Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Strategic Priorities for Community Grants in 2021

The Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation (SMHF) has set strategic priorities for providing grants to community-based organizations serving health-related needs in the Sarasota County area. We understand the need for a wide variety of health-related programs and have targeted our support for the two major areas of critical concern indicated below. These areas have been designed to align with the concerns of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System.

In 2021, we will consider grant requests for $10,000 to $50,000 from community not-for-profit organizations to fund, or assist in funding, programs addressing the critical issues outlined below. In order to focus our ability to address key health-related problems in our community, only grant requests directly addressing these issues will be considered for funding in 2021.

I. Provision of low cost/no cost outpatient primary care services to low income residents of the Sarasota County area

In 2021, SMHF will consider grant requests from community-based not-for-profit organizations providing outpatient primary care medical services at no cost, or low cost to low income individuals residing in the Sarasota area. Low income individuals are those whose income is at or below the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 9902(2).” These services may include general physical exams and specialty consultations for children, teens and adults. In addition to serving general health needs, we will also consider funding primary care for chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD.)

II. Provision of no cost/low cost outpatient mental health services to low income residents of the Sarasota County area

In 2021, SMHF will consider grant requests from community-based not-for-profit organizations providing outpatient mental health services at no cost, or low cost to low income individuals residing in the Sarasota area. Low income individuals are those whose income is at or below the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 9902(2).”

These services may include outpatient mental health problems including anger management, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction services to children, teens and adults. Services may be provided to individuals, families, couples, or groups.

Community organizations that meet the criteria outlined above may apply for grants to provide the services outlined above by using the link below. Grants are awarded in January, March, May, September and November of each year. Application deadlines for each of the award cycles above are: November 30, January 31, March 31, July 31 and September 30. Grant funds approved in 2021 may be expended anytime within 12 months of the funds being provided. Interim and final reports on use of funds and results achieved are required for all grants provided.

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