Healthy Impact Grants

Healthy Impact Grants are for projects over $15,000 which improve the health and wellness of people living in the Mat-Su Borough. We accept Healthy Impact grant requests year-round. Please review our grant guidelines for information about what the Mat-Su Health Foundation does and does not fund.

How to Apply

Step 1: Project Pitch

Applicants seeking funding under the Healthy Impact grant program must first submit the online Project Pitch application linked here. Project Pitches are evaluated and then applicants are advised whether they are invited to move forward to the full application process.

The information detailed below is needed to complete the Project Pitch. You may download a sample application form here but please keep in mind that all applications must be submitted by filling out the application linked above. No hard-copy applications are accepted. The sample is just for reference so that applicants can begin gathering materials for the application process.

  • Legal Name, Organization Name (d.b.a.) and Tax ID Number
  • Organization Type
  • Physical Address and Mailing Address (if different from physical address)
  • City, State and Zip
  • Website Address
  • A brief description of your organization
  • Primary Contact Information
    • Prefix, First Name, Middle Name (if applicable), Last Name, Suffix (if applicable) and Title
    • Office Phone and Office Fax
    • Email Address
  • Executive Director/CEO Contact Information
    • Prefix, First Name, Middle Name (if applicable), Last Name, Suffix (if applicable) and Title
    • Office Phone and Office Fax
    • Email Address
  • Project Information
    • Project Title, Amount Requested, Project Budget
    • Project Description and duration of your project
    • Project start and end date

Step 2: Confirmation & Invitation

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your Project Pitch. This email will also include a link that you can use to log back into your account to complete your application if the Project Pitch is accepted. As the online process progresses, information will be provided to our grantees online.

You can also use this link to forward copies of grants to coworkers for review, or to access a copy of all of your grant applications submitted for future reference.

Step 3: Full Application Process

If you are invited to complete the full application, you will be able to access the rest of the application by logging into your account.

The following information will be required to complete your application:

  • Project Pitch Information – this will automatically transfer from your project pitch application. These fields can be changed if they are incorrect. You must complete any remaining fields.
  • Attachments: A complete application must have all of the following attachments submitted in PDF format:
    • Audited Financial Statement: Provide your most recent audited financial statement, if your organization is audited by an independent firm
    • Current Year Operating Budget: Provide the current year operating budget showing anticipated expenses and sources of revenue
    • Budget to Actual: Provide a Budget to Actual comparison for the most recently completed year
  • Brief history of the organization; mission and vision; services provided
  • Geographic area served
  • Number of beneficiaries in Mat-Su and total
  • Description of the project for which funding is requested
  • Identification of the need for the project specifically as it relates to the Borough Health Factor(s) highlighted in your Project Pitch; and its current status
  • Implementation timeline for the proposed project
  • Description of total cost of the project, including a list of specific items and costs
  • Source and amount of any project funds raised to date or pending; the amount requested from MSHF; and if relevant, how the organization anticipates raising the balance.

Before submitting your grant application, please ensure that it conforms to the following criteria:

  • Application is complete and accurate. MSHF will not consider incomplete applications or applications that are submitted after 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.
  • Project budget is arithmetically correct.

Step 4: Notification

Grantees will be notified of their grant application’s funding status within approximately 120 days following receipt of the full grant application.

Additional Information

If you start a Healthy Impact grant application and then need to finish it later or make changes, click here. Enter your email address and password  and you will have access to all grants associated with your email address. The information is divided showing incomplete applications first and submitted applications at the bottom.

Progress Report Form

To submit a progress report, log into your account and then click on the “Requirements” tab. Choose the document you need to complete and when completed, click on Review and Submit.

Payment Request Form

To submit a payment request, log into your account and then the “Requirements” tab. Click on the document you need to complete and when completed,  click on Review and Submit.

Information About Financial Statements

Prospective grantees applying for funds from the Mat-Su Health Foundation will be required to submit financial statement information about their organization as well as their project.

Click here to view a sample financial statement

If you have any questions about the online grant application process, please contact grants management assistant Vickie Reese.