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 seven UVM Medical Center employees and seven community members, and is chaired by the UVM Medical Center's Associate Chief Medical Officer. The fund invests up to $850,000 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 2020-2022 priority areas are: Mental Health and Childhood/Family Health

Download FY 19 Investments

Download FY18 Investments

Download FY17 Investments

Download the list of FY16 Community Investments

How to apply

Program Grant Letters of Intent are now open and due on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5 pm. To apply, please visit the online grants portal.


The University of Vermont Medical Center will invest in community initiatives that improve the overall health of our community. Projects must address either Mental Health or Childhood/Family Health, which were needs identified in the UVM Medical Center's 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment.

Mental Health

All people experience optimal mental well-being

Childhood/Family Health

All children/families experience optimal health and well-being in safe and supportive environments

Strategies should focus on one or more of the following:

  • Social & Community Connection
  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health for Families
  • Access to Services (Mental Health and Childhood/Family)
  • Social & Emotional Well-Being Support
  • Substance Misuse Prevention
  • Cradle to Career Success

The University of Vermont Medical Center favors projects that address innovation and lead to lasting change, demonstrate value, utilize collaboration, include goals towards financial sustainability, show a unique, creative way to address an emerging need in ways which might lead to a new best practice or rely on established best practices and/or demonstrate organization's understanding of its role in broader human service community.

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).

Notification for an invitation to submit a full proposal will be due on Monday, October 28. Full proposals will be due by Wednesday, November 20th.

For any questions, please contact:

Thomas Moore

Email: thomas [dot] mooreatuvmhealth [dot] org

Phone: 802-847-0250

Fax: 802-847-65445

Mailing address: 128 Lakeside Ave, Burlington, VT 05401