How to Apply

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.

Access to Healthcare

Maternal & Child Health

Convening Organizations for Healthy Beginnings Planning Grants

Pregnancy and the first year of life present a window of opportunity to help women, infants and families thrive. Healthy Beginnings Planning Grants will support community collaboratives to come together to create a plan to address breastfeeding, maternal mental health, access to prenatal care and/or safe sleep to improve outcomes in the first year of life.

Funds will support a convening organization to recruit and retain partners to engage in the planning process. Click below to access the request for proposal (RFP) for more information.

If you have questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Melissa Eggen, program officer, at meggen@obicihcf.org or 757-539-8810.

Prevention

Healthy Spaces (HS)

Healthy behaviors such as physical activity and healthy eating can prevent chronic diseases, control weight, improve mood, boost energy, and improve longevity and wellbeing. Access to community assets such as playgrounds, walking trails, community gardens and farmers’ markets make it easier for people to make healthier choices that have the potential to improve their health.

Examples of fundable projects include, but are not limited to, the development and/or improvement of walking trails, playgrounds and parks; and farmers markets, community gardens, healthy corner stores and mobile markets.

While educational programs, classes and promotional campaigns can be helpful in building awareness, demand for and commitment to healthy behaviors, the purpose of this grant funding is to support “shovel-ready” projects that create or improve community infrastructure for physical activity and healthy eating.

Click here to access the request for proposal (RFP) for more information. If you have questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Sarah Crouch, program officer, at scrouch@obicihcf.org or 757-539-8810.

Healthy Behaviors Grants for Partnerships, Planning or Implementation (PPI)

Healthy behaviors such as healthy eating and physical activity can prevent chronic diseases, control weight, improve mood, boost energy, and improve longevity and wellbeing. OHF supports community-driven solutions for improving the overall health and well-being of all residents within its service area, particularly those experiencing the greatest disparities in health based on income, race/ethnicity and geographic location.

Recognizing that communities within the Western Tidewater region are unique and have different assets and needs, this RFP offers three distinct but complementary funding opportunities:

  1. Partnership Development Grants
  2. Planning Grants
  3. Implementation Grants

Applicants should choose the funding opportunity that most closely aligns with their readiness and capacity as well as community needs.

Click here to access the request for proposal (RFP) for more information. If you have questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Sarah Crouch, program officer, at scrouch@obicihcf.org or 757-539-8810.

Community Engagement Grants

Community Engagement grants are awarded to improve the health status of the community. They are awarded at $5,000 or less and generally granted once in a 12-month period.