Requests for Public Funds (Grants) and Community Sponsorships

Tahoe Forest Hospital District offers Grants and Community Sponsorships to fund health and wellness project and programs that benefit our District residents. Areas of consideration include behavioral health, dental, rehabilitation, women's health, pediatric health, student scholarships in human health care related studies, senior programs, telehealth technology, and community services. Other projects that align with our District’s mission, vision and values may also be considered. If you are interested in applying for a Grant or Sponsorship, please review the guidelines and application instructions below.

Community Sponsorships

  • Sponsorship funds must be used to advance the understanding of local health and wellness issues.
  • The focus of the program or project should be on youth and senior health, education, wellness, or outreach programs.
  • The program or project funded MUST serve the communities served by the District.
  • Preference will be given to groups, teams, or organizations and will not be awarded to individuals.
  • If a Sponsorship is awarded, recipient must agree to include recognition of TFHD and include its logo on marketing material in a prominent place.
  • If your request is greater than $7,500, it is considered a Grant, not a Community Sponsorship. Please complete the Grant Application below.

Sponsorship Application

Please submit the Community Sponsorship Application or email with any questions about the application process.


Grants are made in the amount of $7,501 - $300,000.

All Grant requests must be submitted online between November 1 and February 28 using the form linked below.


  1. The District awards grants only to organizations exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or equivalent exemption; such as a public/governmental agency, program or institution. Except for sponsorship recipients (section A), all organizations must have current audited financial statements.
  2. Organizations must directly serve residents of the Tahoe Forest Hospital District. Agencies physically located outside District boundaries may be eligible for funds upon demonstration that the residents of the District will be proportionately served.
  3. Grants are available to organizations whose activities improve residents' health within one or more focus areas of the District's mission, vision, and values. The District supports programs, organizations and community collaborations with potential for achieving measurable results.

Consideration is given to projects or organizations that:

  • Have proven records of success and capacity
  • Have potential to impact the greatest numbers of District residents in alignment with strategic goals
  • Can demonstrate the greatest potential to positively change health-related behaviors
  • Are based on research and/or best practices that demonstrate effectiveness
  • Have data available to measure progress, outcomes, and relevance
  • Have strong fiscal and operational governance

The District's grants will NOT support the following:

  • Endowment campaigns
  • Retirement of debt
  • Annual campaigns, fundraising events, or expenses related to fundraising
  • Programs that proselytize or promote any religion or sect, or deny services to potential beneficiaries based upon religious beliefs
  • Expenses related to lobbying public officials
  • Political campaigns or other partisan political activities
  • Unfunded government mandates
  • Replacement funds to allow funding to be shifted to other programs or budget areas
  • Any organization who discriminates against others based on, including, but not limited to race, color, creed, gender, gender identity sexual orientation or national origin.
  • Purchase or construction of real property to include but not limited to land,buildings, or appurtenant structures.

Additional Terms

  • Grant recipients may be asked to make a brief 5-minute presentation to the TFHD Administrative Team, approximately one year after receiving the grant award, to account for appropriate intended use of the grant.
  • Grant recipients shall provide the Administrative Team with a final accounting of grant awards at the end of each fiscal year.
  • Grant recipients who do not effectively administer their grant funding as intended, may be asked to return unused grant money and may become ineligible to apply for future grants for a period of up to two years.
  • Only one open grant per grant recipient is allowed.
  • Multiyear grant funding (not to exceed three years) may be considered for approval.

Application Process

Applicants must submit Grant Application or Letter of Interest (if a preliminary review is requested by applicant prior to full submittal).

A completed application must be submitted between November 1 and February 28, utilizing the District Grant Application.

TFHD staff will review the application and preliminary due diligence is performed on all applications. Any incomplete applications may be declined.


Please email with any questions about TFHS Grants or Community Sponsorships or the application process.