Operating Grant

Operating Grants provide unrestricted funds for health-focused nonprofits based on the budget of the organization.


$35,000 – $299,999
$300,000 – $999,999 
$1M – $1,999,999
$2M and above



Request amounts must follow the guidelines based on the size of the agency’s budget (operating expenses) for the most current budget year. Grants are awarded for one-year terms. If your organizational budget is less than $35,000, please contact a member of the program team to discuss potential funding.

As a private foundation, our contribution beyond a certain budget percentage may tip a 501(c)(3) public charity into a 501(c)(3) private foundation status with the Internal Revenue Service. Learn more here about tipping.


Operating Grants are given to support our Strategic Priorities. Click each priority to learn more about our focus in those areas.

Resilient Families

Thriving Communities

Strengthening Democracy

Only Operating Grant recipients in the Resilient Families and Thriving Communities categories will receive the additional funds for capacity-building.

      We’ve already approved our grant funding for 2022 and have temporarily paused our typical grantmaking process until 2023. Click here for 2023 deadlines and stay tuned for updates about the application and evaluation process.

      New to The Trust? Please complete this brief survey to help us determine how you might fit within our grantmaking priorities.  A member of our team will reach out to you after we receive your response.

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