Healthy Community Grant Overview

Through the Healthy Community Competitive Grant, the Health and Wellness Foundation of Pike County (HWFPC) invites proposals from not-for-profit entities which are in alignment with the Foundation’s mission of assisting organizations and initiatives that positively influence the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of those seeking services in Pike County.

The Healthy Community Grant awards projects with a budget of up to $7500.00 in a twelve-month funding cycle and typically do not exceed one year. Applications for this grant are accepted beginning in June annually. Healthy Community Grant applicants will receive notification of HWFPC’s decision to fund, deny, or defer project funding no later than October 30.

Projects exceeding $7500 annually, should apply to the Health Catalyst Grant. Applications can be downloaded from this website or may be obtained by contacting the Foundation office.

Funding Priorities

HWFPC invests in projects that are capable of addressing Pike County’s most pressing health needs and have the greatest impact on health status. Among the numerous areas eligible for funding, the following priorities of concern have been identified:

  • Obesity, nutrition, and exercise
  • Childhood health
  • Mental and behavioral health
  • Substance abuse
  • Oral health and access to dental care
  • Quality of life, including access to food, shelter, and basic health care
  • Prevention and wellness
  • Access to services and health care
  • Health education
  • Capacity building
  • Others as identified

Funded Projects

For previous grants awarded, please contact the Foundation office.

To Apply

All proposals meeting the criteria of eligibility will be taken into consideration.  Proposals are selected, and/or denied for funding based on the project’s ability to:

  • Offer effective ways to address health problems or disparities
  • Positively impact Pike County’s most pressing health needs and disparities
  • Exhibit collaboration between service providers and/or agencies
  • Leverage other sources of funding
  • Demonstrate ability to remain sustainable


Applicant eligibility is based on the ability to meet the following criteria: 

  • Project is consistent with HWFPC’s mission and benefits the health/wellness of Pike County, IL
  • Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, operates under a 501(c)(3) Fiscal Agent, a school, governmental, or public entity
  • New or existing program
  • May be based outside of Pike County, but must provide services within Pike County, IL.
  • Organization previously funded by HWFPC
  • HWFPC does not fund individuals; religious organizations, or clubs; expenses already incurred; annual or capital campaigns; political campaigns or lobbying


For more information or questions about any of the requested information, please contact the Foundation office


Completed grant applications are due at the Foundation office by mail no later than August 1, annually in the format described below. Hand-delivered applications will ONLY be accepted with prior arrangements. Email, fax, or other shipping submissions are not accepted.

  • Two Copies

    Provide one complete original and one complete copy of the Grant Application.

  • Page Requirements

    No more than ten pages, printed on 8 1/2" x 11" paper, single sided,12 pt. font. Attachments are not counted as part of the overall response limit.

  • No Extra Materials

    Do not include materials not specifically requested including videos, brochures, or other materials.

  • Mailing Address

    Applications should be sent to the Foundation office at the following address: 

    Health and Wellness Foundation of Pike County 
    112 W. Washington, PO Box 81
    Pittsfield, IL 62363