Grant Funding

Healthy Communities Grants
Healthy Communities Grants, the Foundation’s primary grants program, may be awarded to any non-profit 501(c)(3) organization for health and human service programs benefiting residents of or individuals seeking health services in
Pike County, IL.The HWFPC accepts proposals for new as well as existing projects and programs. The Foundation prefers not to be the sole funder of any one organization or program; however, the Foundation will consider supporting new activities that show promise for broader support. Grants are awarded for one year; the Foundation does not make multi-year commitments within a single funding cycle. Applicants may apply for continued support of a previously funded project. Rarely, however, will an agency receive funding for the same purpose or project for more than three years.

Immediate Response Grants
Immediate Response Grants are available for program needs outside of the regular funding cycle and may be awarded to any non-profit 501(c)(3) organization for health and human service programs benefiting populations in Pike County, IL. Immediate Response Grants may be submitted at any time in the calendar year for amounts of up to $3500.00. Immediate Response Grant applications should be submitted in writing to the Foundation office using the attached Grant Application.  Electronic applications will not be accepted.

Community Collaborations
HWFPC is committed to collaborating with local non-profit organizations that expand or enhance health and wellness in Pike County by providing project funding or human capital.

Partnerships HWFPC has participated in include:
Pike County Community Health Partnership
As founding members of the Pike County Community Health Partnership, the Foundation has served as Fiscal Sponsor for that group since its formation.  During that time the collaboration was awarded:

  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Rural Health Outreach Grant
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant
  • Grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Office of Women’s Health for breast health awareness
  • National Rural Health Association (NRHA) 2010 Outstanding Rural Health Program
  • Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) Award of Merit

Pittsfield Skate Park
Pike County Unmet Needs