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Grants Awarded

Our tables of grants awarded provide information about our grant-making history.


Application Procedure

Grants will be approved on a rolling basis. Prior to a not-for-profit organization submitting a full proposal, applicants must complete the pre-application form.


Upon receipt of the pre-application, Foundation staff will inform applicants whether a full application should be submitted or whether the project will not be considered, usually within a timeframe of four to six weeks.

Mountainside Health Foundation uses the New York/New Jersey Area Common Application Form, which may be downloaded by clicking the button below.

Application Form

Submit one copy of your application electronically to ksmith@mshfoundation.org and mail a hard copy to the Foundation offices with all required materials attached. (The Common Application lists the required attachments.)

Charitable Funding Guidelines

The Foundation is an independent, self-governing public charity based in Montclair, NJ. We seek to create healthier communities by supporting and advancing good health, wellness education, and disease prevention and treatment. Among the Foundation’s top priorities is developing provider partnerships to more effectively respond to the health needs of the local community.

The Foundation will consider proposals from charitable organizations determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be tax exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the code, which are located in, or providing services to, one or more of the following communities: Montclair, Glen Ridge, Essex Fells, Verona, Cedar Grove, Clifton, Bloomfield, Little Falls, Nutley, Roseland, Fairfield, Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, and West Orange.

The following areas of health improvement have special interest to the Foundation:

  • Improving Access to Healthcare

  • Obesity / Nutrition / Healthy Lifestyle

  • Mental Health

  • Seniors / Aging in the Community

Learn more about the types of projects we WILL fund.
See the types of projects we WILL NOT fund.

We currently have a Request for Proposals within Mental Health. Please follow the link for more information on the project, Strengthening the Safety Net in the Middle Schools.

Grant Cycle

Applicants can expect to receive a final determination on their requests within three months of submission. In the interim, in order for us to fully understand the goals of your proposal, Foundation staff may contact you to:

Request additional materials

Schedule a telephone call to discuss the proposal

Request a meeting at the Foundation offices

Schedule a site visit at your location

After the Foundation staff has informed you that your pre-application has been approved, you will be asked to submit a full proposal for consideration by the Board of Trustees. A full proposal must be received by the Foundation 4-5 weeks prior to a scheduled Board meeting. Thus:

Proposals to be considered in February are due the second Friday in January

Proposals to be considered in May are due the first Friday in April

Proposals to be considered in July are due the second Friday in June

Proposals to be considered in October are due the first Friday in September

Proposals to be considered in December are due the first Friday in November


Review these FAQs before applying for a grant.


Mountainside Health Foundation One Bay Avenue Montclair, New Jersey 07042 (973) 746-6130