How to Apply

KEY DATES

The following chart provides the schedule by which Letters of Inquiry will be received and reviewed. For example, LOIs submitted in August will be considered for our February docket and a response can be expected by October.

LOI SUBMISSION PERIOD  RESPONSE TO LOI BY
(Proposal Invitation or Decline)
PROPOSALS DUE
(By Invitation Only)
DOCKET
(Board Review)
April – June First week of July  First week of September November
July – September First week of October First week of December February
October – December Second week of January First week of March May
January – March First week of April First week of July September

APPLICATION PROCESS

UniHealth Foundation welcomes letters of inquiry (LOI) from eligible organizations throughout the year. We do not accept formal proposals at this preliminary stage.

Letters of inquiry should include a brief description of the organization, the project, the geographic area and population served, the amount requested and a copy of the organization’s IRS exemption letter. The letter should be signed by the organization’s authorizing executive. No application form is needed at this preliminary stage.


LETTER OF INQUIRY CHECKLIST

  1. Brief description of organization
  2. Brief description of proposed project/program
  3. Geographic area(s) served
  4. Amount and term requested
  5. Request contact information
  6. Copy of the organization’s IRS 501(c)3 tax exempt status letter

An organization may submit a signed LOI via mail, fax or e-mail:

Mail:
Grants Manager
UniHealth Foundation
800 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1300
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Fax: (213) 630-6509

E-Mail: cchung@unihealthfoundation.org
Caroline Chung, Grants Manager

LETTER OF INQUIRY REVIEW

All LOIs are screened by UniHealth Foundation program staff. Applicants are advised of the results via mail.

Applicants invited to submit a full proposal will receive detailed information by mail, including grant proposal guidelines and board meeting date.

Please see above for review schedule.

 

PROPOSAL REVIEW PROCESS

A proposal review will include a phone interview and/or site visit as Foundation program staff gather more information about your organization and proposed project. Grants are considered for approval at the Foundation’s November, February and May board meetings.

A grant proposal is a request for funding and not a guarantee of an award. Unfortunately, not every worthy request can be funded; however, UniHealth Foundation will give serious consideration to each qualified application.

Please include a completed and signed copy of the cover sheet with your proposal: