Process
It is to your advantage to contact the Foundation office before you submit an online proposal. The Foundation staff will gladly assist you and answer any questions prior to application. After your grant proposal is submitted online, you will receive an acknowledgement email. The Foundation staff may then schedule a site visit or call for additional information. The grant proposal will be placed on the quarterly docket for decision making at the next Board meeting. Board meetings are regularly scheduled in March, June, September and December. Experts from HMSA and the community at-large are often enlisted to give advisory comments. After a decision is made, you will receive an email indicating whether your proposal has been approved or declined.

Deadlines and Meeting Dates
You may submit your proposal at any time. However, requests will be reviewed according to the schedule indicated below:

Postmarked by Reviewed in
January 1 March
April 1 June
July 1 September
October 1 December

If the date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next working day. Generally, only one request per organization will be considered in a calendar year.