Franciscan Health announced Tuesday that it has received funding to support healthcare-related programs for nonprofit, health and social service organizations in at-risk communities.

The funds will be allocated through the Franciscan Social Impact Partnership Program (SIPP).

“Applications for SIPP funding will be accepted from May 4 to May 31. Partner agencies will be announced in mid-July. Organizations can request up to $9,750 in monetary support. Organizations can complete an application located at »

“Qualified nonprofits must benefit vulnerable populations in communities served by Franciscan Health with preference for areas with high Area Deprivation Index scores identified on BroadStreet, a digital platform that tracks statistics of community Health. Franciscan Health is a BroadStreet partner and provides free, limited portal access at

“Serving the most needy populations, and in accordance with the Franciscan mission, should be at the center of the activities supported. These include people who have endured systemic racism, refugees and immigrants, chronically low resources, at-risk youth, and others impacted by low social supports. Priority health needs, as defined by Franciscan Health’s needs assessment (available at, include: 1) physical activity and nutrition (including food insecurity); 2) mental well-being; 3) healthy relationships (including pregnancy, parenthood and recovery); and 4) housing assistance. An information session for potential partners will take place on May 11th. To reserve a spot at the virtual meeting, email Community Health Improvement Executive Director Kate Hill-Johnson at [email protected]

“Organizations selected to receive funding must attend an orientation session on July 28 and will be required to submit progress reports every 6 months and 1 year. Participation in the reporting process is required for consideration of any future funding or assistance.

For more information about SIPP, help applying for financial support, or details about accessing Franciscan professionals for essential volunteer work, contact Kate Hill-Johnson at [email protected]