SPRING 2019 APPLICATIONS

Grants Program

At the Passport Foundation, we recognize that in order to improve the health of our members and their communities, we must invest in programs that fortify resources, resilience and relationships to make a lasting impact in areas of Kentucky that need it most.

Passport Health Plan members live in every corner of Kentucky and many face non-medical challenges that directly affect their health, including but not limited to:

  • Little access to fresh food and/or reliable transportation,
  • Inequitable access to health care resources for growing families,
  • A lack of educational resources that lead to fulfilling and well-paying jobs, or,
  • An addiction to drugs or alcohol left untreated.

Through its grants program, the Passport Foundation supports non-profit organizations and partnerships to help them carry out their missions of improving the lives of Kentuckians.

If you have any questions about your organization’s eligibility for a Passport Foundation Grant, please contact the Passport Foundation at info@passport.foundation or 502-212-6802.

Our Focus

In Kentucky, it is estimated that 1 in 6 people struggle with food insecurity. This experience is often more severe for underserved populations due to social isolation, physical disabilities and/or emotional distress. The Passport Foundation is seeking to fund solutions that improve food security and social connectedness for underserved populations. The theme of our Spring 2019 Request for Applications is food and fellowship.

Proposals should address food access improvement in ways that bring communities together and/or reduces the social isolation of underserved populations. Each application should identify the expected health outcomes of the work.

If you have any questions about your organization’s eligibility for a Passport Foundation Grant, please contact Keisha Deonarine, Passport Foundation Executive Director at keisha@passport.foundation or 502-212-6802.

Passport Foundation grants are available to:

  • Organizations classified by the Internal Revenue Services as tax-exempt public charities under section 501(c)(3)
  • Organizations located in Kentucky and serving Kentuckians
  • Organizations that do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations

Who Cannot Apply / What We Do Not Fund

  • Organizations without 501(c)3 IRS tax exemption status
  • Organizations that discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations
  • Individual primary or secondary schools; however, a school partner may be considered
  • Scholarship funding and/or programs
  • Political parties, offices or individual candidates
  • Fundraising events or benefits
  • Individuals
  • Capital campaigns or endowments
  • Organizations that cannot provide adequate accounting records or procedures
  • Funding for deficits or debt retirement
  • Disease-specific organizations with multiple chapters throughout Kentucky
  • Individual hospital, hospital network or hospital foundation requests
  • “Wish” organizations
  • Youth and/or summer Camps
  • Organizations leveraging sports as the sole basis for service delivery
  • Application(s) submitted past the deadline will not be considered

Other

  • Multiple-year funding requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • Traditional funding will be for a maximum of one year.
  • Multiple submissions by the same organizations during a single funding round are not permitted.
  • Collaborating organizations are encouraged to submit a LOI and/or letters of support. Please select one organization to be the lead applicant.

GRANT PROGRAM TIMELINE

Letter of Intent

A one-page Letter of Intent (LOI) not before March 15, 2019 through March 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST is required.

NOTE: LOI’s received before March 15 or after March 31 will not be considered.

In your LOI, please briefly describe the project for which you are requesting funding from the Passport Foundation. Include a timetable, estimated cost of the program and the amount you plan to ask for from the Passport Foundation. Also include the name(s) of any partner organizations involved in the project.

The LOI should be emailed to Keisha Deonarine, Executive Director, Passport Foundation, Inc. at keisha@passport.foundation.

We will inform you by April 14, 2019 if your project falls within the guidelines of our program and, if so, we will encourage you to submit a full proposal.

Grant Submission

The grant application period is open from April 24, 2019 to May 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST.

Eligible applicants may apply for varying funding amounts. The maximum funding limit is $20,000.00 USD.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Program actively enhances Kentuckian’s health by demonstrating impact in Kentucky through non-clinical approaches
  • Clearly defined need and objectives
  • Supporting research and evidence
  • Sensible and easy to understand financials (both annual operating and project budgets)
  • Ability to implement the project in the proposed time-frame
  • Reasonable impact measures and/or plans to scale
  • Clear plan for project evaluation and communicating results
  • Completed, on-time and error-free proposal
  • NOTE: Collaborative grant submissions are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Letters of Support are required. Please select one organization to be the lead applicant.