Grantmaking Overview

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal to Metrocrest Hospital Authority. We place a high value on developing partnerships with nonprofit organizations in our community to enhance the quality of life for residents of the Metrocrest service area, particularly Carrollton and Farmers Branch.
Metrocrest Hospital Authority is partnering with The Dallas Foundation. Our grant process will be managed through The Dallas Foundation's online application portal. Questions about the grantmaking process should be addressed to: Krista Weinstein, or 214.741.9898, x134.

Grantmaking Programs

Metrocrest Hospital Authority is interested in supporting projects and initiatives that address a range of needs. In order to ensure alignment between our interests and those of potential applicants, please see our values and priority issue areas below. Please read these sections carefully.

Metrocrest Hospital Authority's Values

We believe that "health" broadly encompasses physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or illness. We also place high value on the following:
  1. Collaboration and partnership
  2. Measurable impact and results
  3. Evidence-based models
  4. Stewardship, accountability, efficient use of resources and fiduciary responsibility
  5. Prevention and detection

Priority Issues

Please ensure your project falls into one of our priority issue areas. These include:
  1. Healthcare Access including supply, financial resources, capacity, care and resource navigation
  2. Diabetes and Nutritional Health
  3. Health Screenings and Prevention
  4. Behavioral Health
  5. Dental Health

For the 2019 grant cycle we will accept grant requests in the range of $50,000 to $250,000.


Deadlines for Spring 2019 Grant Cycle:

  • Letter of Inquiry opens January 2, 2019;  due Friday, February 15, 2019 through the online portal, only

  • Application (requires invitation) due Friday, March 22, 2019 through the online portal, only

  • Site visits scheduled April 1 - 19, 2019

  • Grant decisions made at the May 21, 2019 MHA board meeting; you will be notified of funding shortly thereafter.

  • Grant funds distributed in June 2019

Highest priority is given to requests for programs and services that:

  • impact the lives of at-risk populations in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch community, and to a lesser extent, the immediate surrounding communities; grants will be given to programs that serve more than 50% Carrollton-Farmers Branch residents.

  • use evidence-based models

  • emphasize collaboration

  • have a defined plan for sustaining the program beyond the grant period

  • have an outcomes-based evaluation plan showing measurable results

Other considerations:

  • Applicant must have been classified by the IRS as a tax-exempt nonprofit 501(c)3 organization for at least three (3) years

  • MHA will fund community programs offered by religious organizations or an ISD

  • Grants will be considered for capacity building, existing programs, program expansion, new initiatives, and new innovative solutions; capital projects, endowment and research will not be considered.

  • Multi-year grants for up to two (2) years will be considered; a report showing expenditures and achievement against goals will be required to receive second-year funding

  • MHA will fund along the healthcare continuum, with priority given to prevention/screening, intervention and disease management

  • If an organization is not funded during a grantmaking cycle, there is no waiting time to reapply for funding. If an organization is funded one year, they may reapply the next year for additional funding.

Evaluation and Reporting

Metrocrest Hospital Authority values measurable impact and results. Tracking and evaluating the impact of our funding is a critical part of our grantmaking process. We strive to understand the effects of our grants within our community. We require that grantees report on the results of the project or program funded by MHA. Outcomes achieved should be tied directly to the goals outlined in the original application. Final reports are due as scheduled in the grant agreement.

Step 1 - Letter of Inquiry

The entire grant process will be coordinated by The Dallas Foundation through an online application portal, beginning with a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). The LOI includes basic information about the organization's history and mission, a short description of the purpose of the program or project and the amount requested. This part of the application should be compelling enough to capture the attention of the grants committee while being brief and clear. If accepted by the grants committee, the applicant will be notified via e-mail with a link to access the full grant application.

Step 2 - Grant Application

Following the approval of the LOI, the applicant will be sent a link via e-mail to access the online formal grant application. Instructions will be provided, along with a list of required attachments.


Letter of Inquiry submission for Metrocrest Hospital Authority funds is active January 2 until Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
To submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), please read these directions:
First, you must create an account through our online grantmaking portal. Once you have done so, you should receive an email confirming your account status. Once your account is confirmed, please return to this page and select the second link below to begin the LOI submission process.

Start Letter of Inquiry Submission for Metrocrest Hospital Authority.
(active January 2, 2019; closes at close of business on February 15, 2019.)