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Key Materials

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Proposal Guidelines

Preliminary Budget Form - Concept Only

Budget Reporting Form - Proposal

Budget Narrative Guidelines

Budget Expenditure Tool

Proposal Cover Sheet

Proposal Questions

SMART Objectives


Grant Opportunity

The Obici Healthcare Foundation offers two opportunities for community health funding annually. The Request for Proposal announcements will be made in March and October. The Foundation will accept competitive applications for health-related grant awards within our Mission, Strategic Priority areas and service area for a funding period of one year.

The Foundation grant funding opportunity consists of a two-stage process. The first stage is submission of a Concept Paper using the Foundation’s online application process only. Concepts that are approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors will then be invited to submit a Full Proposal of their project. To see full details of the Concept and Full Proposal stages, please refer to the Key Materials.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact The Obici Healthcare Foundation for guidance before submitting their Concept Paper.

Eligibility Requirements

The Foundation will consider proposals that meet the following requirements:

  • The organization must have 501(c)3 status or be a public entity
  • The proposed program must address the mission and priorities of the Foundation
  • The organization must have a current 990 filed with the IRS
  • The portion of the program paid for by the Foundation must benefit residents of our service area
  • The Foundation’s service area encompasses the areas previously served by the Sentara Obici Hospital. The service area includes the cities of Suffolk and Franklin and the County of Isle of Wight; Surry, Dendron and Elberon in Surry County; Waverly and Wakefield in Sussex County; Courtland, Boykins, Ivor, Sedley and Newsoms in Southhampton County; and Gates County, North Carolina.

Funding Standards

As a matter of policy, the Obici Healthcare Foundation does not award grants for:

  • Lobbying or political programs or events
  • Activities that exclusively benefit the members of sectarian or religious organizations
  • Organizations that discriminate by race, color, creed, gender or national origin
  • Biomedical, clinical or educational research
  • Individual scholarships
  • Direct support to endowments
  • Funding that supplants existing sources of support
  • Individuals, including patient assistance funds
  • Annual fund drives
  • Projects outside of the Foundation’s service area
  • Meetings and conferences, unless they are essential to a larger project
  • Direct funding for medical or social services that are already funded through existing third-party reimbursement sources

Review Process

Proposals will be assessed using the following factors:

  • When properly executed, will the project improve the health and health care of residents of the Foundation’s service area?
  • Does the proposal have significant, concrete, achievable and measurable goals?
  • Is there a reasonable and logical plan to implement the project and meet the stated goals?
  • Do the proposed outcomes justify the funds requested?
  • Is the proposal the best reasonably available option to accomplish the project goals?
  • Is there evidence that the applicant will collaborate with relevant agencies that are working on similar health and health care problems?
  • Will the project leverage other services, resources or funding?
  • Is there evidence the applicant has a viable strategy to generate continuation funding?
  • Does the applicant by reputation, experience, track record or otherwise demonstrate reliability?
  • Does the applicant demonstrate the capacity to undertake and complete the project successfully during the project period?
  • Does the applicant demonstrate the fiscal capacity to manage awarded funds?

The Foundation will make a concerted effort to identify strong projects that serve different communities within our service region. Final award decisions will be made by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Applicants may be asked to submit a more detailed work plan, budget and budget narrative. Grant awards will be made only after any requested work plan and budget modifications are approved by the Foundation.

RFP Timeline

May 23, 2017 Fall 2017(R21) Approval/Denial moving Forward to Full Proposal
July 17, 2017 Fall 2017 (R21) Proposals Due
August 22, 2017 Fall 2017 (R21) Proposals Approval/Declinations


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