Overview

Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority: Bridging gaps in health care access

 

Nimble Fund Grant Opportunities

Agencies can apply for up to $30,000 in the Nimble Fund grant process. Funding can be used for short-term projects, infrastructure/capacity development, planning, technology improvement, training, or policy and advocacy work. Funding may be used as a bridge to support staff salaries during the project year only if there is a clear plan for ongoing future funding. Agencies may submit applications for a Nimble Grant at any time. The Nimble Fund Grant Application and Guidance are available on the Applying for Nimble Grants page.

 

Funding Priorities

Nimble Fund grants are primarily focused on infrastructure improvements or small projects that help agencies carry out the Pacific Hospital PDA’s mission of improving health care access and outcomes for underserved populations. Funds awarded under this process may be used for the following purposes:

• Short term, time-limited projects

• Infrastructure and capacity development

• Planning

• Technology improvement

• Training, including internal staff training and external community trainings/educational events

• Policy and advocacy work

Funding may be used as a bridge to support staff salaries during the project year only if there is a clear plan for ongoing future funding.

Pacific Hospital PDA does not fund capital projects. However, we will consider smaller, necessary capital items (i.e. computer equipment) as part of a larger project budget on a case-by-case basis.

Pacific Hospital PDA funds cannot be used for lobbying.

 

Funding Principles

Pacific Hospital PDA is responsible for ensuring that funding is allocated to organizations that adhere to the Pacific Hospital PDA’s mission and goals. To that end, projects funded under this application should adhere to the following fundamental Pacific Hospital PDA principles:

  • Address the needs of underserved populations with particular emphasis on decreasing health disparities among communities of color;

  • Ensure access to existing and emerging health care resources for persons who might otherwise be overlooked or neglected by the health care system;

  • Adapt to changes in the health care delivery system and fill gaps in care; and

  • Document outcomes and ensure that evaluation mechanisms are in place to assess the effect of project resources in a manner that is measurable and feasible within the context of the grant.