Eligibility

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ELIGIBILITY QUIZ

  1. Will your request align with the purpose of one of our funding initiatives?
    • FOCUS AREA FUND:
      • provide for basic needs such as food, housing, transportation, safety.
      • increase access to and affordability of physical, oral, visual, behavioral healthcare.
    • SIMPLE GIFTS FUND: increase access to and affordability of social and emotional health. For example: positive youth development and mentoring; adaptive sports, arts, or camps for people living with disabilities; legal aid, respite care, social/emotional supports for seniors and special populations, community gardens, peer support groups, community coalitions.
    • WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FUND: expand the healthcare workforce by promoting and supporting women, people of color, and people in generational poverty who are seeking careers in health care fields.
  1. Are you a 501(c)(3), a 509(a) or a governmental, tribal, school, or public entity? Or do you have a fiscal sponsor? A fiscal sponsor is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides fiduciary oversight, financial management and other grant administrative services. From the perspective of the IRS, a fiscal sponsor is held legally responsible for management of grant funds and the attendant requirements and obligations of the grant. Acceptable fiscal sponsor relationships:
  • An operating organization has not yet secured its own 501(c)(3) status but has a formal relationship with a 501(c)(3) entity which acts as a fiscal sponsor to manage grant oversight functions, including financial operations and grant fund management.
  • An operating organization is too small to support full administrative functions and has a formal relationship with a 501(c)(3) entity which acts as a fiscal sponsor to manage grant oversight functions, including financial operations and grant fund management.
  • A cluster of eligible 501(c)(3) organizations work cooperatively on a project and select one of the members to manage grant oversight functions, including financial operations and grant fund management.
  1. Does your organization BOTH deliver services and have staff residing primarily within the 22 Western Slope counties?

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If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you are most-likely NOT eligible to apply.  Please call Julie Hinkson, Sr Resource & Relationship Partner at (970)644-8188 to further discuss your fit.

What we don’t fund

• Capital construction or endowment campaigns
• Debt reduction or loans
• Educational institutions, except for programs that align with our mission
• Environmental stewardship programs
• Individuals
• Marketing plans and materials
• Policy, advocacy, or research
• Political causes, candidates, organizations, or campaigns
• Religious organizations for religious purposes
• Special events
• Sponsorships for events, conferences, speakers
• Travel, conferences, group meetings, or seminars
• Organizations or projects that unlawfully discriminate with regard to employees, volunteers, delivery of services, or clients served based on age, sex, religion/creed, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information

  • Visit us:

    2768 Compass Drive, Ste 109, Grand Junction, CO 81506

  • Call us:

    970.644.8188

  • Email us:

    stephanie@rmhealth.org