Community Investments are donations that support organizations working to positively impact our prioritized community health needs, based on our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment. Our primary goal is to make a difference in the lives of people, and in particular, the underprivileged of our community. This is an annual funding opportunity. The application period is between Oct 1 – 31st.
The IRS has specific guidelines for nonprofit health systems on how community investment funds are spent and what is considered charitable. In order to be considered for an investment opportunity, the following guidelines must be met:
- Must be a 501(c)(3)
- Must be working to positively impact a prioritized need identified in our 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment
- Funds must be directed to program services rather than fundraising events
- Request cannot have a primary marketing purpose
- Must have a health or wellness tie-in