For more than 40 years, Memorial Health Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, has been dedicated to building a healthier community through education, special patient assistance funds, charity care, state-of-the-art medical equipment, and funding to areas where the need is greatest throughout Memorial Health System.
Memorial Health Foundation is proud to improve the health of our region through philanthropy. The Foundation prioritizes grants to meet the financial needs of Memorial Health System yet designates funds each year to support non-profits with a similar mission to the health system.
The following guidelines will be used by the Marietta Memorial Health Foundation in selecting grant recipients and in advising potential applicants for funding.
Grants awarded to both Memorial Health System and community organizations have the following funding priorities:
- Charity care
- Community education/outreach
- Capital improvements (construction, equipment)
- Seed money for new services
- Ongoing support of current services
- Priority consideration will be given to not-for-profit organizations whose work directly supports and complements the mission of Memorial Health System to improve the health of our communities.
- Limited support is available to national organizations with local chapters. There must be a clear tie between the work of the organization and the Memorial Health System’s mission. Lowest priority is given to requests with no direct link to enhancing quality of health in our region.
- Memorial Health Foundation generally does not award grants to or in support of an endowment.
Additional Non-Profit Eligibility
Priority is given to not-for-profit organizations within the Memorial Health System service.
- Ohio Counties (Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry Vinton, and Washington)
- West Virginia Counties (Calhoun, Doddridge, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood)
- Individuals are not eligible.
- Memorial Health Foundation will consider proposals for operating expenses and special project grants.
In appropriate cases, support may be “in-kind,” as in use of space, services, or leadership. The Grants Committee will evaluate availability of funds versus when dollars are needed by recipient.
Memorial Health Foundation offers two grant cycles per year. Grant cycles are as follows:
- Grant proposals are due February 15th or September 15th by 5:00 p.m.
- Grant applications will open July 1st and December 1st.
- The Grant Committee for the Board of Trustees will review proposals by February 28th and September 30th.
- Selected non-profits will be invited to present their proposal to the Grant Committee during the months of March and October.
- The Grants Committee will submit recommendations for approval to the full Board of Trustees during the April and November board meetings.
- Memorial Health System and non-profits approved for a grant will be notified in a timely manner following the April and November board meetings.
- Organizations awarded funds are required to skip one grant cycle before a future request will be considered. (Memorial Health System is exempt from skipping one grant cycle when funds are awarded.)
Community Grants and Internal Grants
- Community Grants – for community organizations seeking grant assistance
- Internal Grants – for departments within Memorial Health System
If you were awarded a grant from Memorial Health Foundation, please complete your grant report here.
Make A Gift Today
Every gift to Memorial Health Foundation is important, no matter how large or small. For 40 years, Memorial Health Foundation has depended on private philanthropy from our Annual Fund to support new equipment, programs, capital upgrades, education, and professional development.