To commemorate 25 years of grantmaking, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations are pleased to announce its 25 Years of Service and Impact initiative, beginning with a Request for Proposals (RFP) to support organizations in Franklin County addressing critical health and human service needs in the community.

The Foundations’ grantmaking aligns with osteopathic medicine and applies a holistic lens to funding investments, recognizing the health and wellbeing of communities, families and individuals are influenced by a host of conditions, including access to clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment. Reflecting this approach, the Foundations will support projects and initiatives through the RFP focused on two of its current funding priorities, healthy food access and behavioral health and substance use disorders, as well as additional strategies to improve health outcomes by addressing other social determinants of health.

Through the 25 Years of Service and Impact Request for Proposals for Franklin County, funding awards of up to $250,000 will be made over a two-year period to selected nonprofit, community-based health and social services organizations serving vulnerable populations in Franklin County.

Click here to learn more about the funding intent of the RFP, eligibility requirements and application process. A Letter of Intent is due on or before September 12, 2023.

A funding opportunity for organizations serving southeastern Ohio will be launched later in the year as part of the Foundations’ commemoration of 25 Years of Service and Impact.

The 25 Years of Service and Impact RFP’s Letter of Intent submission process has closed as of September 12. Applicant organizations will be notified if they are invited to submit a full proposal on September 29.