Request for Proposals

Accepting Application until July 31, 2020 – FCH Medical Education Fund

The FCH Medical Education Fund identifies and supports learning opportunities on health-related issues for health care providers across disciplines.  It was established by pooling the Peter H. Smith Fund and the Elizabeth McCall Fund. Historically, funds from the FCH Medical Education Fund were used to host FCH’s annual Medical Education Event. These funds are now available to non-profit organizations to support their efforts to provide educational programs that enhance the daily work of health care professionals in our community.  The information can be available for the larger community but the primary focus must be in the FCH’s service area.

Past topics have included Obesity, Opioid Management in the primary care setting, End of Life decision-making, Genomics, Immunology, Tick-borne Diseases, and more.  Click here to get information and the handouts from our past Medical Education Events.

Please visit our online grantee portal to apply. Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2020. Applicants may request between $500 to $4,500. Grantees will have a year from the award date to complete their event.

Funds can be used for planning and operating costs for the event such as speaker honorarium or fees, staff time for content and program development, or partner recruitment and coordination.  Preference will be given to events that offer continuing education credit and topics that are timely for health professionals in the FCH’s community.  

If you have questions about the FCH Medical Education Fund, please reach out to Gertrude O'Sullivan at

Future Funding Opportunities

FCH is committed to investing in opportunities that mitigate the consequences of COVID-19 locally, in both the short and long term. FCH’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program was the first phase of a multi-phase approach to support our local social service organizations, this grant program closed on June 8th, 2020.

In the coming weeks and months, FCH will create two long-term investment strategies. Specifically, we will work with fellow funders in our community to enhance local access to state and federal stimulus opportunities and develop a strategic long-term grant program that will support the resiliency of our local social services. 

Please visit our Past Grants list for information about grants that were awarded through FCH’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Program.

Questions about this or have an idea that you want to discuss further? Please contact FCH’s program officer, Natashea Winters at