What We Fund

Investing in our community’s health through grantmaking and community education programs is at the root of our work. Funding approximately $70 million in grants from 2011-2022, we strategically invest in programs that prevent and respond to the underlying causes of poor health.  We recently completed a Community Health Needs Assessment to better understand how our community defines health and their health needs.

Strategic Priorities

As an organization, we prioritize funding programs that use innovative approaches to improve the health and wellness of our community and the health outcomes of our residents. The strategic priority areas established by our Board of Commissioners: 

Funding Priority Areas  
Mental Health   Clinical and non-clinical mental health and substance use disorder prevention and treatment that increases patient access to care. 
Healthcare Access and Quality   Clinical services (medical and dental) including care coordination and supportive navigation of systems that reduce barriers to individuals accessing care.  
Food Security   Nutritious food is available to support the health needs of each resident.  

More information about specific objectives and strategies for each funding priority area can be found in our Strategic Plan 2023-2024. 

Our Decision-making Process

All applications received are considered for funding, with review and decision ultimately made by our voter-elected Board of Commissioners. 

  1. Applications submitted for grants are evaluated using a scoring guide that reflects the following criteria:
    • Opportunity and Community Need 
    • Community Impact and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Considerations 
    • Desired Outcomes 
    • Implementation 
  2. Applications are scored by the Board of Commissioners in committee meetings. 
  3. Funding recommendations from the board committees are reviewed as a full Board of Commissioners at its next regular monthly meeting for consideration and final decisions. 
  4. Programs selected for funding will enter into a contract with Verdant for one-year. More information about Verdant’s Grant Management Guidelines can be found here.  
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father in baseball cap carries boy in Spiderman costume on his shoulders

Current Funding Opportunities

Verdant’s Annual Health Program awards grants on an annual basis.  The funding cycle is moving from its current Spring and Fall schedule, to a single cycle schedule that begins January 1st 2025 and ends December 31st 2025. 

Learn more about Verdant’s approach to grantmaking, including the timeline for awarding grants, how organizations apply for funding, who is eligible to apply, and the review and selection process.

View our current funding opportunities

Fluxx Grants Management System

In late 2021, Verdant launched the use of its Grant Portal, which utilizes a web-based system called Fluxx. Through this portal, we: 

  • Accept grant applications 
  • Receive reports on the progress of our grants from funded partners 
  • Track payments 

This tool allows Verdant to track the impact of its grants while also streamlining the process for our community partners. 

Reporting Expectations

Once approved for funding, grantees will be expected to submit reports through the Grants Portal. Grantees are required to submit program, outcome, and financial reports mid-year in the one year grant cycle and then a final report following the award end date. 

Helpful Resources

We have assembled resources to assist organizations in responding to our funding opportunities. 

Verdant has created video tutorials to assist organizations in navigating the use of Fluxx, our Grant Portal. Visit our video library. 

A full list of resources can be found on the Funding Opportunities page. 

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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 for