Rest Haven’s mission is to provide funds for health related services for children in San Diego and Imperial counties when no other funds are available. In order to support its mission, the Rest Haven Board of Directors makes grants available annually to agencies and institutions in the San Diego and Imperial County communities through a "Request for Proposal" grant cycle. The Board invites agencies working with underserved children to submit proposals requesting funding to support identified children's health needs in their communities.
As funding allows, these one-time grants are available on a competitive basis with grant monies being awarded in August for expenditure commencing September 1. All funds must be expended by August 31 of the following year. Historically, Rest Haven has awarded $200,000 in gifts annually to multiple recipients. Grant awards can be for up to a period of one year.
Grant Announcement for 2017
Rest Haven will make available up to $225,000 for its grant cycle in 2017 and ask that funding requests focus on assisting the communities in San Diego and Imperial Counties to increase their capacity to provide health care to meet the physical, medical and/or emotional needs of children, ages 0 through 17 years. In an attempt to make an even greater impact in the community, Rest Haven will give priority to those requests that support health and wellness in the areas of Mental Health and Childhood Obesity Prevention and to those agencies who, as part of their request, are seeking matching funds from other funding sources or are requesting matching funds for funds already committed. Consideration will be given to those requests that demonstrate an identified community need, the ability to increase their capacity to meet that need, outreach to underserved children and the sustainability of the project. Rest Haven will not fund requests for construction costs (i.e. brick and mortar).
All awardees are expected to provide an Interim Report 2017 Interim Report by March 31, 2018 updating the Rest Haven Board of Directors on the progress of grant objectives and grant expenditures and a Final Grant Report 2017 Grant Final Report along with a Final Budget Expenditure Report 2017 Grant Final Budget Expenditure Report for the Rest Haven Board of Directors by October 31, 2018 detailing the manner in which the grant monies have been used and documenting results and progress. Both reports should be emailed to Peggy McNamara, Executive Director, at email@example.com. The Final Report should include, but not be limited to, a brief description of the project, a summary of how the funds were spent and if goals, objectives and timelines outlined in the original proposal were met and/or not met. In addition, the Final Budget Expenditure Report should reflect all expenditures of both Rest Haven and any applicable matching grant funds. Receipts must be submitted for any individual items purchased over $1,000.00 and Rest Haven reserves the right to request additional receipts as deemed necessary. Should an awardee not submit a final report, future applications for funding will not be considered.
For those agencies seeking matching funds, Rest Haven funds will be disbursed only after receiving written notice that matching funds have been secured. Matching funds must be secured no later than November 30, 2017 or Rest Haven Grant funds awarded will no longer be available.
The deadline for submission for a 2017 grant request is May 12, 2017. All grant requests must be sent both electronically via email to Peggy McNamara, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org and through the postal service. Both must be postmarked by this date in order to be considered. All grant requests will be reviewed through a board committee process and approved by the full Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified electronically via email during the month of August as to the status of their grant request. Those agencies being awarded a grant, are required to sign and return the award letter with two signatures and return it to Peggy McNamara, Executive Director, either electronically or via the postal service upon receipt of the letter. Funds will not be disbursed until the signed award letter is received by Rest Haven. Rest Haven reserves the right to reject any request submitted for any reason without indicating reasons for said rejection.
All requests must be typed and each section of the request labeled and tabbed in the order listed below:
Cover Page 2017 Cover Page
Include the following: name of the agency/organization; dollar amount of the request; the name and title of the principal contact along with their telephone and fax numbers & e-mail address; agency’s website if applicable; project title; applicant’s address
Table of Contents
The table of contents shall be complete and clear, listing headings and pages as follows:
The cover letter shall be brief and shall include a description of the agency requesting the grant along with the title of the project and how it fits into Rest Haven’s mission. The letter must be signed by the person with legal authority to bind the agency.
Background and Description of Agency
Description of agency along with agency’s purpose and population served
Statement of Project Relevance
Description of need and how the project will address the need
Description of specific request and how request will be carried out
Project goals and objectives and criteria used to measure outcomes
How grant monies will be expended to meet the goals of the project
Timelines for Completion
Specific timelines for meeting and completion of objectives
Budget and Justification
Specific dates grant monies are being requested for and project’s outlined and detailed budget.
Filing of Proposal
All grant requests must be sent both electronically and through the postal service. Both must be postmarked by May 12, 2017 in order to be considered.
- Fifteen printed copies of the request must be submitted.
- Proposals should not exceed 16 pages including attachments.
Email Requests To:
Peggy McNamara, Executive Director @ email@example.com
Mail Requests To:
Board of Directors
Rest Haven Children’s Health Fund
P.O. Box 420369
San Diego, CA 92142-0369
(Proposals sent by facsimile will not be accepted)