How to Apply


UniHealth Foundation welcomes letters of inquiry (LOI) from eligible organizations throughout the year. We do not accept formal proposals at this preliminary stage.

Letters of inquiry should include a brief description of the organization, the project, the geographic area and population served, the amount requested and a copy of the organization’s IRS exemption letter. The letter should be signed by the organization’s authorizing executive. No application form is needed at this preliminary stage.


  1. Brief description of organization
  2. Brief description of proposed project/program
  3. Geographic area(s) served
  4. Amount and term requested
  5. Request contact information, including email
  6. Copy of the organization’s IRS 501(c)3 tax exempt status letter

There is no page limit, but the letter should provide a summary overview of the request. Please include the organization and request contact information.

The signed LOI may be submitted via mail or e-mail (preferred):

Grants Manager
UniHealth Foundation
800 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1300
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Caroline Chung, Grants Manager


All LOIs are screened by UniHealth Foundation program staff. Applicants are advised of the results via mail.

Applicants invited to submit a full proposal will receive detailed information by mail, including grant proposal guidelines and board meeting date.

Please see above for review schedule.



A proposal review will include a phone interview and/or site visit as Foundation program staff gather more information about your organization and proposed project. Grants are considered for approval at the Foundation’s November, February and May board meetings.

A grant proposal is a request for funding and not a guarantee of an award. Unfortunately, not every worthy request can be funded; however, UniHealth Foundation will give serious consideration to each qualified application.

Please include a completed and signed copy of the cover sheet with your proposal: