Good Samaritan Foundation

 

     

About the Good Samaritan Foundation

The major activity of the Good Samaritan Foundation (GSF) is its annual grants program. GSF limits grants to charitable and educational activities related to health care and health education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Primary/preventive health care proposals serving low income and uninsured individuals in underserved areas of the Commonwealth are a priority for funding. GSF is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity. It is also guided by the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church as articulated in the church’s 2012 Book of Discipline. GSF does not fund proposals from for-profit organizations or from private individuals. It does not fund proposals from partisan political entities, from fraternal organizations, from veterans’ organizations, or from national organizations such as United Way. Proposals focusing on fund raising activities (e.g. charitable tournaments, meal functions, team sponsorships or ticket purchases) are not funded. Finally, the GSF does not fund proposals to create or support youth athletic activities.

At the present time, the GSF funds proposals on a one year basis. Organizations are eligible for succeeding year grants, but follow-up grant(s) must reflect evolving objectives and scopes of work. The GSF generally does not fund projects that merely supplement personnel or annual operating expenses of the organization. 

Received grant applications will be reviewed initially by the board of trustee’s grants review committee. In some rare cases the committee may request additional information after the initial review. The full board of the GSF will make the final determination of the grant recipients and the amount of the successful grantee’s award. Successful recipients will be notified in June prior to the beginning of the grant cycle.    

 

Grant Cycle Dates 

The grant cycle is from July 1 through June 30. Grant applications can be received between January 1 and March 1 prior to the start of a grant cycle. A mid-year report must be submitted by January 30 of the grant cycle. A final report must be submitted by July 31 following a grant cycle.

For an organization to be considered for any subsequent grants, both mid-year and final reports must be submitted by their due dates.

 

 

Application and Reports 

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In addition to the online applications, applicants must mail both a paper copy of all attachments and a CD or flash drive containing a pdf file which contains all attachments. Please place all attachments in one (1) pdf file and not in multiple files. 

 

Incomplete grant applications or applications deviating dignificantly in style or format will not be considered for funding. 

 

For definitions of key terms relating to grant applications, please click the following link: Definition of Terms

 

 

If you have any questions regarding the Good Samaritan Foundation Grant Application, please contact the Kentucky Conference Treasurer's Office at gsf@kyumc.org or by calling 800-530-7236. 

 

Again, thank you for your interest in the Good Samaritan Foundation and its grant program.

 

 

Any correspondence may be directed to Joni Way at:

 

Good Samaritan Foundation

7400 Floydsburg Road

Crestwood, KY  40014

 

The Good Samaritan Foundation (hereafter GSF) is a ministry of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the UnitedMethodistChurch. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees under separate Articles of Incorporation and By-laws, filed with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

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