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Inova Community Health Fund Funding Announcement

Inova's mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve.


Inova Health Care Services (Inova) is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals, and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellent in healthcare. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s team members serve more than two million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services, and destination institutes. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to address population health needs described in the Inova Community Health Needs Assessments. The objectives of the proposed program/project should be clear, well-reasoned, and attainable. The program/project should have a substantial impact on the addressed need(s), be practical, have measurable outcomes, and be sustainable.

I. Eligibility

Inova is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the quality of life, health, and welfare of the communities it serves. Inova seeks to harness the collective power of community partners, agencies, and organizations to create positive social impact. Inova is limited in the number of programs/projects that it can support. To receive funding, an organization with interest in submitting a grant request must meet the following criteria:

  1. Tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
  2. Located in and serve residents in one of the areas evaluated by the Community Health Needs Assessments referred to above.

Inova seeks to support eligible organizations owned and operated by Black, Indigenous, and all people of color (BIPOC). While this is not required of applicants, it is part of the evaluation criteria. Organizations may submit more than one application for funding provided the projects are clearly distinct. However, Inova will only fund one grant per organization. Inova does not support programs or projects that discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation.

Total amount of funding available: $240,000
Maximum budget request: $20,000

II. Funding Cycle/Key Dates

  1. Funding Opportunity announced by: April 1, 2021
  2. Application Due Date: May 14, 2021 by 4 p.m. EST
  3. Awards announced: June 11, 2021
  4. Funding Period: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

For full information about eligibility, application requirements, and funding criteria, please download:

Inova 2021 Community Health Fund Funding Announcement