Organizations may apply for mini grants of up to $2,000. The committee has establsihe dan accelerated response process to support expediting mini grant awards.
The mini grant process is as follows:
Any organization may request a mini grant. An organization need not be an officially recognized charity. In certain cases, the hospital may arrange funding directly on a case-by-case basis.
An organization requesting funds begins the mini-grant process by contacting a committee member and requesting that they become the sponsor of the project. While members of the committee are encouraged to sponsor projects, they are under no obligation to become a sponsor.
After discussion with the sponsor, the organization requesting a mini grant should write a letter to the sponsor describing the project and requesting a specific grant amount. In the letter, the organization should designate a person to be responsible for the project, including the appropriate and proper distribution of funds.
The organization should provide the sponsor with enough information to make a reasonable case for the mini grant to the committee. The sponsor is under no obligation to take the project to the committee.
If the sponsor believes the project is worthy of consideration, the sponsor will contact the other committee members and make the case for the project. If there is a consensus among the committee members that the project meets the Funds’ goals, the committee may vote to recommend funding the project.
The hospital will consider funding the mini grant.
The responsible party for the organization receiving the mini grant must submit a brief final report, describing the project, the results and accomplishments. The final report should also detail all expenditures.
The organization will submit an invoice to the hospital. Upon receipt of the invoice, the hospital will complete the payment of funds.
Newport Hospital Foundation