Application Criteria

Applications must meet the following criteria to be considered for support:
  • Must reach or serve community members statewide or across multiple counties.


Projects must align with one or more of the following community impact categories:

  • Northern Light Health community health improvement priorities

    • Substance Use: Improve pathways to prevention, treatment, and recovery
    • Social Determinants of Health: Increase access to transportation, safe and affordable housing, food security
    • Mental Health: Ensure children and families have the mental and behavioral health resources they need to thrive
  • Improve access to healthcare or community services, especially for vulnerable and underserved people.

    • Includes initiatives which advance health equity, social justice, and inclusion

  • Build community and improve quality of life

    • Includes economic, workforce or community leadership development, environmental sustainability and public access to the arts


If you would like to discuss your project before applying, or are unsure if your project fits with our giving criteria, please reach out to Doug Michael, AVP, Community Health and Grants at dmichael@northernlight.org