Requests for proposals are solicited in the spring and fall of each year. Before getting started, be sure to review the Applicant & Grantee Guide prior to starting the application process.

Priority Areas

  • COVID 19 Emotional Resiliency - The foundation seeks to improve the emotional resiliency of those disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
  • COVID 19 Public Health Capacity Building - The foundation seeks to support municipal public health departments in addressing the pandemic.
  • COVID 19 Social Isolation Among Older Adults - The foundation will support agencies serving older adults to develop new and/or convert existing programs to a virtual or socially distanced format with the goal of promoting social engagement.
  • Health Equity - The foundation provides support to address health inequities through increasing cultural competency of organizations and improving access to services for disenfranchised populations.
  • Vaping Prevention, Cessation and Education - The foundation will support prevention, cessation and education program activities designed to decrease youth e-cigarette use.

Grant initiatives are subject to change. Availability of the grants and the due date for proposals will be announced via our e-newsletter. Sign-up here or call the foundation office at (508) 879-7625.

Bidders Conference

Presentation slides from the September 9, 2020 Bidder's Conference are available here.

Proposal Guidelines

Please read the Fall 2020 Grant Guidelines. The proposal deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Applications that are in-progress at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline will not be considered.

Concept Papers/Calls

The foundation requires applicants to submit a one-page concept paper or call the foundation prior to a full proposal. Concept papers and calls help the foundation assess whether the proposed project is aligned with its funding priorities. Concept papers, along with an accompanying cover sheet, or calls must be completed by 4:00 p.m. on September 11. Please call or email Rebecca Donham at (508) 879-7625 or rdonham@mwhealth.org. Tips for Writing a Concept Paper are included in the Applicant & Grantee Guide.

Before you apply, review the Applicant & Grantee Guide prior to getting started.

Steps to Apply

Applications must be submitted online. Please follow the steps listed below. You will be asked to submit general information about your organization and project; a budget and budget narrative; narrative detailing your project; and supporting documents.

Already Started an Application? Go to My Account Page to access a previously started application.

Step 1

Download and complete the forms listed and save them to your computer in order to attach them to the online application.

Step 2

On page 2 of the online application, you will be asked to write a brief abstract of your proposal that summarizes the project including target audience and goals. We suggest that you prepare the abstract prior to proceeding with the online application and save this information to your computer. You will then be able to cut and paste this information from your word processor into the box provided on page 2 of the online application. Please keep your response to 150 words or less. Sample abstract.

Step 3

On Page 3 of the application you will be asked to upload the following supporting documents, if applicable, to your online application. Documents should be in Word, Excel or PDF format, and must be uploaded through the online system. Do not upload files with JPEG, JPG, or TIF extensions. Documents will NOT be accepted via U.S. mail, email or fax.

List of your organization's current Board of Directors


List the name of each director, town of residence and affiliation only. Not applicable for municipal agencies. Do not include contact information such as emails and phone numbers.

Financial Statements

Financial Statements for your organization's most recent completed fiscal year, including balance sheet and income and expense statement. 
If your organization is audited, please provide a complete set of audited financial statements. Not applicable for municipal agencies. Otherwise, submit a copy of your 990.

Letters of Collaboration


Letters of Collaboration are not required, but highly recommended. The letters should be signed and specifically state the collaborator's individual or organizational contribution to the project. Replicated form letters from multiple organizations are discouraged. Multiple letters must be scanned into one document.

Note: Proposals involving schools must include a letter of collaboration from the superintendent.

Step 4

Complete the online application. The online application consists of four areas:

  1. Applicant Login
  2. General Organizational/Project Information Page
  3. Abstract
  4. Attachment Upload Page

Important Notes: Applicants must create an account in order to access the application and save their work for completion at a later time. This user account and password will allow you to submit your online application and your grant reports, if your project is funded. Therefore, we highly recommend that your account information and grant application are created and submitted by the project director or development director. You will receive an email with a link to your application and confirming your password.

Concept Paper

A Concept Paper or a call must be placed to Rebecca Donham prior to submitting a full proposal.

Additional Help

Submit an Online Application

Questions concerning the application process should be directed to Cathy Glover via email at cglover@mwhealth.org or by phone at (508) 879-7625.