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Wasilla, AK— The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) will begin accepting applications for its Healthy Impact and Discovery grant programs beginning January 1, 2018.  The deadline for applications is January 15, 2018.

Healthy Impact grants fund projects over $15,000 that improve the health and wellness of people living in the Mat-Su Borough. Discovery Grants fund projects over $15,000 that address findings and/or recommendations found in specific MSHF-sponsored research.

MSHF uses a two-part application process for Healthy Impact and Discovery grants. The first phase of the process is the Project Pitch. The Project Pitch is completed online at and includes information about the organization that is applying for the grant, as well as a description of the proposed project. The foundation reviews all pitches and invites forward to full application the projects that most closely align with its mission and focus areas.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the foundation’s website at to learn more about the grant process, the types of projects the foundation funds and does not fund, and to review its searchable grants database to see projects that have been awarded in the past. The reports which are relevant to the Discovery Grant program may also be found on this website.

While Healthy Impact and Discovery grant requests must be in excess of $15,000, smaller grant requests are considered year-round under the foundation’s Target Wellness grant program. As with Healthy Impact grants, Target Wellness grants may be applied for online at


About Mat-Su Health Foundation: Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is the official business name of Valley Hospital Association, Inc., which shares ownership in Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. In this capacity, the MSHF board members and representatives actively participate in the governance of Mat-Su’s community hospital and protect the community’s interest in this important healthcare institution through board oversight. The MSHF invests its assets into charitable works that improve the health and wellness of Alaskans living in Mat-Su. More information is available at