Application Criteria

Applications must meet the following criteria to be considered for support:
  • Must reach or serve community members and enhance population health 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

    • (i.e., includes prevention, treatment and recovery of substance use disorder, promoting food security and addressing social needs)

  • Improve access to healthcare or community services, especially for vulnerable and underserved people.

    • (i.e., includes transportation, housing, clinical and behavioral health initiatives)

  • Build community and improve quality of life

    • (i.e., includes economic, workforce or community leadership development, environmental sustainability and public access to the arts)


Northern Light Health, generally, will not consider funding requests for one or more of the categories below:

  • Political organizations

  • Social groups

  • School yearbooks or sports events/calendars/posters/placemats

  • Endowments, annual funds, capital campaigns, or memorials

  • Field trips or tours

  • Travel related expenses

  • General operating expenses

  • Individuals or individual families

  • Employees or other individual participation in a fundraising event or activity
  • ​Unrestricted donations