MHS Innovation Grant

Are you looking for a resource to fund a new and innovative program to enhance the mission of your organization? Consider applying for an MHS Innovation Grant.

The application window for 2023 opens on December 12th and closes on February 6th. Applicants are encouraged to reach out to MHS by phone or info@mhsonline.org with questions.

A total of $4,000 will be awarded to one or more MHS member organizations. Awardees will be announced during Mennonite Health Assembly on March 7-9. You do not need to be present to be awarded the grant.

Grant criteria:

  1. Limit of one application per MHS member organization.
  2. Fund innovations that will enhance your organization’s mission. Efforts with the greatest impact on your mission will be given preference.
  3. Used for small projects, pilot projects, new programs and opportunities for learning or educational development.
  4. Funds may not to be used to cover employee salaries or benefits, capital improvements and endowments.
  5. Efforts that support diversity, equity and inclusion will be given preference.
  6. Efforts that demonstrate alignment with and/or support of Anabaptist faith and values will be given preference.
  7. Applicant agrees to provide an impact report on the project and use of grant funds, if awarded, before December 31 of the year the grant is awarded.
  8. Applicant agrees to allow MHS to provide information about the grant to your organization on the MHS website and MHS marketing materials at MHS’ discretion.
  9. Application must be fully completed and all supporting documents provided by the close of the application window to be considered by the grant committee.

Grant applications will be reviewed and grantees selected by the MHS Grant and Scholarship Committee. Committee members are Larry Guengerich, Landis Communities; Maribel Ramirez Hinojosa, MHS Board Member; Clare Krabill, MHS and committee chair; Karen Lehman, MHS; Kristin Thim, Living Branches; and Donald Tyson, MHS Board Member.

Questions regarding the grant may be answered on our FAQ Page. Questions not answered there may be directed to info@mhsonline.org.

Click here to see past recipients of the MHS Innovation Grant.