2019 Heart of the Community Grant Applications Accepted Until April 1

The Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation administers a grant program called “Heart of the Community” for health & wellness projects. Grant funding applications will be considered for organizations interested in health and wellness projects aimed to improve the overall health of the Sanford Canton-Inwood service area.

A health and wellness project is defined for the purpose of this grant as one or more events or activities that target safety, health, recreation, prevention and/or nutrition.

Funds may be used for supplies, materials, equipment and/or personnel.

Applications will be reviewed one time per year. The 2019 deadline is April 1, 2019.


Those eligible are nonprofits, schools, government, quasi-government agencies and churches, to name a few. Preferences may be given to those applicants that are within the Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center’s service area.


  • To apply, complete the following application and submit it and related documents to Sanford Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation, attn: Scholarships & Grants Committee. Please type all responses and provide sufficient information to enable the Committee to have a clear understanding of the project.

Some suggestions:

To prepare an itemized budget, “shop ahead” to identify potential costs and indicate cost and quantity of each item. Here is a sample budget:

Quantity          Item                                         Unit Cost                     Total Cost

40                    Bike Helmets                            $20.00                          $800.00

100                   Educ. Brochures                        $00.10                          $100.00

2                      Gift Certificates-drawing             $50.00                          $100.00

Total Requested                                                                                  $1000.00


  • Limit of one application per project, but organization can apply for more than one project.
  • Applicants will be notified of a decision within 60 days of application deadline.
  • If approved, applicants should receive funds within 30 days.
  • It is required that grant funds awarded be expended to complete the project by April 30, 2020.
  • Applicants who are awarded a grant are required to submit a post-project summary form within 30 days of completion of their project.


Mail the completed application to:

Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation

Attn: Scholarships & Grants Committee

P.O. Box 292

Canton, SD 57013