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Mission Support Grant Applications: A How-to-Guide from AHF

Does your organization advance health and wellness in the San Diego or Imperial County region?

If so, you could be the next recipient of a Mission Support Grant from Alliance Healthcare Foundation. These are granted annually in awards up to $100,000 allowing local non-profits to advance their missions and to positively affect their community.

Applying for an AHF Mission Support Grant is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

ahf-mission-support-grant-application-pageFirst, get started by creating an account. You can log in to our current application. You can create a new account or simply enter your existing credentials if you’ve used the system before.

From there, read the welcome text to familiarize yourself with the grant and to learn what we’re looking for in prospective grantees. It’s also a great idea to look at the list of current grantees on our website and to read our mission statement. Knowing who we are and what we’re about will help you determine if your organization can be a fit for a Mission Support Grant!

Second, dig into the application. Read through the questions, and keep what you’ve learned about us and our current grantees in mind. How does your organization fit in? We’ll also want to know the population and the region you serve, so make sure you know your demographics.

In addition to demographic information, we’ll also be interested your organizations financials. Know your total revenue, expenses, cost per constituent and be prepared to upload your budget and a copy of your most recent 990.

ahf-mission-support-grants-dream-for-changeThird, you need to create a short video. If you’ve researched our website and checked out our current grantees (which you should have!) you’ll also notice that every grantee created a video to go along with their application.

We’re not looking for marketing or promotional videos; instead, we want to see your Executive Director, CEO or leadership team in front of the camera, telling us about the mission of your organization, how your organization is making a difference, and how you are measuring impact. A simple cell phone or camcorder video, which you will then upload to YouTube, will work perfectly.  Once you’ve made the video and posted it to your YouTube channel be sure to include the link in your application.

It just that easy to apply!

If you follow these steps, you’ll have a solid foundation to build your application upon, and you’ll improve your chances of becoming one of our next grantees. Ultimately, our decision is based on a board vote, and the amount awarded will be announced at a later date.

ahf-michelesq-500If you have any questions about the application or if you run into any problems, please contact AHF Program Officer Michele Silverthorn at 858-875-3305 or

We’re looking forward to learning more about how your organization, like ours, is advancing health and wellness for those in need.



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