We believe the building blocks of a healthy community starts at home. Through supporting Family Resilience programs, we aim to strengthen overall family systems to emphasize positive outcomes and build resiliency for lasting impact.
AMY is committed to removing stigmas and connecting silos that separate physical health and mental health. We seek to support programs that serve the whole person emotionally, socially, and physically.
We believe safe and affordable housing should not be a luxury but a human right. We want to transform housing in our counties by ensuring families and individuals have safe, affordable, and adequate housing opportunities.
Having access to healthy food lowers health risk factors including chronic disease and childhood obesity. AMY seeks to eliminate access to healthy food barriers in rural and low-income areas.
Providing aid to vulnerable and disadvantage individuals.
AMY Wellness Foundation grant opportunities will be open year-round. Applicants may create an account by clicking here. You will fill out a survey that will direct you to the correct application based on which funding opportunity you are applying to. Our Associate Director, Nora Frank is available to answer questions. If you would like to set up a phone appointment please email:
Government agencies, local education agencies or nonprofits with 509(a) or 501(c)3 IRS status are eligible to receive funds.
The following areas fall outside the AMY Wellness Foundation scope of support:
Our primary focus areas are:
We aim to support programs and organizations working in these counties. We encourage anyone outside of these areas to investigate collaborative asks with organizations who have a physical presence in our focus area and the capacity to serve as the fiscal agent for the project.
AMY Wellness Foundation Board of Directors will review applications from the previous month at the start of each month. Applicants will be notified of the Board decision 30-45 days later depending on the volume of applications received that month.
For example, all applications submitted in May will be reviewed starting
June 1. Applicants will be notified 30-45 days later.
Exception: COVID-19 Rapid Relief applications will receive responses within two weeks.
We have identified food, housing, and mental health as our region’s top priorities and will put these needs at the forefront of our efforts. However, we understand that there are endless needs to create lasting impact and change. Do not feel circumscribed by these three priorities.
AMYWF believes that sustainable impactful change is possible through collaboration, innovation, and upstream solutions. Applicants that highlight any of these three values will have a competitive submission.
All grant recipients are required to submit an audit with their final report. This will not be an entire audit of the organization, although we do recommend that as best practice. Grantees must have an audit of funds given by AMYWF for the term of each grant given. Please budget accordingly.
Applicants may be granted funds for their organizational needs and also be granted funds as a fiscal agent in a collaborative ask. An applicant is eligible to receive funding for both applications semi-annually.
Each application is capped at $75,000 in the following grant categories:
The Board has set annual designation amounts per grant category. These designations will be reviewed at the fourth quarter of every year and the Board has flexibility to expand each designation if there has been a high volume of accepted applications throughout the year. Annual designations for the remainder of 2020 as of May 8th are: