Who We Fund
Areas to Apply for Grant
Applicants may submit a project proposal in one of the four following areas:
- Health Behavior
- Clinical Care
- Built Environment
- Social and Economic Factors
- All grants are awarded for one year.
- Applicants may submit multiple grant applications for distinct, individual projects within the same grant cycle.
- Applicants may also resubmit a project that was successfully awarded in one grant cycle in subsequent grant cycles, if they can also show proof of positive outcomes from their last grant.
- The CMC Community Health Foundation does not want to fund the same project for more than 5 years. If an application is received for a project that has already received funds for 5 years, it will be considered AFTER all other applications. In addition, the organization will need to show
(1) they meet a unique need no one else in the community provides;
(2) they have increased other funding support substantially over the last 5 years while decreasing their dependence on the CMC Community Foundation; and
(3) they have consistently met and exceeded their outcome goals.
If two or more projects address the same health area and/or beneficiaries, preference is given:
- to the strongest application;
- to new projects/programs over previously awarded projects, given that the application was stronger; and
- to organizations with board member(s) with residency in cities and counties listed in our mission
Who We Do NOT Fund
- Any organization without an IRS Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation
- Political campaigns or lobbying efforts
- Organizations proposing projects whose beneficiaries are outside of our geographic service area (City of Clarksville, County of Montgomery, the five contiguous counties of Northern Middle Tennessee, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky)
- Fundraisers (events for the purpose of revenue generation)
- The salaries or hourly wage of employees of the organization that are NOT contractors. We do fund the salaries or wages of contractors of the applying organization if their salaries or wages entirely support the fulfillment of the grant proposals objectives.
- Any travel, purchases of goods or services, or other expenses that do not explicitly support the fulfillment of the grant proposal.
- Loans or debt
- Purchase of land, real estate, or the funding of capital projects that have not secured a letter of support from the city or county government, that are not for the explicit transfer of the deed/ownership to the city or county government upon the sale of the property or land, AND the agreement between the applicant and the respective city/county government to execute an Memoranda of Agreement (MOA)
- Advertising (organization’s marketing of its own service offerings as a form of business promotion not explicitly related to promoting the grant funded project)
- National projects where the funds will be used to benefit individuals outside of the geographic service area (City of Clarksville, County of Montgomery, the five contiguous counties of Northern Middle Tennessee, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky)
- Grants for research purposes only
- Grants for planning purposes only
- Grants to fund the general operations of an organization, specifically funding any activity not explicitly described in the grant application (project proposal).