KENDRICK FOUNDATION GRANTS

2024-25 Competitive Grant Cycle Open

The Kendrick Foundation invests in conditions that support the physical and mental health of all Morgan County residents. According to the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, the health of a place results from past and present policies and practices. Health outcomes tell us how long people live on average within a community, and how much physical and mental health people experience in a community while they are alive. Morgan County is fairing about the same as the average county in Indiana for health outcomes – 16% of adults report poor or fair health and, on average, 5.3 poor mental health days and 3.6 poor physical health days in the past 30 days. Additionally, 17% report frequent mental distress and 11% report frequent physical distress.

Many things influence how well and how long we live. Health factors represent those things we can improve to live longer and healthier lives. They are indicators of the future health of our communities. Morgan County is fairing about the same as the average county in Indiana for health factors – 19% of adults smoke, 18% drink excessively, 37% have obesity, and 27% are physically inactive. Morgan County has higher rates of opioid prescription dispensations and deaths by suicide than the state. Many Morgan County residents also lack adequate access to mental health providers and primary care physicians.

Using these and other data, the Kendrick Foundation seeks to partner with strong, innovative community organizations implementing scientifically supported, evidence-based, and/or evidence-informed strategies as outlined in the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps What Works for Health and/or other credible sources to address one or more of the following focus areas:

Mental Health
Substance Use
Substance Use
PhysicalActivity_Nutrition
Physical Activity and Nutrition

Click HERE to learn more about the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and HERE to see what’s new in 2024!

Applicants will also be asked to identify which social determinants of health (SDOH) their projects/initiatives are addressing. SDOH are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.

Timeline for 2024-25 Competitive Grant Cycle

Monday, April 15 – Letter of intent opens at 9 a.m. (EDT)

Friday, May 17 – Letter of intent closes at 4 p.m. (EDT)

Friday, June 28 – Invitations to select organizations to submit full proposals by 4 p.m. (EDT)

Friday, August 9 – Full proposals due by 4 p.m. (EDT)

Friday, September 27 – Notice of award via email and grant agreement by 4 p.m. (EDT)

Friday, October 18 – Signed grant agreement returned to Kendrick Foundation by 4 p.m. (EDT)

Click HERE to review the 2024-25 competitive grant cycle guidance for full details on the application process and standards for awards.

Click HERE for a copy of the letter of intent template.

Apply at https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/95435-Kendrick-Foundation.

During 2023-24, the Kendrick Foundation awarded over $1 million to 10 non-profit organizations to address our focus areas through a special school-based mental health initiative and competitive grant cycle.

For questions regarding this funding opportunity and/or technical assistance needs, please contact kwright@kendrickfoundation.org.