The Buhl Regional Health Foundation is a private health foundation. We support the important work of non-profit agencies that strive to meet the needs of residents impacted by health-related needs in the greater Mercer County and the surrounding areas. We do this by listening, partnering, and providing resources.

Grant Proposal Process

We accept Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for grants twice per year. All LOI’s received for that grant cycle are reviewed and we then decide if a program or project is a good potential match to the Foundation’s mission and funding priorities. Those that are determined to be a good fit are invited to submit a full proposal through the online grant system. Our Board of Directors considers grant proposals for approval at two meetings per year in March and September. Board action occurs after proposals have been reviewed and recommended by the staff and Grants Committee.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a tax exempt, non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applicants must be within our geographical service area.
  • The proposed grant request should align with the Foundation’s mission and pillars…
    • Addressing mental and physical health needs
    • Providing access to healthcare

Grant Exclusions

The Buhl Regional Health Foundation will not fund:

  • Individuals
  • For-profit entities
  • Lobbying/political campaigns
  • Debt reduction/existing financial obligations
  • Foreign operations or expenditures
  • Fundraising event sponsorship
  • Membership in civic organizations
  • Endowment support

This is not an exclusive list. Our staff, Grants Committee and Board of Directors will determine all inclusions and exclusions.

BRHF Grant Review Cycle

Grant Process Opens

When the grant process opens, we will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry and applications for our upcoming grant cycle.

Letter of Inquiry (LOI)

Organizations that meet eligibility criteria are able to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as first step for a funding request along with an upload of a letter of tax exempt status which is a requirement for consideration of a full proposal.

Full Proposal

If an LOI meets our criteria, the organization is invited to submit a full proposal and will be required to upload supporting documents such as 990, Strategic Plan, Audited Financial Statement, Operating & Project Budget.

Board Approval

Grants Committee presents its recommendations to Board of Directors for approval of grant funding.

Grant Agreement

If approved, organizations will receive a detailed Grant Commitment Letter via email to be signed electronically. BRHF Grant Award Agreement will be sent.

Grant Check Processed

To ensure funding, Grant Agreement must be submitted by the date below. Once the signed Grant Agreement is submitted, the grant payment will be processed.

Monitor & Follow-up

Our staff will review progress reports with the Grantee at the times stated in the Grant Agreement. Summary Reports will then be provided to our Grants Committee for discussion of impacts, outcomes, lessons learned and grantee’s future eligibility to request funding.

Grant News & Updates

$389,877 in Grants Awarded to Local Organizations

April 13, 2022 - Eight community non-profit agencies were awarded grants totaling $389,877 from the Buhl Regional Health Foundation. The agencies will use the grants for health-related programs that align with the Foundation’s six “pillars” of community collaboration:...

Grant Writing Workshop Series

The Buhl Regional Health Foundation is offering a four-part workshop series, taught by our Executive Director, Jennifer Barborak. The sessions will focus on the basics of grant writing and specifics for non-profit organizations that plan to apply for funding to...

Grant Priorities

Additional information on our priorities and areas of focus can be found on our Grant Priorities Page.

How to Apply

More information on the grant process, LOI’s , eligibility, and how to submit an application can be found on the Apply for a Grant page.


Review a list of resources to help our community partners as well as grant applicants in research and data gathering.

Grant Portal

Ready to apply? Follow the button below to be directed to our online Grant Portal.


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