Unveiling Our New Grants Framework!

We are pleased to introduce a new grants framework supporting our commitment to build an equitable, just, and inclusive community investment process.

Aligned with our values of Equity, Advocacy, Collaboration, Stewardship, and Innovation, the Partnership for Better Health supports projects that improve the health of individuals and communities by focusing on social determinants of health and health equity. The foundation seeks nonprofit partners with the capacity to address these crucial issues through their work.

Through our new framework, three grant types are available:

We are committed to lifting the work of local non-profit organizations that share in our mission to address issues that affect health. As a grantmaker, we acknowledge the importance of being strategic and transparent stewards of the community resources we oversee from the sale of the Carlisle Hospital in 2001.

As a foundation, we are on a journey toward trust-based grantmaking. This fall, our grantmaking processes were revised and reviewed within the lens of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project. Our new framework was developed with feedback from our nonprofit partners and will include future opportunities to further improve our processes. Our staff team strives to offer support beyond funding, working with the capacity of each organization to reach their goals. Together, we can drive impact to ensure that everyone in our community has the opportunity to reach their highest potential for health.

Click here to view our general application guidelines and additional details for each of the three grant areas. Our next grant deadline will be March 1, 2024. Contact Carol Thornton, Interim Executive Director and Director of Grants and Public Policy, with questions about the new grants process ([email protected]; 717-960-9009 x7).