Online Grants Portal

The Healthy Communities Foundation has transitioned to a new online grants portal. To apply for funding in the 2018 cycle, all organizations must create an account on WizeHive.

An organizational account will allow organizations to update address information and access submitted documents at any time. Organizations can begin a proposal application, save work and submit it when ready.

To create an account and submit your proposal application, click here:

Note: If your organization does not have access to a computer or internet, please contact the Foundation for assistance.

Proposal Outline

The components of the HCF 2018 Grant Proposal application are listed below.

  • Application
    • Application Type
    • Request Summary
    • Narrative
    • Collaboration
    • Engagement
    • Leadership
    • Evaluation
    • Organizational Profile
    • Attachments

You can complete the following three application components by using the HCF Service Region & Demographic Profile worksheet as a reference.

  • HCF Zip Code Detail
  • Population Served Demographic Profile
  • Board and Staff Demographic Profile

Important Documents & Links

As you prepare your grant application, please refer to these documents and links to assist you:


Health Disparities

A health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, or environmental disadvantage (

Health Equity

Is achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of some socially determined circumstance. Health inequities are reflected in different lengths of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and death; severity of disease; and access to treatment (CDC)

Racial Equity

A framework to analyze how race and ethnicity shape our experiences with power, access to opportunity, treatment, and outcomes (Grant Craft/PRE)

Social determinants of health

The definition should read: “The conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age that impact health outcomes. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national, and local levels (WHO).

Systems change

Addressing the systemic barriers that create inequities (Power Moves)

Contact Us

Please contact us if:

  • You have questions aligning your work with our grantmaking framework
  • You suspect there may be potential misalignment with our grant guidelines but want to confirm.
  • You need help understanding the grant proposal guidelines.
  • You need help submitting your grant application.

You can email us with questions at, or you can call us at (708)443-5674.