Grantmaking Priorities & Restrictions

Grantmaking Priorities

Since requests for funding may far exceed the funds available, criteria have been established to most effectively target the community needs identified.

Twice annually*, grants will be offered to support nonprofit health and human service providers in the following four categories:

  1. Health Access
    Enhancing the community’s access to needed health services
  2. Basic Health Needs
    Ensuring the community’s essential health needs are met
  3. Collaboration
    Encouraging creative partnerships among providers to positively impact the communities they serve
  4. Capacity Building
    Investing in specific initiatives that help organizations do their work better 

The VNA Foundation will entertain applications for submission which support the following:

  • General Operations (Spring cycle)
  • Program-related Projects (Spring cycle)
  • Capacity Building (Fall cycle) 

Grants will generally be approved for one year periods. Approval for one year does not commit the VNA Foundation to subsequent years. Multi-year grant requests must be discussed in advance.

*Note: Special Grant programs including the North Penn Unity Grants are subject to alternate timelines, applications and reporting requirements. Please consult the North Penn Unity Grants page for details.

Additionally, the VNA Foundation places a priority on nonprofit organizations with strong local collaborative ties within the North Penn community, as defined by the school district boundaries of North Penn School District, Souderton Area School District, Wissahickon School District, and Worcester Township, Montgomery County, PA.

Grantmaking Restrictions

The VNA Foundation Board will review grant applications which meet the basic criteria for funding, in accordance with the mission and priority areas of the foundation. However, there will be certain grant requests and organizations that will not be supported by the foundation including the following:

  • Institutions which in policy or process discriminate on the basis of race, creed, age, gender or sexual orientation
  • Groups such as fraternal organizations, political parties or candidates, lobbying or other groups influencing legislative activities
  • Grants to individuals
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Coverage of Continuing Operating Deficits
  • Sectarian religious activities
  • State or Federal Government Agencies
  • Loans
  • Purchase of Tickets for Fundraising Activities
  • Scholarship Support for Individuals

Applicants must be a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that has filed at least one form 990 with the IRS.  The focus of the grant activity must be on serving residents of the North Penn region, as defined by the boundaries of 3 school districts (North Penn, Souderton Area, and Wissahickon School Districts), plus Worcester Township, Montgomery County, PA.


Contact Us

VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn
P.O. Box 867
Lansdale, PA 19446

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VNA Highlights

Areas VNA Serves

Greater North Penn Region:
• Souderton School Districts
• Wissahickon School District
• North Penn School District
• Worcester Township

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