Applying for a Grant

Community Health Investment Fund

The University of Vermont Medical Center's Community Health Investment Fund is overseen by the UVM Medical Center's Community Health Investment Committee, which includes six UVM Medical Center employees and six community members, and is chaired by the UVM Medical Center's Chief Medical Officer. The fund invests up to $800,000 annually in both external and internal community benefit programs that further the priority areas identified in the UVM Medical Center's community health needs assessment .

The 2017-2019 priority areas are:

  • Access to Healthy Food - Strategies should focus on access and education of affordable healthy foods and/or obesity prevention.
  • Chronic Conditions - Strategies should focus on programs to prevent the onset of chronic conditions and/or programs that enable people with chronic conditions to live healthier lives.
  • Mental Health - Strategies should focus on access to mental health services and/or support for all ages.
  • Substance Abuse - Strategies should focus on substance abuse prevention, treatment and/or recovery.
  • Supportive Housing - Strategies should focus on housing retention, temporary emergency shelter or permanent supportive housing.

Download FY18 Investments

Download FY17 Investments

Download the list of FY16 Community Investments

How to apply

The Community Health Investment Fund has two funding categories: Program Grants and Collective Impact Grants.

Letters of Intent are now being accepted for Program Grants. Programs need to address one of the five priority areas listed above. Applicants must be a 501(c)3 organization or a governmental organization and projects should be located in the UVM Medical Center’s primary health service area (Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties).

Letters of Intent are accepted via an online grants portal and are due by 5 pm on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Notifications for full proposals will be sent on September 11. Full proposals will be due on October 23. Funding decisions will be sent on November 11.

For log-in information, please contact Julie Cole. Preview the LOI form.

We anticipate LOI’s for Collective Impact Grants will open in early 2019. Please review the Collective Impact Forum to read more about Collective Impact to see if your project might be eligible. Additional information can be found on the Collective Impact Info Sheet.

For any questions, please contact:

Julie Cole
Sr. Community Benefits Strategist
Phone: 802-847-8929