilized efficiently and effectively;
- Preference is given to projects with secured funding in place with a well-defined funding request that will impact the success of the overall project.
GRANT APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Please refer to our Grant Application Form for detailed instructions on how to apply for a grant. Please follow the Grant Application Format EXACTLY. Include the question & then your response – DO NOT WRITE “SEE ATTACHED.” The Grant Application may not exceed 3 pages for Sections I-III. The required attachments do not count towards the 3-page limit. The font size cannot be less than 11 point. Please call or e-mail us with any questions. Site visits will be initiated by The Patron Saints Foundation and applicants will be contacted directly.