Annual Program Funds

Verdant’s three key strategic priorities for 2023-2024 are:  

  • Mental Health 
  • Healthcare Access and Quality 
  • Food Security 

To learn more about these priorities, we encourage applicants to read Verdant’s Strategic Plan 2023-2024 in deciding whether to submit a proposal.

See a list of Verdant’s current grant portfolio at “Who We Fund” for examples of currently funded programs and services. The majority of our grant investments come through this competitive funding opportunity, with requests considered semi-annually. For 2023 (and anticipated for 2024), the funding cycles are as follows (future dates are subject to changes):

Request for Proposals (open) Grant Term
May 1 – June 16 October 1 – September 30
November 1 – December 2 April 1 – March 31

Approved grants are contracted for one-year. To be considered for funding, proposals are required to meet the established criteria in the funding guidelines and then submit a completed application using our Grant Portal.  Please refer to detailed funding guidelines and application instructions at Funding Guidelines. 

Pre-Application Information Sessions and Grantwriting Workshop

The following sessions were offered to community organizations interested in learning more about Verdant’s funding opportunity.  

  • April 20th: Funding Opportunity Information Session
  • April 25th: Grantwriting Strategies and Tips
  • April 26th: Funding Opportunity Information Session

Materials shared for the Spring 2023 Grant Cycle can be found in the Resources section below. 

Verdant Offering Technical Assistance for Applicants

The Verdant Grants team will offer technical assistance/office hours on June 8th and 13th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for any nonprofit organizations needing technical assistance with submitting an online application for funding.  Office space and a computer will be available for use.  Prospective applicants are encouraged to sign up for a time slot ahead of time. Walk-ins will be offered at the available time slots.

Applying for Funding

Fall 2023 Funding Cycle 

  • Applications open from May 1, 2023 – June 16, 2023, for annual contracts starting on October 1, 2023. 


For more information or questions, please email our Grants Team at

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Teen boy smiles at younger brother who is holding his hand and laughing

Sponsorship & Event Support Request

Verdant considers financial requests for community health and wellness events that meet our eligibility requirements. Please use this Event Support Request Form to have your event considered.