Mini-Grant Program – General

The general mini-grant program is for small-scale programming and events, which align with the interests of the Foundation. These interests include healthy eating, active living, teen pregnancy prevention, and reducing childhood obesity. Examples of some of the activities we will consider are health fairs, adult/children running programs, health educational events, etc.

The guidelines below are for general mini-grants ONLY. Guidelines for the School Breakfast mini-grant program are available here.

Application Guidelines

Organization Eligibility:

  • Organizations must be designated a 501(c)3 or a public agency; and
  • Organizations must have been in existence for at least 3 years; and
  • Organization must be located in Salem County, NJ.

Organizations NOT eligible:

  • Fraternal or sports organizations;
  • Political causes, political action committees, or campaigns;
  • Organizations that are adjuncts to for-profit organizations;

Project Eligibility: The proposed project must have a focus as stated above, must take place in Salem County, and must be open to the public.

This grant cannot fund:

  • Capital expenditures (including acquisitions or equipment), or any building, renovation or remodeling of facilities;
  • Deficit reduction/ bad debts, contingencies, fines/penalties, interest payments, litigation costs, or any other comparable financial costs;
  • Contributions to cash reserves and/or endowment funds;
  • Lobbying or attempting to influence federal, state, or local legislation;
  • Fundraising events, activities, and related expenses (e.g., benefits, dinners, etc.);
  • Awards, prizes, or scholarships for use outside the applicant’s programming;
  • Tuition for academic study;
  • Projects benefiting for-profit organizations;
  • Private events closed to the general public and activities restricted to an organization’s membership;
  • Projects of a religious nature designed to promote or inhibit religious belief and/or practice and that have no basic underlying secular theme or topics.

Grant Request: Requests may not exceed $2,500. Awards are limited to one per organization per calendar year. An organization may receive funding for more than one year, but a new application must be submitted each year. Approval of one year of funding carries with it no assurance of continued funding in subsequent years.

Applying for Grant: Requests are accepted on a rolling basis. To submit an application, please click here. Allow 30 days for review and determination by the Foundation. The Foundation may contact you during the review process.

Grant Payment Schedule: Grantees will sign an award agreement before receiving the funds. Once approved, grants will be awarded in total.

Acknowledgement: Grantees must acknowledge the grant in all project publicity and materials with the Salem Health & Wellness Foundation logo and statement “[Name of Grantee] is supported by the Salem Health & Wellness Foundation.”

Recordkeeping: Grantees must keep information (including description and photos of the project, press or publicity about the project including use of logo or acknowledgement statement, and financial records) for the final report. In addition, records regarding grant activities and financials should be maintained for at least five (5) years after the project is completed; such records must be available for audit by SH&WF representatives.

Final Report: A final report will be submitted online. This report will be due 45 days after the project is complete to maintain eligibility for future funding.

If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at (856) 299-4460.