Initiatives

Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee (Trinity) will seek proposals in five areas for the 2017 Health Initiatives in both a Small Grants Division (non-profit organizations with less than $1.5 million in annual revenue) and Large Grants Division.  The Small Grants Division Phase I “Planning Grant” proposals will be for a maximum of $5,000 and will be eligible to compete for a Phase II “Implementation Grant” of up to $50,000. The Large Grants Division Phase I “Planning Grant” proposals will be for a maximum of $15,000 and will be eligible to compete for a Phase II “Implementation Grant” of up to $150,000.

Proposals for Phase I “Planning Grants” are submitted electronically via this website. An individual organization is limited to only one application as the lead proposing organization in a given year although an organization can be a supporting collaborator on as many proposals as they desire to submit.  The 2017 Trinity Health Initiatives are:

  • Initiative 1: Access to Preventive Care:  Trinity seeks proposed projects that will address the needs for access to preventive care in our region. A range of needs have been identified including preventive indigent care, dental care, eye care transportation for care, prenatal training, assistance with medication access, rural care access and care access for the homeless. Trinity seeks projects that allow the needed infrastructure to be put in place and an ongoing viable operating structure to be established after the Trinity funds end.
  • Initiative 2: Healthy Life Choices:  Trinity seeks proposed projects that will motivate, encourage, educate and transform the daily health choices made by our region’s residents by encouraging positive choices or diminishing negative ones. A range of needs/challenges has been identified including obesity prevention, smoking cessation, nutrition choices, regular exercise, and wellness education. Trinity seeks projects that will measurably impact the regional health choices over the long term.
  • Initiative 3: Mental Health & Addiction Recovery: Trinity seeks proposed projects that will address the needs for mental health support and addiction prevention/recovery in our region. A range of needs have been identified including substance abuse, homelessness, veterans care, depression, case management, suicide prevention, prevention or treatment of drug use during pregnancy, and providing mental health services in rural areas. Trinity seeks projects that address these issues and provide an ongoing viable operating structure after the Trinity funds end.
  • Initiative 4: Family Strengthening: Trinity seeks partners that can implement programs that will measurably strengthen the family in our community. Health begins at home. By positively and significantly impacting the percentage of nuclear families, many health-related problems could be addressed before they ever materialize. We seek creative proposals drawn from experience, other cities or innovative ideas that will measurably support and encourage healthy nuclear families by divorce avoidance, retention of fathers in the home, prevention of abuse, improved parenting skills, gang elimination, strengthening faith & family values, improved foster care and prenatal education.
  • Initiative 5: Open Solicitation: Trinity recognizes there are great needs in many areas relating to the health of our region.  For this reason, we are leaving one of our topics “open” for those of you with a passion to serve the health needs of our community in ways that your experience guides.  We encourage you to submit your proposals within an existing 2016 Initiative Topic if your projects related to the needs described as this will aid our evaluation process.

Download 2017 Initiatives Detailed Topic Papers

Files are in Microsoft Word .docx format.  These files contain information about the intent of the topic, the general grant philosophy and approach of Trinity.

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2-Healthy-Life-Choices
3-Mental-Health-and-Addiction-Recovery
4-Family-Strengthening
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