Grantseeker FAQs

How do I apply for a grant?

The Consumer Health Foundation (CHF) will not have an open Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2019. If you are interested in our previous RFP, it can be found here.

What has been the typical size of your grants?

Most grants have ranged from $20,000 to $25,000.

Do you make multi-year grants?

Grant awards have generally been made for one year, but organizations can reapply and receive continued support.

What types of organizations and programs do you fund?

We fund community and advocacy organizations and nonprofits located in the Washington, D.C., region. All of our grantee partners have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Read more about our 2018, 2017 and 2016 grants.

Where do you fund?

The Foundation solely funds organizations and initiatives located in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area, which consists of the District of Columbia, Maryland (Prince George’s County and Montgomery County) and Northern Virginia.

What if my organization is a national organization working locally?

On occasion, we fund national organizations that partner closely with local community-based organizations. In these cases, we generally encourage the local organization to be the grant applicant.