New Applicant FAQs
We aim to provide more details and responses to frequently asked questions about our application process.


Please note that our Medical Student Scholarship Program has a different process, the details of which can be found on our Healthcare Workforce page.

Are grants limited to applicants in certain geographic regions?

UniHealth funding focuses on programs and projects that impact our Los Angeles and Orange County geographic service areas. However, limited funding is also available for activities that impact the health and well-being of individuals and communities throughout California.

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How often are grants awarded?

Grants are approved on a quarterly basis at the Foundation’s November, March, June, and September board meetings.

Are individuals eligible for grants?

No, individuals are not eligible for grants.

What projects/programs are not eligible for grants?

We do not provide grants for propagandizing and/or influencing legislation or elections, lobbying, political campaigns, programs that promote religious doctrine, events, endowments, annual fund drives, non-applied research, general operating expenses, or retirement of debt.

Where can I see a list of recent and past UniHealth grants?

Visit Grants in Action to search our database of grants from 2015 – 2018.

What are the deadlines for grant proposals?

UniHealth provides a due date and a meeting docket date when an organization is invited to submit a proposal.

How does an organization start the process of applying for a grant?

As a first step, please complete the pre-registration eligibility quiz. If approved, you will be prompted to register with our grants management system. Once a log in is created, an inquiry can be submitted at any time. LOIs are reviewed quarterly, and applicants will be notified with the results via e-mail. Requests that will be considered for further review will be invited to submit a full proposal and detailed information about due dates will be provided.

Does UniHealth Foundation accept unsolicited proposals?
UniHealth Foundation does not accept uninvited proposals.
Are there deadlines for LOIs?

No, there are no deadlines for LOIs. They are accepted on a rolling basis.

How do I submit my LOI or Proposal?

The Foundation now only accepts LOIs and Proposals through our grants management portal.

If my organization has an active UniHealth grant, may we submit an LOI for another project?

A current grantee may submit an LOI for consideration, although an organization will not be invited for a new grant proposal while they have an active grant with UniHealth Foundation.

We have recently submitted an LOI and were declined. May we resubmit?

Yes, you are welcome to submit a new LOI.

We have a project that might be a fit within the Foundation’s funding priorities. Should we set up a meeting with the Foundation staff to discuss our ideas?

You are welcome to contact the Program Officer for clarification about the Foundation’s interests.

What is UniHealth Foundation’s indirect cost (administrative overhead) policy?

UniHealth Foundation allows for indirect costs for up to a maximum of 10% of requested direct costs.

How do I check the status of my request?

You may log in to your account and check the status of your request at any time.

How does an organization know if it may submit a proposal?

Please review our Eligible Applicants page.

How does an organization submit a proposal?

Please log in to your registered account and click “In progress” to open your request and complete the proposal. Learn how to submit a proposal.



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Determine if your organization is eligible for a UniHealth Foundation grant, get a detailed overview of our application, and submit your application materials.



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