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 proud to launch a new Qsource Cares initiative—Qsource Community Partnerships (QCP).
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!
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.
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 2019 QCP grants funding program is August 21, 2018 11:59 PM (CST).
LOI Document and Format: On July 15, 2018, Qsource will post the QCP FY19 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 August 21st due date.
QCP Funding Focus: Qsource seeks to fund projects or programs that align with Qsource’s mission. Further, Qsource places a priority on funding projects designed to drive impacts in at least one of the following areas, 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. All applications are subject to Conflict of Interest (COI) review and approval.
Where We Focus: Qsource Community Partnership grants fund programs and projects conducted within these states:
Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Missouri | Nebraska | Tennessee
FY 2019 QCP Grants Process & Key Dates
QCP’s grant application process and awards coincides with Qsource’s Fiscal Year timing. Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 is August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019.
July 15, 2018 – 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 July 15, 2018. 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 is also be posted to provide insight into how all applicants’ Letters of Interest will be evaluated.
August 21, 2018 – LOI Grant Applications Due Date
The deadline for grant seekers to submit the completed Application Form and LOI to Qsource for the FY 2019 QCP grants funding program is August 21, 2018 11:59 PM (CST)
September 25, 2018 – 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.
October 23, 2018 – Request for Application (RFA) Due Date
The deadline for grant seekers to submit a RFA response for the FY 2019 QCP grants funding program is October 23, 2018 11:59 PM (CST).
November 6, 2018 – RFA Evaluations Complete
QCP Committee completes final selection of (FY) 2019 QCQ grant awards and notifies recipients.
By November 30, 2018 – QCP Grant Awards for (FY) 2019 Announced
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 QCP@Qsource.org for general questions or inquiries regarding QCP.