The VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn makes grants to nonprofit organizations whose activities promote HEALTH ACCESS and BASIC HEALTH NEEDS for people in the North Penn region, with an emphasis on supporting COLLABORATION and CAPACITY BUILDING efforts. We invest in organizations committed to serving all people in North Penn with a focus on those in our society who have been marginalized, oppressed, or discriminated against. Our grants are one feature of a meaningful partnership between our foundation and the valuable community organizations that provide vital health and human services to our North Penn neighbors. For a list of our grants from the current fiscal year, click here.
We invite you to review the Eligibility, Priorities, and Opportunities before applying. When you are ready to apply for grant funding, please create an account on the VNA Foundation’s online grant portal, and follow the instructions to complete the application. The VNA Foundation’s staff and Board of Directors reviews grant applications and notifies all applicants of grant awards or declines, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss decisions directly with you. Those applicants who are awarded a grant will be asked to update the VNA Foundation on its outcomes through a reporting conversation or document. If you have any questions about eligibility or the grant process after reviewing the details in our Opportunities section, please contact Diana Doherty, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Eligibility and Priorities
Grants are made to nonprofit organizations whose activities will benefit people in the North Penn region, as defined by the boundaries of 3 school districts in Montgomery County, PA (North Penn, Souderton and Wissahickon) plus Worcester Township. Grant support is intended to ultimately benefit those people in the North Penn region whose opportunities have been limited by social and financial factors, including poverty, discrimination, and disability. Applicants must be a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization (or fiscal sponsor) that has filed at least one Form 990 with the IRS. Grants may be made for up to 2 years in the form of General Operating Support, Program Support, or for special initiatives related to:
- Health Access
Enhancing the community’s access to needed health services
- Basic Health Needs
Ensuring the community’s essential health needs are met
Encouraging creative partnerships among providers to positively impact the communities they serve
- Capacity Building
Investing in specific initiatives that help organizations do their work better
Nonprofit organizations applying for grants from the VNA Foundation should fulfill the criteria described in the Eligibility and Priorities section. 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, country of origin, age, gender identity 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
- Purchase of Tickets for Fundraising Activities
- Scholarship Support for Individuals
Not sure whether to apply?
We know that your time is valuable, and we urge you to be sure that the application will meet our requirements before you invest time and effort into the application process. If you are unsure of whether your organization/initiative is eligible to apply for a grant from the VNA Foundation, please do not hesitate to reach out to discuss with Diana Doherty, Executive Director, at email@example.com.