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Community Wellness Endowment

To be considered for the next grant period, applications are due by Tuesday, October 1, 2024. If your application is submitted after this date, it will be reviewed at the next meeting.

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Supporting our Community Wellness

The purpose of the Community Wellness Endowment is to support community organizations that promote community health and wellness. These initiatives must be sponsored by non-profit 501(c) (3) organizations that serve populations that are integral to the Lakeland service areas of Berrien, Van Buren and Cass Counties in Southwest Michigan. 

The organizations seeking support must be in harmony with the mission and goals of Spectrum Health Lakeland. Consideration will be given as one-year commitments, with the option to renew through re-application. A committee will give oversight and review all applications. 

Criteria for Community Wellness Endowment

  • Applicants must provide documentation verifying 501 (c) (3) status.
  • Applicants will complete the online form and provide additional support, including a budget.
  • Applications will be reviewed twice a year.
  • The oversight committee reserves the rights to roll monies forward to the next application period.
  • Applications from organizations that are currently funded will not be considered for new grants until the original grant has been fulfilled. *One grant per calendar year.
  • Recipient organizations will be required to submit a report to Lakeland Health Foundations on a semi-annual basis demonstrating progress of the grant reaching its intended purpose.
  • If allocated funds are no longer needed, the original purpose has changed or stated goals are not being met, the organization may be required to return the grant or resubmit for a revised program.
  • Marketing and Communications opportunities will be determined on a situational basis in collaboration with Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation.

Grants will fund:

  • Capital campaigns
  • Start-up costs for a new initiatives (including operational costs)
  • Programs
  • Program expansions

Grants will not fund:

  • Individuals
  • Lakeland affiliates
  • Religious or political organizations for internal purposes
  • Ongoing operating budgets
  • Debt reduction

All funds distributed through the Community Wellness Endowment are designated specifically for charitable giving by Spectrum Health Lakeland and managed by Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation.