FAQs

  1. Who is eligible to receive grants?
    Trinity will fund tax-exempt organizations only.  If you are not a tax exempt organization, but have an idea that will serve the health needs of our community (an app, website, promotional, etc.), we encourage you to partner with a tax-exempt organization and allow them to lead the proposal.  We will allow pass-through in the budget for support items from for-profit firms.
  2. What are the 2017 Trinity Health Initiative Topics?
    • Initiative 1: Access to Care
    • Initiative 2: Healthy Life Choices
    • Initiative 3: Mental Health & Addiction
    • Initiative 4: Family Strengthening
    • Initiative 5: Open Solicitation
  3. What is the deadline for online proposal submission?
    Proposals must be completed, certified, and submitted online via this website by NOON. on March 29, 2017.
  4. Can we submit through other methods than online?
    Grants will ONLY be submitted via the TrinityFound.org website.
  5. Who will review and determine the grantees?
    Trinity has a standing Grants Committee that will be responsible for the review and selection of award recipients. This is a volunteer committee and their decisions will receive final approval by the full Trinity board.
  6. When will the grants be given?
    Trinity plans to award Phase I grants in June 2017.  Phase II grants are expected to be awarded from Phase I recipients in October 2017.
  7. What is the difference between the Small Grants Division and Large Grants Division?
    The Small Grants Division is open to non-profit organizations with annual revenues of less than $1.5 million operating in Knox and the contiguous 8 counties. Under the Small Grants Division, Phase I grants will be awarded up to $5,000 and Phase II up to $50,000. The Large Grants Division is open to any non-profit operating in Knox and the contiguous 8 counties. Under the Large Grants Division, Phase I grants will be awarded up to $15,000 and Phase II up to $150,000.
  8. Can a non-profit organization with less than $1.5 million in annual revenue propose in the Large Grants Division?
    Yes, an organization with less than $1.5 million in annual revenue can apply in the Large Grants Division, but can only submit in one division.
  9. What is the difference between Phase I and Phase II?
    Phase I grants are for study/prototyping efforts up to $5,000 in the Small Grants Division and up to $15,000 in the Large Grants Division and are for three months.  Phase II grants are made to exceptional Phase I recipients that have shown progress toward their goals in Phase I.  Phase II grants are for one year up to $50,000 in the Small Grants Division and up to $150,000 in the Large Grants Division and are for implementation of the projects.
  10. What are the dollar amounts and calendar periods for each phase?
    Phase I: Planning Phase – up to $5,000 for Small Grants Division and up to $15,000 for Large Grants Division for a three month period from time of award.

    Phase II: Implementation Phase – up to $50,000 for Small Grants Division and up to $150,000 for Large Grants Division for a period of one year from time of award. 

  11. Can we propose on more than one initiative topic in a year?
    Organizations can only be the lead proposer on one topic.  You may lead on one and be a supporting partner on others.
  12. Will next years initiative topics be the same?
    We anticipate that some of the topics will remain for several years and others will not.
  13. Will you fund facility and equipment needs?
    In Phase I, Trinity funds planning, simple prototyping, data collection on idea, collaboration inquiries and exploration.  In Phase II, with proper partnering financial and in-kind support, Trinity will consider of a range of funding possibilities.  We do not want to limit considerations for great ideas addressing key community needs.
  14. Do partners need to be faith-based?
    Trinity’s mission is faith-based, but we will not limit our funding to faith-based organizations as long as the proposed projects support our health-based objectives and our mission statement.
  15. Do you require matching or in-kind contributions?
    We do not require, but we do give greater consideration to proposals that include matching financial support or in-kind contributions.  Particularly in the larger Phase II grants, we desire to be leveraging our grant to enable larger projects to be successfully accomplished.
  16. Our project does not need that much funding – can we still apply?
    We are looking for projects that provide measurable value to the community and will be sustainable after the Trinity grant is complete.  Our limits of $5,000 in the Small Grants Division and $15,000 in the Large Grants Division for planning and $50,000 in the Small Grants Division and $150,000 in the Large Grants Division for implementation are maximum limits, but we anticipate funding projects that do not need the full amount for implementation.  Smaller projects are welcome for consideration.
  17. What is the monetary distribution schedule for a successful grant?
    For the Phase I grants we will distribute 75% of the award on the day the grant is given and the remaining 25% will be provided upon receipt of the final report/Phase II proposal.  For Phase II grants, we will distribute 50% on the day the grant is given, 45% will be provided  upon receipt of a 6 month progress report, with the remaining 5% distributed upon receipt of the one year final report.  Only Phase I grant recipients are eligible for Phase II consideration.