GUIDELINES & APPLICATION INFORMATION
Sentara Cares is designed to improve the health status and overall well-being
of our communities. Organizations
that meet eligibility requirements and demonstrate an ability to make an impact
on the program’s mission are invited to help us in this cause. Please refer to Sentara's Community Health Needs Assessments to learn more about our regional priorities - Community Health Needs Assessments>>
Applicants must be 501(c)3 non-profit organizations or governmental agencies that provide
healthcare-related services to the underserved
in Sentara Healthcare’s markets.
The requested funding must support a program/project
that strategically aligns with the outlined priority areas.
Priority: Affordable Housing
Sentara seeks to provide affordable housing for members of our communities by partnering with agencies who can creatively address a variety of issues in this priority area.
Priority: Skilled Careers
We are dedicated to educating and training people so that they have improved and sustainable economic opportunities, which will enhance the overall quality of life. We invite partners to apply who can provide services for such populations that include but are not limited to the Asset-Limited Income-Constrained Employed (ALICE) and veteran populations.
Priority: Food SecuritySentara is committed to improving food security in our communities through innovative programs that will increase access to and provide healthy nutritious meals. These include nutrition education programs, food banks, and pantries across both the public and private sectors.
Priority: Behavioral Health
Programs/projects that provide direct or supportive services
are encouraged to apply. These include behavioral health and substance abuse
treatment, medical case management, life skills training, coping skills
training, and interpersonal skills development.
Priority: Community Engagement
Sentara is committed to improving public health and supporting community based programs that aim to support diversity, health equity, and health programs. Sentara improves the quality of life enjoyed by residents in our community through ongoing support of cultural programs, recreational features, and educational enrichments.
ELIGIBILITY - COMMUNITY GRANTS
organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code, or a government agency may apply.
must serve communities or populations residing in the Sentara service
areas of Virginia and North Carolina.
Priority will be given to proposals that
- Timeline for project
implementation should be one year with a January start date
- Matching funding, in-kind
support, leveraging of other funds
- Inclusion of a sustainability
plan if the project will continue outside of the grant funding period
- Demonstrate engagement with
community partners and stakeholders
- Demonstrate service delivery to
- Inclusion of objectives with
measurable outcomes to demonstrate impact
Grant fund use includes capital expenses and equipment costs, direct
program services, limited external consulting if necessary, administrative
expenses not to exceed 15% of the total budget request.
- Individual discussions
may be facilitated with the applicants to ensure alignment with the mission of
- Requests may be made
to modify applications during the proposal process
- Subcontractors must be
- Conflict of
Interest/Disclosure statements will be signed prior to the final award/project
15 – Technical support webinar (attendance encouraged) - Portal opens
30 - Full proposals due
- November 30 - Selection
notifications sent out
- December 10 – Letter of Agreement
signed by both parties
- December 20 – Initial payment distribution
Please direct questions to