Now Accepting Applications

The QCP grant cycle for fiscal year 2020 is now open. Please download the NOFA for more information. Return to this page for future updates and notices.

Healthcare. Made Better.

Working with healthcare communities, providers, stakeholders and patients, Qsource improves the quality, accessibility and delivery of health care to improve health outcomes. As a 501(c)(3), nonprofit entity, our corporate mission is to serve healthcare communities, but our organization’s employees and corporate culture extend this mission well beyond office walls.

We believe in corporate responsibility through community service and we know the value and achievement that can be realized through collaborative partnerships, working together toward common goals for the common good. We’re committed to making healthcare better, making a real difference in our communities and contributing to a better quality of life for everyone. To further demonstrate this commitment, we’re excited to kick-off our second annual Qsource Cares, community grant-funding initiative—Qsource Community Partnerships (QCP).

Upcoming Deadlines:

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

Qsource Community Partnerships provides financial and other corporate resources to support nonprofit programs and initiatives aimed at achieving improved health outcomes in the communities we serve. We help fund the needs of multiple programs each year, through grants (up to $20,000 per grant award), to support a variety of community partners. If you are a nonprofit, accredited educational institution or government entity working to make healthcare better for patients, families and communities – we want to hear from you!

Qsource Community Partnership (QCP) Grants
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Application Process (FY) 2020
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The process is simple! Click on the links below to learn more about QCP grant priorities, general eligibility and the process and timeline for submitting an application.

General Requirements

Letter of Interest (LOI)

LOI Deadline: Applicants must complete a short form and submit a simple Letter of Interest (LOI) in order to be considered for a Qsource Community Partnership (QCP) grant. The deadline for submitting the completed form and LOI to Qsource for the FY 2020 QCP grants funding program is July 18, 2019 11:59 PM (CST).

LOI Document and Format: On June 14, 2019, Qsource will post the QCP FY20 Application Form and LOI template on its website here. Qsource prefers to receive the applicant’s form and LOI electronically through our QCP portal, but will also provide a downloadable form and template that can be submitted by email. Applicants must complete the LOI in the template provided, (no more than 3 pages, standard 8.5 x 11” letter size), and submit it by the July 18th due date.

QCP Priorities and Funding Focus: Qsource seeks to fund projects or programs that align with Qsource’s mission. Further, Qsource places a priority on funding new projects that exhibit potential for sustainability and are designed to drive impacts in at least one of the following key priorities, to:

Address local community health needs

Serve as a catalyst for innovation

Improve one or more health outcomes


What We Fund: To be eligible for funding, applicants must be nonprofit organizations that are organized and operated for charitable purposes and recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt public charities under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Accredited public educational institutions and governmental agencies without an IRS determination letter may also be eligible to receive a QCP grant award. Qsource requests no more than one application per organization’s tax ID number. All applications are subject to Conflict of Interest (COI) review and approval.

Geographic Focus

Where We Focus: Qsource Community Partnership grants fund programs and projects conducted within these states:

Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Missouri | Nebraska | Tennessee

FY 2020 QCP Grants Process & Key Dates

QCP’s grant application process and awards coincides with Qsource’s Fiscal Year timing. Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 is August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020.

June 14, 2019 – Application Form and Letter of Interest Template Posted

An Application Form, Letter of Interest (LOI) Template and LOI Application Scoring Tool posted to Qsource’s website here on June 14, 2019. The Letter of Interest (LOI) will provide a general framework (in no more than 3 pages) for applicants to express their project’s concept, community need and approach to how the project will be accomplished and managed. A Letter of Interest Scoring Tool will also be posted to provide insight into how all applicants’ Letters of Interest will be evaluated.

July 18, 2019Deadline to Submit Application Form and Letter of Interest

The deadline for grant seekers to submit the completed Application Form and Letter of Interest to Qsource for the FY/20 QCP grants funding program is July 18, 2019 11:59 PM (CST)

August 30, 2019 – Applicants Notified of LOI Selection and Invitation to Submit Final Request for Application (RFA)

Grant seekers whose LOIs are selected will be invited to submit an expanded response via a RFA in order to detail their proposed projects more thoroughly, including specifics for project scope, goals and measurement, critical budget or timeline considerations, or community intervention models and evidence based practices to be used to ensure project success.

September 28, 2019 – Request for Application (RFA) Due Date

The deadline for grant seekers to submit a RFA response for the FY 2020 QCP grants funding program is September 28, 2019 11:59 PM (CST).

November 26, 2019 – QCP Grant Awards for FY/20 Publically Announced

By December 10, 2019 – Funding Releases

Questions - Contact

A QCP Administrator facilitates the Qsource Community Partnership grants initiative and serves as the primary contact for Qsource Community Partnerships.

The Administrator can be reached at this email address for general questions or inquiries regarding QCP.

Application Scoring Tool

Grant Application Form