Wayne Memorial Health Foundation                         

Wayne Memorial Community Grant Program

Policies and Procedures

Revised May 2018

Vision Statement

The vision of the Wayne Memorial Community Grant Program is a physically, spiritually, culturally and economically healthy community supported by an active, locally-controlled healthcare system dedicated to enabling the highest possible quality of life for all of its residents.

Mission Statement

It shall be the mission of the Wayne Memorial Community Grant Program to support community organizations whose endeavors are focused on injury and disease prevention and treatment and the promotion of good health for the residents in the Wayne Memorial Health System service area.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicant organizations must be 501(c)3 non-profit corporations that provide programs and services that improve the health and well-being of community residents in the primary service area of the Wayne Memorial Health System, i.e., Wayne and Pike Counties, the Carbondale and Forest City, PA areas and Southern Sullivan County, NY.
  2. Applicant organizations must demonstrate that the service/project/program to be supported is not an unnecessary duplication of the services already provided by another organization.
  3. Applicant organizations shall be governed by an active Board of Directors.
  4. Applicant organizations must provide their services on a non-discriminatory basis and provide a copy of their policy attesting thereto.
  5. Applicant organizations shall provide a prospective budget for the service/project/program that they are proposing that is specifically related to the Health System’s service area and that advances the mission of Wayne Memorial Hospital and the Community Grant Program.

[WMH Mission: [It is the mission of Wayne Memorial Hospital to provide quality healthcare with compassion, advocacy, respect, excellence and service, to promote wellness in our community and to be pro-active in responding to our community’s needs.]

  1. Approved applicants will be expected to provide Progress Reports on the funded project in a format and frequency to be determined by the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation (WMHF).
  2. New organizations may apply for start-up funding in their first year of operations only.
  3. No extensions of application deadlines will be allowed for any reason.

Mini-Grant Allocation Guidelines

  1. In early May, the WMHF shall publicize the purpose of the Community Mini-Grant Program to the public and will announce the availability of Applications for Support, Application Guidelines, and the deadlines for Application acceptance.
  2. The WMHF Community Health Committee shall serve as an allocations committee. Committee members may be members of the WMHF Board of Directors, other Health System Boards, or may be community representatives not affiliated with the WMHS.  Community Health Committee members shall announce any perceived conflicts of interest related to their association with applicant organizations.  Members determined to have a conflict of interest regarding any application for funding shall be required to abstain from voting on approval/disapproval of applications or level of funding.
  3. The WMHF Board of Directors shall notify the Community Health Committee of the funds available for distribution annually through the operating budget process.
  4. The Community Health Committee shall review all Applications for Support giving consideration to the amount of funding available, the amount requested by each applicant and the merits of each Application.
  5. There shall be one normal application process per year, although the WMHF Board of Directors may modify the application process based upon special circumstances.