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Community Grants

Sky Lakes Medical Center is proud to be a community hospital that gives back. We are very supportive of collaborative approaches to addressing community health issues, and we welcome proposals developed by partnerships and coalitions with clearly articulated strategies. Each applicant may apply for funds up to $5,000 each quarter.

Priority areas

Funding decisions are based on how well proposals align with one of Sky Lakes Medical Center's priorities. Your proposal will need to target and have a meaningful impact on at least one of these priority areas. Multiple connections between priority areas are encouraged.

  1. Health, wellness, and safety activities and programs.
  2. STEM&M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine)-related education events and programs.
  3. Specific economic development programs that are consistent with the Sky Lakes mission.
  4. CHIP: Length of Life and Quality of Care (Behavioral Health).
  5. CHIP: Quality of Life and Health Behaviors (Physical Health).
  6. CHIP: Access to Care (Oral Health).
  7. CHIP: Maternal and Child Health.
  8. CHIP: Social Economic Factors.
  9. CHIP: Physical Environment.

CHIP refers to the 2019-2021 Community Health Improvement Plan, a long-term, systematic effort to address health issues and concerns, and the factors that influence them. The CHIP is used by healthcare agencies, in collaboration with community partners, to establish priorities and to coordinate activities and resources to improve the health and well-being of community members, and the overall health status of the community. For more information about CHIP, go to www.healthyklamath.org.

Eligibility

Our Community Grants process is for local non-profit (501 (c)(3) organizations) or civic/community organizations from the Sky Lakes Medical Center patient service area, including Klamath Falls and surrounding areas.

Grant process

Applications are collected quarterly (see deadline below) and reviewed by the Sky Lakes Charitable Giving Committee. Applications are reviewed based on how they best meet the priority areas listed above. Applicants will be notified by the end of the following month regarding their application status. Example: September 30th deadline applicants will be notified by October 30th. (SLMC fiscal year runs October 1st to September 30th.)

Application deadlines:

  • September 30th.
  • December 30th.
  • March 31st.
  • June 30th.

Apply now

The application link will take you to our online application portal. You will ask a series of eligibility questions and then additional questions will appear. You may save and return to your application during this process until you are ready to submit.

PDF copy of grant application

If you have any questions during this process please contact foundation@skylakes.org or call 541.274.2655.

Note: Grant recipients will be required to provide a one-time annual report.

Submit report

Grant awardees

Sky Lakes Medical Center is proud to be a community hospital that gives back. We are very supportive of collaborative approaches to addressing community health issues, and we welcome proposals developed by partnerships and coalitions with clearly articulated strategies. Applications are collected quarterly and reviewed by the Sky Lakes Charitable Giving Committee. Applications are awarded based on how well they target and have meaningful impact on at least one of Sky Lakes Medical Center's priority areas.

Thank you to all the talented organizations that apply each grant cycle. We value the impact you are making on the health and wellness of our community.

October 2019 awardees

Friends of the Children

$2,000 - Combating youth food insecurity by supporting the Friends Clubhouse Pantry.

Klamath Trails Alliance

$3,000 - Promoting healthier lifestyles and well-being by assisting in the design of a new asphalt pump track.

Klamath Wingwatchers, Inc

$2,500 - Assisting with the maintenance of the safe and quality outdoor interpretive Wingwatchers Trail.

Ross Ragland Theater

$5,000 - Supporting the Big Screen cinema arts and education programs.

You Matter to Klamath

$5,000 - Partnering with the community to reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts through high-quality training.

January 2019 awardees

Friends of the Children

$3,500 - Combating youth food insecurity by supporting the Friends Clubhouse Pantry.

Iron Owl

$5,000 - Sponsorship of Iron Owl Event.

Klamath Basin Senior Citizen Center

$5,000 - Partnering to build and maintain a supportive community for seniors.

Klamath Kinetic Challenge

$1,000 - Sponsorship of Klamath Kinetic Challenge event.

Klamath Works

$5,000 - Assisting with the opening of the Structure of Intellect (SOI) Program, preparing students to learn, increase stamina and confidence.