The Letter of Inquiry must be submitted and accepted by the Executive Secretary before the application forms below are available. A link to a grant application will be sent to you by the Executive Secretary once the Letter of Inquiry is approved.
Types of Applications: The five types listed below identify the programs/projects that would be acceptable. Ordinarily grant amounts range from $5,000.00 to $100,000.00. Read each description carefully and decide which type best suits your need.
Type One: Start Up Support for a New Program/Project is for organizations that are requesting start up support for a new program. The grant would be used to launch a new program and cover new expenses that are not currently a part of the organization’s budget.
Type Two: Operating Support for Existing Programs/Projects is for organizations that are requesting operating support to continue an existing program(s)/project(s).
Type Three: Expansion/Enhancement of Existing Programs/Projects is for organizations that are requesting funds to expand or enhance an existing program/project. That is, grant funds would be used to serve more people or to improve services and would cover new expenses that are not part of the organization’s current operating budget.
Type Four: Capital Projects is for organizations that are requesting funds for capital support for facility construction or renovation.
Type Five: Mini-grant is for organizations that have already received a grant within the past year and find themselves in need of funds not in excess of $5000.00 for unanticipated costs.
In the rare instance that you feel your request does not fit any of the above categories, e-mail the Executive Secretary at email@example.com for further assistance.
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Beginning with the 2023 Cycle One, the CHMF application process will change as follows:
Letter of Inquiry submissions will be limited to the first 100 Letters of Inquiry received that are correctly completed and have the proper documentation included. Only those submitting in the first 100 complete and correct Letters of Inquiry will be invited to submit a full application. This is a change from the previous 2022 cycles where we limited the number of applications.
Letters of Inquiry will only be accepted during a two-week period per cycle.
Cycle One: January 2-January 16 by 11:59 pm ET
Cycle Two: July 1-July 15 by 11:59 ET
We will no longer be contacting organizations whose Letter of Inquiry is incomplete or incorrect documents submitted to get the correct information. The Letter of Inquiry must be submitted as complete with all correct documents included.