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Proposal Key Materials

Project Budget Worksheet

Budget Narrative Guidelines

SMART Objectives

+ 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?
  • Selection criteria may be specific to a Request for Proposal

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.


At this time the Community Engagement Grant funding is open.  These grants should improve the health status of the community.  They are awarded at $5,000 or less and are generally granted only once in a 12 month period. 

Please click here to apply:  Community Engagement Grants (Discretionary Grants)

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