Charitable Grants and Scholarships
The QueeensCare Charitable Division supports programs providing healthcare-related services to low income, uninsured people living in Los Angeles, by funding grants to other agencies and scholarships to students in the healthcare profession.
QueensCare provides grants to non-profit 501(c)(3) agencies that are engaged in community healthcare serving low income, uninsured people living in Los Angeles.
QueensCare grants funds to agencies throughout Los Angeles County, with the bulk of grants directed to those who serve people residing within a 20-mile circle surrounding Sunset and Vermont Avenues. Each request is judged based on its own merit.
Organizations receive funds to support community services, such as:
- Primary care
- Pediatric and adult dental care
- Vision screening & glasses
- School-based healthcare
- Inpatient / hospitalization care
- Outpatient healthcare
- Wellness and health education programs
- Cancer and other screenings
- AIDS / HIV care
- Outreach programs
Application - Eligibility and Funding Criteria
Applicants to the grant program must meet the following criteria:
- The applicant must qualify as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Funding requests must be for healthcare purposes.
- Services must target low-income, uninsured people living in Los Angeles County (those earning less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
- Geographic Restrictions: Funding priority is given to agencies that serve the low-income, uninsured people living in our Primary and Secondary Service Areas Funds are also available for programs in the Remainder Service Area on a more limited basis.
We do not fund capital requests, deficit reductions, endowments, special events, or individuals.
Application - Process
Letter of Intent
As an optional first step, applicants may submit a "Letter of Intent" to determine if the funding request is within QueensCare's broad funding parameters. QueensCare staff will review the information and provide guidance to the applicant regarding the proposed request. The Letter of Intent is available to the agency as a means to determine if the funding would be within the QueensCare parameters prior to investing significant time in writing a full grant proposal. If, however, the applicant is confident that the purpose meets the guidelines described in these pages, a full proposal may be submitted as a first step.
Letters of Intent should be no longer than 2 pages and should contain a brief description of the purpose and goals of the program, the people it serves, the amount of funding requested and the use of the funding requested.
A proposal should include the following items, presented in the order listed:
- QueensCare Grant Application Form
- Cover Letter signed by the Chair of the Board
- Proposal section (No more than 3 pages in length)
- The purpose of the grant
- Program Information, including a description of the program and the population to be served (age, sex, ethnicity, income level, geographic service area)
- A definition of desired outcomes and how they will be measured
- Agency Background Information / History
- Proposed Program Budget
- Other funding sources
- Funding sources after the grant period
- Any other pertinent information
- Agency Information
- List of key program staff, including names, position, background and tenure with agency
- Mission Statement
- Copy of IRS Determination Letter
- Agency Budget
- Most recent fiscal year end audited financial statements or Tax Form 990
- List of the Board of Directors and meeting schedule
Proposals are presented to QueensCare’s Grant Committee and Charitable Division Board for disposition. The Charitable Division Board has authority to act on all grants up to $250,000. Grants for more than $250,000 or more than one-year term must be approved by QueensCare’s Corporate Board of Directors.
QueensCare strives to be responsive and informative to grant applicants during the application process, however, time constraints prohibit us from meeting individually with each of our applicants to discuss a proposal.
Correspondence should be addressed to:
QueensCare Charitable Division
950 South Grand Avenue
2nd Floor South
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Charitable Grants Given
Download full lists of grants given on this page.
Grants given in FY 2008-2009 Download
Grants given in FY 2006-2007 Download
Grants given in FY 2005-2006 Download
Grants given in FY 2004-2005 Download