Wasilla, AK— The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is pleased to announce that project pitches for its Healthy Impact and Discovery grant programs are now being accepted. Applications received by October 16, 2019 will be considered for award by the end of this year, and those submitted after that date will be considered for funding in 2020.

Healthy Impact and Discovery grants fund projects over $15,000 that improve the health and wellness of people living in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Healthy Impact grants can be requested for any project that meets MSHF grant guidelines. Discovery grants fund projects that address findings and/or recommendations found in specific MSHF-sponsored research.

The Mat-Su Health Foundation uses a two-part application process for Healthy Impact and Discovery grants. The first phase of the process is the project pitch, a short online application that includes information about the organization that is applying for the grant and a description of the proposed project. After reviewing all project pitches, the foundation 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 relevant to the Discovery Grant program may also be found online.


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 hrough 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 .