Good Samaritan Foundation



The major activity of the 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. The Foundation 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 ordinarily does not fund projects that merely supplement annual operating expenses of the organization. Personnel expenses are not generally funded. 


Grant applicants must be completed online at the following link: 2014 Good Samaritan Grant Application. Applicants can download a copy of the grant application for review at the following link: GSF Grant Application Template. 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. The first document of the paper copies and the pdf file is to be the signature page which is located at one of the following links: GSF Grant Application Signature Page (MS Word) or GSF Grant Application Signature Page (PDF). Incomplete proposals or proposals deviating significantly in style or format will not be considered for funding. APPLICATION(S) MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 1, 2014.


Once applications are completed online, applicants may make changes to the application by clicking on the 2014 Grant application link, 2014 Good Samaritan Grant Application, as long as the applicant makes the changes on the computer he or she initially used to complete the application.


ALL grantees must submit a FINAL REPORT for their grant. Failure to submit this report in a timely fashion will result in the grantee’s organization being ineligible for funding during the next and all subsequent funding cycles until the 2013 final report is received. For this funding cycle, the 2014 final report will be due on June 30, 2015. 


Received proposals 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 2014 grant recipients and the amount of the successful grantee’s award. Successful recipients will be notified on or about May 31, 2014.    



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 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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