The Core Priorities Initiative is currently closed. Please check back for details regarding future grant cycles.
The Core Priorities Initiative provides significant support to projects directly impacting the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington’s four core priorities:
Mental and Behavioral Health
Substance Use Disorder
Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation
Applying for a Core Priorities Initiative grant is a two-stage process that consists of submitting a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) and, if invited, submitting a full application.
Before submitting an LOI, potential applicants should:
- Review our Criteria section to ensure the organization meets their Foundation’s basic eligibility requirements.
- Review the Core Priorities focus areas listed above to ensure the proposed project is appropriately aligned with at least one of the Foundation’s Core Priorities.
- Contact a member of our program team to discuss the proposed project. (Current recipients of a Core Priorities Initiative grant should contact Laura Boone to determine whether they are eligible to apply again.)
Laura Boone, Senior Program Officer
304-697-5955, ext. 103
Jana Stoner, Program Officer
304-397-5955, ext. 105
Claire Snyder, Program Officer
304-397-5955, ext. 104
Individual awards will range from $100,000 to $300,000. The grant period will be for two years. Due to the size of each grant, applicants must be organizations with experience successfully managing substantive grant-funded projects.
Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Guidelines
An applicant seeking funding through the Core Priorities Initiative first must submit an LOI through the Foundation’s grant management system. An LOI submitted through any other format will not be accepted. Click here to establish an Organization Account or to log in to your existing account to begin the LOI process.
For questions about using the grant management system, please contact:
Brooke Welch, Grants Manager
304-397-5955, ext. 102
The purpose of the LOI is to provide the necessary information for the Foundation staff to determine if the proposed project meets the Foundation’s minimum criteria. An organization is encouraged to submit the LOI well in advance of the posted deadline to provide enough time for the Foundation staff to review and respond to the request.
The following information will be requested for the LOI:
- Project description and goals
- Geographic area of service
- Amount of funding request
- Organizational budget
All LOIs will receive full consideration and a prompt response indicating whether your organization should move forward with a formal grant application.
Grant Application Guidelines
If your organization’s LOI is approved, you will be invited to submit an application through the same grant management system that was used for the LOI. Click here to begin the application process.
The following information will be requested on the application:
Grant Application Information
- Organization’s full name, address, phone number, and email address.
- Contact name, address, phone number, and email address.
- Brief description of the organization’s purpose and mission.
- Brief summary of the organization’s accomplishments and ability to address the identified needs for which the proposed project will be implemented.
- Description of the problem or needs the project will address.
- Definition of the population the project will target.
- Desired goals and measures for the project and how those measures will be evaluated.
- Timeline for achieving the project goals and measures.
- Supporting facts and data in support of the project.
- Compatibility of the proposed project with the Foundation’s Mission, Vision, Values, and Core Priorities.
- Short bios of key staff who will be involved with the project.
Grant Funding Request, Financial Information, and Other Supporting Data
- Total cost of project, including amount of request from the Foundation and other funding sources.
- Other funders for project including community support and in-kind donations.
- Current year financial statements.
- Description of how the project will be sustained when grant funding ends.
- Audit reports, if conducted.
The Foundation’s Board of Trustees and staff will review the application for approval and funding level and notify each applicant of the decision.