Applying for a Grant

Applying for a Grant

The Greater Dayton Brain Health Foundation trustees are always interested in learning about and supporting creative, innovative programs enhancing the recovery and well-being of people experiencing a mental, addiction and/or a dementia brain disorder. If you and/or your colleagues have created such a program or are interested in importing to the greater Dayton community a relevant program that has been operating successfully in another locale, the Greater Dayton Brain Health Foundation Board of Trustees will be interested in hearing from you. To the extent resources are available, proposed programs will be considered for funding. Selected programs are typically funded in an amount of $5000 to $30,000 during the initial one to two years of operation.

For examples of grants made by the Foundation, please review our Grant History page.

Please send your request or proposal to Lynn Voisard, Secretary, at lvoisard@daytonbrainhealth.org. Lynn can also guide you through the proposal/application process.

You will receive notification when we have received your proposal. All requests will be reviewed at the Foundation’s next quarterly meeting.

When proposing a project to be considered by the Foundation, it is important that all of the following criteria be made and full information be supplied:

1. Project must identify the need for the proposed effective behavioral health service in the community.

a. Define the nature and extent of the need for the proposed service or intervention (supply supporting data, as may be available).

b. Identify and describe any alternative means (and relative effectiveness) that have been used to address the identified need.

2. Project must be innovative (new to the greater Dayton area), consistent with evidence-based practices* and honor the rights and integrity of the intended recipients of services.

a. Fully describe the service or intervention proposed.

b. Identify where the service or intervention has been practiced, in what fashion it was practiced and the results derived.

c. Specify how the proposed project will use evidence-based practices.

d. Provide assurance that the rights of individuals will be honored.

e. Describe what will be different in the community 3-5 years hence as a result of this service or intervention being initiated.

3. Foundation funds must be used to leverage other resources over time.

a. Specify how much money is being requested from the Foundation during what period of time.

b. Identify and evaluate prospective sources of revenue and amounts expected to be available.

c. Identify potential local provider partners whose services could be enhanced by the project.

* The proposed program must be consistent with those deemed effective in the National Registry for Effective Programs and Practices (NREPP) supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).