Our Spring 2024 Grant Cycle Will Open from March 11 – April 11.

Please check back soon for information about upcoming opportunities!

If you’re working to address prominent social drivers of health including equitable access to behavioral health and skilled careers, we want to hear from you! Our microgrant portal will also open with a focus on promoting health equity and community engagement partnership opportunities.

Sentara provides competitive grants for eligible organizations working to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities through programs that align with Sentara’s funding priorities.

Please note: Sentara grants differ from event sponsorships. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities online.

Below, you’ll find all the information you’ll need to apply for funding and partner with us during our next application cycle.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

We evaluate all grant applications based on our eligibility and selection criteria. Review the information below to ensure your application is a good fit and all criteria are met.

Some funding requests may be considered for a Sentara Microgrant. If your application qualifies for a Microgrant, Sentara may offer a different funding amount than what was requested based on the Microgrant eligibility. Sentara has the right to elect, or not elect, eligible partners at its sole discretion.

If you have any questions, please email SentaraCares@Sentara.com.

Eligible Partners:

  • Organizations that are tax-exempt pursuant to 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and filed a 990 Form for two or more years with gross receipts more than $50,000 annually
  • Public/government agencies

Application Criteria:

  • Organization or program must meet identified health and human service needs in Sentara’s Virginia and Eastern North Carolina service areas.
  • Supported services may not be excluded based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or any other affiliation.
  • The organization or program must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Requested funding must support a program or project that strategically aligns with Sentara’s funding priorities.
  • Requested funding may not support a program that has received Sentara funding for the same purpose in the same calendar year.

Microgrants Eligibility

Eligible partners

  • Organizations that are tax-exempt pursuant to 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that have not or are not required to file a 990 Form.
  • Tax-exempt organizations that file a 990EZ Form with gross receipts of $50,000 or less.

Application criteria

  • Organization or program must meet identified health and human service needs in Sentara’s Virginia and Eastern North Carolina service areas.
  • Funding request must be for $15,000 or less.
  • Must illustrate how the program addresses identified community needs or extends vital community outreach.
  • Requested funding must support a program or project that strategically aligns with Sentara’s funding priorities.

Priority is given to proposals that:

  • Contain clear and measurable outcome objectives.
  • Meet the needs of underserved populations or traditionally marginalized communities.
  • Demonstrate how community partners and stakeholders will be engaged.
  • Leverage matching funding, in-kind support, or other programmatic resources.
  • Contain plans for sustainability (if the initiative is projected to continue beyond the grant funding period).

 

Funding Priorities

Sentara is focused on supporting organizations and projects that address prominent social determinants of health factors and that promote health equity by eliminating traditional barriers to health and human services. While we will consider proposals that fall outside of the following focus areas, we strongly encourage proposals that align with one or more of the following priorities:

Sentara Grant and Sponsorship Partners: Communications and PR Requests

Sentara partners who are preparing to publicly announce their Sentara grants or sponsorships are required to submit their press releases and marketing collateral to Sentara for review and approval prior to distribution.

Being a Partner

Once our formal agreement with you is in place, we’re here to help you in any way we can to ensure successful implementation and to share the news!

So, please be on the lookout for follow-up communications from us and Sentara’s communications team.

And be sure to check out our partner guide, which has a wealth of resources to help you communicate information about your program and our partnership.

Grant FAQ

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