Grantmaking Programs

The foundation seeks to invest in nonprofit organizations providing services to Salem County that promote health and wellness, as defined by the Social Determinants of Health. Each grant we fund must have the greatest possible impact on improved health or wellness for individuals in Salem County.

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All applications must be submitted online!

The following are grant opportunities available through the foundation:

Mini Grant Program
The foundation provides mini grants (up to $3,000) to support small-scale programming and events, which align with the interests of the Foundation and promotes overall health and wellness to Salem County residents.

Matching Gift Program
The foundation accepts applications annually for the Matching Gift Program in an effort to help organizations build their donor base. The general operating funds can be used as a match for other grant awards from other government or philanthropic sources. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2023 Matching Gift Program. Applications are due on Friday, March 29, 2024.

Salem Health and Wellness Public Health Fellowship

The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation is seeking proposals for a Salem Public Health Fellowship. This is a new opportunity and is part of the Foundation’s efforts to engage more actively with Salem community partners interested in system improvement and system change projects. The due date for eligible applicants is Friday, March 8th, 2024, by 5:00 pm.  The Foundation will host a pre-proposal conference for applicants for the project and to answer any questions about the Fellowship. The funding amount for year one of this effort will be $50,000, with continued funding contingent on the progress made in the first year.

Legacy Grants
The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation offers discretionary grants up to $50,000 to organizations providing programs to support employment opportunities in a healthcare related field, transportation opportunities in Salem County, and more. This grant funding is available by invitation only. For more information on applying, please email Emily Hernandez at .

Salem Smart Start Initiative
The Salem Smart Start for Parents and Children was launched in 2023 to improve the health, safety and well-being outcomes for young parents and their children through an improved and reconfigured use of existing and new resources. Applications are no longer being accepted for this initiative.

All applications must be submitted online –  APPLY NOW.