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Good Samaritan Foundation



The next grant cycle will begin January 1, 2019. Applicants may submit applications through March 1, 2019. 

2018 Grant Award Recipients: Grantees must submit a mid-year report by January 31 

About the Good Samaritan Foundation

It is the goal and mission of the Good Samaritan Foundation (GSF) to make financial grants through its annual grants program to charitable and educational activities related to health care and health education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  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 2016 Book of Discipline

To meet its goals and missions, primary/preventive health care proposals serving low income and uninsured individuals in underserved areas of the Commonwealth are a priority for GSF funding.  GSF does not fund “bricks and mortar” projects, annual operating expenses or administrative and overhead costs (i.e. salaries, benefits, rent), or non-medical office equipment.  GSF does not fund proposals from for-profit organizations, private individuals, partisan political entities, fraternal organizations, veterans’ organizations, or national organizations such as United Way.  In addition, GSF does not fund proposals for fundraising activities (e.g. charitable tournaments, meal functions, team sponsorships or ticket purchases) or 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.


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.   GSF will not consider incomplete or untimely grant applications.

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.

If awarded a grant, the grantee must submit a mid-year report by January 30 of the grant cycle and a final report must be submitted by July 31 following a grant cycleFor an organization to be considered for any subsequent grants, both mid-year and final reports must be submitted by their due dates.  GSF will not consider applications from organizations that have failed to timely submit mid-year and final reports on prior awarded grants. GSF will delay the release of grant funds until a final report is received for prior year grant funds.

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.  


Application and Reports 

Applications and Reports are available for download in Word format:


Completed grant applications and required attachments (see bottom of grant application) should be e-mailed to gsf@kyumc.org no later than March 1.


Mid-Year and Final Reports along with required attachments are due by their posted due dates to gsf@kyumc.org.


Incomplete grant applications or applications deviating significantly 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 David Garvin at:


Good Samaritan Foundation

7400 Floydsburg Road

Crestwood, KY  40014


The Good Samaritan Foundation is a ministry of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees under separate Articles of Incorporation and By-laws, filed with the Commonwealth of Kentucky.