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Community Partnership Grants

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WellSpan Health is committed to endeavors that improve the health status of the communities and people we serve. To bring that commitment to life, WellSpan’s Community Partnership Grant Program provides direct funding for health-related community activities in our neighborhoods.


Grant Guidelines

Community Grant Program

Organizations that qualify as not-for-profit, tax-exempt and that serve the communities in WellSpan Health’s service area may apply for a Community Partnership Grant. Grants to individuals, for-profit entities, and organizations outside of the service area will not be considered. Applications are accepted twice each year, due by September 1 and March 1.


Proposed grant projects should

  1. Be consistent with WellSpan Health's vision to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we serve. Health is broadly defined as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being—a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capabilities.

  2. Be relevant to the health status needs as identified in the most recent WellSpan Community Health Needs Assessment. Current priority areas include: access to care, health equity, behavioral health, substance use and addiction, lifelong wellness, community engagement, social determinants of health, and community violence initiatives (York County).

  3. Demonstrate innovation and community collaboration whenever possible.

  4. Have a budget that does not exceed $50,000.  Most grants are less than $20,000. Examples of recent grants include:

      • Real Life Community Services – Warehouse 916: $20,000 to support space acquisition and renovations for centralized food distribution of the Power Packs program in Northern Lancaster County. 

      • Hospice and Community Care – Improved Patient Care Through Analytics: $15,000 to support quality of care for end-of-life patients and families in Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties. 

      • Community Health Council of Lebanon County - Bring Lakeside to Lebanon: $7,500 to support two years of Lakeside trauma and resilience training in Lebanon County. 

      • Friends & Neighbors of PA – Gun Violence Initiative Credible Messenger Role: $60,000 to support reducing gun violence over the next two years in York County. 

      • Children’s Aid Society – Family Advocacy: $10,000 to support moving low-income families toward self-sufficiency in Adams County. 


Application Process

Applications must be submitted by September 1 for the fall round and by March 1 for the spring round. All applicants are required to apply online using the AmpliFund portal. Applications submitted through email or traditional mail will not be accepted. The AmpliFund portal will open to applicants approximately 60 days before the application due date. Please allow up to 90 days after the due date to receive a response.

Apply Online

For more information on this program or help with the online portal, please contact:
communitygrants@wellspan.org


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