Frequently Asked Questions

General Funding Topics

Yes. We only make grants to organizations in the region historically served by St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington. That region is comprised of nine West Virginia counties – Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, western Putnam, and Wayne; eight Kentucky counties – Boyd, Carter, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Martin, and Pike; and three Ohio counties – Gallia, Lawrence, and Scioto.

Please contact Laura Boone, Senior Program Officer, at 304-397-5955,; Jana Stoner, Health Program Officer, at 304-397-5955; or Claire Snyder, Health Program Officer, at 304-397-5955, to see if your request is a good fit for our Foundation.

The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington makes grants to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations principally administering health-related programming. To be eligible, an organization must have received an Internal Revenue Service Determination Letter indicating that it is an organization described in Section 501(c)(3).

Most churches are defined as tax-exempt in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code and are eligible to apply. Please note that the Foundation does not make grants in support of religious purposes.

Each funding initiative has its own range and limits. Awards in the Healthy Communities Initiative range from $3,500 to $50,000, and the Core Priorities Initiative range from $100,000 to $300,000.

Healthy Communities Initiative awards must be spent over a period of up to one year. Core Priorities Initiative awards support activities for a period of up to two years. Grants are not renewable; however, grantees may apply again in future funding cycles for additional funding for the same project or a new project.

Each Pallottine Foundation of Huntington grant initiative has a set application cycle window when an organization can apply for funding. Applications are only accepted during these specific windows, and an organization may apply only once during each application cycle.

Yes. The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington will allow organizations to have more than one open grant. The Foundation’s only exception is that current Core Priorities Initiative grantees must contact the member of the program team before submitting another Core Priorities request.

Yes. Whether it is financial assistance, in-kind donations, or volunteer efforts, we look for others who demonstrate commitment to your project.

Yes. The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington may choose to support requests at a level equal to or less than the amount requested. If an amount less than requested is approved, the Foundation will discuss this thoroughly with the applicant and make sure that the award can be done with appropriate adjustments to the original proposal.

No. While it is preferred, we understand that there are legitimate reasons why having a certified audit done may be difficult.

We focus our resources on those organizations that align with our Mission, Vision, and Values and focus areas, as well as those possessing a demonstrable level of sound leadership and infrastructure.

Successful applicants are able to clearly articulate the goals they hope to achieve and exactly what infrastructure or process they have in place or will establish to measure the success of those goals. The Foundation will work with grantees to ensure mutually agreeable measures.


No, grants are made only to 501(c)(3) organizations.

No, the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington does not fund scholarships.

Generally, we do not fund indirect costs for the Healthy Communities Initiative. The inclusion of indirect costs will be considered on a case-by-case basis for the Core Priorities Initiative.

Funding Application Topics

We only accept applications through our grant management system. To learn more about the application process, visit the Eligibility Guidelines section of our website.

Our application deadlines are posted on the Eligibility Guidelines section and the specific initiative sections of the website.

No. The Healthy Communities Initiative and Core Priorities Funding Initiative do not require a Letter of Inquiry prior to submitting an application. 

No. Our grant management system will allow you to save and return to your application in progress. You will have one year from the time you begin an online application to finalize and submit it.

Most application questions are required and are marked with an asterisk. If a required question does not apply to your organization or request, please note it in the response field. The application also contains some optional questions.

Yes. Word limits are enforced on all questions. The application will count words for you as you enter text (note the tally at the bottom of the text field), but it will not stop you from entering more than the word limit. When you reach the final submission stage the system will not accept your application until you reduce the size of any answers that exceed a required limit.

No. We appreciate that you may have additional materials that you wish to share with us and suggest materials not requested on the application be emailed to Laura Boone, Senior Program Officer, at;  Jana Stoner, Health Program Officer, at; or Claire Snyder, Health Program Officer, at

If necessary, the program team will schedule site visits and conduct them after the application is received.

Contact Information

If you need technical assistance with the online grant management system, please contact Sarah Furrow, Grants Manager, at 304-397-5955, ext. 102,

Please contact Kim Price, Communications and Research Manager, at 304-397-5955, ext. 106,